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Friday, April 21, 2017

5 Websites That Promise To Teach You Something New

The internet can be a fun place full of cute animals, toddlers taking their first steps and then falling over, or people walking into poles. It is easy for people to get sucked into the many things the internet has to offer, between online shopping and social media there is often not much time left for self growth. When it comes to the internet's educational value, people can often procrastinate with all the fun things it has to offer. Have a look at some of these engaging websites that promise to teach you something new while providing hours of entertainment at the same time.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Coffee Maker

If you are a fan of coffee or have ever taken coffee in your life, you can bear me witness that this beverage has something unique in it. It gives you a feeling you can't get in any other drink. Leave alone its sweet taste, this drink has something else which soothes our mind.

Can you imagine how you feel when you take a sip of coffee? It's a great feeling, isn't it?

Well, coffee contains one main substance which makes it popular. This is none other than caffeine.

When I talk of caffeine, I know you think of a stimulant. Yes, caffeine is a strong stimulant but believe you me, caffeine is more than a stimulant.

It has several benefits in our body which have even baffled many researchers. 

Coffee and the Americans are one single thing. Most of them can't live without a daily cup of coffee. This is why coffee shops have sprouted up ike mushrooms in every part of America. There are several ways to make coffee. One of the best and unbeatable method is by using a coffee maker.


A coffee maker will give you an opportunity to brew your own coffee at the comfort of your home. Other than this, there are other several reasons why a person would want to invest in a coffee maker. In this article, I will discuss some of these reasons.

1. The first main reason why you may want to invest in a coffee maker is convenience. This machine is just what a coffee lover needs. By just placing your coffee grounds in a filter and a push of a button, you are able to brew your own hot coffee in a few minutes.

2. Another reason of investing in a coffee maker is that this machine can be programmed. What do I mean? Suppose you want a hot cup of coffee at exactly 7 am, you can program this machine to make coffee at exactly that time.

3. Also, when you invest in a good coffee maker, you can be able to make different types of gourmet coffee such professional grade latte and espresso by just pressing buttons. 

4. Using a coffee maker is time saving. Some people don't have enough time to make coffee using other methods, hence this method can be beneficial to them.

5. Coffee makers come in different sizes. There are large machines which can make enough coffee for a family. You can get one which can make 12 cups which is enough for even an extended family! They also feature a warming plate where you can warm your coffee at any time.

6. Since coffee makers use coffee grounds rather than instant coffee to brew coffee, you can make use of the used grounds instead of disposing them down the sink which can cause clogged drains. Used grounds can be used as fertilizer in gardens, making of candles, exfoliating the skin among other uses.

7. Lastly, brewing coffee is fun, a lot of fun indeed. Actually, with a coffee maker, you can brew coffee depending on your taste. Also, a coffee maker can be used in a coffee shop for business purpose. 

Without doubt, buying a coffee maker is a real investment. If you love hot coffee, then this machine is just what you need. However, you need to invest in the best coffee maker for the maximum savings.

Why waiting? Get yourself a coffee maker today!

Uni-Pak Mackerel Sinigang Recipe + Giveaway!

One of the challenges most mom's face is planning meals for the family every single day. I actually find myself getting stuck in a rut. I end up cooking a certain meal for each day of the week and just repeat the same menu every seven days. And, for a working mom like me, when I get time crunched, I would resort to ready to eat or instant meal such as frozen foods and canned goods. While this might be a convenient way to eat, it's not very exciting. That's why it is important for every mom to take some time to mix things up and learn new recipes. 


Last week was the Holy week or the Lenten Season, and as a Catholic, we observe meatless meals. So last week, especially during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, we only had fish. 

There are so many dishes to try and it doesn't have to take up a lot of your time or energy. That's one thing I realized when I learned to cook Mackerel Sinigang using Uni-Pak Mackerel which is now a new addition to my to-go-to recipe list.


Everyone at home loves Sinigang, even the kids. It's delicious and it is also one way for me to feed them vegetables. And now, I'm glad that there are different variants of Sinigang that I can easily prepare.

Apart from that, using Uni-Pak Mackerel has many health benefits! It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help fight cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and helps in the development of a baby. It is also a good source of Vitamin D and protein.

At first, when I told Jaear that I'm going to cook Mackerel Sinigang, he gave me a strange look, even more, when I told him that I will only be using Calamansi and not the usual tamarind. Though, we only have few calamansi left that's why I opted to add a little amount of tamarind powder. And guess what, it actually taste good!

Here's the quick and easy recipe:

Mackerel Sinigang: 


Ingredients:
  • 1 can of 425g Uni-Pak Mackerel in Natural oil, drained (set aside the broth)
  • okra cut into 3 pieces
  • kangkong
  • tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium sized onion, quartered
  • 10 pcs. calamansi, juiced
  • 3-4 pcs. green chili (siling haba)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Procedure:
1. In a pan, place the water, tomatoes, and onion. Boil until the tomatoes are tender.
2. Add the Uni-Pak Mackerel broth and simmer for 1 minute.
3. Add the Mackerel, salt, pepper and calamansi juice.
4. Add the okra, kangkong, and green chilli.
5. Serve hot with steamed rice and enjoy! 

That's one quick and easy recipe that will surely be a hit with everyone! I didn't expect that Mackerel can actually be cooked in so many ways, no wonder why Uni-Pak Mackerel is one of household favorites, hindi basta nakasanyan the best na yan!

Now, here's the exciting part! 1 lucky reader will get a chance to win Uni-Pak Mackerel gift pack. Yey! And winning is soo easy. Here's how:


1. LikeUni-Pak Mackerel Facebook Page
3. Share this post on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shesthemom/posts/765226846974754
don't forget to include the hashtags: #Unipak #PakNaPak #TatakUnipak #ShestheMom
4. Comment below the link to your shared post. You can do this more than once, just make sure to comment the link to each of your shared post.

1 winner will be chosen from all valid entries using online randomizer and gift pack will be shipped by Uni-Pak to the winners home address. 

Contest will run from April 20, 2017 until the 24th and 1 winner will be announced on April 25th. Good luck!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Don't Get Scorched With Sizzling Summer Savings


Coming into the summer months can be just as expensive for parents as it is around the holiday season. Kids seem to grow more - it’s actually proven - and favorite clothes quickly become a distant memory as gangly limbs sprout out of them awkwardly. With that in mind, as well as some other things that seem to take a good bashing of our wallet to sort out, what can we do to keep our bank accounts happy in the warmer weather? 

The Mom Health Issues No One Tells You About

When we become parents for the first time, many of us are shocked at just how hard it can be. Social media and the mass media both give us a very rose-tinted view of what parenting and motherhood should be like. After all, if you scroll down the Instagram feeds of most mothers, or mom bloggers, you will notice that everything looks pretty cushty. What we all tend to forget, however, is that it only looks this way because the person behind the account has made it look so. Very few people show the true realities of parenthood on their social media feeds - all the arguing, the crying, the tantrums and the health issues that come along with it. It is the latter that is particularly interesting, as many mothers experience a whole myriad of health problems as their children are growing up, but so few people talk about it. Here are some of the most common ones and what you can do if you think you may be suffering from them. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Out With The New, And In With The...Old?

All too often we’re looking for the next big thing when it comes to home decor. We all want to keep up with the latest trends and have our home keep up with us. But, unless you want to decorate at every change of season, keeping up isn’t always practical. So, how can you keep your home up to date without significant changes at every turn? It may surprise you to find that the answers could lay in the past. Vintage and antique are big business. That’s one thing that never changes. So, getting antique with your decor could be the way to a timeless style. If you’re traveling back in time, it’s important you do it right. 

Here are a few tips to help you find the right style. 

Your Home is Your World: But Is It Kind To The Planet?

We all know the importance of being kind to the planet, reducing our carbon footprint and taking responsibility for the damage we as humans cause. But did you know there’s plenty you could be doing right from your own home? The average home has the potential to be kind to the earth or incredibly damaging. Here are a few things to take on board.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LOW-CALORIE, LENTEN-FRIENDLY DISHES WITH EASY PHA-MAX WHEATGRASS

This Lenten Season, abstain from meat and boost your body by filling yourself up with dishes that’s a departure from the typical menu that you know. Low-calorie, light, and infused with Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Lemon, these recipes boasts flavor and finest nutrients of wheatgrass that are guaranteed to become your newest go-to recipe ingredient.

Fish Paksiw with Wheatgrass Lemon Sauce

Makes 4-5 servings (100 grams per serving)
Calories: 164 calories per 100 grams
Ingredients:
  • 500 grams Pampano fish, cleaned and scales removed
  • 1 knob ginger, sliced and pounded
  • 6 cloves garlic, skin removed
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 sachet of Easy Phamax Wheatgrass Lemon (mixed in 200ml water)
  • 3 pieces finger chili
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn (black pepper)
Procedure:

1. Heat a pan and cooking pot then pour-in vinegar and water.
2. Add salt and whole peppercorn then stir. Bring to a boil.
3. Arrange the fish in the pan along with the ginger, garlic, onion, bitter gourd, and finger chili.
Cover and simmer in low to medium heat for 12 to 15 minutes.
4. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.
5. Add wheatgrass lemon.
6. Note: You may substitute salt with ¾ to 1-tablespoon fish sauce.

