Raising half-Filipino girls (plus I’m blogging once again, for real)

Gladys Starkey

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Author, Pesos to Pennies A Filipino immigrant’s memoir

It’s been a time that is long wildbuddies We posted my final blog right here. You can be told by me right at this very moment the way I missed composing. We missed it so incredibly bad. We missed the enjoyment whenever I have my laptop computer I have in my head with me typing every word, every thought. I decided to forego blogging in very early 2018 once I went to graduate college. Between studying, work full-time and attend to your family’s daily requirements, and blogging things got overwhelming, and stressful.

Well, I’m busy raising my better half our daughters and cats, plus working my over 40-hour-job a week. All this right time i must have time and energy to compose or even to blog, I didn’t because “life got into the way.” So there’s that.

Severe talk. Our daughters are getting older, like they’re 9 and 10 now. Our parenting, specially my motherh d is being tested and challenged. Why? Because I told these Filipino-American daughters of ours that you will have only a little “bit-of-this-and-that” regarding our parenting.

“Like what?” our mouthy 9-year-old would ask.

Like learning both American and Filipino tradition is essential. They should learn some Filipino terms. Phones and watching television are ok on a specific routine. We encourage them to play sports at sch l. Play dates and sleepovers are fine. They need to learn to prepare and do chores. It is okay to sound away their opinion or whether they have any such thing to state but in respectful manner, needless to say.

For many of you the final one might sound off but we (especially me) encourage our daughters to sound their opinion out when it’s necessary. Read more