Throwback: Prenup Pictorial

This is my favorite among our pre-nup photos. Mukha kasing under si Novo dyan! Haha! 🤪 Kidding aside, I just love looking at our prenup photos. Aside from the fact that I miss my body that’s 10lbs lighter, it makes me go back to when my hubby (then boyfriend) and I were still clueless on…

Superbook is super back! Superbook Season 4 on ABS CBN every Sunday morning

As children, my brothers and I enjoyed watching Superbook cartoons on television. I must say that aside from the Church and our parents, Superbook cartoons played a big role in teaching us Christian values by telling Bible stories in a way that’s enjoyable and understandable for little children. When I found out that my favorite…

Little Rascals Wonderland: Mobile play ground for a fun kiddie party

While I believe that there’s more to a child’s special occasion than games and activities,  a parent like me really hopes to make my child and the guests extra happy on a special day by keeping the little ones entertained. Luckily, there are so many ways to spice up a children’s party nowadays.  From food…

Johnson’s Cottontouch Lotion and Top-to-toe Wash

What’s new inside my Mommy bag? 🤔 It’s the Johnson’s cottontouch Face & Body Lotion! 💙 Together with my keys, powerbank and wallet, this new product from Johnson’s deserves a space in my heavy bag. After trying this product at the Johnson’s Mombassadors event, I can’t last a day without applying it to moisturize my…

Throwback Tuesday: Calaguas Island

Sharing a memento of my single life 😎🌴 Back when there were no little Tash and Daddy Novo yet, I was one of those carefree millennials who loved to travel. Whether it’s because of a piso fare or a travel bandwagon in the office, I willingly included myself in the “joining” list. 😄 These photos…

Lavender Loca: The Calm Box Perfect for Every Tita or Mommy Me Time ❤️

Basking in the glory of my early 30s years, I must admit I now enjoy anything “tita” or “momshy”. 😎 Thanks to the ingenuity of millennial moms and titas for making such things as aromatherapy and meditation look so cool and chic. You see, there’s nothing terrifying about being “lampas sa kalendaryo” nowadays. 💃🏻 One…

The new Olay Natural White Ageless Aura Facial Moisturizer

The first 2-in-1 whitening cream to offer the power of anti-aging, Olay Natural White launches its newest variant – Ageless Aura – to target both skin concerns in one go. It comes with two powerful ingredients to effectively deliver that youthful aura. Ageless Aura contains Mulberry Root Extract which is known for its anti-oxidant properties,…

Family Bonding at Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro

Just before the merry month of May ended, our family had our last minute summer outing at Hamilo Coast (Pico de Loro Cove) in Nasugbu, Batangas. Relaxing on the stretch of Pico de Loro’s fine sand 🏖 was worth more than 2 hours of land travel for our Metro Manila-based family thirsting for Vitamin SEA….

Birthday staycation at Seda Vertis North Hotel

I just turned 33! 🎂😎 Thanking God for life and love. 🥰 I really wanted a week-long out of town birthday R&R, but for some reason I could not afford to be away for too long and too far on my birthday week. 🙄 The nearest to what could satisfy this tired mommy’s craving for…

Pregnancy+, a must have app for expectant moms🤰🏻

I can remember my excitement when I got pregnant three years ago. 🤰🏻 Being a first time preggy in a tech savvy generation, I googled every day everything I can about pregnancy. ☺️ Since it was my first time, I became very curious on how it is to be pregnant. From what will happen to…

The Asian Parent Philippines’ Mother’s Day Video

I’m honored to be part of the Mother’s Day video of The Asian Parent Philippines. The video is a mashup of the messages of selected moms to their own moms. I had a hard time writing the letter to my Mom as I couldn’t help my tears from flowing. 😭 Watch the video at Blissful…

Mother’s Day Giveaway from My Baby Philippines

The month of May has always been special to me. That’s because I celebrate my birthday in May. But after I gave birth to my daughter, the month of May became even more special. I am now a mother, and my heart beats with glee everytime someone greets me “Happy Mother’s Day!” Back when I…

Mother’s Day 2019: Letter to My Mom

Dear Mom, My 2 years of being a mom to Tash brought me back to your decades of motherhood. Somewhere in my sleepless nights and other mommy challenges, I remember a young version of you going through the exact same things I’m now going through. I saw you patiently wait for me to pee on…

30 years of Pabaong Pagmamahal from Lemon Square Cheese Cake

“Where are we going today, Mommy?” This is Tash’s favorite line nowadays. Since I officially became a WAHM (work at home mom, nax!), we’ve been lakwatsa buddies — from swimming lessons to grocery shopping. And since the two of us can’t go hungry while stuck in traffic or while waiting for our turn, I always…

Bikes with no pedals from Kiddimoto

Ever heard of bikes with no pedals? 🤔 Yes, there’s such a thing! 🚲😎 Kiddimoto, UK’s original balance bikes, have no pedals but for a good reason. Without any pedals or stabilizers, Kiddimoto’s balance bike teaches children the key balancing and control skills needed to seamlessly progress to pedal bikes. 🚲 Their bikes can be…

Lhiezle Creatives Makeup Artistry

Want to know one of my weaknesses? It’s honestly my inability to do my own make-up. 🤦🏻‍♀️ As I don’t want to get stressed whenever I need to attend a social event or a photo shoot, I often opt to seek the help of an expert — the hair and makeup artist aka HMUA. 💄 And…

2019 Easter Events for Kids in Metro Manila

Easter is one of the many occasions many families look forward to every year.  As a Christian nation, celebrating the Easter joy is our way of thanksgiving.  While it is not that easy to explain to kids the resurrection of Christ, it is our role as parents to make them see the real reason of…

Do you fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

“Pag healthy food, mahal na, matrabaho pa gawin!”   I am guilty of having this mindset.  We often think it’s time-consuming and expensive to prepare healthy food.  When it’s so convenient to just buy an affordable meal in the nearest fast food store, being conscious of what I eat is often taken for granted.  Truth is even busy…

Bicycle afternoon with Natacia

One of the best things about working from home is I get to have afternoon delights with my daughter. Right after work, this little girl can ride a bicycle while Mommy walks. That’s definitely better than spending hours in a traffic jam. It’s a good bonding activity and a great exercise for me. 😎🌞 More…

Summer Workshops, Activities and Classes for Kids 2019

In just a few days, we will officially say hello to Summer 2019! Aside from it being a great time to rest, summer can be children’s opportunity to develop new skills or hone their talents. Why let children waste several hours just watching videos online when we can enroll them in a worthwhile summer activity,…

Family Pictorial by Andrea Zubiri Photography

Most of our little family’s photos are not “Instragram-ready”. That’s because my husband just usually takes a quick groupie shot of us while his other hand is carrying our 15kg toddler. 😂 Well, because we don’t have a helper, it’s either we settle with the blurry selfie 🤳 or we beg a random stranger to…

Develop the love of reading through The Learning Library Summer Programs

This summer, let your kids develop the love of reading and appreciation of the Filipino language through programs of The Learning Library. The Learning Library offers English and Filipino programs that help improve comprehension and make learning enjoyable. By developing fundamental skills through enjoyable and accessible literature, the Learning Library advances independent learning critical to long-term academic success. Literature-based, highly interactive programs anchored on a…

PETA Summer Workshop 2019

Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), one of the country’s pioneer theater groups, is opening up its stage during the exciting sunny days with its annual PETA’s Workshop Express coming to you this April. The Workshop will be held at the PETA Theater Center in New Manila, Quezon City. Known for their fun and exciting theater arts…