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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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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Filipino Superstitions about Pregnancy

Lately, I’ve had a lot of encounters with Filipino superstitions about pregnancy because, yes, I’m pregnant… again! Having been born and raised in the province, these superstitious beliefs (pamahiin) are not new to me at all. In fact, there are pamahiin for almost everything: marriage, building a house, pregnancy, funeral, etc. It’s become part of the Pinoy culture. I myself practice …

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2018 UPDATE: How to apply for Philippine Passport for babies

Updates as of July 2018: Updated the list of requirements for new application of minors New link for courtesy lane guidelines   Applying for Baby Rigel’s Philippine passport was not such a hassle after all. In fact, the process was super easy and a lot faster than what I was anticipating. Actually, you can apply for your baby’s passport at …

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