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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Meet My Long Lost Father

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First family picture with my PRODIGAL father lol!


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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The First Christmas Celebration

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Feeling the pressure of the Christmas rush? Don't be. Just celebrate the season within your means, after all, it's not about sumptuous food or many presents, it's about Jesus!

Instead of worrying about what to prepare on our dining table, let's prepare our heart first for a renewed personal relationship with the celebrator who is Jesus!

Merry Christmas everyone!


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Sunday, December 8, 2019

How to Throw an Unforgettable Party

Whether you are planning a birthday party or a graduation bash, there are many ways that you can bring your event to the next level. Here are some ways that you will be able to organize a party that your guests will rave about for years to come. 

Pick a Unique Theme

Every good party revolves around a theme. A coordinated theme will automatically provide you with a color scheme that you can work with, and can be a great way to plan many other elements, such as food and appetizers, cocktails, and party games and activities. Your guests are also much more likely to have a good time if you pick a theme that everyone will love.

Hire an Event Planner

If you want to have the party of your dreams, and you have a budget that permits it, you can benefit immensely from employing the services of a party planning company or consultant. Depending on what you need, you should look to see if there are party planning companies in your area. If you live in New Jersey, for instance, simply search for "private event planner new jersey." You can then find the perfect party planner. 

Give Your Guests Amazing Treat Bags

No party is complete without favors that you give your attendees as they are leaving the event. You can either buy treats in bulk and make bags or boxes for your guests, or you can even use the do-it-yourself technique, so you can customize them depending on your party theme. Be sure to include items that will remind guests what a good time they had at your party. 

Planning the perfect event does not have to be stressful. With these tips, you will be sure to have a bash where everyone will have a great time. 




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Friday, December 6, 2019

Spending Quality Time with Food


My journey to losing weight is most oftentimes a failure attempt, always have been compromised. The picture says it all (oops, this was after our individual order was consumed, lol) But honestly, I really have to lose so much weight! With me is my hubby and my best friend!


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Monday, November 11, 2019

Gift Ideas for a Great Neighbor

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If you’ve got a person on your block who is the first to volunteer if you need a babysitter, home project helper or someone to check on your house while you’re on vacation, recognize her with a thoughtful gift. Although it might not repay her for every kindness she’s shown your family, it will illustrate how much you appreciate her and all she’s done for you over the years.

Furry Friends

If you always have a morning conversation with your neighbor as she’s taking her furry friend for a walk, give her a gift that she can share with her beloved canine companion. Present her with dog gift baskets that include items such as treats, chew toys, biscuits, bones and tennis balls, for instance. Contain everything in a large tin that can double as an outdoor water bowl.

Meal Kits

Even if your neighbor loves to cook, meal kit delivery services can give her a little break on the nights that she’s too busy to grocery shop and devise a menu on her own. Consider a service that provides the ingredients and recipes for one person if she often dines alone or one that offers enough to prepare a main dish and sides for her entire family.

Helping Hands

Create a coupon book filled with offers that your neighbor can redeem when she’s in need of assistance. Volunteer your time to pet sit while her family is on vacation, complete a few hours of yard work or completely clean out her garage, for instance. If she’s helpful to multiple families in the neighborhood, consider gathering vouchers for their time as well.
Dependable neighbors that you can care about, share a laugh with and trust implicitly are a rare commodity. Show the one that you’ve got that you’re thankful for the way she makes your life brighter, safer and easier.





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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Worthy Saturday 03:

Hello. it's Saturday! It's time again for my Worthy Saturday post and this week I'd like to feature my son's creativity when it comes to Lego blocks. This is one of the best gifts he ever received from her Nanay Cora

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I think I got an Engineer on the making, what d'you think?
 :)



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Friday, October 25, 2019

Happy birthday Ate Phea

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Happy birthday to this sweet not-so-little girl, Ate Phea!



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How to Keep Up With the Barettos

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Well, showbiz personalities as they are, their life becomes public as well. That's their style, their signature, and maybe, just maybe, that's the kind of publicity that they have really wanted.

This family feud, I supposed, is the longest publicized feud that I've ever known. I'm not really a fan of them, I am just a little bit curious lately why they became the talk of the town again. When I checked my wall, my newsfeeds, they're all over the news, which shuns the issue about those "ninja cops" "Swine flu fever", among others.

I really do not know how deep are their (the Barreto sisters)scars that they do not know how to simply forgive each other. Pride could be one of the reasons. But I just hope they could settle it without interrupting the more important issues that the people ought to know about our country.

Just saying, though.


