Learning about Dental Care for Kids at Tooth Princess Dental Clinic

My latest struggle with our one-year-old was toothbrush time. 😊 Yes, we always fought when I needed to brush her teeth. She cried, ran, and did everything to escape Mommy and the dreaded toothbrush! I tried different strategies — pretending the toothbrush was an airplane trying to get inside her mouth or saying that the…

Diapers for a cause at Baby Company’s Diaper Deals Drive

Who would’ve thought that stocking up on diapers for your little one can help other children in need? Thanks to Baby Company’s Diapers Deals Drive, moms and dads can take part in a donation drive that aims to give diapers to babies in need. For the whole month of September 2018, Baby Company’s #DiaperDealsDrive gives…

Why Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay is perfect for families with little children

Many things change when you already have a child. That includes your choice of anniversary celebration! 😊 My husband and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary last September 5.  Instead of watching the sunset together in a romantic cruise or doing one of those exciting backpacker trips as a couple, my husband and I celebrated…

What you can do for your child’s brain development during pregnancy

  Posting this article written by nutritionist Mary Jude Icasiano for my future reference (in case God grants us Baby # 2 someday) and as guide to my friends and blog readers who are expecting a bundle of joy 🙂 Happy pregnancy, mommies!   As an expectant mom, you want the best for your baby. That is…

Early Christmas Shopping at Toys “R” Us’ X Mastercard Flash Sale

From September 3 to 5, 2018, Mastercard will celebrate Christmas three months early through a tie-up with giant toy retailer Toys “R” Us for the biggest Flash Sale in town. The giant toy retailer’s exclusive promo is open to all active consumer credit, debit, and prepaid Mastercard holders at its Robinsons Galleria branch so mark…

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale by Repertory Philippines

Watching a theatrical performance with my daughter is one item on my mommy bucket list.  That’s why I’m excited to watch Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, a play by REP’s Theater for Young Audiences.  It will run from September 15, 2018 to January 27, 2019 at the OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Based on the story, music, and lyrics by Janet Yates…

#Babymarathon and exclusive product offers from Pampers and Lazada

Southeast Asia’s biggest e-commerce portal Lazada and the world’s top selling diaper brand Pampers, are joining hands to produce the first-ever virtual #babymarathon and give exclusive product offers to shoppers on Super Brand Day on August 29, 2018. Be Part of the Record-Breaking #babymarathon The 42-minute #babymarathon video montage, which will be aired on August…

Snail Mucus Mask from Korean Brand ‘Cool Collection’ + Giveaway

Believe it or not, my husband and I used to have regular “facial treatment” sessions when we were still dating. Of course, we had the luxury to do that when we weren’t thinking about buying diapers or saving for tuition fees yet. 🙂 Three years into marriage, my husband and I can no longer afford…

Focus on TODAY – Blocks of Wisdom for Marriage

Hello August! 😊 This month reminds me of the very wholesome bridal shower my beautiful sisters-in-law organized for me three years ago. The guests wrote on a block a word of wisdom they wanted me to bring in the new chapter of my life — married life. Back then, I didn’t really take these colorful…

PUR Philippines Grand Launch + Product Giveaway

PUR, a baby brand from Thailand, is now in the Philippines!  My daughter Tash and I were happy to be part of its official launch last Sunday. 33-year-old Baby Brand Since it was my first time to hear about the baby brand, I was surprised to know that PUR is actually one year older than…

Survival Tips for Traveling WITHOUT Your Little One

Traveling when you’re already a mom isn’t easy. In the last five months, my work had required me to be on two out-of-the-country business trips — one week in Sydney and 3 days in Singapore. My younger and single self would’ve rejoiced at the thought of work-related travels. But now that I’m a mother, things…

