Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tsep Dad Recipes Soon

If there's one life skill I wish I learned when I was growing up, it's cooking. My Mom is a great cook and I wish I have that skill too. Unfortunately, I didn't grow up in the kitchen. Although I know it's never too late to learn, having a lot on my plate right now, with no helper around, I  just can't seem to find time to do it.

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Keeping Healthy and Happy Kids

It’s every mother’s dream to see their children succeed in life. Although they’re still in an age when dolls and action figures seem exciting, all mothers really want is to keep their kids healthy and see them growing up happy and strong.

But how will they keep their children in shape to enjoy childhood to the fullest? Here are three helpful tips for mommies who want their kids to remain bright-eyed and upbeat. 

Tip 1: Family Bonding is important for child development.  

Children need to know that their parents will always be there for them. So, make sure they are given adequate time and attention daily. Even daily activities like eating meals together and talking over the phone may help assure a child of their presence and support.  As a result, they are more likely to grow up to be well adjusted, able-minded and upstanding individuals.


Tip 2: Teach your child the value of eating healthy

Recent studies show that childhood obesity is one of the more prominent issues facing the youth today. Hence, it is important that moms impart healthy eating habits in kids as early as possible by introducing nutritious food, particularly vegetables and fruits, into their kids’ regular diets at a young age.

Enjoying their food
This is much easier said than done however, especially with the popularity of so many sugar loaded and artificially manufactured snacks and beverages. In the long run, just remember that your constant effort to pass on good eating habits will all be worthwhile when you see your kids not easily getting sick and growing up stronger and more energetic.

Tip 3: Boost your child’s immunity with Vitamin C. 

Every Mom knows that she can’t always be there to protect her children from sickness, so strengthen their immunity and resistance with FERN-C kidz Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C supplement.
Moms may not know this, but Sodium Ascorbate is actually the better Vitamin C form as it is easier absorbed by the body, thereby allowing kids to reap the benefits of Vitamin C quicker. Moreover, FERN-C kidz does not only give your kids the benefits of Vitamin C. It also contains Zinc to further strengthen their bodies against illness. This combination is ideal for keeping your children safe and protected from infectious diseases. 

FERN-C kidz was created and manufactured by the makers of FERN-C, the number one Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C brand in the Philippines. As a product of FERN Incorporated and having the Quali-C seal, you are assured of its quality and efficacy. Plus, your children are sure to love the delicious orange flavor of FERN-C kidz.

Ensure your children are always healthy, happy and active with Fern-C kidz; because with FERN-C kidz, your children will always be “resistensaya, lusog-saya!”
FERN-C kidz is now available in leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide at affordable prices of Php62.00 per 60 mL bottle and Php 119.00 per 120 mL bottle. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Coffee Break for Homeschool Moms Hosted by Career Academy Asia

Last June 17, 2016, Educating For Life invited all Homeschooling Moms from different places for a coffee and chat. The food and venue were sponsored by Career Academy Asia at Rockwell, Makati City. 

"Career Academy Asia offers Senior High School and International Degrees, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in Arts, Designs and Specialized Management". Mr. Nonie de la Fuente, Headmaster from CAA gave us a bit of information about their offerings. 

After the quick talk, each mom was given a chance to introduce herself and share anything about their seasons of homeschooling. It is amazing to know the different reasons which led each of us to this journey. Nonetheless, we all want the best for our kids and we know that homeschooling is the best for them!

Meet and greet
I attended this event along with my homeschool co-op sisters to get connected with other homeschooling moms and take a breather.

With my Sisters in Christ
Jona introduced me to homeschooling
and I am happy that she is now homeschooling her daughter

I was inspired by families who homechooled their kids from preschool to highschool and Lord willing, I would want to homeschool my kids as well until highschool. I don't want to let them go early and I want to keep them as much as possible. When I told my son that when he reach college, he needs to go to a big school or a University, he protested saying he wants homeschooling. But I have to explain that college is not something Mom can teach. 

After the meet and greet, we had our free coffee and snacks prepared by the Throwing-A-Party. Then on to our endless sharings and chikas. There's so much learning and encouragement from Moms who are very passionate with homeschooling. 

Event Styling by Throwing-a-Party

It was very encouraging and comforting to know that we share most of the sentiments and burden as homeschoolers, that we are not alone in this road. As more families are becoming open and embraces this idea of home education, parents are becoming more intentional to their kids and becoming their primary influencers.

Homeschooling Moms, Photo credits to Educating for Life

This was the first ever Moms' Coffee Break and i'm looking forward for the next. Many thanks to Educating for Life and Career Academy Asia for this fruitful event!

There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” ~ Gandhi

[Homeschooling]…recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons.” ~ Raymond S. Moore

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

NAMCYA stages #galingNAMCYA

Accomplished musicians who have proven their brilliance nationally and internationally are set to perform in a concert on July 16, 2016, to showcase works by Filipino and foreign composers and raise funds for the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA).

