Sunday Musings: On Creating Happy Memories

Hello blog world. Yep, I am still writing and I still have a blog after what seemingly feels like a hiatus from blogging. Yes, I have not given up on blogging albeit the crazy, happy busy-ness that I have with a growing baby boy and an equally growing active preschooler. Let it be recognize that I dream, think, breathe of blogging. I just don’t have enough hands to type down my thoughts. I often times wish that I can blog my thoughts as I think of them. Finally, as I wait for my meringue cookies to bake (in the wee hours of the morning, mind you), I finally found the chance to type my thoughts before my life as a mom and wife begins. Here’s hoping that I get to finish this post too.

The challenge of not being able to blog for a month leaves me the question where do I begin? So what have been my musings lately? My life has been quite eventful in my standards, I must say. A baby growing so fast in front of my eyes, me adjusting (still) to the SAHM life, husband getting  a new job (thank you Lord), baking here and there, learning new baking design techniques, a business venture brewing, the eldest moving up to the next level.

Most recently, my thoughts are about my eldest. I admit not being able to spend quality time with him since Marcus was born and even resorting to gadgets to keep him busy. When he got sick this week, that’s when I automatically shifted my focus on him. That’s when I realized how big he has grown in a span of two months. For starters, he has grown taller, bigger. We bought him several pairs of jeans, shirts and shoes because he has outgrown those that he used to wear two months ago. He speaks more fluently than he did two months ago. He has significant comments about things that he observes, emotions that he feels, even questions that he thinks of. I told myself, “man, my baby is no longer a baby. He really is a kid now.”

This is where he will start to have memories.

As a mom, I feel it is my responsibility to give him happy memories to look back to when he is older. Every mom would want her child to have happy, blissful memories worth remembering and sharing to friends and their future families. This is the time when his mind starts to collect pebbles of experiences when he laughed the most, cried the most, felt fear for the first time, learn and understand things and people around him.

Admittedly, I haven’t been as “present” to him as I wanted to be the whole summer having to care for another baby. When I was pregnant, I had plans of the many gadget-free activities that we will do together. Those have been replace with gadget-filled time with him alone. I feel guilty, I feel sad. I am also determined to stop it and start contributing to his happy memory bank.

Dates

I have always enjoyed our “dates” together. We had those before I had Marcus but I never really paid attention to the time we spent together. Our recent date together felt very special albeit short and simple. We just went to school, hung out a bit in an ice cream shop and just talked. It was just him and me and we both loved it. I plan to have our regular dates together. Just the two of us being silly and talking about almost anything from his fear of cockroaches, to his new toy car, to Peppa Pig. My plan is to do this until he’s older and I’m older-er. Oh maybe for the next 50 years or so =) .

Daily We-Time

Apart from our regular dates, I will plan a daily we-time with him where I will give Marcus to the care of the yaya for an hour or two without feeling guilty about it. Of course I will make sure he’s well-fed or there’s a stash of milk in the fridge before I give him to the yaya. Lucas and I will play together, do his school work together, watch Peppa Pig or Team Umizoomi together. do chores together. Yes, I am teaching my child to be independent at this stage but I do not want him to feel neglected because of the new baby.

Take photos and videos of each other

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And have it printed. At least the photos.

One of my goals for the year is to have a photo album for the family. Mike and I have been checking out Fotogra Books and as soon as he comes back from his trip we will start pooling the digital pictures and choosing which ones to be printed.

Mini surprises

I would put mini surprises in Lucas’ lunch box every now and then. Whether it is a note saying I love him, a yummy treat or a small sticker. He loves it! One time I made him numbers-shaped sugar cookies and he kept on asking for more. I don’t do it every day otherwise, the magic of surprise will fade away.

Plan Ahead

Doing all of these was easy when it was just Lucas. Having Marcus in the family will make a difference especially with the demands that he has. They may be basic but boy, they are time consuming. So planning for the day and the week is the key to accomplish all these. Yep, even memory building needs planning =).

