For a mom, having the chance to work and earn at home is pure bliss. I’m more than blessed to be functional both as a homemaker and a career woman since I get to do the following in my own phase – manage our business, supervise the house, write articles for my blog and I see my little girl 24/7. Seeing and being with my kid all day long is the best blessing from above. Our bonding moments are mostly comprised of reading books, doing her activity sheets, watching cartoons and her favorite Disney movies. I rarely engage her to do activities that will cause mess in our household. Why? Because I don’t want her to get dirty, I don’t want her to mess her things and clothes and above all, I never want to see her hurt. She’s my only girl, my only princess so why will I risk her safety? But, no matter how hard I try to spare her from getting hurt, I can’t deny the fact that she’s still a kid and she has to experience those things to learn. Besides, I realized that too much worrying will not help me in honing my child’s innate abilities and skills. Slowly, I am trying to let my daughter explore and learn things on her own without fear of getting hurt and unmindful of the mess she’ll accumulate.
I am actually inspired with the circle of Sige Moms who willingly join and get messy with their kids to promote learning and at the same time build wonderful memories with them. These influential moms who were all part of Breeze’s Sige Sabado movement are Barbie Almalbis-Honasan, Christine Bersola-Babao, Dimples Romana, Gladys Reyes, and Nikki Valdez.
Breeze’s Sige Sabado movement strongly encourages moms to adopt the “Sige sa mantsa” parenting philosophy, which is all about allowing kids to be kids and explore, and learn positive values even at the expense of getting dirty and stained.
Sige Sabado also advocates for moms to spend Saturdays bonding with the family, instead of spending the rest of it doing household chores.
The movement is based on numerous research that suggest that giving kids the freedom to play and get creative while on it, is crucial in their development. Studies also suggest that kids learn best when they are having fun with their moms; their first teachers.
Aware that childhood is a time to form lasting memories, the circle of Sige Moms pledge to foster positive memories by finding time in their busy schedules to spend quality time with their kids. They also promise to spread the word to other moms out there about the positive benefits of adopting the “sige sa mantsa” philosophy.
The circle of Sige moms shared their Sige Sabado activities and are committed to spread their advocacy in hopes that other moms will find inspiration in them. I often see their online Saturday posts in Instagram bonding with their kids and enjoying their activity without fears.
Here are some of the exciting activities that they do with their kids:
When not taping for everyone’s favorite primetime shows, moms Gladys and Dimples are in their kitchens with their children getting creative with the whisk. They both shared that spending time with their little ones when they’re baking has led them to discover their kids’ creativity with their crafts.
Dimples added that their Saturdays are currently being spent on her daughter’s cake decorating class, apart from their regular weekend family camping trips.
On the other hand, Glady’s son’s love for baking has progressed into things beyond the oven. “I discovered Christophe’s creative side by simply watching him bake and now, his creativity can also be seen in his paintings and drawings,” Gladys shared, adding that she expressed full support to her son by complimenting his work during playtime.
It’s a different tune at the Honasan household. With a rocker mom like Barbie, Saturdays are spent filling the house with music. Barbie’s daughter would sit in with her when she’s practicing and she would hand her an instrument so they can have fun making music together.
Similarly musically inclined, Nikki and her daughter share a love for singing and said that crooning together are moments that they thoroughly enjoy. She added that her daughter also love spending Saturday afternoons riding her bike.
Meanwhile, weekend starts on a Friday at the Babao’s. Christine gets Fridays off from work which meant three days of arts and crafts with her children. She shared that if they’re not molding clay, they’re probably rolling real dough in the kitchen.
The pioneer #SigeMom, Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi, with her equally adorable twins, Cassy and Mavy.
The circle of Sige Moms fearlessly threads the world of paint spills, kitchen clutter, glue leaks, and scattered glitters because they have products like Breeze to rely on, to take care of the mess. They could care less about the disarray that follows because it is in these messy moments that the best memories with their children are made.
I am vouching to take part of this Sige Sabado Movement and hopefully, I can share with you my dear readers, my precious bonding Saturday activity with my little girl. I hope more moms will be inspired to be part of this campaign by Breeze.
How about you mommies, how do you bond with your kids? Feel free to share your bonding activities on the comment section below.
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