Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends at SM City Davao

November 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends was held at SM City Davao last Friday, November 6, 2015. Everyone was delighted to see Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Kerokerokeroppi and Purin dancing along with the magical fairies, elves and other Christmas characters who made the kids smile and laugh.

Photo source: SM City Davao Facebook Page

Check out this video of Dancing Hello Kitty and Friends:

Here's an awesome  video during the Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends by I Love Davao.


It's a #MerrySMChristmas at SM City Davao. #ilovedavao
Posted by I Love Davao on Friday, November 6, 2015
Davao Bloggers. Photo credits to Mommy Vanessa of My Teenage Kid and Me... :)

It's a season of giving and the children from City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) are the chosen beneficiary for this year's gift giving. Santa Claus and his elves was there to give the gifts to the kids... :)

Photo source: SM City Davao Facebook Page

It was great seeing Hello Kitty and Friends, the grand Christmas tree with hundreds of plush Hello Kitty toys on it. The kids and kids at heart enjoyed the event and couldn't resist to take some photos on the giant Christmas Tree filled with lots of Hello Kitty plush

My little one really enjoyed the event while I had fun taking photos of her... Here are some photos that I take during the event... :)






Monday, October 26, 2015

Children's Health at Risk Due to Haze

October 26, 2015 1 Comments
Because of the Haze on Indonesia, more nearby countries in South-East Asia have been affected and our country is one of them, the Philippines. This is alarming because it's putting not just the children's health at risk but all of the people who will be exposed to the haze. Most of the ones who are suffering are the children and babies whose immune system are still immature.

I've been seeing news about children who had been really affected by the haze, most especially the babies who had been exposed to this hazardous smoke. Some had lived while the others had suffered and died. 

What causes the haze in Indonesia?
The haze is caused by farmers clearing land for plantations for the palm oil, pulp and paper industries, primarily in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan on Borneo and the island of Sumatra. [Source]
There are lots of flights that has been cancelled too due to this haze, not just here in Southern Mindanao but also countries like Singapore and Malaysia. There are also a lot of people in Indonesia who had suffered and died of acute respiratory tract infections. [Information on this website]



Now the haze already reached Davao City, our hometown. I've seen one post on Facebook by a Mom whose kids had been sick then after that a lot of moms have commented and shared that their toddlers and kids were sick too (cough, colds, allergies, asthma, etc.), I guess it's all because of this haze from Indonesia. 

Because of this we have limited our outdoor activities and refrain from going outside especially for our daughter, Miel. My daughter currently has cough and colds too and she had allergies since she was a baby. I am worried that this haze could worsen her condition, so as much as possible we limit ourselves from going out and if we do, we let her wear a mask. We had to stick on our usual routine, home-day care-home and if possible just stay at home if there's no need to go outside. So for those parents who had kids who has history of asthma and other types of allergies, let your kids wear masks for their own safety. Here's the Department of Health (DOH) Health Advisory during Haze:


Stay Safe everyone! I hope and  pray that this Haze will end SOON! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Helpful Apps for Pregnants

September 27, 2015 0 Comments
Pregnancy is one of the greatest journeys in a woman’s life. To have the best possible care, a constant companion is a mother’s greatest need. 

Here are the helpful apps that you might need for a healthy pregnancy:

Anmum Pregnancy App (FREE)

You now have a handy mobile tool to help you keep your pregnancy on track. From weekly pregnancy tips, yummy recipes, appointment scheduler, to connecting you with Anmum’s caring team of experts - maintaining a healthy pregnancy is now just one click away.

BabyCenter My Pregnancy Today (FREE)

 Product Features
  • Your Pregnancy Day by Day: Learn how your body's changing, what's ahead, and how to cope
  • Fetal Development Images: See what your baby looks like each week
  • Pregnancy Checklist: Reminders to keep you on track with decisions, appointments, and more
  • Award-Winning Videos: Watch your baby grow in the womb, and witness moms giving birth
  • Birth Clubs: Connect with other women due at the same time
  • Due Date Calculator: Quickly find your due date
  • Nutrition Guide: Manage your weight gain with tips and recipes to help you eat well

BabyBump Pregnancy Free



Product Features
  • Track your weight and waist changes and chart the progress of your pregnancy
  • Educate yourself with week-by-week information about your body changes and your baby's development
  • Keep a pregnancy journal that can be referenced when you're filling out your little one's baby book
  • Manage your baby bump photos
  • Watch the progress bar countdown the days until delivery





Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Diaper Rash

September 27, 2015 0 Comments
What is diaper rash? A Diaper rash (diaper dermatitis) is a skin irritation, usually a reddish color on a baby's genital area or bottom. Diaper rash is one of the most common dermatological conditions and most common skin disorder of early childhood.

