Friday, December 12, 2008
The true message He wants to convey is that most of us we only remember our Great God in times of problems but have we ever thought that we have a Great God whom we should think first above all other things in our life?
Let us always remember that problems will come and go. Everyday we are facing problems but if we have Him in our heart and soul everything will be in right thinking and come up with the right decisions to solve our problems. The inspirational quote above will give us the strength and the wisdom to face all life’s hardships.
To all, Think only of our Great God and everything will be at peace.
God Bless us all!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
After we ate we walk around the mall and He saw a Big Santa with his reindeers, hang in the ceiling of the mall’s atrium. I asked him, do you see that? That’s Santa and He is coming to town this Christmas to give presents to all the children who were been good and if you write a letter to him, he will surely grant your wish. I saw the smile in
his eyes and said, Mommy when we reach home please guide me on how to write a letter to Santa. I said, Yes I will and I loved too.
When we reach home, even yet without dressing down and change his clothes. He pulled out a pencil and a paper inside his bag and started to write a letter. He asked me how to start it off and how to spell the words. I guided him and so he was able to write a simple letter to Santa telling that he wants a toy car with a remote and a robot. After, He went to his room and gets a stocking (His old sock) and put in the letter and hangs the stocking on the Christmas tree.
He was in silence for a minute and I thought He would stop asking me about Santa, I was wrong, he then asked me, Mom what is the date today? I showed him the calendar and told that today is Dec. 5 and 20 more days to go and its Christmas and Santa would bring you your wish of a toy car and a robot. His face immediately turned from happy to sad emotion and said, Mommy it’s too long to wait for 20 more days and started to count his fingers. I laughed and told him to have patience and Santa would not give your gift if you were in a hurry. Oh! I love his innocence but I’m glad my objective to let him write a simple letter was accomplished.
There you go, every morning when he wakes up he would go and see our Christmas tree. He promised to wait until the eve of Christmas. So to my Dadnificent start to wrap our gift to him and be a Santa on Christmas.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Why to Santa? Well, Children believe that Santa Claus exists and if they are good they will surely receive a nice present from Him. This is what most parents would say to their children when in time for Christmas. Not that we are telling a lie that Santa Claus do exist but we just want them to know that someone out there appreciates a child who is kind, respectful, helpful and obedient.
I remember when I was a child, My Mom and Dad would see me hanging a stocking on the Christmas tree and they would guide me to write a letter telling Santa the gift I want for Christmas. On Christmas morning, I’m so excited to see my stocking and to my surprised I got my wish. I thanked my Mom and Dad of helping me to write and prayed of my wish to Santa. And as I grow up I’ve known that Santa does not really exist and only my Dad and Mom was the ones who put in the gift inside the stocking.
I planned to do this with my child. The idea and objective is not that I’m teaching of a character that does not really exist in real life but I want my child to learn how to write simple letter and to express himself of what he want for Christmas and that if He is good, wish will be granted.
So to all Moms and Dads, this is a perfect bonding time and perfect present we could give to our children this Christmas. Let’s teach them how to write a letter to Santa Claus.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.
The train came, and you were just beside the track interchange. You could make the train change its course to the disused track and saved most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?
Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make.......
First, analyse the situation
Think, evaluate and reflect…….
Assess risks and
Decide your answer!
Now … go ahead….
Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. To save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.
But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place? Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was.
This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are
(Just last night in the news here in our country, the majority of the Congressman won over the Minority one in fight for not pursuing the Impeachment case of the President. How about the very controversial envelope during the Impeachment trial of a former President? “To open or not to open” well, as expected “not to open” won the majority of the votes).
To continue the story…
The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.
To make the proper decision is not try to change the course of the train because the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train sirens.
If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe.
If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids
While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one. "Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right."
Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils (lol!)
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
It was actually my co-mom Amy, who is also a friend, the one who volunteered to “Read Out Loud” a Story to the kindergartners. She asked me to help her and was tasked to do the Icebreaker. I have chosen to teach children of a song about emotions.
So I start the ball rolling. To the tune of a Nursery song “If you’re Happy and You know it Clap your Hands” I have changed the three last words of the lyrics of the five emotional reaction. Happy, Sad, Angry, Scared and Surprised. The kids love it and enjoy the song and have followed me on the different emotional reactions.
