5 Tips for Proper Hair Care

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

For us women, our hair is our crowning glory. That I don't know for men but for my husband I can say he values his hair too as having less hair makes a man look older. Anyway ladies, let me share some tips for proper hair care.

1. Do not overwash hair.

Hair need not to be washed everyday. This is a mistake most women does and I am one of those. The hair's natural oils are there to condition and protect our tresses. With daily shampooing, these vital oils will be stripped away. Shampooing and conditioning every other day is enough unless you have extra oily hair. If you do, you need to apply conditioner on the ends because regular washing causes hair dryness. 

2. Apply shampoo and conditioner properly

When applying shampoo, always start with a rinse to make the hair thoroughly wet. Apply shampoo on the hair at the scalp, then lather from roots to tips. This is because the hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and certainly the oiliest. While the hair tip is the oldest and generally the driest making it the most fragile part of the hair.

Massage the scalp gently and do not scrub the fragile ends. Then rinse the shampoo thoroughly and do not repeat shampooing unless your hair is really dirty.

After rinsing, towel dry your hair first to remove excess water before applying conditioner. Excess water must be removed for conditioner to penetrate the hair shaft and provide the necessary moisture to make the hair healthy and shiny. Apply conditioner from the mid-lengths to the tips. Avoid putting conditioner at the roots of the hair because the natural oil from the scalp is more concentrated there. Putting conditioner can cause the scalp to get greasy easily. Leave the conditioner on the hair. The longer the conditioner stays on the hair, the better it absorbs. Wash and rinse hair thoroughly.

3. Brush hair twice a day

Hair should be brush twice a day to make it perfectly shiny, healthy and untangled. It can be once in the morning and once before bedtime, for at least a minute each time. Don't over brush your hair because twice is just enough to make hair looking shiny and healthy. Also, do not brush wet hair. Soaking wet hair is usually weaker, fragile and more prone to breakage,

4. Avoid hot showers

Blowing up the scalp with very hot water will dry out the hair and will create tangles that may result to breakage.

5. Keep hair away from heat

As much as possible, try to keep your hair away from heat. Using heat-styling tools daily like flat or curling irons and even blow drying can damage the hair shaft. If you can't avoid it, try not to over heat your hair like by excessive hot blowing and use a colder setting.

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lace front wig, diva wig, Divatress

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lace front wig, diva wig, Divatress

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lace front wig, diva wig, Divatress

Aside from those, it is important that you know what is your hair type to be able to choose the shampoo and conditioner that will best suits your hair needs. Also, make it a habit to real the labels and contents of the shampoo, conditioner and other hair treatments that you are buying. There are harsh chemicals that will do more harm that good on your hair. Go for naturals or homemade hair treatments.

So that's some tips for proper hair care. If you have other proper hair tips please share and would love to know it. 
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Our Lenten Week 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello dearies! How's your week so far? 

Days passed by so fast no? I have been waiting for that very long  break from work, the Lenten week, and it passed just like that. But I must say, this Lenten week was by far the most relaxed break I ever had since I had my work.

This is because we got a chance to rest and spend quiet time with our family. Especially with this little boy who's staying with his lolo and lola in Nueva Ecija. 

Look he missed me so much!

Our Lenten week was spent simply with the family just like what I have said. Daddy and I cooked for the family.

Simple food but it get special when family eats together.

On Good Friday, we tried to join the station of the cross. But since Matthew got sick the night before he said nahihilo daw sya so we just followed the track and went around CLSU instead. First stop is at Little Baguio.

Next stop was at Rizal Park.

And to this very familiar Church where I had my baptism, first communion and our wedding. The three of us prayed in silence.

There are so much memories here at CLSU, the place where I grew up. I will have a separate posts on this and will show you  more photos of my Alma Matter.

We also visited my Nanay, Uncle and Daddy's grandfather.

Then come Black Saturday, we planned for a family swimming but this little boy was still sick so just stayed at my in laws house.

When he felt better we went to Daddy A's Tita's house to celebrate his Uncle's birthday. Naku, Matthew saw the videoke and even he's sick, it didn't stop him from singing.

He had duet with his Ate Gwen too.

It's actually his first time to sing in a videoke pero hindi naman halata. He was very happy when he got 90 so ayan, he sang another one song pa.

Then on Easter Sunday, we went to the market to buy these fresh vegetables.

The hardest part of this vacation was when Daddy A and I needed to go back to Bulacan. We left Matthew again but we'll be back before our birthday. Hopefully, we can get him back to Bulacan. Oh by the way, we brought home this crystal jade pampaswerte from Daddy A's Tita.

As I said, this break from work recharged us physically and spiritually. We didn't went to different Churches but we spent quiet time reflecting and repenting. And I think that's the Lent is all about.

We are ready for more work right Daddy A? Haha!

How's your Lenten week?
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Growing Generations Provides Various Treatments to Infertility Problems

Friday, April 14, 2017

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Being a mother for the first time, I must say my son is one of the biggest blessings I ever had. He completes the family, me and his dad dream of. He brings so much joy and happiness to us.

After 7 years, we are planning to have another bundle of joy. I want a twin actually but whatever God will give us as long as the baby will be healthy, that would be okay. Surely another baby will double our happiness

But for a working mom like me, conceiving can be challenging. This is because work stress can cause infertility problem. Infertility is a condition that affects approximately 1 out of 6 couples and its diagnosis maybe given to a couple that has been unsuccessful in trying to conceive in a year time. In female, infertility’s most common causes include ovulation problem, damage in fallopian tubes or uterus, or cervix problem. Age also may contribute to infertility because infertility decreases naturally as woman ages.

Infertility caused by problems in ovulation maybe due to hormonal imbalance, a tumor or cyst, eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, alcohol or drug abuse, thyroid gland problems, obesity and stress. As I have mentioned, for a working mom like me, stress is maybe my number problem when trying to conceive again. But we shouldn’t worry because whatever it is that causing woman’s infertility, we have Growing Generations that provides various treatment options

Various treatment options include:

Fertility Drugs is often use as the first option for women with infertility problems. Fertility drugs work by triggering their body to release reproductive hormones that control ovulation process.

Artificial Insemination, a process wherein the sperm is directly deposited to the uterus with the use of thin catheter thru a process called intrauterine insemination (IUI). Artificial Insemination is an option for couple who can have direct contact due to disability or for same sex couples.

Egg Donation thru in vitro fertilization (IVF). In vitro fertilization is a process of extracting egg from the donor and have it fertilized in the laboratory with the partner's sperm before being implanted in the uterus.
Growing Generations, Egg-Donation Room, Egg-Donation

Surgery is an option in cases when infertility problems is caused by blocked fallopian tubes, to remove cyst, or for other reproductive abnormalities, which may increase the chance of conceiving naturally.

Surrogacy is suitable for couples who are not capable of safely carrying a full term pregnancy and is also for same sex couples. Surrogacy happens when another woman carries and gives birth to a couple's baby. The process may be in vitro fertilization of the parents embryo or artificial insemination using father's sperm or from a donor.

Growing Generations, Surrogacy Room, Surrocay

Intrafallopian Transfers is being used when the man has a low sperm count and the woman's fallopian tubes are not blocked or damaged. This is also an option if IVF failed or when objected due to religious belief. Intrafallopian Transfers has two main types: Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), where the egg and sperm are placed in fallopian tubes for its natural ferilization; and Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), where the multiple eggs are collected from the ovaries then combined with sperm to fertilized in the laboratory and the zygotes (fertilized eggs) are inserted in the fallopian tubes.

To have an idea how to start fertility treatment click here. And for more information on various fertility treatments and its costs, click here.


Growing Generations is a surrogacy and egg donation agency that’s dedicated to their vision of creating life to change the world. For updates, you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Palm Sunday + Weekend Good Finds

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday. It's official started the Lenten Week. Daddy and I went to Church for the first time without our little boy because he still in Nueva Ecija. Though he said during our phone conversation that they will also go to Church and they already have palaspas.