Our babies have a delicate skin, so some babies can get a diaper rash even if his/her parents frequently change their diapers because of skin sensitivity. But aside from that, What Causes a Diaper Rash? 

There are a lot of things that can cause a diaper rash and here are some of the reasons why:
  • Irritation from using a new product
  • Irritation from stool and urine
  • Allergic reactions to diaper
  • Introduction of new foods
  • Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection
  • Chafing or rubbing
To treat your baby's diaper rash, let her/him go diaper-free as much as possible. Wash your hands before every diaper change. If possible wash and clean the affected areas with mild soap or cleanser and then make sure that the skin is dry before applying any creams or ointments.

What are the creams and ointments that you used when your baby had diaper rash?

As for me, I have tried using Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) and it helped lessen my baby's diaper rash
But there's this one diaper rash ointment that my mother-in-law suggested which is Vandol. It's very effective and  it really helped soothe my baby's irritating rashes.

How about you, what's the best diaper rash creams or ointments have you tried that worked well for your baby?

Bio-Oil Review

September 27, 2015 0 Comments
When I was still pregnant (the year 2011) and on my 3rd trimester, I started to have stretch marks and dark marks on my belly. I don't know why or what caused it and I am not so happy about it. A few months after giving birth to my baby girl, my sister gave me this product, Bio-Oil, and said that I should try this on my stretch marks

I wasn't regularly using Bio-Oil because I got busy being a newbie mom, but whenever I get the chance,  I would diligently put some on the areas where I have a lot of stretch marks; in my belly. Anyways, months and years had passed and I forgot about using this product. But what I noticed is that my skin had lighten and my stretch marks aren't that visible in some areas of my body. I didn't use anything except  Bio-Oil. Now, I believe this brand is really effective and so I started using it again. 

Aside from using Bio-oil on my stretch marks, I also use it in my face. Yes, I even use Bio-Oil before applying make-up, its a very good moisturizer and won't leave an oily residue on my face and doesn't clog my pores.

I didn't notice it for a long time but my acne scars had lightened over the years and I believe it's because of Bio-Oil since it is the only product that I've been religiously using for years.

Bio-Oil contains numerous ingredients that help the skin, become softer and smoother thereby improving the appearance of aging and wrinkled skin. With regular application, Bio-Oil helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. It also prevents the formation and improves the appearance of existing stretch marks formed during pregnancy, teenage growth spurts, or periods of rapid weight gain.

Here are the Key Ingredients in Bio-Oil:

Vitamin A: Promotes the formation of new collagen and assists in skin renewal, helping to increase elasticity and improve skin’s texture and tone.

Vitamin E: Helps maintain healthy-looking skin, protecting it from the effects of free radicals which cause skin damage and premature aging. Vitamin E is also a fantastic moisturizer.

PurCellin Oil: Improves smoothness and ease of application, making Bio-Oil readily absorbed by the skin. It also acts as an emollient, leaving the skin soft, smooth, and supple.

What I liked about this product is that it absorbs quickly into my skin and it doesn't feel greasy after using it. And it smelled good too, maybe it's because of the plant extracts like the lavender oil, rosemary oil, chamomile oil and calendula oil that has been added into this product. By the way, it's hypoallergenic and ideal for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. So far, I haven't had any problems using this product. ;)

You can buy Bio-Oil at Amazon or if you're in the Philippines, you can buy it any Watsons stores nationwide and at Lazada, click here: https://invol.co/cl141lz. :)



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ceelin Plus - Our Children's "Shield" from Viruses

August 25, 2015 0 Comments
Times are different now. Pollution and climate change are worse. Viruses and diseases are stronger and more aggressive that it is easier for our kids to catch fever, cough, colds, etc. Most especially when our children are so active and loves to play outdoors and mingle with other children who are sick, it would then be easier for them to catch the virus too.

