Comfort Food and a Giveaway!

We all have those moments when we feel so down and nothing can lift us up other than pigging out on comfort food. Since discovering how therapeutic baking is, on not-so-great-days, I simply bring out my mixing bowls and bake away.

Sometimes, my bread turn out hard, lumpy and inedible because I was impatient and didn’t knead the dough thoroughly. But most days, my pastries and bread are so good that my kids eat the entire batch in one sitting. Now, I always have frozen cookie doughs in the fridge for a quick pop in the oven during busy days.

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Kids Activity: DIY Pattern Blocks (With Free Printable at the End!)

I am always searching for activities for my kids to do even before the ECQ started. There are a lot of websites offering free printable worksheets and it’s not hard to find some for a specific grade level such as my eldest, who is an incoming Grade 4. I posted some of the websites where I get free printables in the following posts:

1. Community Quarantine Activities for Kids
2. Exams Week na naman!

However, as I’ve mentioned before, my youngest was attending Occupational and Speech Therapy sessions prior to the lockdown and as much we’d like for him to continue his sessions, Covid-19 made it impossible for now. So, what I do, I keep on thinking and searching for activities that will aid him to continue his development. Although there are also a lot of resources for this, most require specific toys and materials that we currently don’t have.

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ECQ Diaries: Give Yourself a Break

Day #45 of the Extended Community Quarantine and I know it’s been hard for everybody. We may have different family dynamics – some dads cook, do the laundry, are the designated tributes to do the groceries – but, this post is for the moms who are working doubly hard now that everybody’s staying home.

If you’re like me who likes to plan, I can just imagine the thought bubbles in your head. I understand and won’t judge your need to have separate spreadsheets of meal plans, grocery list, savings and expenses because I’m like that. I need to see in writing what needs to be done, what’s missing from our supplies, how much money I have left.

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