Refrain from Littering

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City Ordinance No. 2003-095, or the Solid Waste Management Code of Makati, imposes a penalty of P1,000 on individual violators, and P5,000 for an establishment or corporation.  Violators are usually given seven working days to settle their penalties at the DES office at the ground floor, Old City Hall.  Should they fail to show up within the prescribed period, they are served with a summons and subsequently charged in court.  

If proven guilty, the offender will be asked to pay the fine, and may be imprisoned between five days to 30 days upon the discretion of the court.

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Maybe you're confused why I have posted this. Well, it's for a simple reason that I got caught littering in Makati after work while chatting with my friends. 

I should have been more aware since an officemate experienced this last week. Tsk tsk Experience is ALWAYS the best teacher!

Health Effect to Young Couch Potatoes

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According to research, too much TV time may increase kids' consumption of sugary beverages. 


Young couch potatoes may be hurting their health more than they know. ScienceDaily.com reports that kids who spend more time in front of the television are more prone to consuming artificially sweetened beverages.

“The children who watched more TV were more likely to drink these beverages. In fact, each additional hour in front of the TV increased the likelihood of regular consumption by 50 percent. A similar link was found for total screen time,” explains study co-author Stina Olafsdottir.

While one out of seven parents tried to reduce their kids’ exposure to commercials, not everyone can strictly monitor children's viewing and snacking habits. What moms and dads can do is to provide a home where kids have minimal access to unhealthy foods and drinks. Offering healthier choices such as real fruit juices and smoothies may help lessen children’s intake of sugar-sweetened beverages as well. 


It's Not A Bad Life...

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My Great Read For Rainy Days

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The rainy season's upon us! Stay warm and cozy indoors with a great read. Take this quiz from Female Network to find out which novel suits you best. 

Here's my quiz' result:


Female Network recommended to read HOME BY MARILYNNE ROBINSON!

Written by Pulitzer-Prize winner Marilynne Robinson, Home talks about family ties, faith, and forgiveness, among other things. The novel revolves around the Boughton family, as 38-year-old Glory Boughton comes home to take care of her sick father. Tensions rise when the family favorite/black sheep arrives to also tend to heir dying dad, forcing the individual family members come to terms with their inner demons.

This read would be perfect for a family person like you. A happy homebody, you look forward to look weekends spent at home, in the company of your loved ones. Block off your entire weekend for this read--its central theme will certainly tug at your heartstrings.

Nothing beats staying indoors with a warm drinks and a good read on a rainy day. Now that the weather is unpredictably crazier than ever (what's with the morning gray skies and heavy downpour just right after office hours?), opt to stay home instead of going about your usual plans. In fact, why don't you set aside an entire weekend this rainy season and cuddle up with a good read? Take this quiz to find out which book should you go for!

Wordless Monday "Show Your Love"

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Inspirational Quotes #1

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I love reading quotes. You may notice it since I mostly posted some I like every Monday, but now, I decided to have a compilation of it every week. 

Reading quotes form famous and non-famous people inspires me. I sometimes use it as a guide because I think these quotes are trustworthy since some of it are out of life experiences. 

So, to inspire and guide you this coming week, check the quotes below:

build Inspirational Quotes #5: Zig Ziglar, Mark Amend, Farrah Gray and more

responsible Inspirational Quotes #5: Zig Ziglar, Mark Amend, Farrah Gray and more

hours Inspirational Quotes #5: Zig Ziglar, Mark Amend, Farrah Gray and more

effort Inspirational Quotes #5: Zig Ziglar, Mark Amend, Farrah Gray and more

inspire Inspirational Quotes #5: Zig Ziglar, Mark Amend, Farrah Gray and more

money Inspirational Quotes #5: Zig Ziglar, Mark Amend, Farrah Gray and more

key Inspirational Quotes #5: Zig Ziglar, Mark Amend, Farrah Gray and more




Giveaway Alert: Kathrivera.com's Blog Revamp Giveaway

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Kath, author of Kathrivera.com (previously kittykittiekath.blogspot.com) is giving away Physiogel Intensive Cream, Revlon Custom Eyes Mascara, ENVO Aloe Vera + Eucalyptus Body Scrub, and some various samples. 

