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ur mom, Dolly, married our father at age 24, gave birth to our eldest sister soon after, then went on to give birth 4 more times in a span of 6 years, before giving birth to the two of us, the 6th and 7th in our brood. Phew! Now that we are mothers ourselves, we can only imagine how she was able to handle facing natural labor 7 times, lived in maternity clothes for almost the first decade of her married life, raised 7 babies almost consecutively, and still come out of it, sanity-intact, smile on her face, even graceful and grateful. While we are happy for now, with the children we have, and will most probably not follow in our mom’s fabulously fertile footsteps, we created this issue with expectant and new moms in mind. We feature infanticipating mom, Daphne Oseña-Paez on the cover and showcase our fave finds for baby’s nursery on page 10. This issue of Urban Mom is dedicated to all moms-to-be, whether on their first (or their seventh!) pregnancy. We wish you a smooth and easy delivery, and a happy, healthy baby!

Janice & Jaymie

JUL-AUG 2009 | VOL. 1 NO. 2

EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Janice Crisostomo- Villanueva Jaymie Crisostomo-Pizarro

PHOTOGRAPHY Blacksheep Photography Erwin Nolido DESIGN & LAYOUT Jaymie Crisostomo-Pizarro MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION Janice Crisostomo- Villanueva

CONTACT US: For inquiries, call 780.9898 or 0918.930.0313 or email urbanmom.magazine@gmail.com Material appearing here may not be reproduced in print or electronically without written permission from the publisher and without proper credit. Urban Mom is published by Creative Juice Communications, Inc. http://creativejuicemanila.com


ON THE COVER

We would love to hear from you...

Send us your comments about Urban Mom Magazine and get a chance to win a MESSY BESSY GIFT PACK! Email your comments to urbanmom. magazine@gmail.com

WHAT’S COOKING Hi Janice. I just wanted to let you know I got the copy of Urban Mom. I think Urban Mom truly reflects your passion for helping mothers. Please let me know if you need recipes, kitchen tips, and the like. More power to you! – Eric Fajardo Business Development Manager Liberty Commodities Corporation www.themayakitchen.com

SIBLING BONDING You mentioned you were making a magazine that was going to be a great help to moms. Definitely a great help! We really all need something like that. What makes it so wonderful is you’re doing it with your sister! – Tisha Gonzales-Cruz, mom of 2

Congratulations to Tisha who gets a pair of Havainas flipflops for her winning comment

Daphne’s clothes by Firefly. Unit 409 La Fuerza Plaza, Pasong Tamo, Makati; 473-8332 or 0917-5384195; www.fireflyclothing.net. Photography by Blacksheep Photography. Hair and make up by Argie Lingat for The Body Shop.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Daphne and Argie ready to shoot


Written by Marga Deona Photography by Ben Chan

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hen Daphne Oseña-Paez first entered the Philippine broadcast industry during the late nineties, her penchant for artistry and style made her a fitting co-host of a top-rating television show on fashion and beauty. Since then, Daphne became a constant fixture on TV, gracing talk shows and magazine programs with her impeccable taste in design and fashion. However, after she settled down with Patrick Paez and became a mother to Sophia and Lily, Daphne took big steps to accommodate both her career and family. “My work is important to me but my family takes priority all the time. In fact I have purposely redesigned my career so that I could slow down on broadcasting and focus more on my little enterprises and work from home,” she confides. Daphne now directs her creative energies on Urban Zone, a show she proudly co-produces with her husband. Besides this, she is passionate about design,

particularly jewelry and bed linen. Currently, Daphne is experimenting with 14k gold and silver and reworking antique pieces like brooches, pendants and chains, into something more modern and chic. “I also pursued jewelry design further. I’m still waiting for the chance – time permitting – to study gemology,” Daphne says. The bedsheet line is, according to Daphne, her “newest baby.” These are currently available at Our Home. “The Daphne Linens are all 100% cotton and a minimum of 380 threadcount. What I’m offering is not just good design but a luxurious experience as well,” she shares. How Daphne juxtaposes fashion, design and urban living altogether is due in part to her degree in Urban Studies and Fine Art History. Doing all of these creative ventures enables her to enjoy what she does, leaving her with more than enough time and energy to spend quality time with her daughters and husband. As of this writing, Daphne is pregnant with her third child, and is bound to give birth during the first week of August. “It’s a big step from having


“I t’s important for children to know and feel their mom is present in their lives.

