All about family

Mostly emotional posts about the GJG family, parenting tips, domestic diva drive and harnessing being a homemaker and hands-on momma.

My One And Only Parenting Advice & Parenting Mantra

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I really appreciate hearing my co-parents tell stories of their children. How my fellow SoMoms understand my concerns and validate them as part of being a parent. How a total stranger stops and compliments me or my kids even for the little things that made her smile. I like that despite, at times, I feel uncertain treading the path of motherhood, I do feel good being a mother to two little human beings. I am not a perfect mother nor do I try to be. Even though I'm a Virgo, I have learned to let ... [ Read More ]

Pregnancy Arsenal: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

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Expecatant motherbelles, newlyweds who are eagerly anticipating getting pregnant, and even mothers of one, two, or more kids, let me share one of the best products you should have, (if you haven't tried them yet) Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula. Even before I was pregnant with lil' Ms. GJG, I prepped myself early on because I have a few stretch marks to begin with. I figured my skin isn't as elastic so I better hydrate it even before it started to stretch. I know it may sound too OC but believe ... [ Read More ]

Back-To-School Shopping And Style Tips

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This school year, Gabbie's in big school na and we're all excited to take this journey along with her. As easy it was for us to send our lil' Ms. GJG to preschool, I find it difficult to do so this time around, given we now have a more structured school setting and a larger community wherein we need to conform. One of the things I haven't gotten used to is lil' Ms. GJG wearing a uniform. From the two years she was in preschool, she had the freedom to wear whatever she wanted and we didn't do any ... [ Read More ]

What An Eye Opening Incident

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Last month, lil' Ms. GJG was confined for almost a week in the hospital for an eye infection. What started as what seemed like a scratch mark on her right eye became swollen in just two days. The diagnosis: it was a bad case of sty. Which was weird because I had the same sty experience. Later on we learned that my kids, myself included, have bad skin reaction to insect bites and some products that have strong ingredients. Anyway, here are some photos from the incident that happened to my lil' ... [ Read More ]

A Hybrid Dad That Is Mr. GJG

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It's Father's Day! Got anything special planned for the Dads in your life? Yes, dads. Dad, dad-in-law, father of your children and all the father figures in your life. Me? As always, I dedicate a post for Mr. GJG and the dads in my life. You can read about my previous yearly Father's Day posts HERE. This year, I was inspired to honor the things Dads do that we don't often see in pop culture as enumerated at http://www.buzzfeed.com. Most of the 19 things dads do were done by my very own baby ... [ Read More ]