Last week, my kids asked me if they can buy milk because we are out of milk already. Without batting an eye, I immediately went because I have deadlines to finish. I grabbed my bag from the couch and off we went. When we went inside the grocery store, it was when I realized, something was missing. I didn't check my wallet if I have cash in it. My kids started to go around the different aisles and looked for milk and their needs. I immediately checked my bag for the money and all I had was Php500. When I saw my kids, they were like holding a pushcart worth Php 1,000 already. All I had was my phone and thought of paying thru GCash payment. Thank God it accepts GCash payment! I was relieved. Imagine if I am going back to the house again and the wasted time. There, in an instant, GCash saved me. 

Ever since I became a mom, I appreciate the convenience. Everything that would make my life easy, I am always up for it. Because nothing is ever impossible in this digital age anymore, you just need to explore all your options. 








But what is GCash?

This is a BSP regulated money mobile service that lets you do so many things. There is so much more you can do with GCash with few taps of your fingertips. I also love that you don't need to be a Globe subscriber to have an account with them. Sounds good right?

What can you do with GCash?


Pay Bills. Skip the long lines at the mall and pay bills conveniently at the comforts of your home. 

Buy Load. You can load your prepaid phones any network! Good news, you can also earn 10% rebate from it. Check the photo below.


Invest Money. This is something new from them but what is good about this is the minimum amount you can invest is Php50 pesos. Yep! 

Send Money. You can send money from GCash account and to any partner banks. 



Buy Movie Tickets. Skip also the long lines and buy movie tickets in advance. Again, I am up for anything convenient a mom of three needs.

Cash In. There are so many ways you can cash-in with GCash. They have an option to cash-in from remittances, banks, malls and bayad center.


Pay Groceries. You can use this one as virtual money if you don't have cash with you just like what I have done. Also, you can now pay Lazada purchases using GCash. More convenient ways of shopping for us mommies!

...and so many more. 

But why GCash?


You might think that this is just like any other mobile banking app out there. Here are the reasons:

Rebates. This is one thing I love using their app. If you use them often for buying your prepaid loads, they give you credit. Earn more with them, nice yeah? 

Digital Wallet. This serves as a wallet if you don't want to bring with your money. This is nice since if your money is out of sight, there is a little chance of spending it all. Well, that's just me. Also, I do not like to put my money in one medium only. If all my mobile banking site is down, at least I have another option. 

Real-time Cash-In From Remittances. If you are a freelancer and paid in Dollars by your client, you will love this one. For a minimum of Php500, you can cash in payments from your Paypal accounts to your GCash, free of charge and real-time. How cool is that? You don't need to worry about 7 days bank clearing and all that bank dramas. Read about my review here.

If you want to know more about GCash, you can read their FAQs here: GCash FAQs

Download your app now and experience the convenience at your fingertips. Available on both IOS and Android devices. 

** Note: There is a monthly limit with GCash. They have GScore that increases when you use their app often. This GScore lets you increase your monthly limit up to 30k per month. 

A good night sleep is the most important thing that you can do for yourself to make you the happiest and healthiest person you can be.
However, it could be a struggle even for adults. When it comes to children, we as parents have a responsibility to help them build good sleep habits.
It also helps us sleep better in the long run. Here are some tips to help you to stop getting into bedtime battles with your children and help them to build healthy sleep habits.

Build a Calming Routine
I’m sure you already have a bedtime set for your child. You should stick to that bedtime as often as humanly possible in order to give your child the best chance at sleeping through the night.
You should start helping your child to wind down about an hour before bed every night. This means turning off the TV and doing something relaxing and quiet, such as taking a bath or reading a book together, before they start needing to go to sleep.
This helps to train their brain into recognizing the regular bedtime routine and becomes wonderful bonding time. It also trains their circadian rhythm into a pattern.
Younger kids especially might fuss a little bit before finding a comfortable position in their crib or bed. Offer them comfort, but don’t pick them up and assume they won’t fall asleep. Stay with them until they fall asleep to make them feel comfortable.
It also probably help you sleep, because you will be doing the same calming activities that they are. Lord knows we could all use a little bit more sleep every night as parents.

Avoid Electronics
Avoid giving your toddler your phone in the afternoons. It may be tempting to allow them to entertain themselves for a little while to allow you to get some work done, but it could be the reason that they’re struggling to sleep. Phones and tablets emit blue spectrum light that causes the brain to pay attention to what it’s looking at, as well as telling their brain to stop producing the melatonin that will make them feel tired and help them sleep through the night.
I recommend taking the electronics away around three hours before bedtime. It may be worthwhile to limit screen time altogether for your children.

Make Sure They’re Comfy
Nobody wants to go to sleep in an uncomfortable bed. That includes your baby. Believe it or not, that crib mattress that you purchased might not be comfortable for them to sleep on. If they are tossing and turning a lot or falling asleep in odd places instead of in their crib, it might be part of the cause of your child’s sleep troubles.
If you still cannot get your child to sleep even after trying these changes for several weeks, talk to your pediatrician to see if there’s another reason that your child doesn’t want to fall asleep. There may be a medical reason that your child isn’t sleeping properly.
How do you make your child sleep at night? Do you follow a routine? Share yours below.



Ever since I became a mom, there are only two things in mind with how I pick my clothes--staple pieces and comfort. Since I had my kids, I skipped on dresses and skirts. What is in my wardrobe consists of shorts, jeans, a shirt and a few dresses that I can wear on special occasions. But still, comfort outnumbers formal pieces. 

Brace yourself if you see me wearing the same piece of clothing over and over again because you know--comfort. So how do I really take care of my clothes? You see, even if my clothes are boring and what I call #MomOutfit, I am very particular with how I wash them. I don't want to entrust them to laundromat let alone someone to wash it for me. I do them myself. 

My go-to casual outfit back then. 😂



This is how I really dress up during those normal days where I can freely move and ran after the kids so they won't get lost. I call this #MomOutfit 








Here are my tips on how you can take care of your timeless pieces:


1. Check the labels. Those tiny little tags from your clothes have a purpose. It says there how to take care of your clothes and take note of it. If you do not know the symbols, google it.

2. Identify the fabric. This is important and no-brainer. Each fabric varies care as to how you are going to wash and treat them so you need to know what type of fabric your clothes are. From there, you can proceed to the next step. If you do not know what fabric it is, again please refer to those tiny labels found in your clothes. 

3. Treat the stain. This is also something you need to take note of. There are so many stains that could stain your clothes and it will also vary with the type of fabric the stain in. Please take note of this infographic here:


Photo from coumpoundchem.com
4. Sort, sort, and sort. Okay, after identifying the fabric and treating the stain, you need to sort as well your clothes accordingly. Whites, colored and blacks should go together. This will prevent the clothes from transferring color to one another, after all, you don't like your white to become polkas after taking it out from the washer right? 

5. Use the right mode for washing your clothes. After sorting your clothes, you also need to identify which ones are delicates, cotton, and jeans. This way, the washer mode can clean your clothes effectively along with the right temperature. That is why Electrolux wants you to identify your lifestyle so you could find the perfect washer you need at home. If you need to know what kind of washer you need, you may visit this link here. 

Electrolux Washing Machine brand boasts how they can take care of your clothes through superior color protection. They can also clean your clothes and sanitize it well by reducing wrinkles as well as ensuring its 99.9% allergen free. Their machines have cyclonic care pulsator that can clean your delicate clothes and prevents wear and tear. If you are interested in getting one, they have ongoing sale and amazing deal this holiday season. Go check them out here.


6. Use the right detergent. This is what I have learned from a cousin of mine. Sorting, treating and right setting in the washer is not enough to make your clothes look always new. You need to use the right detergent for them. If you have coloreds and blacks, get those detergents for whites, coloreds, and blacks because I tell you, it will save you from buying too many clothes and will make them look vibrant all the time. 

What about you, how do you take care of your clothes? Share them in the comment section below.

