With all the harm humanity did and still does to the environment, it's really time to take care of it through #simpleactsoflove. As simple bringing our own reusable straws, utensils, and water bottles or bringing eco-bags for shopping, and supporting brands which are eco-friendly and cruelty-free, we can already make a difference. Last weekend, @lovebeautyandplanet_ph, launched its eco-beauty line of hair and skin product using Philippine coconuts as its main natural ingredient. Its Summer line, Ylang-Ylang and Mimosa variants of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion are now available. It was a lovely afternoon of learning, bonding with friends in the industry(swipe for more pictures), and me trying to get fit (this bike charges your phone as you cycle, a minute of biking charges your phone by 1%, I need this at home.) What amazed me all the more about the brand was knowing that: 1. All their ingredients are from certified sustainable sources. 2. Their products are easily rinsed saving 10 seconds of shower which may result to supporting the drinking water needs of millions of people. 3. All their bottles are made from 100% recyclable plastics. 4. Used bottles may be deposited in selected SM Makati so they may recycle, reuse, and reduce waste. 5. It's cruelty-free and not tested in animals. 6. You get a FREE eco-bag for a limited time when you buy at least three bottles of their products I hope many other brands will follow suit and think of how they will greatly contribute to preserving and healing our planet and not contribute more to wastes that many generations after our children will inherit. Thanks #LoveBeautyAndPlanetPH for coming up with well-thought eco-friendly products which help make us and our planet more beautiful each day. #SmallActsOfSummerLove #mombloggersph #mommyblogger #lifestyleblogger #momapproved #momfinds #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyliving #proenvironment
Another practical self-care idea for us moms is to continue to educate ourselves on things that we believe would benefit our family. One is to learn more about investing and how we could make our money grow over time vs. keeping it in the bank. This will definitely help me plan better for my retirement, emergency needs, and other financial goals for the family. I am open to puting my eggs in different baskets and with this, I am thankful to be here at @firstmetroassetmgt to learn more about giving myself and my family a better life in the future. I am a smart woman and I invest in FAMI. #FAMI4women #ichooseFAMI
Thank you @theparentingemporium for hosting this intimate discussion with Sen. Risa Hontiveros on the 105-Day Expanded Matrrnity Leave Law or #RA11210. Though I may not be part of the work force anymore, I rejoice with all working moms in the government and private sector even those belonging to the informal economy who's had at least 3 SSS monrhly contributions a year before giving birth. More than anything, this law is a celebration of motherhood as she extends her bonding time with the newborn, establishes breastfeeding, is given a longer time to recover physically and past the baby blues, and comes back to work in tip top shape and pink of health. I experienced maternity leaves twice in my last workplace. When it was time to.come back, it was hard to leave my infant behind feeling as if the ML wasn't enough. It sure was heartbreaking for me, but I (and many other working moms for sure) had no choice, but to come back to work. In this Expanded Maternity Leave Law women who gave birth after March 8, 2019 shall be covered and given 105 days, plus and optional 30 unpaid days should the working mom wish to extend. Solo moms or single moms shall be given extra 15 days. She could even share 7 days to the father or partner or alternate caregiver. Ang ganda ganda nitong RA11210 or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law para sa mga nanay na nagtatrabaho pa at sobrang suportado ko ang law na ito. Good news diba mga working moms? I will be writing more about this on the blog soon mga mommies. Meantime, if you have questions, please comment below. Have a great day!
