Motherhood is always special and unique. It is an endless journey that’s filled with a lot of new discoveries in every season or occasion. And in the digital age, most moms want to share their experience and journey as a mother to other people. Most share their parenting hacks, relationship advice to matters of the heart and home, and new discoveries – through blogging.
“I long to hear a baby’s cry. Those wails, to me, are music to the ears. I want to change diapers, too. And if only God will grant our wish, I will forever be grateful. I will love our children to bits.”
These are what a wife confessed in front of about a hundred audience on the Infertility talk I’ve attended last Saturday. She and her husband have been married for 16 years. She hoped for even one child and shared the same prayer with her husband.
We have known this brand for 15 years already. We learned about it through experience. And though we try other brands from time to time, we always go back to our tried and tested Pampers Baby Dry.
As a couple blessed with five boys, we’ve learned the hard way. There were times both our Firstborn and Second Son often had diaper rash. It was because we bought those econo pack diapers sold in the dry market. With a Firstborn nearly two years old and an infant who both need vaccine among other things, we cannot afford the brand we used to buy before. It was a wrong decision and we learned the hard way. Never did we achieve the savings we’ve been expecting.
Fast forward to 13 years, we are again faced with a similar situation. We have our Little Man at two-years-old and our SumoSam at three-months-old. We try to make ends meet and still give our little ones what they need, diapers included. And so this momi loves to share with you a checklist on how to save on diapers while still giving your child the best.
Celebrating Halloween is something not in our culture. We Filipinos, however, often adapt to what the West is doing thus we now have Trick or Treats and Halloween parties among other practices. And I must admit, it is something I also look forward to. Even the boys get thrilled whenever they receive lots of candies and toys.
For years now as well, we attend Trick or Treat events. We even decor the house with some scary do-it-yourself monster mask, paper bats, and cobwebs using cotton.
This coming November 1, we will again visit our grandparents’ tomb at Dasmarinas Cavite. And I plan to make a few Halloween goodies as our baon. I will also save some for the kiddos who would knock on our door for some trick or treat.
The happiest hen produces the healthiest egg. She can even lay a golden yolk which is packed with added benefits compared to a regular one. This type of chicken can roam freely around a safe environment and is given the best care and comfort. Such hen also receives complete vaccination against diseases and is even subject to a medication program designed to boost her immune system.
These are the kinds of hen that Bounty Fresh has in their facilities. As the country’s top egg producer, Bounty Fresh ensures that they only deliver high-quality eggs and nothing more.
It’s grocery time and my boys excitedly and hurriedly get their own facial scrub before I could even make my complete round at the first lane of the supermarket. Two of them are in their teens already and sadly, they are experiencing some acne problems.
I guess puberty, hormonal change, and personal hygiene seem to go hand in hand. It is not only the increased hormones due to puberty that cause teenager’s skin to breakout. As acne is caused when the pores of the skin are clogged with excess oil, bacteria then breed on these oily grounds.
I’ve experienced acne in my teenage years as well and it somehow affected my confidence. I do not want the same thing to happen to my boys so I gathered them and had a short discussion about acne.
The numbers are alarming. And yes it seems most just don’t care.
The spread of germs
1.5 million children around the world die every year because of diarrhea. It is also considered as the second most common cause of death among kids. The first on the list is pneumonia, claiming 1.8 million lives globally each year.
If only the simple habit of handwashing with an anti-bacterial soap is properly practiced, such incident may have been reduced. Because one of the fastest ways to spread germs and diseases is by human contact and ingestion of contaminated food. The numbers presented only show that we haven’t nurtured the habit of proper hand washing.
My husband and I are blessed with five boys. We will be forever grateful for such beautiful blessing.
As it seems too easy for me to conceive, other couples, though, find it too challenging to get pregnant and bear a child. Thus, the initial question of close friends is the secret to boost the chances of getting pregnant. And all I could tell them is –
Know your cycle
I share the small house with six boys. Often, I hear people say I am the only rose among the thorns. And the usual question I get from people – how was it to be among the boys?
To be honest, my number one concern is to have someone help me with the housework.
Maintaining a small house with six boys can sometimes be so insane. As I see it, even if today’s modern women work for a living, they still come home to a second shift. They clean the house, do the laundry, and cook food. It seems that culture dictates housework falls on a woman’s shoulder.
When someone talks about the advantages of responsive parenting, we often consider it from the perspective of cognitive development. As a mother, being more sensitive to our kids’ emotions is apparently our most significant achievement.
During babyhood, we hold our baby up whenever he cries. It is a natural reaction. We try to fulfill his demands and give most of our time keeping our infant close to us. But, have you ever thought that your proximity and closeness help develop the emotional bonding between you and the child? Yes, it does improve and strengthen the emotional bonding.
However, the more difficult phase of parenting begins when our kid grows up and starts showing those upsetting toddler behaviors. The best way to deal with this stage is to demonstrate how sensitive we could be.