Category Archives: How-To

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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Getting Your Toddler to Sleep in Their Own Bed

The bottle was half-empty and another one was being chilled. Psychedelic Furs’ Heartbreak Beat played softly in the background. No hubbies or boyfriends, just me and my girls basking in much needed girl time. Giggling, confiding, venting, joking. The night … Continue reading

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Wild Thing

My daughter is eating me up. My tricks and empty threats don’t work anymore. I count One…She chimes Two! I look into her eyes and say “Follow. Mommy.” She looks at me squarely and says “No”. In my heart I … Continue reading

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Almost Closed

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Rite of Passage

Sunlight pervades but quiet and stillness fill the room. Alone in the stale air, I feel warm and dream of an iced mocha blend. I hear the kids singing next door. My cue. I pick up my bag quietly and … Continue reading

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How to get rid of a cold

Summer is here and as predicted by Pagasa last February there will be lots of sun and rain. That just means one thing to me: colds! When the first signs of the sniffles are are upon us — Little Libra, … Continue reading

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How to get kids to love taking baths

We received this last Christmas from my cousin. I thought it was just shampoo. But it is the “magic elixir that coaxes Little Libra into a bath.” She loves the smell and the packaging. I love that I shave 20 … Continue reading

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How to make your own play dough

I am not good with dough. I remember trying to make a  volcano for a diorama in grade school and it not only caved in but it slid off the board while in transit. So traumatizing for a 3rd grader! … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Here’s my newest trick… Me: How old are you? Little Libra: 2! Me: You know what 2 year olds do? Follow Mommy. They obey. What do you do? Little Libra: Follow Mommy. O-bey!! (I think she thinks it means hooray!) … Continue reading

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Potty Training

Our schedule is pretty loose this month, she’s old enough, and we could use the diaper money for Christmas – it’s time to potty train. I read up on some tips from baby center and here’s my plan: No wearing … Continue reading

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