Rita of The Pumpkin Store: Sewing your Fantasies to Reality

rita - cover"Everything just fell into place!"  That is what Rita has to say of her newly created costume store, The Pumpkin Store.  The Pumpkin Store is barely a year old but its creation has managed to land the front cover of Smart Parenting's October 2014 issue!

Rita and I date way back!  She is my schoolmate in high school and my housemate and gimmick mate in college.

Her fairy tale story of how The Pumpkin Store evolved here ...    [Read more...]

Glaiza of Moomy Musings: Military’s Wife

Military's wife quoteHave you ever wondered what it is like to be a military's wife? We fret about our husbands coming in late from their overtime while they worry if their husband is even coming back alive and well.   Through my blogging I met Glaiza, the blogger behind Moomy Musings, a mother and a military wife.

Over blog events, we have come to get to know each other.  She's funny, real and dedicated to rearing her only child in what she terms as a "geographically single mom" status.

This is her story. [Read more...]

Cong. Teddy Casino: Father and Public Servant

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IBA NAMAN!  Congressman Teddy Casino doesn't fit the realm of traditional politics.  And for that, he has my ears.  He is not an actor nor the son of a politician.  Instead, he earned his way to Congress by staying on the streets pushing for good governance, justice and equality.

He is a relentless fighter for the marginalized and is an advocate of many causes that I,  in the comfort of my home,  am not willing to lift a hand for.  As a UP alumna,  the phrase, "Kung hindi tayo, sino?"  is a phrase I have long abandoned because it is just too inconvenient.  And I thank people like Teddy who has dedicated their lives actively seeking and advocating for the universal good.  As a congressman, he has authored bills that protect the welfare of the poor and a seat in the senate would further the causes of this altruistic man.  And for this he has my vote.

He is my dear editor-in-chief when I served as a writer for UPLB Perspective, the collegiate newspaper of UP Los Banos.  He has been a very supportive mentor in my early years as a writer and he has a good heart.  You know the feeling when you meet someone and you remark to yourself, "he is a good man," that is what I get when I see Teddy, good and selfless.  And for this he has my active support.

This interview is meant to give all of us a peek of who Teddy is as a father, as he shares his fatherhood style, how he balances family life and government service and his dreams and aspirations for his kids.  Get to know him ... he is a parent just like us:-) [Read more...]