Monday, December 26, 2011

Get ready for NHL Ice Hockey 2012

The National Hockey League Ice Hockey is just around the corner and fans are pretty excited about the games lined up for this year. So who are your family's favorites? 

Minnesota Wild Hockey Team Logo

Get your minnesota wild tickets now!

The Buffalo Sabres Ice Hockey team

Get your buffalo sabres tickets now!

The Los Angeles Hockey Team

Support your Ice Hockey teams at their games and bring the whole family along too for a lot of fun in cheering and shouting for your idol stars in Ice Hockey! If you haven't got your tickets yet has NHL national hockey league tickets for the Buffalo Sabres and the los angeles kings hocket team as well as the Minnesota wild tickets. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Alcoholism-Don't drink too much this Holiday season

too much alcohol will ruin any holiday celebration

Holiday celebrations are associated with too much eating and drinking. It is wise to keep things in moderation in order to  decrease the risk of getting into serious heath condition. One of this is drinking problem or alcoholism.

Alcoholism is present when a drinker is:

1. Failing to fulfill work, school or home duties
2. Getting arrested for drunk driving, disorderly conduct,etc
3.Having relationship problems such as arguments or fights

A alcoholic on the other hand has the following:
1. cravings for alcohol
2.The need for more and more alcohol for the desired effect
3.withdrawal symptoms when blood alcohol level decline

Self-care tips for alcoholism

1. Know your limit or don't drink at all
2. If you can't help it, drink slowly and drink less
3. Turn to alternative alcoholic drink or beverage with or without alcohol
4.Eat when you drink to slow alcohol absorption
5.Find ways to calm yourself other than alcohol such hobbies,sports,relaxation exercises,music, movies,etc
6.Make your self a role model for your children
7.Don't rely on coffee or fresh air to make you sober, it's better to have someone to talk to
8.Contact your Employee Assistance Program at work for information and other assistance
9. Don't take or consumed alcohol when you are pregnant.

Holidaying is fun but always out your safety on your priority list. You can best enjoy your holiday with the family when you are away from troubles.

Monday, December 19, 2011

First thing to do in 2012-Overhaul your medicine cabinet!

 To make our home a safe place for our children this 2012 and for the rest of years to come is to overhaul our medicine cabinet and this should be done before the year ends or on the first days of 2012.

Here's what you should do in overhauling your medicine cabinet.

1. Take everything all of your medicine cabinet.
2. Check out expiration dates. Be sure to throw out all expired and outdated medicines.If there's something you're not sure of,call your pharmacist and ask her about its shelf life..
3.Discard old tubes of creams that have been hardened or cracked. Throw away liquid medicines that may look cloudy or flimsy. These are signs that they're spoiled.
4.If the medicine is not in its original container and was not labeled properly, don't take chance and discard them all. Remember that medicines have tinted container as protection against exposure to light. If there's no label, throw them.
5.Bear in mind that every medication is a potential poison so keep them out of reach of children. Label them accordingly.Even vitamins should be kept away from children as they can also cause danger of poisoning.
6. Throw away old prescriptions that have been used in the past. Remember that prescription is made for a specific condition and repeated use for same condition may pose dangers. Better check it first with your doctor.
7. Make a new notes for emergency first aids and numbers to call in more readable and clearer notes and throw away those old notes that are already  not readable.

When you are done with your overhauling, it's time to stock your medicine cabinet with new emergency and first aid medicines that are properly sealed and labeled.

We turn to our medicine cabinet during emergency and therefore it should be full of items that can save life during emergencies and also things that will help us do some first aids. Don't forget to include a whistle and teach your children how and when to use it during emergencies.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Take Care of the Caregiver (MOMS)

Taking care of your family is a very active undertaking. In order for you to continue doing the task for your family you have to restore yourself. You don't do it in just a day or two but everyday of your life. Although this may sound being selfish, you can't do your best when you are always overwhelmed, exhausted, irritable and burned out. You have to get breaks to do the task with all your best capacity.

You will feel pressured too much of the time when you tend to neglect yourself. This is  of course  not  detrimental  to  your children and your significant other. You need to have a plan time away from your children to care for yourself and your other relationships. Here are some ways how to take care of yourself as the caregiver of the family.

Keep your body healthy-Take away for some time daily in your life from children and have a regular exercise. A hot tub bath is also a good way to keep yourself healthy and have a  refreshed body and mind. Eat a healthy diet but do not "diet". Take coffee and alcohol in moderation and have a restful sleep.

Talk and visit other people you know-be sure to talk to your friends, neighbors , spouses and other adults to keep you connected and recharged.

Clear your mind- stay away from the haze that family caring brings. Take time to read, listen to the music or by just lying on your bed with the door shut can do wonders.

Get organized-lack of structure and organization is bad both for the children and the parents. You must have time management to keep up with the pace of parenting. You must have the essential "to do" list  everyday. Take time to calendar everybody's activities and reorganize your home.

Decide what you want to do about romance and do it-Don't practice the phrase until the children are all grown-ups. Do what you are supposed to do with your significant relationship. Take time out without the children and have "adults vacation only". This will not only improved your couple's relationship but most your inner self and sensuality.

If your children and significant other have to be taken care of, you have the right too to be taken care of. Start taking care of yourself and you can be the best caregiver for your family. 

Friday, December 2, 2011 A Day Of Treats- An attendee review

Last  November 30, 2011  I got my passport for "A Day Of Treats" held at Eastwood City's Central Plaza. The passport entitles every attendees for  some freebies and surprise gift prize, food and drinks. It was fun hoping from one booth to another like the Nail Art booth for a free manicure. I think it is the blockbuster among booth participants but my daughter and I did not get our free manicure as we have to wait for our numbers to be called.  Second runner up is the Photo Booth where everybody is treated for a pose with a  professional photographer who gamely direct every women's pose.

There was also some live performances featuring the quartet of :the "The Girl with the Golden Voice" and Jazz Saxophone performer and a singer , He is a good Jazz singer but fails to connect to his audience. But it was Justin Pinon who stole the limelight when he display his ability to read minds.The whole day affair which started at 11 am and until 12midnight was really a treat in all sense but the mood was  not that encouraging as the humid is so intense. This maybe the reason why resource speakers were not able to make an engaging discussions with the audience.  I was expecting more detailed legal tips from the legal expert guest but all she did was to read what's on  her power point. Well, all resource speakers  read their power point and add nothing new to it. Working girls know more about power point and they should have ask from them some new techniques..The hourly raffle adds a little excitement but failed to liven-up the mood.

In all modesty, I enjoy the affair but not that much. I just hope the next event dedicated to women will  be more awesome and exciting. The 100 pesos worth of the passport is still worth it despite some dull moments in between the affair.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Day Of Treats from

I got an advance birthday gift from my daughter and I am excited about it. I got my passport for "A day Of treats." What is this passport and what makes it different from the usual passport?

It is your passport for a day full of exciting treats for women who want to make a difference in their life.  It is a  passport that let you indulge in food, get make over and a photo, manicure and massage, have a change to have free fortune-telling, get legal consultation (if you're planning for an annulment :D), raffles and giveaway (all women love freebies).  Al of these are courtesy of blog who is celebrating her 10th year anniversary.
If your are not familiar with blog, it is your site where you can have all queries about being a woman. has articles for tips,and advises on every women's issues and problems. It is a commitment for making women's world an exciting world despite of struggles women have to go through. blog is where you can share, learn and have bonding with other women who stand to make her world more dignified and meaningful.

Grab your passport now. It is now out. All you have to do is go to blog, fill up a reservation and submit. (Get your Passport here) blog's A Day Of treats will be held on November 30 2011 at Eastwood City  Central Plaza. From 11 am to midnight,all women participants will get their hands full of freebies and have so much fun doing things they love most. passport is only 100 pesos.

Sponsors for this events are :

Eastwood Mall; Diamond Sponsors: Flavors on Fire and Orogold Cosmetics; Ruby Sponsors: Ahead Tutorial and Review Center and Cliqnship; Emerald Sponsors: C2 Milky Tea, Envirosax, Gastro Chef, Gordon Max, Hero Sausages, Nailaholics, Nesvita, Nova and The Boracay Beach Resort; and Special Partners: All Card Plastics Philippines, Classique Prints, Crystal Clear, Dolmar Press, Inc. and Noel Maglaque Digital Photography; Media Partners: BusinessWorld, Mellow 94.7,, 99.5 RT, Lifestyle Network, Working Mom Magazine, AXN Beyond and Write.Breathe.Live.

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See you there! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Adventure Of Ti n Tin: The adventure of the Unicorn at IMAX 3D SM South Mall

Steven Spielberg's long awaited film, The Adventures Of Tin Tin : The Secret of the Unicorn will  be shown at IMAX 3D at SM South Mall starting November 30. The movie tells of the story of a young journalist who stumbled  clues of how to find a sea captain's famous  lost treasures. He tapped the sea  captain's descendants to join him in his search for the Lost Treasure. The animated movie promises to be a full loaded adventure  starring the Daniel Craig, Demie Bell and Simon Pegg. If you want to experience the thrill and excitement of Imax 3D, rush to SM suprmallls and begin your IMax 3D adventure. IMAX 3D at SM South Mall is proud to be the 4th IMAX theater in the country. Other SM Super mall  IMX 3D theaters  are also available at SM North Edsa, SM Mall Of Asia and SM City Cebu.

SM SouthMall IMAX 3D is a  great place to watch and enjoy your movie. This coming November 30, 2011, starts the screening of The Tin Tin Adventure: The secret Of the Unicorn,  grab your ticket or get them through online, the quickest and hassle-free way to get your movie tickets. Mark your calendar now, order your ticket and reservation and let your   IMAX 3D adventure begins.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Tribute To All Dads (poem)


Here's a poem written  as a tribute to all fathers of the world. The writer is unknown but I guess he's somebody who knows what it is to be a DAD.

It's So Nice To Have A Dad Around The House

Dads are special people
No home should be without
For every family will agree
They are a happy mixture
Of  a "SMALL BOY and a "MAN"
And they're very necessary
for every "FAMILY PLAN"
Sometimes they're most demanding
And stern, and firm, and tough
But underneath they're "soft as silk"
For this is just a "BLUFF"
But in any kind of trouble
Dad reaches out his hand
And you can always count on him
To help and understand
And while we do not praise Dad
As often as we should
WE love him and admire him
and while that's understood
It's only fair to emphasize
His importance and his worth
For if there were no loving DADS
This would be a "LOVELESS EARTH"

Hope all moms will agree to the message of the poem. I do 'cause I love the two
"DADS" in my life.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Three types Of Parent (Which One Are you?)

A dictator parent does not allow children to question,challenge or  disagree with his/her rules

What kind of parent are you? Here are the four types of parent and see where you fit in.

Autocratic type: The Dictator

This is when you have absolute control and powerful in dictating the lives of your children. You have domineering figure who rewards and punishes to impose your orders. You always tell your children what to do, how to do and when to do it. You never or give little room for questions, challenges or disagreements.Your children fear you rather than respect.

Permissive Type: The Doormat

You allow your children to have too much of their time and walk over you. You are totally against autocratic parenting but you're not doing anything to correct it. In your household, there's no respect for order and routine. You place few limits on your children's freedom and behave like a doormat, letting your children just to walk over you. You want to be firm but do not know what words or disciplining skills to use. You pretend to have control but do not know how to impose it.

Authoritative Type: The Active parent

You are on the middle ground between autocratic and doormat parenting. In your household, freedom is an ideal but so are the rights of others and the responsibilities that go with it. You are the family leader who encourages cooperation and stimulates learning. Your household has orders and routines and every one is treated as equally important members of the family.
If you have assessed yourself as one of these three types, there are always room for improvements and changes. The best part is you don't just admit it but do something to correct or magnify the type of parent you are. Bear in mind that what your children will become in the future is dependent on what type of parenting they received from you.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ways to become best working Parents to your kids

In this time of financial instability, both parents, the mom and dad are forced to work outside the house to meet family's needs. It is sometimes hard to be working and at the same time being a parent. Tere are  times that you seem to neglet the other and feel guilty about it. If mom has to go out of the house and work, she can still be the Mom she should be to her kids as long as she knows the secret.