Because of changing times, immunity should be the topmost priority and non-negotiable health benefit of every parent. As a mom, I always give my daughter anything and everything to protect her from any sickness and diseases caused by viruses. I always give her healthy food and drinks like vegetables, fruits, biscuits, milk, etc. which are essential for her growing needs and to keep her healthy too. But since times are different now, these are not enough. That's why I always give my daughter, Ceelin Plus everyday for superior protection. She's the one who keeps on reminding me to give her vitamins everyday and  she loved the apple flavor. :)

Ang batang naka-Ceelin Plus, may Proteksyong Plus! :)

Ceelin Plus has Vitamin C PLUS Zinc for Proteksyong Plus. With Ceelin Plus there’s another layer of protection – the first one is the Ceelin helmet which stands for Vitamin C. The additional layer (Plus) is the shield which represents Zinc. 

Vitamin C and Zinc found in Ceelin Plus can actually reduce severity and shorten bout of sickness. Imagine what it can do if it’s used every day – it can really protect our children from getting sick. 


Furthermore, Ceelin Plus has an advantage over other Vitamin C and Zinc products. It has ZincPlus technology which ensures the correct levels of Vitamin C and Zinc; so, the child is assured of superior protection. Ceelin Plus is a product of Unilab.


Monday, May 25, 2015

A Positively Overloaded Experience at Greenwich!

May 25, 2015 0 Comments

Have you checked out Greenwich Pizza & Pasta's new dessert pie? The all-new Choco Banana Crisp is absolutely the right pizza for you to share with your friends (barkada) or family. This crispy and sweet tasting 9-inch pizza has bananas, chocolate, and your favorite Italian hazelnut cream, Nuttella! Dig in to this sweet dessert for just Php 109.00 only!


Greenwich also launched their Greenwich Ultimate Grreencard which is by the way powered by Happyplus, so you can also use it when at any JFC Establishments like Jollibee, Chowking and Red Ribbon. One can avail the Greenwich Ultimate Grreencard for Php 100.00 only, you can reload it anytime at any JFC establishments and use it to purchase your food and enjoy perks and discounts by using the card either by dine-in, take-out or thru delivery.
Greenwich accepts delivery within  Davao City, just call their hotline: 225-1000. You can also send them a text message (sms) at 0943-2125935 or 0915-4869953, for more information, you can visit this page: www.greenwichdelivery.com.

Here are other Greenwich Pizza and Pasta that you'll definitely love to have with your friends and family:

Barkada Ultimate Overload Thick Pizza
 
 Barkada Ultimate Overload Thin Pizza

Lasagna Chicken Plate

7 Cheese Pizza

Thank you so much Greenwich for an awesome and a positively overloaded experience! ;)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sudden Addiction to Cactus and Succulents

May 17, 2015 0 Comments
It's been a while since my last post because I've been busy with different events for "A" Creative Events. ;) I've been busy with my plants too, re-potting them after I got them during the SM Agro-Trade Fair last April of 2015. I think I bought around 10 kinds of cactus and succulents that time... hahaha! Well, we already have a few cactus at home which had been with us for around 5 years already although it's just one variety, it's from a Gymnocalycium specie... I think this is the most common cactus that you can see here in the Philippines... :)

The mother of all our cactus and the very first ones that we had... A Gymnocalycium anisitsii ssp. damsii...

Yup! It has a lot of babies and look at its roots! ;)

I was so lucky to have friends who gave me some cactus and succulents which I will be blogging, soon... ;)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Features You Might want to Look at When Choosing the Right Nursing Bra

April 25, 2015 0 Comments

For mothers who are nursing their babies, it is wise to use nursing bras to support your increased breast size. It is what I am using when I was still pregnant and when I started to breastfeed my baby.

The nursing bras are made with the flaps that can be opened from the cup, it is now easier for nursing moms to nurse their babies. It's an advantage for us moms, especially those who frequently go out with their babies.