My teenager doesn't look like his young age of 16. That's my baby boy right there.. stil a baby but not anymore. A juxtaposition of heartbreaking yet proud moment seeing these pbotos. Taken last weekend during his cousin's prom. #dandrelucas #dandrelucasootd
To one of the most wonderful new friends I met, happy birthday (again) and I am happy to have met you. You're beautiful inside and out that's why your children (soon to meet Axis) are so blessed to have you as their mom and your hubby, as his wife. Love you beshyyyy! ❤❤❤ #expectingaxis
I was still working as a program manager and campaigns strategist in a fast paced industry when this family photo was taken - at a time when my life was already slowing down. Little did I know that during this time, God was preparing me to become a stay at home mom. The fast paced career no longer fit my life as a new mom to my third child. My priorities, my plans and my motivations slowly and beautifully changed. Sudenly, what I thought was too important for me to give up (my stressful career) lost its luster that I turned my back on it and focused on what gave me fulfillment and happiness the most - my family, especially my children. A year into being a SAHM now, I see things very differently and I've never been joyful, my husband and kids have never been happier and feel more loved. I've also never took our health and wellness more seriously. Thankful for this life decision, I take extra care when it comes to my family's health. I learned that cancer and other critical illnesses I am so afraid of, thrive in an acidic environment in our bodies. That's why I switched our Vitamin C brand to a safer and non-acidic one which will not harm our bodily environment and protect my family's health. I discovered Vitgreen-C and switched to it after finding out about its venefits and how it's so much better than the ascorbic acid brands we used. I wouldn't have noticed these things and discover many more if I didn't turn my back from corporate and decide it's time to be a more present, involved, and an intentional mom. How about you? Have you made a life-changing decision that let you see things differently? Please do share! #Cdifferently #VitagreenC @vitagreencofficial
I will never have a decent photo with you, and that's okay. Because your smile can never be staged. But it's always seen in our happy moments together which are usually behind the scenes and too late for me to capture on my phone. You're as spontaneous, as active, and as raw as you could be at this stage in your life, my terrific two. In a few months, you'll be three and I am the happiest for leaving what seemed too important for me before, my career. With that decision, I intentionally didn't hire a helper to do everything for you and your brothers, to exclusively breastfeed you to this day, and to witness every milestone you will achieve. I will never regret that timely and major life decision. I feel honored to be a stay at home mom because I am truly in tune with myself, know my priotities better, can say no to some attractive self-serving opportunities, and improve my relationship with God. Thank you Damien! I love you. ❤
What makes you a Tough Mama? I shared the things I do to become one especially when things in the motherhood department go rocky on some (or many) days. Apart from sharing highlights of the #ToughMamaCooks event I attended, such as @chefjamme ' live cooking demo and @thebentomommas ' bento making workshop, mas marami akong sharing about my motherhood issues and why I needed to be tough talaga. I hope you read this special post (link in bio. )❤ Let me say also thanks to @toughmamaappliances for inviting me at the most perfect time na may pinagdadaanan ako as a mama. You reminded me to indeed be a tough one especially when the need arises! Thanls too @dyosathemomma for bringing sunshine to me that day.
This weekend, March 16-17 at The Fifth at Rockwell, @mommymundo's #MommyMundoWorld will be putting the Summer season as its highlight featuring the best kid activity providers you could enroll your kids to and also travel deals you could avail as you plan that family vacation worth remembering. In this event, experience the same Mommy Mundo positive vibe as you shop for top mom and baby brands while the whole family enjoy their time in different activities or relax in lounges prepared for them. Free workshops and talks will also be staged so you don't only bring home awesome shopping finds but also new learnings. See you there! #mompowerment #mommymundo
Having boys around isn't as easy as every mother thinks. The easy part is practically dressing them up, haha! But challenges such as being too physically active takes a toll on me. When at the end of the day my toddler is about to throw a tantrum, I quickly tend to his need. What calms him quickly is mommy's tight hugs, back rubs using @vicks_philippines , and kisses. He calms down as soon as I give him a #TouchOfCare It's the same with my 2 older boys, they love to be hugged and receive bedtime massages. Nothing beats touch therapy in my kids' well-being. It's not only good for their health, but it's also one way of showing them my love. How about you? Do you have your own #TouchOfCare story to share?
