Wednesday, April 16, 2014

For Dads & Kids: "What Makes Your Mom #1?"

They say that being a mom is the hardest job in the world. And as kids or husbands of own moms, we have always tried to look for ways to show our appreciation of her and what she has done for us.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day is coming this May

This year, NIDO FORTIFIED continues to pay tribute to moms by creatively teaming up with Filipino families through the “Wear Your Love” campaign for moms. They even went to the extent of collaborating with dads and kids to be part of a movement orchestrating a unique and very personal surprise to recognize the #1 Moms in their lives.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Breeze Launched 'Sige Sabado' Movement

Breeze of Unilever launched the Sige Sabado Movement, a call to all moms to dedicate Saturdays to their kids. Sige Sabado encourage moms to spend their Saturdays bonding with their children by doing fun-filled activities and promoting active play. 

Carmina Villaroel for Breeze Launched 'Sige Sabado' Movement

Mommies love to spend Saturdays with the family but there are household chores that are just too tiring and time consuming such as doing the laundry so as much as we can, we always keep an eye on our kids not to get too dirty and stained their clothes.

Carmina Villaroel for Breeze Launched 'Sige Sabado' Movement

Carmina Villaroel for Breeze Launched 'Sige Sabado' Movement

Held at Arts in the City, Taguig, Sige Sabado launch was hosted by Suzi Entrata-Abrera. Breeze prepared a fun-filled, learning activities for the kids such as painting, cupcake decorating, drawing and photo booth. Indeed, it was a pleasant Sige Sabado afternoon! 

Carmina Villaroel for Breeze Launched 'Sige Sabado' Movement

Breeze seeks to help educate moms on why developing the Sige Sabado habit is so important for their child’s over all well being. We wanted them to limit playing with gadgets and spend quality time with the family. Moms should spend time playing with their kids. Breeze detergent is mom’s number one partner in encouraging active play and experiential learning without the worry about the mess this often brings.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Forti-D: Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

Are you Vitamin D deficient? Just few weeks ago, I attended an event that talks about Vitamin D deficiency, then I realized it's not something we usually monitor. We go to the clinic for the regular physical examination which includes CBC, Blood Chemistry, Cholesterol check up, X-ray but have you ever had a check-up of your Vitamin D level?

Forti-D Vitamin D
Checking Vitamin D Level

Silent epidemic spreads: 3 out of 5 Filipinos suffer from Vit-D deficiency. Are you one of them? An expert in the field of occupational medicine has revealed that an increasing number of office workers in Metro Manila are becoming vitamin D-deficient because of their lifestyle habits.

Forti-D Vitamin D
Vitamin D is produced naturally through adequate sun exposure

Cases of vitamin D deficiency in the country are increasing due to lifestyle that most of us have. Vitamin D is produced naturally through adequate sun exposure and given that most office workers are not exposed to as much sunlight as they need to be, they face a much pronounced risk of suffering from the condition. Because of extreme heat, we opted to stay indoors for most parts of the day, wear long-sleeved clothing and slacks or pants, we apply too much sunscreen, and don't have enough of vitamin D-rich foods on our diet.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Alaska & FrieslandCampina Giving Filipinos Quality Nutrition

Who's not familiar with Alaska Milk? For years, the brand has become a familiar product in every household.

Alaska & FrieslandCampina Giving Filipinos Quality Nutrition
Alaska Milk 

Just few days ago, the partnership between Alaska Milk & FrieslandCampina, a Dutch dairy co-operative just got stronger with the aim of providing quality yet affordable milk product for every Filipino.

Alaska & FrieslandCampina Giving Filipinos Quality Nutrition
Alaska & FrieslandCampina Giving Filipinos Quality Nutrition

Royal FrieslandCampina’s (RFC) group of companies upholds all the wonderful goodness of gifts of nature and combines these with the most modern of technologies to produce nutritious milk. It is the 5th largest in the world with 130 years of experience in producing milk.

Alaska & FrieslandCampina Giving Filipinos Quality Nutrition
Alaska & FrieslandCampina Giving Filipinos Quality Nutrition

During the event, I learned about Friso and was even excited to try FrisoMum when I get pregnant. Alaska and  FrieslandCampina believes that there are no shortcuts to producing good milk, RFC’s Grass to Glass process carries with it the gold standard in milk production.

