Christmas Book Bazaar

It's your last chance of the year to get your favorite titles at the best prices only at National Book Store! Don't miss the Christmas Book Bazaar on Nov. 19 to 29, 2010 at the Market! Market! Playzone.

Grab your favorite books for as low as P30! Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from the sale will go to the NBS Foundation to help kids start the habit of reading, too.

Do your Christmas shopping early and have big discounts! Kids will love books for Christmas!

Big & Small Company's Big Sale!

Big and Small Company Warehouse Sale
(including Orange Juice, Spin and Havin' a Baby)
Up to 70% off

November 16-20
9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Nutrition Center, 2332 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City

Credit cards are also accepted during the Warehouse Sale.

Call 889-6956 for more information.

Teach Your Children Make Christmas Décor

‘Tis the season to be jolly. Christmas has always been a season for kids and year after year we do our best to make everything memorable for your kids. This year, why not allow them to help with the decorations. Here is a simple project that parents and children can bond over. Allowing them to help with little projects like these help the little ones learn hand and eye coordination.

Kids love doing arts and crafts, why not make this a bonding activity for the whole family?

Crocs and Toys "R" Us Sale this November 2010 by Citibank

Get your sizes, get your children's sizes,
get your friend's sizes!!!
Be ready for the Crocs and Toys "R" Us SALE!!

Crocs & Toys "R" Us Sale. Enjoy up to 80% off on your holiday shopping with Crocs and Toys "R" Us plus other special offers. Simply Present & use your Citibank Credit Card at Whitespace, 2314 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City on November 11 to 14, 2010 from 11am to 9pm.

Invite your friends over and if they don't have a Citi Card. They can apply on site or pay in cash.

**Note: As stated it is opening at 11 AM, but trust me there will be lines as soon as 7AM, so sleep early and prepare for the lines.. bring water and some snacks.

Halloween 2010, an update

Last October 31, Sunday, the whole family went to SM Megamall for the annual trick or treat. This year was definitely a treat for the whole family, since Lolo and Ninang came with us.

This year ,we had trouble in choosing her costume. I was already resigned on just letting her wear her costume last year (Japanese Girl with Umbrella). Thankfully, the night before, I was doing my usual window shopping at the bookstore when I saw a cute little pumpkin outfit, complete with glittery mask. I instantly knew it was perfect for her! All the while I was confident that the size we chose had a few inches allowance on the sides, but to my surprise when she tried it on, it was already snug on the tummy area! My baby girl is definitely growing fast! I also bought a cute spider headband to complete the look. Four years a go, we bought a sturdy plastic pumpkin to hold trick or treat goodies, we just wiped off the accumulated dirt and was ready for this year’s trick or treat.

Anyway, while at the mall, we went through the usual going in and out the stores, greeting them a cheery “trick or treat!” only to be told that all the candies had ran out and apparently they were implementing new rules this year: they designated certain times when they would give candies. It started at 11am and the next one would be at 1pm. That’s when we decided to have lunch first. We had Lolo with us and we thought he’d appreciate the old school menu of Savory Classic. True enough, we all had a hearty lunch. We went on trick or treating right after…

We all had loads of fun, especially with Ninang and Lolo around! Bea got lots of treats and we all went home tired but happy!

Time Zone Sem Break Treat

MECHANICS: Timezone brings you a special promo through its Sem Break Treat! Pay only P150 and get P200 worth of Powercard load offered at any of your favorite Timezone Powercard Stores. Avail of this promo from Oct. 18-24, Oct. 26-28 and Nov. 2-7, not valid in conjunction with other Timezone promotions.

The Benefits of Post Natal Massages

A new mother’s body is going through many physical and hormonal changes. A new mom is often stressed and lacking from a good night’s sleep. This is where massages can come to the rescue. A combination of aromatherapy and lymphatic drainage massage will help you restore your body shape and firm up the skin tissue stretched and strained during the pregnancy. Proper post natal massage will help you regain your body’s tone, firmness and elasticity.

There are several more reasons why post natal massage is good for your body:
• Improves the lymphatic and circulatory system of your body.
• Reduces the stress hormones through released “happy hormones” endorphins.
• Promotes healthy lactation, relaxes mothers so you can produce more milk.
• Aids in the healing of bladder disorders and soreness caused by the birthing

A word of advice for your mothers out there. As much as your whole world is now revolving around the little one, you still need to take care of yourself. Keep your beauty and sanity, a little pampering goes a long, long way!

Contaminated Vegetables

My daughter is still suffering from the ill effects of her GERD. She still has food aversion and is still spoon-fed with milk. Although she is now able to east some solid food, her main source of nutrition is still her milk.

I really want to teach her to east nutritious food, like fruits and vegetables, that's why i was so appalled when i learned that many of todays fruits and vegetables are contaminated. With the many pesticides available to unethical farmers out there, we are not really sure of the fruits and veggies we are serving our family are safe and clean. And mind you, cleaning through running water is sometimes not enough anymore. Read the rest of the article.

My Little Zombie

A few more days to go and still to halloween costume for our Bea. The original plan to have a Kill Bill costume made did not push through. We couldn't find a tailor to do it for us, every body is too busy to take our order. Too bad, her daddy already bough a fake sword with her costume. I guess we'll just have to improvise.

Maybe she can just go trick or treating wearing this mask....Isn't she just the cutest little zombie? =)

Tips on Finding The Right Pediatrician

I remember when our little Bea was just an itsy bitsy baby, we had trouble looking for the right pediatrician. We knew we had to look for someone we would trust with our daughter’s health. I remember we had to go through 3 doctors before we finally found the right pediatrician for her. We were getting really frustrated because no doctor could address her feeding problem, they just attributed it to the milk and they just kept of changing her milk from S26 to a hypoallergenic brand to soya milk… to no avail. Finally, we decided to just go to St. Luke’s Medical Center in QC, looked at the doctor’s directory and randomly chose the first available doctor who had a Saturday clinic (hubby and I are both working). Of course, I also asked for divine guidance, because we had no other choice…we had to find a pediatrician as soon as possible. I just prayed that we be guided to the right one. Guess what, our prayers were answered! We found the best pediatrician who cared enough for our Bea to really try and figure out what we do to ease her feeding problems (acid reflux and food aversion).

Thankfully there is this article, Tips on Finding the Right Pediatrician that can hopefully help other parents out there to choose the perfect pediatrician for their children.

Halloween Events For Kids 2010

You are invited to the 1st Halloween Costume Party of Big Red Barn.

The party is part of our Howl-O-Weekend celebration in Fun Ranch. Ticket prices are Php450.00/child and Php200.00 per adult. Child tickets include a free Ride All You Can wristband, snacks, food cart treats and access to all games, sampling booths, ...loot bag and party activities. Adult tickets include snacks, food cart treats and access to all games, sampling booths and party activities. Tickets are now on sale at our ground floor ticket booth. Limited to 150 kids.

Opens for all Fashionista Kids out there! Be Fab! Get Noticed! at SM Makati
Tel no. 892-0842

Enjoy a fun-filled day with various tricks and treats at the Araneta Center!

Registration is now open to kids aged 5-12 years old. Just drop by the concierge of Gateway or Ali Mall to fill out the form, or send in the following to

- Child's name
- Age
...- Parent's Name
- Home Address
- E-mail Address
- Contact Number
- Mall (Gateway or Ali Mall)
- Will join the trick or treat (Yes or No)
- Will join the costume contest (Yes or No)

Schedule of Activities in Gateway:
10:00 - 12:00: McDonald's Halloween Event
1:00 - 2:00: Dairy Queen Fright Delights
2:00 - 3:30: Trick-or-Treat around the Mall
3:30 - 4:00: Spooky Games
4:00 - 4:30: Plants vs. Zombies Costume Contest
4:30 - 5:00: Magic Show
5:00 - 5:30: More Spooky Games

Schedule of Activities in Ali Mall:
10:00 -11:00: Spooky Games
11:00 - 12:00: Dairy Queen Fright Delights
1:00 - 2:00: Jollibee Halloween Event
2:00 - 3:30: Trick-or-Treat around the Mall
3:30 - 4:00: Spooky Games
4:00 - 4:30: Plants vs. Zombies Costume Contest
4:30 - 5:00: Magic Show
5:00 - 5:30: More Spooky Games

Participants can also have their pictures taken and printed for FREE at the Zombie Paparazzi Wall, join the PvZ Tournament and mingle with our Zombie mascots. Cool prizes are up for grabs, register now!

Get Ready for a marvelous monstrous carnival!

FREE 1 ticket for every purchase of PHP1000 of any toy at Toy Kingdom and Toy Kingdom Express Store.
One ticket is good for two persons.
Date: Oct. 31, 2010

Check out our spoooooky-fun halloween party!
Sunday, Oct 31 at SM Makati, The Podium and the SM Mall of Asia
Spend a minimum of Php500 at Toy Kingdom for a ticket to our pumpkin-rific Halooween bash!

Halloween is Drawing Near

Halloween is fast approaching. I wonder what Bea’s costume will be this year. In the previous years she went trick or treating as a fairy princess, a witch, a Japanese girl…I’m thinking of buying her a costume but I would rather choose a cutie costume rather than a scary one ( Malls are teeming with scary costumes of vampires and monsters). Maybe she can come as a pirate, a super hero or a Disney princess.

She’s already excited and keeps on saying that she will be trick or treating soon.

Hubby wants to go all out and have a yellow track suit made for her, similar to the one I had made when I went to a costume party as The Bride from Kill Bill. I still have the sword at home.

We’ll see.

Money. Money. Money.

Recently, the entrepreneurial bug has bitten our daughter Bea. Her ninang (godmother) gave her a toy cash register complete with play money. She is enjoying this plaything so much that she has decided to become a mafia/mob boss of sorts in our home. She’d block the door and refused to let us pass until we pay her some pretend money. She also holds impromptu garage sales with her toys, sometimes with my stuff. The scene usually goes like this:

Mommy: How much is this? (holding up a toy giraffe)

Bea: Eight thousand!

Mommy: That’s too expensive. Don’t you have anything cheaper?

Bea: (holds up a toy cup) this.

Mommy: Ok. How much is this cup?

Bea: Eight thousand!


Oh well.

A trip to the Hospital and a CBC blood test

Last month, we had to go to St. Luke's Medical Center QC because Bea was suffering with high fever and loose bowel movement. We were extra paranoid because these past few months the cases of Dengue Fever were through the roof! Although the disease strikes all ages, children were especially susceptible. The doctor decided to monitor the little one's platelet count through a blood test called the complete blood count or the CBC just to rule out Dengue Fever.

Although this was already the second time that Bea experienced this blood test, the first time was when she was still a wee baby, so she doesn't remember anymore. I was so proud of her when the doctor pricked her finger, she put on her brave face and barely reacted... although i could see fear in her eyes...Thankfully the pediatrician said it was only flu. (sadly, we were remiss with Bea's annual flu shot this year). Note to self: update Bea's flu immunization shots!

Bea and her Homework

Bea started attending nursery class last June, and she just loves every minute of it! It has made her feel really grown up, especially whenever she brings homework from school. This makes her feel like a “real student” and all grown up. The only problem, is as much as I would love to spend time with her and explain her lessons to her patiently, we had troubles with time constraints.

Bea sleeps early. This is something she’s been used to even as a baby (plus I’ve always doubted this as her yaya’s ploy so she can watch her prime time telenovelas early). My daughter is off to dreamland by 7:30pm. The earliest time hubby and I can arrive home is 8:00pm.So we had no choice but to do her homework in the morning. The only problem is hubby and I also had to rush to get to work in the morning, and that leaves me only 15-30 minutes to sit with my Bea and help her do her homework. It’s ok if she only has to do 1 subject, but lately she’s bringing home 2-3 home works a day with tasks varying from coloring, cutting, writing etc. This just won’t do. We had to rush doing everything. I’m not even sure whether Bea absorbed her lessons, plus I’m not as patient with her as I want to be since I keep on looking at the time, fearing I’d be late to work..

So hubby and I decided to change our strategy, we will do her homework when we get home. For two weeks now, I’ve instructed our yaya to let Bea stay up and wait for us at night. At first she kept on yawning and her eyes were all droopy, but after a few days she adjusted and was back to being her usual bubbly self again. I admire her enthusiasm in making her homework! Now we are able to do her homework at a more relaxed pace and I don’t have to rush her whenever she has to practice writing her letters or color different pictures. I can be more patient with her when she answers incorrectly. More importantly, after doing her assignments, we now have the chance to tuck her in bed, kiss her goodnight and say her night prayers with her.

Less stress, more learning. Less rush, more bonding. I guess the new strategy works! =)

Join the Search for Enfant Funny Baby 2010

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Contest is open to all babies ages 3 months to 18 months at the time of registration.

Application forms can be obtained at any Enfant branches and concessionaires. The form can also be downloaded from our website or .

Minimum purchase of P2,000.00 (single or accumulated within the promo period) of any Enfant products except teethers, pacifiers, nipples and feeding bottles in any outlets qualifies your baby to join the contest.

2 winners (1 boy and 1 girl) will be chosen every 2 months from among all outlets and 1 grand winner will be chosen from among the winners.


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Power of Praise and Affirmation

I often watch my Bea as she goes about her daily routine. When I see something I don’t like, I don’t hesitate to tell her ‘no” and to correct her wrong doing. Like me, well-meaning parents grab every chance to teach their children good behavior. I think our children actually don’t mind that we reprimand or correct them, what irks them is that we give the same sermon repeatedly. Yep, we don’t notice that we have developed the tendency to nag…

If only we don’t spend all our time in reprimanding our kids. We should be reminded that when a child lives in criticism, hostility and fear, he learns to live with doubt in himself. When all we notice about his actions are the bad ones, this will definitely affect his self esteem.

We shouldn’t only be conscious of correcting their bad behavior; we should also do our best to encourage and reinforce their confidence and self-belief. Often, parents are on the look out for bad conduct so we can correct it, when in fact we should be spending our time in looking for good behavior so that we can reinforce those. Hey, isn’t that a great idea? Why not nag them into self confidence and independence!

Start now. Spend time watching out for good deeds. Our children NEED praise and affirmation. =)

Bea Wants to Play the Piano

Last weekend, we were at the mall when we passed by a music store. Inside, there was a little girl playing the piano. She looked even younger than my daughter. What’s even more amusing is that my daughter seemed enthralled at the sight of her too! When we got home she kept on telling me how she wanted to learn to play the piano too. Of course I told her yes!

I remember my cousin had a piano tutor back when we were kids. I remember thinking how it was such a waste of a perfect afternoon, just sitting around playing the piano, when she could’ve been out with us playing. Of course that all changed when I heard her play beautiful melodies on her piano. That was when I resolved that my child will definitely learn to play the piano too! Thankfully she is now showing interest! I’m sure we can find a beginner piano course out there that caters to kids.

Bea's First Time at the Beach

It has been a year since we've been to the beach. Bea had such a grand time at the Sunset Cove, Morong Bataan, i just had to make a layout about our experience. Too bad we are scheduled to visit the beach anytime soon but we are planning to go swimming with the whole family next week. Bea is so excited already!

Bea Argues with Tiger

My daughter is seen here in midst of a heated argument with... her toy tiger. Apparently her tiger won't drink his milk and she is seen here explaining to Tiger why he should drink his milk: how he needs his milk to grow strong and healthy and tall. Notice how she is giving Tiger the evil eye, just the like the way mommy does... hehehe.

She just loves acting as mommy to her toys. She is so grown up!

Acid Reflux and Bea

last monday we went for bea's scheduled upper GI xray and it was confirmed that she had reflux problems. she was made to lie down and daddy fed her with milk mixed with barium. we can see the milk as it goes down to her tummy. she was made to lie on her back, then on her side. so far so good. she drank the milk with little resistance, probably coz she's had nothing to eat or drink for the last 4 hours, a requirement for this test. then the docs just observed her, after 5 minutes, we saw clearly in the monitor her milk slowly coming back up her esophagus. hay, no wonder she keeps on throwing up. we also had her blood checked as per instructions of her pedia.

the following day we went to the pedia gastro, and she told us that according to her initial check up with bea, her motor skills has no problem. they had to rule this out since this could mean weak muscles of the digestive tract. she also said that bea's development was at par with others. she advised us to stop feeding her through a syringe, and try feeding her in a cup instead, this can help with her reflux since she will be feeding in an upright position. she insisted on us being consistent. she also upped bea's meds: motilium and omepron. plus she asked our pedia to refer us to an occupational therapist who will help re-train bea to eat, suck, chew and swallow again. the therapist will also be able to diagnose if bea has a swallowing problem. the only problem is that no therapist has clinic hours on saturdays, meaning, absent na naman.

the docs were quite honest with us. they said this will be a long process. and i bet quite an expensive one too. oh well, i just hold on one thought: God will provide.

update: we've been trying to feed her in a cup for 2 days now, more milk spillage. less milk drank. still with vomiting. currently running a fever. my boss reminded me no more absences, at least for the next two weeks... problems just keep on pilin' up.

i hold on to one thought: God will provide solutions and answers... in His time.

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Reposted from my other blog. Original entry posted on 6/28/07

Wanting to have a Pick Up Truck

There are times when out of the blue, my husband blurts out that he wants a pickup truck. He says this vehicle is perfect for the times when we’d go on vacation with the little girl. I’d always answer him that there’s no way a pick up truck will ever work for our family because when we go out, we bring tons of stuff with us, and there is just no room for our stuff in a pick up truck. He’d still have a solution to this: tonneau cover. This is the truck bed cover that is available in varied styles and designs. Apparently, these covers will enhance not only the way your pick up looks like, they will improve the truck’s performance as well.

Ok, I’m sold. Maybe someday we’d save enough money for a pickup truck, but until then our trusty old car will have to do.

The Day Our Nanny Went Missing Part 1

One Friday morning, we were busy getting ready for work when we received a text message from our nanny that she will not be coming to work. My husband and I looked at each other blankly. “Now what?” We couldn’t just leave our daughter at home with her grand father; he’ll be too stressed out. Both my husband and I have pending things to do at the office and we just couldn’t go on leave. We had no other choice but to bring Bea with us to the office.

On our way, we were discussing whether who will take Bea to the office. We decided that I would just drop by my office to submit my pending report then we’d head on over to hubby’s office where I will take care of our daughter, while hubby goes about his day.

This is a great idea, theoretically, but an entirely different matter in reality. My daughter’s feeding problem has been the primary source of tension in our family. My patience can only be stretched so much. My daughter and I often have shouting matches about this. Why can’t she just open her mouth and drink her milk? At four years old, milk is still her primary source of nutrition and she is still not taking it willingly.

The moment of truth: Breakfast. I fixed her milk and started to feed her…. To no avail. She kept on protesting, her arms flailing up and down, side to side, preventing the milk from reaching her mouth. And then it happened… miracles of miracles, my Bea simply said “ara (kutsara) na lang Mommy” (let’s just use the spoon Mommy).

I started scooping the milk, and she opened her mouth willingly! OMG! We finished our

glass within 30 minutes. (We used to spend 3 hours to down 1 glass, and sometimes we can’t even finish everything). This day made me believe that prayers can truly move mountains! Everybody has been praying for our Bea to get over her feeding problem, or at least for our feeding sessions to stop being the battle it often is. Thank you Lord!

Though this day started off at the wrong foot, it is slowly becoming one of the best days of my life…

To be continued…

Bonding Moments with My Sister and Daughter

Last saturday, DS, Bea, the nanny and I jumped in DS's car and went off to the mall. yep, just us was actually my sis' post birthday celebration. we went to robinsons metro east. we brought the little girl's stroller along because she is getting too heavy to carry, plus it is a way to keep her in one place. the funny thing is that i don't really know how to maneuver the thing! shameful i know! it has always been daddy's job to "drive" the stroller. It's shameful I know, but don't know how to manuever my daughter's stroller. i had a hard time in getting down the escalators. they were laughing at me because they said that as i was holding bea's stroller on the escalator, she held her hands together and started praying! hahaha!!!

Post transferred from my other blog dated 8/28/08

Try Not to Get Mad in a Child's Presence

Last night, I got really mad at our nanny. She did something that’s extremely disappointing. Anyway, it was already late and my daughter is already sleeping. I was so mad that I sat on the bed ranting at my husband about the incident. I kept at it for almost an hour. Poor sleepy hubby, but almost 10 years of married life has taught him that asking an upset, riled up woman to stop talking is like having a death wish. I didn’t even notice that I woke my daughter up. I’m not even sure if she opened her eyes but I’m sure she didn’t stir, because I would’ve stopped talking (or at least lowered the volume of my voice by a few decibels). I really thought that she was in deep slumber. I was so surprised when Bea woke up this morning and the first thing she asked me was “Mommy bakit ka nagagalit kagabi?” (Mommy why were you angry last night?”)

