Mommy Mundo #MakeTimeForWhatMatters Kick Off 2020

Time is gold. Time is precious. Time flies.. so fast. Actually, it is about time to #MakeTimeForWhatMatters the most. Me.

Me, Myself and I.
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This is a very rare chance when I get to spend time to myself, so when opportunity strikes, I grab it with all my heart. We know how fast time is, and our kids grow up too fast and  most of the time, we don’t want to miss anything about them. But you know, it is okay to slow down and breathe. Because if you give time for yourself, you will be more present for them and you’ll be able to really be with them. #WhatReallyMatters
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Thank you to my Mommy Mundo family for having me at the Kick Off Party 2020. It was great to see the whole team and of course, Janice and the whole Mommy Mundo Community for a much needed me time and mompowerment and I am so excited for everything that is in store for Mommy Mundo this 2020.

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THE Mommy Mundo, Janice Villanueva

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The Mompreneur Lab – Mia, couches, Sheryn, Kit and Janice, me and Vanessa

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Don’t forget to make time for ourselves, because above all, we matter.

Photos from NEXT by MetroPhoto and Sweet Escape

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Summer 2020 Must Have Toys

Hello Hello SUMMER is HERE! Summer for me means it is Coco’s birthday and it also means TOY SHOPPING for him. Luckily we were able to take a sneak peak of the MUST HAVE TOYS for this summer.
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These toys are the Top 3 Most Popular Toys at the moment.
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Boys will love these action-packed Goo Jit Zu fighters, each with unique power and martial arts. These heroes are the squishiest, stretchiest and gooiest action figures ever. Every character has a unique goo filling with a different texture and feel. There are 9 figures to collect. (Php699.75, April 2020)
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Our little princess will not be left behind as they will meet the out-of-this world unicorns of Uni-Verse! Dunk the emoji-inspired cloud in warm water and watch as it magically dissolves. Discover a surprising world with Uni-Verse. (Php749.75, Now Available)
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Last but not the least, our babies will love all the new – Linkimals! Get your baby moving and learning with exciting lights, music, songs and groovy dance moves. Smooth Moves Sloth recognizes other Linkimals friends as they create a synchronized music and light show! (Php4,299.75, Now Available)
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We were able to combed through all the brands you are going to see at leading toy stores nationwide this summer so here it we are sharing it with you so you could also get first dibs.

FOR THE GIRLS

Polly Pocket Tiny Takeaways (Php299.75, Now Available) feature necklace and ring accessories that kids can wear and share. Each necklace or ring accessory includes a micro doll to play out the storytelling fun.
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Barbie Care at Your Service (Php1,299.75, March 2020) kids can practice self-care as they help Barbie recharge with this spa-themed set that includes a doll, a puppy and 9 accessories themed to a favorite experience.
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Barbie Cook & Bake Noodles Bar Playset (Php1,799.75, March 2020)

Hatchimals Colleggtibles S7 Lover Pack (Php799.75, March 2020). Every pet obsessed Hatchimal includes their perfect pet match. Discover the cutest tiny pets like turtles, lions, hippos, puppies, owls and more. Discover 3 exclusive mini pet accessories inside the pet shop multi-pack, including a mini bed for one of the pets to curl on.
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Shopkins Stacey Cakes with Treats Scooter (Php1,499.75, March 2020). Stacey Cakes is ready to go shopping in her Icy Treats Scooter and she can store her mini packs in the scooter’s storage box, ready to ride! You can also get Shopkins Real Littles Dunk, Swish and Melt Minipacks (Php249.75).
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FOR THE BOYS

