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My Daughter’s Very First Haircut

5 Mar

One of the big changes that we were looking forward to the day my daughter turns 4 years old is her very first haircut!!! Take note, VERY. FIRST. Whew! (She did not get any trim, ever.)

Her hair is until her thighs already. (That long!) She even pretends to be Rapunzel in Tangled because of her long hair. The thing is, this long hair of her is what makes her stand out in a crowd. Wherever we went, people would always comment like, “Ang haba ng buhok ng bata. Ang ganda.” Yes even I envy her hair. It’s straight but with waves at the ends (her buhok sa tiyan, in Filipino terms!). It looks gorgeous when I take time to comb it through and style it. But her daily routine hinders us, she was always a sleepyhead and didn’t want to wake up. She wakes up, takes a bath and brush her teeth, dress up, and we’re out of the house in 10 minutes! You see, there is no combing in this routine. I comb her hair and fix it on the way to school.

As with everything else, I do conditioning. I talk to her months before the big day on our plans about her hair when she turns 4. I also brought her with me when I got a haircut so she would see that it’s just the hair that is being cut and I didn’t get hurt at all. Sometimes, kids associate certain words to an emotion, so I made sure that I used a more gentle, specific term for hair“cut”.

Weeks before, I was constantly having conversations with her on what she will expect, what will happen, the likes. I always assure her that her Papa and I are there for her.

A week before the haircut, we were making the most of her long hair. I styled her hair more often. I comb it through and through until she feels sleepy.

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Ham and Cheese Roll

15 Jan

For my first attempt to write a recipe, I chose how to make ham and cheese rolls. I think this is great for snacks for your little ones or guests.

So let’s begin…

Ingredients:

1 pack American pan

2 packs ham

square cut cheese / cheese slices

cornstarch or any breading mix in the grocery

4 eggs

tempura breading mix

salt and pepper to taste

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Smart Parenting Mommy and Me Fashion Show Part I (Audition + Rehearsal)

2 Dec

Smart Parenting, the country’s number one parenting magazine, recently launched their biggest event this year. I was looking forward to another Meet and Greet since they had one last year (you can check them out here.) but they decided to spice things up a bit by having a mommy and me fashion show.

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Movie Review: Monsters University

2 Jul

We recently watched “Monsters University” (courtesy of AXA Life Philippines) and we had a blast watching it! Even my little girl was laughing while she was watching it.

Monsters University

I loved “Monsters Inc” especially Boo! I never thought that this prequel will be so much better than the first. The graphics used is amazing and it almost looked “real”. Colors filled the screen so the audience is visually and audibly entertained.

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Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream | Hope in a Tub

28 Jun

My little girl has gotten a lot of insect bites on her legs this past month. I think it is the carpet that is to blame. Foam mites exist even if we clean it daily.

I don’t put bug spray on her skin all the time, I only do when we’re out. I know I have to do this more often from now on. There are no recent bites now but I am just worried of the marks the bites left her with.

To remedy the bites, I apply Human Nature Baby Oil stat! [review for this soon!] It does its job well but it sort of leaves an obvious black mark on her skin and it is such an eye sore for me!

So last week, I got her the Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream.

Nivea Baby Smoothy Cream

Product Description

  • Deeply moisturizes and helps soothe irritations on face & body.
  • Calendula and 24h moisturizing formula soothes skin irritations to keep skin healthy and soft.
  • Non-greasy and easily absorbed.
  • Hypoallergenic and especially skin-friendly ingredients reduce risk of allergies.
  • Skin compatibility clinically and dermatologically approved.
  • 0% parabens, alcohol and colorants.

HOW IT WORKS

The 24h moisturizing formula with calendula soothes skin irritations and promotes a stronger skin barrier. Non-greasy, it is easily absorbed.

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Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion | Great for Moms too!

6 Jun

I want to teach my daughter how to take care of her body as early as now. She already knows that after bath, we apply products like nappy cream, powder, baby lotion, baby oil and insect repellent.

Among the baby products she has been using, I love products from Human Nature and Cetaphil the most. I use Cetaphil Cleanser when she takes a bath and follow-up with Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. These two products I share with her since we both have sensitive skin that reacts to almost all products!

The Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion keeps my baby’s skin hydrated, soft, supple and irresistible to touch! It disappears into your skin as you lather it on, which means it absorbs quickly. It leaves skin moisturized for the rest of the day (12 hours or more). Great for the hands, too! No sticky feel and no greassy feel!

cetaphil moisturizing lotion

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