Showing posts from January, 2015

“Marry Me” Sitcom Reminds Us Of Our Own Love Stories

Six years ago, Annie (Casey Wilson, “Happy Endings”) and Jake (Ken Marino, “Eastbound & Down”) bonded over their mutual love of nachos and they’ve been inseparable ever since. It ain’t a bike ride for this long-time couple when their deeply committed relationship turns into a long and bumpy ride on the way to the altar.

After dating her boyfriend, Jake, for so long, Annie figured he would pop the question during their romantic getaway. Well, he didn’t. When they return home, Annie throws a monster of a tantrum over her single lady state. This was at the very moment Jake was going to put a ring on her finger.
Do you remember how your husband proposed to you? Was it a fairy tale story or was it a disaster-at-first-altar-at-the-end number? Do you think Annie and Jake, who aren’t exactly a match-made-heaven will eventually make it to their dream wedding?

Mom's Easy Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is nothing but from heaven. We bet you will all agree. Sinful as you think it is, we we were all born with a tooth for something chocolatey. This week may be gloomy for all of us but we'd like to lighten your day a bit with something sweet to think of. Take a break and indulge as we share some of the chocolatey recipes from our mommy bloggers.

Mango and Chocolate filled Crepes
Recipe by Vanilla Housewife
Sinfully Good Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting
Recipe by Cheryl's Journey
MORE RECIPES HERE Villa del Conte’s 500g chocolate bars offer a generous amount of rich and exciting flavors to make your favorite recipes even better. You may choose between the fine milk chocolate and 50% dark chocolate flavors for truly luscious cakes, cookies, pastries, dips and many more.
To get your very own chocolate bars, visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinson’s Magnolia. For bulk or…

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GMA 7’s Basta Everyday Happy Showcased Heart-Healthy Recipes

Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, Better for the Heart, Better for the Budget, is the heart-healthy, versatile, and value for money cooking oil. Canola Oil is one of the healthiest cooking oils because of its LOW saturated fat (BAD FAT) and high monounsaturated fat (GOOD FAT) content. Jolly Canola Oil has omega 3 and 6 which are good for the heart. It has a pale golden color, light texture, and neutral taste so you can use it for any dish. Jolly Canola Oil also has a high smoking point which makes it ideal for frying.

Hosted by Donita Rose, GMA 7’s Basta Everyday Happy, recently showcased heart-healthy recipes using Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil through the month of December. Eight episodes featured Filipino-favorites such as Beef Stew, Crispy Calamari, and one of Donita’s personal favorites “in the whole wide world” as she shares on Instagram, Crispy Binagoongan. She tells of her Beef Kaldereta version “Pinoy ang lasa pero mas bongga! This is my Better Beefier Caldereta made h…

Health And Fitness Trends Families Should Expect This Year

“Health and fitness trends will continue to be big this year. As we are bombarded by public awareness campaigns on healthy living, we also work out harder, eat cleaner and get screened for various illnesses. Many programs will also emerge to support our health and fitness goals,” says Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, a leading HMO provider in the country.

Some of the health and fitness trends that are expected to attract more Pinoys this year include:

Exercise and weight-loss programs
According to a report from the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO), 3 out of 10 Filipino adults are either overweight or obese. To drop the extra pounds and stay in shape, many Pinoys follow fitness programs.
Body weight training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are projected to become the top fitness trends for 2015. Body weight training routines, like push-ups and planking, are accessible to everyone because they don’t requir…

Myobrace For Kids – A Mom's Journal About Her Daughter's Braces

This photo below was recently taken by the writer's daughter. See how confident she was on smiling. Thanks to Dr. Urbi of Green Apple MRC Dental Clinic which has a branch in Trinoma, the little girl is on a straight path to her best smile.

Maristel is already on her 8th month wearing Myobrace. If you will follow TweenselMom's posts on this category “MRC Myobrace” you’ll be able to know how it all started and what her daughter went through until these days. Her braces never hampered her eating and she always tell her mom how she feels about her braces, she’ll say, “it just feels I'm not wearing anything on my teeth”.

Below is her photo 8 months ago.


Why Read Food Blogger's Reviews?

No matter how lavish our desire to spend the day in a good-looking restaurant, the bottom line will be the taste and the price. Right? And the best sources to get information for these crucial details will be none other than the food reviews written by persons who were actually there, persons that we know and trust.

