Friday, August 30, 2019

#ChooseGentle: The New JOHNSON’S® Advocates for a Gentler World for Babies

J0HNSON’S® launches a parenting movement that aims to inspire parents to #ChooseGentIe from the products they use to the way they raise their children

JOHNSON’S® gentle parenting advocates John Prats, Bianca Gonzalez-lntal, Sunshine Garcia-Castro, Saab Magalona-Bacarro, Divine Lee-Go, and Paolo Valenciano, together with JOHNSON ’S® Baby South East Asia Marketing Director Maimai Punzalan {middle} rally parents to #ChooseGentIe. 

Hundreds of parents with their babies and kids experienced the JOHNSON'S® Gentle House as the brand launched a parenting movement that encourages parents to #ChooseGentle, from the products they use to the way they raise their children. 

JOHNSON'S® Baby South East Asia Marketing Director Maimai Punzalan welcomed the attendees to the JOHNSON’S® Gentle House. 

Parents-of-two and JOHNSON ’S® advocates Bianca Gonzalez-lntal and John Prats, with 9-month-old Freedom shared their own worries and experiences when it comes to parenting and disciplining their kids. 

"JOHNSON’S® understands how difficult, confusing, and scary it has become to raise children in a world where babies and kids are becoming more and more exposed to harshness. As parents, our first instinct is to toughen our children up because we think that this is what will prepare them to face an equally tough world," shared JOHNSON’S® Baby South East Asia Marketing Director Maimai Punzalan. “We at JOHNSON'S believe that what we need today is to build a better,  gentler world where every child can thrive something that we can achieve through the immense, transformative power of gentle."

”It's easy to scream or get mad at our kids when they do something we don't like, especially when we're tired," said JOHN SON’S® gentle parenting advocate ]ohn Prats. “The #ChooseGentle parenting movement is a reminder for us parents to be mindful with our choices. Instead of choosing to raise our voice at our children, we are reminded to approach them instead with care, love, and gentleness,” added Bianca Gonzalez-lntal, JOHNSON’S® gentle parenting advocate.

The attendees went through the three rooms of the JOHNSON'S® Gentle House to learn more about ‘three Cs,’ based on Sarah Ockwell-Smith’s ‘The Gentle Parenting Book,’ which will guide parents in practicing gentle parenting: from building strong CONNECTIONS with their children through daily habits of positive interactions with them, practicing positive COMMUNlCATlON that looks beyond a kid’s ‘naughty behavior,’ and to being CONSISTENT with them by becoming more present and mindful with their actions.

The key to becoming CONSISTENT is having a calm mind. 

In the bed room, Yogi mom Jo Endaya taught different types of breathing activities to help the parents, including Sunshine Garcia-Castro and John Prats, be more calm, present, and mindful. 

A strong CONNECTION is built through daily habits of positive interactions. 
In the play room, Teacher Marah Estuesta, Directress and owner of Mindbuilders Preschool, Bianca Gonzalez-Intal, and Paolo Valenciano facilitated a mirroring game that will help strengthen parents’ bond with their children. 

Practicing positive COMMUNICATION.

In the living room, Rhona Remo, Training Consultant at MOMENTO and an advocate of positive discipline gave tips and strategies on how to practice positive discipline. She was joined by Saab Magalona-Bacarro and Divine Lee-Go.

In an effort to raise awareness about this gentler form of parenting, JOHNSON'S® partnered with contemporary artist-designer Leeroy New to create a one-of-a-kind interactive installation that aims to remind parents to always #ChooseGentle in their parenting choices. The installations will be exhibited in different public places in the Philippines.

JOHNSON’S® unveiled one of the two sculptures created by renowned contemporary artist-designer Leeroy New as part of the brand’s #ChooseGenntle parenting movement.

“As JOHNSON'S® transforms its products into its gentlest ever, we hope to rally parents to make better, gentler choices and help build a gentler world for our babies and kids,” closed Punzalan who is also a mom of 3. 

The New JOHNSON'S® gentlest products now have 50% lesser ingredients, with no parabens, phthalates, dyes, sulfates, petroleum ingredients and fragrance allergens.
To know more about the JOHNSON’S® #ChooseGentle parenting movement and the New JOHNSON’S® gentlest products,visit .

The JOHNSON ’S® gentle parenting advocates joined by Johnson & Johnson Philippines President & Managing Director Raghu Krishnan, J0HNSON’S® Baby South East Asia Marketing Director Maimai Punzalan, J0HNSON’S® Brand Lead for Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore J-Anne Aruta, J0HNSON’S® Baby Philippines Senior Brand Manager Bea Bravo, Parent-experts Marah Estuesta, Jo Endaya, Rhona Remo, and the rest of the JOHNSON ’S® Baby Philippines team. 


