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

Condominiums have always been thought of as only fit for young professionals – never for families. But over the years, condo living has switched from being known only as a yuppie’s pad More »


Life Schooling and Parenting Advice by Gladys Reyes and Thammie Sy

“The most important thing you should do is be there whenever your children need you the most,” shared Gladys Reyes on what she learned as a mom. At the Baby & Family More »


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 »


Who Wants to Join a Mother’s Day Selfie Contest?

As we celebrate Mother’s Day, Baby & Family Expo would like to give tribute to all loving moms! All mothers are invited to join, MOTHER’S DAY SELIFE CONTEST! Just take a selfie More »


Frozen Themed Birthday Party Ideas

My daughter will be turning 7 in exactly 2 years and 3 months from now. We are so excited! Well actually I’m the one more excited. We are now starting to plan More »


Pregnancy Costs: Keeping Your Little Human Being Alive is Expensive

Lately, my daughter has been bugging me about having a baby sister. She keeps asking me when will we have another baby and I always keep telling her that, me and dada More »

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

BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014, the country’s biggest family expo where families love to shop, learn and play is on its 2nd year! The BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014 is a one-stop shop for More »

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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 »

Work at Home Jobs for Moms

There are many pros and cons of being an OFW.  Number one benefit is the income factor. You can earn double, sometimes triple the amount of salary that most people have here More »

Hair Coloring Activity for Mothers and Daughters

It’s been really cold these days. We usually stay inside the house, sleep, draw, color and watch a lot of Disney movies. And speaking of color, my daughter and I had a More »


Family Survival Tips for Visiting the Enchanted Kingdom Theme Park

December is indeed the busiest and jolliest time of the year. I was able to enjoy my 3-week vacation by attending to a lot of family and friend reunions, parties and ofcourse, More »


Making New Year’s Moneywise Resolutions: How to Reduce Household Expenses by Atleast 30%

My mother-in-law just handed me this book by Vic & Avelynn Garcia last week. It’s titled “Kasusweldo pa lang, UBOS na?”. It’s a self-help book on how to reduce expenses by 30%. More »

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.

Move Over Channing Tatum. My Husband is also Sexy in his own Unusual Way


I hope the FIBA World Cup will end sooner. Everytime my husband watches basketball game, he can’t seem to hear or see anything besides the TV. What is it about men and basketball anyways?!

Honestly, we fought about this basketball games early in our marriage. But as years go by, I became adjusted to it. I learned how to understand and give him his space when it comes to this. Besides he’s a hardworking man, he deserves this privilege.
It’s commercial break. He came up to me a minute ago. He’s trying to check on me, asking me if I have something to write on this blog. I told him, “Nothing yet, I can’t think clearly because you’re too loud watching your basketball games on TV.”
He kissed my head. That sweet gesture never fails to make me smile. He said, “Well why don’t you write about men and their love for basketball.”
The commercial break is now over. He went back in front of the TV before I say anything.
I don’t want to write anything about basketball. I hate basketball! But you know what, I suddenly remembered how we hang out together in college. I always find him sexy and irresistibly attractive when he’s playing basketball and volleyball. I still find him irresistible even when he’s just watching basketball. I know it’s weird for me to say that. But hey! I find my husband irresistible in a many unusual ways. Very unusual.

Here’s some of them:

Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” Music Video and Her Awkward Dancing

Anyone seen Taylor Swift’s new video? Not yet? Well you should. It’s been a while since she last released a new album and it was just last August 18 she uploaded this new music video in YouTube called “Shake it off”.

Let’s talk about the song first. I love the lyrics, Taylor Swift wrote it with such wit and emotions. Anyone who’s having a hard time dealing with other people’s criticisms can absolutely relate to this. And boy, she is fully aware on what bashers say about her and her infamous love life. What better way to fight back? She gets back at them ala Taylor-Swift-style…. she writes a song about it.

The song somewhat sounds a bit similar to Bruno Mars’ “Locked out of heaven” and Le1f’s “Wut”. It was catchy, and has a feel-good-easy –to-the-ear pop beats into it. Although, I must admit, I kind of missed Taylor’s country songs. Maybe someday she would come back doing those country music again.

Now about the video. There’s twerking and ass involved in this video but it doesn’t look sexual and explicit like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj’s trashy videos. By the way, I just saw Nicki’s “Anaconda” and it’s a certified NSFW. It’s all boobs and ass. I can’t even remember a word from the song. I’m not even sure I heard “Anaconda” word into the song. The song was forgettable. This girl who sang “Independent Queen” deserves a shot in the music industry than Nicki. Really.

Sorry I got carried away. I’ll talk about that one on my next article.

I enjoyed Taylor’s Swift video. It’s somewhat a satire version of A-Z Dance, coincidentally also using Le1f’s “Wut” song. There was a lot of awkward dancing from Taylor Swift herself. Which I love so much! It reminds me of that dance scene from Napoleon Dynamite movie. It’s encouraging me to dance in public. Ok maybe not. I just told this to my husband. And he’s giving me a warning look. Hahah!

Anyways, I’ve got to practice my freestyle move. Privately for now. Hahha! Awkward dancing might not be so awkward I guess. Thanks Taylor Swift!

My Favorite Robin Williams Quotable Quotes

I know a lot of us were shocked and devastated by the loss of Robin Williams. It was a sudden tragic death. I grew up watching his films Peter Pan, Jumanji, Jack a lot more. Mrs. Doubtfire, was the first film I saw. My dad and I love watching Robin Williams’ movies because it makes us laugh all the time. He has a very comical and entertaining sense of humor. His funny wisecracks and witty improvisations are so unforgettable.
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