Palm Sunday, 2017

It was super hot. Especially that it's Palm Sunday and ang dami talagang tao. Anyway, after hearing the mas we went to the nearest mall to buy a car for Matthew's Spin Go (Read: Matthew Andrei's Recognition Day 2017). May kwento tungkol sa Spin Go na yan mamaya.

Since it's almost lunch time na, we had our lunch muna at KFC. We ordered this KFC Duo Box 3-pc Combo for Php299.00 only.

KFC, Duo Box 3-pc Combo, fastfood, meal for two

Then after that busog much lunch, we went to do our errands. First thing that I bough pala is this Kojiesan Kids Sunblock SPF30 at Php150.00 only.

Kojiesan, Kids Sunblock SPF30

Of course, it's not only the price that I considered. I always read the label and content for our safety.

Kojiesan, Kids Sunblock SPF30

While still at the department store, we passed by at kids' clothes section and saw nice white shirts. We picked two shirts for our little boy and saw a pair of shorts on sale. So lucky!

These white statement Justees shirts for kids is only Php149.75 each.

Justees, kids' clothes, kids shirt, tshirt

And this pair of Justees shorts is sale at Php250.00 only.

Justees, kids's shorts

When we're done at the department store, nag-aya naman si Daddy A sa Bench to buy a pair of pants. Initially, sya lang dapat bibili pero napabili na din ako kasi the pants are on sale at Php499.00 each.

I saw this Bench Daily Spell Magic Powder. Bought it Php19.50 only.

Bench, Daily Spell, Magic Powder, face powder

We also bought home stuff that we really planned to buy. Like this stainless dish rack that we bought at Ace Hardware.

Ace Hardware, stainless dish rack

For me it's a little expensive at Php1974.75. But it's a good investment because it's made of pure stainless not just coated so it will not rust.

Ace Hardware, stainless dish rack

By the way, few weeks ago, we bought an aluminum container at Daiso for Php88.00 only. Daddy drilled it on the wall like this.

aluminum container

This bathroom rack is made of aluminum too. It's around Php360 compared to same style na stainless na nasa 1000 pesos na. 

aluminum, bathroom racks

It does not rust too so it's a good buy. Also this soap dish is made of aluminum too and it only cost Php189.75. We bought two pieces.

aluminum, soap dish

Finally, muntik pang makalimutan. We bought two cars for Matthew's Spin Go at Php 119.75 each. 

Spin Go, cars

So heto na kwento. We thought the car that comes with the Spin Go is defective. We went to Toy Kingdom to tell the promodiser. Ayaw kasi nya umikot sa loop and kakaslide muntik nang napudpod mga gulong. Nagdemo ulit si promodiser, isang slide lang the car went up the loop. Kaloka isang slide lang pala e. But still we bought two cars para sure. Mahirap ng mapahiya ulit kay Matthew. Haha. Here's Daddy A's  Spin Go: A Mini Stunt Car Unboxing.

That's for now. Let's repent and reflect. Have a Blessed Holy Week everyone. 
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McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is Here

Monday, April 10, 2017

It's summer! Make your kids' vacation more fun by letting your kids learn and experience new things. Sign them up with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop!

McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop

Now on its 25th year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is McDonald’s flagship family program that gives kids an opportunity to experience in-store restaurant training and learn time-tested values such as teamwork, hard work, discipline, responsibility, and sharing.

Here are 25 reasons to be excited about McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop.

McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop

Oh would really love to sign up Matthew here. I am so sure he will have a fun time learning new things and making new friends. 

The registration is ongoing until April 30, 2017 in close to 500 participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Kiddie Crew Workshops happen weekly from March 20 to June 2, 2017. The registration fee is P650 only, inclusive of workshop materials, meals for 5 days and the official Kiddie Crew shirt, bag, lanyard with ID, chef’s hat, apron and graduation tokens. 

This year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop excites participants with a refreshed program that combines their all-time favorite activities with new ones guaranteed to make them look forward to the five-day sessions! Well-loved activities are back, including the Make-Your-Own Cheeseburger, and on-floor, Drive-Thru, and front counter trainings that give kids the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a McDonald’s crew. For the first time, participants will get to satisfy their sweet tooth with the Make-Your-Own Dessert activity and experience how to prepare customers’ orders through the McDelivery Game.

