Techni-Ice Reusable Hot and Cold/Ice Pack

Traditional ice pack, ice wrap, gel ice pack, hot and cold gel packs, we have them all. Having very active kids in the house, getting bumps and bruises of all sizes are inevitable, so ice packs remain the most used tool for first aid, aside from plaster strips! When I received my samples of heavy … Continue reading

Mom-Finds: SNUZA Mobile Baby Movement Monitor

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds and Raves / Baby Gadget “A compact, mobile baby movement monitor which safely and conveniently monitors your baby’s movements while sleeping; clip onto your baby’s nappy, no cords, no wires, no sensor pads nor external power required.” Amazing right? I have quite number of friends giving birth to their … Continue reading

Mom-Grocer: Roots Ginger Brew Sparkling drink

I just have to share my favorite drink of the moment, and it’s super refreshing! Bought from Unimart @ PhP 18.95 per 330ml bottle (solo size only) As usual, on one of my morning grocery trips a month ago, I chanced upon this new brand in Unimart and grabbed two bottles to try.  The label … Continue reading

CHICK-IN Chicken Inasal is a Winner

Weeks after their second outlet opened, at the invitation of the owners, I was excited to bring my foodie blogger friends to Chick-In Chicken Inasal restaurant and have them try the house special chicken inasal (Bacolod-style char-grilled skewered chicken marinated in vinegar, salt, spices, and basted in annatto seed oil). I have to disclose that I am friends with the … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Cupcake Baking with Kids

Third Friday of the month:  Recreation / Kids / Fun activityGetting kids involved in baking and cooking have always been fun, messy, and educational at the same time.  When this cupcake baking kit was sent for us to try, I excitedly scheduled a ‘bake date’ with my girl who loves to whisk, and eat cakes. “Bright … Continue reading

Yoga at Urban Ashram Manila: Flexibility Not Required

Yoga: a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. The goal of yoga, or of the person practicing yoga, is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating… (Wikipedia).  To quote Urban Ashram instructor, yogi Marc Macadaeg, “yoga is basically a way to quiet the many voices in your … Continue reading

RashFree: More than a Diaper and Rash Cream

Mild eczema, chafed skin, insect bites, and minor cuts — my family is constantly afflicted by these common skin problems and we apply so many different kinds of balms and topical medications.  I only have myself to blame for being too lazy to learn about and search for a ‘do-all’ product that we can conveniently … Continue reading

Family Friday: Pets and Kids, part 2

Second Friday of the month:  Home / Kids / Pets“I want to have a bird for my birthday.”“Did you know birds eat nuts?”“I want a rainbow bird.”After reading an article about love birds and parakeets to my girl sometime late last year, my girl can’t stop reminding us about her wish to have a new … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Irene’s Quezo de Bola Cheesecake

First Friday of the month:  Food / Dessert Send me cake and I’ll eat it. Send me a cheesecake and I’ll take my sweet time to savor and indulge. Let’s start the love month with something decadent! I have a long-standing “love affair” with cheesecakes ever since my mother made one more than two decades … Continue reading