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Northern Moms Philippines Christmas 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019

     Northern Moms Philippines has prepared something special for the holidays! We'll be having an intimate activity at Tinker House and I'm inviting 1 lucky mommy to join me!

     Win a chance to join me and Northern Moms Philippines on December 4 at Tinker House SM Fairview for some arts and crafts, snacks and more!

Northern Moms Philippines Christmas 2019

Congw. Florida Robes on Motherhood and Women Empowerment

Friday, September 20, 2019

     Unconditional love, utmost care, unending patience, compassion, consideration, and so on. These are one of the few non-negotiable traits of a mother. I believe that all mothers possess these characteristics but only a few can extend these outside her home. I call these mothers, empowered moms. They are the superheroes of this generation and I'm honored to meet one- the beautiful and hardworking representative of San Jose Del Monte Bulacan- Congw. Florida Perez Robes.

     Last week, we had a short but meaningful meet and greet with the working Congresswoman of San Jose del Monte Bulacan- "Ate Rida or "Ate Cong" to her second family or the residents of her town. She is the wife of Mayor Arthur Robes who also has been serving the San Joseños for years now. Both of them are working hand-in-hand to serve over 1 million constituents in San Jose Del Monte Bulacan in the hopes of improving and making their lives meaningful through realistic projects that are pro-family and pro-women. Sharing more of the promising projects Ate Cong has envisioned for the San Joseños after the jump!

Congw. Florida Robes on Motherhood and Women Empowerment
Ate Cong in a brown dress with mommy bloggers 

Feature: Promil Four 3D Pop-Up Theater

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

     Hello mommies! Have you tried the Promil Four Spot the Gift App already? If not, try it now because Promil is giving an interesting freebie when you buy the Promil Four 1.8kg in select stores nationwide. It's something that will help you nurture the gift further.

     Presenting Promil Four 3D Pop-Up Theater- a super fun 3D book that encourages your kid to customized their play in order to enhance their gifts based on the results of the Spot the Gift app. It's something that will also help moms in nurturing the gift/s of their children. Sharing how we to play the pop-up theater and how to relate this in my son's Spot the Gift results below.

Feature: Promil Four 3D Pop-Up Theater
3D Pop-Up Theater Book, magnifying and 3d glasses

Marvel 80 Years at SM

Thursday, August 29, 2019

     Marvel diehard fans here in the Philippines are in for the biggest celebration this year. It has been with pride and honor that Filipinos gather for an epic celebration of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary at SM Supermalls. For the past 80 years, Marvel has told stories beyond imagination, pulling in comic book readers, moviegoers, gamers, television viewers, toy collectors, and many different forms of fandom into the fantastic realm of Super-Heroes. From Marvel Comics #1’s first publication in 1939 to the release of Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame in 2019, this year marks a significant milestone for Marvel as it celebrates eight decades of epic storytelling. 

     With some of Marvel’s biggest fans in Southeast Asia, Marvel and SM will celebrate this legacy nationwide through Marvel 80 Years at SM, bringing thrilling new activations for Filipino fans to share their passion for Marvel’s characters and stories. This collaboration will look back at 80 years of Marvel across comics, gaming, toys, apparel, footwear, accessories, and many other consumer products at different SM Supermalls starting at The Block Atrium in SM North EDSA on August 27. 

Marvel 80 Years at SM

Legoland Hotel Malaysia Adventure Themed Room- Rates, Photos, Review

Sunday, August 25, 2019

     Have you read my Legoland Malaysia Water Park post? If not, click here what happened on our day 1 in Legoland Malaysia :) To those who are planning to visit Legoland, complete your experience by booking an overnight stay at the Legoland Hotel. Yes, a trip to Legoland will not be complete without this experience that's why I decided to give it a go instead of booking a hotel near the area.

