I love being a
stage mom. Although it’s no walk in the park, but only on those challenges that I celebrate/d victories. So it’s exponentially rewarding! In fact, this blog was born out of my then stay-at-home parenting adventures plus my stage mothering. *LoL Although I’m now back to corporate employment, it’s all the same to me, as they say, a working mother is redundant!
My friends will know that I am to the highest level OC (Obsessive Compulsive) when it comes to my son’s safety. In fact, my brother in law nicknamed me germ patrol. Why won’t I be such, when I have for a sister who is a Hospital Infection Control Consultant, she sees germs everywhere! *LoL For that we use as much as possible hospital-grade disinfectant, alcohol etc. So my son develops a habit of saying “hand gel please!” ;-D
You see, he’s our only child, and the first born on both sides of the family. So over-protectiveness is a family affair. When he was born, we had to leave him a week in the hospital’s NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Sad. It’s my first heartbreak as a mom! On his third month, I had no nanny for those first three months, that time, on what could have been me just being really tired and sleepy, I doze off, had a momentary deep sleep, and suddenly woke up, and panicked and mistook him as not breathing. Parenting books speak off SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), and to my paranoia, I felt it was the case. We rushed him in the middle of the night to the ER and had his first X-ray. He was just sleeping soundly. Hah. ;-D So there you see, I painted quite a picture of my OC-ness. It runs deep. Haha. So when it comes to my son, I am always on my toes…Safety first above all else, and I never did fully learn to loosen up. In fact, I can’t wholeheartedly let my now 7-yr old son play football because he gets so tired, and dirty, and it’s under the sun, and it’s so dusty…yada yada. I rationalize it by saying it triggers his allergic rhinitis. You get what I mean? Yes, I can be that
kill joy OC.
|Fret not, I let him play outdoor too! In fact, for the summer, he’s up for Karatedo, Swimming, and Basketball. ;-D|
I relish being actively involved in his formative years, partnering with the school in his development from then as a stay-at-home-mom, up to present. It’s such a second nature, that even today when I’m back to corporate employment as a Customer Business Development Manager (a.k.a. Sales and Marketing gal), we committed to still be actively highly engaged in his new school. For holistic learning to take place, we are a proponent of home, school and community collaboration for Early Child Education .You can say that I/we make it a career to have an active role in the Parent Association. *LoL (I can *LoL in this post but believe me when I say that this is no easy task, it’ really a career. As in we invest serious time in attending board meetings, and actively taking part in school and student affairs, we proudly say… It’s for the love of our boys!) ;-D
So yes, safety first! So I make sure to cover all aspects, starting with the basic of having access to a safe drinking water, synonymous to Wilkins Distilled Water. For uncompromising safety, moms are enjoined to partner with a trustworthy brand that is Wilkins. For that, I invite Moms of all ages, to submit your story of your uncompromising love and care for your loved ones.
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- In 400 words or less, write about how you give your family the best love and care. You may include the challenges you faced, the lengths you’ve gone to, or the sacrifices and difficult choices you needed to make.
- You may write in English, Tagalog, or Tag-lish.
- Submit your story at www.smartparenting.com.ph/wilkins.
Five (5)stories will be chosen for publication in Smart Parenting magazine and 1 story will be turned into a 10-minute short film aired on TV.
- Writers of the five (5) selected stories will each receive Php 5000 cash and Php 5000 gift certificates for Wilkins products.
- The grand winner (the story which will be turned into a short film) will receive Php 10000 cash, and Php 10000 gift certificates for Wilkins products.
* Disclaimer: This is a Nuffnang and Wilkins’ Advertorial. Some talking points are suggested, but story and ravings written are mine.