What We Can Learn From Ruth Bader Ginsburg About Raising Daughters

The world is still reeling from the loss of a feminist icon, a quiet lady who packed a giant fight inside her small frame. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fondly called Notorious RBG in popular culture, has finally succumbed to cancer, now the Internet is teeming with tributes from people—many of them women and mothers—who were inspired by RBG. She lived a life of purpose and spent decades as a staunch supporter of and a fighter for women’s rights. She championed the rights of working mothers, pushed to change biased laws, sought to protect women workers, and ultimately paved the way for women who want to have a career despite societal limitations. She embarked on a long and arduous campaign against pregnancy discrimination and fought to give women (especially mothers) equal access to career opportunities by crushing societal limitations in the legal arena.

10 Interesting Facts About Dr. Fauci

He’s become one of the most recognizable faces who has been appearing on TV constantly as soon as the coronavirus pandemic hit. Dr. Anthony Fauci is the American physician who’s been serving as the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984. He’s also the expert leading the White House Coronavirus response team who has shown his calm but no-nonsense approach to the pandemic. As people turn more to experts and scientists placing their trust again

10 Facts You May Not Know About Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

He’s the charismatic Canadian Prime Minister known the world over for his movie-star good looks and eloquent speeches about climate change, women’s rights, and refugees. He’s one of the world’s most popular politicians, and he often makes his fans around the world swoon on social media, most notably during his appearance at the Toronto Gay Pride parade in 2017 and when he attended the World Economic Forum in Davos donning a pair of purple and yellow rubber ducky socks. Many people are intrigued

5 Pieces of Parenting Advice Millennial Parents Need to Hear

There’s really no manual for parenting. For most of us, it’s like getting thrust into this new world so different from what we’ve known before having children. And the first few years could be a struggle, especially for a new mother who is finding ways to adjust to new responsibilities as she faces parenting challenges day in and day out. Even after a few years most of us feel like we haven’t really figured out everything yet. But who could? Just when you thought you’re starting to adjust to pa

Becoming a mom away from home

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what if you’re a continent away from that village? This usually is the case for many Filipino moms, who’s chosen to move abroad in search of the proverbial greener pastures. Many couples chose to take that leap and establish roots in a different country where they believe their family would have better opportunities and a chance for a better life. But raising a family and becoming a mom especially for the first time is already hard as it is, and

Five Stories of Parents Learning from their Kids about Adapting to Canada

Jny Simon moved to Canada from France in 2019 and learned a few lessons when her baby came into her life. “I was seven months pregnant [when we arrived], and we didn’t have an apartment.” Photo: [Submitted] Canadian immigrants from different parts of the world explain how their children coped with the challenges of moving to a new country and helped them do the same. Thousands of families migrate to Canada every year in search of the proverbial greener pastures, but moving your family to the o

Louis Eguaras: A Pinoy Chef's Journey to the White House

Chef Louis Eguaras worked his way to the White House kitchen and served many a famous palates like that of Former President George Bush, Sr., First Lady Barbara Bush, Former President Bill Clinton, Armold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and Nelson Mandela just to name a few. He now shares with Illustrado the culinary journey that took him from cooking spaghetti in his Mom’s kitchen in Alabang to preparing gourmet dishes for dignitaries in the US capital.

Diplomatic Spouses: Mother, Wife, De Facto Public Servant

It’s not always a bed of roses. Being a diplomat’s wife is not all pomp and pageantry in diplomatic events, or jetting-off and getting to live the privileged life in exotic locations around the world. For most, it involves significant sacrifice, a dash of homesickness, a tinge of loneliness, lots of unconditional support for their husbands, and a great big balancing act between family and responsibility to country and community. Most diplomatic spouses had to give up fulfilling personal careers