Let Smart Parenting Be the Compass to Your Greatest Adventure!

At our “The First Year of Life Workshop” last November, moms and moms-to-be audibly gasped when Dr. Roselyne M. Balita, a pediatrician and founder of the Little Lamb’s Pediatric Wellness Place, said you could actually use edible oil (yes, that can mean cooking oil) to massage your baby. Sensing the disbelief, she continued, “With edible oil, there’s no danger of your baby ingesting toxins when he puts his fingers or toes in
his mouth.”
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It’s just one of the gems we’ve gotten from the numerous workshops we’ve hosted in the past. Despite the fact that you can Google anything these days, SP moms (and dads!) still flock to the site and our events, ready to listen, learn, and ask questions. And each time we conclude one workshop, we get messages asking when is the next one.
So, this year we’ve decided to supersize our baby showers and workshops in one huge event: our first-ever “Smart Parenting Convention.” To be held on July 29 at the Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall, the SP Convention will have at least 12 talks divided into these topics: pregnancy, baby, pre-schooler, and family. We hope to cover every stage of mom’s life so we’re getting experts who can help get you settled further in your
role, whether you’re someone who’s preparing for a baby, juggling a career and a toddler, or raising a pre-schooler.
We’ve noticed many of our past attendees wished they could ask more questions. So, at the SP Convention, each talk gets its own room, our experts have a longer time to delve into each topic, and you can ask to your heart’s content. There will be shopping. We have at least 40 booths to cater to your pregnancy, baby, kids, family, and home needs. We’ve also added beauty and food concessionaires.
Get access to vital parenting information and relevant content 24/7, visit www.smartparenting.com.ph, and follow Smart Parenting on Facebook via /smartparenting.ph, and @_smartparenting on Twitter, and @smartparenting on Instagram.
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Fisher Price Event for Expectant Moms: Great Mom in the Making!

Welcome to Motherhood Life-changing. Challenging. Emotional. Surprising. Rewarding. So many words to describe motherhood, all of them true. Yes, it can be crazy. And yes, it won’t be sunshine and rainbows every day. But for every trying day there will be many more joyous days. Like when your baby finally calls you “mama”. Or the time they smoosh you in a bear hug out of the blue. At those times, you remember why you’re a parent. Soon, your little newborn will become a toddler and before you know it, they’ll start school. Along the way, they’ll need your help to grow into person they’re meant to be.19956621_10156397034147995_7455801987711996022_o.jpg

Last Saturday, July 8, Fisher Price via Baby Company held its first leg of series of symposiums for expectant moms and moms with newborns and toddlers at SM Aura Premier.

Get the Best Possible Start with Fisher Price

As children are naturally playful and inquisitive, Fisher Price finds that the best way for them to learn is through play. That’s why Play IQ was developed, to give you a hand in your child’s Physical, Cognitive, Social and Emotional development. Read more below, you’ll find playtime ideas to help nurture your child’s development. Continue reading “Fisher Price Event for Expectant Moms: Great Mom in the Making!”

#GerifiedPH: Canon Pix Mommy Weekend x Pixma E Series Launch

First day of school was a success, no separate-anxiety symptoms, no cranky I-want-my-mommy attitude. Crying hormone is nowhere in sight, just a little hyper-activity running around, wiggling in place and voice in high pitch – what a promising first school year! Then I opened his assignment notebook. First sentence in the first page of it- a homework. A simple whole image of Kulayot in paper. Wow! I never thought kindergarten school would punch parents like this on first day. Punch is the term, but its not that violent, just a tad of hyperventilation and panic. Is it due tomorrow or the next Monday?

Apparently, it was due next week. That was a relief. I read the notebook halfway from falling asleep and preparing for tomorrow’s work.

The thing is, school today requires current technology which includes  a laptop/desktop, a printer and an internet connection.

Canon Pixma E Series

Canon introduced their latest addition in their line up for Ink Efficient All-In-One printers—the PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470. These are the latest printers equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges to ensure affordable cost of operation.

Wireless and Mobile Printing

Any home within a local wireless network can easily connect to the PIXMA E470 through its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Even without a wireless router, the PIXMA E470 is able to support direct wireless connection to mobile devices or laptop computers using its Access Point Mode.

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Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 SRP Php3,695.00

The PIXMA E470 is also cloud-aware, offering true print-from-anywhere mobility when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Users can now connect to the printer via the Internet through supported applications such as Gmail or Google Drive, or from the Google Chrome web browser on PCs and laptops running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome operating systems.

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Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 SRP Php4,375.00

 

Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY App

When paired with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, users of the PIXMA E470 can print and scan documents and photos using any mobile device running with an iOS or Android operating system with wireless connectivity.

