Another hot summer day! It’s election day today. Vote wisely!

How are you taking the heat? Baby Z is quite chill and comfortable.

Summer is about to end. Before it ends, I want to share with you my Summer Chic look. Baby Z is donning a flowery onesie with her sunglasses!

Summer Chic

Summer Chic

I hope you like it! I forgot where I got my floral onesie. The plastic neon pink shades are from Metro! Department store and the mittens are St. Patrick Baby.

Love lots,

Baby Z

 

Yipee! Today, we will be announcing the winner for the Mayumi & Me Natural Bath and Body Giveaway! We would like to thank Mompreneur Armi of Mayumi & Me for holding this giveaway in this site.

Mayumi & Me

Mayumi & Me

So the winner of this Natural Bath and Bodies Package is …
Chi Chen Sanguyo Torres

Congratulations! 🙂 I will be emailing you to ask for your details. Thank you to all those who joined the Mayumi & Me Giveaway. I hope you do try out these natural products.

I did and check out my 2 month old baby so relaxed and calm!

Zeeka's Bath Time!

Zeeka’s Bath Time!

Again, to check out Mayumi & Me, here are the links:
Website: http://www.mayumiandme.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayumiandme
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mayumiandme

Thank you all for joining!

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

When I was little, I loved summer vacation. I would go to my grandmother’s house to go swimming. Most of all, I loved spending time with my mom and dad. Now that I have my little daughter, I can’t wait to bring her along. I can’t wait to enroll her for activities that she can do to enhance her skills. I can’t wait to do activities together. Even if she’s still a baby, I bring her with me wherever I go. I’m planning to bring her to this fun activity at the Rockwell Tent Makati for the Mom and Me event. This will be on May 25 and 26 (from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

Mom & Me at the Rockwell Tent

Mom & Me at the Rockwell Tent

This event aims to foster the relationship of moms and kids through activities that both can do together. While kids can learn from independent play as it nourishes creativity and imagination and organized activities with other kids as in summer classes, when parents and kids do activities together, it gives them a common sense of purpose and a goal. Kids love receiving the affection and undivided attention of their parents, and want to be able to spend as much time with them as possible.

What are the activities that you can do with your kids during this event? Here are some of the things you can do:

Yoga and Zumba to be led by Beyond Yoga

Yoga and Zumba to be led by Beyond Yoga

Cooking by McCormick Philippines

Cooking by McCormick Philippines

Taekwondo by Coach and Kids Inc.

Taekwondo by Coach and Kids Inc.

Story-telling by my friend, Mariel Uyquiengco of The Learning Basket

Story-telling by my friend, Mariel Uyquiengco of The Learning Basket

"The ABC's of Safe Sleep" by Ives Lim-Esteban of Halo Philippines

“The ABC’s of Safe Sleep” by Ives Lim-Esteban of Halo Philippines

Colorful fashion show by Tiddle Tots

Colorful fashion show by Tiddle Tots

Parachute time with Gymboree

Parachute time with Gymboree

Filipino Story-telling with The Learning Library

Filipino Story-telling with The Learning Library

Swamu with Slimmer’s World

Swamu with Slimmer’s World

Arts by Young Artists Studio

Arts by Young Artists Studio

On top of all these activities that moms and kids can do together, top mom and kids brands will be showcasing their wares from clothes, shoes, toys, home décor and more!

Entrance passes to this fun-filled weekend are at P499, good for 1 mom/dad and 1 child; additional participants at P250. Those who prefer access to only the booth activities such as the family portrait area, beauty booth, play area, and shopping area can get passes for P199.

For more information you can check out Mom & Me Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mommyandmePH or Follow them at Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mommyandmePH.

Mom and Me is also supported by Elba, Smart Steps, Bite Block, Enchanted Kingdom, Citibank, Diana Stalder, Party DNA, and Rockwell Tent.

