Nuffnang Featured Blogger for the Month of July 2014
1. Who are you and what is your blog about?
I’m Fleur Rubio-Sombrero, also known as Mommy Fleur. My name’s pronounced as fler, not flor or plor, but as in like the flower in French. I’m married to my childhood sweetheart and I’m a first time Nanay to a pretty and smart four year old girl. I’m a licensed Civil Engineer and I work as the head of the Post Construction Group of one of the biggest developers in the Philippines. I blog very early in the morning, during lunch breaks, after I put Anika to sleep and whenever I can make it singit in my very busy schedule.
My blog is all about my adventures as a wife, a first time mother, a career woman, a shopaholic, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a frustrated videoke singer. It reflects the thoughts and concerns of a first time mother who’s balancing her career with her domestic responsibilities while making sure she still has time to pamper herself to look pretty for the husband.
2. What can we expect from your blog?
My blog is a very personal blog. You can actually expect anything and everything in it. I blog about things related to relationships, parenting, kids, shopping, beauty, food, fashion and vacations. In my blog, you can expect real stories and scenarios that happen in a typical Filipino family. You can expect reading about my hits and misses in being a mother and a wife. If you are a working mom or someone who has children, you can expect to be able to see yourself, somehow, in my shoes. You can also expect reviews of baby products, beauty products, restaurants, hotels and a lot more.
3. When and how did you start blogging?
I started blogging when I was ordered to bed rest during the third trimester of my pregnancy. I’m the type of person who gets bored easily so imagine how agitated I was when the doctored ordered me to lie down 24/7. To ease my boredom, I created a mommy blog out of my old personal blog. I posted about the things I wanted to get for my daughter. I shared my fear in giving birth. I shared my apprehensions about being a mother. And I shared how funny my two previous househelps were. After that, the rest was history.
4. What separates your blog from other blogs?
I am often told that my blog is real and refreshing. There are no pretensions with what I write. What you read is what you get. If you would know me personally, you will be able to say that you are really reading “me”. I don’t hide the fact that I make mistakes in being a wife and mother. The readers learn from me and through their comments, I learn from them too. My blog is like a long running Filipino family telenovela with a funny sitcom every now and then. I talk about all the good things of being a working mom and the same time, I share also my disappointments and frustrations in that area.
5. What is the best thing about being a blogger?
For me, the best thing about being a blogger is making the readers happy. Through the blog, I am able to entertain mommies who are either at home or at work. I am able to help them see that they are not alone in going through some of the things that’s happening in their lives. I really like the fact that through blogging, I can make a difference in this world even if it is only for a certain niche in this universe. Bow.