I have to say that I’ve been VERY fortunate to not have to deal with a public temper tantrum for the entire 3 years since becoming a mom, until recently. To be honest, I’ve been dreading it because I don’t know how to react or how I would handle it. My daughter is really sweet and cheerful; and although she would sometimes cry in public, she would ALWAYS listen to whatever I told her. Things would never escalate to a temper tantrum. I guess she learned early on that when Mommy says no, there’s nothing she could do to change…

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This ride-on car was provided by buybuy BABY for free in exchange for my honest review. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. Don’t you find it amazing how our babies grow up so fast? And doesn’t it make you wish that you could stop the time? I know I do! I can still remember how tiny my daughter was and how she was so dependent on me and my husband during her first year of life. But now, she has grown into this sweet, thoughtful, and witty girl right before my eyes. She’s always expressing her…

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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…

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Kids’ clothes can be expensive especially since you have to get them new ones every 3 months or so (when they’re babies) and every 6 months (when they’re a little bit older as seasons change); and any practical tips that we can share to each other so we don’t have to buy as much clothes would really help, right? Which is why today, I am going to share with you 3 genius hacks to make your kid’s clothes last longer. Buy Clothes That Are A Size Bigger To make your kid’s clothes last longer, you should always buy clothes that are a…

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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…

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Do you ever wonder how our kids, as young and innocent as they are, know what love is? While my daughter (especially my son) may not be able to tell me exactly how she defines love even if I ask her, I honestly think it’s when…

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My daughter first started showing interest in the potty when she was 18 months. Being the excited mom that I am, I rushed to my nearest Target the first chance I got and purchased this potty. One day, she said she wanted to go to the potty so we just sat her there and she peed on her own. That was pretty exciting for us but we didn’t do anything after that because her school won’t be able to do potty training until she’s in the 2’s room. Since my husband and I work full time during weekdays and she’s mostly in school, we didn’t want her getting confused; so we decided to wait until she has moved up to the 2’s room, where they’ll be taught how to use the potty, before we start potty training at home.

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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…

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Back in November, we drove to New York for a few days to show my parents around. I would consider it as one of the most stressful trips I’ve taken so far with my kids, mostly because I was trying make sure that my parents get to see as much tourist attractions as possible while also trying to accommodate my kids’ schedule. I was always rushing to enjoy where we were because I knew we had to leave soon so the kids could take their nap on time. So today, I’ll be sharing with you what to do (and not…

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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…

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