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Pregnancy Costs: Keeping Your Little Human Being Alive is Expensive

Lately, my daughter has been bugging me about having a baby sister. She keeps asking me when will we have another baby and I always keep telling her that, me and dada More »

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Shop, Learn and Play at Baby and Family Expo PH set in August 2014

BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014, the country’s biggest family expo where families love to shop, learn and play is on its 2nd year! The BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014 is a one-stop shop for More »

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Fun Stuff to Do with your Kids on Rainy Days

Yuri had bronchitis last week. She had fever on the 1st day, it was gone the next morning but then she started coughing a lot and having difficulty breathing, so I took some More »

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Work at Home Jobs for Moms

There are many pros and cons of being an OFW.  Number one benefit is the income factor. You can earn double, sometimes triple the amount of salary that most people have here More »

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Hair Coloring Activity for Mothers and Daughters

It’s been really cold these days. We usually stay inside the house, sleep, draw, color and watch a lot of Disney movies. And speaking of color, my daughter and I had a More »

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Family Survival Tips for Visiting the Enchanted Kingdom Theme Park

December is indeed the busiest and jolliest time of the year. I was able to enjoy my 3-week vacation by attending to a lot of family and friend reunions, parties and ofcourse, More »

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Making New Year’s Moneywise Resolutions: How to Reduce Household Expenses by Atleast 30%

My mother-in-law just handed me this book by Vic & Avelynn Garcia last week. It’s titled “Kasusweldo pa lang, UBOS na?”. It’s a self-help book on how to reduce expenses by 30%. More »

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Five Compelling Reasons Buying a Condo for Your Family is a Wise Choice

Condominiums have always been thought of as only fit for young professionals – never for families. But over the years, condo living has switched from being known only as a yuppie’s pad More »

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Baby & Family Expo PH 2013 Held At SMX MOA

The recently concluded BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013 warmly welcomed expecting couples, parents, children and families last December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Hall 1 Mall of Asia More »

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FAMILY FASHION WEEKEND AT THE BABY & FAMILY EXPO 2013

The biggest family event of the year Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 presents Family Fashion Weekend featuring apparels from country’s finest brands – Cotton On Kids, Petit Bateau, Mothercare Philippines and More »

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Baby & Family Expo 2013 and Goldilocks Bond 10,000 Families

No birthday celebration seems complete without a cake. The perfect birthday cake is the one that makes them happy – tasty decorated cake with a candle stuck in the middle. Every birthday More »

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Celebrity Families To Be Awarded At The Baby & Family Expo 2013

The biggest family event of the year, Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013, happening on December 06-08, 2013 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, will be recognizing celebrity families, More »

Pregnancy Costs: Keeping Your Little Human Being Alive is Expensive

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Lately, my daughter has been bugging me about having a baby sister. She keeps asking me when will we have another baby and I always keep telling her that, me and dada should earn a lot of money first before we have another baby. A lot of people are also asking me the same question. Grandma keeps asking me when I will have another baby and keeps on reminds me that my biological clock is ticking and that I’m turning 29 this year. And quite frankly I’m getting a bit annoyed hearing it from people. They sound like having one child is unconventional and having 2 children is a requirement.

Beef Caldereta Recipe with Black Olives

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Every celebration that I’ve been to, always have beef Caldereta in the table. There’s no occasion today, I just feel festive because Pahiyas festival is almost a month away and it’s been months already since I last cooked this dish.

What makes my Caldereta recipe unique from others? We’ll, it has black olives with it. I love the taste of tomato sauce and black olives together. Here’s how you can cook my unconventionally delicious beef Caldereta.

The Best Ways to Get Rid of Cellulite

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Perfect skin is the dream of any woman. With age and after pregnancy our skin is not resilient anymore and we wonder how to bring it back. Especially skin on legs is exposed to this phenomenon. There are some ways that will help you to make your skin smooth again.

First of all we should find out the main reasons of appearance of cellulite in order to prevent it. One of the most widespread reasons is genetic predisposition. It is connected with a slow metabolism that contributes to unequal distribution of fat under the skin layer. And of course it depends on gender, because women suffer from cellulite more often than man.

The next one is an unhealthy diet which leads to appearance of fat and cellulite as a result. You gain weight and the structure of connective tissue changes.

So how to get rid of cellulite? There are some ways that can help you to get rid of it or at least to reduce it. But some of the most popular procedures as anti-cellulite massage or laser are rather expensive and they should be performed systematically in order to receive the positive result.