The Right Place
Restaurant business is the most active business here in the Philippines and you will see new food spots sprouting here and there. Almost always we feel surprised that our favorite burger joint has a new branch just around the corner. By following our favorite foodies, we instantly know where to go and the right places to check them out. Saves us a lot of time and gas!

The Right Price
Food reviews give us an idea what we should order before heading out to a restaurant. It’s not that it saves us time when we dine in but very useful in budgeting. It’s so easy to go overboard when you are already inside a restaurant, you wanted to order already, and…

Papal Visit 2015 – How Your Family Can See The Pope

All of us are excited that finally, one of the earliest highlights of the year will be happening. The Pope is coming to our country and no matter what our family’s religion is, we should see this event as an opportune time to revisit our family’s faith and our commitment to do good, not only to ourselves and to our family, but most especially to others. Because this is what the Pope’s mission is all about, and that is to teach each of us the value of charity.

The Pope’s visit will be hectic and not all of us may be able to see him up close. But these won’t stop us from experiencing his visit. Here are some tips how everyone will be able to get an update, watch Pope Francis’ activities, and learn from his teachings which will certainly be focused on families, the women, and the poor.
1. Don’t forget to check the Pope’s itineraries.
2. Take advantage of various media updates from TV, internet and social media outfits.
3. Smartphone App for the Pope’s visit.
4. Appreciate the …

Babyland – Baby Store, Parenting Sessions And Party Space All In One

Babyland as a brand has been dedicated to serving young children since 1970 but since May 2013, Babyland has expanded its niche to not only products but services and space as well.

Babyland’s founder was a mom herself, Mrs. Tess Rodriguez Castro and when her son took over the business, he formed Babyland Plus Inc. who now manages all Babyland stores. At the helm of Babyland Plus Inc. are two of the partners directly involved in its management: Kits Lopez Pajarillo, Merchandising General Manager; and Chesa la O Arcenas, Marketing and Services General Manager.

What’s unique about Babyland? Babyland specializes in infant and juvenile products needed by kids and moms up to about age 5. Majority of our products focus on nursing and feeding; on baby beddings; travel beds, strollers, car seats and other products needed by children on the go.

Babyland sell products which were carefully chosen by parents who also choose the best. Mom-approved products are usually those recognized by …

52-Week Money Challenge - P82K Year End Money Goal

From the 10 Lucky Things In 2015, it listed out green as the lucky color of the year and it speaks of what else, money! But mothers know best that money doesn’t just fall from the tree. No matter how lucky we are, money spent unwisely means you’ll still have your cash  go down the drain. At the same time, not saving money for the rainy seasons means you’ll still be left wanting when you direly need cash. As they say : Failing to plan is planning to fail. And this is so true when it comes money.
Money Challenges What are money challenges? These are structured or savings calendar wherein you follow to save a certain amount as scheduled. Many moms had been successful in accumulating a big amount of cash at the end of the year by following this set schedule. As of any other schedules, keeping up with it is basically the most crucial part but keeping an eye to your goal can truly help. Imagine having P30k by the end of the year just by simply following this schedule! That will…

Mineral Water Bottles With Less Plastic

Clean water is one of the most basic needs of our family. And as our families become active in our lifestyles, working and playing harder, traveling more often, we tend to consume more water to replenish our bodies. And we prefer mineral water. With all the mineral water bottles to throw out, what do you think will happen to our world with all the plastics we need to throw as we continue to increase our mineral water intake.

As a part of their initiative to make the world a cleaner and safer place to live in for families everywhere, Absolute Pure Distilled Drinking Water made a simple but effective packaging change that would lower their carbon footprint.

Using less plastic, their 500 ml and 300 ml bottles now sport a more streamlined cap that saves almost 380,000 tons of manufactured PET a year. Equivalent to the amount of carbon absorbed by 2.9 million trees[1], it can also be likened to removing over 80,000 cars[2] from the road for one year.


A Cool (Actually Winter Wonderland ) Mommy Bloggers Party

How does mommy bloggers spend a special day partying? Here's how as written by TweenselMom.

The Christmas Party was held last December 5, at Spaces by Babyland. It was on the 2nd floor of the store building, an intimate space where more than 30 moms gathered, some seeing the others for the very first time. We all wore shades of blue to follow the theme of Winter Wonderland. I think the theme was just fitting for the year, first because it’s quite a cold December this year, and second, the Frozen theme song is still very popular. White and blue are elegant colors which gave the moms the necessary excuse to wear something girly-girl on this event.

