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5 Ways To Build A Better Future For Your Family

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

     If there is one thing the past year has shown us, it’s that uncertainty is always just around the corner. For many of us, experiencing a pandemic was a lesson in preparedness, teaching us that the best way we can be ready for anything is by protecting ourselves, our family, and our hard-earned savings, so we can continue to enjoy life and fulfill our dreams no matter what.

     AIA Philam Life remains committed to helping Filipino families prepare for the future, through products that protect loved ones from sickness and death, and those that address their long-term savings needs through viable investments. Without a doubt, the country’s premier life insurance company is living its Purpose by creating products that help Filipino families live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.

5 Ways To Build A Better Future For Your Family
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4 Ways to Spend More Time Outside

Monday, July 05, 2021

     Being outside should be a large part of everyone's daily life. From the physical benefits of exercise and moving around to the mental health benefits of more vitamin D from exposure to the sun, spending time outside is the best way to ensure that you get to enjoy life to the fullest. Although it's easy to spend time outside when we're young, it can be hard to convince ourselves to do the same when we're older. Here are the top four ways we could all devote a little more time outside to make it easier on ourselves.

4 Ways to Spend More Time Outside
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Kids by Love, Bonito

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

     This June, Love, Bonito introduces its latest Kids collection that embraces the Summer spirit with fun and ease. Since it's the season of endless possibilities, experience the summer seas and skies with your little ones as they chill, play, and feel free in breathable natural fabrics.

     It’s the season to imagine and turn your dreams into reality. In the spirit of encouraging imagination and freedom in your little ones, Love, Bonito’s new Kids collection introduces fabrics that allow kids to stretch, eat and play for hours. Inspired by the bright hues and beach days, the exclusive in-house print design features pandas and otters indulging in their laze. Check out some of the pieces in the collection after the jump!

Kids by Love, Bonito

Feature: Wonderhome Naturals

Friday, June 11, 2021

     I’m a self-confessed clean freak and my husband calls me ‘foreign contaminant’ (one of the robots in Wall-E) every time he sees me cleaning non-stop at home that's why I'm so happy when receiving cleaning products for home care, personal care, and lifestyle use. Ironically, some of the cleaning products we use at home though formulated to kill dangerous germs, contain ingredients that, even with short-term use, can irritate the eyes, skin, and throat, and cause headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and trigger asthma with their strong, chemical scents. 

     Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), gases emitted from cleaning supplies and pesticides, also pose a huge threat to our health. Long-term exposure and inhalation could lead to cancer, kidney and liver damage, as well as damage to the central nervous system. Having that said, this promising brand is leading a clean revolution and making waves of changes, not waste! Introducing Wonderhome Naturals, a proudly Filipino brand that brings home and personal care products powered by plant probiotics. More about the brand and the products they sent me below.

Feature: Wonderhome Naturals

Gas or Electric: What Kind of Stove Should You Get?

Thursday, June 03, 2021

     For many homeowners, especially those with their own families, a cooking stove is an essential appliance purchase. Usually, the choice boils down to two: a gas range and an electric cooktop. Each kind has its own pros and cons, which can make it difficult to decide which one to get.

Gas or Electric: What Kind of Stove Should You Get?
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MR. D.I.Y. Marks 1,500 Stores Across Asia

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

     Amidst the global challenges by the present pandemic, MR.D.I.Y. managed to expand its corporate footprint across Asia by continuously opening stores in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, and India with its mission in mind to create a globally recognized ASEAN retail brand that maintains variety, quality and value for money upholding its motto “ALWAYS LOW PRICES.”

     As the company soars higher, focus on providing a great shopping experience for customers in Asia, MR.D.I.Y., on its third time, launches Spend & Win promo to excite, engage and reward valued customers because, after all, the home and lifestyle improvement retailer owes its success to them.

