Category Archives: Parents & Children

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

sex education lectures

*Cringe*. I am sure some of you are not too comfortable about the topic especially with our children. But….Let’s not be in denial. Parents need to wake up to reality. 32% of the youth aged 15-24 engage in sex and 78% of this is unprotected sex, according to DRRP and UP study. Data from YAFS Read More →


Helicopter parents take away a child’s character and his ability to do things on his own. This type of parenting is backfiring. – Lisa Hein I only heard of term, helicopter parenting from Cookie when I asked for suggestions on topics. I did a little research and found out that helicopter parents are so named Read More →

me and my ex bf

I wrote this seven years ago but I thought I’d share it again because today, January 26 is the day we met 36 years ago. Yes, we celebrate the first day we met (January 26), the first day we became a couple (March 7) aside from our wedding anniversary (May 5). Our anniversary is a Read More →

family photos

Good bye 2013. Hello 2014. I will affirm the good things for the New Year 2014. I will offer a prayer, wait and expect good things to happen to me and my loved ones. Whenever I wonder what is coming, I tell myself the best is coming, the very best love and life have to Read More →


Singing Christmas Carols has been a treasured family tradition. I remember the last Christmas I had with my mom. I was 18 years old then. All the 7 siblings gathered around the Yamaha organ as my late brother, Oscar played festive carols. Sometimes it was mom who accompanied the songs in the piano. Mom was Read More →

present at gabay guro 2013

I felt the excitement as I looked around at the MOA Arena in Saturday’s biggest gathering of teachers. I had glanced through the list of celebrities and prizes that PLDT-Smart Foundation’s Gabay Guro prepared for this biggest tribute to teachers. Wow, this amazing production considered the diversity of the teachers’ age and interests. I call Read More →

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Ajay’s Being an 80s child & why today’s youth never had it so good brings back sweet memories of my youth. Hence, I’ve come up with my own version of the 70′s child. (yes I am that old. High School in 1970 and college in 1974). We didn’t have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X boxes, video Read More →


Working at home has its perks. It is not as stressful as being cooped up in the office. I can be flexible and relaxed without being pressed for deadlines. My usual routine consists of watching the news on TV and multi-tasking with my Macbook. When I just want a major distraction and activities that require Read More →

A child will always remember their yaya Children will always remember with fondness their caregiver as much as they remember the love and warmth of their parents. One of my daughters told me they still remember their yaya (nanny) . Their yaya also remembers them especially during holidays. They still visit us at home and Read More →

Kids know best on what parents need to parent about. Running out of topic ideas, I went to my daughter’s room asking her for suggestions. Without hesitation she squealed ““bullying”. Oh, how she knows this topic so well. My heart goes out to my two girls who had to deal with the school bully. I Read More →

It is said that music soothes the soul. Chances are you have sung a song to your little one whenever they feel bad or get sick. Perhaps as a child, you’ve been lulled to sleep in the arms of your parents . You will most likely remember faintly one endearing song your parents would always Read More →

My younger sister sent me an SMS to watch the movie “Disconnect” which tackles the issues surrounding the internet from Webcam sex shows, identity theft, and cyber-bullying. Only Robinson Galleria was showing the movie. As an advocate for kids’ web safety, I thought of watching it to see if there is anything new. I won’t Read More →

“Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.”Lawrence Kasdan ““Grades matter,” I often told my little girls, ““but only as a stepping stone to getting to your college choice. Those grades are yours, not mine.” I often reminded them as they poured over their books. When my eldest Read More →

In the first part, moms talk about the support, the love and dedication that their husbands gave them when they were breastfeeding their babies. In the second half, we discuss the importance of being breast feeding advocates. The breastfeeding advocacy includes protection, promotion, and support. “Protection means you fight those people who are fooling us. Read More →

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