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I love the beach. SO MUCH – and especially during my dalaga days. When the husband and I were invited by his good friend to go to his wedding in Batangas, we immediately said yes. We get to see his friends and at the same time, an opportunity to spend some time together as husband and wife. Unfortunately, Batangas is far from where we live (yup, we live in the North area). Going back home after the wedding is out of the question, so we were told that we could stay in Canyon Cove, which is…

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#TMCReview: Read and Write with the Help of The Learning Library

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I will never understand why kids these days must know how to read by the time they entered Kinder. Nonetheless, I still willingly complied because I want my kids to get accepted in the best schools and reading early could be an advantage for them as well. I enrolled my eldest daughter in The Reading Station (review of TRS here) and it did help her a lot. I was planning to enroll my youngest with TRS as well, but we had issues with the schedule since they have other activities as well. Plus, we want to make it more…

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10 Things Mommas Should Stop Stressing About to Keep Our Sanity Intact

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I had a vision of a perfect mom. She is a mom who keeps the house clean and clutter-free with toys neatly organized in color-coded boxes, serves yummy and nutritious food to her family while the kids eat everything that is placed on their plates, trains her kids to keep them behaved, teaches her kids well so they’ll be the smartest one in class, puts her kids to bed early, and still have time for herself. She is calm, composed, and happy. Of course, there is NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT MOM.Once I open my…

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#TMCReview: Is Sofitel Philippine Plaza Slowly Losing its Childhood Charm in Me?

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Let me tell you something: Sofitel will always have a special place in my heart. When I was younger, my family and I would often go to Sofitel, then Westin, to celebrate important occasions – birthday, my parents’ anniversary, you name it. At times, Westin will always be our sweet escape. This is why the place will always have a special place in my heart because it became a part of my childhood and while I grow up.For my eldest daughter’s birthday, we decided to book and stay at Sofitel (plus, she wanted to go to the hotel…

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My One Word for 2018. What’s Yours?

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Before anything else, Happy New Year! I used to write resolutions or things to be done even before the year ends. I just have this habit before a new year starts, plus I like seeing how I could be the better version of myself – only to fall short of my yearly goals. Worse, I was not able to fulfill at least half of those goals. Last year, I decided to ditch the New Year’s resolutions list and joined the One Word bandwagon. To be honest, it helped me simplified my yearly goals because I only have to…

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#CraftingWithTMC: Tipid Way to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

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Well, hello there, December. Just like that, we’re on to the last month of 2017 and in a few weeks, we will be welcoming a new year ahead of us. Before that, it’s time to bring out the Christmas tree, decorations, parol, and other Christmas paraphernalia, and get our homes ready for the most wonderful time of the year. I have to admit: I dread the decorating part. A self-confessed frustrated artist, I know nothing about design and prepping our home for the holidays. Our Christmas tree was bought by mom six years ago, including some…

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Stuck in the City? Visit Dolljoy Gallery and Museum Instead

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Every year, schools conduct an educational field trip since learning doesn’t have to be confined in the four corners, right? Last year, my eldest daughter, who was Pre-K at that time in Gymboree, was scheduled to visit Dolljoy Museum in Pasig. Unfortunately, I got sick, so she wasn’t able to join.  When I found out that their school is going to visit Dolljoy Museum for their annual field trip, I made sure that she will join this time. And we did. Get to Know Dolljoy Factory and Museum It all started in 1972…

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#TMCReview: B Hotel in Quezon City – and Why You Should Consider It in Your Next Staycation

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It’s November, which means it’s Bar Season for law graduates. As part of the tradition, bar takers stay in a common place, usually in a hotel, for four weekends and will go to UST as a group the following morning. This will make it easier to disseminate information and distribute materials (including last minute tips) to the bar takers. This year, the husband and the other bar takers were billeted in B Hotel in Quezon City. I first heard about this hotel from my sister when she was suggesting a quickie staycation, though we never pushed through…

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No Bun in the Oven Yet? These 6 Reasons Might Be the Culprit

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There are couples with the ability to conceive a baby without stressing themselves. Some couples even say they can’t exactly work out how and when conception could have happened. But, it doesn’t take too much of thinking to connect the dots within the actual processes of conception.  Sex between couples has often been pushed down on their priority list while work commitments, busy lifestyles, and constant juggling of time havethe higher priority.Usually, couples try to get pregnant for about a year before they determine if they are having fertility issues or not. Even when couples have…

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Mom Bloggers Shared The Love To Kids In Marawi Through Nutri10Plus Syrup Vitamin Blog Campaign

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One of the outstanding qualities of mothers is their devotion to providing quality nutrition to their children. This is primarily done by preparing healthy foods and giving effective supplements to sustain and nourish their growing family needs. Nutri10Plus Syrup, a multivitamins packed with Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), Taurine, Lysine, Zinc and Vitamins C, A, D3 B1 and more, had been assisting mothers all around the Philippines in developing children with strong bodies, active brains and healthy appetite. In the effort to help our co-mommies and their children in the war-stricken village in Marawi, 100 Mommy bloggers from…

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5 Gift Ideas for Your Child’s Teachers that They Will Appreciate

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I have so much appreciation and respect for teachers. Apart from their dedication and commitment to teach our kids, I believe that they are also selfless when they take the role as our child’s second parent. This is why I always make it a point to give back to my kids’ teachers as a symbol of appreciation.Since it’s Christmas season once again, here are some gift ideas you can give that every teacher will appreciate and I promise, you won’t find those scented candles and bath gels in the list:1. Gift Card or Gift…

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Teach Your Child How to Add with the Help of Cards

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My eldest daughter is currently in Kindergarten. Before their semestral break, she was already introduced to the concept of addition and subtraction. To help her understand the concept, I used Lego and popsicle sticks since it could be challenging for a child to visualize the concept of adding and taking away numbers. She was able to do it easily, but as a parent, I want to continuously challenge my kids to help them do better. Did you know that you can also use cards to boost a child’s adding skills?Check out this simple card game from Education…

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These 6 Tips Helped Me Balance WAHM and SAHM Life

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WAHM. Work-at-home mom. SAHM. Stay-at-home mom. Most of my friends and people I meet tell me how “lucky” I was to be able to stay at home and be with the kids 24/7. I also get the liberty to bring them to and from school and not leave them in the hands of other people, yayas included. Still, let me tell you something: it’s not easy. I have an online work to sustain my and my kids’ needs, and make sure that what they need are met. I also have to deal…

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Do’s and Don’ts when Choosing Travel Insurance to Help You Make the Most Out of It

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Are you heading somewhere with the family this coming Semestral Break? Surely, you got everything prepared – hotel accommodation, plane ticket (if you’re travelling by plane), and even what to bring and wear. Your kids even made their own countdown calendar, which adds to the excitement. Before you enjoy your upcoming vacation, have you considered getting a travel insurance to secure the family?I know what you’re thinking: you don’t need travel insurance. After all, you’re going somewhere where risks are low and at the same time, you have a credit card that will keep you covered…

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Dear Moms, It’s Okay to Feel Tired

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I am writing this post with only less than five hours of sleep. Our house is a mess and there are piles of clothes waiting to be folded and placed in their respective cabinets. Good thing I had the energy to wash the dishes (a MUST before I go to sleep) and my kids sleep early now, so I got some time for myself. But no, I refuse to sleep because there’s work to be done and the deadline clock is ticking. You see, my everyday starts at 4 to 4:30 am where I prepare baon…

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