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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Camaya Sands: The beach and the beautiful

Updated as of April 24, 2016. Had we known that there’s a beautiful beach only an hour and a half away from Manila, we would have taken the kids there a long time ago! That’s what we found out when we accepted the invitation of our friend, Marwena, and her family, for a day trip at Camaya Sands Resort and Leisure in Mariveles, Bataan last weekend. Camaya Sands Resort has been touted as the “little Boracay of Bataan.” I’ve never been to Boracay, but you get the sense of how beautiful it’s going to be once you step into the fully air-conditioned […]

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Christmas Traditions: A Party at St. Rita orphanage

We had three Christmas parties scheduled on that day – the kids’ Christmas party with other home schoolers at their MAPEH classes, the staff Christmas party at Jay’s workplace, and this one. Our company’s Philippine team have decided to join a group of home schooling families from the South in hosting a Christmas party for the kids of St. Rita Orphanage in Paranaque. It was a bit of a tough decision because the other two Christmas parties were just as important as this one, but it was the opportunity to take part in bringing joy to children without families that tugged […]

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Christmas Traditions 2014: The Fireplace

We were not able to prepare for Christmas eve. My brother died exactly 7 days before Christmas and we dropped everything to be with family and mourn his passing. My brother’s remains were cremated on the morning of the 23rd, we asked our babysitter to stay with the kids as we took a short trip to the toy store to get them some presents. After all, Christmas isn’t about me and the children have been excited and expecting a happy celebration. It’s supposedly our favorite time of the year, I can’t drag them down with me. My husband had been […]

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