I am fortunate to have a little boy who is easily pleased. Even if just get to find a lost marble, his joy is genuine. His smile is real and his gratitude is not forced. I want for him to have more of those. He’s growing up way too fast now and I do not want to miss the chance to fill up his childhood memories with happy ones.

What about you? How do you create happy memories with your kids?

My Favorite Quotes from Children’s Books

I love children’s books. I love books, period. Before having kids, I find children’s books boring (or so I thought) and totally ignored them. I wasn’t a reader of Olivia or Charlotte’s Web, or Shel Silverstein books. I was focusing more on Garcia-Marquez, Kundera, Coehllo and Esquivel books. When I did have a child, instinctively I was drawn to children’s books. Thanks to Maqui’s list of 100 Best Children’s Books of All Time, I was inspired to collect as many as I can. When I started doing so, I found myself doing the same I used to do with MY books: I underlined meaningful phrases that caught my attention.

Simple as the books may be written, there are so many life lessons that can be quoted from these books that adults should pay attention to. I have compiled my favorites so far because I have plans of printing and framing them or even having one or two hand painted in the boys’ rooms in the future.

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Here are my favorites:

  • A person’s a person no matter how small – Horton Hears a Who, Dr. Seuss
  • It’s fun to have fun but you have to know how – The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
  • The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go. — I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss
  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – The Lorax, Dr. Seuss
  • Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you. — Happy Birthday To You, Dr. Seuss
  • You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soars to great height — Oh! The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss
  • You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.  — I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss
  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose — Oh! The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss
  • And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. — Oh! The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss

How fun are these Oh the Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss Printables? Perfect for a kids room or gallery wall!

  • If you keep your eyes open enough, oh the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff! — I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr. Seuss
  • I love you forever. I like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.  — I Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
  • Someday your eyes will be filled with a joy so deep that they shine. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • Someday you will run so fast and so far your heart will feel like fire. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • Someday you will swing high — so high, higher than you ever dared to swing. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • Someday you will call a song to the wind, and the wind will carry your song away. – Someday, Alison McGhee
  • I wanted you more than you ever will know, so I sent love to follow wherever you go – Wherever you are, my love will follow you — Nancy Tillman
  • You can dance til you’re dizzy, paint til you’re blue. There’s no place, not one that my love can’t find you. – Wherever you are, my love will follow you — Nancy Tillman
  • The sky is just like love. It never ends. – Mommy’s Little Star, Janet Bingham
  • I am your way home; you are my new path. – You are My I Love You, Maryann Cusimano
Best quotes from children's books. This one is from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  • I love you right up to the moon and back. — Guess How Much I Love you
  • Even if you’re little you can do a lot. – Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. — Matilda, Roald Dahl
  • Life will never be the same because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. — On the Night You Were Born
  • Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. — Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
  • The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for being able to do it. — Peter Pan
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — The Lion and the Mouse, Aesop
  • Be who you are and say how you feel , because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. — Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
  • Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
  • A little consideration, a little thought for others , makes all the difference. – Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
Printed this Free Printable for Bryce's Winnie the pooh Party and put it in a Cute Frame and it looked Great. Defiantly Recommend this Printable especially if you are a Winnie The Pooh Fan.. ♥

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What about you? Do you have favorite quotes from children’s books too?

Family Bowling and Thoughts on Mother’s Day

Yesterday, we went to play bowling. Mike though of it because Lucas has been fascinated with the game. There’s a mini bowling game for kids in Timezone and aside from basketball, that’s the only game he plays. He would also ask us to look for videos of bowling matches in YouTube and he would watch it. He even ask me to download a mobile game. Yep, he’s so fascinated with bowling.

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You can just imagine how happy he was when we took him to the bowling alley in SM Megamall. He didn’t realize it at first until he saw the big “Bowling” sign outside. He yelled with delight when I pointed to him the bowling lanes. “Bowling!!!!”, he screamed happily.

After paying for our games and shoes, it was him vs. his dad. Ok, I was suppose to play against Mike but I let Lucas play because he was so excited! We had to guide him and guard him properly because he wanted to get the bowling balls by himself. Mike guided Lucas as he pushed the ball down the lane. Oh the joy when it hit the pins! He was jumping up and down and said,”strike!” or “I did it!”. It was pure joy that I have never seen from him.

