Traveling with a 3-year old to a different country entails a great amount of compromise. We’ve learned that one sure way for all of us to enjoy the trip and keep sane is to keep to our daughter’s typical day as much as possible. We were mindful of her nap time. We also looked out … More Farewell Fukuoka: Postscript on a family’s first visit
My daughter just turned five, and these photos are giving me all the feels! When we traveled to Fukuoka, Japan, we didn’t expect for it to be as child friendly as it was. Museums were a joy to visit, and we found incredibly fun places for a three-year old to lose the day in, with little … More Born to play at BorneLund’s Kid-O-Kid
Fukuoka, Japan has just the thing for visiting families with small children. It’s big, it’s fun, and it’s uniquely Japanese. We were not familiar at all with the cartoon characters featured in this conveniently located indoor theme park. Majority of the visitors were Japanese, in fact, but the place did remind us of Kidzoona, only … More Fun, fun, fun at the Anpanman Children’s Museum
A reunion, field trip, play date, get-together! With dinosaurs and donuts! … More Dinosaurs and donuts day!
Batangas. It’s every long weekend’s best friend. It’s also the province for all seasons, as one travel blog put it. 😀 There’s a lot to love about Batangas, given its wonderful, natural attractions and close proximity to Manila. But for something less ubiquitous but still pretty as a postcard, Batangas harbors a secret spot called … More Lobo: Where you can have a bit of Batangas all to yourself
No Halloween gimmicks for us this year. But grateful to my daughter’s school for having trick or treat mixed in with celebrating United Nations Day. It was a fun and memorable last day of class before the All Soul’s Day break. Her class was assigned Greece. They learned how to say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in … More Greeks!
Laiya is the gift that keeps on giving. Just around the corner from the city, it patiently waits to welcome you back every time the call of the sea becomes difficult to ignore. I was dead set on a beach trip especially since my visiting brother-in-law expressed interest. For a while then it seemed that … More Family beach break in La Luz
The existence of this mall confirms that SM City Bicutan is the worst SM in the south. It also tells me that there’s much to be appreciated in an SM that isn’t the size of a small country. It’s got everything you need but feels like a neighborhood mall – it’s cozy, it’s homey, and … More Hello, SM Southmall
(Updated) My daughter had a classmate that practiced gymnastics. For a petite girl, she was agile, and could do backbends already (the yogi in me cried inside a little). She’s also around 4 years old. Personally I’m not very familiar with gymnastics and don’t know a lot of kids who practice the sport, or grownups … More Summer gymnastics
I’m all for indoor play areas for children, but if there’s one thing that can make me not want to try a place out is a ridiculously high entrance fee. We have tried a lot of places, they all tend to be the same, so it’s a bit of a hard sell for me to … More Hello, Kidzania!