Thursday, December 24, 2009

52 Weeks Challenge: 9/52

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Merry Christmas to everyone!

Happy 52 weeks challenge and God Bless us all...

Seasons Greetings from: Normandia Family

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mommy Moments: Fave Entry

These pics below are one of my favorites...Actually, I have not even submitted these pics as an entry at MM but I used it in the other meme that I joined with.

I consider these as my favorite since this is the first time that the three of us were included in the wedding entourage of my dear friend weeks ago. I just love how my daughter poses every time the camera clicks in front of her.

**smile**Indeed a Happy Mommy Moments!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Mommy Moments: My Future Ballerina

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About two months ago, I wrote about my daughter's experience of seeing Ms. Lisa Majuca in person as we watched the
Ballet Masterpiece of her at SM. She was so enthusiast at that time watching the said recital and that it only explained that she was so eager to learn about it!

I am was so excited when she turned three last month because I can already send her to a ballet school. Indeed, it was the start of a dream come true! I that excited? :) Well, last Saturday, I went to Clark Hatch International (CDO Branch) to enroll my daughter and let her observed the ballet class of the other kids. She was so hesitant at first that she wanted to go home but when she saw kids of her age and height that was the time that she got interested and join the group for her first lesson.

the warm up....

at the bars.....
my daughter is the youngest and the cutest of them all...
(with the diapers on) :)

Actually, she's not yet officially enrolled because her instructor would just let her IN to observe for two sessions (every Saturday). If my daughter's mind will be now ready/set for a proper class then that's the time that she'll be registered. Hope she will show some interests next week!
Indeed dancing is her forte! Happy MM everyone!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mommy Moments: Chore Time

So sorry, that what I have found in my photo archive was about 2 years ago. I didn't find any pic of her doing some chores. I guess this will do since she really loves to sweep the floor even up to now. We sometimes hide all our brooms so that she will not get it or else...OMG! it would be a whole day affair! hahhaha...she's kinda OC at her age...hhhahaha

Well, just wanna invite you then to share your childrens chore time...
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Happy MM to all and God Bless!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

You Gotta See This

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

How To Increase Your Child's IQ

The best time to develop your child's brain is during his early childhood. The right kind of stimulation during the period will create the necessary connections in his brain which will promote intelligence and emotional stability.

What you can do:
  • Raise your child in a warm, loving environment
  • Engage your child in a mentally stimulating activities which help improve his memory, help boost his mental capacity and help sharpen his critical thinking.
  • Introduce your child to formal musical training by age of 4 to make him a stronger science and math student.
  • Limit the amount of time of your child spends watching TV, DVDs and playing video games. Too much time spent doing these add up to poor grades in school.
  • Engage your child in physical activities. It boosts levels of the growth hormone in the brain which makes better brain cells.
  • Keep your child happy, relaxed and stimulated. These are the times when he learns best.
Hope this will help you moms out there. Just read it from a Smart Parenting Magazine and I thought of sharing all these to you!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The MTV Emerge!

Are you a music lover like me? Well, take your time and visit this new MTV Emerge and know who’s gonna be the next emerging star in the Philippines. By the way, this is a new platform for unsigned music talent in the Philippines which showcase their work and be given an opportunity to win a one-year recording contract with Jeepney Music. Take note, the seven grand winners of MTV Emerge will win a one-year recording contract with Jeepney Music and mentorship under Cool huh! They will be able to meet at the live showcase event on November 27.

By the way, I have chosen my entry in which support goes to Mr. Rain of Wanda. I just love their song so much which brings a good quality of music. I gave two thumbs up for them and hope they will be one of the luckiest emerging star! Guess how they were going to be picked aside from votes that we casted? The grand winners will be selected from the top entries on November 20 by a panel of judges and that includes, founder of Jeepney Music and Black Eyed Peas member.

Before I forgot, the MTV, Jeepney Music, and Department of Tourism collaboration not only aims to hunt for the hottest unsigned music talent from all genres of music but it also serve as an online music community where new music from the Philippines can be discovered.

Well, if you have an entry to support then visit now and let your VOTE counts for you!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

52 Weeks Challenge: 4/52

It's Thursday once again and I am so excited to share to you this week's challenge...
This is my fourth entry and I really enjoyed doing this meme.
A great opportunity for me to bond with my daughter!
This was taken two weeks ago as we strolled around the
mini-wildlife zoo in our hometown.
My daughter was so happy to see different kinds of wildlife animals.

Happy 52 Weeks Challenge to all!

So, why don't you share your challenge too?
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Mommy Moments: Let's Pretend!

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It's been a while that I haven't participated this fave meme of all.
Thank God It's Friday (TGIF)!

Now, I'm so excited to share it to you my lil Danielle in her different costumes...

pretending to be Snow White @ 1...

pretending to be the bride....I mean the Lil Bride @ 2

pretending to be a fairy @ 3

Happy Mommy Moments and be blessed everyone!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

52 Weeks Challenge: 3/52

This pic was taken at the barge goin to our lil hometown last weekend...
look at what she did...another dramatic scene..lolz:)
our bonding moments @ MOAP last Nov. 2

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Happy 52 Weeks' Challenge ahead of us..
God Bless!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mood Management

Here are some tips to help manage your child's moods:

  • Set a consistent sleeping routine that allows for sufficient rest every night.
  • Avoid stressful situations and activities for your child.
  • Learn to read warning signs of your child's manic and depressive moods.
  • Regulate your child's activities during a manic episode and provide gentle yet stimulating activities (like swimming) during depressive episodes to keep him/her occupied.
  • Prepare a nutritious and balance diet. Avoid too much sugar and caffeine.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dream Come True!

Last month we attended my brother-in-law’s wedding and it was just so perfect! I guess it is every woman’s dream to walk down the aisle with your dream wedding getting into reality. What I mean is that, the wedding will just happen once in a lifetime so we wanted it to be a memorable event that something we could cherish for the rest of our lives.

Yeah it’s true that we are in the era of economic crisis but still when it comes to this very special day, we still invest or spend money for the wedding preparation even though it just a simple one. Now that I have a friend who will be getting married in two months time, I could highly recommend her to Mr. Buddy Gancenia of Reality wedding video which is the first and only documentary-reality wedding producers in the Philippines and in the world. Pretty sure that their wedding videography is so great and of good quality plus their wedding videographer are all professionals that made their video style production a highly personal and unique. As they have said that there are no two reality wedding videos that are alike. Just imagine on how creative they are!

If only I could turn back time then I would gladly hire them for my wedding videography.

Take a look at their work:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My lil Dancer

Last October 7, 2009 was my daughter's 3rd birthday. We planned to have her birthday celebration on the 10th of October for the reason that it falls on Saturday and everyone could come and join the fun! Indeed my daughter really enjoyed that day, well in fact she entertained her visitors through her dancing prowess.

Here's her version of poker face! You will be then the judge.....

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mommy Moments: Special Trips

I remember the time 1 week after I gave birth to our lil Danielle, I already went for a family travel from Cagayan de Oro City to our lil hometown in Misamis Occidental. Take note, Danielle is still days old at that time. Our lil girl is so exposed with many travels and special trips, of course together with the whole family.

Here are some of the places that we've been to....

Hope you too can share your special trips...

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Healthy Smile, Less Cancer!

You know flossing is a great way to fend off gum disease. But cancer? Turns out that there might be a connection. A recent study of lifestyle habits showed that people with healthy gums also enjoyed a lower risk of developing any type of cancer.

Telling Teeth
In the study, researchers used questionnaires to track the health histories and lifestyle habits of close to 50,000 men for nearly 18 years. Compared with men who had no track record of gum problems, men with a history of gum disease were 14 percent more likely to develop cancer -- any kind, although the link was especially strong for lung and pancreatic cancer.

The Gateway to Good Health
How gum problems might lead to cancer isn't totally clear, but other research indicates that people with gum disease usually have higher blood levels of certain inflammatory markers that are also associated with cancer and other health problems. Yep, healthy teeth may mean more than just a pretty smile.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thanks to KUMON Philippines

Last Saturday, we were able to attend the Free Parenting and Education Seminar brought to us by Kumon Philippines held at SM Cagayan Cinema 4 with the theme: "Prepare Your Children for the Future, TODAY!" beautiful mommies of D.A. (before the seminar started)

the three great speakers and Ms Patty Laurel

Indeed, we have learned a lot out from that seminar (ill post my learning on a separate entry). Guess what? I would like to thank Ms. Kay for inviting me and allowing me to bring along with me my friends and to Ms. Pie for the freebies... Thank you so much!!!! (We felt like we are also VIPs at that time) lolz!
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