Cooking Chronicles #1

Truth: I only learned how to cook when I got married. I hardly saw my mom in the kitchen growing up.. so it never came naturally to me. I actually thought not knowing how to cook was in our blood or part of our “lahi”. Crazy right? kaartehan lang siguro… because I know how to […]

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How I Communicate with My Toddler

My daughter is now two years old but she’s barely communicating in phrases. Although it can be quite worrisome, her teachers assure me that it’s normal and she does seem to excel in other developmental aspects – motor skills, attentiveness, and listening skills. I trust that she’s learning at a good rate and I just […]

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N I K I T A

** disclaimer**  This post is going to be quite reflective rather than informative… I also have nothing against all other persons with the name “Maika”, this is only my personal take on this and how I have transitioned from my life stages along with the use of my  name. — Almost everyone knows me as […]

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It Isn’t About The Expensive Brand

Almost 3 years married.. and I am constantly reminded that Jet and I need to plan financially and stick to a budget… or else, we find ourselves in a pinch when we need to pay for the important things – dues, bills, food, medicine, etc. Growing up, budgeting wasn’t really a big deal for me. […]

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Mommy Matters: Intentional Education

Growing up, I’ve always known I wanted kids. I’ve prayed so hard to God to cure my PCOS so I could have at least one child.. and now with two, I am immensely grateful.  THANK YOU LORD. I love being a mom. I am so so sooo happy God gave me two children. I hope […]

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Ditching the Heavy Tote

I used to question why my mother always carried a huge heavy “mom bag”. Now, a mom myself, I wonder when my bags turned into “mom bags”. My default suddenly became a heavy tote bag which I carried on my right shoulder – which have been giving me awful stiff necks and shoulder pain. I […]

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First Overseas Trip with Janella

Truth be told, I loved this experience! I was so worried before leaving for the trip… but traveling without a nanny is both challenging and very very fulfilling. To have my daughter so close to me, sharing every moment together.. is really priceless. She won’t remember much but these moments will mean so much to […]

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Officially a Mom of Two!

It has been roughly 3 weeks since I gave birth to my son… and honestly, I started writing my second pregnancy and birthing story since I was discharged from the hospital.. but I never “found” enough time to just sit down and finish this because of the erratic schedule I had to keep up with […]

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4 Things Every Woman Should Know About False Labor!

So here I am… writing this because I have been to the Delivery Room TWICE in the past five days due to false labor signs! I’m currently pregnant at 38 weeks and 5 days with my second baby and gosh… the anticipation is really getting to me. Everyone is excited for baby #2’s arrival and […]

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Being Married to Mr. Jet Yu

TWO YEARS! We’ve reached the two year mark in our marriage! wow how time flies! For those who think I have the perfect fairytale marriage…. my everyday life with Jet can actually be considered quite busy or hectic. Our work responsibilities and parenting responsibilities often take centerstage, thus making it very easy for us to […]

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