Knowing we will all die one day doesn’t console a soul who longs for long talks, aimless walks, and unplanned movie nights with you. How do I wrap my head around the fact that you are here in my heart, alive and vibrant, yet I could not even touch your cheeks? Or your hands. Your forehead, I […]
More than a year ago, Neil and I sat with a few couples who recently, and not so recently, had a baby. As we talked with them, many of the burning questions on my mind were (honestly) shopping-related. As I previously mentioned, we had a small space so we really needed to be choosy about […]
We moved into our one-bedroom condo unit last year during the last week of May 2019. It was still bare then. Except for a bed with a mattress, a work station, a dining table, and three chairs, our place has no other furniture nor appliances. We also found that I was pregnant so we had […]
Even if you love to reflect, which I hope you don’t mistake for rumination, starting a meditation practice can still be a struggle. If you are a new mother like me, then that makes it harder. Did you say you are a working mom, too? Now it seems impossible to begin meditating. But please, do […]
“You never really showed me around Manila,” said Neil. I tried to recall all our trips to Manila and concluded he was right. We didn’t get a chance to explore the city where I was from. I was the first person to take him to Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Shangri-la, and hotels in Manila, […]
As new parents, we’re expected to know some basic skills to assure our parents and in-laws that we are capable of caring for a tiny, fragile human being. This list is a work in progress and by no means, a complete checklist of every skill new moms and dads need to possess to prepare for parenting.
Pregnant Philhealth members can avail a maternity care package (worth P19,000 for women who had a C-Section and P5000-P6000 for those who had a normal spontaneous delivery) as well as a Newborn Care Package for the baby.