How I Started My Blog:
Welcome Wave 🌊 👋🏽
I want to kick off 2019 with a little (re)introduction of me and my life as a mom-wellness-travel-fashion-beauty-food blogger, since there are so many new friends here. ❤️
HI! 👋🏽 I’m Sylvie. I’m Filipino American🇵🇭🇺🇸, born in LA, raised in the Bay. I live by the beach on a sleepy corner of San Francisco with my husband & two kids, Theo (almost 6!) & Olive (1). Our kids are 1/4 Korean, 3/4 Filipino.
I love Tumeric Lattes💛, The New Yorker, & I still watch Grey’s Anatomy 🙈
I’ve been dancing since age 3
I dream big, work hard (I have a day job too!), & love to fill my spaces with only the good vibes.
I started blogging a LONG time ago (livejournal? blogger? 🙋🏻♀️), but after a mini hiatus when our son Theo was born, I realized there were no motherhood Influencers I could relate to – namely, mothers working a 9-5 job👩🏽💻, women of color 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏽♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋🏿♀️, mothers who were passionate about wellness🧘🏽♀️, fashion🛍, beauty🧖🏽♀️, travel🗺, social issues🔥, their heritage🇵🇭, AND their kids👩👧👦. I found that a lot of new moms I knew felt uninspired or sacrificed their sense of self because they felt like they didn’t have enough time to do the things they used to love to do, take that hip hop dance class🎧, meditate🧘🏽♀️, drink that dirty martini🍸, go to that music festival🎶, wear that leopard coat🐆, rock that red lip 💋.
So here I am today, trying to live my life showing that:
We can love our kids AND love ourselves.
It’s never too late to start over & chase that dream.
There ARE enough hours in the day to do what we love, even in small doses. (More about that soon!)
My life isn’t always my Best Life, but I’ll always find something to be grateful for & celebrate that day.
Taking care of Me helps me be a better everything to everyone I love.
Traveling w/ kids is awesome. Working moms are equally awesome. Kids live life with us, our life doesn’t revolve around theirs.
Women & Mothers of Color are HERE & changing the game in every way. It’s time for us to be loud & proud.
You are not alone in this thing called Life, & I want to help all of you any way I can. (seriously tho, I live for this. Ask my friends ☺)
WELCOME 🙏🏽- now it’s your turn!⬇️ 📷: LLvisual