When it was Mommy Amy's turn to read the story, I have observed that children do really love storytelling. They were very silent and attentive -it shows in their eyes the excitement of what will happen next. Amy was able to cover all the important tips on storytelling. With just few trainings, she can be a Teacher. After all she graduated college with a degree of B.S. English.
1. First, she reads the title of the book and explain that the title of the book is the name of the story. The author and illustrator were told so.
2. She had fun reading the speeches of the speaking animals.
3. A word with Big Letters was emphasized.
4. She has asked the children of questions like who is the main character to test if they were able to understand the story.
5. And last, she gave the moral lesson of the story and has explained to the children that a moral lesson teaches something.
It was indeed a great fun teaching experience for both of us. We learned how to interact with a big crowd of kids and now we can relate to what the Teachers are going through. If I would be asked if I want to be a “Teacher” in the true sense of its meaning, I prefer to be a blogger(lol!)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I allowed myself to grieve, I was never over it until after 4 months after when I learned that I am pregnant again. Although, the fear of miscarriage keeps my joy guarded, I can not deny the fact that getting pregnant again as soon as it is safe is possibly the best therapy I had.
Some expectant women like me refrain from spreading the happy news until the fourth month, when we begin to feel secure that the pregnancy will indeed continue. But I have learned that though its hard for parents to accept it at the time, when a miscarriage does occur it is usually a blessing. Early miscarriage is generally a natural selection process in which a defective fetus is discarded, probably because it is incapable of survival or is overwhelmingly defective. Most women who have had one miscarriage do not become habitual aborters. In fact a miscarriage is an assurance of fertility, and the great majority of women who lose a pregnancy this way go on to complete one.
My doctor suggest waiting three to six months before trying to conceive again. I took advantage of this waiting period - I spend it improving my diet and health habits, hoping that this time around I'll have normal pregnancy and a healthy baby. I am on my third month and counting and crossing fingers and leaving it all to Him...
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
1. Of course I’m a Mom, that’s why blog’s name is Momnificent, is it obvious ?
with a loving and super supportive Dadnificent and super dooper “kulit” Sonnificent (hehe)
2. I am a Filipina and a native of San Fernando, Pampanga, Phils. We migrated in the Land of Promise, Davao City in 1989. As a “Kapampangan” I love good food. My favorite is “Kare-Kare”.
3. My son and I love to go to Mall every Friday or Saturday and eat fish ball, shrimp ball and the like.
4. I love to check out new stuffs in “Ukay-Ukay” because its cheaper and if you just have a patience to dig, for sure you can buy a nice stuff and with good quality despite it’s a second hand.
5. I love to read books with my son and pretend to be a teacher. Frustrated Teacher huh?
6. I love to Dance rather than to sing. Why? Bad tune hehe.
7. I love watching “ Chef to Go” not just because Chef Rob is cute but I really love cooking and like to learn more new food.
8. I like friendly people like Mom of Four, Blessed Life .
There you go….now I am tagging my other favorites blog roll here:
1. Blessed Life 2. D’ Cooking Mudra 3. Fil-Am Journey 4. Coffee-tea-n-me
5. A Pinay' s Endeavor in America 6. Free Trip to Japan 7. Excess Baggage 8. Kumagcow
Friday, November 7, 2008
Teaching lessons in Kindergarten is very challenging. This is the level in learning where they are being taught to read phrases, sentences, reading comprehensions etc. and so we parents should be there to guide and support them in this process.
I love teaching my son to read and have found out that for a child to develop his reading skills he or she must learn of sight words or the so-called high frequency words. In the Reading subject of my son, they are now being taught of these sight words by level.
One day a friend gave me a copy of a simple story “ The Best Thing in the World” which comprises of 220 Dolch Word List. This is a story of four brothers wherein their father who is an old king told his sons that He will not live long anymore and so He asked them to bring Him the Best Thing in the World and the one who can bring the Best Thing shall be the new King.
