Saturday, October 23, 2021

National Eczema Awareness Month with Shopee and Aveeno!


October is National Eczema Awareness Month!

Have you been experiencing dry, itching, and scaly skin? You may not know it, but you might have eczema or atopic dermatitis.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Careline must-haves up to 67% off on Shopee Beauty!



One of the things on my bucket list is learning how to put on makeup. Technically, I know the basics, and  I've been watching tutorials online but, I still feel that I need a one on one tutorials. But I guess that would have to wait. 

Right now, I can do with the basics, and I get to play with makeups from time to time. Good thing there are affordable but quality makeup brands like Careline. I don't have to feel guilty using them even though I'm not skilled enough. They are also perfect for our teens! 

I actually just ordered some Careline products on Shopee as they are on sale up to 67% off! Indeed, Shopee beauty has everything you need from hair care to makeup and skincare! 

And here are just some of the items I bought which I will be sharing with my followers through a giveaway. Stay tuned!

Friday, October 8, 2021

10 Exciting Things to Look Forward to at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival


Whether we realize it or not, most of us tend to be brand loyalists whenever we go shopping on or offline. Once we find certain brands we like, we stick to them.

Brand sukis, don’t miss out on the biggest deals from your favorite brands at the 10.10 Brands Festival, Shopee’s biggest brands sale of the year. Aside from big discounts, you can also enjoy branded giveaways, exclusive deals, and the best entertainment on Shopee. Check out this handy guide for all the things you can look forward to at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival:

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Win big brand giveaways from Beauty & Health Hub at Shopee's 10.10 Brands Festival!


Self-care makes us the best version of ourselves. So, mommies, you should never feel guilty about taking care of yourself. Take a break, have that me-time, start a new hobby or a new skincare routine. Don't worry, because Shopee has everything you need for your self-care.

And when you shop now, you get a chance to join Shopee's Big Brand Giveaways where you can win up to P15,000 worth of exciting prizes from your favorite Mall Brands.

Join now: https://shopee.ph/m/big-brand-giveaways and catch the big brand giveaways from Beauty & Health Hub only on October 6.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

5 Inspiring Women Show You How To Break Free

We live in a world of rules. There are rules that protect us, maintain order, and guide our way. But there
are also rules that limit our potential – ones that say our dreams are too big for us to achieve or that we aren’t made for the life we want to live.

Before we let the rules of the world weigh us down, listen to the stories of Gabbi Garcia, Kylie Versoza,
Mela Habijan, Inka Magnaye, and Chezka Carandang, that show us that the only rules that matter are the ones we set for ourselves.

Win Big Giveaways from Your Favorite Brands at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival

Want to win ₱430,000 worth of prizes from over 30 of your go-to brands? Keep reading to find out!

Heads up, brand sukis (like me). At Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival, you’ll enjoy not just the best deals and discounts from trusted brands, but also free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1,000 off brand vouchers, and exciting Big Brand Giveaways amounting to ₱430,000 worth of prizes!

Leading up to October 10, you can look forward to daily free vouchers, bundles, newly launched items, and even a lifetime supply of products from your favorite electronics, personal care, health, fashion, and home brands. Check out some of the prizes you can expect from your favorite brands below:

Monday, October 4, 2021

SANOFI celebrates World Heart Day by addressing the challenges of the times


Last September 29, is World Heart Day all around the globe.

More than just a celebration, World Heart Day was established in the hopes that it could reach more people and be able to spread awareness about the perils of heart diseases and stroke. Sanofi recognizes that this is a unique time to be worried about heart health and learn more about the steps that should be taken to ensure risk-free living, especially under a cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Yellow Cab Releases New Sloppy Wedges and Party Trays

Just in time for the holidays, Yellow Cab, one of the top players in the Philippine pizza scene, releases two new offerings – the Sloppy Wedges and the Pasta Party Trays.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Anne, Kylie, or Gabbi: Who is your Salontastic Persona?

Anne, Kylie, or Gabbi: Who is your Salontastic Persona?

