Cheers to Life, Cheers to Everyday

Cheers to Life, Cheers to Everyday

Waaaaa! I hurry to the next room to find one boy crying and the other boy with a toy sword, the weapon of the hour, on his hand. He started it!  The other boy tearfully counters, He hit me first! Don’t believe him. He’s lying! This goes on for the next few minutes, with no sign of relenting from […]

Will You Still Try for a Baby Girl

Will You Still Try for a Baby Girl?

Being a mom of two boys, I have always been asked, “Will you still try for a baby girl?” While some may find the question offensive, I don’t mind it at all. As a matter of fact, I ask the same to friends who are on the same boat. The answer always comes in the […]

Solving the Yaya Problem

Solving the Yaya Problem

Note: I use the “yaya” term to loosely refer to yaya/domestic helper/kasambahay. 4 years and 14 yayas later, I’ve just about had it with them. The latest statistic just asked to go out on a day-off today to send money to her kin. Hours later, I received a text message from her saying that she’s […]

Taking Gifting to the Next Level

I can’t believe it’s almost December already! No wonder traffic’s getting worse. That aside, it’s gift giving time again! Speaking of gifts, I’ve been secretly keeping a list of all the things that I’d want to have. Want, being the operative word. Haha! I thought I’d share it with you anyway, just so you’d get […]

Gone too Soon

A few days ago, a friend of ours lost his young wife. She was but 32. Barely two years of being married, they were the picturesque husband and wife. They had enough sweetness to fill the pages of romance novels, they had enough kilig (giddy) moments to overthrow John Lloyd and Bea (or insert your […]

When I was the Bad Mother

“You’re a bad mother. You bring out the worst in your children. When you were not here, they were very well behaved, they didn’t cry, they didn’t even make a peep.” I don’t know what to make of this. I’m a stay-at-home mom, a work-at-home mom at times, to two toddler boys. As any mother would, […]