BE IN THE MOMENT: How My Child Teaches Me About Mindfulness

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…

Susuru Japanese Cuisine at The Pop Up

While we’ve been taught that eating quietly is one of the mealtime manners we should never break, a loud sucking sound while eating is actually fine in Japan. 🇯🇵 Susuru, the Japanese word for “slurping”,  is a sign of appreciation for a meal in Japanese culture.  The slurping is an expression of how much a…

Ensure food safety this holiday season with GLAD products

The holiday season is a joyful yet busy time of attending or hosting several parties and get-togethers. Since food is a big part of any event, homemakers and hosts should give importance to food safety and handling. One wife and mom who’s very particular with proper food handling and safety is culinary entrepreneur Happy Ongpauco-Tiu….

Enjoy unlimited coffee or tea date at Katherine’s Cafe

That much needed coffee break is best spent with a friend. ☕️❤️ We definitely need a good laugh and those genuine face-to-face conversations once in a while. 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 Spend quality #cuppyhour with your favorite person at @katherinescafe Chat with a friend over refillable coffee or tea and a tower of delectable pastries. Avail this afternoon…

Laundry Tips for Busy Millennial Moms

I have to be honest. I’m no pro when it comes to doing the laundry. When I was single, I honestly had somebody-else do the laundry for me. While I willingly did other chores like home cleaning and dishwashing, I never attempted to do the laundry as I felt that it would consume too much…

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…

Learning about Dental Care for Kids at Tooth Princess Dental Clinic

My latest struggle with our one-year-old was toothbrush time. 😊 Yes, we always fought when I needed to brush her teeth. She cried, ran, and did everything to escape Mommy and the dreaded toothbrush! I tried different strategies — pretending the toothbrush was an airplane trying to get inside her mouth or saying that the…

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…

4 things I learned from being a “helperless” working mom

I’ll share with you my secret frustration these days.  It’s my failure to get a household help, a nanny, a yaya.  Finding a helper is a constant item in my weekly to-do list that I never get to accomplish. It’s a task that neither my online searching nor my husband’s exceptional networking skills can achieve….