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…

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…

Repertory Philippines’ Summer Workshop for the Performing Arts

Whether you’re unlocking your child’s artistic talents or exploring the exciting world of theater for yourself, there’s nowhere better for you to do so than at Repertory Philippines (REP) Workshop for the Performing Arts. From April to July, REP is holding its annual summer series of intensive courses in Performing Arts, ranging from basic to…

The Venice Grand Canal of Metro Manila ❤️

Weekends are worth waiting for! ❤️ Whether in our bedroom or somewhere outside our comfort zone Quezon City, quality time with these two is a perfect breather.  Out of my 32 years as a QC girl (exagg, I’m definitely older than this mall), it’s my 1st time to visit Venice Grand Canal or Venice Piazza….

Scared of Momo? Go for old school activities for kids

Since we’re all scared that our little ones will be victimized by Momo and other scary stuff online, it’s time to think 🤔 of more worthwhile activities than watching videos online. Bring out the artists in them by letting them paint or draw. Read books for them or with them. Teach them to play board…

My Baby Products

I love bath and dress up time with my daughter! ❤️ That’s why I also get excited when I learn about baby bath and hygiene products, especially when they contain natural ingredients and they smell good. One of the quality baby brands in the market today is My Baby. As a brand trusted by moms for…

Fisher Price Shoes for Children

My daughter Tash has only 2 pairs of shoes. Being a practical (ok, and kuripot) mom, I believe that a toddler like her who spends 5 days in a week inside our home sweet home does not need too many shoes.  I told my husband that a few pairs of shoes are enough at least…

TOY RECO: Fisher Price Block Picking Wagon

Our 26-month-old daughter is now a certified little explorer. The so called “terrible two stage” isn’t too terrible after all when you witness your child achieve milestones one little block play at a time! 😊   Seeing her progress, I sometimes feel excited about sending her to school but I also know that she’s too young…

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. 🥰

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…

Magic On Ice at Smart Araneta Coliseum

Spend the Christmas season with the family by watching “Magic On Ice”, an ice illusion spectacular that has wowed millions of audiences in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. This year, Filipino families have the chance to watch the show for the first time. It will run from December 25 to January 1, 2019…

Is your child getting enough nutrients from his milk?

Aside from a well-balanced, nutritious diet, giving your child a glass of milk has been shown to help support your child’s well-being. Aside from being a source of calcium, a glass of milk can also provide essential and important nutrients for growth and mental development. As parents, however, it is important to take a closer…

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….

Baby Company’s Project Nursery

Decorating the room of the little one is an exciting activity for us parents. From choosing the furniture design to picking the color theme of the room, we surely spend time and money just to give a safe and cozy room to our little bundle of joy. Furniture and linens for a child’s room, however,…

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…