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Would you Dare to Eat Balut?

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Last night, Faye texted me to ask me to please buy her Balut, Penoy, and Chicharon for her school assignment. I was like, Huh! and why would a teacher ask her students to bring those kinds of food? There’s no problem with Chicharon – though of course it’s not healthy either, but Balut and Penoy? Faye said their teacher wanted them to have a sort of a taste test of exotic Filipino food. For those who have no idea what Balut and Penoy eggs are, they are Filipino exotic food. Balut has a 14-day old duck fetus inside, incubated and Read More

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Is SPF15 Enough?

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It’s summer! And with it comes the excitement of going to the beach with the family and with friends! But of course, with all these excitement, we shouldn’t forget to take care of our skin, because we’ve seen how harsh the sun can be to our face and our skin. In fact, even if it’s not summer, we should always remember to put sunscreen on our face, and all the exposed areas of our body as protection against the sun. How do we know if the sunscreen that we use is really giving us enough protection? Is SPF15 enough? Actually, Read More

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Best Family Friendly Resorts in the Philippines

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Summer is just around the corner, and I’m sure everyone in the family is so excited. Kids are going on vacation also, so, we should really come up with plans on what to do even at this early stage, otherwise, we’ll be bombarded with, “We’re so bored!” A trip to the beach is a must in every family’s itinerary during summer, because aside from a great bonding experience, it’s also a way for the kids to release their energy. They can run around freely along the beach, spend the nights strolling and just simply having fun with the entire family. Read More

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Is your Child Hyperactive?

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Children who can’t stay put in one place are often labeled as hyperactive. However, being hyperactive is actually common among kids between 2 and 6, and parents shouldn’t worry about hyperactivity disorder at this stage. Preschoolers who are exceptionally hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive most of the time, as compared to other kids his age, may be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). So, how would you know if your child has ADHD? If your child’s hyperactivity interferes with his ability to perform in school, in public places or at home, you need to have him checked by a developmental Read More

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Simple Gifts for Little Girls

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There will come a time when you would hope that you could stop the hands of time. I always feel this way whenever I think of how my kids are growing up so fast, especially my youngest daughter. There are certain occasions in which I really feel that she’s no longer a baby, and that she is growing up so fast and sometimes I can hardly keep up with her. One such occasion in which I felt this way was when she had her first communion. Although it was such an eventful occasion for the family, somehow I still felt Read More

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