PABLO AT SIX MONTHS

My son is 13 months as of writing, and I’m way behind! Here’s a roundup of what mattered between his 5th and 6th month! Easter Basket – I put together the following: Bunny Stuffed Toy, Guess How Much I Love You Soft Book, and a wooden egg and gave this to him for Easter Sunday! DIY rattle – I made this using silver bells and a small wooden clay rolling pin. Made it before he was even born, I think, […]

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WHERE TO FIND WINTER CLOTHES FOR BABIES IN MANILA

When I posted that I was packing for our trip on my Instagram stories, the question I got the most was: Where do you buy fall/winter clothes for Pablo? Let me share them with you here. First…let me tell you though, even if we only have 2 seasons in this country, these brands follow the 4-seasons, so they often come out with these outfits when the BER months start. OLD NAVY Old Navy often comes out with longsleeves, leggings, shoes, […]

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THE EVOLUTION OF PABLO’S ROOM

Prepared Environment – if you were to follow only ONE Montessori principle, I would say go for this. Of course it’s a whole philosophy in itself, and are all linked and related that it’d be hard to just follow just one, BUT, it can be quite overwhelming, so you can start slowly while you read more (I still have so much to read and learn)! Here is the evolution of Pablo’s room from birth to now that he’s 1 year […]

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PABLO’S FIRST BIRTHDAY!

Yesterday, our son officially turned a year old! It’s been one beautiful journey, with little bumps here and there for me (mostly breastfeeding-related), but really, it’s been the most wonderful year for me and my husband so far, obviously because our little one is finally in it! We were never big on parties, so even though thoughts of a big party to celebrate crossed our minds, our wish for an intimate and intentional celebration won in the end. We wanted […]

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PRACTICAL LIFE: GARDEN RAKING

We had a visitor the other night. My 3-year-old nephew sleptover our home without his parents for the very first time. And I thought it was a great opportunity for my 11-month-old and him to bond together. When he arrived from school that afternoon, we talked about what he wanted to do. I offered him choices. Did he want to visit a nearby gym play area? Or did he want to stay home? Did he want to eat already, or […]

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THE UV EXPERIMENT: MY PRODUCT FIND FOR KEEPING THINGS CLEAN AND SANITIZED

If you’ve been watching my stories, you’ve probably seen me share this cool product I discovered. But you know, stories only last for 24 hours, and when I shared it, we haven’t done the experiment yet. Now that we have though, I can vouch for this product even more. See, this brand was talked about in a mommy group I’m part of in Facebook. Many moms swore by this; and they were saying that they noticed how one’s sickness doesn’t […]

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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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MY PARENTING (AND MOSTLY MONTESSORI) BOOKLIST

If there’s one question I often get on Instagram, it’s this: “May I ask what books you read to guide you with your parenting?” I am not ashamed to admit that I am the type of mom who relies on lots and lots of books to help me guide my son. If I’ll be honest here, I admit I don’t believe in “mother’s instinct” 100%. If that were true, we’d all be doing the same thing and treating our children […]

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PABLO AT FIVE MONTHS

It’s been so long since we updated here. After our trip to the US, Pablo has just been really mobile so it’s been hard to update here. He’s 9 months now but will still upload the months we missed. Here’s a roundup of what mattered between his 4th to 5th month! We were still in the US when we shot this since we extended! It’s a good thing we were able to bring his 5 months onesie! Lotion – We […]

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PABLO AT FOUR MONTHS

Here’s more about our little one from 3-4 months! Wooden Rings – he loves grasping and biting these! Balls – He still loves his balls. His favorite would be the one his Ninang made for him, and the O-ball! He loves hitting them, grasping/holding them, eating them, watching them, and making his own game using them! He also accidentally hit his O-ball with his feet, and loved exploring the sensation! Carabiner – Just like his papa, he looooves them! We […]

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