I Am A SuperMom

I was supposed to join Jenny and Mec‘s Breastfeeding Carnival this August.  However, I couldn’t write something coherent with the month’s theme, plus some other reasons.  I could not let August past without a breastfeeding-related post though.  August is breastfeeding month in the country!

I’ve been breastfeeding for 20 months now.  I’ve had my fair share of frustrations, challenges, ‘lil triumphs and those heartwarming, funny and awkward moments.  I’ll tell about it some other time. For now, I want to make a validation for myself.

I make milk.
I have superpowers.
I am also a “Super Mom.”

Some full-time moms can take care of 1+N children, work-at-home, cook meals, do household chores, homeschool their kids, maintain a high traffic blog, do crafts, be great wives and stay fabulous all at the same time.  Wow!  I salute them.  I wish to be like them or even one-fourth as capable as they are.

But knowing that some moms can be as efficient, it also makes me feel insecure, incompetent, inadequate.  (sigh) I know things will get better in time.  I will get better in time.  I will be a Super Mom too someday!

Then again, I am already a Super Mom.  I have super powers too!  I can also do some household chores while carrying and supplying super milk to our Super Toddler.  Ain’t that super? 😉

Cheers to all breastfeeding moms! 🙂


Prepping Up For The Biggest Book Fair

I’m saving my book allowance for this:

32nd Manila International Book Fair

Scholastics, Adarna House, OMFLit, Lampara Publishing, Shepherd’s House Publishing, WS Pacific and a whole lot of other publishers and printers in the country with sales and promos to boot are housed in this annual fair.    Continue reading

Our First Week of Good Food

We have made a significant step to better health. We’re now “grass-eaters” more than ever, chowing down more vegetables than before. And they’re all organic! 🙂

Two weeks ago I emailed Good Food Co. that my family wants to be one of their stakeholders.  I learned about them from Rowie of Pinoybaby.  Good Food Co. is a group supporting small-scale organic farmers in Capas, Tarlac.

We committed to four weeks of all organic, seasonal and freshly harvested vegetables and fruits. We got our first bag of goodies last Saturday.   As I’ve said in a earlier post, I will make a review-slash-diary of our experience.  Read on to know what went through our weeks with good food from Good Food.  (The Good Food name is so apt for organically good food, don’t you think? 🙂 )

Week 1:  Surprise!

What’s in the bag?  How were they when we got them?  Here’s what we got:

Good Food Goodies and Recipe for August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011 Good Food goodies

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The Songs our Toddler Sings

Singing action songs is one means of stimulating the child’s language and motor skills development.  True enough, it was in singing that LC has learned to associate more words to objects and has actually said ‘broom,’ ‘spoon’ and a few others.   Also, LC’s arm movement for waving hellos and goodbyes and for The Wheels On The Bus’ actions became smoother as weeks and months go by.

I’m always on the look out for additions to our music library.  In the process, I’ve realized that some goes off the charts in my paranoid world.

Some can be suggestive of violence – if I can call it that. Continue reading

Going Organic – List of Organic Food Farmers and Suppliers

One of the many roles of a mother is becoming the family’s nutritionist.  It’s usually the mother who decides what the family eats, dictates the kitchen operation and puts the foot down the grocery and market list.  I’m in full capacity of taking on this function now that we’re living on our own.  That in mind, with my eczema, with Hubby getting a couple of hypertension episodes recently, and with LC in his formative years, I compelled myself to give our family the healthiest meals I can think of and what we can practically afford.  But time has passed when eating healthy is just about getting the right balance of go, glow and grow foods.

What gives?  Livestock are injected with growth-hormones and bombarded with antibiotics.  Fish bio-accumulate dioxins and PCBs. (This I know since college yet I have and still eat fish with gusto. =| ) Farmed fishes are said to be fed with genetically modified corn or whatever feeds.  Plants are GMO or are grown with harmful chemicals to achieve commercial targets.  They might be growing on polluted soil too.  Kangkong (water spinach) are harvested from the floodgates.  Shell fishes and crustaceans are filter feeders (that’s a fact) – so I consider them garbage feeders in polluted waters.  But that’s just me.  What’s my family to eat then? Continue reading