April 23, 2017

PR: Celebrating Your New Bundle of Joy at Smart Parenting Baby Shower

Tables 1, 2 & 3 and the CDE Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Galleria was filled with gorgeous belly blessed women with 12 tables

Who doesn't like games???

SmartParenting.com.ph celebrates of motherhood and all of its adventures by kicking off this year's Smart Parenting Baby Shower at the Crowne Plaza Manila last April 22, 2017.

"An expectant mom, especially a new mom, is excited, but she is also anxious about her childbirth -- she has tons of questions. With Smart Parenting's Baby Shower, we hope we can give her answers and ease her worries. We want her to feel that the workshop is her comfort zone!"
Leah Nemil - San Jose, Smart Parenting, Editor-in-Chief

The day was filled with much passion for parenthood as mommies nearing childbirth experienced an afternoon of informational talks and fun activities from experts.

The first talk was given by Kate delos Reyes and Mish Maravilla from LATCH Philippines, a non-profit organization that offers quality lactation education and peer counseling services to mothers. Kate and Mish shared the A-to-Zs and benefits of breastfeeding, plus discussed latching positions and breast supply. 

Ms Kate delos Reyes

If that cannot convince you to breastfeed, what else will???

Mish Maravilla on Breastfeeding 101

Breast is Best!



Model, blogger, columnist, and Belo Baby's mombassador, Kelly Misa-Hernandez shared her experience as a first-time mother and how she overcame the struggle of finding the perfect baby skin products for her son's sensitive skin.

one beautiful 1st time mom, Kelly Misa-Hernandez


Edward Cuenca, an instructor from American Safety and Health Institute and level-9 instructor-trainer for basic and advanced emergency courses, gave light on the importance of first aid for infants. He demonstrated CPR and Heimlich Maneuver for infants.

All ears on Mr Cuenca

Can a pregnant person can perform CRP?


And finally, Betty San Luis, Certified Doula, the main childhood mentor of Birthing is a Blessing, a child birth mentoring and doula support service, demonstrated prenatal relaxation and proper breathing techniques. A certified doula is a trained labor and birth support person who provides continous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother and partner during pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum.

Certified Doula, Betty San Luis

this birthing technique is not for the faint hearted

After all the activities, expectant mommies are treated with a sumptuous buffet with an exciting line of prizes from the event's Major Sponsor Belo Baby,  and generous concessionaires: Snug - A - Hug, Mommy Treats, Baby Leaf, Wink, The Nest, Miracle Blanket, Wallaby Mommy, Mega Malunggay, Blanqui, Baby K' Tan, Giant Carrier, Smart Steps, Baby Mama, Seve's Mom and Babyganics.


SP's co-presentor of the Smart Parenting Baby Shower Event BELO BABY


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March 12, 2017

Everything is Awesome at Hobbes and Landes Lego Building City



It was an awesome date with my first born. Q is a Lego and building block fanatic. That is why any invitations or events that deals with Lego is something special and we cant let it pass. Mommy Bloggers Ph's invitation came in perfect timing. Q's exam is coming and this activity is a way to destress him from reviewing and preparing for finals. As expected, he was excited when he learned about it.



Build City is located in Hobbes and Landes,
3rd Flr of the Greenbelt 5, Makati City


I made it sure this is our quality time with each other so we left Z with their aunts so we could maximize this moment. We commuted using the MRT and walked through the malls interconnected to reach Greenbelt 5. We got there in time, in fact very early for the event but in time for the start of registration at 11AM.

Q was HERE!

Warming up his fingers for the building competition

Happy Builder

more kids are coming in


 A Hobbes and Landes staff got his name and age at the registration and made us come back before 3 for the competition. We then had lunch after signing up. After eating, we immediately went back to the store and Q played at the Lego building table. MBP kids were also there. Clyt, mommy Neri's niece and Rafael, mommy Anna's son. As the time for the competition comes to near, more kids are coming and playing at the table. Some are walking clients of the store and some came also to sign up.

