DIY GAME: CUSTOMIZED GUESS WHO

I first saw this amazing idea from Angela Momtessori in THIS POST. And I got so excited to make our own. Thankfully, I still have my Who Is It? boardgame from when I was a teenager, so that was decades ago! Unearthed my dusty boardgame, and this is what it originally looked like: How do you play WHO IS IT (the original game is called Guess Who, I think): There are two players. Players will each choose 1 character from […]

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LEARNINGS FROM MY TRIP TO THE CERELAC FARM & FACTORY

When I posted about our trip to Indonesia and to the Cerelac farm, I was surprised to know that moms were thankful with the info I shared! Since there were so many details I didn’t get to talk about, I thought it would be best to share all the details here on my blog. But first, let me share how we found ourselves in Indonesia visiting the Cerelac farms and factories. When Cerelac first partnered with us, I was so […]

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DAYTRIP FROM MANILA: MULBERRY PICKING IN PAMPANGA

We recently discovered this place, thanks to a friend (hi Che!). Just about 1.5 hours away from Manila (we came from San Juan) lies this little farm where you can actually do Mulberry and Fig picking (depending on season, of course!) Wilson’s Instant Tree Bank is located in San Fernando, Pampanga. To get there, all we needed to do was search WILSON’S INSTANT TREE BANK on Waze (you can also search via Google Maps). When you get there, you’ll be […]

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WHEN I DIE FILE

A few months ago, I read about THIS INCREDIBLE ARTICLE about a mother’s love for her children. It’s not the most popular one out there, but it is nevertheless a great way of showing how much you love and care for the persons you’ll be leaving behind. I especially loved this part of the article, because to put it simply, it’s just so true! “Ruth’s card file box didn’t make it any easier for the Byock children to say goodbye […]

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BOOKS ON GRIEF

When we hear the term insurance, we tend to think of only one thing: that policy you get so that when you die, your loved ones will have enough money to help them get back on their feet while mourning their loss. I surely thought that way. Until I became a mom. And I realized that many of the things we do as parents are somewhat kinds of insurance. Your prepared environment is your insurance to fall back on when […]

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OUR LAUNDRY MAKEOVER (AND WHY WE LOVE OUR WASHER AND DRYER)

Late last year, we finally bid goodbye to our washing machine of 10 years (it was my husband’s even way before I got married to him) for a couple of reasons: * It’s already an old model, and had been fixed a couple of times. * We have been using a washing machine more because my son has grown, explores a lot more, hence, changes clothes a lot more often. * I wanted these two features for a washing machine: […]

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COLORING BOOKS FOR FILIPINO CHILDREN

From what I’ve read, philosophies like Montessori and Waldorf don’t subscribe to the idea of coloring books, and their reasoning behind make total sense: it takes away the creativity of the child. True. I mean, it does encourage you to color within the lines, and follow a certain look rather than making something from scratch that you can totally own. I think it’s different when coloring is used to cultivate attention to detail, learn anatomy, etc, though (that’s for another […]

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TODDLER-APPROVED VEHICLE BOOKS

Vehicles – definitely my toddler’s favorite. Construction vehicles, planes, and emergency vehicles to be more specific, but give him any vehicle-themed book and he’ll surely want to read it. We have a lot of books on vehicles, but this list is his curated one – the ones he loves to read over and over again. I’ll be sharing with my affiliate links from Amazon and Book Depository (free worldwide shipping, woohoo) where applicable. And if you discovered these books from […]

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DIY PLANT DECOR (FOR TINY SPACES AND DOLLHOUSES)

Many of you asked how I did our plants for our dollhouse. And really, it’s very easy! I’m not the type of DIY-er who takes a lot of time and effort to create something (that would be crafters and my husband) – i’m all for quick and cheap solutions that would add quality to our home. Are you ready to find out? It’s simple, really. All I needed were the following: small pots (I got these from Taiwan and have […]

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MTE FINDS: WATERPROOF SHOES I LOVE

If there’s one kind of footwear I’ve really come to appreciate the moment I started traveling and going out with my toddler – it’s waterproof shoes. I’ve always loved using waterproof shoes for my travels, but more so when I gave birth and found out I have a lot more to think about than the state of my shoe when we’re going out. I love how the thought that even if it gets stained with something, or liquid spills on […]

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