August 2017 - The Super Momma
I grew up to a traditional household where the mom is the only one who does the chores inside the house while the dad does the outdoor stuff but, so much have changed. My dad who is not home most of my formative years because of work, my mom learned to do manly things on her own. The rest of the chores, our househelp did it for us.

There came a time when we were old enough to fend for our own, mom decided not to get househelp anymore. They were really such a mess. It suddenly dawned on us, that from that time on, we were the ones to wash the dishes, sweep the floor and basically make the house spic and span. It. Was. Hard. We felt like punished because it was never in our daily routine that we need to do such.

Reality kicks in when I started to build my own family, it was really hard to look for a trusted househelp. Raising kids and managing the house and everything else in between has become my number one priority. My developed habit of putting everything in order has put to a challenge when I had my eldest. I must admit it was really hard because I couldn’t entrust everything to his nanny. Me, my trust issues, my vision of having a spic and span place and hopefully land a career whilst taking care of him that time was part of it. Imagine my frustration when I couldn’t even accomplish one thing. It was just so overwhelming and frustrating all at the same time.


What I did was, to re-envision what I really wanted my family and children to become one day. I reflected on those times where it was hard for me to lift my finger, get the broom and sweep the entire house. I felt like I was punished and even loved less for making me doing it. Yep, I don’t have any idea why I came to that point.

At the age of 16 months, I started to teach my eldest to pack away his toys and googled all the age appropriate chores for all ages. I wanted to change something how I will raise my kids and hopefully they will not feel being loved less just because they are tasked to do things.

I want to instill in them that at their young age they have certain responsibilities at home and the society, and such responsibilities has corresponding consequences. Others, may or may not be favorable with this but I just want my kids to be life ready early on.

I want them to value each member of the household’s responsibilities and respect them. I want them to love the place we live in and take care of it. There may come a time that they will change, and hope for the better. There will come a time that they will choose to live the lives on their own and I want to give their future partners in life the gift of having a responsible person.

I am thankful that all those six years of trying to be a role model and giving constant reminder to my eldest has somehow paid off. My eldest knows now when to keep his room tidy and clean and even lead his sister to do the organizing of their stuff. He keeps everything and makes sure that everything else is tidied before going to school.

Some might say, I may be too harsh on him/ on them but I know they will thank me one day. And I would love to see that day where they are already on their own.







Parents are wired to keep a watchful eye over their children, making sure they are healthy and safe. Kids, on the other hand, would always want to go out, explore, and play with their friends. A child’s desire to explore out of arm’s reach usually sparks a semblance of fear in parents, prompting them to become restrictive of their little one’s day-to-day activities at times.

The reality is parents cannot be with their kids 24/7. There are times when they simply need to be away from their children to fulfill other responsibilities, like going to work and attending to household chores. The new NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ helps give them the confidence to do so, without having to worry about their little ones.

NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+, Love That Protects

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#LoveThatProtects in action
In a recent event held at The Atrium, SM Megamall, NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ showcased how it helps moms show their children a love that protects through an aptly heart-shaped activity booth headlined by interactive parent-child activities.

For kids, moms, and even dads to join in the fun, they simply need to buy one (1) 370g pack of NIDO ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ or 5+ from the nearby selling booth to get a set of three (3) wrist tags. Inside, they can win special prizes by evading the dangers of the forest through the sound-controlled game Shout for Love, hugging to catch yellow hearts at Catch the Love Bug, expressing their creativity by coloring templated artworks at Color Me Love, and stating their commitment through a mom and child handprint and answering the question “How do you show your love that protects?”

The different activities allowed the participants to demonstrate their creativity and teamwork, and at the same time, provided parents and their kids with an educational, fun-filled family bonding day with NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+.

Catch the NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ Love That Protects booth at SM Megamall until tomorrow, 13 August. Watch out for announcements on Cebu and Davao legs.


Doña Elena, the leading brand of Mediterranean products in the Philippines, brings the famed Spanish dance group, Origen, to showcase a lively and passionate Flamenco performance. From the soul-baring music to the intensifying dance moves, Filipino audiences are set to experience an authentic flamenco performance inspired by the music of the legendary Paco de Lucia, a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer.


Flamenco is a climactic event that compellingly showcases a longstanding art form that features music as one of its rich elements.  In Origen, the old and deep sound of the flamenco guitar, in the hands of Alberto Marín is united onstage to the characteristic flamenco sound of the flamenco singers and to the fineness of the flute. The music of the show does not only sound, it speaks and lives.  The flamenco dancers, Cristina Carrasco and Javier Serrano, are the ones that culminate the performance with force, dedication and passion.  

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As the number one brand of olive oil in the Philippine market, Doña Elena Olive Oil brings out irresistible aroma while retaining high levels of antioxidants like polyphenols and oleic acid. It is also a great source of Vitamins E, K, and A that helps to lower bad cholesterol level with benefits on cardiovascular health. Available in Extra virgin, Pure and Pomace, Filipino families are guaranteed to enjoy a healthy range of easy-to-do recipes that are made from 100% pure olive oil from Spain.


Without a doubt, chefs and home cooks continue to choose Doña Elena Olive Oil and the other Dona Elena Mediterranean products to make healthy dishes more delicious. In addition, the Doña Elena brand is truly an icon that guarantees excellence in quality and premium taste at a reasonable price.

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