Parenting Teens: Making new friends

I have to admit that when the lockdown eased, I sort of panicked that my boys didn’t have too many friends to hang out with. When they were younger, my prayer was for the three of them to develop a strong bond with each other and like each other enough to actually be friends, and… Continue reading Parenting Teens: Making new friends

Protect Your School-Age Children from These 6 Common Illnesses

As much as going back to school can be exciting for kids, the thought of returning to face-to-face classes can be stressful for parents. While your kids are away, you may be thinking about the illnesses or injuries they might bring home at the end of the day. Of course, worrying about these things is… Continue reading Protect Your School-Age Children from These 6 Common Illnesses

How I get my teens to help with the chores without grumbling

I grew up with helpers and older siblings, and doing chores was not part of my learning when I was growing up. In fact, I only learned to cook and clean, and use the washing machine when I decided to move out on my last year at university. I remember a male friend looking at… Continue reading How I get my teens to help with the chores without grumbling

Celebrating Pablo’s 17th birthday at Hotel 101 Manila

The stay was a gift from good friends a few months ago and we instantly knew we had to reserve it for our eldest son’s 17th birthday which was coming up. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog for a long time, you’d know that we usually celebrate our birthdays on either short trips… Continue reading Celebrating Pablo’s 17th birthday at Hotel 101 Manila

How to Co-Parent Well with Your Ex

Separations are difficult at any time, but when children are involved, it brings extra challenges. Co-parenting can take some getting used to, but these tips will ensure you both focus on what is most important – your children. Remain Civil Depending on why you and your ex have separated, keeping things on good terms may… Continue reading How to Co-Parent Well with Your Ex