Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Topaz Mommy was at Pampers' big party!

Exactly one week ago, Pampers threw a most fabulous baby shower. I was enchanted when this invitation popped up in my email:
My Piero! Love at first sight talaga!!!

It was my very first time to get such a cute invitation, and I think it is the CUTEST invitation EVER and NOTHING will ever top it (pagbigyan niyo na ako!)! Pampers sure threw a big event! And I was so happy to be there with my mommy friends and fellow digital ambassadors—(see below, from left) Roxi Santiago of Mommy Roxi, Ginger Arboleda of Mommy Ginger, me, Jane Kingsu-Cheng of Flats & Stilletos, celebrity endorser Andi Manzano-Reyes, Shen Cala-or of Shen's Addiction, Nikki Tiu of AskMeWhats, and Martine de Luna of Make It Blissful.

We, plus other mom bloggers and media, were there to celebrate a baby shower for new Pampers brand ambassador Andi Manzano-Reyes, and to say hello to the two best diapers ever: the all new Pampers Baby-Dry and Premium Care.

The big function room at Active Fun at Bonifacio High Street was decked out in Pampers colors of aquamarine and yellow. Blooming paper lanterns, ribbons, white vases with bright yellow flowers everywhere! Such simple but happy decorations—everything beautiful but there was nothing too precious or delicate so there was nothing that mommies would have to worry about because we all brought our kids! Pampers was so nice to let the kids play at Active Fun while we found out about the new diapers and brand ambassador.
That dessert station is LOVE! 
Just some of the fabulous and adorable goodies!
My Piero! So sarap to eat lunch when such a cute and happy baby is smiling at me!
Iñigo dancing, playing and fighting with the other kids while his baby brother's photo flashes on the screen behind him.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How to deal with envy

In the blogging world, in the mommy world, in every aspect of life, when someone is doing better than we're doing, we feel envy. Well, I don't know about you, but I feel it. Very rarely but when it does happen, I feel it eating away at me.

Why is she succeeding? What is her secret? Why does she do it better when I'm better than her? Why does she make it look so easy? Why can't I do the same? Why am I stuck here? Why? Why? Why?

Envy is not my usual sin (it's pride, if you must know); so when I feel it, I don't know how to deal with it. It's unfamiliar and oh so very ugly. So when I read this devotion today, I just knew that God was speaking to me.

The way to deal with envy is:
  1. Know my purpose. It makes me confident of my talents and abilities. It also assures me that wherever I am in my life and the progress of my work, that's exactly where I'm meant to be. This is my own unique journey! Focus! Focus! 
  2. Be humble. It's actually pride (aha, my familiar sin!) that makes us think we're better than others, that makes us feel threatened. 
  3. Love others. When I look at other people with God's eyes and His love, then it's very easy to celebrate their accomplishments. How do I know this? Because I'm a mommy and every little accomplishment of my children is a party in my heart. God is our Father! With His love as my model, then every blessing of His children is a cause for celebration for me, too.

Thank You, Lord, for talking to me today! I will be happy for all the mommies who are more stylish, cook better, are more organized, have nicer and cleaner homes, are more successful in their careers, have more awesome blogs, have little girls! I am blessed so much myself! I know that You have blessed me greatly and I am sorry for losing sight of that, and I am grateful for the amazing, beautiful life You've given me! Amen.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

My boys love KidsTime!

Remember when I talked about the gadget offer of SMART Bro? The Gadget Plus Plan 499? Well, eto na, mga mommies. I have a review!

Okay, here is my Vito with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite in a super cute (and super practical) Samsung Kids grip case with stylus. This comes with SMART Bro Pocket Wifi and 1.7Gb of Internet per month. It also comes with 30 days of FREE Samsung KidsTime app, and a Dora the Explorer plush doll. 

Yes, all that for a mere P499 a month!

Sobra siyang sulit kasi enjoy na enjoy my kids with KidsTime. There are more than 80 apps for Vito, 4, and Iñigo, 2. Take a peek (oh, the apps na parang may black circles, those are updating. I took photos while downloading new updates kasi).

My boys haven't actually explored ALL the apps kasi ang dami grabe. There are games that really make them think. Look at this arithmetic race: