Who is a supermom to you?
To me, it has always been my one and only mom. She took care of 5 children, making sure our home is in order considering, 4 of her children are crazy boys, all these while working as a teacher. A teacher who even have more “kids” in school. She is my inspiration as a mother, she is my idol as a person. I would have never thought I can do what she has done in her life. I love her so dearly and I don’t think I can ever see someone as close to what she is to us as a mom. Until…
Until I became one. Until I met more moms and realized that being a supermom is not just about slaving and enduring all the hardships life has to offer. Being a supermom is about giving, giving oneself, like what my mom did. Just like how I give my time to my kids and husband, like how any other moms in all walks of life give as much as they can, without any expectations, to their children. To me, every mom is a supermom!
That’s why when I met Chesca Garcia Kramer I was so inspired and in awe of how a beautiful woman, who is both famous and successful, still remains to be like any of us, a super mom who will do anything for her children’s welfare. I knew her for some time now, but this new project has shown me a new side of her that I will forever treasure. We had long talks about being OC (she is very OC too, I love her!), being a homemaker, and most importantly being a mom who have hopes and dreams like any one of us. She would tell me stories about how blessed they are about something, or even how challenged they are about another. I am amazed how relatable her life to me is.
It all started when I told her about this passion project and she asked me to help her when she finally moves to her new home. Who, in their right minds, would not get excited when a Chesca Kramer of Team Kramer, THE! Team Kramer, asks you to collaborate on this project? No one! I was so excited… Then one day we just thought of just working on their home now, because she wants to pursue homeschooling for her lovely kids. Imagine having the busiest of schedules and still having that courage to embark on such a courageous task of homeschooling your kids. It is a definitely something that any mom should be well prepared for.
So… I happily said yes to @chekakramer when she asked for help in organizing their office/classroom. I was so excited to do it for someone as inspiring and as humble as this Super Mommy ☺️ She warned me though that it’s @dougkramer ‘s office too and we have to make sure everything he looks for can easily be found.
Truth is, organizing their stuff is not as difficult because things were already sorted, thanks to Cheka’s neat obsessions too. 👍🏻👏🏻 All it needed was a little reinforcement with proper storage and making sure that they can easily locate their things with proper labels, efficient groupings, and allotting individual workspaces for everyone in the family, making the room a multi-purpose work area. So here’s the video we prepared for all of you ☺️
Sharing some NeaTips from this project:
- Priorities Need to be Established – I understood from the beginning that this project is for the kids. Chesca wants a place where the kids can focus on learning. Learning while playing is very effective, but the kids have to be able to distinguish that this is not any other normal play. Rather, this is still a structured form of learning, it just so happens that it is done at home. As such, my goal is to make the area a distinct place of learning for the kids. I want some more extra space so that we can put in another books shelf for books to be easily seen and sorted.
- Storage is Key – The room being Doug’s office too poses a bit of a challenge. There is a certain type of peace men need whenever they work; they can’t have that uneasy feeling that their stuff are mixed with all the kids’ stuff too. So storages really helped us a lot in this requirement. We got our storage bins and boxes from Landers and it was really fun to see how perfect everything fits all the spaces we have.
- Sorting is Patience plus Understanding, Combined! – Sorting really requires a lot of brain power, it’s not like cleaning where you can just dust of everything and put it back on the same place. You have to understand who the user is and what their priorities are. Second is aesthetics, you want to make sure it is visually pleasing. Lastly, you want to make sure you work with your space, making sure that everything can easily be seen or accessed. I have a more detailed blog about the Art of Sorting here. For now, let me share with you what I follow as a simple rule in sorting:
- Need to Have – for all the essentials
- Nice to Have – for all the things you may not need but brings you joy
- Might be ok to Have – not sure, but have it for a week and just decide if you want to dispose of it after. (blog post on letting go here)
- Organising Means Outside and Inside too! – Ok, so yes it may be nice to look at on the first glance, but always be honest to yourself and make sure that each and every square millimeter is spick and span. It’s like being nice, it cannot just be the inside. Just like our supermom here, Cheka is beautiful inside an out. So that’s why we made sure each and every drawer and storage is still organized. It’s good for the soul, trust me.
So there you go. Hope you picked up a thing or two which you can apply to your own home, and I hope you had fun in seeing all these as much fun I had in doing it all.
Thank you again @teamkramerfive for this opportunity to be a part of your homeschooling journey… The kids are so lucky to have very passionate and dedicated parents such as you guys are. ♥️☺️
And to all the super moms reading this blog. Give yourself a pat on the back. You did a great job mommy! Thank you and I wish you all the love and sweet kisses from your little ones… and from the hubby too!
Stay Neat everyone! Sharing with you some photos of this project below.