Happy Mommy Moments
Friday, July 31, 2009
Happy Mommy Moments
Were they not able to finish their update last time or they really need to patch some defects? Whatever the reason maybe, many players will be disappointed for sure. I hope the updates today will not be very long.
I realized that not only the Restaurant City is down, but all Playfish's games including Word Challenge and Who Has the Biggest Brain. Sad :(
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Don't want your child to go astray? Now is the perfect time to train him/her.
Have a blessed Wednesday.
Monday, July 27, 2009
I rode off the bus at MRT North Avenue Station to transfer to an FX going to Ortigas. When I got to the FX terminal the usual long line of commuters was no where to found. Instead of commuters, few FXs were lined up waiting for passengers. Big deal for me because I don't need to line up and get all the smell of the food being sold in the terminal before I get my turn to ride on the FX.
And finally, the most unusual thing this morning was that EDSA was not congested with vehicles and my travel from North Avenue to Ortigas was very fast, so fast that I was not able to get a nap during my trip,LOL!
Very unusual but a blessed Monday! I seldom experience this kind of Monday. Thanks to SONA and heavy rain yesterday because some classes were suspended today. This was the reason why my Monday was not a panic and rushing Monday.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Here are the rules for the Adorable Blog Award:
1. Include the award logo in your blog or post.
2. Nominate as many blogs which you like.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
And I am passing this to the adorable blogs in my list namely,
Yami of Mom Writes For A Cause,
Pehpot of Make or Break,
Darly of Me, Myself and Darly,
Beth of All About Elizabeth,
Jetnah of Insight
Chris of Inspirational Insights
Mommy Chris, I really apologize, I almost forgot to post this award. My forgetfulness attacks! Nyahahaha...
The song I am sharing is entitled "No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus"
The songs reminded me that God's love for me is the greatest love and the way He cared for me is incomparable. No one will ever care for me just the way He cared me.
I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus
Since I found in Him a friend so strong and true;
I would tell you how He chang'd my life completely
He did something that no other friend could do.
No one ever cared for me like Jesus,
There's no other friend so kind as He;
No one else could take the sin and darkness from me
O how much He cared for me!
All my life was full of sin when Jesus found me,
All my heart was full of misery and woe;
Jesus placed His strong and loving arms around me,
And He led me in the way I ought to go.
Ev'ry day He comes to me with new assurance,
More and more I understand His words of love;
But I'll never know just why He came to save me,
Till some day I see His blessed face above.
To God Be the Glory!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Like what I frequently mentioned in this blog, my daughter was a bit late when she started walking. This maybe attributed to the fact that she was not an active baby. She's been sleeping most of the time during the first year of her life. And I think she was traumatized when my husband was trying to let her stand alone. This may also caused her delayed walking.
The first time she walked was in church. She herself didn't realized that she can already walked. She was trying to run after another baby in our church while I was holding her at the back through her sleeveless jacket. While she was running after the baby, I would let her run alone without her noticing that I already freed her up. I was really surprised that she can already walk by herself but once she realized that I no longer hold her, she would sit down and would just crawl. She was already one year and four months that time.
After few months more, she's more confident to walk by herself and now she can endure to walk farther distances.
Two things I learned from this milestone. First, each child has his/her own time. We can't force him/her but we can give some means to help them. Second, child's trust and confidence can easily be broken, so we should be careful with it.
Happy Mommy Moments!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Constipation does not mean going a few days without pooping. The true and obvious symptom of constipation is when you child is producting small, round and hard stool. Very similar to goat's stool. Another sign that your child is blocked up is when you see your child's face scrunching, extra grunting, and having difficulty pushing that poop.
- Your child's diet may not contain high-fiber foods.
- Your child's fluid intake is not enough.
- Or simply ignore the urge to poop.
- Serve high-fiber foods such as fresh fruits, dried fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Offer four to six ounces a day of prune juice or pear juice until the problem clears up.
- Encourage your child to drink water to help soften stools.
- Go easy on high-fat foods as well as those that are high in sugar; they can be binding.
- Make sure your child is exercising regularly, even if it’s just a quick romp in the backyard or an after-dinner walk up the street. This will help get his digestive system to move things along.
- If all else fails, ask your pediatrician about giving your toddler a stool softener such as MiraLAX or Metamucil. And as a last resort, you might consider a laxative.
One of the most played games in Facebook developed by Playfish is Word Challenge. This is a good game because it can be finished for only few minutes. The game is very similar with Text Twist, if you are familiar with this game. The only difference is that you get a rank every after game based on the score you get and your score is compared to your other friend's score. For more review and tip for this game, you can click here
Anyways, I do play this game once in a while, specially if I need to release some stress and I only have few minutes. I get curious on the different ranks so I do some research what are the equivalent ranks for the scores. This is what I found from their forum. Enjoy!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Going back to the three magic word, what we are doing with her is to let him repeat the word I, then she can already proceed with the remaining two words. So I was surprised last Wednesday because she was able to complete the magic words without any initiation from any one though the timing wasn't very appropriate. She yelled the words during our midweek evening service nyahahaha....
