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...]

Update from TheGoMom

Hi guys! How are you?  I'm sure nerves are wracked because of the quarterly tests.  Tomorrow is the last day of exam for my kids (now grade 9 and 7) and they can't wait for finals to be over.  I have turned them over to a tutor already at Bright Tomorrow* and my life has been stress free.  Hahaha:-)  So, this is the feeling of the kids coming home with homework and review done already.  No regrets tutoring my kids in their early years of grade school though.  It was a good form of bonding, through thick and thin talaga.  Apart from giving birth and the daily reminders to them that is making me crazy, tutoring them is my ultimate form of love.  Although they think it otherwise, haha:-)
First update,  yipeee!  the download issues have been fixed.  I would like to thank you for bearing with me when I was having technical problems with the worksheet menus and downloads.  They are all fixed now, thanks to the help of TheTechieMom, you're life a saver.  (Thanks to Pat of FancyGirl for referring).  Lesson learned there,  if it's not your forte, turn it over to an expert.  She fixed the bugs in an hour!  You should not be having any trouble downloading the worksheets anymore, especially the science worksheets.
Second update, worksheets with answer keys should be available before second quarter QT!  I know 100 years, right?  Worksheets with answer keys will be available for premium members.  But don't you worry, worksheets without answer keys will still be available to everyone for free!
Thirdly,  I would like to ask Instagram parents out there to please, por favor follow TheGoMom on Instagram.  Low tech as I maybe, I have discovered the joys of Instagram.  It's full of beautiful travel and food photos, wonderfully crafted quotes and fantastic finds and tips.     TheGoMom intends to utilize Instagram as another medium to provide you with relevant and mostly localized parenting adventures, family travel recos, useful tips and tons of relatable parenting posts that would hopefully make you say, "What?!? Me too!"  After all, hard yet fulfilling tasks like parenting are best shared with friends.
Hope to see more of you here at the TheGoMom site, TheGoMom Twitter, TheGoMom Facebook, TheGoMom Instagram.
With you in this Happy Chaos called Parenting,
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*Bright Tomorrow is a new tutorial center ran by a good friend together with her fellow co-parents.  They can be reached at 623-4934.  They are located at Unit 201 Samia Tower, 81 Xavier Residences, Xavier Street, Greenhills, San Juan.

Domain Name is Registered under Different Domain Extension: TheGoMom Goes Global

worldwide webA week ago I received an email from two companies based China informing me that another company, also based in China, has filed TheGoMom as their company brand name.  I replied by informing them that I have not authorized nor is giving permission to that company, or any other company to use the name TheGoMom.

They politely responded by saying that the company registered all the below (11) names and will push through with it unless I register all of it or unless TheGoMom has a trademark (TM). I don't have a TM.  I'm a housewife preparing meals and tutoring my kids! I tried going to GoDaddy to register it and tada most are registered already.  I researched a bit and it says that domain names can be registered by anyone as long as they don't carry the TM.  In short,  small companies without trademarks (who can afford trademarks? Nestle, P&G, Colgate etc.) can have their names grabbed by any domain extension they don't have registration for.  To date, as per Wiki Answers, there are 280 domain type extensions.

The internet is a very helpful, free but scary world.  I fumed and had sleepless nights over it but that's life.  I don't know how this would affect TheGoMom.  I guess they would appear first in Google's search engine because they obviously have more money to pay for search engine.  For those who know me already please just type in www.thegomom.com.

In every situation,  my friend  said there is always a silver lining,  in this case the .COM, the mother of all domain extensions is mine:-)

With you in this Happy Chaos called Parenting!

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List of Domain Extension filed by the Chinese based company:

thegomom.asia
thegomom.cn
thegomom.co.in
thegomom.com.cn
thegomom.com.hk
thegomom.com.tw
thegomom.hk
thegomom.in
thegomom.net.cn
thegomom.org.cn
thegomom.tw

 

TheGoMom makes it to Smart Parenting, PH!

Hooray!!!! TheGoMom made it to the list of Smart Parenting's "8 Useful Websites for Kids' Printable Worksheets!" Thanks Smart Parenting for including TheGoMom on your list:-)

Smart Parenting's "8 Useful Websites for Kids' Printable Worksheets."

Please Help TheGoMom reach 1,000 likes in FB

Hi everyone!  Hope you can help TheGoMom reach 1,000 likes in FB this 2012 🙂 Please click the "FB like" icon on your right.  Also,  hope you can help spread the word about TheGoMom to your friends!  Thanks, thanks!

Philippine CyberCrime Prevention Law: Kids Edition

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The Cybercrime Prevention Law took effect yesterday and everyone is asking, what now?

First things first,  what is the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012?

The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which took effect October 3, 2012, criminalizes hacking, on-line trafficking, identity theft, spamming pornography and file-sharing (pirated movies etc).  All of which are undoubtedly illegal.   But also tucked in that act is the controversial act that criminalizes online libel.

According to the libel law portion, authored by Sen. Vicento Sotto,  anyone who publishes a post that is deemed "malicious" by anyone including government officials uhhmm like Sen. Sotto can be sued for libel.  The maximum penalty, if found guilty is P1 million and 12 years in jail!  People who hit the "like" button, re-tweet or share the post/picture, if proven to have conspired with the author of the libelous remarks, is also liable for suit.

What is libel? [Read more...]