Carter’s Big Baby Giveaway!

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This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. #lovecarters I’ve been a fan of Carter’s ever since I had my first baby boy, up until now, with my newborn third son! Their baby clothes always have cute designs, so I often end up taking photos of my baby wearing them! Today, I wanted to share an exciting, big giveaway that Carter’s is having this week in celebration of “The Original Bodysuit Day. The Original Bodysuit Sweepstakes If you are on Instagram and/or Twitter and love to take photos of your little ones, join […]


Mom life with 3 boys under 3

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Soothe Shirt from Lalabu It’s been a month now since my youngest was born and today I wanted to share few things that have helped me survive my days with 3 boys under 3.  Everyday is different: sometimes my kids are easy and they play so well together that I think “Ahh, they are so cute, I want another one!” (kidding Brent!)… but sometimes they are NOT.  I’ve made many mistakes being a mom, but these mistakes allow me to make things right afterward and to learn to forgive and even ask for forgiveness. Being a wife of a child […]


Welcome to Galveston Island

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Last month a lot of things happened, from the birth of my third son, to Hurricane Harvey. The latter urged us to drive down to Dallas and move to our new place in Galveston sooner. If only my eyebags could talk, I think they would ask to take a break! But who am I to complain… My family and I are safe, and I have a handsome newborn. I am also thankful that my husband can spend more time with the boys, since we moved here to be closer to his work. Did I mention we are close by the […]


Donate For Hurricane Harvey Victims


My heart aches for what’s happening in my city, Houston. Six years ago, I came to Houston from the Philippines, so it was my first home in the United States. It was devastating to see what Hurricane Harvey did to my city. I’ve been through several situations with big typhoons and floods in the Philippines, ever since I was a kid. I know from experience how sad and chaotic it is for the families and everyone in Houston, affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.


Road trip with toddlers and newborn

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We had a road trip over the weekend to see our family in Dallas and celebrate our nephew’s first birthday; a good reason to have a family road trip. The difference of having a third child is that Brent and I are becoming more flexible and less paranoid. To think our son just turned a week old… I remember we didn’t go out for more than a month with our first baby and now, we had our first family road trip a week after I gave birth. Today, I wanted to share a few things that made our trip less chaotic… From what I thought.


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 […]


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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