Kiddie and toddler vitamins to help increase appetite

Here is a list of children and toddler vitamins to help increase appetite. (Photo Credits)

While chunkiness and weight will never be the only factors to determine if a child is healthy, a “patpatin” but healthy Filipino child will usually have parents endlessly worrying about their child’s physique. Kiddie and toddler vitamins to help increase appetite seems to be a much sought after phenomenon among Filipino parents. And this is…
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Children’s Party Food Caterers in the Philippines

Looking for Children’s Party Food Caterers in the Philippines? Here is a list. (Photo Credits)

If you are looking to outsource the food buffet for your child’s kiddie party then this post is for you. I collated a list of some of the Children’s Party Food Caterers in Manila that you may want to get in touch with as you plan out your child’s next party. So here is a…
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Children’s Party Event Stylists in the Philippines

Looking for Children’s Party Event Stylists in the Philippines? Read on. (Photo Credits)

If you no longer have the strength to do a Do-It-Yourself Party for your little one, then why not hire an event or party stylist? Not only will you be free from all the stresses of preparing for the party, you too will likewise be able to enjoy the preparations as well as you child’s…
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Birthday party loot bag content ideas

Looking for Birthday Party Loot bag Content Ideas in the Philippines? Read up. (Photo Credits)

I remember when I was a kid, one of the birthday party stuff I look forward to when attending a children’s party is the loot bag. Back then, giving a stuffed toy (which is now referred to as a plushie hahaha) is “pangmayaman” as the usual lootbag during those days were candies and small toys,…
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Homemade Filipino Breakfast Recipes for the home or business

Homemade Filipino Breakfast Recipes for the home or business. (Photo Credits)

There is one struggle I have about preparing breakfast, most of the choices available in the market are laden with preservatives, our culture also generally prefers this type of “cilog” breakfasts, and busy moms like us have a tendency to give in to these types of breakfasts because it is easy to cook – perfect…
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Guest Post: Financial Solutions for Stay-at-Home Freelancer Moms

financial solutions for work from home mothers

Happypinaymommy.com has always been supportive of mothers who choose to work from home, either full time or part time to help support the family. We in fact have a dedicated section here – which gives ideas on where to find work from home opportunities, what side business endeavors we can do to augment the family…
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Happypinaymommy’s Filipino Weekly Menu Plan for Nov 21-28, 2016

Happypinaymommy.com's weekly filipino menu plan for November 21-28, 2016

Hi there ladies! Pardon my two month hiatus in posting meal plans. Will try my very best to regularly update our Filipino Menu Plan every end of the week to help you out as well in your grocery shopping. So before I explain some of the choices I made for our weekly ulam recipes, here…
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GUEST POST: DIY Candy Buffet Preparation Checklist

DIY Candy Buffet Preparation Checklist. (Photo Credits)

DIY Candy Buffet Preparation Checklist As you all know, our little blog’s newest section is its Do-It-Yourself Parties – a very useful resource if I may say for us practical happy pinay mommies. That is why I am so thrilled when fellow writer Wendy Dessler of OutreachMama got in touch with me to share with…
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Happypinaymommy Reflections: #BiyenanKoMahalKo by: Mommy Paula Algoso

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Ask any wife, and she would likely say that one of the most crucial relationships in a marriage, apart from that with their spouse is that with their mother-in-law. And this does not just apply in our culture – join mothering forums in the US, watch a Mexican telenovela, or follow a koreanovela series and…
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Where to order Smash Cakes

Where to order smash cakes

Smash Cakes are just so popular in the recent years, as it is a great props for first birthday photo shoots. In my humble opinion, any cake could be a smash cake as long as it has some type of icing (butter cream is best according to some photographers), since it will just be smashed…
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Baptismal Souvenir Tokens for Godparent Ninongs and Ninangs

Baptismal Souvenir Tokens for Godparent Ninongs and Ninangs

Ninongs and Ninangs are undoubtedly the VIPs in a Christening ceremony. As God parents of the child, they carry a huge responsibility in their shoulders as they will help the parents raise God-fearing children, and at the same time accept the role of being the second parent of the child. In Filipino Christening or binyags…
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Filipino Weekly Menu Plan for Sept 12-19, 2016

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Hi there ladies! Been a long time since I posted a weekly meal plan, and I apologize for that. Will try my very best to regularly update our Filipino Menu Plan every Friday. So before I elaborate on the Filipino weekly menu, here is our meal plan for the week — Filipino Weekly Menu Plan:…
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Nine Christening Baptismal Party Reception Venues

Looking for Christening Baptismal Party Reception Venues in the Philippines?

