Thursday, March 31, 2016

5 Easy Beauty Tricks to Fake a Good Night’s Sleep

I guess this is a common story we moms have.

We barely get a decent sleep!

We Filipinos have a street word for it – ngarag.

ngarag (n.)

A word from the Filipino urbanite that means:
1. soooooo exhausted or crazy exhausting
2. noun. like haggard

1. I'm now ngarag over these term papers that I'm rushing.
2. You seem to look ngarag

*Source:www.urbandictionary.com

We moms get so ngarag because of our baby’s late night feedings or our kids are nursing a fever or they they are scared there are monsters in the closet or we had to catch that late night teleserye.  Whatever the reason of our “ngarag-ness” (o.k., I made up that word.  Will it end up at the Urban Dictionary?) , I am so sure that getting little sleep can actually make you feel worse than you already do.

Fortunately, there are beauty tricks to make you look like you’ve got your eight-hour sleep.  Here they are:

5 Easy Beauty Tricks to Fake a Good Night's Sleep

Beauty Trick 1: Start with a scrub.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mommy Advice: How To Deal With Strange Behaviors During your Child’s Early Years

Behavior No. 1 : Toddler Drinking Bathwater

One of the greatest fears I had when my kids were wee ones (like 2 years old and below) is that they will get sick drinking their bathwater! Why would they ever do that???

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My kids’ pediatrician said that it is common for a toddler to want to drink the bathwater. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Blessed #GoodFriday

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

How To Set Up Facebook Authorship in Blogger

Have you noticed it yet?

If you are into Facebook like I am, you might have noticed its brand new feature which may have the potential to help bloggers like you and me by getting more Facebook page likes.

Isn’t that cool?

At the bottom of your Facebook post, there will be a link that your readers can click to like your page.  As your readers and friends and family share your content on their own pages, there will be a link to your Facebook page.

Here is what mine looks like, when I shared my “Things You Never Knew About Our Favorite Star” on my Facebook page:

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Look at that arrow?  Since I have my Facebook authorship set up, readers who read my

Things You Never Knew About Our Favorite Star

It’s officially summer!

Fun Facts About The Sun

Here are FUN FACTS about the SUN.

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5,700°C – The estimated temperature of the sun’s surface

75% – The amount of the sun composed of HYDROGEN.  The rest is mostly HELIUM.

2x1027 TONS – The mass of the sun (approximate equivalent to the weight of 333,000 Earths)

150 million km – The distance from the Earth to the sun

15,000,000°C – The estimated temperature of the sun’s core

250 million – The number of years it takes for the sun to orbit our galaxy

4.5 billion years – The age of the sun

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Sunlight does not contain vitamin D. Rather, exposure to UV light stimulates the synthesis of Vitamin D in our skin.MommyUnwired

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Recording Parenting Video Streams on Windows 10 with the Movavi Screen Capture Studio


For modern day parents, the internet is an extremely valuable resource – full of great information and help across all sorts of parenting topics. By now you’ve probably already found several online video streams that deal with parenting in general, or even other related areas such as food preparation for babies, baby-proofing a home, and so on.

Considering how useful these parenting videos can be – why not save them so that you can watch them offline later on and conveniently refer to them whenever you need to? Although online video streams generally don’t have a feature allowing you to ‘save’ videos – with the Movavi Screen Capture Studio you can easily do so on Windows 10.

Movavi Screen Capture Studio

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos join McDonald’s 4th National Breakfast Day

Were you there?

March 14 was definitely McDonald’s best Monday ever! For the fourth year in a row, McDonald's National Breakfast Day delighted Filipinos across the country with free McMuffin sandwiches.

McDonald's National Breakfast Day

With over 400 stores nationwide who took part in the event, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos enjoyed a free and delicious McMuffin to start to their day.

From 6:00AM to 7:00AM, families, groups of friends, and individuals woke up extra early and flocked to participating McDonald's stores for their free breakfast treat via dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru.
McDonald's National Breakfast Day

McDonald's Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth S. Yang took the lead in welcoming Filipinos to the much-awaited morning event. McDonald's Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald was also present, along with McDonald’s endorsers and National Breakfast Day ambassadors. The brand’s most recent endorsers Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, popularly known as "AlDub", gave McMuffin sandwiches to customers in McDonald’s Bluebay Walk, Pasay. Other celebrities who were present in different stores around the metro included Xian Lim, Enrique Gil, Janine Gutierrez, Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Alwyn Uytingco, Vin Abrenica, and Shaira Mae Dela Cruz.  

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"We celebrated our first National Breakfast Day in 2013 to share the goodness of a McDonald's breakfast to more Filipinos," said Yang.

