Life/Parenting Lessons: Why I Enrolled My Daughter in Kumon Philippines

The Battle for My Daughter to Take Up Kumon Lessons Up Head —  A few days ago, my naughty husband sent the following photo to my mother, who is a doting grandmother to my 5-year old daughter, Aeva: On the photo, Aeva fell fast asleep on top of her Kumon worksheets. Apparently, she was doing […]

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“Mommy, it’s too hard”

My 3-year old daughter told me that her Chinese lesson was too hard. She could not remember the words for “sun” and “moon” despite me repeating it over and over. “Mommy, it’s too hard,” she said as her eyes started to tear up. My mommy guilt rose — am I pushing her too hard? She’s […]

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The Story of the Vending Machine

During our layover in Istanbul, my daughter wanted to buy at fast fashion store JC Waikiki. The vending machine was cheap at EUR 5.95 but after buying her a nice red jacket and a Frozen Bluebooth headset, I was NOT in the mood to be generous. “I want! I want!!!” She said. “I want a […]

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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 Highly Recommend The Mother Goose Nursery as a Kindergarten for Metro Manila Kids

My 3.5 year old daughter will start school as a Junior Nursery Student at The Mother Goose Playschool this Wednesday. This is the third time I am enrolling her. So much is my confidence in the school that I have paid for an entire year. The Tuition Fee The tuition fee is average to its […]

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10 Tips in Looking for a Yaya Online

As agencies have increased their fees to now Php 6,000 to Php 18,000 for every successful referral, there is a need to be more self-sufficient in finding yayas on our own. “But I would rather wait to get a referral from someone I know,”  some mommies would say. “At least they can be trusted and […]

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Why We Brought our Toddler to the Dentist

This month, our 2 year old daughter cleaned her teeth at our neighboring dentist. This is the third time she’s visited the dentist for cleaning. Luckily, she was docile and kept still for most of the cleaning. “Why would you bring her to the dentist?” my father-in-law scoffed. “All her baby teeth will eventually fall […]

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Tag Along Baby

My husband is fixing the zamboni machine at an ice skating rink in an SM mall.  We bring along our daughter with us. We picked her up from home and bring her along with us. At present, she is just walking around and trying to keep herself busy. Given her age, she finds the white […]

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