Showing posts with label Parenting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Parenting. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day Quotes

June 21, 2020 0 Comments
It's the time of the year again when we celebrate and appreciate the most important man in our lives, our fathers. The loving and caring men who have been there for us through the years. To the real hero of our lives, Happy Father's Day!
This is an opportunity for you to show your fathers and let them know how much they mean to you. Send your love and appreciation this Father's Day by sending him a special father's day message with beautiful images and quotes.

Here are some Father's Day Images with Messages and Quotes that you can share on your social media platforms (facebook, instagram, twitter, etc.) to express your gratitude to your fathers.. :)

Happy Father's Day Quotes - Father's Day Message 2020
"A father doesn't tell you that he loves you. He shows you."

Happy Fathers Day! Maligayang Araw ng mga Ama!
"Salamat sa lahat ng pagsasakripisyo mo. Wala kang kapaguran sa paghahanap-buhay para lang maibigay sa amin ang lahat ng aming mga pangangailangan. Maligayang Araw ng mga Ama!"
“Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.”


 “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.”  

Happy Father's Day Quotes 2020
“Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.”
Happy Father's Day Quotes and Messages 2020
"Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love."

"When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape."

 "The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched."
"A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us."

“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.”

"No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.

"When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son."

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song."


Happy Father's Day card: 

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."

"She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father."

"Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice."

"It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it."

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection."

"Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow."

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me."

"Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children." 

"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father."

"A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead he picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again."


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Inspiring Parenting Quotes

December 14, 2019 0 Comments
Here are some inspiring parenting quotes that I have made and posted on my Facebook Page; Mama Miah! I have compiled it here on my blog and hopefully this will make you feel inspired, motivated and might somehow help you through your parenting journey. :)


1. "Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil." - Walt Disney

2. "Sometimes being a mom is the most overwhelming job on the planet. But when you pause to filter your response through LOVE, your children will learn how to handle life well instead of letting life handle them."

3. "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." - Anne Frank

4. "One generation full of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world." ~ Dr. Charles Raison

5. "Having kids - the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on." - Maria Shriver

6. "Either we spend time meeting children's emotional needs by filling their love cup or we will spend time dealing with behaviors caused by their unmet needs. Either way, we spend the time." - Palm Leo


7. "Affirming words from moms and dads are like switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it;s like lightning up a whole roomful of possibilities." - Gary Smalley


8. "Love felt by the parent does not automatically translate into love experienced by the child." -Gabor Mate

9. "You might never know a man's vulnerable place until you see him with his daughter, because with her, he seems capable of more human emotions than he will ever share with anyone else."


 11. "But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins".


11. "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."


12. "The most important thing in the world is family and love."

13. "Encourage and Support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson


I'll be posting more quotes soon, not just on parenting but in general... Feel free to like and follow my social media accounts:

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Ward off Mosquitos Naturally with Moringa-O² Herbal Insect Repellent Lotion

August 26, 2019 0 Comments
With the rise of dengue cases in our country, a lot of parents are worried especially for our little ones. Most mosquito repellent products are sold out in the market, maybe because a lot of parents bought some to protect their kids and family.

I am just lucky my sister-in-law found this in one of the Malls here in Davao. It's the only one left on the rack at that time, so she immediately buy it.

I personally haven't tried the Moringa-O² Herbal Insect Repellent but based on my Sister-in-law's review, it was great and effective in warding off mosquitos. And I agree with her when we tested the lotion, so far we haven't been bitten by mosquitos after using it and leaves our skin moisturized. The fact that it is deet-free, paraben-free and made from natural ingredients makes me happy, so I feel assured and confident to use it on my daughter and my family.

Ward off Mosquitos Naturally with Moringa-O² Herbal Insect Repellent Lotion

Moringa-O² Naturals Citronella Insect Repellent Lotion contains a rare blend of extracts & oils from moringa (“malunggay”), olive, and omega (sunflower) that feed your skin with rich anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. It contains aloe vera to moisturize skin, paraben-free so it's safe for kids and pregnant women. It is deet-free, but contains citronella to naturally ward off dengue mosquitoes and other pests.


