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Turbo's crew: Fastest snails in town

Jul 14, 2013 - 4:54 PM

Get to know the snail racers from fun family film Turbo

'TURBO.' Who knew snails could be fast and furious too?

Nostalgia, family and lessons of the rain

Jul 07, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Rappler’s resident dad waxes nostalgic and comes up with some reflections on a rainy day

CLOUDY SKIES DON'T HAVE TO MEAN CLOUDED MOMENTS. Instead of moping around on rainy days, treat them as days to spend quality time with family

No downtime for today's kids

Jun 30, 2013 - 8:35 PM

School homework tutoring sports When is enough enough?

BENEFICIAL OR HARMFUL? More parents put their kids through out-of-school activities.

Surefire, all-season home remedies

Jun 23, 2013 - 3:01 PM

I’ve used these for 17 years and other mom friends have repeatedly asked me for the recipes

BEAT VIRUS THE NATURAL WAY. Mom Susan Quimpo shares her recipes for natural home remedies

Notes on an old soul

Jun 16, 2013 - 7:48 PM

Or reflections on my dad and his projection in his children and grandson

OUR FAMILY'S PILLARS. Papa and Mama, now retired in the US. Photo by Mariela Palomo

Bonding with your kids through reading

Jun 16, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Literature is is a portal especially for families to discovering new worlds along with each other’s ideas and opinions

BONDING TIME. 'For generations, fathers have normally been viewed as distant and only fulfill the role of provider. Having him read to the kids breaks this distance and creates a great bonding time with the children.'

Happy even after: The Daddy-Mommy

Jun 16, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Looking back, I can say that I never imagined how much I enjoy being a being a solo mom and the lessons it has taught me

FAMILY OF TWO. It’s not the breakup of a marriage or relationship that makes you a failure, it’s what you make of yourself after it that does

There’s a father in here somewhere

Jun 16, 2013 - 1:27 PM

Parents aren’t born fully formed and with super powers Most of the time we’re grasping in the dark

THIS FATHER CARES. How important is breastfeeding to a dad? Marc Fong tells us.

Family finance: Raising stock market kids

Jun 16, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Edward Lee and Eleanore Teo the father daughter tandem of online stockbroker COL Financial promote the cause of saving and investing among children

TEAM EFFORT. Eleanore Teo and Edward Lee of COL Financial. All photos by Edric Chen

What I inherited from my Dad

Jun 16, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hajji Alejandro’s secret to being youthful is no big mystery at all It’s simply his attitude toward life

FATHER OF THE BRIDE. Hajji at my wedding in Boracay. Photo courtesy of Raymund Isaac

My dad, the adventurer

Jun 16, 2013 - 9:23 AM

His sense of wonder and easy delight never left him despite the troubles that came his way

AN ADVENTUROUS SOUL. This dad remains game for anything. All photos courtesy of Rhea Claire Madarang

Be a father (even when you are not one)

Jun 16, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Whether you are happily married or a single mom all mothers should know how to sometimes be a father to their children

IMPORTANT ROLE. There are nights when my son could not sleep, or when he’d be struggling with a difficult situation in school. When he needs to talk, sometimes about seemingly unimportant matters, I would sit down with him and talk.

Celebrating Father’s Day without a Father

Jun 16, 2013 - 6:20 AM

By recognizing he is still with us no matter what we learn to honor him

VICTORIA AND HER ANGEL. Victoria and her dad shortly after she was born. Photo courtesy of Victoria Herrera

On Father's Day: 'How do I love thee?'

Jun 15, 2013 - 10:42 PM

On Father’s Day I am grateful for my true partner in parenting because if it takes a village to raise a child it’s much easier to manage the madness when you know you have a teammate and partner by your side

NINO AND GELLIBEAN. 'He loved the daughter we were given, enough for both of us.' Photo by Joy Jesena-Barcelon courtesy of Mish Aventajado

The ideal Father’s Day gifts

Jun 15, 2013 - 9:51 PM

If we strip away the consumerism of Father’s Day here’s what Rappler’s resident dad thinks should be left behind

BEYOND THE CLICHÉ. The necktie is a universal symbol for fatherhood. But what will we find out about fathers behind the symbol?

