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Thursday Thirteen: Why we love Human Nature Products

1. It is recommended by my pedia whom I consider as a naturalist in some ways :D
2. My son's rashes were gone when we used Human Nature's Natural Baby Wash and Natural Baby Oil.
3. I have the confidence to use Human Nature's Tough Love Natural Dishwashing Liquid for my son's formula bottles since its non-toxic.
4. I like their advocacy on Pro-Philippines, Pro-Poor, Pro-Environment.
5. According to Human Nature, main workers of the product are the Gawad-Kalinga residents as their means of livelihood.
6. I believe in their claim that it is "100% No Harmful Chemicals" as their labels says, it has no parabens, no phthalates or other toxic substances.
7. Ants love Human Nature's Natural Baby Oil too. One way to check if the their baby oil is close to being natural is when ants love it too (I've read this somewhere in the net). Try exposing both margarine and their baby oil and observed which item is preferred by ants :D
8. Additional way of checking Human Nature …

Exploring Modern MOMA: It's Your Fair Day

When modern moms like Gretchen Choa-Uy, Mutya Buensuceso, Christine Dychiao, Amor Maclang and Danessa Onglatco joined forces, the outcome is amazing > "MOMA: Its Your Fair Day" event. Last Saturday, I got a chance to observed the event hosted by these amazing moms of Cebu. It is a one day fun of yoga class, cooking class and a fashion show as well as showcase of mommy and baby products. The fair started with a Yoga class which I initially plan to join. But when we (I decide to let my eldest tag along) arrived, the class is somehow halfway with the session instead we just have to watch on it. It was my first time to witness yoga class with kids and I find it unique way to bond with your kids. The session led by Danessa is design to cater the kids so that even toddlers would not get bored. I like the idea letting them join you instead of disturbing you. YogaHub at Banilad Town Center has Yoga for Kids session. Next treat in store for us is the cooking session with celebrit…

Help! My daughter ask about sex!

She was 5 years old when she ask me what sex means, I got panic then but thankfully able to resume my composure and asked her where did she read it. Good thing that she read it from an application form where it has a Male and Female option. That was relief for awhile... at least as I was able to explain it to her in reference to gender.
Last weekend, hours after watching this video about baby's life cycle inside mother's womb, my curious daughter asked on how mommies know if there's already a baby is in their tummies.  I explained the concept of menstruation to my 8 year old daughter ---> you know stuffs like mama has an egg cell living inside her tummy and that this egg cell waits for papa's sperm cell and that if no sperm cell visits the egg cell then this egg cell will grow old and becomes blood and that is why mama has blood visits every month (monthly period). And that if papa's sperm cell will not visit mama's egg cell to form a baby then mama will have …

Our simple ways of spending quality time with kids

"Facebook ka ma?" 
My 2 year old son asked me if I'm browsing on Facebook as he think I'm engrossed on my smartphone. It was a weekend afternoon.

As a working mom, I am away from home 12hrs a day, 5 days a week. 20 days a month (still can't afford to be a stay-home-mom, not for now) The husband also works thus, the only time we have with our 8 yr old and 2 yr old is during night time of weekdays and the whole weekend. That is lesser time than they spent with their nanny.

So for us to make up for those lost times, here are our ways on how have quality time with kids and hope build better relationship with them:

Co-Sleeping
Aside from the fact that we don't have a choice :D, sleeping close to my kids makes me feel closer to them and them to me. There is so much hugging and tickling and cuddling when you co-sleep.

Eating Together
At least on one or two meals everyday. Though we seldom eat dinner together, we make sure we are complete in the dining table during breakfas…