Motherhood, Reflections / 17.09.2016

I've been very particular with what my kids eat. While my daughter can eat anything (even unhealthy ones once in a while), my son can only eat the good food - no junk food, only healthy stuff. Whenever we eat something that's not healthy, he usually just stands there watching us - I know that sounds cruel but I just didn't want him to consume anything unhealthy until he's 1. That doesn't mean that he'll be eating unhealthy...

Motherhood, Reflections / 10.09.2016

To My Second Born Child, I can't believe it has been exactly 1 year ago (already). While Daddy and I were on our way to the airport to pick up Papa from an almost 24-hour flight from Manila, you decided you wanted to welcome him as well; that's when the contractions started. I ignored them because I thought they weren't the real thing. As we sat in the arrival area waiting for Papa, the contractions became regular and stronger. I tried to be calm...

Motherhood, Reflections / 25.08.2016

It was Wednesday afternoon, we just got home from work and school, my daughter put a couple of Minnie Mouse stickers on my arms. I got her sippy cup and asked her to drink. As she was drinking, she saw the wounds on my right arm. She held my arm and said "kiss". I lifted my arm closer to her cute little lips and she kissed my wounds, just like what I always do when she gets...

Motherhood / 19.08.2016

My daughter has always been scared of the water. She doesn't like the pool or beach at all, even fountains (I think the only water she likes is the water from the faucet when she's taking a bath). No matter how we tried to entertain her (give her a toy, show her how much we're enjoying it, etc.) while in it, she would always be anxious, would cling to me and fuss so our pool or beach time would always be a...

Motherhood, Women's Fashion / 17.08.2016

Dressing up and wearing high heels used to be two of my favorite things. I used to own different kinds of shoes to go with whatever outfit I was in the mood for - strappy sandals, wedge espadrilles, sequined pumps, snakeskin peep-toe heels, studded sandals, suede ankle boots, knee-high boots - you name it, I have it. But motherhood came and changed all that (no complains and definitely no regrets). Since giving birth to my 2 beautiful kids, flats...

Motherhood / 11.08.2016

In the Philippines, where I grew up, parents usually celebrate the baby's monthly birthday during his/her first year of life. They would usually prepare a few entrees and a cake (and, sometimes, other desserts) that they will share with the whole family. When my daughter was born, it was just my husband and me, so I opted to just dine out every month instead of cooking. We decided to do the same thing with my son's monthly birthday,...

Motherhood / 04.08.2016

My daughter has always been a good sleeper. She started sleeping through the night when she was 2.5 months. Even when we were weaning her off swaddling, she still did great. When she was sick, she'd just sleep soundly. We only had to do one thing - and that is to rock her to sleep. Yes, my daughter had been rocked to sleep since she was born. When she arrived, it was just me and my husband. We...

Motherhood, Women's Fashion / 02.08.2016

If you've read one of my earlier posts, you'd know that I managed to get through my pregnancies without having to buy maternity clothes. And it's not because my belly was so small that I didn't even have to; I just didn't want to. Why? First, they're expensive; and second (at least for me), there's not much variety. Instead of spending money on something I know I won't be able to use after I deliver, I...

Motherhood / 29.07.2016

Note: I may receive commissions from clicks or purchases made through links in this post at no additional cost to you. While I wish these commissions were enough to let me stay at home with my kids, they're really for paying the fees to keep this site up and running. Thank you for your continued support! When I got pregnant with my daughter, just like most first-time moms, I knew nothing about motherhood. I didn't know what stuff...

Kid's Fashion, Motherhood / 28.07.2016

It was one of those we're-running-late days because I didn't wake up early enough. And if you're a working mom like me, you'd know that waking up an hour before you're supposed to leave doesn't work anymore. In between taking a shower and getting ready for work, preparing healthy breakfast, changing diapers and clothes (and sometimes shortly after you've changed their clothes, they'd manage to get them dirty again), brushing those tiny teeth, fixing your daughter's...

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