umbilical FQ

Cutting the “Financial Umbilical Cord”

My oldest son Martin came up with this expression when he graduated and we stopped giving him allowance. He said, “Ouch! My financial umbilical cord has just been cut!”

Let’s be scientific for a while. The umbilical cord is the conduit or the connection between the developing embryo or fetus and the placenta. The cord enables the supply of oxygenated…

Santa article

Do you make your children believe in Santa Claus?

It’s the 7th day of December, the 18th birthday of my youngest son. I just realize now that there are no more minors in our family. It’s time to change all those ITF (In Trust For) accounts. We’re happy to have raised all our sons into wonderful adults. We hope that they will continue to live their lives with enthusiasm and purpose.

It’s been 18 years since I gave birth to our youngest. My doctor said I was going to give birth on Christmas eve but I talked to my baby…

Balancing act

A mom asks about the “Balancing Act”

Question: Hi Rose, I’m excited to get hold of your latest book The Retelling of The Richest Man in Babylon. I quit my job two years ago after I got my promotion. No regrets though as my husband and I are saving more now than when I was still working. My son is only two years old and when I see your picture with your three sons, I get inspired.

I want to earn more money while I’m at home. I work as a virtual…

is your teenager ready to drive a

IS YOUR TEENAGER READY TO DRIVE?

Driving is a skill we want our children to acquire at the right age. I remember back in the day when young boys were in such a hurry to learn how to drive. I’m sure you know a lot of Filipino men who got their Driver’s License way before they reached the legal age of driving. And you don’t even have to look far. (Hello brother and hubby!) This is why when you renew your license…