... a young mom's attempt at beginning Christmas Traditions in her own home. Growing up, we never really had those usual family traditions... baking cookies, lighting of the Advent wreath, reading Christmas books, decorating the Christmas tree together.
It wasn't really anybody's fault: in the past, we would typically celebrate Christmas with our extended family, and our traditions comprised of opening gifts, Noche Buena, etc. Our grandparents and extended family made these
I breastfed my eldest, Inio, for 2.5 years. Wow. I just smiled while I wrote that. What pride it brings because of all I went through. While it was a beautiful journey for the most part, there was a dark, awful, ugly stage that we went through, and I'm just so grateful to God that we survived it. I've always wanted to write about this, but never felt ready because of all the trauma and bad memories it brings, but I'm finally ready to share this story with you today. Inio was
A few weeks ago, with the declining COVID cases and increased vaccine confidence, and wanting to see a dear family friend we've missed so much, my grandma and I decided to invite this friend to Alabang for a lunch date. In the past, we would typically all meet up in my grandparents' condo and order food in. And because that was our usual, initially that was the supposed plan. But because it was this friend who inspired me to make a few changes in our house to make it feel mo