Smiling your Way to Good Oral Health Care with The Right Tool

Smiling FaceWhen I was a child I wasn't too keen on brushing teeth (aren't all kids) as a consequence plaque slowly built up and by the time I hit my late teens I lost 2 of my side teeth (one on the left and one on the right). It wasn't a nice childhood memory plus not having your original tooth isn't healthy not to mention pretty! I never want my kids to experience the same, that is why im vigilant in stressing the importance of good oral hygiene on them. I always tell them, once you get rid of your milk teeth, those adult teeth will serve you till your gray old years so better take care of it. Sometimes my daughter wants to take a short cut [Read More...]

Strengthening Long Distance Relationships Through Digital Connections

 

Bridging-distance-through-digital-connectionMy husband recently started working in Taipei and the move was quite disconcerting for us considering we have never been apart before. Now, more than at any time of our family life, we appreciate and rely on the power of digital connections to bond as a family.

Apple’s Facetime is our favorite means of communication. We would call dad or dad would call us, as we rehash the events of the day and say our goodnights. Or we would do a Facetime by the poolside and show daddy how long our pre- schooler can stay under water. Or dad would pan the phone to show us the new restaurant he discovered.

Viber is where we share photos, videos and funny links. The photos range from a math problem dad has to help the kids solve to what we had for dinner, from the pouring rain outside or our little boy dressed up in his favorite Darth Vader costume to the gigantic cockroach that mom killed.

It is through these little bits of communication that we try to make the best of what the distance is throwing at us.

And since our means of communication relies heavily on digital connections, it is important that we have reliable internet connection. I may have complained about PLDT in the past, but in the end, amongst all the internet providers in the country, PLDT remains to still be the better choice.

PLDT together with SMART Communications has come up with another breakthrough product to strengthen communications in families.

PLDT speedster plan

PLDTHOME Speedster Fam Plan

  • Plan allows you to share your PLDT Home DSL data plan with your family’s SMART mobile phones.
  • For P 1,299/month the PLDTHOME Speedster Fam Plan offers five times faster speeds of up to 10Mbps and a monthly allocation of 50GB.
  • Share 6 GB of the 50 GB monthly data allocation to up to four SMART mobile phone lines.
  • Home data and mobile data sharing conveniently billed under one subscription.
  • Subscribers can get a SMART mobile line that comes with a free smart phone for an additional P299 per month or with a free iPhone for P799 per month. Or if they have existing SMART subscription, they can enroll their numbers in the plan.

To know more about this pioneering way to share data, log on to pldthome.com.

Disclosure:  Thanks to PLDT Home for sponsoring this post.

#ShareTheConnection,

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TheGoMom Nominated as Best Parenting Blog at Nuffnang Awards 2016 #NNMatchlessMomLilian #NUFFNANGAWARDS2016 #Blogopolis4D

 

I am beyond words!   When I received an email from Nuffnang, I felt I already won! 😉 Really, I did. I was beaming from ear to ear and I called my family to let them know of the nomination. And syempre, it wasn’t enough that I tell them, I had to make them read the nomination letter, out loud!:-)   It is a solid validation that all the hard work I put in the blog is of significant value to the parenting community.

thegomom logoWhen I started blogging, my only thought is that I wanted to write. I used to write for the collegiate paper and it is one of my true passions. Blogging has given me the opportunity to write once more within the confines of my home, a topic closest to my heart, parenting.   Blog posts came naturally as the experiences I share came from my everyday life as a mother. It covered my confession as a serial shouter, my hilarious experience with our Quentin Tarantino maid, my insight on the reality of marriage, my tips to avoid petty theft at home, to my desire for my kids to love their Filipino identity. It also covered our family travels laden with information.   And not to be discounted, as it is an integral part of the blog, are the 1,000 plus worksheets I have made for my kids, as I personally tutored them in their early years in school.

I wrote. And, I posted.   And like in the movie Field of Dreams, I built it, and people came.

Readers started dropping by as I see my statistics rise. Readers started commenting how they find the site helpful. And pretty soon, advertisers noticed it too. I have been asked several times how to be noticed by advertisers [Read More...]

Parenting

Facebook Envy: Parenting in the Social Media Age

As a mother in the digital age, parenting is much easier. Hundreds of websites are dedicated to helping parent children, with easy solutions on how to get kids to brush their teeth to help on how to deal with stubbornness. However, it has also reared the green-eyed monster in me and I guess in some … [Read More...]

Questions Kids Ask: Why do people make the sign of the cross when passing by a church?

