Baby Blue’s First Birthday Was a Backyard Pow Wow!

Blue’s family made sure his first birthday was festive and fun, despite the pandemic! They threw him a Pow Wow party in a backyard venue in Bataan, decorating the place with complementary colors of orange and blue and preparing all sorts of delicious dishes and desserts. A little tent, a rocking horse, and hand-painted sign brought the theme to life, and the adorable celebrant was all dressed for the occasion too! Come and enjoy Blue’s birthday through these photos by Destined Stories!

Baby Blue’s First Birthday Was a Backyard Pow Wow!

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5 Simple Ways You Can Teach Your Kids to Make Wise Decisions

Kids grow up so fast. One day you’re singing them a lullaby, then the next thing you know, they are full-grown adults trying to sneak out of the house or already living on their own. As they mature and gain real-life experiences, they eventually figure out how to make choices. But, no matter how simple it is to pick anything from A to Z, they can never really know the best choice, especially when they are in a tough position, without a little guidance. At times, they will only get to realize the right choice after the damage has already been done. When the time comes, you definitely want to have peace of mind that they know how to make decisions that are both wise and safe. You need to prepare your kids to get through these tough situations by teaching them how to be good decision-makers. Of course you want them to grow independently and responsibly in the future and being able to make wise judgments will sure guide their way. So, how can you make sure that you are raising wise decision-makers? Here are 5 simple ways you can do it! 

5 Simple Ways You Can Teach Your Kids to Make Wise Decisions

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Here Are 5 Ways You Can Prepare for Breastfeeding during Pregnancy!

Doing the research and preparing your mind and body is a great way to help you get ready for your breastfeeding journey. Since every mom’s experience is different, it sure is helpful to learn from each unique experience before deciding what to try and discovering which works best for you and your baby. While waiting for your baby’s arrival, you can start familiarizing yourself with the process of milk production, what to expect when you start nursing, and what to do in case you encounter common difficulties. Nursing is not always going to be easy, so do remember to be patient with yourself as you begin this new chapter in your life. To help you in your preparations during pregnancy, we gathered five simple steps you can do now to make the journey a little smoother later. We also talked to Dr. Marie Cruz-Javier, Obstetrician-Gynecologist, to give you a few expert tips. Keep reading to know more!

Here Are 5 Ways You Can Prepare for Breastfeeding during Pregnancy!

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Getting Frustrated with Your Kids Is Normal. Here’s What You Can Do to Stay Calm!

We are human after all and frustration, like all of our other emotions, comes naturally to us. On days when you are under a lot of stress and suddenly your child throws a tantrum or breaks a rule, it’s quite normal to want to pull your hair out or scream. Getting frustrated at your child’s misbehavior is understandable and it can also be a learning opportunity for both kids and parents. What’s more important is knowing how to manage your emotions, understanding the triggers, and learning what to do to remain calm. Today we talk about exactly that!

Getting Frustrated with Your Kids Is Normal. Here's What You Can Do to Stay Calm!

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