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Inigo loves frozen yogurt

2 Aug

playing with the chimes at Yogurt Froz

After a day of running errands, Mommy, Daddy and Inigo stopover for a froyo break at T. Morato.  Inigo is one of the rare kids who would prefer frozen yogurt to ice cream, and I am attributing it to the fact that I ate froyo a lot during my pregnancy.  Also, being breastfed up to now, he has probably acquired a taste for its tartness, since it is a known fact that the taste of foods consumed by a lactating mom often makes its way into her milk.




You can't come between a boy and his froyo

It is also a wonderful thing that at 1 1/2 years old, Inigo can already use a spoon by himself.  Ever a sweet boy, he makes sure that Mommy also eats by feeding me.  Probably payback for all the times when I was the one who would spoonfeed him.  I adore how he checks in, by asking me “Okay? Okay?”  He sure is growing up fast…

after the siege







At the end of this post is a link to Inigo’s video. Meanwhile, this was how the yogurt cup ended after Ego wound up eating almost all of it himself. Note that it is a large cup– that tummy does have a lot of space! Sorry for the picture and video quality, but Inigo played with the digicam before and drained all the batteries so I had to make do with my crappy camera phone.

Inigo’s video


Parenting Survey? Pass!

31 Jul

I was online browsing for references for an article I was writing for a client when I received a survey asking me to input some data for a parenting research.  It asked me to provide some information about me and my kid. I declined to answer the survey, fearing that it would eschew their sample and thus mess up their study.  Here is why: Continue reading

No-spill Bowl for Inigo

31 Jul

One of the better uses I have found for my hard-earned money is Inigo’s Loopa Gyro Bowl.  Read the full review where Inigo the Destroyer, certified Chef Tony’s popcorn lover puts it to the test: The Gyro Bowl versus Inigo the Destroyer.

Coping with Single Parenthood

30 Jul

I consider myself a single parent, despite being legally married (in a church and all) for several practical reasons.  First, my son and I live in a separate home from his dad; second, I no longer concern myself with whatever (whoever?)  my (ex?) husband chooses to do in his spare time; and three, when push comes to shove, I am the one who must adjust and accommodate to make sure that Inigo gets taken care of.  Continue reading

Mommy and Inigo’s Ordinary Afternoon

29 Jul

Warning: this is an ego-centric post.  Only for family, friends and avid Inigo fans.  Written due to insistent private demand. Continue reading

Mommy and Inigo's Ordinary Afternoon

29 Jul

Warning: this is an ego-centric post.  Only for family, friends and avid Inigo fans.  Written due to insistent private demand. Continue reading

5 Things to Avoid when in Debt

28 Jul

Nobody wants to get into a debt problem but it is becoming the norm these days. You may not have intended to be indebted in the past, but here you are, in a problematic debt situation. Is debt becoming a major problem? The best strategy to emerge out from this unlikely condition is to have the determination and the resolve to get out of it.

If you are in debt, you should be careful that your actions do not make your circumstances worse. Here are five things you should avoid for debt relief. Continue reading

Inigo goes to Cuts for Tots

27 Jul

Inigo always gets his hair cut at the Cuts for Tots salon. It’s more expensive than a visit to your corner barbershop but we (Ego’s Daddy Jay and I) think that it really is worth it. Read all about it in today’s review: Cuts for Tots Kiddie Salon.

Three Things to Remember When Your Child Has a Disability

25 Jul

By Stephen Gallup

Sooner or later, all parents deal with unexpected crises. Worry is just part of the adventure of raising kids. However, a surprisingly large number of parents also discover, usually sometime in the first three years of their child’s life, that a developmental disability is also part of the picture. Their child could be given a label like Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD, or autism. Or perhaps no diagnosis is offered, despite obvious problems.

My son Joseph was one of those who with no useful diagnosis. His birth in 1985 started our family on a very long odyssey in search of help. Here are a few lessons I learned along the way. Continue reading

5 Fun Things to Do When You’re Pregnant and Want to Go Outside

21 Jul

I remember how uncomfortable I was when I was pregnant.  Although mine was a very healthy pregnancy, it still took a toll on my energy levels.  Towards the end of your pregnancy, just getting up off the couch can be difficult.  Walking can take a major effort, especially during the hot summer months.  However, keeping yourself shut up in the house is not really that healthy, especially for your state of mind.  Impending motherhood is already stressful enough, so having some downtime before the baby arrives will allow you to cope better.  If you are having complications, you might have a lot of restrictions on your activities, but you can still take a breather once in while to preserve your sanity as long as you take the proper precautions. Continue reading