I remember 3 around 3 years ago when I found out I was pregnant, after the excitement and the adrenaline rush toned down a little, I suddenly realized how much I don't know about babies. I didn't grow up living with a baby in the house even. The last time I lived in a house with a baby in it was back in 1992, when my little cousin was born. I was grade 2 I think. So I wasn't really paying attention.
Needless to say, when I became pregnant, I was as clueless, and a bit frightened. Luckily I had my sisters in law and my cousins who already have babies whom I could run to and ask for advice. But what about the other newbie moms that have less support? Well, those moms are lucky. Because of all the fast information traveling through the internet, they can already search for tips on baby care. But with all the tips and options on baby stuff, it can get overwhelming.
Well worry not, new moms! Mommy Mundo has your research work cut out for you as they release their Top Mom Picks Guidebook!
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
There has been a boom in the milk tea industry here in the Philippines, as you all know. It's probably because of our hot weather that we like indulging ourselves with cold drink treats, (and I guess because of the Filipino's fondness for sago), that it has really skyrocketed to great heights. Because of this, lots of famous Milk tea brands have been popping up left and right. But what I recently found out is that one of the big Milk tea establishments, Tokyo Bubble Tea, offers so so much more than just a milk tea.
They serve a whole lot of hearty dishes too! Their menu is huge! This is what makes them so unique from other milk tea places. They offer a wide range of Japanese and some american cuisine from milk teas, milk shakes, slushes, side treats, soups, salads, pasta, burgers and sandwiches, curry plates, ramen, baked meals, donburi and korean sizzlers, yoshoku big plates, and sushi. (That's A LOT!!!)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
We've bought Rain a floater vest, and the usual ring floaters. But somehow it just doesn't really teach her how to float independently on water. She still needs support from an adult because at some point they either make jerky movements and sink, or with some floaters with leg holes, half of their body is not really submerged in water, leaving them cold. So you'd have to constantly wet your toddler's head so they won't catch a cold. But I believe we have found the perfect floater for Rain!
Until now, we still can't get over the fact that Rain can swim in the deep end of the pool. And it's all with the aid of this amazing and brilliant floater, the Puddle Jumper by Stearns! It's the best I've seen so far!
Finally! Wipes that you can be sure kills 99.9% of germs and viruses! Perfect for this flu season! I should know. Rain and I were both sick these past few days and it wasn't easy! It's bad enough when a toddler is sick, but to have the "nanny" that takes care of the toddler (me) get sick as well, it was really a challenge. I'm very hands on with Rain. We only have one household help so when we're at home, we ask her to concentrate on the cleaning, cooking, and laundry because that's already a handful. Since my husband takes care of business and stuff, my business is Rain's bath time, nappy change, feeding, you name it.
That being said, being the one who takes care of Rain, I always have to make sure I'm not accidentally exposing her to any virus or bacteria. Or at least do my best to prevent her from catching germs or viruses. I know it's hard, but if we at least have some preventive measures, the odds of our kids getting sick will lessen somehow. An one obvious step is to always have our hands and surroundings clean.
So what's a must-have item in every mom's bag / baby's diaper bag? Wipes! Can't leave home without it. And if you go to the supermarket now, there are lots of wet wipes products, some even have Disney designs on the package (of course this is what I have been buying. It's just too cute!). Those worked okay for our wiping needs, but I just recently got introduced to a hand wipe product that will make you say "Oh yeah... that makes sense!" and "Where have you been all my life?"
Introducing, Lysol Germ Protection Hand Wipes!
Because there's apparently a mosquito wonderland in the area where we live in, I have been buying different kinds of mosquito repellent left and right. I bought that yellow bulb thing (seemed to work, in fairness. But seems like some mosquitoes are not bothered by it), and of course Mosquito coils, and bug sprays. But the thing about mosquito coils and bug sprays in the market is the irritating and unpleasant smell. You could say they repel people too. And because of this, you need to ask your family to leave the house first so you can use a bug spray to fumigate your house inside and around the house. Needless to say, it's a hassle. Plus, it's not good for our health.
But apparently, there's a wonder product in the market that is safer and more effective! (This is another where-have-you-been-all-my-life product)...
Mortein NaturGard with Citronella is an amazing natural insecticide that is safe for the environment and for the family! Let me show you the ways...
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Zumba is more tiring than meets the eye. I've watched people do Zumba before and I thought it looked fun but at that time it didn't seem like it was drastically tiring compared to other exercises like Shaun-T's Insanity (Now that one's really insane!) Anyway, when me and my sister tried it at home, I was proved wrong. After a few minutes of doing it, I was sweating like a pig already.
But imagine doing these dance-like movements with resistance. And by resistance, I mean underwater. And there is such a thing! It's called Aqua Zumba®! (Read more for our Aqua Zumba pics haha!)
|Stock Photo provided by F1 Hotel|
Monday, March 30, 2015
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My daughter is 3 years old. She has never had any ballet lessons that's why there was this one time when a friend of ours out of nowhere told Rain "Can you dance the ballet, Rain?". I thought Rain wouldn't react, but she surprised me by raising her arms over her head, and then twirling! I know I showed her this twirl maybe months back and I didn't think she was paying attention at that time. That's why I was so surprised that she actually retained it in her mind! This makes me think she might enjoy learning ballet!
It's every little girly girl's dream to dance the ballet. The cute tutus, the classy pointy toes, and most of all, the graceful body movement. I didn't get to study ballet. But even before I got pregnant, I knew that when the time comes that I would have a daughter, I want her to study ballet so she can acquire that graceful movement, even when she's not dancing.
And this summer, looks like it's about to come true! I'm excited to sign her up for a trial classical ballet class conducted by non-other than the famous Lisa Macuja- Elizalde.