Hello there! Thank you for visiting iMom Online!

I am a Filipino mother of 3: iPatch, 15; V, 11; and Nate, 6. My husband is a technophobe, but in this blog he is the technohub. :P Credits to him though, because I honestly think that he is a better parent than I am.

Before discovering the joy of blogging, I worked in pharmaceutical marketing for five years. I left in 2005 to focus on raising the family.

I started blogging in 2006 after giving birth to Nate, partly due to boredom. :D I really just wanted to try creating an online journal about my kids, and also try to see if the knack for writing was still there.

But blogging opened  up a whole new dimension, leading to many new experiences and opportunities. Because of blogging, I found wonderful friendships and home-based jobs. I realized that I can wear many hats, not just the mommy hat, and learn many new things. In the past 6 years of blogging, I became a content writer, an editor, and a social media consultant.

When not blogging (and there are plenty of times that I am not, haha), I am most probably on Facebook or watching reruns of House, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, Bones, Modern Family, Top Chef, and foodie shows on TLC.

I love coffee and the supermarket – they are both therapeutic. I love food and cooking! A lot of posts in this blog are about restaurants, my family’s food finds and recipes.

I hope you find this blog helpful – be it about parenting, school lunch ideas, family activities, or eating places.

If there’s anything you’d like to write me about, you can email me at  imomonline <at> gmail <dot> com.

Last updated on 7 November 2012


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  2. hi chato,  i was browsing through the net for info on spa parties and i came upon your article on bluewater spa.  i saw ur picture and you sure looks familiar so i had to browse through your website some more and saw that you are a PT by profession.  I feel that we probably might have been co-interns at some point.  anyway, your website is very informative.  Thanks.

  3. Hi Lizette! I think we were co-interns nga. How nice to see you here. Your website is very pretty – I like the ideas. :) It seems like a new site, good luck with it!

  4. Hi Chateau,
    My name is Katrina from Skechers.  I was reading through your blog and thought to share our Nickelodeon Kids event to you and your readers. This will be held in Fort Bonifacio Open Field on April 25.  Lots of freebies, fun games and prizes!  It’s the perfect time to releive your kids from boredom hehe :) Please let me know if you can help me get the word out and I can send you details and pictures :)

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  6. Hi Mam,
    We saw your blog and we are interested on your story. We would like to invite you to feature on our show Moments on Net25 hosted by Gladys Reyes. You can contact us at  995-1325 for more information.
    Looking forward for your prompt response.
    Anita Ramos

  7. Hi Chateau,

    I’m Julie, the editor of “Mamapedia Voices”, and we feature guest bloggers on Mamapedia, a site for Moms all across the country. I’ve just found your blog, and would like to invite you write a piece which could be featured on our site.

    Though Mamapedia Voices has just started out, it is already receiving a lot of attention, both on our site, on our guest bloggers’ sites, and beyond. We promote our featured guest bloggers through emails, Twitter, Facebook and more. It’s a wonderful opportunity to grow your audience!

    If you would like to participate, please take a look at Mamapedia Voices. Next, sign up here http://bit.ly/UTCGU to be on the blogger roster, and then you will be able to see the complete (and easy) instructions for submitting a piece for consideration.

    Also, because we like your blog, please download a recognition badge from us- there are many fun designs to choose from here: http://www.mamapedia.com/voices/blogger_badge

    Thank you, and I look forward to reading more of your work!

    Best wishes,
    Julie D’Agostino
    Editor, Mamapedia Voices

  8. You’ve got a wonder blog Ma’am. I’ll be visiting your site more often. I definitely need information about parenting. Thanks.

  9. Lots of inspiration here. I love your blog. The look and the contest. More power and congratulations in winning at the Phil Blog Awards. You really deserve it! :)

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  11. Hi This is Czarina from Ideal Minds. Just want to ask for your contact number. I would like to invite you lang in one of our upcoming event.

    If you have time you can just email me at czarinaserrano@idealminds.tv or txt me at 09163635501



  12. Hi iMom,

    We just opened the first organic and eco baby retail shop here in the Philippines and I was wondering if you could take some time out of your busy schedule to blog about our store.

    You can find out more about our store in our official Facebook site. (Search: Numa Baby)

    If you have any mommy activities, feel free to contact us. We might be able to do some tie-ups in the future.

    Looking forward to your favorable reply.

    God bless.

    Gerry Sioco

  13. Hi Gerry! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    I visited your Facebook page and your products look interesting. Many parents will surely find your items helpful and practical. I’d like to visit your store soon because I like to see and experience products first before I blog about them. Will do so when I get the chance to be around the area. :)



  14. What a great site for moms..moms-to-be..and actually for everyone. So you’re originally from Baguio. I’m from the north too..:)

  15. Hi Chats! I checked out your (and Toni’s) blog and I saw that you and my sister Lizette know each other! What a small world! :D

  16. Hi iMom!

    My name is Luis Enrique Joson and I am the CEO of VentureLab Business Resource Center, Inc. — we provide Corporate Training, Business Seminars, and other Workshops. I browsed upon your blog and I thought that one of our seminars (Bringing Out The Best In Your Yaya & Househelper) might be very helpful to your blog readers. Hope you can share it with them:) Thank you and God Bless!

    Here is a link to our facebook page:


    Or you may visit our official website:


    We’d be happy to share more information about the seminar if you need more:)



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