• A Laid-Back Long Weekend
  • Appebon Kid: “Batang Ganado, Batang Can-Do”
  • Babypalooza + Sansfluo Giveaway!
  • Fresh Designs: August 2014 Calendar by Shining Mom!
  • Printable Reading Log for Elementary Kids

A Laid-Back Long Weekend


My family just arrived from a trip to my hometown and Alex's as well.  The boy had been bugging us to take him to his grandparents hence we grabbed the opportunity of the other day's holiday plus his study holidays (after his quarter exam) to  finally visit them in the province. As expected, our four days of break in Isabela were beautifully and restfully spent. Since my parents' country home is just a 15-minute drive away from Alex's, the days were equally spent in both of our homes. Lucky ... [ Read More ]

Appebon Kid: “Batang Ganado, Batang Can-Do”

appebon kid, batang ganado, batang can-do

One of the things that I am very grateful of for having this blog is getting invited to events that make me a more informed mom. To mark Nutrition Month this July, I got invited by Appebon Kid coordinated by Nuffnang Philippines to an insightful talk for moms involving kids’ nutrition in which Appebon Kid’s newest campaign was also launched with the theme: “Batang Ganado, Batang Can-Do.”   The event was an intimate gathering of moms where one of the country’s respected pediatricians, ... [ Read More ]

Babypalooza + Sansfluo Giveaway!

Babypalooza Aug 2014 flyer

The Babypalooza Bazaar is here again! Sellers of baby products and service providers will once again come together to showcase their businesses on the only baby fair that features not only brand new but also gently used  items for babies and pregnant mommies. Parents can get access to the latest and cutest baby products and shop to their hearts’ content in an air-conditioned venue on August 16 & 17, 10 am to 7 pm, Walter Hogan Conference Center, Ateneo de Manila in Quezon City. During ... [ Read More ]

Fresh Designs: August 2014 Calendar by Shining Mom!


I've never been this excited with my free printables! Today on the blog, I am sharing my daintiest work just yet--- the freshly designed free printable August 2014 calendars! They're cute and pretty and they come in very refreshing colors! I hope you'll like them! Cute August 2014 Calendar I am listing this calendar first because it's my favorite! I love the bright hues that I used here, and that little bird embellishment from Craft Artist. How do you like it? Dainty August 2014 ... [ Read More ]

Printable Reading Log for Elementary Kids


For our printable this week,  I have created Reading Logs for our kids to keep track of their daily or weekly reading. I haven't started using these charts for my preschooler just yet, but very soon I will! It's a great way to keep track of a child's reading success! The Reading Log Printables The following are the printables included in our Reading Log printable set: Daily reading log sheet (2 versions) Reading log sheet (2 versions) Teacher's tip: If you have more than one ... [ Read More ]

The Power of Praying Parents

praying parents blog

In one of my last days of work at the institution I had joyfully served for eight years, I had this special coffee session with one of my colleagues. Funny that we never really went out in that span of working years together when in fact I consider her as one of my closest. Maybe because she was always busy and maybe because we each had our own sets of friends. Our conversation was a heart-to-heart one.  We talked about why I had to leave the institution I have dearly loved, my dreams, my ... [ Read More ]