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Life lessons I want to teach my son


This month, my once baby boy turned another year older. Once upon a time, he was a fragile little infant with large, sad-looking eyes (my father-in-law even used to call him Sad Sam) who used to follow me and his sister around.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Parenting | Read More »

Learning the Word through Internet fun and games

LUCY Gomez and daughter Juliana

All year round, I try my best to expose my children to our faith and teach them as many age-appropriate lessons as I can.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Controversial book on pregnancy not as revolutionary as expected


I remember my first pregnancy and my then pregnancy bible, “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.” I read it from cover to cover, earmarked pages and even brought it along with me during visits to my ob-gyn to discuss issues I wanted clarified. I found it absolutely amazing because it covered everything I was going through and answered every question I had, even before I could think about it.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Handling the pressure to ‘go forth and multiply’


In the Philippines, family is an extremely important factor in people’s lives. Many people grow up in multigenerational homes where children and their cousins are raised by parents and grandparents; and aunts and uncles are considered second parents. It is no surprise then that almost as soon as a couple gets married, everyone expects them to “contribute” to the family’s growing number.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Nesting: Planning the nursery for your bundle of joy


Do you find yourself suddenly cleaning rooms and emptying out closets even if you’ve never been much of a neat freak?

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

What if kids plotted to stay up late every night?


One of the things I like doing as a mother is putting my kids to sleep. I’m not a big fan of feeding times with my son or study time with my daughter, but when it comes to our bedtime routine and we’re all snuggled up together, I can’t think of any other place I would rather be.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Getting ready for baby no. 3


Last December, right before the year came to an end, my husband Migs and I discovered another reason to celebrate the coming New Year. Two lines on a small white stick meant a new baby to look forward to this 2014!

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Lessons in love that we learned from ‘Frozen’


Ever since the Disney musical film “Frozen” was released, not a day has gone by when I don’t hear at least one reference to it from my five-year-old daughter. And I don’t think I am alone.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri–revisiting the Italy I loved as a child

IT WAS a great day at the Colosseum as I tried to imagine gladiators fighting for their lives amidst the cheers and jeers of thousands of Romans

I was just a young girl the first time my parents brought me to Europe. Up until then, Europe was unknown to me.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Why children are stressed out–I’m guilty of overscheduling my girl, too!


I was chatting with my daughter when, out of the blue, she blurted out that her friend was “stressed.”

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

We need to band together to fight cyber child pornography


Shortly after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck our country, an international watch group cautioned on the possibility of child trafficking.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »



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