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For the love of Legos!

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Ok, let's be honest, Legos are a pain in the a**! 


For parents like me who don’t have a nanny and have to pick after my kid’s scattered toys, these small, seemingly innocent building blocks can seriously hurt you – especially when you walk around the house barefoot! They may be small but they pack a punch and the devious part about them is you barely notice them until they pierce you in all the right places!

Not only are they painful on the feet, they can also cause some back pain because you would have to hand-pick each one all the time and deposit them into their containers before you can get your much-needed sleep.

And yes, they may be small buy they’re costly and they’re tactically sneaky. They’re liked trained spies, they mingle easily and blend in among your kid’s rubble or anywhere around the house and they’re hard to track down.

These are the reasons why my husband and I love them and would gladly buy more of them for my son! 
Ironic right, but not really!

Because without these …

LIFE TAUGHT ONE EXPERIENCE AT A TIME : why homeschooling might be the best way for our children to learn and not a regular school

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As a parent, what’s your biggest fear? Mine is “Am I preparing my son properly to live a good life on his own without me?” “Have I been equipping him with the tools he needs in life should I suddenly fall short in life expectancy?”
We might have other ways of saying it but I feel this is the most crucial element of parenthood – that we have the ability to pave the way for our children to live a good life on their own.
A road reconstruction that lead me to take an alternate route to work somehow made me see a signage that induced a degree of paradigm shift for me and would later dictate all my actions the entire day.

The sign read “Homeschool Studio” and in my natural curiosity, a Google search led me to a Facebook page and later on to a website for a homeschooling provider.

After a few more Google searches, some insightful conversations with former office colleagues and an article about a family in La Union with home-schooled children – I found myself suddenly writing a bucket list of thi…

Discovering the Hidden Treasures of Badian Cebu

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If you've ever traveled to Cebu and are familiar with the municipality of Badian, then the first thing you would associate it with is Kawasan Falls. I've been to family trips over there and the go-to place has always been the famous tourist spot. Recently, it has also become known for Canyoneering adventures! My recent trip there though made me discover the hidden treasures of Badian and it is definitely more than just the Kawasan waterfalls!
Just this weekend, we went to Badian for our first out-of-town trip for 2017. We (me, my husband, our 5-year-old son Izel) along with my husband's cousin who is from Badian rode a bus to Badian for a much-needed and totally worth it get-away! 
And if you're ever planning on a weekend get-away soon, consider this your Badian itinerary with pictures and tips!
Destination: Badian, Cebu, Philippines Bus fare: 130 - 170 range is for Ceres non-aircon and aircon buses 
Where to go:
If you'd like to see more of the local scenery and save on…

Of superstar dreams and making them come true!

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Did you ever have one of those childhood dreams of becoming a celebrity and getting famous? 

I had my moments back then! There were times when I would clean up dishes after eating and pretend like I'm on TV in my own cooking show! I would be like "ok, so ilalagay na natin yung ibang dry ingredients at ihahalo..." Or I would be in my room, look at the mirror and pretend I was in my own MTV! (I know... creepy right! haha..)

Yes it was creepy back then to be talking to the mirror pretending it was a camera but it isn't now - with the cellphone cameras, Youtube channels, Facebook live and all other DIY video-creation apps, it's so easy to make childhood dreams come true and become an overnight celebrity! Cue in Mikey Bustos, Charice Pempengco, Yaya Dub and Carrot Man! There are more ofcourse! 

I think I still have that little child in me though and for a few moments, I've had my 15 minutes of fame - I got featured in a full-page ad in the newspaper as endorser for m…

Change is FINALLY here!

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The morning of another era has started. God bless the Philippines and our new President Rodrigo Duterte!

Give a CARD today!

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I am not Maine Mendoza! (I wish...)

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