The Prizes

To join and for more information, you may simply visit her site here. Please note that this Giveaway will ends on July 18, 2013. 

Old School Blogging A-Z

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Jocris, author of "Single, Yet Happy", tagged me in her post, "An Old School Blogging A-Z". 

I don't know the rules, if there's any, but I find the questions enjoyable to answer. So, here's my Alphabet Meme:

A. Attached or Single?
Attached and happily married for 4 years. 

B. Best friend?
I call her Ate Annie, she's 2-year older to me. She knows everything, as in everything, about me. Even the things you wouldn't want to know. 

C. Cake or pie?
I like cake more than a pie. I like the sweet and smooth texture of a cake. I am not into bread-type kind of food. 

D. Day of choice?
I liked Monday before because Dad and I have the same restday. However, I can't think anything for my favorite day, maybe Saturday. Because kids don't need to go to school and I have more time for my me-time. 

E. Essential Item? 
I can't leave the house without my wallet. 

F. Favorite Color?
I have three; Hot pink, black, and red. 

G. Gummy bear or worms?
Gummy bears, maybe? I am not into gums eh.

H. Hometown
Manila, Philippines

I. Favorite Indulgence?
Reading and shopping. 

J. January or July?
January; first month of the year. A brand new start...a new beginning. 

K. Kids?
I have three daughters. 

L. Life isn’t complete without...
My husband, kids, and my mom. They are my life, and I can't imagine myself living without them. 

M. Marriage date?
September 14, 2008

N. Number of brothers/sisters?
two (2) siblings; 1 brother and 1 sister

O. Oranges or Apples?
I prefer apple. Remember, one apple a day keeps the doctor away. 

P. Phobias?
Small space/room. It's called Claustrophobia.

Q. Quotes?
"Don't panic. Everything will be ok in God's time."

R. Reasons to smile?
My youngest's milestone, kids' achievement in school, and staying-at-home with hubby, kids, and mom. 

S. Season of choice?
Rainy Season. I love Summer but I really can't stand the heat. 

T. Tag 5 People
Ann Pipa of Momto8Blog
Cess of My Enthusiasms

U. Unknown fact about me?
I can't sleep without a mosquito net on my feet.

V. Vegetable?
Kalabasa (Squash)

W. Worst habit?
Surfing the net the whole night!

X. Xray or Ultrasound?
Ultrasound; I can't explain the feeling when we need to have it to know my baby's gender.

Y. Your favorite food?
Kare-kare, Sinagang na Baboy, Paksiw na Pata; Filipino Dishes.

Z. Zodiac sign? 
Scorpio

Whew! It's a long list but fun to answer. 

For those people, I've tagged, 'hope to hear from y'all. Have a great weekend. 

My Best Starts With Dad on Facebook Entry

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Hello, Mommies! I have joined the Best Starts with Dads' Promo on Facebook. This is where you capture and share photos of your child's best starts with Dad and you could win a Macbook Air, IPhone5, or an IPad Mini. 

Here's my entry:


'Hope you can find time to vote for us so we can take home one of the prizes. My daughter really wants to have an Ipad mini, however, we can't afford to have one. And, if we win, this would be a great gift to her for being a very responsible "ate" (elder sister). 

To vote, you may click here.

Thank you in advance!!! And, I sincerely appreciate your time and effort. 

Cold Effective Treatment

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Hello, Mommies! I am not feeling well right now. It's our second week in CST (Client Specific Training), and our trainer decided to switched training room, from Bohol to Boracay. 

Boracay training room has a very cold temperature, aside from the fact that I was seated just right below the aircon.  So right now, I am suffering a bad cold. I am a bit concern because we will be taking calls on Friday. So, I need to cure this cold as soon as possible. 


Here are some steps on how to cure a cold fast from Wikihow:

1. Make sure your house is all warm and cozy. It will make you feel so much better, but if it is too hot it can just make you sicker.

2. Blow your nose. This is the best way to get rid of all the mucus and it lets you breath through your nose.


3. Have a steamy shower. A steamy shower helps stuffy or irritated noses as well as relieving your scratchy throat, stuffy nose, and itchy eyes.

