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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CLOTH DIAPER STAINS 101

I get a lot of questions about cloth diapers. In our family, this is what works for us: Pablo wears cloth diapers whenever we are at home or just going around the city. However, whenever we are out traveling, we switch to disposable diapers. Diaper space (especially for air travel) is always a challenge, plus the time factor in washing clothes. Speaking of washing, in a gist, a breastfed baby’s stool is usually very easy to clean because it’s mushy/soft, […]

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DIY POSTING WORK FOR MINIMAL OR NO COST (FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS)

Pablo was 9 months old when he first showed interest in doing posting work. In THIS video, you will see him try out his peg material. We did not teach him how to do this, but he would always see us fix it whenever he’s done playing with it. This to me, meant that he was ready for it. A month after, he showed readiness for the coin-box type of posting (see video HERE). I would have loved the wooden […]

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3 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILD’S MEMORY (AND YOURS, TOO)

One of my favorite shows on Earth, Brain Games, talked about memory. It talked about how our brains work and how we store information. Did you know that our brain only has 3 seconds to decide whether or not to store the information it receives? Like Sherlock Holmes said,  “Listen. This (referring to his brain) is my hard drive and it only makes sense to put things in there that are useful. Really useful. Ordinary people fill their heads with […]

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GIFT GUIDE FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND CHILDREN

If you’re following a lot of Montessori blogs/ sites/ social media accounts, you must have read a couple of gift guides for Montessori kids already. Since I don’t have a lot of time to blog regularly, I’ll skip that one first (and try to make my own next time) and blog about what you can gift children in general – no matter what parenting style their parents adhere to. See, before I became a parent, everytime we had to attend […]

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PABLO’S BOOK COLLECTION (0-12 MONTHS)

Now that Pablo is 1 year old, I’d like to share the books that made it to his year of infancy. Before I became a mom, I had a completely different set of books in mind. In fact, the very first thing I shopped for when I found out I was pregnant was a couple of books (you can check them HERE and HERE), but after having read Montessori later on in my pregnancy, I ended up with a completely […]

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OUR CHRISTMAS SETUP 2017

2017 is Pablo’s second Christmas, and now that he is already 13 months, I made sure to really include him in our Christmas-themed home. See, fixing our ground floor for Christmas has been my thing ever since I got married, and last year, I made the best decision of fixing it prior to giving birth – because I really had no time to do it anymore when Pablo came out. This year, I dint have much time to make new […]

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PABLO AT SEVEN MONTHS

Thankfully, Pablo is still sleeping soundly, so I have time to update this. Here’s a roundup of what mattered between his 6th and 7th month! Treasure Basket – Kitchen stuff for great sensory play! He really loved this set! Easter Basket – He loved trying to get this down to the mat from the shelf – one day, he finally did! Native Basket – wooden spoon, wooden teether, small anahaw fan (paypay), wooden rings – he loved exploring this basket! […]

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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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