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Dishwashing is one of the most simple house chores which teens should be able to learn as early as they can. The reason is simple and it is because all of us will need to do it, at one point or another. Sometimes, I’m guilty of just letting them skip or not do the washing because they are studying or they had so many assignments to do. It’s actually wrong because when we do that, we let them think that they earn this kind of “entitlement” because they are studying their lessons. They need to understand that “house...

Have you tried going to a concert with your teens? For the first time, I did. And I’m glad it became a nice experience for the three of us. If you are familiar with K-POP, you must know this young boy band EXO and recently, they had a concert here in Manila at The Araneta Center. My kids are avid fans of this group and they were just excited to see their “bias” (the term they use for their favorite band member or idol) in person. I knew it was coming, paying for concert tickets, because they had been fans of other boy...

Hello Kitty is the only cat I ever adored. I haven’t been a cat person ever since (I’m a puppy person) but when it comes to Hello Kitty, I just swoon. My kids are fans too though we do not collect that much. But Tupperware Brands had released a Hello Kitty limited edition mid-month special we couldn’t resist. Hello Kitty fan or not, you’ll find this collection very much appealing. You’ll see why.Hello Kitty Perfume – You will love the smell as I did. It’s both floral and fruity, but not too sweet...

When my daughters were toddlers and before they reach age seven, playing kiddie games with them was pretty regular for us. We have kiddie parties at home, lots of singing, dancing and laughing when we are together. Even when we are with our in-laws, we all spend time listening to our little kids’ babbles and giggles. Oh how time flies so fast, and so we all say. Now, my two girls are grown up and some things have changed. Aside from the physical changes, they of course, do not want to play the same games as before. They also do not...

Me, with my eldest, who is now a tween. We were just blessed then that I had healthy pregnancy and my CS delivery was successful with the help of my OB, Pedia and my loving husband. But life as a new mom back then will be much easier if I had known more and there were more available help. If I can turn back time, when I was pregnant with my first child, I wish I had just been pregnant in this decade. My pregnancy with my eldest was like groping in the dark, and my husband and I had just relied on my ob-gyne and pediatrician. We made sure...

How’s your Christmas month going? Mine’s the same as with most of the moms I know of, busy and the days seem to pass by in a blur. But you know what, I don’t regret any of it. Being busy is a blessing because it means you are alive and your hands are full of things worthy of your time. I love to share a part of this prayer written by a certain Faith Sommers which appreciates mothers who are busy.Part of the blessings that I cherish during the Christmas season are the gifts given to me by my loved ones and my friends....

Do you use apps? Sa dami ng apps available, I stopped using so many and retained only a few. Because like some of the books I own (the physical books) end up being dusty. I am always de-cluttering at home and that’s the same with my phone. Aside from the default apps, I only keep my social media apps, Waze, Uber/Grab, A PDF Reader, and this one, most recently, The Smart Mommy App. The Smart Mommy App is actually a very new app which I’ve learned from the developer herself LJ Reyes. Yes, the actress LJ Reyes. I met her just...

I think every second child that I know have already eaten KoKoKrunch. And we moms know why. It’s crunchy, chocolatey and perfect to combine with milk. And who can ever forget KoKo the famous Koala we see on TV? I grew up seeing KoKo and the animated tv commercials. It’s not only the kids who love KoKoKrunch at home, but we adults too. And it’s great to know that aside from the chocolatey taste, this breakfast cereal gives us more.4 steps how  Koko Krunch is being made Look at all these vitamins you get when you eat...

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