Thank you, 2019!

And just like that, we’re in year 2020! I hope you all had a great time with family, friends and good food over the holidays! I sure did!

For now, allow me to look back at the past year and be grateful for everything 2019 has given me. It was a great year for our family, a year of dreams coming true.

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Jeron Miguel: Five Years Old Today

Oh how time flies! Our youngest son, Jeron Miguel, turns five years old today! Five years, how did that happen so quick?

Today, I want to look back to remind me that we have gone a long way from the time he was conceived until he became the talkative, singing, playful five year old today.

In 2014, Jeron Miguel was conceived. I cannot say that it was a planned pregnancy but I did stop taking the pill in 2013. Come January 2014, I started a diet and successfully lost all the extra weight and came back to size small clothes. February 2014, I found out I was pregnant. Yep, I only got to enjoy my newly-bought small sized clothes for only a month.

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Delegating the Housework

 Here in the Philippines, we’ve been raised under the impression that dads are supposed to go to work and provide financially to the family while the moms are expected to stay home, take care of the kids and run the household.

I want that stereotype to end in my generation and not pass it on to my sons. Moms and Dads are supposed to be partners and by that I mean in everything – managing their finances, raising the kids and doing the household chores.

Men, as much as women, are supposed to help out around the house and not expect to be thanked, praised and tapped on the back.

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