Happy Day

December 18, 2012

Our babies are growing up reaaaaally fast and the website photos needed to be updated. Praise God that Mama Aimee and Papa Allan are blessed with a new baby, Happy, who just turned the big 1 :-) Here are some of our behind-the-scenes shots of our new superstar baby. The location is very secluded and remote (like our house haha). In between takes, we cooked soup, pasta and had coffee, while the kids played around. Being mompreneurs is fun just because you can bring your children along with you at work and sometimes, do transactions in your pajamas ;-)

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Mommy and hairstylist in one…

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Haha… she’s just as happy as her name :-)

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Mama Aimee is in her work-out clothes. After this shoot is me-time for her.

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Prepping her up…

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The smiles just come naturally :-)

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Why are baby toes so irresistible to kiss?

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The carpet comes from Mama Charlene’s living room  :-)

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A biscuit does the trick.

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Princess Happy wants to play catch-me-if-you-can :-)

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Yes baby girl, you are wonderfully made by the Father.

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…Love binds all things.

A Woman After God’s Own Heart

April 26, 2011

April 25, 2011

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Things you’ll need:
a heart for God

What can we say? Someone is having her birthday today… Someone who has a heart that never hardens, that gives unselfishly, that burns with desire to know and share Jesus, a heart that doesn’t quit, that displays motivation and improvement, love and compassion… It’s Mama Charlene’s big day today and yes, we’re talking about her heart so that you too would know of its beauty.

“A Heart for Blessing in Prayer” It was during the Babinski Mamas lowest point in the emotions aspect. Even at the faintest, littlest faith left in me, Mama C was there to give hugs and say, “Let’s pray, Ate. We need to pray.” We did. And a marvelous miracle happened, how things fell back into place, slowly, slowly, as the right pieces of the puzzle were finding its way back into position and things were becoming a bright whole picture again.

“A Heart for Passion in Prayer” You’ve always had this burning passion to learn about our Lord Jesus. The rule is Sunday is Church day for the family. You never forget to remind us about activities of the Women’s Ministry and the yearning to chew every morsel of the Word when we tackle about our “book of the day” (now of which is Joel Osteen’s), over hot tablea and grilled ensaymada. You’ve finished your devotional book and you passed it on to us. You start everything that’s worthy with a prayer. You prayed for everything. For the business. For your family. Your children. Your husband. Your household. Your trials and blessings. Even your next door neighbor (we know!).

“A Heart for Discipline” Your mental daily planner is always filled with things to do! You have so many different roles and you shift from one role to another fluidly: In the morning you are a mother, fixing Jabez’ baon and the two little ones, a wife as you tend to Papa Jeff’s needs. A daughter when you go on webcam to chat with Mom Liz & Dad Roger. An entrepreneur when you help Papa Jeff with the biz and do Babinski work, attending meetings and deliveries. Then you become teacher to Jabez, most of the time his personal guidance councilor. Then add driver, cleaning lady, landlady, friend, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law… Despite the many roles, you have a very neat house as if no one lives there and a very clean and orderly worksheet that only you can do.

Early, early morning and late, late at night are the times when you have the house all to yourself, when everything’s still and in place. Then you become a child again yearning for her Father as you pray during this time. You are a child, yes, but with a mature spirit of that Woman after God’s own heart.

“A Heart For Your Husband” You pray for your husband and lay hands on him as he sleeps. You ask God for wisdom to know your role as a wife. When you have misunderstandings with your spouse you talk it over. You compliment him. You never tried to change him but you allow God to change him. No marriage is perfect, and when you get tired or angry, you pray for patience. When he is not home you pray for guidance and his safety. You always want the best for him. For him to look good and feel good, for him to be happy and healthy.

“A Heart for Your Children” Who says it’s easy to discipline a child? But by your actions, you are “training them up” in the way they should go. Not only do you nourish their bodies but also their spirits by bringing them to Sunday School. When Jabez gets into trouble you talk to him, then again, you pray – together. When one of them is sick or hurt, you pray together. They are priority at all times. When you’re a mother, why doesn’t it hurt to give your children your scrumptious, delicious piece of pie? You are that.

“A Heart for Your Home” A home is more than four walls. Yes, you need to keep your house clean and we super admire you for that. But it is so much more. Because, we, as mothers are called to “knit together” our family. We are to watch and manage this “knitting” in the Lord. Isn’t it amazing that you have a home and not a house? It’s just full of happiness in that place!

See how you have been transformed into that Woman After God’s Own Heart! Aren’t you surprised that you are all these things? Continue to inspire us Mama Char. Happy birthday and we love you so much.

Woman After God’s Own Heart
by Elizabeth George

Beanie, Beanie, Love, Love…

April 14, 2011

Ate Nena, our pattern-maker, sewer, cutter had been sick for weeks. We’ve been wanting to make our own Beanies but it seemed like everyday was wrong timing. So one sunny day, we marched our way to Ate Nena’s house, armed with our tape-measure and our living mannequin, Vitor, for the sake of conquering our Beanie.  Measurement was done in the car.