4. Have a hot drink. A nice, soothing, hot drink will help stop nasty sore throats and coughs. Or cough sweets will help as well.


5. Rest and sleep. A power nap can be a wonderful way of making you feel better. If you are rushing somewhere just try to stay calm and listen to some music or read.


6. Get out of bed. If you had a rest, get out of bed and change into your freshest clothes.


7. De-stress. Nothing makes a cold worse than stress. Don't rush to get anywhere. Take your time and get all the nerves and stress out.


8. Eat a healthy snack. A simple piece of fruit can completely change you around for sickly to happy and well.


More tips to make you feel you better while suffering with colds:

1. Drinking lots of water helps. Stay away from sugar-filled snacks and stuff like that. Also, only take cough drops if you're out somewhere and don't wanna cough all over someone... coughing actually helps you recover, and breaks up the gunk in your throat and chest. Rest and get well soon!!

2. When you are going somewhere take a small packet of tissues with you.

3. If the area around your nose is feeling irritated from all the nose-blowing, apply some rash-cream or moisturizer.

4. Take a few cough drops wherever you go. But, don't drink too much cough syrup as it can make you drowsy.

'Hope these tips will help you, maybe not now but in the future. And, I hope I feel better tonight before coming to work. 

Sale Alert: Romwe Leggings Flash Sale

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Hi, Mommies! Romwe will hold another legging flash sale, for 200 pieces, only $19.99 for any pair. 


This sale will run for 3 days only, June 18-20, 2013. 

Brilliant stuff is never enough in the world, catch it here!

Wordless Monday "If You Find That Someone..."

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Source: Dave's Words of Wisdom

Not To Say To Your Kids When You're Disappointed

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As a working mom, it is impossible to keep my cool 24/7. There's only so much whining and tantrums a person can take before she snaps--even super mom loses her temper from time to time!

When my kids are smaller, my words aren't as important as my actions—but as my child ages, what I say has a huge effect on their self-esteem. Words can't be deleted like a bad comment on Facebook, so it pays to speak carefully. 

Now, top child experts reveal what not to say to your kids, even when things get heated:

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1. I hope you don't end up like... 
Focusing on what you don't want your child to become can be as detrimental as insulting him. "We get whatever we focus on, and whatever we focus on expands," says clinical psychologist Nancy Irwin. "If you suggest to kids that they are shy, fat, slow, just like their father ... it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy."

2. You can't... 
While you might preach realism as a parent, telling your little one that he simply can't do something that he's attempting is crippling. "Children revere what their parents think of them," says Tammy Gold, a parenting coach. "A simple insult could crush the self-esteem of a child."

3. Never. 
Family psychologist Edie Raether takes a hard line against negative parenting. "Never say NEVER! That is the most important rule, as we all need to dwell in possibilities."

4. I'm gonna kill you! 
OK, we've all had that moment where terrible words have slipped out. But using violent threats—kidding or otherwise—is never OK, according to school social worker Devra Gordon Renner.

5. You are the reason why... 
Unless you're going to finish that sentence with a positive statement, don't start it at all. Don't play the blame game. "These types of comments destroy a child's sense of unconditional love, place unfair and inappropriate blame on the child for adult issues, create insecurity and destroy self-confidence," warns child psychiatrist Tia Horner.

6. Stop acting like a baby. 
When your 5-year-old goes into tantrum-mode at the grocery store, its tempting to throw his yearning to be a "big boy" in his face in an effort to make him stop. Ridiculing or shaming him into better behavior isn't kosher parenting.

7. I wish you were more like your brother. 
"The comment I have heard most frequently that seems to haunt adults from childhood is a reference to not being wanted," reveals Julie Gurner, a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult psychopathology.

8. I'm disappointed in you. 
Hearing these words can be absolutely devastating to the fragile confidence of a child. Children want nothing more than the approval of their parents or the acknowledgment of a job well done.

9. You're a bad girl! 
When your little one acts out, this label can tumble out of your mouth without you even realizing it. "Their behavior might be bad, or the choice they made was bad, but your child is not bad. You need to understand the difference, and so does your child," warns marriage and family therapist, Lori Freson. "I can guarantee you is that if your child believes he is actually bad, his behavior will be even worse."