The four brothers started off to find the Best thing in the world. At the end of the story the last brother was the one who have brought the king of the Best Thing in the World. Guess what’s the Best Thing in the World? That is to all the mothers out there to find this out. Click the internet and search google and print a copy. Read this with your early reader child and ask simple questions after reading to test if your child was able to understand the story.
Edward William Dolch, PH.D in his book, as searched in the internet published Dolch Word List. He is also the author of “Problems in Reading”. With Dolch word no need for extra practice, as they learn them by reading them repeatedly in context.
Integrating these sight words to your kids reading lesson will really supplements their strong balance reading. It boosts every child’s motivation and confidence in Reading. Sight word integration truly made all the difference. My son can read a story with three long paragraphs now. My continuous goal is to practice Him to read and read more and of course another important thing is to teach of reading comprehension.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.
2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.
3. It is important to find a man you can count on and doesn't lie to You.
4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.
5. It is important that these four men don't know each other. (lol!)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
A few days later, the customer-service rep have received a picture in the mail. It was a man pointing to the house behind him. The customer-service rep laughed and said what an obedient customer! (Lol)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
“ Secondhand” I thought we were buying a new one”.(lol)..
Everyday I am doing a sales call activity and whenever my mobile phone rings I wished that it would be from one of my clients who I am expecting to close the sale. At times if I saw that the number is not listed in my phone book I won’t answer and just ignore it but sometimes the calls that I ignored are from my clients using a new number that I don't know of. That then is considered a missed opportunity. Not until I have found this website who can help us track where the calls coming from or if that call is intended for me.
Another thing, have you been disturbed by telemarketers? that even if you don't want to buy their product they still keep on calling you? we can actually blocked phone calls from these telemarketers. In October of 2003, the federal government made it possible for subscribers of both cell phones and land lines to block unwanted calls from telemarketers. By registering your phone number, you are effectively removing your number from any database telemarketers may have. To accomplish this just register your number to "No Call List Information".
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Here are some ways to develop your child’s learning ability with or without school yet.
Start with letters recognition and then encourage phonemic “awareness”- the ability to recognize a word’s separate, distinct sounds by reciting nursery rhymes and jingles. Teach letters and sounds with fun songs, stories, games and object lessons.
Teach your child to rhyme words like naming words that rhyme in cat. A child who recognizes sound differences would quickly responses “ bat, “hat”, “rat”, “mat”. Teach them of the blending concepts- putting letters together to sound out words.
Keep magnetic letters on the refrigerator, move them around and have the child sound out the words. Trace the letters on food packages like his or her cereals, sounding each letter as you do. Continue reading with your child even when she can read on her own. Make kids mathematics problems your kitchen helpers. Have them count how many bananas are in a fruit basket, eggs in a tray or the sausages, being cooked. Double recipes, cutting apples in half or into four to teach fractions and multiplication.
Use the 3rd Generation Technology- The world of computers of language and spelling assume less importance-can give a big boost to the confidence of kids A computer allows a child to change words around as he or she writes; spell-checker points out and correct errors.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Recently I was puzzled when he ask me “ How did I met his father” It took me awhile to realize that I have once told him of a story that I’ve met his Dad when I arrived in the city way back 1989 and that he was the one whom I have asked some informations of the whereabouts of my mother who is working on the same building where he works. I would showed him an album where pictures of his Dad and me were engaged and tell short story in every picture.
Parents are encouraged to read their kids. Telling stories does not require special skills or a powerful imagination. It simply demands using your memory. I remember the teacher who was not hired as kindergarten teacher maybe due to her lack of memory and was not able to tell even a short story to the children (hehe..)
Children are hunger to hear about so many things about their parents. They want to hear also all our "firsts" like the first time we went to school, if we behave or always being scolded by our teachers due to our naughtiness.
Oral storytelling can really makes a difference. Start this early with your child. Here are some tips on storytelling that I have read in one of the articles in Parenting.
