#BabyLove: My Toddler Life Book Review

By Dette Zulueta

Recently, I stumbled upon a book that caught my attention, it is Corine Dehghanpisheh's latest book entitled #BabyLove: My Toddler Life. It was a very easy read that features a curious toddler who loves to play with her mom's cellphone. As I go through the pages, I remember how my 2 year-old toddler would also get fascinated and intrigued by my cellphone.

Like most millennial parents, I too encountered the problem of seeing my toddler slowly getting addicted to cellphones or tablets. I was surprised that as young as 2 years old she already knows how to operate these gadgets and even find the app that she wants to use.

All Things Baby Sale at Baby Company

By Dette Zulueta

The moment I reached my 30's, my Facebook timeline was filled with all sorts of milestones 30 somethings are into - engagement, marriages, baptisms, and birthday celebrations.  I cannot deny for a fact that it is at this age that most people settle down and start a family.

Thus, when I saw the July promo of Baby Company, All Things Baby Sale in Facebook,  I immediately went to Baby Company boutique in SM Megamall to check out their offerings keeping in mind my own baby, my godchildren, my pregnant friends and all the upcoming events, baptism and birthday celebrations I will be attending.

Going through the Baby Company All Thing Baby Sale is such a delight. The boutique is a one-stop shop that has practically all I need. It has a wide array of relevant items for pregnant moms, newborns and toddlers that are offered in discounted prices. All the brands they carry are tried and tested ones for all our babies’ needs. With this, I am assured that I have a lot of options of useful and quality items that will surely be appreciated and will not disappoint.

"I Wish They Taught Money in School" Book Review

By Gwen Llana-Serrano of https://blissfulblooming.wordpress.com/

“How come there’s an Art Appreciation subject back then, but there was no Budgeting 101 class,” I sarcastically commented during one adulting chat with a friend.  In my adult world, personal finance management is a topic that is often thought of and talked about only to end up being taken for granted.  It’s a harsh reality, but most of us are still dependent on every paycheck.

As a former employee of a financial institution, I had been introduced to big concepts like financial literacy and investment.  Yet with the overwhelming expenses included in the “newlyweds with a newborn baby” package I am currently subscribed to, all the financial ideals in my head seemed to have been expelled by my mommy brain. With diapers, vaccines or tuition fees in mind, it’s definitely a challenge for moms like us to manage our precious yet limited fund.

One day I came across a book with a very intriguing title --- I Wish They Taught Money in School So I‘m not Dependent on My Paycheck.  It’s as if my sarcastic comment had been echoed to its authors! From its title alone, I knew that the book was meant for me.  And after going through its every page, I believe it’s also for everyone who yearns for financial freedom.  It straightforwardly talks about money matters in a way that is relevant to and comprehensible for working moms (or dads), stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms, and even mompreneurs.  We don’t need a degree in Finance to capture what this book is trying to point out.