Homemade Tomato Sauce

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Who would have thought you can make a simple homemade tomato sauce? I use two different brands of tomato based sauces ever since I started cooking for my family. I have a favorite spaghetti sauce brand which I will never replace. After trying this homemade tomato sauce of Giada de Laurentiis, I may have to ditch my go-to […] Read more…

I’m a GenX Mom Blogger

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What does a Gen X mom blogger have to say when millennial bloggers reign supreme online? The number of “Mommy” bloggers have grown over the last ten years and continues to rise. When I decided to use blogging as a platform for my writing, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I intentionally attended blogging […] Read more…

Thirty-Minute Workout at Home

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Mom, can spare thirty minutes a day for a quick workout at home? You’ll probably say, no. Your reason, just like any other mom is, “I’m too busy” or “I don’t have time.” Busy is what most Moms are every morning. You and I are always in a rush. As soon as the kids are in […] Read more…

Morning Bike Ride in Alabang

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A year or two ago, both our kids hopped on their bikes after school. They would ride around the neighborhood, sometimes with their friends. My husband and I encouraged this kind of physical activity. It takes them off of their gadgets and allows them to be more active. Biking is not only enjoyable but poses a […] Read more…

Support Local Businesses This Christmas

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The Christmas countdown begins! Have you considered supporting local businesses this year? As early as September, these business owners are hard at work filling in orders for their clients. Setting up a small business is not easy. I am aware of the sleepless nights, aching backs, tired legs, sweat and tears these business owners go through […] Read more…

Keep Loving

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It’s half-past three in the afternoon and this runny nose is pestering me. A cup of coffee was what I needed to perk me up. Plopped in front of the desktop, waiting for that writing prompt to fall on my lap. Nada. Then I saw this quote from Brightside on Facebook. It hit me right […] Read more…

Shifting Seasons, Shifting Careers

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What season of life are you in now? Are you contemplating on shifting careers?  Is there a business proposal you are seriously considering?  Do have a toddler who zaps your energy or a teenager who never responds to your text messages? Whatever season you are in now, breathe and just take it all in. In […] Read more…

What My Mom Taught Me, Final Week

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I end the month-long celebration of Moms with the last post for the series What My Mom Taught Me. For this last one, I decided to put together all the responses of the women who shared with me the important value or character trait their own mothers passed on to them. My mom showed me […] Read more…

What My Mom Taught Me, Week Three

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This is the third of a series of posts that celebrates our Moms for the month of May. As a mom, I am hoping that we pass on the values taught to us by our own mothers to our children. I am hoping too that the younger generation will embrace these values despite the influences of friends, […] Read more…

What My Mom Taught Me, Week Two

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When we mention the word, Mom, what’s the first character trait that comes to mind? Sacrifice. Sacrificial love. Selflessness. Moms are some of the most selfless people in the world. No matter the status of your relationship with your Mom, you would surely agree that at some point in your life, she has made sacrifices for […] Read more…

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