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We just got back from our out-of-town trip with the family. A post on Z’s first road trip travel is due this week! And so is his 6th monthly entry. Time’s zooming by faster than we expect it to, no?!

Here are other things to look forward to this month of April:

  • My birthday giveaways! I’ll be raffling off some cool stuff sponsored by my friends. Be sure to check it out 🙂
  • In line with my upcoming birth anniversary, I’m doing a book drive in support of this group. If you want to donate books, learning materials, or cash, please use my contact form so we can do it together.
  • I’m thrilled to start “working” again. No details yet as it might be jinxed but this week, I’ll know for sure *crossing fingers*.
  • With the blog, I’m going to start a category on food as I’ve been dabbling in healthy but yummy food the past few months. Don’t worry, I’ll also be featuring not-so-healthy treats!

Saying hello to all who pass by my little niche on the web! I’m looking forward to writing more entries, all of my learning and discoveries as a wife and mom!

A Blessed Easter to All!

Z is still too young to understand Lent and Easter and join Easter egg hunts but he is old enough to enjoy an egg-citing activity: EGG SHAKERS!

All you need are plastic eggs (P60.00 from Rustan's)
Put in some noise makers such as coins, seeds, buttons...
Seal with clear tape to keep the small parts away from baby.
Let your kid enjoy!

Okay, so Z enjoyed mouthing it rather than shaking the eggs! His little hands can’t hold it for too long though, he enjoys when I shake them!

Plastic eggs can be a source of other activities such as:

  • Identifying, matching, sorting colors.
  • Developing fine motor skills in opening and closing the egg.
  • Sound isolation.
  • Rolling the eggs and checking who rolled it farthest.

How did your Easter celebrations go? I hope we do not forget who this holiday is for. Take time to say a little prayer of thanks, if not for Him, time with our family is impossible.

Happy Holy Week!

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Is there such greeting? To most, Holy Week is a few days off from work to spend on the beach or somewhere leisurely. We’re included in that group. Not that we do not respect the holiness of this week, but it’s a time when we’re all together. I, personally, have made sacrifices in lieu of this Catholic tradition. Sacrifices, or possibly life-changers, which I know will make me a better mom.

  • Hearing Mass weekly. As a mom, I want to instill little family rituals early on to my son. I want him to remember that as a family, we go to church and pray. I must admit that I wasn’t a church-goer before, because my family isn’t akin to doing so. I’ve to thank my husband for this as he was the one who encourage for us to do this.
  • Pray. I often catch myself praying more than usual. Ever since I became a mom, my prayer was to always keep my family healthy and out of danger.
  • Eat healthily. One of the Holy Week tradition I had a hard time following was to not eat meat on Fridays. You see, I loathed fruits and was not in love with vegetables. I am as carnivorous as a T-rex. But this year, I started opening up to fruits, veggies and fish. I’ve even experimented with a lot of dishes that can be added to my cooking repertoire. Part of being a mom is serving healthy dishes and being a good example of a healthy eater. I don’t want my son to grow up like me. I’ll be posting my foodventures on this blog soon!

What were your sacrifices this Lenten season? Are you planning to keep them even after the Holy Week?