Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Working Mom Diaries: Wednesday


I was busy discussing our post-holy week strategies with the boss, revising an article that needed to be published, yada yada. Everyone was bouncing off the walls  with nervous and stressful energy. We all just wanted to get the week over with, just take these 4 precious days off to go home and be with our families.

I just wanted to finish all my tasks, log out of my email account, and shut down the computer. Yes, it is that single task that makes me feel alive at the end of every tiring day. It's like a confirmation that I still have a life beyond work, like killing off the machine signals freedom and peace.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nursery Room Makeover + Handicrafts, atbp. SUPER Giveaway

In my previous entry, I was working on several design ideas for our baby's nursery room makeover. With so many design ideas to choose from, I found it a but challenging to pick one (as I loved all of them!) so I decided to go with my beloved Dr. Suess!

If you are a regular reader, you would know how much I love Dr. Seuss! I've been reading his works since I was a kid, up to now that I have a child of my own. Isn't it so great to get to share with your kid the wonders of your own childhood? I also wanted to impart with little J the magical benefits and value of reading, and incorporating Dr. Seuss' works into his environment would be a great start!

Check out the mood board I have come up for our super baby's Dr. Seuss-inspired nursery!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Very Own Project Nursery

Nursery rooms, babies, and room makeovers, doesn't that sound so exciting?! I don't know about you but whenever I hear the words: room makeover, renovation, design, and nursery together; thoughts come racing in and they turn into flashes of designs and oh-my-god I get all giddywiddy zoned-out like a kid on LSD!

Err, someone got too excited for a second there! See, what I told you?

Well, the little man is turning 5 months old next week, and as a form of tradition, we have been celebrating his birth date every month. This time, we wanted to give him a special gift that's practical and will last him through his toddler years.

Nanny Rose's Giveaway

Nanny Rose is giving away a goodie bag for moms suffering from post-partum hair fall!

1 lucky mom will win a bottle of Gugo & Lawat Anti-hairfall Shampoo, 1 Four Slices Raspberry Cheesecake Lip Balm, and 1 adorable canvass bag from Nanny Rose's!

Post-Partum Hair Loss

Post Partum Hair fall Cartoon

Let's discuss something that most moms with babies as J's age experience- Post-Partum Hair Loss. Grrrr, it's annoying, disgusting, and scary, all at the same time! Imagine taking a bath one day and finding HUGE clumps of hair clogging up the drain. Think about brushing your hair and seeing a handful of hair stuck in between the bristles, with more hair falling off your shoulders and on the floor. Totally annoying and terrifying. I thought something was wrong with me or that perhaps my shampoo was too harsh.

I shall not post any photos of my hairbrush nor the clogged drain as they are too graphic. It would seem like "It" from the Addams Family resides in both. So anyway, as it turns out, post-partum hair fall or hair loss happens to all moms who have recently given birth and it goes on up until your child reaches the age of 1. One year old, seriously???

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Things I Love: Summer Must-Haves

Summer is here! Get your skin prepped with these lovely, all-natural products for that healthy, glowing, beach-ready skin!

1. Nanny Rose's Sticks and Pulls All-natural Honey Wax Hair Remover: Get ready to put on that bikini you have been wanting to wear all year long! Remove those unsightly hairs in the bikini and underarm area the natural way with Nanny Rose's Sticks and Pulls Honey Wax.

2. Nanny Rose's After Wax Salve: Show your newly waxed skin some love and slather on some after wax salve with a delicious and nourishing concoction of calming and soothing Chamomile, Sweet Almond Oil, and refreshing Cucumber. 

3. Mir and Ryvi Organics Beauty Soaps: Get that beautiful and healthy glow from nourishing face and body bath soaps from Mir and Ryvi. Made from all-natural and organic ingredients that nourishes your skin. Each soap is formulated to suit specific needs. The Tomato Soap gets rid of those annoying face and back acne, Papaya Soap gives your skin that wonderful bright glow, while the Banana skin has skin lightening and anti-aging properties.

