Mommy Talks : Tintin Babao


Mommy Talks

Our guest for today’s Mommy Talks is a celebrity mom with 2 kids. She is not a stranger to many mommy bloggers as she is the creative director of ParenTIN.tv. She is also a Broadcaster and a Children’s Book Author. Let us all welcome Ms. Tintin Bersola-Babao!


Chris: Good morning Ms. Tintin and thanks for joining us at Mommy Talks today. We are honored to have you as our special guest. I have some questions about motherhood for you… and here is my first question. What change was the most difficult for you when you first became a mom?
Tintin: weight change ! hehe ! hard and long time to adjust to my new body – but now I’ve accepted my fuller hips !
Chris: How did you take care of yourself after giving birth? Did you follow any type of diet or exercise regimen to get you back in shape?
Tintin: I can’t go on a full “ go back to your pre – preggy shape” diet yet because I’m breastfeeding. I also can’t do strenuous exercise because I had Caesarean delivery, so I do stretching . and lots of walking – I call it mall exercise bec im always at the malls! And I just watch what I eat. Lots of soup and dark leafy veggies esp malunggay. Also, I get lots of mani-pedi. Makes me feel good.
Chris: Aside from the physical changes, how has motherhood changed you?
Tintin: Let me count the ways… It made me more selfless, more sentimental, deeper level of sensitivity, made me a more thinking and feeling person and more prayerful.
Chris: Are you a hands-on mom? Can you share some stories with us?
Tintin: hands on in this manner : im on top of everything, and make sure that the yayas are well trained under me .I trust my instinct when it comes to taking care of my kids and i dont really go by the book. I attend all school activities, present in all medical checkups, tutok sa homework, paghatid sa school. I engage my daughter in many bonding activitiies like baking, biking, reading and all sorts of play and arts and crafts. We also take a bath together sometimes.

The best part of being a mom is:
Discovering something new each day.
The bonding moments with your child.
For me,motherhood validates my existence on Earth.
It gives me a renewed purpose and direction in life.

Chris: How do you balance your work and motherhood?
Tintin: I prioritize motherhood more than my professional career as host and broadcaster. I like it this way. Lalo nat nasa formative yrs ang mga anak ko . I have a list of things to do so i just multi-task. Im such an OC multitasker.
Chris: Now that you have 2 kids, did you have a hard time adjusting? How did you adjust?
Tintin: it’s easier the 2nd child around…kasi napagdaanan ko na ang mga tough things during the first time w Anya. Breastfeeding is easier now. And I have more confidence in giving Nio a bath.
Chris: Did you experience sibling rivalry with your kids? How did you handle it?
Tintin: When Nio first came, Anya went through a phase of being jealous of Nio. She has been the star of the family for 5 years so it was just normal that she had jealous feelings at first. She would have drama queen moments or she would sulk in one corner when she would see me holding Nio for long periods of time. What I would do is summon her and remind her how much I love her. We also made her realize that she is now a big sister. She is designated to help in changing the diapers.

The trick is to balance things. Discipline and teach your child to be responsible but also be generous with praise. Have time for the baby but never neglect the needs of your first child. Set aside some private bonding time — just you and your child.


Now, Anya is no longer jealous. She is now a big ate who is so fond and caring of Nio!



Chris: Those are great advices. Thank you very much for sharing your time, thoughts and motherhood experiences with us. We definitely learned a lot about motherhood. May God bless you and your family!

Comments

  1. Dyes says:

    i really admire moms like Tintin who can multi-task and still be successful in raising up children, and who use their fame to advocate good values. kudos!

    and thanks also Chris for starting this "segment" in order to inspire other moms like me :)

  2. Ai says:

    She's really a wonderful mom with a wonderful personality too.

    just get the chance to visit this mommy talks segment inyour site again Chris.

    take care!

  3. Kat says:

    I respect her a lot and even had more respect for her when we attended the ParenTin.tv event. She was so gracious to all the moms, kahit picture ng pa-picture, game sya talaga :)

    I also love her figure! Kailangan pa ba magdiet?

    Her advices are those that I will bear in mind, especially when we'll have our second child, hopefully soon.

  4. Olga says:

    tintin is truly beautiful inside and out. i admire her humility inspite of having so many things she could be proud of.

  5. Pinx says:

    she's a really a role model. successful in her careers, as a mom and as a TV personality. who's the next mommy? hehehe….i'm subscribing to your blog mommy chris.

    here are my blogs:

    Pink Memoirs
    Hands Full of Life
    These and Those

  6. air says:

    hats off to tintin that gave up her blooming career for her family

  7. Red says:

    She is a super mom indeed. I simply adore her in and out!

  8. ceemee says:

    Great segment, mommy Chris!

  9. Mona says:

    i like ms tintin and i admired her for being a wonderful mom.

  10. Tetcha says:

    You have a very nice first guest for Mommy Talks! I enjoyed reading your interview with Tintin!

  11. jeng says:

    It was a very informative and inspiring interview with Ms. Tintin Bersola-Babao. Just by looking at her wonderful children, I can tell that she is really one dedicated mom.

  12. Cielo says:

    Wow Mommy, this is indeed a very inspiring interview with Ms. Tintin…I do admire her that despite her work, business and stature above all she is a good Mom and wife, inspiring others as well.

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  13. JOY MENDIOLA says:

    Tin Tin is an epitome of kindness and sweetness. She remembers. if not all our names, the faces of her Parentin members. She's always ready with her big and pretty smile whenever and whereever…

  14. Mom-Friday says:

    great feature Chris! i am privileged to have met Tintin too! :)
    now you inspire me to get my new features started narin…so many ideas but can't find time to begin.

  15. jared's mum says:

    i've always adored tintin way back and even more when she became a mom, meeting her upclose (and having our photo taken;)!) is really something i enjoyed tremendously…congrats on this feature mommy chris^^
    looking forward to more of mommy talks!

  16. Yami says:

    Congrats mare for the launch of Mommy Talks!

    I'm a fan of Ms. Tintin even from way back. :)

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