Mums and Tubs Most Hilarious Mommy Moments Contest

We all have our own hilarious mommy moments and if you were able to capture it in photo, why don’t you share it with Mums and Tubs, you just might win a digital picture frame! Upload your funny photo on your facebook wall and include this caption “Motherhood is fun! Check out my funny mommy photo @momsandtubsclub !”

To become a Mums and Tubs member, check out http://www.mumsandtubsclub.com/. Contest is open to all Mums and Tubs members with a Philippine address. Only one winner will be chosen by the Mums and Tubs representative. The contest starts on March 19 and ends on April 8, 2012.

Linksys E1000 Wireless N Router Review

Do you have internet connection at home? Then this is for you!

This is the Linksys E1000 Wireless N Router by Cisco! I have never tried a Linksys router here at home before so I was quite excited to try this router when I got it. I saw that this router is best for basic internet connectivity at home or small office since it is not only a wireless router but it also has a 4 port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection. Anyway, I checked the box for any FAQ or instruction manual but all I got was a simple guide as to how to install the software. The CD installation of the Cisco Connect software and detection of the router was very straight forward and easy to follow as the instruction stated.

I immediately tried connecting  several WiFi gadgets at home to see if the router can handle the heat! And it passed the test! I was also impressed that it automatically creates two possible WiFi connections. One is for the home computers while another connection is for the guests. You can set up a separate password protected network for your guests at home.  You can also set up the guest connection and control their access using the Cisco Connect software.

One of the features I really wanted to try was the built-in parental controls of the Cisco Connect. After attending an internet addiction talk a few weeks back, I became aware how as a mom, I have to be more vigilant when it comes to protecting my kids from malicious websites that my kids might stumble upon and also monitor their time online. I was glad that I can easily restrict internet access using this software. I could limit their internet usage by setting specific time when the computer can connect to the internet, especially during school days. It can also block certain websites! I am also glad that Cisco Connect was easy enough to manipulate even for non-technical moms out there! Though this can not replace an actual person being with my kids whenever they use the computer, I am glad that parental controls can help me “watch” and “restrict” the internet usage of my kids. Another interesting feature is that you can see the speed of your broadband connection through the Broadband Speed Meter included in Cisco Connect. You definitely don’t need to install any other software to monitor your internet usage and connection!

The router very affordable with a Standard Retail Price of just PHP2,595! It is available locally at the following shops: Octagon Computer Superstore / Villman Computers / Complink/ PC Express / PC Options / The Computer Authority / PC Worx. Check out the Linksys website for more information.

Inline with this review, I am joining Mommy Mundo‘s Giveway! I invite you to answer the short survey(3-5 questions only). If we gather the most number of survey respondents then you can help me win a Apple iPad 3g with WiFi unit!  We also will have a chance of raffling off a Linksys E4200 router (SRP PHP 8,995) to one of you lucky survey respondents! Replying to the survey starts today, October 17 and will be running until October 24 only! Duplicate responses are not allowed and the contest is open only to readers in NCR only. The prize will be delivered to the winner.

NOTE: To answer the SHORT SURVEY, please CLICK THIS LINK. (A new form will open). Please leave a comment on this post after you have answered the survey. You can only answer the survey once, if you have already answered the same survey from another contestant, you can not answer again.

Many thanks! I hope you help me by answering this survey and who knows, we might become lucky winners!

Parentin.TV Terrific 2s Toddler Photo Contest

Parentin.tv celebrates its 2nd Anniversary with TERRIFIC 2’s: Toddler Photo Contest. You can email the photos of your two-year old baby showing his or her Terrific or Terrible 2’s. Send the photo with a short description to hello@parentin.tv.

The TOP 10 entries will be posted on the Parentin.TV website and two photos with the most number of votes win. Each winner will receive Ainon Gift Packs worth 2,000 pesos and other minor prizes. Deadline of entries is on July 30 and the last day for voting is on August 10.

Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Mother’s Day is almost here! The Mommy Journey together with Tracey L Heppner Photography celebrates this Mother’s day via a family/lifestyle photoshoot giveaway! We all know how moms always try to capture pictures of their kids and almost always, they are not part of the photo so this mother’s day, we are giving one mom a treat via a family photoshoot!

Tracey L. Heppner has travelled the world photographing everything from weddings to lifestyle sessions across North America, Italy, Germany and the Philippines. Currently residing in Metro Manila, Tracey also divides her time volunteering part-time as Media & Public Relations for Gentle Hands, a non-profit child-caring agency located in Quezon City.

Requirements to join in the giveaway :
1. Blog about this mother’s day giveaway. Please include links to Tracey L Heppner Photography website and The Mommy Journey. Also include the contest image.
2. Like The Mommy Journey in FB.
4. Like Gentle Hands in FB.
5. Donate to Gentle Hands. (A financial donation or donation off the list of Everyday Needs located on our website)
6. Copy and paste the following to your FB status “@The Mommy Journey and @tracey l heppner photography celebrates Mother’s Day with a lifestyle photoshoot give away! http://bit.ly/kWgIlS ” Make sure to tag The Mommy Journey and tracey l heppner photography in your status message.
7. Leave a comment in this post and include the following information to make your entry count.
Name, email address, blogpost url, FB status message post URL, donation intended


This giveaway is open to bloggers in the Philippines as long as they can come to the photo shoot venue in Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City. Giveaway period runs from May 1-14. One winner will be chosen via manual raffle and will be announced shortly in this blog.

Happy mother’s day!


Memorable Moment

Being a stay at home mom for the past 7 years, I have so many wonderful moments with my 2 kids. Each milestone, each achievement, each funny moment, each tearful event, each artwork marks a special place in my heart. If I were to choose only one memorable moment, I would choose our breastfeeding moments. Both my 2 kids were breastfed. Starting to breastfeed my babies were not easy for me. For my first born, it took us 2 months to finally have a steady supply of milk and for her to switch to exclusive breastfeeding. Another factor was that my mother-in-law and my parents weren’t really very sold out to the idea of exclusive breastfeeding so it was a journey that I had to bravely face. For my second born who was hospitalized during his 4th day because of breastmilk jaundice, it was also tough at the beginning. We were still getting used to each other but we were confined in the hospital because doctor said he was too yellowish. Later, it was diagnosed to be because of the breastmilk or lack of breastmilk. After 5 days, we were able to go home already and continue on our journey together.

I have breastfed my daughter for 11 months and my son for 22 months. They were the most intimate bonding moments we had. Every time we nurse, I felt close and I knew that we are forming a bond. After many years, I am so glad that my kids are growing up with a close relationship with me and I believe that it all started with those breastfeeding moments. It wasn’t an easy journey at the beginning but it was all worth it.

I am posting this as my entry for Momma Finally’s Mother’s Day Giveaway