where-to-weekend: expo mom 2012, the best of modern motherhood

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I am a hands-on mum who has 100% {maybe more, if were only possible!} involvement in my little man’s life, who wants to be there + share the minutest achievement or the most mundane of discoveries. How about you?

We mums can be called different names depending on how we’d like to go about our mothering.   A techie mum who gives her kids all the trendiest gadgets, an earth-loving mum who uses cloth diapers + teach her children ways on how to care for the environment, + the list goes on + on. Or you can be a Jill-of-all-trades giving your little ones the best of all worlds! :)

Whichever mothering paths you chose, trust Expo Mom to organize a 2-day event that not only showcases the latest mummy + baby products to help you about your mothering duties in style + keep up with the changing times, as well, but expect them to also invite experts to give inspirational talks on the more pressing issues + subjects at the moment.

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What: ExpoMom 2012: The Best Of Modern Motherhood

When: 05-06 May, 2012, 10AM-8PM

Where: Rockwell Tent, Makati City

What’s in store for you + your kiddos:

  • a wide array of mum + children products from more than a hundred booth participants
  • a series of talks by inspiring mum experts at the Expo Mom stage
  • admission is P25, which all goes to Mom Share charity. Remember that Mommy Mundo Passport holders gets in for free. 
  • you can also get a free token if you register to one of the talks scheduled at the Expo Mom stage
  • there are also food booths, kids play area, breastfeeding + diaper-changing areas provided for mum’s ultimate convenience
For more information, visit expomom.com or check out their Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/mommymundo.
What a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day in advance than joining this year’s Expo Mom. Hope to see you all there! ^_^
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plans for securing the future

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Each one of us aims to have a peaceful + comfortable life come retirement years, that is why it is not a problem to us now if we beat all the endless deadlines + work doubly hard. Anything we can do to make sure our families will have a bright future, right? Even work/stay-at-home-mums like me also has these ideas in mind that is why we also look for alternative ways to secure our future even without a conventional 9-5 job to speak of.

Here are a few things that came up when I think about my retirement + my possible life when I am in my 60’s:

  • Update my Social Security System {SSS} contributions ~ I have been a member for a long time now, until I decided to quit my former job. I am actually just about 18 contributions shy to qualify for a monthly pension come my retirement age. It has been my goal to update my contributions ever since I found out I can still earn while I stay home to look after my little toddler, I have actually been to their local office twice + asked for a contribution form, but did not get around to actually paying due to the long queues. I shall visit the place again before the month end + update my contributions. I must! 
  • Setting up my own bank account ~ as of now, I have only opened a bank account for the little man, which I have managed to update with a deposit regularly for more than a year now. Hopefully, I can find the time, not to mention the budget for it, so I can set up another bank account, under my name this time. 
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where-to-weekend: creative streak, bgc {may 06}

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What: Creative Streak

When: 06 May, 2012, 2PM

Where: Fully Booked ~ Bonifacio Global City

What’s in it for you + your children:

Now this is something I’d definitely sign up my little man for if he is a bit older!

For a chance to let your little Picasso’s work on their creativity, or discover it, sign them up to join a FREE art + sketching workshops for kids! It is another fun + educational activity for them to do this summer instead of letting them watch the tellie all day!

Just make sure to make reservations by calling or SMSing 0917.820.7277 to reserve your slot!

Have a fun summer + enjoy! ;)

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Alternative Things To Do Online

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Have you ever been sat in front of a computer bored, possibly at work or even at home and you have been  staring at the screen for too long thinking of what interesting thing to do? You have changed your Facebook status for the nth time today and changing it anew will start to become a bore. I also know that you love updating your blogs and doing your normal routine and all, but everyone needs a break at some point, right? Well, here are a few things that you could do to have a little fun and break away from the bane and boon of online working.

  • Discover something new ~ have you ever tried Googlewhacking? It is becoming popular as many people use the world’s best search engine for fun. The idea is to type two different words into Google that will produce from its billions of pages, just one result. The words you type in must be in Google’s own dictionary. Neat, right? 
  • Visit a random site ~ I know you probably have way too many favorite sites but, just for kicks, why not try something out of the ordinary and visit an entirely random site like the NASA site, for example, where you can peruse the archives of past moon landings, the first rocket in space or even just find some random facts out about the universe. The idea is to be as random as possible. Simply break from the normal sites you’d usually check out, you just might never know what surprises await you or what exciting and cool stuff you might find. 
  • Play Online Games ~ There are fun games you can try to while away a few hours on. If you are looking for something more serious then there are always the online casinos or bingo sites that are out there, many may offer free bets or promotional discounts to entice you onto the sites.
  • Retail Therapy ~ With many of the high street stores heading online now a days then there is always time for you to stop and have a bit of retail therapy, even if you don’t buy anything then you can simply bookmark the site and look again later when you may have more money or time. Even e-bay bidding can be quite contagious when you get the chance to try it. Buying things online is also good as you can compare the prices much more easily than if you were on the high street.
  • Learn New ThingsIf you have access to the internet, then why not think about learning new things. You can learn how to prepare a new recipe, or play a musical instrument by watching those clever tutorials on youtube, learn new languages, or learn all about computer programs or just find a site about a craft and think about recreating something, perhaps. Above all the, internet is a vast array of information that can be crawled using such search engines as Google and Bing and for each search you are bound to find something different each time.
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