Category: Mommy Post

Instinct – Lenses

Instinct – Lenses

It all started when he was three. At first, it seemed normal because children at that age are actually prone to falling or tumbling and scratching their knees. Once or twice is pretty normal, right?

Then it started to happen more frequently. My heart skipped a beat when the thought came that probably something’s wrong in my son’s eyes.

Maybe he can’t see that step on the stairs where he tripped. Maybe he missed that small landing where he fell and scratched his knee. Maybe he can’t see the letters clearly that’s why he’s writing them the opposite direction.

My heart told me that something might be wrong. I voiced it out to my husband and to my aunt and mom who are living with us. All of them said the same thing: “It’s normal.”

Four nights ago, I asked him to practice reading since it’s part of their assignment. I noticed how near the booklet needs to be for him to read properly. At that moment, I remembered the things I noticed from when he was a kid. Continue reading “Instinct – Lenses”

Pregnancy Scare After Tubal Ligation

Pregnancy Scare After Tubal Ligation

First of all, I know this will sound really really crazy.

I was ligated right after my last caesarean operation last May of 2016 so pretty much I already have a very very slim possibility of getting pregnant again. I am exclusively breastfeeding our youngest since birth so I had my period back when he was around 10 or 11 months old.

Since I had my period back, it never missed, not even a single day (it’s always a 28-day cycle) so when it missed for a whole week, I really started thinking crazy stuff.

First thing I thought of was “If I’m pregnant, I’ll give birth by June.” Not a single feeling of excitement, nope.  Somehow I just wanted to jump out of the whole nine-month pregnancy journey, which I already cherished with my three children. This time I’m more on mentally preparing for the pains of C-section (if ever I’ll actually give birth again).

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Mercury Drug’s Suki Day Book 2018

Mercury Drug’s Suki Day Book 2018

Most people are already planning what planner to for next year. Some coffee drinkers would be collecting stickers from their beloved coffee shops, some are loyal to their usual brands and some get the cheapest but functional.

I’m not a planner kind of person. I love how fancy those planners are and it looks kikay too but I’m not gonna pay hundreds for it. I made a mistake once on buying this kikay planner with a membership card with it. There’s a long story behind it and it seems like it’s my fault entirely but no, I’m not gonna do it again. I usually buy Papemelroti’s pocket planners (Php 20.00). They are affordable and I love the designs too. It serves as a reminder for me in some way.

Yesterday I dropped by at Mercury Drug to buy stuff for my kids and I noticed this notebook at the cashier. There are three colors available that time; peach, light blue and mint green. Continue reading “Mercury Drug’s Suki Day Book 2018”

Classic Polvoron

Classic Polvoron

December 2016, I landed a one-time freelance job wherein I earned Php 10,500 ($207.70) in just four days. I am not joking (but I can’t tell any info about the job). Since I know that that kind of opportunity may not happen again, I decided to buy stuff that I can use to start a small business with small capital.

Here in the Philippines, in my opinion, polvoron and pastillas are the best sellers for all ages. Why?

First, they are affordable. Polvoron is usually priced as low as Php3 ($0.06) to Php15 ($0.30) depending on the variant, and for pastillas its Php1 ($0.02) to Php10 ($0.20) depending on how big it is.

Second, their ingredients are household staples. You can actually start your small business by using what you already have.

Third, Filipinos, regardless of their age, loves anything sweet. By anything, I mean A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G. We love sweets so much that sometimes we make a sweet version of foods that are NOT meant to be sweet.

I decided to make polvoron first. It’s my first time preparing this. The recipe that I used is from Pinoy Cooking Recipes. Continue reading “Classic Polvoron”

Hey cutie!

Just sharing some dance moves from my cute little prince 😍

Tagulabay (Hives / Urticaria)

Tagulabay (Hives / Urticaria)

Wednesday night (July 19, 2017), we noticed some small red bumpy patches in my 14-month-old son’s face. At first I thought it’s just some insect bite so I ignored it. The following morning, more red rashes showed up on his back and stomach and before sunset, both his legs and arms are covered with those red rashed too. First thing that came to mind is allergy so I gave him an antihistamine. There are no changes on his rashes and later that night he started having fever. That’s when I started to worry. Combining rashes and fever immediately summons the idea that it could be dengue.

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Drafts and Games

Drafts and Games

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As of today, I still have 10 unfinished posts here in my Drafts and… yeah, I got so into MOBA recently (Mobile Legends and Heroes Evolved, anyone?) and Ragnarok PH was relaunched last June 29 ( I even joined the Close Beta Test phase!) that’s why I wasn’t able to finish these.

Is it bad for a mom to get hooked on these games? I finished college without even trying ANY online games. I tried League of Legends almost 4 years ago and I hated it. Seriously hate it (too many buttons!), especially when my team mates would start trash talking. Good thing there are android versions of these games now.

Here are some of my most recent awards/honor.

Anyone playing same game? Comment your IGNs!

It’s a choice, not a chance

I saw this photo in one of my friends’ Facebook profile and I totally agree with what this guy said.

Let me share you guys something.

Our relationship started with a “trial” stage. Both of us just came out of toxic relationships and I said “let’s try to be together for six months and if we’re still together by that time, we’ll decided if we’ll be serious”. We just celebrated our 6th anniversary last April 4. We chose to be together.

When I was pregnant with our first child,

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Why is there a sun?

One of the most fascinating experience that I think each parent experienced at one point is having to answer some not-so-easy questions of a toddler. You see, it’s nice to think that from a tiny little baby who’s kicking inside your tummy, your baby’s not so little anymore and she’s starting to wonder more about her surroundings.

As a mom, I already get to answer several questions and most of the time, my answer is “that’s just how it is”, but I’m gonna share something that happened last night.

We’re in bedroom waiting for dinner and we’re watching Fairy Tail (the anime, yes. We’re on Ep130). Erika, our 3-year-old daughter, was hugging Michael that time when she suddenly asked ” Papa, bakit may araw?” (“Papa, why is there a sun?”) Michael looked at me and I just raised my eyebrows.

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Masakit Magmahal (Love Hurts)

We’re waiting for our dinner and my son keeps on singing this song and I’m surprised with the conversation we had. I’m not sure if he actually have any idea.

Alexis: *singing “Paano Ba Magmahal” by Sarah G.*

Me: Bakit masakit magmahal Alexis? (Why does love hurts, Alexis?)

Alexis: Eh, ganun talaga yun. Kapag nagmahal ka, masasaktan ka.(That’s how it is. If you love, you get hurt)

Me: Hindi ba pwedeng hindi masaktan? (Is it possible not to get hurt?)

Alexis: Hindi! ‘Pag ‘di ka nasaktan, edi ‘di ka nagmahal nun. *sabay kindat* ( No! If you didn’t get hurt, then you didn’t really love *wink*)

…and that is my 4-year-old son.

It made me think for a sec, his words remindedme of some things that are quite true. Ano’ng alam ng batang ‘to? As if he knows anything, but most probably he’s just playing the words from the lyrics.

Here’s the song btw: