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Notice: This is a story about a car accident that happened to me along EDSA. It might be a boring post for you so feel free to browse on my other posts :DI’ve been driving since I was 18 years old or for 8 years. My driving skills are pretty much okay, although there are moments when the stereotype about female drivers applies to me. But overall, I can say that I am experienced in the road.But if given a choice, I would rather be a passenger than the driver. When I was still working, my dad…

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25 Things I Learned From Being 25

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As I bid another year goodbye, it will never be complete without looking back to what it has taught me. For me, being 25 is a struggle between maturity and childishness, being a woman or a girl, being driven or simply taking the present as it is. Nonetheless, my 25 years surely taught me a lot.You might say that I’m still young to know life’s most important lessons. True. But age is just a number and what you have learned cannot be quantified with how long you live, right? My experiences may be nothing compared to what…

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Top 5 Reasons Why My Husband Makes The Best Dad

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When I was younger, I always tell myself that I will marry someone like my dad – strong but compassionate, strict but loving, smart but down to earth, and frugal but gives us everything we need. I even made a checklist of the traits that I will look for in a husband because I want someone like my dad.Fast forward today, I married someone who is different from my dad. He is stubborn and has a bad temper and yes, he is my husband. Despite that, I am so proud and blessed that he is the father of my kids…

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The Ups and Downs of a Maid-less Household

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In my previous post, I shared a story (plus survival tips) about our household helpers suddenly leaving us without any word. I must admit that having a maid-less household can be pretty difficult especially with two little girls (my daughters are 28 and 10 months old), an online job and online shop. Still, I managed to survive and I am actually enjoying every minute without a yaya.The truth is no household helpers has its ups and downs too. There are days when I wish I have a magic wand that can magically clean the house and put everything…

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Top 9 Tips on How to Survive Without a Yaya / Helper

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I have always been dependent on household helpers. Although my parents taught me to do chores when I was younger, I still find it easier and more convenient when someone do the dishes, laundry and cleaning for me. No, I am not lazy. I just have other things (such as my work and taking care of my kids) to do apart from household chores.So when I had my own family, I also have helpers to help me around the house as I take care of the kids. For some reasons still unclear to me, my two helpers decided to…

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Never Underestimate the Power of a Housewife

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From where I come from, being a housewife may be low and degrading in the social ladder. After all, women are now perceived as a strong, independent and career-centered woman. Even my friends have their own careers and are already holding a valuable position in the company they are working for (not to mention the amount of money they are earning). So why would you want to stay at home all day with no career and money on your own?ย When I was younger, I always thought that my life will be about career and being on top. In…

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Why Organic Cotton is Best for Your Baby

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Being a mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Suddenly, it’s all about kids, their needs and thinking about what is best for them. When I gave birth to my first daughter, she suffered from a skin condition where there are tiny, bumpy spots all over her body. Her pediatrician said it is normal for newborns but after two weeks, it’s only getting worse. I brought her to a pedia-dermatologist and she said it is a form of allergy which might be triggered by her clothing.I decided to change everything and stick to…

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10 Things 2013 Has Taught Me

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2013 has been a challenging year for me. It was when I decided to quit law school and focus on my pregnancy while taking care of my one year old daughter. It was also the year when I discovered the wonders of online jobs and became a freelance writer, just so I can have something for myself. It was also the year where I faced the many personal issues, only to come out stronger.This may not be my best year but 2013 so far has been a year full of lessons.1.ย Go out of your comfort zone. I…

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New Year, New Life, New Resolutions???

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Every time the year ends, most of us will reminisce the year that was and at the same time, come up with new resolutions for the coming year. We always sayย “to save,” :”to lose weight,” “to work hard,” “to become a better person,”ย blah blah blah. But looking back, have we really accomplished what we said we aim to accomplish at the start of every year?On a personal note, I must admit that I don’t live up to my new year’s resolutionS (capital S for emphasis). I was browsing through my 2013 planner and to be…

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Things I Learned from being a ‘Mompreneur’

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Mompreneurย is a term used for moms who have their own businesses. Although I am not a true blood businesswoman (my first love is Law, by the way), I call myself as a ‘mompreneur’ because aside from being a stay-at-home mom, I also handle an online store.Thanks to the Internet, it is easier to reach out to a lot of people and sell a product. However, it’s not as easy as it may sound. There are a lot of online sellers out there that sells practically the same things – cloth diapers, clothes, shoes, food, authentic bags…

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More Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

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A few days ago, I made a post about Jobs for Stay at Home Moms. The reason for doing this is because I want to give ideas to the stay-at-home moms out there that they can still earn even at the comfort of their homes. So mommies, here’s a continuation of the many jobs you can do while at home.6)ย Start your own blog – and monetize it.ย Yes dear mommies, there’s money out of blogging. Although I cannot personally attest to that (yet), there are a lot of mommies who make money just by sharing…

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Give me a Break: Tips to Keep your Sanity Intact

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Admit it mommies. Being a mother is a difficult job. More so when you juggle motherhood with your work, household chores and other activities. When you’re a mom, you suddenly realize that 24 hours is not enough to do all the work.Now you may wonder, how come there are mommies who can balance career, family life and everything in between? It’s because they know how to stop and take a break just to keep their sanity intact. I know what you’re thinking. The “snooze” button does not even apply to mommies. Of course not…

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Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms

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Being a mom is probably one of the most difficult jobs in the world. You always need to strike a balance between family life and what you want to do in life. You will always have to reconcile between being there for your family’s needs while making sure you provide a better future for them.I should know because I made a choice a year ago.But being a stay-at-home is not all bad. In fact, there are more advantages than disadvantages of staying at home and being with the kids. And if there’s anything I…

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Working my way as a Freelance Writer

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Writing was never really my first choice. In fact, I only do it because I’m required to, not that I want to. Before my writing stint, I had it all planned out – law school, family by the time I reach 30, a blossoming career. But the tides have changed and I found my way writing for different people and getting paid for it.It was my husband who encouraged me to do this. When I quit law school to focus on my kids, he opened the idea of working online. It’s a win-win situation after all. I…

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#ThrowbackThursday: Run, run, run!

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I’m not really an active person who loves to exercise. The last time I sweat so much was during my high school / dancing days. But when I got into law school, things changed. My husband (then boyfriend), who is a physically active person, also encouraged me to become active.So I tried running. The first run I joined was the Greenovation Run sponsored by my school for the benefit of the environment. My law school block mates decided to join so I gave it a try too. And since I dragged my husband into it, I had no choice…

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