Probiotic: Buzzword in my Mommy Circles

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Probiotic is the buzzword nowadays in mommy circles when it comes to tummy care for our little ones.  I have mommy groups and when we compare notes, some are into it already, some are getting into it and others are reading up already about it. When my teen son went on a 6 week trip […]

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Different Parenting Styles, One Goal

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We hear everyone dropping the word every time. Progressive school, progressive style, progressive parenting. I tried checking the internet and everyone has their own take on what it is. In a nutshell, among the articles I have read, it is parenting through modelling instead of exacting discipline measures on children. I would not exactly say […]

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Parents as Digital Home Managers: 10 Practical Parenting Tips in this Wired World

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We worry about it yet we can’t live without it. How do I manage the kids’ gadget use? Is it turning them into little monsters? What to do when they complain “I’m bored 10 minutes after you take the gadget away?” A few days back, PLDT Home organized a “Mommy Day Out.” Celebrity moms, Denise […]

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5 Things to Consider in making a DIY Costume for your Child

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Today is Word-Robe day in my son’s school. Kids come in DIY costumes of their assigned word. My son’s assigned word is easy, starfish.  Others were assigned to be a bison or a mollusk so a starfish is a no brainer, or so I thought. I just used a good quality cartolina to make his […]

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Safeguard Moisture Shield: Keeping the Colds Away

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The Exploreum in Mall of Asia was in a flurry of activity a few weeks back as Safeguard launched the Safeguard Body Wash. Celebrities, from Aubrey Miles to social media icons like Christine Dychiao were there with their kiddos. Unfortunately, my 5 year old couldn’t make it that day because he was nursing a cold. […]

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Should we Send our Kids to School if they Have Colds?

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Everyone I meet nowadays has a cold, just got out of a cold or is about to have one. The colds and cough virus is so bad, the school of one of my kids even released a reminder to keep kids at home when they are sick. My rule of thumb for my kids’ absence […]

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Hard Work over Talent: When a C is better than an B+

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“It’s unfair!” One of my kids shouted out when I reacted negatively over his grade.   As a parent we know the word “unfair” makes us reach for the oxygen and brace for a long and emotional talk with the kids.   My innately smart child is complaining why I can’t be happy for his B+ and […]

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5 Practical Ways to Raise Unprejudiced Kids: Labels are for Containers not People

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“Mom, look at the poor kid,” my son anxiously pointed to the scruffy looking, emaciated street kid. True, it was a poor kid but there was something in the way he said it, that made me feel uncomfortable. It felt like we were passing by an aquarium and he saw a fish, instead of a […]

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

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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 […]

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Facebook Envy: Parenting in the Social Media Age

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Facts that will Alter the Way you Brush Teeth

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I know, I know. Of course, you know how to brush your teeth. I thought I knew it too. I brush. I floss. And, I use mouthwash. Pretty normal, right? Colgate, the world’s most trusted brand in toothpaste, gave us mommy bloggers a “Colgate Healthy Smiles for Healthy Lives” quiz-off and checked how well we […]

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#WikakoMahalko: Importansya ng Wikang Filipino sa Paghubog ng ating Kabataan

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My kids are Filipino yet they can barely speak and understand Filipino.   They cannot follow a conversation if it is in pure Filipino, can barely speak Filipino and Filipino is their hardest subject in school.   Admittedly, they are products of parents who regard Filipino as a secondary language as opposed to the more universal English […]

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Review: Ignite the Fire Neuro Linguistic Programming Camp for Kids

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My daughter spent the entire week in camp a few months back in Tanay, Rizal and though it has been months after she is still gushing with stories of how those days were the most fun days of her entire 11 years on Earth. Actually, I was apprehensive at first to let her join camp, […]

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Made in Candy: Customized Candies (Plus: Giveaway)

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When I told my kids “Made in Candy” invited TheGoMom to their candy lab to make their own candy, they were giddy with excitement. Who wouldn’t? Put together Candy and lab and any kid will drool with excitement! I didn’t realize how much attention to detail goes to each wonderfully designed candy. It was so […]

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