Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers Under 350.00

Here are some Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers Under 350.00.

As promised, here is the second installment for our teacher gift idea series. I am hoping that the publication of this post can still make it in time for your holiday shopping and that this post on Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers can help you better decide on what gifts to purchase. Nowadays, online shopping…
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers Under P200.00

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers Under P200.00

Teachers play a huge role in our children’s development, and so there is no surprise why a lot of parents would like to thank them through a Christmas Gift. Christmas gift ideas for teachers can be a lot but the deciding part can be tricky. But in this joyous but hectic season of giving, it…
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Weekly Filipino Meal Plan December 4, 2017

Filipino Weekly Meal Plan for December 4 to 11, 2017

Been a long time since my last weekly meal plan post, and I am really sorry. Life and motherhood happens and so I can hardly type in front of my computer when my two nurslings are up and about, and when the eldest has exams and assignments to finish. Anyway, I would like to share…
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GUEST POST: 5 Things Moms Need to Consider Before Getting a Fulltime Online Job

Here are some of the things that you may have to consider when working from home full time.

For those of you who have been reading the blog for a while, you would know about my journey from being an 8-5 (or way beyond 5pm) corporate working mom to becoming a work-from-home mom (although very part time nowadays). This experience led me to advocate working from home, as a good way of sort…
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Six ways to make learning more enjoyable for kids

  I have always thought that learning and study time will always equate to fun time for my children — until one of my kids became of school age. I realized that I have to make learning more enjoyable, and that I have to think of fun ways to reinforce what she learns in school….
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Ways to make your condominium child-friendly

Ways to make your condominium child friendly

More and more families, especially those that hail in urban Manila (and now even in key cities in the country) are choosing to live in condominium units because of the many advantages that it offers. For one, it can help increase quality time among parents and children because it would mean that parents will be…
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Best way to declutter toys towards happier homes

Moms seeking to get organized are always in search of the best way to declutter toys.

Moms seeking to get organized are always in search of the best way to declutter toys. Unlike my eldest, my bunso only has a few toys. Maybe because there are already existing toys from his big sisters, or maybe because I have learned that they do not need much really. I’d like to think that…
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Teaching English Online for Stay-at-Home Moms

Teaching English Online for stay-at-home moms

Hi fellow Happypinaymommies! For those of you who are interested in Teaching English Online for Stay-at-Home Moms and earn a part-time or full-time income from it, I’m sharing with you this very informative guest post from our guest writer and resource person, Mr. Luigi Reparado.  In his Guest post below, he shares to us vital…
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14 Bible Verses for Overwhelmed Moms

Feeling tired and weary? Sharing with you bible verses for overwhelmed mothers that I personally cling on to, when I needed that push.

Feeling tired and weary? Sharing with you bible verses for overwhelmed moms that I personally cling on to, whenever I needed that push. (Image Credits) Here are some bible verses for overwhelmed moms that are just like me. I love my children to bits but there are times that I really am exhausted and drained…
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Where to buy Carrier Oils in the Philippines

where to buy carrier oils in the philippines

If you are looking for stores or shops to order carrier oils in the Philippines for your DIY Essential Oil Blends and Recipes then this post is for you. I have compiled here a list of stores and shops – both online and physical – that sell carrier oils in the Philippines. For those who…
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Father’s Day Giveaway!!!

happypinaymommy giveaway alert

Hope you can all join our Father’s Day Giveaway Contest! Head to our Facebook Page Here to join! Special thanks to KaypeeBaby Nursing Wear for our Prizes! The winning entrant will be given the following prizes, free shipping nationwide: Hope you can all join us by going to our Facebook Page Here.\ Comment on the…
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Where to buy Essential Oil Accessories

Where to buy essential oil accessories in the Philippines

If you are looking for essential oil accessories in the Philippines, then this article is for you. My 2015 write-up on where to buy essential oils continues to be one of my blog’s top posts, hence I am writing this post. I will be enumerating here the various online shops and physical stores where you…
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Filipino Weekly Meal Plan Recipes 2017 June 05

Filipino Weekly Meal Plan Recipes 2017 June 05:

Hi Everyone, sharing with you our new, more comprehensive (and revitalized —hahaha) Filipino Weekly Meal Plan Recipes 2017 June 05 to June 11. Hopefully this could help those of you who may not have mapped out their Filipino Weekly Menu as of yet. Starting this week I will be cascading a more comprehensive meal plan…
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Breakfast Food Recipes Children Can Eat in the Car

