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  • Babies & Toddlers,  Health,  Parenting

    HINGA|HINGALO ni Baby: Fighting Child Mortality

    Nothing can be as painful as losing someone you loved and cared for. It’s more heartbreaking to many if an innocent life was helplessly lost. Many would agree that the death of a newborn is a tragic ordeal, especially for a woman who painstakingly held a life in her womb, a woman expecting to cradle a healthy infant in the arms of safety. Twenty-six year old Mira of Bulacan gave birth to twins who never got to see the light of day. Mira’s twins MJ and JM were lost to the world’s largest killer of babies: preterm birth complications. The thing with Mira and with most grieving mothers who had…

  • Education,  Parenting

    The Correlation of Math and Music

    Did you know that some ancient Greek philosophers believed that music is a genre of Mathematics? Music, after all, follows basic mathematical principles. Rhythms, chords, time signatures all entail the use math concepts. Researches attempting to prove the correlation between math and music were fueled by the “Mozart Effect” which suggests that people perform better at spatial-temporal tasks while listening to Mozart. While it is true that many brilliant scientists and mathematicians are also gifted musicians, the converse is not necessarily true. Only a few musicians can be considered math geniuses. However, any musical training does involve great focus and good memory – skills that are important in any learning…

  • Babies & Toddlers,  Parenting

    Kids Knew Anger Management Too!

    I just love how my 3-year old boy manage my anger. When you’re starting to nag at him, he would say… “Mommy, ekis ang away.” (Fighting is a no no). Before, he would ask “Mommy, lab mo ako?” (Mommy, do you love me?) When he thinks you’re really angry, he would cry (and he glimpses to know your reaction!). If you pretend not to cake, he would hug you tight and will not let go until you say, “hindi na ako galit.” (I am not angry anymore). And then, he would follow whatever you told him. Kids were different, of course. But I am glad to have a mature and…