Estelea's Blog

French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

My 15” Fame: Guess who got the (cheesy?) Versatile Mommy Blogger Award!


“Congrats for the Versatile Mommy Blogger Award!!!” shouted my friend Ann.

A “Mommy’s” award? really? doesn’t it sound a bit cheesy to you, honestly?..

You have no idea of all those things that used to sound cheesy in my single years B.C. (Before Children). But the moment the Attilas landed into my life, Cheesy turned into Sweet. “So sweet, so cute, soooo precious”.. yep, this is me now. I even make eatable cookies!

(note: I still have red lipstick of course, an old pair of dusted Louboutin. Just have to find out where..)

Does it sound cheesy if I confess that Ms Attila made my day this morning just by saying “I am so lucky because my Mum is so cool!“? not sure what she meant by that, I should have checked my stock of M&Ms, but it did the trick. Will you eyes roll if I tell you how thankful and blessed I am feeling each time Mr Attila offers me a flower (although I told him a thousand times not to pick them up)? Cheesy, I know..

Those guys are my gurus, the loves of my life. They teach me the meaning of “unconditional love”, how to become a better person every single day (and a faster one: shower, hair and make up in less than 10′. Audience included. Try to beat that!).


I don’t even mind the functional brain cells I have traded for my kids. Since I have became a “stay at home” Mum, my social skills have totally vanished. But I am fluent in poopoo, pipi and know all Frozen songs by heart! I became a much more cheaper date: I don’t fancy exotic vacations any more, I’ll be ecstatic with one trip to the bathroom by myself.

My kids are my best cardio and yoga coaches: who need Sivananda to learn how to twist when you can naturally carry a screaming toddler, two gallons of milk, talk on the phone while confirming that “yes,darling your pooh really look like Olaf, Nothing will happen to him if we flush, he’ll fly right to Anna, I promise!“.

Truth is, I do cherish my cheesy life !!!


So thanks again Ann for this very precious award I am sharing with my accomplices! 🙂 It really means a lot.

We have decided to bend the rules a little bit. We follow so many great blogs (scroll down my blog for the list), we could not just select 15. So the Award goes to all the inspiring bloggers out there who make me laugh, think, travel and feel normal! Congrats!


34 comments on “My 15” Fame: Guess who got the (cheesy?) Versatile Mommy Blogger Award!

  1. Yvette Bouaziz
    June 10, 2015

    Puis je avoir des informations complémentaires? ☆♡☆♡☆

  2. Kabir Pradhan
    June 10, 2015

    Super !!!

  3. Aww, I love this post. And I was totally *not* a kids person before I had my son. And I told my friends who didn’t have kids they didn’t have to fake enthusiasm over my child, because I totally understand. 😀

  4. Lauren Marie Dudley
    June 10, 2015

    Eyyy! Well done lovely! Congratulations! Great you’re getting the recognition you deserve!

  5. Fabio
    June 10, 2015

    A joyful, brainy, sweet, energetic, modern-life, mommy, and LOVING post! Only you, dear Estelea, could do this! Proud of your award, and mostly proud of you! The Attilas love you and that’s the biggest reward that you deservedly receive for your UNCONDITIONAL love for them! Bravo, my dear Estelea!!! 🙂

    • estelea
      June 11, 2015

      Oh thanks so so much dear Fabio 🙂 You never know the meaning of Unconditional love until you have children. They are indeed the most precious awards of all! you know very well the feeling, right? 🙂

      • Fabio
        June 11, 2015

        You said it all, Estelea! You all have a GREAT day and take care! 🙂

  6. trablogger
    June 10, 2015

    Very cheesy indeed. Congratulations too 😀

    • estelea
      June 11, 2015

      Cheesy is the new Classy ;)) Thanks dear !!!

