Teaching Kids To Be A Leader

Friday, September 14, 2018


Last July, our little boy was chosen to be one of the two Grade 3 representatives for their school council election. I was surprised so I asked the school admin if it's true. He said yes so true nga, hehe.

Even we're still in doubt, we supported his campaign. I made bookmarks and we bought some candies for him to give on their campaign day. 


I also designed a tarpaulin for him. Daddy have it printed, 2 for each design.


The tarpaulins were posted at his school gate and fences.


Actually, I never experience running for any position when I was studying. I was very shy back then, the exact opposite of our little who is full of confidenc. He can speak in front of people. Hindi na kailangang pilitin pa, hehe. In fact, everyone knows him.


Unfortunately, he lost in the election. But our little boy didn't loss his spirit. Like what he said before he run for the election, "Kahit naman po matalo ako mommy okay lang e. Atleast lumaban ako."

That made me even prouder. This little boy is such a sport and is growing to be a true leader. That must be the reason why he was chosen, aside from his charm.

And just recently, he was chosen again to join the team building activity organized by the school. Nagpaalam agad sya sabay sabi no parents allowed. Ha, ano daw? I told him, he is just 8 years and still our baby so he can't join alone. He refuted that by saying he's a big boy and he can take care of his self. He was really determined that when he acted like a baby I will remind him about joining the team building activity and then he will act like a big boy, haha. 

After days of thinking, we signed the waiver and let him join their school's team building.


O hindi ba, prepared na prepared sya. Halos hindi nga nakatulog sa sobrang excitement. He bought his Robby Rabbit back pack na saktong sakto for his packed snacks and lunch, and extra shirts, pants, and towels. He also bought 2-liter water and 2 bottles of iced tea.

They left the school at around 7:30 in the morning and went to Quezon City Circle with all the school teachers and staffs. 


They spent the whole day there doing team building activities.


I am happy I did allow him to join because I can't remember how many times he said "Mommy sobrang nag-enjoy po ako."


And most of all, I am happy because his school is teaching these kids to be a leader, our future leader. Who knows this little boy will be the future president of our country? Charot! Just look how cute he is na lang, haha.


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Four Ways You Can Enhance Your Mommy Experience

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


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Being a mom is both the best, and the hardest, job we’ll ever have. Sometimes it can overwhelm us just looking at our children, and realizing that we made these amazing little lives that come to us for guidance, love and the occasional Kool-Aid spill. The little moments in life that define what it means to be a mom are so central to our existence, that we can’t image our lives without them, and we often wonder if we’ll be able to hold it all together.

There’s always room for improvement (but don’t get us wrong: you’re nailing it already mom!), especially when it comes to our children. We want them to feel that they are loved, safe and, hardest of all, prepared for the day that they’ll leave us to make their own way in the world. To help enhance the experience of being a mom, and make the most of those precious moments, from their first words to their first car, let’s discuss four ways you can enhance the mommy experience, both for you and your little ones.

1.   Start Living a Healthier Lifestyle

We tend to be the most conscious about our figure in the months following pregnancy. We’ve gotten used to carrying around the extra weight, eating a few extra calories to help the baby’s development, and have had to cut way back on exercise. But, now that the baby’s here, we don’t have the excuse to carry those few extra pounds we did before, and much as we might wish otherwise, that baby weight won’t all go away on its own.

Once you’ve had a few months to recover from birth, or even if your children or all in their teens, you should consider starting to live a healthier lifestyle. A better diet, regular exercise and some time for mental recovery are all essential to a longer, fuller life, regardless of your age or gender This is particularly true for moms: by eating better and spending at least three days a week exercising, we can improve our mental state, give ourselves more energy to keep up with and play with our children, and fit into that pre-pregnancy dress we love so much!

Maybe even more importantly, though, is the example it sets for our children. Since we’re the first impression of the world that our children will encounter, we need to set a good one ladies, and living a healthy life is the perfect way to start. As they grow older, if we’ve set the example, our children will be far more likely to make good choices about their own health, and maintain good habits for a lifetime.

