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…

Humabi Bags: Bags for a Cause

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Humabi is a Filipino word for “weave”. All Humabi bags are made out of plastic straw ropes that are handwoven by the women at the correctional institution of Davao City, who are mostly mothers. Every bag bought helps the livelihood program of these women and a portion of the proceeds go to the scholar students of Philippine Science High School. Read more…

What have you stopped doing together since you got married?

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Is there any activity you and your partner stopped doing together when you got married? The type of activity you loved to do during dates, but found yourself not doing enough of when you were husband and wife?

I was in for a surprise one day when my husband and I found ourselves with an hour to kill. I suggested we go to a coffee shop. He suggested something else. Read more…

Heyjow Love

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My Heyjow necklace was perfect with my royal blue dress.

Heyjow is a local jewelry brand known for its layering set necklaces and charming elegance. I got my first Heyjow piece as a gift and am loving it! Its sweet simplicity is the perfect accent to any outfit.  Read more…

Bar Dolci Lunch

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An espresso cup of Gelato from Bar Dolci.

Office breaks are best enjoyed when there’s good food. I often eat lunch at my desk, or buy from the building cafeteria then eat the packed lunch at our office pantry. There are times though that one officemate would invite another to eat out, and before we know it, we’re pushing our chairs away from our desk, walking in the noontime sun, eager to take a yummy break.

One of my favorite go-to’s for office breaks is Bar Dolci. On the first floor, it looks like it’s simply a gelato place. That’s what I thought for a long time. But one visit led us to look more closely around — they served lunch! They had lunch specials, called their Chef’s Specials, at PhP195. It came with a main meal, a glass of iced tea, and a scoop of gelato. Not bad! Read more…

Family Dining at Silantro

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Beef Nachos from Silantro

SILANTRO is a restaurant that serves Filipino and Mexican food. My family and I tried it for the first time a few days ago and we enjoyed our Silantro experience!

We were at UP Town Center the other day, thinking about where to eat for lunch. We’ve been anticipating Silantro’s opening in UP Town for awhile now so when we saw it was having its soft opening last Wednesday, we went for it!!! Read more…

2016 Schedules for FLEX, ALC, LEAP

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Ready to take a leap this 2016? I recommend this series of programs that will nurture and empower you to embrace your greatness. The amazing experiences from the programs have filled my life with so much love and so much power — a gentle kind of power.  Read more…

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