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I give kudos to Mike too because he was just as excited to teach and help Lucas to bowl. He even slipped and fell because he was trying to kick the bowling ball that Lucas pushed so it would roll faster. Sorry, I knew it hurt him but it was freakin funny. :p But then I realized how much he loves his son because he would do anything to make the little boy happy. #buwisbuhay #bestdaddyawardplease

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Little Paeng and his coach

 

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Honestly, I didn’t want to go bowling. I suck at the game. Tried it once and I didn’t like it. Tried it again yesterday and I am just as bad. I even had a selfish thought before going to the mall. “It’s mother’s day, right? Should the mother choose what we I want to do?”. But then again, I agreed because I know Lucas will like it. Besides, I was outnumbered. Haha!

When I saw how much fun my son was having, I found myself enjoying the game too, or at least watching him have fun. I found myself laughing and jumping with him every time his ball hits the pin. My heart was so full to see that big smile and get an energetic high five from him. I realized at the end of the day, this is exactly what I wanted to do on Mother’s Day because it’s exactly what I want to feel.

I guess somehow, that’s what Mother’s Day is for. Of course it’s awesome to treat moms to spa, shower them with gifts and honor them on this day so they, we, would feel special. I think it’s also important to remind moms how wonderful it feels to be a mom when you’re being a mom. Mike of course treated me to a nice shopping spree and I truly appreciate that but the moment that I will remember forever is sharing the joy my son felt. He made me so happy and he doesn’t even know it. It reminded me how amazing it feels to be a mom and why I would not trade it for the world. Sometimes, children don’t have to do so much to make their moms feel great. When they are happy, mothers will always be happier.

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I thank my husband for convincing me to go bowling. He made both me and Lucas so happy. Oh Marcus was happily sleeping by my side throughout the game too. :) It was one of the best Mother’s Day celebrations I have experienced.

How about you, mom? How did  you celebrate Mother’s Day?

Marcus’ Baptism: Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life

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We chose the Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life near MOA for Marcus’ baptism. This is the second time we chose the church for our child. Our reason for the first time was that it was the only church nearest to our area that baptizes non-parishioners without asking for a parish permit. It was the same reason this time but the Shrine of Jesus is already asking for a parish permit. Good thing our parish was understanding enough to grant us a permit without too much inquiry.

Aside from the parish permit (if you are not a parishioner), the parish office will ask for the child’s birth certificate and a fee of Php 2,500 and additional Php 100 for each godparent. The godparentswill not be required to attend a seminar. Once the fee and requirements are settled, you will receive a baptism kit which includes copies of the Rites to Baptism, candles and the white garment.

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The Baptistry is very spacious and dimly lit to add to the solemnity of the ceremony. Based on our experience with Lucas’ baptism, only parents, godparents, and official photographers are allowed inside the baptistry so we did not invite the other guests to join us in the ceremony anymore. They just proceeded to the reception. Since there were only a couple of us there, the assistant allowed my mom, uncle, and cousin to stay inside the baptistry.


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The ceremony went pretty well. The littlest boy was well-behaved. He didn’t even cry when the priest poured water on his head. He did cry a little when we placed the white garment on him.

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After the ceremony, we were allowed to take a couple of pictures but we had to do it fast because the next baby to be baptized was already outside.

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It was a good, solemn experience as before and we really appreciate the church, the priest’s message and the consideration given to us.

Additional tips:

  • You can bring your own candles. I decorated ours and used those instead of the ones given to us
  • Tell your official photographers to be there early so they can adjust their lighting well. As you can see from our photos, the room is a little dim so they may need to adjust their camera settings for better output.
  • They allow other guests to come inside the bapistry but only after the ceremony for a photo op. You will only be given a few minutes to take photos.

