The 8th Best Cebu Blog Awards Night is Here!

November 27, 2015

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This coming December 06, 2015 is a night of recognition and the awarding of the best of the best bloggers in town. Woot! The Best Cebu Blog Awards (BCBA) is celebrating it's 8th Awards Night. yes you heard it right!

As co-presented by Smart Communications, Inc.,  BCBA will once again acknowledge the excellent works of Cebu - Based Bloggers over the year. Isn't this exciting enough? ^_^ I can personally get to meet some awesome bloggers whom I follow and secretly stalk online. ^_^ Apart from that I get to witness the winners receive their respective awards. To be honest, I am very grateful to be invited to grace this event.



I am deeply honored to be one of the five finalists under the Best Cebu Personal Blog Category. Honestly, I never thought that my blog would reach this milestone. I simply dedicate this blog to all moms out there especially my fellow Cebu Nanays, fellow mommy bloggers, to my mom and to all single moms who are just pure awesome. Also, to our little angels, our kids, our babies who fill our lives with so much joy. Our kids are our inspiration and thus, my blog yomommainthetropics.com. It is with real gesture of love and sincerity that I make 'hugot' all my personal thoughts, creative ideas for the home, even make shift toys which I haven't gotten the time to post yet. I will soon! My blog is bit personal but there is nothing more universal than being real. Thank you so much BCBA for this recognition. Win or lose.

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5 Tips to Boost Your Immunity during the Holidays

November 21, 2015

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as a pregnant mom-to-be to my second child, it is but only important to boost my immune system especially with the changes in the weather this Holiday Season. and by doing so, I know that I am also getting an award for this cause I am protecting my unborn child. kidding on the award side, but yes! no harm on doing the best things for our little ones, right?

as far as I am very health concerned, i also would want to avoid getting sick the best that I can. i am a working mom and being sick and leaving work would mean a no pay for me now that my Sick Leave credits are consumed already.
Pregnancy has a definite impact on the body’s immune system. “During pregnancy, the immune system is suppressed so the father’s sperm, embryo or fetus isn’t rejected as something foreign,” says Brad Douglas, M.D. and OB/GYN Expert for JustAnswer.com.

Here are 5 Tips you can do to have a stress - free and healthy Christmas with your friends and family:


1. Eating Foods That Aid in Flu-Fighting according to Latham Thomas, a certified holistic health counselor specializing in maternal and child wellness we should eat lots of fresh citrus fruits, fresh garlic, green leafy vegetables, and lots of water. Fruits and vegetables acts as carotenoids which will help increase our immune-fighting ability while still protecting the fetus.

2. Do Some Exercise. Never miss out an opportunity to do some stretches and exercise. According to Douglas, 
“Women who exercise tend to have more appropriate weight gain, less symptomatic pain, decreased gestational diabetes, improved blood pressure control, improvement in immune system response, and even better deliveries,”
Stephanie Larson , founder of Dancing for Birth Prenatal Dancing Classes showed that in fact pregnant women are strong and not delicate.

“A regular exercise program benefits the cardiovascular system, improves blood flow, flushes toxins, keeps endocrine system working well, circulates antibodies, and reduces stress,” says Larson. 

3. Always keep a positive attitude. Maintaining a positive disposition about life during pregnancy can help us and our babies promote better health and over-all mentality too. We can almost overcome anything if we maintain a positive outlook and attitude, right? This blog is an example of my happiness outlet. =) Seek support from friends, family especially your husband.

4. Getting vaccinated and drinking lots of water. Getting flu or other viral infections can get serious during pregnancy. I for example just got tested and found out that I got UTI. I was super thankful for my doctor who advised me to take the appropriate medications since this infection can trigger contractions and early labor. Which is not advisable for you and your baby. I had UTI before and forgot to complete the 7 day treatment hence, he got them too upon birth. It is not easy mommsies, I know.

5. Take supplements and vitamins. Always get a good prenatal vitamin to keep yourself boosted with vitamins and minerals. Check with your doctor before taking additional vitamins and supplements.

Here are the list of my prenatal vitamins my doctor recommended:

  • Calvit (once daily)
  • Folic Acid (during my first trimester)
  • Hemarate (once daily)
  • Enfamama (once for third trimester)
Not only that, boost your immune system by taking Vitamin C supplements, I recommend FERN - C.
Fern- C is an immune-system booster and a potent anti - oxidant.  So is Sodium ascorbate (Fern-C) better than ascorbic acid?

Sodium ascorbate contains ascorbic acid in combination with sodium. What makes sodium ascorbate acid special is its alkaline content that counter balances the acidity of ascorbic acid. Because sodium ascorbate is usually in capsule form, it also dissolves faster than ascorbic acid which is generally in capsule form. Sodium ascorbate also stays longer in the within the body (about 12-14 hours) which can be beneficial for its antioxidant value -source

For more information about Fern-C, you may visit their website, You may also follow them on Facebook, Twiter  and Instagram.

T'is the season to be merry and healthy!

#CBSTalks: Best Blogging Practices on Nov 28th

November 18, 2015

Hi Mommsies and Fellow Cebu Based Bloggers! now is the time of the year for us to gather once again to collaborate and innovate the blogging scene in the Queen City of the South!

Cebu Bloggers Society (CBS), Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and Smart Communications would like to proudly present this year's #CBSTalks: Best Blogging Practices

I can't wait to see all the speakers from whose blogs I also stalk and follow =). I already registered, and I hope to gain more insights from them about best blogging practices and taking my blogging career to a whole new level.

Below are some of Cebu's renowned bloggers who will speak at the event.




Samsung Happy Home Roadshow Hits Cebu

November 17, 2015

The Bautista family showed how they enjoy the many conveniences at home made possible by Samsung products. Samsung presented their products in a fun way through a short drama that portrays a typical Filipino family who's just upgraded their home with Samsung's latest appliances.
Last November 10, Samsung Happy Home Roadshow finally hit the shores of the Queen City of the South. Cebu Bloggers Society were invited to grace the event held at Ayala Center Cebu Activity Center. I was grateful to be a part of it I was filled with amazement with their products for the family and the home.
This family experience was showcased during Samsung Happy Home roadshow featuring Samsung’s range of new products, including Television, Home Entertainment Solutions, and Digital Appliances. The roadshow kicked off in Manila last August and was followed by Mindanao leg in Davao and Cagayan de Oro and Visayas leg in Bacolod. On their fifth run, Samsung Happy Home roadshow went to Ayala Center in Cebu and will continue in key cities such as Naga and Iloilo throughout the year, letting more families see how Samsung could help them create a happy home.

Smart offers iPhone 6s FREE at Plan 2000

November 9, 2015

Hi Mommsies!

I am not really into tech but when I found out that Smart Communications has announced their new iPhone plans, I can't help but be thrilled. Although I am really frugal when it comes to splurging on smart phones I think that this offer from Smart is already sulit! Get ready to experience the Smart Life with Super-Sized Data offers.

SMART Communications has announced its unbeatable plans for the much anticipated iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the most advanced iPhones ever, with supersized data offers and awesome perks aimed at giving you the Smart Life Experience.
Rose Gold looks fab!
Wait there's more!
As a special offer from November 6 until December 31, you can get the iPhone 6s FREE on Plan 2000 under a 30-month contract, inclusive of a super-sized 10GB data allowance for all your videos, music and games; plus All-Month Surf, which gives you access to all your favorite websites and apps like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and chat apps like Viber, Whatsapp, Line and Messenger, among many others, throughout the 30-month period.
As part of the limited offer, you can also get the iPhone 6s Plus FREE on Plan 2499 under a 30-month term, inclusive of super-sized 15GB data allowance and All-Month Surf which you can enjoy throughout the duration of the contract. 
Smart is offering FREE iPhone with NO CASHOUT for the iPhone 6s for Plan 2000 and iPhone 6s Plus for 2499. The 10GB of data for Plan 2000 and 15 GB of data for Plan 2499 for 24 months are allocated for subscribers who will avail of the plans.


What's in store?

Let's Get Coloring!

November 8, 2015


How far along?

November 4, 2015

It's been quite a while, time has past and my baby bump has grown.
I am currently 27 weeks now to be exact, few more days to go and i will be entering my third trimester.




How far along?  27 weeks (nearly 7 months)
Total weight gain/measurements: 130 lbs

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