Summer-Perfect Ipanema Hot Sands Sandals

The month of March signals the beginning of summer here in the Philippines, and we can all expect something new and fabulous from our favorite fashion brands, from clothing to footwear. Ipanema is no exception as the popular Brazilian flipflop brand recently unveiled the Gisele Bündchen Hot Sands Collection — a colorful and summery collection … Continue reading

Mom-Finds: Online Shopping at Mothering Earthlings

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds and Raves / Fashion finds “…an Earthling Mama makes room for her Earthlings to explore style and self expression, even when some of the choices her Earthling makes do not fit her own sense of style. Our vibe and our style are about creativity, imagination, touches big and small that … Continue reading

What Parents Should Know About Acute Otitis Media

Otitis Media: inflammation of the middle ear. Otitis means inflammation of the ear; media means middle. This inflammation often begins with infections that cause sore throats, colds or other respiratory problems, and spreads to the middle ear. These can be caused by viruses or bacteria, and can be acute or chronic. – medicinenet.com (Photo from … Continue reading

Chillin’ Over Fro-yo at Tutti Frutti – SM Center Pasig

A perfect way to spend a warm sunny day is hanging out with fellow moms over a nice cup of healthy frozen yogurt.  Thanks to Tutti Frutti at SM Center Pasig, I was able to do exactly that one lovely afternoon.Our host for that casual get-together shared a brief background about Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Taekwondo Classes for Kids

Third Friday of the month:  Sports / Recreation Taekwondo (Korean) – tae means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with fist”; and do means “way,” “method,” or “art.” Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the art of the foot and fist” or “the art of kicking and punching.” … Continue reading

Mom-Friday’s Lumpiang Cheekoy (Tikoy-Cheese Sticks)

Kid#1 – eating cheese stickKid#2 – eating lumpiang tikoyMe – Tikoy+Cheese+Lumpia wrapper =Accidentally yummy-freaky goodness!  That was my shout-out at my Facebook page yesterday after cooking those snacks for the kids. This surprise happened while I was frying my favorite lumpiang tikoy first, then followed by the cheese sticks requested by the girl. With the last tikoy … Continue reading

Chicken Charlie Take-out Lunch

There are days when we feel like just ordering in food. Okay, let me re-phrase that — I feel like NOT cooking food.  Last Saturday was one of those days and I decided I’d just order from this fairly new food outlet in our neighborhood called Chicken Charlie. I’ve been wanting to try our their … Continue reading

A Valentine Poem

“Roses are red, viotets are blue, you are the Best and… I love you.” This was a Valentine project from my boy — a unique, crafty pop-up card. Yes, he misspelled “violets” and I’m guessing he wrote the word like how he heard it from the teacher, I’m sure. And it actually made this card … Continue reading

Family Friday: 5 Critical Needs for Emotionally Healthy Children

Second Friday of the month:  Parenting / Family “Being a parent is one of the greatest joys that one experiences in life, but also one of the most difficult and anxiety provoking responsibilities any of us will ever have…yet we come to it almost totally unprepared, with little or no training.” – Dr. G. Newmark … Continue reading

Ready for the Sun with Beach Hut

It was our first Serenitea “tweet-up” and I was having great conversations with bloggers Noemi, Jane and Rone.  Noemi then spotted a friend there who, incidentally, is one of the young folks from Dragon Edge Group. This dynamic company is 100% Filipino-owned and carries the brand Beach Hut, among others. Beach Hut Kids with SPF 65 is a mild, clear … Continue reading