Steamed Fish with Wheatgrass Glaze

Calories per serving: 155
No. of servings: 2

Ingredients:
  • White fish fillet (dory, halibut or sole) 375g or 2 fillets
  • Ginger, julienned 15g
  • Salt 1/4 teaspoon
  • Black teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon
For the sauce:
  • 2 Sachets of Easy Phamax Wheatgrass Lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon flour
Procedure:
1. Rub ginger, salt and pepper on white fish fillet.
2. Steam for 30 to 45 minutes.
3. Remove from fire and set aside.
4. In a saucepan, combine Easy Phamax Pure Wheatgrass, salt and flour.
5. Stir until consistency is slightly thickened.
6. Remove from fire and pour evenly on the steamed fish.

Guacamole with Wheatgrass Lemon Salad

Makes 4 to 5 servings (100 grams per serving)
Calories: 316 calories per serving

Ingredients:
  • 4 avocados – peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  •  ½ small red onion, chopped
  •  ½ cucumber, sliced
  •  1 small fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 (432g) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Easy Phamax Wheatgrass Lemon (mixed with 200 ml water)
  •  ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Procedure:
1. Lightly toss avocados, red onion, cucumber, jalapeno, corn in a salad bowl until well mixed, and sprinkle garlic salt, salt and black pepper.
2. Mix wheatgrass lemon with olive oil in a small bowl and pour over the salad. Chill for atleast 30 minutes before serving.

Green Potato Mushroom Soup

Calories per serving: 50
No. of servings: 2
Ingredients: 
  • 4 cups water
  •  Potato, peeled 80g
  • Button mushroom 45g
  • 2 sachets of Easy Phamax Wheatgrass with Lemon
  •  4g chopped arsley, chopped 4g
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Procedure:
1. Boil potatoes in 3 cups water until soft.
2. Mash potatoes, add 1 cup water then set to boil.
3. Add mushroom then set to boil.
4. Add salt and garlic powder then mix well. Allow consistency to thicken.
5. Add Easy Phamax Wheatgrass with Lemon. Mix well.
6. Turn off fire and add parsley.

Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass is FDA-approved and comes in original, honey, and lemon flavours and available in all Mercury Drugstores, S&R, Watsons, and other leading supermarkets nationwide. For order and inquires, contact Customer Service Hotline at (02) 8901111 or 09055757799 and follow social media pages: Wheatgrass C.A.N on Facebook and ilovewheatgrass on Instagram and Twitter.

Burst Pipes? Try Not To Leak Cash!

Splish splash splosh… have you noticed signs of a plumbing problem in your home?

Lots of homeowners panic at the first sign of trouble with their property’s plumbing. They think that issues with pipes and appliances are going to cost them some serious dollar! However, it doesn’t have to be like that. In actual fact, there are plenty of ways you can keep the cost of all your plumbing work down to a minimum. Here are some great tricks that can help you tighten your purse strings and save on your watery woes!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Hidden Cost of Buying a Home

As house prices continue to spiral out of control, more and more people are renting. A lot of people would argue that, although it means you can move into your own place sooner, it will cost you more in the long term. Buying a house can sometimes be the cheaper option, depending on the average rent in the area, but there are a lot of hidden costs involved in buying and maintaining a house of your own. When making the decision to rent or to buy, most people haven’t properly considered the maintenance costs you will have to pay after buying the house, or the extra fees involved in the process. 

Here are some of the hidden costs of buying and maintaining a house. 

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Surviving Summer on a Budget

Yes, moms, it’s that time of the year again. Summer is on the way and with it comes a lot of extra expenses and money sinks that you ideally should have been saving for. Your kids are going to be out of school, they’re going to want to travel and indulge themselves, and you’re going to be taking care of them during the hectic and hot season.

Summer can be expensive—but it doesn’t need to be. Every mom can cut down on their summer expenses, and these following tips will show you how.


Liza Soberano and MyDiamond celebrate Diamond Month


It’s official! One of Philippine television’s most beautiful faces, Liza Soberano, is head-over- heels in love with diamonds. In fact,she, along with MyDiamond, excitedly joins the world in celebrating Diamond Month this April. Who can blame her? No one can resist the dazzling brilliance of this exquisite crystal-clear gem.

April is especially dedicated to diamonds and is celebrated worldwide. Those born in this month are lucky enough to have this beautiful crystal as their birthstone. No other gemstone is quite as mesmerizing and stunning as the diamond. It is also believed to bring balance, clarity, and abundance and symbolizes eternal love because it is as strong as it is beautiful.When turned into jewelry, it provides its wearer better relationships and increases inner strength. No wonder it remains to be the most sought-after gemstone in the world. Liza Soberano and MyDiamond celebrates Diamond Month

Diamonds, worn asrings, necklaces, bracelets and as fashion statements, exude elegance and sophistication. Liza Soberano expresses-fondness for MyDiamond’s exquisite creations that she feels are elegantly designed and finely crafted lifestyle pieces.

