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Louise, as my first-born child, was the first to let me feel the different emotions every first-time mom would feel. The ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahhs’ for realizations and new learning, the ‘wows’ for joy and excitement and yes, there’s the ‘eeeww’ for things or scenarios that even though disgusting, we deal and study them to see how our child is feeling.

Studying our child’s poop is one of the many things we do since day 1 of being a parent. It can be affected by many things, what they eat, whether they’re ill or not. Most of the time, it’s difficult to know when to worry or not.

So what really is the normal poop color? The most common poop colors, which are:

If the color is quite unusual like red, then try to remember what he/she has eaten during the day. I remember letting Louise eat red icing cake, her red-colored poop really gave me a shock at first!

Poop type or consistency is really the one which is a bit scary for me. We all know what normal poops look like – the long and smooth types.

But when it becomes too hard or worst, watery and loose,  it’s a different story. Years ago, Louise was admitted twice in the hospital due to diarrhea. And she has experienced bad constipation as well. Her poop was so hard that there were times she refused to poop. Those weeks were indeed very stressful for us, more for Louise.

They say prevention is better than cure, so here are the food and drinks to consider giving to our child every day for a normal poop:

  1. Load your child’s plate with fruits and vegetables. Louise is a bit picky eater but I’m glad banana is her number 1 favorite fruit. She’s eating it every day which has helped her to poop daily, without difficulty.

2. Drink more water. While most kids drink water without asking, some though are too busy to play and do their stuff that they need to be reminded to drink water. I’m glad Louise’s classroom has a supply of clean water, she can refill her container when needed. We do check her consumption as well during the fetching time.

3. Milk that helps tummy to be healthy. Louise’s constipation before was mainly due to her milk, that’s why we switched to Nestogrow.

Nestogrow contains Lactobacillus comfortis, a type of probiotic which helps in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Our child will have a strong and healthy tummy, thanks to these probiotics.

Louise has been drinking Nestogrow for a year now and so far, she’s growing healthily and of course, happy. Nestogrow is indeed the recommended growing up milk that’s perfect also for your child.

For more details about Nestogrow contents and benefits, visit their website at https://www.nestogrow.com.ph/.


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It was only when I became a mother that I realized how difficult it is to choose the best products for babies. I remember baby shopping before for the first time, I spent hours just to choose clothes and other baby essentials. I checked and compared the labels, the features and yes, the prices! And years passed, now a mother of two, I still sometimes see myself standing beside the grocery shelf longer, still comparing. And I admit, there were times I chose the cheaper products, diapers specifically. But then, I always end up buying more because the absorbency is very poor. This is why I’m doing the “Less Palit More Sulit” Challenge from Pampers for me to compare my baby’s usage of diapers, using the cheaper brand in Day 1 and Pampers in Day 2.

Day 1 Observation – Using Cheaper Diaper Brand

Since I’m working at home, I can easily check Martina’s diaper. Sadly with the cheaper one, after 3 hours, here’s what happened:

She’s really an active little girl. Even though the diaper wasn’t that full, I have to Because it was too lawlaw and I was worried it would hinder her movements. By 3pm, we’re already on our 3rd diaper and one time I caught her trying to take it off. At 8pm, I prepare her for bedtime but I needed to change the diaper again before I slept at around 11pm because it already got saggy which would cause discomfort during sleeping. At the end of the day, my baby has used 6 diapers!

Day 2 Observation – Using Pampers Baby Dry Pants

On the second day, with Pampers, it was already 6 hours since she wore the diaper, yet she still can move freely, amazingly, it wasn’t ‘lawlaw’. She had a wonderful playtime, look how comfortable and happy she was. I didn’t see her touching it, that only means she loved wearing it. I was also able to work continuously, no need to change her diaper always.

It was again 3PM when I changed her diaper, just before we went out to fetch her older sibling. At the end of the day, we only used 4 diapers! There was even no need for me to change her before my bedtime because it was still OK, still dry to touch.

Amazing Result

I really am amazed! With Pampers, we were able to save 2 diapers in a day, compared to the other brand!!! The best part was really seeing her move and do her daily adventures without hindrance, which can really help with her learning and development. I can say it’s really sulit!

