This is a story about how I found myself falling in love with the old terno all over again.
A few weeks ago I had the good fortune of being invited to a ball. Yes, a ball. The kind that you have to dress up for.
Other than prom, this was the first time I needed to “prettify” myself for a party. Not counting my wedding, of course. But I’ve never had to don a gown for a party in a looooooooooong time.
Just like any girl, I was excited to go. I wanted to dress up. I wanted to lose weight. I wanted to call my make-up slash hair stylist right away to make an appointment. I was in a frenzy, obviously. And my biggest problem, I didn’t have anything to wear.
For someone who hasn’t been to a chichi party in a long time, my wardrobe just wasn’t ready for this onslaught. I didn’t want to spend on a designer made gown. Heck, I can’t even afford it..hahahaha!!!
Then I remembered, my late great Lola had a stash of around 2 dozen terno’s just lying around in her old cabinet. The very next day, I was at the old house rummaging through a sea of old terno’s. I was marvelling at the exquisite detail that my Lola’s seamstress put into each piece. I was running through old memories of my Lola in her terno complete with a stiff “alampay” that was meticulously folded and pinned on to her shoulders.
Then it dawned on me, I can’t bear to alter these at the drop of a hat. These dresses needed the careful eye of a good seamstress to bring them back to their old glory. Never mind that some of them had holes left by some nasty moths, they were still beautiful dresses. Read more
Sleep is one of the most important needs of the body….especially for children. Scientific studies have shown a direct correlation between sleep and growth. Therefore, more sleep…more growth.
As a mother, I have put prime importance on sleep so much so that I started training my kids to “sleep properly” as soon as they were born. Truth be told, I have never experienced any difficulties in putting my kids to sleep. They love to sleep and their size can attest to the fact that they are true products of good sleep.
If you are a firm believer in good sleeping habits like I am, take the Johnson & Johnson Bedtime Believer survey by clicking the badge below. The first 100 moms will receive special tokens from Johnson & Johnson.
Who ever said that a child is only beautiful in his/her mother’s eyes does not know the first thing about what beautiful is all about.
Children, in all shapes and sizes, color or race, age or gender, is beautiful. Children are God’s gift to all parents and this, in itself, makes any child beautiful in anybody’s eyes.
Me, I think my kids are the most beautiful on earth. I guess that goes for all mother’s. The mere sight of my kids is enough to make my day. Never mind that they can sometimes test my limits. All they need to do is smile and look at me with their puppy dog eyes and I’m all jello inside.
At the recent Bisolvon Alagang Supermom event, the entire concept of beautiful kids was taken one step further.
They are holding a photo contest to showcase our kids. To launch this contest, the wonderful folks of Bisolvon hosted a Mommy and Kids party at Marta’s at Serendra. While the Mommies gathered to discuss the contest mechanics, the kids were busy decorating their very own Marta’s cupcakes and cookies.
The contest is open to all Filipino mothers and the winners stand to win some fantastic prizes.
Contest mechanics and information may be found at Bisolvon’s Alagang Supermom website.
Its been a year since that fateful day when my kids and I joined my beautiful Mommy blogger friends and their kids in what has been, by far, one of the most enjoyable blogger events yet. To this day I still hear my kids refer to that event and they always say it with a twinkle in their eyes and a longing to be able to do it again.
As a Mom who does not want to disappoint, I always say that we will go back.
And go back is exactly what we did….exactly a year after.
Yes, folks….Active Fun in S.M. North Edsa Annex has turned a year older. And to celebrate this milestone, we were once again invited by Active Fun to celebrate with them.
And because “Fun” is what Active Fun wants kids to have, it is holding a 2-day celebration to commemorate its birthday. From Aug. 18-19, Active Fun North Edsa will be making sure that everyone who enters its doors will come out smiling. For 3 glorious days, kids and kids-at-heart can join the party.
And if that wasn’t enough, they are also holding a contest where the winner stands to win an entire year of Free Play at Active Fun.
Who doesn’t want that? I know I do…that is if my kids don’t beat me.
Here is how to join :
“My Best Active Fun Photoshoot” (for kids 5 years old and below)
Submit a 4R photo of your child while playing and having the time of his/her life at Active Fun. Include the child’s name, parent’s name, contact details and a receipt for unlimited play dated from July 15-Aug. 31.
“What I Love About Active Fun” (for kids 6-12 years old)
Write why you enjoy going to Active Fun. Along with your story, draw a picture showing what you mean. Entries must include a small photo of your child, his/her name, parent’s names, contact details, and a receipt for unlimited play dated from July 15-August 31.
The prizes up for grabs are the following :
First Prize – VIP Golden Pass (1 year unlimited play)
2nd Prize – VIP Golden Pass (6 months unlimited play)
3rd Prize – VIP Golden Pass (3 months unlimited play)
Last day of submission is on Aug. 31. Winners will be announced on Sept. 10, 2010.
A marathon? Yep, a marathon!
I know, I know…it is almost impossible to believe that someone like me who would most likely pack several patio chairs and watch the marathoners do their thing is actually thinking of joining.
Why? Well, firstly, its for an absolutely good cause. Second, I really need the exercise. Third, many of my Mommy blogger friends are going. And last and most importantly, my kids are invited too and that makes the event’s fun level go up a gazillion notches higher.
So for all you Mommies, Daddies and Kiddies out there….LEZGO!!
More details HERE.