Monday, April 29, 2019

What Riding a Bicycle has Taught Us

April 29, 2019 0 Comments

My daughter got her first bicycle 2years ago, when she was 5 years old, it is a git from her generous Ninong. Just a few months ago, she insisted to take the training wheels out of her bike. She was really determined and wants to ride the bike on her own without the training wheels. I was hesitant and said no. But she keeps on bugging us for weeks saying she really know how to ride her bike without the training wheels. And then one day I give in... I told her that it's not easy and she must be patient and that it's alright if she might fall because this is just her first time to ride without the training wheels.

So, we took off her training wheels and guide her to ride the bike on her own...  But deep inside I am afraid to let her go, there are a lot of things that are running on my mind, a lot of "What if's"... But then I thought, she would never learn if we won't let her do it on her own. When we let her go, she rode the bike with ease and we were surprised that she really did know how to ride the bike without the training wheels! I was really surprised and happy at the same time, cheering on her as she keeps on riding the bike far away from us...

This experience has taught us a lesson... That we have to let our kids do things on their own, to venture on their own and give them a chance to do things alone and learn from their mistakes. We are so attached to our children that we forget that they need to grow up too, to be independent and overcome any challenges on their own.

She's still young and there will be a lot of letting go scenes in the future. I just hope that I will be able to let her go without feeling anxious... And guide her and say positive words to lift her self esteem and be a better version of herself and to just be there for her always...

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Toddler Activity: Cutting

November 23, 2017 0 Comments
One of the toddler activity that you can try for your Preschoolers is Cutting Scissors. Scissors comes in variety of sizes, so choosing the right scissors is important for your child to practice cutting properly. It may be scary at first especially if it's their first time to hold a scissor, but there are safety scissors available in the market such as the Maped Kidicut Safety Scissors which ideal for young kids learning to use scissors.

One of the important activities or lesson that we can teach our Preschoolers is Cutting. Cutting with scissors require the skill of hand separation, which is the ability to use the thumb, index, and middle fingers separately from the pinkie and ring fingers. With this activity, their little hands will develop fine motor skills and learn the proper way to cut paper. Cutting scissors also prepares our Preschoolers for a much more complicated in the future such as using  different types of scissors, cutting their nails using a nail cutter/nail clipper and even using chopsticks.

For starters, you can draw a straight line on a blank paper and let your child practice cutting it. When he/she masters it, he/she can continue cutting more complicated and detailed lines.

If you're looking for some free printables that you can try for you activities at school or at home, check out the samples below. Here's the free printable that you can print and try for your kids (click on the images to download each printable):

https://www.myteachingstation.com/art-and-colors/scissor-skills/fish-scissor-practice
Feed the Fish
 Source: myteachingstation.com

Thanksgiving Cutting Practice
 Thanksgiving Cutting Practice
Source: twistynoodle.com


Practice Cutting!
Source: freestuff4kids.net


Source: www.dltk-kids.com


I hope your kids will enjoy this activity as much as we do, my daughter who is also in Preschool, loves to cut papers and they also have the Cutting Scissors Activity in their school. It's actually a fun and learning activity, just don't mind the mess afterwards. Hehehe...

By the way, if you're looking for other Scissor Skills for your Preschoolers, here's a Paper-cutting project book with pre-printed activity pages, the Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Book With Pair of Child-Safe Scissors. It has 20 activity pages and includes a plastic safety scissors that naturally encourage proper form in cutting and are safe for preschoolers. This activity also encourages fine motor skills and cognitive skills for your kids.


School Zone Little Hand Helper Workbooks provide a fun-filled introduction to important readiness skills. Each workbook is carefully designed and reviewed by teachers to promote your child's early learning success. Cut & Paste offers a variety of exercises that will help your child practice scissor skills and other readiness basics such as story order, counting, matching, and beginning sounds. The interesting activities with clear directions will provide hours of educational fun for your child. Plus, the colorful award stickers will enhance your child's learning adventure.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mom's Day Out

August 18, 2017 0 Comments
Being a wife and a mom juggling between different tasks at home and other activities outside can be physically and emotionally exhausting, most especially if you don't have a housemaid. 