Every woman is unique. Every woman has different needs. And every woman is equally beautiful and deserving of the best products and experiences that make her confident in her own skin.

When it comes to hair, every woman is different too. Some are confident with colored hair while others prefer natural locks. Others feel most beautiful with straight hair, while others like to rock big waves. Some women feel most authentic when they grow their hair long while others like to cut theirs short. But no matter what unique hair desire she has, she deserves salon-level treatment for her strands, so she can continue to be the fantastic woman she is meant to be.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Kim Chiu Kicks Off Shopee's 10.10 Brands Festival!

Catch the Filipino actress’ new Shopee TV commercial and enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, big brand giveaways, and up to ₱1,000 off brand vouchers at Shopee’s biggest brands sale of the year.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces its newest brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, alongside the launch of the 10.10 Brands Festival, its biggest brands sale of the year. The famous actress, dubbed the Princess of Philippine Movies and TV, will feature in Shopee’s new TV commercial and many exciting in-app activities.

Where to play Solitaire and other fun online games for free!


I've been working from home for over 2 years which is an ideal setup for me since I've always been a home buddy. I enjoy socializing with close friends and some acquaintances, but I also appreciate my own company and, of course, my kids. It works well especially given the current global pandemic.

Anyway, it's not hard to keep me entertained. When I am not busy with work and mommy duties, I binge-watch movies and TV series, browse social media, and play online games.

But with the rise of new online games here and there, I prefer classic games such as Solitaire.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

SASA goes up to 41% off on Shopee Beauty!



Self-care is self-love! And, undeniably, the pandemic played a part in making people realize that. With all that's happened in the past 2 years, people learned to pause and prioritize their health.

From skincare, haircare to makeup, you name it! Good thing, Shopee Beauty has all your makeup and skincare needs! And now, you can enjoy the most exclusive deals, new launches, and exciting offers fit from various brands for every makeup & skincare haul. Even your favorite products from overseas, you can get them up to 41% from the SASA Official store in Shopee!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Dove Real Beauty, Real Care SALE only on Shopee!


Haircare is self-care too! And, I am one of those who invest in my hair. I get hair treatments once or twice a year. And, of course, I invest in good hair care products I use every day, like Dove.

Do you love Dove products too? Then it's time to celebrate Real Beauty, Real Care with Dove this Sept 23-26 and get up to 50% off on your Dove favorites, only on Shopee! Enjoy FREE limited-edition Dove kits, free shipping, and vouchers galore!

Monday, September 20, 2021

BEAR BRAND® Fortified recognizes the strength of Filipino students through the Batang Matibay Awards

The importance of education is ingrained in many of us at an early age. Many parents consider it as a ticket to a better life and more opportunities for their children. “‘Yan lang ang maipapamana namin sa inyo,” they would say. In turn, Filipino students are seen to have a strong sense of determination when it comes to finishing their education and becoming the people they aspire to be for their family and their community.

For S.Y. 2020-2021, there were around 25 million enrolled students in the Philippines, but not all of them share the same journey towards reaching their dreams. Due to various social challenges that disrupt learning, some kids have it far more difficult than others. You have probably heard stories of students who don’t have access to learning materials, students who walk for miles just to attend their classes, students who do their homework under lamp posts, and other similar tales of hardships.

Despite the obstacles in their way, they have shown incredible TIBAY that can help them succeed in life with the right support and guidance. Through its Batang Matibay Awards, BEAR BRAND® Fortified celebrates these students who exemplify the strength to continue their education and to pursue their goals in life.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Shopee x SkinWhite: Fully Vaccinated users get discounts of up to 15% off through #FullyVaxxed Package



We are still in an ongoing battle against the Corona Virus. And, we don't know until when. But the good thing is that vaccines are now readily available. If everyone gets vaccinated, then we are a step closer to ending the pandemic. 