The Lego Trio Speed Building Comepetition started at exactly 3 PM, Reeno Catioc, from Lego Philippines, welcomed everyone and immediately proceeded on calling  and assigning the participants to their corresponding teams of 3.

meet Mr. Reeno Catioc, the game master, emcee and time keeper

the image to be built


At first, Q was called to be part of Team B for the 7-10 y/o category but withdrawn immediately. There were 3 groups of 3, A,B, and C formed for the said category.  Clyt was part of Team A, Rafael and Nico, son of mommy Mona, should have been Q's teammates in Team B until he was pulled out and replaced by another girl. Q then became Team A in the 11-14 y/o category. He happened to be the oldest in the former category so he was sort of accelerated. 





Teams A and B assembled around the table. Sir Reeno gave them the mechanics and the image of the Lego blocks to be built. It was a house, with red, blue yellow and black color combination. The game master divided it into 3 and assigned one to each participants. Each will build the corresponding part of the house, 1st floor, second floor and the attic/roof, within 1 minute. However, they didn't finish the house, as I have understood from the mechanics. They were judged according to what they accomplished over the given time.

Team A for 11-14 y/o category
Game Faces on!


Q was teamed up to very competitive youngsters, definitely building block fanatics. They happened to be siblings. They support each other by cheering and boosting. They did the same with Q being their teammate. To cut the long story short, their team won. Q, although got very tensed did his best. His strategies worked for him. Over all he really enjoyed the experience, given that this is his first time to compete in a building block event and won. He took home a very favorable loot. They shared 3 thousand worth of Lego toys. All the participants also got Lego Posters being part of the event.

Winners for the 7-10 y/o Category


Winners for the 11-14 y/o Category

ngiting tagumpay!


We went home very happy. He was excited to share his winnings with his brother that the next morning, they built and assembled it together.
one happy bro with his Kuya's pasalubong

November 30, 2016

Science Circus at The Mind Museum

MANILA, Philippines – Be ready to #EnterTheScienceCircus!

 Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the 5th traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum,  supported in part by Mastercard, Limkaco Industries, Uratex, and Thompson Hardware and Lighting Center.  



The Science Circus: Step Right Up! showcases the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everyday experiences, in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind.



While the nearly 250-year history of the circus abounds with awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical skill – such as high-flying aerial artists, to death-defying daredevils – the Science Circus challenges our traditional notions of a circus by focusing on the mind’s “acrobatic” perceptual tricks. 

As the guests enter the exhibition, they are welcomed by a festive, colorful façade which sets the tone for the sights and sounds they are about to experience. These interactive exhibits are displayed simultaneously in three adjacent Rings. Guests can go in any of the Rings in the order they please.

The 3 Rings of the Science Circus

Ring One, or Deception Perception is a menagerie of exhibits that will prompt you to question whether to see is to believe. Can you always trust your senses? Is what you see as real as it seems? Can your brain produce motion where there is none? Your first venture into the Circus will unveil the “blindness” of your mind’s eye.

Floating Head

Automata Circus Performance

Ring Two highlights Pieces of Incredible Engineering, where guests can engage their minds in puzzles and relish how math and art come together. This central area is animated by simple machines, and engages guests in activities that evoke their inner engineer.

Puzzle Play Area

Balancing 3D Shapes

3D Cube Puzzle


Last but not least, Ring Three is Encounters with the Masters, where guests can interact with and learn the secrets of the Masters of Illusion. They can take on the challenges posed by each Master, and discover how our brains can be ensnared by smoke and mirrors.

Encounter with the Masters


Visit the Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition right now for another wonderful ride through the world of Science! To make it even more enticing, a special treat awaits!

Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only. 



The Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition vividly illustrates how our everyday experiences are full of delightful secrets that we can uncover, to discover more about ourselves and the world around us.  Let’s all have fun together! See you there!

#EnterTheScienceCircus
#TheMindMuseum

*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Science Circus will be on display in the Museum for a limited run, until January 31, 2017 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public.