MR. D.I.Y. Marks 1,500 Stores Across Asia

Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour on Inner and Outer Nutrition

Saturday, May 29, 2021

     Have you ever wondered why you easily get tired as the years go by? I think it's common for both men and women in their late 30's to experience changes in the biological functions of the body. When I was in my 20's I feel so energized even if I only have less than six hours of sleep. I can think normally and don't feel exhausted doing hour chores from day til night. Fast forward today, I'll be turning 40 soon and even if I have a restful sleep at night, my body tells me to take a nap mid-afternoon or when it's dinner time. I also noticed that my appetite goes up and down depending on my hormonal cycle.

     As the body ages, it undergoes many changes and so does the nutrition it needs. While a balanced diet and an active lifestyle are important at any age, there are challenges specific for each age that need to be addressed. In the most recent Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour, Susan Bowerman, Senior Director, Worldwide Nutrition, Education and Training of Herbalife Nutrition, and Laura Chacon-Garbato, Chairwoman of the Outer Nutrition Advisory Board of Herbalife Nutrition, shared how eating habits and lifestyle choices can affect our body and skin. Sharing some highlights of the event that you need to know and understand after the jump!

Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour on Inner and Outer Nutrition

#NoMomLikeYou: Celebrity Moms Shares Reality of Parenting in a Pandemic

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

     Being a mom is one of the toughest yet most rewarding jobs in the world. Aside from taking charge of the growth and development of their children, mothers carry a lot of responsibilities in the household. Mothers experience a lot of pressure that oftentimes leads them to feel doubtful and critical about themselves.

     PLDT Home tackles these parenting concerns in new video series, showcasing the real stories of parents who continue to conquer parenting fears and the struggles of parent guilt, especially in this pandemic. Inspired by the series, other celebrity moms took to social media to speak up on their own concerns, learning to embrace their unique parenting styles.

#NoMomLikeYou: Celebrity Moms Shares Reality of Parenting in a Pandemic

Beko HarvestFresh FridgeFreezer Launch

Friday, April 16, 2021

     The pandemic made a great impact on our lives when it comes to health and wellness. One of the things that you can do to protect yourself and your family from the virus is by strengthening your immunity that's why health is on top in this new normal. These days, eating healthy and wholesome foods is no longer just a trend but a way of life for many.

     This growing trend is when people get their vitamins from natural foods. However, fruits and vegetables start to lose vitamin content from the moment they are harvested up to the time they are consumed. These vitamins are key for boosting the immune system, promoting a healthier heart, supporting healthy cognitive brain function and providing natural antioxidants to protect the body from disease. Fret not because new technology could help fruits and vegetables stored in the refrigerator stay as nutritious as the day we bought them. Yes, you've read that right and I'm amazed about the newest thing that innovation has to offer. Presenting Beko HarvestFresh! More details about the coolest fridge to hit Philippine shores after the jump.

Beko HarvestFresh FridgeFreezer Launch

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and COVID-19

Monday, March 08, 2021

     The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into the plans of expecting mothers all over the world. The regulations, policies, and approaches surrounding pregnancy significantly changed in a few months, making several would-be mothers feel troubled and confused.

     But don’t worry. There are guidelines in place that will help you manage your pregnancy and ensure that you and your baby are kept safe. If you’re an expecting mother or knows someone who is, here’s a quick rundown of the key things you need to know about pregnancy and COVID-19.

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and COVID-19
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PLDT Wifi Mesh System for Better and Safer Online Learning Experience

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

     It appears that online learning is here to stay, at least until it’s safe once again to conduct face-to-face classroom sessions. Families are thriving with the online learning environment as the new norm and upgrading the home internet set-up has become imperative.

     The last thing you need are dead spots and weak signal areas in certain parts of your house, right? Many people might think their existing WiFi and router set-up is already good enough for their needs. What they don’t know is that equipping their household with a WiFi Mesh system takes their internet experience to a whole new level. As its name suggests, this system boosts internet connectivity and provides wider internet coverage without experiencing any of those troublesome dead spots practically anywhere in the house.

PLDT Wifi Mesh System for Better and Safer Online Learning Experience

Google Teaches Digital Responsibility in the Philippines via Poetry and Animation

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

     Google launches a collection of spoken word poetry and animated videos on its local YouTube channel to teach digital responsibility and help Filipinos be better netizens and stewards of the internet. The content is developed by the youth volunteers of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM), an NGO which aims to build peace online and in vulnerable communities nationwide.

