As usual, it was night time. My 19-month old son just finished breastfeeding and fell asleep. I browsed the internet before deciding to hit the sack myself. Then I chanced upon Robert’s blog post about getting AHEAD with on-site and online tutoring service. The topic was interesting. His argument made sense. Then I questioned myself. Would it make a difference if I enroll my boys to tutorial services?
We will soon be having a toddler at home. Our little boy at one year and nine months old is starting to show some uncontrolled outburst of frustration already. Others might see him as a spoiled brat while some might be thinking our son is being manipulative. But thank God I learned that his behavior is perfectly explainable. I recently attended Smart Parenting Mom Workshops on Raising Toddlers. And yes, I was enlightened. Allow me to share what we have learned from the three-hour seminar.
Raising toddlers and dealing with temper tantrums
Children as young as two have limited vocabulary. They may have some difficulty explaining their needs. Thus they cry when they cannot get what they want. Three- to four-year-old kids, on the other hand, can already express their demands but need their parents’ guidance to grow up well-mannered.
So parents, how do we tame tantrums without losing our sanity and hurting our children in the process?
It was more than 20 years ago when I learned I have slight scoliosis. My mother bought me a special quilted mattress to make my sleep comfortable. I must say the new bed helped. It conformed to my spine’s natural curve and distributed the pressure evenly across my body.
When I married and started building our space, I requested my husband to buy us a comfortable bed. As always, I aim for a relaxed sleep after long hours of hard work. We all deserve it anyway.
I was anemic. I would easily get tired. Until today, I would feel dizzy for no reason. My mother told me I inherited her genes that, one way or another, have problems with the blood.
Now that I am pregnant, my doctor advised that I take iron supplements. She explained that during pregnancy, a mom’s body supplies blood and oxygen to the baby. The demand then for iron goes up with the increase in blood supply. Taking iron supplement will address this need for extra iron.
Momi Berlin got a Box of Joy from Lazada!
I learned that before, the contents of the box are primary goods from the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Now, though this year’s Box of Joy has a lot of consumer products, I am just all smiles to see a watch and some electronic accessories as well.
I live in a small house with five boys. Life can be real crazy at times. Sometimes, too, life is just a bed of roses.
Yesterday afternoon, I got a call from my son’s school. And the one on the other line was the school nurse. Then I was transferred to the school physician. It happened a number of times already. Yet phone calls like this still makes me shiver.
School accident 1: March 21, 2017; PE time
My second son was playing basketball with his classmates. He caught the ball, but his classmate accidentally hit him near his left eye. My son fell, and his eyeglasses shattered cutting through his left eyelid. He was immediately brought to the school clinic and given first aid. Though small, the laceration was deep enough to cause massive bleeding. Eventually, though, the wound stopped bleeding because of a blood clot. The school doctor advised me that I bring my son to the hospital for a proper suture.
We love Spam®. This little blue can has always been a necessary commodity in our kitchen. The demand for Spam® in our household is constant. And this mom tolerates it. I, too, consider Spam® as my all-time favorite premium canned meat and my go-to ingredient.
A hundred and more ways SPAM® CAN! do
Inside that blue can lies the delicious, crave-able meat that bursts endless possibilities. Yes, I could just dice it and add to my onion, garlic, and red or white sauce. I now have an irresistible spaghetti or carbonara for my boys to enjoy. Sometimes, I also include a generous amount of chopped Spam® in our soup or stir-fry vegetables. My kids so love my sotanghon and upo soup with Spam®. Or for breakfast, I just fry and serve it with egg and fried rice. Indeed, there are so many recipes one could do with Spam®.
I have four boys, and I must say “Jollibee” was one of the first few words they learned to utter. The country’s leading fast food chain, after all, is all over the country. Its famous bee is always a delight to see as well on birthday parties. Who wouldn’t get excited every time its television commercial is being aired? I remember my boys would jump for joy and even kiss me every time I bring home their favorite sweet-style spaghetti and crispylicious Chickenjoy.
We have attended perhaps a hundred and one Jollibee parties already. A new party invitation always excites them possibly because of the fun games and loot bags. And of course, one couldn’t dismiss the joy Hetty, Popo, Twirlie, Yum, and Jollibee brings to kids and kids at heart.
Presenting the JolliRace
Now, for parents wanting to celebrate their little one’s party at Jollibee, everyone’s preferred fast food chain offers a new party theme! And this newest and coolest addition to the Jolly Kids Party would surely bring double the fun at full speed. Presenting the JolliRace!
I got a Mommy Mundo Journey Box – The Smiles and Tickles Box last year. My box contains mommy and toddler essentials plus discount cards moms would surely find useful as she journeys through motherhood.
The Diaper Rash Issue
It was not until last week that we got to use one small tub included inside my Journey Box. It is a botanical bottom balm intended to sooth a sore baby’s bottom. After a few days of trying it, I must say that this gentle balm is great for minor skin irritations to severe diaper rash.