How to Cope with and Celebrate Expat Life


By The Diplomatic Wife (Berlin, Germany) I am not going to lie. I never dreamt of traveling and living in different cities all over the world. I find the concept of uprooting and restarting our lives in a new country, with a foreign language and strange customs, quite daunting. Packing, making new friends, reorganizing (and consequently losing) stuff, ... Continue Reading

Pregnant Blogger Roundup 2014

Photo by Benjo & Raniel. Location: Slate Studio

There are pregnant bloggers all over, it seems! I thought it might be fun to compile a rundown of some of my favorite preggy bloggers this year, who are all expecting babies within the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. It's amusing to see how each mom documents her pregnancy, both on her blog and on Instagram (for some of them). It can be lots of fun for ... Continue Reading

Workspaces That Inspire Me

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If you follow me on Pinterest, you'll know one of my favorite and most active boards is my "Home Office Inspiration" board. I seldom pin anything else but home offices these days, and why not? There are so many that inspire me and make me want to improve my own little corner of our home. I'm still not 100 percent convinced I have my space down pat, but for ... Continue Reading

Getting Over the Fear of Starting a Business

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By Maricel Mendoza of A Sweet Cottage I have started many different kinds of businesses, before I finally found one that I truly enjoy and love. Was I hesitant and fearful when I was starting up each one? …Yes I was!... I figured that there are ways that we can overcome this fear and I want to share  them with you, and maybe help you out and give you that ... Continue Reading

Maternity Style for the Non-Fashionista Mama

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Photos by Benjo & Raniel • Location: Slate Studio • Clothes: I'll never be a fashionista. I admit in my younger days, I was quite the clotheshorse and shopping addict. I would have gone through so many loyalty cards in a year! Honestly, local brands like Bayo and Kamiseta and Plains & Prints would have thanked me for being a regular patron of ... Continue Reading

On Being Our Children’s First and Best Teacher


 By Mariel Uyquiengco of The Learning Basket During the first blush of parenthood, we all find ourselves falling deeply in love with our babies each day. We marvel at every smile, every wave, and every dribble of saliva. We want to be the best parents for them. So, we read up on all the modern parenting trends and follow them fervently. Beneath all these, ... Continue Reading