A Tribute to My Mom Who Rocks (and a Mother’s Day Giveaway!)

Note: There really is a giveaway! Scroll down if you want to skip to that! I remember going with my mom to her aerobics class. She’d be in her neon spandex leotards and tights, with matching legwarmers, in a roomful of women in similar outfits, and I would try to stay on the periphery of […]

Love a Man Who Cooks and Other Things I’ve Done Right

My love language is gifts, and one of my dialects is food. Fortunately (both for me and him!), The Hubby has learned—over the 12 years of marriage and 17 years of couplehood—to speak it with ease. The Hubby gets me my favorite treats: popcorn and, on extremely special occasions, Cheetos Jalapeño Cheese. Sometimes, when he […]

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 […]

How a Pain in the Ass Can Give You Headaches–and How to Get Rid of It

I suffer from really bad headaches. The throbbing kind that shoots pain every time you move. The one that makes your eyes water involuntarily. The one that makes you pukey. The one that makes your world spin. I’ve had them all. Sometimes all together. I also have atrocious posture, and bad work habits (I’m referring […]

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 […]

Silid Booklatan–Sharing the Awesomeness

  I wasn’t keen on posting this on Rainy Days and Mom Days at first, because it isn’t quite a mommy/parenting topic. Then I realized that 1. I am a Mommy; 2. Promoting literacy and love for reading should be something important to all moms; and 3. If this post somehow prompts a reader to […]

Review: Thank You , God, for Blessing Me

  When we got our copy of Thank You, God, for Blessing Me, Breeze immediately commandeered it and declared it her “favorite book ever”. It’s a sturdy little board book, perfectly sized for her, and we are familiar with Max Lucado’s Hermie and friends characters, so I can see why she immediately took to it. […]

Review: My First Hands-On Bible

  I have been trying to incorporate the Word and Bible reading into the girls’ daily life (and mine—but that’s another story). Raine’s had several Bible story books over the years, and we’ve been reading those off and on, but I wanted something deeper and more meaningful. We also tried memorizing one verse a week, […]

Memorizing Bible Verses

Raine and I have started our more formal homeschooling this year. Thanks to the generosity of Trina, Rene, Nitoy and Inga, Raine and I have the Core K + Grade 1 Readers + Grade 1 Science from Sonlight. Of course, it’s the 2008 edition, and the workbooks are used, but oh my, we are so […]

The Adventures of Supercow

Welcome to the first Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (March). To celebrate National Women’s Month, our participants share how breastfeeding has changed them as a woman. Please scroll down to the end of this post and check out the other carnival participants.  I have been breastfeeding for four years straight. I breastfed Raine, my oldest daughter […]