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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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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DAYTRIP FROM MANILA: HAPPYNEST FARM BNB

Are you looking for a farm just very near Manila where you can relax, eat good food, interact with animals, and not worry about the smell? Let me tell you now: IT EXISTS! In this blogpost, let me share with you the many reasons we fell in love with HappyNest Farm BNB, a family-friendly farm where you can go for the day, or sleep for a night (or more!) I’ll be sharing the details of how you can book this […]

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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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MTE MANILA FIND: OPEN GYM FOR ALL CHILDREN (INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS)

Hatch is a play gym that opened at the Podium Mall today. I learned about it from The Parenting Emporium’s post, but couldn’t really quite grasp what it is, that’s why we went on their opening day to find out! In their about page, this is what’s written: Opening up a world of options for kids with special needs • Open Gym • Open Play • Open Space • Classes out in the Open • Open to all Abilities I […]

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CALATAGAN FLOATING HOUSE AND SANDBAR

Calatagan, Batangas – about 3.5 hours away from Manila sits one of my favorite places in Batangas! Beautiful sunset, gorgeous lighthouse, tree-lined highways, interesting snorkeling spots, and a SANDBAR. Yes, Calatagan has a lot of sandbars. But of course, them being sandbars, you need to know when is the right time to visit – because they disappear! Last November, we visited Calatagan for the holidays. And we rented this floating house for a day. Calatagan Floating House by Jessie Delos […]

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DAYTRIP FROM MANILA: PAMULAKLAKIN AETA FOREST TRAIL

Have you ever eaten vegetables, eggs, and rice from a bamboo? It is soooo good that it is now part of my toddler’s favorite memories. Really! Before I became a mom, I was only familiar with the JEST Camp in Subic. We tried it once and had a really fun time trekking while learning about the wonders of the forest from its locals, the Aeta community. We were taught how to make our own utensils and cup from bamboo, and […]

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MANILA FOR KIDS: BAMBIKE TOURS

My nieces living in California came for a visit, and we thought it was the perfect opportunity for our little family to finally try out one of the most famous tours in Intramuros, the Bambike Tours! Bambike Tours is a biking tour around Intramuros, and it ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 hours! Because we weren’t sure how our toddler would behave (we don’t normally bike around the city), we just chose the fastest option: one and a half hours of […]

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MANILA FOR KIDS: PHILIPPINE AIRFORCE AEROSPACE MUSEUM AND AIRCRAFT PARK

My son loves helicopters. I believe it’s because he’s exposed to it almost everyday. We live near the City Hall where there’s a helipad, and almost everyday, we would hear a helicopter flying in and out. One time, he told me: “Mama, I want to ride a helicopter.” I remember about this air museum near the airport that I found out about way before I got married, but the thing is — I have never visited it. I finally had […]

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