Mom-Finds: Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds and Raves After a year of blogging, I just realized I never did a beauty-related post.  And now that I think about it, I was never really into the hair and make-up stuff.  Ever since I started wearing (a little) make-up after college, I’ve kept my beauty regimen very … Continue reading

The ABC’s of Parenting – part 2

A few weeks after publishing part I of this parenting seminar, I was already done with this second part. But by some freakish accident, while editing, I pressed something and the whole article (save for the last 2 slides and intro) was erased! Then Blogger ‘Saved’ automatically before I can “Undo” and realize what just … Continue reading

A Quickie from The Cliff House to Nuvali

Third Friday of the month:  Travel & Leisure Don’t be misled by the title.  This is a family blog, so read on (“,) It was a bright and sunny Mother’s Day and the family spent half the day from Tagaytay to Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The plan was to have a nice and relaxed lunch at … Continue reading

Bedtime Believers Unite

“Sleep is one of the most important factors in releasing growth hormones, most especially for very young babies.  While your baby sleeps, her little body produces 3x more growth hormones.” – from  Last Saturday morning, I was fortunate to have been invited by Nuffnang to be a part of ‘Bedtime Discoveries – Mommy Meet-Ups’ … Continue reading

Pets and Kids

Second Friday of the month:  Family and Pets “Mommy, let’s buy an angel fish.”“Daddy, I want a bunny…now!”“Mommy, let’s get a new doggie and I’ll name him Buster.” The kids actually said those words.Since we moved to our current abode two years ago, with our pet poodle in tow, our home has never been lacking … Continue reading

Beat the (Election) Heat with Butchie’s Buko-Dayap Sherbet

The country is experiencing an unbearable heatwave, compounded by the ‘election fever’, this hot summer month of May.  And while we all anxiously wait for the official results, let’s all relax and cool down with this very refreshing sherbet! Last weekend, the kids and I dropped by Butchie’s Recipes along Wilson Street.  It just happened … Continue reading

My Mom-Friday is 1: Happy Mother’s Day!!!

12 months of blogging.  Wow, I finally reached the 1-year mark!   THANK YOU, thank you, thank you — for your encouragement and inspiration, for spending your precious time to read, to share your thoughts, or to simply drop by at the personal (web) journal of this multi-tasking mom. My Mom-Friday was “conceived” on the eve … Continue reading

Fusili with Smoked Chorizo

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook Fusili with Smoked Chorizo — that’s the answer to my previous post. One of you guessed it right, and I did realize that all your answers can be correct too just based on the mystery photo alone 🙂  So, thanks a bunch to those who joined and tried to … Continue reading

Mom-Cook: What Pasta Dish is This?

How well do you know your pasta? This is just for fun, okay 🙂I can’t wait for Friday to post this, but I have to. Consider this as a teaser for my first-Friday-of-the-month food post. We just had this for dinner and I thought that for a first try at this simple pasta dish, it … Continue reading