Monday, March 31, 2014

Babywhiz Company Photo Contestants (11-14)

There were some readers who submitted their entries but failed to complete the mechanics and some who did all the mechanics but wasn't able to send the photo.  To be fair to those who dutifully complied with all the mechanics, I will not consider their entries valid.  Hope it is ok with them. =)

Below are the other four (4) photos:


Aerith Bernales
16 months old

My Drinkaholic Baby

Yvolette Zoe Baclayon
11 months old
Food Lover Baby

Tiana Zhariane Baquiran
11 months old

Years had passed, changes were made, and I am a proud momma watching my little one's feeding milestones.

Baby Airicka
Now 2 years old

For the first ten contestants, please click HERE.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hobbes and Landes: Art Lab

It is summer time again and parents are on the look out for interesting summer classes for their kids. I was never enrolled in any summer classes when I was a child.  Summer vacation for me means helping out with our family business or going to the province to visit my aunt and cousins.  I sometimes envy my classmates taking up swimming, voice lessons or baking sessions.  Be that as it may, I do not regret working during summer because it taught me how to be hardworking and gave me a sense of accomplishment as a child thinking that I was a part of our business.

Solaire Resort and Casino "1 in 1"

Although I've heard about Solaire Resort and Casino since its soft opening last March 2013, finally I was able to visit it two (2) weeks ago when I claimed my complimentary concert tickets to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 2014 World Tour.  I saw my schoolmate there at the Solaire Rewards Club and he gave me a welcome card.  I wanted to use it right then and there and explore the casino to see how it differs from other casinos and why Solaire claims that theirs give an ultimate Las Vegas gaming experience, unfortunately, hubby and Baby C were waiting for me in the car.  I really hope we can go back there and dine in one of their restaurants or maybe watch one of their events especially now that Solaire is celebrating its first year anniversary.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Babywhiz Company Photo Contestants (1-10)

Below are the first ten (10) entries for the Babywhiz Company GiveawayThey are also posted on  Legal Mom Archives Facebook Page.  This is not a photo-liking contest but I will ask three friends to pick their favorite and I will choose the winner from the 3 chosen entries.  Consolation prices will be given to the other 2 entries. =)

Ang Batang Matakaw

Kamilah Elise Bermejo
9 months old
My Not-So-Picky-Eater Baby

Zairi Pablo Baylon
11 months old
Baby Eating Chicken

Alexa Yu
15 months old
I waited for her signal that she's ready for her first solids, finally, when i gave her her 1st cereal, she made a point.

Lara Georgina Corral
1 year 8 months

*She was 6months+ old on this pic.
Sossy Baby-Bottle Holder and Thumb Lover!

Stacey Red Malasan
2 months old
Yum Yum Yummy

Carlene P. Sangal
21 months
This calamansi looks yummy!
Oops! Ang asim!

Gilliane Melissa Garciano

She was 15mos. old in this photo.
I'm a Breadstick Lover!

Josher Rhainne M. Cunanan
11 months old
Yumminess all the way!

Gracie Ramirez
15 months old
And I So Love to Eat!

Janinn Elisha Remoroza
6 months old

Contest is until March 31, 2014.  To go to the mechanics, please click HERE.

Thank you so much for joining and supporting Legal Mom Archives. 

Love, love, love!

Mommy Edel

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Book Review: I Wish They Taught Money in High School

Everybody loves money and we all wish that we can grow money on trees.  But is it possible?  Author Clarissa De la Paz said that perhaps if you start believing that money grows on trees, if you plant the proper seeds, they will.

Monday, March 10, 2014

First Time Parents Workshops by Manila Workshops

When I was still pregnant, my Saturdays were usually spent attending seminars and workshops about breastfeeding and childcare.  I have no regrets investing time attending these seminars.  Being a first time parent, I admit I have many things to learn and these seminars guided me during Baby C's first year.
On March 22, 2014, Manila Workshops in partnership with Medela Moms will hold two (2) separate workshops for first time parents.  First workshop is all about breastfeeding and in the afternoon, topics are toddler care, first aid and dental care.  I will attend the workshop in the afternoon because I want to refresh what I learned about first aid last year also from Manila Workshops and I want to pick up some pointers on toddler care and dental care.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Babywhiz Company and a Giveaway!

Are you ready for another giveaway?  Mommy Joy will give away P500 worth of Babywhiz Company store credit.  I had a hard time choosing the winner during the Baby Wizard Giveaway via Rafflecopter because a lot who joined failed to follow the instruction or failed to do a mandatory step.  To make things easier for me, this time, I will just ask for the cutest photo of your baby while eating/drinking/breastfeeding.  Before I state the mechanics of this contest/giveaway, let me introduce to you Babywhiz Company.

Babywhiz Company is an online store also owned by Mommy Joy of Baby Wizard PH selling almost all kinds of baby products from baby clothes like branded rompers and onesies, socks, pajamas, dresses, baby costumes, swimsuits, sunsuits, to bathrobes, bath gloves, wash mittens, bath towels, bibs, shoes, Shupeas, breastpumps, baby bottles, rockers, baby gym, toys, baby bags, different brands of cloth diapers, feeding sets, sippy cups, baby food and even Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter!  As I've said several times on my previous posts, Joy's price is lower than other online stores that I know and the P500 store credit will already buy you a lot.  Every once in a while, she has promo items so be sure to like her Facebook Page and put the notification on so you won't miss anything.  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Brave Women's Self-defense Workshop

During high school days, it crossed my mind to take taekwondo lessons, but my parents did not allow me to enroll.  They gave me the same answer for not allowing me to take gymnastics, "Baka mabalian ka ng buto."   

I was thrilled when Sally of The Binondo Mommy invited me and another mommy friend to attend the launching of Brave Women's Self-defense Workshop last February 22, 2014.  All three of us attended the workshop for free.

Sally, Me and Germaine

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lenten Practices

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday which marked the beginning of Lent.  I attended mass at 6pm and ashes were placed on my forehead (Imposition of Ashes) as a sign of repentance to God.  For some, ashes on their forehead is enough observance for the first day of lent, however, having studied in Catholic Schools since kindergarten to law school, I was constantly reminded that we should observe fasting and abstinence.  I was not able to sleep well last night and woke up with my conscience bothering me. 

There are only two (2) days in a year when Catholics are required to FAST and ABSTAIN from meat.  They are during Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  FASTING means we can only have one (1) full meal in a day and ABSTINENCE means no meat.  Catholics ages 18 to 59 years old should practice fasting and abstinence on these two days.  This was usually easy for me even when I was pregnant.  But yesterday was different,  I ate 3 full meals!

Baby C's First Birthday Party Suppliers (Part 2): Sophiaphotography

We do not have any plan to hire a videographer for Baby C's birthday party last year.  I was thinking that a good photographer is enough to preserve the memories.   However, two weeks before Baby C's birthday, Doc A and I changed our mind and I started to look for a videographer.  

Since this was not included in our budget, my goal was to find an affordable videographer below P10,000.00.  It was not easy.  I saw some studios offering a video package for as low as P3,500.00.  Unfortunately either they were already booked or I do not like their editing style.  I was about to give up the idea when I stumbled upon Sophiaphotography's Facebook Page.  Their photo-video package rate is P12,000.00.  For video package only, their rate is P8,000.