Dinosaur Island Clark Pampanga: Unexpected Fun

Unexpected F-U-N! That was what we had when we visited Dinosaur Island in Clark. My elder kids yawned when I mentioned it to them. We will drive all the way to see dinosaur statues? Really, mom?  Plus, I read mixed reviews with some people finding the place boring or too short an entertainment compared to the long drive.

Well, the whole family was in for quite a surprise. The life sized, Dinosaur animatronics amidst the forest surroundings provided for a lot of excitement and fun for everybody including the eye rolling teeners.

Our adventure began with the humongous, boulder like entrance to the park that is reminiscent of Jurassic Park's entry way.

Dinosaur-Island-Clark---Entrance-SoloInside is an array of over 30 species of moving, life sized dinosaurs.   The dinosaurs featured are [Read More...]

Palace Pool Club opens its Doors to Families

Palace-Pool-Club Palace Pool Club, Manila’s hottest club, opens its doors to families and yes, even their pets, every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm starting May 7, 2016!

Imagine sipping your ice cold mojito, with hip music at the background, while the kids play by the pool.   My tweeners [Read More...]

6 Family Travel Mistakes to Avoid

Lake-Tahoe“Not another picture!” My kids and husband groan as I ask them to pose for yet another picture against the statue of Mickey Mouse. I get a little bit irritated and go through my litany of “this is what you will look at when you go back home!” And the bickering goes on, ruining what would have been a relaxing, fun trip.

Let’s admit it. We all start out good (unless you left the passports!) and towards the middle of the trip, 5 people differently wired but one family would get into each other’s nerves.

Sharing with you my top 5 mistakes when traveling with the fam bam. [Read More...]

Parenting

5 Practical Ways to Raise Unprejudiced Kids: Labels are for Containers not People

“Mom, look at the poor kid,” my son anxiously pointed to the scruffy looking, emaciated street kid. True, it was a poor kid but there was something in the way he said it, that made me feel uncomfortable. It felt like we were passing by an aquarium and he saw a fish, instead of a little boy just like … [Read More...]

Facebook Envy: Parenting in the Social Media Age

As a mother in the digital age, parenting is much easier. Hundreds of websites are dedicated to helping parent children, with easy solutions on how to get kids to brush their teeth to help on how to deal with stubbornness. However, it has also reared the green-eyed monster in me and I guess in some … [Read More...]

Family Travel

Dinosaur Island Clark Pampanga: Unexpected Fun

Unexpected F-U-N! That was what we had when we visited Dinosaur Island in Clark. My elder kids yawned when I mentioned it to them. We will drive all the way to see dinosaur statues? Really, mom?  Plus, I read mixed reviews with some people finding the place boring or too short an entertainment … [Read More...]

Palace Pool Club opens its Doors to Families

Palace Pool Club, Manila’s hottest club, opens its doors to families and yes, even their pets, every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm starting May 7, 2016! Imagine sipping your ice cold mojito, with hip music at the background, while the kids play by the pool.   My tweeners … [Read More...]

Home Living

5 Simple Ways to Ensure Safety of your LPG with Petron Gasul

I'm a very practical mom. Whenever I am buying something for the house I always compare with other products in the market in terms of quality, quantity and price. That is probably the reason why I take 10 years to do my grocery shopping. But there are some things that are already a given. No … [Read More...]

Are you a Party Stage Mom?

Are you a Party Stage Mom? Take this quiz and find out. 1.  THE HOST ANNOUNCES START OF "BRING ME" GAME, YOU ... a.   Stay at your seat and wait for your child to come over and ask for the bring me item. b.   Stay at your seat and open your bag and hold on to your wallet. c.   Sit on … [Read More...]

Motherhood

Happy International Women’s Day 2016!

A salute to the strong women out there who may be hovering in different worlds from parenting to wife, from worker to great friend and yet maintain a world of her own! Let us celebrate our womanhood! We deserve it mothers! Happy International Women’s Day! … [Read More...]

Married Couples and Valentine’s Day: Should we even celebrate it?

Back in my single days, Valentine’s would have my stomach in knots in anticipation of what my then-boyfriend-now-husband has prepared for the day. Which restaurant would he take me to? Do I get tulips or roses? Now, married with 3 kids, Valentine’s is just another regular day save for the man on the … [Read More...]

Worksheets

Make Rainy Days Perfect with this Rainy Day Activity

My kids and I love the rain.  We welcome the coolness it brings after the long hot days.  We love the sound it makes as it makes drum beats on our rooftop.  And we love the after smell of the rain on the crisp grass.  Somehow, rain brings warmth despite the physical coolness. To introduce rain to … [Read More...]

Homemade “Frozen” Inspired Lampshade

My daughter made this #frozen inspired lamp shade. She even made a shadow light that would cast a snowflake on the ceiling! I think she's brilliant:-) hehe syempre #loveyourown! These are the materials my daughter used to make it: blue cartolina printed photo of Elsa and Anna glue gun to … [Read More...]

Reviews, Events and Giveaways

Smiling your Way to Good Oral Health Care with The Right Tool

When I was a child I wasn't too keen on brushing teeth (aren't all kids) as a consequence plaque slowly built up and by the time I hit my late teens I lost 2 of my side teeth (one on the left and one on the right). It wasn't a nice childhood memory plus not having your original tooth isn't healthy … [Read More...]

Strengthening Long Distance Relationships Through Digital Connections

My husband recently started working in Taipei and the move was quite disconcerting for us considering we have never been apart before. Now, more than at any time of our family life, we appreciate and rely on the power of digital connections to bond as a family. Apple’s Facetime is our … [Read More...]

Random Thoughts

#Blogopolis4D: Biggest Blog and Social Media Conference in the Philippines

Excitement is in the air for bloggers in the Philippines as Nuffnang rolls out the biggest blog and social media conference in the country next week, February 27 at Green Sun Hotel in Makati. Every year, thanks to the efforts of Nuffnang, the world’s leading blog advertising agency, the community … [Read More...]

TheGoMom Nominated as Best Parenting Blog at Nuffnang Awards 2016 #NNMatchlessMomLilian #NUFFNANGAWARDS2016 #Blogopolis4D

  I am beyond words!   When I received an email from Nuffnang, I felt I already won! ;-) Really, I did. I was beaming from ear to ear and I called my family to let them know of the nomination. And syempre, it wasn’t enough that I tell them, I had to make them read the nomination letter, out … [Read More...]

Shop Here

My S&R 2014 Christmas Gift Guide

Tick, tock, tick, tock goes the clock.  Christmas is, gasp,  next week already and I'm still not done with my CHRISTmas gift list!   Are you?  I know right?  I think 90% of us moms are scrambling all over town looking for the perfect gift for our inaanaks, neighbors, friends, officemates and so goes … [Read More...]

Shop Here for Babies and Toddlers

Hi parents!  I have a bunch of  inventory stuff for your baby.  Hope you can check it out.  They are super marked down already:-) Intellitec Toothbrush and Hand Wash Timer Doctors and dentists both agree - washing hands for 20 seconds and brushing teeth for 2 minutes are the recommended times … [Read More...]