A Call To Preserve Childhood


By Mariel H. Uyquiengco of The Learning Basket I’m watching my children play here in the garden as I write this. Wearing jackets and rain boots this hot summer day, they frolic around our orange garden sprinkler. They pretend it’s raining and shout and run about so joyously. How do I make time stand still? Parents all over must want Father Time to stop or … [Read more...]

What’s your happy place?

BGC with VIto

Say "Aaaaah"! A happy moment in the car last week. We were doing our usual Monday grocery rounds today. It's sort of become our routine, since we've always brought him to the grocery store with us, every single week. Grocery days are always a family affair, as I want Vito to imbibe some good spending habits when it comes to our household budget and … [Read more...]

Thank you for being his hero.

little homie

To Ton — Thank you for being Daddy; the father of our son; his best friend. Thanks for waking up early on those days when I can't manage to crawl out of bed, so that our early-riser can have his breakfast on time. You've become the official connoisseur of grilled cheeses, scrambled eggs and berry-granola. Thanks for entertaining him with tickle time and … [Read more...]

5 years married, and a weekend getaway.


The hubby and I decided to celebrate our fifth anniversary with a little out-of-town trip. It was the first time we ever left Vito, as a couple, so we were a bit ambivalent. Thanks my our in-laws (who assured us both that Vito would be fine with them; after all, it was just an overnight trip), we were able to go on our little trip to Tagaytay with peace of … [Read more...]