Ways to Increase Your Family’s Income

Like other young couples, my husband and I have many dreams for our little family. We dream of buying that dream house and saving for our daughter’s education.  We hope to set up a business of our own, travel more often, build a stable reserve fund, and eventually save for retirement. While dreaming of these…

Why Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is perfect for families with little children

Many things change when you already have a child. That includes your choice of anniversary celebration! 😊 My husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary last September 5.  Instead of watching the sunset together in a romantic cruise or doing one of those exciting backpacker trips as a couple, my husband and I celebrated…

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale by Repertory Philippines

Watching a theatrical performance with my daughter is one item on my mommy bucket list.  That’s why I’m excited to watch Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, a play by REP’s Theater for Young Audiences.  It will run from September 15, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Based on the story, music, and lyrics by Janet Yates…

Snail Mucus Mask from Korean Brand ‘Cool Collection’ + Giveaway

Believe it or not, my husband and I used to have regular “facial treatment” sessions when we were still dating. Of course, we had the luxury to do that when we weren’t thinking about buying diapers or saving for tuition fees yet. 🙂 Three years into marriage, my husband and I can no longer afford…

Focus on TODAY – Blocks of Wisdom for Marriage

Hello August! 😊 This month reminds me of the very wholesome bridal shower my beautiful sisters-in-law organized for me three years ago. The guests wrote on a block a word of wisdom they wanted me to bring in the new chapter of my life — married life. Back then, I didn’t really take these colorful…

Father’s Day Celebration Ideas

Though some of them might be allergic to cleaning baby’s poop, Dads will always have a special spot in the hearts of children.  It’s amazing how they can smoothly turn from being a serious working dad to a funny Sesame Street-sounding creature who can tickle (sometimes literally) the little one’s fancy.  It’s heartwarming how, despite…

Sharing the meatier and cheesier McSpaghetti meal with my family

Eating spaghetti brings happy memories to me.  Well, that’s obviously because as a 90s kid, I grew up in a generation whose kiddie birthday parties were never complete without a spaghetti (plus hotdog with mallows on a stick).  So it’s amazing how a simple plate of spaghetti can trigger so much joyful nostalgia. Now that…

My Mom Mentor

I love this throwback photo of me and my Mom. Back then, people couldn’t imagine me as a mother. 😂 I was quite the opposite of my mom. While she was athletic (yes, she can dive and is good at sports), brave, street smart and decisive, I was so frail and useless in the house…

Sending gifts for Moms made easier by Western Union

Western Union offers services that connect children and moms all over the globe. Whether your mom is in the province or based in another country, you can conveniently send a special gift to her in three easy ways…

Family Fun at Dreamplay, City of Dreams Manila

Since it was a holiday, hubby and I took our one-year-old to Dreamplay by Dreamworks Manila. It’s a theme park inside the resort and casino complex, City of Dreams. Dreamplay is a great destination for families looking for fun activities for both kids and adults. 🙂 Operating Hours and Ticket Price Dreamplay is open from…

Marriage and family life aren’t always Instagram-worthy

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:6-7. This was one of the readings I personally chose for our wedding mass…

Family dinner at Blue Rocket Café + Kitchen restaurant in Quezon City

I love discovering cozy restaurants that are not crowded.  While I enjoy eating in popular restos, I hate the idea of  having to wait for several minutes just to get a table.  So for  hubby’s birthday,  I’m glad we learned about Blue Rocket Cafe + Kitchen, a burgeoning restaurant tucked in a quiet residential area near…

Watch the Magical Field of Lights in Nuvali this Christmas season

Aside from taking photos in the picturesque lake and going on a food trip, my family was happy to experience the latest attraction in Nuvali this season, the Nuvali Magical Field of Lights. Indeed, Christmas is here! 🎄🎉 Its concept is similar to the popular Festival of Lights in Ayala Triangle Gardens, except that the…

A Mom’s Joy behind every Halloween activity

When I was still single, I looked forward to Halloween events in the office simply because I loved seeing cute and cuddly babies in oh-so-fluffy costumes! Never imagined myself being the stage mom incessantly taking photos of her little one. Well, fast forward to 2017, and I’m now the doting mother to this adorable pink…

Movie Date at Ayala Vertis North Cinema

Hubby and I have a new favorite movie place, the Ayala Vertis North Cinema! 🍿 As a young married couple, we know we have to look for ways to insert a few hours of couple time in a week. Thanks to Ampa and Amma for watching over our little one while we’re away! 👴🏻👵🏻 Today,…

Fun Photo Session for babies and kids at The Picture Company

Wanting to give our baby girl a pre-birthday photo shoot, we checked several photographers and photo studios for a practical photo package. Good thing we saw an ad on Instagram featuring The Picture Company’s portrait session package promo. Originally P5600, the portrait session now costs only P990! So we went to The Picture Company Trinoma…

For Lovers and Ramen lovers: Butamaru opens in Ortigas

My wifey duty “date destination search” led me to a ramen place in the heart of bustling Ortigas.   Alabang’s cult-favorite ramen joint Butamaru has opened a branch at Technopoint One, Ortigas Home Depot, which is more accessible for us foodies in the North. The ramen craze has been all over my social media feeds since…

Buffet at Misto Restaurant in Seda Hotel, Vertis North

Wedding anniversary is one of the milestones in a married couple’s life that deserves a celebration.  Whether it’s a simple dinner or a scheduled holiday trip, couples need to indulge in an enjoyable and relaxing activity together once in a while.  What’s important is your quality time together as hubby and wifey! Since we’re saving…

Seconds before I walked down the aisle

Waiting for the church door to be opened, stuck in my wedding gown (and the very tight corset), I had no tears of joy or last minute wedding jitters. Seconds before I walked down the aisle, I was completely calm and happy. It’s probably the perfect combination of serenity and bliss. And it’s not because…

Kiddie Birthday Party with Chickie Boy of Max’s Restaurant

I love attending birthday parties, especially now that I have a child. Aside from being part of someone’s special occasion, birthday parties are a chance to bond with family members. More than the sumptuous meal and the fun games, I value the time I spend enjoying with my husband and daughter. So every time we…

Raising Children in a Digital World by Michelle Lichauco-Tambunting

Though my daughter is only 7 months old, I decided to attend the Pre-school Block talks at the Smart Parenting Convention 2017.  Since the Pregnancy and Newborn talks were no longer appropriate for me, I opted to listen to talks related to dealing with toddlers. Considering how time flies when I take care of Tash,…

Family Outing at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club

As a father’s day celebration and a super late summer outing of our family, we spent our weekend at Mt. Malarayat Golf and Country Club in Lipa, Batangas. It’s Tash’s first out-of-town vacation, and we’re all excited! Since it’s just a 2-hour drive away from Metro Manila, it is an ideal vacation spot for those…

The Serranos at Kandle Cafe :)

We started the long weekend catching up with one of our favorite couple friends, Gene and Toni. Since Baby Tash was with us, we wanted to hang out in a cozy, comfortable, not too crowded, baby-friendly place. So we chose to spend our holiday afternoon at Kandle Cafe, a nearby resto/cafe we’ve been eyeing since…