Join the “Less Palit, More Sulit” Challenge

The challenge made it clear to me that it’s really ‘more sulit’ with Pampers. I also had fun doing it, and you can try it too Mommies! Join the “Less Palit, More Sulit” Challenge now! Also, for every purchase of Pampers worth PHP500 in Waltermart Supermarket, you will get one raffle ticket. 15 winners will get 1 year supply of Pampers and 30 winners will get a Jollibee Kid’s Party Package. Promo period is from February 1 to February 28.

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Left something at home but no time to go back and get it? How about when you’re a working mom, breastfeeding, and your baby at home needs your pumped milk asap? These are just some of the scenarios where Lalamove can definitely help. Do you own an online business which offers COD options to your Cebu clients? LALAMOVE it! Want specific food from your favorite restaurant? LALAMOVE it! Want someone to pay your bills? LALAMOVE it! Yes, they can even queue in banks for you.

For interested drivers, just download the Lalamove driver app and follow the instructions given. Some of the requirements are NBI Clearance, Driver’s license, vehicle’s OR/CR, etc. Currently they already have 400 drivers in Cebu, feel free tp join them and enjoy amazing benefits.

Below is the Press Release of the LALAMOVE Launch in Cebu last week.

Cebu, February 2019 – After gaining strong presence in Metro Manila in the past 2 years and moving items 24/7 since their arrival, the biggest same-day delivery app in Southeast Asia is finally in Cebu!  The company, which started in Hong Kong, expands its horizons to the Queen City of the South.

Launching Cebu and championing Cebuano Entrepreneurs

Helping business clients is Lalamove’s utmost priority. Lalamove aims to empower micro, small and medium enterprises, and even multinationals and established businesses, to reach more customers through on-demand delivery. As we all know, acquiring delivery fleets is costly and impractical. Some small businesses wouldn’t have the need to deliver their goods all the time, causing delivery units to have an expensive and counterproductive standstill. For huge companies, they often experience shortage of delivery vehicles especially when demand peaks. A viable option is to get a logistics partner like Lalamove to minimize costs. Food and online businesses are a few of the many that successfully reached an untapped market through Lalamove. With the wide array of vehicles and services built for businesses, Lalamove certainly empowers Filipino entrepreneurs and businesses to fulfill their passion.

Ms. Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines

“The focus of Lalamove Southeast Asia is to enable growing cities where our technology and services can elevate the lives of drivers who can answer to the delivery needs of businesses. The Philippines’ Queen City of the South is ripe and booming with entrepreneurs. We are certain that Lalamove can drive a positive change and move Cebu forward.” – Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director of Lalamove Philippines

Moving Forward

Logistics was always a vital part of growth for the economy of, not just a city, but a whole nation. Now that the Lalamove app is available for Cebuano day-to-day users and businesses, their goal is to make deliveries in Cebu fast, simple, and affordable.

One of LALAMOVE drivers sharing his experience

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Two weeks ago, we celebrated the birthday of my mother-in-law. We chose buffet restaurant but we’re done already with Buffet 101, Yakimix and Vikings so I searched for other options. I have a lot of choices actually but of course, I looked for those that offer birthday promos, not just a free cake!

I ended with Cafe Bai, they offer Birthday Month Promo wherein Birthday celebrant dines for FREE if accompanied by four full paying adults. Since there were 10 of us, we were able to avail their promo.

Empty table as you can see, our tummies were full already!!!
Cafe Bai Buffet Rates

Cafe Bai is a restaurant in Bai Hotel located in Mandaue City, just in front of the Parkmall. As for their buffet rates, please see below. They consider Senior Citizen discounts and half-priced for small children:

MONDAY – THURSDAY
Php 788 – Breakfast and Lunch
Php 888 – Dinner

FRIDAY – SUNDAY
Php 788 – Breakfast and Lunch
Php 888 – Dinner
+ Service Charge

Foods taste great, they had amazing food selection and staff were all so friendly. The only inconvenience that we experienced was the singing of birthday song by the staff and the giving of cake. They delivered the cake to us quite late. It was really OK at first because we were busy eating
getting more food anyway but when we were done eating, still no cake. We were told they’re still waiting for the cake but it’s just too long. There were only few diners when we went there, it was Monday, so maybe they expect few birthday celebrants that day. Oh well, the dining experience was still worth our money so we highly recommend the place. See below for the photos we took:

Seriously, I needed help from my husband to finish this!!! HAHA, I thought I can eat this much but I still had to eat pizza and desserts sooo…

Ready to book your reservation? Call 032 888-2500.

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    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and flowers tend to be one of the top choices when it comes to Valentine’s gifts and expressing love. Most women are pleased to receive flowers, I for one love it because I feel special whenever I receive one.

    Flower delivery by Flower Chimp

    And that’s just how I felt when I received this bouquet of flowers from FLOWER CHIMP Philippines. It may not be from my husband but looking at how fresh and colorful the flowers were, I couldn’t help myself but smile and feel happy that day. And they smelled soooo good as well!

    A bouquet of roses and carnations
      About Flower Chimp

      Flower Chimp is an online flower brand which offers SAME DAY DELIVERY for orders placed before 4PM Nationwide. Top rated Florist shops are actually collaborating with Flower Chimp to deliver on time fresh and uniquely arranged flowers. And did I say that they offer FREE DELIVERY??? Yes, no minimum amount required. The website is very easy to use, flowers can be filtered by:

      • Occasion
      • Budget
      • Flower Type
      Advantage of using Flower Chimp
      • Avoid Flower Shop Trips

      Special occasions like Valentine’s day make the florists and yes, even the roads very busy. To avoid the traffic and waiting time (lucky for you if the shop has prepared enough flower bouquets), ordering for flowers online will certainly save you time.

      • Savior for Last Minute Orders

      Most guys don’t think about giving flowers not until the day of the occasion. In the end, there’s a higher chance of getting poorly arranged flowers during the very busy love season, some aren’t even fresh! With Flower Chimp, they guarantee unique freshness and superior flower quality, delivered with care!

      • Surprise the Receiver

      Some women are saying they’re not fond of flowers and surprises, but that’s them talking about their guys handling them the flowers.  The feeling is different though when it’s delivered by someone we don’t know and that we still have to look for the card before knowing who the sender is. Trust me, 99% of us will surely experience ‘kilig’, nanginginig pa siguro ang iba while reaching for the bouquet from the delivery man or while opening the card. 

      It may not be practical to give flowers daily but whenever you decide to go for it on a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, then why not buy the best, freshest and beautifully arranged flowers? Order now at Flower Chimp PH, it’s a great way to flatter your lady!

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      Welcome! If you’re new to my blog, then nice to meet you! I’m Hannah, a work-at-home mom who’s always online, thanks to my fast internet connection. But if our internet connection’s playing a joke on me, here’s what I normally do – I go to the nearest coffee shop to work. Sadly, a famous coffee shop with enough power outlets offers only 2 hours of internet usage (not sure if this is still the case today). It isn’t an ideal option so I got myself a membership card to another brand of coffee shop. It offers unlimited wifi usage but unfortunately, it has only 1 or 2 power outlets. Whenever I need to be near my daughter’s school because of school activities within the day, a nearby local brand of coffee shop is a good option but sadly, their limited parking space led me to accidentally scratched my car.  So to be honest, I really wished a new place will open in the South area of Cebu City that is perfect for work-at-home moms like me. This year, thankfully, my wish came true – the opening of The Workplace Cafe in Banawa!

      The Workplace Cafe is a co-working space-cum-coffee shop which has become popular among college students and professionals. It provides a good place to be productive, with reliable high-speed fiber internet, an abundance of power outlets, bookstands and ancillary services such as printing, scanning and photocopying. At the same time, it also offers the ambience of a coffee shop, with comfortable seats and a menu of pasta, all day breakfast meals, pastries, health drinks and coffee to feed the mind.

      The new Workplace Cafe in Banawa has a seating capacity of 120 people, their biggest branch to date. The place is actually better than the first branch because of its:

      • ample parking
      • offered cubicles
      • lockers
      • power nap station (yes they have bean bags for power naps, so cute right? see image below)

      Enough parking slots, thanks to Autogas

      The interiors are also impressive, very much homey and while I was there, I can really focus on working. I love the lightings, there are spots which are instagrammable as well.

