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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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#TMCReview : Our Kidzoona Experience – and Yes, We Are Going Back

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Since my eldest daughter discovered the world of YouTube, coupled with her reading and spelling skills, she can look for videos on her own and rarely seeks my help. I was surprised to see her watching videos of kids in big playgrounds, as she calls them, with slides and ball pit. Since then, she constantly bugs us to go to the playground since “it looks so much fun.” So we did. After reading good reviews, we decided to check out Kidzoona in Shangri-la Plaza one Monday morning. The Set-Up This is the first Kidzoona branch…

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#TMCReview: Teach Your Child How to Read with the Help of The Reading Station

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One of the skills every child must develop is reading. I never pressured my kids to learn how to read since they will be taught how to do so in school anyway. In fact, their preschool is teaching CVC word combination in the pre-Kinder level, so I know they will be able to read in no time. At the same time, reading a bedtime story has been part of our bedtime routine and through that, my daughters were able to identify and remember words. It was during our search for big school when we found out that schools…

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#TMCReview: Quickie Weekend Getaway at Taal Vista Hotel

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Kids are growing up too fast these days. At one point, they are just crying and pooping machines and the next thing you know, they can do things on their own and speak up their mind. This is why my husband and I always make it a point to spend time with the kids as much as we can. We love going to different places, but due to constraints, we settle in the Philippines (for now). One February weekend, my husband and I decided to go on a quick getaway with out girls Tagaytay is our go-to place…

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Beauty Haul from BeautyMNL

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One of the things I dread these days is getting older. I know it’s inevitable, that’s why as early as now, I make it a point to take care of my skin. Being a mom of two hyperactive girls with no yaya, with online stores and online job to manage, shopping for skin products often take a backseat. Thankfully, I discovered BeautyMNL. About BeautyMNL BeautyMNL is an online go-to beauty destination for every Filipina, regardless of age. It has a wide assortment of products that range from sunscreen, facial wash, moisturizers, exfoliants, and the…

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#TMCReview: CN Paper Crafts’ Macata Traveller’s Notebook + A TREAT for Readers

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I’ve heard about traveller’s notebook for quite sometime now, but never really took the time and effort to look at it closely – until few months ago. I was content with my CBTL planner, which is my home-work-personal organizer. Unfortunately, depression was kicking in and I figured journalling might be a good way to help me address my issues (which it did, by the way). I was on the lookout for traveller’s notebook and thanks to the planner community, I discovered CN Paper Crafts.A Brief Background on CN Paper CraftsChristian and Nissan (hence…

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#TMCReview: Master Pan as My Newest Kitchen Buddy

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Here’s how my morning goes: I wake at five or six in the morning, do chores, then cook breakfast for my family. I know this is wrong, but I usually cook a separate meal for my kids’ breakfast to encourage them to eat more. This means I often cook three different dishes (eggs included) in the morning alone, which could take up an hour or two of my time in the morning. This was before I discovered Master Pan. Being yaya-less, I am always on the lookout for products that would make my life easier. I…

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Review: Our First Buribox Experience

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I’m no homeschooling mom but I like buying workbooks and doing activities with kids. I’ve been hearing a lot about Buribox from mom bloggers so when I found out from a fellow mom blogger about a promo where you can try the Buribox simply by paying the shipping fee, I decided to sign up. Good thing I did. And my eldest daughter was equally excited. A Glimpse Of BuriboxBuribox is a product from Adarna House. Every Buribox contains four to five books, activities and worksheets, and art materials, which you can avail of for only…

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Review: Caffera Photo + Cafe in Maginhawa

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My daughter had their rehearsal at Bulwagang Claret for their Moving Up Day. Since the teachers agreed that no parents and guardians will stay inside the venue, my sister and I decided to go around Maginhawa Street and look for a place to stay and kill time. Then we found Caffera. I read about Caffera many months ago because of its unique concept. When we saw a parking spot, my sister and I decided to give it a try. The first thing that will welcome you is the collection of cameras from different generations. It was nice…

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Review: The Lighthouse Marina ResortΒ in Subic

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Finally, a weekend getaway. My kids, especially my eldest, are currently addicted to the zoo. Since it was my mom and sister’s birthdays and there is a zoo up north with more animals and activities compared to the one in Tagaytay, we decided it could be a good opportunity to have a weekend away from the metro. I’ve always been curious about The Lighthouse in Subic and heard good reviews about the hotel. With my mom’s approval, I decided to book rooms for us and I must say we made a good choice. Rooms…

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Review: Keeping Your Freezer Organized with Ready Wrap Freezer Ready Container

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Confession: I have OCD. Well, sort of. It is manageable but I hate it when everything goes out of order or when my kids’ toys are placed in the wrong box. I love keeping everything organized – and with proper labels for every container – to maintain order at home. This includes our kitchen. When we buy meat, fish, and poultry products, all sellers will place it in a plastic. This annoys me since our helper just put and squeeze everything in the freezer. This gives me a hard time to look for what I need when I’m in…

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Weekend Date + Review of Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe

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One of the ways to keep me sane is to meet up with friends. It doesn’t happen very often because of busy schedules, but we do our best to find time. It helps me refresh, get away from home even for a few hours, and think about other things aside from kids. Last weekend, I met up with my law school blockmates slash kumares for brunch. We decided to go to Morato area since it’s near me, plus I don’t have any excuse not to go. We wanted to try Mrs Graham’s but we…

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Review: Paper Moon Cake

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I’ve been reading a couple of articles about Paper Moon. I wanted to try it as soon as I can because a) I love crepe, b) I love cake, and c) I’m curious. I remembered tasting one from a popular coffee shop and didn’t like it at all. I was seriously hoping this one won’t fail me. While I was walking around Trinoma, I was giddy to find out that it will have a branch there. Upon its opening a few weeks ago, I decided to give it a try first thing Monday morning.&nbsp…

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Ready for School with Crocodile Creek Owl Backpack

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When I saw Skip Hop backpacks in Mothercare and the cute Beatrix bags in Rustan’s, I instantly fell in love with it. My biggest mistake: I should’ve bought it immediately. They were so cute, it’s not surprising lots of mommas are willing to buy those bags for their little ones. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my hands on any of those bags because I was late in school-shopping. Last weekend, I went to Trinoma to buy school stuff for my preschooler. I am not a fan of character bags so I went from…

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Review: Organic Baby Wipes

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Prior to my momma life, there are two things I can’t live without: tissue and alcohol. I’m a bit neat freak and I want to make sure that everything I hold or sit on are clean. When I became a mom, I decided to combine these two by using wipes instead. Since then, I never leave home without it.However, finding the perfect wipes for my kids is not easy. I tried, switched and used different brands of baby wipes to see what brand works well with my kids. I found the right one until I was given…

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