Hotwheels Robo Shark Frenzy (Php2,99.75, April 2020). The cool stunts and color shifting action makes this new set a must-have this summer season. Perfect for fueling imagination and inspiring storytellign while developing motor skills for kids. you can connect it to other Hotwheels sets for infinite stunting possibilities.
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Disney Pixar Cars Tune Up Center (Php1,499.75, April 2020). This exciting racing theme playset has multiple story telling areas for maximum fun. It includes a 1:55 plastic Jackson Storm from station to station until he’s primed and readyto race in the next Piston Cup.
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Jurassic World Control ‘N Conquer Carnotaurus (Php2,599.75, April 2020)
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DC Batman 12″ Figure Assortment (Php749.75, March 2020). 11 points of articulation, detailed sculpt with comic book styling, heroic proportions in sculpt and cloth cape. 6 assortions – Rebirth Batman, Rebirth Blue Batman, Tactical Batman, Robin, The Joker and Harley Quinn.
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Also available are Superman and The Flash 12″ Figures (Php749.75)
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Paw Patrol Split Second Vehicles (Php2,199.75, March 2020) It includes 2 split second vehicles that splits into 2, figures and launcher.
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Available also are Paw Patrol True Metal (Php349.75) die cast cars
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Ben10 Microworld Omnitrix Playset (Php1,499.75, Now Available). 2 in 1 Omnitrix opens to reveal micro playset. A complete microgame environment allows children to create their own alien adventures.
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Monster Jam 1:24 Collector Die Cast Trucks
(Php999.75, Now Available). Monster Jam Trucks that’s big on power and attitude.
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Thomas & Friends Thomas Africa Set (Php799.75, Now Available). There is a new monkey exhibit at the zoo in Sodor and the monkeys get into some trouble after being let loose. So now, Thomas, the really useful engine, has to round them all up and get them back home.
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Volvo Trucks
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FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Mattel Games Please Feed the Panda (Php1,799.75, April 2020). One teammate, The Panda, wears a panda mask with an open mouth to catch the balls, while another, The Trainer, feeds them. Draw a trick card to determine how to feed your panda (off a bounce, over the shoulder, etc) then start tossing. First to score 5 points win!
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BT21 Fortune teller Chimmy (Php1,499.75, Now Available). A silent character concept that will answer questions with either a shake or a nod of his head.
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Crayola Ice Cream Party Medium Set (Php399.75, March 2020). Crayola Dough is a non-crumbling, blendable and reusable soft dough that encourages kids to play and create with their hands. It has fun molds of shapes and popsicle and 4 ice cream cones and a spoon. This set has 4 pcs. of 2oz Crayola Dough in red, blue, green and yellow.
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Crayola Silly Scents Dough (Php74.75)
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Inflatables and swimming gears of different shapes, sizes and styles
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FOR THE BABIES

Kids2 Flamingo Vibes Vibrating Bouncer (Php2,199.75, Now Available). Gentle motion snuggle your little flamingo. Keeps baby entertained with interactive toys.
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Fisher-Price Giant Rock-A-Stack (Php1,699.75, March 2020)

But of course, we will also be sharing with you

Coco’s TOP 3 List

and these are his favorite among all the toys that he got to play.

TOP 3 | Kinetic Sand Sandifying Set (Php1,599.75, Now Available). Mix, shape and squish like never before. This has 10 tools and 2lbs of sand. Mix it together, mold it, shift its shape, scoop and grate – the possibilities are endless.
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TOP 2 | Batmobile 2-in-1 Vehicle. Well, you know how boys are with super heroes and big cars, right?
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Top 1 | Hotwheels Action . My boy here loves Hotwheels with all his life and he was so ecstatic to see this very big playset. He said he has never seen that big before.
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Before you leave, it is better to watch this video as Coco talks about his Top 3 Toys and for more toys like Sambro XOXO Love & Hugs, Micropacks, Volvo, Pokemon, Thomas & Friends Dragon Escape Set and Hotwheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset.

These and more are already in and are coming out to our favorite toys stores nationwide! Drop by now!

It’s good to know that there are still more toys that promotes role playing, that are open-ended and that and boost the use of imagination.

Let us know what are your favorites, what did you like, what are you planning to buy or what did you by.. Ok?

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The Medical City Launches Center for Gender Health and Wellness

Access to comprehensive and quality health care is one of the vital rights of any individual. It should, first and foremost, serve all colors and harness gender-sensitivity practices within the community. As a way of forwarding this cause, The Medical City launches the Center for Gender Health and Wellness which is designed to provide holistic gender sensitive health care to members of the LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, plus) in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.
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The Center provides services and packages that are catered to the LGBTIQ+ community’s needs to aid them in actualizing their chosen gender identities. Its health care services utilize a multidisciplinary approach, involving primary care, mental health services (ex. assessment, counseling and psychotherapy), hormonal and endocrine therapy, gynecologic and urologic care, reproductive options, and surgical treatments, as needed.
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It also offers different programs and services that aim to provide members and families of the LGBTIQ+ community to receive the proper care that they need to support them as they go along in their journeys. The Center for Gender Health and Wellness is comprised of various specialists who are highly-trained in their own specializations, specifically in endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics and wellness. Also included in the team of experts are infectious diseases specialists who will counsel, test and treat infections, and surgery specialists who will help in counseling and assessing risks and benefits of procedures which include gender-affirming surgeries.

