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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Nonetheless, all opinions and insights are mine. I used to pamper myself all the time. My entire month will never be complete without a trip to a nail spa, getting a trim, or treating myself with whole body massage.Of course, that changed when I became a mom. It came to a point when I have to drag myself to get my nails done or get my eyebrows fixed. Even when heading out, I rarely wear a lipstick and apply mascara to make me look presentable. I looked older than my age and refused…

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8 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Lego

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Sometime in December 2015, my eldest daughter got a Lego set as a Christmas gift from one of her classmates. Since then, she became addicted to it, prompting us to buy this – Lego can be a bit pricey, but my husband and I saw how much our kids enjoy playing and building whatever they can – house, buildings, cars, animals, and even β€œlollipops.” At the same time, we realized that playing with Lego brings the following benefits:1) Keeps the Child Busy This is, by far, the most important reason why you should encourage Lego activity. Haha! Living in…

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It’s Back at the Carnival at GPS’ Pumpkin Patch Party

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One of the events I look forward to in my daughter’s school is their Pumpkin Patch (Halloween) Party. Unlike other establishments with spooky decors, GPS does it differently, sans the scary-looking decorations. For this year, they decided to go for carnival-themed party. The school was also set up in a way that will give you carnival feels. The students were dressed up in their wackiest, most creative carnival costumes. Games were also part of the program and all games are something you usually play in the carnival. They got ring toss, Fish pond…

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Save More On Your Grocery Bill With These 8 Supermarket Tips

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I find supermarket trips therapeutic. I get to spend alone time plus I enjoy discovering new products sold in the market. Unfortunately, grocery trips could mean “gastos” and if I’m not too careful, my grocery bill might balloon up. There was a time the husband and I spent more than P10,000 in our weekly grocery – and we only had one kid that time! When we were just starting, we also go to S&R to buy food for the weekend even if we went to Landmark already the day before.Thankfully, we learned and we are now…

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Meal Planning Made Easy + FREE Printable

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If there is one thing I’m best at in the kitchen, its eating. We always have a house helper who is in charge of cooking so I never worried about what to eat. That was until I became yaya-less for the NTH time. At present, I am in charge of almost everything in the house, including cooking. Thankfully, I am getting good at it. To make my life easier, I decided to do some weekly meal planning so I don’t have to think about what to cook and to save time and some brain cells…

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#CraftingWithTMC : Say Hello To Mr. Sun

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I am preparing my youngest daughter for school so one of my goals this summer (aside from LOSING WEIGHT, of course) is to incorporate arts and crafts activities at home. We attended Art classes few months back but wasn’t happy about it. Now that she is bigger, for sure things have changed a bit. We have tons of paper plates so I thought, this could be a good place to start. And since it is summer, there’s no better way of welcoming the season with Mr. Sun, don’t you think? Here’s how we did…

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Started the Year with Disney On Ice Experience

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I once watched Disney on Ice for my little brother’s sake, which was almost a decade ago. Since then, I haven’t watched any shows and didn’t plan on watching one – until I became a mom. I previously shared why my kids and I love Disney. So, when I found out I was given a chance to watch Disney on Ice while seated on the best seats, I can’t help but say no. Plus, it was my four-year old’s birthday so I brought her with me since I know she will enjoy the show…

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6 Benefits of Playing with Puzzles for Kids

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It was during my preschooler’s scheduled Individual Assessment last October that I considered buying puzzles for my girls. My two-year old is not fond of it (yet) although there are instances when she wants to try but my almost four-year old loved the puzzles. Since then, I include puzzle activity in our routine. Last year, my sister got this for my girls. I looked at it as a tool to help my eldest read and spell simple words in preparation for school. However, I failed to realize that it could be a good puzzle activity…

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Pumpkin Patch Party for Halloween 2015

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I am excited for this year’s Halloween celebration. We don’t attend any Halloween parties because I find it challenging to handle two babies with lots of people around. So it was my eldest daughter’s first time to do trick or treating – and it was in her school. One of the main events in my daughter’s preschool is the Pumpkin Patch party. This year’s theme is Storybook Characters wherein the students will dress in their favorite storybook character. My daughter loves Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. Since it was easier…

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Gymboree Preschool’s Walking Trip

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Last Friday, October 9, my daughter’s preschool had a walking trip around the mall. Since the second quarter is about community helpers, the purpose of the walking trip is to get to know and see firsthand what community helpers do such as dentists, bakers, barbers, etc. At the same time, it is a good opportunity to apply what they learned in school. First Stop: Grocery The kids went around the Landmark Supermarket and introduced the concept of grocery, cashier, and security guards among others. They toured around the grocery and the teachers allowed the…

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Momma Life: “Mommy, Let’s Play!”

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Said my almost four-year old daughter.I was in the middle of a writing task, which I need to submit ASAP, when my daughter incessantly calls my attention. She wants to play. She wants me to read her a story. She wants me to draw Peppa Pig or Bing Bong or whoever character she could think of. I told her to wait. Mommy needs to finish work so I could submit it on time. As soon as I finish, I will play with her. It will only take a few more minutes then I’m done. “Mommy…

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Buwan ng Wika @ Gymboree Preschool

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August is known as the Buwan ng Wika in the Philippines. At this time of the year, we all pay tribute and importance to the Filipino language, remember and play Filipino games, and conduct activities to better understand the Filipino culture. This is also a good opportunity for the kids to learn more about the country. In my daughter’s preschool, I am glad to find out that they have a lineup of activities that will teach the kids more about Philippines. It was a month-long celebration of learning traditional songs such as Bahay Kubo, counting…

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Momma Confessions: I (Almost) Ruined Our Marriage

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 “Are you okay? What’s wrong with you? Why don’t you tell me what’s happening?” These are the questions my husband keeps on asking me for the past weeks (or even months!). Either I’ll pretend I didn’t hear his question or just say “Nothing” every time he ask. Don’t get me wrong. I love my husband. I really do. We may not have celebrated our tenth year wedding anniversary yet but we’ve been through a lot already – and it tested our faith in our relationship. These past few months, I…

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Momma Tips: How to Financially Prepare for Your Child’s Education

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My mom always tells me that education is the best gift she and my dad could give to me and my siblings. They worked hard to send us in the best schools and made sure that we will get the best and quality education. After all and based on my experience, where you graduated does matter. Now that I’m a mom, I hope to give the same to my girls. Let’s face it. Education in the Philippines doesn’t come cheap. Tuition fee for preschool could go up to 100K and studying in the best universities in…

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Momma Tips: How to Teach Your Child to Write

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I saw some videos on YouTube showing two-year old kids who could read and write. I must admit. I feel pressured to teach my kids early. Apparently, that’s not the case for me. After all, kids are different and each one of them had their own unique capabilities. Still, that didn’t stop me from teaching them, even if they can’t read at a really early age. Before my eldest goes to school last June, I made it a point to teach her how to write her name and the alphabet. It wasn’t very easy…

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