The Right Pedia

Two nights ago, baby M started to get a cold. He would be asleep in our bed, then would wake up every so often wailing because he wasn’t able to breathe through his nose very well. One time, he sat up and groggily called out, “Mobby?” Let me tell you that I was a mess. I felt so sorry for the little boy with such a stuffy nose that he could not even say “Mommy” properly!

As of today, baby M is still sick with a cold, cough, and high fever. Unfortunately, a sick baby makes for a worried sick mommy and daddy. What makes mommy, daddy, and baby feel better? The right pediatrician.

Parents might have various criteria  when searching for  a pediatrician. Proximity, clinic hours, and cost of vaccinations? Yes, these are important concerns! Are they the only things to look out for? Nope.

In our case, one of the major deciding factors for going to our pedia is how easy it is to contact him (and how nice he is about it).

If you’re a worrier like me, you may benefit from finding a pediatrician you can reach during what you as a parent believe might be emergencies. Yes, I mean a doctor you can text  because your child has a very high fever, or can send a message to because your baby fell off the bed for the first time.

My husband and I have sent a LOT of messages to baby M’s pedia in the last year and a half. I shared to our pedia my frustrations and fears about breastfeeding and the baby not getting enough milk, and sent him photos when my son suddenly developed a really bad case of baby acne or allergies. The best part? He replies!

If you are anything like me, you will spend a great deal of time stressing over your sick or uncomfortable baby. While of course clinic visits are still essential in certain situations, there’s most definitely a peace of mind that comes from knowing that the doctor is just one message away.

What are your deciding factors for choosing a pedia?

Me, Me, Me

Before I formally “begin” my nth blogging journey, allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Kris, and I’m 30-something years old. My hubby and I have been married for four years (as of later this month), and we are extremely blessed to be parents to Baby M–now a darling, toddling 18-month-old boy.

I love to eat, read, and above all, spend time with my two boys. I’m blessed because my hubby allows me to stay at home–which means that I’m able to keep an eye on the little boy AND remain unshowered in my pajamas all day! Just kidding! I try to be productive, too! But more on that later.

I started Mommy Minutes (Manila) because like all mommies, I have anecdotes, learning experiences, tips, product reviews, and random musings to share. Whether you learn from them, laugh at them, or even roll your eyes and close the browser–that’s up to you.

I’m definitely no expert at motherhood, but I am enjoying every little bit of the journey. I’d really love it if you could join me.

To new beginnings.


Kris 🙂

The Birth of Yet Another Mommy Blog

They say that time flies when you’re having fun. Apparently, time flies even faster when you’re raising a baby.

I thought of creating this blog back in February 2014 with the absolute best of intentions. Baby M was only five weeks old then, and I wanted to document anything and everything related to motherhood. More than a year  later, I sit here writing my first post. How’s that for a great start? Am I wowing you with my steadfast commitment to making this blog work?

Those of you who know me personally know that this is not my first (or second or even third) blog. While all my other blogs and their passwords are long forgotten, I’ve found over the last 18 months that every day as a mommy is really a learning experience that I just had to write about.

Mommy Minutes (Manila) was created because this is one journey I really want to document–for myself, for my son, and for you. This blog will work. I know it will. I think it will. I hope it will.