Babypalooza bazaar

Babypalooza Bazaar on November 29!

On November 29 at the Walter Hogan Center in Ateneo de Manila University, the Babypalooza Bazaar will once again bring together a diverse group of sellers who will be showcasing unique and More »


Confessions of a Slightly Paranoid, Introverted Mom

I am writing this because I can’t find my secret stash of sweets and I want to be alone at this moment. Most people characterized me as the loud, chatty person. Little More »


Five Compelling Reasons Buying a Condo for Your Family is a Wise Choice

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Life Schooling and Parenting Advice by Gladys Reyes and Thammie Sy

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RITMO: Teaching Kids Life Skills and Concepts Via Music

What do Gary Valenciano, Jolina Magdangal, Rivermaya, The Dawn, Itchyworms, Barbie Almalbis-Honasan, and Julianne Tarroja have in common aside from being well-loved singers in the local music industry? All of them have More »


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Frozen Themed Birthday Party Ideas

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Shop, Learn and Play at Baby and Family Expo PH set in August 2014

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Fun Stuff to Do with your Kids on Rainy Days

Yuri had bronchitis last week. She had fever on the 1st day, it was gone the next morning but then she started coughing a lot and having difficulty breathing, so I took some More »

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Babypalooza Bazaar on November 29!

Babypalooza bazaar
On November 29 at the Walter Hogan Center in Ateneo de Manila University, the Babypalooza Bazaar will once again bring together a diverse group of sellers who will be showcasing unique and indispensable products, clothing and gear for babies, young kids and parents. Pre-loved (gently used) as well as brand new items will be available during the bazaar to give the parents lots of choices at different price ranges and budgets. Visitors will also get a chance to bring home goodies and prizes from our event partners, like Huggies, Lactacyd Toddlertubs, Guard and Momble.

Sticking to their goal of being a family-friendly affair, Babypalooza will also provide special areas for play, relaxation, learning, diaper changing and fun. Mothers can nurse their babies at the Uyayi Philippines Breastfeeding Station, kids can have fun at the Little Bambushka Play Area.

Confessions of a Slightly Paranoid, Introverted Mom

I am writing this because I can’t find my secret stash of sweets and I want to be alone at this moment.

Most people characterized me as the loud, chatty person. Little did they know, I’m also a little bit of an introvert. I am that noisy introvert who prefers alone quite time with myself. I am that kind of a mother that prefers to be at the back or the hidden corner of PTA meetings. And I’m the one secretly wishing that my daughter would stop inviting her playmates at our house simply because I can’t deal with their noises. Well there’s a lot more. Here are my confessions of being a slightly paranoid, introverted mom:

You’re Not Alone Renee Zellweger. I Got Criticized Too Because of Looking “Different”

Renee Zellweger’s face became the trending topic this week. It’s was unfortunate that most people are making fun of her because she looks different now compared to her younger Jerry Maguire days. Hypocrites asking “What happened? Or shall I say, what went wrong?”

I instantly felt bad for her. I got that same question one time from a former colleague when he saw a younger, slimmer picture of me 5 years ago. And I went ballistic. I was so offended and repeated the question to him. Boy I was ready to put my middle finger in front of his face. But I did restrained myself a little bit and just gave him my oh-no-you-didn’t face and said, “What went wrong?!” Do you realize how offending you sound to me right now?” I stopped there. It’s enough to make him realize that I am so appalled by his rude comment to me. From that day, he became conscious of what he says to me.

Celebrating my Birthday: 29 Things I am Thankful For

Four days to go before my 29th birthday. As usual I don’t have big plans to throw a party for myself or anything.

I’m not really a fan of celebrating my own birthday. Probably because I don’t have that many good memories about my birthday. I usually just take one day off and treat it like any ordinary day. I have 4 days to go before I turn 29. My little one is more excited than me as usual. She’s requesting cake and balloons like it’s going to be her birthday.

Thinking of those not-so-good memories. I think they are not bad at all. It all happened because it was all meant to be. This is what I’m going to give myself to my birthday. To thank all that bad memories for the last 9 years, because it was meant to be. If it weren’t for those bad memories, I wouldn’t be as happy as I am today.
I am grateful for everything that I have in my life right now so I will do a “7 day gratitude challenge”. Well, because I’m turning 29, I’ll be listing 29 instead. Here goes:

Juicy, Tasty and Crunchy Lechon Kawali Recipe

“You are so irresistible… “, that’s me talking to my Lechon Kawali. My officemates and my husband were craving for this mouthwatering pork dish for weeks now. I decided to give in to my cravings and cooked it yesterday. I’ve been always afraid to cook it because of the dangers of deep frying it. The last time I cooked it, it was dry, bland, overcooked and not crunchy at all. All that battle wounds of frying it only resulted into an epic fail.
I had to try cooking it again and with a few modifications, it became a hit! It’s now juicy, tasty and not overcooked at all. You have to try it yourself.

Best Free Mobile Apps for Weight Loss

Losing weight is expensive. Especially the exercise videos, gym membership and hiring a personal trainer can be really costly. Good thing though you can have them all in a handy dandy mobile application that allows you to get access on all information of how to lose weight. Best thing about it is that most of them are all free.

Had an Amazing Budget Friendly Family Trip to Picnic Grove Tagaytay


We went on a family trip to Tagaytay last week and it was a blast! We toured the People’s park, Mahogany market and Skyranch. But what we have enjoyed the most is our trip to Picnic Grove Complex located in Barangay Sungay East –End, Tagaytay City. It’s a one stop place for fun, relaxation and adventure. They have plenty of amenities available like, kid’s playhouse, horseback riding, fish spa massage center, butterfly sanctuary, zip line adventure and a lot more!

The entrance fees costs Php 50 each. Cottage rentals ranges from Php 100 to Php 500 depending on the size. Parking fee is Php 35 only. The place was clean and not so crowded when we went there on Saturday, but it gets a little bit crowded in mid-afternoon. It is still most favourable to visit Picnic Grove on the early morning because it is cleaner and less crowded. They have assorted food stands and souvenir shops, the price is ok. But it is more advisable if you just bring you own food there, it’s more practical that way.

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