4 Ways to Find Meaningful Relationships as You Get Older

Today’s society is one in which it’s becoming increasingly common to spend time alone. Whether through the use of social media or just the increasing number of individuals living in single occupancy dwellings, it’s not uncommon for us to spend a lot of time by ourselves.  And while this can have its benefits, there is…

11 Dahilan Kung Bakit Pinipili kong Pangulo ng Pilipinas si Leni Robredo

College ako nang una kong narining ang apelyidong ROBREDO. Noong 2003 at ako’y estudyante pa lang sa UST, ang pangalang Jesse Robredo ang isa sa mga hindi ko malilimutang pangalan na kinailangan kong aralin para sa subject na Philippine Governance and Constitution. Hindi tulad ng ibang pulitiko na kilala sa pagiging corrupt, si Jesse Robredo…

The Biggest Life Decisions in Your 30s

There are a lot of life choices that you need to consider when it comes to improving your life and making the ideal decisions for the future. It is something that you should be looking to make the most of moving forward, and there are so many ideas that you need to make the best…

How To Calm Your Children During A Long House Move

Moving house may seem one of the most exciting moments of family life. It’s a single step to moving from one chapter to another of the story. But the truth is, house moves can actually be overwhelming because, even if we spend most of our time at work, our homes are the anchor point we…

Movie Night: The Little Prince on Netflix

It’s Movie Night again at Team Serrano’s! 🎥🍿 Since she was still a toddler when the pandemic happened, Tash has never been inside a real movie house. 😅 We try to make “movie night” at home as regular and as real as possible (lights off, always with popcorn and drink, 3 of us sitting beside…

Planning to buy your next home? Here are some tips

Whether you’re starting a family or your family is growing bigger and bigger, one of the things on your checklist is probably buying your own home sweet home. While it’s a milestone to celebrate, the process you’ll go through is surely not a walk in the park. Home buying entails a lot of planning, researching,…

How I got my 1st ever insurance plan at age 23

More than a decade ago, I was a YOLO single lady whose main concerns were booking ultra-cheap flights during Piso Fare season and changing my nail polish every 2 weeks. ✈️💅 Having not much responsibility in life, I must admit that I also had my fair share of “happy-go-lucky” spending—from local or foreign travels with…

Register to vote in the 2022 Philippine elections

APOLITICAL a·po·lit·i·cal/ˌāpəˈlidək(ə)l/adjective not interested or involved in politics Apolitical—a word that best describes ME and many carefree young people in our very opinionated yet very sheltered generation. Not talking about every millennial alive on the Philippine islands, but I believe most of my millennial friends and acquaintances choose to be apolitical human beings. Why not?…

Why You Need to Create a Feasible Budget for the Family

There seems like an unwritten rule that homemakers need to make a feasible budget for the family. A financial plan that considers all the family’s current and future income and expenses is a must-have for every home. However, with all the many other aspects of parenting and family life, it can be difficult to regularly…

Mom, I want to try walking in the rain. ☔️

“Mom, I want to try walking in the rain.” ☔️ My mom mind was quick to say NO because…who goes out for leisure when it rains, right? 🤷‍♀️ But then, I saw in her little eyes 👀 the yearning to discover how it feels to walk in the rain, something she’s never experienced yet in…

Apartment Hunting Tips for Millennials Starting a Family

Gone were the days when our only concern in buying or renting a place is whether or not it has interiors close to our Pinterest finds. When you’re already a parent or you wholeheartedly plan to be one, choosing a new place you can call “home” means more than just looking for fancy furniture and…

A Working Mom’s Mental Toughness Challenge 🧠🧘‍♀️

Mental Toughness Challenge Accepted! Learning the art of gracefully transitioning from Thought # 1: Humanizing the role of Edge Computing in a Digital Society 🤓👩🏻‍💻 to ⬇️ Thought # 2: Listening to Tashy’s story about Ken, Barbie and Chelsea’s lemonade adventure in the Dreamhouse 👧🏻 and struggling to go back to ➡️ Thought # 1…

Mommy, why do you lock me here all day?

“Mommy, why do you lock me here all day?” This was the funny comment of my feeling-adult 4-year-old last week. So ako si Mother Gothel and siya si Rapunzel stuck in a tower? 🤪 But while I laughed about it, hearing this from my daughter surely breaks my heart. 💔 Though she understands that we’re…

Homebased teaching opportunity at 51Talk

Securing income in the middle of the pandemic is really not easy. While I’m thankful for being able to work on my content writing business while taking care of my daughter, obtaining enough regular clients and hitting my goals are honestly more difficult nowadays. 😞 So, I can just imagine how hard it may be…

Taympers (time first)!⌚️

If you’re a 90s kid with a happy childhood, you probably said this line several times during play time decades ago. Whether it’s tagu-taguan or patintero we were playing, the magic words “Taympers” (with matching hand gesture forming the letter T) gave us the super power to be exempted from being tagged by playmates even…

Irony of the pandemic

The irony of the pandemic — it tells you to stop and hide for safety, yet it presses you to move forward because life must go on. Guide us throughout this ironic phase of our life, Lord. 🙏🏻

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…