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 […]