- Jennica Garcia took a break from showbiz to be a full time mom
- She has a 2-year-old daughter with actor Alwyn Uytingco
- Jennica shared how she handles being a full time mom
Jennica Garcia decided to leave the limelight in 2014 so she could devote her time to raising her beautiful daughter, Athena Mori.
The former Kapuso actress maintains a blog, Kalinga ni Nanay, where she writes about her insights and experiences about being a first-time mom. She also conducts parenting classes.
On her blog, she constantly emphasized how important it is to be simple in raising her curious and playful daughter.
Jennica doesn't have a household help and she does everything at home.
However, she's starting to think about getting a little bit of help.
On one of her posts, Jennica shared how guilty she feels when she's doing chores because her daughter is waiting for her.
"Mori is starting to walk already, and I feel that when I do household chores at home, nagi-guilty ako…’pag inaantay niya ako.
"There are so many things that we can do like we can go outside to walk in the park, we can color na, we can do arts and crafts together. But we can’t do it because she’s waiting for me while I wash the dishes.
"So, sabi ko, I think it’s time [to have a helper]…someone lang will do the laundry and help me with the cooking and cleaning of the house."
But guilt feelings aside, Jennica loves being a full-time mom. She even got herself certified as a Natural Infant Hygiene Consultant so she can properly train Mori to use the toilet.
At nine months old, Mori is already potty trained.
She also encourages mothers to let their kids play outside and get dirty. She said a scratch or a bruise is not a big deal.
For Mori's second birthday, Alwyn Uytingco gave his daughter two bags of organic soil, plant boxes, and herbs.
The family enjoys Sunday mornings tending to Mori's plants.
Jennica is the daughter of veteran dramatic actress Jean Garcia.
She married Alwyn Uytingco in February 2014.
She gave birth to Athena Mori on July 17, 2015.
She is currently pregnant with their second child.
Jennica was a former actress under GMA Artist Center. She appeared on Impostora, Gagambino, My Beloved, Carmela, among others.
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