Breakfast Food Recipes Children Can Eat in the Car

In the run up to the opening of classes, I have thought of coming up with another article which is Breakfast Food Recipes Children Can Eat in the Car. This is again part of our series on baon and breakfast recipes and ideas for our school aged children. I have recently posted about quick breakfasts…
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Quick Breakfasts for Pinoy School Kids

Hurried mornings? No problemo! here are some ideas for quick breakfasts for pinoy School Kids. (Photo Credits)

School will be starting soon, and let us expect traffic to further worsen. And the sad thing about it is, even school children sacrifice. I came up with the idea of coming up with an article on Quick Breakfasts for Pinoy School Kids because breakfast sometimes get skipped just so kids wouldn’t miss their school bus,…
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Weekly Filipino Meal Plan 2017 May 29

Sharing our Filipino Weekly Meal Plan

Been a while since I have posted a real blog post for our weekly Filipino meal plan 2017. I usually do the catching up through our social media channels particularly Facebook and Instagram. In any case, for those of you who have yet to come up with your own menu plan pinoy cooking for the…
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School Snack Baon Ideas for Filipino Kids

Preparing baon for children could be taxing for us moms especially when we run out of ideas. Here are some School Snack Baon Ideas for Filipino Kids. (Image Credits with Modification: Pixabay - https://pixabay.com/en/users/EdMontez-602980/)

Been a while again since I last posted an article. Been very busy in the home front lately, plus a bit of much needed relaxation hence the long hiatus. I figured, I should be writing about school snack baon ideas for Filipino kids since most of us will soon be preparing once again lunch baons,…
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Available Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers in the Philippines

Here is a list of physical shops that sell Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers in the Philippines. (Photo Credits with Modifications) https://www.flickr.com/photos/yourbestdigs/

With the growing number of essential oils enthusiasts in the country, the demand for an efficient ultrasonic essential oil diffusers continue to grow. Fortunately good quality diffusers are available to us here in the country, and those that are sold abroad can be easily shipped here, taking out the guesswork as to where to buy…
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Visita Iglesia Churches for Manila this 2017

Makati is home to many historic churches and shrines which are perfect Visita Iglesia Churches to consider this 2017

I originally intended to just update our Facebook page with our suggestions for Visita Iglesia Churches this 2017. But since some may not be using Facebook as a search engine, i still decided to post our suggested churches here in our blog. Three years ago I have written about my suggested Manila Visita Iglesia Route…
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Product Review| KAYPEE BABY Nursing Wear, Breastfeeding-Friendly Blouses and Dresses

Kaypee Baby Nursing Wear and Breastfeeding Clothes

By: Mommy Fran As a mom who has been breastfeeding non-stop for the past couple of years, nursing clothes are definitely heaven sent. The stingy mom (take note about the word mom, not person because I loved shopping before I had kids) in me though prevents me from buying a lot of nursing dresses and…
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Prepaid Health Cards for babies and kids

Prepaid Healthcards for Babies and Kids in the Philippines

As the adage says “Mahal ang magkasakit” and it really is, especially in this country where some hospitals will even require a down payment for an emergency case. It is important for us moms to always be prepared for such possibilities. And because not everyone has a health insurance for their family care of the…
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Emergency Go Bag Contents for a Baby

Emergency Go Bag Contents for a Baby

Back when we are just three in the family, we had a bug out bag and a disaster kit meant for just the three of us. Fast forward X years later we are already a semi-big family and our needs have changed and have become varied — making Go Bag packing even more challenging. The…
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Disaster Preparedness for Young Families amid “The Big One”

disaster preparedness for young families

“The Big One” or the high intensity earthquake that is supposed to hit Manila and nearby provinces continues to generate buzz over social media. And although, Phivolcs has already denied issuing any warning about an exact range of time when this earthquake could take place, it said that it is still best to be prepared….
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Happypinaymommy Reflections: Zacha’s Smileversary

Smileversary

It has been more than two months since my last post, and my ideas for the topics that I should be writing about is getting longer as weeks pass. As I was trying to organize these titles and topics, I came across fellow mom blogger, and natural parenting advocate Mommy Seema’s post on her little…
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Filipino Budget Ulam Ideas below 100 Pesos 2017 Edition

Budget Ulam Recipes under P100

Our under P100 annual budget ulam series continues to be two of the most widely read posts here in our little blog. And since we are still in the first quarter of the year, I figured, why not come up with a 2017 edition this early? If you haven’t read the first two, click here…
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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

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

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

filipino-weekly-menu-plan

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

how to be you -- happypinaymommy.com reflections

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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