TCBC: Baby Shower Special

A month ago, The Housewives threw an intimate gender-reveal celebration honoring the much anticipated arrival of our family’s latest blessing. There was much speculation about “Kushie” being a boy (because of the belly shape and the darkened folds – and because there has not been a male apo) but much to our delight, our family is blessed with yet another princess. Three weeks later, on April 27, our 8-pounder Alexandra Melinna Helena was born. Our humble sunset picnic featured a Sub and Pasta station – two options for each; and everyone got to bring home a mock-lactation cake jar – the real lacta-cakejars were only for Asia. Decided to serve our pasta in cups for better and controlled portioning, less mess and easier serving and “cooler” presentation. Everyone screamed when pink balloons flew from the box! 80% guessed Kush was a boy!!! SORRY! We praise you and thank you, Jesus for our family’s new blessing. May we take care of her, love her and raise her the way You want us to. Below are the recipes for the pasta and sub toppings: SEAFOOD ROLL (serves 50++) 1kilo prawns – peeled, deveined, blanched 1/2 kilo crabmeat 1pc chopped onions 1head garlic 1cup chopped celery […]

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS (2016-2017)

Today, I just want to recount how God has been faithful the past year. I wanna share with you some of our milestones and unexpected blessings last year. 2016 started with my life testimony broadcast on The 700 Club Asia. It was aired a year ago yesterday, January 19. Mid last year, Gummy was blessed with her first ever TV commercial. It was an answered prayer. When she was 3 and a half, Gummy expressed to me her desire to be in a commercial like her Ate Kendra (Kramer). Summer of 2016 we received news that she was handpicked for the latest TVC of Knorr for their Sinigang Mix. What was totally unexpected was to find out on the day of the shoot that Gummy was the lead role. 🙂 Until today, when we go out, she is being fondly teased “asim kilig.” Thank you Lord for answering my little girl’s prayer. Four months after her Asim Kilig commercial, we appear together for the first time in an iVideo for M.Y.San Grahams. It is our dream to cook or bake (or something like it) on-cam in a commercial format for an endorsement. And truly when the Lord answers, He gives […]

MAKING TIME FOR QUIET TIME

There are two things I have been frequently asked in the last 5 years: 1. How do you manage to do all you do? and 2. How do you do quiet time? The most truthful answer to #1 is I DON’T KNOW. I honestly don’t. HOWEVER if there is anything I will attribute my successful time management skills to, it’s PRAYER TIME. It is having that silent, alone time early in the morning to pray and reflect and be still before the day even begins. If you are a mother you know that our days are always long. We wake up early to make breakfast for our families before they even wake up. We get ready for work too before they get up so that we can personally get them ready especially if you have a girl whose hair needs more time to be prettified and fixed. Then we sit down and hope to enjoy breakfast unrushed; taking time to talk about last night’s dreams and today’s plans. Then we clean up and head to school to drop off our kids. All of that in supposedly just 2 hours maybe? If lets say you work on a 9-5 job or […]

PARENTING BOOK WINNERS!

Congratulations to the following Mummies! I pray that the PARENTing books guide you in becoming the best parents to your children!

OUR MODERN FAMILY

“Modern” is possibly the most apt word I could find to describe the kind of family I am in. This is the first time I will write about my family in entirety. For what reason you may ask? None in particular, actually. It’s just that for the past two years I have been blessed to enjoy a very good relationship with my siblings and lately God is whispering to me to open up and share with everyone the kind of joy, elation and inspiration my kind of family brings. Most of you know that I only have two brothers – Angelo and Ali, whom I fondly call Gummy’s Daddies. But I’m sure you also see King and Ton (the very talented cake creator of @AllBoutCakesByAllen in my online posts whom I also call my bros. I have 2 brothers but in reality I have a total of 5 – all of them equally guapito, siyempre. 🙂 I am the eldest of three, of course and have always said to be the only girl. But In fact I am the 4th – I have two older sisters – Ate Kat and Ate Caress. Trust me I am the happiest to have female siblings […]

SOURCE OF STRENGTH MATERIALS

There was never a day in my 5 years of being a born-again Christian that I post my devotionals or bible scriptures or excerpts from spiritual readings that I do not get asked “WHAT BOOK IS THIS? WHAT IS THE TITLE? WHO IS THE AUTHOR? WHERE CAN I BUY?” So to give my readers a rundown of my FAVORITE sources – of prayers, reflections, inspirations, insights and wisdom, here are the 12 books that I treasure. In order of acquisition (bottom to top): MY BIBLES 1. NIV (New International Version) Life Application Bible – My very first Bible. I was hooked on reading it because it had a schedule so you could read the Bible in 1 year (which to me is a good kind of pressure since its a timetable) AND it had explanations at the bottom of every page that expounds on the scriptures so you could better understand the context, the names of people and places and how they are significant to the story. What I love about it: It has practical life application content. It answers or gives you tips on “How do I apply what I just read in real life?” There are character profiles […]

GRAZIE GRACIAS SALAMAT THANK YOU!!!

September first was truly a triple celebration as I formally shared MummyBites to a handful of close friends and family; as we kicked off the Christmas season and enjoyed our very first Christmas party for 2016; as well as my very very advanced birthday party! Because my birthday is also on  Christmas day and so it is always a double celebration in our family. But last Thursday was much more special and it was a TRIPLE CELEBRATION! More so because I had THREE things I shared for the first time to everyone.  Truly good things come in threes! August was an extraordinarily blessed month. I received great news which I chose to publicly announce to my favorite people at my favorite breakfast place over my favorite kind of food – breakfast! The launch was held at the Early Bird Breakfast Club at Eastwood Mall. Upon arrival my guests had welcome smoothies from Jamba Juice. They had a choice between Mango and their newest mix, Pomegranate, as well as canapé for appetizer – crostini with breakfast pate and Early Bird Breakfast Club’s unique-tasting, best-selling bacon jam to enjoy while the place filled up. What I love about Jamba Juice smoothies is that they are […]

HOLA FROM THE MOMMA!

Hello! Hello! Hello! If you are reading this for the first time, I would like to thank you for making it to my passion page. I hope you would constantly visit to see if anything would appeal to your interest. Be it refreshingly new and simple recipes of timeless dishes you can prepare for your loved ones; enlightening devotionals to get you through the day; stress-relievers from Gummy’s stories, videos and anecdotes or thoughts on modern (solo) parenting; fitspiration to fuel you on your journey to a better and healthier version of YOU or just simply to discover new random finds and places to visit with the FamBam. I pray this will be the first of your many frequent visits! I am writing this “Welcome Article” to my Day 1 readers a few hours from the official launch. And as I sit down and reflect on the past month – from the day I decided to make a blog and I bought my domain name to today as I am about to share it with the public, I couldn’t help but smile and just say THANKS. Thank You, God for planting the idea in my heart. Thank you for enabling […]