Showing posts from August, 2016

Perfect App for Us, Parents : ParentTown App

Parents today are just so lucky because we all have workshops, and talks here and there. We could ask an expert regarding our little one’s food for example. But unfortunately not all parents could attend such event. Maybe they’re too far from where it’s held and the like. I, myself wanted to attend an event before but it was too far from where I live so that didn’t happen. Or maybe if you’re in your third trimester already, of course it would be too hard to travel. Plus, you would be shedding some money for it of course. Travel expense, workshop fee, though there are also workshop events for free.
When I was pregnant with Maco, I was so clueless. If only I could attend all the workshops I knew then, I would! And then I chanced upon a website that have a forum on it so I made an account and there I would ask questions, answer the other parents and all. Unfortunately though I wasn’t able to continue it as much as I hoped for because the website’s hard to configure on phones and on tablet…

SUN LIFE’S #liveBrighter Campaign: Millenials For A Financially Prepared Generation

The new generation of workforce, the Millenials, wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause. Such opportunity is possible when one becomes a Financial Advisor. This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as they advocate financial foresight and planning. “Millennials are known to be slashers as they juggle a lot of things live travelling, blogging, and other passion projects on top of their regular 8-5 jobs. It sounds very aspirational but how can they sustain this in terms of time and resources?” said Sun life Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo. “With that in mind, we see that the profession of a Financial Advisor is a perfect fit for their lifestyle,” added Bernardo.
After introducing the Financial Advisor in popular culture thru…

Tips to Prolong Breastmilk Supply

I honestly didn't expect my breastmilk would still be available up until now. But it did, and I'm thankful for that!

So now at 19 months, I'm still breastfeeding my little girl. Read more about it here. Now let me share with some tips on how to prolong your breastmilk.

F L U I D S Drink lots of water! Yes, it helps. And if you can, eat more soup than of fried food. I tell you, when my in-laws found out that what I wanted was to breastfeed my little girl, our ulam almost everyday is tinola! Ako na yung nagsasawa eh. Haha! But don't just limit your ulam with just tinola okay! Hahaha! Remember we have sinigang, nilaga, and the like.
M A L U N G G A Y Speaking of tinola, you must have malunggay with it! I mean yes. Malunggay, malunggay, malunggay! When we actually cook tinola here we rarely use malunggay, but because I'm breastfeeding, we gotta have it! 
L A T C H Just let your baby latch. On the earlier days of my breastfeeding, I actually thought I don't have much …

Eggciting Race for a Cause

Did you know that one egg a day is good for your health?
Philippine Egg Board Association enumerates five valid reasons why you should have one egg a day. First, it helps you in weight management. Second, it provides muscle strength and prevents muscle-loss. Third, it makes your brain function better. Fourth, it maintains eyes’ health. Fifth, it contributes to healthy pregnancy for women.
Thus, Philippine Egg Board Association together with The Good Egg by Sarimanok is actively campaigning for one egg a day to every Filipino family.
In line with the celebration of “World Egg Day” on October, Guerilla Race helps these two organizations in bringing an exciting yet worthwhile activity to better promote this noteworthy advocacy. Known as “Eggciting Adventure Day”, this first ever event aims to encourage awareness about “one egg a day”. Highlighting this adventure is the “Eggciting Family Fun Run” which will happen on October 16, 2016 at SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex in Pasay Ci…

Nutri10 Plus Review: How was it with Maco?

Last week, Wert Philippines sent us bottles of Nutri10 Plus. I was excited and thought how timely it was because my Maco has been eating quite lesser than the usual. She's more active now and eats non-healthy food (junkfood, candies, juice) and I'm worried she doesn't have much nutrients her body needs. And have I said how active my little girl is today? She's super active, she runs around all the time, jumps here and there. You name it!

At first when I tried to give Maco Nutri10 plus, she didn't like it. I think she thought it was like her medicine when she's sick, I had to tell her it was just like juice. Hehe! After a couple of days she's having it, I think that's the time she was able to taste the Ponkan flavor as I heard Maco say "hmmm-mmm" with a smiling face when she had it. She likes it already!