2.   Start a Mom’s Blog

As a mom, there’s no substitute for the love and support we get from our families and friends when raising our kids, and definitely nothing more important for staying sane! But when it comes to parenting, the more we can learn, and the more people we can lean on, the better.

Starting your own blog to document your mommy journey is a great way to connect with others, share experiences, and learn as you go. Through blogging, you’ll connect with countless other moms who are in the same stage you’re at in your parenting life, as well as older moms and grandmas who are there to listen to your worries and offer advice that helped them make it through. Blogging also offers us a place to post our pictures and memories that won’t ever be lost if there’s a fire, a flood, or through the wear and time of time. There’s also something wonderful about sharing the pride and joy our children give us with the world!

As if that weren’t enough, starting a blog is incredibly simple! You just need to determine your theme (a.k.a. What you’ll write about), register a domain name, get a basic design set (don’t worry - there’s plenty of pre-made templates and step-by-steps to help you), and presto! You’re now officially blogging!

3.   Strengthen the Bonds of Your Marriage

Remember earlier, when we said that you were your child’s first impression of the world around them, and they’ll be watching everything you do? That goes double for your marriage.

How you and your spouse interact has the potential impact how your children’s relationships with others will be for the rest of their lives, and how they’re feeling right now in their own homes. If you and your spouse are supportive, encouraging, and nurturing to one another, that will help your children feel safe and loved in turn; conversely, if your marriage is fraught with tension, disappointment, or even open resentment, your children will sense this uneasiness, and they’ll become distressed themselves.

Though it can seem contradictory, because you may need to sacrifice some of the time and attention you devote to your children, if you want to be a better example for your children, and establish your home as a place they want to be and feel safe in, give a renewed emphasis to your marriage.

4.   Do More Activities as a Family

Yeah, cause we have so much spare time as it is, right? I hear you, but listen to me ladies: when we look back, and especially when our kids do, we won’t remember those extra hours we spent putting the finishing touches on that business proposal, or that Saturday morning we spent tidying up the living room that wasn’t so dirty in the first place. What we will remember are the moments spent together, like when our children’s eyes lighting up the first time they saw the grand canyon, or when they jumped with delight the first time they saw a hibachi chef light fire to the grill!

Children thrive on feelings of attention and affection, and they want everyone to feel the same. With their innocence comes the desire for everyone to feel happy and fulfilled in what they’re doing, and this is especially true of their own families. By doing more family activities together, you’re not only creating memories you’ll cherish the rest of your lives, you’re giving your children the love and attention they need. This doesn’t mean you have to take a luxury vacation to the Bahamas once a year; you can go for walks together, have a family game night, or even do a home improvement project as a family.

The point is, whenever you can spend time together, doing whatever you can to come closer as a family, do it!

There’s no one right way to be a mom. Everyone is different, and everyone has their own schedule and lessons they want to impart to their children. Regardless of what your life is like, or what you’d like to be for you and your family, as moms, we can all benefit from a healthier life, a wider support circle, a stronger marriage, and more time spent with our families. I’m sure there are days you feel like you can’t hold it together, but trust me, you’re not alone, and you’ve got this mom. You’re going to be fine, and so will your children, because they’ll have you to show them how. 

Now, get after it mom!

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Momaye Baon Diary: Week 6

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hi Momshies, Ready for the week 6 of Momaye Baon Diary? (Read also: Momaye Baon Diary: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4, Week 5).

Here are simple baon ideas to school and to your work.

Day 26
 snack - pancit canton, siomai, banana fries + #dutchmill yogurt drink
lunch - rice, pork menudo + apple slices


Day 27
 #nack - toasted ham cheese sandwich + #dutchmill yogurt drink
lunch - rice, corned beef and egg + pomelo


Day 28
 snack - popcorn, bread sticks with strawberry jam + #yakult
lunch - rice, steak with buttered veggies + grapes



Day 29
 snack - toasted spam-cheese-cucumber sandwich + #minutemade orange drink
lunch - rice, tortang talong, spam + dalandan



Day 30
snack - french toast, ferrero rocher chocs + #dutchmill yogurt milk
lunch - rice, bistek + apple slices



That's it. Please stay tune for another week of Momaye Baon Diary. Also, please follow up on Instagram: @momayebaondiary
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Momaye Baon Diary: Week 5

Saturday, September 1, 2018



Hello again Momshies!

