Our Hand Foot and Mouth Disease ( HFMD ) Experience

“Mommy, carry me. I feel sick,” said my daughter on a busy Monday morning. I thought it was just her cough and colds making her feel bad. Little did I know it was the start of our long quarantine period due to the dreaded Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD). Watch out for symptoms I’ve…

McDonald’s Stripes Run 2019: A Fun Run for Literacy

McDonald’s Stripes Run is back on its 10th year! On December 1, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, join McDonald’s run for reading at Stripes Run 2019! For the past 10 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in the Philippines has been the beneficiary of McDonald’s Stripes Run. Proceeds of the annual…

Newborn Survival Guide from Johnson’s Baby

Preparing to care for a newborn (especially if you’re a first-time mom) can be overwhelming. With the many challenging pregnancy symptoms you’re experiencing, thinking of every item to place inside the hospital bag can be difficult for you. To make birthing preps easier, I’m sharing this cute guide from Johnson’s Baby to all excited soon-to-be…

Kidzania Manila’s Halloween Funfair

On its greatest HalloWEEK yet, KidZania Manila transforms into a ‘carnival’ for a grand “Halloween FunFair,” giving families a lively bonding experience from October 29 to November 3. BGC’s premier play city holds thrilling games for this year’s All Hallow’s Eve celebration, incorporating carnival games like buzz wire, target shooting, tic tac toe, and ring…

Laundry Tips for Busy Millennial Moms

I have to be honest. I’m no pro when it comes to doing the laundry. When I was single, I honestly had somebody-else do the laundry for me. While I willingly did other chores like home cleaning and dishwashing, I never attempted to do the laundry as I felt that it would consume too much…

Do you ever get those photos with your toddler right?

I admire parents who always get their photos right. 🤩 I am in awe of well captured precious moments with energetic kids posing like a pro with their moms and dads. That’s definitely a talent… if not a miracle. 😄 For me and my little family, having a decent photo is a rarity.  As you…

New adventures and songs await kids in REP’s The Quest for the Adarna

The story of the Ibong Adarna has captivated children across the Philippines for generations. Repertory Philippines is bringing the colorful tale to life for families everywhere with a new English version called The Quest for the Adarna. Produced through RTYA (REP’s Theater for Young Audiences), the vibrant original musical will be running from September 14…

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…