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Rappler's latest stories on Motherhood


Detours from home: Mothering my mother, the cancer survivor

Jul 03, 2020 - 11:18 AM

I had to take care of my mother but she ended up taking care of me

A tale of two mothers: springs of hope, winters of despair

May 17, 2020 - 8:07 PM

'Mothers bear the brunt of the pandemic in many – some disturbing — ways'

It's the simple life for Gwen Zamora, David Semerad, and baby Cooper

May 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The actress talks about life in their 'cabin' and watching Cooper grow up before her very eyes

[Letters from Mama] Your hugs make me braver, stronger

May 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Divine Lee Go writes to her two kids about the importance of a hug from both child and parents

IN PHOTOS: How your favorite stars celebrated Mother's Day 2020

May 10, 2020 - 10:20 PM

These stars celebrate Mother's Day all in the comfort of their own homes

[Letters from Mama] Family is what makes this chaotic time bearable

May 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Mozzy Ravena writes to her superstar children about the quiet time they're spending together while under lockdown

PHENOMS. Mozzy Ravena with her two sons –basketball superstars Kiefer and Thirdy. Photo from Kiefer Ravena's Instagram

Lockdown survival: What I learned from my mom

May 10, 2020 - 4:00 PM

What lessons have your own mother taught you?

[OPINION] How I learned to say 'I love you' to my mom

May 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'I was content in the comfort and strength I drew from my mom’s reliability, her expectations, and even her aversion to healthy emotion. My reticent mother and I were a match.'

[Letters from Mama] Mama will always be there for you

May 10, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Mila writes to John Paul about her fears, worries, and hopes as the world battles a pandemic

[Letters from Mama] Thankful for our happy moments

May 10, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Marideth writes to Dylan about the time they're spending together while on lockdown

[Letters from Mama] Worry not, your dream will be fulfilled

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Abbygale Arenas-De Leon writes to her son Ijah, who flew home from the US to be with family during the pandemic

[Letters from Mama] The great honor and privilege to be your mother

May 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The Marikina City 2nd District Representative writes about the extraordinary times her children are growing up in – and what they should learn from it

LIST: Mommy-owned local food businesses you should be supporting

May 08, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Looking for cookies, cakes, food trays, and pastries? For Mother's Day, show these hardworking moms some support by checking out these food businesses.

Giving birth during the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM

First-time mom Krista Garcia writes giving birth at a most unusual time – in the middle of a pandemic and during a lockdown on the entire island of Luzon

Missing their papa: A mother’s thoughts on the coronavirus lockdown

Apr 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM

How does one explain the coronavirus to her kids, or help them deal with being separated from their father during the quarantine? One mom shares her experience.

Illustration by Janina Malinis

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: I'm married, but I don't want children

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:00 PM

How does our podcast guest fend off all the nosy titas looking for a baby bump?

After birth of second child, Andi Eigenmann opens up about postpartum depression

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The actress and her family are heading back to their island home in Siargao

ANDI EIGENMANN. The actress gets candid about her experience with postpartum depression. Screenshot from

[OPINION] Married at 23, mother at 26: A look back at my chaotic 20s

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Next month, I will turn 29 and in all honesty, I thought by now I would have figured out what I want to do but on most days, I feel like I’m sleepwalking, just waiting for my own oblivion

[OPINION] The choice to be childless: Being the woman I used to fear and despise

Jun 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'A woman has to want [a child] for herself.... Otherwise, how horrible it would be to bring forth a child into the world only to regret it,' says Lot Ramirez

Life's purpose, horcruxes, and winging it: What motherhood has taught these moms

May 11, 2019 - 8:30 PM

From Saab Magalona to Richelle Singson-Michael, here's what motherhood has taught these new moms

Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez talk about the lessons the number one women in their lives imparted

5 Mother's Day gift ideas P1500 and under

May 04, 2019 - 5:53 PM

From sweet treats to accessories, we've got gift ideas for every budget!

