• Motherhood

    Pregnant at 43

    What an amazing way to end our 2019 with a big blessing!!

    WE’RE PREGNANT!
    👶 5w6d
    ⏩ Aug 1, 2020

    I know, it’s not going to be an easy journey but it’s going to be worth it.

    Towards the end of November, I realized I still didn’t get my period, but if it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t think I am pregnant ‘coz there were no signs and uneasy feeling, not even cravings, at all.

  • Child Care,  Guidance & Discipline,  Parenting

    Are Old Parenting Filipino Practices and Beliefs Worth Reviving?

    I became a mom for the first time 13 years ago, at the age of 30. At that time, I heard and actually followed (and still following) some of the old practices and beliefs that the older generation practiced for years. Here are some of the practices that I grew up with and am aware of:

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    Po and Opo. Children are taught to say “po” and “opo”  whether you are related or not. It is a must to insert these words in every sentence that you use when talking to elders. Unfortunately, my children haven’t practiced this that much as their first language was English. However, I always remind them about it and they actually do when they remember.

  • Lifestyle

    Break Down Your 2020 Goals with a Specially Made Viviamo Planner

    A new year often marks a new beginning—and with it, a promise of hope, joy, and excitement. Goals are set and calendars are marked, whether it’s getting into shape, setting up a new business, or creating a travel destination bucket list.

    It can be overwhelming when you’re faced with the reality of your decision. It isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Where do you start to make your dreams for the year come to pass? How do you ensure that you get to follow through on your commitments to yourself? How do you get rid of being overwhelmed and stuck, fixing your eyes on the prize? This October, Viviamo!, Inc., maker of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, is set to release a new line of products for their 2020 collection. Each planner is designed to fit different lifestyles and needs while helping its users achieve their goals for the year ahead.

  • Food & Travel,  Lifestyle

    7 Things Filipinos Will Love About Bangkok

    Bangkok is one of those places that’s so much like Manila and yet so different at the same time. It feels so much like home in some respects, but it also feels like a whole new world in many others. That’s just one of the appeals of Bangkok to Pinoys, one of the reasons why many keep on booking a Bangkok tour package every year or so.

    Are you still on the fence about booking that trip? Or are you looking for an “excuse” to have another vacation? Here’s a list of just a few things to love about Thailand’s bustling, exciting capital.

    PADTHAI

    The Food Thai cuisine is one of the most popular in the world. From traditional dishes like pad thai and mango sticky rice to exotic delicacies like deep-fried bugs, you definitely won’t go hungry when you visit the Thai capital. It’s a paradise for foodies and those who travel for the sake of trying unique and delicious food. In addition, like Manila, Bangkok is full of street food options. Food carts and stalls are on every corner, just waiting for you to try their yummy offerings. You can also find even more food options when you visit the malls. Here, the choices expand to neighboring Asian countries’ cuisines, like Japanese and Korean. You’ll also find a lot of Western dishes with a Thai twist. In short, if you love food, then you’ll love Bangkok!