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my daily thoughts and ramblings on motherhood, raising my kids, being a wife and everything else in between that matters in our life.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

what have i been up to?

in bullets like how i do my to do lists everyday.

> working my ass off in reaching my yearly quota. my partner AE just resigned so all the pressure's on me.

> saving up for 4 weddings to attend before the year ends. and guess what, not one of them is mine. haha (paging aishi! you owe me a proposal - you promised!) more on this soon and this deserves its own blog post.

> kyle getting 64/70 in his first quarter exam. i couldn't be prouder of his performance. and i'm betting the 6 mistakes were identifying the colors, he finds that too boring.

> keon being the talkative and more naughty than his kuya. yep, i have no more babies in the house. i've officially got 2 toddlers!

> and i have been quite worried how come my PR went down to 2? does mr.G hate me? or did he just neglects me. :P

> and of course, i have been a plurk addict. before i was hesitant to try this out. initially i found it too intimidating, but nooo... it was so user-friendly! now i'm more online because of plurk! and i have been neglecting twitter. :P

off the bat that's what i have been doing since my last blog post about voting for my blog. majority of this was i was 70% working and 30% (you guessed it) plurking. haha

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Three Step bedtime routine for your babies

As published in Femalenetwork: LINK my first article ever, and it got published! yey! now i'm motivated than ever to write. and the feedback from good friends ( you know which ones are sincere and those said just to make you feel good) are overwhelming. :)

on with the article!


We all know that sleep is vital to baby’s development and mommy’s disposition in the morning. Yet mommies also know that getting the baby to sleep through the night is easier said than done.

Did you know there’s a thee-step process in ensuring a good night’s sleep for your baby? Establish this bedtime routine as soon as the baby is born.

Step 1: Give baby a five-minute relaxing warm bath using a mild baby soap or wash, which, over time, will serve as a signal that it’s time for bedtime soon.

Step 2: Give baby a two-minute massage using a gently-scented lotion or oil. Apply this with downward strokes on limbs, circular strokes on the tummy, outward sweeps on the chest, small circles on the head and face, and sweeping downward strokes on the back and feet. As you do this, try talking to her in a soothing voice to strengthen your bond. This is a reliable way of getting your baby ready for sleep.

Step 3: Have quiet bonding time right before slumber. Sing lullabies or nursery rhymes to your baby or with her if she can already speak. Cuddle, read bedtime stories, and say a prayer with her. As soon as she gets drowsy, put her to bed while she is still half-awake. This is to help the baby learn to self-soothe, so when she wakes up in the middle of the night, she can go back to sleep without your help.

A study shows that babies who go through this bedtime routine fall asleep 37% faster and experience 37% less night awakenings. In fact, total night awakenings decreased by as much as 49%, and length of babies’ continuous sleep increased by 23%. And we all know that with a well-rested baby comes a mommy who is less tense and tired and more energetic. Barbie Almalbis-Honasan (shown in photo with baby Noa Stina) is among the moms who can attest that having a good bedtime routine will improve baby's sleep.

You may try using Johnson’s Baby Bedtime line when you do the three-step routine. The line consists of a bedtime bath, soap, lotion, oil, and powder—all of which contain a patented blend of soothing aromas and essence of jasmine blossoms called NaturalCalm.

For other concerns and inquiries about giving your baby a good night’s sleep, check out Johnson and Johnson’s website devoted to this: It also gives mommies a Customized Sleep Profile, designed to help them better understand the quality of baby’s sleep, and which comes with personalized advice on how to improve it.

the concert will push through!

even without this tobacco company...


and i'm still looking forward to it. now the dilemma is, how much is the ticket??

Pepper Lunch!

is love!

finally a dream/plan came true shared with two of the best people in the world.

here's to the next dates and bonding moments girls!

and yes, i will be back for more!

and i'm back to blogging. plurk has been keeping me busy lately that i neglected my blog. huhu

Monday, August 11, 2008

Please vote for my blog as blog of the week!

never in my life did i get a nomination for my blog. well, there's a first time for everything then.


please vote for my blog!!

to vote, please visit:

thanks!! =)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

i was bitten

thanks to Nannah for lending me this book that i have been itching to read.

and finally i can now join the conversations about vampires, forbidden love and everything else.

yey for being a bookworm! =)

something to tease the house addict in me

i couldn't resist 'em spoilers!!

and now i can't wait and itching for more!!

tagged! momhood moments

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1. Copy and paste this tag from "Start Here" to "End Here". (don't forget the image)
2. Place your blog's name with your URL at the end of the tag. If you have more that one blog, please add them too! Just make sure that you post this tag in all of your blogs.
3. Tag 5 blogs that is not yet in this post (just to avoid duplications ^_^ )
4. This is the twist... Go to the 5 blogs that you tagged and comment on any of their posts. Why? So that search engines can crawl to your site. ^_^
5. Return to the Momhood Moments blog and leave a comment saying that you joined the tag together with the URL of the tag. I'll be checking on it and add you in the master list.

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tagging: kerol, and all the mommies in plurk and twitter!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

never gonna give you up...

Dream come true. for Rick or Dick?

don't you just love the 80's?

and a lot of 80's shows has been making a comeback. can't wait!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

makeover #2: hot momma rocker

this i can wear everyday. minus the leather jacket. haha!

rocker momma in the house! =)

Friday, August 1, 2008

If House was a drug, i'd be an addict

Aishi and I have been hooked on House, MD since we encountered the series one trip to MCS. We're on our 4th season already with 3 episodes to go and we have encountered a lot of Houseisms.

To name a few of my/our favorites:

"I've found that when you want to know the truth about someone that someone is probably the last person you should ask."

"There is not a thin line between love and hate. There is --- in fact --- a Great Wall of China with armed sentries posted every 20 feet between love and hate."

and of course, the line that started it all:

"Everybody Lies"


and i have this little crush on House. hehe

make over idea #1: office wear

wishing and hoping i can wear something like this to the office. ala-devil wears prada.
more or less, where i work it's the same idea and principle as the movie, minus the uber nice clothes everyone's wearing in the office. here, you see us in our usual jeans, shirts, sneakers, flip-flops, etc.