Toni Gonzaga reveals her mommy secrets

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learn a couple of parenting tips and tricks from the celeb mom’s latest vlog featuring baby Seve

Andi Eigenmann on staying healthy during pregnancy: 'It's never too late!'

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Andi gets candid in an Instagram post

EXPECTING. Andi Eigenmann opens up about the changes in her body as she hits the third trimester of her second pregnancy. Photo from

This is what postnatal depression really feels like

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is an expectation that having a baby will result in the rosy glow of motherhood. But postnatal depression can leave many women with a persistent feeling of deep sadness, and a loss of interest in life.

MATERNAL BLUES. Image from Shutterstock

My life, my choice: 'Why I chose not to have children'

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice.

7 self-care tips for busy moms

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Easy and convenient ways to show yourself some love

GLAM O MAMAS. Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde talk about how they make time for themselves as busy moms. Photo by JJ Tan

These moms want you to know it's okay to breastfeed in public

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'This is a get-together of moms—moms coming together. Isn’t that what is important? It is the essence of bringing back the culture of breastfeeding'

Photo courtesy of Breastfeeding Pinays

Mommy diaries: How I prepared for breastfeeding

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A first-time mom shares her breastfeeding journey with her little one

GROWING UP. Raya makes faces while playing with her Tatay. All photos courtesy of Ana-Liza Ani Bojocan.

A love letter to single moms from a single mom

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:51 AM

For her first vlog, a single mom shares three important lessons on love and life

[OPINION] Sacred spaces

Jul 02, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Things I wish my mother told me: The one about heartbreak

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.

What Drew Arellano has learned about parenting from wife Iya Villania, mom Bernie

May 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Drew gets candid about being a dad, and why he considers Iya as a 'natural mom' to son Primo

A mother’s unconditional love

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Coming out is difficult especially when you’re young. But for parents like Grace, acceptance comes easy

Solenn Heussaff says she's ready to be a mom

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The actress also talks about life with Nico Bolzico

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

[OPINION] A new mom's thoughts on postpartum depression

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.

Postpartum depression

Saggy diapers can affect your baby's development – study

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:10 PM

A survey by Rappler reveals that most parents don't know their choice of diaper can hinder their child's mobility

Sunshine Cruz, Ina Raymundo on raising healthy children

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The two stars share how they inspire their children to have active lifestyles

Serena Williams says motherhood may make her better player

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:54 AM

Williams was unable to get out of bed for 6 weeks after giving birth. Now she's working her way back to tennis shape.

BEST TO COME. Serena Williams says the pressure is off her to play, which she feels could make her a better player. Photo by Nezar Balout/AFP

A mom’s guide to feeding her baby during the first year

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Learn what kinds of nutrients babies need, and when you can introduce them to solids

The art of letting go: Truths about parenthood

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Holaina Tan, mother of 4-year-old Aki, shares her own journey as a parent and how it changed her life

Caring for your infant starts with the right food

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Not sure what to feed your baby? Here’s what you need to know

In praise of mama’s cooking

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:20 PM

For my mama cooking is more of an expression of love and less of an obligation

4 lessons on motherhood from LJ Moreno-Alapag, Nikka Garcia, and Isabel Oli

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The 3 women share lessons on motherhood, career, and the importance of taking care of yourself

A mother overcomes struggles with the help of insurance

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:13 PM

Motivated by her kids Charlene did everything she could to keep them in school after her husband passed away

For parents, ‘to love’ is the ultimate role

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:59 AM

When it comes to raising children it doesn’t matter who does what or how

How far can a mother’s determination go?

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Trinidad’s husband passed away with no money and insurance coverage Here’s how she managed to raise and educate four kids on her own

WATCH: Cheesy mom confessions

May 16, 2017 - 12:10 PM

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Being a mother goes beyond bearing children

May 13, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Though without a child of her own Elinor Umali is a mother to countless children

MOTHERHOOD. Even if she never had a child, Erlinor Umali feels she's a mother to the children she helps as a development worker.

Single mothers: Different faces, same struggles

May 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Inspirational stories from single mothers of various circumstances