Plana FORMA: Trusting the process

Just yesterday, my visiting mother-in-law who hasn’t seen me in years, told me how big I’ve become. Normally, comments like that would get me plunging into some drastic diet plan, but I surprised myself that I was okay with it. It’s true, I am overweight. And I guess the reason why I didn’t feel so bad was because it’s not like I’m not doing anything about it. I’ve been working out at home – doing Zumba and body weight workout programs the past few months; and at my husband’s coaxing, I have been running with him and our boys at Track […]

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Why we take “well-balanced diet” seriously at home

Chicken is a staple at home. I know that there are new brands in the market, but I’ve always stuck to the one I grew up with and know so well – Magnolia Fresh Chicken. I usually get free range chicken because I think that it’s the better option, but I don’t mind getting whole chicken either. I’m a big believer of the notion that trusted brands will not risk losing their credibility by intentionally messing up their products to fool their consumers. Magnolia’s one of them trusted seals. Did you know??? Some fast facts about Magnolia Fresh Chicken: The […]

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Parenting: When words matter

My eldest son Pablo became involved in musical theater this year. As people close to me know very well, the stage has been my passion for several years, until I was won over by another – family. So I am “stage mother” as stage mother can get, haha! Part of what we do in supporting Pablo’s very young career is taking him to auditions and preparing him for them. Coming from a background that knows the demands of the industry, I tend to be very firm with his daily vocalizations, and would go through the scripts with him constantly so […]

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5 Sessions I look forward to at the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2017

Every school year is a different season in our homeschool. Our circumstances change drastically every time, the kids grow up and start getting interested in certain things, and are possibly beginning to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their lives. That’s why I look forward to the annual Philippine Homeschool Conference, and excited to find out who the keynote speakers are and what the topics for the breakout sessions are; for me, every year is like shopping for tips and techniques that I can use for our homeschooling. The theme for 2017’s conference is Homeschool […]

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Writing Content that Hits the Mark

I had a conversation with a friend recently about giving some tips to fellow bloggers on how to write content that hits the mark; more specifically, to help other bloggers create competitive content for an annual blogging competition. The truth is, even after all these years, and even after winning a few writing competitions in the past, I still don’t have a guaranteed formula on creating winning entries. Every writing competition has its own set of criteria to meet. For me, it’s always been do or die. I give it my best shot and pray like there’s no tomorrow that my […]

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