Thursday, August 17, 2017

#LegoBloggersDay at Ayala Malls the 30th

This is a month late post so I am sooo sorry! :(

It was a friday afternoon that my little girl and I went to Ayala Malls the 30th in Pasig. Honestly, I didn't know about this mall until Lego Bloggers Day event! Heehee

We went there pretty early and so the little girl was able to play with some lego blocks with other kids. Maco loves Legos just like her cousins, Ate Dylan and Kuya Lucas, most especially her Kuya Lucas who have a LOT of legos, I tell you! I wish I brought them with us but Lucas have school that time.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Busy Momma

So I've been busy!

As much as I wanted to do a blog post, I just can't. Most of the time whenever I go inside our bedroom, it is just for us to sleep. I haven't had a time to sit down for a long time, until now. (Actually as I was typing this a few days weeks ago, I remembered I had to do something! Oops!)

Well, what's keeping me busy?

We opened a burger shop near our place, it's just small and we sell pretty cheap burgers but delicious ones! Yes, of course! We also have nachos, quesadilla and such -mainly for merienda. And since we're still new, we can't afford somebody else to man our shop just yet, so I'm the one there and my husband's cousin-he's the one who came up with the burger recipe btw. On our first week, I was really struggling because I don't know how to manage my time.

So that's what's keeping me busy, and of course, taking care of my little girl as well!

I just realized that manning your own shop is quite stressful. It takes so much of your time, with preparing the stuff needed, buying supplies, etc. It also drains your energy that at the end of the day, you just want to have a hot bath and lay on bed and sleep. BUT, I am not complaining okay! I'm happy that at least, I'm doing something and somehow earning as well. It is soooo much different from selling stuff online.

I do miss attending events though. Just a little more time and I'm sure we'll have someone to man the shop na! :)

Fun fact -I've been trying to put this up for weeks already! Lol! Just haven't had enough time to sit down and write. Glad I was able to squeeze in a little time now though. Hehe!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

My First #MomTribe Meet-Up

If y'all don't know Millennial Moms PH, it is a group of well, Millennial Moms here in the Ph! Lol, sorry I'm not so good in explaining but the group's name is pretty much self explanatory, right? :) Or better yet, you may click on the link to know more about them.

Anyway, last Saturday, June 24th, I went to my first ever #MomTribe meet-up for first time moms. As I am with every events I attend, I was excited! I guess because I have a reason to go out. Haha!

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I went there pretty early and was able to have a chat with some moms before it started. We then proceeded to our first activity which we were grouped per table. We introduced ourselves among each other, it was nice to know about the moms in my table, because almost all of us are well, first time moms, but aside from that we're also stay-at-home moms or work-at-home moms! I think we just can't leave our little ones at home! Hehe!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Why it's #FamFirstAtSM

This summer's heat is so intense (yes, intense! haha) we wanted to be in an air-conditioned place all the time, wanted to have a nice meal without cooking and preparing it, and even without washing the dishes! Haha! And yes, we have malls! Tadaaa!

I remember my childhood with SM. I grew up in Antipolo, and I have relatives in Quezon City. Whenever we visit them, there are times we go to SM North Edsa to bond and eat out. Yes, that mall. And I honestly thought it was the only SM mall in the whole country! Hehe! Ah my childhood.

Now, we have a number of SM Malls in the country and my favorites are SM Aura Premier and SM Makati. SM Aura because it's nearest to our place, and the smell of that mall is just heavenly! We always wonder how they do it! Or what scent it is! Heehee! Care to share, SM Aura? Hehe! SM Makati, well, because I love it's beauty section, I would be lost in it, and even though it's pretty small, I love that I can find everything in it, without walking a ton!

One of the highlights of my summer this year is visiting "Weekends at the Courtyard" at SM Aura, it is also Mother's Day that day so it is extra special. The place's vibe is so different from the whole mall. I love Art, and I love that they are trying to reach the art to people, you know what I mean? It is easier to access and easier to see. Even the kids are enjoying because it's colorful. My kid appreciating art. This is one SM moment I would definitely remember!

What we did on that day was so many. We roamed around the mall, bought my toddler some shirts because it was sale! Yay! This was the first time she chose her shirts. And she carried it proudly! Haha! We went to the Skypark, this is where Maco ran around! I like that they have space like this, just grass and some water fountains. Kids love water fountains and to run around, so I really think this is just perfect for family bonding on Sundays or whenever! That time though, there's an installation of Fantastic Beasts art, and everyone is taking photos and enjoying a few activities, and yes, it's free. Who said nothing is free anymore? Btw, that moment at SM Aura's Weekends at the Courtyard, my toddler and I also had a portrait taken for free! It was Mother's Day that time, so. Heehee ;)

I remember when Maco was still young, when she needs to be breastfed, these malls are our go-to place if we needed to go to mall since they have awesome breastfeeding rooms! I love that it's family friendly too, not just for mom and daughter, since my husband could lounge while waiting for us to finish. Hehe!

I also like that they have high chair at their food court! Two thumbs up for this one! 

What I admire most with SM other than having affordable items, is that they have really friendly staff, no kidding! I haven't encountered anyone who's masungit. From SM Supermarket staff to their staff at SM Department Stores, and even those in the elevator, they're all friendly, and would answer your question with a smile, in fairness. Well, to the SM Malls I've visited at least, I haven't encountered a masungit one.

If you're still asking, why it's #FamFirstAtSM? Because apparently, they've got it all for us! ;p

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Potty Training my 2-Year Old Toddler

Hell to those who did 3-days potty training! That sht doesn't work! Lol! Kidding! ;p

But if it did work for you, congratulations! But as for me, it did not, it took me weeks.

When Maco, my daughter, turned 2years old last December, I thought I could potty train her already because there were instances she'd tell me she'll go 'peepee' or 'wiwi'. Maybe it is also my fault because I would tell her it's okay since she have diapey on. There were also a few times that she peed in the toilet. But then, I noticed that she stopped telling me she had to pee. So when I was ready to really potty train her, it was hard so I thought to just let it be. I kind of stopped to potty train her. Sorry! I think I was being lazy, I didn't want to clean up her pee. Sorry!

Not sure which month of this year, but I think it was February or March, that I started to put my sht together and told myself that if I want to potty train my little girl, I should be patient with it. And it was so timely when I saw a post on potty training, I just forgot which site I read it! Damn it! But that blog post really motivated me to potty train my daughter. I was frustrated because some people were able to potty train their child for 3-5days! How is that possible! Anyway back to the blog post I read, she said there that what she did was that she told her child to tell her if her child had to pee, and she does not put on diaper/pants on her child. And so that's what I did, I didn't put on Maco's diaper and repeatedly tell her if she wanted to pee, she should tell me.

The first time, she was not able to tell me she had to pee, she told me after she peed. And so she peed on her pants, but that was fine. What was not fine was when she didn't pee for a long time, maybe she got afraid or something because she peed on her pants. Btw, I didn't shout on her when she peed on her pants okay! I just told her calmly that she should have told me that she had to pee. Husband told me that maybe our little girl's not ready yet, but I told him I guess she is, because there were times she'd tell me she had to pee. I became patient I guess. Lol!

And now, my little girl doesn't wear diapers already! Well, she does if she's going to sleep or if we're going out. And even if we're out, she'd tell me she had to pee, and I would tell her that it's okay since she's wearing a diaper. I can't let her pee on the mall's toilet because it's filthy. Lol! But true! Or maybe I could just bring disposable toilet seat cover? Would that work? Because there was a time we're out, she's not wearing a diaper and she had to pee, what I did was I carried her so she could pee and not sit on the toilet seat, but she didn't like to pee there. Lol! I just felt sorry for the place's restroom. Good thing it was just near home though, so we went home asap!

And so of course I've learned my lesson from this.
Number 1, that we have to be patient.
Number 2, that we have to be very patient.
Number 3, that we have to be the most patient.

I never knew I could be this patient. Lol!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SM Aura Premier's 'Art in Aura' and Weekends at the Courtyard

Last May 4th, SM Aura Premier launched 'Art in Aura' at the Courtyard hence Weekends at the Courtyard was born. Weekends at the Courtyard is like an art fair with different artsy booths from local artisans to check out!

The campaign, in collaboration with creative assembly KAPWA Studio, was kicked off by a showcase of murals by notable local artists Anina Rubio, Mercedes Olondriz, Archie Oclos, and multi-hyphenate Dee Jae Pa'este, whose works can already be found all over the metro.

SM Aura aims to take the art out of the gallery and bring it to urban spaces, to make it more accessible to everyone.The movement started 3 years ago with Filipino-American artist, Jefre Manuel, with "Steel Safari", a public art installation of 4 animals  unique to the  Philippines, followed by a Christmas showcase featuring Olivia d'Aboville's "Giant Dandilions" and Leeroy New's "Astreopora". Both large scale installations were set to music at the Skypark lawn. The Aura Tower also features artist Eduardo Castrillo's "Colossal Growth". The Colossal Growth depicts the movement of mass from linear to horizontal. It represents the threshold by which a form, or energy crosses a path and explodes to grandness, redefining itself. It was reacquired from Evangelina Gella Luarca in 1989. The Artist kept it in storage and restored in 2013.

Art in Aura redefines the way one interacts with art, by using images and patterns that are rooted to our heritage. Art in Aura features three outstanding local artists by providing them mural spaces to share their expressive work. One of the featured artists, Anina Rubio, is a freelance visual artist whose art reflects her love for the outdoors. Her work, "Through the Cracks" can be seen at the SM Aura Grand Staircase, featuring common household weeds which she likens to Filipino characteristics like resilience and adaptability.

