What you need to know about BURIBOX?


Active learning and hands-on experience is invaluable, and parents, guardians, siblings and peers play an important role in a child's development. As a mom, with school-age kids, i'm always in the lookout for activities that will keep my kids busy on weekends, apart from strolling in the neighborhood with playmates (yes i allow them to play outdoors a lot) and being hooked up with their gadgets.

The 6th Mommy Milkshake Run by Mommy Mundo


For the past years, Mommy Mundo never fails to bring out the best activities for everyone and i'm always looking forward to join its programs. Active parenting and bonding with the family is one of Mommy Mundo’s objectives when planning for events in the pursuit to encourage each and every moms to promote camaraderie & togetherness within the family and the community. And so it has been a great opportunity to be a part of Mommy Bloggers Philippines to join the 6th Mommy Milkshake Run by Mommy Mundo that happened last Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Bonifacio Global City.

Photo Credits to Earbudz Productions

Mommy Wise Series: Sharing My DIY Ifugao Costume Project


Just a month before the school year ends, some institutions just like my kids' school were up to something grand, like the yearly foundation week. Our school's founding anniversary this year seems to be very special with so many highlights as they were celebrating their 10th year in the academe. In line with this remarkable milestone, my daughter was chosen to be one of those students in their class who will join a group poem recitation. Nothing seems to be very special about her role, but as a mom, of course, i knew i should be proud.


Book Review Part 2: Before I Do by Kath Eustaquio - Derla


Here's part 2 of my book review for Before I Do by Kath Eustaquio-Derla
If you haven't read my first installment yet, you may check it here.

Excited?

5 Reasons to Love About Hungry Hippo


As i have said earlier on my previous blogs, garage burgers and other burger joints were popping everywhere in the city. While everything that they offer are burgers and burgers with added fries and drinks, still, there's one burger joint that never fails to tickle our tummies.

When in Batangas: Cafe St. Honore - Milkshakes, Pasta, Sandwiches and Cakes!


If you'll notice, my posts about food trips and restaurant reviews is centered in Batangas. Yes, because i'm a proud Batangueña who hails in the traffic capital of the province! (Hulaan nyo kung saan yun) My advocacy for entrepreneurship (mompreneurship) goes out to small and medium enterprises and that includes budding businesses that suits my lifestyle. That's the reason why, once in a while i give them some space here in my personal blogsite, lending them the chance to shine and to entice more people to visit Batangas as well. So here i am again with my When in Batangas series!


A Taste of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge Experience


The 7th Ajinomoto® UCC event was a success!

The Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) was attended by thousands of HRM and Nutrition students last January 30, 2015 at the Philippine Trade Training Center. Over 300 students-competitors dished out hundreds of culinary masterpieces with each one striving to depict the importance of “umami deliciousness” in healthy cooking. 

UCC Student-Competitors in Action during My Own Umami Creation Competition.

Make the Valentine's Sweeter with Amada's Leche Flan and Desserts!


The mythical valentines celebration with cupids and butterfly kisses is ringing a bell now! Hey it's three days to go and love is in the air. Did you buy something for your beloved already? Or if you are single and ready to mingle, have you thought of something to give to your friends, your parents or for yourself? How about giving your special someone with something unique than the usual flowers and cakes- a home-made special Leche Flan perhaps or something not imported but of great tasting quality chocolates. Love local! How about some proudly pinoy and home- made dark chocolates?


"Batang Aktibo at Malakas" with Nutri10 Plus Syrup

[Product Review]

Having kids ages 6 and 8 years old gives me equal amount of joys and [sometimes] pain as well. With their extremely active and playful nature, i'm sure that a lot of moms with kids of the same age bracket can relate to my sentiments. But more than the pains of running after active kids, it gives me twice the pain when i see them sick, hence i always ensure that they are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals that is necessary and applicable to their age.

The 3rd Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo


Do you want to be your own boss and start your own business? 
Are you looking for new suppliers that can help you grow your business? 

Take Your Step to Success and register now to secure your Free Entrance Ticket to the ENTREPRENEUR AND FRANCHISE EXPO 2016. Take advantage to meet face-to-face with local and international businesses and franchisers, learn the latest industry trends and avail of special promotions and exclusive discounts at the event.

