Friday, June 28, 2013

Belly Blessed Fest 2013

events for pregnant moms
Calling all expectant moms and dads! Celebrate the magic of motherhood and wonders of womanhood at the Belly Blessed Fest 2013!

Celebrate the many joys of pregnancy with Belly Blessed Fest 2013! A three-day event dedicated to expectant moms, Belly Blessed Fest will be held from July 12 to 14, 2013 at the 2nd and 3rd Level Atrium of The Podium Mall in Pasig City.

There’ll be exciting interactive stations to delight expectant moms and dads-to-be like the Pregnancy Portrait Booth, Clay Medallion Making Station, and a wishing wall where moms can write special messages to the miracle growing inside their wombs. Alongside the activity stations will be booths showcasing the latest mom and baby products and services in the market today. Moms-to-be can also browse and shop for essentials at the mompreneur booths.

There will also be products for toddlers and children, Crumbs and Grubs Lactation goodies and snacks for expectant and nursing moms. As part of the Mommy Mundo events' tradition, there will be raffles throughout the day.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Delayed Cord Clamping

It has been a while since I wrote about natural childbirth. I have been wanting to share about what I practiced (Delayed Cord Clamping and birth practices, in particular) when I gave birth to baby dragon, but lack of time got the best of me. Whenever we discuss my birthing options and plan, one of the things I was very particular about with my OB was Delayed Cord Clamping.
Delayed Cord Clamping
Delayed cord clamping is the practice of delaying cord cutting and clamping until the cord has completely stopped pulsatingabout 2-3 minutes after birth. This is to ensure that upon childbirth, blood and nutrients from the placenta are transferred to your newborn. It provides your newborn additional oxygen, iron stores, stem cells, and an increase in blood volume about1-2 months' worth of your baby's iron requirements. This is very important as iron is very crucial in preventing anemia and in aiding the brain development of infants. It is even more beneficial for preterm infants as it protects against against Sepsis and Hemorrhage. There are moms who even practice leaving the cord and the placenta attached to the newborn until it falls off on its own.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Beautiful Endings with Cif

What do we, moms hate most about housework? 
Vintage housework sexy
How I wish I looked like this while cleaning.
A toned-down version of how I really look while cleaning.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica Sunset
Santa Monica, I am terribly missing you! 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cold Busters! Battling Colds the Natural Way

"Sunny days sweeping the clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet." Well, sunny days have bid us goodbye and the rainy (or monsoon, as how we'd call it) season is here yet again. There is nothing like a long bout of cold or flu to welcome the season!

Better arm up with tons of vitamin C to fight the bad guys!
Check out my super quick and easy badass cold busting smoothie recipe that will definitely knock out those viruses before they can say "GOTCHA!"

Grab your handy dandy trusty blender and start of with some...

 How about them apples? 
Unpeeled Apples. Yes, with skin on cause we're badass like that. Seriously though, do NOT peel your Apples! Aside from the extra fiber, the peels contains natural substances that does wonders for your health! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Wonders of Reading + Look It's About Me Review

Flying of to an adventure
Whisk me away to a magical dreamland!
I am a self-confessed book addict (veering away from the name "bookworm" so it doesn't sound too dorky. Hihi). I love books. I carry them anywhere, everywhere I go. I could literally sit on one corner for hours on end and finish a good book or two. See, I have always been fascinated by the wonders of books and reading. Books have this special power of taking you to places within and beyond your imagination (and sky is the limit if you let it be!). They capture a certain sense of adventure, magic, and wonder that nothing else can replace. 
Octopus book sculpture
With every book I read, I know that within every page is an adventure waiting to come alive, a story waiting to begin, and a mystery waiting to be unfolded! Books are just one of the greatest things in the world.
This is why at a very young age, I am determined to share my passion of books and reading with my son. I have loved Dr. Seuss all my life! His works were actually one of the first few books I got for my son. Read more about it here. 
The Places you will go
Whenever things start to feel a bit gloomy, I always look to Dr. Seuss for some inspiring words of wisdom.

See, one of the things that made me love books and reading even more is that there is no age limit to it and you only need your eyes and your sense of imagination and wonder. Children are never too young and adults can never be too old to go on an adventure. These thin sheets of paper creates a wondrous portal that provides every reader a very unique experience.
Now, this is somewhere I wouldn't mind getting lost in!

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