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Going Out With My Cousin

M is my cousin who is close to me the most and he is a certified gay. 😀 It’s not that I am not close to my other cousins but M is not just a cousin to me. He is a friend, my personal beautician and partner in anything that I want to do (not the bad thing).

 photo 20160629_162105_zpsbzoxmw8g.jpg My M while waiting for the Parade of Light (Sangyaw Festival) to start[/caption]

We have been going out lately, having fun with his gay friends, watching beauty pageant, talent presentations or just roaming around the mall chitchatting.

I am sure you guys will agree if I say, gays are so far the funniest to be with. With them there is no dull moment. They have this ability to make things funny and light. So whenever I feel down I always want to be with gays.

 photo 20160621_180608_zps5vbkiqle.jpg With M’s friend after watching Talent Presentation at Robinson’s Mall[/caption]

 

 

3 Essential Things To Do Before Your New Baby

Nothing is more exciting, or more nerve-wracking, than the arrival of a new baby. There’s so much to think about, from the safety of your little one, to whether they’ll get on with their siblings. Preparing for a baby is a lot of work and effort. But having the right environment for them in their formative years is essential. In the next five years, most of their personality will form. And it will stay with them for the rest of their life.

Prepare Their Room

A baby’s room can quite easily become the hub for their creativity. It’s where they will be spending a lot of their time, and it will be a place for their imagination to develop. Safety in the bedroom is, of course, a priority. But within that safety, I think it’s a good idea to include a lot of things that can stimulate their imagination. What about hanging a paper bumblebee from the ceiling? Or putting interesting artwork on the walls? When they’re old enough to speak, it can become a source of conversation. You can ask them what they like about their room and what they might change.

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But the baby’s room also has to be practical. You need the basics, like a crib, a dresser, somewhere to change their diapers, perhaps even a rocking chair. You also want to make sure that items in the baby’s room are located in places that are convenient for you.

When the baby is very young, you might want to keep them in a crib in your room. A snuzpodsnuzpod, a sort of bedside crib, is a good solution. Snuzpods can morph into a bassinet, a stand-alone or be attached to the bedside. With one of these, you can move your baby from room to room too, meaning that you get the best of both worlds.

Baby Proof The House

Children love to explore the world. It’s how they learn about it. Unfortunately, due to their inexperience, they have no idea what will hurt them and what won’t. In the modern world, exploring boundaries by trial and error can be fatal. That’s why it’s important that you take the time to think about your home from a baby’s perspective and ensure that it’ safe.

That means blocking off any plug sockets with plastic caps and making sure any poisonous plants are off the floor. It also means keeping any household chemicals out of reach and ensuring that they can’t reach hot pots and pans on the hob.

Support

It’s a good idea to have a network of support when your new baby arrives. You’ll have a lot of questions and you may need the help of others. Make sure you have the phone number of your pediatrician and your local breastfeeding support group. And although it’s not essential, you might want the number of your local pizza joint too.

Having support on hand when you need it is important when bringing your first baby into the world. You’ll be more relaxed, and this will be transmitted to your baby.

All information and ideas are not mine

Teaching The Kids To Go To The Market

Back when I was younger my mother doesn’t allow us to go to the market. I understand why she dont ask us to buy our food to the market back then. She want us to eat fresh fish and vegetables. If we are the one to buy our food we might buy the one that are not fresh anymore. But its different now, I make sure to teach my nephew and son how to buy the fresh fish and food. Teaching them to identify the fresh vegetables or fish. Am glad that they learn little by little. And, moreso I also taught them where I actually buy fish, pork, vegetables and condiments so they know where to go.

Today, I ask my son and nephew to go to the market because I am doing the laundry. I don’t worry much because as I have said they know where to go.

How aboutbyou fellow parents? Do you ask your children to go to the market?

Off To Cebu City

My little big boy experience his first flight yesterday to Cebu. I feel sad that I was not with him when he experience his first flight and certainly not the last. Though I am sad not to be with him I am happy that he experience it at an early age. I had my first flight when I was 30 something and I was alone then. No one to talk or share my feeling then while my son was with his Aunt (paternal side).

I was kinda worried that my son will feel uncomfortable but I was wrong he was brave unlike me when I had my first flight :-). I am a proud parent.

As I type this post my little big boy is enjoying his stay in Cebu. He will stay there for more than a month, hopefully I can go there with my friends and spend a few days with him.

Excited For Summer

The fourth periodical examination of my son J is scheduled this week. And Moving Up Program will be on the 5th of April.

My son J started his summer count down two weeks ago, if I remember it right. The reason- he is excited on his flight to Cebu. This time, he will spend his summer away from home. Its the first time of my son to spend summer vacation in his paternal family side, though its not the first visit because he stayed with them for more than a month while he was nursing the wound he got during the super typhoon Yolanda.

For eight long years, I and my son J is always together. I tagged him along where ever I go if possible. So, this is the first time for both of us to be away from each other for more than a month. No doubt, I will miss my son while he is with his paternal family, but, I will survive that is for sure. I don’t want to play villain in my son’s happiness. I want him to experience being around with his paternal family and build good memories with them. It’s a new experience for my son. And perhaps, this summer is maybe the most exciting summer vacation he experience.

As for me, I and my friend Iris is planning a summer getaway. Well, we used to do this every summer but we always end of planning as we opt not to go because of some reasons, financial dufficulty is the big factor I would say. Hopefully; it will be different this time.