Since becoming a mom to Lucia, TV personality and model Bianca Gonzalez Intal admits she's not different from other mothers.
"I am hard on myself about everything when it comes to being a mom! Why is my daughter crying? Why did she get a cold? Why is she not eating? Why is she fussy? I don't know if it's hormones or if it's just me, but I tend to blame myself a lot for things that aren't fully my fault or doing," she says.
She chalks it up to "first-time mom" jitters and adds, "They say it gets easier when you have a second or third child."
Despite being in the stage where "nangangapa pa ako," Bianca is nevertheless particular about choosing products for her two-year-old daughter. These include Lucia's playthings, activities she's set to do for the day, and most especially the personal care products they use.
"We like giving our daughter a good mix of the dirt outdoors and a clean room and home. When it comes to products that touch her skin or her room, bath area, and even food, I make sure that it is mild, safe, but effective," Bianca stresses.
As the first-ever brand ambassador of Sanicare, a line of kitchen, bathroom, and personal-care paper and cotton products, Bianca practices what she preaches. "I wouldn't say I am a neat freak, but I do make sure what we use at home is hygienic," she explains. "Sanicare is a go-to brand for us because it has all the parts of our home covered, from kitchen to bathroom to our bedrooms."
What she likes best about Sanicare is that "it uses the least chemical processes possible—no artificial whiteners." She adds that Sanicare offers her value for money.
Bianca makes no secret of the fact that moms like her have so much to learn, so she always resolves to do what she can to keep the learning process going. "With a strong support system in my family, friends, and our girls at home, I get to survive each day, and our daughter seems to be growing strong and happy and well," Bianca concludes.