That #Momazing Feeling with Scott’s

When I became a mom, each milestone gave me such big emotions that I would tear up every time. I’ve lost count how many times I cried happy tears over the small things my (then little) Z would do. And now I have a word for that big emotion: MOMAZING!

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Momazing is the feeling of knowing that everything I do is just right for my kid. The first time he rolled over; when he said Mommy; and the first day of dropping him off school without tears — these are all instances of Momazing moments!  It’s the feeling of accomplishment, that says: “Hey, I’m actually doing something right!”

Last May 9, I got to spend the eve of Mother’s Day with some of the most amazing moms I’m blessed to be friends with at the launch of Scott’s Momazing Campaign! Scott’s, being around for 100 years now, helps in building foundations to help children flourish and reach their milestones. With the Momazing campaign, Scott’s recognizes the moments which make motherhood feel really special.

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Scottsie and Fishy kept everyone entertained!
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Lots of Scott’s Vitamin C Pastilles and Emulsion for everyone to try!

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Three lovely Mamas shared their Momazing moments onstage: Fleur, Michelle and Mish. Each of them gave valuable insight and examples of their journey through motherhood.

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Fleur candidly talked about how she juggles being an engineer and a doting mother to super cutie-pie Anika. She reiterated that being a mom is not a hindrance to her having a career and vice versa, but states that her daughter is her number one priority. You would definitely see how they adore each other on her blog posts!

I think I related to Michelle the most because we’re both full-time moms. I agree when she said that even if you’re with your kids 24/7, there are a lot of ways to spend meaningful moments with them. Aside from cooking meals, budgeting the family’s expenses and bringing her daughter to school, Michelle is homeschooling her eldest son! Talk about a superwoman!

I’m sure everyone teared up during Mish’ sharing of being a special needs mom. From the moment that Gelli was born, Mish saw every milestone, big or small, as a Momazing moment. I truly look up to her strength and passion! She admits that there is a long way to go for Special Needs Awareness but I’m sure that her being in the forefront, a lot of great things will unfold.

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Ms. Daphne Osena-Paez and Ms. Dimples Romana were the hosts for the morning’s program. Being moms themselves, they also shared their Momazing moments.
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It was a dream come true for me as I met one of my heroes, Daphne!!! I’m such a big fan! She has been really inspirational for me as a mom and woman 🙂

Thank you Scott’s for a very fun morning! My kids and I enjoyed having our Flipbooks done 🙂 Scott’s Vitamin C Pastilles and Emulsion with Cod Liver Oil are available in supermarkets and drug stores. There’s an ongoing contest over at Scott’s Facebook Page where you can win an iPad Mini so click, click!

 

New Blogs to Read + Vote for Mommy Fleur & MFO!

Here are two new blogs I’m enjoying!

greenlunchdiaries.com
greenlunchdiaries.com

Pam (formerly known as Run Around Girl) recently launched her new blog which focuses on healthy eating. I swear, she makes vegan dishes look super appetizing. She’s inspired me to eat more veggies and spend a day (or two) without beef or pork or chicken. Do check out her blog as she also shares restos and places wherein vegans do not have to stick with just salad.

MoMaMa — Motherhood  Makeup and Mayhem
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MoMaMa stands for Motherhood, Makeup and Mayhem – basically the summation of Eliza’s current life. Join her as she embarks on this new journey and gives no-nonsense parenting and breastfeeding advice. I also can’t wait for her make-up tutorials! She’s also got a line up of giveaways happening soon so better bookmark her page now 🙂

And while you’re at it, please do vote for my friends, Fleur and Tin in the Blogger’s Choice Award! You can vote once daily!

Blogopolis  Shifting Gears   The Bloggers’ Choice Award

 

Happy hump day everyone!

#BetterMe: Valuing Fathers

This is a long overdue post but still very timely!

 

This was our #BetterMe session with Coach Pia last June held at Seda Hotel in BGC.
This was our #BetterMe session with Coach Pia last June held at Seda Hotel in BGC.

Fathers take on a major and active role during baby-making, but most take a backseat in parenting! Coach Pia explains that we cannot expect men to be what they are not. They can’t be expected to have instincts that are not natural to them, and that includes taking care of children. Moreso when the father is the primary breadwinner for the family. Coach Pia points out that the energy for earning money is different from the energy in taking care of children. But this shouldn’t be a reason to put down fathers. We just have to accept that men are wired differently than women.

So… how do we encourage daddies to take a more active role in parenting?! Coach Pia shares concrete ways to do so:

1. Be deliberate about co-parenting.

Assign tasks to your husband which will play up his strengths as a parent. Don’t make him feed your toddler if he has no patience for a picky eater.

2. Focus on the well-being of the child.

Speak to each other in private, especially during arguments. It is not wise to put down a parent because it devalues the child. Remember that the welfare of the child is more important than the emotional ties of the parents.

If we do not value Dad, we do not value the child.
If we do not value Dad, we do not value the child.

 

3. Give Dad a chance.

How you will give the baby a bath may differ from the way your husband will go about it. Three words: LET IT GO. Focus on the over-all picture. Your husband will do the best he can in the tasks assigned to him. Blaming is not an option as it will just worsen the situation.

4. Include him.

This was a light-bulb moment for me because I was always assuming that my husband was too busy to join us in our daily activities and I was beginning to resent him. Well, all I needed was ASK! This is why family meetings are important to check schedules and priorities.

5. Stay positive.

Yes, bawal maging NEGATRON. Don’t focus on faults when communicating with your husband. Praise him for the things he did really well and offer (nicely!) ways on how he could’ve done better on a task.

6. Expect resistance.

Men will be men. And as far as I know, men only like being told what to do during sexy time.

7. Time is your friend.

Don’t expect your husband to be a doting hands-on daddy overnight. Allow things to take time.

This is really timely to reflect on since we’re expecting Baby Number 2 by early next year. Handling a toddler and a newborn is a daunting task for us but I know my husband will do his best to help me!

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