I'm glad to say that I am already vaccinated. I've done my part as a responsible citizen. Apart from that, I am also enjoying the perks of doing so. Yes, you read that right. Fully vaccinated people get to enjoy lots of perks, such as discounts and freebies from restaurants, shops, and even Shopee!

Shopee has partnered with different brands like SkinWhite for exclusive packages that include free shipping and discount vouchers. I recently took advantage of this promo. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Score exciting deals from Del Monte this 9.9 Super Shopping Day on Shopee!


Ber-months are coming! Ber-months in the Philippines is considered as the Christmas season because as early as September, Filipinos are already putting up Christmas decorations, shopping for Christmas gifts, and even playing Christmas songs!

In our family, Ber-months isn't just Christmas season but also Birthday Season. It starts with Tristan and Athena, who are celebrating their birthday this September, Jaear and I in October, and Brianna in November.

So your best bet I am already planning on what to cook. Pasta sure made it on the list. Spaghetti or Carbonara is a hit on the kids. As for ulam, the kids' favorite Menudo or Pork giniling with tomato sauce are there too.

Good thing Del Monte is offering exciting deals this coming 9.9 Super Shopping Day on Shopee! I have already added many items to my cart, from pasta, sauces, condiments, and juices.

Go further with Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, now at Php 499 until August 31 only!


As we make things happen from home, the internet has become our trusty partner that makes digital learning, work-from-home setup, and more possible for the whole family. Now, you can go even further with Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi. Enjoy affordable, reloadable, and Ultra-fast LTE speeds for a limited price offer of only Php 499 from Php 999 when you avail of the Prepaid WiFi until August 31, 2021!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Score exciting deals from Enfagrow this 9.9 Super Shopping Day on Shopee!


As parents, we only want what's best for our children. So let's start by providing them with the proper nutrition to help them become strong, healthy, and smart kids. 

If you have younger children above 3 years old, you might want to check Enfagrow A+ Four NuraPro or formerly known as Enfagrow A+ Four. Aside from the new name, it also has a new and improved formulation that helps boost all 8 signs of brain development for a healthy, smart kid.  

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Desserts, anyone? Check Out These Dessert Bowls From Nine Fresh


Did anyone say desserts?

Well, here’s a nice recommendation for you. Introducing, Nine Fresh — a popular Singapore dessert chain offering Jiufen-inspired dessert bowls that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but will also leave you fresh and full! Nine Fresh came to the Philippines in February of last year (2020).

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Uni-Care goes up to 50% off at Shopee's 8.8 Mega Flash Sale!


With three kids and two pets at home, one of our most used products is wet wipes because it provides a quick solution to cleaning messes. We use different wipes, facial wipes, baby wipes, anti-microbial wipes, pet wipes, and disinfecting wipes. And, I'm glad to have found a brand that offers them all- Uni-Care!

I've been shopping for their products on their Official Store in Shopee, and I'm excited to share with you that they are offering up to 50% off at Shopee's 8.8 Mega Flash Sale!

Lactum 3+: For Immunity, Brain, and Bones



Did I mention that my kids love milk? Yes, they do! And it's a good thing because it plays a role in their growth and development. That's why we love Lactum because it helps support their all-around development, of course, with proper nutrition and stimulation.

I understand that my kids may not be getting all the nutrients they need. And Lactum 3+ helps fill in nutritional gaps as it contains essential nutrients found in food groups from the food pyramid.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Everyday Essentials from Forever 21 Starts at Php 395!

What are your wardrobe must-haves? 

While it is enticing to buy trendy outfits, it’s important to build a staple collection of basics: cropped tank tops, camis, biker shorts– all the things you can pair and wear multiple times. 

Choose pieces that are comfortable, timeless, and with quality that will last over time. These pieces should also be seasonless and versatile enough to wear on different occasions. 

Look at these Forever 21 everyday essentials available on Shopee starting at 395! 

HomeZania, Angie Lowland, Wallpaper City up to 90% off at Shopee's 8.8 Mega Flash Sale!


You know you're a mom when you get excited about shopping for stuff for your home. And, you know what's even more exciting? Finding out they are on SALE!

