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Lessons in love that we learned from ‘Frozen’


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 »

My daughter is asking about her real father


I am a happy wife and a proud mom of two wonderful children. We are living abroad. My first child is from a fling prior to my marriage. My husband and his family love her and adore her more than their own. She was seven when I got married, and she now uses the name of my husband.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Shaping them

“MILKMAIDS,” by Gilda Cordero Fernando. “‘Milkmaids’ wasmy gift to Fe and Manny Ariolla on their 45th wedding anniversary when their children, Oya and Ina, gave them a surprise party.”

My husband never thought he ever did anything amiss in the upbringing of his children. I never thought I was ever doing right. Now that he was dead, I wanted the matter settled. Did I or did I not?

Posted: September 1st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Learning doesn’t stop after one graduates


I haven’t been this tired or read or studied as many business books as I did back in college. I have forgotten that side of me, in favor of other pursuits such as parenting and, yes, writing.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Can you treat your children equally?


In the movie “Two Weeks,” I can’t forget what Sally Field told her children—“I cannot love you equally, but I can love you specially.” She said this when asked who among her four children she loved most.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

‘I vowed never to play favorites–I know the heartache’


We asked parents: Is it possible to love your children equally, or will there always be favorites?

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Motherhood (surprisingly) becomes Pia Guanio


Pia Guanio would be the first to say that she never imagined herself becoming a mom.   Having been in the limelight for a good decade—as mainstay host of noontime show “Eat Bulaga!,” and entertainment anchor of news program “24 Oras”—Guanio is the epitome of the career-driven woman who won’t let her personal life unhinge [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mommies who blog

TOMINIO, Fernandez, the author, Emeterio and Mona Lisa Bormate

Mommy (and daddy) blogs and bloggers are becoming a force to reckon with in the United States. They can compel multinational companies to pull out ads with a click of a mouse, and have annual three-day conferences that have sponsors scrambling for access to this prized group of consumers and endorsers.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Parenting | Read More »

8 things I would teach my daughter

“DITCH the razor. Have all the hair that is not supposed to be there lasered.”

Growing up, there were a lot of things my mom told me that I wish I listened to. When I was a teen, she would knock on my door to hand me moisturizer, which I never used since I found it too greasy. She specifically warned me about shaving my legs, telling me and my sister that the hair strands would grow thicker; they did, when I shaved for the first time.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

CNN Hero of the Year Robin Lim releases 2 books on motherhood


CNN Hero of the Year 2011 Robin Lim releases two books on motherhood, “After the Baby’s Birth” and “Wellness for Mothers,” published by Anvil Publishing, Inc.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Health tips I learned from my mother


My mother took up running as a sport at age 40. Several years later, my father died, and she became a widow at 47.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

  1. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  9. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  10. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  • Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
  • Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  • Sports

  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions