Armor your Belly with Belly Armor (with Giveaway)

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Note: Re-posting this giveaway.  Original post date October 9, 2014.  Hope you guys can join the giveaway:-)  Announcement of winner on November 17, 2014.

The day has finally come when our tummies look extra round and there is something amazing inside it.  Yay, not food:-)  Growing inside our tummy is the loveliest creature we will set our eyes on, ever.  The joy of knowing we are expecting is beyond words.  Of course,  coupled with those “awww, look honey, he’s moving” moments,  there will be times when the morning vomiting seems to be unending and the lower back pain is draining,  but overall, it is wonderful:-)

Recalling my first pregnancy,  I was so into it I was attending birthing seminars, reading “what to expect when you’re expecting,” buying all those classical music for my baby and reading books to him.  It was OA as my mom said but I indulged myself and my baby in it.  Hey, anything for that cutie right?:-)

Today,  another helpful and much needed product is introduced for expecting moms and for their babies.  Belly Armor is a line of maternity bands/blankets that protects our womb and babies from everyday radiation.  Everyday radiation is emitted by cellphones, laptops, tablets,.WIFI etc.  According to Belly Armor’s Philippine distributor, Crescom Biomedics, numerous studies have shown that this type of radiation impacts the way cells grow/function and how DNA replicates.   This type of cell activity is greatest during pregnancy when DNA replication and cell growth are at their highest rates.  And at the rate of our exposure to these types of radiation,  protection is inevitable if we want to avoid complications in the long run. 

Crescom sent over the maternity band for review.  I’m not pregnant (hehe just looks it) but I tried the product on and I like that it was very comfortable.  The cotton material is very good quality (breathable and light) and it is lined with RadiaShield® Fabric.   RadiaShield® Fabric is  a highly conductive silver textile with the same shielding properties as a 1/4-inch thick sheet of aluminum. It shields by neutralizing incoming electromagnetic waves, canceling out the ambient radiation and reducing your exposure. [Read More...]

Rita of The Pumpkin Store: Sewing your Fantasies to Reality

rita - cover“Everything just fell into place!”  That is what Rita has to say of her newly created costume store, The Pumpkin Store.  The Pumpkin Store is barely a year old but its creation has managed to land the front cover of Smart Parenting’s October 2014 issue!

Rita and I date way back!  She is my schoolmate in high school and my housemate and gimmick mate in college.

Her fairy tale story of how The Pumpkin Store evolved here …    [Read More...]

TheGoMom Favorite Quote #4

Life is about moments.  Don't wait for them, create them.

Exactly a year ago, I took a break from motherhood and took an amazing 6-day, 13,000 feet, 48 km trek up the beautiful mountains of Lantang, Nepal (read about my adventure here)

The breather enriched me.

Cheers to moments we create!

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Parenting

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Shouting is the New Spanking

Spanking has a new name and it's called, shouting. Definitely not counted as my mother-glory moments,  I do admit I shout, meron bang hindi?!? Everyday of my life, when I'm not in a rush, which would probably account for only 30% of my days,  I do deep breathing exercises and tell myself … [Read More...]

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3 Ways to get your Kids to Talk about their School Day

Several nights ago, when I asked my kids over dinner how their day was,  I learned that my son had a "Drug Abuse Talk"  in school, my daughter has renewed friendship with her on-off friend and my 3 year old has battled the evil forces of Zurg in school with his friend, Jacob. The things they … [Read More...]

Family Travel

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Check in Time for Philippine Domestic Flights and Parking at NAIA 3

Domestic flights are usually a breeze and for dawn flights I normally arrive an hour before my departure time.  I figured the airport is not too busy at that hour anyway.  Last Friday,  I almost missed my flight to Tacloban by a hairline with that assumption. Arriving calmly at 3:40am for my … [Read More...]

Theater Production at Banzai Restaurant in Manila

Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater and Authentic Japanese Buffet in Manila

Japanese food lovers will have a gastronomic feast at the country's biggest (500 seating capacity), all-unlimited Great Authentic Japanese Buffet, Banzai! My kids and I had a complete Japanese dining experience at Banzai in SM Mall of Asia.  We were transported to Japan with Banzai's wide range … [Read More...]

Home Living

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Are you a Party Stage Mom?

Are you a Party Stage Mom? Take this quiz and find out. 1.  THE HOST ANNOUNCES START OF "BRING ME" GAME, YOU ... a.   Stay at your seat and wait for your child to come over and ask for the bring me item. b.   Stay at your seat and open your bag and hold on to your wallet. c.   … [Read More...]

Petty Theft

Petty Theft Proof your Home from the Household Help

Theft when it happens inside our very own homes can be very unnerving.  Your sanctuary is violated and trust with the "kasambahays" (helpers) we treat as family is broken. The past 13 years has been petty theft free in our house.  My husband and I used to employ strong safeguards to avoid petty … [Read More...]

Motherhood

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Rita of The Pumpkin Store: Sewing your Fantasies to Reality

"Everything just fell into place!"  That is what Rita has to say of her newly created costume store, The Pumpkin Store.  The Pumpkin Store is barely a year old but its creation has managed to land the front cover of Smart Parenting's October 2014 issue! Rita and I date way back!  She is my … [Read More...]

Life is about moments.  Don't wait for them, create them.

TheGoMom Favorite Quote #4

Exactly a year ago, I took a break from motherhood and took an amazing 6-day, 13,000 feet, 48 km trek up the beautiful mountains of Lantang, Nepal (read about my adventure here) The breather enriched me. Cheers to moments we create!     … [Read More...]

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Shop Here for Babies and Toddlers

Hi parents!  I have a bunch of  inventory stuff for your baby.  Hope you can check it out.  They are super marked down already:-) Intellitec Toothbrush and Hand Wash Timer Doctors and dentists both agree - washing hands for 20 seconds and brushing teeth for 2 minutes are the recommended … [Read More...]

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MicroFleece Cloth Diapers (Grows with Baby Size)

  Lampin Reinvented!   Prevents Diaper Rash - the cloth is chemical free and breathable preventing rashes. Environment Friendly - disposable diapers take 500 years to decompose!  Let's not add … [Read More...]

Worksheets

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Make Rainy Days Perfect with this Rainy Day Activity

My kids and I love the rain.  We welcome the coolness it brings after the long hot days.  We love the sound it makes as it makes drum beats on our rooftop.  And we love the after smell of the rain on the crisp grass.  Somehow, rain brings warmth despite the physical coolness. To introduce … [Read More...]

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Homemade “Frozen” Inspired Lampshade

My daughter made this #frozen inspired lamp shade. She even made a shadow light that would cast a snowflake on the ceiling! I think she's brilliant:-) hehe syempre #loveyourown! These are the materials my daughter used to make it: blue cartolina printed photo of Elsa and Anna glue gun to … [Read More...]

Reviews, Events and Giveaways

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It can be part of a pregnant woman's style to have the belly band partly showing like a double shirt effect.

Armor your Belly with Belly Armor (with Giveaway)

Note: Re-posting this giveaway.  Original post date October 9, 2014.  Hope you guys can join the giveaway:-)  Announcement of winner on November 17, 2014. The day has finally come when our tummies look extra round and there is something amazing inside it.  Yay, not food:-)  Growing inside … [Read More...]

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Take the #HealthierPH Challenge

We all want to make a difference in this world.  But while we want to do that, deadlines come into play, household duties call, the children need our attention and a host of other things to do, we have to set aside making a difference for later. Unilab Foundation redefines volunteerism by … [Read More...]

Random Thoughts

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TheGoMom Original Quote #1

I have one million and one things to do today!  Ding, ang bato!  I need to use my Darna powers.  Paghati-hatiaan natin ang mahiwagang bato, mga busy mothers! … [Read More...]

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TheGoMom Favorite Quote #3

Why is Monday so far from Friday, and Friday so near to Monday? Huwhaaat? #Monday na???  #Weekend went so fast.  Let's make this week fast and packed we'll be hugging #Friday in a bit.  Have a great week everyone!     … [Read More...]