Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Halloween costumes at Pottery Barn Kids are sooo cute!

My husband is a little kid at heart. He loves it when Halloween rolls around because he now has an excuse to dress up the boys in costume. He is so cute because he loves making our boys even cuter!  

Last year, the boys were superheroes. Vito was Batman, Iñigo was Spider-Man, and Piero was Superman. We haven't decided this year what they'll be (my guess is they'll want to be Avengers) but when I saw these costumes from Pottery Barn, I was just so delighted! Take a look:
What a cute little kitten!
Baa baa baby!
Cutest shark in the world!
Do they have this in my size???
Unicorn darling!
Enchanting witch.
She's either a butterfly or a fairy. Gave me the heebie-jeebies. Heehee, not a fan of butterflies!
This cute vampire's bodice needs improvement—it looks like a napkin!
Reaching for the stars!
This is actually cool... and kinda scary, too.
An engineer and a train all in one!
Wizarding wonder!

I adore the 2015 costume collection of Pottery Barn Kids! And I love how complete they are—yep, all accessories included. I hate incomplete costumes! You can also add felt treat bags and containers if your kids will join a Trick or Treat event.

Fun fun fun! Now if only that ladybug costume came in my size...!

There's Pottery Barn Kids at Central Square in BGC, Taguig, and at Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons, Pasig. Enjoy shopping, mommies!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Pampers has a millionaire!

This post is brought to you by Pampers Baby Dry.

Mommies, I didn't win the one million pesoses. Yes, we have a winner and Pampers just told me about it! I'm both excited and super inggit! 

Congratulations, Mommy Maria!

Here's what happened:

Maria Felicidad Valdoria went to the supermarket to buy essentials for her family of four. She and her husband admit that budget is tight especially since they had their two kids, two-month-old son Palix Diet and one-year-old daughter Bettina Kateri, in such a short span of time. I can imagine. I mean, diapers, vaccinations—these add up!

But Maria says they don't make tipid on the stuff that matters: “I want my younger child to get the same things his sister is getting right now. In the same way na ayaw rin naming tipirin ang budget para sa panganay namin just to ensure the bright future of her younger brother. We want both of them to get the best that our resources can buy,” she said.

That means Maria only buys trusted brands for her family's essentials. “Trusted brands like Pampers are not only products that we use every day. They help in our children’s development, allowing them to achieve their first milestones in life,” she shared.

I totally agree with her. I'm a Pampers mommy and I have not regretted shelling out just a bit more to buy this diaper. My kids don't have diaper rash, they don't get itchy and uncomfortable, they aren't distracted from achieving their milestones and from their much needed sleep by a yucky, malfunctioning diaper. So thanks so much talaga, Pampers, when you started sponsoring our diapers! 

And I am sure Mommy Maria is thanking Pampers for awarding her kids a million pesos!!!

Super swerte grabe. And nakakatuwa kasi I feel that their family really deserved this blessing. Napunta ang isang milyon sa mga taong hindi ito iwawaldas ba. Sabi ni Mommy Maria, "Simple lang ang buhay namin at ang tanging hangad naming mag-asawa para sa mga anak namin ay mabigyan sila ng magandang kinabukasan. Kaya sobrang saya ko nang malaman kong ako ang first winner ng PHP1 million! This will help us fulfil our children’s dreams!” 

Here's what Maria and her husband will do with the prize: “We will invest it in a time deposit first, para po kapag dumating ang tamang panahon ay magagamit na namin siya para sa education ng bunso ko. Gusto po kasi namin masiguradong mapapagtapos namin sila pareho dahil iyon na ang pinakamaganda na naming maipamamana sa kanila.”

Monday, September 21, 2015

Dear mom to a newborn cutie

The last time I wrote for Smart Parenting magazine was for their September 2014 issue. Yes, exactly one year ago! This year, their September 2015 issue is their last as they take the title completely online. 

Well, it's a changing world. Scary how fast things are changing. I like to see it as exciting. We must always be up for the challenge of adapting to our modern times. 

But some things remain the same: like how overwhelming it is to be a new mommy! Here is my essay in last year's Smart Parenting issue. If you're a new mom, this one's for you:

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My oh my. Reading that letter... How things have changed! I sound like I have the whole motherhood thing down pat! Moms, I'm so not in control now. Three kids changed my attitude. I'm less cocky now. I've been humbled. But I'm also overflowing with love and happiness. Three times of every joy little boys can bring! Oh, what a life! Still, I'm having a bit of a difficult time handling my super full life. But I do still fall in love every single day and I really am having the time of my life!

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