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Monday, October 21, 2019

What If I Lose Pounds

If I am going to lose some pounds, do I look better? LOL... In case you are not familiar, there is an app that I downloaded from Google Play which can make a good caricature of your face like this one:

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Download MomentCam now and try experimenting your own moji's :)


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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Worthy Saturday 02: Jesus Loves Me

Hello everyone, it's another #WorthySaturday and for this week, let me share my daughter's favorite pastime: doodling

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My eldest daughter just loves to color and doodle as well. She got that from me, for sure, but when I was at her age, I am not that persistent. I only started drawing/doodling when I was already in the third grade. How about you? Care to share your #Worthy Saturday entry?



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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Happy Birthday Ate Sharmeeeeeee

Yes guys, today is the birthday of my beautiful niece, Sharmillah, c'mon everyone let's greet her by posting your comment below. Post-dated comments are still acceptable LOL!

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Worthy Saturday 01: Let's Spell it Out!

Hello readers, it's Saturday again and I just wanna share with you my first post for my #WorthySaturday memes. If you're a blogger, please join! The rule is very simple, just post your very own picture that you find worthy to share about yourself or loved ones then say something about it, that's how simple it is! Thanks



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My 7-year old son loves to read Science book. He doesn't like to study that much but if you give him a book of interest he will not stop until he's done with it. Lately, our local book store got a book sale so I was able to get a book about the weather for P50 only. To check if he really did learn something, I asked him randomly to spell a word for me, and the result was amazing, it's not perfect but already good enough for a typical 7-year old boy like him. So, that's my Worthy Saturday post for this week!





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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Where to Turn For Aging Family Members

The aging process can be stressful on both a patient and the caregivers in the home. Although the goal is to provide the individual with the best quality of life possible, family members are often taxed both emotionally and physically as they juggle the healthcare needs and the domestic or employment duties they are already committed too. If you feel like you can’t handle it alone, there are many experienced companies offering home care Washington DC residents have had experience with using. The ability to stay home and age with dignity and personalized care is a wonderful gift you can give to your loved ones. There are several benefits that in-home care can bring.

Help With Medical Care and Equipment

As an individual ages, there is a range of assistive devices that might be needed to maintain a high quality of life. Some individuals may have catheters or colostomy bags that need attention, and the trained services that can be provided by an in-home care company. Not all home services offer medical professionals, but usually even non-medical staff report to a licensed nurse. These providers have the medical experience and training to help care for the unique medical needs your loved one may have. They can keep an eye on different symptoms and report changes in behaviors or functionality whether the condition is associated with aging or illness or disability recovery.

Emotional Respite

Dealing with the demands of care can be exhausting and emotionally draining. When you are able to catch a break from making dinner or changing bed pads, you can take a breath and step away from the stress of the duties. Having the caregiving responsibility can be rewarding, but it can also be tough. Taking advantage of the respite can help you stay focused and able to care for your loved one in the right frame of mind.
If you are facing a situation where your loved one needs extra assistance, there are several benefits to choosing in-home care. You and your loved one deserve the best in quality and care

Thursday, August 15, 2019

How Far Will Your Love For Your Children Go?

This morning, I was dumbfounded when I saw this post on Yahoo News:



Truth be told, most of our young people nowadays are having an exceptional attitude- some are mean, while, (a good thing) there are still those who are getting the right values from their parents. Like this particular teen who pushes his new BMW into the river simply because he doesn't like it. I really felt sorry for the parents. I do not know how the parents would feel with the ingrate son. Instead of thanking them, he displayed such a disgusting attitude.

Loving our children is our obligation, however, we, as parents, should know our limitations- or our boundaries. We can pamper them but we should not spoil them like giving them everything their hearts desire-even if it's beyond their needs. It's just like raising a lion that will readily devour us when they will get the chance. 

Let us raise our children in accordance with what is right and proper. Let us give them all they need, but we should not feel obliged to give them what they want.
It is called- DISCIPLINE.








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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Why Do We Need to Get Insured?

If there's one thing that I regret the most because I procrastinate is getting myself insured. Well, every time I have applied for a loan in a private lending institutions, it always comes with a life insurance however, it is co-terminus with the number of years that the loan was applied for.

It was only last year that I fully decided to get one. Good thing my financial adviser was able to explained it well. Only then I realized that have I got it way back when I was still young and capable, I would have already enjoyed its benefits by now.  But anyway, it's not yet too late. In spite of the fact that I have so many financial obligations for my family, I have to pursue this. After all, it;s been a year already and I am so happy that I made it!

