This momi believes in the importance of reading. Just like me and the many parents I know, The Gateway Gallery likewise strongly believes in the power of literacy. The Gateway Gallery is managed by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Araneta Group.
Archives for November 2017
It was his mother’s birthday. He woke up early, brought the trash outside the house, and left. He went home after two hours and went back to bed.
Same thing happened the other week when they didn’t have an internet connection. He would tell his mother he needs to go to the nearest computer shop to finish an assignment. Only for several times his grandmother or brother would fetch him, and he would always be home ill-tempered.
It was the same situation for a month or two now. After school, he would change clothes then set up his laptop and act as if doing his assignment. Only that he was just playing real hard. He would even go to the nearest convenience store to load a P300 game card his mother can’t even understand and remember the name.
The amazing capital of the Czech Republic attracts more and more tourists from all over the world every year. This mysterious, romantic, and unique city is sometimes called the heart of Europe. Visitors don’t even need to think about what to see in Prague because there’s always something to see. No wonder that there are so many romantic places to visit and romantic things to do in Prague. This article is kindly provided by UAbrides.
I give up!
That was my loud wail. I left husband sitting on the kitchen counter too stunned to even say a word. I closed our bedroom door and cried.
On Giving up
This mother felt too exhausted. With the many household chores, school activities, and writing commitment, l just wanted my alone time. But with an active toddler and a needy infant to feed and take care of, it seems my desire to have my peace can’t possibly happen.
So I just cried. I stayed in the bedroom the whole day.
I haven’t experienced a grand wedding. Ours was a surprise one and very abrupt. Even I as a bride wasn’t prepared. I didn’t know we will be tying the knot that day.
Though there was no knot to tie in the first place. We had a civil wedding. We never had yellow gold wedding bands. What we bought that day from a nearby pawnshop was a ring for my groom. While I used the gold ring my father gave to me on my graduation. But of course, there were a few beautiful and unique wedding bands on display like those you would see at Jeulia. Only that we have a limited budget that time.
When I was pregnant with our Little Man, I love Red Velvet crinkles so much. My husband would always buy me a pack from his officemate. I could finish a pack and would even request a some more. That perhaps is the reason that our now two-year-old boy has that same complexion like that of the cream cheese filling. His cheeks are also rosy like that of the crinkles’ red hue.
Husband’s frequent pasalubong of Red Velvet crinkles made the boys to love this new variant of chewy baked cookie. Then soon, they appreciate Red Velvet and all its form – cupcakes and cakes. It wouldn’t come as a surprise. Its eye-catching red hue and subtle taste of cocoa in contrast to a generous accompaniment of cream cheese frosting are just enough reasons.
This mother loves to travel. Her love for traveling started when almost bi-weekly, she would fly from Manila to Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Cebu then back to Manila for a series of training engagement. Other than those places, she travelled within the outskirts of Metro Manila to far-flung corners of the Philippines to train and recruit new sales force for the company she serves. She did that for more than four years being part of the Marketing Department of a giant real estate firm.
A piece of each place back home
From each travel, she brought a piece of each place back home. Her backpack was full of souvenir shirts and delicacies for her family and friends and fridge magnets for herself.
Who doesn’t easily fall in love coming home to a nice-smelling abode? I, for one, love our house or any place when it has that best-smelling blooms scent. The smell of clean air also creates a purifying effect on my head, encouraging me to finish my work minus all the grumpy feeling.
I believe, a good home freshener adds character and warmth, making the place inviting and charming. We used to burn scented candles before. But when I gave birth two years ago and again with the arrival of another bundle of joy just this quarter, we set aside those candles. We shifted to plug-in fresheners readily available in the market. Later, though, we became wary of the extra chemicals that come with the formulation.
Monthly, we have five boys scheduled for vaccination. If only we would compute the money we’ve invested on those vials and booster shots, we might have purchased a brand new car already. Only that we prefer to secure the kids’ safety against vaccine-preventable illnesses. Thus, we take a more proactive approach and invest highly in their vaccine.
“Prevention is always better than cure, especially if the cure is not always available.” I believe in this same line of Dr. May Montellano. She is the sole guest speaker at Mom Protect talk I recently attended.
This mother attended the launch of a worthy endeavor and she encourages everyone to join the campaign, too. Aptly named #LahatSanta, this campaign is Save the Children’s Christmas program to give everyone the opportunity to become Santa to poor children.