Our very own kiddie Summer Household Chores Workshop at Home

It’s summertime again! 🌞 Because we can’t go out for a beach getaway yet, we had to think of ways to keep little Tash entertained at home. So we decided to give her a Summer Household Chores Workshop! 😆 Remember those days when we enrolled the kids to various face-to-face summer workshops and classes: ballet,…

Surprise virtual kiddie birthday greeting via ABS-CBN’s Just Love Kids portal

Make the most of your children’s birthday celebration in quarantine with virtual “Happy BirthYeY” shout-outs via ABS-CBN’s child-friendly edutainment portal Just Love Kids. Previously seen on YeY channel, the monthly birthday greeting “Happy BirthYeY” is now on digital, giving out surprise birthday shout-outs for kids 12 years old and below. Parents may register in advance…

7 Benefits I Got (still get) from Blogging

As a child, I wrote every single day on my scented diary (with lock that ensured my youthful privacy). My diary was a quiet confidant to whom I shared my views and sentiments without reservations. I’d write about almost anything—my experience in school, my favorite cartoon series, my crush, my friends, my family vacation, my…

Quarantine Holy Week 2021

“Why does Jesus have many houses?”  This was Tashy’s innocent question during our Visita Iglesia 2 years ago. 😄  I miss going to different churches with the family during Holy Week. 💒 But while I long to talk to God inside the church, I am also thankful to encounter the Lord in many, different opportunities. …

“Emotions create habits” #SunLifeItoAngArawMo

“Emotions create habits.” 💛👩🏻‍💻 This is my favorite realization among many other beautiful lessons I learned from Sun Life’s interactive workshop “Build Bright Habits to Reach Your Goals”. I always thought that habits can be sustained only by will power. So whenever I fail to pursue a habit, I blame my mind. 🧠 I blame…

Hopscotch or Piko for Little Kids #ProtectTheJoyOfPlay

As we protect them from health dangers, let’s also protect their joy by letting them play and playing with them. Let children enjoy their childhood by letting them play every day. It is in playing that they’ll naturally discover their own interests, abilities and limitations. Sharing with you little Tashy’s first time to play Hopscotch…

Abbott Launches Growth Watch to Help Children Reach Their Full Growth Potential

Research shows that 60% of a child’s height growth happens within the first five years of life.[i] While genetics play an important role, proper nutrition is critical in optimizing a child’s full growth potential. However, achieving good nutritional status can be challenging, and growth issues may arise if those nutritional needs are not adequately met…

DIY Sensory Light Table

During my childhood, we did activities on top of wooden tables. Now, my daughter paints on top of a light table! 💡 It’s amazing how education is so alive and growing! Thanks to Teacher Ella’s class for introducing us to the light table, which is helpful in encouraging kids to develop their literacy, math, and even writing…

Boosting our immunity with Vitamilk

Tash loves dancing, and she says she wants to be a ballerina someday. Whether she’ll pursue this dream or find another career path, we are doing our best to prepare her for the future. We want to raise a daughter who is tough enough emotionally, mentally, and physically. To make sure our little girl will…

Don’t be proud

This is one of my favorite quotes from J. Donald Walters’ “Life’s Little Secrets”, a book I regularly read for inspiration as a teenager. Until now, I still need this constant, straightforward reminder. When life is well, it can be tempting to think that everything is a result of our own awesomeness. While there’s nothing…

New Educational Shows for Kids at ABS-CBN’s Just Love Kids online portal

Children now have more ways to get information and trivia best for their young, inquisitive minds through the Knowledge Channel livestreams which can be viewed on ABS-CBN’s online kids portal Just Love Kids starting February.   Let the children navigate Mathematics with better ease and solve word problems in “MathDali Live” hosted by Robi Domingo. Allow…

DIY Doll Skirt by a 4-yr-old

A child’s ingenuity and resourcefulness shine when parents refuse to buy doll accessories. 😅 Our 4-year-old wanted new clothes for her dear little Chelsea. So she created a spanking new hot pink skirt out of a deflated balloon, wrapped it around Chelsea’s waist and secured it using my scotch tape. 🤓 Brilliant! 👌

What will she be in the future?

What will she be in the future? I’m excited to find out. ❤️ For now, I take delight in witnessing her discover her interests. I cherish the moments when her curiosity leads to her messy experiments. For now, I try to document her little wins and try to comfort her when she gets frustrated. I…

Pursuing holistic wellness with Sun Life’s GoWell Studio

This 2021, taking care of our overall wellness is a must. To protect ourselves from diseases and mental health problems, we have to make a conscious effort to live a healthier life. I’m glad that even as I stay at home in the new normal, pursuing a healthy lifestyle is still possible.  Thanks to GoWell…

Get easy and creamy recipes from createwithcream.ph

This 2021, one of my goals is to create more delightful meal times with my family. Since we still can’t dine out with the little one, I want to make healthy and delicious meals that we can enjoy right inside our home. That’s why even if I’m just a kitchen newbie, I try to learn…

Catch up on delayed vaccination this 2021, Team Bakunanay!

Keeping everyone in the family healthy will always be a priority. That’s why this new year, one item on our health check list is to consult our pediatrician regarding our daughter’s delayed vaccination. Though we want to let Tash stay inside the house as much as possible for protection, we also know that bringing her…

McDonald’s Happy Meal Minion Toys

Tash loves surprises, so we surprised her by letting the minions invade our home! Aiming to make her very long “staycation” as fun as possible, I decided to share a mischievous bonding moment with our daughter by letting her play “Minion Hunt”. She had fun looking for all the Minion toys hidden in different parts…

Join Club Knots for crafty activity ideas for kids

We enjoyed the holidays by doing lots and lots of arts and crafts activities. Tash loves to make creative love notes for family members by cutting and pasting together paper shapes. Since our daughter loves creative activities, I get ideas for new fun things to do from our new favorite page Club Knots! You too…