1. Keep the storyline simple and short
2. Use a lot of detail – “ I wore a red blouse”, etc..
3. Be prepared to answer questions. Children have lots of questions and we must be prepared to answer this.
4. Don’t worry about using words with which children are not familiar. Just be ready to explain this.
5. Always give a clear ending.
6. It doesn’t need to contain lesson. It’s enough for children to feel part of something real.
7. It needn’t be a big event- how you lost a favorite toy or handled a scary situation is great.
8. A photo album is a wonderful prop for getting started of your story telling.
One day, I was cleaning in our yard and have known that there is a new neighbor. He looks familiar and suspicious. Every time he passed by in our house he walks fast as if someone followed him. Then I came to know his name, I immediately went inside and secured my son. I checked the website that a colleague suggested to search. Prison Inmate Locator locates nationwide prison inmates records fast with direct data retrieval. True enough, after series of searches, I have found out that the man was a fugitive. I informed the authorities immediately. Thanks to Prison Inmate Locator.
Research is fast and easy now a days, no longer we need to thumb laboriously through the phone book or any library books to search out information. Today we have the whole world at our fingertips, and that has made all the difference.
Monday, October 13, 2008
We can not bring along Banny with us and definitely we can not leave her alone at home. Until a friend suggested a dog boarding, a service aimed at dog owners looking to give their respective pet a home while dog owners are away. There's a dog boarding directory online that contains a registry of dog boarding facilities. It is guaranteed that we dog owners will find what fit our needs. It's like giving our Banny a mini vacation also.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Wide-eyed, her daughter asked, “ How big was the mouse? LOL! (The girl is thinking of a big house and a big mouse (rat)…What an innocent imagination? (hehe)......I remember when my son started to learn about the parts of the computer and have asked me once, Mommy, why is it Computer has a mouse? Wondering what is a mouse(rat) doing in the computer (hehe.)..Kids would sometimes be confused of some words with same spelling but with different meanings like bat of a toy and bat of a mammal. Well, we parents are here to explain further of the difference.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There is a saying that a perfect match can only be found between a blind wife and a deaf husband, because the blind wife cannot see the faults of the husband and the deaf husband cannot hear the nagging of the wife. Many couples are blind and deaf at the courting stage and dream of perpetual perfect relationship. Unfortunately, when the excitement of love wears off, they wake up and discover that marriage is not a bed of roses. The nightmare begins.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
1. In the comfort room... "IN A CLOSED DOOR MEETING"
2. Being scolded by the Boss " IN A MEETING"
3. Out of the Building.... " OUT ON AN APPOINTMENT"
4. Asleep.... " IN A CLOSED DOOR MEETING"
5. Was fired..... " IS NO LONGER CONNECTED WITH THE COMPANY"
6. Wait for a while/hold on... " ONE MOMENT PLS."
7. Come Again...... " WOULD YOU MIND SAYING THAT AGAIN, SIR/MA'AM
or "PARDON ME SIR/MA'AM"
8. Who is this? ....... " MAY I ASK WHO IS CALLING PLEASE?"
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO USE "HELLO" AS A GREETING OVER THE PHONE IN THE OFFICE?
" Hello" is only used at home. When answering the phone, always use your standard spiel. When placing a call, start with a greeting (eg. Good Morning/afternoon/evening) and state your name, the person you are calling and your purpose.
Eg. "Good morning. This is Mr. Lim, I wish to speak with Mr. Ranches regarding my orders."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
An aspiring teacher started to introduce herself and was discussing a subject. While, everyone were listening and school officials were asking some questions, a kindergarten boy raised his hand and asked, Can you please tell us a story?
The teacher was disturbed and felt uneasy and replied the boy, Yes sure, I will tell everyone a story but maybe later. When she speaks up again she continues to tell something about herself and so the boy stands up again and said…“Teacher that is not a story”, we want a children’s story with a moral lesson. Ooh…. the Principal and some staffs of the school were surprised of what the boy have said to the teacher.
Can you guess what had happened?, Yes dear, poor aspiring teacher she was not able to deliver even a simple and short children’s story to the students. She was not prepared and so the member of the screening panel have decided not to hire her. The most tough of all the interview questions was remained unaswered, and that is the one that came from a boy. (he-he).
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thinking he hadn’t been heard, he repeated his polite expression but again the driver was in silence. As I pulled him away, he said to me “ We don’t have to ride anymore here in “Maligaya Taxi”, you know the driver is not happy to have us as his passengers. He didn’t smile and say “You’re Welcome” What is his problem Mom?