     The themes of the YouTube videos are kindness; the value of strong passwords and online security; critical thinking, oversharing prevention, and courage online. Together with YouTube’s reach of over 40 million Filipinos, digital responsibility can be effectively taught to more people online using videos of creative expression.

Google Teaches Digital Responsibility in the Philippines via Poetry and Animation

Good Food and Bonding with Purefoods Slow-cooked Spaghetti Sauce w/ the #1 TJ Hotdog

Thursday, January 28, 2021

     Staying at home for nine months made me a better person and a skilled mom. I learned how to manage my time and unlocked a new skill called multitasking. It may sound shallow for some, but for a mom like me who has relatively short experience in motherhood, time management, and multitasking between a home-based job and being a hands-on mom is something I can be proud of. Some find it hard to juggle parenting and career at the same time so it's a bonus for me because I can squeeze in both every single day. 

     Many moms like me take time to read through the different experiences of their fellow moms to learn the do's and dont's with their family, especially kids. I belong to a community of moms who shares their experiences, especially on child-rearing and managing the household. I followed their advice like learning new tips, tricks, and life hacks on cleaning the house, cooking, and all things home. Speaking of cooking, life became easier when I discovered ready to eat meals while browsing in e-commerce stores. One of my discoveries is the Purefoods Slow-cooked Spaghetti Sauce w/ the #1 TJ Hotdog that is ready to serve in 10 just minutes! Sharing more of my experience with this new discovery that I'm sure the kids will truly love below :)

Purefoods Slow-cooked Spaghetti Sauce w/ the #1 TJ Hotdog

Making Connections That Matter: Riki Flo on Rediscovering Bonding Time at Home

Friday, January 22, 2021

     Many families are now looking forward to the start of the new year at home. Despite the hardships and challenges that the past months of quarantine have posed, there are still so many things that everyone can be thankful for, especially that staying safe at home has brought everyone closer together.

     When everybody welcomed the new decade full of hopes and excitement, no one could have predicted how a health crisis would put an indefinite pause on their plans and resolutions for the year. However, radio personality and wonder-mom Riki Flo felt blessed to have spent the time in quarantine with the company of her loving family. She says, “I realized that spending time at home with people you love the most is a luxury, and when life got too real, I was reminded of that. And though we may not have had as many adventures outside this year, we made many memories at home and that allowed us to become closer.” 

Making Connections That Matter: Riki Flo on Rediscovering Bonding Time at Home

Kitchen Essentials: Top 5 Items That Should Be In Everyone's Kitchen

Sunday, November 22, 2020

     Regardless of the type of home that a person lives in. Whether it is the smallest or the largest, everyone will most likely agree that the kitchen is one of the most important places in every home. No matter how you want your kitchen to look, there are a lot of ways to visualize this efficient room in your home.

     When talking about your kitchen, having equipment and tools that are ready to use in action, these things are essential in maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the area. This article will cite a few of the most basic stuff that most people think should be found in every home's kitchen.

 Kitchen Essentials: Top 5 Items That Should Be In Everyone's Kitchen
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Feature: Sekaya Organic Moringa

Thursday, November 12, 2020

     Mothers are simply extraordinary. We have multiple roles at home, at work, and other tasks in between. We have lots of energy, right?! But sometimes you may ask, from where do we really get all the strength and energy every day. Sometimes we forgot that being busy takes a toll on our emotional and mental wellness.⁣
     I remember that it's more challenging when I was breastfeeding my son. It lasted only for a month because I can’t produce enough breastmilk to feed my baby. I was frustrated and disappointed during that time. My mother told me that there are ways to enhance the supply of breast milk and one of them is by taking a moringa supplement.⁣ Years ago, only a few brands are available in the market and we are not sure if those non-organic sources came from pure ingredients. Fast forward today, I’m glad to know that there’s a European Union certified organic moringa from Sekaya.⁣ Know more about this brand after the jump!

