Oh hello, there! Welcome to Shining Mom! It’s my pleasure to have you here. My name is Khaye-Mydette 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 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! And because of my love for words, I took up a writing course in college. Yes, with heavy a heart and 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 found a job in Manila. Incidentally, I became a teacher. I first thought that I will just try it for a year but I learned to really enjoy it. So I enrolled some MA units for Language and Literacy. I’ve been teaching in an international school for 7 years already! I love the classroom and my students. Seeing their eyes twinkle in excitement because of a new idea or lesson learned in class always melts my heart. Yes, aside from my love for words, I have also found another love… teaching, that is.
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 finger tips 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 is a great dancer!
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 am really glad you’ve dropped by. If you wish to leave me a note, feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?