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My dream job is to own and operate a boutique hotel/bed and breakfast. Connected also is to provide travel ideas to show that our country has a lot of destinations and activities to offer.

Still related to this, I would like to be part of a team to train and capacitate local level travel-related providers who will love and understand their jobs of not only as part of the tourist industry but as innovators and implementers to push our country towards holistic and meaningful development for all!   

Members' Kumustahan board / Re: Ask me! [Part 3]
« on: July 27, 2010, 10:31:15 am »
Q: What is your reaction sa SONA ni Pnoy if ever you had the chance to hear it? Katatapos lang eh.

A: I heard only bits of the SONA over the radio. It was "aggressive" in the sense that it vowed to go after crooks, but overall I didn't like its negative tone. Again, I did not hear the whole SONA but from the comments after, it did not spell out the legislative agenda of this administration, no clear policy declaration specially in areas that most of our people are affected, agriculture, agrarian reform, education. Considering also that the PNoy administration is not even a month old, there is not much to say but the SONA message that we can dream again seemed to be overwhelmed by the aggressive tone.

Q: What are the three (3) top educational reforms you would like to see the PNoy administration to undertake?

Breastfeeding / Re: Re-lactating
« on: July 26, 2010, 12:05:08 pm »
For moms here, it's really hard for us to produce milk once we stop breastfeeding.

My advise is to re-introduce your baby again to breastmilk. Better if direct to breast, but if ayaw niya kasi nasanay na siya sa bottle, try pumping. As with the experience of other moms here, even with pumping, it's hard to produce milk again. Always, try pa din feeding your baby directly kahit sa una ayaw niya.

Try to pump regularly, once every 3 hours or less, to stimulate production and para "maisip" ng breast na nagbe-breastfeed uli si baby. Milk production/supply depends on milk demand so "trick" your breasts that more milk is needed by pumping - this is the idea behind pumping regularly.

All things considered, better to wait after giving birth for the start of your maternity leave so that you can have more time for your baby.

There are however, other concerns that may push your maternity leave earlier, as what other moms here posted. If you are experiencing difficult pregnancy, for you and your baby's sake, better to have leave early. Good reason also to have more time for your other kid/s to have more time with them since after birth of new baby, focus will be on baby. Other scheduling matters, safety concerns, work and travel-related should be factored in as well.

Your Health / Re: mommy, do you smoke cigarette?
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:56:10 am »
I'm not a smoker and my hubby doesn't smoke also. I can smell cigarette smoke some feet away, nahihilo ako. Plus, smell sticks to your hair and clothes, eeww. Not to mention of course, bad for health, bad for finances (sayang money ano!) and bad for other people (passive smoking is at times more dangerous) and bad for the environment.

As per studies, quitting cold turkey is the best way to go.

Inspiration / Re: I love being a mom because...
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:38:22 am »
I love being a mom because it has changed my perspective in what I consider important in my life and I'm a better person for it.

I've always loved to travel and I've gone to several places both here and outside but now that I'm a mom, I'd rather stay home with my kid (kaya lang I have to work pa  :().

As with other moms here, favorite place na to shop is the baby/kiddie section. dati parati ako sa sports shops since I'm a sporty person.

Members' Kumustahan board / Re: Ask me! [Part 3]
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:34:04 am »
Q: Inaantok ka na pero hindi ka pa kumakain, ano uunahin mo? Kain o tulog?  ;D

A: Kain muna if gutom na gutom na talaga ako, kasi di naman ako makakatulog ng mahimbing if gutom. If kaya ko itulog, as in di naman masyado gutom, at mas antok ako, uunahin ko muna matulog.

Q: Is your baby taking any special classes or enrolled in a day care center? if yes, where?

i second the motion on green tea, plus super makapal na cream nga lang yummy yummy. i love my drinks not too sweet so other drinks na too sugary and sticky will not be joining one of my all time favorite drink na milk tea (not starbucks!).

1) when my baby gives her impish smile
2) junk food paminsan minsan
3) busog feeling after eating
4) magandang weather, not too warm and humid
5) vegetarian dishes na super yummy!

Your Kid's Health and Safety / Re: ipd vaccines
« on: July 20, 2010, 02:36:31 pm »
thanks sis loren for your pedia's contact number. wow, mura nga IPD niya.

my baby had 3 shots of IPD before she turned 1 y.o. first 2 shots at 5,000 each, then 4,000 (new brand of vaccine) 3rd shot.

if baby has his/her first IPD shot at 1 year old, 2 shots yata. please confirm with your pedia. if at 2 years old up ang first shot, 1 shot na lang.

Baby Development and Milestones / Re: TIPS for BRUSHING TEETH
« on: July 19, 2010, 04:07:09 pm »
try din counting baby's teeth while encouraging baby to open mouth wide.

also my hubby teases our baby that he will brush his teeth with her toothbrush and she laughs. then she opens her mouth para her own teeth will be brushed. but sometimes, ayaw pa rin. vehement no! always, try and try.

i used several creams and ointments for my baby before when her diaper rash was not so severe. however, when her rashes got so severe that the redness was all over her bottom, and her pedia advised me to get a higher dosed cream, I decided to use herbal - boil guava leaves and use the extract to wipe my baby's bottoms with. In 1 week the rashes were gone. Until now that she's already a toddler, we still use the guava extract just so the rashes will not appear again.

She is scheduled to be potty trained any time soon so hopefully by net month, mabawasan na diaper use and any incidence of diaper rash for that matter.

there may be both reasons for bed wetting at that age, both physical and psychological (but perhaps more of this). since the boy is already 8 years old, he can control his bladder and knows when he has to go to the bathroom, as he only uses diaper at night. mommies here may be right that it's more of the convenience of the parents not to be awakened also.

arinola, as one suggested here, might be an answer. explaining to the boy how to use the arinola, why he has to use it and the consequences if he doesn't use it should be made.

i suggest that the parents nurture their kid even more but that it would be better if the kid doesn't wear diapers any longer.

as to the best age for potty training, there is another thread here at the forum. there are also readiness signs that babies are ready to be potty trained - does he exhibit signs that he will urinate or move his bowel? does his periods to urinate and move his bowel more or less constant? if yes, then the mom/caregiver can show the baby/babies to the toilet at those hours that he usually urinates and moves his bowel.

my baby has her "cat-cat", a stuffed toy cat. we can't leave without it kasi iyak our baby, kaawa naman. yes, we need to get another of the same kind, lalo pa now na hirap magpatuyo. it's washable but baka abutin 3 days, meanwhile walang comfort object our baby  :-[

Real Parenting / Re: Will my toddler grow up to be gay?
« on: July 19, 2010, 02:18:26 pm »
it's too early to tell. at your son's age, he is still discovering gender roles - what does a boy/man and girl/woman do and expected by society to act. there is still the ongoing nature (gayness is in the genes) vs. nurture (environment, influences) debate as to the origin of homosexuality.

i agree with the moms here, open your son to more masculine influences (uncles, boy playmates, grandfathers, etc.) and strengthen his relationship with his dad. show him more opportunities for male-oriented games (taekwondo, though not a strictly male sport, will do as it focuses more on his physical prowess). more importantly, nurture him as what you have been doing and don't stress that what he is doing is wrong and showing him how a male "perspective" is.

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