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Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit

Saturday, February 08, 2020

     The ever-changing weather makes it quite a challenge for us to take care of our little one’s skin. The cold weather makes their skin dry while too much heat causes sun damage. We cannot control the weather, but we can control what we put on our children’s skin. 

     Oilatum, a globally trusted skincare brand, has recently launched ProtectKnowlogy Bath Time Summit to empower mothers to show their love through healthy skin. This summit is part of STADA’s game plan to help improve healthcare in the Philippines by providing quality products to the Filipinos such as Oilatum. 

Oilatum ProtectKNOWLogy Bath Time Summit

Northern Moms Philippines Christmas 2019 at Tinker House

Sunday, January 19, 2020

     Last December 10, 2019,  Northern Moms Philippines had an afternoon of learning while having fun at Tinker House SM City Fairview branch with our dear readers and their little kids. We had an afternoon full of arts and crafts activities from Tinker House and the experience is one for the books.

     It's my first time to step inside a playhouse full of art materials, building tools, and science equipment. Their tagline "where curiosity grows" empowers kids to design, build and discover and Tinker House is on a mission to help nurture the next generation of creatives, innovators, scientists, inventors, and artists- one tinker project at a time! The kids were already doing the first activity when I arrived at the venue and the curious cat in me decided to join the fun!

Northern Moms Philippines Christmas 2019
Louisa and yours truly with our dear readers and their awesome kids!

National Gifted Week 2019 Kite Flying Event with Promil Four

Friday, December 20, 2019

     In this digital age, technology has shaped and changed our lives in so many ways. We are living in an era where learning and information are easily accessible in just one tap or click. These advancements make our life easy but it comes with pros and cons in every aspect of living. As a parent, I'm thankful that my son has developed fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination early because of his iPad and other gadgets at home.

     On the other hand, I'm worried now that he is becoming addicted to online games and the adult-child conversations and interactions have been limited unlike before that the parents of my generation taught us the importance of learning in physical play. Mommies and daddies, what childhood activity you miss the most? Is kite-flying one of your afternoon bonding moments with your family and friends? This tradition is still alive and Promil Four invited us last month to join the biggest celebration that aims to nurture the gift of every child- National Gifted Week 2019 Kite Flying Event. Sharing some highlights of the event and the importance of this activity in nurturing your child's gift.

National Gifted Week 2019 Kite Flying Event with Promil Four
Burnham Green Park- all set for the kite-flying event

Metro Moms PH Holiday Pampering 2019 Giveaway

Monday, December 02, 2019

     Ladies, we've prepared something special for the holidays! We'll be pampering you at Lemon Tree Salon and Cafe! AND!.......I'm inviting 1 lucky mom to join me!

     Win a chance to join me and Metro Moms PH on December 10 at Lemon Tree Salon and Cafe at Tomas Morato! It'll be the perfect chance for some me time and getting to know fellow moms.

Metro Moms PH Holiday Pampering 2019 Giveaway

5 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

     Growing up in a family with a bakeshop business has taught me a lot especially in handling money at an early age. We used to have a bakery in my parent's house and business starts as early as 4 in the morning. Since I'm the eldest, it's my responsibility to help run our 'panaderya' after school and on weekends.

     I'm the cashier that's why I learned the value of money and the difference of twenty pesos and a hundred bucks in terms of buying and selling bread products. From what I saw from my parents, you have to earn it the hard way in order for you to think more than twice before spending it. They instilled in me the difference between needs and wants and why it is important to save money at an early age. Now that I'm a mom to an adolescent, it's time to teach my son the simple tips that I've learned from my parents on the value of savings. 

5 Ways to Teach Kids the Value of Money

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

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