Monday, June 10, 2013

Old School Blogging: My Alphabet Edition

I recently read a post from Dainty Mom's website about Old School Blogging and I thought it would be fun to join in.

So here's  my version of the ABC:

A. Attached or Single? Very much attached to my husband, Buddy.

B. Best friend? If I need to pick one aside from my husband, it would be Cheska. or Tintin. or Milay..Wait, do I really need to pick one?

C. Cake or Pie? Cakes. (although I love apple pie though. Lol)

D. Day of Choice? Saturdays!!!!

E. Essential Item? Essential mommy item would have to be a baby pouch. If it's something personal then that would be my lip balm.

F. Favorite Color? BLUE

G. Gummy bears or worms? Love gummy worms.

H. Hometown? Bacolod City, Philippines.

I. Favorite Indulgence? Chocolate

J. January or July? January.  Only because I love the weather in January.

K. Kids? 1 boy and 1 girl.

my angels

L. Life isn't complete without? My family of course.

M. Marriage Date? June 14, 2002

N. Number of brothers and sisters? no brothers and sisters. yup. I'm the one and only. :)

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples.

P. Phobias? Flying cockroaches. Lol. You should see me when a cockroach would fly by my head.

Q. Quotes? " The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best."

R. Reasons to smile? a lot - watching our kids playing and laughing together ... my hubby ... seeing my parents interacting with my kids ... my room all made up ... empty laundry baskets ... all cloth diapers lined up under the sun (ang babaw lang) ... my paycheck at odesk ... and the list just goes on.

S. Season of choice? I like the winter monsoon here in the Philippines.

T. Tag 5 people - Glaiza, Vee, CJ, Gigi, Badet

U. Unknown fact about me? I used to be into bodybuilding in college but I stopped when I started working in Manila.

V. Vegetable?

W. Worst Habit?

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound? Lol.

Y. Your favorite food? Pig out food will always be pizza.

Z. Zodiac Sign? Sagittarius


To Join, just copy the questions and then link up.  It will be fun to read your answers :)))

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mommy Discovery: Tiny Buds: Tiny Fangs

It's no secret that my son has been using a different brand of toothpaste when his first tooth erupted.  During the Grand Baby Fair last February, we found out that Tiny Buds, one of my trusted Mommy Brand, just introduced Tiny Fangs.

Tiny Buds' Tiny Fangs is a Kiddie Tooth Gel that has xylitol and is flouride-free.  It is safe for kids even if they end up swallowing it.  I think we all know that babies don't know how to spit yet.

My son is almost three so I had him try Stage 2.  It turned out that he wasn't ready for those foams yet so we ended up switching back to Stage 1.  He loved the strawberry banana flavor.  Brushing his teeth has never been an issue with us but I'm glad to find another reason for him to do so.  All I had to do is tell him that it's "strawberry banana time" and he'd go to the bathroom.

As a mother, it's important for me to teach my kids oral hygiene.  I know how painful it is to have a toothache and the only way to prevent it is to visit the dentist and keep their teeth clean.  I'm glad to have found a new partner in caring for my son's pearly whites.

Tiny Buds' Tiny Fangs is available in all SM stores now.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Taking the Leap

When I left the corporate world, I didn't quite know what to expect.  I have been working in the BPO industry for almost a decade that I almost lost touch of how it is outside.  Still I left, not just because of family reasons and health reasons, but mostly because for years I have been considering the idea of working from home ... except I didn't quite know where to start.

Attending Dainty Mom's WAHMderful life seminar was what I immediately though of doing.  I know a few people who works at home and meeting a couple more wouldn't hurt.  There I got to know a bit more about the ins and outs of working from home and after the seminar, I felt more empowered that I can do it.  (Thanks for the opportunity, Martine).

Taking the leap with my husband was not easy but I'm glad that I had people helping me out along the way.  I left my job at the BPO industry.  Our family moved back to the province.  We pretty much started from scratch but the good thing is, it forced me to explore the opportunities that I have as a WAHM.  Odesk was the first option I had but the response from the employers takes time.  I am sending in my application almost every night only to receive no response the next day.  Then I met a fellow WAHM in Bacolod - Yols Hortillosa.  She works as a transcriber and she passed on a few transcription assignments to me and my husband.  That went on for a few more times until she shared with us that one of the transcription companies is looking for more transcribers.  I guess you can now say that the rest is history.

So far, we managed to stay afloat for a couple of months and I look forward to the time when we can say that we are finally financially stable.  If you are a mom who'd want to start working from home, stay tuned because my posts will now be more likely about my experiences on being a work-at-home mother.