To be held at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the concert, titled #galingNAMCYA, features past winners of NAMCYA, the country’s most prestigious music competition for the youth for more than 40 years.

The performers include Carlo Antonio Juan (Guitar), Sara Maria Gonzales (Violin),  Christian Tan (Violin), Kim Carl Mirandilla Ng (Viola), Arnold Josue  (Cello), Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano), Luci Magalit (Piano), Myramae Tapia Meneses (Soprano), Antonio Maigue (Flute), Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano), Reynato Resurreccion, Jr., (Oboe), Ariel Sta. Ana (Clarinet), Frenvee Andra (Bassoon), Naomi Sison (Piano), and Jay-ar Mesa (French Horn, guest horn player).

We are very excited to have these NAMCYA winners perform and show that many of our world-class musicians were shaped by their experiences in NAMCYA,” said Renato Lucas, Secretary-General of NAMCYA, and who is also a past winner of the competition.

We titled the concert #galingNAMCYA because we want people to know that these performers came from NAMCYA and that they represent the wealth of talent that NAMCYA attracts every year,” added Lucas.

Before all these talent contests that we see today on TV, there was NAMCYA. It was where excellent musicians were discovered and nurtured to become world-class performers. NAMCYA continues to do that, and we want everyone to know that NAMCYA’s advocacy is to help our youth develop musical excellence and promote Philippine music.”

#galingNAMCYA aims to raise funds to help NAMCYA in its advocacy. Activities include the competitions and special performances in November, as well as outreach performances, workshops on Philippine music, and commissioning of new Filipino works.

#galingNAMCYA’s virtuosi will perform masterpieces of Filipino composers such as Nicanor Abelardo, Bayani M. De Leon, Manuel Velez, and Felipe P. De Leon, Sr., as well as works of foreign composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Dukas, and Francis Poulenc.

For more information, please call 836-4928 or email

NAMCYA Secretariat
Folk Arts Theater
Bukaneg Street, CCP Complex, Barangay 076, Pasay City 1307
Telephone: +632 836 4928 to 29
Mobile: +63 949 9932592

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Good Housekeeping gathered Modern Urban Moms at the first-ever MUMS of Manila

Good Housekeeping Philippines, the leading family and home magazine in the country, in partnership with and Yummy magazine, recently held the newest gathering of Modern Urban Moms (MUMS) on May 28, Saturday, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM, at the SM Mall of Asia Main Mall, Atrium.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Many Faces of Fatherhood at SM Supermalls

A weekend of fun awaits Dads everywhere as SM Supermalls celebrates Father’s Day, with great gifts, hearty dinners and exciting entertainment treats all set to make the occasion more special and memorable.

From June 17 to 19, Foodie Dads and their families can go on an exciting culinary tour with SM Supermall’s wide variety of restaurants and food stops offering family packages and special treats to ensure Pops is filled with good food on his special day.

Whether he’s a craft beer enthusiast or a casual lager fan, there’s something to suit Beer-Happy Daddy perfectly at World Brews, where premium beers and liquors around the world are available. Then raise a glass to Dad with discounted brewskies in selected SM Foodcourt and get other cool freebies when you treat your Dad in select restaurants at SM malls. McDonald’s will also be having a free #paChickenMcdoforDad for every happy meal purchase on June 19, 3-5pm in all their branches exclusive at SM malls.

For the Car Crazy Daddy, race to the Keys to the City Motor Show for an amazing display of the coolest rides. From hot rods and vintage vehicles to exotic automobiles and concept cars, it’ll be a fast and furious Father’s Day.

For the techie Dads, get a chance to win cool prizes by posting your funniest #DadJokes and #DadQuotes, and your best lookalike #MiniDad Pops on the PlayStation or Xbox. Nothing says “I love you” like a friendly battle of the generations.

For every kind of Dad, there's a perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy and remember for a long time afterwards. Because this June, it’s all about Dad this Father’s Day at SM Supermalls!

For more details, visit and follow its social media accounts at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

10 Money Principles Kids Should Learn

As parents, the responsibility of teaching our own children about the importance of financial literacy rests on our shoulders. We have a role to play in shaping their futures when it comes to finances.

Here, I'd like to share you this infographic consists of useful financial tips for parents and children from

Sunday, June 5, 2016

My HeyKuya Experience

When i was introduced to HeyKuya during the Blogapalooza event, I find it really cool and thought of trying it myself.

#LittleManGael Talks

My second born is a real chatterbox and a parrot in the house. At the age of 2.5, he can express himself, although at times "bulol". He can now do two to three words sentence.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Gabi's Mini Stories

As much as possible, we do not allow our kids to play too much online/offline games. We put too much restrictions on it especially on weekdays. I personally don't have games on my own cellphone because we don't want to lure our kids into it. So whenever my eldest will borrow my cellphone, it's either to use the calculator, the voice and video recording or the memo pad. 

My eldest son, Gabi