Did you know that our body has normal flora (good bacteria) that protects us from foreign pathogens? It acts mainly as a defense against bacteria or viruses. Any imbalance will signal our body to produce more cells to fight bacteria.

Our digestive system has an important function in our body because it is the one that breaks down the food that distributes the nutrients that is essential to our body. That is why we need to be wary of what we feed our gut.

My kids love eating. No matter how I tell them about proper hygiene during mealtime, they always forget. Our hands are the main conveyor of bacteria that goes through our gut and bacteria cannot be seen by the naked eye.


Lately, the kids have been feeling bloated. I realized that they have a missing equation in their diet which is their probiotic drink. I abruptly stopped their probiotic drink because they tend to consume a lot. I only boost them by providing them with a balanced diet and vitamins from time to time.


Good thing Probi Bears came to the rescue and came just in time for the kids to try. They have been taking a bear a day for the past five days and no more complains of stomach ouch in the morning due to bloating.

I would recommend this to fellow parents if they are having a hard time getting their kids take any probiotics supplement.

Bear Shape. Each kid will get excited to eat one because of its cute shape.



Vanilla Flavor. You can never go wrong with Vanilla. It is the most common flavor there is and children will love it!


Chewable. Kids will never have a hard time chewing it because it is chewable.


2in1. It has two strains of good bacteria to keep your kids’ gut protected.

Please note though that these food supplements are not used to treat any underlying diseases. 

**This is available in Mercury Drugstores and South Star Drug nationwide for P540 for 20 vanilla bears.


Santé recently held its Annual Business Conference (ABC) 2018, entitled The Big Shift: Building a Future-Proof Business on August 30 at the Bayanihan Center, Pioneer Avenue in Pasig City. It was attended by more than 500 leaders and entrepreneurs.

“We are happy to hold the Annual Business Conference with speakers who get to share their expertise and experience to people who have the same interest in the business. This event marks our commitment to building a strong foundation for our business owners so they can grow with us,” said Joey Marcelo, CEO of Santé.

One of the prominent speakers present in the event is Jayson Lo, a best-selling author and entrepreneur, who talked about culture. He shared his experience with companies and how he helps them better understand the culture they belong in. Chinkee Tan, a wealth coach, author, TV, and radio personality, also gave insights on being an influencer. The keynote speaker during ABC is internationally-acclaimed best-selling author and world-renowned trainer in direct selling, Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter, who talked about leadership.

Other presenters during the conference include Randell Tiongson, finance coach, best-selling author, and column writer; Eugene Sugian, digital marketing whiz kid; Alexine Sy, radio DJ and social media influencer; and Dodong Cacanando, motivational and business leadership speaker. They delved on the topic of finance, digital marketing, personal branding, and entrepreneurial, respectively.

“Education is a lifetime process. The things we know in the past may not be applicable today. As a progressive company, we want to make it a point to continously enhance the skill levels of our business owners,” said Marcelo. “Our objective for them is to compete globally. That is why we continue to search for new trends in the industry that are applicable to our business.”

Paul Caluag, Chief Network Development Officer of Santé added that, “the Annual Business Conference’s purpose is to really educate and empower business owners. We want to give them more information … We impart them with knowledge, then we provide avenues for them to convert this knowledge to ability.”

Santé’s Annual Business Conference started in 2015 and has since then been a highly anticipated event among Santé entrepreneurs. ABC is part of Santé’s Engage training series.

To know more about Santé International and their exciting natural products, visit their website at https://main.santebarley.com
They say that we need to spend more on making memories with the children rather than material things. So as a mom, I came to make it a point to spend at least a day with the kids playing all day long. I know I have been a stay at home parent for as long as I can remember, but it doesn't mean that I have all the time with them. Running a household is not as easy at is it is let alone parent three kids and their dad. 

But these times wherein commodities are already expensive, we need to think of ways on how to spend the family day without spending so much. So what are the frugal ways to spend it?

ARTS AND CRAFTS



BAKING



PLAY BIKE AND SCOOTER AT THE PARK
PICNIC AT THE PARK
PLAY FRISBEE AT THE PARK





PLAY BOARD GAMES AT HOME
MOVIE NIGHT AT HOME
BARBECUE NIGHT AT HOME


GARDENING
GENERAL CLEANING

I know this may sound crazy but I believe the family that cleans together, stays together. We clean our house at least twice a month and purge some unnecessary that the kids had accumulated.  


Those are some of the frugal ways on how to spend family day at home that I know are achievable. If you have something to add, please comment them below. 

Oh, if you haven't tried Gardenia tour yet, you may visit this link here: Gardenia Plant Tour if you want to experience it with you and your kids. 











After the successful nationwide #SuperAweSMKidsDay, SM Supermalls continues the #AweSMKidsMonth this October with back-to-back awesome events, namely United Nations Day and Halloween.


“SM Supermalls takes utmost pride in celebrating this awesome Kids’ Month with no less than the next generation of leaders and the future of SM, our SM kiddie shoppers,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing. “The awesome deals and fun experiences continue this October, starting off with the nationwide #SuperAweSMKidsDay followed by the annual United Nations Day and Halloween festivities. We dedicate this month to you with everything that you love to do at SM: play, shop, eat, and win!”

IT’S A SMALL WORLD AT SM MALLS. Visit www.smsupermalls.com now to checkout 
The United Nations Day activities at an SM mall near you!

Aside from the annual National Costume Parade and Contest, kids and families who will celebrate #UnitedNationsDayAtSM2018can enjoy cultural performances from UN countries through the World Music Fest, a grand display of flags from different countries, and face painting of colorful flags via Wear Your Flag.