Share time. This means you share your time with them an not just spend. Sharing means doing things that both benefits you and the kids. Baking during Sunday or Saturday is great. Cleaning the house or  helping them out in their homeworks are just example of time both of you and the kids could share together.

Remember that "Little time is better tahn none". If you can't spend a half a day, an hour or two with the kids will be enough. Kids do understand and making them feel they're wanted and given attention even in small or limited time, they'll appreciate it. A lminutes to take a look at their finished art work is enough to make them know, you're trying as hard as you can to give them time.

Son't Make it Big. Sometimes as we feel guilty about giving our kids much time as we could, we tend  lessen the guilt by giving lavish rewards or gifts as if paying back what we have missed. Don't make your child feel you're paying back but do make them feel that you're trying hard to give them time and attention. A simple hug or  good night kiss is enough to make them feel you're there and not forgetting.

Parents are in control of the relationship in the family. You choose the kind of control you take in. Remember that all needs such as food, clothes, shelter are provided naturally but the love and attention is given out of choice. Kids will do even wanting with basic needs but they will not survuve without the love and attention of their parents. As the parents, you opt to gove them to your kids or else you are not entitle to be one.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Make the most out of being a stay-at-home Moms

So what if you are a stay-at-home moms? This doesn't mean that you can't have  some good  times being one. You can still have the best of your time by doing things that are related to your career. Of course, being a  full time mom is a career and it is could be as rewarding as other career. How to do it?

Simply join Mom's club. There are lots of company sponsored moms' club. Nestle Club is just one of them that offers many ways of having good times while being a full time moms. All you have to do is simply fill out forms. That's it, no fees or any charge at all. Once you become a member, you will be entitle to different offers from the company such as cooking demonstrations, tips and advises, recipes and if you're lucky, you get offers for sample products and simple survey. You also learn from other moms members like you and you can build your circle of new moms friends. Some companies also gives promotional discounts and this will set you from the rest. (non members of course).

There's no reason to rant about your being a stay-at-home mom. You will be privileged to know more about  house keeping,, kids rearing and more. Setting a time for being online is your first step. Search for moms' club that appeal best for you. Simply fill up membership form and start getting the perks.

For a starter, I recommend you  to join Nestle Club. Just click the link and you'll be on your way to having a good time being a stay-at-home mom.  I am one of the members and i swear you'll have great time while you share, learn and mingle with moms like you.You'll enjoy the freebies, too.

Get started by clicking this link :

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

House chores for burning off calories

Most mother will tell when ask that do not have the time to exercise because they're so busy with the house chores. Little they know that they're doing one of the best exercise to burn off that stored fats. Here are some of the fat burning house chores that are practically done by mothers  almost daily in their life.

Baking- this cooking method let you burn around 158 to 348 calories depending on how streneous the kneading and the rolling is. So if you want to lose weight, bake , bake and bake.

Light cleaning- this includes sweeping oof dirt an dusting furniture, washing the dishes, emptying the trash can,feeding the animals, changing sheet covers and curtains and helps you burn around 164 calories.

Vigorous cleaning- Mapping, vacumming  and bathroom scrubbing may help burn off 220 to 250 calories. If  you are a kind of mother who ants to have spotless bathroom tiles, you probably the slimmest of all because, bathroom tile scrubbing is sure to take off 260 calaroies.

Cleaning the glutter- this task if often delegated to the husband but it will be more beneficial if you do it yourself because  an hour of climbing, reaching out and scrapping help you burn off at least 329 calories.

Washing windows- this is not  a daily chore but can help you burn 197 calories which is equivalent to washing cars and single mopping.

Raking land bagging leaves- if you have a front or backyard, raking and bagging off leaves for an hour help you kick off  263 calories. This also goes the same with weeding the garden (if you got one).

Mothers don't need to fret that they're lacking exercise. In fact they are blessed with so many calorie burning opportunity by just being  busy  on their own home . It is perhaps the best thing that could happen for being a house mother, you keep safe while being healthy and well-loved MOM!

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Protect your kids from cold weather

Now that the cold season is officially with us, it's time to take out those jackets to protect us from this cold season. Our kids are more prone to catch the cold virus and here are some few things you can do to give them protection.

Have them drink lots of citrus fruit juices. Vitamin C is the primary protection against colds virus so let your kids have ample supply of this potent vitamin. Prepare your kids lots of juices from citrus fruits. Have them eat them raw and lace their favorite foods with them. Don't forget to give them vitamin C supplements to increased their immune system.

Get them to wear jackets and other protective clothing against damp cold wether. Let your kids be protected against the damp cold weather by wearing proper clothing. Have them wear jackets during the late afternoon when air is too damp. This is the best time for viruses to go active. Don't let your kids let out chilling.If possible keep them indoor during this time of the day.

Give them the colds shot. The best protection is of course your kids' old shot. Take them to the clinic have them have the shot. Although it is not hundred percent protection, it is still better to be protected than not.

Tell your kids to wash hands frequently. The fastest way to spread virus is through hand contact. Washing the hands often eliminate the chance of the cold virus to spread. It also gives protection to your kids catching  the virus.

Take a time to know how to take care kids with colds. Make your self equipped with the nursing care for colds. Read or find out from your health care service providers things to do when your kids is down with colds and flu. Know the sings and symptoms when it is time to see a doctor.

The cold weather is here with us. It reminds us that the holiday season is soon to come.To enjoy it , let your kids be free from any diseases brought by the cold seasons.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shopping for your kids this Holiday Season

Shopping for your kids this holiday season  is fun .

Have  you started shopping for your kids and family for the Holiday season? Here are some tips that could help you pick the best gifts and stuff  for your kids this  coming holiday.

