“Your child will follow your examples, not your advice.”

Banana Bread with Persimmons

I cannot agree more with this quote, yet all the time I fall short from it. I give advice to my children. Every well intentioned mothers do so.  I am doing it because I do not want them to lead a wrong path. I want them to be safe. I want them to be protected from bad influences. I am sure they are tired of listening to me as manifested in their responses, but I have to do it because it is for their own good.

My kids are now in the age when they want to be independent. I noticed that my words do not matter anymore. So I shifted my strategy from words to action. Though I still give them advic, I am  making sure that I vicariously live the words that I say. I eat healthy, I exercise everyday and  I work hard in my studies. I  also try so hard  not to be easily stressed out.I do not say bad words and I show them my faith in God.

I am far from being an excellent mother but I am trying to be a good one. There are things in life that I can change, but the mark I leave to my children lives on, so I am trying my best to leave a good impression. With the daily stresses, it is not easy, but I want my children to see that I am trying my best. I hope that my toil will not be in vain. And I hope and I pray that my children will say that indeed, I am a good mother.



1 banana
1 medium size persimmon
1 tablespoon raisins (optional)
1 cup bread flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/2 cup plus 1/8 cup white sugar
3 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Pre heat oven at 350 F
  • Grease a small sized square baking pan 5 x 5 ” size.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Peel persimmons and slice into small pieces. Put into food chopper machine.
  • Slice banana and add into food chopper. Ground them together until smooth.
  • Pour the milk into a small bowl. Add in Chia seeds, sugar and vanilla extract. Pour mixture into the flour mixture and mix completely.
  • Fold or add in the fruit mixture and add in raisins if using.
  • Pour into a prepared pan
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minute or until toothpick or skewer will come out clean.


Serves 12

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 32 g Amount Per Serving Calories 51Calories from Fat 2 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0.2g0% Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 0mg0% Sodium 60mg3% Total Carbohydrates 11.0g4% Dietary Fiber 0.6g2% Sugars 1.7g Protein 1.2g Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 1% Calcium 3% • Iron 3% Nutrition Grade B- * Based on a 2000 calorie diet Nutritional Analysis Good points Very low in saturated fat No cholesterol High in selenium High in thiamin Bad points Contains alcohol