Just Dive In!

Hey! I’m back. I think. I’m facing a stretch of challenges right now and it has kept me from writing. I’ve been distracted a bit lately. I’m realizing that one does not need to do it all and that there is always a time for everything. I think they call it priorities and setting them straight. Mine’s a bit out of whack lately, so I took some time out to make some adjustments. Raising teenage boys plus a little one that requires special attention is enough to fill my day. Then there’s family, school, church, work, a career move… and the holidays! I need to count my A’s before my B’s. I’m just thankful that I have God to carry me through and my husband right beside me.

What does one do when faced with challenges? Gear up and dive in! There can be some strain at the start but as you go one stroke at a time, and keeping your focus on the goal, you can get back on track. And before you know it, you’ve done it!

I think that’s what I’ll do. : )


Moms Know Moms at Little Kids Grow!

Hey you Moms out there! Shannon at Little Kids Grow just put up an awesome interview series called Moms Know Moms “featuring wonderful moms who will share their experiences and offer real life advice just for you.” Some of the categories for the series include:

  • Finding Balance
  • Digital Mom Savvy
  • Family Traditions
  • Adoption
  • Transition/Change
  • Raising Boys
  • Raising Girls
  • Growing Families
  • And so much more!

And guess what? I was her first interviewee! Yaaaay!

Aww shucks, I’m blushing… : ) To read my portion of the series, just click on my photo above or this link.

Go on and check out what other women LIKE YOU have to say about taking on that role that is least celebrated, that job that you will never get paid for but you can’t quit from, that title that’s being called 1,000,000 times a day, that place you will not give up for anything in the world… being a MOM! It’s happening for the whole of October, so keep checking in at Little Kids Grow, and don’t forget to leave a nice comment! : )



Easy Tuna Pesto Pasta

Here’s another easy-peasy recipe that I always serve for dinner when our pantry is empty and we can’t squeeze in a trip to the grocery. It’s a good thing I always have tuna and pasta tucked in the cupboard and some home-made pesto stored in the freezer for days like this. This recipe serves all 4 of us (the little one doesn’t care for it) and enough left over for the boys’ packed lunch to school the next day. Do you have 10 minutes? Here we go!  Continue reading

Improved!!! Baked Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

To those who tried this recipe, or are planning to, hold your horses and listen up!

I made some adjustments to this recipe because, while the previous one I posted was as yummy as can be, I thought the sauce was a bit too wet for my liking. So I checked how Inday made it again and took some notes. Please click HERE and check out the improved recipe. Enjoy!

My Fabric Labels!

My labels are finally here! A few weeks back, I was looking over at my good neighbor Little Kids Grow, and I stumbled upon Shannon’s Clothing Labels post. It was just what I was looking for and needed (Thanks Shannon!). Since I started sewing my own dresses, I thought it would really be great to finish my pieces with my own label to make it look professional (we like to pretend, don’t we?). When I found out that it was actually possible without paying an arm and a leg, and it was so easy… I got super excited!

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What’s Your National Anthem?

I was recently at the Cultural Center of the Philippines to watch the Phantom of the Opera with my family. It’s the first time this show was ever staged here in Manila in light of their 25th anniversary celebration, and we were so excited! We all dressed up for the night, not only because it is THE broadway musical to watch, Continue reading

How Flammable Are We?

As I go through life trying to accomplish things that seem to fulfill the ultimate purpose of my existence here on earth (at least to my thinking), one Sunday’s message reminded me that in the end, all things will be burned up and nothing will be spared. It’s not about things like our houses, cars, clothes, or even our bodies (those are a given!). I’m talking about what I have done in my life, my relationships, my family, my achievements at work, my service in church, my actions, my words, my thoughts, my heart. It makes me wonder which ones will endure the flames. I am terrified at the thought.  Continue reading