Archive of ‘Homelife’ category

What Kind of Mom-Friend Are You?

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As a mom, I have encountered and made friends with moms in different shapes, sizes and forms. These were the souls I met in church, in a seminar or conference, in school or kids’ extra-curricular activities.  Added to the list are old high school/college friends who have embraced motherhood too. I look at myself and my mom-friends […] Read more…

An Update on Changing Family Rules

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I shared in my previous post that my husband and I decided to change one rule in the house. We changed the kids’ computer/gadget use from weekends only to TWO HOURS, Mondays through Fridays. This Saturday was the first weekend the kids had no digital indulgence. Their obedience was set to the test because Peewee and I were also […] Read more…

When It’s Time to Change the Rules

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When Coby started to get a kick out of the digital world, Peewee and I imposed some rules about computer/gadget use. We saw that there was a NEED to limit his use of technology. To years ago, the rule was only one hour of computer daily. Eventually, he has discovered new games and has developed technical skills that would […] Read more…

Is My Child In-love With Me?

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When parents first lay their eyes on their newborn baby, they immediately fall in love with them. They cuddle this tiny person in their arms. The baby scent draws them closer to plant tiny kisses on their faces. Those soft fingers and toes and button noses are too cute to nibble on. Soon, the baby scent fades and […] Read more…

How The Avengers Helped the Medicine Go Down

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Jianne has been sick and was not able to get some sleep Sunday night. The cough syrup did not work as she coughing incessantly. I had a feeling this was not an ordinary kind of upper respiratory infection (cough) so I took her to their pediatrician the following day. My hunch was correct, she had asthma. […] Read more…

You’ve Got Mail Part 2

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Last month, I posted You’ve Got Mail wherein I shared the kids letter-writing/postal mail adventure. They were eager to drop their letters to my mom and my father-in-law in that huge metal mailbox. Today, the kids got a pleasant surprise. They received a letter from their Grandpa in the mail! They were excited to open it themselves […] Read more…

The Silence of the Mom

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I have been under the weather since Friday. I came home from a coop meeting with colds and a splitting headache. Today, I am coughing incessantly that I avoided talking.  As much as I want to tell the kids what to do or reprimand them, I resulted to pointing and whispering  instructions. They thought I was […] Read more…

Sleeping like Angels

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When we moved out of my parents’ home a couple of years ago, we specifically looked for a two-bedroom house to rent. The kids should have their own room because it’s difficult to squeeze in four individuals in one room. At first, Coby and Jianne were excited to set up their room. We placed their beds in […] Read more…

Kids Feel Loved When We Speak in their Love Language

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Gary Chapman’s  “The Five Love Languages”  has helped me understand how I want to be loved and how I can show love to my husband. In his book, he says that there are five love languages people speak, whether it be giving or receiving love. These  are Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, Acts of Service and […] Read more…

Non-traditional Birthday

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Jianne celebrated her 7th birthday in a non-traditional way. Instead of having the usual party, we opted to go the other route. Since Jianne already told me she doesn’t want a big celebration, I tried to convince her otherwise. But she won and we planned an educational yet fun activity for the four of us. Her […] Read more…

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