Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Lumpia Cooking Made Special with Jolly Claro



When it comes to frying, I take scrupulous care in the kind of oil I use.  For one, most commercial oils are derived from a lot of processing and at times are laden with Omega-6 fatty acid. Too much omega-6 fatty acids can cause inflammation, clogged arteries, heart disease and an increased risk of cancer.  So I make sure that the cooking oil I use has the right balance between Omega 6 and Omega 3.  Omega-3s, on the other hand, are essential fatty acids that play important roles in your body and may provide a number of health benefits.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Resorts World Manila Marks First Decade with Everything Grand



Last night, together with many other guests, I have experienced a grand spectacle of treats announced for Resorts World enthusiasts and clients. Considering how fast they have expanded, there's no reqson why we can't get excited.

We took some time to look back in 2009, were we, Filipinos, experienced a new kind of thrill as Resorts World Manila (RWM) introduced the new concept of integrated resorts in the country. This August, RWM marks its first decade milestone in the industry with a grand celebration across all its world-class segments.  It was attended by the top officials of the different hotels that make up RWM community, media and other VIP's were also amongst the crowd.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Instant Pot Monggo Curry


Our family loves curry dishes, in all sorts, may it be Japanese, Filipino style or the strong and pungent Indian type.  That said we also love beans of all sorts, lentils, white and black kidney beans and of course mongo or "munggo" in Filiipino (also mung beans).

I've been meaning to put my Instant Pot to test with cooking mongo beans the easiest way.  My  mother-in-law cooks her mongo in the pressure cooker, setting cooking time half the usual.  Typically, when cooking mongo like any other beans, you have to soak it overnight, then cook it in the pot, before adding to the dish.

7-Eleven launches its first ever City Blends Café in Bonifacio Global City

7-Eleven celebrated the #711Day with the grand opening of its first ever City Blends Café in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City

This rainy season calls for a steaming cup of your favorite brew or ice-cold blend, so sit back at your new favorite spot...

Last July 11, 7-Eleven celebrated #711Day with the grand opening of its first ever City Blends Café in Bonifacio Technology Center in BGC. The store is the first home of the newest Nitro Coffee and Nitro Tea that will surely be part of your 7-Eleven roster of favorites!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

#QuakerDeliciousMornings Giveaway + A Coffee Date in BGC


I'm really into connecting with  my followers and learning how to be more of help to anyone who might need some information about something, for instance, about making mornings delish and healthy.

Do check out my previous post on that.

https://www.gastronomybyjoy.com/2019/07/quakerdeliciousmornings-with-alex.html

So, I will be giving away more items I've been getting from blogging.

In this particular #Giveaway, one lucky follower (blog, IG, FB) will receive a special gift pack from #QuakerOatsPhilippines and will get to meet me over a coffee date at my my favorite Japanese coffee shop in Serendra - Motto Motto.  Date of the coffee meet up will be upon my discretion.

Here's what you will be getting:

1 800g Quick-Cooking Oatmeal
1 500g Instant Oat in Banana and Honey Flavor

Plus a special  secret prize. (GC)

To win these, enter the Rafflecopter below and follow what it suggests you to do.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck!

Monday, July 15, 2019

#QuakerDeliciousMornings with Alex Gonzaga


Quaker Instant Oatmeal have been known to make our mornings easy and hassle-free with their line of flavored oatmeal (or the original unflavored).  When days needed to be attended too so quickly as if time is not enough to fulfill every to-do list, comes Quaker to the rescue.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dive into Harbour City’s interactive Toy StoryTakeover Until August 4



Excited for Toy Story 4? Experience the return of your favorite characters in a whole new way as Harbour City brings the beloved franchise to life between June 29 and August 4, 2019.