Being the breadwinner, this is one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Thank you Lord for sustaining me.


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Friday, July 12, 2019

Three Tips to Consider for an At-Home Birth

If you're an expectant mother, there are a lot of decisions you have to make before the baby comes. It can be pretty overwhelming if you don't pace yourself. One of the most important decisions to consider involves how the baby will arrive. You can decide to go the traditional route by having the baby in a hospital. However, there are plenty of options to consider like a water birth. If you decide to choose an option where you're giving birth at home, consider these three tips. 

 1. Consider the risks and precautions. 

 It's always great to sit down to conduct your own research. Read lots of credible books and articles. Talk to a variety of professionals. Even if you chose to find a midwife tampa, it doesn't hurt to have an OB/GYN as well. There are plenty of OB/GYN doctors that will work in tandem with a doula and other support staff for a non-traditional route. They can point out the risks and precautions you'll want to consider based on factors like age, weight and health history. 

 2. Talk to moms who've been through the experience. 

 If you know of women who have been through the experience of a home birth, it's a great idea to talk to them. Get their perspective of the pros and cons they experienced. Also, the internet is such a great resource because many women share their experiences through videos on YouTube. If you do a simple search on the platform, you'll be able to find tons of reflection videos. If you don't know of anyone who's done the home birth, find meet-up groups of new moms who share their experiences online. 

 3. Trust your instincts. 

At the core, you have to trust yourself. You know what's best for your body. Once you've gathered the research, make a decision that's best for both you and your baby. If you chose to do a home birth and run into complications, it's always wise to have a back-up plan. It doesn't make you weak to put the right safety precautions in place. In fact, it makes you a smart mom.



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Monday, July 1, 2019

The All-New GCash Apps

I've been a GCash user since it was introduced to the public, even before its apps is not yet available at the Google Playstore. The features of GCash and everything that they offered is just so amazing! From online money transfer to almost all banks to paying bills and even e-loading- they are all so awesome and so helpful for a busy working Mom like me. Sad to say, not all were totally aware of its existence and if they do, they have less appreciation about it.

GCash app is very easy to use and its interface are so user-friendly. There are still other great features about the all-new GCash but maybe in some other time. If you are interested, just leave a message!


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Sunday, June 9, 2019

3 Helpful Tips for Choosing Your New Fence

A fenced in yard serves many purposes ranging from privacy to aesthetics. Therefore, it is wise to take the time to select the style you want to find the best material for the job.

As you look at your residential fencing Forest Lake IL options, use the following three tips as a helpful guide along the way.

1. Consider the Purpose
Before you do anything, be clear about the purpose your fence will serve. Additionally, if you are installing a fence in the front and the back, they might serve different functions, so make separate notes for each of them. It is common to think of curb appeal for the front yard of your home while creating a private area is often the goal in the backyard. Confirming the end result now will allow you to move through the next steps successfully.

2. Review the Available Materials
Today's homeowner can choose from wood, chain link, vinyl, wrought iron and aluminum for the construction of their fencing. Based on the desired outcomes of your fence, you and your contractor can review these options and select the ideal substrate for the project. For example, if maintaining privacy is the goal, chain link fencing would be avoided as it can be seen through. 

3. Explore Your Creative Side
You do not need to limit yourself to the standard look of a boxy privacy fence or the unimaginative lines of most enclosures. As you drive around your neighborhood, look at the fence designs that stand out to you and discuss them with your contractor. Arches, columns, curves and lattice can all be added to make your fence a unique piece of art that produces years of joy. 

Your new fence is an investment of time and money that deserves careful attention from the outset, and by following these three simple tips, you can begin your project with confidence.




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Monday, June 3, 2019

Jagna Rocks rocks!

Well, this summer brought lots of adventures for me and my family (thanks to my Mom, Sis and her hubby, and my brother). We went to Bohol during election day, but of course, we were still able to exercise our rights to suffrage. Bohol is such a wonderful place. People there are awesome as well, first in the line is our very accommodating grandma! Lola is such a blessings at her age of 89. 
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Anyway, one of the highlights in our 5-day vacation there is the Jagna Rocks where my sister and Eric opted to stay. It was a resthouse by the cliff where on its edge is a deep ocean. Since, they're mystified with the majestic wonders of the sea, everyday is a SWIMMING AND SNORKELING DAY! I'm just glad am a no-swimmer, otherwise I'll become a sea creature too. The place was truly a wonder! Aside from the fact that the entrance fee is so low (₱25/head), they served a really good food. So, the next time you'll set sail for Bohol, make this a part of your bucket list!





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