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Model moms come up with handy book for new parents


Becoming a new mother is a daunting experience. For me it was knowing where to get things or knowing about the right places to take your kids—be it doctors or play gyms.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Blast that mummy tummy away–without leaving your home

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After I slaved away at the beginning of the year to get beach body-ready, all I want to do now is sleep, eat ramen and not work out. Having babies takes a toll on your body as it expands and changes, and getting older with each baby makes the slimming process all the more challenging.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

I’m a wannabe ‘Sige Mom’

CARMINA Villaroel with Mavie and Cassie

My husband and I have recently started taking “yaya-less” vacations in a move that would help us invest more time in our children. It’s almost a paradox since most people’s main concern before a baby is born is to find a suitable nanny, then at some point realize that their children respond only to the nanny and not the parents.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The best shoes for growing feet


I love shoes—shoes for me, shoes for my husband and now I’m extending my love for shoes to my children.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Interior designer Nix Alañon’s PhoeNix Home offers hard-to-find, beautiful accent pieces

SALA setup is made interesting by Nix’s use of different textures and unexpected groupings. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

Decorating my home is an ongoing project. Paintings and pieces of furniture get swapped on almost a weekly basis. I realize that having children does not mean that one has to baby-proof the house; it only means that you can make things more interesting for them to look at.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fighting the battle of the baby bulge

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If you are like most women, you will know that shedding the baby weight is the toughest part of having a baby. Every time I see the pants that still don’t fit, I remember eating cinnamon rolls and scones during my pregnancy and think, “Was it worth it?” Yes it was. But alas, the cinnamon rolls have left their mark in the form of just… rolls.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

These dads believe in new beginnings

BEANS and Danielle Gonzalez

Mothers today have come a long way since a generation ago, when I was born. There is so much out there to learn from.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Shoes for the soul


It’s often said that children are the hope for the future, their future begins with what we can do for them now. As soon as I had my first baby, seeing any child going through hardship put a lump in my throat and tugged at my heart.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Furniture for my toddler’s haven


Shopping for baby stuff in Manila has gotten better. The number of items on the market now has increased, compared to two and a half years ago, when I was shopping for my son. However, I found myself with a new challenge—fixing my toddler’s room.

Posted: February 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Keeping cool

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This summer in the Philippines has reached scorching temperatures—it’s important for our babies and us Mamas to stay well hydrated. I’ve found the most gorgeous water bottle courtesy of my schoolmate Melissa Ongsue of Purple Tag. She introduced me to KOR Hydration vessels—made from BPA Free Tritan material. Aside from its many colors and sizes [...]

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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