Here are the contact details and summary of details:

Shrine of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Location: Central Business Park, Reclamation Area (beside SM Mall of Asia) Pasay

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays by reservation, solo baptism only

Registration: Parents of the child to be baptized must register in person

Rate: P2,500 baptismal fee (covers first pair of primary sponsors), P100 per additional ninong/ninang

Requirements: Original and photocopies of child’s birth certificate and marriage certificate of parents

For inquiries, call: (02) 556-6175 to 76, 0918 910 4245

 

The Lil Lion’s Christening: Details

Last April 19, we welcomed the newest and littlest member of our family to Christianity.

The preparations were all organized by yours truly and Mike. Let me share with you the details of his baptism.

But…..

We had one major booboo. We did not get a photographer for the baptism. We thought that since we had a DSLR and Mike’s brother has a DSLR, we would have some good shots of the celebration. Boy, were we wrong. So parents, party organizers, rule of thumb if you want great shots of your events, HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER. I recommend Studio 2716. Please bear with the quality of photos in this post.

Ok back to the details.

Theme

Marcus was named after the evangelist, St. Mark. St. Mark’s symbol is the winged lion, a symbol of power of the Evangelist’s word and spiritual elevation. It is just apt that we chose the theme Little Lion for our little boy.

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Mike did all the graphics for the digital invitation, giveaway tags and other details.

Attire

Marcus used his Kuya’s white garments when Lucas was baptized. We changed his clothes to a lion-themed attire at the restaurant. We bought this set at Mothercare.

Lil Lion with his aunt and grandma

Lucas, not to be outdone, was equally spiffing in his attire.

Polo: H&M, Pants: GAP, Shoes: Kickers, Hair: by Dadi, Charm: From Mami haha

Desserts and giveaway

I baked all the desserts and giveaways for the baptism. I made some Nutella cream filled chocolate brownies for dessert and chocolate cakepops and sugar cookies as giveaways. Mike did the mock cake to top the cupcake tower too. I think I got a little carried away with the baking simply because I missed it so much. I hope the guests didn’t get any sugar rush after the party.

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Wishing Tree

These were my inspiration for Marcus’ wishing tree (all images are from Pinterest):

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We were able to buy white twigs and floral foam in Bacoor. We borrowed pots from the restaurant, had it covered in orange Japanese paper. They also offered setting it up for us. I tried looking for a photo of the wishing tree, unfortunately there’s none. Huhubelles.

We printed wishing cards that the guests can fill out and hang on the wishing tree. I saw a wonderful idea in Pinterest (thank you) and put meaningful quotes from children’s books on each card. Here’s a sample of the card:

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If you would like to get a copy of the template, shoot me an email or leave a comment below and I’ll send it to you. :)

I will share with you about the church and venue in my succeeding posts.

 

Gestational Diabetes and How To Manage It

I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) on my 29th week of pregnancy with Marcus. Honestly, I kind of expected it because I knew I wasn’t eating healthy and my weight was increasing fast. Blame it to bottomless iced tea whenever I dine out and all the chocolates my mom brought from UK during my second trimester. I remember every time Mike or my friends will ask me where I want to eat I would always say “where there’s bottomless iced tea”. I could drink 4 glasses every time we eat, mind you. I also remember grabbing a candy bar every day from the fridge. Bad bad pregnant mommy.

When my OB told me I have GDM, I wasn’t surprised but I still feel bad about it. It sucks more to find out about that one week before Christmas! I mean c’mon! Christmas is the time where everybody gets a free pass on sweet pastries or desserts and all the carbs on the table! There I was sitting at the doctor’s clinic, being told to watch my diet and to avoid sweets and carbs. Ugh.

So what is gestational diabetes mellitus?

According to BabyCenter.com, gestational diabetes mellitus of GDM “is a type of diabetes that women get during pregnancy. About 2 to 10 percent of expectant mothers develop this condition making it one of the most common health problems of pregnancy.”

What are the causes of GDM?

During pregnancy, the hormonal changes in the body can cause the cells to be less responsive to insulin that the pancreas secretes. The body may not be able to catch up with the increased insulin demands during pregnancy, thus causing the blood glucose level to rise. If that happens, hello GDM.

