3 Reasons Why You Need A #TeamMom

Being a mom not only gained me my two adorable children but also mommy friends. Here are 3 reasons why you need a #TeamMom:

  • With a #TeamMom, you have a sounding board to vent without the fear of being judged. Your thoughts, no matter how silly, are accepted.
  • Your #TeamMom can serve as realistic inspirations because you know how hard they’ve worked to achieve their goals.
  • Realistically, some friendships end because they lose common ground. That won’t happen to a #TeamMom because you will be a mom forever! No matter what stage of parenting you are in, there will always be similarities to relate to and pieces of advice to keep. Your #TeamMom is your friends for life!

And one particular group I’m happy to call my #TeamMom is with my Pilates-mates: Michelle, Jackie and Cai. Because of them, I have a new-found passion in keeping fit and healthy, and days seem a little lighter through our online conversations. We’re featured as one of Mommy Mundo’s #TeamMom!

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Mommy Mundo is the ultimate #TeamMom! It has been with me since I was pregnant with Z until now that I attend Mindful Mom Re-treat. My favorite Mommy Mundo shopping event, Expo Mom, is on its 10th year celebrating the different #TeamMoms around! The first leg is on May 5-7 at Glorietta Activity Center. Expect the latest in mom and baby care items, talks and freebies! This is open to everyone, with just a P25 entrance fee as donation to Mommy Mundo’s Momshare fund helping Childhope Asia Philippines.

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Expo Mom 2017 will also go around the country in search of  heartwarming and inspiring stories of #TeamMoms to help moms cope through challenges and celebrate successes.

You need not wait for Expo Mom to show your #TeamMom some love! By sharing your photo and a caption on why you love your group, you can win a trip to Taiwan or a staycation at Tagaytay. Join now!

Thanks again, Mommy Mundo, for sharing our story!

Thank you Janice, Jing and RJ for a fun photoshoot! Thanks also The Picture Company Rockwell.
Thank you Janice, Jing and RJ for a fun photoshoot! Thanks also The Picture Company Rockwell.

Fight Like a Girl: Get Checked and Protected at HealthCube + a Giveaway

Just two years ago, a very dear friend passed away due to Breast Cancer. In her blog posts, she shared her medical treatment, what steps to take and would always remind her readers to get checked as soon as they suspect something. Breast Cancer may hit anyone, no matter how healthy you are. There is no proven way to prevent this disease. The best thing you can do is to self-check, monitor and have a regular Mammogram session if you’re 40 years old and above, with a family history of breast cancer. Early detection means you can get treatment before the cancer progress!

Do this regularly, ladies!
Do this regularly, ladies!

During the event, there was a lot of light bulb moments courtesy of the speakers and Health Cube’s in-house consultant for breast surgery. Let me share some of these thoughts:

You can get Breast Cancer even if there’s no family history of cancer.

70% of breast cancer cases are sporadic. It can really hit anyone. Chances are just increased when there’s history, when you’re nearing menopause, and when you don’t live a healthy lifestyle.

BUT using deodorant, underwired bras, having breast augmention and a mammogram does not cause breast cancer. These are all myths.

Breast Cancer is not a death sentence.

Breast Cancer can be treated with a curative intent especially when diagnosed in the early stages. There have been many testimonies of ladies bouncing back to their normal routine after fighting the cancer. And if you’re concerned about the aesthetic part, Dr. Sherry Lee said that breast reconstruction is an option most women take.

Early detection saves lives!

Dr. Sherry Lee cannot stress this enough! She’s had patients who suspected something was wrong but brushed it off, causing them more expensive treatments and sometimes causing them their lives. There’s a negative notion about a mammogram but I think the pain it will cause is nothing compared to what it may serve. HealthCube’s 3D Mammogram machine uses plastic parts, making it less painful.

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3D Mammogram – P3,200

A positive outlook and faith in God help.

Doris and Liza, both breast cancer survivors remain positive. They’re both inspirations. I remember Doris saying something that it’s ok to cry for 5, 10 minutes, but get your act together! Liza is enjoying an active and fit lifestyle even though she had breast cancer just 3 years ago! From the two of them, there never was self-pity or questioning God. They faced the cancer head-on and won!

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Ms. Doris Nuval is brimming with positivity!
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A very fit Ms. Liza Scheneider!

Because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to spread awareness that having a regular mammogram session (which only takes 10 minutes!) saves lives, there’s a giveaway towards the end of this post!

Coincidentally, women are also more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. This may be because we have less bone mass and during menopause when the estrogen levels go down, bone loss speeds up. HealthCube has the machine which can help in identifying the state of your bones!

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Bone Densitometry Machine – P5,000

The Bone Densitometry Machine is an enhanced x-ray machine which measures the strength of your bones, thus identifying problems early on and enabling you to start treatment before the problems got worse. It is completely painless and emits minimal radiation. I had it the other day and it only took 10 minutes! I hope the results are favorable!

Are you ready for the giveaway?! This is open to all Metro Manila residents who can go to Health Cube’s Advanced Medical Imaging Unit in San Juan. The prize cannot be converted to cash. Please follow the Rafflecopter widget below to join.

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Note that only women above 40 can undergo a mammogram. For me, I had a manual check-up by Dr. Sherry Lee or you may also undergo breast ultrasound. For those joining who are below 40, you can opt to win one for a chosen lady. Just leave a comment on why you want her to have a mammogram. Good luck to those joining!

 

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It was one of the eye-opening events I went to! Thank yoou Health Cube for the scrumptious food at Azabu and the life-saving information!

 

Health Cube Greenhills Inc
Basement 1 Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan City
Tel: 650-1111
E-mail: clinics@healthcube.com.ph

Health Cube Advanced Medical Imaging Unit
Ground level, BTTC Centre, 288 Ortigas Avenue cor. Roosevelt Street,
Greenhills San Juan City
Tel: 650-2222
E-mail: imaging@healthcube.com.ph

 

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Hi, Hello and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I feel extra great today because Mr. Sun is out! We’ve been cooped in the house because of the weather the past few days. I didn’t want to risk the kids getting coughs and colds, but guess who caught a bug?! ME!!! And as mommies, you know how hard it is to get through mommy-stuff with a throbbing head and stuffy nose!

Thankfully, our arsenal of Euky Bear products are complete. I use the Bearub on my temples to ease the headache and at night, I turn on the vaporiser with the Inhalant to help me breathe. With it turned on, the kids get to be soothed with the eucalyptus scent as well, making them sleep deeply.

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The Euky Bear Inhalant is really a mommy must-buy! You can still use it without a vaporiser – just add it to a basin with water!

Because I love this product so much, I’m sharing this with 3 other mommies (or daddies!) who likes a safe way to soothe and comfort kids when they are under the weather! Here’s how to join the giveaway:

  1. Like Chessy.ph and Euky Bear Philippines on Facebook and Instagram.

  2. Repost the picture (on Facebook or Instagram) above with a caption on how you help your kids feel better when they are sick.

  3. Tag me and Euky Bear in the post. Use the hashtag #eukybearinhalantxchessy.

  4. Leave a comment on this post that you joined! Make sure your posts are public so we can verify them!

Three mommies will each win a 200 mL Euky Bear Inhalant. This giveaway is open to anyone with a Philippine address and will end on August 26.

Please follow all the steps to qualify! Can’t wait to read your answers!