Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Free Blogger Event: Glass Handbag Giveaway

Bloggers! Here's a FREE Blogger Event for you.

Glass Handbag Giveaway
This is brought to us by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa

What is the Prize:

Babulous handbag (prices start at $580 up)

How to Join:

Sign up HERE. To receive a FREE Facebook link you need to post about the event. Otherwise, pay $5 and $2 for additional links. The giveaway will run from August 10th to September 10th. This is OPEN WORLDWIDE!

Join now and I am pretty much sure your dear readers will love this!
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Daily Inspiration: Your Choice

Hello Everyone! Thank God the weather isn't that bad unlike yesterday. I can see a bit of sunshine here already. How about in your place?

To make our day more positive, here's our Daily Inspiration:

Life always offers choices for us to choose from. Almost everything depends on how we look life. They said miracles happens everyday and I believe that. Small and big miracles happen each day or should I say, everything is a miracle.

When you wake in the morning, that is a miracle already. When you have something to eat and a work to go to, a home to shelter, a family, a friend, yes everything is a miracle. If you let God work for you, if you let Him intervene with your everyday life, you will experience miracles everyday. That's how God works in our life. He provides us the things we just need.

So it is up to you to live life. Just choose.

Happy Tuesday! 
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Win $55$56 cash with ContestChest.com

Good morning everyone! You want cash? Here it is!

What is the Prize:

Win $55$56 cash with ContestChest.com

How To Join:

Just fill in the entry form below.

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Photostory: What Keeps Me Busy?

This is what keeps me super busy! To know more about it, please visit my new blog HERE.

Stay safe and dry!
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Daily Inspiration: Trust Yourself!

A rainy Monday everyone! Hmm, whenever it's Monday there's a new typhoon around. The weather is a bed-weather and I am feeling lazy. Hehe.

I missed blogging yesterday. We were so busy with sewing. I will share that with you one of these days.

For the meantime, here's our Daily Inspiration for the day.

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Do you trust yourself? Sometime ago, I was a shy girl who lacks confidence. My teachers before were telling me that I am intelligent but I lack self confidence. If I was not that shy before, I might have graduated with more than the honor I have received. Anyway, that was so yesterday. After college graduation, everything changed. I landed a job and from here, I learned to be strong and to trust myself. I don't know how, but trusting myself boost myself confidence a lot. Well, apart from the phrases I am receiving, trusting myself helps me to do what I believe I can.

Now that I have my own family and thinking of a way to be a stay-at-home mom, once again I trust myself that I can make a way. I can do it that is why I am making my way to it now. Even if I am still unsure, I risk to have an online shop. Before, I am doubting if I will have time for it but because I trust myself that I can make time for it, I bravely make it. Believing and trusting yourself makes you do even the impossible.

Happy Monday!

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Zuo Turbo Bar Stool Giveaway

Hi guys! Let us start this week with a great giveaway!

Zuo Turbo Bar Stool Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by AtoZStores.com and hosted by Children Teaching Mama

What is the Prize:

one winner will receive 4 beautiful Zuo Turbo Bar Stools valued at $1600

How to Join:

Enter the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will run from July 30 to August 15, 2012. This is open to United States residents only (18+)

Good luck!

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Photostory: A Simple Celebration

Yesterday was our 4th wedding anniversary. We can't take the day off so instead of celebrating it out, Daddy Allan and I decided to just cook at home. As usual, I cooked the spaghetti, my favorite. Daddy cooked the chicken fingers with cheesy-garlic mayo dip, microwave-baked marble potatoes and microwave-baked fudge. We just bought ice cream to top the fudge. Instead of wine, we had the Tanduay Ice as our drink. I am not an alcohol drinker or I just take a sip and replaced it with cola instead.

So that's how simple we celebrate our wedding anniversary. Maybe next time when we can afford to take a leave, we'll celebrate it out of town or country, if God permits.

Enjoy the rest of the day! Can't wait to go home na!
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Daily Inspiration: Letting go...

Thank God it's Saturday!

How's your day so far? Are you still at work or just lying down on your bed at home. Well, if it's the later I envy you much. As usual, I am still at work. I wish Saturday will be slashed off from our working days too. 

Anyways, here's our Daily Inspiration.
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Admit it or now, we tend to push our self too much. We tend to insist a life we couldn't just have. We dream too much of something that will be forever impossible for us to have. If that keeps you dreaming and waiting, then don't you think it's already time to wake up and let go?