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Co-mom blogger friends, Sey and Cams with Kevin Balot

The center is located at the 6/F, Wellness and Aesthetics Institute of The Medical City, a complex separate from the main hospital with its own elevators and a relaxing interior supplied with laminar airflow to reduce risk of airborne contamination. It provides a safe and undiscriminating space where individuals can access services on Sexual Wellness, Transgender Wellness, Hypogonadism, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Fertility and Menopause.

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Feeling so tita with these younger generation of influencers

It is now here to pave the way for individuals to make their gender their choice and for them to be able to transition to their preferred gender roles with the utmost care and support that they need.

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Raising the RAINBOW FLAG in support of this advocacy

For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact the Center for Gender Health & Wellness at 8988-1000 ext. 6576.

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Blims LOVE Sale

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Bring in the February vibe and create your lovely home today with BLIMS LOVE SALE and GET 20% OFF on ALL Love Seats from Feb. 14-29. Transact either cash or credit straight payment. Know more by clicking the link below about the terms and conditions. https://blimsfurniture.com.ph/love-sale.html

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Hinoki 2-Seater Sofa. Premium leather sofa with soft key arms and black metal legs

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Finlay 2-Seater Sofa. Plush and luxurious. This premium leather sofa brings sophistication and comfort to your space. With generous low arms and sleek metal legs.

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Charlotte 2-seater sofa. Perfect blend of style and comfort. It features a double arm cushion design and plush seating.

BLIMS is the furniture store that offers choice to customers. Each BLIMS store houses some of the best collections in the country. BLIMS offers a complete variety of furniture, which are categorized as follows:

Living Space – take your pick from an wide collection of sofas and dining sets.
Sleepshop – BLIMS is equipped with a wide array of bed frames and mattresses that will give you quiet serenity and peaceful slumber,
Recliners & Loungers – indulge yourself and bring home a seat you can just sink into.
Office World – find the items that allow you to take charge.

To see more furniture pieces perfect for your home, visit their website BLIMS Fine Furniture (https://blimsfurniture.com.ph/), check their Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/blimsfurniture/) or simply drop by on one of their 19 showrooms nationwide.

Have a happy furniture shopping day ahead!

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Fashionably Beautiful with my Avon Oversize Tote

Classy and spacious. Functional and versatile. Fashionable yet affordable. It is everything I want in a chic tote bag and I got it with my new Catriona Tote #AvonEssentialsBag.
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If you see me somewhere, it will always be just me and Coco and I don’t like logging around with bags when I’m with him. I want it easy for me, especially since I have to keep up with his activeness.
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As you can see, I have everything inside my bag – from hygiene kit, powerbank, mobile, extra clothes, wallet, and camera – it all fit perfectly. Just a tip though, since I’m kind of OC and I don’t want my stuff messy, put them in pouches so you’ll find your stuff easier when you need it.
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The Avon Catriona Tote is made with vegan leather and comes in 2 colors: tan and black, making it perfect for any outfit.
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Head on over to Avon’s Facebook page and tune in to the FB live on Feb 6 to shop! You can also get the Catriona tote at avonshop.ph or any Avon representative for just P999.
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Healthy Choices with Arla Organic Powdered Milk

This 2020, I promise to have more healthy food choices for my family, especially for my growing boy, Coco. So happy to give my family the goodness and right nutrition through Arla Organic Powdered Milk.
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Did you know that Arla is free from pesticides, GMOs and other artificial ingredients? The best thing about it is that in order to produce organic milk, the cows feed on nothing but organic feeds and raised in free-range conditions. In short, LEGIT 100% organic. It has 50% more protein than other powdered milk brands, which is important to make us strong and for us to function better.

Now #feedtheirgreatness. Price starts at Php75 per liter.

Get ARLA Organic now at LAZADA.

