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This week, I had the opportunity to go with a group of mommy bloggers in the opening of Dr. Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital’s First Time Mom Unit to the public. The happiness in the hospital was very obvious, with pink and white balloons everywhere, historical photos of the hospital, and the laughter of some of the doctors filling the lobby. Everyone was excited with the First Time Mom Unit, a small but cute, enclosed area inside DJDMH specially designed to assist soon-to-be first time moms. It will be more than a decade (I hope)...

If there is any stage in parenting where you can really use your planning skills, it’s in the planning stage of pregnancy. I can confidently say that because, in my 13 years of parenting, uncertainty starts the moment your child comes out from you in the delivery room. But while you are in the planning stage, from the time when you and your husband had just decided that you wanted that little bundle of joy to that day when you start to babyproof your home before the baby arrives, that you will be able to perfectly handle given that...

A few months ago, my husband had to rush me to a hospital in the middle of the night because of shortness of breath. I was having allergy bouts but I ignored it since I thought I was just having ordinary cough and throat irritation. But that particular night, I found myself vomiting because my throat was too irritated and when I lied down to go to sleep, I woke up and found it very hard to breathe. My husband and I went to Commonwealth Hospital and Medical Center ER and for 2 to 3 hours, I was checked and given medication to ease out my...

I don’t consider myself as a devout Catholic nor do I wish to promote any religious sect. But why did I bring up this topic on my blog? First, these are the perfect days to reflect. Second, because I thought, why not? I was very hesitant before to write anything about religious topics because I don’t want to seem self-righteous and know-it-all, especially when it comes to being upright and Godly. I have made many bad decisions in my past, is still committing sins through my thoughts and so I know I am far from being upright...

Dishwashing is one of the most simple house chores which teens should be able to learn as early as they can. The reason is simple and it is because all of us will need to do it, at one point or another. Sometimes, I’m guilty of just letting them skip or not do the washing because they are studying or they had so many assignments to do. It’s actually wrong because when we do that, we let them think that they earn this kind of “entitlement” because they are studying their lessons. They need to understand that “house...

Have you tried going to a concert with your teens? For the first time, I did. And I’m glad it became a nice experience for the three of us. If you are familiar with K-POP, you must know this young boy band EXO and recently, they had a concert here in Manila at The Araneta Center. My kids are avid fans of this group and they were just excited to see their “bias” (the term they use for their favorite band member or idol) in person. I knew it was coming, paying for concert tickets, because they had been fans of other boy...

Hello Kitty is the only cat I ever adored. I haven’t been a cat person ever since (I’m a puppy person) but when it comes to Hello Kitty, I just swoon. My kids are fans too though we do not collect that much. But Tupperware Brands had released a Hello Kitty limited edition mid-month special we couldn’t resist. Hello Kitty fan or not, you’ll find this collection very much appealing. You’ll see why.Hello Kitty Perfume – You will love the smell as I did. It’s both floral and fruity, but not too sweet...

When my daughters were toddlers and before they reach age seven, playing kiddie games with them was pretty regular for us. We have kiddie parties at home, lots of singing, dancing and laughing when we are together. Even when we are with our in-laws, we all spend time listening to our little kids’ babbles and giggles. Oh how time flies so fast, and so we all say. Now, my two girls are grown up and some things have changed. Aside from the physical changes, they of course, do not want to play the same games as before. They also do not...

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