I believe that God has a plan for each of us. A better plan than what we have for our life. So if you can't have what you want, try to just live with what you already have now. Letting go of your dreams and the past is not easy. It's a journey you must take for a good life that is waiting for you. Something is waiting for you, a life you deserve.

Happy Saturday!
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Photostory: Our 4th Wedding Year

Today is actually one of the special dates in my life. This is the day that my heart received its other half. This is  the start of forever.

Dear Mahal

Thank you for writing  such a nice post this morning. You know that I appreciate every little thing you do for me and Matt. Sometimes, I may say harsh words that might directly or indirectly hurt you but I hope you know what's the real meaning behind it. I love you and I always care for you. Like any other wife, I am just always here at your back to support you. I am always beside you to help you. And I will always be in front of you if it seems you can't make it anymore.

It's been 108 months since we start this roller coaster ride life, but I don't regret every minute of spending my life with you. You and Matt are the biggest blessing God ever gave me. Always remember that I will never trade you for anything this word, and I can sacrifice even my own happiness just to see you both happy. 

Here's the song that we love to sing (Grow Old With You):

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad 
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad 
Oh all I wanna do is grow old with you 

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches 
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks 
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you 

I'll miss you 
Kiss you 
Give you my coat when you are cold 

Need you 
Feed you 
Even let ya hold the remote control 

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink 
Put you to bed when you've had too much to drink 
I could be the man who grows old with you 
I wanna grow old with you

I love you so much and yes I wanna grow old with you.

Mahal Mo
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Daily Inspiration: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Hi Guys! It's TGIF!

Here's our Daily Inspiration:
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Worrying will never help you so stop worrying. Be positive ad trust God that everything will be fine. Remember God is bigger than any of your problem. Have faith!

Don't worry, be happy Friday!
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Daily Inspiration: Happiness is Imperfection

Good morning! It's Thursday once again and tomorrow is TGIF!

Here's our Daily Inspiration.

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This is one of the common mistakes of people. They taught happiness is finding perfection. Happiness is a choice and acceptance. Learn to accept things as it is and learn to enjoy those imperfections of life. I am not saying don't strive to do better but you should know your limitations and when you need to stop. Don't push your self too much because you might end up falling hard.

Happy Thursday! Happy to see Mr. Sun again :)
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Photostory: Crafts by Momaye

I am so proud to share with you that I have another blog site! It will be about DIYs, crafts and more. 

Please visit my new craft site HERE

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Parenting Tips: How harmful disposable diapers are?

Attention Moms and Dads!

Don't wait this to happen to your child.

Did you know that disposable diapers contain Sodium Polyacrylate? Sodium polyacrylate is the super absorbent gel than can absorb up to 100 times its weight in water. It can stick to baby's genitals, which cause allergic reactions, and it has been linked in the past to toxic shock syndrome, and is very harmful and potentially lethal to pets.

Moreover, disposable diapers undergo a paper-bleaching process that produces a by-product called Dioxin. In case you don't know, Dioxin is the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals, which causes damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and liver.

Not to mention the wastes accumulated using disposable diapers. Each diaper can take up to 500 years to decompose. Imagine that? Almost 30 percent of each diaper consists of non-biodegradable products such as absorbent vinyl layers, elastics, Velcro, absorbent gelling material in addition to plastic packaging. In addition there are as many as 100 viruses that can survive in solid diapers for up to two weeks including live polio virus excreted by recent-vaccinated babies. The germs constitute a potential hazard to sanitation workers and garbage handlers too.

If your child is still on disposable diapers, potty train them as soon as they are ready or better shift to cloth diaper. It's never too late to make a shift to protect your child and help save the environment.

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Daily Inspiration: The Best Things in Life are Free!

Hello everyone! How your morning?

Here's our Daily Inspiration for the day:

I just saw this at Momcenter FB page. Well, well, absolutely true right? I always said that even though I don't have much money to buy everything I want, I have more than enough of what's the most important in life. My family who supports and loves me. My friends who even not always around are always there to give me a smile when I am down. My husband and my son who always give me kisseshugs, and laughter. So what else can I ask for? All these best in life are free.

So smile, laugh, love, hug, kiss, sleep... it's all FREE.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free Blogger Event: $2500 Giveaway One Big Christmas & New Year

Another FREE Blogger Event is here!

$2500 Giveaway One Big Christmas & New Year Sign Up

This event is brought to you by Pregnancy Forum and few of their friends to make this giveaway a special, big and successful event of 2012. 

