Let Go of Stress

To tell you honestly, I may look like I have got everything under control, but deep inside I am a really stressed person. My husband, on the other hand, is the one who’s always relaxed. He’s the one who has really got everything under control. He always tells me that I’m always stressed out and I need to learn how to relax and take it easy.

Now that I’m a WAHMeo (Work-at-home-mom / CEO of my business), I am even more stressed out. I’m always worrying about Baby Z, my business, etc. I fear that I don’t bring enough money into the household income. I fear the I’m not giving Baby Z ‘enough’. I guess that’s why I’m really sticking by my commitment to breastfeeding. I think that’s the only thing that I can actually gift her with right now — good health. I also make it a point to read to her and sing to her every day. As much as I want to enroll her in Kindermusik or Gymboree classes this early, to be honest with you, I don’t think that I have the funds for that right now.

All my funds are tied up to businesses that I have, which I hope to see grow in the near-EST future. I like this article that, Vince, the husband of my friend, Frances of Mommy Topaz wrote: The Oxygen Mask. It really hit and moved me! As much as I want to buy fancy clothes for Baby Z as often as I want to or as much as I want to go on vacations and eat in fancy restaurants with my family, I am trapped in a scenario where I need to lift my self first and help my hubby with our finances. We are in a situation where we need to think thrice of four times before buying wants. As I told you before, we have concrete plans and we know where we want to go financially, but I’m (take note: not WE) stressed out about the process of getting there. Mahirap pala talagang kumita!

Husbands, if your wives are like me, always stressed out about things and always ‘overwhelmed’ with all of the things happening around her, Manila Workshops has created this workshop with Jayme from Optimommy.com.

Be Happy, Go Stress Free

Be Happy, Go Stress Free

This short workshop will help your wife use intentional self-management techniques to deal with the stress and pressures of motherhood. I think I, myself, need to attend this.

If you are interested in signing up for this event, please go to this link: http://manilaworkshops.com/2013/07/be-happy-go-stress-free.html

Are you like me? Do you feel pressured? What makes you stay up all night? What occupies your thoughts? Let’s talk!

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Tickle Me Mondays: Comic Strip #7

Oh no! Initially I thought that today is the last Monday of August. I’m losing track of time! It has been raining the past few days. Despite the gloomy weather, I hope you are all doing great today!

To cheer you up, I’m sharing this baby comic strip of Baby Z!

Tickle Me Mondays

Have you shared funny pictures of your baby using #ticklememondays? Join in the fun!

Baby OOTD: A Horse and Minnie Mouse from Mothercare

Last week, I showed you the yellow outfits that Baby Z tried on at Mothercare Active Fun. For this week, her Baby OOTD theme are animals, featuring a horse and a famous mouse.

The first outfit from Mothercare Philippines is a long sleeved sweater with colorful sleeves and a hot pink base. A cute horse (well, it looks like a horse but i’m not sure) is seen in front. I paired it with violet jogging pants that I also saw at the store. The jogging pants come in pairs — one violet and one white.

Loved this outfit the most!

Loved this outfit the most!

I then paired the ensembles with these lovely shoes. I love the cute little hearts on it! It’s so girly!

Don't you like the shoes? So cute! :)

Don’t you like the shoes? So cute! 🙂

Her headband is from one of her other dresses at home. Look at how happy Baby Z is!

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Baby Z enjoying her outfit :)

Baby Z enjoying her outfit 🙂

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For those who don’t know, Mothercare Philippines already have their own instagram account. It’s Mothercareph. You can now share your own Mothercare Baby OOTD with them! I’ll be sharing this with them today.

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The next Baby Outfit of the Day of Baby Z is this cute Minnie Mouse Red Romper. In the store, I also saw these socks. It also had a Minnie Mouse design (It matched the design of the romper!)

Cute Minnie Mouse Romper

Cute Minnie Mouse Romper

I love the Minnie Mouse detail on the side of the romper. You can see that this was really well made.

Love the Minnie Mouse detail!

Love the Minnie Mouse detail!

Headband is from Lil Miss Belle Hair Accessories. Most of Baby Zeeka’s cute pictures were of her lying down…
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This was the only nice picture of her sitting down. Why?
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Because, she was distracted by her cute socks (as she is now discovering her feet and toes).

Baby Z was distracted by the cute socks

Baby Z was distracted by the cute socks

Still distracted! haha! :)

Still distracted!

I hope you liked Baby Fashionista’s Baby OOTD for today! 🙂

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OOTD for today is from:
Mothercare Philippines
Lil Miss Belle Hair Accessories

Party Planning Fair at Rockwell: Celebrations Fair

Stressing out on what to do for your kid’s birthday party? I am one who can relate. Every time I create a party, I always make it a point to have really good suppliers. These suppliers need to be those who can give quality work and who can deliver on time. It’s 7 more months before I celebrate Baby Z’s first birthday and to tell you honestly, I am always “career” when creating a party for my child, even more meticulous than creating the workshops that I have for my business.

I just had one party for Baby Z, which was her baptism and I made it a point that the party had everything and the experience of Baby Z (although I think she still wouldn’t remember it) and the guests were superb. You can read all about Baby Z’s Baptism HERE.

I was so happy to see this while I was surfing. This party planning fair poster was posted by my friend, Christine.

Celebrations Fair

This fair is brought to you by SKY cable and Nido 3+. Celebrations Fair will bring together incredible party suppliers under one roof on August 17, Saturday from 11am to 6pm at the Rockwell Tent.

I was so happy since I would be able to scout for good suppliers for Baby Z’s first birthday. I am actually so excited to plan and put together the party! And there will be special discounts available from the exhibitors from costume makers, caterers, venues, entertainment, stylists, photographers, souvenir and specialty shops, party supplies and decors and so much more!

Here are the list of the supplier exhibitors:
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Those who book on the same day get the chance to win packages and treats from our participating exhibitors.
It’s a whole day celebration of party planning peppered with fun games and entertainment for the whole family! We have eats and treats too! And also, the first 150 guests who register onsite get to receive goody bags.

Celebrations Fair is presented by SKY cable and Nido 3 +. It’s made possible by Hot Wheels, Digestics, National Bookstore, Wilkins Distilled Water and Fun Ranch. Special thanks also go to Alpenliebe, Mentos, Fruittella, Chupa Chups, The Parteizeit, Pose and Print, Zoomanity, Figaro, Big Red Barn, Swell Sweets, Fax Parcel and Print, Party Starters and Made in Candy.

Read all about the CELEBRATIONS FAIR HERE.

I am so excited for this party planning fair! I hope to see you there!

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Beans Baby Store and Mommy Ginger Giveaway!

I can’t believe it is already August! It’s now time for Halloween preparations (well, for me it is!). My sister actually bought two Halloween outfits already for Baby Z from the States. I’ll share it with you once it arrives. Speaking of costumes, check out these crochet headware from Beans Baby Store. You can actually use it to complete the Halloween outfit for your little one.

I, aslo,  feel generous. So for these two weeks, Beans Baby Store and Mommy Ginger will be giving away this cutie patootie crochet head ware to one lucky winner!

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To join the giveaway, all you have to do is follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below.
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Have you already thought of what Halloween costume would you want your child to wear? How about you? How do you spend Halloween? Please do share some stories! I’d love to hear about them!

FYI, for more cute products, please do visit Beans Baby Store at http://beansbabystore.com/ and please follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/BeansBabyStore.

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger