Moms’ Wellness Retreat at Nurture Spa

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday / Motherhood / Health & WellnessFinally, one full day at the spa for me. This thought was running through my head as I count the days to the spa retreat organized for our group.  I already pictured myself being pampered from head to toe without the care in the … Continue reading

RashFree: More than a Diaper and Rash Cream

Mild eczema, chafed skin, insect bites, and minor cuts — my family is constantly afflicted by these common skin problems and we apply so many different kinds of balms and topical medications.  I only have myself to blame for being too lazy to learn about and search for a ‘do-all’ product that we can conveniently … Continue reading

Family Friday: Pets and Kids, part 2

Second Friday of the month:  Home / Kids / Pets“I want to have a bird for my birthday.”“Did you know birds eat nuts?”“I want a rainbow bird.”After reading an article about love birds and parakeets to my girl sometime late last year, my girl can’t stop reminding us about her wish to have a new … Continue reading

Family Friday: A Mom’s Holiday Stress-Busters

Second Friday of the month:  Motherhood / Women’s healthAre you feeling the Christmas rush? I do. As of this writing, I’m not even half way done with my gift shopping — I used to be done by mid-November! Anyhow, I am dedicating this post to all the hardworking bodies out there who are feeling the … Continue reading

Family Friday: Video Games and Spelling

Second Friday of the month:  Schooling / Kids / Parenting iPad, Wii, XBox, DSi, and cartoon shows …they did this to my boy… This post will be all about the boy. With this latest feat, it now became 1000x harder for me to deny the fact that playing lots (and I mean hours and hours) … Continue reading

Family Friday: Tiny Tea Party at Taibun

Second Friday of the month:  Family time / Kids “Daddy, I don’t wanna leave yet… let’s have a tea party first!” I can’t remember what triggered our cravings one lazy Sunday afternoon — hubby was thinking about having some sweets while I wanted to indulge in a slice of tablea chocolate cake. It was then decided … Continue reading

Family Friday: 6 Favorite Kiddie Pastime & Bonding Activities

Second Friday of the month:  Kids / ParentingEveryday, my kids will have their ‘cat & dog’ fights, and some sweet moments in between.  It’s inevitable among siblings.  It doesn’t matter if they’re all boys or all girls, or both… they will kick, push, scream and fight, hug, play and laugh together. We’re no exception.The boy … Continue reading

Family Friday: LTO Gives Me License to Drive (again!)

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday – ParenthoodI hate to say it but it’s back to daily driving for me (sob, sob, sob)!  For the past 18 months, and counting, we have been very fortunate to have a stay-in family driver.  And for the past 18 months, I’ve been carrying around an expired driver’s … Continue reading

Family Friday: Yes, I’m A Stay-At-Home Mom & I Am Busy!

Second Friday of the month:  Mothering / Parenthood / Home Stay-at-home mom. Work-at-home mom. Full-time mom. Domestic diva.  Whatever you call us, we’re all the same potato. For this post, we’ll stick with the term stay-at-home mom, or SAHM for short.Before I continue, let me just say I have nothing against working moms because I … Continue reading

TOMATIS Method: Not Only for ADHD, Speech Delay and SPD

Second Friday of the month:  Family / Kids / HealthHaving the ability to hear does not mean you can listen.  Listening is voluntary.  When you can listen, you can learn better. Fidgety Lacks focus Easily distracted Sensitive to certain sounds Frequent need for repetition Clumsy and uncoordinated Seeks certain tactile sensations These adjectives may well … Continue reading