Thursday, January 27, 2011


I'm a busybee this weekend.  Its my eldest daughter LIA's 4th birthday, which we will celebrate by having a Barbie Fashionista birthday and swimming party.  Also, she has family day at her school, me being one of the organizers, Parent Officer me : ).  Whew! Relatives are coming from the province tomorrow.  My college friends will sleep-over at my house...I hope there's enough food in my house :  ) time to go shopping!

Wishing you a stress-free weekend folks!

--Wondermom A. (its the love and excitement in my life that keep me going)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wondermom's Party Needs and Treasure trove that is Divisoria

I am amazed at Divisoria.  My last trip to this place was way back 2007.  I went back yesterday to buy lootbag stuff and prizes for my daughter's family day with a fellow nursery parent.  I was shocked by the cheapness of them all.  We journeyed to the basement level of Divisoria Mall walking from Juna Luna St.  There were a lot of toy stores beside the wet market... Imagine...

pad paper, pens, stickers from P 3.00 - P 8. 00 per piece for wholesale price (if you buy a minimum of 6 pieces).  In the malls, these things costs P 10.00 at the "Everything P10" stalls.
Disney themed backpacks for only P 20.00 (small) and P 25.00 (medium size).  In tiangges, these are being sold at minimum P 50.00.
Pinata for P 150.00. 
Balloons for P 120.00 (24 pieces with stick)
Bubble wands for P15.00.  outside divisoria this costs P 35.00 :  (
and a lot lot more...
I had a realization that if I wanted to have a business that is close to my heart, it will be organizing party needs.  Divisoria will be my main supplier.  I can organize my party needs according to theme, starting from loot bags, decors, balloons, then by ocassion starting from birthdays to halloween, christmas, valentines, etc. 
Oh im so excited.  But wait, where do I start? I have to talk to my brother to help me with my feasibility plan.
Back to blogging soon with my lootbag and prizes finds :  )

- Wondermom A. (excited like a fairy princess)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

yey for samsung galaxy

Yey for samsung galaxy tab! Im trying it out now and im loving it.

Cant wait to have my own at Smart wireless center in two weeks. Imagine I can blog, fb and tweet wherever I am, whenever I want to with my Unlimited P 1500 Data Plan with Smart. I still have 120 texts and 60minutes call (naku kaya ko kaya ito?), and unlimited browsing/email per month. : )

Will blog about it soon!

-WONDERMOM A. (excited)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Of Night terrors, mucolytics, ballet and birthday parties

Being a mom is difficult sometimes. There are days when you have to have solutions to night terrors, cough and colds, tantrums, whining, while planning extra curricular activities like nursery family day, ballet class, birthday parties, while at the same time, taking care of your husband and your work and our household and other family activities, while minding your sanity.

Last December, we spent the christmas holidays in Cagayan and attended my sister-in-law's wedding. The kids were all excited at first because there were a lot of sand, animals and cousins to play with. There's also a small bamboo hut that we have constructed in front of the house which turned out to be a Ramos clan tambayan. They wore beautiful gowns during the wedding. But after five days, they missed our house in QC and began whining to go back. My eldest daughter Lia developed night terror wherein her hands are growing big and wailed like she's being hurt by some people. Luther and I began to worry when she had these night terrors for three consecutive days until we went back to Manila. To make the long story short, we had to offer mass in Cagayan, sprinkle Lia with holy water, bless her with malunggay leaves according to elders, and teach her to pray at night. According to our pediatrician, night terrors are common during 3-5 years of age. Night terrors are dreams that turn bad, but the children are still asleep and doesnt remember much when they are awake. My only consolation is that it too shall pass, according to Dr. Joy.

When we got back to Manila, we all started to develop nasty cough and colds, particularly my youngest Ali. Ambrolex mucolytic, salinase, muconase spray, and nebulizers are a common thing in our household now. It too shall pass. What we can do is just wash our hands, not share food and brave the cold.

With all these happening, Im also planning Lia's nursery family day on Jan. 29, 2011 which is also her birthday. Which we will celebrate on Jan. 30, she keeps saying that she wants a Disney Princess theme party and disney princess it is. January is turning to be the month of birthdays and reunions. For the past two weekends, we've been visiting friends and relatives and we've had a blast! And now, Lia wants to enroll in ballet class. Fortunate for us, we have two ballet schools in our Area...House of Dance Studio and Center for Movement and Music. enter the stage of waiting for classes to end while reading a book-stage mother me : )

My realization in all of these? my life is definitely not boring. Everyday is a different day, filled with blessings and challenges! I cant complain! Love my children, love my hubby! love my imperfect funny tiring life : )

Here's to a more exciting days to come!

Wondermom A.

It's time to fly

It's time to plan our family vacations for 2011.  Let's all go to the Travel Tour Expo on Feb. 18 to 21, 2011 at SMX Convention and get great travel packages. 

Since 2006, I have been getting great deals for most of our travel vacations in these travel fairs, from our honeymoon in Thailand, to Hongkong Disneyland and Boracay. 

For this year, our family is planning on visiting relatives in Vancouver Canada. Yey! I'm all excited to go :  ) despite the 16hour air travel with 2 toddlers...oh what a headache for moms like me...better to plan immediately!

For more details on the travel fair, please go to their website

It's time to fly folks!
--Wondermom A.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year

'Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred.
Free your mind from worries.
Live simply.
Give more.
Expect less.

Happy New Year to everyone!
What's your new year resolutions?

--Wondermom A.