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PhilCare ER Vantage Plus: Affordable Healthcare for the Family

While thinking of how I can share this new find for you Moms and Dads, I had to track back to the many times I had wished we had enrolled our whole family on a HMO or Health Maintenance Organization. Right before Wacky’s 1st birthday, he had dengue. We had no health card whatsoever, we ended up paying out of pocket and thanks to our families who supported us financially, we were able to get by. There were also many instances that I would bring the kids to the emergency room when I am completely worrying about their fever but …

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Joaquin’s Eczema Story: Our Turning Point with Dr. Aron

Continuing from Part 1 of Joaquin’s Eczema Story. 7 MONTH: OUR TURNING POINT I made this album on my phone to map out his eczema journey. It was at this point that we’ve had enough of the steroids (oral and direct application of creams) that we took the plunge and contact this doctor online who was said to be the expert in childhood eczema. I don’t exactly remember the date when, Oscar probably has this recorded on his emails, but we decided to try out Dr. Aron. I don’t think there was a day that we were “relaxed” about our …

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Joaquin’s Eczema Story: Severe Childhood Atopic Dermatitis

Deep breaths. Okay, let’s do this. This post has been on my pending list for the longest time. I was actually supposed to publish this back in December when I had an influx of messages on Facebook asking me about Wacky’s eczema, what worked, what didn’t, his food allergies and how we managed it. See I’m part of these two groups on Facebook: one, a Philippines-based mommy group moderated by Amanda Griffin-Jacob and my mommy friend, Martine De Luna of Make it Blissful; the other, a patient support group of Dr. Aron — more on him later. I’ve been actively …

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Booking Eastwood Richmonde Hotel via Traveloka

The family and I recently went on a staycation here in Manila (and you know how much I love staycations!) and I just want to share with you this new travel booking app that I discovered that I’m totally digging right now. I’ve used other booking sites before, but I’m loving Traveloka the most because of the great deals you get without paying so many fees! I downloaded the app, which you can also get here at the App Store or on Google Play. I love booking online and this Traveloka app because it allows me to search through their …

Pedro 'N Coi Restaurant Review

PEDRO ‘N COI: Filipino Food At Its Finest!

It’s been two years since I did a restaurant review for many reasons. One, we don’t really go out often. Two, we eat at the same “tried and tested” places we always go to. And three, we’re really bad bloggers/vloggers when it comes to food because we always forget to take a video/photo of our food before we dig in. Paano na? Haha! Anyway, as part of my new year, new me paandar, I’m reviving my bloggerself to do more reviews and tell our stories more. Lately I’ve been vlogging more than writing, as you can tell. I need to …

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DIY Children’s Parties – How To Create The Dessert Table

We all love to give our children sensational parties to celebrate their lives. But it can be a challenge to create a well put together a party that does not cost a fortune. The alternative is the cheap party decor that none of us want to use, but are sometimes forced to resort to. Here are a few tips that will help you get the unique look you desire without spending your child’s college fund. The Dessert Table This is the focal point of the party. This is the exciting and yummy island that children and their parents are drawn …

Dove for weeks!

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful with Dove

Received a gift last week! It came in this beautiful big white box with my name on it. With a great reminder for all of us ladies (and gents too!) inside: This is seriously my motto this year. Tanggap ko na na mahirap mag #balikalindog lalo na kung kasing tamad mo ako. I swear, the mind and the heart says yes, but my body says, “Let’s eat and lay down!” I’m going to TRY HARDER these weeks to come because I need that time away just for myself. It will all boil down to scheduling. Hay scheduling! Aside from outer …