What is the Prize:

3 lucky winners
Grand Prize - $1000 Paypal Cash  - First 2 winners 
Third Prize - $500 

How to Join:

Sign up HEREBlogger Sign Ups is from July 16 to September 28. You will need to publish this giveaway sign up announcement on your blog and put the $2500 One Big Christmas & New Year Giveaway  button on your blog sidebar to claim your 2 FREE links. Or if you don't feel like posting the giveaway sign up then you can pay $5 for the links.

Join now!
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Free Blogger Event: Halloween Giveaway Worth $500 Giveaway

Hey Bloggers! Let me share this FREE Blogger Event with you.

 Halloween Giveaway Worth $500 Giveaway Sign Up

This event is brought to you by Pregnancy Forum & Joys Of Life

What is the Prize:

$500 Paypal Cash

How to Join:

Sign up HEREBlogger Sign Ups is from July 16 to September 28. You will need to publish this giveaway sign up announcement on your blog and put the $500 Halloween Giveaway button on your blog sidebar to claim your 2 FREE links. Or if you don't feel like posting the giveaway sign up then you can pay $5 for the links.

Join now!
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Daily Inspiration: Dear Heart

Good morning everyone! I do hope the weather will be fine now. I am missing Mr. Sun already. Hey Mr. Sun, we need you. Matt's cloth diaper inserts need to dry up now. Lol!

Anyway, here's our Daily Inspiration to brighten our day.
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Have you experience being brokenhearted? It takes for awhile before you recover right? But some people sometimes rush to fall in love again not knowing what they feel is just longing for someone to be with. Then in the end you are hurt again. It will keep on going until you finally learn your lesson. That love is not just all about companionship and you should not fall in love because you need to. Fall in love when you are completely ready to give your heart again. 

So dearest heart, take your time because God will give your other half in the right time.

Happy Tuesday!
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Photostory: New Element of the Periodic Table

Let's have some Chemistry humors here.

Need not to explain, the photo said it all. Lol!

Happy Monday!
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Daily Inspiration: Be Strong, Brave and Humble

Welcome Monday! Yes, it's Monday again, and I don't know what is wrong with time, lol! 

Sometimes, I just wish time will slow down a little bit. I feel that I am missing a lot of things about Matt's development. Two nights ago, I hear him sing a whole song for the first time. We were about to sleep, Daddy Allan was already asleep I think and I was half awake since I was waiting for him to sleep first. To my surprise, he sang: "Ko'y may lobo... Lipat langit... Di nakita... Putok na pala... Sayang pera... Biliiii lobo... Pagkain sana... Busog pa akoooo..." He actually memorize all the songs I sing to him and so when i stop he will continue singing it. 

Okay, okay enough of the drama. Here's our Daily Inspiration!

This is very inspiring right? Don't lose hope because we always find strength in God. Be strong.  Fear no one for God is always with us. No problem is bigger than God. Be brave. And when we find success, give it back to Him. Be humble.

Happy Monday! Hoping Ferdie will leave us soon.

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39dollarglasses Giveaway

Good day everyone! Here's another giveaway for you!

39dollarglasses Giveaway

This brought to us by 39dollarglasses.com

What is the Prize:

Family Pack of Designer Glasses- (up to $500)

How to Join:

Just enter the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway will run from Monday July 23 at 12:01 am EST and ends at 11:59 pm EST on August 13, 2012.

Good luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Momaye's Diary is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Photostory: Mommy's Little Helper

Look who's the new little helper of Momaye.

I was sorting the retaso (remnant of cloth) the other night when Matt jumped in to join me. He pull out one by one my cloth diaper stock inside the plastic. He actually imitated what I was doing because he saw me taking out the retaso inside the bag. I then asked him to put it back and he did. He is always like this. He loves interfering with what we are doing. He will help us even if he still can't.

Hmmm. Looks like I will not have a hard time organizing my stuffs in the future. For the little man is always willing to help mommy. Even at his very young age, he is very organize. He don't want seeing his toys, books and bottles in the wrong place. He will put it back to where it belongs no matter what. He don't want to see his bottles or any bottles uncapped. He don't want to see thrash on the floor. He will pick it up and put into the thrash can. In other words, he don't want mess. Hooray for mommy! I just hope he will stay the same when he grow older.

Does your child helps you too?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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Daily Inspiration: Happy Me!

Good morning! Still raining there? The weather is bed weather in deed so we just decided to just stay at home. 

Whether the weather is fine or not, here's our Daily Inspiration for you to ponder:

Are you a "happy person"?

