Oh hello, there! Welcome to Shining Mom! It’s my pleasure to have you here. My name is Khaye-Mydette Cardenas Macalinao, the mommy running this humble blog.
Let me tell you a little about myself.
I came from a small town in the Northern part of the Philippines. I am from Garita, Cabagan, Isabela and I gew up near the foot of the Sierra Madre mountains. It’s a beautiful, beautiful place! The buffalo-like mountain and the soaring eagles were my first inspirations to write! Because of my love for words, I took up a writing course in college. Yes, with heavy a heart but big dreams, I left my hometown. I moved to Baguio and studied at the University of the Philippines where I finished Mass Communication major in journalism .
After college, I got a job in Manila. I landed on a teaching job. I first thought that I will just try it for a year but I learned to really enjoy it. I taught in an international school for 7 years! I loved the classroom and enjoyed being with my students. Seeing their eyes twinkle in excitement because of a new idea or lesson learned in class always melted my heart. Yes, aside from my love for words, I have also found another love… teaching, that is. But just this school year, however, I decided to resign to pursue my first love, writing, and to spend more time with my family. I have now officially joined the world of WAHMS(Work At Home Moms)!
I started Shining Mom in 2011, but have been blogging since 2005. I am the author of the literary blog Melting-Chocolate if you came across it. I decided to close my first blog because inspirations on momhood started to leak from my lips and fingertips ever since I became a mom, hence the birth of another love, the Shining Mom blog.
This is my son Kyle, the main character of the blog. He is now a preschooler and he loves to dance!
The minor characters would be me and my husband Alex.haha.
Shining Mom is where I blog my heart out. It is where I write down all the little things that I enjoy. This blog is my living dream. When I was a kid, I really wanted to see my words published. Here, you can find my lovingly-written motherhood stories, how-to and where-to articles, party planning tips, and lessons and activities for your kids. For artsy moms out there, the site also offers free patterns and craft ideas, I also design monthly calendars along with other free printables for the home and kid’s school!
I am really glad you’ve dropped by. Should you wish to leave me a note, feel free to email me anytime at email@example.com. Do hang out with me once in a while and check out Shining Mom’s latest features. 🙂 You may also just fill out the form below to reach me!
I then welcome you to my little home online, Shining Mom.
Shall I be expecting you again soon?