Mirror, mirror….

In our home, King and I always remind our daughters that the tongue has the power of life and death. God knows we struggle with this too, but it’s easier to point it out when we hear our kids saying negative words. Story of our parenting lives right? Practice what you preach. Preach what youContinue reading “Mirror, mirror….”

I Don’t Want You to Die, Mommy….

I don’t know if it’s because she is the youngest or because it’s just really her personality, but Gianna is majorly clingy to me. She really loves me and even though we are constantly together, she still tells me that she misses me and wants me….. to do everything with her, even though there areContinue reading “I Don’t Want You to Die, Mommy….”

(not so) Happy Easter

Thirteen years ago. April 8. Easter Sunday. But instead of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, we were mourning the death of my dad. He passed away on Easter Sunday of the year 2007. His death surprised us. His death saddened us. His death hurt us. But there was grace and there was hope. And itContinue reading “(not so) Happy Easter”

Weeding in the Time of Corona

My husband likes to pull out the weeds in our lawn, and a few days ago, I decided for the first time 😬, to help him. I am sure I had a chance to do this growing up. I had forgotten how fun and satisfying it is, especially when you’re able to pull them out fromContinue reading “Weeding in the Time of Corona”

What Can We Do?

We are on enhanced community quarantine right now. I have not tried leaving the house since I last bought groceries from small stores, last Saturday. So far, we’ve been okay. Kids are somehow productive. I’ve been hearing the ukulele and piano more these days. We have been playing volleyball and badminton in the backyard. TheContinue reading “What Can We Do?”

Joke’s On Me

When we picked her up in school….. Me: What did you eat in school? (classmate had a party) G: junk. Me: (laughing) okay. I mean what was the food at Josephs party? G: Who’s Joseph? Joshua pala. That cracked Danae up. 😂   More than one time….. Me: Gianna, are you gonna obey or what?Continue reading “Joke’s On Me”

Public Speaking Workshop

Last month, our group of pastors’ wives had a basic public speaking workshop led by our church mate, Tisha Timbang, who is a member of the Toastmasters Club! To be perfectly honest, I am terrified of speaking in public. I get too nervous even when it’s just a classroom setting, and I’m the student andContinue reading “Public Speaking Workshop”

Pinoy tayo!

One of my kids was saying that her “Filipino friends” talk a certain way. Me: umm Filipino ka din, anak. 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ One of my kids overheard my mom talking about Baclaran Day. She quickly interrupted and seriously (innocently) asked, “What’s that? Gay day?” 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ Gianna asked our Manang to get something in the car. G:Continue reading “Pinoy tayo!”