So if you are looking into decorating your home, organizing, or just wanting to buy new stuff, now's your chance. Because HomeZania, Angie Lowland, and Wallpaper City are offering up to 90% off at Shopee's 8.8 Mega Flash Sale!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

How To Find the Perfect Apartment in Los Angeles


There's really no such thing as perfect but finding the right apartment can be a hard task to accomplish especially if it's your first time in Los Angeles.

I plan on going to the US soon but have absolutely no idea where to start. My sister has been in the US for more than 12 years so I asked her for some tips and guides on how to find a rental apartment in Los Angeles. Why LA? Why not? According to Forbes, it's one of the most cities where there are lots of opportunities and is even considered one of the top 100 best cities for renters.

Friday, July 16, 2021

It's The Disney Ultimate Princess Celebration on Shopee!

“If You Keep On Believing, The Dream That You Wish Will Come True.”

Who wouldn't recognize this famous line from Cinderella? One of the classic Disney Princesses loved by all!

No matter how old I get, I will say it loud and proud that I am a Disney baby. I grew up watching Disney Princesses movies on TV and even read about them in books. It's not just all about the beautiful gowns, fancy tiaras, magic wands, but the lessons we learn from them that make us love them so much, right?

That's why, now that I am a mom myself, I am so glad to share the love for Disney Princesses with my real-life princesses, Athena and Brianna. We watch Disney Princesses' movies, we sing to their songs and even memorize their lines! Oh, the fun of having daughters. Jaear and I also bought them some Disney stuff, unconsciously satisfying my inner child's heart as some stuff I only dreamt of as a kid.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Watsons and Grab announce online health and beauty partnership in the Philippines


A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, and Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, launched their Philippine partnership last July 14,2021 which will make essentials such as medicines and self-care products more accessible to Filipinos.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

PROMAMA® and PROMAMA® G-BALANCE: Nutritional Supplements for Expecting Mothers


Pregnancy is one of the most magical periods in a woman's life. Imagine carrying another life inside you. You can't help but be amazed at how magical a women's body is.

But, pregnancy is not all magic and wonder. It's not easy at all. Our body undergoes many changes, even hormonal changes that affect our routine. That's why it is important to make some healthy lifestyle changes throughout pregnancy, such as sleeping early, having small but frequent meals, and taking proper vitamins and supplements intended for pregnant women.

Monday, July 5, 2021

YELLOW CAB RELEASES NEW CHICKEN ALFREDO PIZZA


Following the release of the 2 new pizza flavors for their 20th Anniversary, Yellow Cab releases another limited-edition NY-Style Thin Crust® pizza flavor this quarter.

The new flavor is a take on another classic favorite: the Chicken Alfredo Pizza! The best-selling cream-based pasta now comes in its NY-Style Thin Crust Pizza glory. Savor juicy, boneless chicken thigh fillets set on a bed of rich creamy white sauce and topped with chopped olives and basil strips on our newest crust! You surely wouldn’t want to miss out on our very first white sauce pizza! Oh, and here’s a pro tip: try it with chili flakes for an added kick!


The Chicken Alfredo Pizza will be available in 9”, 12”, and 15” sizes, with prices starting at P349, and will be offered from July 5 to October 3, 2021 at all Yellow Cab stores. Both are valid for dine-in, take-out, Curbside© pick-up, drive-thru, and delivery.

For more details on Yellow Cab’s current store operations as well as products and services, you may visit their website at www.yellowcabpizza.com and their social media accounts at https://www.facebook.com/YellowCabPizzaOfficial/, Twitter @ycpizzaofficial and IG @yellowcabpizza.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Kids by Love, Bonito – The Season of Endless Possibilities

This June, Love, Bonito introduces its latest Kids collection that embraces the Summer spirit 
with fun and ease.