Raffle and Giveaways
A blogger’s party won’t be complete without raffle and giveaways and we had more than plenty on this Winter Wonderland Party. Thanks to Glorietta, The Cream Factory, Renuzit, Lazada, Fly Ace, Nailaholics, Teleserv, Zomato, Trolli, Triumph, Nature Essentials, all of the moms who attended got a bagful of goodies …

The POSH Caterer – The Theme Party Specialist

Our recent Winter Wonderland party was an astounding success and a large part of that success was the wonderful job that our caterers provided in styling our venue, Spaces by Babyland.

We’ll be doing separate features on these very talented caterers and we’re starting off with The Posh Caterer who not only lived up to our expectations but exceeded it by providing a beautiful set up and delicious food.
The Posh Caterer specializes in theme styled parties and when we requested a Winter Wonderland theme they were able to provide that wintery snowy feeling we were hoping to capture.

Some thoughts from our mommy bloggers on their service and food:
“The Posh Catering, I love the Lasagna…:-D” – Lally’s Reflections
“Yummy food, especially the Mango Crepe” – Life of Que
“The Posh Caterer had an impressive display and menu. they truly kept the theme of Winter Wonderland in mind when coming up with the styling.” – ArtOfBeingAMom


Furry Tails Pet Shop Opens At Ayala Fairview Terraces

Furry Tails' branch in SM Fairview already closed but they opened a new branch at the top floor of the opposite mall, Ayala Fairview Terraces. Here we share with you Tweenselmom's recent review of their visit at Furry Tails Fairview Terraces.

We were so happy when we found out that Furry Tails will be having another branch in one of the nearest malls from our home, at Ayala Fairview Terraces. We have always brought our shih tzu at Furry Tails SM Fairview but they had recently moved to a smaller space in another location but in the same mall. We haven’t seen the changes in their branch in SM Fairview but I think we will be going more often in their FT branch. We usually visit FT more often because there is lesser crowd there, more comfort rooms and of course, it's a new mall.

Furry Tails at Ayala Fairview Terraces is also more accessible since they are located on the rooftop. When you have a car, you just go directly to their top floor using their service elevator.…

Tupperware Brands – A Complete Line Of Products For The Whole Family

Tupperware, maybe for some, may only connote the plastic Tupperware lunch boxes we used to see being brought by moms or ladies on small girl sessions or what some call Tupperware parties. Actually, the durable storage boxes which are trademarks of Tupperware is only a small member of the whole network of Tupperware Brands.

Tupperware Brands is composed of at least 32 strong family brands which cater to each member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest.

“Tupperware was introduced in the Philippines in 1966 and has since become a household name, changing the lives of millions of Filipinos through its world-class products and the limitless income opportunities it offers. In 2007, Tupperware Philippines merged with Sara Lee Direct Selling Philippines to become what was known as Fullerlife Direct Selling Philippines. Today, we are proudly known as Tupperware Brands Philippines to reflect our strong heritage while conveying that we are a multi-brand, multi-category direct…

The Benefits Of Drinking Water – Safest Headache Reliever

Throughout the day, we are constantly losing water from our bodies due strenuous activities, warm weather, & other factors. Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water, so majority of our systems is affected when we do not get proper water intake.

Drinking enough water maintains the body’s fluid balance, helping with the distribution of nutrients, regulation of body temperature, digestion of food, and more. For this reason, medical professionals suggest drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. Aside from being one of our basic needs, the benefits of proper hydration are endless.

Brain booster. Our brains are made up of around 80% water so it is vital to stay hydrated in order to stay alert, manage stress levels, and help us focus better. A study in London suggests that students who bring water into exam rooms get better grades, suggesting that it promotes clearer thinking.

Keeps things flowing. Water not only aids food move through your digestive system, it also keep…

Tang Partners With Mindanao For Tree-Planting World Record

We are all aware how climate change has affected our families not only when the season suddenly changes from sunny to stormy or stormy to sunny. The last typhoon left most families grieving in Catbalogan. It’s easy to lose hope when we think that these are all part of climate change we can’t control. Actually, we shouldn’t lose hope because there’s still time to change and be part of activities which will help us turn nature into our own protector.

Tang Sweet Orange has recently partnered with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) for the “TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW movement” which led the successful attempt in setting a new world record for the most number of trees simultaneously planted in multiple locations. A total of 220 volunteers planted 4,000,081 seedlings in 253 separate planting sites, eclipsing the 1,945,525 trees record set by India.