Do you ever notice awkward movement in your child? Does he have difficulty going through obstacles in the playground or even around the house? Does she have difficulty copying simple dance steps? It must be a problem with Gross motor skills or GMS.Continue reading “How to Improve Your Child’s Gross Motor Skills”
In the middle of the quarantine, the husband purchased a DIY Milk Tea Set from Tastexperts Manila. It included 2 big Assam tea bags (times 10 or 20 of a regular tea bag), 1 pack of vacuum-sealed raw tapioca pearls, 1 big bag of non-dairy creamer, 1 liter bottle of sugar syrup, 1 plastic powder scooper, pearl shake straws, 1 wire tapioca scooper, a shaker, a jigger (both brand new) and a sheet of instructions. The task looked daunting! It took me around 3 days to bring myself to do it.Continue reading “Lessons I Learned From Brewing My Own Milk Tea At Home”
The age of social media does not only give us a medium to virtually connect with one another. It also bestows power upon a person, institution or even just an idea. Trend setters, were suddenly able to spark a movement with their fingertips while sitting on the couch at home or in a café. Through hashtags, each one of us can collectively bind our thoughts and elicit actions, whenever applicable, and conveniently build a paved memory lane if we want to look back and remember later on. Ironically, or so I think, at this very unprecedented time, the hashtags worked in reverse. It seemed to me as if the universe took these trends too seriously and metaphorically smeared the future, into what is happening today.
(Hashtags included here are based on Philippine trends in the last 5 years.)Continue reading “10 Hashtags That Might Have Predicted the Pandemic”
Staying positive can be hard in difficult situations. Now, more than ever, the whole world is struggling to find hope in the midst of this pandemic. Families and individuals, who have had symptoms, exposure and the sickness itself, fervently pray for a negative test result. And we join them to hope for positive outcomes.Continue reading “5 Simple Steps to Get Through the Pandemic”
Today is Day 30 of the ECQ (Enhanced Luzon Quarantine in the Philippines due to Covid-19). There are barely 3 more weeks to stay indoors. If you (or any other mom you know) still haven’t gotten a clue on what to do in the house, here is a list:
1. Bond with your kids
This is a given even before the quarantine started. When everyone is at home, its an automatic bonding time with the kids, not because you ask them to bond with you but because they tend to be glued to you whatever they or you are getting busy with.Continue reading “A Mom’s Guide to the Rest of Quarantine”