Marriage Upgrade: When the issue is NOT the issue

Jay and I have been attending Marriage Boosters, A Marriage Upgrade the past two Wednesdays with our church at Victory Fort. We prioritize these kinds of activities that would help us strengthen our marriage and identify areas that we need to work on as a married couple. And marriages take a lot of work, don’t they? We’re on our 12th year and it’s just as challenging, sometimes even more, as on our first year. If there was one thing we’ve learned from people we consider our mentors, it’s to invest in our marriage and make these opportunities to do so a priority. […]

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A Birthday and an AirBnB staycation

Our eldest recently turned 11 and he didn’t want a cake. He just wanted an additional model to add to his Gundam collection and put together for his video channel. He says he’s not much into cakes and would much rather have ice cream instead. So okay, we got him his Gundam and we had Ice Cream, but since his birthday falls on a holiday, we decided on having a staycation. We originally planned to check into Island Cove and give the kids a little nature kick, but it’s been raining a lot since the beginning of the month and we felt […]

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The wonders of saying “please” and “thank you (to your husband)

It’s been three weeks since I’ve become intentional in saying “please” and “thank you” to my husband. I’ve  been reading this book called “The Peaceful Wife” by April Cassidy and using these words (on my husband) more often is my first course of action to grow in my marriage. Just to give you a bit of a background, The Peaceful Wife is a book on marriage, mainly focusing on the relationship between wives with dominant personalities and husbands with passive personalities. It provides a biblical perspective on a wife’s submission to her husband. Jay and I have been married for 12 years and admittedly, […]

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Our Family Date at Krispy Kreme’s Kung Fu Panda 3

The opportunity to be at the special screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 at Power Plant Mall couldn’t have come at a better time. The kids’ Musicale Theater and Dance Recitals which required a somewhat tedious week-long schedule of rehearsals had just finished and we were dying for some downtime as a family. Okay, I’m downplaying it here. The truth is that we couldn’t believe it! It was such a wonderful treat for the family and we have Krispy Kreme and fellow homeschooling mom, Maui Terrado Pilapil, to thank for it. I’ve always enjoyed Kung Fu Panda movies, especially the first one. Perhaps […]

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That Bellarocca Summer

Bellarocca happened in the summer of 2015. The place was straight out of my dreams. You might be thinking it’s probably because I’ve not been in too many resorts in my life, but it’s not that. Whatever seeming barrenness the renovation at that time brought about was filled out by my imagination. We went with friends. It was an 8-hour drive (one way) with a ride on a RORO ship. We all rode the resorts’ service going there so we can all rest along the way. I usually don’t commit to such trips unless we have our own car to […]

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