Who am I?
Hi! I am Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio, the missus of my darling Mr. Bonifacio and author of this blog. Many know me by my nickname Rica, having used it since I was 12 years old, the age when I joined Philippine TV.
In 2012, I accidentally shifted to being less of a celebrity when I began blogging about my mountain climbing experiences. Since then, my online life has never been the same. Recognizing that the blogging platform and my social media accounts have brought new weight and influence to my name, I now use it to jumpstart projects that can serve others.
Currently, I am building 100% Whole Mom with my heaven-sent partners Cheska Garcia-Kramer and Marilen Faustino-Montenegro. Whole Mom is a passion project manifesting in a series of workshops for mothers, to empower and teach them about the home, beauty, and heart.
Aside from that, I am also working on my new lifestyle talk show for moms (also with Cheska Garcia-Kramer!) on CNN Philippines called Mommy Hacks.
In my quiet days I just love to serve and enjoy my husband and son, raise women leaders and disciple the next generation, form and fashion things at home, read books and write thoughts, take off for month long explorations, savor coffee and candy apples, do everything for the honor and glory of My Triune God.
What to expect from the Blog
I obviously love reading. No one endures AB-Literature if not for an insane amount of love for reading. So from time to time, do expect book reviews and recommendations.
But BOOKS, for me, stands for something more than reading and that is education. Aside from reading, I value learning and lessons. Most of my blogs actually spring from reflections and realizations I gain as I continue to read from the Book of Life.
When Philip was born my life has changed forever. Motherhood has challenged, humbled and strengthened me in so many ways. My son’s birth also came with the budding of a new person within me, which I am growing to know and love.
This has brought me closer to my wonderful husband, as well, and renewed my relationships with old friends and family. I have always known my children will be bridges and pathways for restoration and in a way, BABIES stands for my deep value for family and relationships. Many of which, figure in the stories I share over here.
My youth was much spent on playgrounds and monkey bars and until today, no one will dare call me the timid, prim and proper type. (To my mother’s disappointment, haha!) Fly, swim, bike, hike, crawl, scramble, name it and I will want to be off to a new exploration, a new adventure. I personally like to be stretched in all ways: spiritually, intellectually, and physically. So do expect lots of posts that show you where we are, what and how we are doing, in this or that part of the world!