Mommy Talks: Pregnancy Tips

December 27, 2014


Hi Mommsies!

Welcome back. I hope you had a great vacation with your families.
Today, Adi has been really behaved and more of a grown up boy already. He has been showing signs of independence and wants to do things on his own. He has grown a lot. I'm happy and grateful for yet another year coming our way. Having a child is exciting and to me it is but a blessing. 

Having a child is never a joke. And being a mom is never an easy task. I keep on saying that cause it has been 2 years and the times got more and more hectic nowadays. Planning for your family is the best way to outdo it.

Having baby number 2 is well part of it. But both hubby and I decided to have another addition hopefully by the time that we already wed in front of the Altar. Church wedding is on top of our list after we were civilly wed last July.

If you are in your baby planning phase now and wanted some help, well here is the answer to pregnancy woes. 



Some couples who are in their trying to conceive journey may have a hard time getting pregnant. Some of them just don’t know where to startPregnancytips.org has a few steps you can do in order to boost your chances of conceiving. 

1. Track your ovulation. For women, it’s very important to get to know your body. Ovulation is a small window of opportunity that you have where you are most fertile, that could last for about 2-4 days only. You may want to be able to make sure the sperm is able to catch the egg on that short window of opportunity to boost your chances. You can use an ovulation predictor kit, a basal body thermometer or an online ovulation calculator to help you pinpoint your ovulation days. 

2. Protect your sperm. For men, it’s important to keep your sperms healthy by making sure you avoid the sperm killers such as Jacuzzis, saunas and hot tubs as well as using laptops on your lap for a long time. 

3. Stay healthy. Make sure you and your partner get rid of the bad habits like junk foods, smoking and alcohol. Make sure to have fruits and vegetables in your diet, they play an important role in boosting your fertility.

You might want to check out their site for more info and tips including Pregnancy Symptoms, Baby and Toddler Care and much more. They also have tools such as Pregnancy Calculator, Due Date Calculator and Ovulation Calculator to help you track your journey.

Isn't that a breeze?

Happy Planning mommsies! 




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#Christmas2014 Part 1

December 23, 2014

Hi Mommsies!

I missed all of you. How was your week?

I know your all very excited right? It is Christmas once again. As for us here in the Philippines,
Christmas is a Fun-filled Celebration.
It is the most exciting wonderful time of the year as we get to spend more time with our loved ones. Celebrate the season of love and giving.
A time of the year where we get to give and receive gifts. Spend our bonuses and enjoy it with our families.

As for me, I'd spend it by paying off my debt first. Here is to hoping a debt-free 2015, ayt?
Yeah, much of my Christmas bonus gets to that. But I'm hoping I get to save some too for Adi.

As a working mom it is inevitable to not be part of the ever famous and much-anticipated Christmas Party. In the Compnay where I work for, I had the chance to be able to join and enjoy three awesome parties!
There were 3 parties. Yes, not one but 3. Year-end Party, Departmental Party and the Area Party. Woohoo! Amazing noh?

So much of the merry making, I got one problem.
I just can't seem to get a hold of time. I have been busy with family-life and my work. That is why I have not been blogging for quite some time. I was also thinking of doing another giveaway but didn't make it so maybe I'll try again by January 2015. *fingers-crossed*

Since then, I have been hooked to IG (instagram) on my mobile phone. I love the app soo much!
I can easily share my photos and updates to my 3Fs (friends, family, followers). It saves me so much time. I can easily tap the buttons and off they go sync to my FB and twitter accounts. See? isn't it just a breeze.

the boss' gift from cafe george (what's inside: cassava cake that's soo tasty) =)

the party poppers. colorful balloons for our department party at Handuraw

my gift for my kris kringle =)

paper boat for our nautical party theme. Cute DIY idea 
cute bear from Baby Bench given to us by our TL. =)

What i got. Wish truly granted. I loved it!
the great food. Than you Lord for this awesome meal


The place and the food at Handuraw was bliss. I truly enjoyed our NAUTICAL PARTY there!




P.S. Bonus Post:
 when I got home this Hubby was just super happy. I guess it is because he won the raffle from their Company Christmas Party. Well, my inner guts are really to be trusted. As he was texting me about it I said 'you should join the party, pa. you'll never know you might win in the raffle. just shake off the thing (he will leave his job by Jan 2015 since he was terminated by his employer.' As for me, I am partly happy and sad. Happy that he will get to spend more time with me and Adi and sad that I will have to shoulder now most of our household expenses. More challenges and we only get even stronger as a family. Right mommsies?
Excuse this photo, of Adi and our bed so much of a havock I was trying to capture my hubby's new toy.
He got it from their Company party raffle. It was just the most exciting Christmas for him, Coz aside from that he also got himself a brand new Samsung S4. Yeah, Spell Jealous of me.


Over all, I am still blessed and I'm grateful for all the blessings!
Stay blessed Mommsies! Enjoy your #Christmas2014 and thanks for reading. Stay tuned for the Part 2 of this series, ha?

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First out of Town Destination: Enchanted Kingdom

December 14, 2014


Hi Mommsies! How are ya'll doin?
It has been a while and I haven't yet posted any part 2s on the latest blog post series.
Well anyway, sharing with you some of my adventure at the ever famous amusement park in the Philippines found here in Laguna, the Land of the Enchanted -- Enchanted Kingdom.

I have been really meaning to get myself out there. To finally travel.
That was my first time to. Not minding to master my Tagalog speaking skills. I miss this place.

And as I type this blog post, I am still reminiscing the days that I get to spend there.
I guess that's what travelers feel when they get to a place for the first time. It's like the feeling of wonder.
An urge to wander. the thing they call -wanderlust. Now I know how that exactly feels.

It was a moment. A moment in my life that I don't want to miss out.
Although deep down inside, I am badly missing Adi, I miss him so much that very day.
That I was so jealous of the other moms out there with their family, and most specially they are with their kids.

Somehow, I just imagined how it'd feel traveling with him and my hubby. Well, just wishful thinking noh?

Anyways, maybe someday i'd be able to do that. Someday. So, i'll go over and list that down in my bucket list. 

trying out the EKstreme Tower. It had me shaking and it really was a great ride. =) It'll literally lift you out of your seat.


The place was kinda hot so we just waited before riding the other rides. 
Stayed in this spot for quite sometime to cool down. in the picture are my colleagues' children. they are really adorable and they speak fluent english. yeah talk of nosebleed.. =)
with mami zen and gee, my mommy colleagues with their kiddos. photo opp before riding 

a shameless selfie. =) pardon the face though
















Shuttle Service Schedule
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Looking back: My Motherhood Journey in Pictures

November 24, 2014













I still yearn for those days, the moments...
A baby just grows up so fast .. I wish i could turn back time through these still images.
This has really been the most wondrous moment of my entire life and i would not change it for anything.

What's your treasured moments with your beloved lil ones mommas?
Care to share?

have a great awesome day ahead! and thanks for reading!


How to Invest Your Time Wisely ( a Repost )

November 10, 2014

“If only I had more time!” How often have you said that? In a sense, time is a universal leveler, because the powerful and rich have no more of it than do the lowly and poor. Furthermore, neither the rich nor the poor can accumulate time. Once it is gone, it is gone forever. The course of wisdom, then, is to make good use of the time we have. How? Consider four strategies that have helped many people to invest their time wisely.

Late Post: Life Lessons from the Teleserye The Legal Wife (a repost)

November 6, 2014


1. Trust your woman’s instincts.
Monica had long been suspecting Adrian of being unfaithful to her, but she chose to trust him and became the last one to know about Adrian’s extra-marital affair.
Any wife should trust her husband before she doubts him, but it’s a good thing to remember that a woman’s instinct is oftentimes a great built-in alarm system.
2. Being a mother doesn’t stop, even when a marriage crumbles.
Monica could have gone to pieces after knowing that the two most important people in her life—her husband and her best friend—betrayed her. But Monica shows us that even if she’s struggling with so much pain, she stayed strong and continued with her life. Uppermost in her mind is her son who needs her and is dependent on her.
3. Even if a man fails as a husband, do not take his children away from him, especially if he has been a good father.
Monica did not communicate with Adrian for two years. During those years, Adrian didn’t have communication with Bunjoy and their baby Martina. When Monica and the kids came back to the Philippines, Adrian had a hard time bonding with Bunjoy and his daughter. To them, their daddy had become a stranger.
The Legal Wife, in a roundabout way, teaches us that no matter the differences between a husband and a wife, the children should not be taken away from their parents. When they went to America, Monica could have allowed Adrian to maintain communication with his kids.
4. Distance does not always mean “escape.”
Monica leaves for the US because she knows that staying in the Philippines, where she is near Nicole and Adrian will affect her sanity. Putting as much physical distance between her and Adrian also makes her emotionally stronger and help her heal and pick up the pieces of her life.
She said, “Kailangan kong lumayo, para maging malakas.”
5. Forgiveness is a balm that fixes a broken family.
Before Monica tells Adrian that she will have their marriage annulled, she forgives him first.
Forgiveness is a balm that fixes broken relationships and puts a family back together. If forgiveness creates something beautiful out of something ugly, doesn’t Adrian deserve another chance from Monica? Will Monica find it in her heart to forgive the man she still loves and who loves her back?
6. Avoid falling in love with a man who is romantically linked to your best friend.
When Nicole fell in love with Adrian, she forgot about her friendship with Monica. Her concern has become how to get Adrian for herself.
At some point, she stopped caring how her love for Adrian is affecting her best friend’s family and marriage and how it is ruining their long time friendship.
It is a lesson that a best friend should avoid. In this situation, place your friendship above any guy.
7. The greatest revenge is a successful life.
Monica comes back after two years more beautiful and more established in her career. Her independence and the positive changes in her life make a stronger statement than if she sought negative ways of getting revenge on her husband and her best friend.
8. Be a best friend that speaks the truth, like Rowena.
From day one, Rowena (Nicole’s best friend) never made Nicole believe that she has any reason to fight for Adrian and their relationship. She tells her upfront that she is only the “mistress, number two, andquerida” of Adrian.
This teaches us never to lie to our best friends if ever they are erring in their ways. The truth will hurt them big time but it is the only way to “set them free.”
9. There’s more to the mistress than just being the other woman.
In The Legal Wife, Nicole is not just a cardboard character. We get to know her as someone who has never felt truly loved.
Her father was close to Monica and not her. When she loved Max, Max loved another woman. In Adrian, ironically, even though Adrian has a wife and loves Monica, Nicole feels whole and loved. And once more, she clings to a man who is never truly hers.

source: Abscbnnews.com

My God Speaks to Me: Why I should read the Bible

October 22, 2014

Mommies!
photo taken during my stay at Creekside Hotel in Makati

This is my new series here in Yo Momma. God Speaks to me.
I have been living on Earth for already 28 years to be exact, and I am raised by Catholic Parents.
Being in Cebu my whole life has been a blessing, I would like to call it.

Cebuanos are very religious people.
We go to church on Sundays, and celebrate fiestas of our Patron Saints. Evident in those is the Sinulog,
the grandest festival in the Philippines.

Being a Cebuano always reflects being a good Christian , following Christ teachings and being able to show it to others. Being able to share it with the rest of the world.

As a working mom, I often feel the need to hear God's words. I feel the need to reflect and heed his purpose for me. I am not a perfect person. If I tell you all the mistakes I have committed, It would sure take up most of your time reading and perhaps doing it on another blog.