Alaska & FrieslandCampina Giving Filipinos Quality Nutrition

Nutrition is important to the health of a child, digestion is also crucial as it determines the absorption of nutrients from milk. Royal FrieslandCampina has ventured into producing quality milk that aids not only in digestion but helps children absorb necessary nutrients for growing up and becoming strong inside and out. Through extensive research and innovations in milk production, Royal FrieslandCampina has ensure that it produces milk that will provide premium nutrition for infants and young children.

Check out my Mango Tiramisu Recipe on our "couple blog" Seats For Two! 

Mango Tiramisu Using Alaska Crema
Mango Tiramisu Using Alaska Crema

I personally love Alaska Milk! When I was a child, my mom used the brand in making special desserts during holiday season. When I became independent, Alaska has become my kitchen companion in preparing delicious and nutritious dish. Then, I found Alaska Krem-Top, it became a substitute to other expensive creamer in the market. Now that I'm married, I'm still using the same brand in preparing delightful meals for my husband. His favorites are fruit salad, champorado topped with Alaska evaporated milk or condensed milk. Thanks to Alaska Crema, I feel like a pro in making my own Tiramisu. How about you? Share your Alaska story? 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

#DearFutureMom: Your Child Will Be Happy

About three days ago, we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day. Here's sharing a heartwarming video... try not to cry..

Kids with Down Syndrome tells future moms what to expect from their child and telling them not to be afraid.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Donate to HABITAT Using Your BPI Card & Get A Discount From Zalora!

Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Habitat), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and Zalora Philippines (Zalora) launched a promo that encourages BPI Cardholders to help Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) survivors by shopping online.

“People have the heart to help, but sometimes don’t know how,” says Habitat CEO & Managing Director Charlie Ayco. “This partnership with BPI and Zalora is a good and easy way of doing so as we now move towards rebuilding the lives of those affected by Haiyan.  We have a long way to go and every amount helps in giving these families back their homes.” ends Ayco.
Habitat aims to distribute 30,000 Shelter Repair Kits and build 30,000 core shelters for those affected by Haiyan depending on availability of funding.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Calling All Design Students for the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab!

Electrolux, a global leader in household appliances, partnered with the University of the Philippines-Diliman, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, and University of the East-Caloocan to give design students a chance to create a thoughtful, modern home for the rest of the world to enjoy.

Design students around the globe are invited to submit innovative ideas for the future household for a chance to win € 5,000 and a six-month paid internship at an Electrolux Global Design Center. 

On its 12th year, Electrolux Design Lab continues to pave the way for future visions of urban household lifestyles, with the theme Creating Healthy Homes. The competition seeks ideas for products, accessories, consumables and services for three focus areas: Culinary Enjoyment, Fabric Care and Air Purification. Through the Design Lab competition, Electrolux sees a creative and sustainable future that projects a healthy well-being and pleasant environment for everyone to live in.

The Breathing Wall filters indoor air using a cutting-edge bio-oxygen technology that eliminates contamination, odor and germs

Thursday, March 13, 2014

No Hope Lost: A Fight Against Pneumonia and Diarrhea!

Did you know that Pneumonia and Diarrhea are the two leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide in children less than 5 years of age?

I used to work as a Staff Nurse in a military hospital here in Manila. I was then assigned in three busy areas - ER Female, Medical Ward and Pediatric Ward.  Somehow, I've already memorized emergency scenarios where patients coming with difficulty of breathing and lost of consciousness due to severe dehydration.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Joy with a Touch of Olay!

Joy with a Touch of Olay!
Joy with a Touch of Olay!
Dish washing, ironing, doing the laundry and cleaning the house. Moms do all of these things every single day whether a working mom or a simple housewife like me, this is a tough love.

About two days ago, I attended an event that talks about the trials of housework through Tough Love.

Joy with a Touch of Olay!

Dish washing is one of toughest job at home for me. It's so annoying to see piles of dirty plates in the sink so before it became a big mess, I clean it immediately after meal. Frequent washing makes our hands dry and prone to skin irritation. Mommies, it could be avoided!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Who Is Your First Love?

Happy Valentine's Day, mommies! 

I would like to share a wonderful video presented by Breeze with messages from different personalities and celebrities. Find out how they define their first love. So, grab a cup of coffee, relax as you watch this video. Don't forget to share to your fellow moms.

Not only during Mother's Day that we should thanks and appreciate even the small things that our first love, our moms has done for us. This Valentine's Day, treat her on a special date. Give her flower like we do to our girlfriends and wives. 

So, who is your first love, your true love? Don't forget to greet her this Valentine's Day, #SigeMomLove!