At times, children are more likely educated with these polite expressions than adults. Don’t you think so?
Monday, September 22, 2008
There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that "A speech will either prosper or ruin a nation." Many relationships break off because of wrong speech. When a couple is too close with each other,we always forget mutual respect and courtesy. We may say anything without considering if it would hurt the other party.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Most common injuries are minor cuts and scrapes, severe bleeding or deep cuts, nosebleeds, poisoning, and burns.
Children are very curious in everything they see, hear, smell, taste and feel or touch. They want to explore all things around them not knowing that some of those are dangerous on their body senses.
I remember my friend story when her daughter holds a hot iron inside their room. Her daughter is crying in pain and she had no idea why she is crying and so she asked the yaya and have known that her daughter holds the hot iron that she puts in the corner of the room after she has ironed some of the clothes.
They were all in panicked and were advised by his husband to immediately wash it with running water and so her child was temporary relieved but still you can see on her face the pain. Good thing, on that day was her daughter’s scheduled visit to her Pediatrician and so the mother narrated the incident and asked the Doctor what is the first aid for burns. The child Pediatrician immediately asked her who left the hot iron in the corner of the room. The Mom replied, me Doctor. The Doctor said, well the First Aid is you, then the yaya and whoever is around in the house to look after your daughter. After this simple sermon or advice from the child’s Pediatrician they all laughed and accepted the fact that they are all should be blamed of what had happened.
With this, the Doctor reminded her that the First Aid for minor burn is to immediately flush the area with cold running water for several minutes.
We, parents should be more cautious. Kids are growing fast and the more that they get curious of everything they see around and they would want to explore these immediately. It is now our responsibility to double check harmful stuffs we put in our house. We have to educate our children that some stuff is dangerous to touch, see, hear, smell and taste.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Until one day, as I was checking my old files during my college days I found and read of the information that would give me an answered immediately to my better half common inquiry. I memorized it and from then on, I can answer him immediately without checking the calendar if the month has 30 or 31 days. He was amazed as I was able to give him the information and have said WOW! Darling, how did you know that? Thank you my Alzheimer’s was cured because of that. (l.o.l)
So, for the information of everyone here it is,
30 days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 days except February which hath but 28 in fine, till leap year gives it 29.
Sometimes simple information like this can give humor to a couple’s relationship. So, to all mothers out there let us show to our significant other that we are not only good in our common domestic duties but also very smart in cases like this.
He had this interesting post about “How to search on Google..” I thought then that you just simply write the terms or keywords you want to search on at Google. But there’s actually tips on how to optimize the search result on Google. So you’ll get exactly what u want. Like, using (-) for each word that you want to avoid [some] words on your search result. Example: type ‘BMW 318i -red’ then all the search result wont contained ‘red’ word. Another one is using ‘filetype:’ to find information based on a file type. Example, if u want to search an information about ‘ridho’ and u want all the result is a pdf document, then u should type ‘+ridho filetype:pdf’.
There are a lot more things you’ll find in his blog, check i.do.blog and see for yourself!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Have listed part 1 of my wish list. I know some of these are so crazy and still very impossible to fulfill it now but I believe fate is kind and in God’s time it will surely brings sweet fulfillment of my wishes.
I wish to…
- meet Daniel Steel my favorite romance novelist and ask all copies of her novels (of course first to my lists are Remembrance, To Love Again, and Kaleidoscope)
- meet Jo Girard- (top car salesman in the world).I love his “Ferris wheel”.
- own a fun playhouse business ( so that my son will not go to the mall and pay a per hour basis )
- have our second honeymoon in Santorini, Greece ( have watch “For the First time” love the scenic view, great for honeymoon destination.
- go back to Sta. Mesa Manila particularly in Bacood (where I grew up) and meet old friends
- go to the roof of our old house again in Manila and eat “Kropeck” with spicy vinegar plus Bayabas for constipation he-he…
- play again “Tansan”(softdrink cap) , “Text” cards and “Rubber band” with my uncles.
