Category Archives: Home Life

2016 Planner | Mom 24/7 by Mommy Mundo

I’m a planner kind of person – planners that you actually scribble notes on ha, not the digital ones that come installed with phones. For my 2016 planner, I am super excited to have the Mom 24/7 Planner from Mommy Mundo!

My planner in 2015 and the year(s) prior were all of the generic kind from National Bookstore. With the surge of planners into the market in recent years (hello, Starbucks planners, Moleskine planners, etc), I feel that planner designers seem to have overdone it by putting in so many features and sections.  Continue reading 2016 Planner | Mom 24/7 by Mommy Mundo

Switching to PLDT Home Fibr

After being with Globe Broadband Tattoo for over 2 years, I finally switched to PLDT Home Fibr. My subscription with Globe was for the landline/broadband bundle at P1299 per month. Advertised speed was 3 mbps – which I rarely felt, really. I was fine with that, because I didn’t need a lot of speed to surf and use social media.

imom_PLDThome fibr modem xmas village

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at home. 😀 Find the photobombing modem. 😀

And then, a few months ago, Globe began capping bandwidths. My plan’s data cap was 50 GB per month. Towards the end of each month, I could feel our internet hopelessly slowing down to a crawl.

But I’d just wait until our bandwidth allowance was replenished the following month. I could live with a few days of slow internet.

What pushed to me switch? Continue reading Switching to PLDT Home Fibr

Samsung washing machines for a happy Filipino home

What’s the latest on Samsung washing machines?

Last week, I got invited by Samsung Philippines to a small gathering of mommy bloggers where we were introduced to the latest fully automatic Samsung washing machines.

Samsung washing machines
Samsung’s new line of fully automatic washing machines

My current washing machine is approaching it’s 10th birthday, and according to the Samsung brand manager, the average Filipino household buys a new washing machine once every 10 to 11 years. I agree, because the one I have now is showing signs of retirement soon. So if you’re like me who is in the market for a new washing machine, read up! Continue reading Samsung washing machines for a happy Filipino home

The all-new Red Ribbon Black Forest Cake

Hi everyone! So. Where did the days go? I wake up and it’s December! Anyway, Red Ribbon has really gotten into the Christmas Spirit this year, making the season all about giving. Plus, the all new Red Ribbon Black Forest cake is unveiled.

Are you done with your Christmas shopping? I thought I was early this year, having accomplished 2/3 of my Christmas list by November. And then I stalled. So here I am, two weeks before Christmas, with the rest of the list still unfinished. Bummer.

As for the Christmas menu, my side of the family usually has one big Christmas Eve dinner. I leave most of the planning to my able sisters – thank God for them. Each of us get assignments. This year I’d be lucky if I get assigned the dessert.

Red Ribbon black forest cake

Why? Because Red Ribbon has created a better, chocolatier Black Forest Cake. The all-time favorite now has more chocolate shavings, creamier chocolate filling, and chocolatier cake. It’s going to be heaven for chocolate lovers like me. The Red Ribbon Black Forest Cake will make the Noche Buena spread even more delightful. Continue reading The all-new Red Ribbon Black Forest Cake

Coping with skin asthma (Atopic Dermatis)

It’s not easy for my son and my family to cope with his skin asthma.
coping with skin asthma

Nate is in the midst of what could be his worst and longest skin asthma flare-up yet. And it is breaking our hearts to see him itching, oozing, struggling, wanting to do so many things in school, but not being able to do so. Even simply joining P.E. class is hard for him because sweating makes him itch. And sweat on his broken skin  – very very painful. 🙁

Sometimes, I think I’d put a sandwich sign around my son’s neck. It will read:

I have skin asthma.

No, not contagious.

Yes, very itchy. And painful.

Yes, I have meds. Lotions too.

And creams. And ointments.

And salts in my bath.

Nope – chips, candies, chocolate and Coke not allowed.

Yes, a little compassion please.

He’s been getting really bad flareups lately. And things get very frustrating at times. Today, he is absent in school again because the skin on his neck is oozing, and just turning his head is painful.

I really did not need to see the horrified look on that mommy’s face in school when she saw his neck yesterday. Pfffft. Or hear from Nate that some classmates think he looks like a zombie. (That’s rude, kids. But, oh well…)

Continue reading Coping with skin asthma (Atopic Dermatis)