Something cute and cuddly arrived at my doorstep last week.
Christmas is the time when everyone is in a jovial mood, especially the kids! With parties and reunions here and there, it is a must that our kids are always best dressed.
Dressing up a little girl is so fun, it’s like I’m just playing Barbie, a real one. Do you know where I run to for trendy dresses for Gwen? SM Department Store! I swear, SM Kids Fashion always has the best selection of kids clothes at price points that won’t break the bank.
This year, SM Kids Fashion Holiday Collection showcases a wide variety of styles—from plains to prints, from laid-back casual to prim and proper looks, from dresses to tops and bottoms that are all ideal for one’s mix-and-match technique. It’s a #FashionExplosion!
Two of my friends are pregnant, I’m so happy for them! In one of our FB chats, one of them mentioned that she was surprised since they were not trying and 2 kids are already enough. Another one is really TTC hence they really consulted a doctor and the doctor advised to monitor her ovulation cycle.
We are now down to the last 2 weeks of our Tweet & Win contest. Keep on sending your tweets till the end for a chance to win GCs plus gift pack.
December is really the busiest month of the year. Reunions here and there, traffic everywhere, baptism, Christmas parties, etc. Everything is in a daze during this time of the year, that’s why others call it the “holidaze”. The next thing you know, it’s 2015.
But I’m not complaining about this season, oookaaay, except for the traffic.
So let’s see how this 1st week of December went by. At the office, we had a Dress Up Your Cubicle contest. It’s an annual thing with a different theme each year. For this year, you’ll be surprised at our theme…
I choose #MultipleIntelligence because it will give my daughter an endless zest for life’s adventures.
That’s what I wanted for Gwen. Because I believe that success in life is not only measured by the grades in school. It is how you will live your life, make an impact and a difference in the lives of the people you meet.
Howard Gardner, Hobbs professor of education and cognition at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, said that: “It was generally believed that intelligence was a single entity that was inherited, and that human beings – initially a blank state – could be trained to learn anything, provided that it was presented in an appropriate way. Nowadays, an increasing number of researchers believe precisely the opposite; that there exists a multitude of intelligences, quite independent of each other, that each intelligence has its own strengths and constraints…”
I’m lucky that Gwen is still young and I have a lot of opportunity to prepare her for success. I enrolled her in school not because of the academics part (although it’s a bonus) but I want her to be people smart and interact with her classmates. We bring her to our travels, let her run around in parks and playgrounds because I want her to by body smart. I just want to open her doors into everything, to be brain smart, people smart, and body smart.
Watch why Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez chooses #MultipleIntelligence to give her son Tyler the edge today.
Week 8 Giveaway
Penguins of Madagascar are the latest toys of McDonald’s Happy Meals. Collect Skipper and friends and add them to your collection of McDonald’s Happy Meal toys. We were buying breakfast at a McDonald’s near DFA ASEANA yesterday and Gwen is so happy with the new happy meal toys.
As a homemaker and a working mom, I need to whip up dinner the soonest I go home from work. I don’t want to serve my family fried food and canned goods all the time so I need to think of quick and easy recipes to prepare. But sometimes, I want to eat a hearty beef caldereta when I go home but it’s impossible to cook caldereta when you have a 9-to-5 job and then expect your beef caldereta to be ready by 7 pm, right?
Well, a friend offered me a solution. Cook our meals during weekends, store them in the fridge and just reheat them come dinner time. Sounds like a plan, especially if I will be using a Midea Microwave Oven.
Our baby’s first steps is a milestone, those first few steps are a big accomplishment for our little ones. If our babies can already talk, a shout out to the world will be something like this, “Watch out world, here I come!” Along with the joy that this milestone brings, we are also worried about the accidents that might happen like what if our baby slipped, what if he/she stepped on rough and sharp surfaces, etc.
Should babies wear shoes?
No. Parenting experts all agreed that barefoot is the way to go for babies and toddlers. Babies’ feet will develop naturally if he/she walks barefoot. Let them feel the ground to develop their balance, strength, and coordination. This will help strengthen the muscles and ligaments on their feet.
It’s 31 days till Christmas! Can you feel the holiday rush? I haven’t started my Christmas shopping and I haven’t been to any bazaars yet, poor me… If you’re planning to give out Christmas baskets for your staff (yaya, househelp, etc.), friends, and relatives, here are sample Christmas baskets with their prices from Hitop Supermarket and SM Supermarket. Just click the photo to enlarge.