Experience the summer seas and skies with your little ones as they chill, play, and feel free in breathable natural fabrics. It’s the season to imagine and turn your dreams into reality. In the spirit of encouraging imagination and freedom in your little ones, Love, Bonito’s new Kids collection introduces fabrics that allow kids to stretch, eat and play for hours. Inspired by the bright hues and beach days, the exclusive in-house print design features pandas and otters indulging in their laze.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A Yummy and Healthy Surprise in Every Pouch

It is never too early to get kids into a healthy lifestyle. A cool and kid-friendly way to do that is by introducing them to Fruit Me Up, a healthy, fruity, and filling treat that your kids are sure to
love. Fruit Me Up is 100% pure blended fruit, and ticks off every important “No” in any parent’s
No-Checklist:

● No preservatives
● No added sugar
● No coloring
● No flavoring



Fruit Me Up is contained in a sanitary aluminum pouch with a convenient anti-skid cap, which means kids can take it anywhere, and eat it at any time or even when on the go. What’s more, each pouch packs a mean punch when it comes to flavor. You and your kids can even choose from four different fruit flavor combinations:

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Huggies offers up to 40% off at Shopee's 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

Hey mommas! I know how you are always on the lookout for better deals, before purchasing. So I am happy to share with you this awesome deal from one of the favorite baby diaper brands in the market- Huggies! And, they are offering up to 40% off its products at Shopee's 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!


When my babies were still babies, diapers are what comprise almost 50% of my purchases. And Huggies is one of my go-to brands. Huggies is continuously innovating its products as the years go by. Huggies diapers are designed to keep your baby comfortable and protected at all stages and to make it easier and more convenient for parents to clean up after their baby.

Here are the awesome deals from Huggies you can take advantage of at Shopee's 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

HALI Cosmetics Lip Blur Tints Review

I am challenging myself to get out of my comfort zone and do something new and different. And, one thing that I'd love to learn is how to put on makeup. Well, technically, I can put on makeup but just the basic, face powder or tinted sunscreen, blush on and my must-have, lipstick or lip tint, anything that would put color on my pale lips and would not make me look sick. LOL! 

So if you've been following me on social media, then you already saw my  HALI Cosmetics Lip blur tints post. Yes, slowly ticking off "putting on makeup" from my list. Yey! 

HALI Cosmetics is a new Cosmetic brand in the market with an FDA-approved manufacturer. It was born out of Rayrose's (owner) love of makeup. The name HALI was even coined from her sons' names HA- Harvey, and LI-Liam. This brand is close to her heart and aims to bring out the beauty of the people who will use her products. 

And, their first product is the Lip blur! It is a matte finish lip creme that has most of the colors of red, pink, and orange that will sure to complement every skin tone. It is available in 8 shades, and every shade has its meanings. Each shade is named after the people who helped Rayrose when she was feeling down.  

Interesting, right? Let's get to know more about them.

HALI Cosmetics Lip blur tints

From left to right: Cannie, Zhania, Lean, and Nicole


Cannie- This shade is a muted pink that will give your lips a younger-looking color. Behind the shade, Cannie is a tweaked version of Rayrose's mom's name. She is her stone and a perfect color to describe her. A Muted personality but once you swipe it to your lips you can see how beautiful she is.

Zhania- Zhania is on a muted Coral shade in the collection that will add warmth to your look. Behind the shade, Zhania is Rayrose's sweet niece who loves art.

Lean- This shade is one of the reds in the collection. It has a blue undertone, wear this shade when you feel lonely and this will brighten up your day. Behind the shade, Lean is a morena girl who loves arts
and designing. 

Nicole- This shade is one of the Coral in the collection. Nicole is a perfect mix of red and orange for those who prefer a vibrant red-orange to their lips. Behind the shade, Nicole is a strong woman, perfect for this striking color. She has a personality that can conquer every dream.

From left to right: Skylar, Michelle, Brielle, and Mandy

Skylar- Another pink in the collection. It is muted pink that gives your lips a younger-looking color. Skylar named after the daughter of one of  Rayrose's friends who helped her when she was down.

