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

Yoga at Urban Ashram Manila: Flexibility Not Required

Yoga: a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. The goal of yoga, or of the person practicing yoga, is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating… (Wikipedia).  To quote Urban Ashram instructor, yogi Marc Macadaeg, “yoga is basically a way to quiet the many voices in your … 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

Pura Stainless Steel Bottles for Babies and Toddlers

I still remember when I was a kid, I used to have my own insulated drinking bottle lined in stainless steel with a plastic body.  And I had it for a very long time. When my children were babies, and until they were able to drink from a glass, I only had plastic bottles and tumblers … Continue reading

Out with the Old, In with the New Firefly

Brushing the teeth is a non-negotiable part of my kids’ daily routine.  Though there’s still the occasional resistance from the boy and the girl, our kids’ oral care challenges have been more manageable for the past year or so. A few years back, they used to avoid any form of oral care.  I know we’ve … Continue reading

Year-End Round-up: Favorite Finds in 2011

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds / RavesIt’s the last Friday of the year, so I’ll be sharing more than one Mom-Finds. We’re counting down to 2012 and I thought it’s fitting that, aside from great new finds, I post a year-end review of my favorites in 2011. From food to fashion, these products and services … 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

Christmas Wish List: What Women (Wives) Want

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday – Homemakers / WivesFor this Family Friday post, I have decided to focus on what women want for Christmas. Well, in particular, what wives want! The wife and the mother are what we call in Filipino ilaw ng tahanan – the light in their homes that guide the family. … Continue reading

Rwo Shur Foot Reflexology at The Reflex Zone

RWO SHUR Health Method of Reflexology, also known as Taiwanese-style reflexology, is distinctive for its use of very firm pressure that focus beyond relaxation to detoxification and revitalization.  This natural healing method was developed by Fr. Josef Eugster, a Swiss missionary in Taiwan, over 30 years ago. Foot map illustrates the reflex zones on the feet I became a believer of … Continue reading

Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: Pesticides in Produce 2011

I regularly receive newsletters from Environmental Working Group.  A few months back, they sent this updated list and since July is Nutrition Month, I thought I’d share this very useful guide to all of you, which I’m sure many of you already know by now —  EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide in … Continue reading