The National Breakfast Day experience goes beyond March 14 through a “breakfast surprise.” Participating McDonald’s stores nationwide further spread the morning cheer by giving 100 free McMuffin sandwiches to groups or organizations who are unable to enjoy a good breakfast because of their early or different work schedules. Examples of these are security guards, hospital staff, and public school teachers.

National Breakfast Day

Watch McDonald’s beautiful surprise!


“We are happy to continually delight our customers with a beautiful breakfast experience for the fourth time in a row—it’s McDonald’s best Monday ever,” said Yang. “We hope to see everyone every day at McDonald’s to enjoy our delicious and affordable breakfast offers,” he added.

Keep on sharing about your beautiful morning on McDonald’s Facebook page, facebook.com/McDo.ph, or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #NationalBreakfastDay.













Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Do You Have A Favorite Child?

Are you guilty of giving more love and attention toward only one child?

For a parent to be fair, each child is treated the same way, and given the same amount of attention.  This is never easy.  We all play favorites and we can’t help it. What you can avoid is showing it.
Favoritism is manifested in many ways – and for many reasons, according to an expert.

Do You Have a Favorite Child?

SIGN #1:  You are more affectionate toward one child – and it comes naturally.  You

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mutual Funds and Unit Investment Trust Funds 101

Do Mutual Funds really give the same opportunity to small investors as the big investors have in the stock market? Are Unit Investment Trust Funds the same as Mutual Funds?

You’re right! Mutual Funds (MF) and Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITF) provide small investors the same opportunities as they offer big ones.  The difference in the possible returns to the investor lies in the investment policy and strategy employed by the Fund Managers.  This is why it is important to read and understand the information memo issued by each Fund, and examine the names of the Board of Directors.  Reputable people will not allow their names to be used by a fund or a bank that is not reliable.  In any investment, talk directly to the people in charge of the companies you’d like to invest in.  Understand how they have performed over the years and what their plans are.

Mutual Funds and Unit Investment Trust Funds

Mutual Funds vs. Unit Investment Trust Funds

Saturday, March 12, 2016

5 Time Management Tips For Super Moms

As a mom, have you ever wished that days should be 48 hours instead of 24?

I see you nodding!

A mom’s job is never done.  I bet that, like me, you end your day when everyone is asleep, wake up when everyone is still asleep, prepare breakfast and the coffee (this is very important! I need a pot!), get everyone ready, drive the kids to school, rush to work, pick the kids from school, drive them to their singing/guitar/swimming/aikido lessons, cook dinner, tidy up the house, run a single load of laundry, rinse and repeat. 

I am exhausted just reading what we moms do…

Well, my hair is not yet turning gray from all this stress and this may be because I have some organizing and time saving tips for you!
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Here they are:

Let your kids pitch in.

How To Save Energy In The Kitchen

By cooking meals at home, you get to save money.  And when you use your kitchen appliances properly, you can save energy as well.  Here are ways you can cut your electric bills:

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Be energy-aware.  Keep the lid on the pot.  Use less water when cooking eggs and vegetables.  Use a pressure cooker.  Don’t preheat the oven.  If you have an electric stove, switch off the hotplates and the oven sooner, and let the food finish cooking free of charge.

Get rid of energy-guzzlers – and check power consumption of any new appliances before you buy them.  Old refrigerators are very inefficient and they stay on all the time.  Buy only energy-efficient appliances.

Put your refrigerator in a cool place, secured with 60 in drawer slides,  not near the stove or near the heat of the sun.  Make sure its seals are intact and ventilation grills dust-free.

Never heat water on a hotplate.  Electric kettles are more efficient, but heating water on a gas ring is even more efficient.  Heating water consumes a lot of energy, so don’t heat more than what you need.
Unplug the coffee maker after use.  Transfer extra coffee into a thermos instead of continuously heating it on the coffee maker.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Customized Menu Covers Showcase Your Restaurant's Unique Style

Americans love to eat out. It is frequently a special occasion in celebration of an anniversary, birthday, or romantic night out. On those special celebrations, diners appreciate every nuance the eatery features, including the music, service, food and the ambiance in general. One way to help create a more memorable ambiance is with imaginative menu covers. An engaging menu cover is a subtle yet crucial showcase for the overall dining experience in any restaurant.

Selecting Menu Covers That Pop

Monday, March 07, 2016

4 Common Money Mistakes We Do All The Time

A penny saved is not much, but it’s still a penny earned, and a good start is to avoid simple money mistakes that could spell financial disaster.
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Money Mistake #1: Not getting Into that Saving Habit.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Is Your House Making You Fat?

Hey, Ladies!

How is your New Year’s Resolution (which, err, must have something to do with extra weight and losing it?) holding out?

Are you struggling like I am?

Well, wouldn’t you be glad to know that I, who recently told you guys that:
Have found something to blame again for our weight woes.

Is your house making you fat?

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