  I have recently written about restaurants and fastfood chains with kiddie party packages in the Philippines, and I have realized that kiddie parties and christening receptions may require a different type of venue. And although parents can always celebrate their child’s christening in fastfood restaurants, some families may want to have a reception somewhere…
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Fastfood and Restaurants with kiddie birthday party packages

Fastfood and Restaurants with kiddie birthday party packages

Kiddie parties can be stressful in general, and it is always a good thing if the whole family can just book a venue altogether, choose a theme, cake and decor and even lootbag and just come back on your child’s birthday. Even better is that parents can usually just sit back or focus on entertaining…
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Happypinaymommy Reflections: An Open Letter to Moms by Mommy Sheng Paiton

happypinaymommy reflections open letter to moms

Hi Ladies! Came across this open letter to moms, written by Mommy Sheng Paredes-Paiton, and upon reading, I immediately knew that I am one of the intended recipients of this open letter. Being in the trenches of motherhood is never easy, and inspiring letters like this should be disseminated to as many mothers so that…
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Baptismal Party Souvenir Ideas

Baptismal Party Souvenir Ideas. (Photo Credits to E Clay Souvenirs and Accessories)

One of the concerns of most parents who are about to have their baby christened is the Baptismal Souvenirs that they will give away to their guests. There are tons of ideas out there, and it can get overwhelming really. There are a lot of considerations in choosing for Baptismal souvenirs, and apart from matching…
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School Lunch Baon Ideas – Part 3

Here is the third installment in our series of School Lunch Baon Ideas for Kids. (Photo Credits)

As promised here is the third installment in our series of School Lunch Baon ideas for your gradeschoolers. As we go further into the school year it really becomes more challenging to think of lunch baon to pack for the kids. Of course we want something that they would finish, as they need to have…
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Lunch Baon Ideas for School Kids – Part 2

Here is the Second Part of our series on Lunch Baon Ideas for School Kids. (Photo Credits)

As promised here is the continuation on our series on Baon Ideas for our school-aged kids. I remember apart from the packed lunch, we should also be concerned about where we pack our children’s lunches. Although I would like to buy my daughter those stainless tin can things, I find myself packing her lunches in…
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Lunch Ulam Baon Ideas for School Kids – Part 1

Running out of lunch baon ideas for school kids? Here are some suggestions.

Day in and day out we have to prepare lunch ulam baons for our school-aged children, and it is very easy to run out of ideas on what to prepare for them. After all, we need a lunch meal that is nutritious, easy-to-prepare for those crazy school mornings, fits our budget, and of course appeal…
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Where to buy Nanny Yaya Uniforms

where to buy nanny yaya uniforms

While most of the articles in my blog are intended to help yaya-less moms survive their journey, it also aims to provide support to full-time working moms who would need extra helping hands (and extra set/s of eyes) in rearing their children as they work outside the home to provide for them. Yayas or nannies…
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GUEST POST: “Ten Things I Learned as a First-Time Mom.”

Ten Things I Learned as a First Time Mom

All about being a First Time Mom They say that there are many ways to spot a first time mom among a crowd of mothers. She is usually stereotyped as the jittery, overly-hovering, excited lady that has in her arsenal all the bells and whistles that come with motherhood. And looking back in my first…
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Happypinaymommy.com’s Reflections: How To Be You Po? by Mommy Aizh Geron Celis

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I was scrolling through my FB Newsfeed when I stumbled upon this poem made by a fellow mom. It really hit home, as with the many frustrations, challenges, and back-to-back-to-back errands and endless chores that wear out our minds and bodies day in and day out. I also love that it is mostly written in…
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Where to buy Maternity Gowns Pregnancy Office Clothes Dresses in the Philippines

Where to buy Maternity Gowns Office Dresses and Pregnancy Clothes in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

Being pregnant does not exempt anyone from looking good be it in a casual setting, the office, and moreso on special occasions. For those of you who are looking for Maternity Gowns, Office Dresses and Pregnancy Clothes in the Philippines this post is for you. Allow your natural beauty to bloom when you are expecting,…
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Where to buy nursing clothes and breastfeeding gowns in the Philippines

