Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May day!

It's the month of flowers for mother again! (Yes, I mix things up!) And for moms out there, it's good to start this month by seeking out ways to make motherhood simpler, and in the process be better moms....

Sunnyday gives a little overview of what's going to happen in this weekend's EXPOMOM. Here's the electronic invite for you:

Do take the time to drop by and pre-register (this gives you a chance to participate and receive some cool freebies). Of course Baby Magazine will have a booth too, and you can buy your missing back issues or a copy of the newest issue, May 2009!

Head over to Nerdluck to see what he has to say about working on the May issue. It was pretty fun, because we had a big shoot at the Orchidarium in Manila, which reminds me of Mary Lennox's secret garden (mostly because I saw it in both a state of disarray and then restoration--how magical!). We featured five awesome work-at-home moms who have proven that old adage: if there's a will there's a way. Read up on what pushed these moms to discover what they really wanted to do!

Also I cannot forget that Friday when I spent all day cooking (and getting scolded by our cook) for the feature on Incognito veggies in your preschooler's diet. I have just discovered what it is like to cook 5 dishes with speed enough to catch the sun before it loses its magic food-enhancing lighting power, and then having to use those nonexistent marketing skills to convince everyone at home that they could finish all those dishes in one sitting. (In the end, I had to leave the pizza for the next day, and learned that soup is not good to make on a hot summer day, but you all probably know that, haha.)

My misadventures aside, there are so many very helpful articles for parents of all stages (or even for new teachers who handle kids) in this issue. We always make sure to line-up topics with 'how we can help' in mind. :-)

Oh! In case you're wondering who that cutie on the cover is, she's Ava Malaika B. Callao, and that's her mom Sheila wearing Buding Aquino-Dee's newest brainchild, the Saya Sling. Sheila is a bit camera shy and doesn't want to be on the cover, hehe! Ralph Alejandrino took the photo. Baby magazine is published by Marathon Publishing Co. and is sold at all National Bookstores, Babyland (Robinsons Galleria, Shaw Blvd. near Cherry Foodarama, Shoppesville), Baby & Co. (The Podium and Power Plant Mall), Bufini, Procreation Shangri-la mall, Big & Small Co. Shangri-la Mall.

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