Motherhood is a learning process.
As your children grow up, you continue to grow as well as a mom.
TV host/producer Tintin Bersola Babao is a proud mother to her two children, Antonia or Anya and Antonio or Nio, with TV anchor Julius Babao.
Her daughter Anya turned 11 years old in February, making Tintin a mom of a tween.
Tintin admitted this was totally new but familiar territory for the celeb mom.
“Sobrang challenging kasi I’ve never been a parent prior to my Antonia.” Tintin told PEP.ph at the Electrolux product launch in the Green Sun, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, last November 23.
“First time pa rin ako na parent, hindi ba? But then, I remember how I was when I was 11.”
The mother of two recalled her own struggles as an 11-year-old which helped Tintin navigate her way into understanding Anya’s personal musings.
“May mga issues na ‘Where will my life take me?’ ‘What is my purpose in life?’ Gano’n na. Deep, e. Deep thinker.
“Dinaanan niya iyong dinaanan ko.”
Anya is an aspiring musician.
“She plays the guitar, she sings well, and she listens to indie music.”
With her phone, Tintin gave us a sample of the music Anya has been listening.
We heard the voice of singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez.
“She’s very artistic so she’s very deep for her age. She has musings on life, gano’n.”
Tintin added that her daughter could also become a lawyer.
Meanwhile, her son has a knack for hosting just like his mom.
“Iyong six-years-old ko, mahilig mag-video. Mahilig magpicture-picture. Parang host!
“Ginagamit niya itong phone ko. Nakikita ko, may video na siya dito, ‘We’re here right now…’ parang gano’n, nag-a-annotate.”
The proud mother described Nio as “parang politiko, ma-PR, ma-friendly, ma-chika.”
But Anya and Nio have no interest in joining showbiz.