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I love travelling. I love the idea of visiting a new place, enjoying the community, trying new food, and being away from home even for a few days. Let’s admit it. Travel and saving are two concepts which often don’t go well together.When I was younger (and still living with my parents), travelling was never an issue. Now that I’m older and a family on my own, I want to make sure that my kids get to experience what I had without being too heavy on the budget. I want them to visit places, see with…

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{Guest Post} Fun Family Activities You Can Do Without Booking a Flight

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Going outdoors or planning a vacation is a necessity to escape from the regular mundane life we all face each day. Buying a Tagaytay homes for saleto have your own vacation house is a perfect getaway for family, relatives, or friends. Some families opt to book a flight either domestic or international travel, however, booking a plane ticket is either difficult or expensive. Get to know other fun family activities you can do without booking a flight! Eating in restaurants Buffet, shabu-shabu, desserts, cafΓ©s, milk tea, and so much more! The possibilities are endless when it comes…

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#AyiAndHobbies: Where to Get Free Planner Printables

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. I’ve always been a planner girl. I remember buying a Tweety organizer when I was in gradeschool (I forgot the name of the store already) and saving up for the fillers for the following year. I enjoyed designing my planner and keeping it as colorful as possible even if most of the contents are for homeworks and school reminders.Fast forward today, I am still the same planner girl as I was decades ago. The difference was this time, there are more planner accessories available – from stickers to stamps to bookmarks…

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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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#TMCTips: How to Keep Greens Fresh and Crisp for Days + Salad Recipes Ideas

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I have to be honest with my eating habits. Prior to pregnancy, I never paid that much attention to food. I eat whatever I want, whenever I want it. It was easy to lose weight back then and get back on the fitness track whenever I want to, so I never worried that much about what goes inside my body. Of course, things changes when I gave birth, especially after my second child. I blame it on age, but it was quite a challenge to lose weight. My husband also had a blood pressure issue and was advised by…

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{Guest Post} Enhancing the Bathing Experience

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The Philippines can often be a stressful country to live in, especially with the impending doom of the daily traffic. When you live outside of the metro and work in Makati, it often takes you two hours or more to get to the city. Rockwell condos for sale in Makati are always a good decision to consider if you’re tired of the horrendous traffic system of Metro Manila. Having a great bathing experience is one of the best solutions to a long and stressful day. Here are a few tips that can enhance your bathing experience you can do…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Child in Gymboree Preschool

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post.Before my eldest started schooling, we hopped from one school to another to find out what school is best for her. We were supposed to enroll her in Gingerbread (read my review here) and changed our mind after. Thereafter, we decided that Gymboree is our best option so we enrolled her the last minute – and I’m glad we did. You might associate Gymboree with their Play and Learn classes. When walking around the mall, you might even think that this is just a daycare center slash play area where you can…

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{Guest Post} Reducing Your Monthly Electric Bill

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This is a guest post about the benefits of solar panels in the household, plus more tips to help you reduce your electricity bill. We live in the digital age where almost everything necessary in our lives are powered by electricity. As a result, our utility bill continues to rise every month, more so during these summer months in the Philippines. The most efficient and effective way for us to reduce our monthly electricity bill for every household is to install solar panels, especially since we live in a tropical country located very close to the equator. Solar panel…

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Momma Confessions: Sometimes, I Just Want To Walk Away From Being a Mom

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It’s 10:00 PM in my side of the world. Both kids are awake and the other one is crying. I’m having a massive headache because another yaya is leaving for another employer with NO KIDS. I have a few articles needed for submission, which I haven’t started yet, and there are tons of drafts piled up in my blog. Then there’s the laundry basket full of clothes I haven’t sorted out and books and toys everywhere. I haven’t even showered and promised to do so once the kids are sleeping. My tummy…

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5 Car Tips to Remember Before Heading Out For The Holy Week

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. Who’s heading somewhere this coming Holy Week? Let’s face it. Many families are heading somewhere, whether out of the country or out of town, during Holy Week for some rest and relaxation. In case you are on your way to the province or anywhere in the metro and planning to travel by land, here are car tips you need to remember to make the trip hassle-free. 1. Check the car tires. You don’t want to deal with busted or flat tire on your…

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That Day My Daughter Taught Me To Be Contented

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I always thought we can only learn from persons in authority and those who are older than us. That was before I became a mom. After giving birth to two wonderful girls, life as a mother constantly taught me so many things. The surprising part is I always learn from my kids. We were in H&M one weekend and I saw this cute pair of blue Mary Jane shoes. I was thinking of buying it since it was on sale, but first, I asked my eldest daughter’s opinion if she wanted it. After all, I want…

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To Give Up A (Good Paying) Job Or Not: That is the Question

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If you were to choose between being a housewife or a working woman, what would you choose? Thankfully, I got the best of both worlds. I gave up law school when I found out I was pregnant and embraced the role of being a housewife and stay-at-home mom. Apparently, I felt something was missing. I don’t want to rely on allowance from my parents or ask from my husband whenever I want something. Thankfully, my husband introduced to me the world of online jobs, thanks to his batchmate. Three years later, I am still with the…

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5 Reasons Why Mommas Should Drive Big Cars

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I grew up with sedan as our family car. My dad is not fond of big cars and opted for the “bigger sedans,” if there is such a thing, as a family car. Apparently, my husband is different, at least in car choice. He prefers bigger cars over the smaller ones since according to him, mas may gamit. I have to admit. At first, I felt a bit intimidated driving SUV. It is bigger, more masculine, and harder to park. At the same time, I can’t easily swivel my way and do the “moves” when in traffic. But…

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New Show Alert: The Gruffalo – LIVE!

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Give your little ones the gift of LIVE theatreYou’ve seen them all – Peppa Pig, Hi-5, Disney on Ice. After all, anything for your kids, right? You want to give them the one-of-a-king experience that they will surely remember as they grow up. Then check out this new show, which your little ones will surely love!PR Post: The Gruffalo – LIVE! MANILA β€” Let The Gruffalo introduce your little ones to the magic and wonder of world-class theatre! Showing at the RCBC Theatre from January 27 to 31, 2016, don’t miss out…

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WAHM Diary: 8 Tips to Start Your Freelance Writing Career at Home

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I just realized that I’ve been working as a freelance writer for almost three years now. So far, this “career” helped me manage my personal needs and the earnings are good enough to allow me to splurge on my kids. Being a freelance writer also opened different opportunities for me and it makes me feel happy that some of my works are noticed. To be honest, I never pictured myself writing for someone and getting paid for the work done. I always have this idea of working in a firm and talking to people in my corporate attire…

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