Mother’s Day is just around the corner and there’s no better time than this for our well-loved Good Housekeeping magazine to celebrate its 15th anniversary. This month’s Mother’s Day issue comes with a special supplement—the Nido Supermom magazine, that is packed with topics that interest us moms!
When I bought my copy the other day, I was pleasantly surprised that not only did I get Good Housekeeping’s thickest issue yet, and a Nido Supermom magazine….but I also got a free Yummy magazine! That’s all three for the price of one!
The new Nido Supermom magazine gives us a peek into the hearts and minds of some of the moms we look up to– both for their excellence AND passion in their own fields of interest, as well as in the homefront.
“Know when to be strict and when to let go.”
“Plan your life around your priorities.”
“Appreciate the uniqueness of each child.”
…These are some of the wisdom shared by the featured supermoms in this magazine, in addition to meaty topics concerning spending time with children, parenting and learning styles, budget management, and more.
Now, here’s another reason why you should get this magazine: We (I mean, thammiesy.com) is a part of it! Yes, we contributed some awesome contents (according to my husband and kids!) to the magazine, so it would be great if you could support the effort by checking it out, too!
AAANND….here’s a GREATER reason why you should get the magazine NOW: You could get a chance to win an I-Pad Mini 16GB as you answer a quick survey on http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/supermom/.
Did you get that?? An I-Pad Mini!
But wait, there’s more!
Because I want to celebrate Mother’s Day with you, too, I am giving away a gift certificate worth P3,000 from Goldilocks! Perfect for a celebration, don’t you think?
To join, simply follow the steps below:
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Have a happy, happy Mother’s Month!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this in my previous posts, but we are moving in a few weeks. Well, I initially thought I had months to prepare and finalize things but as it turns out, I only have a few weeks left. And because I haven’t even been thinking about the move, it was only YESTERDAY that I realized how little time I had left to do all the things that still need to be done (that is– EVERYTHING!)
Okay, wait. Let me pause here before I start to sound all panicky.
I am, after all, a woman who is always composed…never rattled by anything….never shaken….always composed…..relaxed….steady….always composed….on top of things…..always composed…..
Oh dear. That was supposed to work. Let’s try a different approach.
Alright, why don’t we just get to the whole point of why I am writing this post in the first place? Yes, still connected to moving and packing, but today really isn’t about me. On the contrary, it’s about you and how you can enjoy packing and organizing better!
A few days ago, I received these goodies from Supermom Philippines:
How timely, right? I could really use these in packing our stuff! Like I said, since I had that “ACK! I need to get going!” moment yesterday, these couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. I already tried them out yesterday as I cleared out my linen closet.
First up– The jumbo vacuum bags! So far, I do not know of any other brand that sells them in this size. One set contains two jumbo bags, and in my case, each jumbo bag was able to fit three king-sized comforters.
To give you an idea of how bulky they were and how much space they took up, here’s my five-year old standing beside the pile.
And here it is after! Mind you, that’s already the thickest portion of the bag.
I also tried the product with 20 large towels…
…And as you can see, they now just occupy six inches of a shelf’s space (in height)!
Now, the part that I’ve been looking forward to is announcing that Supermom Philippines has partnered with thammiesy.com and is giving away two sets of travel rolling bags!
Before I get into the mechanics of our giveaway, let me show you how convenient these travel bags are:
Here are 12 children’s dresses. I chose to use them as an example since they are probably the hardest to pack, and if we can solve this, we can pack all their other things in a breeze. (You know how it is when we travel with kids– especially younger ones, right? We need to bring practically everything, “just in case”!)
Only five centimeters or two inches thick!!!
And when I took them all out again, they weren’t even wrinkled!
Are you excited about these products yet? You can have the travel rolling bags for free if you join our giveaway! Just follow these simple steps:
1. Like the SUPERMOM PHILIPPINES and THAMMIESY.COM on Facebook.
2. Share this giveaway on your wall and tag some of your friends who you think might find these products useful. Perhaps something like this:
“Tag @Thammie Sy is giving away Tag @SuperMom Philippines goodies at www.thammiesy.com! Join today @user1, @user2, @user3, @user4, @user5!”
3. Leave your name and email address on the comments section below so we can get in touch with you should your name get picked out.
Just three simple steps, and any two of you dear readers can receive a set of Supermom Philippines Travel Rolling Bag, which includes four bags in each set!
PS: Here’s another way you can use these rolling bags:
Since I wasn’t really able to shop for baby and mommy things while pregnant as much as I would have liked, and since until now, I’m pretty much bound here at home, I have been wishing for a chance to be able to go to mommy/baby bazaar where I could find practically whatever it is I need as a nursing mom and of course, for baby.
Well, look! My wish just came true!
The Babypalooza bazaar aims to provide items and services for babies, toddlers and expectant moms, such as baby clothing, shoes and accessories, gear, strollers/baby furniture, feeding bottles, nursing wear, breast pumps, skin care, and cleaning products. It will include both preloved and brand new items (local and imported brands) that will be sold at negotiable, parent-friendly prices. Edible products such as organic baby food, pastries, pasta and other food items will be sold on-site (of course I had to mention this, right? FOOD!).
To ensure variety, the bazaar promises us that items sold by one vendor will not be sold by another. This means that our time there will be more worthwhile, plus we don’t have to worry about seeing the exact same item at a lower price than we got it for in the next stall!
We know a particular bazaar has moms in mind when it has areas designated for their little ones. This bazaar will have airconditioned rooms for breastfeeding & diaper changing, children’s play, and for dads to be able to lounge around while waiting for their wives to finish their thing (who among you here can imagine your hubbies utilizing this area??).
There will also be a free talk on tips to enriching playtime with your children as well as how to maximize reading sessions with them. (Again, these talks are for free, but pre-registration is highly encouraged since there are limited seats available. You may email email@example.com to reserve your slot.)
Now, here’s something more to get you excited:
Babymama (www.babymama.ph) and Zalor Lactation/Pregnancy Massage and Consultation (https://www.facebook.com/zalor.orejola) have generously partnered with thammiesy.com for an exciting give-away (One I wish I’d won when I was still pregnant and right after I gave birth!).
One of you can win the following:
- Ameda ComfortLan 1 oz. (plus bonus .25 oz travel size) from Babymama - Believe me, you will want to have this when you start breastfeeding!
- Lactation/prenatal/postnatal massage (home service) from Zalor - You would want this, too– whether you’re still pregnant, or about to take on the breastfeeding challenge.
Here are just a few things you need to do to be qualified for this give-away: (Please make sure you don’t skip any steps!)
1. Like the following Facebook pages:
2. Click “Going” on the Babypalooza Bazaar Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/394896160598714
3. Leave name and email address on the Comments section of THIS blog post.
(Note: This raffle is for Metro Manila residents only)
Of course, all you have to do then is wait for our announcement!
Do spread the word please!