- join house to house Christmas Caroling ( 100 days more before Christmas)
- be a Chef and cook my favorite comfort food, mashed potatoes (he-he)
- meet my idol Chef Rob of “Chef to Go” ( He’s so cute)
- have a new house on top of a hill … maybe in Chocolate Hills in Bohol (he-he)
- have my own car ( Porsche ?) ooh… wishing only.
- meet my classmates in Grade School and High School again. ( most especially my crush -our President in the class)
- have a fine dining restaurant and learn the etiquette in fine dining.
- bring my son in Disneyland ( Hongkong will do since there’s no visa )
- get to have a Carribean tour with my Family. The ship is Royal Carribean ,my brother is working here.
- learn to sing “ I am your Brother , Your Best friend Forever” American Idol (lol)
- meet J. Lo, and Angelina Jolie
- win in a game show “ Deal or No Deal”
- learn to bake my favorite blue berry cheese cake.
- get the old recipe of Goldilocks sans rival (my Dad's “pasalubong” when am still small)
- eat again Halo-Halo with my Dad in Escolta
- own a property like a farm lot so I can plant my favorite fruits and vegetables and build a nipa hut. For Retirement purposes (he-he)
- eat kiwi fruit and try dragon fruit shake.
On Part 2 ... More wish lists to come. There's no harm in wishing . Anybody can make a wish (he-he)
Happy Wishing to all..
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
- Prepare creative recipes. Mealtime can be a source of fun too! With a syrup or milk, put a happy face (smiley) on your hotcakes, topped with a slice of fruit. There are recipe books that specialize in this .
- Make sure our child rested before they eat. Tiredness can depress one's appetite.
- Keep toys away while they eat.
- Discourage snacking just before mealtime.
- Be a good example. A picky parent sends the wrong signals to the child.
- Create a friendly atmosphere. Avoid discussing negative matters or, having arguments at the dinner table.
Lets avoid power struggles which tend to promote pickiness. Instead, decide what food to offer and when. Let our child decide how much to eat.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Time goes so fast so let’s treasure every moment of being with our kids. We will surely miss all their "FIRST"..... the innocent smile, the laughter that sounds just like sweet music to our hears, the first step of walk that they are very dependent of holding our hands so tightly and afraid to fall and can't rise back again, and hearing the first word that they uttered be it "Dada", "Papa" or "Mama", "Mom", "Dad" made us so proud.
You were six months old and full of fun,With a blink of my eye, you were suddenly one.
There were so many things we were going to do,but I turned my head and you turned two.
At two, you were very dependent on me,but independence took over when you turned three.
Your third birthday; another year I tried to ignore,but when I lit the candles, there weren't three, but four.
Four was the year that you really strives.Why, look at you now, you're already five.
Now you are ready for books and for rules.This is the year you go to school.
We walked to the bus going oh, so slow. As you climbed aboard and waved good-bye, I felt a lump in my throat and tears stung my eyes.
And tomorrow when the bus brings you home and you jump to the ground you'll be wearing your cap and graduation gown.
So I'm holding to these moments as hard as I can,because the next time I look, I'll be seeing a man
Friday, September 5, 2008
“ Why set for half, If you could have it whole” (man)
“ Could I? (woman)
Oh! These goodbye lines strikes to the deepest part of my heart when my former board mate who was working as a telephone operator had confided to me her problem on how to say goodbye to someone you shared a love with for more than two years. I told her that it’s really hard to say goodbye to someone who have brought so much love, joy and fulfillment in your relationship. I asked her why? Are you not in love with him anymore or maybe the other way around. She cried and told me that we’re still both in love with each other but the relationship was wrong since the very first time we’ve met. I said why? She then admitted to me that his boyfriend is married and she has finally decided to end up the relationship even how painful it is and how much she loves the guy.
Her lines above were the last lines of goodbyes and let go of that which she once held.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In only a few short years, Blogging has become a vital part of many people around the world. According to a survey in US I read, here are some of the highlights:
80% of Americans know what a blog is, 50% regularly visit blogs, and 8% publish their own blog. The survey also revealed that more women than men are bloggers, with 20% of American women who have visited blogs having their own versus 14 % of men.
When asked about the types of information they get from blogs, 65% said they get opinions, while 39% get news and 38% get entertainment. About one in three people read gossip on blog websites while only 2% use blogs to cach upon news about family and friends.
