• You Have to See Amarah's Dreamy and Pink 'Princess' Bedroom!

    Plus, Josh Aquino joins former stepdad on New Year's eve, Sunshine Dizon's father-in-law gives her a house, and more!
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • Check out the home of Cristine Reyes and family!

    Cristine Reyes said goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 by sharing photos of her beautiful new home on Instagram. With an architecture that looked Meditteranean inspired, the house has a four-car garage and landscaped grounds including a spacious backyard.

    Inside, Cristine stuck to neutral colors of whites, grays, and soft blues, using pops of color like yellow and red in the soft furnishing. (The shoe closet is huge, and we can guess her walk-in closet is to die for. Check out also Ali's man-cave with its wood interiors!)

    But there was no doubt which one was Amarah's bedroom.With a princess theme, her bedroom practically glowed in pink and white. There was a tree wall decal where her headboard was positioned. And perhaps the final princess touch: a dreamy sheer fabric for the bed canopy. As Cristine captioned the photo, "The perfect room for my perfect little princess."

    Sunshine Dizon moves to new home given by father-in-law 

    Pep.ph reports that Sunshine Dizon and her two children will move into a new home this year. Sunshine says the townhouse, which has three floors, was given to her by the father of her estranged husband, Timothy Tan. There are no details yet whether she moved already but on Instagram, she showed a photo of her and her daughter shopping for a mattress. The actress says it is one of the household items where she truly splurges. To read more about her plans for the house, click here.

    DepEd says no condom distribution yet 
    The Department of Education (DepEd) has not given the consent yet to the Department of Health (DOH) to distribute condoms in schools nationwide. In a report by the Philippine Star, DepEd says it still needs to study whether the proposal is "appropriate for basic education institutions and, if not, suggest other measures that can be explored without compromising the parents’ right to educate their children about pre-marital sex and the state’s mandate to protect minors from any form of abuse." In case it does get implemented, Education Secretary Leonor Briones earlier noted to the news agency that the condoms will not be distributed "like leaflets in malls" and there will be proper counseling before it is given to students who can "understand and discern the issues."


    James Yap bonds with son and former stepson 

    It looks like Bimby AND Josh Aquino welcomed 2017 with Bimby's dad. On New Year's eve, James had shared a photo on his Instagram that shows him with his former stepson Josh, who is now 21, and his friends in a small all-male salo-salo. (According to Pep.ph, Bimby was too young to join the all-male bonding session, but he was with his father and brother at the same weekend.) Kris's reaction: "I love them enough to share." 

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    Three sets of twins born in different years 
    Since we just greeted the New Year three days ago, you probably know where this story is heading -- one of the twins get born before midnight of 2016, and the other when the time heralds 2017. CNN reports the unique birthday situations happened to three families in the U.S. In San Diego, the first makes her appearance at 11:56 p.m. on December 31 and her twin baby sister is born at exactly midnight on January 1. In Atlanta, one is born at 11:20 p.m., and her brother is born an hour later. In Arizona, the eldest of the twins arrives in the world at 11:50 p.m., while his brother greets New Year's Day at 12:01 a.m. CNN notes there has been "a rise in twin births in general, so New Year's is bound to be an interesting date for many moms and dads in the future."

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