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A mother’s kind of beauty book

AUTHOR with her daughter

One of the chapters in OMF Publishing’s book, “Ikaw Na Ang Maganda,” by Malu Tiongson-Ortiz, mother, makeup artist, interior designer and advocate for parents of children with Down syndrome, talks about “18 Steps to Inner Beauty.”

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Make Your Nanay Proud Foundation honors 10 exemplary Filipino mothers

Make Your Nanay Proud

A Filipino civic organization built to honor mothers is in the best position to formally recognize deserving mothers through an annual awards event highlighting the best in terms of making positive impact to loved ones and community.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New mom Chelsea Clinton celebrates baby daughter

In this Feb. 9, 2011 file photo, Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky attend amfAR's annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky announced the birth of their first child on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The baby's name is Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. Clinton announced the baby's birth on Twitter, saying she and her husband are "full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky." AP

Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton say they are “blessed, grateful, and so happy” to become grandparents.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Motherhood–how does one do it?


Time spent at my daughter’s home in Florida has stirred memories when I was a working housewife in the United States and she was just a baby. As I watch her play her many roles and wear different hats, I am in awe of her stamina and dedication. I tell her: “You are like a juggler, keeping all the balls up in the air and not dropping a single one. How do you do it?”

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

The ghosts of August


On Aug. 13,1990, I became, to Carlo, a first-time grandmother—Mamita. In that golden moment, all the ghostly aspects surrounding both the month of August and the number 13 lost their dreaded power to cause me harm or spook my luck.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »