As a hands-on mom to my kids, I always looked for the best products available to help me in caring for my children. Most often, it was difficult to find quality yet affordable products here where we are located. So when I learned about,  I created an account with them and started shopping around.

Babies to Toddlers Logo

Why ? Because offers hard to find products for infants to toddlers. This online retail store has carefully selected the assortment of products that they carry. Products included are baby gear, nursery and feeding accesorries, baby aids, toys and more! Each product that they sell is pre-selected for innovation, excellence, social consciousness , development appropriateness and styles. (Information from is wholly owned by Leandro & Natalia Inc. and it is run and developed by  Ms. Teresa Rufino since 2009. She is a mom to two boys and over the years, she has found many items for her own children and she’d like to make these hard to find items available for other parents as well.

Products of BTT

Registering for your own account is very easy and straightforward. It is also very easy to look for products as they have been divided into categories. Click the category you are interested in and you can begin browse through the products. As I was browsing around their website, I really wanted to get the Hairbib for my daughter. Since she has long hair, it has always been a problem whenever she finishes taking a bath that her clothes would get wet at the back. This would be perfect for her!


After meeting Tessa personally, I was given these products from to try out personally: The Potty Cover, Aqueduck Faucet Extender and Scensibles Disposable Bags!


Though my son can already reach the faucet at our bathroom, he has a hard time reaching the faucet in our kitchen. We installed the Aquedeck Faucet Extender and it made washing his hands easier!


Now, he just wants us to bring the portable Aqueduck especially when we go to malls, where the faucets are always so high and so hard to reach for him.

Aquedeck Faucet Extender costs 780 pesos and comes in 2 colors, aqua and pink. It fits most faucets.

The disposable Potty Covers are definitely coming with us whenever we travel. It can make sure that the toilet seat at public restrooms will be clean once my chidlren uses them!


A pack of Potty Covers cost 699 pesos and includes 12 discposable potty covers. also offers gift wrapping services on the products that you have purchased.  You can choose to pay via bank transfers, paypal or even use their cash on delivery service. Babies To Toddlers offer free shipping for orders 1,000 pesos and above within Metro Manila.

The products are definitely safe for your children and worth checking out. With the generosity of, they are giving away (1) Aqueduck Children Faucet Extender and (1) Potty Covers to two of  my blessed readers!  The winners will receive electronic gift certificates so they can shop for their prizes at

To qualify, please complete all the mechanics below on the Rafflecopter so that your entry will be validated. The contest runs from April 15 to May 3. The winners will be contacted via email and will be announced here as well on May 5.

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Zuri Baby Couture Accessories Giveaway

Calling all mommies! Do you like accessories for your babies and kids? Check out Zuri Baby Couture Accessories. Here are some of their products:

flora ballerina

Flora Ballerina

Description: Your baby girl deserves a baby pink pair of shoes. This cute baby pink ballet shoes with leg lace details comes in an elegant floral embellishment and white-and-pink polka dotted insole for a dainty baby aura.


little miss edgy

Little Miss Edgy 

Description: The more prints, the merrier! The blending of flowers, leaves, stripes and plain janes create a wonderful carousel trip with the playground of cute little things all over.

Princess of Booties

Princess of Booties

Description: Hear ye! Hear ye! This color shouts out the majestic feet of your baby princess upon her entrance at the grand ballroom. With the double-layered and double-colored flowers, her beauty is twice her mother’s, don’t you want her to be the queenie?


SLittle Boy Blue

Description: Choose between Popeye the sailorman or Mario brothers. This versatile footwear for your baby boy’s nautical or preppy outfit has simple lines in cute color combinations that can go anywhere and anytime

Get a chance to win a free Zuri Baby Couture accessory by joining their Facebook contest. Your baby must zero (0) age to seven (7) years old, both for baby girl and baby boy.

Here are the mandatory mechanics!

  1. Like: and

Follow: and


2.  Send a private message to Zuri Baby Couture in FB. Include the photo of your baby girl or baby boy in his/her super fashionable look; and put a photo caption that answers these questions:



What’s the name of your baby?