Feature: Sekaya Organic Moringa

Feature: Tolak Angin for the Modern Filipino Family

Friday, October 30, 2020

     I bet, you've heard "Prevention is better than cure" countless times, and "Health is wealth" since time immemorial. These two popular sayings have been a word of mouth when we talk about one's physical and mental state, including one's social well-being. Health is one of the aspects of life that matters most, the number one priority that is non-negotiable for me, and in this uncertain time, a healthy body is an investment. We can't afford to get sick that's why eating nutritious food, staying active, taking vitamins and supplements, and rest are essential these days. True enough that when you have a healthy body, there will be no hospital trips and the need for medication. 

     But there will be times that you will suddenly feel generally unwell- feeling under the weather or that feeling sick for no reason at all. Maybe you're just too tired from work or from doing house chores, or you have eaten something that made your stomach feel upset. When these situations arise, we always check our first aid kit for quick relief and this is where I can say that motherhood and titahood takes place, reaching for herbal products as instant remedies when in need. "Having that said," I recently discovered an herbal supplement called Tolak Angin. The brand caters to modern solutions to health concerns in light of these challenging times and the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharing more information about the latest addition in their product line that I'm sure will be a mainstay in your health care essentials.

Feature: Tolak Angin for the Modern Filipino Family

Lessandra- A Place to Call Your Own

Monday, October 26, 2020

     Having a place to call your own is something that we always dream of. I can still vividly remember the strain of moving from one place to another while growing up and it's not a pleasant experience. It's stressful that's why my parents strove hard to give us a better life and that includes a house that we can call our own. Buying a house and lot is an achievement unlocked especially for the Filipinos as this only proves that their hard-earned money has been well spent.

     Though acquiring a property is fulfilling, some find the process stressful and taxing. I presume you've heard of horror stories and the complicated process of purchasing a house before and those things hold you back from owning your dream home. Today, make the dream of owning a beautiful home into reality through Vista Land's brainchild- Lessandra. Get to know more about Lessandra and why it is the perfect home for everyone below :)

Lessandra- A Place to Call Your Own

New Normal Learning at Home

Sunday, October 18, 2020

     Parents know this: we thought we knew what it meant to be academically responsible for our school-age children. This involves regularly coordinating with children’s teachers in school, providing financial support for their academic requirements, and making sure they participate in extra-curricular activities. This was a system a lot of parents have become attuned to until the COVID-19 pandemic happened.

     Since the imposed community quarantine, life at home drastically changed. With the opening of a new school year, parents grapple for ideas on how to systemically operate their households while their children stay at home. As schools send out engaging virtual assignments to students, parents scramble on figuring out how to balance their household chores along with learning how to manage their children’s home-school education. And all these activities entailed embracing a new perspective on active parenting.

New Normal Learning at Home 

V-DOSE Education Guided Singapore Math with Michelle Reyes

Monday, September 28, 2020

     Let's talk about one subject that everyone hates- M.A.T.H. Yes, this subject has been dreaded since time immemorial. Even yours truly is frightened whenever my son tells me that he has homework in Math. I'm not a fan of this subject, in fact, I hate it too or should I say it's my waterloo. Lol! Fast forward today, I was shocked when I discovered that he'll be studying this subject in distance learning using the Singapore Math approach. As a parent who feels uneasy teaching Math, I'm having second thoughts if my son will understand the lesson properly online.

     I believe that in order for the child to understand the lesson, parents must know the lesson. The pandemic has caused anxiety and stress to all and it continues to change states of living across the world. We need to adjust in academics, hygiene, modern workplace, habits and behaviors. In line with these developments, the instructional video platform, V-DOSE Education, was created. In order to enhance learning and satisfy the curiosity of thousands of people experiencing the world through the Internet, V-DOSE Education brings the craft and knowledge of educators across various fields unto a visual storytelling stage. I got relieved when I attended the virtual conference weeks ago because this kind of platform is a big help for parents who are also struggling to teach their child, especially in Mathematics. More information about V-Dose Education after the jump!

V-DOSE Education Guided Singapore Math with Michelle Reyes
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