Banana-ba-ba-na-naaaaaa! BELLO! From me and Damien! We're happy to be part of @uniqlophofficial's #UTMinionsPH launch earlier. With all the available unique designs featuring different Minions movie characters, you'll find one that suits your style just like how we did I was able to catch up with my mom friends roo and Damien had an instant playdate with Ysha. It was an afternoon well spent. Congratulations #UniqloPH! ,#ootd #Lifewear
I had an educational, insightful, purposeful, and even patriotic afternoon during @orangeandpeachph's event launch of its partnership with @rustansph and @wwfphilippines. What Damien is holding in this photo is Tala, a manually crocheted mousedeer plush (mousedeer is a Philippine wildlife animal) lovingly created for 8 hours by @carallegrina for Orange and Peach. It's available in Rustan's for a limited time. Part of sales from this plush plus all other Orange and Peach items go to WWF funds. The cause is very timely which presses urgency in conserving our forests and wildlife. During WWF's talk, I was shocked to know two important things about our country - 1) That Philippines is the center of the epicenter of earth's marine biodiversity; and 2) We are also the third largest contributor of ocean plastic pollution. Such a sad fact that we contribute in killing the beauty that we have which no other country has. Apart from Re-use Reduce and Recycle efforts, we could help conserve our wildlife and ocean by donating to WWF. One way we could donate is to patronize 100% local brand for moms and babies that supports WWF, such as Orange and Peach. Their products are effective, practical, and affordable. I used their breastmilk storage bags before and now planning to use the Silicone Food Bib too. SWIPE left to see more photos from the event, the moms I had a short bonding time with and photos of Orange and Peach's products. If coming up with 4 limited edition new designs featuring our endangered species (Whale Shark, Mousedeer, Tarsier, and Philippine Eagle) isn't pure love for the country (and conserving its wildlife) then I don't know what is. Thank you Orange and Peach for the lovely afternoon. Mabuhay kayo! #OPxRustansxWWF #bloggerph #mombloggerph #momblogger #bloggerevent #events #practicalfinds
I may not have a daughter I could do twinning posts with, but I could always have #Teaming posts with my boys, yup all 4 of them! We're happy our family teaming #ootd posts are possible beacuse the clothing brand we love, @uniqlophofficial has available sizes for all of us! Recently, Uniqlo came up a collection featuring one of my kids' fave characters-The Minions! #UTMinionsPH has several designs you could choose from depending on your style. My boys and I are wearing Minions shirts here and we love how each piece are stylish and of course comfortable to wear. Watch my stories before it's gone tonsee how I styled my UT Minions shirt in 5 ways - very mombod friendly. Check their latest unisex collection which displays bright, colorful, and playful designs featuring different Minions characters from the movie. Feast your eyes, go to https://uniqlo.com.ph to view the collection and many more! Happy day every dsy! 😍 #UniqloPH #Lifewear #MommyPracticalityOOTD #ootd #momblogger
Every year, I contemplate what value I would consistently do and apply throughout the year. This 2019, it's being SELFLESS - Less of ME, More for Others. In this cruel world given the recent current issues involving the young ones, many children need care more than ever from their parents and other people to feel, loved, safe and secured. To not feel discriminated and rejected by others no matter what their circumstance is. The new @vicks_philippines #TouchOfCare video exactly resonates this intention of my heart to be more for others, to reach out and help especially the children. If you watch it, you will realize that one doesn't need to be the primary caregiver or a mother to show love and care for others. If we all have this empathy, imagine how better our world would be. #Vicks #TouchOfCarePH
All out support to my eldest son (first row kneeling in the middle na muscle muscle - yes he came our from me, I can't believe how much he's grown huhuhu!) In his game yesterday. He has been playing basketball since he was 7. I saw.his interest in the sport as early as when he was just 2yo. We enrolled him in basketball clinics every summer and encouraged him to try out for their school's varsity team when he was in gradeschool. Basketball never left his system up to this day. Swipe ⬅️ for more photos and a compilation video of how intense the game was yesterday. What also never left his daily basketball life is bringing home sweaty jerseys which causes malodors even if I rigorously wash and soak in fabric conditioner longer than usual. I said to myself, I guess I just have to accept this fact about having an excessively active lifestyle. But my most recent laundry discovery @downyphilipines' Downy Sports, proves that clothes (even super sweaty ones) stay fresh longer with its extreme malodor protection. This is definitely a gem to a mom of an athlete like me who's been sweating this small stuff a lot. Now, I don't need to worry too much about malodors in my son's jerseys with this refreshing discovery! Plus, he stays confident too.na no bad odors anymore on his clothes even after playing. Alam mo naman, teenager na so conscious na sa mga ganyan lalo. Thanks Downy Sports for making this possible! #downyphilippines #downysports #24hrfreshness