Why do you want your baby to be fashionable?

Please include the following information:

Full Name

Twitter username (e.g. @zuribabycouture)

email address

shipping address

contact number


NOTE: failure to complete the answers for ALL of these requirements would automatically disqualify your entry. A contestant can only submit her entry ONCE. Second submission is NOT allowed.


3. Tweet: I just joined the @zuribabycouture (tag STYLISH KIDDOS contest! (tag @zuriwearableart)


4 . Zuri Baby Couture Team will upload the photo in the official Stylish Kiddos Contest Album. You need to accumulate photo likes for your entry. The number of likes will be part of the judging percentage.



Zuri Baby Couture Team will  award FOUR WINNERS every week and announce it on their social media pages. This contest runs for ONE MONTH – from March 11 to April 7, 2013. This contest applies nationwide.

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Babypalooza Bazaar and A Giveaway!

Babypalooza flyer

Date: February 16 & 17, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Venue: Walter Hogan Conference Center, ISO, Ateneo de Manila University, QC campus.


Since I became a mom, I have loved going to bazaars. There are always good finds and unique items being sold at affordable prices! If you are looking for a unique bazaar, you should check out Babypalooza Bazaar. The bazaar focuses on items and services for babies, toddlers and expectant moms. It features both preloved and brand new premium items from widely trusted local and imported brands and will be sold on-site at negotiable, parent-friendly prices.

This bazaar comes with a  special feature called the Vendor Protection Program (VPP). The VPP ensures that items that will be sold by one Babypalooza vendor will not be sold by another. This will ensure that buyers will not see the same stuff from several vendors over and over again, making their visit and shopping experience much more fun and worthwhile. Now, isn’t that amazing?!

Items that will be sold are baby clothing, shoes and accessories, gear, strollers/baby furniture, feeding bottles, nursing wear, breast pumps, skin care and cleaning products. Edible products such as organic baby food, pastries, pasta and other food items will be sold on-site.

Family-friendliness is also another unique feature of this affair, certain areas of the venue will be designated as Special Function areas to further ease the usual hassles that parents face when visiting the average bazaar. Air-conditioned areas will be designated for the following: breastfeeding & diaper changing area, children’s play zone and the Daddy Waiting lounge. Clean rest rooms are also just a few steps away from the bazaar stalls for added convenience.

If you are looking for good parenting enrichment seminars, be sure to attend the free seminar  from Teacher Mariel of The Learning Basket (! Mariel is a homeschooling mom of two, Kindermusik educator, and advocate of the idea that “parents are their children’s first and best teacher.” She is also a blogger and the owner of one of my favorite online shops that specializes in developmental toys and pre-loved children’s books by the best authors and illustrators. She regularly gives talks on early childhood development and homeschooling preschool.

Childhood Happens Once (Play) – Tips on how to enrich playtime with your child.
Feb. 16, 2013 – Rm. 3, 12-1 p.m., Walter Hogan Conference Center, ADMU

Childhood Happens Once (Read) – Ways on how to maximize reading sessions with your child.
Feb. 17, 2013 – Rm. 3, 12-1 p.m., Walter Hogan Conference Center, ADMU

*No entrance fees will be charged for these talks but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Limited seating capacity. Email to reserve your seat. Venue is fully air-conditioned. Free parking and entrance too!

And to celebrate this wonderful bazaar, Babypalooza is holding a giveaway for The Mommy Journey readers! The giveaway is open nationwide! If winner is unable to claim the prizes at the bazaar, the prizes will be shipped. There will be one winner for each prize! Giveaway opens on February 4 until February 11! Use the Rafflecopter below to join. Winners will be chosen by random.


1st Prize: 

2 pairs of Pajamas

Vendor: Cuddlebug

 Contact details: 0908 864 3682/ (02)7102236/ 

 Line of business: Reasonably priced, comfy pajamas that come in fun and colorful prints

Sizes are from 2-16. 

Size 2 can fit babies 9mos-12mos while size 16 can fit kids 7-8yrs. 

