Beauty Simplified


Thanks to Frances Sales of Topaz Mommy, for inviting me to your workshop, "Bobbi Brown x Topaz Mommy" last May 9. I learned so much! Here's the thing when it comes to me and makeup: I need it to be simple, stress-free and fun. I get scared when I see a makeup artist's arsenal of cosmetics because (1) I don't know how to use any of those items, save maybe for ... Continue Reading

Pursued by love: A different kind of Mother’s Day

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Special thanks to Sheila Catilo and Love Ocampo for the photos in this post. I've only been a mom of two kids for a little under four months, and suddenly I feel like my whole world is beginning again. And I don't mean any romantic notions in that statement, I literally don't know what the hell I'm doing most times these days. I know the regular maternity ... Continue Reading

Blissful Parenting with Positive Discipline

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by Mariel Uyquiengco of The Learning Basket Being a mother is hands down one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Parenting my 7- and 4-year old provides me with one learning experience after another. It's a never-ending cycle of getting to know myself and my kids as I learn how to parent them in different phases and stages. Just like most ... Continue Reading

More a “live-er”, less a blogger

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Those of you who have attended my blogging workshops will know that I'm not obsessed with blogging "rules". If you look through my blog throughout the years, you'll find that I've tried everything from list posts, how-to's, tutorials and reviews, event posts, etc. I've written some pretty decent articles outside of my blog for other blogs, too, like ... Continue Reading

These last “firsts”


This essay is inspired by Krista's newborn shoot, which was a gift that was lovingly styled and photographed by the talented Jamie Espadilla of Jamie & Baby Lifestyle Photography. Photos are all by Jamie. ============== I love having two children, but I think I am actually done having babies. While I was already content having one child for five years, ... Continue Reading