When shopping for kids clothes, comfort and durability are two factors that must be considered. Kids are very active and moves around. Buy clothes that are made of durable materials and can stand the rugged activities of your kids. Buy clothes that fit and make them comfortable. Don't buy clothes just because you love the style of it but rather buy something that your kid is comfortable wearing it. If your kids have allergies, avoid clothing materials that can trigger the allergens. Always buy clothes that are free of synthetic materials that can cause allergies. Kids grow fast so it's better to shop for clothes one size bitter than to allow growing allowance for future wear.
Toys make kids eyes light up and bring smiles on their lips. Make sure that materials used are non-toxin and with warranty from health authorities. Always read the label and  manufacturers' warnings. Read age recommendations and stick by the rules. This is to avoid future incidents of choking for kids. Buy toys that are educational or something that will test their  ability such as blocks buildings, puzzles, flash cards, charts and coloring books. Always refrain from those cheap stuffs  mostly made of toxin materials.

Shopping  and buying something for our love ones this holiday season brings fun . What more for our darling and precocious kids.

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Monday, October 31, 2011


Tighten logic with malleable spanners

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The benefits Of Family Eating Together

The Family that eats together stays happy together

 A recent study about family relationship, says that kids  who eat with their families do better in school and are likely not to smoke, use drugs or drink alcohol nor engage in fights or any troubles than those who are left alone to eat. The eating together makes family had that chance to talk and enjoy each other. It doesn’t have to be a gourmet food as food is not a matter of importance here. Eating together also does not mean all the family sitting in one table at the same time everyday. It can be eating together in front of television and in any time as long as kids share meal with the family. According to Dr.David Ludwig, Pediatrics Professor at Harvard University and author of  the book “Ending the Food Fight”, having  dinner together is probably the most important way to promote good health and nutrition. This is because when family eats together, kids eat healthier and better. Dr. Ludwig also adds that no matter what the family eats, the process is slowed down and extends the family time.  One or two mealtime shared together is enough to have the benefits. It doesn’t have to exactly on same time but having a routine will make family sticks to the habit. Share a meal to your kids and you’ll be surprise how they will share their life with you.

A family that eats together stays happy together. Who doesn’t want this to be true?

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Recipe-Bugged Jelly

Macy Alcaraz' Bugged Jelly featured in Yummy Magazine Online
Here's another great Halloween recipe that kids will find creepy but yummy. Macy Alcaraz of Yummy Magazine shares this recipe that will make those treat or trick kids  happy with their lot.
It is simple and easy to make and only takes a couple of minutes from your hectic schedules.

For Bugged Jelly ,you need the following :

Flavored Gelatin
Toy bugs

To make your bugged jelly, follow this two simple instructions:

1. Wash toy bugs thoroughly and set aside.
2. Cooked flavored gelatin according to package instruction. Before gelatin set, drop in toy bugs.

Macy Alcaraz gives this bug-centering tips.

To make  bugs sit at the center, pour gelatin half way and pour another layer to cover the bug.

Try different flavors and colors to attract kids and have them ask for more.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Recipe- Zombies Dark Choco Bars

Treat or trick? You better choose treat and give those Zombie Kids these delicious Zombies Dark Choco Bars. Here's the simple recipe and make those Zombies happy  with their lot.

Zombies Dark Choco Bars


1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
i teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pack dark raisin
1 cup  peanuts ground,walnuts and cashew nuts
1 cup unsalted butter melted
1 teaspoon baking power
1 cup bown sugar (dark)
2 eggs
1/2 tespoon vanilla extract
1 teasoon honey (optional)
1cup rum


Preheat oven to 350  degree Fahrenheit. Grease and line with parchment paper a 9x13-inches square pan.
Sift together flour,salt,ground cinnamon and baking powder.

Soak peanut, walnuts,cshew and dark risin in rum. let stand for  1 hour

In a bowl,combine melted butter, brown sugar,eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture. Fold in soaked nuts and raisin, draining excess juice.

Transfer mixture to prepared pan. bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool before slicing.

Wrap in aluminum foil before wrapping in crumpled old newspaper to make them look as discarded lot.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The benefits of telling bedtime stories to your kids

Educators and  reading advocacy claim that 20-minutes reading bedtime stories to your kids is beneficial to your kid's development. Here are some of the benefits your kids can get from your 20-minutes bedtime reading.
a 20-minute bedtime story reading helps your kids have a healthy outlook in life 

1. It makes them widen their 5 senses essentials in learning. Five senses include seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and feeling. As kids hear stories their imagination works and make use of their 5 sensory abilities. Imagining thing using our senses is a good learning exercise for preschooler kids.

2. Recognized words- by listening the could recognized word meaning using the emotions and moods in the story. It is a simple means to start and widen their vocabulary

3. Learn how to act positively in a given situation- reading them stories of a simple life's struggle would provide them  insights on how to act positively when put  in the same condition or situation. A child  learning from child's experience is an effective way of providing learning opportunities.

4 Develops intuitive and cognitive learning- Reading a them stories will help your kids develop their intuitive and cognitive learning abilities by guessing what the end will be or by connecting and relating events on the story. In some ways it also cab be a source of fun and entertainment for them.

5.Develops the habit of reading- Reading is the best habit parents can teach their kids. Reading is related to learning and their source of  valued information. Reading helps your kids to have better understanding of their surroundings.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Celebrate Halloween with Halloween craft-making with your kids

Halloween is one of the most anticipated feast by children and to enjoy it to the fullest why not celebrate it early by making some craft-making activities with your kids? You can use the created products to decorate homes or use it on your Halloween party. Here's one idea that is easy and fun to do with your kids for the celebration of Halloween.. It is taken from Fun Family Visit the site and learn more crafts for the Halloween.

Hand Painted Ghost

Materials needed: Water based craft paint (White)
                             construction paper (black)
                             black marker
How to do it::

Paint the palm of your kid's hand and pressed it on black construction paper. Make sure your kid's hand is closely tight. Add extra paint on the palm for the ghost's head. Draw ghostly eyes and mouth and cut the hand ghost to hang to your ceiling or doorways.

