Category Archives: Family

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating My Son’s 18th Birthday!

One of the few treasured family pictures that we had when the kids were little.

It’s my son’s birthday today and this is his cutest picture to date. Just kidding, K. I’ll always love and care for you even if you’re hard headed at times.

You were about 10 or 11 months in this photo. Ate was about 3. Look Dad, ang bata mo tingnan dito and so am I. 😀

Happy birthday, anak ko! May all your wishes and dreams come true!

Teaching kids to save money by starting with small amount

I’ve been telling my kids the importance of saving money using any amount left of their daily school allowance. Since they are kids it’s a hit and miss saving project with them. I remember this money challenge initiated by fellow mommy bloggers at the start of the year. They have been posting this money challenge table on Facebook. I was able to download and saved them for future use. Image credit to Mommy Levy. I think now is the time to introduce this money challenge table to my grown up kids starting with 10 pesos per day. (I think I’m missing the other half of the table 🙁 )

Image credit: Mommy Levy

Unforgettable Christmases

Image courtesy of toonsteb at

Our holiday traditions are about connecting with one
another. —

I can share three Christmases that are truly meaningful for my family. The first one was our first Christmas together as husband and wife. We celebrate it with his family. It was the first time that I met Nanay and Tatay. They came all the way from General Santos City to spend the Yuletide Season with us and their two other sons and their respective families here in Manila. The old folks are warm in welcoming me as their daughter in law. My hubby was the last to marry in their family.

The other two equally memorable Christmases we had were actually the ones experienced by our children. Naomi was nine-month-old when she experienced her first Yuletide season in 1997. Khalil was five-month-old when he wore a Santa hat for the first time in 1999. As a couple, we were celebrating our 20th Christmas this year. We hope to spend the next 100 Christmases together, just kidding.

Meantime, for those who love to play karaoke songs on Christmas eve, the best item that you can use to enjoy the sound is an avalon preamp or you can use speakers that produce quality sound for the occasion.

I would like to grab this opportunity to greet each and every friends and followers I have for this site, a Blessed Christmas and Prosperous New Year!