• Family,  food,  hobby,  In the Kitchen

    Breakfast: Banana-Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Cups

    One morning, I decided to serve both K & Roey Banana oatmeal. K ended up eating both servings and Roey ate Bananas instead. K got used to eating anything you serve her, believe it or not. My Mama has really helped a lot in her eating habits. She may be skinny but I am thankful that she is not sickly as well. Both my kids, actually. Thanks to HIM! Because, health is definitely a priority for me, and then education. Roey, on the other hand, is the picky eater, she is not skinny though. She has just learned ( I don’t know where!) to say no to any food she…

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    5 things a simple SMILE can do

    You have heard that “Laughter is the best medicine!” but did you ever wonder why? You must have already found the answer from Google or from a medical book maybe. Admittingly, since I have had dentures years back, I feel awkward when I smile. So, when I give a polite type of smile, I (most often than not) also let my eyes work – a wink, a smiling eyes or a quick raise of the eyebrows. But sometimes, I feel that I am not really giving it (smile and what it meant in whatever moment there is) 100%. I am haunted by that feeling for sometime, really! Especially when I…

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    To Do List: Yes I Can!

    I have been joining FatMumSlim’s Photo a Day Challenge and so far, I have not skipped a day. Yay! If I’d be able to complete the January challenge, I know I can do it for the rest of the remaining months too! As per my daughter K, “Push it Mom!” Today’s challenge, or theme is actually a “To Do List”. And this is what I have submitted: I think I came up with this idea from a thought that came into my mind Saturday afternoon as I was walking back home after I bought something from a nearby store… these are better said (or written) in Filipino as it gives…

  • Family,  Featured,  food,  Nutrition,  Products

    Recommended: My Jinga Juice!

    Why we highly recommend Jinga Juice? Thought you’d never ask! WHEATGRASS alone is a powerful detoxifier and bloodstream protector. It restores alkalinity to the blood and can double your red blood cell count. Wheatgrass is perfect as it contains Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll improves blood sugar problems. GUYABANO on the other hand, is an effective help to lower high blood pressure. It is also used for depression, stress and nervous disorders. In addition, it is highly effective against internal parasites and worms. Perfect for kids! Jinga Juice is something they would surely enjoy! Now you know!   Please feel free to follow us on Facebook. *post was originally created for our FB…

  • crafts,  Family,  Featured,  People

    Mother

    Last May 6 was my Mama’s 70th birthday …could have been, I mean. I thought of scrapping to give tribute to her. Credits to Studio Flergs and LorieM for the paper and embellishments I used.  Here was my FB post then…   Happy birthday MAMA! I know, if you were only alive and with us today, you would have been so happy to celebrate your 70th year. I could have granted a great wish of yours or perhaps brought you to a place you’ve never been. These will no longer happen, but in my heart, I know that you are in bliss! You are in a much happier place than…

  • Dessert,  Family,  food,  meme,  Thursday Brownies

    In the Kitchen: Merienda Galore

    What is one best way to spend time with the family? During merienda! Afternoon snacks besides night chats is one part of the day I enjoy spending with my kids. My kids don’t have high levels of appetite (especially my elder daughter) but they have all the thrills and giggles whenever I serve something for them. We call it “Takaw-Tingin” here in the Philippines. It is summer and kids are out for vacation and as we all know, kids nowadays are unstoppable. They make it necessary for us parents to prepare something new for them, be it food, games, toys or unlimited number of activities so as to keep their…

  • Family,  Friends,  People,  Words

    Uplifting Our Spirits

      Last February, we have welcomed the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary at home. We have offered our prayers and lifted up to her our heart’s desires. A week of praying the rosary truly lifted our spirits. I am but glad that my daughters, at their young age, willingly prayed the rosary with me. My elder daughter even invited some friends to pray with us. Having the Blessed Virgin Mary’s image at home brought back a lot of memories to me. I have once been a member of Block Rosary and Legion of Mary back my High School days. I was very active during my sophomore and junior year in fact. My…

  • Events,  Family,  Featured

    Candlelight: 2013 Earth Hour

      We have once again participated to this year’s Earth Hour. And just like with the part year’s “tradition”, it gave us (me and my kids) a good feeling in doing so. We once again had a little fun while we “Dare the World to Save the Earth”, as what the Eath Hour Community featured. For an hour, for just last March 31, we turned off the lights and lit up a candle. We somehow, in out own little way, took part of history. It just makes me wonder, if millions of people around the globe can do it, and whole-heartedly participated in it, why not make this particular event…

  • Art,  Family

    KidsDoodle Apps Inspired Ate K

    My elder daughter, K , has always been interested in arts. She is into painting and drawing. I have saved some of her old artworks (when she was still younger) and some we can no longer find. From the mess of watercolors, pencils, markers and crayons, her interest in drawing has evolved. Now, she’s enjoying her ability either using MS Paint or this application I got for her from Google Play – KidsDoodle! Here are some of her doodles using the said application…   Besides K, my younger daughter showed interest too. Roey can already write letters from A to D and has been doodling too using crayons and water…

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    Losing a Mother

    Yesterday was my Mama’s 2nd death anniversary. We offered a mass for her soul and dropped by the cemetery. I’ve been dreaming of her almost every week which made me truly miss her. These adjectives aren’t enough to describe how wonderful she’s been not just to me but to my kids and so as my friends. A lot can testify on that. Losing a Mother is really though but it has made me tougher as a person and a Mom too. I could not thank my Mom enough for all of what she taught and imparted me. As go on with life, I feel so blessed and lucky that I…