• Fun

    Film-filled family fun

    Super-sized exhibit Shrink down with the family and step into the shoes of Ant-Man and the Wasp with SM Cinema’s “Not the Actual Size” exhibit. The kids will love the interactive play area with oversized booths like a giant dining table, a blown-up ball pit, and a massive puzzle to solve. You can also take home the fun by dropping by the merchandise area to shop for collectibles. The launch was held at SM Mall of Asia and it has now made its way to SM City North EDSA where it will be available until July 12. Kids watch for free Planning your next family movie date? Mark your calendars…

  • Column,  Health

    Feeding Difficulties

    By Dr. Celeste Gomez Q: Dear Doc Celeste, I have two toddlers who are very very picky when it comes to eating meals.  They love to eat snacks like cookies and love to drink  milk, however when it comes to mealtime, they just don’t eat.  How do I handle this? —Concerned Mommy A: Dear Concerned Mommy, Feeding children, especially toddlers require the magical powers of discipline, routine, and the power to say “no” when you have to. Dr. Irene Chatoor’s “Guidelines for Hard to Feed Children” by the American Academy of Pediatrics, discussed the most common issues and guidelines on how to address them.   Regular Feeding Time: We would like…

  • Column,  Health and Wellness,  Pregnancy

    The Importance of Exercise During Pregnancy

    By Amanda Griffin-Jacob I learn something new with each pregnancy, probably because I’ve been pregnant so many times. This time around—my fourth one—I became aware of just how important exercise is for a fit pregnancy. When I’m not pregnant, I’m usually quite athletic and healthy. Once I get pregnant, I’m always hit with unrelenting morning sickness, which renders me unable to do much in the way of exercise or eating well. With each child, I’ve always practiced yoga and prenatal yoga. I thought that was enough but it turns out it wasn’t, at least not for me. I had resigned to feeling kind of blah throughout all my pregnancies. I…

  • Family

    Dealing with bullying

    By Angela Casco Janina Vela, teen vlogger and the first Youtube Creators for Change ambassador from the Philippines, candidly shares her painful experiences being bullied as a kid. Her story fits the online positivity campaign called #LovePhilippines with Youtube, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and social change agency Love Frankie. During difficult times, her family is her biggest support system. Here’s how she and her parents deal with bullying, and how you can do the same. Love and encourage your kids. Kids who get bullied often find it hard to open up to their parents. Janina remembers being secretive to her parents about the bullying and the anxiety attacks that…

  • Fun

    Bond over fun painting sessions

    Photos by Noel Pabalate Sip & Gogh, the premier paint, and sip studio, finally opens its newest branch at The Podium this week, and it’s a great venue to unleash the artist in everyone. Even if you have never painted before, the establishment’s art instructors will help you every step of the way. One slot includes your own painting canvas for you to bring home and one choice of drink while you enjoy the relaxing painting session. They also provide customers with a set of paint brushes, acrylic paints, palette, easel, and apron with an art instructor teaching what colors and brushes to use, and how to use them. The…

  • Fashion

    Exclusive fashion picks

    Top Filipino designers come together in a pop-up exhibit titled Rustan’s Circle. It provides stylish moms an avenue to discover local offerings while showcasing homegrown talent. Kicking of the showcase is Mark Bumgarner, Rosanna Ocampo, Patty Ang, Happy Andranda, and Mich Araullo. Designer Patty Ang shares, “One of our many aspirations is to widen our reach, and we believe that this partnership will help us reach that objective. Together with Rustan’s, our brand will create more women who are happy and empowered through these pieces.”The collections are exclusively available at the Ladies’ floor of Rustan’s Makati, and runs until September 30.

  • Family,  Food

    The Joys of Cooking

    By Allyza Quirante Dimples Romana shares her love for cooking with fellow moms at the launch of Eden’s Comfort Food Maker. During the event, it’s evident that the host is a natural in the kitchen. Since 2013, she has been sharing simple homemade recipes on Instagram under the hashtag #DimpsKitchen. Here Dimples shares a few insights on being a home cook: Keep it simple I find myself cooking the simpler the better, especially since I want to share it with other moms. Like, my salted egg shrimps for example. It’s easy because you can find the ingredients anywhere. That’s what I want to impart to my followers—the simplicity and beauty…

  • Babies

    Baby bottles get an upgrade

    Known for innovating baby essentials, Comotomo finally makes its debut locally. Several celebrity moms came to the launch recently held in Makati to share their experiences with the brand’s products. Their baby bottle is a cult favorite internationally, mainly because of its convenient features. One of the noticeable features is the soft silicone base that makes it easier to hold for babies. The nipple also comes with a dual anti-colic vent that eliminates unnecessary air-intake. What’s more is that it’s easy to assemble, making it a great companion for travel. For more updates and information, visit comotomo.ph.  

  • Babies,  Health

    Keeping a healthy tummy

    Gut health has a significant impact on building a stronger immune system. Erceflora is a chewable probiotic supplement that helps protect the digestive system of children. It cultivates good bacteria in the body that prevents stomach problems, like diarrhea. Paired with the proper diet, these supplements help our kids stay in tip-top shape. Erceflora is now available in all Mercury Drugstore branches nationwide.

  • Fashion

    For your Mommy-and-Me #OOTDs

    By Jane Kingsu-Cheng Mom-of-three, Sheila Villanueva, has been in the corporate industry for half of her life. She had a challenging but rewarding job but was looking for something she can be truly passionate about. “In August 2016, I started my happy project selling a few tops I’ve sourced locally. I did some flat lays, just like the ones I see on Pinterest and IG, and sent the photos via Viber to my close family and friends. I sold everything in two days!” This was the start of Everyday Casuals, her first business venture which she was doing on the side. Turning out to be a really good source of…