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Yo tengo el ritmo / I have the Rhythm: Fun for babies, fun for mommies

Is your baby so bubbly and vivacious? Huggies Pull Ups

I was walking down in my favorite supermarket last weekend, Food for Less, when I saw a promo girl from Huggies. They are having a contest for babies or little kids in promotion of their Pull Ups Diaper. The contest is called Yo Tengo el Ritmo or I have the Rhythm.

They are looking for spirited children who can dance the Pull Ups song flawlessly and of course, the cutest.  Mommies and babies were invited to do a short performance in front of the camera which will be later on be uploaded in Bodegamas.com. Once uploaded, family, relatives and friends could vote for them after registering in Bodegamas.

At first, I thought it was easy cause my little daughter is so enthusiastic and energetic every occasion. But I was wrong.

She was so stunned by the commotion and everything, it took her by the end of the chorus to dance. But it was so funny to watch other kids dancing and tumbling crazily. They’re so cute looking so innocent and moving those hands staring at their dancing mom.

Oh well. I do hope you guys could help me out in the votation. According to what I heard, the winning video will be receiving a grand prize of about 500$ worth of cheques consumable in Food For Less. The 500$ part is not yet sure but what matters is that it could save a lot in grocery items for months and months which is very efficient in this uptight economy.

Too bad only southern California moms can avail this promo.:)



21 ways to enjoy being a mom

From The Fun Book for Moms by Melina Gerosa Bellows. copyright 2007 by Melina Gerosa Bellows. To be published by Andrews McMeel Publishing in May.

  1. When you’re tired, hand your kids a brush, point to your head, and tell them to play beauty parlor. When you’re really tired, pretend that you’re Sleeping Beauty.
  2. Take your mother to a spa. While you’re both getting seaweed wraps, tell her all your favorite memories of growing up.
  3. Take a bath with your infant. Make sure your husband is around for the handoff, so you can relax until the last minute. (Don’t forget to smell your baby right afterward. Heaven!)
  4. At the end of every summer, take a family photo for the holiday card (you’ll be happy to have this accomplished once December comes). Every year, add a framed 11-by-14-inch print to your front hall. Your kids will be proud now and laugh later at the funny styles.
  5. On St. Patrick’s Day, dye the milk and eggs green and turn the furniture upside down so your home looks like total chaos. When your little ones wake up, tell them that the leprechauns came.
  6. The next time you have to go to a boring kiddie activity, invite another mom-friend along. Hide wine in sippy cups for the two of you to nurse undercover.
  7. Play Freaky Friday with your husband and switch roles for a day. Enjoy his renewed appreciation for his Super Mom wife.
  8. . In the dead of winter, fix some snacks, get under warm quilts, and watch Happy Feet on DVD. Tell your kids you love them even more than the penguins love their chicks.
  9. Go to the beach in the off-season. Throw rocks in the water and collect shells. Put them in a vase and use it as shelf decor in your living room.
  10. Skip the Raffi and Barney. Turn your kids on to Bob Marley, They Might Be Giants, and Gwen Stefani.

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quotes about family

RETRIEVED FROM: http://quotegarden.com

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.  ~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis,” M*A*S*H

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.  ~Johann Schiller

The family is a haven in a heartless world.  ~Attributed to Christopher Lasch

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do.  With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.  ~Margaret Mead

Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.  ~Author Unknown

If you don’t believe in ghosts, you’ve never been to a family reunion.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant

We all grow up with the weight of history on us.  Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.  ~Shirley Abbott

Family:  A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.  ~Evan Esar

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.  ~Ogden Nash

The family.  We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.  ~Erma Bombeck

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.  ~Joyce Brothers

In some families, please is described as the magic word.  In our house, however, it was sorry.  ~Margaret Laurence

Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others.  Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.  ~Desmond Tutu

An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.  ~Spanish Proverb

Blood’s thicker than water, and when one’s in trouble
Best to seek out a relative’s open arms.
~Author Unknown

The happiness of the domestic fireside is the first boon of Heaven; and it is well it is so, since it is that which is the lot of the mass of mankind.  ~Thomas Jefferson, 1813

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.  ~Barbara Bush

When our relatives are at home, we have to think of all their good points or it would be impossible to endure them.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.  ~Jane Howard

There is no cure for laziness but a large family helps.  ~Herbert Prochnov

Family quarrels are bitter things.  They don’t go by any rules.  They’re not like aches or wounds; they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family.  Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.  ~Paul Pearshall

Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.  ~Gail Lumet Buckley

Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.  ~Fred Allen

The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit.  No two people – no mere father and mother – as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child.  He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.  ~Pearl S. Buck

Food for Less for Budget Wise Moms

Today’s economy has brought a grave change in our budget management.

My husband and I just got kicked out of our jobs, which by the way, are both medium paying jobs. Our income can cover just about everything we needed. It’s not much but hey at least we can pay our bills.

When recession hit our only bread and butter, it took a rough road before I learned how to adjust. Of course being a mom of 3, it is really a challenge to budget what’s left of us. Luckily we have some friends who involved my husband to part time jobs. But still, its not what we’re used to having. Definitely smaller that what we have before.

In this time of needs, us moms need to excessively budget the money especially when it comes to weekly groceries.

Thank God for the internet cause I have found some great deals. There are so many shops today who have launched their own websites which also holds their price lists and catalogs.  To my surprise, I found an infamous cheap stake’s local supermarket online.

I’ve heard about Food for Less shops through my budget wise friends. You’ll be surprised how much” less” their prices are compared to your conventional stores. Before I was used to shopping in the nearest supermarket without even analyzing how overpriced their goods are. Their weekly sale discount reach upto 50% off the original price and there are some which almost sounds free.

Their sister company, BodegaMas.com, holds the weekly pricelists of their featured products. This site also incorporates Amazon’s list for clothings and accessories.You can also order their stuff online.

I swear this shop has saved me not just a few pennies but dollars. What attracted me most to BodegaMas is its collection of recipes and other tips for homemaking. Really nice right?