Each MyDiamond jewelry piece is delicately made by internationally-trained craftsmen using diamonds of top-tier cut, clarity, color, and carat weight.


To make diamond month even more special, MyDiamond offers exclusive discounts to all its loyal customers. From now until April 16, 2017, all members of the MyDiamond Privileged Program can get additional 5% on top of their usual member discounts. Non-members, on the other hand, can also avail of up to 45% discount for all purchases of jewelry with diamonds, and up to 50% off for purchases of 1 carat and higher until April 30, 2017.

Celebrate Diamond month with Liza Soberano and MyDiamond with your own piece of brilliant diamond jewelry. Visit a MyDiamond concept store at Ayala Center Cebu, Shangri- La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Supermall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Lucky Chinatown Mall, SM Lanang Premier Davao and Diamantaire in Shangri-La Plaza.

2017 Back-to-School New Product Release


The Earth-loving-planet-saving twins are in hot pursuit of their mission to help save Planet Earth! This 2017, Coco and his twin sister Kimmy are working hard in helping kids realize the value of saving Planet Earth. NOW, more than ever is the time for kids to realize that our planet needs help. The recent changes in our weather like typhoons are proof enough that we all need to move NOW!

Funtastic International Inc., established in the country almost 17 years ago, is behind the Cool Kids, Baby Bliss, Creadough, Zigo, Latitude, and Fluffy Friends brands. Colorful and lovely characters make up the Cool Kids Brand. These amazing characters have different roles to play in teaching kids how to care for the environment.

Cool Kids has also launched its new line of “FUN-tabulous” School bags and accessories. The new line of affordable, good quality school bags features the different characters of the Cool Kids friends; Royal Princesses, Glam Girlz, Forest Fairies, Viron Transformer, Earth (Geobot), Air (Aerobot) and Water (Aquabot) robots, and Space rangers to name a few. 

Cool Kids has also launched its newest line of baby toys and furniture under the brand Baby Bliss. This exciting line of very safe and cool baby toys is like no other. Its wood look mixed with full color has brought a fresh look to the baby toy industry. Baby Bliss toys are competitively priced and they also offer wonderful learning experiences to our little ones. Baby Bliss by Cool Kids aims to teach moms to help in environmental care.

Cool Kids has also launched a brand new line of amazing dough toys through Creadough by Cool Kids. This creative line of dough toys brings out the imagination and creativity in children and allows them to use their hands to explore, imagine and create amazing shapes and images.

Another new range of toys to look forward to is Zigo by Cool Kids. The Zigo line of blocks not only brings out the creative juices of our little ones, they actually help prepare children to be future engineers and architects. Every kid at one time or the other has played with blocks to bring out the best of their imagination and creativity. With Zigo competitively priced, parents do not need to spend a lot to provide their children with this wholesome deal of fun and creative building.

For Back to School 2017, Cool Kids has launched a brand new line of fashion bags for our little “fashionistas” and fashion forward buddies who want to follow the footsteps of their older siblings. Made of amazing quality materials, Cool Kids bags is the perfect companion for our children in school.

Funtastic International has also launched for Back to School 2017 its newest line of bags for High School and College kids as well as for adults through Latitude. Latitude is a brand that removes all limits and allows you to express yourself. Made of excellent quality materials, this fashion forward line of bags takes the user to a whole new level of experience given the amazing features of these bags both inside and out.

Funtastic International Inc., in its commitment to preserving the environment, donates part of the proceeds of the sale of its products towards environmental care. For every purchase of any item from the Cool Kids product line, you're not only getting great products, you also get to help save our planet Earth!

The public will see new Cool Kids collection starting March in the shelves of major department stores nationwide. In the meantime, they can already choose from other existing Funtastic products, equally attractive, fun and affordable, that are available nationwide.

Visit the Cool Kids website, www.coolkids.com.ph, this website will give kids and the kids at heart a chance to learn about Cool Kids and their planet saving advocacy. It will also give the visitor a chance to see firsthand the new products of Cool Kids.

For more information, they can also log on to www.funtasticstuff.com and www.coolkids.com.ph to learn more about the company and its products.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Line 6 Spider IV


Music is a huge part of our everyday life. We play music depending on our mood. Some of us are natural singers while some are born divas. Knowing how to play musical instrument is another thing. If you are passionate about music, it's time to pursue that passion. Make your own recording studio at home. Your guitar and the line 6 spider IV is all you need! Line 6 Spider IV is one of America's best-selling family of guitar amplifiers  created and inspired by rock stars, and much more. Be like a pro, get your line 6 spider iv check it out at GuitarCenter

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SvelT’i Gives back the Gift of "Self-Care"


SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre's year-long campaign reinforces its mission and vision of cultivating desires for sustaining, long-lasting self-care, which means loving one’s self. And, as part of this campaign, SvelT'i celebrates thanksgiving this April with a weeklong self-care pampering treat designed to jump-start a person’s journey towards long-lasting wellness that also brings out their best and lovelier self. 