UP Fine Arts graduate street artist Archie Oclos, pays homage to our country's "National Treasures" through internationally-revered "mambabatok" Apo Whang Od and Lang Dulay, the T'boli Weave Master.
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Manila-based Mercedes Olondirz' "Flaura" to depict her goal to bring back organic elements into the urban landscape. It is also joined by digital artist, Ramenrocky, whose works illuminated the Courtyard walls during the launch.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

My take on '13 Reasons Why'

Have you heard of this series? Have you seen it?

So I've been hearing about this series from friends, and yes, from the online world as well. There are people who likes it and there are those who don't. It's the series '13 Reasons Why', and if you don't know about it yet, it's about this girl who took her own life because of bullies. 

I've been bullied in high school, but not to that extent -like in the series. I had this one classmate who would always eat from my baon (food I take to school), she would always say "patikiiiiim" in a very sweet tone, takes a bite and then half of my sandwich gone. Yes. Lol! She bites quite big. Haha! She also eats my lunch.

And then I had a friend in 6th grade but when we entered 1st yr high school, she started hanging out with the "cool" girls and when we went to the mall one time, she would tell me to do sht for her. I was like their Jenny (Gossip Girl). And from then, I went away from her. We never talked and now, we're friends on facebook.

Anyway, let's go back to the series -13 Reasons Why.

I just saw the whole 1st season. At first it was okay but as the story went on, I don't know anymore. I just don't want to stop right away because I'm curious and I want to know the whole story. Hehe! And I believe a 2nd season is in the works already.

Well, as a mom, I don't think it's good for teenagers because I think it would give them an idea. But a part of me says that it's good to show this to teenagers because it would show them what would happen to the loved ones they've left behind. And to show the bullies what they've done to those they bullied. But that's just a small part of me. Most of me would still say 'no'. Or maybe it's just how you look at it. We have different reactions and all anyway, so.

I just don't get it why Clay didn't show the tapes to his parents the moment he got it. I mean if I were him, I'd show it to my parents, the police, or anyone right away! Hehe!

Bullying don't just happen in school, there are bullies almost everywhere. Why can't these bullies just stop? Whenever I hear something about bullying, I always wonder why they do that? Aren't they happy with their own life that they had to pull others down with them? I guess not.

This reaction is all me btw, I haven't read any reviews online before this.

How about you, have you seen the 1st season of the series? What do you think?

It's not that I need to post a review or something about the show, I just really got affected by it. Lol

Friday, May 12, 2017

The gift of healthy ‘CROWNING GLORY’ fit for the Queen this Mother’s Day

CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanay, inay, ‘nay, mama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives. 

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority. 
No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Strangers touching and pinching my Baby's Face

I don't really know how to explain this but I don't want to come off as being maarte mom, and as a suplada. But maybe I am, I know I am, but I don't want it to be my first impression from people. I try to be nice everyday naman, so.

There was a time I went to this drugstore here in Makati, let's not name it, but it's color is green *wink*. And there's this saleslady who found Maco really cute! And of course, I feel good somehow. But then while I was browsing through the facial products aisle, she carried  my little girl and tried to walk away from me. WTF. Her workmate then stopped her on doing such! Good thing her workmate who is a man, btw, said that she shouldn't have done that. And I was just there! I know y'all ask, "what did you do?". Well, I was in shock. I stood there with my mouth open -literally, with a confused face wondering why she did that. My husband that time was outside, and just like the superheroes, and the policemen in movies, he got there right after the drama and I hurriedly walked off the store. I know I should've done something like complain to the supervisor or something, but I was shocked and I just want to get away from there. :(

There was also a couple of times, that some salesladies (I don't know what's up with salesladies here in the Philippines!!! Well, NOT all are salesladies, some are crew in fastfood chains) who have touched and pinched my baby's face. At first, I was like, fine okay, they find Maco cute blah blah blah. But times passed that I got a little more arte that I thought the right thing, that they shouldn't do that. So now, whenever people tried to touch Maco, I move Maco away from them and look at them with this face...

Hey, I'm not saying you couldn't touch my little girl, but please ask the parent/s first. But most likely my answer would be "no". HAHA! Or you could just smile.

Am I the only one on this? Huhu! Well, I just don't like other people, strangers more likely who I know nothing about, putting their hands all over my child, and worst is trying to kiss her! Please, just don't.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our "Kids Fair 2017: Bright! Right From the Start" Experience

Kids Fair 2017: “Bright! Right From The Start” kicks off last April 21 - 23, 2017 (Friday to Sunday) from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The first ever KIDS FAIR 2017: “Bright! Right From The Start” is an event that sets an environment of learning, discovery, and fun for kids with various activities that could help them improve their creative and thinking skills. From the moment they set foot in the fair, the fun begins – filled with delightful servings of games that stimulate creativity, sportsmanship, and problem-solving skills. 

Last Saturday, April 22, my awesome family and I went to SM Megamall to experience Kids Fair, and guess who's excited? Ehem!

