• Being with family
  • Overcoming My Fear of Surgery During Pregnancy
  • Involving My Child in Planning His Birthday Party at School
  • 2014 Edition: 12 Awesome Party Venues for Baptism and Birthday!

Why I Miss Being a Teacher

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Last Saturday was the celebration of World Teachers' Day. I haven't checked my messages on Facebook for more than a week, and when I did just now, I've seen some notes from my former colleagues and students, sending their warm greetings on the special day. Reflecting, I've realized it's only this year ever since I graduated from college, that I am not in the classroom teaching.   My being a teacher certainly had its ups and downs, struggles and highlights but I could proudly say ... [ Read More ]

Being with family

May I ride your bike, lolo Jess?

I haven’t blogged again for a couple of days because as you may already know, my scheduled surgery is nearing (it’s going to happen next week), hence I did some preparations before the day comes. Aside from my hospital visits, I spent most of my time with my family—showering them with my love because I know I would be in physical pain in the coming days, because I might not be able to caress them as much as I would want to. So my days have been filled with love-giving (and love-receiving), ... [ Read More ]

Overcoming My Fear of Surgery During Pregnancy


These Days. It's only these days that I am feeling strong again, both physically and emotionally. I have long wanted to share my deepest fear but I would burst into tears each time I attempt to blog about it. This very moment is different however. I want to pour my heart out with someone, with you. It's wee hour of the morning, my husband is out of the country and our first-born is asleep; and as I write this post, I feel the enormous strength of a mom rushing in. I also see my cup ... [ Read More ]

Involving My Child in Planning His Birthday Party at School

Mommy and Kyle. Thanks Josef for this photo! We love it!

Exactly a month from now, the boy is turning 5 and he has been counting down for weeks already! I can't blame him, almost every month, a classmate hosts a birthday party in his class and he said that together with other kids in his train (they are grouped in trains), they talk about their birthday plans during break time. Indeed, kids who are coming up on their 5th are showing a big interest in party planning! "I want a LEGO party, mommy!" The boy requested. "And let's we make it fun!" The ... [ Read More ]

The Safety Zone Event

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Last week,  an informative event for moms and dads was organized: The Safety Zone Event. It was the first of its kind as it brought together trusted experts to talk about ways to help keep children safe. I'm happy to know that parents flocked to Babyland Shaw Blvd to participate. The event was organized by Halo SleepSack Philippines, together with Babyland Baby Stores. It was also a charity event, as 100% of the ticket sales were donated to Children’s Hour. Thanks to Ms. Ives Lim-Esteban for ... [ Read More ]



Have you tried Pansit Cabagan (PANsi Cabagan)? If you travel up north this is one delicious noodle dish that you must try! It's surprising that I never got to  blog about this native delicacy when in fact my hometown Cabagan is its origin. Travelers would often drop by our town to savor the unique taste of our very own pancit!   The History of Pancit Cabagan I had the chance to access the study conducted by the Socio-cultural and Higher Education Research Department of Isabela ... [ Read More ]