Category Archive:milestone

I Will Be Working As A Substitute Teacher ( Momimhar posted on February 2nd, 2017 )

You know, I have been a stay-at-home mom for six years now.  I talked to my dear husband about working again.  I was a customer service associate at a Dillards department store in Fort Worth.  But because my pregnancy was a high risk case, I had to quit work.   I was under treatment from the first trimester up to the second trimester of my pregnancy due to a respiratory infection. Then I had gestational diabetes so I was on a strict diet.  Although my pregnancy was a challenge, I enjoyed it. The sacrifice was worth it.

Back to the idea of going back to work, my husband said it has to be a non-retail job.  You see in retail, you have to work on weekends and night shifts. Also, you have to work on holidays as well.

Now that my darling daughter is in Kindergarten, I had the chance to hunt for a job nearby.  My husband suggested to apply for a teaching or a non-teaching position at K’s school.  I checked online if there were job openings and I gladly saw one that I was interested in.  November of last year I applied for a substitute teacher position.  As you know, I taught Computer Fundamentals and Typing at a college in the Philippines.  So I had a bit of a teaching  background. 🙂 So I was called to attend the Substitute Teacher Professional Development Training/Seminar.  Part of the on-boarding, I went to IndetoGo in Allen to have my fingerprints taken (required background check for education purposes).  As soon as I submitted all the documents required, I got hired and my sub-teaching assignments will start next week.  It’s going to be challenging but it will be fun.  Besides,  I will be working at K’s school so she will be happy for sure.

It is another milestone.  Good luck to me.

Baby Girl Lost A Tooth – Got a Treat from the Tooth Fairy ( Momimhar posted on December 1st, 2016 )

Good morning, everyone.  Yay, it’s December.  Oh wait…where did the days go?  Our beloved planet Earth has almost completed it’s revolution around the sun.  That means it is almost my darling daughter’s birthday again.  She is turning 6, oh my.  What a big milestone.  Six years old, Kindergartner, and…she lost her baby tooth and a new permanent tooth already showed up.  Amazing, isn’t it?

Fall Season - Me and K

Fall Season – Me and K

Of course the Tooth Fairy visited to pick up K’s tooth.  K was waiting for the good fairy so she can meet her.  But she was too sleepy to wait.  The next morning, she was surprised to see a $5.00 (that’s big money, I know) under the pillow and the tooth wasn’t there anymore.  Oh, a child’s happiness…

K wasn’t scared at all on the thought that she will actually lose a tooth and practically all of her baby teeth will go away and will be replaced by permanent ones.  At first, she was worried and nervous because she didn’t know what to expect.  When we found out that a bulge behind her bottom tooth was showing, I called for a dentist appointment. K’s dentist said that it’s the permanent tooth starting to come out.  Because the baby tooth was still there, the new tooth is trying to push it’s way out.  So not even two weeks from the discovery of the permanent tooth via x-ray at the dentist’s, K lost her first tooth during my PTO meeting at her school.  Daddy and me comforted her to the maximum level so she won’t freak out because she saw a little blood on the fallen tooth.  But everything was okay.  I have a BRAVE child.  🙂

How time flies so fast.  My daughter is growing fast everyday and I am getting older.  That’s why I try to do my best not to miss every single precious moment. Precious times which I will not trade for the world.

Happy December.  Enjoy the cold weather season.  Christmas is here before you know it. Have fun with family and friends.

Love lots,

Momimhar

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Categories: colors, family, kids, kids development, milestone, motherhood, parenting, Tooth Fairy

School Supplies Shopping For Back-to-School ( Momimhar posted on August 20th, 2016 )

Gee.  I missed the tax-free weekend shopping this month.  Me and my family went to a week-long vacation out of state.  We went to Arkansas Diamond Mine State Park in Murfreesboro and to Wegner Crystal Mine in Mount Ida.  They have been in our bucket list so we were glad we were able to go and visit these beautiful sites.  Then we headed to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  For us, vacation is always about adventure, enjoyment, family fun, and relaxation.  Experiencing the places we visit and making great memories are life’s treasures.

Oh, you know what?  My darling daughter has reached another milestone.  She is going to Kindergarten this year.  I am in a sentimental mode right now.  I am a stay-at-home mom and I will be missing her during the day when she’s in school.  When my husband and I first brought up the idea of schooling to our daughter K, she said she doesn’t want to go to school because she will miss me.  And if I will drop her off to school, she wants me to wait for her at the school’s parking lot. 🙂 But when we attended the Back-to School Bash event last Saturday and Meet the Teacher Day Thursday, my darling daughter somehow began to show excitement.