Johnson’s® is a trusted name in baby care for mothers with its Clinically Proven Mild products and is recommended by doctors for over 125 years. This heritage of trust is built upon a deep understanding of what it takes to keep the baby’s delicate skin healthy, making Johnson’s® Baby one of the most beloved brands amongst mothers globally. Going beyond safe, mild and gentle products, the brand believes in enriching baby care rituals that unlock and release the full power of the senses.

Nothing is more important to JOHNSON’S® than ensuring a stimulating start and a vibrant future for babies around the world and empowering families and health care professionals. Because JOHNSON’S® knows, when it comes to bringing up baby, more is more. As an expert on baby care, JOHNSON’S® has been advancing baby science and setting the standards in baby care. JOHNSON’S® offers baby and adult products in over 175 countries, the brand has touched almost 8 billion babies across.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Atreena : Fresh goods from the best fresh market to your doorstep

As a homemaker, do you feel that 24hrs ain't enough to finish your chores? You wake up in the morning to go to the market, prepare food, help the kids prepare for school, clean the house and everything? You got no time for yourself and almost got no time to play with the kids, come nighttime you're, well, low on battery? For me and MITD, it's a yes!

Atreena, online palengke app

It's a good thing that we came across an app lately that'll let you shop at the wet read that right! Someone will shop for you at the wet market, no need for you to get out of your home! Atreena will do it for you!

No need to wake up at 4am, no need to worry if it's gonna rain or shine, no more getting sweaty and smelly, no more getting risk of getting sick because someone will be  shopping for you! Convenient right? And you'll be getting a lotta time to play with your kids while waiting for your goods to be delivered at your doorstep!

We tried using Atreena couple of nights ago, we didn't want to go out early the next day. It was rainy and we'd rather stay in bed. 

It's easy! Just register and create an account at their website or app. Choose what you want to buy, you can put in instructions for the shopper, review your order, put in what time you'd like it delivered, pick a mode of payment then click check out! :)

Atreena, fresh goods from the best fresh market delivered to our doorsteps 

We did that around 12 midnight! We just put in that we wanted it by 8am the next day. Really easy! We just kept adding to cart. Hehehe. And the orders arrived on time!

And we're not just talking about your ordinary market. These are the places where your orders will be coming from:
1) Farmers Market, Quezon City
2) Pasig Palengke, Pasig City
3) Marikina Public Market, Marikina City

At Atreena, you can order anytime. Just indicate the delivery time and date. You can pay thru credit card, debit card (MasterCard), PayPal and COD.

- Three great markets to choose from! Farmers Market (Quezon City), Pasig Palengke (Pasig City), and Marikina Public Market (Marikina City).
- Buying goods from the wet market while at home! 
- Very convenient!
- No need to wake up before sunrise just to go to the market!
- Will never be messy!
- No need to go to join the crowd at the wet market! 
- Atreena makes sure you get the best quality, you get your money's worth!
- Multiple payment options: Credit Card, Debit Card (MasterCard), COD and PayPal.
- More time to be with your kids! Atreena will do the shopping and will deliver right at your place! This we love the most!

- Add more choices, probably?

As long as you know how to use your mobile phone, and you have data, you'll be fine!

Use my code MITM15 for 15% discount everytime you use the app until end of September.

Atreena, fresh goods from the best fresh market delivered to our doorsteps 

6 Common Lies about Lice

Head lice infestation or pediculosis has been a big health problem since the dawn of time. Generations of parents and guardians have always warned against lice, often times panicking and immediately whipping out a suyod (lice comb) once they see something crawling beneath children’s hair. However, despite our long and itchy history with head lice, there are still many who believe in the common misconceptions about lice infestation.

Kilusang Kontra Kuto, a coalition of head lice prevention experts and advocates led by Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz, the Department of Education or DepED, University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health, Mommy Bloggers Philippines, and Drugstores Association of the Philippines, was created with the goal of dispelling these misconceptions and changing the negative view on pediculosis.

Here are a few of the common misconceptions we often hear about kuto:

Lice can jump or fly from head to head 
One misconception is that head lice can be obtained just by standing close to someone, due to the ability of lice to ‘jump or fly from one head to another.’ But this is not true. Head lice are not built for jumping or flying. They can, however, transfer from head to head by crawling. Their legs have claws that allow them mobility while gripping strands of hair. They can also be transferred through using someone else’s hair comb, hat, towel or any other object that comes in contact with heads. 

To avoid getting head lice, Dr. Arlene Bertuso from the University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health advised, “Kung kayo po ay may mga kakilala o may mga kaibigan o mga kamag-anak na suspected na may kuto, wag niyo pong ipapagamit sa inyong mga anak o sa inyong mga kasambahay o sa inyong mga kapamilya ang mga gamit katulag ng suklay, tuwalya, mga damit ng mga suspected o may mga kuto (Don’t let your kids, relatives, and maids use things such as combs, towels, and clothes of people who are suspected to have head lice).”

