Friday, August 6, 2010

It's my Birthday!

I hit the 40 milestone on August 5th! As Victor Hugo puts it, "Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age".

I don't regret growing older. It is a privilege that many people are denied!

Having a toddler at 40 years old is no easy task. Young as she is, she is a high-need toddler who demands quality time whenever I come home from work. She learns by imitation and so I do my best to lead by example in showing good behaviors and by being positive around others. I have prayed long and hard to have a child of my own and I'm very grateful that the Almighty is giving me a chance to raise her and mold her into a loving person!

My fears of getting old?

Stress builds up and takes toll on my skin as I juggle my time to fulfill all roles expected of me but I'm not complaining! I'm happy that work and some other things keep me thinking and busy.

Only one other matter persists in mind . . .

Like so many women out there, I stretch myself thin with full and busy life but don’t want to look like the way I do! How I wish I'd have a youthful skin as age sneaks up on me.

My two cents . . .

bedtime routine

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I find that toddlers have different sleep issues compared to babies. As a baby, Daniella Nicole would sleep sounding in a soothing cot after a calming ritual of back rubs and lullabies. Now a little bit older, she would get out of bed and make unreasonable demands as a toddler.

Fortunately I was able to find a routine that works and got my daughter to make the transition from a baby bedtime to a “big kid” bedtime. Her bedtime routine consists of: wash-up, comfortable pajamas, stories, cuddle and sleep. I try to get my toddler into a relaxed state, thirty minutes before bedtime, and ensures that she has no reason to get up-- - she’s been to the toilet, she’s had a little water , has no bedroom trouble in settling herself, and it’s clear that I expect her to stay in bed.

Getting her to sleep through the night ensures that my child gets enough sleep, while I get time to myself.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Blogging my way to Bora!

South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) and Microtel Inns & Suites will be choosing eight lucky bloggers to join an all-expense paid bloggers’ tour of Boracay from September 10 to 12, 2010. This includes round-trip tickets from Manila to Caticlan and accommodation at Microtel Boracay.

To be selected, you will have to write a blog entry telling us why you should be chosen to join the tour. Each blog entry must have a link to the SEAIR website , the SEAIR Facebook Fan Page , and the Microtel Philippines website.
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