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Fill your home with love #WeAreHomeMade

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#WeAreHomeMade

I’ve been told I don’t love my son enough because I work full-time. I’ve dealt with “Ano ba yan?!” kind of stares from strangers at restaurants when my then-toddler shouted at our table. I saw folks stare at my 6-year-old’s stained khaki pants during graduation. Even I was surprised — those black stains sure weren’t […] Read more…

Alone Time Finally

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alone time

That’s just part of what being a Mom is like, right? Juggling everything, dropping a few balls but realizing it’s okay, you can pick them up anyway and start juggling again. Then you get into the groove of it until finally you’re dancing to the rhythm of busy-ness and before you know it, you’ve decluttered the play area, fed your husband and son dinner, sang a lullaby to your son till he drifted off to dreamland AND got a long shower somewhere in there, which makes you feel a little more human but very much a winner. Oh yeah. I love days like this. Read more…

Don’t blink — they grow up so fast

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The author and her son, taken in 2011.

I can’t remember the last time I changed my son’s diaper.

I can’t remember the last time I held his hand to help him walk.

I can’t remember the last time he talked in baby babble and I didn’t understand.

CS Lewis said, “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different…” I think about that now and can say that it’s very true about raising children. I remember the agonizing feeling of seeing the sun rise while trying to make my infant son sleep. The dawn reminded me of the few times I’d sneak back into the home after a night of partying. But the dawn took on a different meaning once I had a baby. At that time I just wanted the sleepless nights to end. Looking back, I wish I had handled it with more grace, that I had cherished each moment even more lovingly. Don’t blink – they grow up so fast. Read more…

My Belkin Wishlist

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The Belkin Family RockStar 4-Port USB Charger has universal compatibility too!

My family is big on gadgets. There isn’t a day when we aren’t scrambling for chargers or anything that makes using our gadgets easier for us. My husband uses his phone and tablet for work, I use my phone for working on the road and playing games, while our 6-year-old loves watching Youtube unboxing videos.

This is why I think the following Belkin products complement our family lifestyle super well! I’ve already put them on my Lazada wishlist. These are my top 5 most wanted Belkin products. 😀 (Most needed too!) Read more…

Funny things my kid asked about pregnancy

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I want to nurture my son's inquisitive nature! (Image from Pixabay.)

My 6-year-old son is becoming more curious about how babies come to be. He saw an old picture of mine when I was still pregnant with him. Timmy: “Mommy, is there a baby in your tummy?” Me: “Yes!” (silence from Timmy) Timmy: “Mommy, did you eat the baby?” Haha! I laughed out loud when he asked the question, […] Read more…

Insights from theAsianparent’s Digital Mom Survey

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theAsianparent Philippines

“It doesn’t matter who brings home the bacon. The mother decides how it’s cooked.”
— Roshni Mahtani, CEO of theAsianparent, on Mom being the chief of the household

This was one of my favorite highlights from last Friday’s theAsianparent Asian Digital Mom Survey. Media practitioners, bloggers and marketing experts were invited by Tickled Media to meet theAsianparent.com Philippines’ Parenting Advisory Board, as well as get learnings from their Asian Mom Digital Survey. It was awesome to be part of this event! Here are highlights from their report, as well as the insights I really enjoyed from the speakers. Read more…

Walking on Stars

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Walking on Stars

Slowly, I’m beginning to feel “normal” again. Normal in the sense that I get to be happy with different parts of my life. The funk I was in was really draining and disheartening. But now I can say I’m walking on stars again — moving towards something lovely, bigger and more promising, and happy while on that journey. Read more…

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