A church is sandwiched between the schools of my 2 kids.  Every single day that we pass through it we make the sign of the cross.  Every time we notice a church, we do the sign of the cross. While going through the motion, my daughter asked, " Why do people make the sign of the cross when passing … [Read More...]

Family Travel

Domicillo Design Hotel: Stylish, Romantic Getaway in Tagaytay

It is our 15th wedding anniversary and I thought that since we only had the weekend I have to find the most romantic getaway that won't be too far away.   My frenetic search on the net led me to DOMICILLO, a design, boutique haven offering one of the best and widest view of Taal Lake. Because of … [Read More...]

DreamWorks DreamPlay Manila: Complete Guide (Part 1)

DreamPlay Manila for our family is the coolest indoor playground in Manila.   Quite sporty and competitive, our hearts were pumping wild when we first had a glimpse of what DreamPlay is. It's a DreamWorks inspired playground filled with challenging obstacle courses with varying degrees of … [Read More...]

Home Living

5 Simple Ways to Ensure Safety of your LPG with Petron Gasul

I'm a very practical mom. Whenever I am buying something for the house I always compare with other products in the market in terms of quality, quantity and price. That is probably the reason why I take 10 years to do my grocery shopping. But there are some things that are already a given. No … [Read More...]

Are you a Party Stage Mom?

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Motherhood

Mommy Friendships

I stumbled upon this quote and thought OMG this is what my mommy friendships are all about.  Sharing those, "what you too?" moments that makes us reach for the oxygen when our kids are not in their sunny best and those "awww" moments that makes up for it. Over the years since I have become a mom, … [Read More...]

Finding Balance: Can we Moms Achieve it?

Hi guys!  I feel so bad I haven't written anything for quite awhile.  It's been super duper busy and crazy for me for quite sometime. Did I tell you I'm working already?  After 12 years of being a full time mom with just some minor rackets on the side,  I am now back to work.  It is not an 8-5 … [Read More...]

Worksheets

Make Rainy Days Perfect with this Rainy Day Activity

My kids and I love the rain.  We welcome the coolness it brings after the long hot days.  We love the sound it makes as it makes drum beats on our rooftop.  And we love the after smell of the rain on the crisp grass.  Somehow, rain brings warmth despite the physical coolness. To introduce rain to … [Read More...]

Homemade “Frozen” Inspired Lampshade

My daughter made this #frozen inspired lamp shade. She even made a shadow light that would cast a snowflake on the ceiling! I think she's brilliant:-) hehe syempre #loveyourown! These are the materials my daughter used to make it: blue cartolina printed photo of Elsa and Anna glue gun to … [Read More...]

Reviews, Events and Giveaways

Smiling your Way to Good Oral Health Care with The Right Tool

When I was a child I wasn't too keen on brushing teeth (aren't all kids) as a consequence plaque slowly built up and by the time I hit my late teens I lost 2 of my side teeth (one on the left and one on the right). It wasn't a nice childhood memory plus not having your original tooth isn't healthy … [Read More...]

Strengthening Long Distance Relationships Through Digital Connections

  My husband recently started working in Taipei and the move was quite disconcerting for us considering we have never been apart before. Now, more than at any time of our family life, we appreciate and rely on the power of digital connections to bond as a family. Apple’s Facetime is … [Read More...]

Random Thoughts

TheGoMom Nominated as Best Parenting Blog at Nuffnang Awards 2016 #NNMatchlessMomLilian #NUFFNANGAWARDS2016 #Blogopolis4D

  I am beyond words!   When I received an email from Nuffnang, I felt I already won! ;-) Really, I did. I was beaming from ear to ear and I called my family to let them know of the nomination. And syempre, it wasn’t enough that I tell them, I had to make them read the nomination letter, out … [Read More...]

Happy New Year 2016!

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My S&R 2014 Christmas Gift Guide

Tick, tock, tick, tock goes the clock.  Christmas is, gasp,  next week already and I'm still not done with my CHRISTmas gift list!   Are you?  I know right?  I think 90% of us moms are scrambling all over town looking for the perfect gift for our inaanaks, neighbors, friends, officemates and so goes … [Read More...]

Shop Here for Babies and Toddlers

Hi parents!  I have a bunch of  inventory stuff for your baby.  Hope you can check it out.  They are super marked down already:-) Intellitec Toothbrush and Hand Wash Timer Doctors and dentists both agree - washing hands for 20 seconds and brushing teeth for 2 minutes are the recommended times … [Read More...]