Motherhood, Moving to Australia

Pregnant and new to Australia… now what?

pregnant in australia what to do

I got pregnant with my firstborn during working in Singapore. So far, the prenatal checkups were similar to how it’s normally done in my home country, Philippines: You choose an OB, decide which hospital to give birth, have monthly checkups, and then if you want, you can tell your doctor your preferred method of birth. In Australia, however, things are…

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Children's Playground

Exploring the Library at The Dock

Cathy / September 22, 2017

I’m beginning to love spring! The Lil One and I get to go outdoors more now that the harsh cold and wind of winter are long gone. A few days ago, we went to the State Library. This time, one interesting place we explored is the Library at The Dock. Getting there You can reach the library by catching the…

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Children's Playground

Play Pod at the State Library of Victoria

Cathy / September 20, 2017

I’ve always wanted to see the inside of the library in front of the Melbourne Central Station, that is the State Library of Victoria. When I learned that they have a Play Pod where kids can play, read, and do crafts, then off we went; baby and me. The Play Pod is located inside The Courtyard, which is on the…

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Motherhood

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Cathy / September 16, 2017

My dear Lil One, you have given me so much joy, perhaps there’s never been such happiness in my life that comes close to this.  You have always been perfect and beautiful in my eyes, a gift I am so proud at the same time, humbled to have been given with. It seems, no I am sure that you are…

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Cooking

My first banana bread

Cathy / September 14, 2017

Not exactly my first. I baked a banana bread when I was around 12 years old and forgot to put baking soda. The baked bread was hard as a rock. Haha! Since then, I avoided baking banana bread as much as I can. But still, I love to eat it! So I tried to bake one this time. And it…

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Cooking

Cook

Cathy / September 7, 2017

Learning how to cook one dish at a time. I’m so thankful that I can easily google recipes. It’s how I learned how to pick ingredients, estimate their quantities to match our favored taste, and to fill the tummies of the hubby and the Lil One! All in my family knows how to cook. We used to own an eatery…

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Motherhood, Our Everyday Moments

Se-yow

Popol. Geeen. Rid. Seyow.  That is how the Lil One pronounces purple, green, red, and orange, respectively. Orange for her is se-yow! And I’m sure she doesn’t mean yellow because every time she sees the orange fruit or color orange, she says ‘Se-yow’. ‘Se-yow’, she says. ‘No, it is O-RANGE!’, I’d say. She’d cry and I’d wonder what again she…

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