A Table for Two at Pamana Restaurant, Tagaytay


Perhaps, a long drive and a pleasurable staycation wouldn't be complete without a gratifying gastronomic experience. Agree? On our recent romantic escape (which i shared on my previous blog), we reserved a table for two in one of the quaint restaurants in Tagaytay City. The Pamana Restaurant, which has rave reviews from food bloggers is just a tumbling away from our hotel, and so i thought of giving it a try.

KidZania Manila and Cebu Pacific Love is in the Air Contest!


Hello Kidzanians! Let's put your photos into good use! 

Here's your chance to win two (2) local roundtrip tickets from Cebu Pacific by uploading your Kidzania Photo with the KidZania Manila Aviation Academy or Airport Access area in the background. Photo entries will be judged according to Creativity (40%); Relevance to the Love is in the Air theme (30%) and Overall Presentation (30%). See full details and mechanics of the contest below:


{I DARE} The Boutique Bed and Breakfast

A Perfect Haven for Couples

Days and nights must be slipping so fast. Have you flipped your calendar yet? I just did it this morning and hello! It's February na pala! Welcome to the love month- the idyllic time of the year when flowers and chocolates are flooding! Women are giggling with glee, because finally, here's to a bunch of fresh red roses, a fluffy teddy bear or a sweet romantic escape! Kilig! 

Speaking of escape, me and my husband recently had our anniversary staycation (and an advance valentine celebration too, before he left for work) at one of the most romantic place in the region, TagaytayWhy not? It's chilly, scenic and a perfect quick destination for a total rest and relaxation. Not to mention the long list of nice restos ideal for a table-for-two dinner date.


Celebrating A Decade of Love at The Boutique Bed and Breakfast


When was the last time you celebrated an special occasion with your beloved one?

This is the year and January is the month when we celebrated our 10th year wedding anniversary. Did i just said 10 years? How fast time flies. It's been a decade past since we pledged for our vows and exchanged "I Dos", but what could be happier than to celebrate it with that one special person whom, for all these years has been my source of [stress], i mean strength and immeasurable happiness. Hahaha! Yes, i'm a happy wife to my husband of 10 years and this deserves a special celebration! 

BITDEFENDER: The Cure to a Safe and Sound Online Transaction


Taking advantage of the technology with the hassle-free convenience it offers to us is very significant nowadays. However, going tech-y can still have its own disadvantages and risks. I, for one, who does business and transactions through the internet can be a lot more prone to key loggers, hackers and other malicious applications that aims to corrupt and access my online personal information. Apart from establishing my own personal risk reduction modus, still, there are certain issues in the internet that cannot be foreseen, no matter how much we protect our online safety and privacy. 


Book: BEFORE I DO by Kath Eustaquio- Derla

(A preview of my current read)

I'm actually the serious type of reader. I like inspirational volumes, business books and rarely do i read romance and novels. Why? Because i hardly finish it in one sitting, if i stop, i will forget about everything and will start all over again. But this one is a quick read that left me hanging for the happily ever after love story of Kit and Johnny or Kit and Will? Suddenly, my sleeping emotions, and kilig feelings from love stories went gushing through my nerves once again. Nakakabitin! 


Okey, so let me just share this current read as quickly as i can. 
I haven't been into some serious reading for quite some time now. You know, whenever i try to open a book, sit on the couch, sip a "mug" of my favorite coffee, i always end up sleepy. YES. SLEEPY. For some reasons i really don't know and i just don't care. Alam mo yun? After coffee and a few paragraphs from the book i'm reading, my eyes was like falling into a trap of a good nap or perhaps a sweet and sound sleep. Where's caffeine? 

The Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge Year 7


Calling all foodies, culinary enthusiasts, future chefs and nutrition professionals!

The 7th year of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) proves to be even more exciting as it gathers 55 schools and universities from NCR, Ilocos, Bicol, Central and Southern Luzon and regional winners from Visayas and Mindanao. The nation’s best culinary teams will showcase their culinary prowess on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Philippine Trade and Training Center, Manila


Dare to Believe 2016


#PushPaMore

Hello readers and bloggers! Has anyone here missed me for the last two months or more that I've been MIA in the blogosphere? Allow me to greet you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Better late than never #peg) I'm so sorry for my inconsistency, the holiday madness occupied so much of my time and other deadlines made no room for blogging. I wish i could turn back time and [insert] something to fill up the space before the other year sleep forever. My supposedly year-end blog post ended up to be a new year post and the very first entry for the blank page of my 2016 diary. Anyhoo, it was indeed a great feeling to be back and start something positive and grossing for my hashtag project #PushPaMore2016.

