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Joaquin’s Eczema Story: Our Turning Point with Dr. Aron

Continuing from Part 1 of Joaquin’s Eczema Story. 7 MONTH: OUR TURNING POINT I made this album on my phone to map out his eczema journey. It was at this point that we’ve had enough of the steroids (oral and direct application of creams) that we took the plunge and contact this doctor online who was said to be the expert in childhood eczema. I don’t exactly remember the date when, Oscar probably has this recorded on his emails, but we decided to try out Dr. Aron. I don’t think there was a day that we were “relaxed” about our …

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Joaquin’s Eczema Story: Severe Childhood Atopic Dermatitis

Deep breaths. Okay, let’s do this. This post has been on my pending list for the longest time. I was actually supposed to publish this back in December when I had an influx of messages on Facebook asking me about Wacky’s eczema, what worked, what didn’t, his food allergies and how we managed it. See I’m part of these two groups on Facebook: one, a Philippines-based mommy group moderated by Amanda Griffin-Jacob and my mommy friend, Martine De Luna of Make it Blissful; the other, a patient support group of Dr. Aron — more on him later. I’ve been actively …

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My 28th Birthday

I had the most chill 28th birthday celebration ever! I didn’t plan anything to do, which surprised Oscar, because I usually have everything down to the T. Usually, we celebrate birthdays with the whole shebang: house/hotel party and a whole week of celebration. I don’t know what changed, but after Jacob’s 5th birthday celebration (which I haven’t even blogged about!), I decided to pull the reins a bit and keep it low key. I guess it’s because we’re also trying to not spend too much anymore because we’re preparing to buy our own place. That’s a big factor. But also, …

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A Standing Desk For My Achy Body

So… being a WAHM/blogger/vlogger means I’m almost always in front of the computer working, writing, editing videos. Either than or I’m on my phone constantly on social media, keeping myself updated with stuff to get some inspiration of some sort for the vlog/blog or potential business endeavors. Anyway, that being said, I am sort of bound to have some issue with my wrist (I do have carpal tunnel syndrome) or with my back because I have unknowingly have terrible posture when I’m not aware of how I’m sitting down in front of my laptop. Last month, my body has finally …

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My Struggle As A Work-At-Home Mom

I’ve been having a hard time being a WAHM (Work-at-Home Mom) lately. If you’re new here, I work from home as a freelancer being a virtual assistant, web designer and basically anything and everything that I am able to do. It’s something I’m proud I get to do while I mother my boys and maintain this mommy blog. Oh, let’s not forget we’re building up our YouTube family vlog channel along side it all. These are the things that I do and I’m happy that I do. But ever since our yaya for Joaquin (my youngest) left, I’ve taken on …

Prayer and Fasting 2016

Prayer and Fasting 2016

Hello! A bit late with the blog, though our vlog channel has been up since early this week with new videos from the holidays. Happy New Year anyway! 7 days has passed by already?! How could that be! A few weeks ago, everyone was running about getting Christmas shopping done and attending get-togethers left and right. I am thankful that life is slowing down now. December was jam packed with all sorts of festivities. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I am starting the year right, with work and projects steadily running. I am praying …

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Basic First Aid and A Second Chance

Last Saturday, Oscar and I attended a First Aid Workshop at The Babypalooza Bazaar with my kababata bff, Tin and her husband Bryan. If it wasn’t for Jacob, who is currently enrolled at Bert Lozada Swim School, we may not have really pushed through with attending the workshop. Now that he is more confident in the water and knows basic swim techniques and survival swimming, we find it necessary to know how to perform CPR in case of, you know, parents’ worse nightmare. Actually, we haven’t taken him swimming by ourselves since he started swim school. He and Oscar used …