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NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes make cleaning poo a breeze for parents

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NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes is ultra-soft and strong and does not tear easily – for a gentle but effective clean that helps protect baby’s delicate skin from skin rash

Manila, Philippines – Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced parent, it’s a known fact that with every precious baby also comes a lot of mess to clean! Everything from feeding your baby, playing, and especially diaper changing, comes with its fair share of mess, but it doesn’t mean cleaning up can’t be easy.

To make cleaning a breeze for you and your baby, Pampers, the No.1 diaper brand in the world, is here to help you with the launch of the NEW Pampers Sensitive Wipes that offers gentle but effective clean for your baby.

Pampers Sensitive Wipes comes with soft and thick fluffy sheets that enable gentle, effective cleansing without easily tearing. Every sheet is guaranteed to be PH-balanced, paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, and alcohol-free with Pampers’ unique formula that helps protect your baby’s skin from diaper rash. It is dermatologically tested to be suitable for sensitive skin making it safe for your baby’s bum.

Pampers continuously aims to deliver the best products for baby’s healthy development such as providing quality diapers suitable for baby’s delicate skin,” said Akhil Meshram, Pampers Country Leader. “This is why we are launching Pampers Sensitive Wipes, to offer gentle and effective cleaning for baby especially when diaper changing.

For beginner parents, it’s important that you have these essentials when doing a newborn diaper change: a clean and dry surface, clean diapers, sensitive wipes.

Using baby wipes to add to your diaper-changing routine leaves the baby feeling fresh after every wipe. Use wipes to clean the baby’s diaper region, wiping from front to back without missing out the sides and the outside areas, and then wait for the skin to dry before putting on a fresh diaper.

With every diaper change, using a trusted sensitive baby wipe like Pampers helps in minimizing the risk of diaper rash. Because not all wipes are created equal, some easily tear apart. A good tip for parents is to choose wipes that are gentle and strong enough to properly wipe baby’s poo without tearing, so you use less wipes as you clean more.

Pampers Sensitive Wipes offers parents that advantage to clean up poo and wipe’s baby’s bum with its safe ingredients and effective cleaning feature, which are also gentle to use on the hands and body too.

mommypehpotmarius“From my eldest hanggang sa bunso, laki sa Pampers ang mga yan. I’ve always believed that Pampers is the best diaper brand for my kids because they understand parents’ sentiments on what babies’ need like how to avoid baby diaper rash and importance of diaper change. Trying the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes, super satisfied ako kasi ang gentle sa skin ni Marius and super effective! It was love at first wipe,” candidly shared by experienced mom  Pehpot Pineda who is a well-known mommy blogger and a Pampers Ambassador.

“It definitely made cleaning baby poo’s mess easier and faster for me. Thanks to Pampers kasi I don’t have to use more wipes than I should, so I’m sure I’m getting a quality product, no harsh chemicals pa! I definitely recommend this to mommies, especially rookie moms!,” Mommy Pehpot urges new moms to use the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes too.

Whether you’re at home or outdoors, add the new Pampers Sensitive Wipes to your diaper-changing routine so you have peace of mind that you only give total protection to your baby’s delicate skin.

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About Pampers® Sensitive Wipes

  • Protects Baby’s Sensitive Skin: Helps maintain skin’s natural pH
  • 0% Phenoxyethanol, Paraben, Perfume & Alcohol: Specifically designed with your baby’s skin needs in mind
  • Our Thickest and Extra Soft Wipes: 20% thicker to help clean delicate skin gently
  • As Mild as Washcloth and Water: Ideal for baby’s sensitive skin
  • Clinically Proven Gentle: Designed with your baby’s delicate skin needs in mind
  • Dermatologically Tested and Hypoallergenic: To ensure they are gentle against your baby’s skin

Pampers Sensitive Wipes minimizes the risk of diaper rash and makes sure your wipes are free from harmful chemicals that may irritate baby’s skin. Available in 2 different sizes for a suggested retail price of Php 139.00 for a pack of 56 sheets and Php 260.00 for a pack of 112 sheets. Wipe counts per pack vary by size and pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer. The wipes are now available online and at major retailers nationwide.

To learn more about the product and information on how to keep your baby’s skin dry and healthy, check out: https://www.pampers.com/en-us/diapers-wipes/pampers-sensitive-wipes.

