My three month old son can now lift his head a little longer everyday and I joyfully lap up his every coo, marveling at how such a little person can bring so much happiness by just being, so watching the news these past two days has been nothing short of heartbreaking.

It seems as if we've had nothing but tragedy visit our country since the weekend rolled in, what with Typhoon Maring and the collision of two boats in Cebu. While being in the Philippines means weathering countless typhoons and, sadly, maritime disasters, this is the first time that I'm experiencing these as a parent. And as I watch mothers and fathers searching desperately for their children in their submerged houses or claiming a small wrapped body from a row of body bags, I hug my Ace a little tighter and say a prayer for those who can no longer do the same with their child.

But feeling lucky is not enough. This is the time to lend a hand and bring out your wallet to help those who were not as fortunate.

The Typhoon Maring victims need our help now. Please click on the link above the photo for the different ways on how you can send your donations to those who need it. Or in case you missed the link, here it is again.

Stay safe everyone! The rain hasn't let up, so if you don't really need to be at work, best to stay indoors.

* P.S. The Marshmallow Baby Online Store giveaway is still ongoing! Be sure to send in your entry to get a chance to win a Php1,000 GC.


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