As a mom, your day and energy can easily be consumed by just taking care of your kids and entertaining them; so it’s not that hard to take yourself for granted in the process. To be honest, I am one of those moms who easily gets lost in all the craziness that happens every day in their life. Luxury for me these days are being able to take a shower, put my moisturizer and lotion on, and spending a good 5 minutes all by myself before hearing “Where’s mommy?” or “Mommy, come here!”. I know how doing something for yourself can…

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Happy Thursday, lovelies! Aren’t you excited that it’s just one more day before Friday and then we can all relax and enjoy the weekend? But who am I kidding? As a mom, there’s no such thing as relaxing even on weekends; it’s okay though, I actually enjoy lounging in my PJs the whole day while spending it with my family doing nothing. But on days that we have to go to work, of course, dressing up is a must. Since fall isn’t in full swing yet, I am taking advantage of it by still wearing spring/summer clothes. Other than the trapeze dress which I wore here,…

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I grew up in the Philippines where the only seasons we’ve had are summer and spring; but ever since I lived here in the United States, fall has quickly become my favorite season. I love how beautiful this season is, especially when the trees started changing colors; I love the crisp air; I enjoy having to dress up in layers (something I didn’t get to do back in the Philippines) but still not feel as restricted as you do in winter. And the fact that there’s a bunch of fun fall activities that you can do with your kids makes me love this season even more. That…

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These pictures were actually taken 2 weeks ago when it was a bit chilly in the morning but warm in the afternoon, so this blue Trapeze dress that I bought when I was pregnant with my daughter (see what other “tricks” I did so I didn’t have to wear maternity clothes here) is just perfect for that kind of weather. I’ve worn it with a scarf to take care of the morning chill, then removed it in the afternoon when the temperature had risen to 80s. Even though it has long sleeves, the fact that this dress is so light and flowy makes it very comfortable to…

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Since One Awesome Momma had just recently moved from WordPress.com to a self-hosted site, why don’t we celebrate it for a bit? And what better way to do a celebration than to do a post about a party, right? Let me share with you all the details of my son’s safari-themed birthday party that we threw for him last Saturday. Photo taken from here. Location – I didn’t want to host the party at home since we only live in a tiny apartment so there’s not going to be a lot of space for the kids to run around in. The first location…

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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 all the time as soon as he turns 1; it just gives me the peace of mind to let him try anything. That said, my husband and I have…

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Whoever said that “Accessories can either make or break an outfit” knows what they were talking about. I believe that accessories are the key in creating different looks for the same pieces of clothing. You can wear the exact same tee shirt and jeans numerous times but look different every time by pairing it with different accessories. Wear them with a pair of sneakers and a hat for a casual look or you could wear a leather jacket over the shirt and put your favorite pair of boots on for an edgier look; the possibilities are endless. Last Thursday morning, I knew that we will be driving off to Great Wolf Lodge (to celebrate…

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My son turned 1 recently and if you don’t know it yet, I wrote him an apology letter; you can read the letter here. Of course, we had a family dinner to celebrate his birthday. Other than spending time with my family, dressing up the kids is my next favorite thing during special occasions. I chose a checked shirt paired with a yellow twill shorts for my son; each less than $15. I can’t believe how time flies; it feels like it was just yesterday when he was born; but look at him now, he’s all grown up. While my daughter wore a romper…

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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 (not to cause a scene or anything) during each and every contraction. As soon as Papa arrived,  I hugged him and tears fell – I wasn’t sure if…

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Although there has been a drop in the temperature last week for a few days, it was just temporary. We are still enjoying Summer and I plan to enjoy every bit of it. This $15 striped culottes that I wore yesterday is just perfect for the warm Summer days and the Momma duties that I had to perform. I brought my daughter to her first dental appointment yesterday and she wanted to be carried from the parking lot to the dentist’s office. I also had to move a lot while we were waiting to be called because she wanted to switch between the play room and the waiting room…

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