Mum Reads: Working Mom’s February 2015 Issue

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It has been awhile since I last relaxed in the sofa with a magazine in hand. Parenting magazines became my favorite when, well I became a parent and they are a gold mine of helpful tips on raising children, insightful trivia and a perfect way to reward myself after a long and demanding day. For the new knowledge I gained through reading them, for the heart-warming and inspiring tales about the lives of other mums, to must-try recipes, I have always believed that these parenting magazines are worth every cent.

Today, since I am already finished with my scheduled chores for the day, and then some, and was just passing the time until I am up on my toes again to fetch the little one from school, it is the best time to put my feet up and thumb through my copy of Working Mom’s February 2015 Issue.

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Judging from its cover, which features the beautiful and long-time couple, Richard and Lucy Gomez, love is written all over the pages of this particular issue.  It will also get everyone in the mood for love with its features on sexy bedroom makeovers, on gorgeous fashion and beauty looks suggestions that are sure to make your man’s heart flutter, decadent Valentine recipes from Chef Jessie Sincioco, as well as ideas and tips on having a quick romantic belated V-Day escape. It also has a good selection of new and exciting places to check out and restaurants to sample in its Destination section.

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Unilever, Smart, Cebuana Lhuillier Strengthens Partnership With A Shared Mission For Environmental Sustainability

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Surf sachets are used as an additive in creating cement pavers

Three industry leaders—Unilever, through its number one laundry brand Surf, Smart Communications and Cebuana Lhuillier—have renewed their commitment to champion environmental sustainability. With their shared mission to improve Filipino lives, the partners launched the third year of their Sachet Recovery Program. Through their joint efforts to create a process that is easy, convenient and rewarding, the program involves and educates more consumers about sustainability and waste recycling.

Unilever Philippines Chairman and CEO Rohit Jawa thanked their partners for their continued support in the endeavor to reduce the environmental impact of sachets. This, according to Jawa, is in line with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan that aims to double their business while cutting their environmental footprint in half, and in the process, bringing a brighter future to one billion people worldwide.

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Surf, Smart and Cebuana Lhuillier turn over cement pavers to the Mandaluyong Elementary School

“We owe the Sachet Recovery program’s success these past two years to the valuable contributions of Smart Communications and Cebuana Lhuillier. This year, their bigger participation will definitely produce greater results for the benefit of the environment and Filipino communities,” Jawa said.

Since 2013, the Sachet Recovery Program has been teaching proper waste segregation and recycling by encouraging millions of Filipinos to collect empty Surf sachets in exchange for free Smart texts at any Cebuana Lhuillier branch nationwide. [Read more…]

Thankful Thursday: Errands + Holidays

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As we stick to our New Year goal of spending more time outdoors, I was thankful to spend some lovely time under the sun yesterday. I thought it would be a great time to run errands and spend more time outside since the little guy won’t have school today because of the Chinese New Year holiday. It was actually the little man’s idea that we proceed to the nearby park after getting a quick bite at the local fast food, where we’ve been for a number of times this week since someone is collecting their latest Happy Meal toys. I am glad he’s finally managed to complete the collection and I am also delighted I agreed to his brilliant suggestion. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon away, a great opportunity to burn the excess fats, and snap a number of beautiful shots, too!

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