• Personal Musings

    Am I a bad mom?

    “Can we try again tomorrow?”. Those were the last words I said to Geof before we went to sleep. A few hours earlier I had another meltdown, and like always, he was the one who had to carry the burden of my rage. Thank God I didn’t hit him physically. But muttering words like: I’m too tired I’m not a good mom, you’re better off with your dad I want to give up ..is not healthy for a young child like him. My Mood Swings’ Impact to his Mental Health It’s not healthy. For a 9 year old to have a mom who’s diagnose with bipolar-2 and get swings of…

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    8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Still Drink Milk Everyday

    I am not a milk drinker. I only drink milk when mixed with chocolate or strawberry or melon. I cannot take it as it is. I had poor nutrition, sickly, underweight. Who else should I blame but the people who raised me? That’s why when I became a parent, and gave birth to macho kid, besides exclusively breastfeeding him for 2 years. I want him to drink milk regularly.    Why Is it important for children to drink milk everyday?   1. Milk Is Rich In Calcium Milk is one of the best sources of calcium that your kid can consume. It keeps your kid’s bones healthy and strong and…

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    MABE Personal Refrigerator and Tips to keep it Running Efficiently

    Okay guys. It’s been officially over a month since macho kid and I moved into a new apartment. We’re finally out from living with my mom and life as an independent family (mother and son tandem hehe)     Along with moving out, is arriving to a bare space. Our new home wasn’t furnished at all and we need to fill in the essential furniture and appliances so it’s live-able. My top priorities? Bed, stove, cabinets, microwave oven, and a refrigerator.   The last one is a MUST because everyone needs a ref to keep their leftovers, packed meals, jop’s fresh milk and such.    What do I look for…

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    Activities for Kids: Get a FREE Pop-Up Theater Kit for Every Purchase of Promil 4

    Have you checked your child’s results using the Spot the Gift tool already? If not I urge you to do so right now! As in, right now. Promil 4 has an on-going promo where you get a FREE Pop-Up Theater Kit for ever purchase of a 1.8kg Promil Four (select stores nationwide)   Our Pop-Up Theater Playtime! Macho kid’s results? Spatial relations, Linguistic, and Naturalist   We were so excited to set-up the pop-up theater only to happily discover that it’s already ready to use! No assembly required!   It even comes with a working magnifying glass and 3d-glasses for more fun!   How did we play? With Geof’s natural linguistic skills and…

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    How to: Make Your Own Slingshot | Easy Activity for Kids and Mommies!

    “Look mommy! Look!” Geof, or as we all know as Macho Kid excitingly tells me out loud that he just made something from scratch. A slingshot. “Who taught you how to make that?” I asked.  “Me lang“ I let out a proud sigh. With thoughts that he’s no longer the tiny baby I held in my arms. Nor was he the little kid crying because I was gone for 3 hours. He’s growing up each day, discovering new interests and hobbies. Even taste in food.  I’ll support him all the way!  We all want to bond with our kids no matter what age right? 🙂 So Geof showed me how easy…

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    Is Your Child Gifted? Promil 4’s Spot the Gift App Can Help You Find Out Your Child’s Potential

    Have you asked your child lately what he/she wants to be when they grow up? Do you record their milestones? Their interests? Are there days you wonder if your child is gifted? “Jop, what do you want to be when you grow up?“ I ask him. More often than not I get a non-chalant answer of “I don’t know yet mommy“.   Macho kid is a child of many talents and I believe all our children are. Since they are after all still kids, they need our guidance for direction. But where do we start? How do we know what are their strengths? Their gifts? Promil 4’s Spot The Gift…

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    Lilo Little Locator Review | This might be the BEST Smartwatch for Kids

    Today I was feeling extra inspired to write this review for the Lilo Little Locator (Price: 3,990php) watch. Why? Just this morning macho kid sent me a couple of voice mails saying: “Mom! You forgot to include my art materials in my bag” “Mom, where did you put my tissue paper?” If he wasn’t wearing his Lilo Locator, I wouldn’t been able to rush back to school to get his missing items (yes. memory gap. signs of aging). I might have picked him up crying instead because of frustration (huhu) We all know that smartphones are not allowed in school, and since class started I banned him from using gadgets. So without further ado,…

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    Easy Soft by World Balance are the Perfect Back to School Shoes for Kids!

    A couple of weeks from now and macho kid is back to school. Thank God I was able to do my mommy duties from enrollment to buying school school supplies, uniform, and bags. The last thing I always buy are school shoes. Why? I’m quite the picky mommy and I don’t settle for anything less.   If you’re going to ask me what I look for in a pair of back-to-school shoes, I can enumerate 4. They must possess the following qualities in no particular order: Budget-friendly Durable Comfortable Stylish   The Perfect Back to School Shoes for Kids Most of the time, because I prioritize durable, comfortable, and stylish shoes…

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    Loved Promil iShine Talent Camp 7 2019 | Why We’ll Enroll Again Next Year

    To be honest this will be more of a memoir than a review. Macho kid recently turned 9 and a few more years and he’ll transition to puberty. It makes me anxious as a mom if I’m doing my best to point him in the right direction. In the direction where he’ll grow as a good, responsible adult, while still happy with his choices in life. Masyado ata malalim? In other words, I want his childhood spent on both values, education, and productivity. All while still having fun that a kid deserves. This where Promil 4 iShine Talent Camp 7 comes in to play. You can read more about it on my…

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    How to Join Promil i-Shine Talent Camp Year 7 2019

    Hi guys! Today I’ll be sharing with you how to enroll your kids in Promil i-Shine Talent Camp Year 7! Super easy! Summer vacation is the season kids are looking forward to. Imagine, 2 whole months of fun & relaxation. Rather than just staring at their gadgets, playing games, or watching videos the whole time. Don’t you think it’s better if their vacation is spent on something more meaningful and productive (yet still fun)?  That’s why I’m enrolled Geof in Promil’s i-Shine Talent Camp Year 7. I attended the launch earlier this month and learned a lot of things like how to nurture our child’s natural talents based on their…

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