Bright morning! I’m May and here are my two kids, Juan and Gabby.

Illustration by Michelle Elaurza

I started this blog to get some sanity during the pandemic. “Two Kids and a Pen” is actually my editorial column at Property Report PH, the real estate section of The Philippine STAR. You can also see some financial articles of mine in the Work & Money section of

You see, I retired from full-time editorship at the height of the pandemic, so I could freely work from home and take care of the kids, one of whom was born in April 2020. I still write for STAR on a freelance basis, mostly for Property Report PH. For story pitches, please send them to or message me on Facebook.

I’m also a licensed financial advisor at Sun Life, the first and oldest life insurance company in the Philippines. For free financial planning or insurance quotation, shoot an email to

Stay safe and thanks for the visit!

working and parenting

Illustration by Ianne Buena