     Our main itinerary last June 11-14 was to celebrate my son's 10th birthday at Legoland Malaysia. We arrived at Singapore on June 11 and stayed one night there before going to Malaysia the next day, June 12. I booked our Legoland Hotel room online and chose the cheapest rate (it's one week to go before the chosen date that's why most of the rooms were higher than usual). Room rate a week before our arrival is around P15,000/night and only a few themed rooms left. I asked my son which themed room where he likes to stay and he chose the Adventure Themed Room over the Pirate one.

Legoland Hotel Malaysia Adventure Themed Room- Rates, Photos, Review

Feature: Legoland Malaysia Water Park- Activities, Rates, Tips

Friday, August 09, 2019

     I believe that traveling is important because it gives a once in a lifetime experience seeing the beauty of the country or the place that you'll visit. It's also the time where you'll get to spend time with your family and have that so-called 'me-time' while creating memories for a lifetime. This is one of the many reasons why I work hard and save a lot in order for me to treat my family for an annual out of the country vacation.

     In our second year, we decided to celebrate my son's 10th birthday in Legoland Malaysia. We had our 4-day vacation last June 11-14, 2019. It was a Singapore-Malaysia trip because based on my research, the fastest way to reach Legoland Malaysia is to travel by train or bus from Singapore. I will muse more about this awesome experience after the jump!

Legoland Malaysia Water Park
The hubby and the birthday boy at the entrance of Legoland Malaysia Waterpark

Being a Stay at Home Mother is Overwhelming

Saturday, August 03, 2019

     Mothers deserve the utmost respect for dedicating so much time and energy to raising a child. Being a stay at home mother can be an overwhelming experience, and it can sometimes lead to the development of stress or mental health problems. 

      In addition to this, a lot of mothers try to put on their ‘happy face,’ all the while struggling with taking care of kids, juggling a million errands, and running on minimal amounts of sleep. In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the hardships of being a stay-at-home mother and some of the tips that could help other mothers maintain their sanity.

Being a Stay at Home Mother is Overwhelming
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Promil Four Spot The Gift App

Saturday, July 20, 2019

     It sounds cliche but it's true that we have asked our child a couple of times what they wanted to become when they grow up. I presume you've heard different answers too like "I'm not sure, maybe a doctor?" or a resounding "I'll be a race car driver". It's too early to tell what they really want that's why we base this matter on the talents and the skills they're trying to show.

     I believe that there's a hidden talent waiting to be discovered in our children. We parents need to spot and nurture the gifts while they are growing up. How do we spot their talents and gifts that are waiting to be discovered? It will only take 15 minutes or less with the help of Promil Four Spot The Gift App. We took the test and were surprised that the results were accurate to what talents my son is showing now.

Promil Four Spot The Gift App
Kenzo loves race cars! 

Feature: Easy Soft Shoes by World Balance

Sunday, June 30, 2019

     One of the most exciting yet can be a stressful season for kids and moms is back-to-school. Time for new beginnings- classmates, friends, teachers, school supplies, and uniforms. This is the season when moms like me make a to-buy list of school essentials that kids will use for the school year. One of the essential that is overused and abused is the school shoes.

     Love the rhyming there but this momma loves a pair of school shoes that is easy on the budget, can withstand rainy days, comfortable to walk and run with and looks nice when worn. We've tried a handful of brands before that's over my budget thinking that it is durable and will last until the end of the school year but Nah. After months of wearing, the school shoes of choice will either have a detached sole (because my son runs a lot) or it's not nice to wear anymore because dents and scratches are already visible. This school year will be different because I was introduced to a brand that will pass all the criteria I'm looking for school shoes- meet Easy Soft by World Balance.


Feature: Easy Soft Shoes by World Balance 

Back-To-School Baon Hacks with Jack n' Jill Magic Junior

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

     Reality sinks in, the kids are really back-to-school. Time to wake up early five days a week, prepare healthy baon and no fuss snacks. My son is so excited to go back-to-school and see his old classmates and meet new friends.

     We are also giddy to do our weekly grocery to buy Kenzo's snacks. My son is active in school and there were times that he skips eating his baon if he sees the same thing every day. Let’s make preparing baon extra special for our little ones by offering them a variety of snacks that will definitely make their school days more magical!

