Do You Want To Be A Hands-On Parent while Earning?

Before I became a SAHM (stay at home mom), for 8 years I was working as a Specialist in one of the country's largest telecommunications company. After much consideration, my husband and I decided that it's about time for me to stay home and take care of our family six months after I gave birth to our son. It's now been 3 years since I resigned and although it's a lot of hard work, I am cherishing every second of it. The time I spend with our son, the things I do at home taking care of my husband and baby is really something that I could not compare with anything right now. I have seen all of my son's milestones and took lots of pictures and videos of it, too. I have prepared home-cooked meals when he started eating solid food. I am still breastfeeding him until now (he's three years and seven months), I have brought him to his very first school, I taught him how to read, count and write, I have always been there in all of his activities. Everything. It's such a wonderful feeling. 


How's Your Summer?

Hey there, everyone! How's life going on? It's been a while since I last posted. Summer has been hectic for me. For me and my little prince, actually. 

We've been school hunting since before the summer started and we've enrolled our son in a preschool summer class last April. It lasted for a month. They just celebrated their Commencement Exercise yesterday and it was so much fun! Trev and his classmates were so cute in their dance number. 

I really like the school where we enrolled him for his summer class. Aside from academics, they also focus on the kids' talents so the school also offers music, sports, and the like. It's actually a multiple - intelligence school. If we have enough budget, we might have probably enrolled him in a music class, too. Guitar lessons perhaps. I am not sure but we might need to buy him a guitar like the sg guitars for that. And since we have limited budget because it's enrollment time once again, we would have to forego that plan for the time being. Anyway, there's always a next time. :-)

Oh, did I mention that while Trev was enrolled there, he was also attending a montessori summer class? Right, we were really busy the other week. Good thing that his montessori summer class was only for a week so it wasn't much of a conflict. Besides, my son loved the activities and he had lots of fun. The montessori summer class is in preparation for the coming school year. Yes, we're strongly considering that school, too.

I will be sharing with you about what happened during his summer class in the coming posts. I am really sorry for the lack of regular posts lately. I hope makabawi next time. 


MILO: Sweat Together, Stay Together

Coaches Jim and Toni Saret share importance of togetherness in achieving fitness goals

More and more Filipinos are becoming conscious of their health and are working harder to get fit. Healthy living is gaining importance today, and individuals are greatly motivated to achieve the health and fitness goals they set for themselves. The road to fitness may be tough and rough, but Coach Jim Saret, renowned founder and training director of MILO R2-APEX (Athletic Performance Enhancement Cross Training) Running School and his nutritionist wife Toni, share that one should not have to be alone in his journey.


Duet With My Little Boy :-)

Hey there, everyone! 

I would like to share another video of my 3 year old boy. :-) 

But first, please forgive my voice. Haha! I am not a good singer. Also, if my lyrics are incorrect, my apologies, too. Just focus na lang po on my son's "performance". Hihi! 

You see, that's one of my son's favorite songs so far. And everytime he feels like singing that song, it must be with me and we must be holding each other's hand. Yes, MUST talaga. That's how he likes to sing that song, dapat holding hands. My sweet little darling baby. ♥

He'd always say, "Nanay, let's sing Take My Hand" sabay grab hold of my hand. And yeah, he calls the song "Take My Hand" instead of the real title (More Than You'll Ever Know). Haha! I find it cute and amusing though. :-)

I actually like that song, too. And I honestly feel emotional whenever we sing that song together. I guess it's not just a love song about a guy and a girl. It says it all, I love my son more than he will ever know. I love him to the moon and back. I love him so much that I guess no words could ever explain how much. So, I guess you could say na malamang eh yan na ang theme song namin. Haha!

Does your child have a favorite song, too? 


My Baby Can Read! :-)

I am so mighty proud of my little one. He can already read. Yey! :-) 

I actually noticed that he's ready to learn how to read a few months before the school year ended. I noticed kasi na he could blend letter sounds already. So, I thought, maybe it's time. 

I wrote random three letter words and asked my son to try and read it. Since he already knows his phonics, I guess it was sort of easy for him to blend the sounds together. So, I tried to teach him how to read. And viola, he did it! 

My three years and five month old Trev. :-)


Loving These Prints

Eversince we moved in here at our humble abode, I have always loved looking at prints in linens and the like. Whenever we go to the mall, I always get fascinated everytime we find our way into the linens section or home section. I feel like I am in linen heaven. Haha! If only I could buy them all! :-P

Anyway, for today, I would just like to feature these prints that we bought for our throw pillow covers. Currently, I am so inlove with owl prints and chevron prints. 

Each throw pillow case costs around Ph50 to Ph80 each. Yes, really affordable!

 When I saw this colorful owl print, I was like, aww! So cute and summer-y! 


Trev's Summer Class

My son Trev's classes ended a few weeks ago. Since then, we've been busy looking for a big school for him for next school year. Gosh, it's really hard to scout for a big school nowadays! Tuition fees, for one, are already so expensive. Haha! 

Anyway, since the vacation started, he hasn't stopped asking "Are we going to school now?", repeat ten times. Haha! So, to keep him busy and not bored during the summer break, we enrolled him in a multi-intelligence learning center. Their class started last Monday. 

Then last Friday, they had their first ever swimming class. Trev had the best time ever! He really, really enjoyed the water! We've actually inquired about swimming lessons for him in a swimming school and hubby planned to enroll him next month. Glad that they had an introduction already at his summer school. 

Third day in summer class. Lesson: swimming! I really wanted him to join this so eventhough the class was at 8am and we're like 40 minutes to 1 hour (if traffic) away from the venue (Note: we have no car and we only commute), I was very eager to bring him. So worth it because he had an awesome time. :-)

Here's a short clip of him enjoying the swimming lesson. :-)

Summer class is really fun, not only for the kids but for us parents as well. If I may say also, since this is a summer class, they aren't required to wear uniforms. So, I guess it's the best time for me to dress up my little boy. Who said it's not fun to dress up little boys? :-P
His OOTD on his first day in summer class. :-P

I remember, when he was still a baby, I have always looked for cute frog suits, shirts, bottoms and even shoes for him. Believe me, even if my son is already 3 years old now, I still sometimes find myself looking at baby boy clothes. I can't help it, they're so cute! If you have a baby boy, I found adorable bottoms for baby boys at Zalora Marketplace. Everything is so nice! I particularly love the ones with space shuttle prints as it's one of my son's favorites. If only he's still a baby! :-P I have actually shopped at Zalora before when I bought a gift for my hubby's birthday and now, I'm again browsing the site for boy clothes for my son's summer class! 

Anyway, we're still torn where to enroll him for next school year. We're actually considering the Montessori school near our place. He passed the assessment test there already. Hurray! We'll see. We still have a few more schools to visit before we make our final decision.