All about family

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

Today I Celebrate The Life Of Patty


I slept a bit late last night so the early morning texts and calls from my fellow SoMoms were mere whispers in my very blurred dream. I woke up a bit sweaty and uneasy as I answer a call from an unregistered number, and it was Eliza on the line. "Hey, Patty's gone". I couldn't muster any words nor put more effort to come up with a decent reply as I heard Eli sob. I just froze and felt cold. My palms were sweaty and my hands shaking. As soon as Eliza informed me, I checked my texts and online ... [ Read More ]

The Go Family Portrait 2014


It's becoming an annual thing for us to have our family portrait taken. However, what makes this year's portrait different from the previous year is that we got to shoot it outdoors. The thing about shooting outdoors is that there are a lot of things to consider: weather, natural light, venue and the mood of the people involved. These are some of the things we had to keep in mind when we agreed to shoot outdoors with the super cool, talented and rising life + style photographer, Louie Arcilla. ... [ Read More ]

Six Years And Ten Commandments


Today marks our six year wedding anniversary. While I am not really cheesy online, today's an exception. The reason why I'm dedicating a post on my wedding anniversary is because the 6th year is about candy. Yes, according to the wedding anniversary guide, the 6th year's symbol is candy (traditional) or wood (modern). Although we don't really care about the symbol of each wedding anniversary, (only the 25th and the 50th anniversary- silver and gold matter to us) I figured this year's symbol ... [ Read More ]

Five Things: Cute & Useful Kids Stuff


Sharing some of my newly discovered things for babies, toddlers, well, kids in general which I find cute and useful. Euky Bearub Eucalyptus Chest Rub Php 489.75 Rainy days can trigger colds and flu. Clogged nose can make your child irritable which can lead to sleepless nights. Euky Bearub is a chest rub that helps relieve sore throat, stuffy nose, irritating cough, muscle pains and minor insect bites. This rub is suitable for children above two years old and is also safe for pregnant women. ... [ Read More ]

Last Year Being A Twenty-Something Someone, Somewhere

Today will never happen again

Today marks the beginning of the last year I'll be a twenty-something someone, somewhere. Thinking about it, I've had a pretty colourful life. I've had quite a head start than most of you, when it comes to learning on how 'life isn't fair', as I've experienced my fair share of challenging situations. It really is true that road blocks can make or break one's journey. Thankfully, I made it through life's detours bearing some scuffs coupled with a few marks that always serve as a reminder that ... [ Read More ]