Just Me

And then there were two…

I’m slowly getting my act together with the little ones in tow. Little Libra is now three and my son (alias pending)  is nearly 8 months old. Every day is different but the same – lots of noise, negotiations, and naps. And after four years of motherhood, I’m learning that as I continue to raise my children, there’s a parallel growth inside me as well.  Play is not just for kids. In this site, everyone is a child, everyone plays and everyone is growing up. Enjoy!

- written on August 28, 2012


I never thought I’d be a work at home mom. I never thought I’d be hands-on with my daughter. I remember thinking that I’m not playful enough to raise a child.  And here I am… documenting our adventures every day!

I’m your average, practical, budget savy mom who is trying her best to make her daughter’s childhood memorable. I avoid anything over the top and maintain the belief that a child’s joys are simple. I’m a big fan of learning through play, fresh air, and mom inventions.

This blog is a life long embrace to my one year-old daughter and a salute to all inspiring moms out there.

- written June 23, 2010

24 Responses to Just Me

  1. Abigail Strangemann says:

    Great site!! I first checked it on my Blackberry but the version from a regular PC is much better!

  2. teng says:

    im a fan already! keep it coming!

    i love your style!

  3. Child’s Play Manila,

    Bravo! I look forward to reading more posts and better relating to them once my baby girl arrives!

    i love your blog’s look..Excited to read on..

    The Happy Spectator

  4. mai says:

    So glad i finally found the time to read your blogs! I’ve bookmarked your site and can’t wait to read more stories.

    Great insights and ideas to pick up for my Ponce! And i will definitely share my stories with you about Gabby that you might find useful with your daughter:)

    Keep ‘em coming Mama!


    • Thank you so much! This is my love letter to my daughter:)…it’s a reason to feel guilty when she gives me a headache during her teens;p hahahaha I’ll probably be writing about that too!

  5. Nic says:

    I know I said I open my laptop at home only 3 times a month — well, this is one of those times and thankfully you gave me a more productive reason to use the internet today! Awesome words:) Somehow everyday life looks a lot more colorful again… Keep it up! *Mwah*

  6. Bing Cailao says:

    This is very interesting, a great site to get ideas for young moms (and young grannies too) both in content and style. Keep it going and do write those children’s books. You have what it takes to produce a classic: a deep understanding and appreciation of a child’s psyche and the love to go with it.

    • Oh my goodness! You just made my day! Thank you for defining my new demographic– (always) young granny– and thank you for enjoying the view:) I have lots to learn and look forward to sharing it with you… Thank you for the encouragement on the children’s book too. What a dream!

  7. Carla says:

    This blog warms my heart. Well done- creative, informative, witty, and precise.
    Keep it coming, I feel as if I’m right beside you and your beautiful daugher. :)

  8. Tess Demir says:

    Well done, Mama! What a wonderful way to document your little one’s childhood! I’ve only read a few posts, but I’m so glad it’s Friday as I plan on catching up with your other posts over the weekend. Kisses to you and little you :-)

  9. Dang says:

    love your tips on roundtrip, manners, etc… my son is turning 8 months but loves to explore on his own.. he knows when i say “ooppsss… don’t put that in your mouth”.. that even when i gave him biscuits, he just stared at it and wait for my command..

  10. Mia says:

    I just soooo love your blog…very educational and inspiring. Thanks!

  11. Carla says:

    Your blog deserves some “re-congratulating.” It’s chicken soup for a happy heart. Simple and meaningful. Congratulations!

  12. Arbee Panga says:

    Hello Mommy,

    Nice posts you have here! :) I really liked your sweet anecdotes about your daughter especially the one about the Totem Pole. :) We are currently looking for blog partners for MomCenter.com.ph, an online portal for mommies all over the Philippines. :)

    May we have your email address (you may drop me an email at arbee@bdmg.com) so I can send you the complete details.

    Hope to hear from you soon and please continue your heartfelt posts. :)



  13. Tet says:

    And I am officially subscribed to this blog! Happy to be part of this journey you’re taking…thanks for sharing all these priceless memories. What a blessing!

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