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Life lessons I want to teach my son


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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


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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


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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’


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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


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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?


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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


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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’


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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

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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!


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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


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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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