• What kind of mom do you want to be?
  • Printable: Family Budget Binder
  • Pinteresting Finds: Baby Boy’s Bedroom Ideas
  • Designs You’ll Love: Free Printable February 2015 Calendar
  • The colorful 2015 Monthly Calendars by ShiningMom.com are here!

A New Treat: Cream-O Brownie Crunch!


The little cousins in the family had a playdate last weekend. Do you know what they munched and enjoyed? The Jack 'n Jill Cream-O Brownie Crunch! These new sweet treats sent over to our home by Universal Robina Corporation and Stratworks taste like the classic rich chocolate brownie but with a twist: they come thin and crispy, hence, more exciting!  There are two variants to choose from, the Peanut Thins and Choco Chips. The Cream-O Brownie Crunch Choco Chips is for those who go ... [ Read More ]

What kind of mom do you want to be?

the kind of mom I want to be

I remember asking myself that very question before giving birth to Kyle, which I again asked myself a few years later when I was in doubt if I was indeed raising him the way I wanted to. And since I'll give birth to one more love in a little less than a month from now, here I am again assessing myself, asking this very same question: What kind of mom do I want to be? I want to be the kind of mom who finds joy in my kids' achievements no matter how big or small they are. I want to be that ... [ Read More ]

Printable: Family Budget Binder


One of our goals as a family this year is to  better handle our finances. We target to increase our savings and we dream to further our small investment. Our family is growing hence we need to run our finances smoothly. My husband and I made a clear commitment this year:  We have to better handle the money we have to spend and save. Our Simple System of Budgeting What's your family's system in budgeting? Are you using the old concept of envelope budgeting? Whatever it is, I am happy to ... [ Read More ]

Our Valentine Weekend


We had no definite plans as to how we were to celebrate our Valentine's Day. The night before that, we were contemplating whether to go to Angeles City for the Hot Air Baloon Festival because we knew Kyle would surely love to see the balloons, or to just stay home since we knew traffic would be heavy and the restaurants, crowded. But since we woke up late and the Hot Air Balloon show was scheduled to start early, I told the boys that we just stay at home. But my husband insisted that we go ... [ Read More ]

How we bond with our baby on the way

pinto museum kid

Just a little more than 4 weeks and we're finally meeting our new baby. I am joyous feeling how ready I am now to welcome another child to love fully. My heart also melts seeing how eager the dad and the little big brother are to welcome the new member of our small family. Well I think our regular bonding with my bump for the past weeks has helped us build a stronger emotional connection with our little darling on the way. The pregnancy app I’ve downloaded says that as early 6 months, baby’s ... [ Read More ]

Pinteresting Finds: Baby Boy’s Bedroom Ideas


I've been checking out photo inspirations on Pinterest on how I could possibly fit in our soon-to-arrive baby's crib in our small room in such a way that it will look nice. And alongside, I came across several bedroom ideas for baby boys that made me swoon and silently pray to be able to bless my kids to stay in lovely rooms such. Here are the dreamy nursery rooms for boys that I found. I am so inspired to work harder!         Let's all have ... [ Read More ]

Newborn Essentials: A Mom’s Checklist!

maclaren techno xt

We came home from a big shopping of newborn essentials yesterday, and boy, it was tiring, overwhelming (and costly), but fulfilling and exciting at the same time! It felt like five years ago when Alex and I were about to have our first-born Kyle.   Since it has been 5 loong years (which by the way flew by in just a swift), we no longer  have most of the items that we bought and borrowed for Kyle since we gave them away already (and have served the other lovely babies in the family so ... [ Read More ]

On loving two: Will I be able to love my second child as much as my first?

kyle and mom

Before my husband left for work this morning, he casually asked if I was already ready to be a new mom again. “Not yet completely”, I said. I shared  how I excited I am with the arrival of our new joy on the blog last night, but I guess I am being a bit emotional right now knowing that it's going to be so soon (hormones,maybe?). I am concerned about being a mom with two children to love. “How can I equally divide my love to both of my children so that one does not feel ‘less loved' than ... [ Read More ]

The colorful 2015 Monthly Calendars by ShiningMom.com are here!

2015 calendar free

It's the time of the year that you start scouting for your 2015 calendar and I hear you! Today on the blog, I am sharing another free printable monthly calendar for the year 2015! Since you've enjoyed the 2014 bold and colorful version, I have just created a similar one. Each monthly calendar comes in vibrant splash of refreshing colors, plus lots of white spaces for you to write on--- great and perfect to use to plan your new year ahead! The 2015 monthly calendars I've posted here are ... [ Read More ]

Printable: Charts for Special Dates to Celebrate!

Special Dates Charts

Since it's the season of love, I am sharing some love:  My printable Special-Dates-to-Remember sheets. With these freebies, you'll never forget another birthday, anniversary, or any other special moments to celebrate again! You can hang these Special Dates printable on your wall or put them in your home organizer binder. You'll love the refreshing colors I've used! They come in three lovely versions, choose what you like! For the Family: Special Dates to Remember Charts The first two charts ... [ Read More ]