This March in Baby Magazine

Posted On 8:13 PM by nerdluck | 2 points of view

March 2008 coverThe baby bump in focus this month. Take a peek at the milestones of your baby's development in "Look ma, I'm growing!" Learn about preventing high risk pregnancies from leading childbirth instructor, Rome Kanapi. Feel the love as husbands share their "labor day" experiences. Being bulgy doesn't mean you can't be fashionable. "Afternoon delight" features fashionable pieces for the expectant [fashionista] mom.

March is also Women's Month. Baby features exceptional women in places you least expect. Sally Ruiz proves that generosity knows no boundaries. Even for someone with meager means. Jennie Dy is an example of a woman with a deep sense of duty and uncanny bravery as a volunteer firefighter. And then there's Libai Censon, an entrepreneur who took it upon herself to help other families learn how to manage their homes.

There is also something this month for hobbyist photographers whose favorite subjects are their own kids. The pro's share their secrets on capturing that perfect moment. And guess what? There is so much more inside. On the cover is Amber Eunice Castro having fun at Gymboree at Shangri-La Plaza Mall through the lens of Ralph Alejandrino. Big thanks to OshKosh. Ooooh... this issue is HHEEAAVVYY!

Baby Magazine, the Philippines' first parenting mag is now in it's 12th year of service to Filipino parents. For subscription inquiries, you may contact Baby Magazine through the following:

Phone: (+63 2) 728.36.55
Email: babymag@globelines.com.ph


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It started with a joke

Posted On 2:51 PM by nerdluck | 3 points of view

A few months ago, a little joke was circulating in some of the circles I move around in. That my blog was becoming the official Baby Magazine Blog and that I am getting over exposed to a lot of "cutesy" stuff that it's effect was evident in the choice of colors my template had back then. (Those who had been reading me for more than a couple of months would remember the pink-blue-orange thing I had going then.) I laughed it off but secretly went looking around for a more "manly" template to counter all the "cutesy" vibe I had for quite some time. That doesn't mean I'll quit writing about my involvement with the Philippines' first parenting magazine (among other things). Quite the opposite since I now made it even easier for those who come here specifically for Babymag updates. The tab up there next to "home" is your new friend. Clicking the Baby Magazine tab will take you to all the entries in this blog concerning your favorite Magazine. Now isn't that claiming the title "Official Baby Magazine Blog"? No... I'm not getting paid for this gig. Nobody is...

Baby Magazine, the Philippines' first parenting magazine is now in its 12th year of service to Filipino parents. For subscription inquiries, you may contact Baby Magazine through the following:

Phone: (+63 2) 728.36.55
Email: babymag@globelines.com.ph
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One thing at a time

Posted On 10:46 AM by nerdluck | 2 points of view

The males of our species tend to use one side of the brain at a time because of the narrow connection between the two halves of our noodles. But that doesn't mean it's a bad thing. There are fundamental reasons why we have to be that way. Although we could try to go against this naturally hard-wired quirk, it is basically uncharacteristic of males to be multi-taskers. I, myself can never have my attention divided between two things. For me, its this thing now and that thing later. Take for example my little corner of the cloud. There used to be a time when I can't keep away from it for more than a few hours just tinkering with the template and hunting for cool widgets. Then I realized I've started to miss out on the other things I love doing like shooting photos and reading books and spacing out when I'm deep in thought (ok, that one sounded weird.) I was thinking, "This isn't right. I've got to strike a balance somewhere...." I drafted a time table. Maybe if I made a schedule, I could cram everything in somehow. Boy! I was wrong. Instead of doing one thing right, I made a lot of things half-assed. I was writing so bad that I could never even post one decent blog entry for the whole month of January. I finished a book but I can't even remember anything I read. That is so messed up. This cannot go on. I resolve to stay the way I was before-when attempting to engage me in a conversation while spaced out on anything (blogging included) will prove to be an exercise in futility. Just expect more erratic blog entry schedules 'coz I'm a man. I can only do one thing at a time.

For more information about the difference between the sexes, read The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain (Penguin Press Science), by Simon Baron-Cohen. Is he related to Sacha? I have no idea.
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