Kids in the Business: Our First Kiddo+Preneur Christmas Bazaar Experience

Earn. Save. Invest. Donate.

We send our children to school to learn. Perhaps, some children, just like my kids, learned about money at school in the subject called Math, but teaching them the value of money- how it is earned, how it should be spend, how to invest it and how to save, they would probably learn it from us, parents. 

I can still remember during my younger years when my parents would tell me that i should study hard in order for me to get a job and then work hard in order for me to earn and save a lot. But when i landed on my first job, i just realized that with the elevated cost and standard of living, having a 9-5 job will never be sufficient to be financially stable. I kept telling myself, Why do i need to get stucked in the rate of my salary, working hard for a company, if i can be my own boss anyway?

One Weekend at Aquaria Waterpark


No doubt, summer will always be the most exciting time of the year to book for a beach house, dig in the closet for bathing suits, pump up those floaters, fill up the picnic baskets and go for a swim! But with the complex series of climate change, especially the El Niño phenomenon happening in our country today, summer can mean anytime of the year, like December or for people like me and my family who always had a longing for total R and R- any day and any season is just perfect to hit the road for a short fun away especially on weekends.


Art is Fun at Art in Island!

(Warning! Photo Overload)

Gone are the days when paintings, arts and museum tours are deemed as boring. I'm glad that paintings, just like movies, were now revamped to 3-dimensional work of art that is interactive and fun for everyone. I must say that i am one of those few people who appreciates arts, especially paintings. If given enough resources to splurge on an auction for a prestigious painting i would love to have one for my home.


When in Batangas: Taza Mia Coffee, Now Brewing at Batangas City!


"What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?"  

Last Saturday, I was invited by a dear friend to come over to the grand opening and blessing of the newest "tambayan" in town. Guess what? If you think that only burgers are popping out today like mushrooms in every corner of the streets here in Batangas, don't you know that coffee shops are also massively penetrating at every town nowadays? These coffee shops excites me so much! For the love of coffee, yes it is!


When in Batangas: Orbits' Pizza, Pasta and the Monster Burger!


I love Burgers! 
Even if you'd say that it's the slowest form of poison that can eventually impair our health conditions in the long run, burgers will always be well-loved and considered as a comfort food to many. I've been eating burgers once in a while but not as frequent as before (like weekly? but definitely not everyday!). I've learned the shoddy effects of junk foods for my health and i'm in caution already with my diet, especially my food intake. But once in a little while, the craving just won't stop! Let me call it a "cheat day", like once in a month craving for some delectable pica-pica, pasta and burgers! 


Organic Black Rice and its Nutritious Wonders


Have you heard about the "forbidden rice"? I've been wanting to try out the red rice and brown rice for my weight loss goals but i haven't got the interests yet of trying the black rice, not until i learned that black rice actually beats brown rice when it comes to health benefits. But because it was rare, i cannot find it in local supermarkets around our city and the towns nearby. When i attended a mom event months ago, i stumbled upon a booth where they sell black rice and so i bought a kilo of it to try. And now i've been wanting to have it in stock for some health consciousness reasons.

Mommy Bloggers at the Blogapalooza 2015: #ResponsibleMedia


The biggest B2B - Business to Blogger event of the year happened last October 25, 2015 at One Esplanade and the best thing about it is that, i was a part of it! Hooray! 

The Venue
Blogapalooza is a community of bloggers and online influencers wanting to feature and connect with businesses. Blogapalooza has been running since 2011 and every year it just gets better and better. It was an invite only event that only bloggers and businesses can attend. Not all bloggers can be qualified too because prior to the event, each and every blogger will undergo a screening. Fortunately, i was able to pass the screening together with my MumsDailyPh team and we’re so excited to go!

