Being a single parent makes raising children doubly difficult, but Aiko Melendez is prepared to play the role of both mother and the father to her kids—Andre, 14, and Marthena, 7—to ensure that they never want for anything. In an exclusive interview with Good Housekeeping, the famous personality talks about her hopes for her kids, her bucket list, and the best part of her day.

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Get to know Aiko Melendez's family life and learn a few lessons from her experience as a single mom in the November issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines. You can also subscribe to the magazine's digital edition.

(Photographs by (Aiko) Dairy Darilag, (Aiko and kids) courtesy of Aiko Melendez. Interview and styling by Niña Almoradie. Makeup by Randy Gabin. Hair by Sandy Odo. On Aiko: Dress from Tango, accessories from Yhansy. Special thanks to Bettina Aspillaga and Rachel Fermi.)

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