HAVE A MONSTERRIFIC TIME AT SM. SM malls nationwide have different #AweSM treats for kids of all ages this Halloween. Check out the events at an SM mall near you via www.smsupermalls.com.
Meanwhile, a fun and #MonsterrificHalloweenAtSMwill delight super kids of all ages with various awesome activities including the Freaky Face makeup contest, Monster Ball Halloween costume challenge, Peak-A-Fun Fair with lots of thrilling deals, Vivo Enchanted Castle attractions in 57 malls and the much awaited #AweSM Trick or Treat.   

https://www.smsupermalls.com/users/login?ref=superawesmkidsmonthapp

All parents are encouraged to capture their kids’ special moments using the #AweSMKidsMonth’s Photo App found at www.smsupermalls.com. All promo participants will get a chance to win P5,000-worth of SM shopping money!

Visit smsupermalls.com for the full list of events and activities in store for our little ones this whole month of October!





So for the past few months, I haven't touched the payments I received from my Paypal Account because I have no idea how to cash it in other than spending it to pay something I buy online using PayPal funds. But recently, I thought I should do something about it because I cannot spend all for nothing just because I couldn't send the funds to my Philippine bank accounts.

I have been hearing GCash and the minimum fee for you to be able to transfer your Paypal fund to your bank account. I thought, I'd give it a try. Then I did. But what hesitates me is that I have no Globe mobile number anymore. I downloaded the app still and registered. Good news! You can now use GCash with your existing mobile number! It is now easy to do it since I don't have to add another number! Sounds good right?

Now let me walk you through the steps with GCash. All you have to do is download the app (it is both available in IOS and Android app) and input all your details.






You need to verify GCash in order for you to be able to utilize the full features of the app. You need to submit your ID by taking a clear photo of it and submit it to the app. The list of the IDs are listed below. 






After verifying your account, you are now ready to use your GCash app and receive payments or pay bills. Now is the part where you need to connect your GCash account with Paypal account and move your Paypal funds to your GCash account. 






Please note though that the minimum cash-in to your bank account is Php 500. Should there any problem with your transaction, you can reach them through Globe's hotline 02-730-1000.













Cooking has been one of my me-time. I love whipping up something for the family and love to hear them compliment the food I serve them. My family loves to bond over food, especially my kids. I love seeing them eat together and having fun. If only I have all the time in the world, I would cook them every meal different viands just so they could have more than one variety every day. 

But when it comes to cooking, I like something that is reliable and could keep up with me. I want something that is durable (could last for years), and reliable. I remember growing up with La Germania and it was there where I learned how to cook my very first food that is--sunny side up egg. It stayed with us for more than a decade until my mom decided to let it go. 






To further demonstrate how having a great partner in the kitchen can help you achieve great things, brand advocates and husband and wife culinary team Chefs Rolando and Jac Laudico conducted a cooking demo during The Chic Driven Expo, an annual event that advocates helping women become even better versions of themselves.


Kitchen adventures

The Chic Driven Expo, originally conceived as a motoring event for empowering women on the road, has evolved to feature more aspects of a modern woman’s life, and La Germania aspires to be at the forefront of every woman’s kitchen adventure.

During the Expo’s two-day run, La Germania launched new products and hosted demonstrations that showed the ladies just what a great range can do for her and her family.

Chef Rolando and Chef Jac Laudico introduced two new stylish models that are workhorses in the kitchen: the G702EF and the FS521 00BG.

The former is a gas stove with a white porcelain enamel-coated body and large double gas burners, while the latter is a free standing range with an elegant black porcelain enamel- coated body that houses two gas burners, an electric hot plate, and a gray porcelain enamel coated oven cavity with a manual oven.

After showcasing the two new models, both Chefs also demonstrated the brand’s reliability and performance with on-the-spot cooking demonstrations where they whipped up delicious quick-fire dishes using different La Germania products. Each dish took less than half an hour to prepare, a perfect nod to today’s modern lifestyle where every minute counts, and a compliment to the way most women need to manage their schedules: a delicate balance of time spent preparing dinner and then relaxing and enjoying it.

La Germania, the leading kitchen appliance brand that’s been loved and relied on by Filipino cooks for generations, keeps things fresh and vibrant by supporting every woman’s challenging role in modern times.

Like most mothers, there's probably nothing you wouldn't do for your children. If you want to set your child up in a way that allows them to experience success in their lives, it's important to take a proactive role. You don't want to be that parent who is overbearing and strict. However, you do need to be intentional about the way you approach their upbringing, routines and more. You don't want to wait until your children are in middle school before you start taking their future seriously. Start while they're really young. After all, the years will fly by quickly. Consider these tips in order to get started.  


1. Exposure 

Plan family field trips and vacations. Make sure there is an educational element involved in some of these trips. Plan a trip to one of the local children's museums. On another day, take a trip to one of the art museums. When school is out of session, take time to go on vacation. Consider going on a cruise so that you can enjoy multiple countries in one vacation. Read books that expose your children to different career fields, cultures and more. In many cases, a child will absorb whatever they're taught. 

2. Investment 

Make the investment in their education. If one of your children shows an interest in science, look for summer camps that focus on science and math-enrichment. If they are interested in medicine, allow them to get exposed to the daily lives of different medical professionals. Let them see how different machines like the open mri machine work. If you're unable to find camps that cater to these different subjects, look online to see if there are any courses or resources that you can tap into. 

3. Encouragement

Always be a positive force in the lives of your children. You never want to be in a position where your children are afraid to come to you for support. Don't focus so much on their careers that you forget about them. Remember that they are children first. Yes, it's good to push and motivate them to do better. However, always make sure you constantly emit positive energy because they can tell the difference.

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