About Pampers®
For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.
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Promil i-Shine 8 Camp Kick Off

Children all over the Philippines will again have a chance to discover their gifts, hone their talent and shine brightly under the mentorship of experts in the field of Modern Dance, Ballet, Music, Arts, and Theater as the PROMIL® Four i-Shine Talent Camp opens its eighth season, this summer.
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Today, at the kick off, we were given the chance to meet the camp masters for some Q&A on how joining a workshop will help my child nurture the gift he has and we also got the chance to witness first hand how a 7-day workshop will go about.
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This year’s mentors are Painter and co-founder of Papemelroti, Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay, choreographer to the stars, Teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy together with G-Force Dance School, Prima Balleria and Artistic Director of Ballet Manila, Lisa Macuja, Actor and President of Trumpets Playshop, Audie Gemora and National Artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.
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After the Q&A, we were then sent to our respective camps that were assigned to us upon registration. The first that I went to is the ART CAMP, Sir Robert and Ms. Kara shared to us how their sessions will come about.
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After which, they asked us to draw a character using a pen and exchanged with our seatmate. We would then draw something on each other’s notebooks, like we are doing a comics strip. I drew the boy, Coco while my friend, JM drew her daughter, Cadee.
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Lovely meeting my friend, Karel Marquez with kids Kyler and Keiley

We then went to our second assigned camp, which is the BALLET CAMP. I remembered my 8 year old self taking ballet lessons one summer. I didn’t even know if I asked for it or if my mom just enrolled me. But it is so nice to actually meet Prima Ballerina, Lisa Macuja for the first time.
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My key take away from each of the mentors from the Q&A: 
1. Whatever the child wants to do, the first thing we have to do as their parent and for the child is to commit, because if there is no commitment, there won’t be the determination to succeed.
2. Exposure is important, to different kinds of camps. You,ll never know what interests them, especially that at this age that they are interested in everything. As parents, we just have to help them when they think they want to do one, that’s when we have to nurture the talent.
3. Think of ways to make it fun and different. You need a mentor to open up a bigger view because what we see is not all that there is.
4. Let their Imagination run wild. Encourage your child to keep playing. Encourage your kids to be what they are, imaginative children.
5. If the child wants to sing or dance or whatever gift they have and they keep on doing it, just let them be. It is part of their learning and studying and honing their craft. If you see the potential, that’s when you as a parent come in, bringing them to spaces like dance schools and theater camps, because it help them facilitate the process of learning and introduce discipline and habits.
6. The camp is just for 7 days, its too short to learn them all. It is just the teaser but it will open their minds for possibilities. We don’t expect them to become the greatest, but we make them a better person, as they may become sensitive and disciplined.

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FINAL WORDS
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PROMIL® Four believes that every child is gifted and for these gifts to be realized, they have to be nurtured through proper parenting, proper stimulation and proper nutrition. PROMIL® Four, which is specially formulated for children 3 years and above is the only brand that contains NUTRISSENTIALS® —the combination of the unique and important nutrients that helps develop strong body and support sharp mind to help #NurturetheGift. Through this nutritive value, coupled with the combined efforts of the parents and environment, children will grow to their full potential.

Sharing some snippets here:

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Johnson’s Baby MOMBassador Kick Off 2020

During the kick off, I renewed my Johnson’s Baby Mombassador contract for the year 2020. I really had a great time sharing my thoughts and learnings from the events and talks regarding the New Johnson’s Baby last year, as we are really a user, I didn’t hesitate to take another year of exclusivity with them and the Glam-O-Mamas community.
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I am so happy to continue my journey in sharing the need to #ChooseGentle and to #BelieveInTouch, an advocacy that I believe as well. Sharing more of these within the year.
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It is even more special this year because I get to share this journey with one of my best friends, Anna (Astrid’s mom), who has been a part of me and Coco for the last few years.
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Thank you Amanda Griffin, Trix, Sheryn of GOM for having me again this year.
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Cocoon Studio x Momzilla | January 2020

These photos were beautifully taken by one of my favorite team of photographers, Cocoon Studio, during the Momzilla 2020 Kick Off Party.MOMZILLA_0133MOMZILLA_0131MOMZILLA_0130MOMZILLA_0140MOMZILLA_0144MOMZILLA_0160MOMZILLA_0168MOMZILLA_0170MOMZILLA_0171IG: @cocoonctudiophMOMZILLA_0198MOMZILLA_0244MOMZILLA_0246

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