I finally had a time out, away from my keyboard last Saturday, September 10, 2011. It was surprising that I survived a day without internet. I spent the day with Mommy Blogger friends celebrating the ParenTIN.tv 2nd anniversary and blogger’s day at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City.
Before the program started, we were asked to have lunch first and I forgot that I am on a diet. Who wouldn’t be with a sumptuous meal like this?
The buffet was prepared by Chef Bienvenido B. Chavez of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. Thank God the program started before another pound would be added to my weight that day.
Ms. Christine Bersola Babao, a multi-awarded host, hosted the said Blogger’s Party and greeted us all with a big smile and warm welcome.
She created ParenTIN.tv two years ago to share parenting lessons, her personal experiences as a Mom, make friends and touch lives. Now ParenTIN.tv has 40 parenting episodes, 11 successful events and more than 2,000 members which all mark its success and she’s very thankful. According to her, ParenTIN.tv is ardent to share more parenting episodes on developmental milestones and toddler tips in days to come that can be watched on its website www.parentin.tv, Knowledge Channel and Sky Cable Ch. 42 with the following schedules…
• Sundays 8 p.m.
• Mondays 7:20 p.m.
• Wednesdays 8:40 p.m.
• Saturdays 9 a.m.; 2 p.m.; 9 p.m.
Of course parenting is not just taking care of the babies and toddlers. If there’s the hardest part I think it’s parenting teenagers. That is why ParenTIN.tv came up with the search for Teen Bloggers because they wish to know, see and hear the feelings of teenagers. If you are a teen blogger and interested in the said search, you can send your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Christine Bersola Babao is also known for being a mompreneur. Now that Christmas is in the air, ParenTIN.tv wants to help mompreneurs to earn extra this holiday season. They just launched another online promo that gives enterprising Moms an opportunity to win a free booth at The Grand International Importers and Exporters Bazaar in World Trade Center Hall A from November 11-20, 2011. All you need to do is turn in successful referral and you’ll have the chance to win. The value of booth is Php60,000 and two winning moms and dads can share it to sell wares this Christmas. You can email email@example.com for inquiries.
Guest speaker Vanessa Garon of Golden Values discussed about Internet Addiction and Aggressive Behavior.
A student from Golden Values (name withheld to protect her identity) who is undergoing therapy shared how she got addicted with the internet and used it to escape from real life until it led her to cyber sex. The other student shared how tough discipline from his parents pushed him to be rebellious and bully in school. Both topics are sensitive yet very informative and helpful to parents like me. It was good that the speakers are quite humorous and know how to break the ice that made the mood lighter.
The other guest speaker Ms. Zonito Torevillas-Tamase, a health advocate, talked about Healthier Foods and Alkalinity.
She imparted her knowledge on the nutritional facts and benefits of Moringa (Malunggay). She made great tasting smoothies for us; mixture of ripe mangoes, bananas and a tablespoon of powdered Moringa. It was so delicious that you cannot taste the Moringa. Ms. Zonito also discussed the right way of drinking water and how it can maintain the body’s alkalinity which is a great tip for hyper acidic like me.
Of course the event won’t be complete without the raffle and awarding of winners from ParenTIN.tv online contests. An intermission number from Ms. Star Orjaliza and giving of cards from Mommy Bloggers to Ms. Christine graced the event as well. Ms. Christine was delighted that the cards were handmade and dedications were hand-written and she gave her heartfelt thanks to Mommy Bloggers.
It was a fun-filled and memorable blogger’s day with ParenTIN.tv and Mommy Bloggers. Each and every one of us went home with gift packs from Smart Steps, Permasoft pillow from Uratex and healthy Moringa chips from Ms. Zonito.
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