Loyalty to specific blogs is also fairly strong with 46% of blog readers saying that they visit the same blogs regularly versus 54% who instead usually surf for new and different ones.
Awareness blogs strongly correlates to age, with younger people being much more active. Nearly 90% of those aged 25 to 34 know what a blog is, compared to just 65% of those aged 65 and over. Similarly, 78% of those aged 18 to 24 who are aware of blogs say they have visited a blog, compared to only 45% of older Americans.
As blogs have gained in popularity, so has the frequency with which they’re read. Though the majority of blog readers (39%) view them less than once a month, another 28% visit them monthly, 15% visit them daily and 5% read them several times a day.
Political and journalistic (or pseudo journalistic) blogs have been in the spotlight recently, but study found that 37% of bloggers cite "My Life and Experiences" as what they blog about, while only 11% cited public issues as typical topics.
Also, 60% of bloggers are white, while remaining are of different races, according to the data
And 55% of bloggers write under a pseudonym, thats a key difference between bloggers and most journalists.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
When my son shows these signs, I must admit at first I didn't feel so relax thinking how to start to educate him on his experience in acquiring a skill like this. When he has started to walk and has reached the age of 1 year and 6 months, I started to introduce colorful potty seats. During those times, we will go to the mall and bring him with us. Before buying our personal stuffs we would get first of his stuffs at the toddlers section. I will show him colorful potty seats and let him seat on it just like sitting on an ordinary comfy chair. I bought one for him and upon reaching in our house I sat on the potty seat and demonstrate how relaxing to sit on. I got some children's books to read. After awhile, he's pulling me to get off and he wants to sits on it and so I gave him some educational toys too. He then started to imitates my actions and sits on the potty while looking at the big and colorful pictures in the book and then playing with his toys.
My husband and I, have learned to have tons of patience as we go through this toilet training. We praised our son whenever he does right and reminds him always about using the potty. When he reaches the age of two, to our surprised we saw him inside the comfort room and sitting in his throne like a prince (lol) . He will call me for an assistance to hold him for he's still a little bit afraid that he might fall down.
To all Moms and Dad .....Be the Best Coach to your Child and The # 1 Super Fan . Always be there to support and guide them as they passed through this kind of experience.
Study after study has proven the health benefits of green tea, including fighting heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Now a new study says that drinking green tea may also help fight fat! Researchers say that substances found in green tea known as catechins may spur weight loss by prompting the body to burn calories and by reducing body fat.
Catechins are a type of polyphenols, plan-based substances that have been shown to have antioxidant, anticancer and antiviral properties. New research findings, however, show that catechins may also help burn calories, cut low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and slightly trim body fat.
The freshest and best-quality tea is said to be brewed from whole, loose leaves rather from tea bags. Usual tea to water ratio is about 1/2 teaspoon of loose leaves per six eight ounces of water.
It has been said that to get the maximum benefits of green tea, drink at least four cups a day.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Then I felt something I can't deny.
My heart leaping with joy and happiness
and all of a sudden I know you were mine.
I am happy whenever I see you each day.
You and I may not be the perfect pair.
The kind most people dreamed themselves to be....
Just as long as you and I are both aware that life is what we make it to be...
Then we won't care what others have to say. Our love will guide us and show the way.
There could be no one for me but you.
You're the best thing that ever happened to me.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I know that it is very difficult to talk and warn your child for he or she can’t still distinguish who are dangerous people and who are not. Whenever my child and I will go to public places I see to it that my attention is more focus in him. My child is so friendly to people that he can see and would even smiled and say Hello! or Hi!. One incident that had happened is when a teen-ager boy has approached us in our sit while eating in the mall. The boy sits with us and was showing me a paper to read. I read the paper and he was just informing that he’s a student and has no money to pay for his school. Although I did not believe him I still gave just a small amount of money so that he will just leave us. I stand up for awhile and get water to drink. When I got back to our sit the teen-ager boy is still around and was talking already to my kid and they were both laughing out loud and was so very friendly to my kid and so I immediately called my kid’s attention and explained to him that being friendly to other people is not bad but you should know that not all people are the so-called “friends”.
Here are some ways to protect your child
1.Teach your child to say “NO” if a stranger will approach and will invite to go with him. Immediately Go and Tell to a trusted adults.
2. When in school emphasize to your child never to get into someone’s car and wait until you arrive. It is better stay and wait inside the classroom.
3. Don’t leave your child unattended especially on public places e.g.. malls, parks, etc. Always accompany your child even in public toilets.
4. Have always a plan in case she or he gets lost. (e.g) when you’re in the mall or in any public places stay where you last saw your child. Have also a secret word that only the two of you know.
5. If your child is big enough, teach to ring the emergency number to ask help.
6. Put in your child’s wallet your card with your name, address and phone # on it. If he or she is still small sew it into his or her jacket.
One unfortunate day my child had diarrhea. Diarrhea among children is a condition that should be taken seriously. This is because it can lead to dehydration or the loss of water and electrolytes from the child's body. And when the dehydration is not controlled, it may lead to more serious complications of the heart and kidneys.
It has been my practice and in fact to many mothers also- to give children plain water or rice water ("am") when they have diarrhea. But what many parents do not know is these cannot replenish the lost of electrolytes and therefore are not enough to fight dehydration.
I have discovered that the first aid for Diarrhea is Hydrite (Oral Rehydration Salts). It has been the right combination of water and electrolytes. It is also recommended by the World Health Organization go help prevent dehydration especially for Children.
Lets save our children from the dangers of dehydration. We Moms should have a stock of Hydrite in our medicine cabinet.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am just old enough to remember the days when children were respectful out of fear. When Mom gave that look you'd better shape up or else... I remember when it was unthinkable to be sassy or a smart alec.
Unfortunately, times have changed and discipline styles have been relaxed in order to allow our children freedom to express themselves. Those who have adopted these more relaxed parenting styles should not be surprised that their children do not naturally display respect. In fact, some parents actually think it's cute for their toddler to answer back and behave in a saucy manner. Should those parents be surprised when their middle schoolers behave appallingly? A sassy three-year old is an embarrassing seven-year-old. Left to their own devices, our children will be as selfish and disrespectful as we will allow.
Going back to basics is still the best.
Experts said that attitudes don't happen automatically. They take root when parents teach their children fundamental politeness - and we parents practice it ourselves! The bottom line is to create an atmosphere of mutual respect. If we can establish this to our kids' earliest years, they'll be less likely to rebel when they're older -and we will be much better prepared to handle the uprisings that inevitably come along.
One way to foster respectfulness in your child is to teach her to be sensitive to other people's feelings. Teasing is not allowed in our home. We try to be careful that our words won't hurt another's feelings. The old mantra sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me is nonsense. Words are powerful. Words can inspire and encourage or shame and destroy.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I remember my First Date was at the Disco. It was unforgettable, most embarrassing but humorous one.
I was so nervous then but so excited on what to wear. Dancing to the 80’s tune made me really crazy. Disco dancing were my friends favorite past time. My friends advised me to just be on my casual chic that time. I wore jeans, a tank top, flat shoes and spear myself a mild perfume. My date then wore jeans also, white t-shirt with collar match with a pair of black shoes. How can I forget?!
When me and my date were on the dance floor I saw many friends, I simply can’t control myself to socialize and gone wild dancing with my friends, that I almost forgot that I have a date dancing with me. We occupied too much room on the dance floor and just having the time of our life dancing. The crowd’s favorite disc jockey plays most of our favorite Dance tunes. I was sweating and catching my breath when my date asked me for a break. I still felt dizzy, from dancing and from the lights also, as we were heading back to our table. I didn’t notice that there was still one step down on our way--- I fell! Yes I fell! I was on my knees and my face was practically on the floor! Really, what a shame! It was really embarrasing that I wanted to run home already or hoping the floor will open and eat me alive!
Lessons learned on that incident was to watch our manners when in public places. If you can't handle it- avoid marathon dancing or dancing too much to the point of losing oneself. Keep your steps simple and if you’re a dance expert, don’t be too eager to show-off. If you have a Date with you, spend more time with him. You should also know when to have a break and have a “Kit-Kat” (chocolate) he-he-he.