Just like in the US, we are at the mercy of private insurance companies when it comes to healthcare. I envy Canada’s publicly funded health care system. PhilHealth is supposed to be the local version of it, but it pales in comparison to the universal health care provided to Canadians. Of course, we can’t compare […]
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 had no other furniture nor appliances. We also found out that I was pregnant, so we […]
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 […]
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.
A few weeks before giving birth, I made a list of essential things to buy for me and my baby. With our small one-bedroom apartment, limited budget, and minimalist lifestyle, I had to carefully think about every purchase. Here are the items I found helpful during the crazy first few weeks with a newborn. Diaper […]
Filipino internet users spend about 4 hours a day on social media sites, particularly Facebook. If that makes you wonder what Filipinos do on social media, here are some popular ways they use these platforms: