New adventures and songs await kids in REP’s The Quest for the Adarna

The story of the Ibong Adarna has captivated children across the Philippines for generations. Repertory Philippines is bringing the colorful tale to life for families everywhere with a new English version called The Quest for the Adarna. Produced through RTYA (REP’s Theater for Young Audiences), the vibrant original musical will be running from September 14…

Personalized Name Labels for Kids’ Stuff from Sticker Kid

Decades ago, the “back to school season” made my mom extra busy. She spent several hours patiently and lovingly writing our names on our new books and school supplies.  I never understood my mom’s OCness when it comes to putting names on our stuff until I became a mom. I now admit I have inherited…

Children’s Swimming Lessons with Coach Chito Rivera

One of my “frustrations” in life is not being a good swimmer. 🏊‍♀️ Well, if we will stick to the basic definition of “swim” which is to propel one’s body through water, then I can say that I can swim. However, I never learned the proper way of swimming — the correct breathing, arm movements…

All-New Mercedes-Benz B-Class: The Perfect Mom-mobile and Family Car

Planning to buy a new car for your family? Scouting for a chic car for mom? Check out the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Since its debut 14 years ago, the B-Class has evolved into one of the German luxury car brand’s best-selling vehicles – thanks to its huge interior space, class- leading technologies, safety features and…

4S to protect your family against Dengue

Yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a national dengue alert because of the growing number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease.  The DOH recorded 106,630 dengue cases nationwide from January 1 to June 29, 2019.  (Source: ABS CBN News) With a huge number of dengue reported, many of us parents are surely worried. We…

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…

Little Rascals Wonderland: Mobile play ground for a fun kiddie party

While I believe that there’s more to a child’s special occasion than games and activities,  a parent like me really hopes to make my child and the guests extra happy on a special day by keeping the little ones entertained. Luckily, there are so many ways to spice up a children’s party nowadays.  From food…

Johnson’s Cottontouch Lotion and Top-to-toe Wash

What’s new inside my Mommy bag? 🤔 It’s the Johnson’s cottontouch Face & Body Lotion! 💙 Together with my keys, powerbank and wallet, this new product from Johnson’s deserves a space in my heavy bag. After trying this product at the Johnson’s Mombassadors event, I can’t last a day without applying it to moisturize my…

Pregnancy+, a must have app for expectant moms🤰🏻

I can remember my excitement when I got pregnant three years ago. 🤰🏻 Being a first time preggy in a tech savvy generation, I googled every day everything I can about pregnancy. ☺️ Since it was my first time, I became very curious on how it is to be pregnant. From what will happen to…

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 Giveaway from My Baby Philippines

The month of May has always been special to me. That’s because I celebrate my birthday in May. But after I gave birth to my daughter, the month of May became even more special. I am now a mother, and my heart beats with glee everytime someone greets me “Happy Mother’s Day!” Back when I…

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…

30 years of Pabaong Pagmamahal from Lemon Square Cheese Cake

“Where are we going today, Mommy?” This is Tash’s favorite line nowadays. Since I officially became a WAHM (work at home mom, nax!), we’ve been lakwatsa buddies — from swimming lessons to grocery shopping. And since the two of us can’t go hungry while stuck in traffic or while waiting for our turn, I always…

Bikes with no pedals from Kiddimoto

Ever heard of bikes with no pedals? 🤔 Yes, there’s such a thing! 🚲😎 Kiddimoto, UK’s original balance bikes, have no pedals but for a good reason. Without any pedals or stabilizers, Kiddimoto’s balance bike teaches children the key balancing and control skills needed to seamlessly progress to pedal bikes. 🚲 Their bikes can be…

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…

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…

Summer Workshops, Activities and Classes for Kids 2019

In just a few days, we will officially say hello to Summer 2019! Aside from it being a great time to rest, summer can be children’s opportunity to develop new skills or hone their talents. Why let children waste several hours just watching videos online when we can enroll them in a worthwhile summer activity,…

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…

Develop the love of reading through The Learning Library Summer Programs

This summer, let your kids develop the love of reading and appreciation of the Filipino language through programs of The Learning Library. The Learning Library offers English and Filipino programs that help improve comprehension and make learning enjoyable. By developing fundamental skills through enjoyable and accessible literature, the Learning Library advances independent learning critical to long-term academic success. Literature-based, highly interactive programs anchored on a…