With these products at hand, you are sure to get that beach-ready healthy glowing skin!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Challenges and Answered Prayers

The little man is being quite a challenge these past few days. He's not one to be fussy nor high maintenance. A few days ago, as I was starting to get frustrated I suddenly realized something really funny.

A few years ago, I asked the Lord to give me more patience. In return, He gave me a little guy who would teach me how to be patient and more.

I asked the Lord for strength and He gave me a little man who would be my rock, as I would be for him.

I asked the Lord for prosperity and He gave me hands and a mind to create things, which in turn helps me earn a living.

I asked the Lord to teach me about love and He gave me a little man to love and nurture.

I asked the Lord to teach me about forgiveness and He gave me people who have proven to be quite a challenge.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What You Need to Know About The Number One Child Killer

Last February 23, we were invited to join other mom bloggers at Mommy Mundo's launching of PLAY. During the event, we learned about the importance of expressing your love for your child through bonding activities.

As parents, our main concern is to keep our children out of happy, healthy, and safe by providing a loving home for them and by ensuring their protection from any form of harm. We learned that one of the leading causes of death among children 5 years of age and below was Invasive Pneumococcal Disease or IPD.
Here are some important things you need to know about one of the leading killers of children, under 5 years of age and its most common form, Acute Otitis Media or AOM:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Congratulations to the winners of the Crumbs and Grubs Lactation Goodies Milkin Pack and Strip It! Hair Removal Sugaring Kit!

Please check your emails for information on how to claim your prize.

What's In Your Diaper Bag?

Along with motherhood comes exchanging your make up bag/vanity kit for a diaper bag. It's an essential part of your "baby bag" so it's important to have your complete kit ready for those spontaenous days when you just feel like taking your baby out for a stroll.

A diaper bag need not to be so bulky and overloaded with diapers, rash creams, and other products. You also need not buy a special diaper bag or expensive changing kits. As long as you've got the basics covered, a tiny bag or purse will suffice. And come on, who would want to lug around huge bags while going about town with your little one?

No. HECK NO. I will not be caught dead carrying these.

Witching Hour

It's 4am and I have just finished working. The plan was to actually just check an email and I ended up working my way through the very last email, sending out inquiries, reports, requests, etc to clients and workmates.

As if I'm not being workaholic enough, my mind is being bugged by the thought that there's no weekend to look forward to as I have tons of baking to do.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spunk it up!

As I was freeing up some hard disk space tonight, I came across some of my old files that I used to post on my previous blogs, pre-motherhood era. It felt like I stepped into a long-forgotten part of me. I felt like a total stranger stepping into a totally different world where Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, leprechauns, unicorns, awkward jokes, installation art, design, and random useless but interesting trivia existed.
Keeping my pimphand strong!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekend Warrior: Expo Kid Year 5

Young and old, alike has such a blast at the recently concluded Expo Kid Year 5: The Ultimate Summer Activity Fair at 500 Shaw Events Place, Madaluyong. This year's theme was D.I.Y/Handicrafts. Mommy Mundo gave us parents creative and fun ideas on how to make our summer productive with the various featured activities, booths, and programs that sparks one's creativity and imagination- from DIY craft from Craft MNL to fun worksheets from
Expo Kid Entrance

Friday, March 1, 2013

Holistic Parenting: A Healthy Child is a Happy Child.

When it comes to protecting your child, how far would you go?

Last February 23, we were invited to Mommy Mundo's launching event called PLAY, a disease awareness raising campaign at the Playdium at Fun Ranch, Frontera Verde Pasig; along with 24 media moms and their children. PLAY stands for Protection, Love, and Activities for Young kids. It's about expressing your love for your child in a holistic approach-by providing your child with a happy and healthy environment.

How do you provide a happy environment for your child? By spending quality time with him through enriching and stimulating activities that promotes parent-child bonding. This is what the event taught us moms (and dad- hi, Marc!) through the fun activities they prepared for us. There was a parent and child amazing race/treasure hunt, a word scramble, and a puzzle game, among others.

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