Many of our clients excel in what they do because they want to provide a good life for their families and loved ones. While that is important and commendable, they tend to forget themselves. Neglect of their health leads to a variety of conditions like acne, facial fine lines and wrinkles, skin blemishes, flabbiness, and unwanted weight.” said Dr. Lalaine Salazar, SvelT’i’s Medical Director.

SvelT’i provides them with a holistic program that enables them to return to the right track of wellness,” Dr. Salazar continues. “Their inner loveliness or physical beauty and/or handsomeness emerges. The name of our center means that our patient can become svelte. That means he or she can slim down, look good, and be healthy.”

SvelT’i is now opening its doors from April 3-10 to allow returning clients and first-timers alike to experience the premium brand of self-care that the centre provides. Amazing promotions are offered on all programs and, as their way of thanking their customers, additional treatments shall be given for free. Grab these promos now to personally discover that the centre is offering effective, easily-measurable, and comfortable treatments to those struggling with skin problems, aging effects, and excessive weight.


Dr. Salazar says, “This weeklong celebration is also our way of thanking our customers who have supported us from the beginning. We also want first-timers to see how they can accomplish their health and beauty goals in a speedy, effective, and yet healthy way.

All of SvelT’i’s cutting-edge treatments are non-invasive, fast, and performed under very comfortable conditions. One session can take place in thirty minutes and does not require any down time. Each treatment is done in a private room where the individual can relax and even go to sleep while it is being administered. Afterwards, he or she can go back to work, shop, or meet up with friends immediately.

Many of our patients see the results even after just one session. They feel like their best selves have emerged after they undergo one or several of these treatments,” Dr. Salazar enthuses. “They also need to commit themselves to a life of self-love and self-care which manifests in taking care of their own health and their own appearance. Commitment is necessary for transformation, and we stand committed to help our patients achieve their dream goals of wellness and svelteness.”

To know more about SvelT’i’s weeklong anniversary treats, check out www.fb.com/sveltiph and IG account @SVELTI_PH. Interested clients may also inquire at (02)332-7546 / 09188-SVELTI (783584) or visit the clinic at 5F South Insula Condominium #61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City from Mondays to Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cheap Ideas for Summer Activities

Summer is everybody’s favorite time of year. It’s time to get out in the sun. With the kids off school, it can get quite expensive taking them on days out all of the time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable summer with the whole family. There are plenty of activities that you can do that won’t cost you too much money. Here a few ideas for money saving days out for the whole family.

Bike Rides 


Bike rides are a great idea for a summer activity. They are a good opportunity to get some exercise for free and can help you explore the local area. You might need to invest a bit of money in some bikes if you don’t have any already, but you can always check places like craigslist for cheap second-hand ones. You can use route planners to keep track of how far you are cycling and try to increase your distances on regular rides throughout the summer. 

Getting Adult In The Bedroom

Any parent knows that kids mark the end of your home being a place of calm. No longer will your floors be clutter free. Expect toys at every step, and little people running around your feet. Oh, and kiss goodbye to that furniture you’ve always dreamt of. That is unless you want crayon marks all over it. In many ways, kids light up a home. They bring character and love and are well worth the sacrifices. But, that doesn’t stop us from missing the home we always imagined. What if we were to tell you that there’s still a space you can make your own? Your bedroom will remain your sanctuary, even after you’ve had children. Here’s how to make the most of it. 

GET A LOCK ON THE DOOR

Let’s be honest; children can find it hard to respect personal boundaries. They’ll learn, with time. For now, though, get a lock installed on your door. Don’t make a big thing of this, or your kids may get upset. Install the lock without mention. You don’t even need to use it when you’re in the room, but having it there will make an instant difference to the space. It also means you can lock the door when you aren’t around. That'll ensure none of the beautiful things you’ll be filling that space with come to harm. Knowing that you don’t have to worry will allow you to get the space perfect without holding back. If you don’t want to go the extreme of locking the door, you could try using a ‘do not disturb’ sign. But, remember what we said about children and boundaries

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Gym In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Going to the gym once a day can be a big struggle for a lot of people. You have to work with loads of other people. And, you have to wait for equipment to be free before you use it. Some can push through this sort of negative emotion towards the gym. But, most can’t do anything about it. And, will end up leaving the gym because it’s better than dealing with the issues it presents. It doesn’t have to be this way. Instead, you can start doing your workouts from the comfort of your own home; without having to spend a small fortune. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the benefits of working out from home.


Thinking of Renting Out Your Home?


Many people consider renting out their homes so that they can make money, pay down their mortgage and keep things ticking over until the economy picks up, and although it can work out well for a lot of people, many others are faced with numerous problems that make the whole process feel like more trouble than it’s worth.

