Flashback to My Most Popular Posts

You might be wondering why it's not Mom-Finds today. If you've been a loyal reader, you'd know that I have a theme for each Friday of every month, and that every last Friday of the month will be about a recent shopping find, or a newly-discovered product or service. Either I was just too busy to notice the calendar or I am really getting old and forgetful! This July pala has five Fridays, so dapat Freestyle Friday last week and today is the last Friday of the month!

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Emergency Health Care is Just a Prepaid Card Away

Health is wealth. This is not just a saying for me coz I really believe nothing is more important than the safety and good health of my family. Prevention is key, but as parents, we always need to be prepared for emergency health needs and address our overall wellness. 

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Mom-Finds: Adult Coloring Books to De-stress

Stress-relieving, therapeutic, addicting. Coloring these elaborate patterns and prints actually relaxes me. Once I start on a new print, it's so hard to stop. I just take a break once my hand hurts and get blurry vision altogether, heeheehee! Lately, I found myself going offline and moving away from my laptop and other gadgets longer than usual just to keep coloring. And that's a good thing. Even my girl wants to color with me!

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Fun Friday: Cook, Snap, Eat, Chat with Mothers Who Brunch

Third Friday of the month:  Recreation / Hobby

I cook when I'm in the mood. I have an appetite for a wide range of cuisines, and also have fun taking snapshots of food then posting on social media. For me, it's about sharing my recipes, what I eat, and my foodie finds. Learning new tips and tricks in photo styling and framing really interests me. That's exactly what happened a few weekends ago at the Viking range showroom during the Mothers Who Brunch event.

Bacon Egg Cups
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Kid-Style: Rain-Ready OOTDs

Rainy season is here and I'm both happy and sad. Since it's back to school also, rainy days can be a major inconvenience and cause class suspensions. On the upside, it's always fun to dress up and have different sets of outerwear to keep us dry, especially for my kids. As a practical shopper, I always check out SM Kids for trendy and affordable outfits for my tween boy and sporty girl.

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Family Friday: New Homeschooling Year

Second Friday of the month: Schooling / Parenting

We did it! First year of homeschooling is over. The boy is now grade 6. It was a rocky road for both of us since June last year and I didn't want to rant or share anything negative here. For those of you following my blog, you may have noticed that I was not blogging as much as I used to, and haven't been attending events as often. I have to make those choices to spend more time homeschooling. It was not fun at all, I tell you, but it's all worth it.

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Share Everyday Moments with Smart's FREE Instagram

I'm a self-confessed Instagram addict, and I know there are many of you like me. Aminin! =) I often start and end my day with Instagram. It's habit forming, and it's a way for me to relax as I browse through my feed. Now, here's the good news for Smart subscribers -- browse and upload photos and videos on Instagram with no additional data charges starting today, July 8! Woohoo!!!

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My 3 Things: Cleanse, Care, Conceal

#my3things #bodycare

I am not very particular about body products, but I still want good quality. As long as they are non-drying, delivers their promise, and don't irritate my skin, I'm good with it. Over the years, I've also received so many skin care products as gifts, and I've tried and used most of them. Here are three of the latest that I'm using to cleanse my body, care for sensitive spots, and conceal imperfections.

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Foodie Friday: Easy Oven-Roasted Lechon Kawali

This is just the third time I made lechon kawali and I can't believe how simple yet consistently succulent it is every time. Now, I'm already confident to share this super easy recipe -- easy talaga, no exaggeration, so you can also make this at home and serve to your families. I'll keep this very short and simple and let the pictures do the talking.

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How Kids can Learn Through Play with Ogalala

"If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn." That's coming from child development expert O. Ivar Lovaas. Being a parent-teacher, it's a continuous struggle for me to effectively teach and tutor my kids. Coming up with creative ways for the kids to learn will be easier if I have the right set of tools and materials for them. As I recently discovered, Ogalala can help parents like me in that department.

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Mom-Finds: Herschel Settlement Youth Backpack for My Boy

Most kids are now carrying backpacks to school, unless a standard stroller bag is required for their load. There are so many styles and designs available in the market, and it ain't easy to pick one. Buti nalang when it comes to bags, my kids and I go for basic styles. As long as it's sturdy, reasonably priced, and they like the design, they have the final say. 

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My Bedtime Ritual and What Helps Me Fall Asleep

I am not a morning person. My family and friends know that about me. I have been that way since I was still studying. Somehow, my productivity starts by mid-morning, peaks by late afternoon until way past my bedtime. But what's my bedtime? It got crazy especially after I had kids. I know I still need my 8 hours, coz if I don't, you'll be talking to a "zombie  mom" with memory gaps along the way, heehee!

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