In photos: Luna Agoncillo is 1 year old!
Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo's youngest child turned one last Sunday, January 8, and the couple organized a big celebration to mark this milestone. Following the theme "picnic under the stars", the venue was decorated with a giant half moon ("Luna" is Latin for "moon") surrounded by sparkly stars and twinkling fairy lights. The celebrant was also glammed up for the occasion, and she seems to have enjoyed it. Among the celebrities spotted at the party were Gladys Reyes and family, Sarah Geronimo, Drew Arellano and baby Primo, and Jolina Magdangal-Escueta. Happy birthday, Luna! (pep.ph)
Pope Francis tells women to feel free to breastfeed in church
The Pontiff, who has always been vocal about his support for breastfeeding, gave some very encouraging words to women who want to nurse their children while attending Mass: "You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus," he said during a Mass commemorating the baptism of Jesus at Sistine the Chapel. “The ceremony is a little long, someone’s crying because he’s hungry. That’s the way it is,” added Pope Francis. Breastfeeding in public has long been a subject of debates because while advocates support it, many feel it is unnecessary exposure of a woman's body parts, and that the Church is not the right place to do it. (theguardian.com)
The Magic School Bus is set to return on Netflix
The animated children's TV series which ran from 1994 to 1997 in the U.S. is making a comeback on Netflix! The high-rating educational cartoon is based on a book series, and made famous its characters Mrs. Frizzle, the teacher; students Liz, Dorothy Ann, Carlos Ramon; and the Bus itself. The original plan was to premiere the new series in 2016, but producers say that things are still underway. Watch the Magic School Bus intro below and take a trip down memory lane. (babble.com)
Newly-unveiled Fisher-Price toy sparks controversy
The Think & Learn Smart Cycle that was unveiled last week at the CES 2017 was made with good intentions. The bluetooth-enabled stationary bike made for kids 3 to 6 years old encourages little ones to engage in physical activity, because it allows them to play games on a mobile gadget while pedaling. However, critics are saying that a regular bicycle or other outdoor activity could provide an even better experience to get the kids moving. Nonetheless, a number of parents are expressing their appreciation for such an innovative product. The Think & Learn Smart Cycle will be available in the U.S. around fall. (huffingtonpost.com)