February is Down Syndrome Awareness Month in the Philippines. And to give back to the community that has given me so much over the years, I am sharing some of the occupational therapy activities that Z has done when he was younger. I have shared these on my Instagram back in 2019 but I will be collating them here. You can bookmark this post in case you find it helpful and useful as well.
These fine motor skills activities don’t need any special toys or tools so you don’t have to spend money to do these activities. These activities also mostly target fine motor skills development but they could be incorporated in gross motor skills activities as well.
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It’s been months since I’ve updated this blog. I’m not even sure if someone has been visiting my site recently. Not that I mind though. Do people still read blogs by the way? I’m not so sure. I guess more are into video content these days. I’ve been lost on how to move forward with this blog for quite a while. So I left it be. Which made me think. Ever since I went dot com, I somewhat lost sight of why I started this in the first place. I got suck into the technicalities and possible income generation that […]
Why knitting? You might ask. For me, there’s something calming about the repeated knits and purls or the alternating knits and purls. The repetitiveness of the task silences the daily mind chaos brought about by work, the stress of being stuck at home away from family, and it gives that comforting silence even when you’re alone. I guess for some, it would be a different hobby or craft that gives them these but for me, I found it in knitting.
It’s been almost a year since I last posted here in my blog and there were times that I wanted to write again but for some reason, I keep forgetting what I was supposed to write. But here I am, ready to revive my little corner of the cyberworld!
For quite a while now, I have been thinking of what to do with my blog. Ever since I went dot com, I tried so hard to curate my posts to be more SEO-friendly (which is still a hit or miss for me, I don’t think I will ever figure out this SEO thing. So if anyone is willing to train me, I will be so grateful, I will bake you a batch of chocolate cupcakes. No kidding!), and followed whatever blogging rule I find that I kinda lost the sense of why I started blogging in the first place.
Hello there! We’re a few days before the end of the first month of this year. And it is just now that I found some time to try and blog about the happenings in my household. In the last post three months ago, I talked about the nannies I’ve had in the past few years. And I did mention that nanny #6 came back with the thought that all will be well. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Everything went downhill from there. 5 weeks after she came back, she went AWOL. After all her talks of working long term or not […]
But here’s the thing. Letting my mom handle my responsibility in taking care of my son made me feel guilty. She already sacrificed a lot since I gave birth and taking her time away to do the things she loves away from her again didn’t sit well with me. I knew that I needed to find a nanny whatever it takes. Don’t get me wrong. My family has been very helpful in my situation as a solo parent. But I know that they also have things they want to pursue, responsibilities and obligations to take care of, lives to live.
Z just turned 6. And in the 6 years, we’ve had 6 nannies in a span of 3 cumulative years. Not as many as the others, that’s for sure. I’ve heard others had around 9 in a year! For the 3 years that we didn’t have one, it was my mom and my sister who took the responsibility of taking care of my son.