Sign up your kids with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop and give them a delightful summer to remember! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your kids to learn new skills and values, experience new things, and make new friends while having fun. There will be wonderful opportunity for your kids to learn new skills and values, experience new things, and make new friends while having fun.

For more information on McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, visit mcdonalds.com.ph.
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Matthew's Newest Favorite: Bear Brand Yogu

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Few weeks ago, I was one of many moms who got these free samples of Bear Brand  Yogu.

But before we received these samples, we already bought some at Hypermarket. So when he learned we will be receiving samples, he was so happy. Kaya lang, he left for vacation so when the Bear Brand Yogu arrived wala sya.

Anyway, why Bear Brand Yogu will be your kids' newest favorite just like Matthew? 

Bear Brand Yogu is a combination of Bear Brand Milk, yoghurt and real fruit juice. It comes in three sweet and yummy flavors!

Since Bear Brand Yogu is made of Bear Brand Milk, it contains tibay reistensya nutrients Zinc and Vitamin C.

Bear Brand Yogu, yogurt milk drink

Even if Bear Brand Yogu is sweet, it contains 50% less sugar compared to leading brand and variant.

Bear Brand Yogu, yogurt milk drink

And Bear Brand Yogu has no artificial flavorings so it's okay for our kids to indulge on it.

yogurt milk drink, Bear Brand Yogu

Oh, before I forget, thank you Bear Brand for this notebook and for the blue lunch box too that our little boy brought with him going to Nueva Ecija.

When he arrived, he waste to time and finished 3 in one sitting. Oh my!

Bear Brand Yogu, yogurt milk drink

Hindi naman halata sa katawan nya ano? Haha. He said Bear Brand Yogu will be part of his every day baon come June. No problem anak, I said.

Have you tried Bear Brand Yogu yet? It's now available in all leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide!

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The #McDoSmurfsHappyMeal Toys Arrived

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The day after Matthew Andrei's Recognition Day the #McDoSmurfsHappyMeal toys arrived.

Yes, wala na akong nagawa kasi nabuksan na nya pag-uwi namin. Naka-arrange na sya sa table as if he's waiting for me to come home and take photos of them.

McDo, Happy Meal Toys, Smurfs

McDo, Happy Meal toys, Smurfs

Now let me share the close up photos.

McDo, Smurfs, Happy Meal toys

I am sorry I don't know them all but they are all cuties!

McDo, Smurfs, Happy Meal toys

McDo, Smurfs, Happy Meal toys

McDo, Smurfs, Happy Meal toys

McDo, Smurfs, Happy Meal toys

McDo, Smurfs, Happy Meal toys

I am sure this Papa Smurf. Please correct me I'm wrong.

McDo, Smurfs, Happy Meal toys, Papa Smurf

My little boy was so happy and he even told us mabuti na raw dumating na yung gift nya from McDonald's kasi aalis na sya. Yes, he needed to go back to Nueva Ecija because we still have no house help. That's really sad, I missed him so much.

Anyway, he wanted to take these McDonald's Smurfs Happy Meal toys. But we told him he can only take one and he chose the red Smurf house with Brainy Smurf.

Collect all eight (8) Smurfs Happy Meal toys in vibrant colors for a fun playtime experience. Don't forget to share photos of your Smurfs village on McDonald’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/McDo.ph, or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. Use hashtag #McDoSmurfsHappyMeal. 

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Matthew Andrei's Recognition Day 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Yesterday was a very tiring day but fulfilling day for me and Daddy. It's because it's Matthew Andrei's recognition.

Last Thursday, straight from our work duties, we went to fetch him at Nueva Ecija. We arrived very late na but since yesterday was his recognition, we needed to travel at 3 in the morning to be on time for that important event.

I missed this boy terribly. He kept on hugging and kissing me. He must missed  me so much too. But for now, we needed to send him back to his lola's because we have no house helper yet. Tiis muna but I know God will make a way.

