Toy Safety

It’s that time of year again. I have been searching on Amazon for Christmas gifts. I usually look pretty early and place items in my Amazon wish list for future reference. This year, we decided to get Zoey a play kitchen. At first it didn’t really matter what brand I chose. Initially I wanted to…

Here we go again

We have some exciting news to share that I haven’t even posted on my Facebook page yet. It will come to no surprise to some of you that we are expecting again!! We tried for about a year and it has been a stressful and emotional journey for me. At some point I was wondering…

The Wedding Song (Love is You)

My father-in-law wrote and sang this song for our wedding. It’s available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, CD Baby and Amazon. Please share this beautiful song ❤

More Filipino Stories…

I had the privilege of reviewing two books from Sari-Sari Storybooks. I received these from Christina Newhard, the author of these books. It’s refreshing to see stories written in Filipino dialects because we don’t see enough of these in our local bookstores. Living in an area without many Filipinos or any at all, makes it…

Review: Educational Toys from Pink Montessori

Montessori education has been around for many years. It was founded by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori. This type of education is based on self-guided activities, hands-on learning and collaborative play. I found Pink Montessori while searching for education toys to get for my daughter Zoey. I was fortunate enough to receive a generous…

Nothing Went As planned: A Birth Story

I had this image in my mind that everything was going to work out. I printed out a birth plan I found online and filled it out. I even discussed it with my husband and we talked about what we wanted to do once it was time to go to the hospital. My doctor told…

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4

As I delve more into this book, I discover such interesting things about parenting. It may seem obvious once you read it but its the kind of thing that doesn’t really cross your mind. For instance, if a toddler was doing something bad or not eating their vegetables, the first action is to scold. In…

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 3

This chapter is about how the bottom parts of your brain connects to the top parts. The bottom of the brain contains the amygdala which is responsible for decision-making, memory and emotional reactions. It is part of the limbic system which deals with the body’s emotional responses. This chapter describes the brain as a house. The bottom…