Head Lice is caused by poor hygiene 
Many associate head lice with poor hygiene, but anyone can is vulnerable. In fact, it is harder for head lice to live on greasy hair because it is much more slippery.

Only children get head lice 
Head lice can also be obtained regardless of age and social status. Head lice is simply more prominent in school-aged children than adults because they are more likely to share hats and clothes with others.

Lice prefer longer hair
Another common belief is that head lice prefer to infect longer hair because it is easier for them to camouflage themselves this way. However, the main goal of lice is to infect the scalp and feed off of the blood that lies there, so the likelihood of getting lice is the same whether you have shorter or longer hair. Also, because they mostly stay near the scalp, they are often hard to miss.

You can get lice from animals
Pediculosis is a form of lice infestation that is specific to humans. Over the course of time, lice has evolved based on the kind of hair we have, thus other animals have their own lice and fleas lurking in tufts of fur. This means that humans cannot get lice from household pets and other animals.

Lice can survive on sheets and blankets for weeks
Head lice cannot survive without feeding from a host. It can still manage to live on linen, stuffed animals or clothes, but it will die after 48 hours. This makes it less likely for you to be infected with head lice from lying on the couch than from direct head to head contact. 

According to Dr. Arlene Bertruso, there are 17% of children who study in public schools in the nation, and they are at risk of getting head lice. “[That is] equivalent to 8,000,000 children. (Equivalent sa 8,000,000 na bata).” says Dr. Bertruso.

Misinformation about lice infestation can fuel the cultural stigma around it and could impact not only the health, but also the behavior of these children. This stigma can be removed by arming ourselves with the proper information to combat these misconceptions. Let us promote proper health communication and conduct the appropriate safety precautions to ensure effective head lice treatment.

For a safe and proven way to eliminate head lice and nits, Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo is an effective solution with its active ingredient pyrethrin, a chrysanthemum extract.

To know more about Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo, visit

Friday, August 23, 2019

Stickerkid super cute personalized name labels +INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY

Last month, I was contacted by Sticker Kid* to try out their personalized name labels for kids and kids-at-heart. I immediately replied because we love personalized labels, who doesn't anyway?

#PrincessY and I customized one of their value packs with various types of stickers , letting her choose the colors, logos and text that she preferred. It's for her, anyway. She always lose her stuff, this'll help her keep track of her things.

Our order arrived just a couple of days later! Such fast processing and shipping! But the courier left the envelope outside the gate, and it was raining hard! The package was soaking wet! What surprised me was that when I opened it up, the stickers were all fine!!! Not even a slight damage!

The stickers are very special labels.  Not only are they very cute and colorful, with lots of styles to choose from, but they are also incredibly water resistant. They do not come off, are dishwasher safe, and do not get worn out like other regular paper labels we used to have.  There are even iron-on labels for clothes and fabric items. 

Stickerkid, Made It Through Mum

We are happy with the stickers. They’re perfect for labelling school supplies and other things my daughter brings to the school. This personalized sticker is perfect for children especially those who are in the daycare center, children who can easily mix their belongings with one another.

These are perfect for school items like notebooks, lunch box, shoes, especially when they look like what your classmates own, you can spot what's yours right away! Cause yours will be having cute and unique personalized labels.

At the start of the school year, Princess Y lost a lot of pencils, crayons, pens, glue sticks and scissors. It's a lot of hassle to keep buying replacements for lost or "borrowed" school supplies. With these personalized stickers, she won't lose any of those again.

Stickerkid,Made It Through Mum

The customizable stickers have Ysabelle's name and my cell phone number (which I’ve obviously blacked out in these pictures) 

Stickerkid,Made It Through Mum

Clothes and fabric items also frequently get lost especially at the laundry shop. I really like the Sticker Kid iron-on labels for fabric that can be customized just as much as all the other stickers!

Another product at Sticker Kid are shoe labels. They are the same high-quality stickers as the others, but with a shape that fits perfectly onto the heel of the shoe.

I have a good news for you!

Stickerkid is offering 10% DISCOUNT on ALL of their products from ALL of their regional websites to Made It Through Mum's readers! Yay!!! All you need to do is customize your order on and insert the promotional code Mommy10 during checkout valid until August 31,2019 (excluding gift card and shipping fees)

BTW,  Stickerkid products are Swiss made but they ship all over the world. Thanks to their Swiss quality, the stickers withstand washing machines, dryers and dishwashers so they are perfect for the everyday life with kids!

