How to Teach Kids Consequences

The kid had her ipad privileges removed for an entire month for bad behavior. It is bad enough that she’s disobeyed the instructions not to bother me while zooming, which got her 3 days no ipad. Then she did not want to sleep early, which made her sleepy in class, after which she cried, tantrumed […]

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Ge-Lai is Over!

Happy to announce that I’ve finished Ge-Lai! 30 days is over, and happy 30the birthday to this little one! Finally, I can now wash my hair and nobody is happier than my suffering husband who wants me to take a bath every day. What is Ge-Lai? Ge-Lai is the Chinese method for post partum healing. […]

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Mommy Hacks: 8 Reasons Why Home Schooling and Online Learning is Not for Us

Trumpets Playshop texted me today about the possibility of enrolling into an online workshop. The workshop fee would be lowered and there will be no additional fees for recital, costumes and script. The price will be around 2/3 of the regular price. Classes will be available live via an online app. I texted them that […]

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How to Teach Kids to be Street Smart…

HOW TO TEACH KIDS TO BE STREET SMART, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DECISION MAKING, SOCIALIZATION, ETC. No, it’s not too late to teach children to be the above, regardless of age. However, my belief is that the above mentioned qualities stem more from time and attention of the parents, than the school itself. I will send my […]

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Highly Recommended: Kidzania —- Where Kid’s Ambitious Dreams Come True!

We are back in Kidzania Manila, a fun place for kids 4 years old and above, who are given the chance to try out different “adult” careers and get paid for it. Kidzania Manila is found in a non-descript building close to UP Town Mall. You would not really know what it was unless you […]

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Highly Recommended: Kimnetix’s Art Sessions every Saturday Afternoon @ Conrad Manila

Are you looking for a relaxing creative activity every Saturday afternoon for a small fee of ₱350? My daughter and I attended the Kimnetix Network-organized art session in Conrad Manila yesterday. For a minimal charge of ₱350 per person, we were given a free art lesson by talented local Filipino artist. The reasonable ₱350 price […]

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Why it’s ok to see our daughter crying after coming home from kindergarten

Our 3-year old daughter came home crying from Mother Goose Playskool. Apparently, her teacher brought down her star from the board. Her offense? My daughter has not been very behaved and had not finished her seatwork because of her walking around the class. So she’s been telling everyone from her lola to her yaya how […]

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Why I let Kids Play by Herself

My heart drops a bit whenever my 3-year old strives to be more adventurous for my liking. She likes to play on the slide. Have the swing pushed stronger than what is fitting for her age. I imagine her falling and breaking a leg, and it takes some effort not to shout, “Be careful!” whenever […]

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Why I let my Mother Spoil my Daughter

My mother is in her 70s, and boasts of only two grandchildren — one by me, and the other is my brother’s 5 month old daughter. Much to her annoyance, we married quite late, and while all her siblings has had numerous apos, many of which were sons, she’s just stuck with two. However, despite not […]

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