From the app, users can monitor ink levels, adjust printer settings, and register their printers to new cloud services, while the remote copy function allows them to make a document copy even when they are not physically beside the printer.

Enhanced Operability and Productivity Features

The PIXMA E470 is designed for easy wireless setup and connection, switching easily between wireless infrastructure connection, and Access Point Mode connection.

Both the PIXMA E470 and E410 print at 8.0 images per minute (ipm) when printing black and white, and 4.0 ipm when printing in color. The printers also support intelligent power management in the Auto Power ON/OFF setting, allowing automated shut down during idle period and power up when a print job is received.  This setting can be configured easily using the printer driver, or using the PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.

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The event was held at Vask Tapas Room in BGC wherein guests from the media, influencers and bloggers were served with scrumptious servings like Pintxos, Tacos, Rabas (squid with basil mayo), Croquetas, Patatas Bravas, Mejillones Tigre, Tortilla de Chorizo, Callos a la Bizkaina con Chorizo, Sauteed Mixed Veggies, Paella, Pecado al Horno and Pollo Asado. They also served Cochinillo, Tarta de Calamansi and Torrija, which ended sweetly with White Chocolate Mousse and our very own set of Canon printers! You didn’t saw that coming, huh? Check out more photos from the event here.

What’s more is that this is only the beginning! Canon will held several #PixMom events and guests can be assured that every Canon purchase is an investment to fun and memories!

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Aside from the delish dishes, guests were in for a quick workshop hosted by Ms. Alessa Lanot of Life after breakfast Blog. The activity demands creativity in designing a mosaic using colored pens and a watercolor print of floras and patterns. The mini workshop outputs were printed on a canvass using the latest all-in-one Canon Pixma E470.

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The event also held series of mini talks from Bloggers Shari Macaraig of The Misty Mom, who showed us how to make our toddlers “pose” for the camera by dropping the cheesy word “cheese” and Ava Zabat of FartsyAva that shared us how her Canon Pixma E470 helped her documenting whatsnots, encouraging her tod’s art potential while being efficient in doing business – printing handouts, documents, calling cards, even labels and sticker names.

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But there’s more! Download the Canon Red App, available in Apple Store and Google Play and get more freebies and rewards from over 150 partner brands! Buy Canon products and enjoy earning points, prioritized services, product loans, free workshops, camera cleaning services for the avid-Canon shooters and even extended warranty of up to two years! Canon even have special after sales services plus up to Php10,000 worth of credits with every purchase of participating products!

“We also prioritize rewarding and giving importance to our avid Canon customers. By simply downloading the Canon Red App available in the Apple Store and Google Play, exciting freebies and rewards from over 150 partner merchants await our customers when they earn points,” said Tin Dacanay, Canon Philippines marketing manager.

Head on over to Canon Philippines for more information.

Visit Official Websites: visit www.canon.com.ph and www.shopcanon.ph

 

Amplify your Business with MPLIFY

Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion to help businesses reach its full potential, amplify their businesses, and to
provide business solutions through various marketing strategies and PR campaigns.

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The first Restaurant Engagement Conference is by Mplify on August 12, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas, Manila. It is an event dedicated to F&B Industry to be attended by SMEs, new brands, aspiring restaurateurs, F&B Professionals, and restaurant owners. REC aims to Recreate your brand for today’s new trend, Empower local crafts and businesses, and Capture the right market which will be discussed by our respected speakers in order to utilize strategic marketing tools that will optimize Restaurant business performance in which Customer Engagement is the NEW RULE of the GAME.

Mplify is grateful to its generous Sponsors and Strategic Partners: Maybank, Globe MyBusiness, 7,107 Culture + Cuisine, Agape Pastries & Tartines, Mrs. Fields, Kitchenails, Mode Devi, Leaprenuer, Ink-All-You-Can, Karuva Travel & Tours, Where To Eat Philippines, Nail It!, Color Ads and Digital Services Inc., MAPI, YanYan International, and Derm Care. And to our Media Partners: Manila Standard, manilastandard.net, Global News Network (GNN), Asenso Pinoy, Chinoy TV, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Business World, Inquirer Mobile, Experience Travel and Living, Business Insight, Pilipino Mirror, SMNI, HUE Channel, Entrep TV, Remate Express, The Village Connect, Psst!, Pinas, Peoples Journal, and Women’s Journal REC is dedicated to support Children’s Hour as its beneficiary to help One Children One Hour at a time.

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To register, visit www.mplify-ph.com and follow our social media accounts for REC updates in Facebook page @mplifyph and Instagram @mplify_ph.

For othe inquiries, you may reach us thru our mobile numbers: 0998.887.6063 / 0977-3597602 or email us at mktg.mplify@gmail.com.

 

Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness

Running especially when done with a friend or love one, is truly a fun and exciting way to achieve a fitness goal or to get back on track to a healthy and active lifestyle.
This showed in the bright faces of hundreds of running pairs who took part in Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness buddy Run at the Parade Ground of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

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In line with the Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles, the fit & fun Wellness Buddy Run gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line.

Through the years, fit and Fun Buddy Run has been a much anticipated event for lot of people. Its’ our kick off as we celebrate with the nation, Well and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners, “said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.

Hosted by volleyball Superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson & Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI, Procter & Gamble, Abbot Nutrition, Getz Broz, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere Inc., and Philusa Coach Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a short work-out and invited them to register on site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on ground and on line wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.

The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of P 3,000.00 inclusive of P 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.

Robinsons Supermarkets commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipino with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or website www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph to see what’s good for you.

Foster Creativity and Enhanced Learning with Canon’s PIXMA E Series Printers

 

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Moms find the perfect printer for the family in the latest Canon PIXMA printer series

Cooking, painting, and scrapbook-making are just few of the many activities moms let their kids do to further their holistic development. It can be said that kids nowadays are busier and moms play a more challenging role to be highly creative, making every experience a learning platform for their kids. With the right technology, now, moms (and anyone in the family who has a creative streak!) are more empowered than ever, especially with the right printer that helps foster creativity and enhanced learning for the family – the Canon PIXMA E Series printers.

“Technology plays a vital role in the development of children. As a company that aims to bring delight to everyone, we make sure that our products are part of every delightful moment,” shares Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “Family moments are delightful moments worth having memories of. Through the newly-launched series of Canon PIXMA E printers, we wish to make these moments count – from using our printers to produce work that will help enhance the creativity and learning of kids, to documenting these moments via photos.”  Through the Canon PIXMA E series printers, print quality is never compromised by its cost efficiency – making unending delightful moments happen.

There are many ways by which the Canon PIXMA E Series printers can help every family moment memorable: The Canon PIXMA E410 is perfect for moms who help put together her children’s numerous drafts of artworks, sketches and projects with its ability to print up to 400 black and white documents, and 180 colored pages. The design savvy student will enjoy the PIXMA E470’s built-in Wi-Fi features that can help print from anywhere to meet that deadline when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Teens in the family can immortalize their best photos on Facebook through the PIXMA MG3070s with its PIXMA Cloud Link application for remote printing of Facebook albums and online contents with mobile devices. While the compact PIXMA E480 model is best suited for aspiring entrepreneurs in the family with its on-the-go faxing and scanning features.

Watch out for the upcoming Canon #PIXMom series of events in the malls nearest you in July. Families can visit Canon’s interactive booths: a back-to-school booth where kids can select icons of what they want to be when they grow up; a kitchen booth where guests can design their cupcakes; the creatives in the family can print their own coloring sheets and scrapbook in the arts and crafts booth; plus dads and kids can test the speed of taking sharp photos using select Canon cameras at the basketball booth.

Guests are assured that every Canon purchase they make counts. “We also prioritize rewarding and giving importance to our avid Canon customers. By simply downloading the Canon Red App available in Apple Store and Google Play, exciting freebies and rewards from over 150 partner merchants awaits our customers when they earn points,” shares Canon Philippines Marketing Manager Tin Dacanay. Registered users can enjoy discounts, prioritized service and product loans, free workshops, camera cleaning, extended warranty up to two years, special after sales services, plus up to Php10,000 worth of credits with every purchase of participating Canon products.

Don’t miss out on an exciting, artsy, and fun-filled weekend of activities and promotions by Canon. For more information, visit www.canon.com.ph and http://www.shopcanon.ph.

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About Canon in the Philippines

Canon is a multibillion dollar company with one of the most extensive products lines of digital imaging devices.

2017 marks the company’s 31st consecutive year it has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and the 12th consecutive year it has been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted. It continues to enrich lives through technological innovation.

Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon provides total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. The brand ranks 8th in the region and 7thin the Philippines according to a 2016 study conducted by Asia-Campaign Specific and Nielsen thanks to its strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.

Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices spread across the Philippine archipelago supported by its vast network of authorized service centers. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers.

In the Philippines, it is a strong leader in the camera, inkjet printer, laser printer, and copier product categories.

More information and images are available at the Press Center section at http://www.canon.com.ph/news-pressroom.

 

#GerifiedPH: Millennial Moms Ph’s #MomTribe Meet-Up for First-Time Moms

It takes a village to raise a child.