THIS PAGE Clothing: Firefly, Earrings: Daphne’s own creation NEXT PAGE Clothing & Cuff: Firefly. Location Dimensione, Bonifacio High Street


two kids to three. But being the “experienced” mom that I am, I now know what I really need and what I don’t,” she says. Her daughters are equally excited, that six year-old Sophia has declared herself the “yaya of the baby” and two year-old Lily a proud “baby ate.” With all the help Daphne is getting, especially from a supportive husband like Patrick and eager daughters ready to help care for the new baby, she gets the liberty to embark on her little enterprises. However, Daphne is not one to overload herself with gratuitous tasks. “As moms we try our best to multitask and get everything done in a day. But I also know that its not possible to do everything equally well. So I make lists and prioritize what needs to be done that day. I also make sure that I am always present at home, even if we do not do traditional action-packed bonding moments. I could be in the computer doing work while the girls are playing with their dolls and crafts in the same room. It’s important for children to know and feel their mom is present in their lives.” What makes Daphne an exemplary urban mother is her ability to find serenity amidst a fast-paced environment. Broadcasting is a rigorous discipline, yet working on a subject of great interest to her lightens up the load, and eventually becomes a work of leisure. That, and knowing what she can – or cannot – do. Her advice to fellow urban mothers who are finding their personal nirvana amidst work and family: “Don’t try to be a supermom. It’s not possible to have everything. Something or someone is bound to suffer. Just enjoy the ride and don’t forget that little moments make up big memories in the future. And lastly but most important, if you’re married, don’t forget your husband. Prioritize him. I’m a firm believer that a happy home makes happy children. If they see that you and your husband are happy and in love, they will grow up with confidence and lots of love.”d


ROME KANAPI offers childbirth classes and infant massage sessions Call 436.1757, www.childbirthteacher.com

WE PLAY a kid’s activity center equipped with developmentally appropriate materials Call 856.7631, 1st Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

BABYLICIOUS ultra large beanbags, wing chairs, butterfly venetian mirrors, anywhere chairs, toy chests, and home accessories for children Call 0917.500.2428, www.chatfores.multiply.com

EXPO DAD bazaar, talks and eveything else for Dads under one roof on July 18, 2009 at Rockwell Tent, Makati City Call 780.9898, www.expodad.com


Baby’s oasis

Make your baby’s first room a comfortable and calm haven with some of these latest products.

YOUNG AMERICA CRIBS sophisticated yet fully functional cribs designed to grow along with your child’s needs. YOUJI & ME.

TOLO STUFFED TOYS silky-soft little animals covered in luxurious fabric with internal rattles to stimulate development of baby. Hobbes and Landes.

MESSY BABY DIAPER BIN ODOR ABSORBER colorful tea bags of antifungal and odor-absorbing goodness for your smelly diaper bin. MESSYBESSY.COM

BABIES DIRECT a chic bedding line for babies crafted from 100% pure Egyptian cotton. Baby Company.

HABA SUNSET NIGHT LIGHT soft light provides a cozy atmosphere and serves as attractice decor in your baby’s nursery. Hobbes and Landes. Store information available in Mommy Pages Section (pages 13-14)


Urban Tips

Involve your child in the things you do from your work, to running errands, and doing household chores.  Take the time to explain why you do the things you do.  Don’t underestimate their ability to understand. - Ann Tan, mom of 2 Managing Director, Gymboree Philippines When you child is having a tantrum, imitate/emulate their action and that will stop them from doing what they are doing because they see how ridiculous you look. - Patty Ycasiano Teacher

Ianne Sison-Evangelista Editorial Director, mom of 1

1. What I felt when I found out I was pregnant: Incredibly lucky 2. Your fave maternity outfit: Yoga clothes, my husband’s soft undershirts, and runners 3. Blooming or bloated? Blooming. Then bloated in the end. 4. When I first held my baby I felt like I was holding a puppy! 5. Breast or bottle? Breast 6. My husband is a smart and goofy daddy. 7. Three essential things in my baby bag: A fruit snack, wipes, and all-natural insect repellent. 8. My baby’s first trip was to Boracay, at seven months old. She came along with me and my girlfriends! 9. Besides being a mom, I am a sleepy lady. 10. What I wish for my baby is happiness and adventure. 11. Phrase I say most often to my daughter: “Can I have a kiss?” 12. Motherhood is harder and better than I thought it would be.


EXPOMOM: A Discovery Expo for Moms and Their Families was held in Rockwell Tent last May 9 & 10, 2009. http://expomom.com

BIG&SMALL CO. partners with WWF-Philippines for a kid’s fashion show to support climate change, environmental protection, & wildlife conservation. www.bigandsmallcompany.com

International Chef BOBBY CHIN hosts an exclusive cooking demo for Doña Elena Cuisinera Club members. www.cuisineraclub.com


