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Ella’s 5th Birthday Celebration + The Baker’s Triumphant Return

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double chocolate cupcakes

It was our first gathering of the year and a double celebration at that! We spent the day with family and friends to celebrate the Feast of Sto. Niño and my Ella’s 5th birthday. Ella’s birthday wasn’t until Monday, but because we always spend Sundays over at my parents’ house I decided to hold the celebration in advance. The birthday girl really enjoyed her day as she went around talking with party guests, many of whom she didn’t really know. This is such a big change because Ella used to be so aloof especially in the company of strangers. Many of my own…

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Raising Financially Smart Children

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Earlier this month, I had resolved to build up my savings by joining the 52-Week Money Challenge. Well, I am happy to report that I had already started the program. In fact, I am already on my fourth week and my motivation is still very high. At the spur of the moment, I had also decided to include all four of my children in the challenge. It’s never too early to teach young children the value of thrift. While our children can continue to expect us to work hard to give them a better life and a brighter future, it…

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Struggling with Resentment

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It’s been five months since my husband left us to work in Ethiopia and while the pain of separation had slowly numbed, I find myself struggle with something else: my feelings of resentment. I know I’m not the first nor the last nor the only one whose significant other has “abandoned” the Family ship to look for dry land and a greener pasture. I know I’m not the first nor the last nor the only wife and mother who has to juggle children and work. Many had been through that hell and survived. My own dear mother among them. And…

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