Note to self: Just because a child is sleeping, it doesn’t mean she can’t absorb the feelings and words surrounding her, good or bad. Try not to get mad in her presence, she is like a sponge whether she’s awake or asleep.

I Found Free Wordpress Themes for my Friends.

I recently changed my blogs’ templates. It has been a while since I redecorated my blog. I just wanted something new. I had a hard time looking for free blog templates that suited my taste and reflected my personality. Finally I found just what I was looking for and now my blogs look great, like this one, it's pink and pretty, something both kids and mothers would surely like. Perfect since this is a parenting blog.

While searching the net, I also found a site that has free wordpress blog templates. They feature a lot of good designs of various themes and colors that will surely suit even the most picky wordpress blogger out there. I'll definitely recommend this site to friends. I'm sure they'll be wasting no time in downloading these templates.

Taking Public Transportation with my Daughter

Ever since Bea was a baby, we’ve had a car or van to ride in so getting from one point to another wasn’t a problem for us. But I feel that as a parent, it is my resposibility to expose her to new things. So I thought as part of Bea’s education, she should experience taking public transportation too, so she won’t feel left out when friends and classmates talk about riding the pedicab or the jeepney.

So far, we’ve ridden the jeepney to buy milk at the nearby Mercury Drug Store and we’ve ridden the pedicab from the corner of our village to our house. We’ve also ridden the taxi and FX several times already. We rode the MRT once from Cubao Station to Ayala Station and then back again to Cubao Station. She enjoyed this immensely! We flew on an airplane to and from Cebu and we rode a ferry boat to Bohol and back. There are only two other public transportations we’ve yet ride: the tricycle and the bus.

Hubby warned Bea that she will never ever ever be allowed to ride a motorcycle. She must have deduced that motorcycles are dangerous, so she’s not that keen on riding the motorcycle’s cousin, the tricycle. But whenever she sees a bus, she gets all excited. She keeps on asking me when we’ll ride one. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance soon.

From Toddler School to Big School for Bea

Last Saturday, Bea and I went to the nearby school for her interview. We decided to transfer Bea from a toddler school to a “big” school.

Initially Bea didn’t want to leave her old school. She said her old teachers will cry if she leaves. I told her she has a lot of things to look forward to in the big school: new friends, bigger classroom, new toys, but she just won’t be swayed. She still maintains she prefers her old school. That is until I said the magic word “computer”. In her new school they will be teaching the kids basic lessons about the computer. This got her really excited! “Ater!” (computer!)

Now she is excited and really looks forward to the opening of classes. She is excited at the thought that like mommy, she’ll get to tinker with computers!

A Wedding To Remember

When my cousin and his girlfriend announced that they will be getting married last December, we were all very excited. It has been a while since we had a wedding in our family. Actually it was almost 10 years ago, and it was our wedding. And we were doubly excited when my cousin asked the little girl to be part of the entourage. She was chosen as a flower girl. When my cousin asked for the little girl’s full name so that it can be placed on their wedding invitations, I happily obliged. They planned on giving away those save the date cards too, but I guess the preparation time was just too short, so they just had the printers print the wedding invitations right away.

After a few weeks, we met them again for the little one’s fitting. Except for some minor length adjustments, her gown was perfect. It was gold with lace trimmings, and it reached up to the floor. The little girl looked just so grown up wearing it!

When we got wedding invitations, I excitedly looked for my daughter’s name. When I found it perfectly embossed with golden ink, I just felt so proud! Even though the little girl can’t read yet, I could tell that she’s excited too; she just won’t let the darn invitation go!

This wedding will surely be an occasion that will be remembered by our family for a very long time.

This post is sponsored by Hello Lucky

How to Treat and Prevent Head Lice in Children this Summer

Having head lice may seem to be a simple problem, yet it is an excruciatingly irritating and embarrassing experience. When I was young, I remember being reprimanded by my mother for vigorously scratching my hair in the most inappropriate places like churches and restaurants. I couldn’t help it. My head felt so ITCHY! Bea also had a bout with head lice when she was almost two years old. She was so irritable especially at night. I felt so sorry for her, but it didn’t end there. Since we slept in the same bed, the little creatures felt it was perfectly fine to venture to the nearby head, MINE! Argh!