When I became a Mom, I rarely had a "Me Time" and sometimes it can't be considered a "Me Time" because I'm still with my daughter whenever I go out. Having a good massage is what every mother would want to have after all the tedious tasks we've been doing at home or at work. My most favorite "Me Time" is having a massage at my favorite spa, which is just  block away from where we live before in Obrero. I always avail their "Pinoy Hilot" at Elysia Wellness Spa. ;)


I was delighted when I learned that Sun Life Philippines will be having a Mom's Day Out event. I got excited because who doesn't want to have a Mom Day's Out? ;) It turned out to be a fun day for us Moms because we get to have a relaxing massage courtesy of Elysia Wellness Spa and most importantly, we get to learn more about parenting and balanced motherhood from Michele Alignay, a Family Life Specialist, Registered Psychologist and Registered Guidance Counselor.


Finding balance in raising our kids while keeping your sanity and keeping your cool is quite difficult and challenging. "A well-balanced mom has more to give her family", I totally agree with this... But it is easier said than done. So, we have to work on our "wants", "should" and "capacities", instead of having a rule that covers all situations all the time, choose to pick within the situation and you'll never be out of balance. 



Thanks to our speaker, Ms. Michele Alignay for sharing her tips and experiences that taught us how and why we need to balance, re-balance and recharge our life.


Sun Life Mindanao Cluster Head Mylene Almonte, talks about planning for our children's education for their brighter future through "MyFuture Fund". Everyone of us were surprised to see how much the tuition fee will cost by the time our children would enter college and we're talking about millions here. Wow... My daughter is still in kindergarten now and I can't imagine if our savings and earnings will be enough when that time comes. This is where MyFuture Fund can help us, it would be a great tool in helping us achieve our goal in preparing a college fund for our children. 

To achieve our children's dreams, we need to plan ahead, save and invest for the college education of our children. Here's Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo's video on Sun Life's MyFuture Fund



For more information on MyFuture Fund, visit www.sunlife.com.ph or call 849-9888. You can also visit their Facebook Page at Sunlife Financial Philippines and Instagram account at @sunlifeph

Here's an inspiring short video by Sun Life Philippines for all the moms out there who are wondering if they're doing the right thing for their kids...



Thank you, Sun Life Philippines for letting us have a stress-free day with other Moms. I enjoyed and learn a lot on motherhood, parenting, self-care and money management... :)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Are You Ready for School?

June 09, 2017 0 Comments
Hello June! It's back to school once again, but are you ready for school? Are we? 

Disney's Are You Ready For School? (Winnie the Pooh's School Days) Book

My daughter will be in Kindergarten this school year and I think we are somewhat ready for school. We did some activities, exercises and review what she had learned last school year. There are some things she had forgotten or still confused, like writing the letters "b, d and s" and numbers "5 and 6". She sometimes write those letters and numbers in reverse. It's a good thing that we had this review before going back to school. :)

She also love books... She loves to read, so we read some books that are appropriate for her age and later on I let her read on her own.

Their school provide the bags and other school materials that they will be needing at school, so we don't have to worry looking and lining up at the store for every materials needed and required school supplies for their upcoming class. :)

I've already checked her school uniforms and shoes if it's still okay and I'm glad everything is still fine and can still be used. There's a few skirt that needs a little adjustment, other than that, we're good to go. :)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Easter Sunday 2017

June 08, 2017 0 Comments
This is a long overdue post, hence, I'll still post this for Miel to read when she grows up...

It was our first time to join an Easter Sunday Activity such as Easter Egg Hunting and Easter Egg Painting and coloring activity. My daughter really had fun and she really enjoyed the activities and games that they've played. There were games for children her age and she happily played along with the other kids. She got excited to play another game when their team won and got their prizes... Kids love prizes... ;)


Joining this kind of activity is a great bonding for both of us. She also get to interact with different kids her age and she enjoyed doing all the activities with enthusiasm.

Miel's entry for the Coloring Activity got her two swimming pool passes at The Royal Mandaya Hotel. She's happy and excited to swim there but unfortunately, we haven't had the chance to go yet. But, we'll make sure to avail the passes before it expires... ;)

Over-all, the event was great and we had so much fun. Miel's actually looking forward to next year's Easter Sunday and she's hopeful and more motivated to hunt for more eggs next time... ;)

HearthSong

Sunday, September 27, 2015

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?