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…

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…

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  

Best part of a working mom’s day

The best part of a #workingmom ‘s day is going back to a child so excited to spend whatever’s left of the day with her mom. And yes, I’m always willing to give up my exercise time in exchange for playtime with this little girl. 🥰

Traveling then and now

When I was single, I used to travel a lot with friends. I used to be a fan of seat sales and office group travels. That season of my life is over. 😅 Nowadays, the exciting thought of travel comes with a bunch of other considerations: what’s the budget, can I bring the husband and…

Services moms need to get by without a helper

TNo yaya? No problem! 😄 Many of us moms don’t have a helper, not by choice but by circumstance. Who wouldn’t want a helper when that means extra hands to get things done, right? The problem is there’s a scarcity of willing and competent full-time helpers nowadays. For New Year’s sake, let’s not dwell on…

Nurture Your Child’s Gifts of Generosity and Gratitude

Are gifts starting to pile up under your Christmas tree? 🙂 Surely, we can never escape receiving gifts this joyous season.  Why? Because Christmas is the season of giving, a season of sharing, a season of love! 🙂 No matter how grand or simple, gifts are people’s “concrete” way of showing their love and care….

Hello, Terrible Twos! 👋🏻

A smile that melts Mommy’s heart 💜 Our one year old is always a sweet and happy baby. But just recently, she surprised me and her Dad with unexplainable crying and shouting…at the mall! Welcome to terrible twos’ world! 😱 As first-time parents, we were so shocked, confused, annoyed, frustrated and worried. Why is she…