Tickle Me Mondays: Comic Strip #8

Today’s Tickle Me Mondays picture is about my cute baby model. Baby Z loves posing in front of the camera. I can’t believe that she’ll be 6 months from now. Time flies so fast! I’m just so glad that I have pictures like these to document every moment.

I truly wonder what goes on in Baby Z’s mind everytime I take a picture of her for her Baby OOTD.

Life of a Model

The Model’s Life is Hard

Do you have funny or cutie pictures of your baby? Join me in Tickle Me Mondays and tweet about it using #ticklememondays! 🙂 I will follow you on Twitter! 🙂

Defining Food Rules in the House

Today I just reprimanded one of our maids. She’s new. When I interviewed her the first time, I also explained some household rules that she should follow. One of these rules is never to get from our food. I give each household helper Php 2000 a month (4 weeks) or php 500 a week for their food.

That’s more than enough if you know how to budget well. I never had any problem with past maids. I always had two: one all-around and one yaya. Their ‘diskarte’ was to combine budgets so that they would have more than enough for each of them. Very good idea, actually (you can leverage on buying more or in bulk when you want to bring down the cost).

With this new maid, she requested for her budget to really be separate because she wants to buy her own food. Okay, fine by me. It really is her money anyway. She even said that I shouldn’t worry because she won’t get from our food.

Anyway, last night, I had a get together at my place and bought food for the guests. Obviously, there were a lot of leftovers. One of which was Baby Z’s brownies. I keep food well since we eat it for the succeeding days. It’s a way also in which we try to save. Going grocery shopping is such an expensive necessity!

Baby Z baking brownies!

Baby Z baking brownies!

This new maid got two huge slices of the brownies behind my back and ate from the barbeque and even wanted to get from the spaghetti. I found out about it when my yaya told me about it.

And to think all she needed to do was ask me. If you know me, as an ‘amo’ and household manager, i’m not really strict. They can actually ask me and i’ll agree to almost anything, for as long as it’s not illegal. So, if she just asked me for a slice or even the whole plate, I would have given it to her.

So I confronted her and told her that what was broken was trust. I told her too that I don’t want Baby Z to see this kind of behavior from them.

O well… How about you? What food rules do you have at home. How do you do it with your helpers? Is there a better way to do it?

Love lots,
Mommy Ginger

Baby OOTD: Flower Power from Mothercare

When I was growing up, I wasn’t much of a ‘colorful’ dresser. My sister was more into colorful stuff. I always picked the more subdued colors. If we were given blouses by our mom or titas, I would choose the one with the more subdued hue. I loved neutral colors and wouldn’t trade them for hot pinks and oranges. Now that I have my own little girl, I like bright colors for her. Just like this dress from Mothercare!

Flowery dress from Mothercare

I so love this dress for Baby Fashionista. Its cut is very simple yet the print is such a standout. I chose a mint green shoe to go with it. See how she loves her OOTD!

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Hey, did you notice that this Bumbo chair goes with my outfit?

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How do you like my outfit, Mr. Rabbit?

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Hope you like Baby Z’s outfit for this Friday’s Style Corner.

Dress and Shoes from Mothercare Philippines

Workshop for your Household Helpers and Yayas

Hi my mommy and daddy readers! I’d like to share this workshop for household helpers with you. It’s the rerun of the Ok Ka, Yaya Ko! Workshop. It will be held this September 7, 2013 at the Valle Verde 5 Cabana B Area.

This workshop for household helpers is very comprehensive. I have had two of my helpers join in and listen to the speaker. The speaker is Ms. Cristina Mendoza, RN.

About the Speaker:
– BS Nursing (’10), Southville International School and College
– Passed the Nursing Licensure Exam on July 2010
– Worked as a School Nurse and Preschool Teacher in The Bridge School from 2010-2012
– On call Preschool Teacher in The Bridge School (present)
– Full time Yaya Seminar Facilitator of VentureLab Business Resource Center, Inc.

Ok Ka, Yaya Ko (Rerun)

Ok Ka, Yaya Ko (Rerun)

The topics that were discussed during this workshop for household helpers were very helpful. Personal hygiene and etiquette, how to clean and how to create natural cleaning materials, how to care for babies and how to care for the elderly.

The Learning Fee is reasonably priced at Php 1800 per participant and for groups of 2 or more attendees, the rate is at Php 1500 per participant.

To sign up, please visit: http://manilaworkshops.com/2013/07/yaya-workshop-rerun-2013.html

Facts about Caring for your Child’s Teeth [Infographics]

Let’s fight cavities! After reading all these facts about cavities and tooth decay, I just want to do everything I can to protect Baby Z from these. Do you know that 9 out of 10 children suffer from tooth decay? Imagine that! That’s almost every child that you see!

And do you know that most children from 9-13 months get the infection from their mothers? As moms, we need to be aware of this. Find out more facts about fighting cavities, tooth decay and using Xylitol as one tool in fighting bacteria in the mouth and teeth.

Caring for your Teeth Infographics

Caring for your Teeth Infographics

I hope that you like this Infographic that I made especially for you. Next month, I’ll be telling you more about what we can do, as moms, to fight cavities. I’m also going to tell you more about the Make It Zero Campaign of Lotte Xylitol Gum. Mommy Ginger is very proud to be part of the Make it Zero campaign. For more information, please visit LotteXylitolGum.com.

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Xylitol Mini Bottle, Handy Bottle, Blister Pack

Mommy Ginger is a proud Mom Brand Believer of Lotte Xylitol Gum!