Jan 28, 2009

A tsunami of lay-offs

We are in more difficult times nowadays as the global crisis affects our employment. There is really no security in life but we will just be prepared for trials that will come our way and never ever lose hope. Today the global unemployment rates are rising as high as the tsunami as more and more companies are closing their operations globally. One company that is closing some of their plants in the Philippines is Intel. More and more rural banks are also closing as well. The electronics industry is suffering in this global financial crisis. You are very lucky if you are still in your job today and that is also the main reason that we have to treasure what we have today and pray that all will went well for those who lost their jobs.

Jan 20, 2009

Kitchen appliances is also a wife’s best friend

When I was still single and dating the kitchen for me is just a place where I need to go to fix myself something to eat but now as a mother it has become one of the most important place in the house. I wish I could have all the kitchen appliances that I can use to create sumptuous meals. Anyway I still have so many things to buy and I intend to do so when I have extra money to spend. My wish list for this year is a blender, food processor and an oven.

A blender is very useful in mixing fruits and vegetables into a puree or juice and it is also useful in making a healthy beverage. A food processor is very important in making healthy homemade baby food. Buying an oven is my greatest dream because I could bake cakes, pizza, roasted meat and baked pastas. I could also bake cookies for my toddler. If I had an oven I could explore and experiment cooking dishes. Over the years I have been collecting recipes and cookbooks and it is a dream come true to finally cook some of those delicious dishes.

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Jan 12, 2009

My baby girl at six months and my son at three years old

My baby is now six months old and she can already move from side to side. Sometimes she lay on her belly and then on her back again. She already looks at me when I call her name and laugh whenever I make funny faces on her. She can already distinguish a camera when we took pictures of her. She doesn’t like the camera because she would close her eyes whenever we attempt to took her pictures because she doesn’t like the flash.

I noticed that she has already strength on her legs because at most cases she will attempt to stand while I hold her on my arms. I think she looks a lot like me, what do you think?
This month I will already feed him Cerelac and mash vegetables and fruits. She does look bigger than most babies of her age because at work we would talk about our babies and they told me that my baby is much bigger than theirs.

Anyway I could compare her development from my first child when he was still a baby and they really differ in many ways. My baby girl’s development is much faster than her brother because she can already look at me on the eye when she is still one week old and she already laugh when she was still less than a month old. She can also react to me when I talk to her at an early age. Her brother on the other hand is different because I noticed that he reacted in that way when he was already more than six months old. My first child does not focus his attention to me during the first six months and I’m just glad that he turns out okay today. He is already 3 years old and I’m just glad that he has already learned how to talk to me. I was very worried in the past because of his late development in terms of expressing his thoughts especially whenever we meet toddlers of his age who is really fluent in talking. Right now he is showing progress and I hope that he will really be fluent in speaking before he will be four years old.

Jan 9, 2009

Starting the New Year with optimism

I thank god for every opportunity that was given to me last year and today I’m thinking that this year I will make everyday count. Everyday is a new day where we can discover new things and be creative. I promise myself that this year besides from being a working mom I will also learn to be an entrepreneur because believe it or not our income is not enough to cater for the needs of our slowly growing family. I know I’m not the only one experiencing this because of the high rising prices of the commodities nowadays but I need to do something to add to our monthly income.

Come to think of it I know it will be easier on my budget if I choose the cheapest milk in the market for my 6 months old baby girl but I could not dare sacrifice her needs for my comfort. I also believe that DHA and AA that can be found in expensive baby milk formula can help add IQ points to my baby girl. You might be wondering why I’m not breastfeeding? It’s not really my choice you see when I was still single I was diagnosed with hyperactive toxic goiter and had undergone complete thyroidectomy. It is a surgical procedure for the complete removal of my thyroid gland. After my operation I was prescribed with levothyroxin sodium at 100mcg to be taken daily until the time I cease to exist. Levothyroxin sodium will be excreted in the breast milk that is why breastfeeding is not an option for me because it might be harmful to my baby.


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