BETTINA CARLOS

UNTOLD STORIES OF A SINGLE MOM

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I have encountered numerous single parents who have the simplest to the most complicated of answers to this same set of questions. What your child tells her classmates or playmates depend on what you teach them, not on what their little innocent minds suspect. Some of the answers are “Kinain…

UNTOLD STORIES PART 2

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When your child asks you the question you are most afraid of, what do you say to her? Gummy was barely four when she first asked who her father is. I vividly remember it—Valentines Day 2015, weeks away from her birthday, I was driving home from our cookie date and…

UNTOLD STORIES PART 1

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I praise God for the one year that has passed as an official mommy writer and blogger. September 1 marks the anniversary of my blog www.mummybites.com.ph and my parenting column here at The Manila Times. My sincerest gratitude to the readers and followers who regularly buy the papers, check the…

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Last Sunday’s message in church about materialism made me recount what I shared with you in my previous Mummy Bites column, as well as reassess and realign my priorities. For Fathers, it is very clear that their primary role in the family is to be a provider. Mothers, on the…

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On July 23, I officially signed off from my latest TV assignment as Idol sa Kusina officially welcomed its new sous chef, my very good friend, Chynna Ortaleza-Cipriano. Let me tell you the story of how I was pleasantly surprised by the Lord and was blessed to be part of…

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In continuation of our discussion on nutrition… It all begins with pregnancy nutrition and breastfeeding. For what you take in, your child’s palate remembers and their familiarity and memory of the taste is key to successful solid, table food feeding. Here are some feeding tips that worked for me. Praying…

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Since July is dubbed as “nutrition month,” allow the “momma” in me to share with you how I took care of my daughter’s nutrition and mine for the past six years of her life, including the nine-month pre-natal period. Today let’s talk nourishment! When I was pregnant… • I had…

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As parents, we tend to think that worrying is natural. To worry that our baby might fall from the bed or suffocate under the blanket at night in their sleep. To worry that yaya will spank our kids when we are away. That we went over the budget for the…

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What is your papa like? Is he perfect? Mine isn’t and I love him for it. Honesty is what I admire most about him and I love and res­pect him. Today, allow me to honor my earthly father whom I am so blessed to have and so grateful to my…

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