Do you ever get those photos with your toddler right?

I admire parents who always get their photos right. 🤩 I am in awe of well captured precious moments with energetic kids posing like a pro with their moms and dads. That’s definitely a talent… if not a miracle. 😄 For me and my little family, having a decent photo is a rarity.  As you…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Traveling then and now

When I was single, I used to travel a lot with friends. I used to be a fan of seat sales and office group travels. That season of my life is over. 😅 Nowadays, the exciting thought of travel comes with a bunch of other considerations: what’s the budget, can I bring the husband and…

Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay: Holiday Destination for Families with Kids

Many things change when you already have a child. That includes your choice of anniversary celebration! 😊 My husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary last September 5.  Instead of watching the sunset together in a romantic cruise or doing one of those exciting backpacker trips as a couple, my husband and I celebrated…

Survival Tips for Traveling WITHOUT Your Little One

Traveling when you’re already a mom isn’t easy. In the last five months, my work had required me to be on two out-of-the-country business trips — one week in Sydney and 3 days in Singapore. My younger and single self would’ve rejoiced at the thought of work-related travels. But now that I’m a mother, things…

Dicasalarin Cove: Coz Baler is not just for the Surfer

When people say Baler, the first thing that comes to mind is surfing. So being the non-surfer and “not so sporty” person that I am, I wasn’t that excited when my husband told me that we’re going on a Baler trip with his officemates.  Aside from the fact that I’ve been to Baler before, I…

Tips for traveling when pregnant

I was 3 months pregnant when my family had this Singapore-Malaysia vacation. I was blessed to have a healthy pregnancy two years ago. I’m thankful that pregnancy didn’t hinder me from working as well as doing the things I love. Are you pregnant but must travel? 🙂 Below are some of the things I did…

Sydney Travel Guide

I had to fly to Sydney for my client’s business expo three weeks ago, and I thought it was a good idea to bring hubby along.  It’s like killing two birds with one stone — we get to check one item in our couple travel goals, and I get an instant temporary marketing assistant in…

Family Fun at Dreamplay, City of Dreams Manila

Since it was a holiday, hubby and I took our one-year-old to Dreamplay by Dreamworks Manila. It’s a theme park inside the resort and casino complex, City of Dreams. Dreamplay is a great destination for families looking for fun activities for both kids and adults. 🙂 Operating Hours and Ticket Price Dreamplay is open from…