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Unique finds for kids at MaArte

CASA San Pablo Pottery

I’ve never been much of a shopper as I never had the patience to spend hours shifting through racks or going from shop to shop. But one of the events I look forward to every year is the MaArte Artisan Fair. The unique and beautiful items they have never fail to amaze me.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Child mania: Is your toddler obsessed?


Over the summer, my 3-year-old Jack had scheduled playdates with similar-aged sons of friends. One of my friends revealed a concern that her son was very much into helicopters, and that the school she was putting him in mentioned that perhaps the boy should see a specialist if his fascination becomes disruptive.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Are you raising your child to succeed?


At a recent dinner party, I had a chat with Carrie Lupoli, a US-based parenting and education consultant, about child-rearing practices and beliefs.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Are you a ‘Disneyland Dad’?

Ricardo Cepeda

When I was a kid, my classmates would tell stories about their adventures during summer vacations spent with their respective families.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Woman behind ‘Barbie’ didn’t exactly have a dream childhood

MYRNA Yao with her grandchildren during their weekly Sunday breakfasts

If you were a child of the 1980s and fond of Barbie dolls, you would probably remember the Barbie commercials. A promotion or contest would entice you to mail something to an address in Quezon City; I had memorized it, given the number of times I joined and tried my luck. There was even a hotline you could call and which Barbie would “answer.” (It was a prerecorded message.)

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »