All about Potty Training

As a parent, your child’s welfare is really important for us. We always want the best for them. And as the journey of your growing child goes on, we encounter one of the messiest things in their mileage, potty training.

Who among you have a hard time training your kids? Well as for me, I just surpassed this stage and I feel like I graduated from a college degree. It was really a great relief. However, it was indeed a looong process.

My daughter just turned 2yrs old last February and I never thought of the idea of potty training. I even don’t know how to teach her when to use it. I believe to the saying that “you’ll know the time when she’s ready for something”, maybe its in the parents instincts. So the day comes when I felt that she feels irritated when wearing diaper. She always removes it and takes a pee everywhere around the house. The problem is that whenever she tells me “wee wee”, the floor is already wet. Or sometimes with bombs all over the place.

So it has been months of trial and error for us to learn the proper use of toilet time.

When I was browsing over the internet about tricks about potty training, I found this link:

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Potty training kids in just 3 days. It’s a guide that could help parents to avoid a long process of training children. The author’s story about her experience in practicing her child’s potty training was presented interestingly too. By using her guide, you may no longer experience embarrassments in public (when your baby does her thing) or waking up with a wet blanket and bed sheet (if you sleep beside your kid).

As I watched the video, she explains that there are preparations for yourself before you start to train your loveone. So it was really a practice. Training yourself to teach your baby is the answer!

How about you, what are your preparations for your child regarding on this matter?

Growing up

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Baby on her first months…she’s so tiny and chubby.

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Now, look at her now…still beautiful and innocent. She’s really growing fast. I just want to keep this memory in the virtual world so that when she grows up, she’ll see how beautiful she is.

Before, she likes sleeping and drink her milk…but now…do you know what she likes? Makeup. *scratching head* lol.

Are you my Sweet November?

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[Hiro holding a love letter from her daddy while doing her supermodel shot! No one taught her that, amazing!]

Being a working mother/wife is hard. One must learn to handle pressure on demanding bosses [which is my daughter and myself. lol]. I never thought that a home-based business is harder than working outside because your number 1 enemy will be yourself [talk about laziness days…]. There were no holidays, closing time, or company outings, just plain husband and wife investing for the future. Hence, I will still hold on to “Pay now, play later” rather than enjoying every money spent while our bank accounts are gradually losing. Well, we still go out on a date but not in an extravagant ways. A simple tea house is our new place to unwind. Speaking of which, my husband went for a 3-day out-of town for work and my daughter and I were left at home. Before he leaves, he asked me to go to our favorite tea house “Tea Fairy Cafe” 7pm sharp later but he didn’t say why.

7pm strikes on the clock and we (baby and I) went out to the tea house. Approaching the cashier, the manager told me “Maui?” and I said that Maui is my husband. The man said that I have free treats…wow!

At first, I thought it was just a drink and a cookie but I was surprised because he served me these!

A Dark Choco Milktea

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Red velvet cupcake

fkllgndkfj cookie (Sorry, it’s really hard to memorize that one. A choco with pecan nuts cookie, my very favorite!)

Chicken nuggets

2 wrapped gifts (for Hiro and Me)

and a love letter (or sort-of-contract from my husband? lol)

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Weeee!!! This is the first time that I encountered such a sweet surprise. 🙂

Speaking of Surprise, yeah, it was indeed a 3-day surprise for me. I felt like I was Charlize Theron in Sweet November movie [the part when Keanu Reeves gave 12 different gifts to her].

Day 1: (before Maui left): Gave me my favorite chocolate candies and drink

Day 2: Received a recycled envelop (old fedex envelop.lol) which has makeup tools, a top shirt, writing materials and a love letter.  Plus, this Tea Fairy treat!

Day 3: A new mouse for my laptop (which I was wishing for the long time)

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Eating seriously…lol. I was controlling my emotions during this moment because I don’t want to be a crybaby in front of other people (especially when my husband is not around).  Seriously, I got so stiff when I received this but deep inside, I was jumping in happiness. Maybe this is the feeling when your loveone is not around.

Thank you TEAFAIRY CAFE Mandaluyong for serving such a lovely treat and for being an accomplice to my husband’s surprise! To my MR. October/November- and forever [Maui] who continuously give happiness to my boring life. And of course, thank you Lord for these abundant blessings!

Hiro and I really enjoyed this mommy-daughter night out! 🙂

Let’s Eat Pasta!

“You are what you eat”

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During this time, I was so conscious about what we eat lately. I really want to serve healthy and yummy foods for the family with less expensive ingredients. So this discovery was made. I discovered that Tofu can be a substitute for the usual meat that we eat. The taste (depending on how you cook it, I prefer to deep fry it first) is just as same as chicken or pork. Moreover, my husband and I love kangkong (water spinach) so I tried to invent a pasta sauce that contains water spinach, and tofu…

And here it is! Tada! I call this KamaSoupWa [Kama=kamatis or tomato, Soup, Wa=tokwa or tofu]

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kamasoupwa!

Mom’s Inc. Get Together at MOA

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I’m back again! Sorry for the inactive months that I haven’t write to this blog since my laptop is dying (she’s now begging me to let her go but I still can’t decide when.lol).

So anyhow, I’ve been part of this online group called “MOMS INC” where mothers share their lives and mingle around with other moms and moms to be. You can post anything you want, give advice, and ask questions (which covers the subject of motherhood). I get so amused by this group because there are some mothers provide games with prizes!  One mother hosted a game and her prize is IPAD gadget! Cool.

I become so active to this group for some times and I even met few mothers outside the forum. I’ve never been into a page like this so I spend most of my time there just to read amazing stories of wonder moms and their shared recipes.

Aside from online chatroom, they also have monthly gathering/EB (eyeball) outside the internet. Meet new and old members, chat, and laugh with them over a feast of delicious foods. Speaking of which, last Saturday, we went to Seafood Island, Mall of Asia for the get together. It was my first time to attend this gathering and I felt a little nervous thinking if I can still catch up with them since I was an hour late. Aside from that, I don’t know anyone there except admin Shine. Arrived late, there was a minute of silence. I feel so shy that time for breaking their mood… I approached admin and his husband and they welcomed us with beautiful smiles and kisses! My husband gets our camera and take some pictures of us and guess what happened next? All mothers are yelling and approaching at us to take pictures too! And there goes the happy time starts. lol

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then I believe that “The way to a mother’s heart is through cameras and taking pictures!

For all the mothers in the Philippines (or even outside the country), feel free to join to this group and feel the love of the members of Moms Inc. Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/364859680280427/

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I hope you enjoy reading this, ‘till next time!