Price range is from 150-220 only and discounts are given for orders of 3 or more pairs.




2nd Prize: 

1 x Desitin Soothing Rash Bath treatment (5 bath packets/box)




 Desitin Rash Bath treatment -

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New Year, New You Giveaway!

Join the New Year, New You Giveaway from Mommy Pehpot of  Make or Break!  This is open to Philippine residents only.
Prizes are transferable but not convertible to cash. Giveaway will end on Feb 22, 2013.

There will be 3 winners for this giveaway, each one will receive a beauty and wellness product perfect to make a New You this New year!

(photo above is not the complete prizes, just some)

Grand Prize: Make Up Set with Brush + The Spa Purity Facial + Azta Salon MLV hair color and Lycopene treatment + 2000 worth of wellness products from Pascual

2nd Prize: Make up set + The Spa Foot Reflexology + Azta Salon Lycopene Treatment + 1000 worth of wellness products from Pascual

3rd prize: 2 Maybelline Lipstick + The Spa Foot Reflexology + Azta Salon Lycopene Treatment + 1000 worth of wellness products from Pascual

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The 5 Money Personalities Book Review and Giveaway

When I was first asked to review this book, I was a bit skeptical if it would be an interesting book at all. I am not that interested in discussing money matters between husband and wife but I was quite curious about “money personalities”.


About The 5 Money Personalities (information from the publisher)
The hidden key to a healthy relationship is not just managing money but understanding how the other approaches money.
Every couple argues about money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years or dating for 4 months, money touches every decision you make as a couple—from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000 car. And when the two of you don’t see eye-to-eye on how much to spend or how much to save, that’s when arguments turn into ugly toxic fights that leave both persons feeling hurt and angry. It’s why money has become the #1 cause of divorce in the U.S. Obviously, something needs to change. The reason this crisis has not been addressed is because it has never been identified, defined, or given a name. Scott and Bethany Palmer, aka “The Money Couple,” have identified and defined this problem and offer concrete solutions to fix it.

Once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of money arguments and start really working together. You’ll discover what has an impact on your loved one’s money decisions, and you’ll learn how to talk about money in a way that’s actually fun! You’ll figure out how to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all.

It’s not just about money management, and it’s definitely not just about overcoming debt. It is a whole new way of living that will change everything in your relationship. Tens of thousands have already been transformed. Are you ready?

The author of this book is Scott & Bethany Palmer or better known as “The Money Couple”. Both  have dedicated their lives to helping other strengthen their relationships with the 5 Money Personalities. With 43 years of combined financial planning experience, they launched “The Money Couple” and are regulars on national TV and radio and speak internationally about love and money. Scott and Bethany enjoy an active lifestyle in Colorado with their two young sons, Cole and Cade.

My thoughts about the book

The book really centers on the 5 Money Personalities more than anything else. It seeks to let the couple understand why each handles money the way they do. They also give practical examples and tips on how to talk to each other to resolve the differences in money personalities. This is not a book about how to handle your finances or what to do with your money but it deals about the relationship between the partners to ensure a peaceful and more cooperative relationship.

I recommend this book  for every couple. It is true that every couple will argue about money, but most often, we all fail to realize that money is not the problem but the way we spend, save or use the money. After reading this book, it allowed me to know myself better too. I now know what to expect of myself when it comes to money. It gives me a more realistic view of my finances and the way I handle the finances. I can watch out for my weaknesses and lean on my strengths. This book also allows couples to deal with their differences and work it out. It gives a step by step process which includes the money huddle, how to stop fighting and how to fight fair.

This book is both a text book and a work book as there are action items which you need to do with your partner at the end of each chapter to greatly benefit from this book. It also works best if both spouses will read the book and willing to work out their differences.

If you want to find out more about this book, check out the following:


The book is scheduled to be released by Thomas Nelson this January 2013.  Being a reader of The Mommy Journey, you get a chance to win a copy of this book for free by joining the giveaway at the end of this post! Giveaway starts on January 18 and ends on January 25. Giveaway is open internationally.

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”.