Friday, February 28, 2014

Tips on Properly Brushing Your Teeth

I saw yesterday a lady vigorously brushing her teeth.  I wanted to tell her to be gentle to her gums and teeth but she seems not to be the kind who will take an advice from a stranger.  To spread awareness, I'm writing here instead.

When my family visited our dentist last January, I was so relieved when she praised my pearly whites. She said "Very good ang teeth ni mommy!"  I know mothers who lost some of their teeth during or after pregnancy.  Phew!  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Shupeas, the Most Versatile Baby Shoes in the World! (Plus a Giveaway)

Baby C has tons of shoes.  When I say tons, I mean about 40 pairs of shoes.  12 pairs of these shoes were already outgrown by Baby C, 12 pairs are currently being used and the rest are still big for her.   By the way, almost all her shoes were given as gifts by relatives and friends or hand-me-downs from her cousins.  Doc A forbade me to spend much on baby's clothes and shoes.

Photo by Life at Imagination Photography

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Baby C's Quest: The Search for the Missing Keyhole

Baby C likes playing with keys.  She watches intently everytime we open our car.  This morning, Yaya Leah gave Baby C a set of keys.  I followed them outside wondering what Baby C is up to.

Yaya Leah and I had a good laugh as Baby C tried each and every keyhole she can find in search of the right one.  

Skills developed in this quest/activity:

1. Dexterity of baby's little fingers and hands
2. Hand and Eye Coordination
3. Problem-Solving

Friday, February 21, 2014

Paternity Leave Benefits

Are you married, pregnant and about to give birth or recently had a miscarriage?

If your answer is yes, continue reading the Q & A below to determine if your husband is entitled to seven (7) days paternity leave with full pay during your period of recovery.

What is paternity leave?

Paternity Leave refers to the benefits granted to a married male employee entitling him to his full pay for the seven (7) days during which he is allowed not to report for work, on the condition that his spouse has delivered a child or suffered a miscarriage for purposes of enabling him to effectively lend support to his wife in her period of recovery and/or in the nursing of the newly-born child.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Baby Wizard PH and a Giveaway!

I'm sure many are waiting for the giveaway to be sponsored by Mommy Joy of Baby Wizard PH.  Your long wait is over, finally it's here and I have good news for you my readers! Mommy Joy will not just sponsor Baby Wizard Cloth Diapers, but will also give Babywhiz Company store credit!  Yehey!  So watch out for my next giveaway which will be posted immediately after the announcement of this giveaway's winner.

About Baby Wizard PH

Baby Wizard PH is an online store selling Baby Wizard Cloth Diapers.  The owner, Mommy Joy is an authorized distributor of Baby Wizard in the Philippines.  She welcomes resellers.

Baby Wizard Distributor Certificate

Monday, February 17, 2014

Facebook Online Support Groups for Mommies

Almost everybody uses Facebook!  I myself read news on Facebook, shop online on Facebook, I chat with my friends on Facebook, I search people on Facebook, I join contest on Facebook, and so on.. 

Since I don't have the time to surf the internet all day to find the right information that I need, I started joining Facebook Groups. 

I would like to share with you some of the mommy and parenting groups on Facebook which I've joined to help me to be continually abreast with the latest information about parenting.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Medela Moms Brings you "Seeing Doubles" Multiple Support Group

Breastfeeding is a challenge for some moms.  I have friends who struggle with their milk supply and their babies are just singletons.  Although I am blessed with abundant milk supply for Baby C, I salute moms with twins who are exclusively breastfeeding their babies.  When Baby C was 6 months old, she can consume 25 to 32 ounces a day plus direct latching at night.  If I have twins, I need to produce around 64 ounces a day to make sure they will have enough milk supply when I am at work. 64 ounces expressed milk a day?! Wow!

If you were able to read one of my first blogposts entitled "My Pumping Paraphernalia at Work", you probably know that I recommend Medela Swing Maxi for working moms.  I bought mine from Medela Moms Inc., the exclusive and authorized importer/distributor of Medela Breastfeeding Products in the Philippines.  Medela Swing Maxi played and is still playing an important role on my breastfeeding journey.