December 18

Chocolates for Everyone!

I like personalized gifts but since my husband, Daddy S, has a long gift list for office, it will be impractical to give each a personalized one. Since almost everyone likes chocloates, we decided to make it his giveaway this year.

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December 14

Trench Coat Ideas

Every year I am looking forward to our office Christmas Party because it is the time to let loose and interact to all the members of our organization. Aside from all the fun, all of us are looking forward to the Christmas theme. I am because this year our group will be sporting winter fashion! We are eyeing the prize on this one so we are going to put our best effort to come up with the perfect runway look.

When I was told that we will have to strut the runway with Winter Fashion, the first thing that came to my mind are fur and coats. For a tropical country like ours, it is tricky to get coats because although we can already feel the December chill, we do not have snow so an overly thick coat will not work. I got my fingers working and searched for the trench coats at Dressve.com and here are some of my favorite Dressve trench coat:

I am just so in love with this white cherry Trench Coat. Who will not smile upon seeing this?  It is almost half the price at $43.69. Get it here

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December 6

Flashback: Little H’s First Christmas at Home

Just this week Little H was admitted to the hospital again due to pneumonia. It scared us, and memories of December 2012 came back when Little H had to spend his first Christmas in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Second to his preterm birth, it was one of the most challenging times we had as a family. Good thing that Little H was a strong boy and his hospitalization took only 3 days this time.

Now that he is at home with us, it made me look back at our Christmas celebration last year, 2013. It was memorable and emotional because it is Little H’s first Christmas at home. Let me share some of our photos:


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December 3

Trust the Expert

Expertise is the term acquired when one knows about the details and peculiarities of a particular topic of interest.

When it comes to music equipment and accessories, I go to the expert on brand new and second hand items and that is Musiciansfriends. I am not a musically talented person. However, my husband is. That is why I am sometimes exposed to rock music. However, my knowledge on it is purely general ideas and terms. Since Daddy S is a musician, gifts are on this hobby of his. Of course, I want it to be useful and something that will improve the sound of his guitars. I refer to this website for not only the best deal of musical equipment but also to read reviews and product ratings.
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December 3

Exclusive Family Time is Precious Time

Both me and my husband, Daddy S, work full time as accountants of different companies. We are blessed to have with us my mother-in-law who takes charge of taking care of our two kids while both of us are work. We also have a helper and nanny at home whom we really depend on to a lot. Without these people to support us, I am definitely not be able to balance motherhood and career.

And since weekdays are spent more at work (which includes the nasty travel time), Saturdays and Sundays are exclusive family days. I treasure these days so much because it is when we became the core of our existence, and that is as parents. I look forward to these days of the week when it is just the four of us who goes out, eat together and just do things together. I enjoy the exclusivity of just our small family experiencing things together. Aside from going out, weekends are also the time that I get to do usual mommy stuff. I enjoy giving my kids a bath, driving little H to therapy or playing video games with EA. Yes, it can be tiring at times. But you know what, since I have very limited quantity time, a try to make it the best quality. Kids grow up so fast (believe me, this is true!) and when they grow up, and I want to experience every thing with them.
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November 30

Premature birth is a Medical Emergency, not a Birth Plan Option

I do not usually post unhappy thoughts, but my lovely reader, just this once, please allow me to air my sentiments about something that bothers me a lot.

As a mother of of micro preemie baby (born only t 26 weeks or 6 months 2 weeks gestational age), it really bothers me to hear, or read about moms thinking of premature birth as an option. If for medical reasons, yes I will understand. But for aesthetic or convenience, definitely not acceptable for me. The most common disturbing statement from a mom that I hear about considering premature birth is because either that baby is already too heavy or because of the baby’s size and movements, the mom can no longer move and function as much as she wants. I usually hold my tongue on this because at the back of my mind, I am thinking that the mom probably did not fully mean that. Maybe she is just going through a lot of body changes and physical pains that is why she said that. But recently, and the one that triggered this post, I read, in separate instances, moms wanting to give birth way early than their due date because they want to either get back to their pre-pregnancy body or they miss the gym so much. It hit a nerve on me when one of them asked to confirm if a seven month baby is more acceptable to deliver than an 8 month baby so she can discuss it with her doctor.

Little H’s hand at 5 days old


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November 27

Kids Dressing Up for the Holidays!

One of the things I looked forward to the Holidays is my kids wearing their Sunday best. It is so nice to see girls wearing cute dresses and boys in polo shirts in colors of Christmas. I guess it adds to the festivities seeing our kids all dressed up.

I really like the color red, so for girls, I would choose red dresses like this for church:

http://www.ericdress.com/product/Red-Bowknot-Long-Sleevesgirls-Dress-11129755.html

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November 25

Lolita at work?

I admit, sometimes corporate dressing can be boring. Which is why I look forwards to smart casual Fridays at work because it is the time of the week when we can be expressive with our sense of style. My style usually depends on my mood for the week. There are times I want a laid back style, while some days I want to bring out the fashionista in me. It is always fun and definitely something that I look forward to every week.

This week, I came across cosplay when I was browsing through a friend’s Halloween party pictures. Among all the cosplay outfits, I really find Lolita dresses interesting and cute. I am an all-out girl and it means I love laces, necklines, and mini dresses. It got me wondering, can I pull it this outfit off on the corporate world?

It is a good thing I found these Tidebuy Lolita dress which I think will work in the corporate setup.

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