Where to buy nursing clothes and breastfeeding gowns in the Philippines

Breastfeeding or nursing clothes can be very helpful especially for first time moms who are still trying to get comfortable while breastfeeding in public. It will also be very helpful for working moms who pump breastmilk in the office. Dresses for special occasions such as breastfeeding-friendly gowns also help a lot especially when a nursing…
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How to Make Homemade Kid-Friendly Hand Sanitizer

How to Make Homemade Kid-Friendly Hand Sanitizer

Looking for a great give-away for your kid’s party, or you just plainly want to make one that is safe for your school-aged child to use? Here are some recipes of Homemade Kid-Friendly Hand Sanitizer: Lambanog or Vodka Based Hand Sanitizer – This recipe for hand disinfectant as published by Growing Up Herbal  makes use…
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Where to buy Castile Soap in the Philippines

Where to buy Castile Soap in the Philippines

If you are looking for Castile Soap in the Philippines for your various homemade DIY cleansers and natural products, then this post is for you. I have compiled a list of shops or places where you can purchase castile soap in the Philippines be it from online or in brick or mortar stores. So here’s…
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23 Meal Ulam Ideas for Filipino Babies and Kids

Meal Ulam Ideas for Filipino Babies and kids

We try hard to be super moms but at some point we will lose ideas on what to feed our families, especially our babies. I realized that the struggle is indeed real when Achi started becoming a picky eater, and feeding time has been more of a torture instead of a happy time for all…
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Breakfast Ideas for Filipino Babies

Breakfast Ideas for Filipino Babies.

Whatever approach you are taking in introducing solid food to your child, time will come that you will need more and more meal ideas for your little one. And while the Internet is full of meal ideas for babies, not all are applicable in the Philippine setting as not all ingredients are locally available or…
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Options for Presko Time Breathable Cloth Diapers

Presko Time Breathable Cloth Diapers. (Photo Credits)

For moms who are new at cloth diapering, the term “presko time” may be quite confusing as one of the main objectives behind cloth diapering is to provide a “presko” or breathable alternative to Disposable Diapers. But for cloth diapering veterans, “presko time” means letting your little one wear a cloth diaper that does not…
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Kid-Friendly Vegetable Salads

Here are some Kid-Friendly Vegetable Salads that your Picky eater may love. (Photo Credits)

It is a challenge to have children eat salads especially if they are not used to eating veggies. But there are salads out there that appeal to our children’s discriminating taste buds. So for those of you wanting to prepare nutritious salads for your family here are some suggested — Kid-Friendly Vegetable Salads: Crunchy Fish…
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Easy Tofu Tokwa Recipes Under P100.00

Looking for Tofu Tokwa Recipes Under P100.00? Here is a list! (Photo Credits)

If you want to serve your family a protein-rich and nutritious dish without having to resort to meat – either for health reasons or to help save on expenses, the best way to go is to cook tokwa or tofu based dishes. Apart from being nutritious, Tofu and tokwa are really easy to cook, and…
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Natural and Baby Safe ways to kill ants

Natural and Baby Safe Ways to kill Ants.

Moms, especially those that cloth diaper their little ones usually worry about the presence of ants during ant season – which in the Philippines, happens to be almost all year round. And while there are a lot of insecticide and spray solutions that can address this concern, not all are safe to be used in…
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Maid yaya and driver agencies in the Philippines

Maid, yaya, and driver agencies in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

One of the biggest concerns of working parents is hiring competent, trustworthy and reliable yaya and househelp. With all the horror stories that have gone viral, the quest for the ultimate Inday has become more and more elusive for most families. And while most would say that the best househelp or nanny could be a…
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Where to buy Hybrid Fitted Diapers in the Philippines – Part Five

Where to buy hybrid fitted diapers part five. (Photo Credits)

So as I mentioned in my previous post on Where to Buy Hybrid Fitted Diapers Part Four, I will definitely need to come up with a Part five of this series. So for those of you moms out there wanting to try more locally made Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diaper sewn with love by creative pinay…
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Snack Baon ideas for Pre-Schoolers

Snack Baon Ideas for Pre-schoolers

With merely two weeks before the opening of classes, we moms should be armed with a good repertoire of nutritious snack or baon ideas for pre-schoolers. If you are still clueless as to what to pack for your child this coming school year, then this post is for you. So here are – Snack Baon…
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How to get kids to sleep early