If you ask me, YES I am a HAPPY person! I mind my own business and I do my best to improve my craft. I don't say, I never feel envious because I do and I am just a human. But I always use it in a positive way and as inspiration to do good, better and best.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone! Stay safe and dry. Lol.!
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Photostory: Pasalubong

Here's Matthew and his Tita munching on the doughnut.

You know what, Matt is already anticipating that we have always something for him when we come home from work. After kissing us, he will immediately inspect our bags for pasalubong (even he just eaten his afternoon snack). That is why I told Daddy Allan to buy at least something just to make him happy. He is over excited to see us come home. When he heard Daddy's car, he will scream and tell his Tita to move faster and open the gate.

So now, I am thinking what pasalubong to buy. Anyone please? :)
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Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

Giveaway is hosted by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog & Diva Fabulosa!
A HUGE thanks to our co-hosts: Bonkers 4 Coupons, Luv Saving Money, Sister's Saving Cents, Dishin With Rebelle, Trinkies, My Vegan Gluten Free Life, Tidbits From A Mom, and Keeping Your Cents and all of the bloggers that have come together to make this event possible!

What is the Prize:

Winner chooses prize valued at no more than $200 (shipping included) Choose from Kindle Fire, Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card

How to Join:

Use the giveaway tool below to enter! This giveaway will run from 7/21 12:01am (EST) - 8/20 11:59pm (EST). Giveaway is open worldwide and participants must be 18 + years to enter.

Good Luck!

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Disclosure: Momaye's Diary is not responsible for shipment of prize and was not compensated in any way for the posting of this event. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email send out by Jenn's Blah Blah Blog or Diva Fabulosa. If there is no response another winner will be drawn.
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Daily Inspiration: Laugh... Laugh... Laugh...

Saturday! Saturday! I wish I don't need to go work at this day too :(

Since I love my work, I need to deal with it. Anyway, here's our daily Inspiration:

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If you're happy and you know it, say HA! HA! HA! Lol! That's copied from one of the Nursery Rhyme Matt loves listening to. I just alter some words to fit in. 

Laughter is the best medicine as the sayings go. I love to laugh. I told you I love my work it's because everyday I am with jolly people. We laugh endlessly here so less stress. When I'm at home, I love to tease Matt so I can hear him laugh. I can help myself but smile and laugh too. Matt has the most contagious laughter and is much better than stress medicine and pain reliever available in the market.

So say HAHAHAHAHA! Laugh, laugh, laugh! (Warning: Too much laughing can cause farting. Lol!)

Happy Saturday!
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Friday, July 20, 2012

Photostory: Colors

Moms and Dads, agree or not?
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I definitely agree!

Keep safe and enjoy the rest of the day. Hello weekend!
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Daily Inspiration: Apologizing

Good morning people! The weather is really gloomy and nakakatamad (feeling lazy) right? It's difficult to wake up and get ready for work during this day. Anyway, I need to go to work because it's reporting day today. Like every Fridays of my week, I am anticipating this would be a busy day for me.

Okay, let us start this with our Daily Inspiration.
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In every relationship, be it friendship, work or marriage, you can avoid arguments and misunderstandings. They say, if you don't argue, you don't care for each other. That's why people love to argue even on petty things. 

I think the best way to lessen arguments is to learn to respect each other's opinion, because there's no right or wrong opinion anyway. When you are into an argument with your colleague or wife or husband or sister or friend, don't come to a point  of cursing them. Hurtful words once given cannot be erased or taken back. So better watch your words.

Also, I know what is very hard for us is to apologize because we don't want to accept our mistake. But sometimes apologizing does not necessarily means you are wrong. When you shows humility by apologizing first even if you are not really wrong, it just shows that you value your relationship more than your own ego. Yes, sometimes we don't realize that a petty argument can lead to the distraction of our valued relationship like in marriage. You don't know that when petty arguments piled up it can build a wall between you and your wife or husband. Then BOOM, you can't see each other anymore. If you can understand better, is it too much to apologize just to save your relationship? Your EGO or your RELATIONSHIP? Choose!

Thank God its Friday!
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What to Expect When You're Expecting Giveaway

Hello everyone! Sharing with you another giveaway, yey!

Momaye's Diary teamed up with To Sew With Love and To Cook With Love to bring you this exciting giveaway sponsored by WhatToExpect.com
So, you're not expecting (yet)? You don't have small kids either? But I'm sure you know somebody who is expecting or has small kids! The books we are giving away would make a great baby shower gift and/or mother's day gift!

