Justin, Our Miracle Baby

My usual waking hours these days is anything from 5:30am to 6:00am. My son, Justin, actually dictates that schedule. He wakes up early, you know, and he wants to play early too. So someone has to get up. Unfortunately, that someone has to be me.

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Why People Hurt Each Other

I wrote this article to convince myself (and others like myself), who have often been on the receiving end of hurts, mostly emotional, from people whom I have known through the years (who may or may not be my friends) that there are definitely reasons

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Motherhood Is a Career, Period!

So when the great word “Mother!” rang once more,I saw at last its meaning and its place;Not the blind passion of the brooding past,But Mother — the World’s Mother — come at last,To love as she had never loved before —To feed and guard and

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My New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2007, everyone! As always, we greet each new year with a bang and with yet another list of New Year’s resolution on the things we want to change in our lives, hopefully for the better, which at the end of the year we realize

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Family Reunion 2006

It must be the weather. Feeling nostalgic and all. Or perhaps it comes with age. Or motherhood perhaps. Viewing things in a different perspective, seeing things more clearly, and making sense of things we normally take for granted — our family, our roots. Christmas is

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This blog was originally put up to document my son’s growing-up milestones, all for posterity’s sake. But there are other things to write about, aside from “mommyhood,” that merit my attention, and I’m including them all here. This blog now chronicles my life as a mom and a wife and everything else in between. For collabs, please email tgfiguerres@yahoo.com.



I am so proud to introduce the collection of some my best written works from this personal blog, Pensive Thoughts.



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