Raintree Restaurants Summer Treats and Mother's Day Promos

Raintree Restaurants has prepared multitudes of promos and treats this summer and on Mother's Day. Looking at these photos definitely makes us wish to head on to their nearest branches. If you are still looking for the right spot to bring the most special woman at home, we think Raintree Restaurants are the perfect places to be.

Which of these promos are your favorite?

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Museum Cafe Turns 11 - Anniversary Series of Events

Our favorite family friendly restaurant is starting a new decade as it turns 11 this year, with music and dancing!

Our recent feature of Raintree's Museum Cafe

Here we share the series of events and details of the DJ nights they prepared for everyone who wants to partake this awesome celebration.

 May 7 -  ::ELEKTRO DISKO::
Elektro Disko was an event started in 2007 by Edge Pamute and his Soundsgood crew with resident Djs Badkiss & Adria Cuenca joined by international guests such as DJ Borhead (Spain).

Dj Badkiss brought the European club music culture to M Cafe with her strictly vinyl Dj sets, featuring records from the hottest minimal, tech and house producers. Adrian Cuenca, her partner, has already been a constant figure in the country's club circuit and knew how to set a dancefloor on fire. Together those two were known to hype up an ecstatic dancing crowd. For this special night they are joined by Tom Turner (Switzerland) & a special live performance by singer/pianist Toni B & Abdel Aziz

Over the years, award winning breakdance crews such as - ASK MACKY - came to M Cafe to let loose to the music. We re celebrating with the FUNK ROOTS Crew together with  Australian guest DJS Madcap & Kristian Hernandez. Bring your fine dancing shoes and surrender your body n mind to the music!

Launching M Cafe's collaboration T-Shirt with TEAM MANILA. Team Manila has been a design studio for 10years now, spreading it's vision of local design way across the borders, gaining attention from a worldwide audience.

Live performances by Assembly Generals + an infectious DJ set by The Diegos

Launching the CD Compilation "Night at the Museum" limited edition. Celebrating 10 years of open minded music without borders with a special line up: DJ Caliph8, Red-I, Minister Zero, Sgt Vez, Supreme Fist

Celebrating 10 years of great people, soulshaking music & nothin but good vibes at M Cafe.  Live performances by Sinosikat, funky beach rhythms by Escolta 3am featuring Skarlet & the irresistable raw drums energy of Brigada. Be part of the new decade at M Cafe! 

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Pasig City Nurture Geist Preschool - A Waldorf Inspired School For Kids

Are you located somewhere in Pasig and currently looking looking for a child's preschool for your young ones?

Nurture Geist School in Brixton Street, Barangay Kapitolyo Pasig City publishes the school as a Waldorf-inspired pre-school. We've Googled the meaning of Waldorf schools and saw this:

Waldorf schools are non-sectarian and non-denominational. They educate all children, regardless of their cultural or religious backgrounds. The pedagogical method is comprehensive, and, as part of its task, seeks to bring about recognition and understanding of all the world cultures and religions. www.whywaldorfworks.org

Nurture Geist says these about their school:

"Nurture Geist School fosters creative and critical thinking. Our goal is to enable children to think on their own and to define their own purpose and path to contribute to society in the future.
Everything in the school was carefully chosen to enable the individual development of our students. Upon entering our door, you will immediately see a rope ladder on the wall, you will see a frame of rope obstacle and a wide space for running, crawling, rolling on the floor and all the physical activities children enjoy.
The classrooms have blank walls, tables and chairs, a shelf to keep the toys and a storytelling table. The toys in the rooms are made from natural materials: wood, cloth, shells. No plastic. Nothing that beeps, rings and shakes without effort from the children. They play with the toys every day and every day they have new ideas on how to play with them.
 Snack time is a special time. Everyone enjoys the same food. They practice how to be independent at mealtimes. We share fresh fruits or boiled kamote, saba and corn, or bread, pastries or soup and veggies. Nothing too starchy or too sweet.
We introduce concepts through songs and movements, through stories, through crafts, baking, arts, cooking and outdoor activities, and through first-hand experiences. Every week we either go to the park, the zoo, garden, museum, watch a play, prepare a meal for other children, visit a bakeshop or the fire station, learn to swim, plant a tree and anything that children need to see to have a better understanding of the things around them.
The best part of our day is when we get a big hug from each student at the end of class. It is fulfilling for us to teach without seemingly teaching, the children enjoy while they explore and try, and we get to do it again the following day!"
With the photos of the active children, they seem to be having fun. Why not have some time visit the school and check if they will work perfect for your preschooler?

Win A Gift Basket For Your Moms

Mommy Bloggers Philippines in partnership with Fly Ace Corporation has a new promo for everyone who wants to give their moms a bag full of delicious goodies.

Head on to the main promo page and join. This will end on May 1, 2015 and opens only to MM residents. Click photo for details.


Affordable Baby Items - Babypalooza Bazaar 2015

Our favorite baby bazaar where the newest and most affordable baby brands are being gathered and sold is up again this April!

Check the details of this bazaar and win this cool gift pack from A Vanilla Story!


Advantage of Credit Cards When Settling Medical Bills

Being debt-free is every parent's goal, that's why most of the time, we have this stinging effort not to use credit cards. Actually, one of the major advantage of credit cards such as Citi Credits is that it allows you to have that instant financial source when you most need it.