I give Maco 1/2 a teaspoon as instructed on the box every morning. I usually give it to her right after breakfast and before lunch. There'…

Why we're moving up to Pampers Baby Dry Pants

I was so excited I was invited to the Mommy Meet Up event last Aug. 14th. It was an event in partnership between Pampers and Gymboree. Pampers has launched it's new Pampers Baby Dry Pants, as Gymboree was celebrating it's 40 years!
I tagged along Maco and Joshua with me as I thought it would be great to bring my awesome family with me, because I know there would be a play area or something -there was! It was also a Sunday, so it would be great for some bonding moment right after!

Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary

Last July 30th was my husband and I's 2nd wedding anniversary. A week before that, my cousin-in-law asked me about it, I honestly didn't remember as I'm not really a fan of celebrating anniversaries and even monthsary (I actually had a hard time spelling that one since it gets underlined in red! There's no such word, I assume). So yeah, I was a bad wife. Lol kidding!

Husband asked me days before if which one would I want more, in Makati or in Ortigas. I was like, "Makati syempre, mas malapit". And right then and there I thought this guy was up to something! And yes, I was right. Hahaha! And then he asked me, 2 nights or 1?! HAHAHA! Can't you be more obvious, hun?! Haha! And so I asked him if what was he really planning? He still doesn't want to give in!!!

But then he gave in because I told him I have work already in Monday. And I was relieved. Yes, the Mr. is planning on an overnight or 2 nights stay in a hotel. I said I didn't want it because ga…

Mommy Milkshare Event Set to Benefit Fabella Milk Bank

It’s a well-known fact that breastfeeding is best for babies. The World Health Organization states why it is so on their website, and also emphasizes that breastfeeding benefits the mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies.  

The reality is, though, that some mothers might not be able to breastfeed their children immediately after birth for legitimate medical reasons. There are also babies whose mothers may have passed away yet still need to be nourished with breastmilk.  

In cases like these, milk donations or milksharing are usually the solution. It should be noted, though, that donor milk should be screened as much as possible, to ensure that it is safe and clean for the babies who will receive it. 

If you’re a breastfeeding mom, or a mom who believes in the importance of breastfeeding, you will probably also consider milksharing or donating one’s breastmilk to be a noble endeavor. Here in the Philippines, human milk banks are actually always in need of breastmilk donations, so i…

Watercolors 101 Workshop with The Crafters Marketplace

A few months ago I was invited by Mommy Bloggers Philippines and The Crafters Marketplace for a Dad paint workshop, unfortunately though I wasn't able to attend because we need to be somewhere else at the time.

So when The Crafters Marketplace asked mommy bloggers again for a paint workshop (though not with dads anymore) for July 30, I immediately signed up and hoped to be picked! Ah yessssssss

I tagged along my husband's niece with me as I know she loves arts and crafts just like me! And girl, was she excited (well, as what her mom told me)! We were there quite early I think as there were not much mommy bloggers yet at the venue, and so I got her some fries so she would not be hungry while waiting and working at the workshop.

Ms. Alma, 1/2 of the people behind The Crafters Marketplace, introduced to us Ian de Jesus, the workshop's facilitator. Ian asked us first who have gone to a paint workshop before, I didn't raise my hand as I really haven't been to a paint w…

Toddlers in Philippine Cinemas

Since my post before this is about Movies for Kids, now I have a thought of our cinemas here in the Philippines... and toddlers, and even babies.

I know I've shared before when Maco was not yet a year old, and we watched a movie at Bonifacio High Street, she was free of charge.  Here's Maco's first cinema experience. If I remember it correctly, the lady on the desk, who my sister-in-law and husband were talking to was I think the one asking for my little munchkin's age or whatever, but the other lady(who's also behind the desk) just said that we can just go in, no need to pay for my little munchkin. And we were all thankful because movie tickets today are damn expensive! Hehe

Just last month, we watched a movie again at Cash & Carry Makati. This was Maco's 2nd time in a cinema and she's a year and 6 months, but I was still expecting that she would be free of charge because obviously she can't sit on the cinema seat on her own yet because she might …