Moms, dads, grandparents, and guardians were definitely in the mix – it’s a family affair. KIDS FAIR actively involves the whole family by helping them learn to provide the proper learning path so kids get the necessary motivation and guidance, a solid foundation that propels them to a better future with careers that give them purpose and a lifestyle of holistic well-being.

Also, celebrities and influencers like “Baeby Baste” of GMA 7; Mommy Vlogger, Ms. Isha Borromeo and other special guests joined this fun-filled event.

I honestly thought Isha of purpleheiress would be there by Saturday hence we opted to go there then (She said it on her vlog pala that she'll be there by Sunday, I watched it late huhu). Unfortunately, she was not around that time, BUT Baste from Eat Bulaga was there! He's so cute! Kids lined up to have a meet & greet with him! So cute!

Baeby Baste!! So cute this boy!!
There were a lot to do on the event! We were given a passport to guide us on where to go. It was like a huge birthday party! Kids running around, trying on activities from one booth to the other. It was chaotic, but the FUN kind! :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kids Fair PH 2017 & Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Hey Mommas & Poppas! It's summer already and you don't have plans yet? Here's one way to start the kids' summer activities.

Kids Fair PH:"Bright! Right from the Start", an annual event that aims to help each child discover and further hone their minds and skills through fun and entertaining activities, is happening this April 21st-23rd (Friday-Sunday) from 10AM-7PM at SM Megatrade Hall 1, Mandaluyong City.


 Kids Fair would like to promote childhood development that fosters joy and happiness at home and in school, with the following key points in mind:

Happy, optimistic children are the product of happy, optimistic homes.
Create a movement that creates a happier generation of kids today for a brighter tomorrow.

If you watch Youtube videos like me, you'll be able to meet Youtuber Isha "Purpleheiress" there!

And yes, I'll be giving away tickets to my 5 lucky readers!
2 tickets each 
Just follow these easy steps!
You can get the tickets on the event itself.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Why is My Toddler's Hair Growing too Slow?

When Maco was born, she barely has hair. Though she do have a lot of hair on her body that eventually fades when she's getting bigger.
Maco at 11 months :)
When Maco reached 8 or 9 months, I thought, "wait, where's her hair?".  And so I asked her Pediatrician and he said that it's just normal. That some babies grow their hair a little slower than usual, but they will grow. And from then, I didn't get worried anymore. I don't know why but whenever I ask her Doctor about something, even when I think I know the answer already and when other people has told me already about it, I feel more secured when I've heard the doctor's answer. Well, I guess because they are Doctors and they know what they're doing, they did study for it for years anyway, so. 

Some friends of mine would tell me to use this or that brand of shampoo for my little girl, for her hair to grow faster. Some even told me to cut all of Maco's hair so it would grow faster. Here in the Philippines, that's one of the beliefs, that when you cut all of the baby's hair, it will eventually grow faster. I told my husband about it, I told him that I want to cut all of Maco's hair so it would grow faster, but he said it wasn't true, and so did my Pediatrician. And I got that "I told you so" look from my husband.

I got a little desperate for my little girl's hair to grow faster so I tried to use the shampoo my friend told me about -didn't work. So I went back to her old shampoo. Then I saw this Moringga shampoo, and thought to give it a try! I guess it would be good for her, since it's all natural and no harmful chemicals. And I also want to try it for myself. In fairness, it does smell good, too! And okay, I actually am a fan of the Team Kramer, and I really believe in what they endorses because I think they really use it, and the Kramer Girls' hair are gorgeous, so. Hehe!
Macoki's hair now.
I can finally tie it like this! :) Her bangs are still a little short, though
Apparently, Moringga shampoo didn't disappoint me! I'm near on finishing our first bottle and I noticed my little girl's hair was growing thicker and kind of faster already. I don't know, maybe it's just me. But I did see the difference and so did my husband.

I'm not currently using it, though I really wanted to because it's all-natural and all that, but the bottle costs a little higher than our usual shampoo cost and honestly, I would be using a whole lot of it because of my long hair, and it would only last me half a month, so maybe when I get a haircut already. Hehe!

Not entirely sure if the shampoo did help with my daughter's growing hair or it's just really time for it to grow. I'm just a happy momma that finally, I can tie it up! :)

Mommas, Poppas, Titos and Titas, this is NOT a sponsored post okay. I just really love the product! But if they'll sponsor my little girl's shampoo, why the hell not, that's what we're using anyway! Heehee ;p 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PETA Theater Center Presents: Bunk Puppets' Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones

The month of May is family bonding at PETA. They made it more special this year as they will be bringing the internationally awarded shadow puppetry performance Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones all the way from Melbourne, Australia on May 3-7, 2017. Delighting audiences in dozens of countries, this play is a hilarious fusion of shadow puppetry and physical theatre. It's a visual feast for the imagination! Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones is a wordless and imaginative puppet comedy show for all ages. Truly a guaranteed delight for both parents and children!

