Here he comes… (Birth Story)

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We finally came home with our new blessing! All of us have fallen in love with him, especially his older brothers. I’m excited to share today’s post about our newborn son’s birth, and a few helpful ways on how to get through the pain of labor and delivery. So let me begin before my baby wakes up. 😉


The waiting begins..featuring JORD Watches + GIVEAWAY

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This post is sponsored by JORD Watches.  I always thought that I would be in labor for this pregnancy early in my third trimester since this is my third child. Yet here I am, still waiting and wondering when he’s coming out. I just turned 39 weeks pregnant and I’ve been anxious lately about being in labor, especially when I found out that the baby is around 10 lbs! Yes! 1-0. I don’t know why I was surprised because all my boys were big babies when I delivered them, but if the technician was right, my third baby will be […]


Blog GIVEAWAY: WIN beauty goodies and a makeup pouch!

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It’s finally here! As promised, here’s my other giveaway celebrating Hello Island Mama’s first birthday! I’m excited to partner again with ShkadoodleNoodle to give away summer goodies to one lucky winner! How to enter: Follow @helloislandmama and @shkadoodlenoodle on Instagram. Like the giveaway image. Tag two friends in the comment box. BONUS: Tell us in the comment box which product you are excited to have if you’re the winner! That’s it! Giveaway runs from July 31 to August 5th at 11:59 PM (Texas time). Winner will be notified and announced within 48 hours after giveaway ends. Open to U.S. residents […]


Comfy pregnancy look + life being a mom of all boys

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Today, I want to share a glimpse of life being a mom of all boys. I think I’ve heard, “Oh boy!” a hundred times after I started to share that my third baby is another boy. 😉 When people were asking me about what I’m having, most of them were supportive. Although, a few people were giving me weird comments like, “Why is it not a girl? It should be a girl!” These were coming from strangers in the grocery store. 😉


37-week maternity looks featuring Pink Blush

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This has been a time where I’ve been experiencing lots of braxton hicks, especially at night. The tiring part is when I wake up around 3AM because of it. After waking up, it’s hard to go back to sleep. This is probably a good thing that may be an advantage for me. In a way, it’s helping me get ready for the newborn, and having to wake up to feed him. My doctor told me to drink lots of water whenever I experience frequent braxton hicks. My husband also told me to rest and stop making myself tired by doing things like cleaning… But who doesn’t like to have a clean house right? 😉


Blog Anniversary: Hello Island Mama turns one + Giveaway!

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I’m celebrating my blog anniversary next month (Hello Island Mama is turning 1!)  and I’m excited to be having 2 giveaways!! Let’s talk about my first giveaway today! I’m collaborating with Filipino clothing brand 5 minutes, to give away  Php 1,500 gift certificate for one winner to use on their online website. Their dresses are so comfy! 5 minutes is owned by a Filipina mom, who designs her own clothing line. Her line offers fuzz-free and easy to wear clothing for women, that look chic! I’ve been part of their guest blog where I shared my post “5 things I can’t […]


My Summer Maternity Shoot


First of all, I want to thank my husband, Brent for taking these images. I think he’s now accepting that his life married to me involves pictures and photoshoots. 😉 It’s good to have someone to take pictures of you outside. It allows you to have different backgrounds, but if you like the indoors, and the husband is not available, check out my post: “Taking photos of your own baby bump.” I have some tips there on how I take pictures of myself inside, using a tripod.


Hello Island Mama is a makeup, DIY, design, and lifestyle blog by Em Smith. She is the mother of two boys and a wife, who loves to inspire and encourage others through her works and stories. Originally from the Philippines.

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

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