Handprint ghost

  Your Halloween hand painted ghosts.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What if your kid is the bully?

Make your kid feels he's wanted and not rejected

One of the problems that confront parents is when our kids are bullied in school. We immediately react and do every possible thing to stop these bullying acts.  With many available helps, parents have ideas of how to avoid and resolve this problem. But what if your kid is the bully himself? Here are some tips on how you can stop your kid from bullying other kids.
tT    Talk to your kid- there must be some problems with your kids. Have a heart-to heart talk with him and assess what’s wrong in his behavior.  Ask why he is doing it and what makes him do it. There may be some underlying factors why he is such a bully.
  Fi    Find solution with him- If your kid has open up with you, try to solve the problem together. Lay down suggestions and make him feel that you are on his side and not you’re not persecuting him but clearly point out that his act is inappropriate and must be stopped.
D          Divert his energies into something productive and worthwhile- Most bully kids are very active kids. Try to divert his energies and attention to some hobbies that will make him more productive and creative.  One known bully in school after being introduced to sports became the most discipline and friendliest kid in the campus. Make your bully kid feel that he is needed and loved and not prosecuted and discriminated.
       Avoid creating a tag of him- Even a bully won’t want to be tag as one. Avoid this tagging or labeling notion. Make him see he is capable of changing for the better and there’s always a room for him in the community and school. Make him feel he's wanted, needed ,loved and not rejected.
        Ask help- If your kid needs help, don’t hesitate to consult professional help. You can ask teachers and school authorities for assessing and counseling.  But make sure that your kid is not put in any compromising or humiliating conditions as this will make the problem worse.  Get his permission and explain to him why there’s a need for him to subject himself to counseling.  Give him the feel that his opinion is needed  and is given importance in solving the issue.

There’s always wrong perception about bully kids but if given the right attention and counseling, these bully kids could turn to be the most productive and successful kids in the future. What they need is understanding and enough tender loving care from people close and around him.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Foods for your kids

As parents we all want our kids to be happy or to be in happy mood always. Being happy also means having good disposition and just know how to react positively in any unpleasant situation and environment. To make our kids have a happy mood, we must give them happy foods! Yes,happy foods as these foods are called because they contain and rich in Omega 3 fats ,folic acids , selanium and vitamin B12 .  These groups of foods uplift one's mood and keep away stress and depresions. Feed your kids with these "happy "foods and enjoy the benefits. But always apply the rule of moderation!

Here are 5 "happy" foods for your kids as well as for you,dear parents

1.NUTS- nust are power packed with omega 3, selanium and protein. Nuts are also rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps fight off stress. Give your kids a cup of nuts such as cashew nuts, chestnuts or the simple peanuts for snacks and you'll keep him in a happy mood all day.
2.Chocolate- every kid loves chocolates and you can excuse your kids from having a bar or a slice of choco cake or pudding because  it has anadamine, a brain chemical that sets up happy moods and fights off stress.
3.Rice, noodles, pasta and breads- don't believe those lies that carbohydrates promotes gloomy fellings. It is the reverse as carbohydrates can increase our serotonin levels which is responsible for making us active and energetic.
4.Beans and Soybeans- the complete food beside eggs and milk. It is a rich source of omega 3 fats, calcuim ,folic acids and protein. It a soluble fibers and can prevent  prostate and breast cancer.
5.Broccoli- let you kids eat his green foods such as broccoli which is rich in calcium and folate or folic acids and vitamin B that help in uplifting mood and spirit. It also good in eleminating stress and a good source of antioxidant which is a good cancer fighter.

Make these "happy " foods be part of your kids daily diet. Prepare meals with these "Happy" foods and  improve your kid's temperaments.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Relocation and your kids

There are several reasons why families have to relocate. Some are for work reasons where pboth or ne of the prents is assigned to a certin place and family has to be relocated. Some are for economic reasons where standard of living is more cheaper and affordable while some has acquired their own place or house. For whatever reason the family has to relocated,as parents we should take in consideration of how our kids can cope up with their new surroundings.

Since kids has to left behind some friends and memories that are precious to them, here are some guides of how to avaoid depresions, loneliness and the feeling of isolation among or kids.

New Friend prospect- it would be better if in the new place, your kids have already new firends prospect. Scout  and ask around the new neighborhood for possible new friend for yur kids. You can invite them in the house and let your kids know and meet them.

Kids clubs- if possible let your kids the new place kids club and encourange your kids to socialized with the kids  and join eixting kids club.

School authority-  let school authority to know that your kid is new in the place so that teachers can recommend classmates and friends.

Open house- let the kids in the new place that your home is open for them and your kid is willing to have them as friends. Have a small kids party swhere all neighboorhood or possible friends can attend. It doesn't have to big party ,just few sandwiches and juices for the kids to let them get aquianted.

Relocating to a new place sometimes brings loneliness to kids and if  ignore it, it may leads to even worst situation.Don't let your kid fear being relocated, make them feel it 's part of life and they can cope up becuse you are there to guide them.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Day care center and your kids

With many news of baby kidnapping, it s now safer to entrust our kids to a day care centers than to a baby sitter.

Day care services are now available here in the Philippines and it is more safe to entrust our kids to this services than to have a baby sitter whom we could not hundred percent be sure of the safety of our kids. Day care center like Prima day care center have special activities for the kids that won't leave them bored but instead learn and enjoy the company of other kis like them. Prima Day Care and Activity School  have well-trained staff to care of  yuur kids and share with them worthwhile activities like coloring,craft,music and other kids' stuff and activities.

The rate are  affordable and they have packages which are consumable for six months. You can drop your kids at the center anytime of the day, You don't hve to worry while you are doing some business or attending to some events and activities as your kids are in safe hands.

