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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Where to buy teething necklaces and chewblings in the Philippines

Buy teething necklaces and chewblings in the Philippines

Is your teething baby chomping on anything in sight? Are you getting tired of picking-up, re-cleaning and then giving once again, your baby’s teethers? Fret no more because chewblings or teething necklaces and bracelets are now available in the Philippines. I have compiled a list of some of the online shops that sell teething bracelets…
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Happypinaymommy.com’s Work-at-Home-Mom of the Week #4: Mommy Gini Pagkatipunan

happypinaymommy.com's WAHM of the Week #4

Happypinaymommy.com’s fourth Work-at-Home-Mommy of the week is a young and pretty Online English Teacher and a mother to two kids. Like most of the WAHMs we have featured, she tried her hand at finding a work-from-home career to get to spend more time with her kids. Without further ado, let me introduce to you happypinaymommy.com’s…
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Happypinaymommy.com’s Work-at-Home-Mommy of the Week #1

Happypinaymommy.com's Work-at-Home-Mommy of the Week

Being a mom is such a happy but hard work. If you combine trying to help in augmenting the family budget, then the mommying gets all the more challenging. I have decided to write a series of posts to honor Work at Home Moms (WAHMs) who combine mothering and earning an income. This is also…
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Requirements for a Philippine Solo or Single Parent ID

requirements for a philippine solo or single parent ID

“ ” Parenting is definitely not an easy job, but single parenting is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is good to note that our government has set aside some special benefits for Solo Parents, especially those that work in the formal sector. These are all enacted through the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act…
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Happy Pinay Mommy Weekly Meal Plan for August 10 2015

Weekly Meal Plan August 10-17, 2015

Hi Mommies! Sharing with you our meal plan for the week. Certainly hoping this  is no too late to help you with your weekly meal preparation and grocery shopping. As busy moms wanting to prepare good food for the whole family, we all have to be intentional when it comes to planning our meals for…
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What Can a Pinay Mommy do while stuck in EDSA traffic?

Stuck in EDSA Traffic

Being stuck in traffic is one of the worst timesucks ever, and we all know that. I remember this facebook post i read that the best solution to EDSA traffic is to have everyone go through this traffic monster of a highway using a Zip Line. Anyway, not to be whiny or nega, but in…
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Facebook and Online Cloth Diaper Sellers in Manila — Part 1

Facebook and Online Cloth Diaper Stores in Manila

Hi Mommies! For those who will be just starting out in their cloth diaper journey, one question has always been hanging on their heads? Where to buy cloth diapers, and who are the legitimate sellers? In Facebook and over at OLX you will see countless online stores peddling their cloth diapers, mostly china nappies. But…
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Nine Things I Want My Kids to Learn From Manny Pacquiao

i want my Kids to Learn from Manny Pacquiao

And why i want my kids to learn from Manny Pacquiao We watch the early evening news almost every night, like clock work, and lately it is all about Manny Pacquiao and his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather. And while Little H is already very familiar with Manny as her dad is a big fan,…
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Happy and Easy Breakfast Meals for Kids this Summer

Five Easy Breakfast Meals for Kids this Vacation Breakfast time is the most hurried meal in the house even if it is lovingly prepared. it usually gets to be eaten in a rush especially during schooldays. Now that it is summer, we have more time to prepare yummy breakfast meals for the kids that they…
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Why My Daughter’s Dentist is Asking for P70,000.00

Pediatric Dentist

Confessions of the Happy Pinay Mommy The 70,000 Pediatric Dental Job I confess that I am a mother of a monster-teeth pre-schooler. If you would see my daughter’s teeth, you would know where my guilt is actually coming from. And I know it is my fault. Although I religiously brush her teeth before going to…
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Legitimate Ways to Earn Money From Home

Legitimate Ways to Earn Money From Home

MOMMY RESOURCES A Stay-at-home Mom’s Guide to Legitimate Ways to Earn Money From Home Whether you chose to stay at home, in-between jobs, or burned-out at work, we Stay-at-Home-Moms would all want to bring in extra income to the household. But in these challenging times, how exactly can we do that? Here are six legitimate…
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Budget Friendly Summer Activities for Kids Part 2

Budget Summer Activities for the Kids

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Six Summer Activities for Kids that they will Absolutely Love As promised, here is the second installment of the Budget-Friendly Kids Summer Activities. This time we will be focusing on house activities that will guarantee hours of fun for the kidlets. Pretend Lemonade Stand – Just outside your house, set up…
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Budget Friendly Summer Activities for Kids Series

Budget Friendly Summer Drinks

Cool and Budget-Easy Summer Activities for Kids PART 1: Budget-Friendly Summer Drinks and Beverages for Kids The heat is on and summer is here. It is also vacation time so most of moms are now on the lookout for fun and budget friendly summer activities for kids that could pre-occupy the kids around the house….
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Simple Chores for Preschoolers

Chores for kids

Teaching your kids to be responsible starts when you give them responsibilities. And it is never too early to give them chores. In fact simple chores for preschoolers give young kids a break from their monotonous daily activities, and teaches them responsibility too. As they say, long as they can already talk and understand what…
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Five Easy-to-prepare Meryenda Suggestions for Kids

five meryenda ideas for kids

Summer is here, and aside from the heat, we all know that growling tummies will be upon us mommies once again! Here are Five Easy-to-prepare Meryenda suggestions for the kiddos: 1. Cheese Pimiento Sandwich – This easy to prepare DIY Cheese Pimiento Spread by Filipino-food-recipes.com will surely make your kids ask for second helpings, so…
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What to do when yaya leaves: More permanent Solutions to #YayaProblems

more permanent solutions to yaya probs

So, she did not come back anymore, or you really told her not to? Now What? You have already exhausted all the possible band-aid solutions to your yaya problems and nothing has happened yet. Your mom and your sister have yet to recommend a new yaya, your neighbor’s yaya has yet to get a reply…
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Wala si yaya? Possible Solutions to #YayaProblems

What to do when the nanny leaves

If you will ask any working mom to name their top five biggest fear or headache, one of their answers would be “mawalan ng yaya.” And why not, our yayas are our ka-tag team when it comes to rearing our children.   As they say, lucky is the working mom who has an ever dependable…
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EDSA Is Robbing Me of Family Time

EDSA Traffic robs mothers of family time

Whether you drive your own car or take public transportation to and from your office, most Metro-Manila based working moms have one sentiment — the heavy traffic is taking a toll on their personal time. EDSA Traffic has become too heavy that it makes headline news, and would even comprise all stories in the first…
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Kids and Storytelling time

Bedtime Stories - Three Little Pigs

I remember my mom telling me stories during bedtime. I vividly remember being scared about ogres and other characters in the stories she read to me. I didn’t like ‘puss in boots’. I get distracted when listening about Alice and Wonderland. I could relate to Cinderella. But my favorite was Three Little Pigs. Always is,…
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Lady of La Leche, St.Gerard, and other patron saints of motherhood

Thank you for heeing my requests for intercession, St. Gerard and Our Lady of La Leche.

I am not a very religious person, but I was brought up as catholic and I try to live like one. Prayer has always been my ally way back when im younger, and moreso now that I am a parent. In fact the mother of all mothers for me is the Mother of Perpetual Help,…
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Tips on taking babies to airplane rides and travelling alone with a baby

Travel tips with baby

Summer is here once again, and i vividly remember the first time Little took a plane ride. It was in H’s hometown which was a good 1.5 hour flight. I was concerned about the pressure on her ears, plus disturbing other passengers if and when she will cry. luckily all those worries, remained just that…
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Cooking with toddlers

What to cook with your toddler

I try to involve Little in my cooking activities. Apart from it being an opportunity to teach her to count, measure, and identify food, cooking encourages them to eat the food that we prepare. i also find it as an excellent bonding activity that usually calms her down during mornings — weekend or weekdays, because…
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