Inspired by Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones' use of found objects, the Theater Center is also hosting a puppetry video competition on Facebook. The winner will win an overnight stay at Summit Magnolia Hotel, 1 free workshop and a family pass for three to Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones show.

 For more information, please check PETA Theater Center's facebook

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

All Things Baby Sale at Baby Company - until April 2, 2017 ONLY

Hey there Mommas, Poppas, Titos and Titas!

If some of you don't know, Baby Company is a baby store obviously, which is found in SM Department Stores and/or they have their own boutiques in select malls. You can find here almost everything you need for your little ones; from diapers, to milk bottles, to strollers and cribs. Plus, they have really nice and accommodating staff -I assure to that because I've never been to a Baby Company branch that have masungit (peevish) staff and they will really help you to find that you need.

Last March 25th, my husband and I were at SM Megamall, almost everything was on sale that day, and so we checked out Baby Company at the Department Store. They have their own boutique in the mall as well, FYI.

I checked out everything first before getting the things I needed. If my little munchkin was still a baby, I sure would be getting a ton of things from there! I actually thought of getting some baby stuff that I know we wouldn't need just because it was on sale and those were the things-I-wish-I-had-when-Maco-was-still-a-baby. Haha! But it wouldn't be really practical, would it? Hehe! I'll share with you what to expect on the sale, and the stuff I got! ;)

Nursing Covers exclusive to Baby Company are on sale for 20% OFF

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My 2yr-Old Now

Oh how time flies! It feels like it was just yesterday when I gave birth to my precious little munchkin. Now, she's a screamer, she could eat on her own, and definitely know what she wants. And cries if didn't get it.

From then, when my little girl can't talk yet, I was sooo eager for her to talk, so I could talk to her about anything and everything. But now, damn, that little mouth doesn't stop. Hahaha! And I must be careful with whatever I say, because that little mouth will repeat it the whole day! Good thing I haven't been in that situation yet, I haven't cursed in front of her yet. Lol

LOL! How I wish... ;p
My daughter now knows how to count 1-10. I don't know how she learned it, I guess those lessons I was giving her finally were put to use! Lol. Though she doesn't know A-Z yet, there are just some letters she know! I guess she's pretty picky with her letters, eh? Haha

She doesn't like her ulam (viand), in orange sauce. This one, I don't know where she got it from. Husband and I like Mechado, Menudo, and those viands in orange sauce (sarsa), but my little girl just won't even taste a little of it. But she does eat spaghetti! I am clueless as fork.

Maco likes Peppa Pig. I've read bad articles about this certain show, and one of my facebook friends even commented on one of my posts of how bad Peppa Pig is. Maco knew Peppa pig from Youtube, nope, not the cartoon show, but from toy reviews actually. It's just now that I let Maco watch Peppa pig, the actual cartoon.

She can say "tweeeessss" (please), and "yusmis" (excuse me), and I'm proud as fun. And my heart melts whenever she say "aywabyu" (i love you). Ahh these little human beings! We're still in the process of her saying sorry whenever she did something wrong though. I know that she should know that by now, but I think she just can't say it just yet, what she does is put her head down, and hugs you. I guess that's how she says she's sorry. Yesterday, I've heard her say sorry though, when she bumped her father. So I guess we're progressing in a way.

She can be really pilya. There was a time we were asking her to pack away her toys and she pretended she was sleeping. Ugh!

When she found out my husband and I's names, she started calling us 'Mama Coi' and 'Papa Jojo' all the time. I'm happy that she now knows our names!

She likes to sing and dance! She sings even we don't know what it is she's singing, and dances whenever she hears music. Our little ball of energy!

I could just go on and talk about my little girl (hehe), but this would be a very long post (lol). 
Ah I never knew I'd be in love with someone this much.
I love this little human being so much!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

WELP! People talking to my Baby who DOESN'T even talk yet

I, myself has talked to babies before, I even ask them things that I know I wouldn't get an answer from! But, actually, I didn't mind that. I didn't think it was awkward at all. There's nothing awkward about babies, right?

But now, as an awkward parent. I do get awkward when I'm carrying my baby girl and my friends, relatives, most esp when other people asks my baby! Who they know doesn't even talk yet!!! I mean c'mon...

But then I didn't mind it, and sometimes I don't answer the question, I just repeat the question to my little girl which made it more awkward I guess. Lol! I don't even know why I even thought of asking my little girl whom I know doesn't even talk. And doesn't even understand what I was saying. There was a time I answer it for my baby. But it seemed like they didn't care when I answered it for my daughter. :( So now, I just wait for the person to look at me, and talk to me instead of my daughter.

One time, my husband asked me this...
"What do you do when other people ask Maco something, even when they know Maco doesn't even talk yet. Do you answer for Maco or you don't answer at all?" 

I told him, "RIGHHHTT??!?!". And then we laughed.

I know this is just simple or non-sense for most people, but parents reading this, what do you do when other people ask your baby (who doesn't talk yet) questions? Do you answer for them, like you "baby talk" to them (LOL), or you just answer them? Or you just don't answer at all.

