Finger and sponge painting

Finger painting is a great sensory activity for toddlers. It develops their skills and creativity. This is one of my kids favorite activity at home. It keeps them busy plus they’re having a lot of fun.

 

I use an old "manila paper" (a cheap paper made of cheap raw material) and small basins to keep the paint off our furniture and floors.

I use an old “manila paper” (a cheap paper made of cheap raw material) and small basins to keep the paint off our furniture and floors.

*there’s no instruction needed! Let your kid do whatever they want to do with the paint provided they stay out of furniture and floor stains. 🙂

*they can use q-tips or sponges to add more detail to their painting.

*if you can, do this outdoor. You know what I mean.

*Use washable paints or better nake your own home made paint

 

Anxiety Disorder and Depression

“You have to be at the receiving end of pain for you to understand how pain works.”

Most people try to be logical in dealing with depression but end up worsening it. Simply because you cannot just cure it mentally
(although ironically it is said to be a mental problem). Most sufferers deal with it alone because they feel like no one would understand them. I too, was diagnosed with anxiety disorder and I feel worse whenever people would try to analyze it for me. As if they know my illness better than me. Some would even play “psychologist”. It just doesn’t work that way that’s why most people with anxiety just resort to denying and not accepting their condition. Therefore, denying themselves to be diagnosed and treated.

Depression is not a choice, it’s not a case of snapping out of it or pulling yourself together. People who has never been clinically depressed should stop being so definitive about it and accept that it’s a complex condition. The reason why you’ve been able to snap out of it is because it’s not depression but merely sadness. Depression is a medical condition and not just a “state of mind” and it needs to be treated right away. It’s a serious condition when left untreated and it could lead to death. Maybe if more people could keep an open mind on this and be less judgmental of anxiety sufferers, suicide cases maybe lessened.

Novena to St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

“In my previous post, I’ve shared how the intercession of St. Pio helped me get through my dark days. So I thought of sharing the novena prayer of St. Pio. I usually pray this with the “Efficacious  novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus” and holy rosary. Here is the novena prayer”

O St. Pio, I come to you today knowing that you are truly a miracle worker. As one who is close to Jesus, I ask that you would pray for these my intentions:

(State your intentions here)

I pray with the words of Pope John Paul II as I beg for your prayers on my behalf:

“Glorious, humble and beloved Padre Pio. Teach us, we pray, humility of heart, so that we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel to whom the Father promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom. Help us to pray without ceasing, certain that God knows what we need even before we ask Him.

“Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will help us recognize in the poor and suffering, the very face of Jesus.

“Sustain us in the hour of trouble and trial and, if we fall, let us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, mother of Jesus and our Mother.

“Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage toward the blessed Homeland, where we too, hope to arrive to contemplate forever the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”

Amen

In closing, St. Pio, we pray the prayer you composed for Confidence and Trust in God’s Mercy:

“O Lord, we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in Your divine mercy, and the courage to accept the crosses and sufferings which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of Your Church.

Help us to love You with a pure and contrite heart, and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross, as we climb the mountain of holiness, carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory.

May we receive You with great faith and love in Holy Communion, and allow You to act in us as You desire for your greater glory.

O Jesus, most adorable Heart and eternal fountain of Divine Love, may our prayer find favor before the Divine Majesty of Your heavenly Father.”

Amen.

All glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

St. Padre Pio, Pray for us!

Amen.

Find the Original Here: http://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-to-padre-pio/#ixzz3BsXZh8Jj

The guy I loved

“I’m gonna share you guys the poem I made in high school for my first true love.”

In a place that is beautiful
I met this guy that’s so wonderful.
He taught me all the things I’ve ever known,
and showed me the things I’ve never seen before.

I can easily say that I love him so much,
That he took a special part deep within my heart.
Because he loves me with all his heart,
and cares for me with all his might.

Maybe God has his own reason,
To take him without any permission.
Though its sad awful,
He made me realize what is life for.

How it is to stand on my own,
How to be brave in front of a foe,
Be responsible and break a bone.
I can do it, I’m never alone.

I know that no one can replace this guy I loved for he will always stay in heart
Because that special person is you, Dad.

I am gonna share the poem I made when I was in high school for my first true love.. 🙂

 

The guy I loved

In a place that is beautiful
I met this guy that’s so wonderful.
He taught me all the things I’ve ever known,
and showed me the things I’ve never seen before.

I can easily say that I love him so much,
That he took a special part deep within my heart.
Bec he loves me with all his heart,
and cares for me with all his might.

Maybe God has his own reason,
To take him without any permission.
Though its sad awful,
He made me realize what is life for.

How it is to stand on my own,
How to be brave infront of a foe,
Be responsible and break a bone.
I can do it, I’m never alone.

I know that no one can replace this guy I loved for he will always stay in heart
Because that special person is you, Dad.

Miraculous intervention of St. Pio

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

“You must always humble yourself lovingly before God and before men, because God speaks only to those who are truly humble and He enriches them with His gifts.

Hold on tightly to the Rosary. Be very grateful to the Madonna because it was she who gave us Jesus.” – St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Today I dreamt of Padre Pio and took it a sign to share this. I’ve been a devotee for over a year now and I can attest to the powerful intercession of St Pio and the holy rosary in my novenas. I have received some personal favors, comfort, encouragements and guidance after every novena. I have shared some of these moments to my friends and believe me its miraculous. You’ll never know until you try and experience it. I give all glory to all powerful and all loving God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, through the intercession of Padre Pio. Amen

Wall decals

After almost five years of staying at my mom’s place, we have finally got our own home. Not grandeur or fancy but big enough for two little kids, petite mom and tall daddy 🙂

We are slowly furnishing it with furniture and appliances and so far we’re almost complete! Although my dream wall frame decor is too much on our budget right now, I found a great alternative to decorate my bare walls. By wall decals! They are cheap easy to assemble and remove plus won’t ruin or chip your wall paint in the future. I bought them for less $5 per design. Here they are:

The decal of cat and spring tree is perfect for my white painted wall. See it right under the stairs.

The decal of cat and spring tree is perfect for my white painted wall. See it right under the stairs.

Wall decals to flower up my bathroom :)

Wall decals to flower up my bathroom 🙂

Inspired by our bathroom door decal :)

Inspired by our bathroom door decal 🙂

 

Our home is just 40 sq m small so I really can’t buy large or bulky decor to it. Wall decals are a great and cheap way to decorate and liven up our home without crowding our space.