Harbour City Hong Kong is the perfect place to celebrate the release of Toy Story 4, with plenty of space to explore and enjoy the immersive experience. It is home to a wide array of unique and exclusive finds, from fashion and beauty to art and special interest stores.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Hakata Ton-Ichi Dishes Up Affordable Yet #EssentialRamen


On certain occasion, slurping your food is encouraged, even when the tita in you says listen to your values teacher when she says eat quietly, lady-like, so no slurping.  Japanese slurps their noodles like it's a must.  According to ramen chefs, when you slurp, you inhale the aroma of the soup and noodles while the taste explodes in your mouth. This is because humans detect taste not just on the taste buds but also through sense of smell, hence, slurping.  It is the best way to combine these two, especially when one feasts on bowls of ramen.


Let the ramen-slurping begin!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Of Recreation and Fete at Sariwon's 7th Anniversary Plus A New Premium Beef Barbecue Menu

Photo by Shiela Catilo

One of the best thing that happened to our family last year was a tour around the famous places in Seoul, South Korea.  The highlight of that tour was for all six of us to wear Hanbok, so I did put my husband and eldest son up to the challenge, for they too had donned the traditional Korean clothes which we rented out from one of the stores in Bukchon Village.

Hanbok-wearing is part of the cultural experience when visiting Korea.  It is worn by Koreans during special occasions and holidays.  So I made sure we get that ticked off on our must-try list.  It was a dream come true for me and my three girls to walk along the alleys of Bukchon Village and Gyeongbokgung Palace sporting the colorful clothes, however, what we missed was to dine over Korean BBQ on them.

Till Sariwon's 7th Anniversary.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Instant Pot Baby Back Pork Barbeque


I found a new love affair.  The kinda affair that my husband would approve. HaHaHa.

At first I thought I was going to curse myself for falling into this allowing myself be awed and astounded. To be honest, I was afraid to try it but I gave in. And even though many told me that it's gonna cost me, I didn't listen to them.
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So, YES, I wasn't sorry that I tried it and I can't wait for our next engagement.

Okay, Okay, I'm not into some sort of adulterous affair, I'm writing about how I feel with the first time I used my Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt.

I've had it for a long time, but I was sure scared I might not be able to understand how to use it, coz well, it's nifty high-tech.  It's not like your typical rice cooker with just one button to push.  Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt is a 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer, built in with digital buttons up front for the different cooking features.


Why wouldn't I fall in love with it, can you see how beautifully it sits on my kitchen counter top?

 I've seen the raves over Instant Pot® in the US and many home-cooks would attest to it's usefulness and practicality.  Imagine having a smart pressure cooker, a cooker where you can make porridge, cakes and even yogurt.

For my first dish cooked in my new thyngamajig therefore is something I hardly cook as it would take me two to three hours to slow cook- bbq baby back ribs.

Friday, June 28, 2019

True Pleasure with the NEW Magnum Macadamia Salted Caramel


Rasabeth Moss Kanter once said "I've found that small wins, small projects, small differences often make huge differences."

Seeking out moments of pleasure in our everyday lives is but normal, we often want to reward ourselves for small highs to big wins.

Why not!?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Restaurant Verbena Unveils New Menu: This Time, They Mean Brunch


Verbena, the flagship restaurant of Discovery Country Suites, proudly presents its new menu. They mean business, and they mean brunch.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Aperitif: More Than Just a Grazing Box


When you hear of grazing boxes or grazing tables, le Aperitif is one of names that would instantly stand out.

I first heard and saw their amazing boxes at Instagram and it is the top choice among party hostessess.  And when I heard about them opening up a store at SM Aura in BGC, I got excited to visit.

Friday, May 24, 2019

LG – Reliable Refrigerators for Your Negosyo Consistently Cool with LG’s Commercial Refrigerators


People in business think of reliability as one of the most important things to consider. It means that you are confident that everything will run smoothly lest simple issues become bigger problems in the future. This is most true especially for food and retail, you have to take the necessary steps and put processes in place that will ensure a smooth operation. When you cut corners, you lose money in the long run. The same ideals are true when considering a refrigerator for your business.

DOT’s Partnership with SM Supermalls to Boost the Tourism Industry


For the tourism sector, shopping is no longer a secondary activity but is in fact an integral part of the tourist experience.

To learn about what other activities that tourists most actively participate in, aside from their main purpose of travel, the Department of Tourism (DOT) undertakes the Visitor Sample Survey (VSS), a monthly passenger exit survey done on randomly selected pre-departure visitors at various international gateways in the country.

For 2018, the results showed that shopping is the most common activity at 38 percent followed by sightseeing at 30.5 percent.  Other activities are sports, nature and adventure, scuba diving and visiting friends and relatives.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Sweetest Way to Say I Love You Berry Much Mom - with Mrs. Fields


Who doesn't love their mom? I mean, we owe our life to them, right? 

But, let's face it, sometimes it's easy to forget to let her know that. It really doesn't have to be difficult or expensive to show your mother how much she means to you.

Spend a little time with her or give her the right words, a gift, or a favor to let her know just how well she did in raising a child who loves her. This is important to do now and then, whether you're still young or grown with a family of your own.

This Mother's Day would be another opportunity to show her how much we appreciate her, and how thankful are we for Mrs. Fields made it easier to say how much we love our moms.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Launches Generosity Bar


Cadbury Dairy Milk Donates Milk from its Bars to Help Nourish Kids

Human beings are species that loves to help others and confront needs when we see them. 

Unfortunately, there are also very few people who are content with the level of generosity in their lives. Most people I know wish they were able to give more. And while there are a number of reasons that this may be the case… sometimes the best solution may be the simplest.

Like buying a chocolate bar.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

foodpanda Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary With the 5 Best Deals Ever


foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service in the Philippines, celebrates five years of operations in the country this May! Currently operating in key cities: Manila, Cebu, Davao and recently operated in Pampanga, Cavite and Laguna. Sporting the bright pink colors, foodpanda delivers good food at the comfort of your homes from over 5,000 restaurants with the best deals for food lovers!

Scamorza Menu and Mother's Day Promo at Old Swiss Inn


The most appealing thing to me about food is combining and layering flavors, tastes, and textures.  And eating with cheese is the best element to that.

So, when I knew about Old Swiss Inn serving Raclette and now Scamorza, I told my cheese-lover self that I needed to drop by any soonest date.  It was just befitting when the Fat Girls Day Out invited me to join them for the launch of Old Swiss Inn's new menu which apparently is also a partnership with Pinkie's Farm.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Casa de Amor, An Off the Beaten Path Boho-styled Resto


Before we came to know how serious my pregnancy is, my husband and I, together with our bunso (for the moment) went to Trece Martires to send one of my father's boxes to be kept at a house we are currently renting.  To make our long drive worthwhile after ticking off an errand, I looked for a unique place to dine with.  However, we couldn't find a good one in Trece without going inside SM Mall.

I decided to try out Amadeo, said to be the coffee capital of the country and luckily Google was able to direct me to an Airbnb place with a full-service restaurant.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Duty Free PH Celebrates 32 Years with a Biggest Anniversary Sale


The country’s only duty and tax-free travel retail company marks its 32nd year by thanking its shoppers with the much anticipated anniversary sale from May 4 to 5 at the Fiestamall in Parañaque City.

Shoppers may score up to 50 percent on toys, baby products, home and office; up to 30 percent on perfumes, cosmetics, jewelries, watches, and electronics; up to 25 percent on chocolates and snacks; and 20 percent on sporting goods; up to 15 percent on wine and liquor, and 10 percent on groceries.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fool-proof Brunch And Brew Pairings at Caffe Freddo

Another specialty coffee and all-day brunch place has popped up at Bonifacio Highstreet and it's no doubt gaining bragging rights from its patrons.

This new cafe features a modern minimalist look making it cozy and Instagramable. Its off-white distressed brick walls, ample seating good for 50 people, and columns with hand-painted coffee plants in vibrant hues of green and red makes Caffe Freddo cozy enough for group meet-ups and family dining.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Spring into the Season with Tenya’s Buy 1 Take 1 on Classic Tendon this April 10 and more


In Japan, spotting pink soft petals floating on the ground only means one thing - it’s sakura season. During this time of the year, people enjoy hanami, the tradition of viewing the beauty of cherry blossoms. It is a short-lived yet magical moment for everyone to enjoy.

Just like the cherished passing season, don’t get to miss out on these limited edition dishes at Tenya Tempura Tendon branches from March 28 to May 31, 2019.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Paradise Dynasty at SM Aura

How can I not get excited when I knew about Paradise Dynasty's opening in SM Aura!

It's their third branch and diners could not get enough of their Signature 8-flavored Xia Long Bao.

I don't know how to begin  to describe the wonderful lunch I had December of last year. 

Eating Like a Tourist in Milan at Calicantus Sforzesco

 

What better way to fully enjoy a visit to Milan than to walk along the busy commercial streets of Milan, view the historical buildings and monuments, breathe the fresh air from the gardens and parks, learn the Milanese way of life from the museums and luxuriate with the food that abounds in every corner. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Va Bene, Still One of the Best Authentic Italian Resto in my Book


"Va bene, mi hai convinto."

In English, it means "okay, you've convinced me."

As I was indeed convinced again.  It has been years since I had something from Va Bene and I was happy to have finally visited again.  Coming here at their branch in Dasmarinas, Makati made me remember my recent visit in Italy, where Chef Massimo Veronessi, the master behind the deli place came from.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Knorr Savor Rich Chicken and Pork at the Test Kitchen Event


Something revolutionary is going to make our kitchen duties all the more exciting.  This was how the Knorr Test Kitchen invitation made an appeal to me when I was invited to the event.  I don't really know what to expect, but I knew this is going to be worth my time and effort in inviting others as well to partake in the eventful afternoon that was.

Exciting as it was, the Test Knorr Kitchen, which happened at Greenbelt 2 last March 30, had been fete for foodies alike.  

Monday, April 1, 2019

Sarah Geronimo Says "Sarap Pala Magluto" with Phoenix Super LPG


Her Popstar Royalty, Sarah G. had just announced her new love at the launch of Phoenix Super LPG last week.

She discovered a new fondness for cooking, she probably is preparing for a future of good marriage where cooking means love.  However, she said she wanted to cook for her family and friends.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Conti's Delightfully New All Day Breakfast Must-haves


In the foodie community, one piece of wisdom remains constant- Having a meal after waking up might be the single most important food decision of your day.  Morning meals does not only fuel your body it also supplies the necessary nutrients needed for a productive day ahead.  Countless studies attest that people who eat breakfast are more likely to meet their overall nutritional needs for the day, than those who opt not to.

This thought made stronger when Conti's first launched their four new all-day breakfast dishes at their Greenbelt 2 branch.  When breakfast meals were that important and were made delectable that you are comforted (through the food and the ambiance), what better way to indulge in them than to have them any time of the day.  Breakfast for lunch, breakfast for dinner, well in this case, I'd also have it for meryenda, especially their Croque Madame!

DOT holds 'Philippine Harvest' March 29-31



The Department of Tourism (DOT) announces the holding of the Philippine Harvest at the Central Square Mall at Bonifacio High Street, Global City in Taguig City from March 29-31, 2019.

It is a trade fair that will feature the country’s farm and food destinations in line with the government’s sustainable tourism development program.

Monday, March 25, 2019

An Overture to our Babymooning at Savoy Hotel Manila


I knew timing is everything in the world of parenting and family-building.  But as a mom, I always fail in that department.  I've been blessed with kids even without asking for them, but I never regretted anything, in fact, if I were to choose a life, I'd still choose the kind I have.  And No, my life isn't perfect, nor have I been living in luxury but God was so graceful to bless our family comfortably and I couldn't be more grateful.

That was why, on my birthday, when my husband asked me what I want on my 43rd birthday, I thought to just freeze that day and let me live that age a bit longer, cause time have caught up with us and we aren't getting any younger, nor our kids are.

So he asked, and I answered,"I want to have a maternity boudoir photograph session."

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Maternity Boudoir Photography with Seriously Boudoir


I can't find any reasons why women don't want to have themselves glammed up or even consider having their photos taken professionally.  If you are hesitant because of fear of judgement, or self-doubt, don't.

If I were to talk to my 20 or even 30 year old me, I could have advised to do a sexy shoot or a "boost-your-confidence photo session" and the one that Seriously Boudoir offers is the best of its kind.  But you know, I was so surprised to find myself projecting to every click of Joy's camera.  I actually found it fun, a bit tiring for a preggy mom at her 40's, but fun.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Quaker Oats Made our Family's Breakfast Even Super



When asked, as a foodie (or food blogger), what my favorite breakfast dish is, I would  say, there are two -  eggs and oats. These two were the dishes that pulled me through my college years, when hot meals prepared quickly in the morning were essential. And when I eventually had a family of my own to manage, the two have always been present in our daily breakfast.  A staple breakfast for us would be cooked oatmeal (sometimes chocolate oatmeal porridge) and fried rice with eggs plus dried fish or beef tapa.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

At Casa Simeon, Albay: Where Heirloom Dishes and Good Sleep Awaits


Just last year, I had a wonderful experience at Albay.  It wasn't my first time to tour Albay, as our family had a memorable one around Legazpi and the neighboring towns of Albay, back in 2012.

Read about our Albay joint here.

Also, I was one of the media representative to cover the 2016 Palarong Pambansa as hosted and initiated by the Department of Education.

I've seen throughout the moving of years how the province of Albay developed, especially it's capital, Legazpi City.  I have also witnessed how the nation raved about their Bicolano cuisine and found Albay to be a foodie destination.  No wonder why everyone have been going there and having an awesome experience as well.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Gastronomy by Joy's Take on California Sushi Bites


Did you know that cucumber is a fruit, and not a vegetable?  I bet you didn't know that huh?  I bet you didn't also know that it has superb health and beauty benefits aside from being a good remedy for under eye puffiness.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Day One in Seoul: Garden of the Morning Calm, Nami Island and Le Petite France


Korean drama had the soft spot in my heart and ever since I watched my first one - Weightlifting Fairy, my eyes sparkle when I would start watching on a new series.  I never realized I had it in me, I thought Korean drama was just any other drama, since I'm a cry baby and I could never hold back any tear from my eyes, I'm just a softy when it comes to scenes that pulls on the heartstrings. 

Envisioned Kitchen Experiences with Tough Mama Appliances


In our time when you're building your home, you start with kitchen appliances, or maybe with a comfortable sofa and TV.  But however you choose it, Filipinos can't deny the fact that we love eating and therefore cooking is a next to living.  But choosing an easy cooking lifestyle can pose a challenge especially if you're confined on a budget and you don't have any idea which to prioritize to buy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Exciting Promos at Number 1 Barbecues


Number 1 Barbecues is making sure that diners have not only good eats, but also great deals they can enjoy throughout 2019!

A cake to complete the celebration. Birthday parties won’t be complete with the cake, so celebrate your special day with family and friends at any Number 1 Barbecues branch to get a Free Mini Birthday Cake when you dine in with any rice meal from January 1 to December 31, 2019.  Choose from a variety of barbecue meals and explore delightful flavors of different grilled specialties at very affordable prices. To avail the promo, celebrants must simply present a valid document or ID with a proof of their birthdate to the dining personnel.

Friday, February 22, 2019

9th Blogversary Give-Away


It's that time of the year!

When I honor my followers' kindness and show how I appreciate you reading my blog, checking out my social media posts and just cared to comment on them.

I'm throwing a humble giveaway for my blog's anniversary.  It's been 9 years as it has officially gained its domain.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Victories of Isabela Highlight BAMBANTI FESTIVAL 2019


Aliw Awards’ Hall of Famer Bambanti Festival showcased the “Victory of Isabela Spirit” (Tagumpay ng Pusong Isabela) in a week-long celebration of creative concepts and images this year held at Isabela Provincial Capitol Compound from January 21 to 26.

Bambanti is an Ilocano word for scarecrow, which the province considers as protection despite the common notion that it rouses fear. Created with colorful straws and grasses wrapped in farmer’s clothing, bambanti has always been the icon and mascot of the festival.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Duty Free Philippines Welcomes the Year of the Pig


Are you curious for what's in store for the Year 2019?

As the Chinese New Year ushered in last February 5, I was one of the lucky media personnel who witnessed the Chinese New Year celebration with a blessing at Duty Free Luxe.

The spring celebration culminated the night before and will be running for 15 days, so the Fest will be until Feb. 19..  According to Feng Shui expert Princess Lim Fernandez, the best way to celebrate this is in the company of family, friends, valued colleagues, clients and generally happy, positive people.  Fernandez is the owner of Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony, she guided the guests to Chinese traditions and best practices to achieve happiness and prosperity.

But what exactly is the earth pig, as for those like me who isn't Chinese by nature or someone who is educated in the Chinese traditional ways, this was the perfect means for me to learn a little about what ever fortune or misfortune is along my way.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Stuffed Ourselves Lovely with French Vibes at Crepe Amelie, Poblacion


If you're after a rustic, French-inspired cafe that serves more than crepes and coffee then Crepe Amelie will surely get the job done. The wood accentuated exterior with floor-to-ceiling paned glass windows lets in just the right amount of sunlight into the venue's simple interior. Grab a table outside and watch the loyal tribe of locals who return day in, day out for their daily coffee and flavorful meals.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Lee Kum Kee Announces Winners of 130th Anniversary Recipe Contest in the Philippines

Home business owner took home HKD 13,000 for her signature recipe

In celebration of its 130th Anniversary, “Lee Kum Kee 130th Anniversary Recipe Contest” was launched in 2018 globally to look for the best recipe created with Lee Kum Kee sauces and condiments. The competition received close to 500 entries worldwide, of which 50 came from the Philippines (https://130.lkk.com/winner-announcement/). On January 22, 2019, a Prize Presentation Ceremony was held to award the country’s two regional winners.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

This #Realmom Speaks Her Heart Out, Thanks BabyDovePH for the Reminders


Please tell me to never feel guilty for starting again.

I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I have wronged the family for being pregnant again.  It came to us as a surprise, I felt scared and wary at same time.  Giving birth to four amazing humans seemed I have cheated death that many times.  Now, I'll be dealing with all the pregnancy hullabaloos all over again.  It's so ironic feeling alone (but we are actually two lives living in one body, duh!), and how it felt so unfair.  "Can I hear Amen among the crowd?"

Thursday, January 31, 2019

8 Ways to Draw Luck in the New Year of the Pig


Get ready for Chinese New Year 2019 with Harbour City

Chinese New Year has been marked around the globe for over 3,000 years, with its traditions evolving over time. However, the holiday's spirit remains the same as the world looks forward to ushering in another year of luck.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PSBank's Good to Know Campaign for Property Buyers



Are you in the need for a new property? Perhaps to develop for your growing family or as an investment?  Would you prefer a brand new one from a well-established property developer or would you consider buying a property from an original (first-hand) owner.

As a property seeker, one might be hesitant when it comes to buying second-hand homes. This is because such properties could eventually cost you a fortune in renovations if you are not cautious. 

How about sparing yourself from possible remorse.

PSBank, through its “Good to Know” campaign, help you spot a gem among wide choices of pre-owned houses with these tips:

Duty Free PH Pushes Livelihood Programs for OFWs, Balikbayans


Back in September of last year, I was able to get first dibs on Duty Free's Kabuhayan Shopping Program for OFWs.  It is to their intention to partner with our balikbayans to provide additional income for them and their families.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and balikbayans who plan to break into entrepreneurship can now purchase their livelihood equipment at Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall.

Monday, January 28, 2019

PROMAMA Unveils Baby’s First Gift to You


I never could have imagined myself having a baby again after 13 years.  Physically, no woman is ever prepared for this, where in the body goes through a whole roller coaster of changes and these reflect in the changing states of mind as well.

When my husband and I confirmed that  was indeed expecting we felt we're back to square one.  All over again, I have to learn the ropes as I go along and while taking utmost care.  As parents, we are o faced with the most fundamental questions about everything from the body to life, to what happens int he first five years, to chaning family plans and many more.