MANILA, Philippines – Instantly, a woman’s priorities shift once she becomes a mother. The world stops being just all about herself because there is another precious being that now depends on her for genuine love, care, and concern.
Three celebrity moms know this only too well as they have all done a 180-degree turn when they bore children of their own. Different worlds they may have come from, but actress/singer Jolina Magdangal, host Suzi Entrata-Abrera, and blogger Jackie Go all agree that motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened to them.
Paracetamol Calpol®, a product of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, provides effective fever relief for children. Aligned with GSK’s mission to enable people to do more, feel better and live longer, Paracetamol (Calpol®)’s mission is to provide children with ginhawa na maasahan from pain and fever incidences. By doing so, Calpol commited to be every mom’s partner throughout this wonderful journey of motherhood.
To truly bring the Ginhawa message to life, Paracetamol (Calpol®) has launched its Go Ginhawa Mom Movement, a community of mothers who advocate for nothing but the best for their children – the best health care, the best nutrition, the best way of child rearing, the best education, and more. Through the Go Ginhawa Mom Movement, mothers will be able to connect, communicate and share with one another best practices and best ideas in raising their children, especially in managing sickness like fever and flu.
To help kick-start the movement, Paracetamol (Calpol®) has chosen three moms that clearly represent what the Ginhawa movement is all about. These are Ginhawa Moms Jolina Magdangal-Escueta, Jackie Go and Suzi Entrata-Abrera all of whom advocate only the best for their kids.
First-time mom Jolina Magdangal-Escueta admits that she needs all the help she could get in rearing little Pele, now one-year-old. She is learning the ropes of motherhood by the day, and being in a community of mothers like the Go Ginhawa Mom Movement is very comforting and most welcome.
‘’Just recently, Pele had fever and I didn’t know it would be that difficult. I almost cried because he felt so weak and I wasn’t used to seeing him like that. I was very reliant on my pedia for advice. Now, being part of the Go Ginhawa community is such a comfort knowing that there are also others to share the experience with. It’s also a great way to find great products such as tried-and-tested, doctor-recommended solutions like Paracetamol (Calpol®),’’ Jolina says.
Being a Ginhawa mom, to Jolina, is about making sure that her children feel comfortable, especially when they’re sick. ‘’I am a hands-on mom, I even bring him to work so I try to do everything for Pele myself, and that includes making sure he gets the best medicine when he has fever,’’ she states.
Lifestyle and parenting blogger Jackie Go, mother to five year-old Gabbie and two year-old Juro, gushes at how motherhood has changed the dynamics of her life. ‘’My children have made my heart more grateful than ever. They are my teachers and they’ve made me realize that life is a constant process of learning. Motherhood has made me a better person,’’ Jackie exclaims.
Jackie is also living the ‘’cool mom’’ part to the hilt.
‘’I’ve always been a cool mom. Not worrying much about the little things. But when Gabbie was sick the first time, I remember trying to be strong even though I was panicking inside. It was such a blessing that I had my mother in-law to help me out. She assured me that fever is the body’s natural response to infection and that I shouldn’t be too scared when my daughter gets it. It was then that I realized the value of having other moms with you during these times. And that’s what I love about this movement.”
Paracetamol (Calpol®), Jackie says, helps her stay a cool mom. ‘’It has immensely helped me manage my children’s fever. It’s my reliable partner in providing the feeling of ginhawa for my kids. We never go on a vacation (whether out of town or out of the country) without it,’’ she says.
Meanwhile, among the three, Suzi Entrata-Abrera has seen the most action as a mother. After three children (Leona, 11; Jade, 10; and Nella, 9), Suzi still regards motherhood as that single experience that changed her life – heaps!
‘’My focus is no longer about myself. It’s now about caring for my kids, and my husband as well. I know that not everyone is given the opportunity to become a mother so I really am trying my best to become better at it day by day. So far so good!’’ says Suzi.
After 11 years of being a mom, Suzi would like to believe she is now ‘’pretty chill’’ when it comes to the girls getting sick. ‘’Maybe because they are older, they are able to express specifically what they are feeling. Usually they will have some muscle pain from various activities or a bit of a fever. But still, it does not get easier on me when they are sick. My youngest is nine already, but I still get afraid whenever they have fever. I guess you never get over that. You still want to do everything for them, especially when they’re sick,” Suzi adds.
Suzi brings to Calpol’s Go Ginhawa Mom Movement one thing – the confidence of being a super fun mom!
‘’I am everything all at once! I tend to be the usual kind of mom. Always telling the girls to pick up after themselves, not to use the computer too much, brush their teeth, read more, say please and thank you, etc. All of our kids are girls so I think it’s important that they start being responsible at an early age. I try to be a fun mom too! I take them to the park on our bikes or go out to the mall for shopping or the salon for some girl bonding. They’re at that age when we are able to do more things together! Super fun!” Suzi quips.
These three Go Ginhawa moms all have found a reliable ally in fighting their children’s fever with GSK’s Calpol which contains paracetamol that has been proven effective to relieve children of the discomforts of fever and pain.
“I’m very new to parenting, so the fact that Paracetamol (Calpol®) has been a trusted brand for many years gives me peace of mind. It’s one less thing to worry about for when Pele has a fever,” Jolina enthuses.
Jackie, meanwhile, has found that Paracetamol (Calpol®) is the fastest medicine for children in the market for treating fever.
“The great thing about Paracetamol (Calpol®) is that it’s fast-acting. It’s the fastest among fever medicines for children that my kids have tried. I don’t have to miss out on my children missing out on school or friends,” she says.
Abrera, meanwhile, likes that her daughters don’t have trouble drinking the medicine. “My children actually like the taste. They tell me that they actually like the orange and strawberry flavor of the medicine, so I don’t need to beg them to drink it,” she enthuses.
Be a Go Ginhawa mom and be the first to get the best fever management tips and advices, blogs and articles on best motherhood practices, educational videos, and news on activities, promos and other activations. Ginhawa moms will also be able to access Calpol’s dosage calculator on its website (www.calpol.com.ph) to help give the right dose for their children.
How can you be a #GoGinhawa mom like Jolina, Jackie, and Suzi? Simply Like Paracetamol (Calpol®)’sFacebook page (http://facebook.com/CalpolPH) and send us via Facebook Private Messanger your full name with contact details and e-mail address as well as your childs name and age, it’s that easy! You can also invite your mommy friends to be part of the community and be the first to get the best ginhawa tips and promos, and even exchange tips and advice on childcare and motherhood.
Enjoy motherhood and your child’s precious moments next time fever hits with doctor-recommended and every mom’s partner Paracetamol (Calpol®). Because when fever is gone, life takes its place!