Author Archives: ChildsPlayManila

Spider Baby

Before he became Spider Man …he was a Spider Baby (with his sidekick, Tinkerbell) “Wrestling” with the pumpkin Offering the pumpkin to the damsel in distress  Everyone is safe when Spider Baby is around. I wish Spider Baby could save … Continue reading

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Language Lesson

Lunch time after school. Little Libra is eating the last of her lumpia and rice. When she’s done chewing she says: “Guess what Mommy.” “What?” “When it’s more than one thing, we add an S at the end. Like thingssssss” … Continue reading

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Little Miss Knowsy

“Mommy, look. This is my apex,” touching the tiny bridge of her nose. A-what?? She got my complete attention immediately. “Where did you learn that?” “Teacher… and these are the wings,” pointing to the sides of her nose. “Good job! … Continue reading

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We pick out her outfit together but she selects the matching bag all on her own– which I don’t notice until we’re waiting for the elevator. Girls!  

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Glass Ceiling 101

With training like this, he’ll be ruling pre-school.                

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The Mom Show

Thanks to Smart Parenting for asking me to create an original piece for their October issue! This is my fifth published work with Smart Parenting. I am so grateful to Mia Fausto-Cruz and Nikki Constantino for appreciating my perspective. Cheers!

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My Son, My Sun

Dear Little One, This week you turned nine months old and you have done me no wrong except make me bed ridden for the last ten weeks of my pregnancy with you, and after all that, prefer your yaya over … Continue reading

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Ever since the Little One was born, my attention has been divided.  But there came a time two weeks ago that made me stop in my tracks and look at my little girl in all her budding four year old … Continue reading

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Silver Lining

We’ve got two sick kids at home. But they are sleeping together in their own bedroom. For the first time in four years, the master bedroom feels spacious. We’ve got 2 sick kids at home. But they’re asleep by 8pm … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned while Raising 2 Kids

  1. The second one will never have that photo album. (Sorry Little One!) Little Libra had four printed albums of her first year. (That’s one album per quarter–excited much?!)  The Little One has ZERO. His “album” is a folder in … Continue reading

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