Henry's Mom Blogs: March 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Blog Workshop Discount Promo


Remember the ONLINE Blog conference I wrote about the other day? Well, the generous people from The Blog Workshop decided to give you, HMB readers, a $25 off your conference admission to their already inexpensive registration fee. If you're a blogger and you haven't registered, I hope that you don't miss this opportunity.




To avail of the promo, just enter this code: TBW25HMB

This discount code expires on April 12th, so don't let this great promo slip away.  

The Blog Workshop is not just for veteran bloggers but for beginners as well. What I love about The Blog Workshop is that  I wouldn't have to travel anywhere else and I can just attend it at the comforts of my own home. They have an awesome agenda and speakers from IZEA, Blog-Trends, The Blog Frog, Blogads, and more in their line up. 



The Blog Workshop also offers Scholarships and Grants that you can apply for.




Disclaimer: This blog is an affiliate of of The Blog Workshop and I have received a complimentary ticket in exchange for this blog post. But opinions are 100% my own. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Homemade Nutella Popsicles

It's only been a week since Kuya Kim announced the start of summer and the heat is already driving me crazy. And what better way to beat this Manila heat while having fun than to make your own popsicle sticks. Yes, for Day 3 of Henry's summer break, we made our very own popsicles. And, the flavor? Nutella!!! Now, who doesn't love Nutella?

There are a lot of Nutella popsicle recipes online but we adapted ours from the one on Kidspot. We chose it because it only needs 2 ingredients, milk and Nutella.

Now, Kidspot's recipe said we needed to use full cream milk but we didn't have that. Hence, we substituted it with fresh milk instead.


What you'll need

1 cup milk
1/3 cup Nutella
Popsicle molds

Steps:

1. Combine milk and Nutella
2. Blend
3. Pour into popsicle molds and put in freezer
4. Wait 4-5 hours
5. Take out of freezer and mold
6. Enjoy!

HOT weather made the popsicle melt fast.

This recipe was enough to fill up 5 popsicle molds. Try it yourself and have a "cool" summer. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

5 Easy and Inexpensive Fun Summer Activities For Kids

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There's a hundred and four days of summer vacation,
Till school comes along just to end it.
So the annual problem of our generation, 
is finding a good way to spend it. 
These are the first few lines of the opening song of the Disney show Phineas and Ferb. And its been playing inside my head since summer vacation started for me and the little boy. My summer vacation will be cut short this year because I'll be starting my clinical clerkship (my last year in medical school) by mid-April. This is why I want to have a worthwhile summer vacay and spend every waking moment with my little boy. 

Since the hubby is still on his last week of exam in law school, we still can't go out of town. Thus I've rounded up a bunch of easy and inexpensive fun activities and ideas on Pinterest that we can do at home. Here are my top 5:


3. A cool science experiment from JDaniel4's Mom if you can fry an egg on the drive way 

To view more activities like these, you can follow me on Pinterest and check out my Kids' Summer Activities board. Have a great summer everyone!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Blog Workshop: An Online Blogging Conference



Since I started this blog, I dreamed about attending a blog conference. I want to improve on my blogging skills and maybe monetize my blog when the time comes and these are some of the things that you learn from a blog conference. Unfortunately, most of these events happen abroad (Hello from the Philippines!). Being a mom and a med student, I couldn't just hop on a plane and leave my studies and family behind for 3 days especially now that I'm starting my clerkship (4th year in med school). Plus I'd also have to consider the cost of attending one - the conference fee, plane tickets, accommodation, meals etc.

This is why I was so happy when I found about The Blog Workshop. It's an online conference happening on May 17-19, 2013. All you need is an internet connection! Since it's online, I can attend and listen to blog experts right in the comforts of my own home (and, even in my PJ's). It's very cost-effective since there would be no need to travel. And, I wouldn't have to worry about leaving school and my family. 

They have an awesome agenda and world class speakers lined up from IZEA, Blog-Trends, The Blog frog, Blogads and more.

You can register for only $175, which is waaaaay less expensive compared to others since you won't need to travel. They also offer a discount through their Indiegogo campaign. And, you can also apply for their Grant and Scholarship program.

To learn more about The Blog Workshop check out the video below. 



I can't wait for my first ever blog conference and you can expect me to be live tweeting during the event. If you're interested you can head on to The Blog Workshop Registration Page and sign up.

SIGN UP HERE!











Disclaimer: This blog is an affiliate of of The Blog Workshop and I have received a complimentary ticket in exchange for this blog post. But, opinions are 100% my own. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

BABY BLAST 4: Discover. Create. Imagine. Explore!



       

Kids nowadays are spending less and less time outdoors, having been exposed to gadgets and other forms of technology even as infants. But recent studies show that children, especially those aged 3 and below, who play outdoors regularly grow up happier, healthier, and stronger!


Outbox Media Production Agency once again invites you to the grandest family event of the year! Now on its 4th year, BABY BLAST, an annual event focusing on the importance of Early Head Start (EHS) Education, continues to bring together EHS advocates, teachers, doctors, parents and kids, through a fun-filled family event happening at the Trinoma Activity Center on April 14, 2013, from 10am-7pm!



Monday, March 18, 2013

You Are Your Child's First and Best Teacher: A Seminar for Parents


When I gave birth to Henry, I admit that I had no idea on how to take care of a baby. I grew up without a mother so, I had no one to pattern my child-rearing skills with. Thus I turned to books and the internet to find out about what I needed to know on how to bring up a child. I had to google what type of activities and what toys to give him that are right for his development. Afterall, learning starts at home.

Mommy Mariel of The Learning Basket is a believer that the parents are their child's first and best teacher. Thus she has organized a seminar for new parents to bring out the best that they can be to  become their child's first and best teacher and support their child's development. 

Why do I think that this seminar is a great idea? Well, why not? Like I said, when I was a new mom I was alway on the internet researching. Sadly, this made me spend more time on the internet than actually focusing on my child which I now realized. 




Friday, March 8, 2013

Our Post- Valentine's Date at the Mind Museum

Mindburst


When the Mind Museum tweeted that they were giving away 2 tickets to MindBurst: A Science Love A'Fair, I immediately when on a Twitter rampage. We haven't been to The Mind Museum yet so I thought this was the perfect time to do so, for free! They wanted geeky pick up lines, and who knows geeky picky lines better than a med student, right? 

Below were my tweets that got RT'ed by The Mind Museum. Yes, they were corny I know. But, I found them cute as well. And, they were enough to score me 2 tickets. So, yay!!





Before I tell you all about our experience, let me tell you about MindBurst first. MindBurst is a monthly event held at The Mind Museum. They have different themes each month. And there are exhibits, interesting talks and fun activities during the MindBurst. 

Too bad the hubby had classes that day. But, I was happy that I got to drag my mother-in-law with me. I only had 2 tickets, so I had to pay an extra P150 for Henry. 

When we arrived, the lecture on how the hormone Oxytocin affects love was about to start. The Mind Museum's curator was the one who gave the talk. Hopefully I get to write about it soon. 

But what we really came for were the fun experiments that they were tweeting about. The Mind Movers (their resident scientists) had prepared a bunch of experiments that appealed not only to the kids who were there, but to the adults as well.


Once it started, Henry got very excited and eagerly volunteered to help. 

Mindburst

For the first experiment, the Mind Mover taught us how to make slime. I didn't know how easy it was to make slime. You just need to mix equal parts of water, glue and borax. (But where do i get borax?)

Here's Henry mixing all the ingredients to make slime. Mindburst

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