Look, there's no perfect parent in the entire world who doesn't lose her cool every now and again. And while it's totally fine to feel annoyed, angry, tired, disappointed or upset with your child, the important thing is that you know what not to say to your kids. Of course, even if you do make a mistake, an apology and a hug go a long way in making sure your child feels loved and supported.

A Late Post: Happy Father's Day!

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I've been very busy this past few days because of my first-week of training at work, sending kids to school, house chores, and etc. This is why I haven't got much time to update you guys. 

Anyway, I just dropped by today to write something about Father's Day, especially to my Papa. I have written something before about fathers and you may read it here, however, I want this post to be dedicated for him. 

You may ask why? Just a quick preview, he's no longer with us. He left to be with God on June 19, 2011. Do you remember when we celebrated Father's Day in 2011? Yes, it was June 19 so Father's Day is really memorable for me and I declare that this day would be solely for my Papa. 

A Letter for Papa:

Dear Papa, 
Words are not enough to say "Thank you", but here's some reasons why I am so thankful to have you: 

Thank you for making the sacrifice of working abroad just so my siblings and I have much better education. Thank you so much for welcoming back with open arms even after I disobeyed you and got myself to be a young mom at 20. Thank you for teaching me everything that you know. Thank you for being strong. This pushes me to become better and always aim for the best. 

"If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with you, I'd play a song that would never ever end. How I'd love love love to dance with my father again..."


Love, 
Mira

Here's our last family picture taken with him before he passed away, Christmas 2010:


And, our last Holy Week get-away with him, April 2011:


I miss you, Papa. We know that we'll see each other again. 

I just felt crying right now because  he haven't got the chance to meet, Jaja, my youngest. And, he missed a lot of my kids' milestone. He was not a perfect father, but I can can say that he was a perfect grandfather to my kids. 

I will never forget the first day he saw my eldest at the hospital and said, "Welcome to the family!" It broke my heart and at that very special moment, I know that my kids will be loved.

Happy father's day, Papa, and to all fathers in the whole wide world. 'Have a great one!

The First 4-Chair Turn on "The Voice PH"

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I was chit-chatting with my mom and cousin, Ate Jacq, while watching The Voice Ph. Then, when Thor Dulay, a 32-year-old back-up singer to comedian Vice Ganda, sang, I got goosebumps. 

Watch the video below and see if he deserved the 4 chair-turn from the Judges:


He faced a tough decision on who to pick among the four superstar-coaches of "The Voice of the Philippines" after impressing them with his rendition of the Whitney Houston hit "I Have Nothing."

Dulay's performance marked the first time for all four coaches turned their chairs for an artist to recruit him.

Forced to choose among the four coaches, each promising great opportunities for his singing career, Dulay eventually picked The Black Eyed Peas' apl.de.ap.

Rosels' Mom Diary on Leibster Blog Award

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Angela, author of Time with A & N, nominated me for the Leibster Blog award. This is kind of like a chain letter, a blogger to blogger award. You have to nominate 5-11 bloggers with less than 200 readers, "liebster" is dearest in German, and that no one knew the origins.

To accept the nomination, I have to complete the tasks below:

  • Link back to the blog that nominated you,
  • Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers, 
  • Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator, 
  • Share 11 random facts about yourself, 
  • Create 11 questions for your nominees, and
  • Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them. 

Here are the blogs I nominate:
  1. My Enthusiasms 
  2. As My Hair Grows...
  3. A Life's Journey with our Furry Little Boys
  4. Incoherent. Inconsistent.
  5. Kiamoy Thoughts
  6. Chicken Nuggets and Cookie Butts
  7. Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom
  8. Mama Extraordinaire
Answers to the questions my nominee have for me:

1. What's your dream career? I wanted to be a teacher.
2. If money wasn't an issue how many kids would you have? I wanted to have 5 kids. 
3. What's your favorite vacation? Going to the beach for a week with my family. 
4. If you could go visit anywhere where would you go? I want to go in Europe and visit the Pope.
5. Where did you meet your significant other? We met in school, we were classmates back in college. 
6.  How long did you date before you were married? We have been dating for 4 years before we decide to tie the knot. 
7. How long have you known your longest friend? Since birth, and she's one of my best friends. 
8. When was your last date night with your husband? I can't remember the exact date, but I can say that it's around a month or two ago. We watched a movie. 
9. Where do you live? Manila, Philippines
10. If you could only eat three things what would they be? Sinigang na baboy, Kare-kare, and Paksiw na Pata. ;)
11. How long have you been blogging? I started blogging since March of this year, 2013. So now, it's around 3 months. 

Random Facts About Me:

1. I became a mom at 20, a few months after I graduated from college. 
2. I am a certified Mean Girl. 
3. I love to dance. 
4. I can't sleep without a mosquito net on my feet. 
5. I love watching/reading tragic love stories. 
6. I love to shop. 
7. My daughters' second name is Rosel. 
8. I love writing using a pen and paper so I can't allow myself not to have a planner every year. 
9. I am trying to become a frugal mom. 
10. I am snob. 
11. I want to have our own home and a stay at home mom, however, our status rightnow won't allow it. 

Now, here are my questions for my nominees

1. What quality do you like most about yourself?
2. What is your biggest challenge today?
3. What is the one feature you’d change about yourself?
4. What is your definition of success? 
5. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
6. What makes you very angry?
7. What makes you sad? 
8. What do you think can be done to improve your smile? 
9. What are your goals and dreams?
10. Who is your mentor? 
11. Lastly, what does love mean to you?

I would like to thank Angela for the nomination, and to my nominees, I can't wait to read your replies!

FREE Blogging Class with Blogelina!

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Blogelina, a community founded for women who love to blog by a woman who loves blogging, are running a special right now on their Profitable Blogging For Beginners Online Class.


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Sale Alert! 30% OFF under ROMWE's Dresses Catalogue

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Time for Holidays, my US Blogger friends! The only thing is that how can you go without any amazing dresses?

You must know that there are so many beautiful dresses on Romwe, and there must be at least one piece fits your style! So Romwe decided to prepare a 30% off sale in the next three days for all of their customers!!! 



Here's my pick:
"White Spots" Black Dress $61.99

What are you waiting for? Visit the Romwe 30% off sale under the Dresses catalogue here! This will only run for 3 days, June 14- 16, 2013. 

I am wishing you a wonderful holiday with wonderful dresses! :)

The Wolverine Trailer

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I am a Hugh Jackman fan, and learning that he has an upcoming movie makes me feel excited. 

Don't miss the sneak peak into one of the most anticipated movies of the year! Watch the trailer below: 


How to: Stimulate Your Baby’s Sensory Development

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You help stimulate your baby’s sensory development by taking a trip to the craft store. Buy some feathers, materials with different texture, etc. Tickle your baby with the feather and see his reaction. Let him play with the different materials and stimulate his sensory needs. Or tape a big piece of paper on his high chair table and let your baby play with non-toxic, stain-free hand paints! 


Source: Mom Center

Events: Kids' Cooking Class | The Joy of Learning Workshop

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InterContinental Manila chefs will conduct cooking classes for children 12 years of age and younger every first Sunday of the month from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Legaspi Room. With the Philippines as the inspiration, participants will learn how to prepare Wrap It Up Lumpia (egg rolls) and Party Palitaw (flat rice cake) on May 6, 2012. 


Students are encouraged to bring their swimsuits for a dip in the outdoor kiddie pool after classes. Class fee is at P 1,000 per child plus P 500 for a chef’s uniform set (jacket, apron, and toque) for those attending class for the first time. 

Enjoy great discounts. Pay for 5 classes and 1 class free! Pay for 10 classes and get 2 classes free! Slots are limited so it is best to enroll in advance. For inquiries and reservations, you may call 793-7000. 


Fisher-Price brings to Manila “The Joy of Learning Workshop”. It will be held on June 16, 2013, 9am- 3pm, at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Ave, QC, Ruby B Function Room. The registration free would be Php 1000/per person with refreshment and lunch. If interested, you may register here.

For inquiries or further information, you may call 7325141 loc 206 or email them at: fisherprice@richwell.net.