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The quote above was an old African proverb originated in Igbo and Yoruba now commonly known as Nigeria; it depicts the importance of an entire community in its active role in contributing to the rearing of one’s child.

Photo on the left: #Dabibot munching on a peeled carrot. Instead of eating chips and deep fries, toddlers can munch on finger food like carrots, cucumbers and parsley. Just make sure that the toddler is always under an adult supervision.

One of my determined goals when I was a first time parent, was to breastfed my child exclusively for the first six months of his life and then, let him self-wean. It was a success. That is what I’m doing now for my second child. But my first-time mom journey wasn’t all wet kisses and tight hugs, and I can’t tell it is now that I’m a mom of two little gentlemen. I still have a lot to learn and I’m opening my mind to it; aside from wet kisses and tight hugs, I’m so ready for that still-hot poop and sour pukes, especially now that I got a millennial tribe behind my back.

Millennial Moms are mothers who were born between 1978 and 1994.

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The quote above was what came into my mind the moment I learned about this offline meet up – a transition into the modern era that Millennial Moms Philippines summed up to be hashtag #MomTribe.

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Millennial Moms Ph provides an offline avenue for moms to SHARE, INSPIRE and CONNECT with other moms in a workshop or seminar type of events  where they advocate to help and teach millennials parents to be good in keeping their homes and family in a good state – just like how women of tribes do to cultivate and nourish the village. Hence, moms would love to work inside the home.

  • To be good homemakers
  • To survive when maids are not around
  • To train and guide helpers in the household

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The #MomTribe Meet Up event held last June 24 was very laid back. Breastfeeding moms are everywhere. Crying babies and laughing running toddlers was a norm and no one judged anyone.

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Everyone was welcomed and understood. I feel like I belong… I didn’t bring my toddlers with me because the hubby is gracious enough to make pasyal the kids in the mall while I’m in the event but I like how moms with crying babies for the first time will not look others in the eyes apologetically – I wished I brought Dabibot.

I love how everyone was whispering that the baby’s is cute, so chubby. Humbly excusing and proudly excused were the exchanges of the conversation – babywearing, using strollers, breastfeeding, bottle-fed, mix feeding, using disposable diapers, cloth diaper users. Just a smile and a nod, no mommy shaming.

Everyone was dog-eyed seeing the babies cue or smile. And everyone gasp when a baby smacked her face on the table.

Finally, an avenue for moms.

The event was hosted by millennial mom behind the Millennial Moms Ph, Ms. Dette Zulueta. She introduced us to the Mom Tribe Community, its advocacy and its sponsors that made the event possible.

Then we were grouped into four. The Super Moms, the Hot Mommas, the Anata Hearts and the Wonder WoMoms (our group). We introduced ourselves to each other and talked about our backgrounds.

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In our group, one’s a nurse, two are full-time moms, two are mom-prenuers and one corporate mom. Like a good mix, we learned and picked something from the other. It was really a refreshing intimate conversation for me after years of only talking to the drooling infants – I’m a work at home mom, afterall.

I didn’t get the chance to get a decent photo, the lactating treats from SugarSensationsPh went down the throat in less than a minute. I saved the lolly for later.

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Aside from the group activities, Asian Parenting held a human bingo.

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One of the things I learned the hard way is that when you are young, you are idealistic, but as you age, you should embrace the reality as well. One of the things I do to fight against the pressure of idealism is by practicing Stoicism – the art of not giving a care to people and circumstances that doesn’t help or improve you.

I never had a night life. Other moms in the group also has a limited social life after having the baby – and like a said earlier, everyone was refreshed on finally talking to another adult after a year of baby talking. Personally, one of the things I can’t do now is to travel alone. I don’t have anyone to leave the kids with and I’m a breastfeeding momma who hates pumping – add that to the equation and you’ll end up knowing I breastfeed even during my site inspection visits.

Usually, just an encouragement and affirmation that it’s okay, everything will fall into place is all I need to keep on striving and moving forward.

Makansutra

The #MomTribe held last Saturday and the future #MomTribe events was and will be held at Makansutra, 2nd floor of SM Megamall.

It rained prizes and gifts from sponsors like PLDT Home Fibr, Bite Lock, Smart Steps, Baby Company and a sample giveaways and live demo from Pampers.

More photos of the event here.

#MomTribe Meet-Up Schedule for the next few months are as follows:

August 12, September 16 and October 14, 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Makansutra, SM Megamall. Stay tuned on their official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MillennialMomsPH/

and join the tribe here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/millennialmomsph/ 

Other Social Networking Site:

Blog – www.millennialmomsph.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/millennialmomsph/