I Would Rather Go Hungry Than Eat Filipino Street Food Again! REALLY?!

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I was on Facebook the other day, scrolling down my newsfeed, then i suddenly bumped into this blog article by Agness Walewinder, its entitled, “I would rather go hungry than eat Filipino street food again!”. The title sounds so offensive I don’t want to click on it because I was thinking maybe the title was intentionally made that offensive to attract Filipino readers. But I’m curious… and offended, I had to click on it and read it what it’s all about.

Agness and her bestfriend Cez run the travel website etramping.com. They write about traveling to different countries and how to live each day spending under $25 of their daily food budget.

I have nothing against her blog, that’s her opinion. But since she have $25 dollars to spend, she should’ve chosen a nicer restaurant. She should’ve done some research first and googled restaurants on the place she’s going to visit so she can eat nicer cheap food, enjoy her travel experience without spending too much.

I Am Inspired by Taryn Brumfitt ’s Body Image Movement Blog

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The “no excuse mom” Maria Kang is back with a new profile picture of herself, and she still wants to know “What’s your excuse”?

The latest photo is so controversial, it’s causing quite a stir in the social media scene and it sparking up debate about body image among women, particularly moms. I don’t have a problem with her 1st photo, with her 3 kids. I think it was inspirational and empowering. I do get her advocacy and that is to promote health among moms. But this second photo I think it went a little overboard, it’s like, “Hey look at me, i have 3 kids, I have no nanny, I have limited sleep, I have an 8 hour plus job, but I still look so sexy and beautiful” instead of “My hardwork has paid off. Exercise is good. If I can do it, you can do it too.”’

This is what I’m thinking about when I saw her latest photo, “Wow good for her she looks sexy! Why can’t I be as good looking as her? I mean I have an 8 hour job too plus a 5 hour part time job, I have 5 hour sleep every weekdays, I eat brown rice, drink barley juice, I exercise on the treadmill 2 to 3 times a week, how come I don’t have that body just like that? Is it because I have a nanny/housekeeper and I only have one kid?” And then I started to question myself? Am I lazy? Am I not doing enough?”

Shop, Learn and Play at Baby and Family Expo PH set in August 2014

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BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014, the country’s biggest family expo where families love to shop, learn and play is on its 2nd year! The BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014 is a one-stop shop for all baby, children, pregnancy and family needs, happening this coming August 01-03, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

The three-day event will cover the stages of family growth from maternity, newborns, infants, toddlers and children. Parents can learn the latest trends and relative tips from country’s experts about pregnancy do’s and don’ts, newborn and infant care, child development tips, parenting 101 and more.

 

Fun Stuff to Do with your Kids on Rainy Days

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Yuri had bronchitis last week. She had fever on the 1st day, it was gone the next morning but then she started coughing a lot and having difficulty breathing, so I took some days off to take care of her.

We’ve been stuck inside the house for 4 rainy days and I haven’t had enough sleep because Yuri snores like Darth Vader, and she sounds scary. But all in all it was fun. I was able to spend more time with her even if it’s raining outside. Besides, I love rain. There’s something nostalgic about the sound of the rain, i can’t help reminiscing those good old happy childhood memories, and one of those is playing, running outside the rain. Too bad my daughter is sick, so that would be a big no-no for now. Rainy days can’t be that boring. There’s a lot of ways to beat the rainy-day blues. My daughter and I did these activities and it was fun. You could try one of these ideas if you like:

Window painting – You can now let your little Picasso to draw on your glass windows. It’s a colourful and creative activity for kids. It’s easy to clean and its stain free, made possible by Crayola Washable Window Crayons. My daughter loved it so much, she carries it anywhere she goes. Last weekend, we were at my parents’ house, we all took an afternoon nap, i thought my daughter was also asleep, when I woke up, I saw Yuri, all smiles, she’s enjoying drawing rainbows on a bigger canvas, it’s all Picasso abstract mess on the big sliding glass doors and the curtains! My mom saw it and before she uttered a word, I said “Its washable, ill clean it”.

Coloring book activity – If you can’t draw on your windows, then get some coloring books; spend your time coloring with your kids. If you don’t have a coloring book, you can go to http://www.coloringpageskid.com. They have all the cartoon characters available, they have Rugrats, Smurfs, Sailormoon, Teletubbies, Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh, Dora the Explorer, Barbie, Chipmunks, Disney princesses and many more. These beautiful printable coloring pages are easy to download, you just click the Like button and you can download it for free. My daughter and I personally love Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick so we downloaded all of them.