When we seek to enjoy communion with the Lord — and not to be led astray by the ambiguities of religious experience — we read the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, God’s words and God’s deeds reveal God himself for our knowledge and our enjoyment. Of course, it is possible to read the Bible without enjoying communion with God. We must seek to understand the Bible’s meaning, and we must pause to contemplate what we understand and, by the Spirit, to feel and express the appropriate response of the heart.
God communicates with us in many ways through the Bible and seeks the response of our communion with him.
  • If God indicts us (2 Cor. 7:8–10), we respond to him with sorrow and repentance.
  • If he commends us (Ps. 18:19–20), we respond to him with humble gratitude and joy.
  • If he commands us to do something (Matt. 28:19–20), we look to him for strength and resolve to obey with his help.
  • If he makes a promise (Heb. 13:5–6), we marvel at his grace and trust him to do what he says.
  • If he warns us of some danger (Luke 21:34), we take him seriously and watch with a thankful sense of his presence and protection.
  • If he describes something about himself (Isa. 46:9–11), his Son (Mark 1:11), or his Holy Spirit (John 16:13–14), we affirm it and admire it and pray for clearer eyes to see and enjoy his greatness and beauty.2
Reading the Bible from cover to cover in 2013 is a noble goal. And it’s a goal that positions us well to commune with God. Keep communion as your aim, and remember the words of Scripture are there for us to know God’s heart, to commune with the Living Christ, and to respond appropriately to his beauty and to his voice. 
Bible reading is meant to deepen our personal relationship with Christ. http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/why-we-read-the-bible

Has God spoken to you today? Tell me your thoughts.

Stay Blessed mommsies!

Proverbs 31 Woman

October 20, 2014

Hi There Momma!

How is your day today?

I wanted to share with you today this quote. This really inspire me to become a woman of substance and dignity. After all being a wife and a mother is never an easy task. It has always been a constant battle to learn, develop and master.

No mom is perfect but we all wanted to make and give the best that we have for our families.
So I do hope you also get to reflect these quotes from the Bible.

You can read it along with your husband and fellow mommy friends too!

Being a #Proverbs31 woman is not about being "perfect." It's about living life with #purpose.
The 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman
1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15
2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)
3.  Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)
4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)
5. Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)
6. Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)
7.  Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)
8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)
9. Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )
10. Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has theinner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)
source: http://avirtuouswoman.org/10-virtues-of-the-proverbs-31-woman/ 




Stay blessed mommsies!

Hyper Cebu's #HyperHalloween

October 19, 2014



Hi Mommsies!

Prepare yourselves, because FEAR IS COMING. HYPER CEBU in collaboration with Parkmall and the City Government of Mandaue presents #HYPERHALLOWEEN coming this October 24-26, 2014. 

Strengthened and organized by the commitment of JCI Cebu Inc and Hyper Volunteers comes a spooktacular event this October. Following its latest tradition, there will be a weekend food market, a lifestyle bazaar, a bloggers meet, an indie music fest and a rave party in one destination. Another gathering of foodies, fashionistas, travelers, techies and musicians to empower and showcase youth entrepreneurship talent and culture.

On this event, Hyper Cebu will be introducing a new Cebuano passion: Fitness, to foster sportsmanship and promote an active and better lifestyle for all Sugbuanons. In line with this, we will be launching the #HyperHalloween Zombie Run. A fun run, first in Cebu, with military-like obstacles and a zombie survival arena with a 1.6K, 3K and 5K distance. Registration starts at 300 Pesos, 350 Pesos and 400 Pesos respectively at Runnr Ayala. Another first brought to you by Hyper Cebu.

#HYPERHALLOWEEN will also be making history by Gathering 25 of Cebu’s best DJs representing the 9 well-known clubs across the city of Cebu; The Distillery Cebu, Cable Car Cebu, Den, LIV Superclub, The Barcode, Alchology, Basic, Dozo Izakaya and J.Ave Superclub.

Being a charity and volunteer-ran event, this will be for the benefit of:

1) CEVSAR / Central Visayas Search & Rescue Group Incorporated

2) BIDLISIW Foundation a social welfare and development agency whose focused on helping the urban poor families, particularly the informal settlers in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay

3) COLORS / Coalition for the Liberation of the Reassigned Sex. A foundation who aims to establish a united, strong, and empowered transgender community that nurtures to their well-being and welfare and rebuild a discrimination-free and equal society.

4) TEDxUniversityofSanCarlos - TEDx is an independently-organized TED event by Carolinian students where people in Cebu come together to share ideas worth spreading through live speakers, TED videos and interesting conversations.

GENERAL AD ACCESS CARDS ARE AVAILABLE AT PHP 250 AND VIP AT PHP1000.
For more information, please send an email to hypercebu@gmail.com or find us at www.facebook.com/hypercebu. For Ticket & Booth Inquiries 09322326992. Look for Bryan.



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