Category: Parenting

Health Watch: A Second Look at Your Baby Wipes

  Before you wipe your little one’s bum, you may want to check the label on those wipes you’re using. Fact is, some brands in the United States have recently been recalled, after USFDA discovered that some of the packaging may contain a type of bacteria that’s often antibiotic-resistant. According

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Baby’s Got Style

One part of motherhood that I enjoy the most is dressing up my daughter in cute outfits. Guilty as charged, my ‘fashion frustration’ sparked to a whole new level after giving birth to her and it’s no secret how I instantly turned my daughter into my own living doll.  My

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Chronicles of a Paranoid Mom: Getting Ready for the Big One

I’ve finally done it. I’ve assembled an emergency bag and created a communication plan for my family in case of an emergency. I haven’t been this paranoid and O.C. until recently, after all the news, about “THE BIG ONE” that is due to hit the West Valley fault in Manila

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Inside My Mommy Bag

For almost two years now, I have been carrying with me bulky bags instead of my usual purse… Not that I’m complaining. Hehe! I used to carry in my everyday purse my kikay kit containing make-ups, lotion, perfume, mirror and other vanity items, aside from the gadgets and basic necessities

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Great Native Island Dining at KaLui

They say your Puerto Princesa Adventure is not complete without experiencing this native island dining, bare foot and all at this famous and one of the pioneering restos in Palawan called KaLui. It was my second time here, still it amazes me how beautifully and neatly the resto’s interior as

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Stuffed-Crust Pizza from Scratch

Making a homemade pizza from a home-prepared dough is just as quick and easy as making your homemade pandesal. It only takes a few minutes to the prep time to add your fave toppings to your dough. For the dough, you need these basic ingredients: 2 cups warm water 2

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A Big Appetite for the Big Apple

When it comes to food trips, New York City is my “happy place” no questions asked. We would drive all the way from New Jersey to the City that Never Sleeps, to have a taste of the best dumplings in China Town, or take the PATH Train to the 33rd

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The Convenience in Pay-in Lounges

I made one smart move in one of my adventures (literally and figuratively) as a mommy, and I’d like to share it with you. Spending the holidays in New Jersey has become an even bigger deal for my family since it was my daughter’s very first international trip..   and

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Santa Claus is in Town!

Every child should experience that one magical moment sitting on Old Saint Nick’s lap, while whispering to him his or her Christmas wish. My daughter missed her chance last year, but this time around I made sure not to… We were first in line. Ha,ha! Although my one year old,

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Meeting America’s Next Top Model Allison Harvard

She’s sophisticated and she’s got character – lots of if. It was a pleasure meeting America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) Finalist, Allison Harvard as she represented a brand that has been in the beauty and wellness industry for the past 20 years… Bioessence. I used to just watch her on

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The Maya Kitchen’s New Gen Baker: Jennifer Villanueva

A copy paste from newgenbaker.com Please see link for full feature story: newgenbaker.com/blogs/jennifer-villanueva Meet our New Gen Baker, Jennifer Villanueva, 37, a proprietor and the owner of Big Ben Concepts Marketing Services, a duly recognized marketing and PR firm that specializes in events organization and public relations services. She is

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When Mommy Gets Her Me-Time

We’ve heard it all before, being a full-time mom can be the toughest job in the world. As a mom, we wear many hats and tackle many responsibilities for our family. Our hectic lifestyles sometimes leave us without even a single minute relaxing on our own. In some cases, this

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Art Workshop I: Working with the Little Masters of Arts

I had the pleasure of working again with the 5 and up age group today. I’ve always loved teaching arts to children. Although it was a challenge to keep their interest for the entire three hours session, the fun begins as I am actually able to do so. (Well, except

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Mommified and Loving It

Before I was Supermom, it took me the average of 15 minutes to get ready to leave the house for work. From grooming, to having breakfast, getting my stuff ready, wearing my pair of kikay heels, before I actually step out of the house. As i get ready to drive

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Frugal But Fun First Party

Throwing a birthday party for kids on a shoestring budget doesn’t have to look scrimped and pinched. For frugal parents who can’t or doesn’t want to host a full-blown birthday carnival that will leave young guests gasping from sheer excitement.. it doesn’t mean that the celebration has to suffer. There

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BABYSITTING 101

BABYSITTING 101

There’s no doubt BABYSITTING requires skills in CREATIVITY, ADVENTURE and PLAY. But these skills are no help if you don’t know what to do when a kid gets bored with your nanny routine or you’re not prepared for the realities of a 3-year-old’s temper.

Managing kids can be a challenge. One moment they’re snuggling up for bedtime stories and introducing you to their imaginary friends, next thing you know, they’re biting their siblings or painting a rainbow on the walls…

How to cope? Plan ahead for all kinds of possibilities!

Be creative. Be ready to take on multiple roles. Be a teacher. Be an actor. Be a ventriloquist. Be a doctor. Be a nutritionist. Be a superhero. Name it. Just don’t be a bore.

As for me, the ever willing nanny of my little monsters, Danielle Francesca and Marcus Jacob, babysitting in a watchful manner can go a long way toward keeping these kids out of trouble. I’ve always loved this task. These kids have been my energizer, and I don’t think I’d ever get tired being with them. The good news is, another one is coming very soon. I just can’t wait to see her. My little’s sister’s first born Sabina. Looking forward to my babysitting adventures with you Sabinbin.

There’s a lot to remember about looking after kids, and I’m sure most of it are very comprehensible.  When babysitting, avoid distractions like going online, text messaging, etc. because kids need your full attention.

If you’re not comfortable looking after hyper-active kids, then don’t take the job. With babysitting come GREAT responsibilities. Babysitting can bring all kinds of surprises — both good and bad. Knowing what to expect helps you prepare. And with preparation comes confidence! Most importantly, you should have PATIENCE.  And I mean LOTS OF IT!

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Hello there, I'm Jennie!

A full-time mom to an adorable little girl named Cassey. An environmental enthusiast and an avid fan of beauty and the arts, always been a promoter of everything that is eco-friendly, tasteful and artistic.

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