This summer, we are taking a break from children’s theater and we are trying out new things!
Because she has too much energy and she always attempts heart-stopping acrobatic stunts in our sofa and in our beds, we looked for a gymnastics class.
It’s summertime! I know everyone’s excited to go out of town but we are going farther away. Our first stop – outer space!
We recently visited the National Planetarium Museum and you may want to check them out too while admissions are still FREE! Their shows are open to everyone (5 years old and above)
until May 31, 2017 and it’s a great summer activity for the whole family.
Sharing our amusing and sometimes silly-crazy conversations with Mia since she was 2 years old.
We are continuously updating this post so please come back often for new #MiaThoughts. 🙂 Happy reading!
Today, I’m just sharing some snapshots of how life has been with our early reader. 😀
It has been an amazing journey for us as we are often times on the..
Do you allow your kids to choose what to wear?
If you’ve read my previous post,
It’s Dress Day Everyday, you’d know that my answer to that is yes, we do.
The clothing wars are one of the battles I’ve happily lost. 🙂
One way to know how our kids are doing in school is to ask who their FAVORITE and NOT SO FAVORITE playmates are
for the day and WHY.
I tried this many times with Mia and I get interesting tiny details I would have no way of knowing if my question is just the usual, “How was your day?”
It also gives me an idea who she often hangs out with and if there might be kids who are bullying her. Ding ding!
Our little fan girl made a card for Krystal Brimner today. 😀
Krystal is the one who played Annie when we watched Annie The Musical and Mia was totally smitten after Krystal sent us a message saying she wanted to meet her!
In response, Mia brought out her coloring materials and made a card.
If you’re wondering why your preschooler cannot sleep at night and you’ve already eliminated sugar high, new toys, scary movies, illnesses, or overstimulation, it may be because there are
little things bothering him in school. Yes, just like adults, they think about their troubles at night too.
school is a social environment and oftentimes, kids get anxious or confused as to why teachers and classmates act in certain ways.
The only problem is they don’t tell us right away. It could be because they cannot talk very well yet or we’re probably not asking the right questions to bring it out.
Kasi pag tinulungan, ma-slide din ako. 😅
Can you still recall what you were doing when you were 5 or 6?
I remember being outdoors, chasing
dragonflies, running around with our neighbors, blowing plastic balloon together, sipping the nectar off the stems of santan flowers, eating aratilis, munching on haw flakes after saying body of christ (oops), and shouting Pink 5 after four other kids yelled Red 1, Green 2, Blue 3, and Yellow 4. Continue reading
If there is one childcare tip you’d give to a newbie parent, what would it be?
I’ll skip my normally long introductions and give mine right away –
TIMING IS EVERYTHING.
“Yeah, yeah, we know that already,” you might say.
But I mean, LITERALLY.
If you miss the short
sleepy window, that magic time Continue reading
Aug. 4 : THE ANNOUNCEMENT
MIA: You know my boyfriend Zander, he is
JING: Wait wait. You have a boyfriend??!
MIA: Yes. Zander.
You bet, I’m not.
I wasn’t very proud of myself that day.
I remember it was the week before Christmas when Mia and I were in a crowded bazaar, and she was constantly getting bumped into by eager shoppers.
Must have been irritating for her. Clearly not a place for children.
But I needed to buy some gifts. Fast. Which I should have known is impossible to do with a kid in tow!
On the numerous times I’ve been to parks and school pick-ups, I’ve seen different kinds of yayas and how they handle our kids.
I don’t watch their every move, of course. But I overhear them most of the time and they display similar behaviors in the absence of a “boss”.
So consider me your extra pair of eyes when you’re at work.
I love being a mom. I can shout that many times for all to hear. I LOVE BEING A MOM!!!
I’d be a hypocrite if I say I love every bit of it everyday.
I don’t. I get bouts of sadness from time to time.
Longing to work again, wanting to earn like I used to again, yearning to continue the career I’ve started – you know, all those things that took a backseat when motherhood started.
Sometimes I ask myself, “What have I become?”
Last week, our 4-year-old was questioning why we named her Mia. She wanted to know why we didn’t pick out a name that ends with
In her opinion, names that end with “
La” and “ Bel” sound prettier. And she of course wants to be.. pretty.
Me: Hey, you have Bel in your name, Mia Isabel.
Mia: But I want La too. Why did you agree with Daddy’s choice, Mommy? Continue reading
If you’re fond of saying TGIF, I kind of envy you.
I love weekends but they are usually as hectic as my weekdays!
To give you an example, here’s a rundown of how one weekend is like for me from early morning until night.
COFFEE. Cook breakfast.
Eat with Mia. Feed for about 45mins. to an hour.
In our 6-month quest for an all-around-helper/yaya, I have interviewed a number of applicants, both from friend referrals and agencies, and there is one thing I’ve learned that I want to share to you.
I learned that the best way to know more about a candidate is to
Have you hugged your kid today?
Hugging has recently moved up to the number 1 spot on our daily To-Do list after Mia left me speechless with her daunting train of thought the other night. It went like this:
MIA: Hug me, Mommy…
ME: Why, are you scared? I hugged you many times already.
MIA: Hug me because Continue reading
HELLO everyone!!! It has been quiet here for almost 3 months and I couldn’t be happier that I got to finally post today!
I swear I always try to write. I really do. I have about 12 drafts waiting (each with a few sentences that I wrote in increments) but none of them seem to close.
Well, until today. Yey!
It has been 7 weeks since we parted ways with our helper (looking for a new one, help!) and to be honest, I haven’t fully adjusted to my new duties yet.
Work has come to a halt and I must say that being a full-time homemaker has its sweet perks and pains.
For one, I am physically tired, more than ever! Haha. Continue reading
When I was little, I got reprimanded every time I got a wound.
Yep, a wound.
“Wag kang tatakbo. Madadapa ka!” was my mother’s frequent warning.
(Don’t run. You’ll trip!)
It was a Monday afternoon, I was on my desk, when I suddenly heard our daughter shrieking and slamming her toys while playing with our helper.
(This was 3 days after I wrote
To Spank Or Not To Spank and it could have been a perfect example for the post had I not published it yet.)
I don’t normally come to the rescue and I just wait for things to calm down when this happens. But Mia was unbelievably angry and my nerves told me to intervene.
If you have a difficult child, you are not alone.
We may seem happy on Facebook and all but that’s because the good times are the only ones I get to capture and post.
The bad ones, well, they are bad. The last thing I can think of during a full-blown tantrum is to take a snapshot. Most of the time, we are in an intense state correcting bad behavior and worrying afterwards if we are actually doing things right.
Mommy, did you send my message?
To Daddy? Yes, I did.
Did he buy pixie dust already?
I think he needs more time in finding a pixie dust store.
And if he could not find? Continue reading
Yesterday evening, her imagination was on fire. Her mind was more than alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic and much as I would like to nag her to sleep, I ended up writing down her lines.
She would get up to tell me one thing and then go back to bed, only to get up again to tell me more.
She talked to me in all seriousness and excitement and this was exactly how it went.
It has been so quiet on the blog lately and it’s because we are on a long vacation here in Bohol and our days have always been FULL!
I’ve been wanting to write about our activities but they have piled up and I can’t choose which one to post first! So I guess I’ll just throw them out in random and let the pictures tell. 🙂
she loves the stage… we are giving this a try!
First day. Children’s Theater (3 – 6 yrs. old). Continue reading
Toothbrush – check! Bedtime story – check! Prayer – check! Lullaby and sweet kisses – check! We were right on time for bed hour.
Good night, Mia!
Mommy, wait, I need to poop.