Back-To-School Baon Hacks with Jack n' Jill Magic Junior

Manila Mini Faire Maker 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

     Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

     It is called the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired. Now on its 3rd year, the Manila Maker Faire 2019 will be happening on June 22-23, 2019 at The Mind Museum Canopy Plaza, Bonifacio Global City Taguig. This is a free event for the public :) Read more below what you can expect from Manila Maker Faire 2019:)

Manila Mini Faire Maker 2019

Jack ‘n Jill My BFF (Baon Favorites Forever)

Saturday, June 08, 2019

     It's back to school again. After shopping for school supplies last May and early June, now is the time for the kiddos to see their friends, meet new teachers and have fun in class. The kids are also looking forward to seeing what's inside their lunchbox because I believe that snack time is one of their favorite time in school.

     As for me and the hubby, this is the time to wake up early, prepare breakfast, and make sure that Kenzo is ready for school. This is also the time where we will resume our grocery shopping for his baon. My son likes biscuits and cakes that's why we got giddy when the latest baon bundle from Jack ‘n Jill BFF (Baon Favorites Forever) arrived in our doorstep. Meet our new BFF after the jump!

Jack ‘n Jill My BFF (Baon Favorites Forever)

IVF: What You Need to Do to Prepare Your Mind, Body, and Spirit for It

Thursday, June 06, 2019

     Infertility is an experience that can take a huge toll on anyone’s life. Being able to reproduce is one of the most basic human needs and abilities so not being able to do that can not only largely impact one’s mental state but it can also be a big stressor in the relationship. Feelings of being inadequate or “broken” tend to overshadow the aspect that just because you may be having infertility issues, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to have kids.

     There are so many technological advancements that have changed the world of medicine but when it comes to infertility, IVF is the leading the way with innovative technology to give people the families they’ve always wanted. The funny thing about IVF is that despite its high success rate, people still use IVF as their last, best option, especially after years of trying the “old fashioned” way, which is okay.

IVF: What You Need to Do to Prepare Your Mind, Body, and Spirit for It
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Promil Four i-Shine 7 Celebrate the Gift Grand Recital

Sunday, May 19, 2019

     I'm still on a high note! I can't believe that it has been a week since we celebrated the gift- my son's talent in dancing. We are so proud of Kenzo. He showed us that he can dance in front of a big audience, no stage fright or act of being shy. He is enjoying every step that was taught to him by one of the best choreographers in the country today, teacher Ishii of GForce.

     How did it all happen? Well, it all started on the first day of Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp 7. A  summer talent development program in partnership with experts to help kids 6-11 years old become their very best. It is a talent camp that will help discover and develop your child's talent and passion because the kids will be enhancing their skills in performing and visual arts through mental, physical and social stimulation workshops. Sharing below the highlights of Promil Four i-Shine Dance Camp (Day 1-6), and the very successful grand recital after the jump.

Promil Four i-Shine 7 Celebrate the Gift Grand Recital
After the recital, great job Ken!

Travelzone by Lock&Lock Philippines

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

    When it comes to food containers, Lock&Lock is our number 1 choice. Their food storage solutions are of the best quality and dependable especially when traveling. Last April 27, the brand presented its newest brand ambassador Janeena Chan and unveiled the latest collection with Travel in Style that will cater to all things travel-Travelzone at Lock&Lock Flagship Store, Level 6, East Wing, Edsa Shangri-La Plaza Mall.

     Travelzone, the range of accessories, consist of a series of luggage accessories and containers to store things while traveling. My faves are the Insulated Vacuum and Stainless Steel Tumblers (Riga and Black Wave) and the oh so nice luggage. I’m thinking of getting one soon for my travel. Help me decide which color to get and read more after the jump!

Travelzone by Lock&Lock Philippines
Lock&Lock Black Wave Tumblers

YouTube FanFest Moms Edition 2019

Sunday, May 05, 2019

     Do you have what it takes to be a mommy vlogger? This is it! Join the two-day festival filled with workshops and live performances from inspiring creators Judy Travis, Andi Manzano Reyes, Bianca Gonzalez, Fun Fun Tyang Amy and many more.

