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Through thick and thin
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - March 20, 2007 - 12:00am
I had a chance to chat with a co-mother in my son Benjamin’s preschool, Min-min Marquez.  I couldn’t...
Do you know what your children are eating?
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - March 6, 2007 - 12:00am
For as far as I can remember, my husband and I have managed to limit our children’s intake of junk foods and sweets to Sundays only. Because of that, our...
Love first
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - February 27, 2007 - 12:00am
My husband and I have had the privilege of speaking together in several functions about parenting. Aside from the fact that such functions provide a way for us to bond, I’m...
Creatively connecting with your kids
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - February 6, 2007 - 12:00am
As I write this, my 10-year-old daughter is intently watching wrestling on TV. I try my best to watch with her so that I would know why young people are so attracted to wrestling. Though I can’t...
Enriching books for the family
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - January 16, 2007 - 12:00am
My family and friends know how much I appreciate books that they gifted me with several in-teresting ones for Christmas. I love all of them because not only are they useful for the home, they also help enrich...
Give love, give thanks
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - January 2, 2007 - 12:00am
It’s been a super hectic Christmas season for my family with a gazillion people to buy gifts for, lots of parties to attend, a handful of children to keep entertained and busy, my husband’s birthday...
Flight lessons
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - December 5, 2006 - 12:00am
People often ask me if it’s okay for them to spoil their kids. I always respond by saying, "Why yes, of course!" Let’s pamper our kids with love, respect, our time, attention, and, most...
Purpose-driven nagging
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - October 31, 2006 - 12:00am
Amother in the Dumaguete parenting seminar my husband and I conducted asked if it is okay to nag our children. It was obvious that she was guilty of nagging her children, which she shared didn’t encourage...
Listen up, parents!
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - October 24, 2006 - 12:00am
I had just arrived from Cagayan De Oro, where I conducted a talk for Nestle, when my driver informed me he would be late because of traffic. So, I decided to hang out at the waiting area at the PAL airport....
Help, I’m losing my son
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - September 26, 2006 - 12:00am
Hi Maricel, I have two kids, a boy and a girl, ages one and three, respectively. Since we can’t afford to have a yaya, my husband and I decided to entrust my son to my in-laws while my daughter is being taken...
Family time
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - September 19, 2006 - 12:00am
There are lots of times when we take our families for granted. We don’t really stop to think about our closeness, it’s just there, just the way it’s always been. I realize that being close is a product...
Pamper the challenger
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - September 12, 2006 - 12:00am
Wrestling a gorilla is not an easy task. You don’t rest when you are tired. You rest when the gorilla wants to rest. – Manila Zookeeper Do you want to escape from a child who you find challenges you...
Teach your child to lose
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - September 5, 2006 - 12:00am
I have been very busy lately traveling around the country doing parenting seminars and it is such a joy to be able to visit different places in the Philippines and touch base with friends from different regions while...
Watch your language!
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - August 29, 2006 - 12:00am
I was on my way out the door to go to work when I heard my kids and their playmates discussing different expressions they had heard in school and on TV. My eight-year-old son Donny was trying to explain why words...
Cell phone theft in the preschool
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - August 15, 2006 - 12:00am
Recently, security was tightened all the more in my children’s school because of theft. Apparently, a woman pretending to be a close friend of one of the studens’ parents came to the school and spoke...
Apnea: The sleep monster
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - July 25, 2006 - 12:00am
Very recently, I got a text message from my friend Marjorie Barretto asking for prayers for the emergency surgery or her three-year-old son Leon. He had been diagnosed to have sleep apnea, a condition that...
Making a chore less of a bore
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - July 18, 2006 - 12:00am
Chores are an important part of our children’s development. If we want our children to grow up as responsible adults, we must introduce them to simple age-appropriate tasks that they can do to take...
The OFW’s family life
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - June 27, 2006 - 12:00am
Last June 10, I was tasked to speak about single parenting to OFW families of Talisay, Bacolod. It was a joint project of Globe and Talisay City’s local government in celebration of National Migrant Worker’s...
The gift of friends
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - June 20, 2006 - 12:00am
Last May, I had the privilege of emceeing Manny Padilla’s first art exhibition entitled "Room Series" at the Milky Way Building. Manny’s paintings showed his interpretation of objects commonly...
Postscript to summer
by MOMMY TALK By Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan - June 6, 2006 - 12:00am
I attended my last recital/ exhibition for the summer when my youngest daughter had her culminating activity for her gymnastics. She has improved so much in such a short period of time. I felt so proud when she...
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