Head lice are something that is often associated with summer. For children, the joy of summer vacation will not be complete without spending hours playing under the sun. And the humidity, sweat, prolonged exposure to the sun and other sweaty, not-sure-if-they-take-a-bath playmates increases your child’s risk of getting head lice.

Wordless Wednesday: Bonding with Daddy

Photohunt: Spiral

This is the metal spiral plant holder found in our garden. This actually my parents' garden, sadly my sister and i didn't inherit their green thumb. My participation in the garden is limited to being asked by my mom to carry the pots from one side of the garden to the other side. This bonding moment with my mom will eventually end up with shrieks coming from me... by then i would've seen garden "friends" like a frog or an earthworm.

Oh well. So what if i can't cultivate and grow a garden. I can still admire its simple beauty and feel relaxed. Incidentally, gardening is one of the favorite hobbies of moms out there.

I'm hoping the green thumb thing just skipped a generation. I'm hoping maybe the little girl still has the gift. =) I'm crossing my fingers!

Department of Health Warns of a Measles Outbreak

Last February, the Department of Health announced that there were almost 700 cases of measles documented in less than two months. This prompted them to declare an outbreak in six areas, namely: Baseco Compound and Moriones in Tondo, Manila; Barangay Pulang Lupa in Las Piñas City; Central Market in Dasmariñas, Cavite; San Francisco town in Quezon province; and Balabagan town in Lanao del Sur. This is a scary statistic, especially for moms like me. The thought of my child suffering from such a notorious disease is simply unbearable!That's why i really made sure my Bea received her childhood vaccinations against Measles.

What is this diease? Measles is a highly contagious viral disease, which affects mostly children. It is transmitted via droplets from the nose, mouth or throat of infected persons.

Flower Girl: The Preparation

When Bea was told that she was going to be a flower girl at ninong’s wedding, she was so excited, even though she didn’t exactly understand what that means. She even told her teacher and classmates about it, and they were very happy for her too!

We told her what she was supposed to do: walk along the aisle slowly while throwing flower petals paving the way for the bride. We practiced THE WALK. We reminded her again and again that her pacing should be slow, but sometime’s she’d forget and break into a hop/run, then we’d have to remind her again.

Flower Girl

Bea was asked by her godfather to be a flower girl at his wedding. Everyone in our family is of course super happy! hehehe... Here's a pic taken while she was having her fitting... cutie huh?
I'm so proud and happy for her, i never had the chance to be a flower girl, or a bridesmaid. The only participation I've ever had in a wedding was being a bride. =)

I'm sure everything will go well on the day itself...

Biking At The Quezon City Memorial Circle

Bea has been asking (pleading) us to buy her a bike. Blame in on the other kids on our block, they all have their "grown up"bikes... with 2 wheels plus trainer wheels. This has been her Christmas wish... and later on her birthday wish. Hubby had a deal with her, if she stops sucking her thumb while sleeping, he will buy her a bike. Their agreed deadline is her 4th birthday, however that day came and went with her still sucking her thumb to put her to sleep. =)

To keep her from being sad, we decided to go to the park, not only for some fresh air, but also for for Bea to try riding a bike on her own. (we were just trying to see if she can reach the pedals and actually operate the bike on her own. we rented a small bike with side car for her and a big one for hubby and me. This is my first time to ride with hubby... and it was quiet a fun experience! even hubby had a great time! Bea was so proud that she is riding a "grown up" bike at last, although still with the help of her nanny. =)


Forcing your child to go for a time out is a good way to stop a child’s misbehaving. This also allows her to regain her composure. But you can’t just shove your child towards a corner and let her stare at a blank wall, there has to be rules to be set.

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She's 4!

How time flies! the little girl turned four years old last month! it seemed only yesterday when she was still trying to learn to walk and talk... now she's running all over the place, with her volume turned all the way up! (learning to control her volume is still a work in progress.)

this year, she chose a minnie mouse theme for her birthday. =)

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