     This year, YouTube pulls out all the stops to bring the most exciting and memorable FanFest to date with the first-ever Moms Edition. To be held on May 17 and 18 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, YouTube FanFest Moms Edition will be presented by NIDO 3+ and Maggi, together with venue partner SM Supermalls. The two-day festival is set to bring top local and international beauty, lifestyle, and food creators for educational workshops, live performances, and meet-ups with their beloved fans. 

YouTube FanFest Moms Edition 2019

4 Helpful Tips for Future Trips

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

     Planning to tick off one or two of your destination goals this year? I'm sure that you have five or more countries to visit in your travel bucket list. Let's make that countries-to-visit list into reality by planning your trip now. I presume some of you are having a hard time finalizing your trip because there are so many things swirling inside your head. 

     I've ticked off three countries in my list and planning for the first time is not easy but on my second and third trip, everything went a breeze. Based on my experience, you don't need to be a pro or hire some professional help for this. All you need are these 4 helpful tips for your trips to be hassle-free and one for the books. Read more of the tips after the jump!

4 Helpful Tips for Future Trips
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Taste Australia Grapes

Saturday, April 27, 2019

     It's harvest season for grapes from the Southern Hemisphere which means the Taste Australia campaign is back to entice customers to try and buy beautiful, sweet and crunchy Aussie grapes. Thanks to the diverse geology and unique micro-climates across Australia, grapes are able to enjoy a long production window from November to May. Rich soils, warm summer days, cool nights, and long daylight hours create grapes with intensified sweetness and an eye-catching red, black or green colour. A top tip when selecting green grapes is to choose a bunch with a golden tint as this means they are sweeter in flavour.

     Did you know Australian table grapes can be eaten straight from the bunch? There’s no need to peel or de-seed, just simply rinse before eating and enjoy the taste of an Australian summer. This means grapes are the perfect addition to kids lunchboxes or a go-to snack at work to re-energize and hydrate active bodies, which is especially helpful when you live a busy lifestyle.

Taste Australia Grapes

Our Wonderful Ocean Park Hong Kong Experience via Klook Travel Philippines

Friday, April 19, 2019

     Hong Kong is one of the international destinations that I will highly recommend to families traveling with kids for an awesome vacation. There are so many family and kid-friendly attractions in this country aside from shopping and food tripping. I've been to Hong Kong thrice and I will never get tired of coming back for more vacations in the years to come.

     We celebrated my son's 9th birthday in one of my dream amusement park destinations located in the Southern District of Hong Kong- OCEAN PARK :) It is the second largest in the country and considered as one massive park because it's also a marine park, an oceanarium, an animal theme park in one. We spent half a day at Ocean Park because there was an unexpected typhoon during our visit but there were no regrets because we all had a blast. Sharing our experience, tips, and what to expect at Ocean Park Hong Kong and why it is best to book your tickets online via Klook :)

Ocean Park Hong Kong via Klook 

Top 5 Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Fill Your Mom’s Heart with Great Joy

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

     With Mother’s Day approaching, now is the time to do something special for your mom. Isn’t it? There are many ways to celebrate your mom’s special day but this year, think out of the box. Yes! Mother is the boon of God who is bestowed to make everyone’s life a blessed and cheerful one. She acts as the backbone of a family and lifeline for a child. Really! Life seems incomplete without her. From the household work to the office work, she faces every challenge of life and still gives time to her family and kids. There is no one like her. So, don’t you think she deserves more special on her day? Of course! 

     What about the idea of presenting a special Mother’s Day gift to the most beautiful women of your life? But it’s not so easy as it seems as there is always a fear if she will like your gift or not. This fear makes you fall into the dilemma of what to buy or not? If the same happening with you, then you must check out this article listing some of the best mother’s day gift ideas that will surely make her super happy. Keep reading to adore this day with great memories. 

Top 5 Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Fill Your Mom’s Heart with Great Joy

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