School supplies for back to school.

School supplies for back to school.

Even though I missed the tax-free weekend, I still had great deals on school supplies for back-to-school.  One of the stores I like shopping for school supplies is Walmart.  They have great prices on notebooks, pencils, crayons, glue, binders…and others.  I finished the school supplies shopping today because I don’t have a plan to drive anywhere tomorrow.  I am going to relax, enjoy the last day of sleeping late tomorrow.  Because on Monday, our lives are gonna change so much – on the first day of school.

I am happy that we are in a school district where standardized school clothing are implemented.  I do not have to worry about buying new clothes for K.  With standardized school clothes, my laundry will be reduced to about 20% every week, I think.

I bought five assorted solid-colored polo shirts from OshKosh.com for $5.00 per shirt.  The two navy skirts were bought from Walmart for $8.98 each I believe.  I got two excellent condition khaki pants, one khaki dress, and one navy dress for free from the Back-to-School Bash outgrown uniform donation.  A pair of black Mary Jane school shoes were bought today from Payless Shoe Store for $14.99. Oh, I almost forgot the Shopkins backpack was $15.98 and Peppa Pig lunch bag $8.00 are from Target.

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Categories: back-to-school, kids, kids clothes, milestone, school, school supplies, shopping

Does The Amber Teething Necklace Comfort Your Child? ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

Baltic Teething Beads Necklace For Infants

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace For Infants

I wish I learned about this Baltic Amber Teething Necklace five years ago. I just found out about it when one of my friends who had a new baby few months ago bought one of these for her little girl.  It says it soothes an infant’s teething discomfort just by wearing the necklace or wearing it as a bracelet.  The natural succinic acid contained on the amber helps sooth the discomfort of teething.  But how?

I thought the baby has to stick the necklace in the mouth like the other teethers to sooth the swelling gums, but NO.  Silly me.  It doesn’t work like that.  The amber works wonders, I think.  Any how, this is an ideal gift for Christening and souvenir, too.

Remember that using this product should be under adult supervision.  Never let baby sleep with this necklace on.

How about you?  Did you or someone you know have used or are using Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for their teething babies?

*I got this item for free from Amazon.  All opinions are 100% mine.

AC’s 5th Birthday Celebration ( Momimhar posted on November 6th, 2015 )

Disney Princess Rapunzel birthday cake.

Disney Princess Rapunzel birthday cake.

Oh it was a happy day for AC, K, and Lexi.  Because it’s AC’s 5th birthday!  My cousin Em wasn’t planning to hold the birthday party at her home.  But with the help of our dear friends, AC’s birthday party was a successful.  The little girls had a fun.

K was very excited to help AC open her birthday presents.  🙂 A few of her gifts are:

American Girl Doll – Rebecca

Toddler Girl Clothes

Lava Lamp

Sofia The First Kitchen

Large Giraffe Stuffed Toy

K is helping AC open her birthday gifts. :)

K is helping AC open her birthday gifts. 🙂

Kids’ birthday parties doesn’t have to be extravagant to make them happy on their special day.  A small simple celebration at home can be satisfying and enjoyable even if it’s the last minute planning.  Thanks to our dear close friends who came and helped Emz.  Here are few tips how to make the small birthday celebration at home memorable and fun.

  • Order the cake and cupcakes from your favorite grocery store like Tom Thumb, Kroger, or Walmart.  They can make the cake available the next day.
  • If the schedule is hectic, invite close friends three days in advance for a potluck birthday party and ask their help if they can bring food.  It’s proven on our end.
  • A small crowd of guests also makes a difference.  Too much crowd can bring stress to the little ones.
  • Birthday party games are optional.  At AC’s party, we didn’t have any party games.  We just let our kids play in the living room while the grown ups were busy chatting and stuff.  🙂

As with the food and drinks, below are a few suggestions what to bring to the potluck party.

  • Spaghetti
  • Mixed vegetables stew
  • Pork or beef stew
  • Cooked rice
  • Green salad
  • Pansit (rice sticks noodles)
  • Assorted fruits
  • Roasted chicken
  • Soda, juice, and water
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