**This was when Maco doesn't talk yet, now she can somehow converse with people. If she's not being shy! Hehe

Up to 90% OFF for Lazada's 5th Birthday Surprise MARCH 21-23 2017!!

Hey Mommas & Poppas, Lazada's Birthday Sale is not only for  tech enthusiasts and beauty junkies, but for us, parents, as well! Check out some of the items that would be on sale this March 21st until the 23rd! ;)

 Nestle and MamyPoko will both be offering discounts on their products during the Birthday Sale which runs from March 21 to March 23, 2017.

It will all start at midnight of March 21 with Nestle offering a 10% discount on Nestle Nido 3 + Pre-School Powdered Milk Drink With Free Storage Box 1.6kg. From it's original price of P770, it will be priced lower at P693. Another Nestle product which will be having a 10% discount is the the 3-Pack 50g Nestle Cerelac Nutripuffs Banana & Orange which is priced down at P201. Nido FortiChoco and Nido Fortigrow will also both get a 10% price reduction during the 3-day sale. The set of 6 Nido FortiChoco 150g-pack will only cost P679 while the set of 6 Nido Fortigrow 160g-pack will be priced at P757.

MamyPoko will be offering discounts of up to 50% off starting midnight of March 21. At 40% discount, MamyPoko Extra Dry Diaper Newborn, Pack of 28+2 will be priced at P181. MamyPoko Easy to Wear Diaper Panta Medium 20's, Pack of 6, on the other hand, will only cost P507. That's less than P4.25 pesos for every diaper! On top of these flash sale products, MamyPoko will be applying a 30% discount on many of its products for the 3-day sale as well so make sure that you visit the MamyPoko website.

Many more brands for your kids will go on sale during the 3-day Birthday Sale.

these Avent Bottles are just P715.00!!! (NOT YET THE 38% DISCOUNT)
Philips Avent Baby bottles will go on flash sale at midnight of March 22 with a 38% discount as well as a Chicco Sterilizer  offered at 62% off on March 22

Monday, March 20, 2017

Press Release: Jollibee’s New Party Theme Brings Fun Up to Speed

I've never gone to a dull party at Jollibee, it's always fun and exciting -for all ages! And to add to our fun Jollibee party experience, they've added a new party theme! Yay! :)

Fasten your seat belts as the country’s leading fast food chain revs up the excitement with JolliRace, the newest and coolest addition to the Jollibee Kids Party.

With JolliRace, all racetracks lead to a fun, Grand Prix experience. Boys and girls will have a blast on their special day with balloons, relay games, awesome prizes, and a delicious cake prepared to give them a birthday party set at full speed.

Jollibee, Yum and Popo will thrill party guests in this one-of-a-kind celebration. All these, plus Jollibee langhap-sarap favorites Chickenjoy, Jollibee Spaghetti, and Yumburger meals, make the JolliRace party a sure winner among kids and kids-at-heart.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stars of "LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD" are Expecting their First Child

Congrats are in order! “Little People, Big World” star Jeremy Roloff, and his wife, Audrey, are expecting their first child! The couple took to social media to announce their happy news via Instagram, YouTube, and on Audrey's blog. “The secret is out...I'm going to be a dad!” the 26 year old reality star captioned the Instagram shot, which featured the couple holding up a tiny brown Carhartt coat, just like the ones they were wearing, surrounded by several ultrasound images. So cute!

It's not the only baby in the Roloff family! Jeremy's twin brother, Zach, recently found out that his first baby is going to be a boy! In an very interesting twist, Jeremy and Audrey actually found out they were expecting after returning from Zach and Tori's gender reveal party! Zach's wife, Tori, announced her pregnancy back in November 2016, which means that the two babies are going to be born within just a few months of each other! Tori is due with her baby boy in May, and Audrey is due in September. Amy and Matt, the boys' parents, who finalized their divorce last May, are overjoyed to be grandparents times two! 

We know that this is going to be a super exciting time for this quickly growing family! 

What my Husband / Marriage has Taught Me

Being married at the age of 25 might be too young for some, but for me, I think it's just right as I know that I'm with the one already. I know to myself that I'll be spending the rest of my life with him. I know he's the one I want to have a family with. And now we do! Being independent as I was before, and now that I am married, it kind of shook me. Hehe! It was a whole lot of different from what I am used to (well, duh). Especially, we have a ring that symbolizes that we're pretty much stuck with each other forevaarrr. Lol!

I know to myself that I'm not the sweet type of wife. There was even a time I forgot our anniversary, and I hated myself for it. And I hated thinking about others. Selfish lang! Well, in my defense, I've been kind of independent at a young age. Well, not financially, but mostly emotionally. I never cried to my friends about family matters. Not that I remember of! Haha! I always thought it's not their business, so mostly I handle things on my own.

