Author Archives: ChildsPlayManila


Little Libra learned to pedal today. It’s even more basic than teaching her how to ride a bike. This tricycle has been in her life since she was a baby and she grew so accustomed to being pushed, she didn’t … Continue reading

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A Christmas Toast to my Mom

This is just about the best gift I can give to my Mom — immortality! From Smart Parenting December 2011:  

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My First Cover Story

I covered Vicky Morales-Reyno for the December 2011 issue of Smart Parenting. How lucky was I to do my first cover story with such a candid, down- to-earth and practical woman. She is a beautiful person inside and out.  

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The Mommy Meeting

My weekly conversation with Little Libra before I zip out for some alone time, errand time, work time, girlfriend time, or hubby time: Little Libra: (Noticing that I’m not in my pambahay grub) Where you going Mommy? Me: (Sounding important) … Continue reading

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Crossing Bridges

Little Libra turned 3 years old, 3 days ago and she’s crossing bridges– literally. At her favorite playground, a bridge with criss crossed chains and holes big enough to slip through separate the low, boring baby slides from the high, … Continue reading

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Made it Again!

I’m thrilled that I made it in another issue of Smart Parenting. I couldn’t have done this without all support from family, friends and of course, you. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. From Smart Parenting … Continue reading

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My First Break…in a looooong time

I’m so thankful that Smart Parenting has section called the Mommy Diaries that allows real moms to share their own stories, sort of like tales from the battle field. Thank you to Editor-in-Chief, Mia Fausto-Cruz, for giving me my first break … Continue reading

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Luvin’ La Luz

Top 10 Things We Loved about La Luz Resort: 1. Beautiful blue waters just 2 hours away from Manila 2. The constant breeze -  couldn’t. stop. falling. asleep. 3. Starry starry nights – We were lucky that weekend – the … Continue reading

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Dad: How old are you? LL: Two!.. How old is Mommy? Dad: Thirty-two. LL: Like me!! Dad: No. Thirty….Two She runs to me in the room. LL: Cheers Mommy! For the next couple of years, my daughter will  think we’re … Continue reading

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Zoobic Safari

We had a fantastic time at Zoobic Safari last weekend. It has been about four years since my last visit, our first time with Little Libra. Check it out with your kiddies before the summer ends! We skipped the savannah … Continue reading

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