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 (published in The Asian Parent Philippines)
After becoming pregnant and giving birth, a shocking reality confronted me --- my clothes as a petite young lady no longer fit my brand-new “mommy-of-1” self! I’m sure some moms can relate with me that it’s not easy to accept this drastic change in physical appearance and figure. Though we try to joke about it… Continue reading Ellie & Me Mommywear: Give your mommy wardrobe a make-over
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)
Our children deserve the best in everything -- including the best mom ever! And though we may have our own definitions of "best mom", we all ought to work on achieving that mom goal of being the best person that we can be for our little one. But before we can give our best self… Continue reading Bringing Out the Well-rounded Mom in Me through Unmother’s Day at Eastwood City
Many women in my generation keep an awful picture of labour and child birth in their mind. Blame that on exaggerated movie scenes, grandmother’s anecdote, or the stressful child birth video clips presented during Biology class. Thanks to all these, the thought of another human coming out of your own body is now as disturbing as zombie invasion.