And because Stickerkid is extra generous (like me! well, you guys said so.) they'll be giving 1 lucky reader/follower this starter pack! (click and be amazed!!!😍)

All you have to do is :
1. Like and follow StickerKid on Facebook and Instagram 

2. Like and follow Made It Through Mum on Facebook and Instagram

3. Answer on the comment of this blog post, what's your favorite logo with your Facebook name and instagram account

4. Share this post, tag atleast 2 friends with hashtags #MadeItThroughMumforStickerkid #MITMInternationalGiveaway

5. Watch #PrincessY's first-ever vlog hihi. Like, comment, share and subscribe 💗

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE and will run until August 30.

Good luck, loves 😊

------- UPDATE!!! And the winner is... drum roll please 😅...


Friday, August 9, 2019

SM Cinema treats kids to a free screening of “The Lion King”

More than 400 children, along with parents and caregivers from the Payatas community in Quezon City, flocked to SM Cinema’s free screening of the much-anticipated live action movie “The Lion King,” held at SM City North EDSA recently.

During the film, kids and kids-at-heart couldn’t help but be amazed by the fascinating effects, characters, and of course, the phenomenal songs from the movie. This once in a lifetime opportunity for some of the underprivileged children in the community, hopes to convey the message that SM is a place for all.

“We always ensure that our corporate social responsibility activities serve as a catalyst for positive change in communities where our cinemas and malls are present. Today, we embark on a simple, yet meaningful step to enjoin the children and families from Payatas Community, to experience the wonderful world of SM,” said Ruby Ann Reyes, SM Cinema Vice President for Corporate Marketing.

SM Cinema, supported by SM Cares, offered this free, exclusive viewing of Disney’s “The Lion King” to indigent families from Payatas, Quezon City as testament to their pledge in supporting communities wherever SM is present.

“We want to provide these kids from the Payatas community a venue where they can discover and develop their love for movies,” added SM’s Ruby Reyes. 

Daily Manna Feeding Payatas Community volunteer Gemma Rabe shared that the kids couldn’t contain their excitement over the experience. “Very grateful kami na may ganitong activity ang SM. Talagang excited sila dahil makakatungtong sila saSM. Makakapasyal sila at makakanuod na rin sa wakas ng movie sa SM,” she said.

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Environment Sustainability, Senior Citizens, and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy).

As a responsible integrated property developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change in the communities that it supports. To know more about SM Cares, you may visit, or email

Saturday, August 3, 2019


It’s the rainy season again. 

The Department of Health (DOH) urges the public to be careful with diseases common during rainy season known as WILD - an acronym that stands for Water-borne diseases, Influenza, Leptospirosis, and Dengue

Here are some information about Leptospirosis.

LEPTOSPIROSIS is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans it causes a wide range of symptoms, and some infected persons may have no symptoms at all. Symptoms of leptospirosis include high fever, severe headache, chills, muscle aches, and vomiting, and may include jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), red eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a rash. If the disease is not treated, the patient could develop kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, and respiratory distress.

How do people get leptospirosis?
Outbreaks of leptospirosis are usually caused by exposure to water contaminated with the urine of infected animals. Many different kinds of animals carry the bacterium; they may become sick but sometimes have no symptoms. Leptospira organisms have been found in cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, rodents, and wild animals. Humans become infected through contact with water, food, or soil containing urine from these infected animals. This may happen by swallowing contaminated food or water or through skin contact, especially with mucosal surfaces, such as the eyes or nose, or with broken skin. The disease is not known to be spread from person to person.

How long is it between the time of exposure and when people become sick?

The time between a person's exposure to a contaminated source and becoming sick is 2 days to 4 weeks. Illness usually begins abruptly with fever and other symptoms.

Leptospirosis may occur in two phases; after the first phase, with fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, vomiting, or diarrhea, the patient may recover for a time but become ill again. If a second phase occurs, it is more severe; the person may have kidney or liver failure or meningitis. This phase is also called Weil's disease.

The illness lasts from a few days to three weeks or longer. Without treatment, recovery may take several months.

Where is leptospirosis found?
Leptospirosis occurs worldwide but is most common in temperate or tropical climates. It is an occupational hazard for many people who work outdoors or with animals, for example, farmers, sewer workers, veterinarians, fish workers, dairy farmers, or military personnel. It is a recreational hazard for campers or those who participate in outdoor sports in contaminated areas and has been associated with swimming, wading, and whitewater rafting in contaminated lakes and rivers. The incidence is also increasing among urban children.

How is leptospirosis treated?

Leptospirosis is treated with antibiotics, such as doxycycline or penicillin, which should be given early in the course of the disease. Intravenous antibiotics may be required for persons with more severe symptoms. Persons with symptoms suggestive of leptospirosis should contact a health care provider.

Can leptospirosis be prevented?

The risk of acquiring leptospirosis can be greatly reduced by not swimming or wading in water that might be contaminated with animal urine.

Protective clothing or footwear should be worn by those exposed to contaminated water or soil because of their job or recreational activities.