Review of DeLonghi MultiFry: More than just an Air Fryer

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I have been meaning to get an air fryer for the longest time but I want to make sure it serves its purpose of cutting down our oil use in the house. My husband argues that it’s just like a Turbo Broiler only in a better package.  True, one of the advantages of an air […]

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Are your Kids Ready for Mars? (Talk Points with Kids on this Epic Mission)

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The start of the interviews for applicants, for the one-way journey to Mars, has my 13 year old daughter all excited.  “Imagine!  A life in space.  What can be more awesome than that? ” The thought of humans establishing a permanent colony in Mars is just as my daughter said, mind-blowing! Since I was a […]

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“Our” Baby turned 1!

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“Our” little baby turned 1!  Nope I didn’t give birth. Although my tummy looks like I just did. 1 year ago, our helper gave birth in our house! in the bathroom! We decided to let mother and daughter stay in the house for a little while, and that while turned to a year. My helper asked me […]

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7 Reasons to Visit Taiwan: Asian Traveller Edition

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When one thinks of Taiwan they think of rows and rows of factories with little albeit no tourist areas to boast of. I had no intention of visiting the place but since my husband is currently Taipei based I had the pleasure of calling “Ilha Formosa,” the beautiful island, our second home. Here are my […]

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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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Review of Awilihan Private Resort: A Charming, Provincial Home

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My family often takes trips with family friends and of course our extended family.  It is nice to see the kids develop friendships with the children of my siblings, cousins and good friends.  It brings extra warmth and fun to the trip.  And what would be a better destination for such a big group but […]

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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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Yummy Home Cooked Meals = Comfort Food

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When I think of comfort food I think of home cooked meals that brings me joy. I remember waking up to Purefoods corned beef with steaming rice on Saturday mornings. I remember my brothers and I fighting over who gets the most Purefoods bacon. Bacon is relatively expensive and since budget was tight then, the […]

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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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Kasambahay Pay Slip Form

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Ok, so my notebook where I ask my helpers to sign when they receive their salary is already full. With the kasambahays and a driver sharing in one notebook, you can imagine how used and abused the notebook is. I thought it is time to put more order in organizing my kasambahays pay slips so […]

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Stress Busting Tip for Pinoy Moms #1: Open a Cash Card for your Driver and Kasambahay

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To say that traffic in Manila is horrendous is an understatement. And one of my stresses is when I remember I need to buy something, an ingredient or an office supply, but the driver is out on an errand already. What pababalikin ko pa ba? Or when I send money and then something came up […]

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