Michelle- Another red in the collection. This has a deep red color that gives a sultry look, incredible on all skin tones. Behind the shade is her Ate Michelle, one of my Rayrose's dearest friends. The one who knows her every problem and gives her bits of advice. 

Brielle - Here's another red. This color is perfect for those who love a dynamic red color like Marilyn Monroe. Behind the shade, Brielle is a cute little girl of another friend.

Mandy- It is a dark red shade that definitely looks good on anyone. Mandy is an adorable and sweet little girl, Rayrose's cousin. 

All 8 shades are very pretty which makes it hard for me to choose. But, my top 3 favorites are Nicole, Skylar, and Brielle. They all make my teeth look white especially the red ones. 

  • Aside from its beautiful shades, these tints are infused with Vitamin E & aloe vera extract. Vitamin E promotes cell regeneration and relieves chapped and dry lips while aloe vera extract has moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Cruelty-free product
  • Long-wearing lip color
  • Formulated by an FDA manufacturer
  • No harmful chemicals included

Expiration: 24 months after opening the product
Ingredients: Rose Water, Vitamin E, Flavorant, Premium Colorant, Talcum, Kaolin, Food Preservative

Tips:
  • To Achieve that Korean lip color with our Lip Blur tints. Apply 3 small dots to your lips and blur it out using a brush or your hands.
  • To Achieve a bolder look. Apply the Lip Blur throughout your lips. You can do it for about 1-3 layers depending on your preference.
Oh, here's a behind the scene story. I almost left my lips bleeding because I swatched all 8 shades in just one sitting! I thought it was just easy, but I was wrong! How do beauty vloggers make it look so easy? Haha!

Anyway, if you wish to try HALI Cosmetics Lip Blur tints, here's a 10% discount for a minimum purchase of 300php. Use my code "HALIAngelsPearlwhen you order on their partner website: Mandy Mae Co.

For more updates, follow HALI Cosmetic on IGhttps://www.instagram.com/halicosmeticsph/
and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/HaliCosmetics/

-XOXO-

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Why You Should Get Outdoors More Often

We spend a lot of time indoors, like a lot of time. We sleep about 8 hours a day. We work 8 or more hours a day, often indoors. And so on and so on. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for getting outside, and yet there are so many advantages of doing that!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Experts Have Spoken: What They Wish Parents of 3+ Toddlers Knew


When you have a 3+ toddler, there’s always so much going on!  As your child grows and develops, they start to learn new skills and experience a new sense of self-awareness—and it’s truly incredible to witness as parents! But unless you’re an expert in early childhood development, 3+ toddlerhood can be quite a tricky phase to navigate, especially when they start being picky with food. 

"How can you be mindful of the food you serve?"

How do you make sure you’re giving them the right nutrients but at the same time, something they also like and enjoy eating?"

All these questions—and more—were answered by a panel of experts as NIDO® 3+ hosted the ExperTIPS Congress last May 15, 2021. The virtual parenting congress provided a fun and interactive learning experience for all attendees. There were exciting booths to try out, and even an interactive website featuring rooms they can explore. All this while learning helpful and valuable tips on how to make sure they’re providing the right nutrients to their #TodoExplorer during this crucial stage in their development.

Also present during the event were some celebrity moms like Marian Rivera and Iya Villania who shared their first-hand experiences in 3+ toddler parenthood and inspired more parents to enjoy little and big moments of parenting.

Here are some of the topics and tips shared by expert pediatricians and nutritionists from the event:



The lack of diversity in a 3+ toddler’s diet

Based on a global project collaboration between Nestle Research Center and the Philippines’ Food and Nutrition Research Institute, the typical diet of a Filipino toddler has inadequate intakes for many nutrients needed to support their growth and development.

“Their diet includes a lot of carbohydrates in the form of rice and sweets and less of proteins and fats as seen in low intake of milk, fruits and vegetables, and other iron sources. Thus, there is an imbalance of important macronutrients and micronutrients,” said Dr. Edward Santos. These nutrients are important to support physical and cognitive growth and development as well as normal immune function during 3+ toddlerhood. While we all have our favorite homemade food, Dr. Santos reminded parents that they play a key role in shaping their +3 toddlers’ diet and they have to be mindful of the food they introduce at home.