It would be a beanie with a giant flower for the girls and a mohawk/dino spikes for the boys. Finally, our prototype, dan-da-da-daaaan…

…And obviously, Vitor and the Babinski Mamas didn’t like it; the mohawk/spikes looks like a rooster’s comb :-( But the “fit” and size is PERFECTO! :-)

Now it’s time to show the world…

For Girls...

For Boys.

Come visit us!

Girlfriends with Benefits

February 26, 2011

Today is D day when we finally meet Nurul Abdullah from Brunei. She is mompreneur who also has the same thoughts and passion as ours — in general, we all love helping co-mommies see the beauty of being a mother. She has a big dream for the mommy-community in her side of the world. I think one of the best gifts of being a mother is their ability to juggle many tasks. See how they can actively balance family and work at the same time! Actually mompreneurs are working 24 hours a day. Because When we’re not working we think about work, and when we’re actually working we think about the kids! It’s a very full simple life.
In one of our million topics Nurul mentioned experiencing post-partum depression with her youngest (twins), I could relate as I experienced it with my first pregnancy, and I thought, hey, she’s human, too! Our friendship exceeds farther than Giggles ‘n Boo and Babinski Baby now. Exceeds farther than YM and Skype and e-mails. “There is magic in long-distance friendships. They let you relate to other human beings in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.” Our first-meeting connection was special, We could have been sisters in our past lives.

You need girlfriends with benefits. With ideas and advice, topped with warmth and some serious motherly lovin’. Women need other women. You just gotta. Because you get tired too of the mommy mafia thing and you need somebody real to remind you that life as an individual doesn’t end when the babies arrive.

Thanks for the Old Town… YOU KNEW! Loveee! 

Fabric Sourcing Day…

February 26, 2011

It’s fabric sourcing day.

…The best thing about being mompreneurs is when you can bring your kids along to work :-) 

Love Yourself, Mama!

February 7, 2011

We asked our good friend Ichel, Relationship Expert of Love Institute, to help us with helping mothers learn 1) to love themselves (first), then loving their marriage and children would naturally follow; and 2) the right parenting approach, for our personal project.

It’s the month of Love. Moms, I know we’ve been busy with work and family, but what if we broaden Valentine’s Day and make it about self-love and self-care? In school, pediatrician clinic, grocery, I often see moms looking frumpy, their clothes old and baggy, their hair a mess, their faces pale… While their kids’ yayas look a whole lot prettier and sexier than them, wearing skinny jeans, gladiators in pedicure and with shiny conditioned hair. Moms, whatever happend?!?!
I’m sure you’ve come across this post in Facebook: “To all the unselfish moms out there who traded sleep for dark circles, salon haircuts for ponytails, long showers for quick showers, late nights for early mornings, designer bags for diaper bags, and wouldn’t change a thing. Let’s see how many Moms can actually post this. Moms who don’t care about what they gave up and instead LOVE what they got in return! Post this if you love your life as a mom!”

And Ichel revised it to: “To unselfish moms who put eye cream under dark circles, go to the  salon & get a nice haircut, take time to shower & pamper her body, enjoy late nights & early mornings, put nappie organizers in her designer bags, & enjoy being her own self & being a mom! Do take care of YOU! And never give up on giving yourself time, love & pampering! That’s the secret for being a great happy MOM! – being a better PERSON to be a better mother!”

She said, “This self-care is called self-love.  Self love is different from selfish.  It is the healthy love and affirmation of my own being, my own person.  I am not doing it for anyone.  I owe it to myself.  Then in the process, I am able to give more love, I can offer more of myself to my partner, children and all those around me.   I believe that I cannot give what I do not have…”

Way to go Mama!

What do you love about yourself?What are your special gifts?How do you treat yourself?What do you love to do and when was the last time you did it?How do you take care of the body temple you have right now?What would it take for you to love yourself and take care of yourself not only on Valentines Day but every day of the year?…Let’s ponder on these questions.

I am surprised that there are many verses in the Bible that says, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 19:19; Matthew 22:37–39; Mark 12:30–31; Luke 10:27; Romans 13:9; Galatians 5:14; James 2:8) Now, the big question is… “How will you love others — your children, your husband… — if you don’t love yourself? I know self-love is usually intertwined with guilt. To be honest, guilt is a subject that I know so well. Actually, I still get it so I still need self-convincing from time to time. It’s a mind-game.

Let’s know the difference between selfishiness and self-care. Let’s know our needs. For me, it’s reading a good book, attending belly dancing class once a week, bonding with girlfriend mamas maybe an hour or two twice a week while the kids are in school, running by myself if time permits after I drop the kids off to school, taking a longER shower, getting myself a nice dress once or every other week… I am so sure that if we started loving ourselves then all our relationships would benefit from it — as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, etc… Take time to be a great lover to yourself. Start now, in love month.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14

Hey little mama, you’re a stunner!

