Love a Man Who Lets You Sing and More Things I’ve Done Right

We’re six days shy of our 13th wedding anniversary. But given that tomorrow is Valentine, I thought I’d hit two dates with one post.  The Hubby has been in couplehood with me for 18 years, and we have known each other for almost 31 years, which is three-fourths of our lives. This is my annual […]

Grace to Be a Beginner

I indulged myself last Sunday and had a crafternoon date with one of my friends. Those who know me know that I love to dabble in arts and crafts and, perhaps more significantly, I love hoarding arts and crafts supplies with no idea how to use them (of course hoarding is a relative term, as […]

Laundry and Life

I remember this one time I was helping my mom with the family laundry. I groused and complained over each step. “I don’t like switching the loads between tubs,” I declared (ours was a semi-automatic twin tub washing machine). “There are so many loads!” “You know what I hate most? Making sampay (hanging the clothes on […]

Where’s My Heart?

I attended an enlightening writers’ workshop last Saturday, and of all the things I learned, what really struck me (hard) was when the speaker, Nelson Dy, asked us to write our Writer’s Mission Statement. Why did I start this blog? I wanted to encourage other moms who were also grappling with this motherhood thing. Those […]

HP Bulletin #287

It’s been quiet around here. Mostly because the kids are off on some sort of midterm vacation at my sister-in-law’s house, and have been there for over a week. The Hubby and I can hear each other’s thoughts. It’s that quiet (mostly our thoughts are what is there to snack on and what should we watch tonight […]

Thoughts Below Zero 

As I type this, I am waiting for my next appointment in the press center at the PALEXPO in Geneva, Switzerland. I’m dressed in severe business  black, my official press ID hanging from my neck. A far cry from the usual shorts and t-shirts I wear to my ‘office’ at home (must say that I […]

Another Biker Chick Episode

I have been so remiss with Rainy Days and Mom Days. What can I say? With my magazine  going from annual to three times a year, getting  Silid Booklatan off the ground (we have two branches now, and more planned this year!), and the usual mommy/wifey duties, this website has been, sadly, neglected. But I was […]