GIVEAWAY ALERT: I used to deny my real age when I was in my late 20s and 30s. Not that I was afraid of aging but there's not enough confidence within. That's why I have been taking good care of my health, especially my skin (which is the first everyone notices on a woman's face) during those times with a skincare routine and supplements. I told myself, I'll see the fruits of my self-care labor in time. True enough because today, I proudly say I am 40 with confidence because I know I did proper care, and I still do, for my health and beauty. You are most confident when your standout beauty is at its ultimate. I defied 40, because of what's in my cute bag. Take a closer look, swipe left to see what's inside. Yes, it's no secret that apart from a good skincare regimen, I take Myra. Now, Myra Ultimate can help reduce fine lines and lighten dark spots because of the benefits of astaxanthin skin nutrient. Make Myra Ultimate part of your skincare, a new beauty supplement to help you achieve youthful, beautiful skin. So that just like me, you can proudly say you're turning 40 or you're 40, but still looking like in your 20s! #MyraUltimate #Defy40 GIVEAWAY MECHANICS: 1. Follow @mommypracticality and @myraphilippines on Instagram and HEART this photo. 2. Comment how you plan to defy 40 if in your 20s or 30s and if in 40s how you defied your age. 3. Tag 3 friends in your comment and ask the same question. How would you defy age? Winner of the cute bag with its content and Myra Ultimate shall be picked electronically. Winner must be willing to pick up prize from me. Thanks love! 😍
Whoa! Is it really March already? We're 2 months down this 2019! I can smell and taste Summer ! Throwback to Damien's first beach trip last year. I can't wait to hit the shore soon! Where do you plan to have a beach vacay with your family? Apart from Boracay, where do suggest we could have a beach adventure that's near Metro Manila? Salt and sand... here we come!
Happy long weekend! We didn't plan an out of town trip or a staycation like how we used to when we foresee a long weekend coming up. But simply being together feels more than a vacation, it's a retreat because we're not busy with too many new sights and sounds. We're just simply appreciating each other's presence. We had an impromptu dinner out last night . I noticed the kids were wearing all white so hubby and I wore the same color. Look at Damien, ang kulit na at marunong na magpose! 😂Anyway, white really looks good especially when worn collectively. It looks clean and polished, kaya one of my fave colors. It makes me reminisce our wedding day. How are you spending your extended weekend? ❤
I recently bought a mom-friendly, tummy-hugging, skinny, high-waist pair of jeans which makes me look taller and slimmer. I also love the comfort of the new heeled sandals I bought nung nag-Me time ako last Saturday. I wore heels from morning til my day finished with an event yesterday. It's important for us moms to wear something that would make us not only look good but feel great. We should also choose a footwear which will not cause discomfort and blisters or paltos. Ang happy ko, will go back to buy another color. It was also on discount so super sulit! Kaya I feel this deserves a #MommyPracticalityOOTD post. #practicalfinds #ootd #momblogger #mombloggerph #mommybloggerph #blogger #bloggerph #lifestyleblogger #lifestyle #fashion #practicalfashion
Mga mommies! Salamat sa mga tumutok at nanood kanina ng episode ng SAKTO sa DZMM TeleRadyo. Salamat sa mga nagpadala ng screenshots sa akin at videos. Icompile ko po ang videos na napadala niyo para mabuo ang buong episode. Hehe. ❤ In between the talks while may commercial, I was coughing and kung mapapansin ng iba medyo nasal ang boses ko. Thank you Lord for letting me get up well this morning (unlike yesterday na whole day masama pakiramdam ko) to be able ro share my experiences as a mom of three and let other moms know you're not alone in the beauty and craziness of motherhood. 😍 Hindi naman kasi talaga madaling maging isang nanay, from conceiving, carrying our babies for 9 mos, childbirth, breastfeeding, the daily mom grind, and even caring for one's physical/emotional/mental/psychological/spiritual state. We need each other for support and not to judge each other for the choices we make. Again, it's what works for you, your child, and the family. No method is perfect, motherhood didn't come with a handbook. Pero meron tayong lahat nitong ONE element which makes us survive each day and that is LOVE. ❤ Love for God. Love for your husband. Love for your child or children. Love for self. ❤ Have a blessed Tuesday to all! Sana po naenjoy niyo yung episode. ❤