Personalized Name Labels for Kids’ Stuff from Sticker Kid

Decades ago, the “back to school season” made my mom extra busy. She spent several hours patiently and lovingly writing our names on our new books and school supplies.  I never understood my mom’s OCness when it comes to putting names on our stuff until I became a mom. I now admit I have inherited…

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…

4S to protect your family against Dengue

Yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a national dengue alert because of the growing number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease.  The DOH recorded 106,630 dengue cases nationwide from January 1 to June 29, 2019.  (Source: ABS CBN News) With a huge number of dengue reported, many of us parents are surely worried. We…

Superbook is super back! Superbook Season 4 on ABS CBN every Sunday morning

As children, my brothers and I enjoyed watching Superbook cartoons on television. I must say that aside from the Church and our parents, Superbook cartoons played a big role in teaching us Christian values by telling Bible stories in a way that’s enjoyable and understandable for little children. When I found out that my favorite…

Johnson’s Cottontouch Lotion and Top-to-toe Wash

What’s new inside my Mommy bag? 🤔 It’s the Johnson’s cottontouch Face & Body Lotion! 💙 Together with my keys, powerbank and wallet, this new product from Johnson’s deserves a space in my heavy bag. After trying this product at the Johnson’s Mombassadors event, I can’t last a day without applying it to moisturize my…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…