Giveaway Alert: Genzel Kisses' Beauty Crafts by Kiran Giveaway

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Genzel Kisses,one of the beauty blog I follow will be giving away this:

BCK Blush Palette, BCK Concealer Wheel, BCK Eyeliner Gel, BCK Egg Sponge (in Teal), and BCK Hand-made Falsies

The mechanics are so simple; just follow the tasks on the Rafflecopter. The first 7 tasks must strictly be followed. Then, you can go to the optional tasks to earn more points!

To join, simply click here

The giveaway starts today, June 11, and ends on July 5, 2013, and open to Philippine Residents only.

Moms With 3 Kids Are The ‘Most Stressed’

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Apparently three, that magic number when parents become outnumbered, is the most stressful number of kids to have. According to a TodayMoms.com survey, moms of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels.

Heck, if that’s true the Duggars should be stress-free, right?

As a mom of three, I was surprised by this. For me, my first kiddo was absolutely the most stressful. (Probably because I had no idea what I was doing.) Everything was new…I wasn’t confident in my abilities or instincts…I was sure I wasn’t doing things right, my baby was starving, not developing properly etc. etc. etc. For me, being a new parent was terrifying. My anxiety meter was at an all-time high.

Numbers two and three were nothing compared to number one. Are we busier? Heck yeah. You should see my color-coded Outlook calendar. I am a freaking scheduling machine, and I have to be because I’m juggling two busy kids, one baby, my work, my hubby’s work, activities out the ying yang, chores etc.

But I don’t really equate busier with more stressed. Sure, there’s a lot more going on but I’m not really worried about it. I actually enjoy most of it. And I’m certainly more confident in my parenting abilities now. I know I’m not screwing up my kids too terribly (yet). I’ve actually enjoyed the baby phase with #3 the most, because I’m so much calmer about everything.

Do you agree that three kids is the “most stressful” number to have? If not, what was your tipping point?

Giveaway Alert: Dear Kitty Kittie Kath's Independence Day Giveaway

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Dear Kitty Kittie Kath is giving away this: 

ENVO Vanilla Milk Witch Hazel Body Scrub 200g, NIVEA VISAGE Sparkling White Whitening Foam 50g, Body Shop Natrulift Softening Toner 200ml, Body Treas Hand Cream 30ml, and 5 Assorted Samples

To join, simply visit the Giveaway here

This is open to Philippine residents only and will end on July 12, 2013. So what are you waiting for? Join now!

Wordless Monday: Appreciation

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Quick and Sneaky De-Stressing Tips for Moms

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Don't have time to go to the spa? Check out these practical de-stressing tips.


Need to take a break, but don’t have the luxury of time? You’re not the only mom who has that problem. Until you can file for an extended leave or book a major spa date at your favorite branch, these tips can help you hold out.  

1. Listen to instrumental music on your way to work. 

Bach or Debussy? Ocean waves or forest breeze? Create a playlist of relaxing music to listen to during your daily commute. It’s a great way to tune out unnecessary noise, and uplift your spirits as well. 

2. Bring your soft bathroom slippers with you.

Your usual work pumps might make your legs look great, but you have to admit that they can be pretty painful. Save the tiis ganda factor for when you have to meet with a client or talk to your boss, and give your toes some wriggle room when you’re in your cubicle. 

3. Catch highlights of your favorite funny shows via YouTube. 

Laughter is good for the soul. According to an article on The Huffington Post, it’s a highly effective de-stresser. But seeing as you probably don’t have the luxury of sitting through an entire season of Saturday Night Live or The Big Bang Theory at home, we suggest you get your funny fix online instead. 15 minutes of Sheldon Cooper monologues should do the trick. 

4. Admire famous paintings online.  

Monet’s landscapes, Da Vinci’s mysterious smiles, Vermeer’s depictions of everyday life –looking at these works of art can help you forget your personal or professional problems. 

5. Get your husband to massage you before bed.

Invoke your wifey and mommy rights, and demand a full-on massage from your husband right before you go to bed. If he’s any good (and he will be with enough practice), you’ll drift off to a relaxing restive state, and wake up feeling rejuvenated the next day.