A Spooktacular Halloween Party at Lima Park Hotel


Trick or Treat is a special time of the year that me and my kids would always look forward to. They've been joining the yearly festival since 2011 and they love it for three reasons: the (1) sweet candy treats, (2) the games with loots and prizes and of course (3) the costumes! October of every year is the season when both funny, cute and scary costumes are out in the shops and kids were excited to wear and follow different characters annually. I must say that this year is quite different from all of the years that we've been through, because as much as i wanted to dress them up cute and colorful, last week became a different vibe. It was their first time to dress in black and looked scary (but they're still cute)! Anyhoo, we agreed to that effect because we just wanted to follow the theme for this year's scariest costume party! And i wasn't expecting that it'll be that super spooky! 

Halloween parties from 2011-2014

A Day at Kidzania Manila, The Ultimate Role-play City for Kids!


"Anong gusto mo paglaki mo?

The kind of question during my childhood years while i keep myself busy playing bahay-bahayan, luto-lutuan, and school-schoolan with my playmates.

I can still remember well, when me and my sister together with some playmates who were also our cousins will do role-playing activities during our younger days. My favorite role is becoming a teacher where i will get to hold a stick, wear a false eye glasses and stand in front of them as if i was really a teacher who was yelling at my students. Then i would shift to becoming a banker where i would sit on the chair of my mom's home office table and will start signing some old forms, get the calculator, do some computations and pull out some papers that i call "bills" and hand it over to my playmate like we were transacting something. Those were the days, simple yet very happy with the little things that we have. 


When in Batangas: Seafood in the Bucket by Chef Jonas, A Sweet Chili Date!


If there would be one specialty that me and my hubby would enjoy the most, i think that would be a platter of seafoods garnished with the most delectable flavors of butter, garlic and chili or maybe a bowl of  crabs cooked in creamy coconut milk that is hot and spicy. Yes we love "maanghang", but he likes it more than i do.

Just recently, our busy Monday schedule transported us in the city of Lipa, Batangas, reason for us to check out a new place to dine-in, just in time for lunch. The wheels of the car went fast as we approached San Jose, and slowly till we reach the city where we spotted Seafood in the Bucket by Chef Jonas. Actually, i had been seeing this resto for quite some time now and the name sounds familiar. On my frequent googling, i stumbled across this site and thought that oh! it was in the middle east! How am i goin' to try that? But that was just the name similar to this and how happy i was to know that the concept of seafoods inside a bucket is now here in Batangas.


Helpful Ways To Protect Your Child From Abduction


The past week has brought a lot of trouble and anxiety for parents, not only in our municipality in Bauan but in the whole Southern Tagalog Region. The alarming news about child abductions and kidnapping with reference to four police reports about missing children was really disturbing. As a parent, I couldn’t help but worry about my kids who were at school the whole time and I’m sure a lot of parents are just the same. 

Let me just share to you my thoughts about these current issues that are affecting us today as moms. Apart from my busy day to day schedules, I’ve decided not to open my facebook newsfeed because I never want to bother myself all the more with all the posts that the netizens are spreading on the internet. I’m not saying, I don’t care about the situation, but there are more reliable sources that are worthy of my time and attention. 

Why hello there, September!


It has always been a tradition in my home to welcome the first day of the "ber" months, somewhat extra special. I just feel like its the most wonderful time to start the countdown before the holidays, do some gift giving lists for Christmas shopping and probably the most awaited time to dig into the storage room and clean that colorful lights and lanterns in preparation for Christmas gatherings! Yes! 

When In Batangas: Jovita Cafe's Bagels, Pasta and Fruit Teas


It was a gloomy Sunday afternoon then. The kids were off on a short vacation at their granny's place due to a long weekend celebration once again. While me and my all time favorite cousin Josh were left in the house and that day seemed to be a lazy, sleepy, kind of Sunday. Still, we managed to get up in the afternoon and attended the 4pm Sunday service in our local church. I love Sundays, probably because it's the kind of day when i had the excuse to not cook or prepare any dish for lunch or dinner (we usually eat out). I love it too because it's that one day of the week where i can be on the lookout to try new restaurants or cafes around the city or maybe in the nearby towns after attending church.


When in Batangas: Fire Brick Grilled Burgers at BURGER STREET


Aside from coffee shops and cafes who offer delicious pastas and sandwiches for the foodies, don't you know that burger joints were also popping-up like mushrooms, everywhere in Batangas? In my town alone, i think i can count five (5) garage burger stalls (if i'm not mistaken) or more! And they offer nothing but BURGERS! The slowest kind of poison for the health conscious buffs but perhaps the most satisfying comfort food to many.

