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Friday, August 29, 2008

Why 'Mama' and 'Dada' are baby's first words

Have you noticed it? I even heard Dannielle saying like Dada. I can not wait til she can really utter the word mama. I am getting so excited!

But why does baby say the words mama and dada first? Let's read this article to find out why.

A baby's first words are often "mama" and "dada," much to the delight of parents. Now scientists think they know why.

Beyond the obvious — Mommy and Daddy are around a lot and babies are drawn to them — languages in many cultures have apparently made the task easy by creating words for mothers and fathers that feature patterns of repeating sounds, a new study suggests. Continuation here.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Ahhhrrgg... life is great. Did you know that everytime triple P releases opps, my daughter is awake and hungry? Just like this morning, I had to feed her while being alert with my PPP tasks. I am just glad I grabbed 4 opps, 2 for each of my blogs. I need two more to complete the slots.

Hope to reserve again later if there is more.

Happy Birthday babe!

Glitter Graphics

My hubby is celebrating his 35th birthday today. Wishing you a longer and healthier life, babe for our family.

Can't get you a gift for now. I'll make it up on your day-off. Dannielle and I love you!

Learn music at your convenience

Most music schools does not offer like what Amadeus Home Music School does. In order for you to learn, you will have to go and attend classes at the studio which of course will cost you more.

Amadeus Home Music School is very unique by providing each student with music lessons at their convenience. Music lessons are not taught in schools but at home.

Music teachers are available in every state. They are using the old method of one-on-one instruction handed down by master musicians, while keeping in touch with the latest cutting-edge teaching methods.

Check out a post entry by one of the bloggers about Amadeus Home Music School as well.

Make an appointment now! Call Toll Free 877-537-7660 for more details.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Looking for a great deal on a Tag Heuer watch?

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More brands are available on the website.

Visit the website now and get advantage of their summer sale. Hundreds of reduced price watches are offered just for this season. Include Tag Heuer watches on your purchase for it's one of the most elegant watches they have. You can get up to 50% discount if you order now. Gold and diamond watches are also available for this brand. Just choose whichever you like. This is real awesome! Enjoy the free shipping and handling as well if mail around US. Get your dream watch now!

Luxury watches for a cheaper price? Where else can you get this? Only from The Watchery for sure! Enjoy shopping!

Baby with temper (lol)

I'm telling you guys that Dannielle is something. At an early age, she has a temper. She is so hard to calm down. Just like when she sneeze, you can hear an annoying noise from her. If she's hungry and she cries coz she is not given the attention right quick, oh boy! she'll throw her fit and won't drink her formula right quick.

Her actions make me smile and laugh sometimes though. She is just so cute to look at.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dannielle's 3rd pedia visit

Two weeks ago, we went to see Dannielle's pediatrician. The clinic is just 5 minutes drive away from our home.

My baby is perfect according to Dr. Kelly, a sub-pediatrician that day. She was given a shot of HB which really broke my heart. Next visit, she'll have four additional shots. I dunno if I want to be with her coz I hate to see her in pain. I might just wait for them out from the patient room. Whew! I hate to think about it now.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy and sad tag

Thanks for this tag Eds. I really love doing tags from you. Most of are so fun. Again, give me more tags. Makes me busy and for interim as well lol.

Start Copy~

Here are the Rules:

1. List the things that make you Happy and those that make you Sad.
2. Add your Blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other Blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.

T☺ni’s Attachments, Cecile2’s-Small and Simple Things, Lara’s Pinay dot US, Lara’s My Blog Entry, Lara’s Byaheng Pinay,Living A’ La Mode, Bits and Pieces, My Life in this Wonderful World, My Online World, Ozzy’s Mom, Me,Myself+2, Kidd Designs, Fun|Fierce|Fabulous, Eds Mommy Life, Just Me.. Eds, My Precious Niche, Filipino Love Stories, A Mom's Note, Tasteful Voyage, YOU



  • Being with my family - husband and baby dannielle.
  • Communication with my family in the Philippines.
  • Blogging.
  • Earning and be able to give my mother way back home some grace.
  • Having lots of friends who makes me laugh at all times.


  • When Dannielle is not feeling good and cranky.
  • Can't catch opportunities.
  • Can't get or buy what I want online.
  • Can't go to the mall when I want to.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I completed the slots

Whew! Glad I'm done composing and submitting posts. Thanks to triple P for giving me a busy hour tonight. Thanks as well to my baby Dannielle for the cooperation. She slept the whole hour while I was dealing with the opps. Most of all, thanks God for the blessings. My night is over for blogging for now. I'll be back tomorrow.

