Family Day Out

It's 2020 and with CoVID - I am happy to say that we are thriving as a family because we've always just kept to ourselves. The amenities (if that's what you want to call it) that we enjoy are simple. Grocery stores and Drive-thru chains. Yes, that's it. To some, it may be sad but... Continue Reading →

Say What Mr. Exec?

There was a recent controversy in my hometown (Cebu, Philippines). A mother of an autistic child wrote a review on Trip Advisor for one of Cebu's well-known resorts. In it she wrote how a resort employee asked her to tell her son to be quiet while swimming in the pool. She said her son was... Continue Reading →

Almost Decided

In the last couple of weeks, I have been vacillating on whether or not to push forward with getting Aiden into ABA, Speech, and Occupational therapies. Following his formal diagnosis late October 2020, I had been looking forward to getting him these services. The thought of my child being reintroduced to these interventions after many... Continue Reading →

I Drive a Hard Bargain

Someone recently described me as someone who "drives a hard bargain". It was said as a compliment to my leadership ability. I chuckled. I appreciated the compliment. And honestly, it is true. I really do drive a hard bargain. What does driving a hard bargain mean? According to, it's defined as "Be severe in... Continue Reading →

A Take on Hillbilly Elegy

I watched the Netflix movie "Hillbilly Elegy" on Thanksgiving. I didn't really have much expectation and frankly, felt there wasn't much to choose from. After reading the description, it seemed decent so I invited the Hubby to watch it with me. At first he didn't sound enthused but I noticed as the movie progressed, he... Continue Reading →


Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the blessings of the past year. With 2021 being the year that it has been, is there room to feel grateful? Have we been blessed? Are there really things to be thankful for? YES! Absolutely. Especially during hard times, our resilience to overcome obstacles must be partnered with the... Continue Reading →

Just Because

I believe that we have control over our actions, reactions, and responses. How we handle ourselves when we are met with challenging individuals or situations is our own "conscious decision". Just because someone hurts us does not give us permission to hurt others. I was raised to study very well. Good grades meant proud and... Continue Reading →

My Version of Wedded Bliss

In my downtime (a.k.a. me time), I sometimes scroll through TikTok. A common theme on contents that appear on my FYP (For You Page) are about husbands and wives. And for me, it's actually funny and relatable to see couples have fun making fun of everyday married life. Hubby and I met in 2005. We... Continue Reading →

Aiden’s Song

After Aiden's usual afternoon bike time outside, Hubby came in and excitedly called me. He said that he wasn't sure at first but Aiden did it a second time. He sang a song that went something like, "Walking down the street, down the street..." Hubby was ecstatic! Of course, I wouldn't dare let myself miss... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Imperfect

I grew up wanting things to be perfect and trying to be perfect. As far back as I can remember, it was instilled in me to always act and present myself for other people's judgement. Well... it may not have been in these exact words but yes, the context is pretty much it. "What will... Continue Reading →

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