Celebrating our son’s 9th birthday at La Traviesa Hotel Resort, General Trias

All I really wanted was for Jay  not to miss his son’s 9th birthday. We don’t normally tag along Jay when he has out-of-town training and ministry events but we both thought that it would be a good idea that we come as a family this time and celebrate Pablo’s birthday in the company of the ministry we so love. We were happy to find out that Pablo’s friend, Maxene, was also going to celebrate her 8th birthday the same way. The venue was to be La Traviesa hotel Resort and knowing that there are certain standards set in choosing venues for […]

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Why drink milk? (Just Chill, Shake & Gulp! Be Happily Healthy with Goody Gulp! Giveaway)

(Scroll down for ‘Just Chill, Shake & Gulp! Be Happily Healthy with Goody Gulp!’ Giveaway mechanics) If there’s anything we’re making sure our kids take everyday, it’s milk. Even milk skeptics agree that milk is the number one source of calcium that children need for bone growth. Milk is also fortified with Vitamin D which is also crucial to having healthy bones, along with other vital nutrients like Protein, Phosphorous and Vitamin A. I’m not discounting the fact that genes and physical activity has a lot to do with bone health and growth, but it’s good that we provide them […]

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Pork Cottage Pie for Picky Eaters

Note: This recipe entry was the 2nd place winner in “Pork Savor All-in-One Cooking Challenge.” I married a picky eater so we were bound to have at least one picky eater among our kids, too. When you’re tight on the budget, it’s quite a challenge to come up with healthy dishes that would get a stamp of approval from my hubby and our brood of three. That’s why when I joined the Pork Savor All-in-one seasoning Cooking Challenge, there was no doubt in my mind that the perfect dish to share is Pork Cottage Pie. The basic cottage pie is made up of ground beef, carrots, […]

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Fun old school workout for Work-from-home moms

“Whatever works is worth doing”, that’s my new mantra when it comes to fitness. After trying out all those hip workouts they advertise on Oprah, and while the rains aren’t letting up long enough for a run, I realized that the old school workout, MTV Grind featuring dancer and choreographer, Tina Langdon and body builder, Eric Nies  was the one I needed. And I think it’s a good workout for every Work-at-Home Moms like me! Let me tell you why: 1. It’s old school but it’s fun. 2. It burns calories and gives you a good sweat afterwards. The one […]

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The tricky business of teaching kids Tagalog

We recently purchased a Tagalog for Kids teaching set for home school. This year, we felt that it’s time to take teaching our children our language more seriously. In the past few years, we’ve used a few books for Filipino (the school subject) and so far, PACES had been the most workable for us. However, after assessing our progress, I realized that my 8-year old can answer the exercises and ace the exams but he still cannot converse with it which makes all the studying, in my opinion, useless. So this year, I decided to take a pause from our Filipino workbooks and […]

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