A BEAUTIFUL YEAR-END TRADITION FOR YOUR CHILDREN

I saw my sister’s post recently on her year-end activity with her son, and I think it’s so beautiful. This is what she wrote: If you are looking for something to do with your kids as the year ends, I recommend this. It is our second time to do this with Philip. I made a keynote of his entire year and especially focused on moments where he grew in character, spirit, faith, joy, sense of family, maturity, and relationships! I […]

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TRAVEL TIP: HOW TO PACK YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHES

So, you are going on a trip with your little one, and you have shopped for clothes already. The next question is, how do you even begin packing? Is there a more efficient way to pack? In this blogpost, I will share with you what works for me. You can search online for the most efficient way to fold different kinds of clothes, but at the end of the day, when you’re already at the destination, this technique is what […]

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TRAVEL TIP: HOW TO BREASTFEED IN COLD DESTINATIONS

I posted some of our breastfeeding sessions in Paris, France during our recent trip in my Instagram account. This lead me to a lot of private messages from moms asking how I breastfeed Pablo in public using regular clothes and in a place like Paris during fall (transitioning to winter). First, I shared my process HERE on how I dress my son for the cold weather. I do the same for myself – I do a lot of layering. A […]

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TRAVEL TIP: HOW TO DRESS YOUR CHILDREN FOR THE COLD WEATHER

We recently traveled to France where the weather was transitioning from fall to early winter. Living in a tropical country, I can bet our version of cold is just right for people living in countries where they experience four seasons every year, so if you’re reading this and you don’t live in a tropical country like we do, feel free to make adjustments. For my Filipino friends and readers who are going somewhere much colder than our beloved Philippines with […]

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STAYCATION SERIES: SEDA VERTIS NORTH

Last month, we got an invitation for an overnight stay at SEDA Vertis North. Having lived in Quezon City most of my life, I was thrilled to know a SEDA Hotel has recently opened in Q.C. (very near Trinoma Mall)! I’ve stayed in both Seda BGC (for one of our weddings anniversaries, heehee) and Seda Nuvali and truly loved our stays – they’re business hotels but I’ve always appreciated the homey feeling, and being under the Ayala Corporation, their support […]

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HOW TO CHANGE YOUR (PHILIPPINE) PASSPORT TO YOUR MARRIED NAME

In this blogpost, I shared how we applied for a passport for our son when he was two months old. Because he had a priority pass (no appointment needed) and one adult can ride with this pass, I decided to have my passport changed to my married name, too (we’ve been married for almost 4 years, after all, haha!). So, if you are changing your Philippine Passport from your maiden name to your married name here in the Philippines, you […]

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HOW TO APPLY FOR A U.S. VISA FOR BABIES (PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS)

There was a crazy airline sale sometime last year, so my husband, mom, and I booked a flight from Manila, Philippines, to Los Angeles, California, USA for March 2017. I was already pregnant when we booked the fare, so we knew that we would be traveling with our little one, but he was not born yet, so we just booked ahead because an infant is easy to follow – all you have to do is call the airline and ask […]

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HOW TO APPLY FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT FOR BABIES

When I posted about applying for my son’s passport, I got so many questions, so I’m sharing our experience here! We booked a long-haul flight for March 2017, and I gave birth late October 2016. I have about 4 months to complete both a passport and a visa. With this in mind, we decided to work on Pablo’s City Hall Civil Registrar Copy (aka Certified True Copy/CTC of city hall’s birth records) on our own. The day after I gave […]

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BABYMOON IN CORON, PALAWAN

For my 32nd birthday, my husband and I decided to fly to Coron, Palawan (airport code: USU/ Busuanga) with my niece and her friends. We were all together when we chanced upon an airline sale and decided to just book it even though I was pregnant. We were supposed to join them for five whole days just re-exploring the islands near Coron town (this trip was our 3rd time in Coron), but a few weeks before our trip, I learned […]

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MY MATERNITY SHOOT

I first met photographer Jamie Espadilla-Mapagu of JAMIE AND BABY in our house, where my sister did part of her maternity shoot back in 2014. When my turn came for a maternity shoot, she suggested that we go out-of-town and I kept joking her that it’s so ironic how she has been to our house a couple of times to do shoots for others, but that she planned to kick us out of our home for our very own. Anyway, […]

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