How to get kids to sleep early. (Photo Credits)

Only about more than two weeks to go before classes start, and this would only mean, our school-aged children would have to start sleeping early once again. If your child’s bedtime schedule did not change because of the summer vacation, then lucky you. But if your family is like most families then the time to…
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Where to Rent Baby Carriers in the Philippines

Where to Rent Baby Carriers in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

Baby Carriers, especially SSCs or the Soft-Structured Carriers are quite expensive and not all families can easily afford one. Luckily, there are shops that rent out SSCs like Tula, Jumpsac and the like so that parents, especially moms, can get the feel of owning an SSC Carrier even before they finally purchase one. So for…
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Where to buy Baby Leg Warmers in the Philippines

buy baby leg warmers in the Philippines

If you are wondering where to buy those cute leg warmers to match your cloth diapers then this post is for you. Leg warmers are very convenient to use when cloth diapering because unlike busha pants and tights, you no longer have to remove it when changing nappies. I earlier wrote about a specific brand…
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Where to buy Insulated Breast Milk Cooler Bags in the Philippines

Where to buy Insulated Breast Milk Cooler Bags in the Philippines

I had a great pumping career back when I was still an 8-5 Mama. And during that stint, I can’t be seen without my Insulated Breast Milk Cooler Bag. I was lucky because two years before I gave birth, someone gifted me with a Coleman insulated cooler bag, until it gave up on me, and…
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Where to Buy Wooden Toys in the Philippines

Where to Buy Wooden Toys in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

If you are looking for Wooden toys for your children, or to give as a gift, then this is a post for you. Wooden toys are slowly becoming the choice of toys for more and more parents because unlike its plastic counterparts, it has more natural components, and less chemicals. Not only that, wooden toys…
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Requirements for Catholic Confirmation in the Philippines

Requirements for Catholic Confirmation in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

I was about eleven years old when I had my confirmation alongside my older brother. I do not even remember what took place during that ceremony, nor where we ate right after. A quick research though defined confirmation as “the perfection of Baptism.” The priest lays the hand on the person to be confirmed to…
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Where to buy Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diapers in the Philippines – Part 4

buy hybrid fitted cloth diapers in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

There are more and more mommies getting interested in making their own handmade cloth diapers, and some have embarked on putting up an online shop where they can sell their creations. At the same time I have also discovered more HF brands from the time that I wrote part three. I have already written three…
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Where to buy Baby Moccasins in the Philippines

Buy baby moccasins in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

If you are looking for baby moccasins for your little one, then this post is for you. Those super cute and colorful moccasins are just so adorable, every baby or toddler should have one! So here’s — Where to buy Baby Moccasins in the Philippines: Baobao Babies – Super nice Ben and Adam Baby Moccasins…
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Where to buy Ring Slings in the Philippines

Buy Ring Slings in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

Ring Slings, like any other baby carrier, help the mom a lot when it comes to caring for a baby. It allows her to foster bonding while attending to chores and errands. It frees up her hand during travel, and when attending to the needs of the household, and her other children. It is one…
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Where to buy Succulents for Giveaways in the Philippines

Succulents for Giveaways in the Philippines (Photo Credits)

If you are looking for succulents to give as souvenir or giveaway for your family occasion such as your wedding, birthday, christening or dedication, or anniversary, then this post is for you. There is nothing like giving an eco-friendly souvenir, and receiving a really useful giveaway that you ca also take care of. Succulents are…
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Where to buy Supplies for DIY Candy Buffets in the Philippines

Where to buy Supplies for DIY Candy Buffets in the Philippines

More and more moms are becoming practical nowadays that they try DIY projects for their children’s stuff (like cloth diapers, wipes, accessories), and even supplies like Fabcons – I wrote about it here, and even detergents etc. Parties of course are a huge expense especially if your family is the type to hold big events….
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Where to buy Citronella Plant in the Philippines

Where to buy Citronella Plant in the Philippines

Citronella is a great plant to have at home. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it is also a natural insect repellent. Plant it in your home garden, have a pot in your dirty kitchen, and areas where there usually are a lot of mosquitoes and you will be surprised that mosquitoes will soon be…
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Eight ways to save when you have a newborn baby

8 Ways to save when you have a newborn baby

Expenses pile-up when you have a newborn baby. From the pre-natal check-ups, pre-birth shopping, to hospital expenses, it is really easy to break the bank especially when the budget has not been thoroughly planned. Once the baby is born, expenses continue to accumulate. From his basic needs, to monthly check-ups and immunizations, up to other…
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Eight Filipino Recipes Under 100 Pesos 2016 Edition

Came up with a 2016 edition of ne of my most read blog posts -- Eight Filipino Recipes under 100 pesos 2016 edition.

