Homemaking

Creating a Safe Sleep Environment

I’ve been seeing a lot of babies lately (and I’m loving it!). Many of my friends are either pregnant, or have recently given birth. If you fall into any of these categories, then this post is for you! A few weeks ago, I met Ives Esteban, a mompreneur who advocates for safe sleep. Ives is the mom responsible for bringing… Read more →

Organizing Help + A Chance to Win Epson LabelWorks and PictureMate

I am a self-confessed label-addict. If it weren’t for budget issues, I would really label everything I can get my hands on in this house! Here are the top five reasons why I use labels: Everything can have its home. I don’t have to memorize where things belong. Every other member of the household would know where to return things… Read more →

Is Stability Overrated?

“Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel would set out. But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not set out till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the Lord was on the tabernacle by day, and fire was in it by night, in the… Read more →

Brushing Can Be Fun

When it comes to oral hygiene, it is so easy to assume we are doing enough, only to find out later on that the habits we’ve developed are not really the best ones. I wanted to share with you some of the best oral care tips and facts from our dentist, Dr. Bu Buenazedacruz of Buenazeda Dental Clinic (I personally think… Read more →

Building Better Relationships with Your Helpers

Last Saturday, I attended a session on building better relationships with our helpers. I think most of us really do want to have better relationships with our helpers, not only for our convenience or sanity, but also for the peace of the entire household. I grew up with a nanny. From the time I was born, and up until now,… Read more →

Take Your Child to Work

What I love about homeschooling is that I can take my kids with me anywhere I go, anytime I want to. Whenever I need to go somewhere for work and I am allowed to bring one child with me, I can always do so, and the kids actually consider it a date and a special moment with me. I didn’t… Read more →

When in Need…

For the past several months, our family has been praying for a printer with a scanner. When our last printer finally conked out after we moved houses, Dennis bought a new one, but without a scanner. I was thankful, of course, and it has served us well, but being a homeschooling family, a printer that doubled as a scanner would… Read more →

Structure vs Culture

Ever since we moved into this house we are now living in, I’ve been trying to get the family back to a predictable, more structured routine. For the past few months, this has been my goal: Structure. Have a structure for homeschooling. Have a structure for housekeeping. Have a structure for scheduling. Have a structure for menu planning. Structure, structure,… Read more →

Health Check: Are You Suffering from Iron-Deficiency?

As moms, it is almost second-nature for us to look after the health and well-being of the members of our family. I am hoping this is not true for you, but I find that a lot of the moms I talk to (myself included) tend to put their own well-being last on the list. A few weeks ago, I listened… Read more →

Ten Tips for Sensitive Skin

I never considered my skin to be sensitive. I never had to be particular about brands of makeup and skincare products. Not until after I gave birth, that is. I don’t know if it’s hormonal, or if it’s because I’m getting older (I sure hope it’s the former!). For some reason, I am now prone to having rashes all of… Read more →