Anyway, when I got married. A LOT has changed. Not just my surname, but also, I have to think about someone else. *rolls eyes* Joke!!! ;p

Now here are some of the things marriage/my husband has taught me...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Jose Mari L. Yupangco of Yamaha at Asia Leaders Forum Davao

On June 1, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM, another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate will be launched in Davao this time with the collaboration between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (Distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology) headed by Jose Mari L. Yupangco and TAG Media and Public Relations headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas.

Just last month, January 31, 2017 at Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati, the first of its series for this year under Asia Leaders Forum has been launched with speakers that includes Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels, Robert L. Yupangco of Zoomanity Group, Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero "Butch" Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development among others. Attended also by representatives from SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Asian Parent Philippines & Lactacyd Baby First Baby Bash

The AsianParent Philippines in partner with Lactacy Baby invited me to their very first Baby Bash here in the Philippines! And I was excited! I always am excited attending events, haha! I guess it's because I could go out and have a real reason to go out. Haha!

I tagged along my husband and my little girl with me that day. When we got there, I met up with Ms. Janine from theAsianparent Philippines, she's so nice! Actually, everyone in that event was. :)

thank you Ms Janine for taking our photo :)
the "passport" to the event
The event was held in White Space Manila, on a Sunday, it was quite near us and no traffic, so yay! We got there with the welcoming remarks already starting. We saw one corner where the kids were playing, and so that's where we sat. We put down Maco and let her play with the other kids while I listen and the husband looking after Maco. Ah the perks of attending events on a weekend with my husband!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day: Boyfriend/Girlfriend VS Couple WITH a Child

Oh hey there Mommas, even I can't believe it's already February! Oh yeah, "love month" as what they say is here!

I remember when my husband, Joshua, and I were just boyfriend-girlfriend, and we didn't have Maco yet..


Well, I really can't remember... HAHA! So I checked my Instagram and saw this!

A photo posted by Coi Contreras (@coifishh) on
So I'm pretty sure I had work on the 14th so we celebrated it on the 17th? Well, I myself ain't really a fan of Valentine's Day, we just went to Serendra and roam around, had some dinner. Nothing special, but I was with my special someone! Naks! Chos. And the year before that. I can't remember anymore. Though I think I had work that time, too!

Now that we're married. And have a child.

Well. Let's do a comparison, shall we?

Sunday, February 5, 2017

OPPO F1S: Travel Essentials

As what I've been hearing from other people, traveling is a better present to our loved ones than of the material things, because the material things may fade and lose it, but the memories will stay forevarrr!

So yeah. Traveling is really lovely as long as you're with your loved ones! <3

As a mom, as much as I want to pack light, I really can't because there may be emergencies (i.e. food/drink explotion, insect bites, and even poop explotion), so packing extra shirts and pants is a must! Mommas out there, you hearin me? Am I right? Packing light is not for us, mommas! Haha!

But let me share with you people what I usually bring whenever my little girl and I goes out of town! Of course with the rest of the family! :)

H E Y M A M A C O I ' S   T R A V E L   E S S E N T I A L S

Friday, February 3, 2017

How I am as a Mom of a Toddler

Before giving birth to my precious little munchkin, Maco, I've been reading blogs, books, magazines, and on facebook groups about what to do/ what to give and what not to do/ what not to give to your little one. I told myself "Imma do this" and "Imma do that".

For the first 6 months, it was hella easy! Because my little girl would basically just be laying down, rolling here and there.

But when she turned 7 months, oh my! That's when she learned to stand, and at about 8 or 9 months, she was walking little by little. She wanted to walk and walk. It was pretty tiring, but it was fine!

She turned a year old, it was still okay.
But when she was about to turn 2 years old, that's when she started to be a ball of energy and IDK where she got it from! And now that she's 2, oh man, that little ball of energy has gained more energy! At the end of the day, I'm totally drained. Seriously.
My little girl and her faves! Ice cream and Pizza!!! 
At first I don't give my child candies, chocolates, junk food, we also don't let her drink packed juices. But then I thought, what the hell, I had those when I was little. And so now I let her eat junk food. Well, don't raise your eyebrows on me moms out there, don't worry I don't give her junk food all the time! As what Mrs. Goerge said on Mean Girls, "What kind of mom do you think I am?". Lol!

All of the things I read on those magazines, books, and blogs, well, I really can't do those shit anymore. Because really, sometimes I just want to relax, and for me to be able to do that, I give in to my little girl. I know I've shared before to not give in to your little one if he/she wants something, but I'm so sorry I can't do that now. :( I give in sometimes. I give her chocolates, candies, junk food, you name it! Don't hate on me Mommas!
Mama and Maco at a Chapel in my hometown, Antipolo!
This is where I used to attend mass with my friends and Papa when I was a kid. Ah memories!
I want to chill, to relax, watch a movie without being bothered. But honestly, I can't really do that! The little girl would be crawling to me, asking for 'milk', or would say a bunch of things. Of course, I can't ignore her! So sometimes for her to keep quiet, I let her play whatever she wants to play, and let her eat all those junk food. Oops! In moderation, okay! Don't hate me too much, Mommas! Hahaha

Because I tell you, being a mom of a toddler is quite hard. It's harder than I expected. Surrounded by these gadgets, even if you don't want them to watch on iPads, and on cellphones, it's hard to not let them. Because sometimes it's the only way they'll stay quiet, and as a mom, you need quiet time. Or am I the only one? Sometimes I even ask myself if I'm a good mom for letting my child watch on my phone, for giving her candies, for giving her junk food.