If the expectant mom has a personal or family history of having diabetes, then GDM may most likely happen as well.

Diet is a big contributing factor for having GDM. Pregnant women are advised to eat healthy food  and stay away from too much sweets. Admittedly, I was complacent with what I was eating during my second pregnancy. The only thing I really gave up was coffee whilst I was binge eating on everything else.

What are the complications if an expecting mom has GDM?

While most women with GDM still deliver healthy babies, if not managed well it may lead to several complications to the babies such as excessive birth weight, preterm birth and respiratory distress syndrome, hypoglycemia and diabetes later in the child’s life. Moms may develop hypertension or preeclampsia or may develop diabetes later in life.

After pregnancy, will I still have GDM?

The good news is GDM may only be present during pregnancy. After pregnancy, the moms undergo the glucose tolerance test six weeks post partum. In most cases, they are cleared of diabetes. However, in some women, GDM still persists after pregnancy in which they will continue medication as prescribed by a specialist.

How did I manage my GDM?

1. Monitor.

My doctor asked me to monitor my blood sugar level using a digital glucose meter. I bought Accu-Chek Active at Watson’s for Php1,795. It comes with a lancing device and lancets. How it works is you have to prick yourself with the lancing device and put a small amount of blood on the lancet and place it inside the reader. Now here’s a tip, set the lancing device to 1.25 so it won’t be too painful especially if your pain tolerance is low (like me).

I was asked to check and take note of my blood sugar level before and after meals. She gave me a schedule to follow: M-W-F, check before meals. T-TH-S, check after meals. Sunday, she told me to pray. Seriously, she did. I did this for two weeks and when I showed her the results, she was happy that I was able to manage it well and to continue monitoring until I give birth.

2. Diet.

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I changed my diet completely. One thing about me is when my doctor tells me what to do and what not to do, I can follow and adjust easily. I initiated a low sugar diet. Well actually I just eliminated all possible sweet treats like chocolates, iced tea, juice, cakes, etc. Imagine the torture when my cousin brought a box of Purple Oven revel bars during our family reunion. Inhumane! Haha.

I also learned to look at the sugar content of food items that I buy at the grocery. Yes, I am one of those people who actually look at the nutritional value of juice cartons, cereals boxes, biscuits packs, etc. I would normally drink cranberry juice but after finding out that it contains 30-45g of sugar per serving, I stopped. If you want a fruit juice with the least sugar content, buy Healthy Balance Blueberry Juice. It’s the only juice drink that has less than 10g of sugar per serving.

Fruits are good alternatives to sweet snacks but you have to be cautious which fruits have high sugar. Berries have the least, as well as melons. Fruits with medium sugar content include oranges, bananas, apples. Fruits with highest sugar content are mangoes and grapes. You can check out this site to know what fruits you can eat.

I stopped eating white bread and substituted it with wheat bread. I have also removed rice from my diet. I sometimes eat brown rice if the dish is begging for rice (like kare kare). Veggies have been staple in my diet especially green leafy ones.

Oh and when you have GDM, DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF. You have to eat. You just need to know what you should avoid eating. :)

3. Learn.

I did research how to control and manage GDM without medicines. I looked up to reputable sites. I also was not shy to ask my OB what I can eat and not eat. I am just glad that she is very accommodating to my questions and would always reply to my inquiries despite her super busy schedule.

You can manage GDM without having to take medication. All it takes is the right diet, a little discipline and lots of will power. I assure you, the rewards will outweigh the sacrifices. :)

I was tested for GDM again six weeks post partum and I am happy to announce that I am cleared of it! However, I have decided to stick on my habits by monitoring what I eat and control my sugar intake. It’s so much better to feel assured that I am healthy. Healthy = happy!

 

The School Year That Was

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Lucas has moved up! We attended his school’s Moving Up Ceremony last weeks and as I was watching my son perform and receive his diploma, I was beaming with pride. I thought I will not get teary-eyed but I did when my son took the mic with confidence and delivered his short spiel.He is such a smart boy. I can’t believe that nine months ago he couldn’t even talk in front of our relatives without crying.

