Hi, I am Joyce a.k.a. The Marshmallow Mama. Nice to “meet” you!
I have been contemplating for weeks what to write about in my pilot post. I figured it would be most fitting to share why I decided to join the blogging bandwagon and why I entitled the site “The Marshmallow Mama”.
As mentioned in my tagline, I am a lawyer by profession, but I have been out of the legal loop for almost 5 years now. I gave up a “dream” arrangement with a known group of companies that owns and/or manages several restaurants, hotels, and culinary schools in Metro Manila to settle in Pampanga with The Husband as planned. Fast forward to today, we are now parents to two little boys, Joaquin and Pip, and co-manage a household of seven, including our helpers at home.
The past few months though, I felt I was ready to finally go back to working. The offers, however, were not compatible with the kind of Mama I want to be – present. Work would require me to be in the office from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or 10 hours away from my little boys, plus another 1 and 1/2 hours for travel to and from the office. Naturally, I declined the offers.
The Husband, my biggest fan, then encouraged me to put up a blog so, I can finally go back to writing, what I love and do best as a lawyer.
A lot of friends and acquaintances, after seeing how I managed the construction of our home and later on filled it with beautiful finds, have also asked me to help them source pieces for their homes. Some even went to me to review proposed floor plans and layout for their homes yet to be built! Hence, the birth of this blog – my personal soundboard on mothering, homemaking, and relationships, and platform for offering for sale items to turn our houses into beautiful and inspiring homes!
I hope we grow (and shop!) with each other through this blog. Prep to see more of The Marshmallow Mama – the sentimental, forgiving, and (if I may say so myself) a so much better version of my former uptight, quick-tempered, power dressing, hardball lawyer self.