Baby Stores Baby & Co Rockwell Power Plant ...... 8980928 3/F The Podium Mall ......... 6374085 SM North EDSA Annex.... 4411760 Babyland Glorietta............................... 8671860 Festival Supermall............... 7721543 Facilities Ctr., Shaw Blvd.... 5311367 Eastwood.............................. 7091836 Robinsons Galleria............. 6361912 Chicco SM Megamall........................ 6388139 SM Mall of Asia.................... 5560687 2/L Greenbelt 5................... 7299329 Festival Mall.......................... 8502920 SM North Edsa.................... 9272251 Enfant SM Megamall....................... 6312480 SM Mall of Asia.................... 5560087 SM North EDSA................. 9295705 SM Fairview.......................... 9382756 SM Southmall....................... 8057295 Robinsons Place Manila..... 5761928 2/L Glorietta 3.................... 8176765 2/L SM Marikina ................. 4771798 Hobbes & Landes Boni. High Street........... 8560935/36 Greenbelt 5.......................... 7574241 Greenhills Promenade....... 7226469 Power Plant Mall................. 7565119 Alabang Town Center........ 8076519 Shangrila Plaza..................... 6372069 SM Podium........................... 6316189 SM Mall of Asia.................... 5560578 Trinoma................................. 9013650 Infanticipation Festival Mall......................... 8503665

Just Born Festival Mall.......................... 8503773 2/F Alabang Town Center.. 7721898 Maxibear 3/F Festival Mall................... 8503773 The Fort............................... 8561448 Mothercare Shangri-La............................. 6384323. 3/L Trinoma.................... 9016352-54 Rustans Department Store Makati.................................... 8133739 Alabang................................. 8505532 Shangrila Plaza..................... 6334636 Gateway Cubao.................. 9112401 3/L Trinoma.................... 9016352-54 Youji & Me Greenbelt 5.......................... 7563838

Childbirth Classes Chiqui Brosas-Hahn - U.S. Certified Childbirth Educator Call............ 6362721 loc 529 (Olive) Or......09209052737/ 09166231641 Rome Kanapi - Childbirth and Infant Massage Educator Call..............4361757/ 09175415114

Support Groups ADHD (Attention Deficit & Hyper activity Disorder) Society of the Phils - help and support for children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD................................... 9273463 Bernadette Nolasco - midwife open to alternative birth positions Call..............9326265/ 09155973340

Best Friends in Breastfeeding Support group for pregnant and/ or breastfeeding mothers Patricia Malay-Kho – OB-GYN Call..............3745165/ 09178505872 Jane Cacacho.............. 09176260585 Cris Rosenthal............ 09178941099 Abbie Yabot................. 09189357238 The Breastfeeding Club - a membership privilege club for expectant and nursing moms Call Abbie Yabot......... 09189357238 Catholic Homeschooling Assoc. of the Phil. - homeschooling support Call................................ 09178551155 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) - information and education of autistic children Call......................................... 8208719 continued next page...


CALENDAR JUL-SEP

JULY • 4: 33rd Pedia Talk Live, Parental Guidance, 8am to 12nn, Grand Ballroom, Dusit Thani Manila, 825-6162 • 15-20: Hope for The Flowers: Photo Exhibit by Jun De Leon, Main Atrium, SM Mall of Asia, http:// thetourofhope2009.multiply.com • 18: Expo Dad: Everything for Dads Under One Roof, 10am-8pm, Rockwell Tent, Makati City, 780-9898 • 18: Baby Lingo Workshop, A Baby Sign Language Workshop for Parents, 9am to 12nn, Hobbes & Landes, Bonifacio High Street, 856-09305

AUG • 1 to Oct: Swimming Classes by Aqualogic Swim Co. for infants and children, Richmonde Hotel St., San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Ctr., 837-1716/ 0917-858-2782, www.aqualogicswimco.com • 8: Moms on the Floor, on-the-floor exercises for expectant moms and floorbased activities for moms and babies, 780-9898

SEP • 5: Mommy Milkshake Marathon, A Fun Run for Breastfeeding,Bonifacio Global City, 780-9898

For FREE event listing, email urbanmom.magazine@gmail.com

Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) - marriage and parent counselling..................... 4264286/ 89 Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) - counseling for single parents........................... 6353410-15 I Can Serve Foundation - breast cancer support group, Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala.............. 6873942 The Linden Tree - homeschooling tutorial center..................... 7723865 Lumen Perey Balboa - lamaze and breastfeeding help...... 09192467907 Newlyweds at Work - e-group on marriage, pregnancy, family, and home improvement To be a member send an email to NewlywedsAtWork-subscribe@ YahooGroups.com. Patricia Kho, MD, FPOGS, IBCLC Int’l Board Certified Lactation Consultant............................ 8449185 Phil. Assoc. for the Gifted - support group for gifted children and their parents................. 6871122 loc 2123 The Breastfeeding Club Abigail Yabot................ 09228292268 Char Carlos................ 09228751030 Rissa Magdaluyo......... 09189268669 Dona Esteban............. 09178474168 Cindy Sajwani Rosanna Henares-Angeles - runs the Angels Breastmilk Bank Call..............7212890/ 09178464987 Zeny Feliciano - breastfeeding counselor..................... 09197028619

For complete directory listings, visit www.

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Urban Mom 2009 July-August