      • trablogger
        June 11, 2015

        who says? You only? 😛

      • estelea
        June 11, 2015

        It’s called Positive Thinking 😉

      • trablogger
        June 19, 2015

        Good to know 😉

  7. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    June 10, 2015

    Lol! Poo looking like olaf?? Too funny!!! But your an awesome cheesy, sweet and fabulously lovely mom! 😘😚

    • estelea
      June 11, 2015

      True, his pooh looked like Olaf!! I have to admit he was right on this one! It’s gonna be so hard to come back to work one day, I lost most of my grown up vocabulary.. THnks again for the award ❤

  8. Donna
    June 11, 2015

    NO cheese there just so darn sweet. Love it.

    • estelea
      June 12, 2015

      Oh thanks so very very much 🙂

  9. anroworld
    June 11, 2015

    Sincere congratulations, you deserved it! Your posts are like lovely songs, they bring positive thoughts, they are like dessert after nice meal! I do enjoy every time! Your children are really lucky and you are lucky because you have your precious gifts! Well-done!

    • LDG luciledegodoy
      June 11, 2015

      I was about to write my comment when I read yours and found all words I needed. I join you in praising Estelea for the deserved award. Thanks.

    • estelea
      June 12, 2015

      That’s such a sweet compliment, you have no idea how much I appreciate it! THanks a billion XXX

  10. LDG luciledegodoy
    June 11, 2015

    And I cannot forget to say how much I love your analogies. A trip to the bathroom by myself was genius!
    These kids are blessed with having you and vice versa. One happy family. And Dad is included too, of course.
    Very beautiful and heartwarming post my friend!

    • estelea
      June 12, 2015

      It is so true, a trip to the bathroom all by myself has became my ultimate fantasy!

      Funny what you say about Mr Attila Sr, he recently “complained” that I was not featuring him enough.. Then I received a couple of invitations to write for Single Awesome Mums! 😛
      I will make sure I include him a bit more 😉 (oh, maybe I should pitch him a beautiful story of a super Dad finally opening the door of Tiffany’s 😉 That would be an awesome post! )

      Have a beautiful week end!!

      • LDG luciledegodoy
        June 14, 2015

        What a great fantasy! I wish you can realize that more often!
        Wow, Mr Atilla Sr deserves a post too! Tell him that he’s praised too when you talk about your kids. The way you both educate them speaks for itself. It takes two to tango. We know that. But include him a bi too to make him happy! He could facilitate that indeed by going to Tiffany’s! What’s he eating for? That’s the trigger to be featured as a special guest!
        Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
        Mine is smooth so far! Thanks.

  11. e
    June 11, 2015


    Hosting a Meet & Greet!

    You’re invited to stop by and introduce yourself!

  12. LifestyleswithLia
    June 13, 2015

    My dearest Estelea, I’m sorry for just getting around to responding now..I had read your post the other day and had a huge smile on my face for the award you won!
    What really and truly touched me where the words you wrote and the photos you posted here about the joys of motherhood and the happiness you feel inside and out, being the mom of two amazing children!
    I swear I got choked up reading…how spectacular to be surrounded by such love and gratitude…and I laughed when I read about the little “Olaf”!
    Thank you for reminding me about the joys of life!
    Much love,

    • estelea
      June 14, 2015

      Olaf has been one of the best of the week of the week, I must admit 🙂 close second was I helped Ms Attila dressing up and she told me “you helped me with my trousers today so later, when you ll be old , I ll help you with yours”. I totally freaked out and renewed my yoga membership in the following hour 😛
      Big big sunny hugs xxx

      • LifestyleswithLia
        June 15, 2015

        LOL! Your daughter is so cute! Yes, with a remark like that, I too would flashforward in my mind to later years!
        PS: I admire your yoga…I’ve got to get back into it…hopefully this summer!!
        Sunny sunny hugs right back to you!

      • estelea
        June 15, 2015

        my yoga has been mostly intentional those days, to be really honest. Back to it tomorrow at 9AM, care to join?

      • LifestyleswithLia
        June 15, 2015

        Yes! I’ll be there at 9am sharp to join youuuuu!

      • estelea
        June 15, 2015

        Perfect! that’s my gal 😀

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