This was how it happened. She stood up in the bench where my husband, she and I were seating. She was between me and my husband and we were seating on the second row of the third column. Since our attendance during Wednesday is less than half of our Sunday population, most goers would seat in the middle column. We were only the one seating on that column for the purpose that she will not disturbed anyone during the service. When she stood up, I didn't mind her since she was not making any noise. She was just smiling and moving her hands. But not so long, she started saying I... Love... You! Her voice was in increasing tone and she was facing the other members as if she was telling them the words. I immediately put her down and whispered to her to keep quiet. Good that our pastor is already immuned with such distraction and is no longer affected. Some members were smiling at her that I feel so embarrased. But I was so happy deep inside because she can completely and clearly say "I love you."
Friday, July 17, 2009
My daughter will surely love the mint bath towel wraps in Posy Lane. They are in nine different colors and available in Adult, Teen and Children sizes. The towels can also be personalized with a name or a monogram. It will definitely be cute if we will have the same color of towel wrap, don't you think so? My daughter might want to take a bath every hour just to use the soft and attractive towel wrap :D
Not only colorful towel wraps are available in Posy Lane, but also laundry bags and
kindergarten nap mats. The laundry bag is very convenient to use because of its shoulder strap. You can bring your dirty clothes nicely and neatly using this laundry bag. The laundry bags match the colors of the towel wrap, so you can combine them to create as a perfect gift package.
kindergarten nap mats are really adorable. If I have the budget, I will get one for my daughter. The mats are lined with nylons and padded with cotton which made them comfortable for kids. Each mat is complete with a soft fleece blanket and soft pillow. It can also be rolled-up then closed with Velcro closure and carried using the carrying strap. Very convenient and space saver, isn't?
If you are tired of giving usual gift and wish to give something new, you can head to posylane.com for more fun and uplifting gifts.
If you see something wrong with my grammar or spelling, please don't hesitate to let me know. I will be very happy to stand corrected.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Today's theme for Mommy Moments is Playing Time. I guess, all kids love to play. Although, they might have different preferences on the type of game to play, the fact remains that they still enjoy playing. And I believe that this is something that no single child must be deprived of whatever the circumstances maybe. This is every child's right.
Playing is not just for fun though this is the primary and most obvious reason. Playing also helps a child to develop and improve his/her locomotor skills. And if there is a chance to interact with other kids while playing, this is a good opportunity to develop the child's interpersonal skills.
For my daughter, we encourage her to enjoy some outdoor activities because she walked a bit late. If the weather is good, we bring her out in the morning for a walk and in the afternoon, we bring her to the playground. And since, there are other kids in the playground, she get the chance to interact with other kids. During holidays, we also bring her somewhere to her expose her to other places.
These pictures were taken at Toy Kingdom Megamall.
Early this year, when I passed by this store going home from work, I noticed that the store was exhibiting these kinds of recreational equipments for toddlers. I knew that I can't afford to buy these for my daughter. So when I reached home I shared this with my husband and we planned to bring our daughter there the next time I report to office for her to experience these kind of equipments. Good thing was, the sales personnel allowed the kids to play with the equipments. And my daughter really had a great time playing with these giant toys for free.
The following photos were taken at Rizal Park last June 12
My daughter was enjoying the grass on the spacious ground :D
The playground is at the back of the Grand stand. When facing the Ocean Park, it is on the right most part. The playground is very suitable for kids because the flooring is made of rubber. Again, this is also free :)
Who says we need money to make our little ones happy? There are still many free things that would make our children happy. Let's maximize them :D
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But there is one thing that makes my morning more beautiful, it beats the bright sun or the dazzling rain in the morning. It makes my morning complete. It is none other than my daughter's smile whenever she woke up in the morning. It brings joy whenever I see my daughter smile. She can turn my world upside down by her smile. It is very unusual for my daughter to cry whenever she woke up. Only when she is sick or her sleep is disturbed. Other than those circumstances,I can always expect a smile when she wakes up.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Last night, around 7:30 pm, after our evening worship service, I headed to Trinoma. I can't convinced my husband to go with me so I have no choice but to leave my daughter with him and meet my friends alone. According to him, he was shy to meet my friends. Although, I want my friends to see him and our daughter, I didn't obliged him to go with me. I respect his decision.
Because of traffic, the supposedly ten-minute travel became an hour. Hay... I was already excited that I kept on moving on my seat, lol! The cab driver might be thinking that I was having a diarrhea.