"Mama, thank you so much for this. I am very happy today! It's my best birthday ever!"


My eldest turned eight last month. If you have been reading my blog posts, I rarely throw them a birthday party. It has been a thing in our family to celebrate it together with the kids and let them enjoy their day. This year, I didn't tell him about our plans. All he knows is that he is turning eight and that we are going to dine out. That's all. 


So after our lunch, we head out somewhere and he was still clueless about where we are going. It was only when we parked near the Enchanted Kingdom that he realized we are going to celebrate his birthday there. The joy in his face was unexplainable. It was every parent's wish to see their children happy beyond material things that we could give them. So we went around inside and rode all the rides that want including the Up up and Away. He was telling me non-stop while we were on queue, "Mama, this is the best birthday ever!" He hugged me as tight as he can and was very ecstatic. We then went in the balloon and as soon as the ride started to get up and spin around, he was crying already! He said it was a bad idea riding the big balloons! Yes, this happened five minutes after he hugged and told me it was his best birthday ever. How could I be such a bad parent for allowing it? He only wanted to try the ride and was there to be his company. But you know the best part of it all? He still wants to try it again when he gets older and bigger. Probably he will not cry when that time comes. 







I love the spirit and bravery! 


With my kids, I want to invest more in the memory bank that will surely make them reminisce happy thoughts. If possible and if our time and fund permits, I want them to see how wonderful the world is and that is what I want to share with them. They only get to be kids once. Let us enjoy it while we can. It is not how many material things in life is what's important, it's how they are shaped to become the best persons they are growing up--and that is to give them the happy childhood they deserve. 

But did you know that happiness comes with a great smile? And a great smile means having clean and cavity-free teeth. I am very particular with my kids' dental hygiene. I don't want them to suffer cavities and not enjoy every food they can eat. That is what I love with this toothpaste for kids because it initiates brushing time. I don't have to tell my children every after eating the need to brush their teeth because they do it without failure. I love how Happee Kiddie Toothpaste makes my kids' teeth clean minus the drama. Make your kids' teeth free from cavities too by making brushing time a Happee time. #MakeBrushTimeHapeeTime.




If you want your kids to know how important brushing is, show them this video.



So, how did you make your kids happy today?

Ber months have already started and here in the Philippines, most households are already starting to decorate their houses with Christmas decorations. During this time of the year, our wallets get crucial due to the sale here and there. More often than not, we over budget because, SALE. I have been once a victim of this and way back and not falling for the same thing again. So here, I am sharing with you tips on how you can wisely spend your bonuses on gifts.

Make a list. Doing so narrows down whom you are supposed to give gifts only. It saves you time from thinking of what to give. 


Set a budget. Setting a certain budget for gifts keeps us from spending more than our target. We just need to make sure to stick with it or we are screwed. for the rest of the holidays. 

DIY. If you have the gift of DIYing, then this is also perfect for those who are on a budget. You can save a few bucks from doing DIY instead of paying someone to do it for you.


Plan Ahead of Time. Holidays are the busiest. You need to plan when to buy and when to give out. That way, you save your sanity from getting stuck in a horrendous traffic during the holiday season. 

Take Advantage of Sale. Who doesn't love SALE? Remember to be wise enough to stick to your budget so you don't end up with an empty wallet the following year. 




If you want to know the different stores that have their items on sale during this season, you can check my post here:


  • Shopwise Alabang's relaunch has a lot of items on sale. If you are from south, you might want to check them out.
  • HMR has a lot of treasures and their items are on discounted price. Again, make sure to stick with your budget or else you don't want to end up broke. 
  • Shopee has ongoing holiday sale. You want to save from shipping cost? Download their app now! Also, you can visit my shop here Sophistique Collection.
  • If you are planning to buy toys for the kids, you can check also Richwell Prime, we usually go here to get the kids' toys at a discount. 
  • If you love shoes, you can buy discounted Converse shoes at their warehouse here.
What about you? What is your gift-giving season plan? Share them on the comment section below.

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