“Mommy, my tummy hurts”: A Sign of Anxiety?

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I hailed a cab and the moment Ezra saw that we’re taking the taxi home, he started to cry, “My tummy hurts!!!” And so every time we are in a cab, he bawls and then lets me “hold his tummy” all throughout the ride. That’s the only way to make him feel better. FYI, holding […]

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The Things We Really Want For Mother’s Day (Ehem!)

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I bet most of you are already planning or wrapping something up for your moms and/or wives. Well, kudos to you! Moms really do deserve an appreciation day (should be everyday, TBH). But you know what? While gifts, lavish dinners, and surprises are held dear, the things moms truly […]

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The Devil Wears Carters

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So I know I’ve been pretty absent the last couple of weeks (or months). Aside from taking time to enjoy the holidays with the family while being less on the internet, I’ve been really swamped with other stuff during the inception of 2019. No complains, though, because everything that’s been keeping me so busy is […]

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Just A Mom

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So I had a quick encounter with some friends and acquaintances at the mall recently and one of them asked how we were. The usual greetings, quick updates and some random Do-you-remembers took place. Then this conversation happened…   Mom Friend 1 to Mom Friend 2: I haven’t seen any new posts from you on […]

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Top Kids’ Halloween Costumes for 2018

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Halloween 2018 just ended and it’s only fitting to post the cutest kids’ costumes this year. Some of them were handpicked because let’s face it, these kids are too adorbs not to post, while others submitted their kids’ photos and they’re super right to do so! So without further ado, here are some of the […]

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Kid’s Halloween Costume: Is it their choice or the mom’s choice?

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Ezra just had his first Halloween party for this year and while we crammed to get him a costume that he likes, he’s fixed on one thing: policeman costume. Of course, I scavenged online for a good one — at the price range I allotted. Unfortunately, all policeman costumes I found were either not his […]

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4 Disturbing YouTube Videos Kids Should Stop Watching

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As parents, we’ve all got different takes on letting our kids have screen time let alone watch videos on YouTube. While most helicopter parents say “hell no” to YouTube videos especially when watched unsupervised, some parents, like me, still find YouTube not an entirely bannable platform. For one, YouTube hosts a bazillion of kiddie videos […]

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13 Reasons Why Moms Are Weird

Moms are precious, giving, loving, accepting, nurturing, selfless and the list goes on. But there’s one more thing about moms… We’re weird. Yep, there’s no doubt about that. We may look as if we seem to have it all kept together but truth is, well, we’re just really weird. But weird is normal to us. […]

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Hello, Ezra — aaaaaahhh! (My Birthing Story)

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Warning: This is a long (uncensored) narrative. It was a typical Friday morning that started with a quickie breakfast made up of Corn Flakes, fruits and milk. I was in a hurry to catch my appointment with my obstetrician at 9 o’clock. Yaaawn. Why did we schedule this check-up at 9 o’clock again? I mean, […]

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