All The Single Ladies
THIS MONTH, WE’RE WISHING ALL THE DADDIES A HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: Get cool gift ideas (that aren’t socks) in our techie gift guide (page 06), as well as fun activities that the man of the house can enjoy with the whole family (page 74). Award-winning TV reporter Jiggy Manicad also penned an essay describing his life as a journalist and father of three little girls (page 72).
While we’re celebrating fathers, I’d like to wish all fellow single moms a Happy Father’s Day, too! Cheers to you for filling two roles at once, for being strong when others have walked out or given up, and for trying to do the best you can, every single day. In a blog post entitled “An Ode to Single Mothers,” advertising and PR specialist Kim Bergeron writes, “You can wear your invisible Badges of Honor knowing that despite the many challenges and oftentimes the harsh judgment of others, you have a will of iron and an unquenchable spirit.”
Cheers to that drive and that fire to raise your kids on your own, no matter how difficult the circumstances. Cheers to you as you continue to face challenges with strength and grace. And cheers to the people around you who support you, don’t judge you, and love you unconditionally. One day, your kids will be all grown up, and they’ll look back and see that they were raised by a warrior.
Our model, actress and new mom Cai Cortez, was a pro at strutting her stuff! Here she is with the shoot team.
Managing Editor Angel enjoyed biking around Manila with Bambike Ecotours for this month’s travel story.