Finally, I met my long-time-no-see friends. Actually, it was not only my balikbayan friend that I seldom see, but also my other friends because I really seldom go out. We were only four last night. There was one who could not make because she brought home some work and need to finish them. But nonetheless, the dinner turned-out great. We get updated on each other's lives and it is wonderful to know that all of them are doing good. Although, my balikbayan friend experienced some family-related problems on her first few years in US, it is good to know that she is now OK The other two is also doing great on their own field. It is good to know that now, I have a friend who is a doctor, a bank officer, and a nurse. Our alma mater, Quezon City Scienc e High School, played a big part on our careers now. I wonder about our other classmates and batchmates. How are they after fourteen years?
Aside from the great chit-chat, we also had a great dinner. The food served in Conti's were great. It was my first time there. I order the Chicken Roulade and I was very satisfied with it. We also order Mango Salad and Cheese Pop for appetizer and Mango Bravo for dessert. I was really full when we decided say goodbye. We planned to meet again before our balikbayan friend return to US.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I am passing this award to the following great moms:
Friday, July 10, 2009
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Thursday, July 9, 2009
Holiday (non-working) is good and I surely love it for personal reasons but I don't think it is acceptable to use it as bribe for more votes. Let us be wise like a serpent but harmless as a dove. Let us not be deceived by delectable gourmet that will poison our bodies and mind.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Our constitution is clear about the separation of state and church but in the last elections , I observed that many politicians were using religious groups just to win a post. Just like my daughter's expression for dirt, "EWE". Politicians are getting desparate and more desparate for power, wealth and popularity that they don't mind to use whomever they can use just to win. I just hope that religious groups will not be deceived by their flowery words.
Let us pray for an upright, god-fearing and courageous men and women who will serve our country.
Monday, July 6, 2009
This is the easy way and the fastest way to :
1. Make your Authority Technorati explode.
2. Increase your Google Page Rank.
3. Get more traffic to your blog.
4. Makes more new friends.
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3. Tag your friends as much as you can.
1.Picturing of Life 2. Juliana’s Site 3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future.4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space5.My Family is my Life 6. The Simple Life of a Baghag 7. On A Wonderful Day Like Today 8. House Everything 9. The Creativity in Me 10. Travel and Photography 11. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 12. You Are My Sunshine 13.Song to Remember 14. Super Blog 15. Philiippine Tv Marathon 16.Simply Blue 17. Breaking the Boundaries 18. Top Five 19. A Simple Life 20. Simple Happy Life 21. A Great Pleasure 22. Glossa~licious 23. Time Goes By 24. Sweet Nothings 25. Online Mommy's Corner!
Home and Parenting,
Thank you Mommy Yami of Mom Writes for a Cause for this lovely award. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
I want to share this award to
It's an 8x8 hard cover photo book. I ordered it last June 80. I used the photos taken during my wedding two-years ago. Unfortunately, my expectation was not really met. Maybe I was expecting too much. I am not satisfied with the actual print out. The print out didn't get the actual colors and the images were liked polarized. If it is because of the resolution of the pictures, I really don't know. The preview of the photo book is great but the actual product is unsatisfactory. The materials used for the pages is nice and the way it was shipped is commendable because the ArtsCow ensures that the item cannot be folded.
For me to find out if this is a picture resolution problem, I will wait for another photo book promo (hope they still have one), and will try another set of photos. This time, I will prepare and use my daughter's pictures with high-resolution just to make sure if the output is still not good, it is not an image resolution problem.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wondering why I am not so visible nowadays? Hmm, I am busy dressing-up my other blog, the e-filipino101. I neglected that site too much. Since the school year started, I noticed that the site is getting more visitors everyday. As a matter of fact, e-filipino101 has more daily visitors than this blog although I seldom have the time to update that blog. Maybe because many students were looking for resource materials for Filipino.
I think I owe that blog a more decent dress... (forgive me if you disagree hehehe). The template need more finishing touches but almost done.
Mommy Chris, please forgive dear, co'z I won't still be able to join the Mommy Momments :( as much as I want to. I have no picture of myself, my husband, nor my daughter that is appropriate with the theme. I will try my best to join the next week's theme.
For those who already grabbed my badge, my sincere thanks. I also hope that you will not remove my badge. I am planning to setup an exclusive page for the badges alone. I promise to grab your badges too once I setup this badge page. Just hold on please...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
How I wish I already knew Colic Calm.com that time so I can share it with my church mate. This site provides information about colic remedies and how to treat baby acid correctly. The hospitalization expense and the infection should have been avoided.
For sure, there are other mommies who might have a colic or fussy baby. You may check Colic Calm for more information.
Our admin staff sent an email stating that July 2, Thursday, is a non-working Holiday for us in celebration of Pasig Day. This is a good time to rest after being stressed with my daughter's coughs and colds. I have two less- sleep nights and and still need to work in the day time. I feel so tired.
July 2 is a very timing day-off. I hope my daughter will continue to get better so I can have that day as a rest day.