Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cookie Butter French Toast

Just because we stuffed ourselves full during the holiday dinner parties doesn’t mean that the holiday mornings should be any different! It’s the holidays after all, and we are throwing self-control out the window till the holidays are over! Hehehe!

We have an abundance of nut and cookie butters in our pantry, of all sorts of flavors and textures; some gifted, some bought!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SoMoms #BetterMe Sessions: How To Develop Your Child's Self-Esteem

How much do we contribute to our children's self-esteem?

According to life coach, Pia Nazareno of  The One Core, parents have a lot to do regarding their kids' own level of self-esteem.

A healthy self-esteem is the most important thing we can give to our children. Coach Pia mentioned that the foundations for a positive self-esteem starts early on in a person's life, and is dependent on the care and nurture that we give our children.

But first, what is self-esteem anyway? Self-esteem is the way a person feels about himself, and it can determine success, attitude and ambition. Simply because a person with high self-esteem can face challenges without feeling overwhelmed because parents have helped them develop resilience and persistence.

But even for parents like me whose kids are already grown (teens, grade-schoolers) it is still not too late put into effect these best-practice guidelines to continue to develop self-esteem in children.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Vanity Beauty Bar and Patisserie

Some weeks back, I felt like I was so tired from mommy-chores and I needed to prioritize myself, it was perfect timing that Vanity Beauty Bar and Patisserie invited me to try out their services. Finding time to go to the spa is an occasional indulgence for all busy moms. And I am no different from that. I constantly find myself with some mom-duty that I feel needs to get done first that I push this “me-time” aside

But I know that a well-rested mom is a happy mom! So I confirmed my appointment as soon as I cleared out my afternoon agenda for that day! But, still, I couldn't resist multi-tasking... I multi-tasked pampering and having a one-on-one date with my daughter. My li'l girl loves it whenever we go to the nail salon together. So with enough hours to spend for a relaxing break, we headed to Vanity Beauty Bar and Patisserie.