Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Funky Summer with Funkita and Funky Trunks

Yesterday, R shared that on the way home from swim training, he was keeping track na in his head the schoolwork that needs to be done when he gets home. Then he broke into a smile as he realized that school's done! Wala nang homework! Hahaha! YAY!

Now he can focus on swimming dahil summer na!

I have water babies! Instead of asking me to buy new summer outfits, the kids request for new swimsuits or swim gear.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Weekend Footnotes: Xavier Ball + A Lesson In Graciousness

This is the last weekend before summer break officially starts for my kids.

But for my graduating girl, she's technically done with school already and so her social calendar is booked solid with parties and hohols with friends. Her weekends are fully booked, so in effect this #tsupermama is also. Maybe it's also because a lot of her friends are turning 18 this year, so they are celebrating that, too!

The weekend that just passed by was no different, she attended a friend's birthday party on Friday, and then nung Saturday I helped her prepare for Xavier Ball. She was invited by the same guy who asked her for Xavier Prom so we kinda know him a bit more na.

Monday, March 5, 2018

NCR Palaro 2018

I am my kids number one cheerleader in their victories.

Also their most ardent supporter + encourager in the challenges they go through.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Faber Test: Define Your Allergies Before They Define You

When LifeScience Center for Health and Wellness invited me to the launch of the Faber Test, I said yes right away because I wanted to know more on how to help my son who has chronic allergic rhinitis.

Do you experience morning sneezing and runny nose? What about itchy, red eyes? Itchy throat, incessant coughing, breathing difficulty? Irritated skin or itchy rashes? Those are just some of the inconvenient symptoms of allergies. Some allergies can manifests in a more severe way or even fatal that requires a medical emergency.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Weekend Footnotes: A Birthday + Chinese New Year 2018

This long weekend was a very busy one for my family.

We celebrated Valentine's, C's birthday + Chinese New Year. In between all that, J also was invited to 2 birthday parties, so the weekend was in full swing.

14Feb: Valentine's
It was a good Valentine's Day for me because I got the Cuyana bag that I have been eyeing for some time. In the early years of our relationship, C used to give me dozens of Ecuadorian roses. Ang mahal! Tapos in a few days, malalanta na and I have to throw them away. When we got married, and I was comfortable enough with him, I finally told him I would appreciate receiving something that I can keep for years.
More than 2 decades together. He gets me.
I'm not so much into flowers. But yes to practical gifts.

Friday, February 16, 2018

I'm Not A Perfect Mom, Just a Real One {A #BabyDovePh Campaign}

I've been a mom for close to two decades already, just one year shy. 

I can't even believe it if I didn't live my life myself.

I've said it often enough, this stage of my life is the stage that I am loving the most. I just love and appreciate my teens so much!

The ages my kids are in now are the greatest in my parenting journey. I get to witness their transformation into the amazing persons they are turning out to be. I have always told them that they are amazing, even during times when they weren't. My mommy-heart really believes that if I keep saying it often enough, they will believe it, and they will become it.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Baseus PH for Affordable Tech Accessories

Late last year, I was invited to the media launch of Baseus' flagship store in Trinoma.

I looked forward to getting first dibs because Baseus is a brand known around the world for good quality tech accessories with reasonable prices. The strength of the brand lies in its excellent product design. Baseus has been awarded multiple times for its design excellence.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Livin' Lovin' Locally

Just last week, I shared what went on during the Holidays 2017.  Food coma, di ba?

I was just re-reading that post today, because I'm a tita like that, and also because bringing up memories about my family always give me joy. After all, the primary reason why I started this blog was to give my kids something to look back on when they are older.

Anyway, the photos reminded me of how much fun we had celebrating New Year's Eve dinner at home. Ang dami pala namin kinain. At ang saya pala mag staycation!

I'll be honest, the staycations made me slack off a bit. Sunod-sunod kase parang na-disorient ako. I realized while we prepared for the food last New Year's Eve, I did not prepare for drinks. It's a good thing while I was checking the pantry I saw the Locally PH juices which were given to me when I attended their launch in early December.
Locally aims to raise awareness and appreciation of our local produce, 
and in turn,  support Filipino farmers and the farming community

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Holidays 2017

This is a very delayed post, but I still want to do it because I want to remind myself, again and again, of how lucky I am to have wonderful people to call family.

My husband and kids are indeed God's greatest blessing to me. They pretty much are the reason for the smile on my face, the spring in my step, twinkle in my eye... you get it!!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A Better + Happier + Healthier 2018

Another start of a new year!

For most of us, the start of the year always prompts us to self-reflect on ways on how we can be better. Last year, I added simple changes to our dietary routine. Simple changes that I'm sure we can maintain. As I've said, it’s all about the small changes that you can maintain which will reap huge health benefits in the long run.