Friday, March 31, 2017

SMART PARENTING MOM WORKSHOPS 1 : RAISING TODDLERS



Toddler years are the golden age of exploration for a child. It is at this stage where parents should be extra mindful in understanding their kid’s language – and it’s "US", mom, who needs to guide our kids how to communicate effectively.

To help parents navigate the toddler years (children ages 2 to 4 years old) – from tantrums, toddler behavior, hygiene, milestones, activities and more – SmartParenting.com.ph, the most credible parenting online resource backed by experts and a community of moms and dads, kicked off its annual signature workshops with the first leg, Smart Parenting Mom Workshops 1: Raising Toddlers on March 18, 2016 at Makati Diamond Residences. 

“Hopefully, parents will leave the workshop more confident about parenting their toddlers,” Leah Nemil-San Jose, Smart Parenting’s editor in chief. 

"The work  really starts at this age when it comes to raising bright and independent kids.” 

Here are just some of the important points I learned during the workshop: 

- Children needs to be outdoors ---> let them be with somebody talking to them rather than give them their iPads and tablets.
- We need to let our toddlers go out so that their immune system can be built.
- When taming a child while she or he is in tantrum mode, remember this:
    - His or her left brain has already shut down that's why it is not advisable if you try to talk to your child like an adult because he would't hear it anyway. With this, the right brain should be to the rescue. 
    - It is your tone of voice that the child is hearing and not what you say since his left brain has already shut down. So it is imperative that you talk to him with a slow mannered tone. In that way, your child would be able to calm down. 


The first speaker is Michelle Tambunting, the co-founder and directress of Young Creative Minds Preschool, discussed how to tame tantrums and doled out advice on parenting effectively in this digital age.


Second Speaker is a model mom of two toddlers, Nicole Hernandez de-los Angeles. She shared her experience on raising two boys. She spoke for Belo Baby, one of the major sponsors of the SP workshop, and spoke about how she found the perfect baby skin products for her boys, relying on Belo Baby because it has 100% certified natural ingredients. 


Another Speaker is Dr. Carmina M. Arriola-delos Reyes, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, gave an informative talk on pain and fever management when it comes to kids.


The last speaker was Arceli Tan of Insular Life, ended the discussions with one the most important subject parents need to know, money. She talked about Financial 101 for all moms.

After the talks, all participants were treated with sumptuous buffet, exciting raffle prizes, and gifts – thanks to Smart Parenting and its major sponsors – Insular Life, Belo Baby, and Calpol - and partner concessionaires – Smart Steps and Nature to Nurture.

You may view more photos of the workshop HERE.

You can also view the video of each talk of the speakers below:

ON TAMING TANTRUMS

PARENTING EFFECTIVELY IN THIS DIGITAL AGE

PAIN AND FEVER MANAGEMENT

FINANCIAL 101 FOR MOMS



Get access to vital parenting information and relevant content 24/7, visit www.smartparenting.com.ph, and follow Smart Parenting on Facebook via /smartparenting.ph, and @_smartparenting on Twitter, and @smartparenting on Instagram. 



Thursday, March 30, 2017

HOW AIKO MELENDEZ WOWED US IN LOSING 52 POUNDS AND BEING FIT AS EVER


If you grew up in the 90s for sure you spent your childhood watching movie series from the likes of Carmina Villaroel, Gelli De Belen and Aiko Melendez. All the 3 of them have grown to be a fine women and were able to establish their family in their own special way. But among the 3, Aiko was the one who has executed the biggest transformation on her body.

Through the years, we've seen her in her life's adventures — from being slim, to gaining weight to being fit. But have you seen her now? I'm like, OMG, what did she do?!! Aiko Melendez is not only a picture of a fit and fab mom lately, she’s also more than ready to face the world in a whole new light and positive direction.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OFFICIAL MOVIE MAGAZINE IS OUT NOW


Prepare to once again be charmed by this tale as old as time with a magazine that reveals how the magic of the 1991 Disney animation was brought to life 26 years later!

Out now from Summit Media, the Philippine publisher of Disney publications such as Disney Princess, Sofia the First, and Frozen, is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Official Movie Magazine. It is the viewer’s guide to getting to know Belle, the Beast, and the movie’s many enchanting personalities; discovering how the lovable animated film was transformed into a live-action spectacle; and learning the important values this timeless tale continues to carry throughout the decades.

BEAUTY IN ME CAMPAIGN AT SM SOUTHMALL



As we all know, the month of March has been celebrated by all women in all walks of life because you know it! It's our month — International Women's Month.  And with that, SM Southmall brings a Beauty In Me photo exhibit which was launched last week.

A “COFFEE DATE” WITH PIOLO AND A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO DUBAI FROM SUN LIFE



Oh my gouda! A coffee with Piolo???? I will be the first in the line! hahaha! Kidding aside, Valentine’s Day may be over but love is still in the air. With Sun Life Financial’s latest promo dubbed “Coffee with Piolo,” Facebook users can go on a virtual coffee date with brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, and even win a trip to Dubai while at it.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

NOVUHAIR SALUTES ALL WOMEN


In celebration of International Women’s Month this March, Nutramedica Inc., encourages women to speak their mind and know their rights. Be it in society or otherwise, women have excelled over the years, creating a sense of socio-equality that every female across the globe shall be proud of.

This years’ theme is “Be bold for change”, a very subjective manner of approach to the present era where women are called to lead and influence. Novuhair calls for the same thrust.

Novuhair empowers the female population by improving their appearance thru self-help ideas on social media. Channeling their self-esteem and confidence to exude.


Nutramedica Inc. itself is being led by a formidable woman, Sheila Mae Velilla, CEO & President. Ms. Velilla built the company from scratch, exerting much effort in product development and exemplary business & marketing acumen. Founded in 2004, Nutramedica was one of the first companies to market virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the Philippines. Today it is known for its comprehensive range of oral and injectable pharmaceutical lines, food supplements and cosmetic products.

At present, Novuhair has been awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country for five consecutive years. The effectiveness of the product speaks for itself.

Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and regaloservice.com.


XOXO!

Friday, March 24, 2017

PARTY THE SHOPKINS WAY COZ SEASON 7 IS HERE!


Hi guys! Are you excited with Shopkins Season 7? Tammy and I are! Omigosh!!!! 

You definitely can't stop the fun with our forever fave —
With nothing less than our #ShopkinsSeason7 's the newest Party Collections by Shopkins. The full collection includes wide range of party assortments perfect for your party mood.

So fellow Shopkins fans, together let's say hooray!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I GOT #SPAMMED WITH THE SPAM® BRAND! COME JOIN ME DISCOVER MORE WAYS TO ENJOY THE SPAM® CAN!


Filipinos of all ages attest to their undying love for the SPAM® brand, bringing the brand from the all-time favorite premium canned meat, to an icon of fun and pleasure in every eating occasion. TRULY, a staple in every kitchen and throughout every meal.

Inside this little blue can lies the delicious, crave-able meat that bursts endless possibilities – you can chop it, slice it, fry it, bake it, or with the recent discovery, one can even make a sisig or even a puto spam. 

This is why its newest campaign, SPAM® CAN!, revolves around all the things that SPAM® CAN! do for us.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SvelT’i's EMERGE SKIN TREATMENT — BE AT YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL YOU


When I was a bit younger, you could seldom hear me talk about skin treatments or even skin care for that matter. Add more years and you could see me go gaga to almost all topics about skin. Why? Because as they say, nasa huli ang pagsisisi talaga. I actually started late in "really caring" for my skin. But I still  believe in the saying, "It's never too late". Ofcourse, it is still best if you started young but for those of you who are like me — You can still start over. Not tomorrow, but NOW.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

JOLLIBEE'S NEW SALTED CARAMEL CHOCO SUNDAE


The country’s number one fast food chain levels up your soft serve dessert experience with the new Jollibee Salted Caramel Choco Sundae.

A combination of two of your favourite dessert flavours—salted caramel and chocolate is Jollibee’s latest cold treat will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

ANNAM NOODLE BAR OPENS AT RESORTS WORLD MANILA + REVAMPED MENU + REVIEW


If you are fond of Vietnamese dishes, for sure you have heard and tried Annam Noodle Bar which has successfully debuted its first branch in the Philippines at Eastwood City last July 16, 2016. 

