• Life Contentment Tips For The Millennial and For Parents
    Family,  Words

    Life Contentment Tips For The Millennial and For Parents

    A mom friend shared a note in Facebook, a life contentment tips list. That list has inspired me. I ended up picking a few from the list she shared and added a few of my own and came up with this contentment tips. Some may say that they have read that from somewhere already, that is great then. Here is another reminder. This may also serve as a short list of life hacks that the millennial babies and young parents can consider. Ensure your kids attend a good, affordable school (expensive schools doesn’t guarantee good results). Have time and give your kids good training at home. Rent apartments you can…

  • Some Things To Remember During A Cemetery Visit With Kids and Babies
    Events,  Family

    Some Things To Remember During A Cemetery Visit With Kids and Babies

    It has been a Filipino tradition to visit our departed loved ones at the cemetery during the “Undas” season (All Saints Day and All Souls Day), with the whole family. As a kid, I grew up “tomb hopping” as we visit relatives and I enjoyed collecting melted candles. The cemeteries in Manila get so crowded that some LGU had to limit and sometimes no longer allow cars inside, people had to walk. I did experience a tiring walk as a kid. If you are to bring kids with you at the cemetery, what should you prepare and expect as well? How do we keep them safe and at the same…

  • Eggplant With Pork Bits Adobo
    Family,  food,  hobby,  In the Kitchen,  Recipe

    Eggplant With Pork Bits Adobo

    In one of my previous posts, I have mentioned that my kids eat eggplant veggie. They only differ in how they prefer it to be cooked. Another challenge for the Mom, right? To be honest, I really do not have issues in making my girls eat vegetables. They got used to it. There is always a certain kind of veggie in the dinner table. When I saw this Eggplant Adobo dish on TV, it caught my attention. During weekdays, I get to watch a morning show called “Magandang Buhay”. It is hosted by celebrity moms, Melai Cantiveros, Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal. In one of their most recent episodes, they…

  • FMS Photo A Day: September 4 – Sauce : Filipino Dish
    food,  hobby,  In the Kitchen,  Market

    FMS Photo A Day: September 4 – Sauce : Filipino Dish

    I’d like to also share here my entry to FMS Photo-a-day for September 4, a Filipino dish called Laing. That in the photo is how I want it to be, a little saucy. Most of the time, this Filipino dish is spicy but I didn’t crush those chili. My hubby did when he took some on to his plate, though. Laing is one of the many delicious dishes that hails from the region of Bicol. My Mom was a true-blooded Bicolana from the province of Camarines Sur, in Buhi town. Bicol is geographically big, there are several versions of Laing out there and almost all, spicy! This Filipino dish is made…

  • Chicken with Creamy Corn and Potatoes
    food,  In the Kitchen,  Recipe

    Chicken with Creamy Corn and Potatoes

    Chicken with Creamy Corn and Potatoes is definitely a new dish for me, for the family. As a Mom, have you ever experienced asking yourself what dish to prepare for your family as soon as you open your eyes in the morning? It is quite challenging especially if you are a working Mom, right? Even if you are like me who work from home, it is really a test.  There are many things to consider in preparing everyday dishes for the whole family. It has to be healthy. It has to be something that everyone will eat… and appreciate – a bonus! One morning, I already know I am to…

  • Learning A Lot From That Shout Out
    entertainment,  personalities,  Social Media

    Learning A Lot From That Shout Out

    Here is what happened before the shout out, our conversation. K: (Happy in her fan state of mind) “Ni-like ni Jameson yung mga banner na gawa ko.” Me: “Talaga? Maganda iyong may drawing mo as background.” And he picked that particular banner. That was his shoutout. That was his “Thank You!”. She used the free app, Canva and felt proud of herself as there was not much effort from her. My daughter responded with kindness, picked a free template, added photo and edited it a little. The fan girl in her was just happy. Next day… I had to hug her tight and wipe her tears. I gave her back…

  • hobby,  meme

    Three Day Prompt in a Post For July FMS Photo A Day

    I decided to make a single post for the three day prompts as I do not want to flood your inbox, my subscribers. I also want to keep this short but as interesting as it can be. For July 2, the prompt is Furry. And the hashtag to use for this is #FMS_furry, in case you are doing it via Instagram. This particular photo of Roey holding new furry friends was taken at the Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. She was terrified as the Wheel of Life reached its peak, especially when it stopped to load and unload people. She eventually got used to that fear until she conquered…

  • hobby,  meme

    July FMS Photo A Day

    I have made a promise to myself that I’ll make sure to complete all of this year’s FMS Photo A Day prompt in my Instagram account, but come June, I failed already. I only got to the 6th, and it was so late even. Now, I am again late for the first 3 prompts but let me try to catch up and this time, I’ll also use this blog to post my entries. For those who has Instagram accounts, who wants to unleash their creativity and wants to join in the fun, join us! Here is July’s prompt list along with the corresponding hashtags to use. And here is my entry for…

  • Okra Poppers
    food,  In the Kitchen,  Recipe

    Okra Poppers

    My daughters eat veggies, but there are some slime-y ones that they sometimes hesitate tasting. One of which is okra and  the other is eggplant. They do eat eggplants depending on the was it was cooked. My elder daughter likes it fried or mixed with pork & “bagoong”, while my younger daughter likes it in “Paksiw” and when cooked the “torta” way. There are many ways how to incorporate eggplants in different dishes but it is quite hard to do that with Okra. My husband has recently shared a post about the health benefits of Okra and the girls were put up in a challenge. Eat Okra more often! Like…