Choosing the right nursing bra to use isn't that hard to find, just look for something that makes you feel comfortable. It's best to choose a cotton nursing bra, it's breathable and more comfortable to wear. Try to check the flaps too if it can be easily opened or not, the easier to open the better. :)



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Toddler Activity: Matching Cards

February 24, 2015 2 Comments

One of the activities we had with our toddler is the Matching Cards. She instantly loved it from the moment I introduced it to her and let her try it. I love this matching cards too, it helped my little one to identify different items, objects, animals, and anything that was on the cards to match. This activity takes longer because there a lot of cards to match. I loved the fact that it keeps her busy and forgot to play games on my tablet. She was kind of hooked into the educational apps that I have downloaded on Google Play which are Agnitus and PBS Parents Play and Learn. She has learned a lot from those apps but I don't want her to be so engrossed in using gadgets at a young age. 

Anyways, I wanted to have different batch of matching cards and so I've searched for free matching card printables online. Then I've found these two: 

 Truck Heads and Tails Cards by Royal Baloo.



You might want to try it on your kids too, it's a fun activity that you can play and bond with your little one. ;)


Monday, February 16, 2015

Dermaline Davao's 5th Anniversary Giveaway Treat

February 16, 2015 0 Comments


Hello everyone! I'm happy to announce to you that Dermaline Facial and Skin Care Center will celebrate its 5th year and they're having an Anniversary Giveaway Treat. This contest is open for everyone, join now and get a chance to win exclusive prizes certified Facial and Skin Care Center!!

To look good is to feel good, to feel good is to look good! Show off that younger and beautiful new you, and get a chance to win exclusive prizes!

Just follow the simple guidelines below to join:
  1. Like Dermaline Davao on Facebook
  2. Post your fresh, youthful “selfies” wearing any Green Color inspired OOTD with the hashtag #feelgood #lookgood #DermalineDVO on the comment box of Dermaline Davao FB post here >> https://www.facebook.com/Dermaline.Davao/photos/a.1398356743765013.1073741827.1398346083766079/1559195414347811
  3. Put a caption: “Hi [tag (5) five friends here], Dermaline Davao 5th Anniversary Giveaway Treat is here and get a chance to win prizes too! 
  4. Posting of entries is until 10 pm of February 28, 2015.
  5. Judging of winners will be on March 1-3, 2015 and posting of winners on March 4, 2015.
Good luck! Feel free to check my post about our SPArty at Dermaline. :)

Dermaline Davao Blogger's SPArty

February 16, 2015 0 Comments
 

We recently had a Bloggers SPArty at Dermaline Facial and Skin Care Center. It was actually my first time to try a facial treatment and I was quite nervous. But JL, their Marketing Manager is very friendly and made us feel at home, he also ensure us that their staffs are registered nurses who are highly-trained and are well-versed in their expertise and skills.



The Blogger's SPArty Menu Services are:

Intense Diamond Peel
Neutralize skin blemishes left by overexposure to sun, aging and pollution. It also removes dark pigments, dead skin , excess oil and bacteria from skin pores. 

Facial Supreme
One of their best seller and considered by their clients as the best facial. This top esthetic skin procedure follows a signature 15 steps exclusively by their professional esthetic nurse.

Facial Detox
Cleanses, re-energizes and de-stress tired skin and improved oxygenation of the face, results in a fresh and younger looking you.

Facial Deluxe
Revamps, revitalize and hydrates worn out skin, making the skin smooth and soft.

Acnescape with Bioptron
Acne control, dry up pimples and reduces the formation of sebum that causes pimples.

Eyebag Treatment
Reducess puffiness around the eyes

Hand and Foot Paraffin
Keep range of movements in the joint, increases blood sirculation, and easing discomfort from arthritis or rheumatism.

 
Dermaline's services and price list

I tried the Facial Supreme, it was really painful at first but Sweet, the friendly nurse who's performing the treatment has very gentle hands and she made me feel at ease. I feel lighter after the facial, Thank you Sweet and Dermaline Facial and Skin Care Center for having us and let us experience a superb service! :)

If you want to have an excellent wellness service and world-class medical aesthetics, visit Diana Stalder - Face & Body Surgicenter by Dermaline Inc., they are  located at 2nd floor TIRESMART Tionko Avenue Corner Araullo Street, Davao City. You may contact them at these numbers: (082) 3051873 / 0932 725 2879. They are open on Monday until Saturday at 10:30 am - 8:30 pm.

You might want to join their ongoing contest: Dermaline Davao's 5th Anniversary Giveaway Treat.

You can also check out their Facebook Page: Dermaline Davao for more of their services, updates and promos.:)