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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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Feature: Arla Organic Powdered Milk Drink

Friday, July 31, 2020

    Every parent wants the best for their child that's why in the early stage of child development, we give utmost importance to every aspect of their life. We don't stop worrying about different issues that will arise as they grow every single day. From nutrition, education, health, and socialization, we always make sure that these aspects of life are well-taken care of. My family's health is non-negotiable that's why I make sure that my son is eating right. My husband cooks a wide variety of go, grow, and glow foods that are highly recommended for Kenzo's growth and development. 

     Speaking of grow foods, I make sure that he still drinks the daily recommended servings of milk every day and my recent discovery is a promising brand. Arla Foods, one of the world’s leading farmer-owned cooperatives and also known as the world’s largest producer of organic dairy products, marks a significant milestone as it expands its footprint in Asia with its entry in the country.  Now, Filipino families can enjoy the delicious and nutritious taste of Arla Organic Powdered Milk Drink as it hits grocery shelves nationwide.

Feature: Arla Organic Powdered Milk Drink

How to Deal With Nausea Caused By Birth Control

Friday, July 10, 2020

     Birth control pills have been the most popular method of preventing pregnancy in women since they were first adopted in 1960. Many women do not experience any side effects from taking them. However, a large portion will experience bouts of nausea, especially in the first three months of taking the pills. Here are a few tips on how to manage nausea after taking the pills.

How to Deal With Nausea Caused By Birth Control

World Digestive Health Day 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

     Did you know that stress has an impact on your digestive health? The digestive system plays a big role in keeping us in good health, both physical and mental. Our gut acts as a “second brain” that’s responsible for balancing our mood, reducing stress away and anxiety, and keeping our overall mental health.

     That's why when you're excited or in a stressful situation, you will feel the saying "butterflies in my stomach or you will feel something unusual with your tummy. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations so coping with the stress and getting used to the “new normal” will surely impact your digestive health and how you feel overall. How to manage the tummy thing in this pandemic and quarantine? Sharing tips and more information about gut health and World Digestive Health Day 2020 Celebration after the jump!

World Digestive Health Day 2020
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4 Best Things To Do in Singapore (After Pandemic- 18 to 24 months)

Friday, May 08, 2020

     Singapore will always have a special place in my heart. The first country that I've been to thrice in a span of ten years- 2008, 2016, and 2019. I lived there for three months in 2008, joined the Safeguard Science Discovery Tour with my son last 2016, and had a short vacation with my family to celebrate my son's birthday last June. There are so many things to do in Singapore. Shopping at the famous shopping spot- Bugis Shopping Centre, eating and drinking to your heart's content at Hawker Centers, exploring Lion City from day to night to watch different attractions and many more!

     However, all of these will be put on hold if you are planning to travel this year. According to health experts and travel authorities, it would take up to 18 to 24 months for the travel industry to recover, and traveling will never be the same again. There will be a lot of changes- expensive plane tickets, additional requirements aside from passport and visa, long hours from boarding to departure for necessary checks, and the list will go on before reaching your destination. Let's face reality and still hope for the best that this pandemic will be over soon so that we can all travel safely once we are really back to normalcy. Sharing 4 Best Things To Do in Singapore based on what we did last year :)

4 Best Things To Do in Singapore (After Pandemic- 18 to 24 months)
Me and Kenzo serving you some mandatory tourist photo :)

Lactum 3+ Pays Tribute this Mother's Day #SalamatSaAlaga

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

     “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” —Cardinal Mermillod. It goes without saying that being a mother is no easy feat, especially so amid the ongoing pandemic. There are many strong women - from medical professionals and pharmacists to policewomen, and government and volunteer workers - who have been called to duty to serve the needs of their countrymen in these trying times. 

     Honoring their heroic heart for the nation, Lactum 3+ and 6+ releases a Mother’s Day campaign video that pays tribute to mom frontliners as they continue the fight against the health crisis and share their healing care that is felt at home to every Filipino in need.

Lactum 3+ Pays Tribute this Mother's Day #SalamatSaAlaga

Stay at Home, Stay Safe and Keep Secure Online

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

     How are you, dearies? We are in the fifth week of Enhanced Community Quarantine and everyone is strictly advised to stay at home and stay safe. As people are required to stay home due to coronavirus, more are turning to the internet for various reasons. These include working and studying, connecting with loved ones, shopping for necessities, and keeping up with the news.

     I presume that everyone is online most of the time and it's keeping us sane these days that's why even at home, safety must be your number one priority. Here are some tips to stay safe, secure, and responsible even on the world wide web. 

Stay at Home, Stay Safe and Keep Secure Online

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines

Saturday, March 21, 2020

     PAGASA, the official Meteorological and Hydrological Services agency of the Philippines declared last weekend the start of dry season or summer here in the country. Get ready with your umbrellas, sunglasses, sunscreen and other stuff that protects and prevents you from UV rays. As of this writing, I can really feel the summer vibes- hot humid air and a little sweat on my forehead even if I'm just sitting and scrolling through one of my social network sites.

     Aside from these, I'm adding extra protection and prevention from a dangerous infectious tropical disease that scares me and my family the most. This is no other than Dengue fever! Dengue according to WHO is a mosquito-borne viral infection, if not given proper medical care will lead to death. Scary but true. I myself became a victim not once but twice and I'm lucky because I survived. I don't want that to happen again! I'm always praying that it will not happen to my only son. It's too dangerous for him to have this disease because he has G6PD (click to know more) that's why a mosquito repellent is a MUST for us. Anyhoo, sharing four 4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines that we are using at home and more information about these products after the jump :)

4 Mosquito Repellents to Try Here in the Philippines

Nexcare: Our First Aid Kit for the Next Adventure

Sunday, March 15, 2020

     Kids these days will choose gadgets over playing outside and it’s something to worry about. I miss the old days where kids are physically active like there’s no tomorrow- running here and there, climbing up, sliding down and cycling all around. These activities are good for the body but can be worrisome for moms because little accidents can happen anytime.

     Kenzo loves to ride his bike during playtime and frequently gets a minor scratch. It’s part of biking and I rest assured that it will be taken care of because I have a no-fuss first aid kit from Nexcare- a brand offering complete solutions for household and personal healthcare. I presume that some of you have heard or seen this brand already or have used a product or two. Their first-aid solutions are hospital proven thus prides itself with premium design, superior performance and advanced technology applied in every product. By being the wound care expert, Nexcare is able to provide parents a peace of mind and healthy confidence in their home. More information about Nexcare products after the jump :)

Nexcare: Our First Aid Kit for the Next Adventure

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