Don't just entrust your kids to anybody and then regret later. Day care centers are the safest place for your kids when there's no one to take care of them while you re away.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Kasambahy Bill which is now on its third and final reading at Philippine Senate aims to increase he monthly salary of house helps. This is a very commendable  act as house-helps in the Philippines is more than a show off or a status symbol.

It is common for many middle class family to employ house-helps especially when both prents are working. Most of the household chores are delegated to house-help and most of the time includes baby sitting or actually taking care of the kids.

On this case parents should set rules and limitations of delegating the task of taking care of the kids. If possible , house-help must not share a room with your kids for security reasons.Write down what she must do and explain  what she must do in cases of emergencies. Never allow any house help to go out alone with the kids unless you tell her so. Make a lists of the task she can do in taking care of your kids like bathing and feeding. If possible set a bathing session with your kids during your free time to set as your bonding moments. This will ensure that the kids will not heavily depend on house helps. Make sure your kids understand what house-helps roles inside your family. Make it clear to them that house-helps are there to take care of the house and the kids while you are away. make the kids respect them as extended and adopted members of the family. Teach them  to treat them respectfully and accordingly. Remember that house-helps may come and go and to avoid kids suffering the pain of loss, you should try to make it clear to your kids that you are still their mother who loves them and only allow some help in taking care of them while you are outside the house.

House-helps are new a necessity when  both parents have to work. Giving them some importance is a kind deed as they take some of the burden off our shoulder. If we treat them well, they will give back the kind of service we deserve and they can be our best help in rearing good and obedient kids.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

College Sccholarship- Parents and Children Joint efforts

There's no way a poor but deserving high school graduate could not enter college. It is common for parents to say that no matter how good their children at school, with the high cost of sending them to college, they simply can't afford to pay for their school expenses. It is a wrong notion since there are many available scholarship grants that are given out for poor but deserving students.
  The question  is where and how to apply ?Here are some of the college grants that may apply for your child's need.

UP scholar ng bayan through UP Income Bracket system
 Local Scholarship Grant- Many city and provincial government have scholarship or financial assistance for their deserving high school students. Most of these financial  assistance are approved by city or provincial board for a four year course mostly in Science and technology fields. There are some provincial governments that offer grants for agriculture course. Consult your local officials on how to avail for the grant as each has its own criteria and requirements. My daughter is a grantee of Dr. Pio Valenzuela Scholarship after passing written examination and interview. All Metro Manila city and municipal governments have their own scholarship and financial assistance for their local graduates.Some Congressional seats has same scholarship grants  depending  on District's budget.
CHED Scholarship Grant- Commission on Higher Education has scholarship for poor but deserving high school students. The grant includes free tuition and monthly allowance plus book allowance. Aplications are mostly send to school principals and processing are also through school authorities. Ask and inquire your school registrant for application form and requirements.
Private Colleges and University scholarship Grant- Top Universities like Ateneo University and La Salle University offer scholarship grant for public high school student belong to the top ten of the graduating class. Both offer free tuition, book and monthly allowance and weaver from other expenses like field trips. Ateneo and La Salle send application from their chosen public school. Examination fee is also free. On the other hand, University of Santo Tomas also offers scholarship grant but applicants must be a Catholic and a recommendation from their local parish priest is required. Other private universities offer one year scholarship for all Valedictorian graduates and discount tuition for  top ten of the graduating class.
National Government Scholarship Grant- Study now pay later scholarship offer student to enroll for a course with a loan from the government. The grant is for those who are willing to finish their course and pay the loan after graduation. Grants are applied in local Study now pay later offices scattered all over the country, Inquire from your local official for application.
 University Of the Philippines'  Scholar ng Bayan - University of the Phillipines offer scholarship for those who passed UPCAT as Scholar ng Bayan. UP Bracketing sytem allow student from bracket C to have 50% scholarship gant from tuition while bracket D has 70% grant for tuition fee and Bracket E with 100% free tuition and Bracket E2 has full tuition free plus monthly allowance of  P2,500. Other scholarship grant from UP alumin organizations and partners arealso available for deserving students.
 DOST Scholarship -Students who excel in fields like Science and Match can avail DOST scholarship. The grant includes free tuition, monthly allowance and book allowance. DOST examination is given in schedule venue and dates. Inquire your school registrar for application form and requirements.
Private companies and institution-Many companies offer scholarship grants for high school graduates. The Metro bank, SM group of companies, Lion's and Rotary Clubs, Guillermo Memorial Fundations, Go Tong Go Foundations, Teehankee Foundation are some of private companies and institution that grant scolarship assistance for graduating high school students. Most of them are available online and application can also be dome online.
 It is not  the sole responsibility of students to look for scholarship. Parents should cooperate and work along with them as they are paper requirements to be submitted.  Help your children by acquiring all papers needed while you child do his part by studying hard. Getting scholarship can be easy if parents and children work as a team. After all, both will benefit from any scholarship won!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

School Field Trips and Your kids

From September to December is the best time for schools to have their yearly field trips. This is the time when the weather is good although it's still monsoon seasons, most of the time the weather is humid and dry. As schools prepare to where and when for their field trips, parents are also prepping for this  school outdoor activities.  Preparing and packing foods are important things to consider during this school field trip, here are some tips to have your kids enjoy his day at his school field trip.
Ayala museum is a good place to visit during school field trip

Think Food Safety- If your kid is bringing in rice complete meals, don't forget to close all lids properly and tightly to avoid spills and leaks as kids move around often and always throw things in the bag. Separate as much as possible dry form wet foods to avoid spoilage.

Plan Ahead- Plan how much and what food to pack. Choose those that don't easily get spoiled. Pack foods that are energy -giving such as sandwiches, crackers, eggs and fruits. If your kids is fun of snacking, small packs of cereal breads and potato chips will keep him going. Avoid as much as possible junk foods and carbonated drinks.

Water power- water will keep your child hydrated and on the go and let him have a lot of it.

 Pack light- When packing, use only small containers to let your kids enjoy the freedom from bulk.