The Science of Picky Eating

There are many reasons why kids shun their food but Dr. Katrina Anne Valera said that the earlier we address them, the better for our 3+ toddler’s health and nutrition. Some practical tips she shared include encouraging independent feeding to allow the child to explore and feel in control of what he or she is eating. Another way is to encourage the child to “eat your colors” or eat food of different colors every day. This way, you can also introduce different nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits.

How to Improve Food and Beverage Intake of your 3+ Toddler



3+ Toddlers are drawn to sugary treats that are tasty but not all too nutritious. According to Nutritionist-Dietitian, Ms. Ditas Sagarbarria, parents must avoid giving high-calorie milk to their 3+ toddler because it may promote excessive caloric intake or excessive energy intake. Ms. Sagarbarria also shared that parents can improve the nutrient intake of their 3+ toddlers by giving them healthy finger foods like fruits or Vitamin A-rich vegetables such as carrots or squash. “It lessens the fear of trying the new food as they can feel and enjoy the color. Since the amount is very small, they will also welcome it and they will be more open to trying the new food,” she said. Adding small changes in the diet of your kids can make a big difference in the nutrients they get.

Ms. Sagarbarria also emphasized including age-appropriate milk in your 3+ toddler’s diet to support their growth and development. “Age-appropriate milk is formulated specifically to meet the nutritional needs of young children,” said Ms. Sagarbarria. As parents, we shouldn’t only be mindful of what we feed our 3+ toddlers but also the milk we choose.

That is why, mommy Marian Rivera, only trusts NIDO® 3+ for her daughter Zia. “I make sure na nakakainom s'ya ng 2 glasses of NIDO® 3+ a day along with balanced meals, para confident ako na TODO PROTECTED si Ate Zia at maiwasan ang nutrient inadequacy lalong lalo na at big milestones ang 3+ toddlerhood,” shared the celebrity mom. Marian also mentioned how NIDO® 3+ helps her feel assured that Zia is getting all the age-appropriate nutrients and vitamins she needs, to equip and protect her as she explores 3+ toddlerhood years with confidence.



As the true expert in 3+ toddlerhood, NIDO® 3+ is formulated to be rich in protection nutrients like Vitamins A, C, E, PREBIO3®, Iron, Zinc and other essential minerals; not to mention the only milk with LACTOBACILLUS PROTECTUS® that helps support a child's upper respiratory defenses. NIDO® 3+ is definitely every parent’s ally in 3+toddler nutrition, helping parents keep their Todo Explorers TODO protected and TODO supported during this adventurous time in their development.


In case you missed the event, you can still watch, learn, and play through this website https://www.expertipscongress.com/. Also, 

Want to learn more about how you can TODO protect your child as he journeys through his healthy 3+ toddler years? Check out www.momandme.nestle.com.ph/nido3.

For the latest news and updates, visit www.facebook.com/Nido3PH

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Freshly Brewed Coffee at home with Silcafe Coffee Blends


I'm a self-confessed coffeeholic and I never thought coffee would become a huge part of my day like it is now.

I'll have a cup of hot coffee 30 minutes upon waking up (it used to be immediately upon waking up), in the afternoon, in the evening, and even past midnight especially when I'm working.

I remember having my first cup of coffee when I was still a student nurse. It was just a 3 in 1 coffee mix but it's what keeps me up all night during my graveyard shifts. So even after not pursuing my nursing career, whenever I smell coffee, I would associate it with my memories in the hospital, which are just some of my best memories.

And, I don't know if it comes with age, or it's just simply the love for coffee, but my taste for coffee has greatly evolved. From 3 in 1 coffee mixes, instant coffee, and now I brew my coffee at home.

