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Remember when we didn’t have these many toy choices?


Every now and then, the newspaper delivery comes with a toy catalog. I get rid of it before my kids get the chance to start pointing, asking and begging for the toys.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Parenting | Read More »

100% Vitamin C now in milk?


Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps keep the human body healthy by preventing destructive chemical reactions from occurring within its system. In particular, it lowers the production of free radicals—molecules with unpaired electron—which could be detrimental to the wellbeing of living cells.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Practical tips to protect your child from kidnappers


Last month, there was a lot of talk about kidnappings, partly due to what people thought was an abduction on Edsa. Some parents perceive a resurgence in kidnapping.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Parenting | Read More »

How difficult is it for the single mom?

THE AUTHOR with sons Mark (left) and Joshua

I was a big fan of Snow White when I was a child. My mind had probably been wired to hope for that one man who would sweep me off my feet and bring me to his castle. We’d have beautiful children so we could play games without worries in the world—nothing but plenty of food, laughter and love.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

A badge, not a stigma


“I’ve been a single mom since 1996. The biggest challenges are how to be an effective mom and still be able to provide for the kids.   “It’s a very difficult balance to achieve because something will always give. And then, there’s yourself that one shouldn’t forget.   “I often seek guidance from my counselor […]

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »