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….”

(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”

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!”

Lessons from Frozen

Lessons from Frozen 2? No, actually :D. Let′s start with the first one first. I′ve been watching it lately, and Gianna has been listening to its soundtrack all year, like practically each time she rides our car. I loved the story from the very first time I saw it because of true love between sisters.Continue reading “Lessons from Frozen”

Out of the Blue Comments

A few days ago, Gianna and I were walking in the mall… Mall radio: 🎵santa claus is coming to town…🎶 G: No he’s not….. because he’s DEAD. 😂😂😂 we told her that he was an actual person who loved giving gifts, but that it was a long time ago. A few weeks ago, I wasContinue reading “Out of the Blue Comments”

15 Years <3

Today we celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. ❤  I cannot thank God enough for first giving me the best husband, and then for sustaining us all these years. When I married King, I was sure that it was God who ordained everything for us to be together. But he isn’t perfect, and I am notContinue reading “15 Years <3”