Author Archives: Noemi Lardizabal-dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement.

Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)"

P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience.
They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


Meditation gives you an opportunity to come to know your invisible self. It allows you to empty yourself of the endless hyperactivity of your mind, and to attain calmness. It teaches you to be peaceful, to remove stress, to receive answers where confusion previously reigned. Wayne Dyer Right across our house is the parish church Read More →

real interviews

Unlimited hours. No breaks. This video contains a powerful message which you need to watch till the end. This is about a fake job where it was posted online and in newspapers at a company called Rehtom Inc. with the job posting: director of operations with these requirements The requirements sounded nothing short of brutal: Read More →

pac you from mommy D

The memes are really funny. Mommy D and Kim Henares are the top winners after Manny Pacquiao won over Tim Bradley via unanimous decision. In a report from USA today, “Manny Pacquiao’s mother, Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao, was just as entertaining as the action in the ring. As her son fought Timothy Bradley, Dapridran-Pacquaio was dealing with Read More →


Some of the important lessons that can benefit children as they grow can be taught at home. Teaching kids to do chores is a rewarding experience not only for children but for parents as well. One of the significant roles of parents is to set a good example for their children.  Remember that young kids Read More →


Parents leave behind two legacies to their children— one is roots, the other wings. It starts with being responsible parents. Whenever news about a mother is sensationalized or controversial, my readers ask for my reaction. I tell them that I cannot judge on what a parent should or should not do. Like any parent, I Read More →

selfie with kit kat jollibee mix ins

Do you catch yourself yelling in your mind any of these questions? “I’m so busy! I don’t even have time to eat.” “I need more than 24 hours in the day.” “I don’t have time for that.” “I wish I had more time for myself.” Well, if you do, then just say “I need a Read More →


On March 29,1994, the Philippines connected to the Internet for the very first time. My internet history dates back to circa 1995. Don’t you just miss the modem’s hissing sound as it cranks to connect to your good old ISP? The kids today and future generations will be missing out on the iconic sound of Read More →


How many children do you see playing on the streets, running and screaming around during summer? That looks like a distant memory nowadays as most kids opt to stay inside their houses or in internet cafes to play on computers and tablets. Long gone are the days wherein kids are the life of the neighborhood. Read More →


by Amihan Euza Mabalay, originally posted at Counting happiness in 100 days , Philippine Online Chronicles With our fast-paced multi-tasking life, we often get drowned in seemingly never-ending workload, household and parent duties to fulfill. Sometimes we forget to pause and find delight in the moment. Oftentimes, we neglect little things that value the most. In Read More →

carlos mangco new lawyer

Congratulations to my nephew, Atty. Carlos Mangco, for passing the Philippine bar exam! His dad is my late brother, Oscar Carlos Lardizabal. Like my sister said, my brother must be smiling ear to ear in Heaven. A lot of credit goes to Belle, Carlos’ mom who raised my nephew with such loving support. I am Read More →


by Ma. Rachel R. Yapchiongco , originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles , How to curb your child’s electronic device appetite Back in the old days, you can keep kids settled down by giving them toys to play with, pen and paper to draw, storybooks to read, and box of crayons and coloring books Read More →

love yourself

Every now and then, I get bombarded with text messages from wives asking for my advice on their marital woes. The thing is I am not a counselor and I can only speak for myself. The fact that the person on the other end is a stranger makes it difficult for me to reply back Read More →

golden girls

A few years back, my husband and I facilitated a grief support group for Grief Share . My friend, Cathy assigned me to 4 lovable golden girls, with age ranging from 67 to 81 years old. I was turning turn 50 years old that time. As I watched them, I couldn’t help but smile at Read More →


I’d like to make it clear that even though I write about parenting and family life, I do not claim to be an expert. I share family experiences and some of my parenting styles that worked or didn’t work for me. You can take what you like and leave the rest. A few years ago, Read More →

senate hearing cybercrime bills

  I was not supposed to be one of the resource persons at the Senate Hearing on the Cybercrime bills but I had to tell my story because no one else have shown an actual threat on cyber-libel.  I promised to make it a one-minute speech. Due to time constraints, I was not able to Read More →


by Jasmine Barrios as originally posted at Philippine Online Chronicles “Ikaw kasi!” Olivia blurted out to her friend Rose as they assessed the outcome of a project presentation. Prior to the big day, each of them had two different takes on the client’s proposal. After much debate, Olivia gave in to Rose’s peg but the Read More →

best blog Mabini Media Awards

Blog Giveaway: Get a chance to win a PictureMate PM245 or a LabelWorks LW-300. Check out my contest/giveaway below the cut for more details. Losing a son felt like the end of the world to me . I wanted to die along with him but I had to remember that I still had two children Read More →


My husband caressed my protruding belly and felt our baby move. His smile turned to a frown as he knitted his brows, ““We need to pack up and move to the mountains.” I stood up and responded, “No, we’re staying put. I know something good will happen. I just know it.” My stubborn refusal started Read More →

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