But then at the end of the day I know I am, even when some other moms would judge me and say don't do this, don't do that. As a mom, I know we, moms, all just want the best for our little ones. And I think giving candies, chocolates, and letting them watch on tablets doesn't mean we're bad moms. And again, all of these are in moderation. ;)

I know we all want the best for our kids, so don't stress yourself too much, Mommas! You are a good mom, and you're the best mom for your little one! ;)
This, too, I need to remind myself of every now and then! 

Monday, January 30, 2017

My Grand Baby Fair Year 7 Experience

I got invited to the Grand Baby Fair Year 7, and I was sooooo excited! Ah I love baby/children fairs! Been in love with it since I had my little girl! Who doesn't love those tiny shoes, little shirts, and toys?! Right?
Entrace of the Grand Baby Fair!
It's at the Megatrade Hall 2 :)
Being a mom at this time and age can be good and bad. Well, one of the bad is that we're easily judged through our social media postings and all but, there are more of the good things and one of it is having fairs like this. It's so easy to buy a stroller to the onesies all in one stop! Plus, at a super low price!!! Ah I love sales! Being a mom, I fell in love with sale even more! Haha! But seriously though. I won't shop until it's sale. Am I the only one here, mommas? Lol

My husband's smiling pa dito hahaha!
That cute teddy bear!
For every purchase of P300 worth of products from the Nivea booth,
you can get a free teddy bear like this (NOT that size lol), and for every P700 worth, you can get a diaper bag! 
Haven't tried this type of breast pump, since I only used manual because electric breast pumps are expensiiive
But this one from Looney Tunes is only P2,000.00!!
Even toys are on sale!! These are obviously for 50% off!
Art kits, books, and educational toys for 20% off!
Expecting moms, and all of you mothers out there, I really suggest you go to fairs like such, because you would really save a lot. I wish I did when I was pregnant with my little girl. But, unfortunately I didn't know much about fairs back then. :( I thought it was just a waste of time, and the price would just be the same but no. Super different from the original price! Plus, you could get samples from most of the brands! ;)

They also have talks from the experts in the venue!
The wife can roam around and do the shopping while the husband and kid sits here, may natutunan pa si husband! Haha
Cute outfits for our lil ones from Carter's for 20% off

Different brands of cribs, strollers, walkers, carriers on this booth.
It's located at the left side corner
On this Surplus booth you can get not more than P200.00 of towels and blankets!
There are also clothing for kids at a very low price! ;)

The Belo Baby booth is I can say the cutest among all!
It also has this promo if you buy one product from them you get a FREE hand sanitizer,
if two products you can get FREE hand sanitizer and a bag tag! 
I was even hoping to see Scarlett Snow Belo there! Hehe ;)

I can't tell what's the difference from last year and the previous years since I haven't been to any of the Grand Baby Fair but I can say that the event is organized well. It may seem like a clutter because there are a lot of people, but it's just because there are actually a LOT of people! You can't move much. But even though there are a lot of people, and the line is looonngg, and I mean the line is LONG, I didn't feel like we're there for a lot of time, I think that we're actually fast given how long the line was. I even thought that while I'm in line I could look some more through the booths, but that apparently didn't happen. And in fairness, the cashiers were really fast ah, and the staff are really helpful, one lady staff even picked up my basket for me. I think she thinks I'm pregnant though. :( HAHAHA And they're always smiling even if they're super busy. And if you get thorsty, there are water dispensers all over the venue! Two thumbs up for this one! :)

Another awesome deal! Avent Starter Kit for only P2,220.00 from P3,299.75!!!

30% to 50% off on those cute white onesies, sandos, and pyjamas! 
Now let me share with you some tips that I think would help you if you're going to Grand Baby Fair or to any fairs/bazaars...

Go early as much as possible so there wouldn't be a lot of people yet. 
(but if y'all are going early, well, that's a problem. lol)
It's better to not bring your child, because there would be a lot of people, and siksikan and you might not notice your child that much.
But if you're bringing your child, bring someone with you. 
Bring a bag that's easy to carry and that you could see, more likely a sling bag. And don't bring much.
Bring your Mom Card with you, because if you reach a single receipt of P5,000.00, you could bring home these:

I opted to post this last Saturday pa, it was on schedule but IDK what happened huhuhu :(

Anyway, there will be another Grand Baby Fair pa naman, so I really suggest y'all Mommas and Mommas-to-be go there!!! ;)