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Breastfeeding Tips

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I never really understood the importance of breastfeeding until I became a mom. I have to admit that it is not an easy task for me, especially the part where I am unsure if I am producing enough milk. But instead of focusing on my worries, I just focused on nursing my baby and making sure she is getting the adequate nutrition by taking care of myself too. It’s not very easy but the idea of feeding my baby the natural way gives me a certain level of joy and fulfillment. And I’m very happy with how she…

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Clutter-Free 2014: Tips in Organizing your Home

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It’s the start of the year once again and I’m sure all of us would want to welcome 2014 by getting rid of the “clutter” from last year. However, saying goodbye to 2013’s memories – and a pile of mess – is not going to be easy. I had a hard time going through my personal trash and my kids’ toys. Plus I have to fix my husband’s mess too and make sure that the living and dining room gets its major overhaul. And it took me days before I can finally say that the house is spic…

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Benefits of Using Cloth Diapers

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It’s been months since I decided to make a shift from disposable nappies to cloth diapers – and I’m so glad I did. I like the way it looks, plus the amount of money I can save just by using one is something which cannot be taken for granted. Although I must admit, it’s a bit hassle having to wash the inserts and the cloth cover and dry it out (which may take longer compared to clothes). But so what right?So to all the mommies who are still contemplating whether cloth diapers are worth trying for, here…

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Christmas 2013

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I wasn’t able to make a post during and after Christmas because of tons of stuff to do. Never mind, better late than never!Anyway, Christmas 2013 is the first “not pregnant” Christmas I will celebrate since I got pregnant with my first. So this is extra special. Plus, we spend Christmas at my parents’ home (it was the first time for my husband to see how we celebrate it by the way) so there’s lots of presents and yummy food.Christmas at home is something I really look forward to. Aside from the overflowing food – which we…

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How to Teach your Baby to Talk

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I was an early talker according to my mom. By the time I turned one, I can utter simple words and at two, I can combine words into phrases. But it was different for my two year old. When she turned one, she can’t barely say “mama” or “dada” which caused my mom to be concerned. My baby also kept on pointing at things when she wants something instead of saying it, making it difficult for us to communicate with her. I raised this concern to my baby’s pediatrician but she said there’s nothing to worry about…

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I’ve been schooled! 10 Things My Toddlers Taught Me

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I used to think that adults know better than the younger ones. Think of the knowledge they gained and the experiences they went through, plus the number of years ahead of me, it’s obvious that I will learn from those who are older than me. Well, not all the time. Apparently, kids can still impart knowledge on the older ones. Not because they learned a lot from experience but because of their innocence and honesty, adults don’t realize the life lessons kids can teach us.When I became a mother, I looked up to my own mom and…

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Breast is Best: The Importance of Breastfeeding

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I never really understood the importance of breastfeeding until I became a mom. My mother did not breastfeed me and, modesty aside, I think I turned out well. But when it’s now my time to be a mother, I realize that I want to give the best to my kids.The childbirth class I attended to advocate and encourage moms to breastfeed. My kids’ pediatrician also encourages me to breastfeed. So when I gave birth to my first child, I did my best just to give her the nutrition she needs. But immaturity and laziness ate me up that…

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No wonder they call it “Terrible Two”

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I am a new parent so I’m still in the process of learning everything about motherhood. I have not much experience in handling kids (taking care of my nieces and nephews for an hour doesn’t count) until I had my own.Β I’ve also heard a lot of complaints from parents with two-year old kids. Now I know why.My eldest daughter is two and I must say, she’s really handful. A real test of patience. Our everyday dealings consist with shouting, tantrums, crying, running around, climbing, and endless “No” every time she doesn’t get…

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Ultimate Comfort Food: Sophie’s Mom Cupcakes

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I’ve always loved sweets – chocolates, cupcakes, cakes, name it! But my taste buds will always have a special place for cupcakes.I learned about Sophie’s Mom through my sister – back when their only branch is in Makati. And I just love how moist and yummy their cupcakes were. I even get excited every time my sister will bring home some Red Velvet cupcakes from Sophie’s Mom. Until they grew and had a branch in SM North Edsa. I don’t normally visit that mall but when I do, I make it a point to buy a box…

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Love your Breast — Breastfeed!

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20 years ago, breastfeeding is not mandatory in hospitals. Fast forward today, most hospitals encourage and even consider breastfeeding as a mandatory requirement.When I gave birth to my first child, I didn’t consider breastfeeding as a primary option. I did breastfeed for two months but my baby was formula-fed most of the time. Plus, it hurts a lot. I was also suffering from postpartum depression at that time and to top it off, I don’t have much milk in me. Because of immaturity, I didn’t take breastfeeding seriously and didn’t even bother seeking for…

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New Mommy Alert: Tips for New Moms

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Being a new parent is an exciting and fulfilling chapter in everyone’s lives. However, being a parent, especially if you’re a new one, is never going to be an easy task. Changing diapers, endless crying and sleepless nights are just the beginning of a lifelong journey.When I gave birth to my first child, words can’t express how I’m feeling. But aside from the feeling of excitement and happiness, I was anxious and worried at the same time. I have no idea how to carry a baby. Even if I attended a childbirth class, it’s…

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Hey Mom, What’s for Lunch?

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For parents, the 6th month means finally, the baby can east solid food. But don’t get too excited. While we all want to give the best nutrition for our children, rushing (again) is not advisable. Babies are not yet familiar with solid food since they’ve been fed with milk for the first 6 months of their life.When my eldest reached 6 months, I have to admit how excited I was to feed her. But of course, I had a fair share of eating advice too which I want to share with all the new moms out there…

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Momma Tips: How to Potty Train your Kids

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As a parent, it is our responsibility to train our kids and teach them on how they should be as they grow up. As our kids grow, we face a lot of issues and dilemmas, one of which is to teach hem how to use a potty. Yes, it seems like a shallow issue but potty training your child and eventually getting rid of diapers could be challenging. Potty training has a lot of advantages, mostly economical. Diaper consumption will be reduced, allowing us to save something extra and use it for equally important things. But potty training is…

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iPad vs. Traditional Toys

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We are in the age where technology has been emerging really fast. If you don’t adapt to it, you’ll be left behind. A lot of new products are being offered in the market, one of which is Apple’s iPad. If you notice, a lot of people already own an iPad or any other tablet. Even kids nowadays own, or at least know how to use an iPad! But take note, there are a lot of considerations before exposing our kids to this: Is it safe? Should we really expose our kids to this kind of technology? Will…

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