Staycationing at Taal Vista hotel

Last Wednesday, our family went to Taal Vista hotel to use the gift certificate that we won in Mrs. C’s Sugarcoated Life Taal Vista stay-cation contest .  It’s just an overnight stay, really, but it’s a huge deal for us because it was our very first family get-away. Things didn’t go as smoothly as I planned. For starters, I got sick the week of our stay-cation and was feeling weak, dizzy and unwell even on the night before our reserved date. Because of it, I packed late and I failed to buy kites (so kite-flying which was part of our original […]

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Save Philippine Seas Watercolor Workshop

I’ve always been a fan of art. I’m not really an artist, (well, not the kind that paints and stuff) but I have always liked getting lost in the creativeness of those who are. So when a fellow WAHM posted an announcement about a Basic Art Workshop on the Manila Work-At-Home-Moms group page, I immediately registered Pablo. (The ad said 5 years and above, so Lukas and Judah can’t join yet) Who knows? He could be the next Fernando Amorsolo or Juan Luna! I asked him to choose between the pastel class or the watercolor class, he chose watercolor. I don’t really mind. […]

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Was IIDM’s Content Marketing Workshop worth signing up for?

I’ve been on a lookout for an online marketing workshop for so long, so when I saw the advert for the October 3 Content Marketing Workshop, I couldn’t contain my excitement! The ad says it covers content marketing, KPIs, metrics, SEO, email newsletters, social media, ebooks and planning social media campaigns among others. The workshop also boasted of an impressive lineup of speakers– top practitioners in digital marketing such as Carlo Ople (Di9it), Josh Villanueva (Rappler), Yves Gonzales (MRM Worldwide Manila), Jayvee Fernandez (ID8 Inc) and Manny Nepomuceno (BBDO Guerrero Ortega). These people are not just employees of position in […]

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Stitches and lips: Lukas gets sutures

I wasn’t home when it happened. I was 5 minutes away, waiting for Jay and the kids to come and pick me up at Bonifacio High Street where I had a meeting. The only witness was Pablo. He said that Lukas jumped, spun in mid-air, and landed hard on his mouth! If you know Lukas well, you’d know he’s a climber and he’s never met an accident before. He must’ve tripped on his own legs when he twisted. Poor baby! I was hanging out at Fully Booked! when I received Jay’s text message. I immediately dropped the book I was reading […]

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The housewife takes on a full time online job

It was my idea to get me a full time online job. I felt it was something we just had to do.  I’ve been taking on short-term projects for the past several years but it was no longer working for us. We’re raising three boys and they’ve got needs we have to meet and bills we have to pay. I also didn’t want Jay to take on any more extra jobs; that wasn’t working for us either. I want him to have time for me and the kids and having jobs on the side take that away from us. Moving closer […]

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