Personalized Name Labels for Kids’ Stuff from Sticker Kid

Decades ago, the “back to school season” made my mom extra busy. She spent several hours patiently and lovingly writing our names on our new books and school supplies.  I never understood my mom’s OCness when it comes to putting names on our stuff until I became a mom. I now admit I have inherited…

Children’s Swimming Lessons with Coach Chito Rivera

One of my “frustrations” in life is not being a good swimmer. 🏊‍♀️ Well, if we will stick to the basic definition of “swim” which is to propel one’s body through water, then I can say that I can swim. However, I never learned the proper way of swimming — the correct breathing, arm movements…

Tips on drying clothes during rainy days

In my grandmother’s days,  I bet doing the laundry didn’t give moms a problem.  First, drying was easy peasy for they had a backyard to turn into a “sampayan”.  Second, they had a slow-paced life that can patiently wait for the rain to end and the clothes to dry. Today, moms like me have a…

Family Date at Mad Cafe in Quezon City

Family date! 👨‍👩‍👧 We’re thankful for restos with play area for our darling toddler. 👧🏻 Mommy and Daddy can eat in peace. 🥩🍔🍸  Just a 5 minute drive away from our place in Quezon City, Mad Cafe offers steaks, pasta, sandwiches, rice meals, milkteas, frappe, Yakult fruit drinks, coffee and many more. If you’re bringing…

All-New Mercedes-Benz B-Class: The Perfect Mom-mobile and Family Car

Planning to buy a new car for your family? Scouting for a chic car for mom? Check out the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Since its debut 14 years ago, the B-Class has evolved into one of the German luxury car brand’s best-selling vehicles – thanks to its huge interior space, class- leading technologies, safety features and…

4S to protect your family against Dengue

Yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a national dengue alert because of the growing number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease.  The DOH recorded 106,630 dengue cases nationwide from January 1 to June 29, 2019.  (Source: ABS CBN News) With a huge number of dengue reported, many of us parents are surely worried. We…

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…