I am the Best Children’s Story Book

While we want to encourage our children to do their best in everything they do, we also need to make them understand that, in reality, there will be times that they’re not the superstar…and that’s totally fine. 🤩 How do we make little children learn that it’s good to do their best but it’s OK…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Blissful Blooming is one of the Top 20 Philippines Parenting Blogs

Writing has been my passion.  As a child, I wrote on my scented diary about my daily victories and frustrations, no matter how small.  Writing was a very personal and intimate experience for me.  Being able to play with words to express my thoughts gave me a sense of fulfillment. Even until today, I find contentment…

Don’t miss PETA’s Charot play

Being a big fan of Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) after watching the popular Rak of Aegis play three years ago, I didn’t think twice when my sis in law invited us to watch Charot. Charot is a Filipino colloquial term that means “just kidding”. A comedy intelligently written, Charot gave me the dose of…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

There’s certainly more to LOVE than the fancy gifts and romantic dinners. Have a Happy Heart day everyday!  #valentine2019 #happyheartsday