Photo Credits to BRGR ST. Facebook Fanpage

My Top 12 Favorite Makeup Must-haves!


After being a mom and getting so caught up with so many things from left to right, finding some time to look good and pretty can be a little daunting for moms. As for me, getting the looks doesn't have to be a dilemma while balancing a busy lifestyle. It actually caused me all the more to find ways on how i can look fabulous despite my busy schedules. Why? Because parenting should be pretty cool by realizing that there's always a connection between feeling good and LOOKING good!

The Dreamplay Experience at City of Dreams Manila


I've been wanting to visit City of Dreams Manila for the kids to experience Dreamplay and since it was a special non-working holiday in the province of Batangas that day, [commemorating the celebration of Mabini Day] and it was a nice Thursday, we pursue the long overdue plan. It was also timing that our Big Daddy is present for a 28 days vacation and so we drove all the way heading to the metro. The visit was originally scheduled for my son's 8th birthday coming August, but since its a holiday on a weekday, i believe it was the perfect time to visit, considering also that ticket rates are cheaper on weekdays rather than the weekends and i presumed that the crowd isn't too big which is in fact true that day.

Photo Source

When in Batangas: Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe, A Social Media Detox


Restaurants and cafes are opening one by one  in our locality nowadays and it only signifies that our community is gaining progress. Going back to our days, i remember how we drive all the way to Alabang just to meet up with friends over a cup of coffee and a plate of scrumptious dish while setting the perfect mood to start a nice chat in a sound ambiance. But now, coffee shops and a lot more of chic restos are here! Thanks to social media buffs for putting the limelight on these establishments that are now gaining popularity. 


Ilocos Travel Diary: Paoay Sand Dunes- The Best Experience Ever!


If you think that Ilocos is just all about historical sites and natural wonders, that of course isn't true! Ilocos is also a place for extreme adventures just like the famous Paoay or La Paz Sand Dunes which gained its popularity after being featured into so many travel blogs, TV shows and even local films. Even the movie Panday by the late FPJ was shoot here.

Ilocos Travel Diary: Malacanang Ti Amianan - Malacanang Of The North


Within the 5 hectare property overlooking the legendary Paoay Lake in Ilocos Norte lies the 2-storey mansion of the Marcoses which is famously known as the Malacanang of the North or Malacanang Ti Amianan as referred by the Ilocanos. It is the official residence of former President Ferdinand Marcos and his family. According to history the house was built as a gift of the former Fist Lady Imelda Marcos to her husband, then former President Marcos on his 60th birthday and has become a venue to welcome affluent personalities and dignitaries, both local and foreign.

Ilocos Travel Diary: Kabigan Falls, Nature At Its Finest


I am fascinated with adventure trips and natural wonders and if given any chance and the luxury of time, there's no brainer that i would pack up for a backpacking adventure to climb mountains or cross the rivers just to feast my eyes on the wonderful creations of God and relive myself with overflowing memories when i'm old and gray.

Ilocos Travel Diary: Cathy's Home Stay - A Home in Pagudpud


While planning our trip to Ilocos, i had listed quite a few number of hotels and resorts where we could stay overnight, considering the budget, location and safety. Searching through the internet and reading some other blogs i came across this transient home in Saud Beach. I was actually wondering how nice it could be in reality, because it got a good rating from travelers- budget friendly and nice! I wrote it down on my list but honestly, its the least on my options.

Cathy's Pension House

Ilocos Travel Diary: Postcards from Saud Beach, Pagudpud


As much as i wanted to finish my Ilocandia series in one sitting, but sorry i cannot, due to an overload of priorities and the bedly stormy weather seems to be so inviting for such laziness. Anyway, here's the next installment for my Ilocos Travel Diary and pardon me if this is gonna be a flooding of photographs. This beauty of Saud Beach in the northern tip of Pagudpud need not be described word after word because the photos will speak for itself. And these photographs will not lie, because my first hand experiences with this place just took my breath away...


Ilocos Travel Diary: Kapurpurawan Rock Formations, A Jewel in Ilocos


Standing majestically at the coast of Burgos, Ilocos Norte, fronting the Bangui Bay is the stunning Kapurpurawan Rock Formations. So far, it is the most fascinating natural wonder in this part of the country that I've ever seen and it left me breathless. 