Kindergarten lessons: A story

Jun 09, 2013 - 7:54 PM

A lighthearted first day at school story for parents with kids of all ages

LETTING GO. Parents get first day jitters too

5 bargain markets for home furnishings

Jun 09, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Do you know the 5 places within the Metro to get the cheapest furniture decors and other house fixtures?

PEDRO GIL MARKET. One-stop street for furniture needs. All photos by Ephraim Bongcaras

Best Starts with Dad

Jun 02, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Keep an open mind about what your kids want Release the reins a bit and let go And just like I was you might be amazed that with a little more supervision and modeling of ideal behaviors – plus a little less forced indoctrination – our kids will eventually develop the maturity to define their own dreams and measures of success And hopefully we one day come to realize that surprisingly the best starts possible are those that we don’t create entirely for them in the first place


If I were a Mother

May 12, 2013 - 3:22 PM

Rappler’s resident Dad attempts – albeit awkwardly – to thank his wife for being a great Mom

MOTHER’S LOVE. There is no other love in this world as strong as a mother’s love for her children. Photo by Praisaeng/www.FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Typical Pinoy Hong Kong holiday

Apr 28, 2013 - 4:48 PM

Today even if most of the popular chains are available in the Philippines the travel habits of Pinoys flying off to Hong Kong haven’t changed much

HARD HABIT TO BREAK. Who can resist the allure of a city like Hong Kong when it looks like this? Photo by Michael G. Yu

VIDEO: Two-year-old tells off dad

Apr 21, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Check out this funny video of a baby girl who is fiercely independent at two

'DRIVE!' You won't understand everything August Hunley says in this video, but she will definitely make you laugh. Screen grab from YouTube (Ryan Hunley)

Why I chose a non-trad school for my child

Apr 21, 2013 - 11:52 AM

They were taught to bake their own bread for snack time sipped mint tea afterwards and encouraged to eat healthy food even at home

NURTURE CREATIVITY. Teach small hands to create and play freely. All photos by Ime Morales

How do we explain tragedy to kids?

Apr 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Although we do need to exercise some level of discipline regarding data access it is unreasonable to assume that we can filter everything our kids are exposed to

INFORMATION SOURCE. When your children have questions, the first person they will ask is you, the parent. Photo of Kiara and friend by Sharon Pe Yu from Michael G. Yu's Facebook page

A lake, a beach: Family fun in HK

Mar 17, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Is Hong Kong in your family s checklist of places to visit this summer? Our resident daddy writer who is based there gives spot suggestions

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? This looks like a postcard fit for a place like Hawaii, but it is actually of Repulse Bay Beach in South Hong Kong. Image courtesy of www.discoverhongkong.com

Quality time, quantity time, kids

Mar 10, 2013 - 12:24 PM

How much time do you spend with your family?

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES. As soon as kids learn to talk, you can be sure that they will say the cutest things at the most unexpected times. Image courtesy of Phaitoon at freedigitalphotos.net

#FamilySunday: Feng shui follies

Feb 10, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Our resident dad gives the art of feng shui a try and ends up giving advice that generate laughs instead of luck

HANDLE WITH CARE. The traditional feng shui compass or luo pan can be used for a lot of good. But when put in the wrong hands, you will probably get dreadful advice like the ones below. Photo by Borghal taken from Wikipedia

#FamilySunday: Generation gab

Feb 03, 2013 - 1:16 PM

How does a parent embrace today s generation speak? A dad gives it a shot

WHAT DID YOU SAY? Even with a time machine, it would take Bill and Ted forever to learn all the new slang words. Photo from 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' Facebook page

#FamilySunday: The impromptu parent

Jan 27, 2013 - 2:49 PM

A thoughtful parent shares a simple story about a day in her life with her son

LEARNING OUTSIDE SCHOOL. Bowi enjoys being in the mouth of a turtle in Luneta. All photos by Ime Morales

#FamilySunday: Dads and parenting advice

Jan 27, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Here s a dad s take on why fathers like him should NOT give parenting advice

DON’T GIVE UP YOUR DAY JOB, DAD. Abby Van Buren would turn over in her grave if she received this kind of fatherly advice. Screen grab from YouTube (ABCNews)