Let your kids bring extra  light  clothing. Remember that field trip is an outdoor activities, having extra shirt can keep him fresh and clean. And don't forget to keep in touch with teachers and school authorities and have your phone listed for emergency.

Field trips are school activities that help kids poster friendship and  an opportunity to learn and explore educational environment. Let your kids enjoy it to the fullest with your help and guidance.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Dengue Cure-Tawa-Tawa plants

Dengue is caused by a viral infection transmitted by a mosquito bite. Aedes mpsquitoes are found to be carrier of this deadly virus that cause blood platelets to fall , caused shock and death if not treated immediately. Since there's no direct medications for this deadly disease, there are two critical factors that could save patient from having a down blood platelets. Following these simple tips may help save a life.

Proper re-hydration management- since dengue is caused by a virus, it caused acute condition of incresed vascular permeability and plasma leakage, re-hydration  in the form of intravenous fluid is applied to replace excess fluid loss. Oral re-hydration  is also recommended as to replenish body with carbohydrates and electrolytes. Commercial non -carbonated drink Gatorade can also  be taken to replace lost carbohydrates and electrolytes in the body.

Tawa-Tawa plants easily found in local places and garden
Herbal Medicines Management- A special  Philippines plant species called Tawa-Tawa is now gathering good reviews as potent cure for Dengue. Tonic drink from the boiled leaves and twigs  found to make blood platelets go up and based on a clinical studies conducted by St. Luke's Hospital research , there's a high results of virus flushed out  with the use of Tawa-Tawa tonic drink. It's a subtantial finding but still non-conclusives as futher studies are being conducted by the DOH research laboratoy,

Tawa-Tawa can be used as tonic drink or as capsule. It also comes in tea formed sold by a Herbal Company called CARICA. As parents, we still have to consider the best remedy for Dengue. It is still recommended to bring your child to a hospital or clinic. Herbal medicines can be of help but always ask your doctor about it.  Give these herbal remedy under your doctor's advice and guidance. Remember, it is our child's life that is at stake. Always put caution in everything that concerns health and life.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Teaching Kids the Five Finger Prayer

As parents it's our duty to teach our children about God and teaching them how to pray is teaching them the basic of knowing and worshiping Him. Prayers is our means of communicating to God and it must be something that comes from our hearts and mind. Here's the Five Finger Prayer guide on teaching our child on what to tell God. 

Thumb (people who are close to you) These are your close friends and family, often the first you think about when you pray. Give thanks to God and ask his protection on your parents, siblings, friends, and classmates.

Pointer (people who point the way) These are leaders in your life, such as teachers and pastors. Offer God your thanksgiving for them and ask him to help them in their important work.

Tall Finger (people in authority) The big people in the world need prayer too. Ask God to give wisdom to our government, military, and police.

Ring Finger (people who are weak) This is your weakest finger. We should remember others who are sick, live in poverty, or are treated badly. Pray that Jesus would give them new strength.

Little Finger (your own needs) God wants to hear your needs too, especially when you put others first. Pray for your own growth in mind, body, and spirit.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ang Trip ni Rizal Arts and Gallery Tour- Only the beautiful, the truth and the good of Philippines' Arts

A contestant in one network talent search program lamented that his own mother prevented him from pursuing his artistic talent for the reasons that most artists in the Philippines starve. But his persistence and love for his arts proved his mother wrong and now he's reaping all kinds of accolade for his art works.

Parents should be the first persons to encourage their children to pursue their chosen field as children find inspiration with them. Rizal has his mother for inspiration and her persistent guidance had great influence on his arts and other pursued interest. Parents' obligations are not only to provide the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter but most of all to nourish their God-given talent or skills. Preventing them to pursue their interest is like cutting off a budding flower from its stem depriving us the existence of beautiful creations.

A Botong Francisco masterpiece
One great way to encourage a child with artistic inclination is to provide him access to his arts. It does not mean only providing him the tools he needs but to have a personal glimpse of works of arts that will inspire him more. Ang Trip Ni Rizal, a local tour group focused on making Rizal province as one of Philippines tourist destinations has a tour package that explains why Rizal is the art capital of the Philippines.

The tour includes visits to different towns of Rizal that showcase works of known Filipino masters including Carlo “Botong” Francisco, Nemi Miranda and other famous artist sons of Rizal.  A budding interest in art will find nourishment in seeing these masterpieces and notes of how these artists live for their art will inspire an innocent love for the arts. The tour also makes it possible for the budding artist to have a face-to-face encounter with the artists themselves and witness how their innovative arts style made them famous around the world.  The tour includes trips in arts galleries and interaction with a famous wood furniture maker to milestones interest in this field. The trip is not only artistic but in a way cultivates aesthetic sense in our daily living. Parents and children will surely love this amazing  Ang Trip ni Rizal Arts and Gallery tour.

As a popular First lady  had once said, arts is nothing but the beautiful, the truth and the good, let us all embrace this and share with our children  nothing but the beautiful, the truth and the good of Philippines’ Arts.

This article is my official entry to "Ang Trip Ni Rizal-Trip Ko' 'To blog contest.  To avail  the trip visit for more details.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Love through a Mother’s Eyes

This is the picture of my cat Koko who’s still nourishing her two grow-up Toms. It seems odd as her two dear Toms are big enough to fend for themselves but for Koko, there’s nothing unusual to it. Koko is a mother who will never deny her kitten the love and care she unconditionally gives them. No matter how old her kitten is, it will always be her precious little baby. All mothers in the world are familiar and akin to this feeling. This is love through a mother’s eyes.A love that’s unconditional, unending, always nourishing and overflowing.