WhatToExpect is one of the most favorite site of pregnant women. In fact, they have the second largest audience of pregnant women online! They also have an array of best-selling books any expecting mom would love to have! You will also love the fact that at WhatToExpect.com, you will find not just information and news about pregnancy, newborn, infant and toddlers but also an online community where you get to meet other moms and support each other, too!

*Review by To Sew With Love

I received three books from WhatToExpect and I honestly wish I found this treasure when I was pregnant and/or when the kids were small. Each book covered an extensive amount of area and practically has the answer to any question or doubt an expecting mom or a mom could have!

The What to Expect When You're Expecting Pregnancy book is a best seller and it did not come to me as a surprise. This book is like an encyclopedia, a pregnancy bible! It practically has everything you need to know in your pregnancy!

This book also includes:
  • an expanded chapter on pre-conception
  • a detailed weekly fetal development in each of the monthly sections
  • loads of information about pregnancy's emotional ups and downs and how to survive it
  • a brand new section on achieving a safe, comfortable and pampered pregnancy But that's not all! It also includes practical advise for pregnant women on the job and on the go!

What to Expect The First Year book is America's best-selling guide to baby caring. It covers almost every question a new mother could have regarding care for her baby: colic, teething, weaning, sibling matters, feeding, sippy cups - name it and this book has it! 

It also includes:
  • information on your child's monthly growth and development
  • feeding and sleeping strategies
  • up-to-date medical and practical tips

 Kids grow up so fast! Before you know it, you already have a wonderful toddler! You will be amazed at how much independence they will be showing you! Understanding your toddler in this stage of her growth and development is just as important as the first years. 

With this book, you will get to understand and learn more about:
  • feeding picky eaters
  • solving sleep issues
  • getting your toddler to talk and communicate
  • temper tantrums and how to manage it
  • understanding their behavior and
  • keeping them safe and healthy.

These books could have saved me lots of worrying! These books should be a must-have in any household with small children.  You can buy these books through WhatToExpect.com's bookstoreBut wait! WhatToExpect.com generously offered to give away 2 sets of books to 2 of our readers!

What are the Prizes:

2 lucky readers will win their own set of What To Expect books. Each set is comprised of What To Expect Pregancy Book, First Year and Second Year books. This also includes free shipping wherever you are in the world! How great is that!

How to Join:

An email address is required to enter. Giveaway will end at 11:59 EST on July 29, 2012. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter Random Selector and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. The winner's entries will be verified -- please make sure you follow the instructions and submit the entries correctly. Only one person per household may enter. You do NOT have to be a blogger to enter. Open worldwide, ages 18+. This giveaway is void where prohibited.

For more chances of winning, make sure to come back everday for the daily entries. The more entries you send, the more chances you have in winning!
Please be patient and wait for the entry form to full load. If it does not load at once, just re-load the page.

Good luck and have fun!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Recipe: Sweet and Sour Fish

I am an avid fan of Del Monte Kitchenomics. This morning I received an email containing this healthy, budget-friendly and easy to cook recipe. Just in time, because yesterday we bought fish from the market.

Visit their page HERE and don't forget to subscribe to their newsletter to receive helpful tips and healthy recipes for your family.

Happy Cooking!
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Daily Inspiration: This is Me, any problem?

Good morning people! Yay, looks like we will have a gloomy weather today. I hope it will not rain hard this afternoon for I need to commute back home.

Anyway, lets be positive with our Daily Inspiration for today:

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Do you also care about what other people say about you? Are you a type of person who easily discourage because of criticisms and gossips?

I sometimes can't avoid the feeling of frustration and depression that after all that you have done some people can still find mistakes in me. I often ask myself, what is wrong with me? I have done my best and sometimes get out of my way, even if it's not really me just to please people. At some point, I got tired about fearing what other people will tell about me. So I have declared to myself, this is me and no one can change me except myself.

If some people really don't like you, so be it. Like what I have said before, we can't please all the people around us. One or two or three will still criticize you but don't let it change you to a person you are not. If they have a problem with you, then let that problem be their problem alone. Haha. Seriously, life is too short to waste our time with people who keep nagging about other people. 

This is me, if you have a problem with me, it's yours not mine, *wink*

Happy Thursday!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Winner of Get Fit! Health Awareness Giveaway is...

The Lucky Winner of
Get Fit! Health Awareness Giveaway

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Parenting Tips: Listen to Your Child

Moms and Dads, are you also guilty with this?

