Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hybrid Mom of the Week + Giveaway!

As it turns out, I was chosen as the Hybrid Mom of the Week by Hybrid Mom online magazine & community for business-mothers...
And there is also a giveaway! As part of Win-It-Wednesday, I'm giving away a mini of Ayalitta parfum to one lucky commenter who shares with us your dreams about your own custom scent!
Answer the question of the week here, or on the Facebook page, or for an extra chance to win - comment on both pages!

What is Hybrid Mom?
"Hybrid Mom (hy brid mom, n.): An adult female who has discarded outdated and unrealistic conceptions of motherhood. She is parent, wife, volunteer, and sometimes entrepreneur, all in one. Known for her strength, sense of humor, and flexibility, a hybrid mom is actually a fusion of roles that suit her own individuality.

Hybrid Mom is a reality magazine for moms, by moms, Hybrid Mom magazine truly taps into the minds, hearts and emotions of today’s moms".

Are you a Hybrid Mom too? Leave a comment below and tell us how you do it all!
This will automatically enter your name to win yet another giveaway: a mini of your choice* (value of $48) from Ayala Moriel's collection.

* Not including the boutique exclusives.



At August 25, 2010 2:10 PM, Blogger Isa said...

My perfect personal scent... well, just an idea (I have many! lol) would have fresh green notes on top, some pepper, ginger and a honeyed rose, with iris and woods in the drydown :)

I'm not a mom yet but I think that I would try to share my time between my children and my job. I'd love to find a part-time job, or something I could do from home.

Thank you for both giveaways!

At August 25, 2010 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings from Australia!

On being a hybrid Mum, and how do I do it?
10+ yrs as single parent to 3 kids, getting requalified, establishing a natural medicine practice and keeping the balls in the air most days...

Here's what I've learned:

* necessity is the mother of invention
* luxuries are just that - luxuries - and are my reward for hard work and tough times, not 'stuff' I should be seen to own and have at all times.
* do what you love :)
* never be too proud, or fearful of judgement to ask for help
* enjoy a natural, unprocessed diet and plenty of fresh water
* wear natural perfume and use natural skin and haircare products, and cleaning products in the home... it keeps us healthier, calmer, and enlivened, and reminds us of the importance of beauty and daily delight.
* have a nana nap for 20 mins several afternoons each week.

Thanks Ayala!

At August 25, 2010 5:34 PM, Blogger Yuko F. said...

Hybrid mom: quit the office job for flexible hours and being my own boss. Time with kids is more important than money!

Scent: I recently smelled kyara for the very first time and am totally infatuated with it!

At August 25, 2010 9:40 PM, Anonymous ElizabethN said...

How DO I do it? I don't really know... I teach 7th grade full-time, and I love my job, so it's not hard to go to work. (not that I have a choice to not work, living where I do). I love my kids and I look forward to seeing them after work, and I think it makes the time we spend together of better quality. One thing that allows me to do it all is that I don't worry too much about a neat house, just a (pretty) clean one. It often looks like a hurricane hit, but time with kids is more important than cleaning. I also don't feel bad about making a non-gourmet dinner - frozen pizza or fast Mexican food is just dandy, and everyone will eat it!

My dream custom scent includes rose, cumin or incense, and maybe something surprising that I haven't thought of yet...maybe ginger?


At August 26, 2010 11:19 PM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Your perfect scent sounds intriguing... You might like my Grin actually.
I am sure that when you become a mom you will find the balance. You will have to LOL!

At August 26, 2010 11:22 PM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Thanks for the visit all the way from down under!
Wow, single-mothering 3 children is no joke. I salute you!
And I'm impressed that similar "tricks" work for you too. I couldn't agree with you more - the cat nap is something I rarely admit to anyone, but it's quite miraculous. People don't believe me I take naps for 10-15 minutes. But of course it is possible - and they are so much more refreshing than long naps...

At August 26, 2010 11:24 PM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Kudos for having your priorities straight. What's the point of having money if we can't use it, right?

And ever since receiving 3 incense sticks of Kyara from a Japanese customer I'm haunted too... This scent alone can save us from sanity. I find that burning incense early in the morning is a wonderful start for the day.
It's late night now, and I'm going to burn a stick too... So relaxing.

At August 26, 2010 11:28 PM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

Thank you for your honest comments. I think it's important to let go in some areas that we find less important and focus on what we hold dear. Forgive ourselves for what we just can't do perfectly...
A neat house is only that - a neat house. If it causes stress to have it perfect all the time than it's not worth it when time is so precious.
I feel fortunate that my daughter enjoys cooking, so we cook together a lot. Kids can learn so much from preparing food with their parents. It's something that we've always done together though. But than - I didn't start reading to her till very recently... Something always gotta give.

At August 27, 2010 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personalized scent...daydreamy stare into space...that would be fantastic. Hybrid mom...I'm taking a different take on this...I have 3 kids, but flexible hours....the traditional mom expectation is that one is all things nurturing and structuring to your kids...I'm trying to step away from that expectation...I love the comment here about letting go of a clean /tidy house..ha ha ha...there is no perfect house and's so some points in the day the house is in order, but it doesn't stay that way....similarly at some points in the are kinda difficult and grumpy, but not necessarily all the day....I just hate it when we (the house, the kids) are judged in their I rambling? Sorry! Cheryl

At September 01, 2010 7:10 PM, Blogger Tim Crash Nightlife said...

smelly blog represent! I am loving it. Keep up the good work.


At September 06, 2010 9:30 AM, Blogger Ayala Moriel said...

And the winner is... Margihealing!
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