Republic Act 3661 established the Philippine Science High School. It offers free scholarship privileges to deserving students who will be prepared for careers in science and technology. Rap's strengths in school have always been Science and Math and, after seeing the school curriculum, he can't wait to be part of the system. He says he wants to be an architect or an engineer when he grows up.
Levy of Living a Mom's Life to the Fullest wrote about Asperger Syndrome. I know that there are still many people who are not familiar with the condition like how I was before I read Levy's post. It's a form of autism but people with Asperger usually have above average intelligence which makes the condition all the more special. People with Asperger have difficulties in three areas, namely: social interaction, social communication and social imagination. Head on over to her post to read the details of each difficulty.
Join me in congratulating Jem of Experience of a Super Mommy because she's pregnant with her second baby. She wrote about the early signs of pregnancy and the early pregnancy symptoms that she's been experiencing. I'm sure all of us mommies can relate to her.
I don't know about you, but I'm fond of buying products either in bulk or in big bottles. It's more economical and environmental-friendly because it uses less packaging materials. Most importantly, I get to share it with my family.
Lander, a US-heritage brand, believes in the value of sharing and family togetherness. For this reason, the company is introducing family-sized personal care products that the whole family can enjoy.
Check out these Lander personal care products for the whole family:
|Liquid hand soaps.|
|Prickly heat powder, sports deodorizing powder, and foot care products.|
I have performed circumcision before as part of medical mission in college. It's fairly a simple surgical procedure and most boys are back to their naughty active selves in two or three days. Still, boys should be prepared physically and emotionally for the surgery.
Apart from being part of cultural or religious tradition, circumcision also has medical benefits. It's hygienic. It's easier to wash the penis without the foreskin on. Circumcision can also help prevent the incidence of urinary tract infections and penile problems. Lastly, it lowers the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases.
I recently discovered Energen Nutritious Milk and Cereal Drink and Rap drinks a mug of it together with his breakfast.Since it has oats and malt, I prefer having him drink it than his usual chocolate drink.
Aside from being fiber-rich, Energen is packed with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, D, E, and calcium. I'm glad that Rap loves both vanilla and chocolate flavors. I also like the fact that it's easy to prepare, either hot or cold, so kids can make their own mug of Energen not only for breakfast but for snacks as well.
Motherhood is the hardest job in the world. We work so hard and sacrifice so much for the family. But I'm not complaining because it's the most rewarding job as well! Without the selfless love of moms, there wouldn't be champions. This Mother's Day, I'm joining P&G in honoring moms by saying "thank you" to the woman who has made me who I am today, my mom.
|KD left Rap so frail and thin that he had to drink a milk supplement until we reached his weight goal.|
Kawasaki Disease (KD) looks like a simple disease judging from its visible symptoms. What we don't see on the surface is what it does to the heart. KD is an autoimmune disease where the blood vessels in the body become inflamed. Left untreated, it can cause the walls of the arteries to weaken and balloon. A treatment of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and aspirin is needed to cure the disease. Since it was already Rap's 11th day of fever when he was finally admitted, his pedia did not recommend him having the expensive IVIG treatment anymore and we just focused on treating his ballooned artery with aspirin. In 2004, a vial of IVIG costs 10 thousand pesos and we needed 10 vials for him.
Mommy Bloggers Say: Developing fine motor skills and the love for reading and protection from typhoid fever and online bad guys5:36 PM
On 10 Smart Parenting Tips on Encouraging Your Kids to Love Reading Books, Pehpot not only shared her tips but also featured their mini-library at home. Having a print-rich environment at home indeed develops love for reading.
Meanwhile, Levy shared ways on improving your child's fine motor skills. Most of the activities that she does with her son are familiar for me because I also did that when i was still teaching in pre-school. As simple as they look like, activities like lacing, painting, playing with blocks and puzzle games, and cutting paper develop the tiny muscles in young children's hands.
Jem's husband contracted typhoid fever when he was a teenager so she decided that her son be administered with the typhoid vaccine even when it's optional. Her write-up, which is centered on who should get the typhoid vaccine and when one should get it, is very informative. A very close friend of mine died of complications from typhoid fever that's why I know that typhoid fever is a very serious ailment.
After reading their posts, I hope you also check out my article on taking care of your child's online reputation where I shared tips in ensuring that your son/daughter do not leave a bad reputation online.
To reach Puerto Galera, one will have to ride the ferry boats from Batangas Port. So we rode a Jam Liner bus (Php 175 per passenger plus there's free WiFi, yey!) from Kamuning to Batangas Port. Armed with the bits of tips I got from the Internet, we went straight to Terminal 3 to buy our roundtrip Minolo Shipping Lines tickets. After buying our roundtrip tickets which costed Plhp 500 each, I then proceeded to pay the Environmental Fee (Php 50/adult) and the Terminal Fee (Php 30/passenger). Then we waited for boarding at Gate 2B.
Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan's son, Benjamin, also went through the stage of jealousy when their baby daughter, Solana, was born. Benjamin was the youngest child for 10 years and his spirit was crushed after being teased, "hindi ka na bunso!" This has inspired her to write Kuya na si Bunso.
Teens nowadays are not like how we were when we were younger. They now have access to the Internet which makes them easy prey to online bad guys and bullies. Obviously, we can't ban them from using the Internet because they also need to be in the know. What we can do is to help them take care of their online reputation.
A clean online reputation is just as important as taking care of your reputation in the offline world. Just imagine, 10 to 15 years from now, these teens will be looking for jobs and head hunters would definitely be searching their name up in the Internet. Would you want them to read shameful texts and see embarassing photos of your child? I don't think so.
Here are some things that you can do to help your child take care of his/her online reputation:
Below are the blogs of the fabulous moms who've teamed with me for this grand giveaway. Feel free to visit their blogs for other giveaways and deals, parenting insights or just drop by and say Hello.