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The ‘Hood You Need in Motherhood

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I may not like to admit it but much like a quintessential millennial mother, I can easily lose track of time and my surroundings […]

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What My Cat Has Taught Me About People

  Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I don’t consider myself a “people person.” I like pleasant, smart, funny, and genuine people and I thoroughly […]

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My Thoughts on Apologizing For My Child

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. “Just don’t,” commented a friend during dinner as my husband and I retell stories from our recent trip abroad with our toddler. I was […]

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Change Yourself, Change the World

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. Whenever the going gets tough, admit that we almost always play the victim. We use the blame game and point our fingers at everything […]

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How Perfect IG Feeds Affect You as a Mother and a Woman

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I can’t even remember when I got so worked up about algorithmic feeds. It was a non-descript day and I decided to look at […]

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Clear Your Space, Body, and Mind In Time for 2018

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. With just a few days until Christmas, the countdown frenzy has begun. Our family credo, however, is “less is more.” How do you celebrate […]

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What Scorpio Season and Spirit Animals Mean for You and Your Family

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. We have entered the month of Scorpio. One of my favorite and most trusted astrologers, Gahl Sasson said to become more like a Scorpio […]

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All the Reasons Why I’m Putting Off Formal Education

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. My two-year-old daughter isn’t signed up with any play school or daycare service. I’m very fortunate with my work-from-home setup and the fun daily […]

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The Four Things I Can Teach My Toddler About Future Relationships

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. Kid, It’s been bittersweet to see you leave behind babyhood and enter toddlerhood. Your papa and I decided to bring you to a weekend market some […]

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An Open Letter to the Moms Who Make Me Feel Insecure

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I saw some friends eating at the same restaurant we were at. When we were about to leave, we stopped by their table to say good-bye. Before […]

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How to Find Inner Spark During the Darkest Time of the Year a.k.a. The Holidays

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. Disclaimer: The views expressed here are solely those of the author in her private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Preen.ph, or […]

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How to Get Through Holiday Blues

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. So it’s that time of the year again. When the sun sets at the ungodly hour of half past 5 p.m. and the Christmas-lighted city makes […]

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How My Daughter Helps Me Go Through My Break Up

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. How does a marriage jump from bliss to uncertainty? From literally being fine one day, and then the next completely amiss? The sudden jolt baffles me. […]

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Five Things to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Your Baby

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I just got my period back. As I opened up my tracking app on my phone, it was surreal realizing that it’s been two years since […]

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The Energetic Art of Making Space

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. When a mother-to-be prepares for the arrival of a child, she intuitively organizes and cleans out every nook and cranny of the house. It is a […]

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How Do You Decode Today’s Millennialspeak?

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. There seems to be a whole new language out there I know nothing about. I suspected this before but I got […]

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I Decided to Let Go of Superstitions for My Child’s Sake

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. “Mommy. I’m scared. It’s there,” my daughter said as she points to the corner of the room. “That’s nothing bub, that’s just your imagination.” “Mommy, pweese!” She […]

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How New-Found Rituals Help Nurture Our Children

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. Our daughter was about to turn a year old and there were many things to celebrate, not just our child completing one revolution around the sun, […]

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I Want to Hone My Children’s Supernatural Abilities

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. A few months ago, one of my friends in a spiritual study group informed me that there are spirits in contact with her. The spirits told […]

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A Closer Look at How Clothing Affects Your Children

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. Fashion is a seven-trillion dollar industry per year. The multi-billionaire founder of Zara has just been announced the richest man in the world, overtaking Bill Gates. With […]

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