Media sponsors include Smart Parenting, Good Housekeeping, K-Zone Philippines, Total Girl, Disney Junior, Princess, Business World, Herword.com, Highlife, kristn.com, Southern Living, and TopazMommy.com.

It will be our Baby Z’s second month birthday tomorrow. It just seems like yesterday when we held her in our arms for the first time. Ej and I are First Time Parents. We are parents who want the best for our little one. I remember that before I gave birth, during the 9 months of pregnancy, we did a lot of things to prepare.

We attended a lot of workshops and seminars (by Medela Moms, LATCH, etc.). We attended the Birthing Class of Rome Kanapi. We read books — I think I have three different kinds of pregnancy books here with me. We read articles in the internet and I think I may be one of the frequent visitors of babycenter.com.ph.

There are a lot of things that we needed to learn. I think as parents, even if we strive to be perfect, we cannot be perfect. We’re only human. BUT (emphasis on BUT!), we can continuously educate ourselves so that we can make the best decision for our babies.

There were a lot of things on my mind back then that I wish someone would have given me the answers to. I wish I got to know more people who could help me early on and who would be my support group. These led me to create this workshop series in cooperation with Medela Moms, Inc. and The Learning Basket.

I designed the series to be a four part workshop on topics that deals with (1)pregnancy, (2)post labor and new born care, (3) toddler years and (4) child development and education. The workshop titles are as follows (just to give you an idea):

First Time Parents Workshop: What To Know Before Giving Birth
Date: June 1, 2013

First Time Parents Workshop: Delivery and New Born Care
Date: June 29, 2013

First Time Parents Workshop: Toddler Care
Date: July 6, 2013

First Time Parents Workshop: Helping Your Baby Learn
Date: July 13, 2013

We have already launched and announced the first of the four workshops.

First Time Parents Workshop: What to Know Before Giving Birth

First Time Parents Workshop: What to Know Before Giving Birth

MommyGinger is giving a 50% discount on the registration fee (pay only Php 600 per participant/seat) for the first workshop! All you have to do is input FTP1MG in the COUPON CODE space below.

To sign up for the first workshop of the series (First Time Parents: What to Know Before Giving Birth), please fill out the form below:

I really hope to see you there! I’d love to meet more expecting moms and dads! 🙂

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Two weeks ago, Martine, the founder of Wahmderfullife.com, Marge and Jenn from vasupportpro.com and yours truly launched the WAHMEO Blog Carnival 2013.

WAHMeo Blog Carnival logo

WAHMeo Blog Carnival logo

We wanted to know your thoughts on why WAHMEOs are geared to Succeed. We asked you about your thoughts on WAHMEOs, your Experience as a WAHMEOs, on why do you want to be a WAHMEOs and statistics on WAHMEOs around the globe.

We were so happy with the articles that we have received as entries. Sharing with you the inspiring stories of the participants:

SHED: Thoughts of An Aspring WHAMeo
This mom’s life: The Most Important CEO of All
Working MAMA: On Wanting to Be a WAHMEO
Davao Mommy: The WAHM Lifestyle: Realities, Duties, and Fulfillment
City Girl, Country Home: Precious Gems for You Work-at-Home Mommas
Mamabella Mommy: Living (And Loving) The WAHMeo Life

I was deeply inspired and motivated to do my best in being a WAHMeo. I can’t help it, but sometimes, I feel so pressured with all of the things that I have to do as a mom, wife and entrepreneur. It’s so nice to know that there is a group of women who understands what I’m going through. The mere fact that I know they understand is a big deal for me. We can all inspire each other every day and be the support system for each one 🙂

Also, for the blog carnival, we promised to give prizes for the best write-up.

The winner of the WAHMeo Blog Carnival 2013 is Dianne Kaw with her entry:
This mom’s life: The Most Important CEO of All

Congratulations, Dianne! You will receive a $25 Paypal credit, a business book for moms in business, and one (1) full year FREE hosting of a WordPress site.

Thank you to all those who joined! 🙂