Entrance Fees:
Science Circus* only
P200 / head                   Adults or Child                           

The Mind Museum (3-hour tour) + Science Circus
P750                               Adults
P650                               Child/Student (up to college)    

Kids below two feet are Free.

*Enjoy Science Circus exhibition for 90 minutes choosing from these timeslots:
9am-1030am  |  1030am-12nn  |  12nn-130pm  |  130pm-3pm  |  3pm-430pm  |  430pm-6pm
Limited capacity. Guests are welcomed on a first come, first served basis.

Limited Offer:
Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only. 

The Mind Museum Operating Hours
9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.
CLOSED on Mondays.

For more information or for interested parties who would want to host this exhibition, please contact:

Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram: themindmuseum

November 6, 2016

AJI-NO-MOTO® Our Kitchen Best Friend


More than just pretty faces, they are confident cooks as well.
The kitchen used to be a scary place for young people and cooking was a daunting task reserved for mothers and household helps. But technology played a role in guiding people around the kitchen. Nowadays, new cooks search online for cooking videos or check out “food hacks” to be able to produce any dish they want that they can, in turn, show off on social media.

Young celebrities Kathryn Bernardo and Liza Soberano also enjoy cooking for their loved ones. They are the newest tandem to endorse AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning. Apart from what can be found on the Internet, Kathryn and Liza became more confident cooks because they can rely on a brand of seasoning to make delicious home-cooked dishes by bringing out the natural goodness of food. Experienced cooks or kitchen newbies can make AJI-NO-MOTO® their best friend in the kitchen – an ally in serving nourishing and enjoyable dishes for the whole family. 

The new AJI-NO-MOTO® TV Commercial features three (3) dishes to show the versatility of the product in making all kinds of dishes delicious. Among the dishes are the Omurice, a Japanese-inspired meal composed of rice and omelet, Kathryn’s Adobong Puti recipe, a different take on the classic adobo without soy sauce and the all-time favorite comfort food Beef Nilaga.




Click photo to enlarge

AJI-NO-MOTO® can be widely used in a variety of dishes because it has no smell or specific flavor of its own and can therefore be used to enhance the original flavor of food. This is a safe and quality product that is made from natural crops like sugar cane, corn or cassava and manufactured through the natural process of fermentation. AJI-NO-MOTO® enhances the taste of food by providing umami taste. Umami is the fifth basic taste also described as rich, savory and ‘malinamnam’ derived from food rich in glutamate like tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms, ham and seafood.

October 30, 2016

Halloween DIYs: Tombstone and Candlestick


Its the Halloween! One of the fun seasons to get the creative juices flowing. Tight Budget? No worries.

Here are some of my Tricks for this year's Halloween to Treat our neighborhood kids. Perfect if you have no budget and lots of stuff to throw at home. I barely spent 88 pesos (LED lights). You can always veer away from spending by improvising, just use a little imagination. *wink*

Tombstone

Materials

a box enough to fit whatever you need to fill it in
Masking tape
Scissors or cutter
paints and brushes

Procedure
Seal the opening ends of the box with Masking tape
  • You may or may not cut the top part, but for this project I need an opening for my box so I could fill it with ghost balloons so I cut one of the short sides.
  • I used the flap which I cut to make the shape for the grave stone. Shaped it into trapezoid.
  • Attach it to the side that will be used as front with tape.
  • Paint the box. Put details as you wish. I painted mine black and put on white acrylic paint as borders, a cross and RIP.
  • Put on some paints on my hand and smudged it on the box

 Candlestick

Materials

Foil,tissue or paper towel roll
LED candle light 
Glue gun
Glue Stick
Scissors or cutter
Paint (optional)

Procedure
  • Size the rolls according to your requirement.
  • If it fits, put the LED candle light inside the hole of the roll and secure it with glue.
  • Once secured in place run glue around the connection between the roll and the LED light to create a candle melt effects. Just let the melted glue stick fall according to gravity and dry.
  • Paint as you wish, but for this project I didnt because my roll is already white.


