Elegant but affordable Serveware and Food Containers from Urban Kitchen

Here’s good news to all practical and budget-conscious homemakers like me. Achieving an elegant table setting doesn’t have to be expensive. With Urban Kitchen’s new range of trendy and minimalist serveware and food containers, it’s easy to give any occasion a sophisticated look without breaking the bank. The all-new Urban Kitchen Serveware and Food Keeper…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Superbook is super back! Superbook Season 4 on ABS CBN every Sunday morning

As children, my brothers and I enjoyed watching Superbook cartoons on television. I must say that aside from the Church and our parents, Superbook cartoons played a big role in teaching us Christian values by telling Bible stories in a way that’s enjoyable and understandable for little children. When I found out that my favorite…

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…

Lavender Loca: The Calm Box Perfect for Every Tita or Mommy Me Time ❤️

Basking in the glory of my early 30s years, I must admit I now enjoy anything “tita” or “momshy”. 😎 Thanks to the ingenuity of millennial moms and titas for making such things as aromatherapy and meditation look so cool and chic. You see, there’s nothing terrifying about being “lampas sa kalendaryo” nowadays. 💃🏻 One…

Family Bonding at Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro

Just before the merry month of May ended, our family had our last minute summer outing at Hamilo Coast (Pico de Loro Cove) in Nasugbu, Batangas. Relaxing on the stretch of Pico de Loro’s fine sand 🏖 was worth more than 2 hours of land travel for our Metro Manila-based family thirsting for Vitamin SEA….

Birthday staycation at Seda Vertis North Hotel

I just turned 33! 🎂😎 Thanking God for life and love. 🥰 I really wanted a week-long out of town birthday R&R, but for some reason I could not afford to be away for too long and too far on my birthday week. 🙄 The nearest to what could satisfy this tired mommy’s craving for…

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…

Lhiezle Creatives Makeup Artistry

Want to know one of my weaknesses? It’s honestly my inability to do my own make-up. 🤦🏻‍♀️ As I don’t want to get stressed whenever I need to attend a social event or a photo shoot, I often opt to seek the help of an expert — the hair and makeup artist aka HMUA. 💄 And…

2019 Easter Events for Kids in Metro Manila

Easter is one of the many occasions many families look forward to every year.  As a Christian nation, celebrating the Easter joy is our way of thanksgiving.  While it is not that easy to explain to kids the resurrection of Christ, it is our role as parents to make them see the real reason of…

Family Pictorial by Andrea Zubiri Photography

Most of our little family’s photos are not “Instragram-ready”. That’s because my husband just usually takes a quick groupie shot of us while his other hand is carrying our 15kg toddler. 😂 Well, because we don’t have a helper, it’s either we settle with the blurry selfie 🤳 or we beg a random stranger to…

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…