The bookworm in me is proud to share some of my current reads which I highly recommend as these can greatly contribute to the different aspects of your life- fashion, finance, family, fun and food.
Clockwise: Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange & Sophie Gachet, Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids by Katrina Ripoll and Lara Saunders, Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin, Bossypants by Tina Fey, and I Wish They Taught Money In High School by Clarissa Seriña-De La Paz and Sharon Que
Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin, Php 295.
Based from her first book, The Happiness Project, which I blogged about HERE. Gretchen came up with another happiness book that focused on factors that matter at home. After all, every day, a person’s life starts and ends from his/her home. Here, she shares tips on how she strives to make her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort and love. Just like the Happiness Project, she created doable monthly tasks to help her readers achieve a happier home.
I Wish They Taught Money In High School by Clarissa Seriña-De La Paz and Sharon Que, Php 500.
A simple approach on understanding money and finance, both that aren’t really taught in school nor are they open topics usually discussed at home. With this book, you get to learn the ropes when it comes to investing your savings, upgrading your money psyche and even working smart.
Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange & Sophie Gachet, Php 1,265.
Get style tips from French fashion icon Ines de la Fressange herself. You can also learn how to slowly edit your own personal style according to your lifestyle and how you want to present yourself in a chic way of course. These and some Parisian fashion, you can pick up from this style book.
Bossypants by Tina Fey, Php345.
A witty, funny book that is full of life lessons, all of which will depend on how you can relate to Saturday Night live comedian Tina Fey, who amusingly portrayed Sarah Palin. Before becoming a Bossypants, she was an ordinary girl who had a dream of becoming a comedian on TV. Dreams really do come true e? At least for her. It’s worth the read if you wanna know how Tina made it and what she’s been through, as she reveals all. I’m halfway through this book and I have a few insights on how to become somebody, somewhere. As what Tina Fey said, you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.
Healthy Cooking For Happy Kids by Katrina Ripoll and Lara Saunders, Php 650.
Mothers Katrina and Lara published this healthy cookbook because they felt the need for Filipino moms to discover easy, affordable and healthy ways to feed their families, and to understand the importance of healthy eating in childhood. Nutrition being one of the most discussed topic for mothers and parents, this book is a great tool to expose our children to the concept and truth that healthy food is yummy food. I have tried some of Katrina & Lara’s recipes and these dishes got thumbs up for my children. They’re easy peasy to do, simple and of course healthy. Most of the recipes are comfort food you can serve even to your adult guests who prefer delicious, home cooked meals. To know more about the book or to order it online visit http://healthycookinghappykids.com
And because August is my birth month, I’m giving away a copy of the book to one lucky reader of mine. How to join? Easy peasy, just follow the mechanics for your entry to qualify.
1. Like Healthy Cooking Happy Kids on Facebook.
2. Like Go Jackie Go on Facebook.
3. Follow Go Jackie Go on Twitter.
4. Follow Go Jackie Go on Instagram.
5. Share or Like this post on Facebook by clicking the tabs on the upper left corner of this blog post.
6. Answer the question, “What’s the most challenging OR most successful moment you had while feeding your child?” Don’t forget to include your name and email address so you can qualify.
Giveaway will start today August 18, 2014 and will end on August 31, 2014. Winner will be announced via my comment on this blog post. The book will be shipped to the winner.
That’s it pancit! I hope you find these books as interesting as I do. Any book you want to recommend? I’ll add it to my reading list! 🙂
All five books are available at leading bookstores (National, Fully Booked, Powerbooks).
sherry ann gole cruz says
The most challenging moment i had when i feeding my child is when the first time i had to feed her solid food,i had to do make faces or try her food so she would taste and eat it! and the most successful one is when finally she’s now eating on her own,she has her own cute spoon and fork!
sherry ann gole cruz
Aireen Dela Rosa says
the most challenging: make my child eat rice
aireen c. dela rosa
Faith Hazel Almario says
I am one happy mom because my daughter loves to eat veggies. The hardest part is sometimes she doesn’t want to stop playing even if it is eating time, so what I usually do, I will ask her to get spoon and fork and she will be the one to do the table setting so she is like playing still.
Faith Hazel Almario
Thelma Romo says
Offering my 2 boys with veggies like malunggay & ampalaya are most challenging yet succesful moments i had when feeding them.
When it comes to feeding my 4-year old it’s always been a challenge. He is such a picky eater, He only likes crunchy food.
the challenging part is how to feed her with vegetables, that i have to be creative enough in preparations and taste
She has learned how to spit and likes to do so… she spits out everything that isn’t noodles!
Mary Joy says
i want to join sana kasi i like reading books and mukhang very interesting yung mga books na you share here sa post. just wondering lang kasi i don’t have an instagram and twitter account, magiging invalid kaya yung entry ko?
hope maka join. thanks! =)
Jackie Go says
Hi Mary Joy! Yes you can still join 🙂
my most challenging part is also my most successful moment coz it involves eating veggies. i can proudly say that my child is now eating veggies, not just the usual kangkong, sayote and others, but also amplaya (for some reason sarsiadong ampalaya and ginisang ampalaya is a hit), eggplant, spinach and broccoli.
we all know kids hates veggies. an effort should really be made in order to make kids eat their veggies. when my baby was already allowed to eat solids, i started with the usual mashed potatoes, then squash and carrots. i had no problem with that, but when my baby turned 3 and i started introducing amplaya, sitaw, kangkong, eggplant and broccoli that was the time my baby became choosy.
i learned that incorporating other foods with veggies made eating easier. i paired my veggies with fried fish and sometimes chicken & i noticed that feeding my baby became easier. i also researched for recipes where i could use veggies as fillings like lumpia (veggie, fish, chicken and pork). I also tried veggie lasagna (sounds difficult but very easy to make). it makes me a proud mom whenever we are out and my child eats the veggies served. unitl now, i still search via the internet recipes that i can use veggies and highlight them so i can serve my baby healthy but delicious food.
Cyrene ng says
My most challenging moment is feeding my children nutritious foods like vegetables, fruits and even fresh fruit juices 🙁
my daughter is a picky eater so it is always a challenge to feed her. i have to think of ways just to get her to eat. we used to bribe her with things she like but since we noticed that she’s using that for her personal gains we stopped it. now we are into bento making and we find it the she enjoys eating her food specially when she’s at school coz she shows her classmates the bento’s. so even here at home our food is bento style just to get her to eat with us.
My son is a picky eater it is always a challenge to make him eat during meal time. I always think of ways to make him eat healthy food that he like and he can take in. I always search the internet recipes or meal alternative for the food he doesn’t like to eat. Good thing my husband help me in food preparation to encourage my son to eat vegetables.
Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay says
Baby Rojann has G6PD deficiancy. That means that she is not allowed to have beans, berries and quite a wide range of strictly not allowed food.
When she started eating, we are so hesitant to give her anything because of our fear of the complications of the G6PD but seeing her looking at the food we have, it is very painful not to give her or at least let her taste it.
It took us a lot of research and consultations with doctor on how to go about it and I say tha we have 100% confidence that the food we are feeding our baby is the most challenging moment for me.
Ma. Clarice Lao
Jackie Go says
Congratulations! You won the Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids book. I hope you’ll be able to copy the recipes and just alter those ingredients that your daughter can’t have. Please check your email! Thank you for joining! 🙂
Istin Dizon Paigna says
One of the most successful moment I had while feeding one of my kids was when I was able to feed him an okra. Afterwards, Okra became one of his favorite vegetable until now.
Maria Christina Gumatay
lovely joy merced says
Im happy to say that my son is not a picky eater, he loves munching on fresh vegetables like carrots, celery and tomatoes. When i cook, he’s there with me, watching me while preparing the vegetables. I don’t have problems on feeding him, he ask when he’s hungry. he almost eat everything that is edible, im so proud of my toddler!
Lovely Joy Merced