If you are one of those people who is considering renting out your home, take a look at these important things you should consider when renting your property:

Tips on Bringing Baby Home

If you’re due to give birth any day now, you may think that you’re well-equipped for the first week of living with your baby. Sure, you may be stocked up, but assembling the crib, sourcing their tiny clothes, and stockpiling diapers isn’t even half the battle. All the equipment in the world won’t get you fully prepared for the first week of motherhood. However, there are various techniques which can make things easier. Here are a few tips for making that first week as smooth as possible.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Smooth Moves: Relocating When You’re a Mommy


Anyone who’s ever moved to a new home knows just how stressful relocation can be. When you have kids, it’s even tougher, and if you don’t prepare properly for the big event, there’s a good chance you’ll be hiding in the corner drinking margaritas before 10 a.m. in a desperate bid to cope with the process.

If you want to avoid this particularly nasty form of torture and ensure your kids get through your next move unscathed, check out these tips for relocation when you’re a mommy:

Get the Kids Involved

Moving is extremely distressing for kids. They have to move whether they like it or not and this can result in feelings of powerlessness. It is, therefore, very important that you do whatever you can to get them involved and give them some agency over their life. Asking them how they would like to decorate their new room is one of the simplest ways of doing this, just make sure you follow through with their ideas as best you can and they're so thrilled with their new space that many of their worries will melt away.

Clear the Clutter

If you don’t want to spend half your life packing up your stuff, and you want to ensure the removalists have as easy a job as possible, take the opportunity to unburden yourself of all that clutter your kids have amassed, but never show any interest in. Be very careful not to throw out any of their treasured toys, but ditch or donate all those bears, building blocks and pieces of plastic they never so much as glance at anymore.

Pay Someone to Pack

If you want to avoid the stress of packing for your move completely, pay a professional to do it for you and spend some quality time with your kids. You’ll be able to ensure your stuff is packed correctly and keep the kids getting in the way, which means the whole process will go by much more smoothly.

If you can’t afford to pay a professional, you could enlist a few friends to help you with the process, for the price of a few beer and burgers.

Take a Vacation

If you are relocating long distance, why not use the time between your stuff leaving your current home and moving to a new one to take a mini family vacation. Book a couple of days in a family-friendly resort and you’ll all have so much fun that the kids won’t be worried about the move and you’ll dodge the worse of the mover’s stress completely.

Settle the Kids First

Upon arrival at your new home, before you do anything else, unpack your kid’s stuff, so that they are surrounded by some familiar things, like their favorite toys and bedding. Placing their stuff in their new room will also stop them from begging you for the biggest room in the house which is one problem you don’t need when you’re getting your new home ready.

Once you’ve done that, unpack the kitchen because it’s only a matter of time before your little darling goes on the prowl for something good to eat.

Moving with kids is never easy, but if you let your kids know you understand their pain and you do what you can to make it feel better, along with some prudent planning, it doesn’t have to be so traumatic.

Tips to Actively Fight Some Common Pains

Some may think that pain is the way that life has to test your strength and your endurance. Others are of the opinion that life should be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. It is true that pain is never enjoyable, and that this isn’t one of those experience that makes your life better. There is no improvement of life with pain, but a loss of quality of life. Why should you want to be hurting, physically or emotionally, if you could feel good and be healthy? There is no logical explanation for accepting pain. Instead, there is a lot to gain in finding ways to make the pain disappear, or to make it more endurable, so that it doesn’t represent any further handicap to your everyday activities. You don’t have to hurt anymore. Here are a few tips to actively fight some common pains. 

Rapid Solution For The Little Booboos

Protect younger ones against life’s booboos
You may be as careful as you want, little scratches, bruises or patches of irritated skin can still occur. Adults get these little booboos a little less often than children, but we all have a fair share when it comes to the daily discomfort. Whether you bump your toes against the table foot, or your son scratches his knee playing with a ball outside, there’s no reason why you should suffer for the rest of the day. Applying ice cubes to the painful area is a way of numbing the feeling for a few minutes. If you are after a more permanent solution, you could also try a local pain reliever, such as one of the relief sprays reviewed by justnopain.com. This can give you a health-friendly alternative to painkillers: No more tears when the kids go and play outside! 

Build Your Mental Health

A little bump is naturally not the only type of pain that you can experience. Mental health is renowned for causing terrible emotional pain to someone's existence. Feeling sad all the time, crying into your cup of coffee in the morning, or being terrified to go out, these are signs that you should take seriously. It’s important to take care of yourself and to listen to your body and heart like we’ve discussed on shesthemom.com. For some people, it’s about looking after their eating habits and learning to relax. For others, it’s about exercising and being among friends regularly. Your mental health is fragile, so surround yourself with love and activities. 

