“So, I have one perfect for each room, but you know, the lemon tart is really a different scent. Iyan ang kakaiba talaga kasi parang lemon cookie so [it’s] very exciting.
“The lavender I have by my bedside and the mint jasmine I have in my closet.”
STAY-AT-HOME MOM. Speaking of her three daughters with husband Patrick Paez, Daphne—besides being a TV host, blogger, and entrepreneur—is also a hands-on mom and all-around homemaker.
How does she keep up with such a hectic schedule?
“I don’t really manage [my time]. That’s my answer. I just go day to day and I have very small goals every day.
“My priority is my children, so I go by their schedule and what they need.
“I don’t know if anybody will notice but hindi naman ako talaga masyadong lumalabas. I’m very active in my children’s school that’s why nagba-blog na nga lang ako, e.
“Iyon na lang ang ginagawa ko and my TV show right now, Cocktails (on Aksyon TV), which is once a week.
“I mean, I’ve already done the network experience. I’ve worked for networks for a decade.
“It even came to a point when I resigned from my show Proudly Filipina (formerly on QTV11), even though it was a great show, for my children.
“Actually, that’s my formula. It’s really knowing what’s important to you and sticking by it.”
And what advice can she give to other moms out there who want to be just as successful as she is?
“Of course, hindi naman siyempre lahat kayang mag-quit ng job at mag-focus sa children. Siyempre, as mothers, kailangan din natin mag-earn.
“But there are a lot of creative ways of earning now, especially with the Internet and the digital age.
“Know what you’re good at and hone your skills and perfect your craft and maybe you’ll shine at something.”