You can either throw them away or reuse them next year. Q got an idea of making the tombstone as his costume next time and the candlestick his props. Oh why not?! Kids dont have manuals, you just dont know how creative their imaginations can be. :D

Trick or Treat!



October 25, 2016

Vita Cubes 2 Good

How can a candy be so good to your body? 

Vita Cubes Fruit Flavored Jelly Candies have answers to that!
Vita Cubes are cube-shaped jelly candies that come in 5 different fruit flavors 

 Strawberry, Apple, Grape, Orange, and Mango. Aside from having a delicious taste, Vita Cubes is fortified with essential vitamins and minerals that are important for growing children.

What's inside Vita Cubes candy?

Lysine
Contains 70% of the child's RENI. 
Aids the body in proper growth and energy production. Also helps in calcium absorption.

Zinc
Contains 70% of the childs Recommended Energy and Nutritional Intake (RENI).
Zinc is known to help in proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, energy metabolism and in increasing the rate of healing wounds.

Vitamin A
Contains 40% of the child's RENI
Helps in increasing the body's immunity to fight infections. Also plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development

Vitamin B
Supplies 30-70% of the child's RENI
Promotes growth and strength. Stimulates child's memory in their formative years. Help boost the oxygen circulation in the body, especially the brain, which in turn will improve concentration. Helps convert carbohydrates and fats into energy.

 Vitamin C
Supplies 30% of the child's RENI
Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones, and tissues. Helps your child's gums stay healthy. Strengthens your child's blood vessels, minimizing bruising from falls and scrapes. Helps cuts and wounds heal, boost the immune system and keeps infection at bay. Helps the body absorb iron from food sources.

Vitamin E
 Supplies 45% of the child's RENI
Boosts the immune system and helps the body fight germs. Keeps blood vessels open wide enough for blood to flow freely. Helps the cells of the body work together to perform many important functions.

Where can we buy this healthy candy? 

Vita Cubes is readily available in leading supermarkets and drugstores! It is available in Mercury Drugs, SM Supermarkets, Robinsons Supermarket, Waltermart, Landmark, Puregold, and other leading supermarkets and local grocery stores nationwide. It is also available in Mini Stops outlets.

SRP for a 50g-pack is at Php 12.00, Singles costs Php1.00 in your local sari sari Store. Also available in boxes with 10 50gm packs.

October 21, 2016

Halloween 2016: MBP Mad Hatter Trick or Treat





a very cute garden feels set up by Okasyon Filipino
I am very much excited about this Trick or Treat event. It will be my first Halloween event with the Mommy Bloggers Philippines as well as Z's "official" Halloween event since birth. Good thing we could tag along Kuya Q but too last minute I wasn't able to brainstorm for his costume nor something for the Mad Hatter Hat contest. The brain and hands were just too preoccupied with so much hanash! Hahahaha

The Venue was in The Mind Museum. It is our first time to be in this place too! Arrived earlier than the call time so we had breakfast first in Jollibee and I started to brief the boys about the party.









 Zylar, came with a Spiderman costume. It was Quillan's when he was 3. Z used this last year at the Trick or Treat party here in our Subdivision. We bought him something for the Halloween but he wont wear it so we didn't push him. Q on the other hand came in his casual self, but I let him bring his old wolf headdress/hat. I told him to be Jacob Black (from the movie Twilight), besides he's kinda big for kiddie Halloween costumes already. We need to be a bit inventive. Until I remembered something I DiYed for school, his Buffalo costume, but too late. While eating, he thought of wearing the Spiderman mask. "Oh! You could be Peter Parker too!" I said. Then Z, wore the wolf hat "Im Spider-Wolfman", he exclaimed.




We then entered Mind Museum's events place and it was decorated with garden-like theme. Arc of flowers and butterflies balloons. Same with the stage with front outlined with flower shaped balloons.



The program started with a prayer led by Mommy Lani, one of MBP's Administrators. Followed by thanking the sponsors by Mommy Louisa, in-charge of the event, then the most awaited RAFFLE!!!! facilitated by Mommy Joy.




