• Big Bad Wolf 2019 Haul

    It’s my birthday today and the best way to celebrate it is to hoard books at Big Bad Wolf. Seeing how happy my daughter, makes me the happiest too. For those who constantly read my blogs, You all know I am raising an unplugged kid. So books are really my investments and I’m happy to raise a bookworm. It’s our 2nd year of book hunting at the Big Bad Wolf. And I noticed there’s a fewer selection than last year. But lot’s of good finds still. I bought more activity books and reading books because Zoe can read already. Price range are 60-390 pesos. Zoom the photo to see the…

  • Twinkle Toes Ballet and Music Academy

    Last January 19-20, 2019, some of the students from Twinkle Toes Ballet joined the Asia Pacific Arts Festival held in Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam. Twinkle Toes won Overall Top Awards and bagged 15 Gold Trophies, 4 Silver Trophies and 3 Bronze Trophies. We are so proud to all the young ballerinas who truly conquered the International Stage and gives honor to the Philippines. What is Asia Pacific Arts Festival? Asia Pacific Arts Festival (APAF) aims to pursue harmony, peace, and global friendship through cultural exchange programs, workshops, and Performing Arts competitions. APAF has been successfully held for the past 6 years with participants from Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong,…

  • Slime

    Slime Recipe without Borax or Liquid Starch

    Zoe loves sensorial activities since she’s a baby, because several of her senses are stimulated at ones and it builds her creativity and imaginative skills. So for today we will share how to make a glittery slime. Glittery Slime Ingredients 5oz Bottle of Glitter Glue 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1-2 Tablespoons Contact Solution 1/2 Cup Water* I just used 1T water because Zoe wanted a thicker slime.* How to make the slime: 1. Add the bottle of glitter glue to a medium bowl. I used Elmer’s glue. 2. Add the water or omit this step for a thicker slime consistency. 3. Add the baking soda and mix well. 4. Finally,…

  • Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding my 3 years old daughter

    Yes, Zoe is 3.7 years old and still exclusively breastfed. I know, breastfeeding this long might not for everyone. I totally get that. And I am not forcing anyone who wasn’t comfortable to do extended breastfeeding. So I hope the same goes to all the people who shames me for choosing to breastfeed Zoe until she self wean. We are breastfeeding anytime and anywhere since birth til now. Because for me, it is natural, it is love and it’s our bonding. Everytime she sees me sitting, it’s always an opportunity to latch. Sometimes for only 30 seconds, sometimes til she fell asleep. She’s still unli latch at night and that’s…

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    Painting with a 3 years old.

    I’ve been on hiatus for the past couple of weeks. But today, here’s a new episode of Paint with Zoe. Painting makes Zoe so happy, she can paint for hours. And I’m so happy to see how her creativity flow. So if you have a 3 years old too, encourage them to do art. Don’t be afraid of the mess, it’s always a beautiful mess for us. Watch how Zoe Paints here: Tools that we used: Tempera Paints Watercolor Paper Paintbrushes Containers (Because Zoe love to mix colors) To be honest, I just let Zoe do her thing. Before she starts, I always ask her what she’ll paint. But it’s…

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    Open-ended and Interactive Toys Gift Ideas 2018

    I know, Christmas is just around the corner and this post might be a little bit late. But I am doing this gift guide not only for Christmas but you can gift your kids these items for any occasions. Please save this post as I will keep on updating the list. I am that MOM. I am that mom who’s raising an unplugged kid and following Montessori approach. So I am picky when it comes to “TOYS”. My daughter can only buy toys when it’s her birthday and during Christmas. So I always get the interactive toys that will be beneficial for her. Open-ended Toys 1. Gummy Box PH What…

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    How to start saying no to single use plastic.

    It’s been a while since I last posted a blog about sustainable living. I feel you, it’s not easy. But when will you start to make a difference? The answer is today.   AWARENESS The solutions to our plastic pollution start with your awareness. Climate change is getting worse and we need to do something about it already. Plastics everywhere! It’s crazy how we, Filipinos are not aware of our waste especially with the single use of plastic. So today, let me share some tips on how can you say no to single-use plastic.  Say no to single use plastic! What is the single-use plastic? It’s the items that are designed to…

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    Haenim UV Sterilizer 3rd Gen Review and Demo

    Today with all the technologies and innovations. There are so many gadgets that can help us moms. One of them is the UV Sterilizer. So what’s so special about Haenimin 3rd Gen UV Sterilizer? Haenim can sterilize almost all kind of product with UV, from baby needs, toys, even clothes and electronic device. But don’t use drying mode for electronic products. Just use UV mode and make sure that UV light can reach all the surfaces that need to be sanitized for optimal results. Battery operated toys, remote controls and as such must remove batteries. What is UV Sterilizing? UV Sterilizing is one process of disinfecting and killing bacteria from objects…

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    A tangible memory from Sacred Elements

    A Wearable Memories. I always wanted to have my own piece of jewelry that will remind me of our breastfeeding journey. It’s been 3 and a half years and we’re still exclusively breastfeeding with no signs of weaning yet. Where Did I Got My Keepsake? A few months back, I finally decided to get a keepsake. I know there’s a lot of shop offering a keepsake now but I want to get it from the best with high quality, handmade artisan keepsake jewelry piece I got mine from Sacred Elements DNA Jewellery. Irina Otmakhova is the woman behind it and she’s a doula too. You can find more about her here.…

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    Tips On How To Get Your Child Sleep Early.

    I am so thankful Zoe is such an easy kid. I know most parents are struggling with putting their child early to sleep. For some moms, bedtime is a recurring nightmare. So for today, let me share to you how did I manage to put Zoe to sleep early.  ROUTINE Establishing a good bedtime routine is so important. Because when your child knows her/his routine already, your child will automatically prepare her/his self when it’s time to go to bed.  What I did to Zoe was since her newborn days, I already established her sleeping routine. Luckily, til today at almost 3 and a half years old her bedtime is…

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