Going back to his recognition day. We arrived at the venue 2 hours earlier than the scheduled time. We opted not to go home because of the traffic. So we waited until it's time. He was happy and excited.

We took advantage of the waiting time and took more photos.

After hours of waiting, the program finally started. The guest speaker is Honorable Jun "Bob" Dela Cruz, Marilao City's Councilor and an ex-PBB housemate.

The program lasted for almost 3 hours and finally, he received his awards!

He received this with honors medal for having a general average of above 90%.

He also received this certificate for being the top 4 student in the Grade 1 class.

Before that he got these two special awards.

I can't be any prouder. He's such our biggest blessing, our pride and true wealth.

With that here are his rewards.

Though I'm still looking for his bigger reward and hopefully I can buy him that before his birthday. While searching I saw this alesis dm10x mesh and I fell in love with it.

It's a premium 6-piece electronic drum set with mesh drum heads that delivers unprecedented feel and expression to modern drummers. It's a great gift sana but I need to save for it. Anyway, Matthew is just 6 and I still have 10 years to save, haha.

Anyway, we had lunch at Mang Inasal after and a simple dinner at home with all his favorites.

It was a very tiring day but my heart is full with love because I am more than blessed than what I know.

Recognition day is not just for outstanding students but also for the hardworking and patient teachers and parents. For their endless love, support, understanding and passion in what they are doing.

Congratulations to Batch 2017 and to all the hardworking students! May you continue to make your teachers and parents proud.
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10 Reasons Why Summer Is Superb

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For most people, summer isn’t that exciting because they may get easily bored. The kids are out of school, and it means more chores in the house. However, you can turn summer into a meaningful time instead of being worried about dirty dishes. In fact, summer is the best time of the year to teach your kids some responsibilities in the house so they can participate in the household chores like cleaning the table, help to prepare the food, washing the dishes, setting up the laundry, watering the plant, etc. Aside from your kids will learn, there are more lovely reasons why your summer is superb! 

Let’s tackle each idea so you can see how beautiful the season is:

1. Long Vacations

Yes, summer is the only time of the year that you can have a long vacation. Isn’t relaxing to get away from home for about a week or two?

2. Beach and sunsets

The perfect sunsets are shown only in summer, in front of the shore. Have you ever imagined where you are heading this summer will? The beach is already waiting for your arrival! Summer is the best time to have a dip in the beach, you know why!

3. Travel

Because kids are out of school and vacation leaves are on, road trips and out of town travels are perfect during this season. You can enjoy every trip without thinking of what is waiting for you at your home. Check out Mommy Blogger Pehpot’s review of Harvest Hotel (the first ever modern 4 star hotel in our province- Nueva Ecija)

4. Family-time

It is the moment for your family, away from school, from work, and from the nasty neighbors! Kidding aside, you will have your own family time and a chance to pause for your usual daily routine at home.

5. Fresh harvest

There are many fruits in season during summer, most of the fruits are very cheap in price, but the tastes are just extraordinary delicious!

6. Sweet Sweat

It is time to get back into shape and summer is the perfect time to do it! If you are a parent, you know it is hard to find a chance to exercise. During this period of the year, people tend to sweat more because of the heat, and it is also the perfect time to move a leg as sweat glands are stimulating.

7. Seafood

Fresh seafood is just irresistible, and you can only find them during this season. If you are on a beach escapade and if you luckily came across fishers who are heading to the market, you can buy fresh seafood from them at a very affordable price!

8. Fantastic Delicacies

Halo-halo. Fruit shakes. BBQ. Ice-cream. Need to say more?

9. Incredible Fashion

Gorgeous swimsuits, shorts, stylish hats, fit flops, and hand woven bags! They are all in this summer!

10. Summer Workshops

Of course, we want our kids to enhance their talent or discovery what they got! There are lots of summer activities you can choose from, depending on your budget, your child’s preference, schedule, and the venue. Mommy Blogger Pehpot made an ultimate list of summer activities for kids and teens.

Those are the 10 reasons why summer is superb. So let's welcome summer with love!
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