Why Men Fall Asleep After Sex

Do you ever wonder why your partner sleeps right away after sexual intercourse? I never notice this before. Thanks to this information I just read.

Try reading this article as well. It'll help you understand more your partner's sexual health. Share this info to them.

Sex and sleep

According to Dr. Billy Goldberg, co-author of Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?, there is little direct evidence explaining why men fall asleep. However, the chemicals oxytocin, prolactin, gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) and other hormones all contribute to “that roll-over-and-snore feeling” because they facilitate sleep.
Read full article here.

Let's talk about Amos Tamam

Let's talk a little bit about this person born to with talents. Not everybody can act ant Amos Tamam is excluded to that. He was born on September 6, 1977 in a Holy country Israel. He's life is engaged into filmography. Among his works are :
1."Srugim" (2008) TV series
2. Giborim Ktanim (2006)
3. Shalosh Ima'ot (2006)
4. "Shir Shelanu, Ha-" (2004) TV series

Read more about Amos Tamam by clicking the link provided herein.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Tag from my friend kabayang elba. Thanks so much dear. This is so much fun to do. It's been a while since I haven't done any tags. Good thing you shared this to me. This is my first tag for the month of July til August.

SCATTERGORIES.'s harder than it looks! Erase my answers, enter yours, send it on to your friends. *Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following... *They have to be real places, names, things. Nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question:

*4 LETTER WORD – liar
*VEHICLE – habal-habal (lol)
*TV Show – late night show with ambot
*CITY – lambayong
*BOY NAME – lito GIRL NAME – lita
*OCCUPATION – layman
*SOMETHING YOU WEAR – laso (sa buhok)
*SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM – linta ( pag way limpyo ang banyo haha)
*SOMETHING YOU SHOUT – lintik! lol

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

10 Ways to Motivate a Child to Learn

As a new mom, I am hoping that my child would be a reading enthusiast when she's older. I want her to equip herself with general knowledge. Reading makes an intelligent person. So as early as possible, I will motivate her to love books. I will start when she's three months old and that would be 2 months from now.

For moms out there who want to motivate their children to learn, here are the tips :

  • Fill your child's world with reading. Take turns reading with your older child, or establish a family reading time when everyone reads her own book. It's important to show her that "it's not only a school task," says Ted Feinberg, Ph.D, assistant director of the National Association of School Psychologists. Demonstrate how important reading is to you by filling your home with printed materials: novels, newspapers, even posters and placemats with words on them. According to Stephanie Fanjul, director of student achievement at the National Education Association, "Children can learn to read by living in an environment that's rich in words."
  • Encourage him to express his opinion, talk about his feelings, and make choices. He can pick out a side dish to go with dinner and select his own extracurricular activities. Ask for his input on family decisions, and show that you value it. "One of the things valued in school is class participation," says Feinberg, and "having practice at home expressing his feelings" is "good for self-esteem and self-confidence." He'll be more likely to engage with the material he studies if he's comfortable asking questions and drawing his own conclusions.
  • Show enthusiasm for your child's interests and encourage her to explore subjects that fascinate her. If she's a horse nut, offer her stories about riding or challenge her to find five facts about horses in the encyclopedia. Make sure she has the tools she needs -- since Feinberg's daughter "loved looking for sea life" at the beach during family vacations, he bought her little nets so that she could catch crabs and minnows. Now, she's a marine biologist.
  • Provide him with play opportunities that support different kinds of learning styles -- from listening and visual learning to sorting and sequencing. Fanjul recommends supplies that encourage open-ended play and "do more than one thing," such as blocks -- your child will develop his creative expression and problem-solving skills as he builds. He'll need lots of unstructured play time to explore them -- although sports activities and language clubs are valuable experiences, too many scheduled activities can add "too much stress" to your child's life, and distract him from exploring the pleasures of learning at his own pace.
  • Point out the new things you learn with enthusiasm. Discuss the different ways you find new information, whether you're looking for gardening tips on the Internet or taking a night class in American literature. Let her see you in action: choose an activity that's unfamiliar to you both, such as playing tennis or speaking Spanish, and schedule a lesson or pick up a couple of instructional tapes. "Parents are the single most important modeling agent in a child's life," says Feinberg, and if you "demonstrate that learning is a lifetime adventure," your kids will get the message.
  • Ask about what he's learning in school, not about his grades or test scores. "Even if he doesn't do well grade-wise compared to the other students, he might still be learning and improving, and you don't want to discourage that," cautions Fanjul. Have him teach you what he learned in school today -- putting the lesson into his own words will help him retain what he learned.
  • Help your child organize her school papers and assignments so she feels in control of her work. If her task seems too daunting, she'll spend more time worrying than learning; as she gets older and has more responsibilities, things can get "excruciatingly painful," warns Fanjul. So check in with her regularly to make sure she's not feeling overloaded.
  • Celebrate achievements, no matter how small. Completing a book report calls for a special treat; finishing a book allows your child an hour of video games. You'll offer positive reinforcement that will inspire him to keep learning and challenging himself. "If a child feels as if he is successful regardless of what it is, it builds him up and makes the next challenge easier," says Feinberg.
  • Focus on strengths, encouraging developing talents. Even if she didn't ace her math test, she may have written a good poem in English class. In addition to a workbook for math practice, give her a writing journal. When she knows that she's talented in one area, she'll be confident enough to try to achieve in others. "You don't want to not offer challenges," explains Feinberg, "but there's always a transfer when you have your kid feeling good about who she is."
  • Turn everyday events into learning opportunities. "Being educated doesn't mean knowing a lot of disconnected facts," says Fanjul. "Learning is building from what you know and connecting it to new facts." Encourage him to explore the world around him, asking questions and making connections. Fanjul remembers pointing to a prickly pear in the produce aisle and asking her young daughter, "Have you ever seen anything so bizarre?" When she replied that the fruit looked like "one of those fish that blows up," Fanjul knew that the structures for learning were firmly in place. source

