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Safe and sound

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I sometimes get the feeling that my parents have little confidence in my ability to keep myself alive.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Learning about whale sharks and moon dogs

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“Look at the moon now,” read the text message from a friend, Charlie Azcuna. And so I went out of the house, only to rush back in to get my son. For the next half hour or so, we stayed outdoors just taking in the moon and, with the help of Night Sky, an app for smartphones, the stars.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Families (2)

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Last Wednesday I described the many different types of parenting and family arrangements we now have in the Philippines (and other parts of the world): solo parenting, surrogate parenting, families with adopted children, blended families, multiple families, and families headed by same-sex couples.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Parenting

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A parent whose biggest goal in life is to see all her children graduate from the University of the Philippines wrote me the other day to ask what advice to give her son who had taken a leave of absence from his studies in UP in order to work in their town’s local government.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The care of our children

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THE FEAST of the Holy Innocents brings up in a most vivid way the mass killing almost two weeks ago of 20 school children at a public elementary school in Connecticut.  It is a good time to reflect on the varied meanings that this unspeakable deed has summoned in every culture regardless of religion.   [...]

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A solo mom’s BFF

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“Happy Even After” was the charming name of a series of workshops for solo parents organized by freelance writer Ana P. Santos that offered everything from inspirational talks to practical tips on parenthood, dating reminders and personal improvement sessions. Now “Happy Even After” is also a journal, more specifically a “solo mom’s journal” that, says Ana, she hopes will become “a solo mom’s ally, her cheerleader when she can’t take it anymore, her trusted friend who will give her a dose of tough love when she needs it and even her stand-in co-parent—anything and everything she needs and wants it to be.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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