Ana Lindenhann, a Filipina mom who now spending a not so fairy tale life in Denmark. Don’t get her wrong her life is almost perfect btw Denmark is known for fairy tales remember Hans Christian Andersen of the famous Little Mermaid and other stories. It is ruled by Europe’s oldest monarchy and the princesses today are like me, foreigners but they are called Her Royal Highnesses but me and the rest of foreigner partners will always be called ethnic minorities or later New Danes.
Filipinamom did not dreamed of marrying somebody from different country but fate brought her here in Denmark and living a challenging life balancing motherhood and integrating to the host country keeping her Filipino traits and culture intact.
She is passionate about women’s empowerment, environmental issues, organic products, Filipino values, architecture, danish design, Filipino Design,photography, travelling family & shoes. She is got a big heart in helping the needy by giving her free doing voluntary work for for different purposes and giving free advices on and offline through her blog and in the 24 hours free counselling in the Filipina Aupair Network website and in the Facebook Page.
In this blog you can read about her tales about motherhood, student life in Denmark, relationships, uplifting Filipina image, environmental issues and take a glimpse of the Denmark where she lives now and her motherland, the Philippines.
You are welcome to contact her at filipinamom(at)live.dk or leave a comment. Comment are moderated as there are lot of spams that floods the comment section.
How dare she call herself Filipinamom! Who is this Filipinamom? All Filipina mothers are Filipinamoms and Ana is just one of them. She may not be a perfect model representing Filipina mother but life or mother hood is not always perfect it is a lifetime school of challenges. While her officemates and schoolmates from highschool to college are already dealing with problems about their teenagers, this filipinamom is still dealing with how to teach her son to cross the street, how not to run while we are inside the church, not to climb his father’s computer table while trying to discover a lot of exciting things like cd marker that he thinks is a color pencil and so on and forth. But she is thankful for all the blessing that she manage to have a wonderful life with her supportive husband, sweet son and her family around the world.
What do you see when you google Filipina ? Yes, Filipina on the first page portrays a different Filipinas far from what she knows. Everyday thousands of filipinas are being used by datingsites and flashing everytime you open a website so she decided use the monicker Filipinamom and bought the corresponding domains because she was inspired by Perla Paredes Daly’s www.newfilipina.com that she discovered and used to read when she was new in Denmark. Later she discovered Pinoyblog.com and read Pinoycook or the blogs of Connie Veneracion where her recipes helped her rediscover Filipino foods even though she is sorrounded by her Chefs aunts and uncles, Connie’s recipe are so fantastic. Later on she discovered the reshaping the Filipina Images campaign of Noemi Dado of Filipinaimages.com and later comes a lot of Filipina bloggers and it’s amazing.They inspire her a lot.
She can not consider herself near the success of these Filipinas she mentioned or anyway be as brilliant as other Filipina bloggers on the rise but the bottom line she was able to contribute in uplifting the Filipina Image having the filipinamom.com on the first page of google. Filipinas nowadays has something to tell other than trying to find a foreign husband or being marked as a maid and a golddigger. She herself is married to a man with different nationality and she did not found him on the dating sites but email was their way of getting to know each other. Filipinas out there might find their soul mate through dating sites but she just want to tell the world hey Filipinas are not only beautiful, sweet and obedient but they brilliant mommies, sisters, colleague, chefs, helpers, aupairs, friend, girlfriends, housewives, doctors, nurses not those scantily clad babes you see in those ads.
She started blogging for Filipinamom in Denmark since 2004 from WordPress.com and moved to it’s own site but until now I until now there’s no specific niche like for example like other mommy bloggers who blogs about recipes, household tips, parental tips oh she wished that she could. But she just write what comes into her mind topics that might be relevant in her life in Denmark.
The Filipinamom in Denmark’s logo was designed by Mr. Peter Molina who was a kind hearted designer who put his talent in designing one for this blog.
Or if you want to get to know me further here is my story .