My seven recipes under P100.00 blog entry last year has consistently been one of the most read entries in my blog. This is the reason why I am coming up with a 2016 edition, to help my fellow budget-conscious Pinay Mommies stretch the food budget that they have without sacrificing the family’s health and nutrition….
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Aircon-free ways to keep babies and kids cool this summer

Aircon-free ways to keep babies and kids cool this summer

The sweltering heat has been the concern of everyone nowadays, and most moms are looking for strategies to cool their babies amid the intense summer heat. My little shobe is having a hard time outdoors nowadays as anytime she is out of the house or the car, she does not only sweat beads and beads…
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Where to buy Amber Teething Necklaces in the Philippines

buy amber teething necklace in the Philippines

Teething babies are cranky and really hard to appease. And this is the reason why moms have always been on the lookout for solutions for teething concerns. There are teething necklaces and chewblings, frozen teethers and washcloths, pedia-prescribed gum wipes, and for some even pain relievers. Some experienced moms however swear by amber teething necklaces…
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Where to order Bento Party Meals in the Philippines

order bento party boxes in the philippines

If you are wondering where you can order bento party meals for your child’s school birthday party or any event then this post is for you. I have earlier written about shops where you can buy accessories for your DIY Bento meals (You may read it here), but for those who may not have the…
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Great Cloth Diaper Change — South PiNanays Edition

Southern PiNanay'sparticipate once again in the annual Great Cloth Diaper Change.

Two more days to go and change is coming for Pinay Mommies from the South NCR! This as they gear up for the Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change Event this coming Saturday, April 23. South PiNanays or SPiN  is inviting all families to join them as they participate in this year’s GCDC where families from…
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Happypinaymommy.com’s 16th WAHM of the Week, Mommy Rika Roman

Happypinaymommy.com’s 16th WAHM of the Week, Mommy Rika Roman

It has almost been two months since my last blogpost, and forgive me dear ladies for not being able to update. As I have mentioned in our Facebook page, the last two months had been a breath-taking roller coaster ride for my little familia and it needed more of my time and focus so I…
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Where to buy Fabric for Curtains in the Philippines

Buy fabric for curtains in the Philippines

If you are looking into doing DIY curtains to save up on money, or purely to have an outlet for your creative homemaking prowess then this post is for you. I have earlier written about where to buy curtains in the Philippines (both for physical shops, and online stores) but I understand that some of…
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Online Shops that sell Curtains in the Philippines

Online Shops that sell Curtains in the Philippines. (Photo Credits)

I have earlier written a post on places where you can buy cheap and cheerful curtains. But for those of you who may not be able to leave the house for longer periods of time to head to these shops (due to epic traffic, WAHM Business Commitments, Being Yaya-Less), then this post is for you….
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Where to buy Curtains in the Philippines

Where to buy curtains in the Philippines.

  Where to buy curtains in the Philippines. (Photo Credits) If you are looking for cheap curtains in the Philippines then this post is for you. There are a lot of places to get cheap, but good quality curtains in Manila and i have listed here some of the places that you may check out….
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Where to Buy Bento Tools and Accessories in the Philippines

Bento tools and accessories in the Philippines

If you are looking for Bento box tools and accessories for your kid’s Bento boxes then this post is for you. We know that some moms want to try out Bento making to encourage their kids to eat more, and eat healthier. I am not a really creative mom, and I have taken steps to…
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Where to buy Ecopwet Cloth Diapers

Buy Ecopwet CLoth Diapers

  If you are looking for Ecopwet cloth diapers then this post is for you. Ecopwet cloth diapers, as we know is a locally-branded China nappy owned and distributed by the hardworking WAHM Mommy Maricor Fernandez of Vezees Closet (read our feature on her inspiring WAHM story here). After its launch late last year, Ecopwet…
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