But hale dear Southies, because we too can now dine and be transported in the vibrant streets of Saigon as it has just opened its new outlet at Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

Known as NamNam Noodle Bar in Singapore, the concept first launched in October 2012 and now has four outlets in the island-state, and four other locations in Jakarta, Indonesia.

So what's something to be excited about aside from it having an outlet in the South? 
Read on 'cause it's quite a list :)

Friday, March 10, 2017

URATEX INVITES EVERYONE JOIN THE WORLD SLEEP DAY



In celebration of the World Sleep Day, Mrs. Naty Cheng, president and CEO of Uratex, would like to invite everyone in raising awareness on the good and superior sleep that we all need, despite our busy lifestyle. 

As the country’s Sleep Specialist, Uratex brings premium and technology rich products that can equip the comfort that you desire. 

So come join Uratex and celebrate the value of good sleep. #SleepSoundlyWithUratex

Xoxo,

Jaimie 

xx THE MERMAID IN STILETTOS xx
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WINX CLUB SERIES ARRIVES IN THE PHILIPPINES


Get ready to feel the magic as TV5, one of the country’s leading networks, featuring both local and international fan favorites including The Walking Dead, Arrow, The Flash, Vikings and the PBA games, announces its partnership with Rainbow.
Rainbow is the animation studio behind Regal AcademyMaggie & Bianca Fashion Friends and Winx Club, among others. Dedicated to TV and feature film production, Rainbow is one of the world leaders in kid’s entertainment. Its premiere series, the Winx Club, has remained one of the biggest shows for girls aged 4 – 12 that boasts over 15m viewers each day in over 130 countries worldwide.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EARTH DAY RUN | NATGEO RUN 2017



This coming April 23, 2017, NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017 is back. It's going to be on a Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. This year, the event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously with other 4 other cities across Asia. On its 8th year, Earth Day Run is expected to attract 20,000 running enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels to participate for the good of the environment.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

MINOLA COCONUT OIL: HEALTHIER THAN NO OTHER



The Minola brand has been around for over 50 years, OH BOY! Can you Imagine that. It has been here almost as my momma's existence. Since nanjan na sya for over 50 years, can I just say, sinubok na sya ng panahon. Am i right? or am I right? 

We are already a user of Minola and even my mom too. Its just that sometimes we use another brand as an alternative because we are trying out some of our options. I just didn't realize that Coconut Oil for cooking can give you so many benefits until last week. Guilty party right here.  Thankful enough for this realization as I was one of the fortunate blogger mommas who was able to attend the Forum which was organized by Minola and was facilitated by Dr. Fabian Dayrit.

I have always been aware that we need to be healthy always, but the information that I learned that day was more than enough for me to stop being unhealthy and by choice, I choose to eat right. Yes, tumatanda na ako as day passes by that's why I need to start practicing healthy living right now. — I know I've said this tons of times already,  ang hirap kasi. Alam ko alam nyo yung struggle, kasi ang sarap naman talaga kumain ng kaumain but after the information that I got, I guess ito na yun. It was really an eye opener to me. Gusto ko pang mabuhay ng matagal kasama ng pamilya ko.

COCO MARTIN FOR SARSAYA OYSTER SAUCE : ADD A DIFFERENT FLAVOR TO YOUR COOKING




I consider myself a late bloomer when it comes to cooking. But as they always say, "it's better late than never." And if you'll ask me why I was late in learning how to cook, my lamest excuse to that is because "mom and the yaya was always there" for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a spoiled brat or anything. It's just that whenever I tried to create and cook a dish, I always end up a failure — (yes, even the simplest dish that you can think of). So naturally, I became less motivated hanggang sa point na I stopped trying and umasa na lang ako with mum and yaya.

But, sabi nga nila, "habang may buhay, may pag-asa".

Thursday, March 02, 2017

50% OFF FOR ALL WOMEN AT MARRIOTT CAFÉ BUFFET!


You heard it right! Marriott Hotel Manila joins the International Women’s Day celebration on March 8, 2017 by treating all women to a 50% off on their buffet. This discount applies on both lunch (12nn to 2:30pm) and dinner (6pm to 10:30pm) buffet at Marriott Café. 

A very special day made for women should overflow with everything they love. Marriott Café has an array of international cuisines and create-your-own stations perfect for empowered ladies.

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