BE IN THE MOMENT: How My Child Teaches Me About Mindfulness

In a generation where multitasking has become a way of life, practicing mindfulness is something easier said than done. Though I have read a lot of articles about it and attended quite a few events that promote it, being mindful is still something I find hard to consistently do. As a work-at-home mom, I try…

Our Hand Foot and Mouth Disease ( HFMD ) Experience

“Mommy, carry me. I feel sick,” said my daughter on a busy Monday morning. I thought it was just her cough and colds making her feel bad. Little did I know it was the start of our long quarantine period due to the dreaded Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD). Watch out for symptoms I’ve…

Newborn Survival Guide from Johnson’s Baby

Preparing to care for a newborn (especially if you’re a first-time mom) can be overwhelming. With the many challenging pregnancy symptoms you’re experiencing, thinking of every item to place inside the hospital bag can be difficult for you. To make birthing preps easier, I’m sharing this cute guide from Johnson’s Baby to all excited soon-to-be…

Do you ever get those photos with your toddler right?

I admire parents who always get their photos right. 🤩 I am in awe of well captured precious moments with energetic kids posing like a pro with their moms and dads. That’s definitely a talent… if not a miracle. 😄 For me and my little family, having a decent photo is a rarity.  As you…

4S to protect your family against Dengue

Yesterday, the Department of Health (DOH) declared a national dengue alert because of the growing number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease.  The DOH recorded 106,630 dengue cases nationwide from January 1 to June 29, 2019.  (Source: ABS CBN News) With a huge number of dengue reported, many of us parents are surely worried. We…

Johnson’s Cottontouch Lotion and Top-to-toe Wash

What’s new inside my Mommy bag? 🤔 It’s the Johnson’s cottontouch Face & Body Lotion! 💙 Together with my keys, powerbank and wallet, this new product from Johnson’s deserves a space in my heavy bag. After trying this product at the Johnson’s Mombassadors event, I can’t last a day without applying it to moisturize my…

Do you fall into #MalnutritionTraps?

“Pag healthy food, mahal na, matrabaho pa gawin!”   I am guilty of having this mindset.  We often think it’s time-consuming and expensive to prepare healthy food.  When it’s so convenient to just buy an affordable meal in the nearest fast food store, being conscious of what I eat is often taken for granted.  Truth is even busy…

Bicycle afternoon with Natacia

One of the best things about working from home is I get to have afternoon delights with my daughter. Right after work, this little girl can ride a bicycle while Mommy walks. That’s definitely better than spending hours in a traffic jam. It’s a good bonding activity and a great exercise for me. 😎🌞 More…

Scared of Momo? Go for old school activities for kids

Since we’re all scared that our little ones will be victimized by Momo and other scary stuff online, it’s time to think 🤔 of more worthwhile activities than watching videos online. Bring out the artists in them by letting them paint or draw. Read books for them or with them. Teach them to play board…

Best part of a working mom’s day

The best part of a #workingmom ‘s day is going back to a child so excited to spend whatever’s left of the day with her mom. And yes, I’m always willing to give up my exercise time in exchange for playtime with this little girl. 🥰

Services moms need to get by without a helper

No yaya? No problem! 😄 Many of us moms don’t have a helper, not by choice but by circumstance. Who wouldn’t want a helper when that means extra hands to get things done, right? The problem is there’s a scarcity of willing and competent full-time helpers nowadays. For New Year’s sake, let’s not dwell on…

Nurture Your Child’s Gifts of Generosity and Gratitude

Are gifts starting to pile up under your Christmas tree? 🙂 Surely, we can never escape receiving gifts this joyous season.  Why? Because Christmas is the season of giving, a season of sharing, a season of love! 🙂 No matter how grand or simple, gifts are people’s “concrete” way of showing their love and care….

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…

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…

Home Safe Home: Childproofing Products from Dreambaby

As a first-time mom, I wasn’t aware of the need to “childproof” our home. I didn’t even know that such word exists. 😊 I never thought of it until my sweet little baby Tash turned into a toddler who likes to walk and run around the house, grab every little item on her way, and touch almost…

Blooming Mom Talks: Baby Skin Care Tips

Congratulations to Mommy Mariza Evangelista for winning Blissful Blooming’s recent giveaway contest “What advice can you give a first-time mom about taking care of a child’s skin?” We’re happy to feature her answer in the blog’s first “Blooming Mom Talks”. These baby skin care tips are based from our featured mom’s experience. 🙂 Moms know…

Pampers shares how choosing quality diaper is important to child’s motor development

Every parent knows how crucial walking is for a child’s growth and development.  Her first steps will lead to the first dance, the first run, the first climb.  In his book Understanding Motor Development in Children, David L. Gallahue states that “Movement is at the very center of young children’s lives. It is an important facet of all aspects of their development, whether in the motor, cognitive, or affective domains of human behavior.”

Baby food recipe: Butternut Squash and Apple

The trying hard kusinera mommy strikes again! 🙂   Since I gained a little bit of confidence from my first two culinary attempts (Read about my Pork Chop with Potato Marbles and Garlic Butter Shrimps experiment here), I thought of trying my luck at taking baby food preparation to the next level. By “to the next…