January 4, 2011

Everyone takes a second look at our Babinski Mama Mae.  Who wouldn’t?  She has a gorgeous face, a sweet grin and a svelte figure to boot! But take a deeper look and you’ll see an even more beautiful entity – someone who has grown at ease with herself and has a special gift to touch deep down into everybody’s  heart… and soul!

Babinski mama Mae is like sugar and all kinds of spice.  Her heart breaks at the site of a thirsty dog soaked in the sun.  She cannot refuse a beggar on the road, specially an old one.  She gives food to a street child but will first squeeze out the kid’s life story and say “wag kang mag-du-drugs ha!” at the end, spoken with true concern.  It takes eternity for her to buy her groceries, only because she has standards.  Not to mention, she IS practical AND fickle too – so there goes the time ticking away =).  She can also sometimes lose her cool – mostly when she feels overwhelmed with things – but a little story, a hearty laugh and a bite of anything yummy can erase that just as quickly as she puts on her Mac pressed powder. Everyone loves Mae. Her kids adore her like Barbie doll. And of course, amongst ALL , hubby is the luckiest!

Thanks Mae for everything. You are the HEART behind Babinski Baby. And the SISTER that tightly binds the Babinski Mamas. We promise to live by your words of wisdom. Life is indeed MORE beautiful, electrifying, more hilarious, and uniquely fab with you, with you, with you… =)

We love you dearly and we thank God for you.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! mmuah!


100% Anak Pinoy in HK

December 15, 2010

Baby Claire is 50% Pinoy by blood…

…And 100% by heart.

You Deserve a BIG Wet Kiss!

December 8, 2010

Someone deserves a BIG kiss today… It’s Babinski Mama Aimee’s Birthday!

On your birthday, we celebrate you! We’re thinking of all the wonderful things you are that bring so much joy to others!

We celebrate your unconquerable spirit, that lets you meet every challenge with confidence, enthusiasm and persistence.

We admire your sensitivity. You see needs that cry out to be met that no one else sees, and you meet them, out of your deep and caring heart, out of your wisdom, out of your strength.

We treasure your uniqueness; There is no one else like you, and we feel blessed to know such an extraordinary person.

We appreciate you, respect you, cherish you, look up to you.

Happy, happy Birthday! May each new birthday be the best one ever for you, because you deserve it!

…And — instead of counting candles, just count your blessings everyday — because you’ve been blessed with soooooo much. :-)

Big Hugs and Wet Kisses from the Team!

Babinski Baby’s 10 Commandments of Baby Lovin’

November 22, 2010

When we ran out of Moses Baskets, it made us sad when mommies asked about it and we couldn’t provide them any. For quite a time, we couldn’t get that good kind of organic material that would be best for baby. But after a long wait, our Moses Basket is back!

We used eyelette cotton linen for our first edition of Moses Basket in two shades, white and cream. This time, we added a little bit of twist on the fabrics. We use soft, textured cotton in organic colors to make it a bit modern. The inner-side of the basket is also lined with foam padding, plus, we add detachable sheer netting, like a mosquito net, for protection against bugs and insects (because these days a typical fever scares the life out of any mommy just thinking her child had caught the bad, bad dengue :-( ).

And since the Ten Commandments were revealed to Moses, the Babinski Mamas will also reveal to all of you our Babinski Baby’s 10 Commandments of Baby Lovin’ – straight from our own personal experiences as mamas :-) Hope it helps you in some way…

Babinski Baby’s 10 Commandments of Baby Lovin’

1. Start the day by giving your baby a warm smile and a loving hug.  This will help make him/her a happy baby.

2. Always touch your baby by rubbing his back, legs, arms and feet. This also promotes muscle development and blood circulation.

3. Talk to your baby everytime. You can even sing or read a book even if you think your baby doesn’t understand it yet. They’re attracted with happy and high-pitched voices.

4. Play soothing music when putting your baby to sleep and play happy music during play time. Babies love any kind of music and they get stimulated by it!

5. Bring the baby out to get some fresh air and sunshine. Walk around and show your baby the trees, birds and anything interesting in the neighborhood. Walking is also a good exercise for you.

6. Attend to your baby’s needs – feed them, bathe them, soothe them and cuddle them. Babies feel the love and comfort with you around.

7. Snuggle up with your baby while feeding or breastfeeding. Hold hands and wrap them in soft blanket if they feel cold. Allow your baby to caress you too. This seals the bond between the two of you.

8. Dress them well even if they are just a baby! It’s their cutest stage so take advantage by giving them adorable and cool clothes and be a scene stealer everywhere you go!

9. Make bath time lots of fun! Give your baby a rubber duckie that squeaks, make and blow bubbles and after bath, wrap your baby in a soft and big towel to dry off.

10. Spend play time with your baby. Let her hold toys, crayons and other things to develop her motor skills.


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