Managing Long-Term Pain

Some diseases or accidents can cause long-term pain. Whether it is the result of a bad fall in the stairs, or of a nagging illness, chronic pain can be very difficult to manage. Unfortunately, when it comes to long-term pain, being able to relax your mind has a lot to do with how you cope. It’s important to send your muscles the right message to release tensions. This starts by keeping a positive mind and reducing the stress in your everyday life. The lifestyle that you chose, or that you feel has been inflicted to you, acts as a catalyst for your chronic pain. It’s no remedy, just try to seek happiness in life to reduce the feeling of chronic pain. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

All Things Baby Sale at Baby Company


If there's one thing that I enjoy doing no matter how tiring it can be, it's shopping! I love to shop for anything, whether it's for myself, my husband and of course my kids. And, for a mom like me, one thing that gets me all giddy is, whenever I hear the word SALE! Well, who wouldn't right? That's why when I found out that Baby Company is having an "All Things Baby Sale" I see to it that we give it a visit. 

Baby Company is a one-stop shop for all your baby essentials, from newborn clothes, feeding bottles, sterilizer, strollers, toys, you name it! My kids are no longer babies, but Brianna being the youngest, is still my baby and I was able to score some good deals for her. 

Apart from that, I was also able to scout for gift ideas for my baby nieces and nephews. And, I'd like to share with you some of my top picks.

Top Picks:

I am a breastfeeding advocate that's why the first thing that I looked for was breast pumps. If mommies cannot directly breastfeed their babies, because she needs to go back to work then breast pumps will be of great help. 

50% off on Playtex Manual Breast Pump ( P1,500. 00). It comes with 2 feeding bottles already.
50% off on Pigeon Manual Breast Pump (P2,499.00). It comes with 1 feeding bottle.


Nuk Manual Breast Pump (I forgot the price). It comes with 1 feeding bottle.

Other items:

20% off on Disney Feeding Bottles

 P160.00 off on Cetaphil bundle


Cute cartoon character toothbrushes





20% off on Pretty and colorful Diaper Bags


Sale on toys too!

We only had a limited time last Sunday since we already went there around 7 in the evening. We just got the things the kids needed at the moment and just scouted for gift ideas. But we will surely go back this coming weekend to take advantage of the SALE!


Here's another good news, mommies! If you are a Mom Card Holder, for a  P3,500.00 single receipt purchase you get a free cutie Zoobie Chair for your little one! You can also apply for a Mom Card if you don't have one.

So mommies, make sure to visit your nearest Baby Company store and take advantage of the "All Things Baby Sale!"

Check out the video for more details :)



For more info about this sale and for upcoming sales and events,
check out their website and follow their social media accounts:
http://www.babycompany.com.ph/
https://www.facebook.com/babycompanyph/
https://www.instagram.com/babycompanyph/
https://twitter.com/BabyCompanyPH

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Changes To Your Morning Which Will Do Wonders For Your Health

It’s common to spend the mornings rushing around trying to get ready for the day ahead. And our health is often put on the backburner while we try and get ready in a timely manner. But there are actually some things you can do in the morning which can affect your health in a good way. Therefore, it’s an excellent idea to make the time to do them so you can boost your health. In fact, here are some changes to your morning which will do wonders for your health.

Knowing if Your Child Has A Mental Health Issue

All parents worry. Even though it might make your kids roll their eyes at you, we can’t help it. While it is important to give your kids space to grow, you still need to make sure that they are happy and healthy. Mental health problems in children have increased dramatically over the past few decades, affecting as many as 1 in 10. Whether this is because of better diagnosis techniques or there has been a genuine rise, it is still something to watch out for. The problem is, most parents don’t know what to look for. This article will show you some key behaviors to look for in your child if you are worried they might be struggling with their mental health.

Fall In Love With Your iPhone All Over Again

iPhone is an iconic device from the world’s most famous company, Apple. But the iPhone is getting on a bit. It’s been in its present form for nearly a decade now and has now become a part of the furniture of our lives. Some people are just as in love with their latest iPhone 7 as they were when the original iPhone first hit the shelves back in 2007. But for many, the relationship has become a little dull and boring. Here are some ways to fall in love with your iPhone all over again.

Shut Off Flashlight Quickly

Mobile phones do everything these days, even act as torches. But unlike torches, turning the light on and off isn’t usually as simple as flicking a button. You have to go into a specific app and turn the light on and off through that.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Happy Summer Days with Rauch Orange Juice

Summer is finally here! Surely, everyone is on a constant hunt for thirst quenchers that will also nourish their bodies and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, a glass of Happy Day 100% Orange Juice will surely refresh you in the summer days. Unlike the other juices available in the market, a liter of Happy Day 100% Orange Juice contains about 2.5 kilos of sun-ripened oranges. A glass of Happy Day meets the required daily dose of Vitamin C that our body needs.

