25 January 2012

Nail Spa: My Ultimate Me-Time Destination

While waiting for Don last night, I went to Nail Spa Shangri-la Mall for my much-awaited me-time.

20 January 2012

Must-Bring When Travelling with Julia

I don't travel light.  I'd pack clothes good for 6 days for a 2-day trip.  So, I absolutely understood Don's horrified look when I finally booked our ticket to Davao last year (we celebrated Christmas there).  He probably thought, Mommy + Julia = a lot of luggage! Literally and figuratively, ha!

For our Davao trip, he was extremely pleased when we did not exceed our 45 kilos baggage limit at Cebu Pacific.  But he frowned a bit when he saw our car trunk and front seat full of bags when we went to Tarlac to celebrate the new year.  Hey, there's no excess baggage to pay for, so I can bring more, right? ;-)

Believe me, I wanted to bring Julia's (and mine!) entire closet.  Aside from clothes, here are some essentials that we brought with us:

19 January 2012

Super Mom: Tin Torres of Sassy Hairsies

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:12

Being a mom, wife, daughter, and being able to work eight hours (or more!) a day in an office, maintain a household and still find time to do something you are passionate about is not easy.

As a first time mom, I am still adjusting to my new role.  Juggling it with all my other roles require discipline, commitment and A LOT of love!  The key, according to Stephen Covey, is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Aside from reading parenting books and blogs, I get inspiration from super moms like Tin Torres.  Tin is the mom behind Sassy Hairsies, a brand of luxury headpieces handmade with love, care and attention to detail.

11 January 2012


I mentioned in my on-going blog giveaway that  Post-It® is one of my favorite things.

Yes, I'd be lost without Post-It®.  That is not an exaggeration!  You see, I easily forget things.  And I can't blame the spinal anesthesia because even before my CS delivery, I always write my to-do, to-buy, to-discuss, to-announce, to-pay, to-pack, to-approve, to-clean lists so I won't forget!

In my job, I receive calls and emails, talk to my colleagues, get instructions from my boss and sometimes think of ideas while working on my laptop.  That is too much for my memory to handle! :-)

10 January 2012


My on-going birthday giveaway at Julia's Mom is hassle free because of Rafflecopter.

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As they launch their services to the public, they are giving away an Apple iPad 2 (16GB) and Amazon Kindle Fire.  Follow the simple instructions below:

06 January 2012

6 long weekends coming up!

Proclamation 295 by PNoy declares the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2012.


Check it out!

05 January 2012

Our Three-Fold Job Description As Parents

Don and I attended a Parenting Workshop at Victory Fort as a pre-requisite to Julia's Child Dedication last April 2011.  One of the highlights of the seminar is the discussion about our job description as parents.

Here's an excerpt from our Parenting 101:  Heart of Parenting handout:

04 January 2012

My daughter will never sing Super Bass!

I was impressed that an 8-year-old girl can sing the Super Bass with attitude!  She can really sing and she memorized the lyrics!  I was impressed even more when Ellen gave her the opportunity to meet Nicki Minaj.  Her reaction was priceless!  With over 26 million views at You Tube, no wonder it ranked number 3 in the Clickiest Viral Videos of 2011.

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