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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...

Are you ready for life in Mars ? You might not know it but there’s an increasing interest about The Red Planet, the planet Mars, these days. Just last year, NASA had just confirmed the evidence of water in MARS and since water means life for us in our planet Earth, the thought of being able to live in MARS had peaked so much interest in many people these days. Two decades ago, on my elementary days, I have already heard about ideas that there can be life in Mars. But as far as reality is concerned, I think we were too far back then....

As my kids approach their teenage years, I’ve started to notice behaviors that were not there before. And it pained me a lot. I didn’t realize that parenting can hurt you that much if you get too sensitive about it. If you have kids who roll their eyes sometimes when you try to discipline or teach them something, and you are annoyed to the max, welcome to my world. You Are Not Alone Yes, I’ve easily thought that its only my kids. And sometimes we parents have a problem with that. We often idealize other people’s...

Having the kids eat breakfast very early in the morning was a daily feat for me. I tried different strategies just to avoid me nagging on them daily to have something to eat before going to school.Some of my strategies which all FAILED were : 1. Cooking their favorite food (you know how kids are, they love hotdogs and chicken and nuggets) – BUT they can’t just eat these kinds of food everyday so I had to find another way. 2. Open the tv while they eat – I thought this will make them stay at the table and eat. What happened...

Doing the laundry can be a daunting task specially if you are not satisfied with how your clothes end up after you get them from the clothesline. Making our clothes smelling fresh is very important and that’s how I gauge it if I was really able to wash the clothes properly.A month ago, I went to the mall and had to commute. In the jeepney I rode, there were some student passengers who wore white uniforms. They looked clean to me but I smelled something unpleasant. The bad thing is that the students were girls. They may have looked...

Finding the perfect jeans for me is a challenge not only because I’m petite but I’m also chubby in the usual parts. Very ironic because I think my body is very typical of Filipinas my age, but when I’m looking for jeans, I find it difficult to find a pair for me because they are either too tight fitting on my belly or they are low rise ( they don’t reach my belly at all). I’m looking for a perfect pair of denim jeans from Levis just recently, I’ve already found my size and my style, but when I got to...

Yesterday, I realized I was entering into a much harder phase of parenting, the part when I think I have to start talking to my girls about sex. Everyone was doing something yesterday then suddenly, my daughter blurted out, “Mommy, what is orgasm?” That was unexpected because I thought the sisters were doing their assignments and I found out that the two of them are reading something from the laptop. Maybe they searched for something for their assignment and they saw the word. That moment, I felt the need to explain but then...