Millennial Moms PH’s Mompowerment Talk at ExpoMom North 2018

I thought motherhood would end my adventures and learning opportunities. I realized that my life as a parent is actually more exciting and fulfilling than it was when I was a carefree single lady. 😊 Blessed to have the opportunity to speak about my mom experiences with these beautiful moms.  Thank you to Millennial Moms…

4 things I learned from being a helper-less working mom

I’ll share with you my secret frustration these days.  It’s my failure to get a household help, a nanny, a yaya.  Finding a helper is a constant item in my weekly to-do list that I can never check. It’s a task that neither my online searching nor my husband’s exceptional networking skills can achieve. Having…

Dicasalarin Cove: Coz Baler is not just for the Surfer

When people say Baler, the first thing that comes to mind is surfing. So being the non-surfer and “not so sporty” person that I am, I wasn’t that excited when my husband told me that we’re going on a Baler trip with his officemates.  Aside from the fact that I’ve been to Baler before, I…

Tips for traveling when pregnant

I was 3 months pregnant when my family had this Singapore-Malaysia vacation. I was blessed to have a healthy pregnancy two years ago. I’m thankful that pregnancy didn’t hinder me from working as well as doing the things I love. Are you pregnant but must travel? 🙂 Below are some of the things I did…

Father’s Day Celebration Ideas

Though some of them might be allergic to cleaning baby’s poop, Dads will always have a special spot in the hearts of children.  It’s amazing how they can smoothly turn from being a serious working dad to a funny Sesame Street-sounding creature who can tickle (sometimes literally) the little one’s fancy.  It’s heartwarming how, despite…

Birthday Giveaway

Before my birthday month ends, I would like to share with one blooming parent these useful baby products. 1. Just like Blissful Blooming’s Instagram page. 2. Type “Joined” at the comment section of this blog post. The blooming winner will be announced on May 31, 2018. Birthday Giveaway Winner

Sharing the meatier and cheesier McSpaghetti meal with my family

Eating spaghetti brings happy memories to me.  Well, that’s obviously because as a 90s kid, I grew up in a generation whose kiddie birthday parties were never complete without a spaghetti (plus hotdog with mallows on a stick).  So it’s amazing how a simple plate of spaghetti can trigger so much joyful nostalgia. Now that…

The Work-at-Home Perks of the Yaya-less Working Momma

When you’re a mom working in the corporate world but you’ve got no household help or yaya (and best Grandma ever is on “vacation leave”), you get to experience being a working mom, stay at home mom, work at home, mompreneur status all at the same time. I thank God that my work is super…

My Mom Mentor

I love this throwback photo of me and my Mom. Back then, people couldn’t imagine me as a mother. 😂 I was quite the opposite of my mom. While she was athletic (yes, she can dive and is good at sports), brave, street smart and decisive, I was so frail and useless in the house…

Sending gifts for Moms made easier by Western Union

Western Union offers services that connect children and moms all over the globe. Whether your mom is in the province or based in another country, you can conveniently send a special gift to her in three easy ways…

Mommy Mundo Passport, Sunlife Insurance and Journey Box

I applied for a Mommy Mundo passport for PHP500, but I received so much more! Along with the Mommy Mundo passport came a Journey Box that contains a lot of great mom/baby products, a Sunlife Personal Accident Insurance Card and a Dove Confident Girl pouch! Now that’s really more than PHP500! 😊 Why did I…

Relieving my baby’s dry, itchy skin through Aveeno Baby

Skin care for  baby is one of my concerns as a first-time mom.  Knowing how sensitive my child’s skin is, I’m very cautious when it comes to products I apply on my baby.  Honestly, I also easily get alarmed when I see even just simple changes in my daughter’s soft and smooth baby skin. A…

Toys for my toddler from Kidoozi

My one-year-old Tash now loves to play.  She now comes up with her “Pretend I’m an adult” games like cooking using Mommy’s hairbrush and tumbler.  You just can’t underestimate the imagination and creativity of the little ones.  😊 As a mom, I got all excited at this new phase in my daughter’s life! I decided…