3rd Run of the Babypalooza Bazaar

Yey! I’m so excited! I heard that there will be a 3rd run of the Babypalooza bazaar! This bazaar is held at the Walter Hogan Center at Ateneo De Manila University. In the bazaar, equal exposure for both PRE-LOVED (i.e. gently used) and BRAND NEW items for babies, young children and expectant parents is given.

Babypalooza's 3rd Run

Babypalooza’s 3rd Run

What’s good about this bazaar and I think what has made it successful is that it implements the Babypalooza Vendor Protection Program (VPP). This means that the organizers will ensure that no two vendors of brand new items will be selling the exact same thing. This helps ensure that shoppers will not get bored of seeing the same merchandise over and over. Items that will be sold are necessities of every parent and their child: clothing, shoes and accessories, gear, strollers/baby furniture, feeding bottles, nursing wear, breast pumps, skin care and cleaning products. All at negotiable, easy-on-the-pocket prices!

To continue providing a family-friendly bazaar experience, special function areas will still be available for free for all visitors, these are the following: breastfeeding station, play area, 88DB Daddy Waiting Lounge and the Twins Lampein diaper change area. Clean rest rooms are also just a few steps away from the bazaar stalls for added convenience.

Venue is fully air-conditioned, and the parking and entrance is free.

Hope to see you there!

 

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

 

 

Kasambahay Law: Now Implemented

I have a new all-around maid. It’s so hard to find good help these days. I have been reading a lot of horror stories from my fellow moms/wives in forums and all I can say is that I feel scared. With this, I want everything to be right with this new maid of ours. She is the sister of my yaya. I got my yaya late last year, when I was pregnant. So far, she has been a big help. She’s a very clean, hard-working yaya. I hope that she stays this way (I’ve heard stories of those who reveal their ‘true’ identities after a few months).

Well, with the both of them here, I plan to have them submit all the necessary documents that I require of them, like their medical checkup (which I will shoulder every year), their NBI clearance, etc. I plan to follow the things already stated in the Kasambahay Law that was implemented last June 4, 2013.

For those of you who want to familiarize themselves with the salient points of the law, here is a good infographic to explain everything. This is from ABS-CBNnews.com (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/06/04/13/infographic-kasambahay-law)

Kasambahay Infographic

Kasambahay Infographic

My friend, Arpee, also translated the important parts of the law in Filipino. Check out his blog post: http://arpeelazaro.com/2013/06/batas-kasambahay-what-is-republic-act-10361-in-filipino/

If you want a copy of the contract made by DOLE, here is the link to the contract: http://www.ncr.dole.gov.ph/fndr/mis/files/sample%20contract.pdf

Hope all of these information on the Kasambahay law helps you! 🙂

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Goodbye, Summer from Baby Fashionista

Hi Readers!

I am saying goodbye to summer! It started raining already and it has been raining quite a lot lately. I’m sure all of you are excited to see what I wore for this corner. My mommy has been calling me Baby Fashionista already since she noticed that I love to dress up.

To bid summer goodbye, I am wearing this cute yellow dress from Periwinkle. I wore it when I went with Mommy, Daddy, and yaya to Rustan’s Makati yesterday.

Check out my dress form Periwinkle!

Check out my dress form Periwinkle!

My socks are from Tippy Toes!

My socks are from Tippy Toes!

My headband is from Dainty Ashley!

My headband is from Dainty Ashley!

I hope you like my look today on Zeeka’s Style Corner!

Love lots,
#BabyFashionista Zeeka

The Joy of Learning Givewaway Winner

Congratulations! We have chosen a winner of the 2 FREE Passes to The Joy of Learning Seminar by Fisher Price.

CONGRATULATIONS MS. MARIA ALLYSA PASCUAL BUENCONSEJO!

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For those who haven’t registered yet, you can find the details in this post: http://mommyginger.com/2013/05/the-joy-of-learning-workshop.html

We registered already and I am so excited to learn!

See you there!

Love lots,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

Breastfeeding is still the ‘Best Start’ with Dads or Moms or Whoever!

Guys at Mead Johnson Nutrition, seriously? What is up with this Best Starts With Dad campaign? I’m sure that your brand managers and your marketing people are pretty much aware of the Milk Code. I’m sure that all of you are intelligent enough to know what is and what isn’t a violation.

Do not think that we, consumers, do not read and that we do not think. Do not think that we do not know subliminal advertising. Why come up with the title Best Starts with Dad for Father’s Day? Even when you tell us that the promo is for those with kids who are 3 year old and above, the word “starts” seems to target even those dads with younger kids. When you say ‘start’, you usually begin with a number called ZERO. You don’t begin counting from 3.

Anyway, it’s just sad. I’m not really the type who would reply to such an issue, but this makes me sad especially now that I am a nursing mom. You do not know the effort, the time, the patience and all the blood, sweat and tears that some of us moms go through just to defend our stand of breastfeeding our kids. I think my mom and I did not talk for quite a while because we had opposing views on breastfeeding (I’m glad that she is very supportive of it now! :)… love you, mom!) I had to stand up to some of my relatives who did not believe in breastfeeding. I was just so glad that my husband was there every step of the way to support me in this decision.

From the moment Baby Z was born, I had firmly decided to breastfeed and my hubby was there by my side. He would help me research for facts that we could show or tell our relatives and friends to convince them that breastfeeding Baby Z was what was best for her. Until now, every day, I make that decision and I’m glad that he is still by my side.

It’s just so sad that subliminally, you are telling people and rewarding them for choosing formula as the best start for their children.

For those who want to know more about the issue with the #beststartswithdad campaign, please visit my friend, Jenny Ong’s blog: http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com/2013/06/breastfeeding-beststartswithdad.html

Anyway, I hope you stop this campaign, and help spread the word that breastfeeding is still the best start.

Love lots,
(ang bait ko pa! :>)

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger