I only have the luxury of a full-time nanny whenever we go home here in the Philippines for a vacation. Even then, I still bathe my kids. The few times that I did not, my mother did. The one time that the nanny bathe my Little Dynamo recently, I can’t help my self. I stood… Read More Nanny or None, I’m Still the Same
I couldn’t imagine a kid being scared of another kid… to the point of being relieved wheh the kid he is scared of is not around and reporting to his mom, “I’m so happy today, (name of the boy) is not in class”. Wow! That’s miserable. What makes this case more unique is having an interfering, over-protective mom.… Read More Mom 101: Nurturing Boys
Bedtime. We were already on the bed.. lights off, ready to sleep. Suddenly, Little Dynamo: Mommy, what is “fallen asleep”? Me: When you see somebody sleeping, that person has fallen asleep. Little Dynamo: Mommy, what is “fallen in love”? — huh? What the…? What is he talking about? —- Me: Where did you hear… Read More Fallen In Love
He’s growing up. He’s bigger. He’s smarter. He’s wittier. I’ve got to keep up.
I am on a mission: Not to go near people with a lot of negative vibes! While I appreciate other mom’s desire to be friends with my son, I also have a need to protect my son to be the boy that he is right now – free-spirited, sometimes naughty, sometimes stubborn. I don’t want… Read More On a Mission
I enjoy breastfeeding – other than the nutrients and the emotional bond I provide to my baby, I get to multi-task. I could either browse the net or read. And I get to explore the world with reading! Whether I’m sitting down or lying on the bed while breastfeeding, I make sure that a book… Read More What Kind of Mother Would You Like To Be?
On those rare times I complain about Baby Dynamo totally rejecting the feeding bottle, DO NOT BELIEVE ME. I actually LOVE breastfeeding. In fact, I advocate breastfeeding. When I received my regular updates from Babyfit.com today, I was filled with more confidence to breastfeed even in public – which I always do, by the way.… Read More Breastfeeding in Public
I stumbled upon this treasure in my email inbox. This was forwarded by a friend three years ago. Allow me to share this with you: We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of “starting a family.” “We’re taking a survey,” she says half-joking. “Do… Read More Being A Mom
Have you ever felt the urge to display your kid’s artwork? I’m sure every parent does. I am the sentimental type so it is not surprising that I keep even those seemingly trivial objects for posterity. I find reasons to keep pieces of remembrance. But Little Dynamo loves to write and draw anywhere (not on our the walls,… Read More Mom 101: Artwork in Mommy’s Eyes
Baby Dynamo bid goodbye to his sippy cups last June 14. Since then, we didn’t go back to the convenience of the sippy cups. We are dealing with the mess and the spills but we are intent on moving forward. It was just like with my Little Dynamo. I started using a sippy cup for… Read More Mom 101: Goodbye Sippy Cup