So, I am really happy when I received Silcafe Coffee Blends as a gift last Mother's Day. It's my current go-to coffee. It's really good and proudly local.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

A Mother’s Life Well-Lived, a Priceless Legacy

Edwin Aquino, a retired bank executive, misses most of the family get-togethers that his family used to have--and it's especially poignant this coming Mother's Day. His mom Amelia passed away in 2019, while his dad Pedro Jr. passed on four years earlier. Mother's Day, in particular, was a very special
occasion that they celebrated with gusto.


Being the mom God created me to be

 

“How do you do it?
"How do you get it all figured out?"

Being a working mom to 3 kids, and no helper, I get these kinds of questions and comments a lot. And honestly, I don't know how to answer them.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Celebrate Mother's Month with Andok's Simple Salu-salo


Happiness is waking up next to my family and, to this- a sumptuous Andok's feast waiting on the dining table! I work graveyard shifts and waking up after 3-4 hours of sleep every morning is such a struggle, and here comes thinking about what to cook for lunch or dinner. So this much-needed break from the kitchen 2 days before Mother's Day makes me feel happy and appreciated.

Friday, May 7, 2021

5 Fun activities that kids can do at home

Mommies tend to be the most tired member of the family especially during school days. We mainly handle getting our kids ready for school, meals, laundry, and even trying to make a living. No wonder an article from Forbes mentioned how our Kids might be the main reason why we are so tired.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Make the best become better

As most of us know, choosing the right complementary food can help children meet their nutritional needs, enhance growth and development, and can contribute to the prevention of acquiring diseases.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

6 Tips to help your child cope with distance learning


Amidst the mandated lockdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, we all have adapted to the "new normal" way of living, and that includes remote learning or distance learning.

While homeschooling is already a thing, the majority of families here in the Philippines are used to school-based learning or traditional education which makes the transition a bit stressful. Some of the factors that contribute to the stress are, not having a stable internet connection, no gadget to use for remote learning, and working parents who cannot monitor their children.

We have our share of challenges and stress as well, but I am saving that topic for another post. This post is intended to share with you some tips to help your kids transition or cope up with distance learning. They may not know how to say it, but kids do feel the stress and pressure too.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Moms are the Protectors of Play



The sudden shift of a mom and kid’s lifestyle has taken significant turns in blurring the lines between work and play. Whether we see it or not, kids experience stress too at a time like this given how they used to go about their day at home with their family or in school with their classmates and friends. Online learning became a big source of frustration among moms and kids, with the demands and adjustments that come in the picture.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Yellow Cab Releases Two New Flavors in Line with their 20th Anniversary



Yellow Cab, one of the top players in the Philippine pizza scene, releases two (2) limited edition NY-Style Thin Crust® pizza flavors in line with their 20th anniversary.

The two new flavors are classic favorites, packed with the same Edge-to-Edge Toppings© on a lighter crust, giving your tastebuds a unique experience, combining a light and chewy middle and a pleasant crisp on the edges.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Easy Dory Kabayaki Recipes: Perfect for the Holy Week

Last Valentine's Day, I shared with you about our quick and easy but oh so fancy Valentine's dinner featuring Sarangani Bay's Dory Kabayaki. And, since it's the Holy Week, and a lot of people, including myself are observing meatless week. I am sharing with you the recipes of the 2 meals I prepped. They are the Dory Kabayaki with Sweet Pea, Corn, and Carrots and Dory Kabayaki with Spinach and Shitake Mushrooms.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Teaching Kids The Value of Money and Saving for their future

I have this memory of me as a kid every Christmas, opening up my alkansya or piggy bank with a big grin on my face.
"Oh, the joy that I'll finally get to buy what I was saving for, that whole year!"
I don't remember how young I was back then, but I know that my parents taught me about saving money at an early age. And that is something Jaear and I are working on with our kids- Tristan, Athena, and Brianna.




It may sound cliche, but as parents, we only want what's best for our children. So aside from providing for their needs, we also equip them with lessons that are not just school taught. And that includes teaching them to have a healthy perspective and attitude towards money and saving, this way we give them a headstart in life.