Easy Easter Crafts To Try With The Kids

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, chances are you’re thinking of things you can do with the kids to keep them busy while they’re off school. One great solution is to get crafty. It’s not too expensive, allows kids to express their creativity and is something you can do from home so perfect for rainy days. Here are some fun craft activities you can try with kids, which aren’t too difficult and don’t require masses of equipment. 

Crash, Bang, Wallop - Averting DIY Disasters

Lots of us are trying to save cash by getting into DIY around the house. Once you’ve managed to improve your skills and confidence with home repairs and maintenance, you will hardly ever have to call out a professional handyman to come and do all the work for a very large price! 

There is always one thing that homeowners are wary about, though, when it comes to doing their own DIY. And that is DIY disasters! No matter how skilled you might become with a hammer and wrench, there is always the chance of something going wrong. It even happens to the professionals! After all, mistakes happen! But, thankfully, there are ways you can always try to avert these disasters. Here are some really great tips that should help you do just that.

Monday, March 27, 2017

AIKO MELENDEZ WOWS WITH A FIT AND FAB “MOMBOD”

More than just a picture of a fit and fab mom, Aiko Melendez lately is more than ready to face the world in a whole new light and positive direction. An absolute stunner at 41, she also proves that it’s never too late to redeem your youth and vibrancy through active lifestyle, balanced diet and a little help from a certified professional who can do wonders for your wellness goals.


A masterpiece by Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute Medical Director Claudine Roura who’s famously known as the country’s Vaser Liposcuplture expert, one can’t help but fawn over Aiko’s svelte and proportioned figure. While it’s true that her amazing transformation is a combination of many activities and elements, here are some of the treatments that prove to be everything you may need to help you achieve your dream body that’s worth the second look.

Novuhair Salutes All Women

In celebration of International Women’s Month this March 2017, Nutramedica Inc., encourages women to speak their mind and know their rights. Be it in society or otherwise, women have excelled over the years, creating a sense of socio-equality that every female across the globe shall be proud of.


This years’ theme is “Be bold for change”, a very subjective manner of approach to the present era where women are called to lead and influence. Novuhair calls for the same thrust. 

Novuhair empowers the female population by improving their appearance thru self-help ideas on social media. Channeling their self-esteem and confidence to exude.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

VITAMIN C AND ITS BEAUTY BENEFITS

We all know that Vitamin C is good for our health as it protects our immune system and helps us fight diseases but did you know that Vitamin C is also loaded with beauty benefits?

Vitamin C’s benefits extend to more than just our body health, it is also loaded with other benefits that will help us look good.


Dermcare Brings Beauty and Care

For 2 decades, Dermcare have continuously shared their unfailing love and concern for their customers, delivering utmost satisfaction to your every vanity regardless of gender, age, social standing, and personal preferences.

Channeling your beauty to radiate doesn’t come overnight, your skin requires pampering and care of a professional center that understands your needs. And, Dermcare, a center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full bloom as it introduces its new look and logo.

Dermcare has been like a second home to their clients as the center treats each customer as part of their family. The care that Dermcare delivers manifest through repeat customers that keep coming back for the very reason that they feel that they belong.

Understandably, you would only want the best for the ones you hold dear to your heart. This is why Dermcare has up the ante, so everyone in your family and social circle can experience the care and
passion that only Dermcare can give.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Novuhair encourages you to understand your hair

Other than our face, our hair is one of the first thing that other people notices, this very reason is why most people take extra effort in caring for their mane, but are you doing enough?

A hair salon is one of the usual places that a person would go to whenever they need to have their hair fixed, this is typical if you just need a relief from a bad hair day or to mend your split ends. What if your hair needs a more extensive solution such as for your hair loss?

Several factors can cause hair loss and understanding your lifestyle pattern may help remedy your condition.
  • Stress is the most common factor in temporary hair loss.
  • Incorrect use of hair products with harmful chemicals
  • Childbirth also causes temporary hair loss
  • Cosmetic procedures such as Rebonding, Perming, Bleaching and Dyeing
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Alopecia.
  • Medical treatment such as chemotherapy and Beta-blockers
  • Medical conditions such as Lupus, Diabetes, Anorexia and Anemia can also cause hair loss
Say goodbye to hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair, natures answer to hair loss. Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.


Have your hair and scalp analyzed in order to check for problems. Novuhair, is offering a series of free hair and scalp analysis is various locations, check their monthly schedule at www.novuhair.com, Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial , Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial or on Twitter: @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For online purchases, visit Lazada.com.ph and regaloservice.com.

Turn Back The Clock By Eating Your Way To Youthful Skin


Aging is inevitable, but growing old gracefully is a choice. Looking after our bodies, minds, and even our skin is a great investment for the future. The changes you make now will impact the aging process more than you could imagine. Pay attention to what you eat and you could turn back time and grow old gracefully…