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Lucas telling the audience what he wants to be when he grows up

Finding a school for Lucas wasn’t easy. I shared before that I was clear what kind of approach will help my child build the confidence that he needs. We opted for a progressive school because when we learned that their concept was learning thru play, I knew that was the perfect approach for my newbie preschooler. Fast forward to now, I couldn’t have chosen a better school for him.

His school brought out his best abilities which are reading and math. His teachers also brought out the enthusiastic learner in him. Sure there were mornings when he’d say he doesn’t want to go to school but only because he doesn’t want to wake up yet, but he would always, always have the biggest smile when he enters their classroom and when he comes home from school. He was always excited to show me the stickers or stamps on his hand showing what letter or number  they talked about that day. I noticed he was always excited to learn new things and would initiate reviewing their lessons with me.

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Excited to go up to his school

Their class was small. For a class of nine, there were two teachers and one teacher aid. That was important to me because I knew their teachers would be able to focus on each child’s needs.

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When I met with his teachers during the first parent-teacher one-on-one last September, I was pleasantly surprised to receive an 8-page report of Lucas’ daily activities. Reading it made me feel like I was watching him during his school day. It was detailed from the time he arrives in school til the time he leaves for home. The teachers did such a splendid job highlighting his interests and areas that need encouragement. The best part of that first PTA meeting is when I saw and felt how sincere his teachers were in terms of his development. One of my concerns that I raised with them is Lucas’ ability to communicate clearly to us. His teachers told us that it will be their primary goal for the second term. By December last year, Lucas was communicating to almost everybody. By the end of the school year, he was confidently communicating. Period. During that one-on-one meeting, and even the last one we had before the school year ended, I never felt my son was doing poorly in some areas but I felt inspired to guide him better. Yes, inspired is the right word. Not obliged.

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At the start of the year Lucas was also very very shy. Apart from not talking much, he was not comfortable performing and gets easily scared in front of a crowd. That was evident during their class’ first performance last September. It was the first and last performance that Lucas cried because after that event, he danced his heart out in the succeeding performances. Even I was pleasantly surprised to see how much he has improved in that area.

The teachers make sure that the parents are involved in the children’s activities. Every week we get to see the lessons and activities our children accomplished. They (the teachers) send over a notebook with their notes on how Lucas interacted, behaved and performed in class. They would even send over pictures of the children in class!

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A regular day in school. Photo taken and sent by one of his teachers

I also liked the school’s activities albeit we missed some of them. I recall the first outdoor activity of the school where we visited Jamba Juice in ATC and the children made their own smoothies with the guidance of crew. They also went to the supermarket to learn about different grocery items. Other activities included a visit to the zoo, a student’s house (to learn about family), and a bike ride at a nearby park, and a visit to nearby establishments and talk about community work. The children were learning through experience.

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Jamba Juice educational trip

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A day in the supermarket

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Linggo ng Wika

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Trying out some Filipino treats

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I am so glad we chose The Little Apprentice to be Lucas’ first school. I could not have chosen a better one. I can see that he had a wonderful experience in school which, I believe, helped him develop his gusto for learning. Yes, sending a child to school is not cheap but when I see the joy learning and school was bringing him, and how much it has contributed to his development make it worth every hard-earned cent that we paid. Mike and I also had a great experience with the school and the teachers. Special thanks to Teacher Michelle and Teacher Queen because their passion for teaching and genuine concern for the students reflected on the children. They didn’t only took the time to know the children, they also took the time to know us parents.

Yes, we chose the right school with the right approach for Lucas. He may have learned the same lessons in other schools but the approach developed something more important in my son. These are self-efficacy, self-confidence, enthusiasm for learning and joy in learning.

Are you choosing a school for your child? Observe what approach your child needs. The best school is the one with an approach that can bring out the best potential in him/her.

The Little Apprentice

Contact :
Ms. Rina Montemayor
Managing Partner
Landline: 02.6594168
Mobile: 0917.857.7462
Email: tlapreschool@yahoo.com