• 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!
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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 ]

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 already sharing another free printable monthly calendar set for the year 2015! Since you've enjoyed the 2014 bold and colorful version, I have just created a similar one. Each monthly calendar come 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 ... [ Read More ]

The Week That Was: Battling Morning Sickness + Dating with Family & Friends


I haven't written for a little more than a week on this blog. It's because of the pregnancy.  I am experiencing persistent lightheadedness and frequent bouts of dizziness. I've seen my OB-GYN  twice this week because of the difficulty. Glad that I feel better right now hence I am finally on my laptop, and hopeful that it progresses in the coming days so I could get back to work. My OB said the feeling of lightheadedness is probably due to to my insufficient food and drink intake because right ... [ Read More ]