All about family

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

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 ]

My One And Only Parenting Advice & Parenting Mantra

Recipe for motherhood

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


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

BackToSchool Shopping & StyleTips

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 ]