Citi cardholders can now avail of customized preventive health checks at 0% PayLite for 3 months at The Medical City Center for Wellness and Aesthetics.  The Center offers Personalized Medicine for all ages (Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric) with its comprehensive array of services and programs designed for the optimization and enhancement of the client’s health through health profiling and lifestyle coaching, as well as complementary dermatological and aesthetic surgery options.

For inquiries, log on to www.citibank.com.ph, or call Medical City Ortigas at 988-1000 or 988-7000 loc.6576.

Disney Junior Meet & Greet April 2015

Here's your chance to meet Sofia the First, Jake the Neverland Pirate and Doc McStuffins on their visit to Manila & Cebu!

Dates and Venues:
April 10 - 12, 2015 - The Block SM North Edsa
April 17 - 18, 2015 - SM City Cebu

Time Slots:
April 10 - 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
April 11 and 12 - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm
April 17 - 2pm, 4pm and 6pm
April 18 - 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm

1.   Event is open to the general public.
2.   First come, first serve policy applies.
3.   Each group shall be issued 1 stub before the Meet & Greet session. The stubs will be handed out 30 minutes prior the session.
4.   No food, drinks, strollers and sharp & pointed objects allowed in the event area. 
5.   Groups can only take 1 photo per Disney character. 

Follow Toy Kingdom online. Visit www.toykingdom.ph. Follow Toy Kingdom through Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Youtube: ToyKingdomPH 

Parents Should Show Good Example In Proper Oral Hygiene

Time and time again, we are being reminded of how important it is to take care of the teeth. As parents, we have years of experience of building our personal confidence through education, good character and family upbringing. We also know that having a set of good, not necessarily perfect teeth, is very essential when dealing with other people, but also for our personal health and well-being.
photo from www.smile4life.org.uk

So how do you teach your kids proper oral hygiene to be able to maintain good dental health? Show good example. Show them how you prioritize good oral hygiene by regularly performing these oral hygiene habits:

Brush your teeth daily
Brush your teeth at least twice a day—ideally in the morning after breakfast and in the evening before going to bed. Spend 2-3 minutes for brushing to make sure that your toothbrush reaches every corner of your mouth, including the teeth, gums and tongue.

Floss regularly 
Use a floss to clean the tight spaces between your teeth and under the gumline, which are not reachable by toothbrush. If you find it hard to handle floss properly, use interdental cleaners, like special wooden or plastic pick, as an alternative.

Use mouthwash 
Cosmetic and therapeutic mouthwash can help freshen your breath, especially after eating food or drinking liquids that have strong smell. Take note, however, that the effect of mouthwash is temporary and rinsing doesn’t treat the root cause of bad breath.

Take probiotics 
Bad breath is often caused by poor digestion, which can be solved by cleaning out your gut to flush the toxins and bad bacteria away. Fermented food, like yogurt and kimchi, can help clean your digestive tract and smooth your digestion.

Eat food that are rich in vitamins and minerals 
Get enough fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet, which are good source of vitamins and minerals that promote optimal oral health. Limit consumption of candies and other sweets, which contain too much sugar. The bacteria in your mouth convert the sugar to acid, which attacks your teeth’s enamel, leading to cavities and tooth decay.

Prevent teeth discoloration 
Some people have natural yellowish teeth, but this is not an excuse to ignore unnatural teeth discoloration that is caused by poor dental hygiene and regular consumption of teeth-staining beverages, like tea, coffee and wine. You can use over-the-counter products, like bleach and whitening strips, to remove the stain and whiten your teeth. The safest way, however, is to let your dentist do the job.

Visit your dentist regularly 
Schedule dental check-ups every six months but more often than that if you have dental problems. During a routine check-up, the dentist usually checks your teeth for cavities, signs of decay and gum problems. Your dentist or dental hygienist may also remove plaque build-up through oral prophylaxis (teeth cleaning).

The MediCard free-standing clinics (FSC) offer dental services. To see the list of MediCard FSC, visit www.medicardphils.com and schedule an appointment.

Help Your Child Adapt To K-12

Do you know what's involved in the current K-12 program?

The education program includes mandatory preschool education for five-year old children before entering the 6-year elementary school as well as going through additional 2 years in the  high school or secondary education. Aside from this new structure, the medium of instruction from kindergarten to Grade 3 will now be mother tongue-based. This means that the K to 12 student will be taught the core learning areas using his first language.

The National Achievement Test (popularly known as NAT) will still be administered as an end-of-grade 6 assessment but this time  will serve both as an exit examination from elementary  and entrance examination for Grade 7. Grade 10 students will also go through an assessment to qualify for senior high school and their chosen track.  The end of Grade 12 examination will not only be the end of K to 12 exam but also serve as entrance exam for university.

mommy bloggers on the recent YTC bloggers' get together

How can you help your child transition smoothly and adapt to K-12 without feeling stressed?

Your Tutorial Center (YTC) can help you. This summer, YTC will be offering  bridging programs focusing on developing and strengthening the coping skills  of kindergarten until grade 10 students – in order to smoothly transition from the old to the new curriculum.

Check www.yourtutorialcenter.com or call (number) for more information on Summer K-12 Bridging Programs.