Monday, August 18, 2008

Random preggyness tag

This tag is from sexy model mom Fun.Fierce.Fab. Thanks Van for this cutie tag. Motherhood is fun and yet the most tiring job I ever have.


Moms Who Played Along:

Mai | Yen | Eds | Vannie | Fun.Fierce.Fab | Mamalira | Lira Your blog where you posted this

Preggy Facts:
1. Who did you first inform about your pregnancy and how?
::: Hubby but right when we arrived at the hospital, I sent a text message to my family and Jackie :::

2. Maximum weight?
::: I was around 134 lbs :::

3. Cravings?
::: green mango or anything salty:::

4. Aversions?
::: everything was stinky and nasty. :::

5. Morning Sickness?
::: suffered till the 2nd trimester of my pregnancy:::

D Day Facts:
1. Number of Kids/Deliveries?
:: 1 :::

2. NSD or CS?
::: CS:::

3. Girl or Boy?
::: girl:::

4. AOG (age of gestation) on Birth?
:: 39 weeks:::

5. How long in labor?
::: I was on labor for 12 hours. Arrived at the hospital at 3AM but Dannielle came out at 4:11PM. I was dilated for 3cm only and that made the doctor decide for an incision. We just found out right after Dannielle was born why it took that long. Her ambilical cord was wrapped around her neck. Thanks God! :::


Tagging along : a fil-am journey, joydob, liza, poray and UmmiRosma

Sunday, August 17, 2008

TraceNumber dot com

Telemarketers and other unknown callers are very annoying and that's undeniably fact. We tend to answer their calls thinking they are friends or family and or for the sake of being polite.

But hey, did you know that we can prevent this from happening? Through Trace, we can now trace our callers. If you are receiving calls unknown to you, simply log on to the website or just click the link herein. A form being provided. wherein you just have to type or fill in your caller's number and click the search button. In a little while, you can get access to owner's name & address, city, state, line type, phone carrier details and more anywhere within United States or Canada. It's that easy!

Don't get yourself worn out. Stop telemarketers and other annoying callers from harassing you. This website is free to use so there's nothing to worry about. Bookmark the website and use it whenever you need it.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sweet Home Blogger Awards

These wonderful awards came from Liza. Thank you sweet mommy for these ever sweet awards.

It's been awhile since I have posted awards here. Glad got some now. Liza forwarded this over a month ago. Wasn't able to do it as I gave birth and have rested for awhile. Now I am back a bit.

Now I am passing these to : my beloved Isaac, Mye, and gles.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bloghopping is freeze for now

My apology again for those who visit my site. As of now, I can not pay you a visit. Most of my time is spent for my daughter. If ever I get online, it's just to check e-mails and post a bit here.

My thanks for my frequent visitors. I promise to pay your effort soon! I also need to bloghop as my ranks are getting low.

See yah! Have a great day!

8 Kinds of Sex Every Couple Should Try

This post should be read by adults only. Though the content is educational in purpose and is nothing against my disclosed policy. I got these info from MSN and I guess it's better if this is to be shared after all we're married.

Anyway, let's see which kind of sex we have tried so far...Opps...I'm not sharing mine...(lol)

Busy with my baby

Just gave birth to my precious little angel Dannielle last July 5. Can't stay long for now. See yah in a couple of weeks.


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