• Great Mommy Ideas,  parenting

    BRUSHING YOUR TODDLER’S TEETH

    We all know how regular brushing is important to dental health. If only every toddler would understand this, it will not be so challenging to brush their teeth. Some toddlers insist that they brush on their own, which is not nearly enough to clean their teeth, or others just simply clench their mouth close. Children have the purest of smiles but it’s unfortunate that some of those smiles show teeth that have been destroyed by cavities. Basically, if you have tried every game or gimmick you have read and heard of, and your toddler wont let you brush his teeth, you must hold him down and brush them regardless of…

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    GREAT MOMMY IDEA: ART KIT

    It was quite a long wait at the orthopedia’s clinic. Janina was scheduled for a follow-up check-up after her cast was taken out to determine if she still needed rehab or not. Fortunately, Janina brought her art kit and that kept her and Ryan busy. They were drawing, coloring and cutting, they didn’t even complain about the wait (and normally they would.) Even the adults around them were surprised to see them just quietly working in the corner. I wish I could take credit for this ingenious idea but it was actually Janina who put this art kit together for school. She saw her Tita Mae’s (Perez) Tote-Ally which sells…

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    STAYING FIT

    As a mom of 4 and a pastor’s wife, trying to meet everyone’s needs and meeting with different people leave me very little time to work out. But I do feel my age taking its toll on my body so I try to exercise somehow, even just at home. For my husband’s birthday this year, I got him an elliptical trainer which I actually ended up using, because he prefers to work out at the gym. My personal best on it so far is going 5 km in 18 minutes. You might laugh at it but yeah that is such an effort for me already. Lately though, my regular workout…

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    GREAT MOMMY IDEA: PILLOWCASE BAG

    If you’re a mom, I’m sure you attend a lot of birthday parties. If you attend a lot of birthday parties, and your kids love to join the games, you end up with this big pile of prizes on the table. This happens to me often, and my dilemna is always how to carry all of those prizes to the car. I got this idea from my good friend and ever beautiful Marie Bonifacio at a birthday party yesterday. When it was time to pack up, Marie put all the birthday celebrant’s gifts in a big pillowcase. A pillowcase can easily be tucked in your bag but is bigger than…

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    GREAT MOMMY IDEA: FLASHCARDS

    I am starting a new category to share great ideas for moms, things that i’ve tried and worked, things i’ve learned through my own experience, or through other mom friends or things i’ve read on the internet… anything that can make our lives easier, more fun, more organized, more practical… The first one is an idea I got from one of my best mom buddies, Jeje Quizon. I have this big pile of flashcards I’ve collected over the years, from way back when Nathan was a baby (and he’s 14 now.) I’ve added new sets along the way as I had more kids. I have ABC’s, 123’s, everyday words, addition,…