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Zandrei’s First Food

A week before Zandrei turned six months, I bought him a set of eating utensils because I was excited to see him eat solid food! Hubby bought him potatoes, carrots, squash, chayote and sweet potatoes. We opted for the fresh food rather than the instant cereals because they’re cheaper and natural.

On the first day, I boiled a little bit of squash and mashed it. Zandrei was thrilled as he opens his mouth for a spoon of squash. He liked it but not as much as he liked the potatoes I cooked on the second day.

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Zandrei’s Baptism: Preparation, Suppliers, Expenses

Are you planning for your baby’s baptism and don’t know where to start?

I was in the same shoes too when we’ve set the date of my baby Zandrei’s christening. I was so occupied with my job and looking after Zandrei that I always postponed the preparation for his upcoming baptism until there’s only one month left for me to put everything in order.

I thought one month is barely enough because I was not sure then if the church asks for tons of requirements (as weddings) and I don’t have contacts of any supplier of sorts for parties.

But as for anything we need help for, asking others definitely unload the heavy burden. Plus, reading other moms’ blogs.

Here was the list of my to-dos:

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The trouble in getting your baby vaccinated in a Public Health Center

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It was exactly 6am when I arrived at the nearest public health center in our place. My husband asked his Mom to look after Zandrei for a moment while I queue. Once I reserved a slot, I’ll go back home to fetch my baby. That way, I can spare him from the boredom and stress of waiting for the health center to open.

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Are you a Bad Mom?

I just watched Bad Moms– a movie about three overworked but underappreciated Moms who take a break from mommy hood for a while to live their long overdue Mom fantasies.

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Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. You not only spend your time but give your all—energy, emotions and sanity, to the point of losing some for yourself. Everyone thinks you’re a loser, useless bitch who comfortably stays at home with your kids and add up to the burden of your working husband. Most people who haven’t been in your shoes don’t understand what it feels like being YOU. A full time mommy/nanny/helper/cook/all around. They’re not aware of the times you skip meals because the baby is not yet asleep. They don’t know about that moment you peed in your pants because you have no time for bathroom breaks. They don’t know about the hard work that comes with being a mommy. The tears. Sleeplessness. They don’t have any clue.

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6 Signs you have a Monster-in-law

 

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You first met her when your then boyfriend brought you in their house and introduced you to her. She seems so nice, caring and thoughtful like your own mother. She cooks every time you visit their house. Asks you about your job, your family and future plans. Wishes you to be the future wife of her son as you seem to be a great fit until..

You married his son.

Gave him a grandson.

Lived with her under the same roof.

Everything changed in a snap.

She turned into a different person. A person you wished you haven’t had connection with. Spot this 6 signs you have a monster-in-law and know what to do about it.

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Zandrei’s 1st Roll Over

Last night when I was still in the office, my sister in law broke the news that finally, my baby Zandrei knows how to roll over on his tummy. 

Baby has been trying to do it since yesterday morning, grabbing his pillows and blankets to help him pull his body up and roll. It’s taking him long so I decided to help him flip. 

I’m thrilled to know that he managed to do it on his own at last and this morning I was able to witness it with my very own eyes.


Yey!

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Customized Chocolates as Unique Giveaways

Looking for a unique giveaway for your wedding, birthday, baptism and all kinds of occasions? Tired of the usual souvenirs like key chains, button pins, ref magnets and cake in jars?

Try giving away what everyone wants to receive–chocolates! And not just the ordinary one you can buy in food stops and supermarkets. I’m talking about homemade chocolates with labels and designs you can customize.

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In a bazaar in Trinoma, I saw this interesting booth of Chubz and Mimi’s Candy Shop. Continue reading