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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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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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8 Things I Never Do with My Credit Card (and You Should Too!)

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Once upon a time, I was swimming in credit card debt. I was lucky enough that my dad and husband paid off my debts to give me a clean slate. Since then, I learned my lesson. After all, it’s not everyday that my parents and husband will save me for my wrong attitude towards money. Don’t get me wrong. I still use credit card, especially on emergency situations. There are also instances when I don’t like bringing cold cash with me, so I use credit card in paying for my purchases. Still, there are rules I…

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How I Turned My Non-Reader Preschooler into a Reader

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I love books. I love reading. I remember reading Sweet Valley Kids and Babysitter’s Club (do they still have it?) when I was six or seven years old and up until now, my love for books and reading never fade. This is why I was happy to see my eldest share the same passion for books and reading. Apparently, my youngest daughter loathed it. She never picked up a book and refused to sit down and listen every time I read a story before their bedtime. She also destroyed some of the books we had because she doesn’t…

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The Money Talk: How We Handle Money at Home

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One of the things many married couples face (and sometimes fail!) is how to handle money at home. Trust me, it’s never going to be an easy topic to deal with and even discuss about. Once you get married and unless there is a pre-nuptial agreement executed prior to the celebration of marriage, there is an absolute community of property between the husband and wife. This means all properties brought to and acquired during the marriage belong to husband and wife, with exceptions of course. In simple terms, “what’s mine is yours, what’s yours is…

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My Daughter Didn’t Get a Perfect Score in Her Tests – and That’s Okay

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I was never really pressured in school. When I was younger, I study hard and try my best to make it on the Top 10 so my parents will have no choice but to buy what I want. I am not the smartest in class, but I don’t fail. I never looked at higher grades as a source of achievement or happiness because for me, these are mere numbers.In short, I was the typical, average student who goes to school, studies the lessons, and get good grades – but not high to make it to the list of Outstanding…

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My Kids Are (Finally) Learning How to Speak in Filipino and Here’s What We’re Doing

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They say that kids as young as they were born can respond to the rhythm of language. As they get older, they can distinguish language sounds and by the time they are six months old, they can make sounds in different languages.My first language was English and I only started learning Filipino when I was around five or six years old. When I had kids, my inclination was teaching them English first (although this was an issue with the husband before). Now that my kids are past the toddler stage, I am starting to teach them Filipino, especially with…

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5 Best Cars for Modern Moms (That Are Not Minivans!)

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Note: This is a sponsored post. Photos from Cars.com websiteOnce upon a time, minivans are every mom’s best friend. It is big, spacious, and perfect for play dates and carpool with your kids’ friends. Fast forward today, moms are going for more stylish cars without compromising safety, comfort, space, and of course, fuel economy.I have to admit: I am a bit choosy with cars, although I don’t mind if it’s brand new or previously-owned. When my husband asked me what car I like, I considered not only the safety and the newest features…

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How to Achieve Financial Stability Even If You’re a Stay-at-Home Mom (Just Like Me!)

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I never dreamed of being a housewife. When I was younger, my idea of family means the husband and I will work to provide for the family. I will have a career, stable job, and money of my own. When it comes to our kids, we can find a reliable househelp and then leave the kids with our parents. Of course, that didn’t happen.One, it is difficult to find a reliable helper these days. Two, there are certain instances in life when one has to give up something for the family. When it comes to that something, it…

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Should We Allow Grandparents to Spoil Our Kids?

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I grew up with my grandparents from both sides of the family. My parents shipped me in Bacolod or Baguio when they were reviewing for the Bar Exams in Manila. I even remember getting everything I want – from toys to food, every time I’m with them. I enjoy spending time with my grandparents because unlike my parents who I considered as kontrabidas (that was before, please), I get what I want, no apprehensions.Of course, I didn’t understand that until I had my own kids.My husband and I are the eldest in our families, so our kids…

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#TMCReview : I Finally Found the Perfect Mosquito Repellent for My Kids

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Rainy season often equates to dengue. Being the paranoid mom that I am, I always make sure that my kids are protected not just from the effects of rainy season but also against mosquitoes. Unfortunately, my kids are mosquitoes’ favorites. Aside from the bites, my youngest daughter’s skin turns black also and it will take weeks before the bite area will return to its normal skin color. I tried various products already – from Off lotion to mosquito patches and even citronella at home. I make sure that there are no areas at home where mosquitoes can stay and…

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