Motherhood, Review, Travel / 10.07.2017

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Since I was younger, holidays would always get me really excited! Back in the Philippines, it seemed as if we have long weekends every single month! How I miss those! My friends and I would always plan to go somewhere each holiday. Before being a mom, my husband and I would choose to just stay at home and relax to enjoy the holidays; and most of the time, I'd be online shopping because of all the great deals! After giving birth to my kids, I guess my adventurous side got awakened; or maybe it gave me the perfect excuse to force my husband outside our house (he loves to stay at home). I found myself planning family trips for every holiday and for every occasion. Last 4th of July weekend, our family visited Washington, DC to enjoy the long weekend. If you have toddlers like I do, this post is perfect for you. Today, I will be sharing what you can do in Washington, DC with your kids.
Motherhood, Review, Travel / 05.07.2017

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Taken at the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C., Lorissa's Kitchen meat snacks filled with protein As a mom of 2 toddlers, I'm always on the go - be it taking the kids to a farm or a park, play dates, or going out of town; our weekends are mostly spent outside. Kids are kids; they love to explore, climb on top of things, get dirty, and so much more. To make up for the fact that my husband and I work full-time 5 days a week, we take them somewhere fun every weekend to let them do all these things that they love. Being out and about means that I have to make sure our diaper bags are filled with snacks, tons and tons of it. And it's not just any snacks, I have to make sure the kids' snacks are always healthy.
Motherhood, Review, Travel / 13.06.2017

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My daughter used to be scared of water - pool, ocean, anything. Even when I thought she has finally gotten over her fear of water, she really didn't. It wasn't until recently when she started showing interest in playing with water. She would constantly tell me how she wants to swim in any body of water she'd see, even a small puddle of water. How cute, right? We've taken her and my son to an indoor pool near where we live quite a few times during the colder months; and she'd constantly tell me she wants to do it again. So last Memorial Weekend, my husband and I thought it would be perfect to bring the kids to Massanutten Resort.
Kid's Fashion, Motherhood, Review / 01.05.2017

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toddlers wearing Snow White & Star Wars Galactic Cloak Jedi costume from Little Adventures, comfortable, affordable, practical, and washable costumes for kids I adore seeing kids, especially babies, in costumes because they just look so adorable in them. Ever since becoming a mom, I've always been looking forward to Halloween because that means I can dress up my kids in cute costumes. What I didn't like about costumes is that they're so uncomfortable and impractical; not to mention that they're expensive and they get ruined when you wash them. Which is why I've always been an advocate of practical "costumes" that you can wear over and over, like the ones the Inside Out characters have been wearing. But that was until I found out about Little Adventures.
Motherhood, Reflections, Review, Travel / 24.04.2017

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76th & Newbury personalized art for house decoration or gift for any special occasion, family travel map log I adore anything personalized. If you've seen my son's first birthday party, you'll see that I had most of the decorations, even his outfit, personalized. Whenever we'd go home to Manila, I'd have something made that's personalized for my kids if not for our family, like our family hand print on a ceramic plate. I treasure every memory I've made (and yet to make) with my family, and having something personalized captures that perfect moment and ensures that we'd be able to look back years from then and remind us how happy we were or little the kids were at that moment.
Motherhood, Review / 17.04.2017

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Mommy and toddlers holding I See Me! personalized children's book From the time my kids were born, I always make it a point to include reading to them in our routine. When they were younger, I would read to them every night before they go to sleep. They've always loved reading; which is why I would always give them a book as a gift for any occasion. But now that they're a little bit older, they seem to have a shorter interest in books; and seem to be more interested in playing other toys. I guess it's my fault because I somehow let our bedtime story slipped into the every day craziness of our lives.
Motherhood, Review / 13.04.2017

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My mom is one of the women I know who isn't addicted to shoes; she is fascinated to flip flops (the ones with great quality) though. I can still remember back when I used to live in the Philippines, I would always take her out on a date for Mother's Day or her birthday and give her a new pair of flip flops. She would always get excited every time I get her a pair so I thought that's what she really wants. But that was until I became a mother and actually got to experience what being a mom is really all about.
Reflections, Relationships, Review / 10.04.2017

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woman with a guitar playing a song I love music and I can definitely say that music has been a huge part of my life. I remember back when I was younger, I would turn to music either when I was happy or sad; especially when I was heartbroken. There's something about hearing someone sing some words accompanied by a melody that makes it so heartfelt and extremely relatable. I absolutely remember I used to cry while listening to a song when I was trying to mend a broken heart; while I used to feel really in love and happy when I was listening to cheery songs. And for some people, music has become their way of expressing how they feel which is why people write songs.
Motherhood, Review / 03.04.2017

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Toddler using Minnie Mouse soapsox to make bath time more fun Most kids I know hate taking a bath; but my kids don't. Sure, they used to hate bath time when they were babies but they grew to love it. Maybe it's because they got used to taking a bath since it's part of our routine. And even when they're crying the entire time, we still do it; which maybe is why it has paid off. I honestly don't know why but I'm just thankful they love it. My son actually looks forward to bath time ALL THE TIME. As soon as I say "It's bath time", he immediately starts taking his clothes off and would start crying if I don't help him out. My daughter, on the other hand, is in that phase where she's imaginatively playing in the tub. She likes to "swim" in the tub even though there's not a lot of water in it. So I am all for anything that will encourage her imagination and make bath time more fun for her.
Relationships, Review, Travel / 13.03.2017

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Couples celebrating their wedding anniversary usually do something noteworthy for their special day. Some couples go on a date and do something they both love doing; a few try to re-create that memorable night when they exchanged their vows; while others go on a romantic trip for a few days or even weeks. However, celebrating wedding anniversaries with kids, especially younger ones, can be challenging. Dressing up and getting dolled up to go on a date with your spouse if you haven't had enough sleep for a few nights in a row can be such a chore; I'm sure you'd rather just stay at home and spend it getting the sleep you've longed for in a while. And how on earth could you go on a romantic trip with a baby or toddler with you?
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