      The Workplace Cafe Rates

      • Walk-in rate per person = Php 50 for the first hour, Php 35 for succeeding hours
      • Whole day rate = Php 280
        Both come with FREE Wifi and a complimentary beverage of brewed coffee or iced tea. You can upgrade to unlimited coffee for just Php 70.
      • Monthly rate = Php 4000, inclusive of locker use.

      The place also has 2 conference rooms which start at Php 500 for the first hour and Php 450 for succeeding hours. The rooms are really perfect for group meetings and brainstorming.

      Want to try the Workplace Cafe? Store hours is from 10:00 AM to 6:00 AM the next day. Refer to their details below:

      Workplace Cafe Banawa Contact Details:
      Website:
      http://www.theworkplacecafe.com/
      Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/workplacecafeph
      Location: Unit 2, Autogas Station along R. Duterte St., Banawa

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      Ever since I got married, I no longer spend much on my birthday. An example of my very simple celebration was shared here. If we decide to eat in a restaurant, it should be affordable like my story here.

      For 2018, we went uphill in Busay, to see the view from The Tops Lookout. It was the kids’ first time and they really loved the view and the wind. We paid Php100 for the entrance fee, each for 3 of us adults. Check out the video at the bottom for the whole experience and view.

      I think we only stayed there for 30 minutes because we wanted to get a nice table at the nearby restaurant, The Tops of Cebu. It was our first time in the place, thankfully we brought sweaters because it was really cold there at night.

      Apart from the very nice view which is perfect for special occasions, I loved how affordable their foods and specialities are. See below for their menu:

      For all these plus the drinks, I think we paid only Php 1900+. When it comes to taste, we loved all of them apart from the Pancit de Cebu. I don’t know, maybe we’re just not used to eating crispy noodles, feels like raw noodles. The kids love pancit but not that one though. We’ll definitely go back there but we’ll skip their pancit for sure.

      All-in-all, I had a perfect birthday celebration. The view reminded me how God has always been good to me, and how blessed I am for what I have. Please watch the video below for some of our short clips and more photos about the view and food.

      Birthday Celebration at Tops Lookout and Top of Cebu Restaurant - YouTube

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      Remember my post last year about me being nominated and listed as one of the finalists of BCBA 2018 under Personal blog category?  Well, guess what! I won!!! Yey!!! And yes, I certainly did not expect it but I’m very much thankful I got the award! It was really a very great year-ender for my blogging career. Because of the award and because I was able to attend more events and worked with 3 brand ambassadorships, I can really say that 2018 was my year where I am convinced that I am at the right path.

      So for 2019, I’m looking forward to more disciplined me when it comes to following blogging schedules and of course, develop more effective blogging strategies and gain new followers and online friends. If you’re not yet a follower of me and my family, please do check out our Iway Diaries social media accounts below and click Like, Follow and Subscribe! Thank you and may we all have a blessed 2019!

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      If you still haven’t done your online shopping for your home yet, then NOW is your chance! If you’re planning to buy home appliances, a new flat screen TV perhaps for your family this Christmas, then check out their deals and shop without the hassle!

      Christmas shopping just got more exciting as Robinsons Appliances is partnering with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in the Philippines to showcase amazing shopping deals this holiday season! Get up to 50% off on your favorite brands of appliances during the biggest online Christmas sale of the year, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale – the Final Christmas Rush!

      Shop on December 10 at Robinsons Appliances’ official store and get a FREE Shipping voucher of up to P100 for a minimum purchase of P99.  Spend at least P1000 and use the promo code SPHXROBIN to avail of an additional P100 off your purchase!

      The Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale is the final wave of the Shopee 11.11 – 12.12 Big Christmas Sale offering deals up to 99% off from leading brands. Shopee has also partnered with Viber, Mini Stop, and Smart to give users exclusive promotions this holiday season. The Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale will also feature daily free shipping promotions, flash sales as low as ₱12, and over 12 million Shopee coins to be given away from the iconic Shopee Shake game.

      For more information on the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit http://shopee.ph/12-12

      Visit the Official Store of Robinsons Appliances at https://shopee.ph/robinsonsappliances.

      Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

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