When you’re a mom working in the corporate world but you’ve got no household help or yaya (and best Grandma ever is on “vacation leave”), you get to experience being a working mom, stay at home mom, work at home, mompreneur status all at the same time. I thank God that my work is super… Continue reading The Work-at-Home Perks of the Yaya-less Working Momma
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… Continue reading My Mom Mentor
Graceful ageing means juggling every ball of responsibility in our life without losing the balance, the poise, the gracefulness. It means being so busy outside yet not losing the peace within.
Every parent knows how crucial walking is for a child’s growth and development. Her first steps will lead to the first dance, the first run, the first climb. In his book Understanding Motor Development in Children, David L. Gallahue states that “Movement is at the very center of young children’s lives. It is an important facet of all aspects of their development, whether in the motor, cognitive, or affective domains of human behavior.”
Gone were the days when my precious time was all mine — when bath time was long and bed time was longer, when “after work” meant either heading to the nearby spa or changing to my Zumba clothes with my fitness buddies, when Saturday mornings meant snoozing til 10 am. In my mommy world today,… Continue reading How to make the most of your precious time when you have a toddler
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… Continue reading A Mom’s Joy behind every Halloween activity
Preserving this wonderful memory of my little Tash learning to walk. Her little feet are eager to take giant steps with Mommy’s feet as her supportive coach. Soon, she’ll be walking, running, climbing, traversing paths of her own choosing. As she will walk joyously on her own beautiful journey in this world, this picture will… Continue reading Little feet learning to walk
Putting my experience and sentiments to writing so other new moms like me won't feel weird or alone. 😊 Mommy brain or "momnesia" may seem funny and absurd, but there's so much more to it that people don't truly understand. Click here to read my article on The Asian Parent about how to positively deal with post… Continue reading My sharp memory is now just a memory (Published in The Asian Parent Philippines)
I'm so happy that Tash has another milestone: eating solid food! 🙂 Two weeks ago, hubby and I started to let Baby Tash take small amounts of broth, as per the instruction of her pedia. My Mom also started giving her rice water. She loves everything we give her. It isn't surprising why she's almost… Continue reading Tash’s 1st Solid Food…Avocado!
During the first weeks of breastfeeding, I stayed wide awake in the middle of the night as tears dramatically rolled down my cheeks. On my arms rested my baby, latching on me in all serenity. In every infant’s peaceful slumber, there is an unsung story of a mother’s restlessness. Read the full article on The… Continue reading The Oxymorons of Breastfeeding (Published in The Asian Parent)