Ilocos Travel Diary: The Towering Beauty of Cape Bojeador Lighthouse




Seeing a lighthouse, whether a picture, an illustration or a concrete one, usually gives me random thoughts. The one in horror movies made me think that lighthouses are such creepy places where ghosts and other outside of the world activities can take place any time of the day. On the lighter side, when i see one on photos seated on calm waters, it give me feelings of hope and dreams, sending me a message of beauty, joy, peace and the need to be still. Truly, lighthouses are a favorite scenic spots and those I've mentioned were just some of the facile declaration of my fondness for such edifice.

Ilocos Travel Diary: The Long Journey Up North



Our recent trip to Ilocos was a tiring 11 hours drive (one way) but it doesn't really matter because the journey is the destination. Ilocos Norte is such a fascinating place with a lot of natural wonders that would definitely leave every tourist breathless, with its timeless appeal and captivating beauty. I've gathered here my top favorites in Ilocos Norte and i'll try my very best to write down separate entries for some of it in the succeeding blogs. (I need grace!)

Ilocos Travel Diary: Vigan Home Stay - A blessing in Disguise


If ever you'll be travelling to Vigan on a summer or maybe on a weekend, make sure you book your hotel atleast a week or days before you plan to go. I just made a terrible mistake of not booking our room ahead of time, thinking that its a Tuesday so most probably, the hotels are available though it was a peak summer season. We left Batangas on a Sunday night and headed straight to Ilocos Norte, targeting Pagudpud on our first day. While i enjoyed so much of the places in the North, and we got a nice stay at Saud Beach which i just booked that same day when we arrived, I thought i can do the same thing at Vigan. But that was a major epic fail!

Our Vigan Home Stay

Ilocos Travel Diary: Baluarte Zoo and More!


I've mentioned on my recent post about our Vigan tour that i'll be sharing more of Baluarte in another blog, and so this is it! Honestly, i'm not in the perfect mood to write another installment for this Ilocos Travel Diary so please forgive me if this is gonna be some sort of photo overload, words are hiding at this very moment. Lol!

Ilocos Travel Diary: 10 Things I Love About Vigan


Vigan has always  been a dream destination for me and my habitual liking for heritage and cultural places caused me to long for this place all the more. With its scaling appeal to the tourism industry, both foreign and Filipino alike are going nuts about visiting this UNESCO heritage site. And so because its summer and the family is complete, together with some friends we decided to pursue this long overdue trip to Ilocos, finally! God has been so good!


Ilocos Travel Diary: Laoag - Vigan - Pagudpud DIY Travel Itinerary




While planning our trip to Ilocos, I've kept myself busy for a week reading blogs, searching for hotels and listing down top grossing places to visit in a stretch of 4 days including the travel time which is more than 10 hours from Batangas to Manila, then to Laoag, and a few more hours till we hit Pagudpud (one way).

Our Weekend at Expo Mom Goes South!


The past week has been a busy week for me working for MumsDailyPH and the kids too. Adjusting to their schedules and school works plus my maiden bentosiasm in preparing their everyday lunch boxes is quite a tough job! But i thank God i just made it through the week and survived some business works all done ahead of my time schedule. So i find the weekend a perfect day to drive all the way to Alabang to visit ExpoMom Goes South- a MommyMundo event that I'm sure everyone is always looking forward to! I've got a few things to buy on my list and the whole Sunday is just enough for us to squeeze everything before the sun sets. So here's the highlight of our weekend!


The Father Power


I will always remember how our Dad raised us, and how he provided us everything that we need until we finished schooling. I can also remember how firm he was with his decisions and how consistent he was when he says No. At that age it took me a while to understand how Dads can be so mean while Moms can be just cool and easy. Well, as far as i can remember, my Mom is the most negotiable person in the house i know, yet she is caring and can be demanding too all at the same time, but minus the firm qualities. 

Transitions from Summer Break to Back-To-School: How to Prepare?


Heading back to school signals a time of transition. For parents it could be the start of a midyear roller coaster because of the added routinary schedules of our day to day lives. But more than our own personal grief on transitions, the adjustment is actually most difficult for our kids. After a long summer vacation, getting your kids into the mood for studies can be an uphill battle. Their enthusiasm may be low or non-existent at all. But it shouldn't be something to be worried about, it's normal. 

 
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