On Family and Career: Are you successful?

“Don’t worry, honey,” my husband says, “God will make you successful, too.” I asked, “what about you?” He answers quietly, “I’m already successful”. I looked at him a little incredulously, “successful? How?” He looks at me, making sure I was looking back at him before he spoke, “I’m in a job that I love and I have a beautiful family.I’m already successful.”

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Not too married to date

One of the things that Jay and I agreed to work on when we moved to Taguig is our date day which became pretty much nonexistent when we had our third child and we moved to Cavite. It’s one thing to leave 2 kids for a friend to oversee and another to leave a 6 year old, a 3-year old and a baby!  Seriously, I’m their momma but sometimes, my kids drive me nuts! Even my mom, their grandmom, beg off from this task often. So, we pay our babysitter a bit more than the usual fee and pray that […]

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What it’s like to be Mrs. Palacpac (An account on 7 years of Marital Bliss)

About 10 years ago, Jay Palacpac and I sat it out at the Department of Foreign Affairs lobby awaiting the release of our passports. Our band then was supposedly booked for a 2-year gig in South Korea and a passport was necessary. It didn’t take long before we heard Jay’s full name being called out from the speakers. At the mention of his surname, I heard a few giggles which I sort of expected, but then, there it was, the clapping! Jay nonchalantly stood up and went to claim his passport. We were out of there a few minutes later […]

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ENTERING A NEW SEASON FULLY HOUSEWIFED!

If someone told me back in my youth that I would desire being a full time housewife and mother, the career-obsessed me would have laughed, “IMPOSSIBLE!!!” This morning, I’m nursing three glorious, new blisters in two fingers of my right hand I’ve acquired from sharpening my 5-year old’s 24 new colored pencils last night. One of those things you get from being a full-time, hands-on mom, and I love it! The blisters that I get are nothing! Being pregnant with my 3rd child while homeschooling my 5-year old, changing nappies and handling the demands of my 1 year old on […]

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