This is my entry to “Love as I see it". A project of flowers Philippines.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fight Dengue-Do the 4 o'clock Habit

With Dengue fast spreading all over the country, it's time for us parents to protect our family by simply doing our little share of eradicating  this dreadful DENGUE. Yes, by doing our daily tasks of keeping our surrounding clean and free of mosquitos breeding places we can kick out this deadly mosquitoes.
A special species of mosquitoes is said to be the carrier of this Dengue Virus. One deadly bite from a female Aedes mosquito can transmit 3 or 4 Dengue Virus. Symptoms include onset of high fever, extreme headache, joints pain and stomach. Days after patient may have red patches in skin and when already in danger stage, may have bleeding gums and nose. When not ACTED IMMEDIATELY, it may cause blood platelets to fall and cause shock and then death. It is deadly but when detected early can be prevented and treated.
Since it is caused by virus, there's no specific drug treatment and only fluid flushing is the immediately treatment plus symptomatic drugs like paracetamol for fever and pain.

Health authorities say that the only way to eradicate this Dengue Virus is to keep out Aedes mosquitoes in the environment and destroy its breeding places.
 This Aedes mosquitoes bite only during daytime and found to be active  between 6 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm or until the last daylight which is before 6 pm.
To destroy its breeding places, everybody must practice the 4 o'clock habit.
  • Throw away all possible breeding places like empty bottle (without caps), old tires, plastic containers

  • Replace water in flower vases daily and drain water from dishwashers,refrigerators, air conditioners

  • Drain all stagnant rain water around and near your houses

  • Cover all drums of water and treat them with disinfectants

  • Keep your surrounding clean and dry as possible.

It is with joint efforts of parents and the community that this deadly Dengue can be eradicated Join the efforts and let's have a Dengue- free community!

Friday, August 19, 2011

2nd Blogger Fiesta Manila 2011

What:     2nd Blogger Fiesta Manila 2011
When:    August 20, 2011, Saturday
Where:   SM Cyberzone, SM North Edsa
Free Entrance

Event Updates:
235 is the magic number
We have already around 235 bloggers who registered for this event and we will be closing the online registration later at 7:00pm, but if you have friends and co-bloggers that would like to join to the event and forgot to sign up online, inform them that the registration will close in a few hours , if they missed it, its okay because we will still be accepting walk in participants.

Raffle giveaways
If you noticed that we have already sponsors coming in for the event, expect a raffle game draw for all registered participants. We have cool swags from our sponsors  - Eurotel,,, Megaworld Corp, Yoshinoya,, Norton Antivirus, Digits Trading, Thunderbird Resorts Rizal, SM Cyberzone, Sony Ericsson and  And if you want to donate in our hourly raffle, pls inform us so that we can include it in our grand giveaway, plus promotion of your blogsite on stage.

I have to deliver this message early to you that food and beverages are not provided for our event, I'm having some problems getting food sponsors that can feed us all, but I like to inform everyone that you can bring your own food, or buy your food in a nearby resto or fast food in SM North EDSA. But wait...we have Fruitas Ice Candies for everyone, just grab an ice candy at their kart inside our event.

Laptops and wifi
SM Cyberzone in SM North EDSA is a wifi zone, feel free to bring your wifi enabled devices and gadgets, but make sure that you keep your gadgets safe and never leave your things unattended. ME, my staff, the mall are not accountable for any damage or loss of your personal property, so let's be responsible. If you spotted something fishy or suspicious, then report it to our staff so that we can police it and have a fun and safe event.

Yes! camera, video cams and etc are allowed inside our event venue, but you can use your camera only within the venue. Photo taking or video recording outside the venue is not allowed, security guards wearing blue and white uniform will approach you to tell you to stop taking pics or video. Just follow the mall's rules whenever you are inside and in our event. And take many pics and videos as you want in our Blogger Fiesta event. Don't forget to tag me ha!

Twitter hashtag #bloggerfiesta
The title says it all

Program schedules
here are our guest speakers time slot
(tentative schedule)
10am – event opens
11am – networking hour with bloggers
12nn – presentation of speakers
1pm – Azrael Coladilla and Juned Sonido
2pm – Jhong Medina and Jonel Uy
3pm – Eurotel and Multiply
4pm – Carlo Ople and David Angelo
5pm – Jenny Manongdo and Bob Reyes
6pm – Marlon Guzman and Marnell Delos Reyes

Blogger Fiesta Marshals
Our event marshals will be there always for you to help, guide and assist you. If you encounter some problems or some concerns, just report it to them so that they can record and report it to me right away and solve the problems that was encountered. Dont be shy in approaching us

Don't be shy in introducing your self and meet other bloggers, meeting new people offline is the most great thing to do in order to  have a successful blog site and meeting with them is an additional tip if you want to learn more about blogging. I'm not kidding! So grab a pen, ask nicely to your seat mate and write down their names and blog url. Then blog hop later. Just do this during our recess time and networking hour 11am-12nn and 3pm, and not during the time when our speaker is on stage. You can also approach our speakers during the networking hour if you want to consult something for your blog.

Facebook Like this pls.
SM North EDSA is inviting you to visit their Facebook Page, click and LIKE it. you can post your blog url there and mention that you are in the Blogger Fiesta

How to go to our venue
1. SM Cyberzone is located inside SM North EDSA Annex
2. Ask the mall guard for directions going to the annex building
3. SM Cyberzone event center is located at the 4th floor of the annex building

An event for bloggers and bloggers to be. See you! :)

Registration is now closed. However walk-in registrants will be accepted at the event.

Sponsors and Partners:


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                    DIGITS TRADING COMPANY

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Confirmed speakers and their topics

Azrael Coladilla (Azraels Merryland)
"Blog layout and how to use Blogger template designer"

Jhong Medina (
"Optimizing Wordpress for Search Engine for Beginners"

Jonel Uy (
"BBB for B (Brand Building Basics for Bloggers!)"
David D' Angelo (
"Blog Personalities: Knowing and Writing for Target Audience"

Jenny Manongdo (MannaforJenny)
"The Joy and rewards of blogging"
Bob Reyes ( / Turfsiteph Computing)
"Hosting Your Own Blog or Website"

Juned Sonido (
"Bloggers and On-line Promotions"
Marlon Guzman (Solid Hosting)
"How to Secure your Blog from Hacking"

Marnell Delos Reyes (
"Resolving Blog Issues 101"

by Carlo Ople (
"Blogging powered by Social Media Steroids"

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