Let your heart design

“Mom, let your heart design,” Tash said to me yesterday while I was busy working. ❤️🖍🎨 I’m not sure if she heard it from one of the children shows she’s been watching, but I really think it’s a catchy tagline or an empowering mantra for the second half of our memorable 2020. 🤓 Surely, the…

Scent of coffee beans and handwritten love notes

Scent of coffee beans ☕️ and handwritten love notes 📝 Whatever it is that makes you smile genuinely, enjoy it. 🧡🤎 Allow yourself to get a taste of those simple pleasures — warm hugs, genuine laughter during a Zoom call, unexpected food delivery from a friend, milktea or that indoor plant you just bought. When…

DIY Hair Removal and Pampering Products from Strip It

Three months in quarantine, how are your underarms, mommies? 😆 I know it’s not a great topic to talk about, but underarm hygiene is one of our womanly concerns (well, at least in my country). For a woman living in a tropical country, I just feel that hairless underarms are better for personal hygiene. Especially…

Toddler Playgroup with Teacher Ella

Three months ago, we were planning to enroll our three-year-old in a pre-Kinder class. Then Covid 19 pandemic happened, and our plans for our toddler’s education were suddenly put on hold. Just like other parents, our priority is our child’s safety. We don’t want to rush things and push with what was planned if it’s…

Coping with anxiety during quarantine

“Motherhood is driving me crazy!” I used to think this statement is an overstatement…until I got quarantined…during a pandemic…with a toddler. It’s been 55 days since the Philippine government declared a community quarantine, which evolved into “enhanced community quarantine” to “extreme enhanced community quarantine” due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Whatever it’s called, this lockdown…

Creating Cookies and Cream Ref Cake with Nestle All Purpose Cream

I saw a photo of Millennial Moms PH creating Mango Graham Icedrops, and it inspired me to #createwithcream once again. 👩‍🍳 I’ve been using Nestle Cream to make ref cakes since I was still single. Of course, it’s the easiest dessert to make, right? 😅 But with the right amount of Nestle cream mixed with…

Life lesson from a quarantine summer

This magnificent mango tree is the scenic view closest to Masungi Georeserve that we can enjoy this quarantine summer. 🌳 🌤 Every morning, Tash and I will open our room window, stare at this beauty, greet it good morning, count the birds that fondly nestle on its strong branches and marvel at the many fruits…

Missing my fearless, carefree self

Imagining the adrenaline rush of our thrilling ride in the middle of the majestic Paoay Sand Dunes 🤩 How I wish I can shout my heart out like we did back then, willingly embracing the unseen wind right in front of us, joyfully surrendering to every unexpected bump and turn. Yes, we all want that…

PHOTOBOOK GIVEAWAY: Turn your family photos into Disney Photo Books

With the Enhanced Community Quarantine extended in the country until May 15, one of the things we can do at home is to reminisce and bond with the family by looking at our digital file of old photos and turning them into our family photo books. Thanks to Photobook for giving away 1,000,000 “Kids Fun…

iWant app’s new section can help keep kids learning and entertained at home

While schools are closed and parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy, iWant has launched a new section packed with shows and movies that facilitate learning and fun.  Embark on exciting adventures in animated TV shows such as “Peppa Pig,” about the well-loved cartoon pig’s escapades with family and friends, “Monk,” about…

HiPP Organic Kindermilk for children 3 yrs and above

When my daughter was 1 year old and I was still a full-time working mom, I used to give my child HiPP Organic baby food. I discovered the brand while checking out the drug store for organic food for little ones.  As a first-time mom, I did my online research about it and found out…

Hey Sugar’s National Hair-free Day is on March 19

Be confidently hair-free with a heart ♥️ this March 19! To celebrate its #NationalHairFreeDay, Hey Sugar Waxing Salon will give FREE organic underarm waxing or eyebrow threading. Visit any branch from 11am-3pm on this day, avail of the free service and donate a minimum of P20. All proceeds will be given to the rice farmers…

NEW Joy Baby Dishwashing Liquid

Isang patak, tanggal ang sebong sangkatutak! 😍 No doubt, Joy Dishwashing Liquid has provided many homemakers effortless dishwashing experience with just one powerful drop. I can attest to that because as a teenager less than 20 years ago, Joy really made my dishwashing “training” super easy and somehow enjoyable. Now that I’m in my 30s,…

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…

The Learning Library’s Summer Workshops 2020

Looking for a summer workshop that will help your child develop the love for reading and appreciation of the Filipino language? Check out The Learning Library’s workshops and enrichment programs. The Learning Library has 9 summer branches in Quezon City, Makati, San Juan, BGC, Alabang and Sta. Rosa, Laguna. For more information, you may check…

BE IN THE MOMENT: Life lesson from children

In a generation where multitasking has become a way of life, practicing mindfulness is something easier said than done. Though I have read a lot of articles about it and attended quite a few events that promote it, being mindful is still something I find hard to consistently do. As a work-at-home mom, I try…