I will be sharing again another set of simple baon ideas for your kids na pwede din naman pangbaon sa work if you are working. I started using the Bubee Lunch Jars na and I must say it's highly recommended. Why? Because it keeps your lunch warm even if you store it in an airconditioned room. Planning to buy another set soon. 

Anyway, let's get down to business. here's the week 5 of Momaye Baon Diary. (Read also: Momaye Baon Diary: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4).

Day 21
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snack - ham cheese and cucumber sandwich, jelly + #c2greentea
lunch - rice, bistek and nilagang saba

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Day 22
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 snack - toasted bread, egg + #yogumilk
lunch - rice, chicken tinola + mixed fruits

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Day 23
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 snack - toasted ham and cheese sandwhich + #minutemade
lunch - rice, pork hamonado, buttered garlic beans + grapes

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Day 24 
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 snack - toasted chicken sandwhich + #dutchmill yogurt drink
lunch - rice, sweet and sour meatballs + pomelo

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Day 25 

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 snack - pancake with strawberry jam + #dutchmill yogurt drink (not in photo)
lunch - rice, chicken barbeque + grapes

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That's it. Please stay tune for another week of Momaye Baon Diary. Also, please follow up on Instagram: @momayebaondiary
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Five Unique Gifts that are Perfect for a Baby Shower

Thursday, August 30, 2018



Baby showers are fun events and I always find it super-exciting to be invited to one. However, choosing a gift isn't as easy and simple as with other occasions. The purpose of a baby shower is to give the soon-to-be parents things that they will need once the little bundle arrives.

The best baby shower gift is something that the parents can, and will actually, use. Baby clothes can be cute but won't amount to anything after just a few weeks of wear. That bath basket can be helpful, but don't be surprised if almost everyone on the guest list has brought them.

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To make sure that your gift won't go to waste, find something that is practical yet uncommon. You don't want the parents to be inundated with gifts that will just gather dust or worse, be thrown away after a few weeks. Here are five baby shower gifts that are unique, as well as useful.

1. Changing Mat

A changing mat is an essential part of having a newborn, and a portable changing mat can make the new parents' lives easier. More so if you give one that also has pockets for diapers, creams, phones, or even your keys.

To make the gift unique, get a changing mat that also doubles as a diaper bag. Make sure it is sturdy enough to carry all that the parents need when traveling with their baby. They'll surely thank you for it.

2. Nail Trimmer

Cutting the newborn's nails can be pretty scary, especially if this is their first baby. It's a nail-biting experience but not as hard as you think. According to healthychildren.org, it's important to keep the baby's nails short and once you get the hang of it, it's fairly simple.

Give the parents a nail trimmer designed specifically for newborns. There are clippers that use electricity and there are some that come with files and LED lights and all those bells and whistles. Truly a unique gift.

3. Soothing Sound Gadgets

It is a given that new parents will lose sleep for the next couple of months,  even years, for that matter. Help them get some much-needed rest by giving them something to make the baby sleep through the night, and a soothing sound machine will do just the trick!

These gadgets emit sounds or lullabies that will help the baby relax. They will feel comfy, safe, and ready for a good night's sleep, and the parents can get some much needed rest themselves.


4. Baby Photo-shoot Sessions

If you want a gift that keeps on giving, why not give them a gift card for a professional photo session for the baby? This unique gift will keep all the memories well and alive for years to come. Even the baby will get to enjoy seeing these photos when they grow up.

5. Custom Baby Diaper Cakes

Functionality and cuteness come together in this unique gift— a custom baby diaper cake. No, it's not something you'll eat at the baby shower; it's a cake made of diapers. Layer upon layer of diapers that come in a cake-like arrangement.
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These custom diaper cakes can be customized to any color or theme along with extra goodies that are really helpful for the expecting parents. If you want a unique gift, this is what you're looking for.

Wrapping Up

Shopping for a baby shower need not be a challenge. It can be a wonderful experience especially when you see that the parents appreciate your gift. With this list, you can get a gift that is both useful and memorable, making the event more enjoyable for the parents.



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