Okay, I know we are busy with our work, household chores, Facebook, twitter, blogging, etc., that sometimes we don't listen to what our kids are trying to say. I bet you already said this: "Later, don't you see I'm still busy!". If you will only look at how your child's beautiful face frown in disappointment, only then you will realize how important it is for you to listen to them. I'm guilty, are you too?

Yesterday, Daddy Allan and I were figuring how to learn crocheting. Both of us were busy looking at the patterns I downloaded and both of us were holding yarn and hook. Here comes our little son asking me to carry him on my lap. Since I was holding a yarn and a hook, I said no but he insisted. So, I carried him on my lap and then he tried to pull the yarn and the hook I'm holding so I put them down away from him. I decided to just read the instruction on our netbook but Matt was determined to interfere with everything I do. I took a deep breath and ask him what he wants and he told me he wants to go outside. So that's the reason why he don't want me to do anything.

We went outside and thankfully, there's still no rain. As soon as the gate opened he ran and ran and ran. I then realize, this is how important it is to him. I heard his endless laughter while chasing the wind. That's priceless and the disappointment I had earlier was totally gone in the wind. See, if I don't listen with what he wanted to say I should have not seen him this happy making me feel happier too.

Moms and Dads, no matter how busy we are when our kids approach us, we should try to pause for a while and give them time. Those little stuffs they are saying are very important to them. When we listen to their little stories, it's a way to boost their self-esteem thereby building trust between us and our children. With this we keep our communication open and they will not hesitate to tell us their thoughts, wants and stories, until they grow old.

Happy Parenting!
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Daily Inspiration: 3 Simple Rules in Life

Happy Wednesday! Yay, it's mid-week already. Time flies so fast and soon we will say goodbye to July na.

Here's our Daily Inspiration to start up our day right.

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These are the three simple rules in life. When we dream, don't just dream but follow your dream and make it happen. Risk is always the best thing to take otherwise, you'll forever regret not doing what you want. Honestly, I am afraid of taking risk because I always want to play safe. But I realize nothing will happen if I don't actually try it. 

One of the risk I take is having an online shop. It took me a year to finally decide, yes it's now or never. It's not easy since I am a working mom too and most of the times, my online shop eats my extra time. But since I love what I'm doing, I can make a way to have time for it. Now I realize, that once you take the first step there's no turning back. I'm already here, I can sell and all I need to do is to work harder and come up with more good ideas. I will get there, I can make my dream come true.

I believe that living a life is just simple if we know what we should rightly do. So do what you want, ask for an answer and courageously make your first step. That's all simple. :)
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Free Blogger Event: Zuo Bar Stool Giveaway

Bloggers! Bloggers!

Here is another FREE Blogger Event for you.

Zuo Bar Stool Giveaway Sign Up

This event is brought to us by Children Teaching Mama and sponsored by AllBarStoolsAtoZ.com!

What is the Prize:

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Parenting Tips: Good Alternative Threats for Your 2-Year Old

Hello Moms and Dads!

From now on, I will be featuring Parenting Tips that will be helpful for us.  For our first Parenting Tips, here are the good alternative threat for your 2-year old toddler.

I know the feeling of battling with your toddler because I have mine too. I came to understand and learn the behavior of my son. At his age of 2, he doesn't want to be refrained or obstructed with what he loves doing. He is becoming independent to the point that he thinks he already knows what he is doing. Like the his burn accident last March. He tried to help his grandmother to prepare his bath so he grabbed the thermos and that was when he got the burns. It broke my heart and I can't explain how I felt that time-  the very first time I felt so much pain inside.

So from then on, we are extra careful with everything. As much as possible, I carefully explain to him all the consequences his action might bring. Yes, I often lost control and scream with madness and I guess that's part of life having a toddler. But then again, I have observed that doesn't help and it just stressed me out. So I think patience works much better. 

Instead of threatening him, I give him choices or I'll tell him what will happen so he'll understand me better. For instance, we always have a hard time when we are at the grocery. He will whine and attempt to pick all the items on the shelves. So what we do is to do it fast or I will totally lose my sanity. And then I realize, maybe he just want to help us. So I let him go down and push the cart  and it works. Maybe riding on the push cart is boring for him already and he wants to do what mom and  dad are doing.

So those are some helpful alternative threats that we can say to our toddler. In this way, we can avoid more stress and at the same time we are building the trust between you and your toddler.

If you have more parenting tips, please don't hesitate to share. Happy Parenting! 
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