Oh! Did I mention RAFFLE? Yes Raffle! I am one of the early lucky winners of the event. (Thanks to Mommy Lariza's lucky dusts, hahaha) I was called next to the Buena Mano ate Lariza after rubbing (literally) her as our funny gestures while mommy Joy asked for other kids to pick up a stub. Then, "MBP 00004" was called! and thats ME!!!! I won one of the coveted items, the Tupperware Picnic Set.

We-fie by Mommy Lariza

The Lucky 4 Winners of the Tupperware Picnic Set


Whats inside the box!

Then the parade of costumes commenced as the kids and mommies lined up the stage to show what they came into. Most of the boys wore super hero costumes, a bunch were composed of Spiderman including Z. Most of the girls came in as pricesses and little witches. Among the kids, this little man stood out and won the audience's votes. Mommy Lei Deveza's son Reiniel who came as the Mad Hatter.

Good Job Mommy Lei!

Participant #1 and #3

After the presentation, we were given hotdog treats from Mekeni then lining up for all the participating sponsors' booth started.


This what I made at home from my Mekeni loots. 
Recipe soon.

Good thing Itay came along and drove us to the venue, I cannot imagine myself again going home with all the loots from our generous sponsors.

Happy queuing, WHO WOULDN'T?

Nido 3+ and lunch box and bag

Cant wait to use this in my baking

muntik nang hindi makauwi sa bahay ng buo, hahaha

mouth watering



Great set up from Glass of Sweets

Aaaah! all are my favorites! Especially the Wasabi Flavor!

C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E-S

Themed Cakes and Cupcakes

Another favorite!
Coming very soon: SCIENCE CIRCUS
to know more about this click HERE

our family photo from Peekabooth


My boys were very happy, a bit exhausted, but happy. When we all woke up late in the afternoon we then checked all the contents of our bags. Q and Z munched non-stop all they could eat especially the chocolates! Happy kids indeed! Itay and I enjoyed the day too. We hope to get invited again next year. Thank you Mommy Bloggers, The Mind Museum and to ALL our sponsors for the event!


with Mommy Lariza's son as Centaur

by R Verdice Photography

Spider- Monkey?

by R Verdice Photography


I have posted some of the sponsored loots through Instagram (@bh3ybang) before they were all consumed, but some were not because we just had them while traversing the weekend traffic on our way home.

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Mommy Bloggers Philippines Mad Hatter Party was made possible by generous sponsors and a team of mommies who love this blogging community.

Thank you to The Mind Museum who not only provided us with a venue but also made sure we had a great time by providing all day passes and tickets to their soon to come Science Circus exhibit.

Our generous sponsors,  Mekeni Picnic Hotdog, R Verdice Photography, Okasyon Filipinas, Peekabooth, Nido 3+, Selecta Milk, Selecta Moo, Sunkist Juice, Aqua Best, Stuffink, LemonSquare Whattatops, Tupperware, Sweet Art, Glass of Sweets: Desserts and Treats, Recipe Co, Work of Love Sweet Treats, Jack n Jill Calbee Chips, Richprime: Hot Wheels, Monster High, Thomas and Friends, for their support, giving us giveaways, prizes, and raffle items.

The Mind Museum

Mekeni Picnic Hotdog

Tupperware
Tupperware products

Baby products

Lemon Square

Selecta

Aquabest

Nido 3+ (1.2kg milk, Baon pals lunch boxes, Backpack Hoodies)

Calbee

Richprime

R Verdice Photography

Okasyon Filipinas (Balloon décor)

Peekabooth (Photobooth)

Stuffink (MBP keychains)

Sweet Art (Personalized Candy Bars) for reference to product: https://www.facebook.com/sweetart01/videos/1101976053243742/

Glass of Sweets: Desserts and Treats (dessert table) for reference to product: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.536708119860730.1073741830.491797014351841&type=3


Recipe Co (themed cake and cupcakes by stage)
Work of Love (demented cupcakes in dome containers)