oversharenting

written by Edel Cayetano as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles “Whether or not you realize it, you’re setting up a digital trail for your children that can last through their lifetime, and you’re doing it without your permission” Psychological implications of growing up without anonymity Cutesy photos may be harmless now, but they Read More →

polly pockets

I never realized the value my children placed on their toys until Marielle interviewed me for her research paper a few years ago on “Toys and Games I played with” for her Psychology course. She said “Thank God mom for the girly and not so girly toys”. In this day of digital toys and gadgets, Read More →

mommybook

by Ma. Rachel Yapchiongco, as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles Books open a whole new world of knowledge, stories, ideas, and advices that can enlighten you, make you laugh, give you a moral boost, inspire you, or introduce you to a different outlook. Here are some recommended books for moms and moms-to-be.

smartphones use

Everything should be taken in moderation. So should be the use of smartphones especially for children, a studysuggested. A survey conducted by Japan’s education ministry revealed that schoolchildren who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests. A report by Japanese local media said that nearly half of third graders at Read More →

rainbow in vienna

“Somewhere over the Rainbow, way up high There’s a land that I heard of, once in a lullaby. …Birds fly over the Rainbow, why then, oh why can’t I?”-lyrics: “Over the Rainbow”, from “Wizard of Oz”   What do you do when a rainbow graces its presence upon you? Well, my first instinct was to  take Read More →

butch at prague

I count my blessings that my family are together once again. Having an empty nest can be really lonely and I miss those days when we planned our family vacations. The last family vacation I planned didn’t push through because I had to undergo a gall bladder operation. Still I am glad to be able Read More →