Marriage, Mommyhood

7 Things You Will Give Up When You Become A Parent

Being a parent comes with a lot of sacrifices. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mother. Rigel has given me immeasurable happiness! I can’t get enough hugs, kisses, and cuddles, despite the sticky mucus that sometimes comes with it. However, there are times when I think about my pre-baby days and how much everything has changed. If someone …

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Adventures, Mommy Hacks

Planning a Catholic Baptism: 10 Practical Tips

The event to officially welcome me to the enchanting world of party-planning was my daughter’s Baptism. A baptism (also called Christening) is a celebration of life, faith, and culture wherein we welcome our children into the Christian faith. With your family and loved ones to celebrate the occasion, you’ll have a heartwarming and blessed sacrament. Since there is plenty of …

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Mommy Hacks

How To Apply For SSS Maternity Benefit | Voluntary Member

I didn’t go through the hassle of filing for my SSS maternity benefit during my first pregnancy because our HR Officer processed everything for me. Now that I’m a full-time mom who opted for voluntary SSS membership and is 25 weeks pregnant, I’ll have to personally accomplish and submit all my requirements. If you’re an unemployed, self-employed, or voluntary SSS …

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Adventures

Changing Your Philippine Passport To Your Married Name

Last year, we applied for Baby Rigel’s passport and since one adult gets to apply together with the infant via the Courtesy Lane (no online appointment needed), I decided to finally update my Philippine passport to my married name, too. If you’re planning to change your passport from your maiden name to your married name, here’s a simple guide for …

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