MomBrandLove: Registered Nanay

MomBrandLove is the newest category on this blog. This is in awe of mompreneurs who lovingly put a lot of effort in their business along with juggling tasks for kids, husband, the home and everything in between! I hope that my blog will be an avenue for other moms to discover mom-made products. Moms support moms, yeah!

I met Mommy MJ in a playgroup where both our kids were enrolled. Even then, I knew she was something else, because aside from being a hands-on mom to Aio, she was also working as a night-shift nurse. I think we made a connection because we were both breastfeeding moms. I love how breastfeeding makes moms closer! She says that even before giving birth, breastfeeding was her only option to nourish her child. And up to now, she’s breastfeeding her second-born.

Registered Nanay offers cookies and cupcakes which has galactagouges to increase the production of breastmilk.
Registered Nanay offers cookies and muffins which has galactagouges to increase the production of breastmilk.

Registered Nanay is MJ’s fourth baby (the first one being their cat!). This business came about because she had to resign from her post as a nurse because of yaya problems (we’ve all been there!) Baking has been her hobby since she was young and to incorporate it into her breastfeeding advocacy is combining passion and purpose in one. And if you want a guarantee that her lactation treats work, MJ has been awarded as the top breastmilk donor in the hospital she was working for!

Y loves it too!
Y loves it too!

My favorites are the Banana Nutella MuffinsΒ and Cheese Muffins. They look like the usual pastries but with the power to increase breastmilk, without the bitter aftertaste. It is so good that one time, a helper served it to my FIL’s guests and they finished it! Of course, no harm was done to them as it is safe to eat for everyone!

Milky Bites
Milky Bites

I like the idea of the Milky Bites – a no-bake lactation treat that you’ll just have to mix for yourself! Perfect for those travelling or as a gift to a new breastfeeding momma! Prices range from P300- P450, which is not that expensive. And given that it’s from the kitchen of a wondermom, you know you’re getting your money’s worth!

The breastfeeding and babywearing Registered Nanay :)
The breastfeeding and babywearing Registered Nanay πŸ™‚

Registered Nanay

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MomBrandLove: Little Luli

MomBrandLove is the newest category on this blog. This is in awe of mompreneurs who lovingly put a lot of effort in their business along with juggling tasks for kids, husband, the home and everything in between! I hope that my blog will be an avenue for other moms to discover mom-made products. Moms support moms, yeah!

I remember a 2 year old Z only wanted to wear a gray shirt with blue trimmings. I will have a hard time letting him wear another shirt. So, most of his pictures then were him wearing this shirt. I don’t have any problem with it since the shirt was soft and goes well with anything. He’s still got that similar shirt in a bigger size to this date! This started our family’s love affair with Little Luli clothing.

His favorite Henley Tee.
His favorite Henley Tee.

If I remember correctly, I discovered Little Luli at a bazaar in Babyland. I didn’t have a baby girl back then but I bought a dress for my niece because the material was really soft and the designs were playful but not over the top. And when I had Y, that’s when the fun started! Most of her #ootd’s on Instagram is from this mom-run brand. My kids are really happy in them.

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Little Luli clothes are made for playtime!
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When the dress got shorter, her mom just made her wear leggings! Little Luli clothes can grow with your child πŸ™‚
We still use this up to now!
We still use this top up to now!

I’m amazed at how Lucien, creator of Little Luli, has managed to evolve the brand while being hands-on with her 2 boys. The brand is now offering accessories for both boys and girls (you’ve got to check out the Lego bow-tie!) and a crown-making booth for parties (which was a hit for the young and old during Y’s first birthday party!).

Y's first necklace is made from scrap cloth. I also used this, hehe!
Y’s first necklace is made from scrap cloth. I also used this, hehe!
Kids will definitely feel special while wearing the crown they've designed!
Kids will definitely feel special while wearing the crown they’ve designed!

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Even the young at heart wants a crown!
Even the young at heart wants a crown!
It's also my default go-to gifts! My friend's daughter wearing a collaboration between Little Luli and My Globe Trotters. This is a reversible dress which makes it a travel essential for kids!
It’s also my default go-to gifts! My friend’s daughter wearing a collaboration between Little Luli and My Globe Trotters. This is a reversible dress which makes it a travel essential for kids!

Clearly, I’m in love with the brand. And I’m excited for what’s in store for it (matchy-matchy clothes? new collaborations? tops and dresses for moms?) Hooray for local brands that make clothes shopping for kids a breeze!

The stylish and superduper nice Lucien :)
The stylish and superduper nice Lucien πŸ™‚

Little Luli

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