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2018 was a bit rough for me and my family. With mom’s diagnosis in February and losing her to Cancer last August, our lives were turned up-side down in the most unimaginable way. We are still reeling from the roller-coaster of emotions and everything else the experience brought upon us but with God’s grace, we are slowly getting back up.
I’m just glad that I have a very supportive husband and understanding kids because they have been my support system and they make moving on easier to do. I know that this is what my mom would have wanted me to do; to be strong and still see the beauty of life in spite and despite of her being gone.
If there is one thing that I learned from mom’s passing, it would be to live a more meaningful life with people who matter the most and that’s exactly what I’m working on right now. Life is too short to worry about the things that are beyond our control. With this, I’m slowly letting go of things that do not necessarily bring me happiness and pursue those that fulfill me as a person.
My 2019 goals include being there for my children more because I would want them to, one day, look back and remember how I was there for them while they were growing up. Filling our memory bank with love, belongingness, and joy every single day because I believe that this is what will help mold them into positive individuals in the future. More importantly, simply being with them brings me the truest form of happiness.
Worry-Free Days with Joy
This is why I appreciate products and tools that do the hard work for me at home so I can spend more time with my family. For #ZeroWorries in the kitchen, I have found a partner in Joy in making sure that I don’t spend more time fighting grease in the kitchen so I can have more quality time with my husband and kids. No other dishwashing liquid helps me finish the chore as fast. I don’t have to do hard labor when washing pots and pans too because Joy helps cut washing time with me hardly ever needing to scrub them.
With its best ever concentrated formula, a tiny drop goes a long way! I’m able to wash the dishes, pots, and pans with less effort which not only helps cut time in the kitchen but also helps me save money.
Want to learn a couple of my kitchen hacks?
I especially like using Joy on frying pans. Burnt food particles have the tendency to stick to the pan making it very hard to clean, like Tocino! What I do is I put a cup of water and a few drops of Joy onto the pan and pop it on the stove for 2-3 minutes over low heat then wash as usual. This helps remove grime and grease with no problem and leaves the pan smelling fresh too!
I also rely on Joy when washing the kids’ lunch boxes because for me, nothing cleans plastic wares better than Joy! Its zero-sebo cleaning power makes it easy to remove the grease and the malansang amoy from baon boxes. I just rinse the lunch box, add a couple of drops of Joy, let it sit for a minute or two, then wash as usual. Easy-peasy. Grease-free and fresh smelling lunch boxes ready for the next day. No need to wash-rinse-repeat!
With Joy’s best-ever cleaning power, daily chores such as doing the dishes is now a breeze which means more family days with zero-worries. I get to have more fun and quality time with the people who matter the most.
How about you? How do you ensure worry-free days?
Disclaimer: This is in partnership with Joy.
A family lifestyle blogger who left her corporate job in Cebu for a slower life in Iligan City, Philippines. Healthline – Best Mom Blogs 2017, ESCooped – Cebu’s Top Family Blogger 2016, Top 10 Blogs Voice Boks Comedy Edition, Bloggys 2015 – Finalist, Family and Relationships Category, featured on BlogHer.com and HumorWriters.org. Jhanis also works as a Freelance Writer/Content Creator and manages a small farm house decor business when she’s not taking naps.