Motherhood, Reflections / 26.09.2017

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child having a public temper tantrum, public meltdown I have to say that I've been VERY fortunate to not have to deal with a public temper tantrum for the entire 3 years since becoming a mom, until recently. To be honest, I've been dreading it because I don't know how to react or how I would handle it. My daughter is really sweet and cheerful; and although she would sometimes cry in public, she would ALWAYS listen to whatever I told her. Things would never escalate to a temper tantrum. I guess she learned early on that when Mommy says no, there's nothing she could do to change that. But, of course, my son is different. Although he is a happy and easygoing child,  he is also very strong-willed. When he says no, it would always be a challenge to get him to change his mind. And the same goes for when he wants something. And it was while I was out with him, when I got judged as a mother. He had a public meltdown; a full-blown temper tantrum that lasted for a while.
Motherhood, Review / 18.07.2017

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Kid Motorz Chevy Bel Air 1-Seater 12-Volt Toddler Ride-On Car from buybuy Baby - The best ride on toy for toddlers! Click on the image to learn more. | ride on toys | ride on toys for toddlers | ride on car | ride on cars for toddlers | ride on cars for kids | ride on cars kids | ride on cars for kids toys This ride-on car was provided by buybuy BABY for free in exchange for my honest review. As always, thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. Don't you find it amazing how our babies grow up so fast? And doesn't it make you wish that you could stop the time? I know I do! I can still remember how tiny my daughter was and how she was so dependent on me and my husband during her first year of life. But now, she has grown into this sweet, thoughtful, and witty girl right before my eyes. She's always expressing her thoughts, slowly becoming independent, and learning what she likes (and doesn't like). While I find that fascinating, I can't help but feel a bit sad because that means we're one step closer to the time when she won't need me anymore. I hope that doesn't happen anytime soon! With her birthday right around the corner, she told us what she wanted for her birthday - A Pink Car (after she saw a girl driving a pink ride-on car one day)! And so the search for the pink toddler ride-on car begun! I actually got overwhelmed with the tons of options available out there. Imagine how thrilled I was to find the perfect pink toddler ride-on car at buybuy BABY?
Motherhood, Review, Travel / 10.07.2017

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Since I was younger, holidays would always get me really excited! Back in the Philippines, it seemed as if we have long weekends every single month! How I miss those! My friends and I would always plan to go somewhere each holiday. Before being a mom, my husband and I would choose to just stay at home and relax to enjoy the holidays; and most of the time, I'd be online shopping because of all the great deals! After giving birth to my kids, I guess my adventurous side got awakened; or maybe it gave me the perfect excuse to force my husband outside our house (he loves to stay at home). I found myself planning family trips for every holiday and for every occasion. Last 4th of July weekend, our family visited Washington, DC to enjoy the long weekend. If you have toddlers like I do, this post is perfect for you. Today, I will be sharing what you can do in Washington, DC with your kids.
Kid's Fashion, Motherhood / 20.06.2017

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Kids' clothes can be expensive especially since you have to get them new ones every 3 months or so (when they're babies) and every 6 months (when they're a little bit older as seasons change); and any practical tips that we can share to each other so we don't have to buy as much clothes would really help, right? Which is why today, I am going to share with you 3 genius hacks to make your...

Motherhood, Review, Travel / 13.06.2017

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My daughter used to be scared of water - pool, ocean, anything. Even when I thought she has finally gotten over her fear of water, she really didn't. It wasn't until recently when she started showing interest in playing with water. She would constantly tell me how she wants to swim in any body of water she'd see, even a small puddle of water. How cute, right? We've taken her and my son to an indoor pool near where we live quite a few times during the colder months; and she'd constantly tell me she wants to do it again. So last Memorial Weekend, my husband and I thought it would be perfect to bring the kids to Massanutten Resort.
featured, Motherhood / 20.04.2017

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My daughter first started showing interest in the potty when she was 18 months. Being the excited mom that I am, I rushed to my nearest Target the first chance I got and purchased this potty. One day, she said she wanted to go to the potty so we just sat her there and she peed on her own. That was pretty exciting for us but we didn’t do anything after that because her school...

Motherhood, Review / 17.04.2017

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Mommy and toddlers holding I See Me! personalized children's book From the time my kids were born, I always make it a point to include reading to them in our routine. When they were younger, I would read to them every night before they go to sleep. They've always loved reading; which is why I would always give them a book as a gift for any occasion. But now that they're a little bit older, they seem to have a shorter interest in books; and seem to be more interested in playing other toys. I guess it's my fault because I somehow let our bedtime story slipped into the every day craziness of our lives.
Motherhood, Travel / 06.04.2017

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family in front of Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island, New York, taken at a family trip Back in November, we drove to New York for a few days to show my parents around. I would consider it as one of the most stressful trips I've taken so far with my kids, mostly because I was trying make sure that my parents get to see as much tourist attractions as possible while also trying to accommodate my kids' schedule. I was always rushing to enjoy where we were because I knew we had to leave soon so the kids could take their nap on time. So today, I'll be sharing with you what to do (and not to do) to survive sightseeing in New York with your toddler.
Motherhood, Review / 03.04.2017

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Toddler using Minnie Mouse soapsox to make bath time more fun Most kids I know hate taking a bath; but my kids don't. Sure, they used to hate bath time when they were babies but they grew to love it. Maybe it's because they got used to taking a bath since it's part of our routine. And even when they're crying the entire time, we still do it; which maybe is why it has paid off. I honestly don't know why but I'm just thankful they love it. My son actually looks forward to bath time ALL THE TIME. As soon as I say "It's bath time", he immediately starts taking his clothes off and would start crying if I don't help him out. My daughter, on the other hand, is in that phase where she's imaginatively playing in the tub. She likes to "swim" in the tub even though there's not a lot of water in it. So I am all for anything that will encourage her imagination and make bath time more fun for her.
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