Free Activities to Try Today

Raising a child can be expensive, but trying a few new games should not have to break the bank. Engage your kid’s mind and help it grow with a few tried and true activities that they will surely love, just like at daycare Julington Creek FL. They will make memories that will last a lifetime.

1. Play Hide and Seek

Who remembers this classic? Your child will love finding a secret hiding place, and you will have fun figuring out where they are! What is even better, you can steal a few moments of quiet time while you are trying to see where they went. Try playing this outside at night with flashlights for even more fun.

2. Start Drawing

Let you imagination run wild! Get our the paper, crayons and markers and have your kids create to their heart’s content. You can give them a fun prompt to get them started. Have them draw what they want to be when they grow up or their favorite animal. You might be surprised at how creative they can get! Plus, you will have a nice memento of your time together that you can put on the fridge or bring to you office to brighten it up.

3. Get Sporty

You do not need to be an athlete to enjoy some time shooting hoops or running the soccer ball. Your heart will be pumping and you will have fun at the same time. Find a new hobby or play a tried and true pastime. Do you like throwing the baseball around? Have you tried badminton? Give it a go!

There are plenty of ways to have fun without spending any money at all. The value is in having time with the people you love. Make magic times with the ones that are close to you. You will not forget it!

Home is where the heart is

When this Covid 19 virus last year started to create havoc , our countrymen didn’t believe it not until our very own President declared a ECQ or enhanced community quarantine where everyone should stay at home. No travels, no leisure time, unless you really need to go to work because you cannot work from home, you need to stay at home. Then most of the flights were cancelled , some of the hotels and inns, even resorts experience a very big loss , some were forced to closed down. Then schools followed, children weren’t allowed to go to school anymore and the government issued a memorandum that every children from nursery to high school even to college should learn from home through modular classes or virtual classes.

Everybody stayed at home, mostly, most people I know. Then everyone seems to find that their home wasn’t conducive for studying. Everyone felt that their home is lacking something, so everybody became a “Plantita/Plantito” ( people who loves gardening with flowers) to make their home more aesthetically beautiful and pleasant to their eyes. And then some even find the time to check every little details and problems within their homes and find the time to renovate and make it more appealing and homey. And some decided to sell their homes in the city or urban areas and buy a new home at the province because it is less costly compared to living in the cities. While others preferred to invest and buy a new home instead of renting because it is where they can save and well, invest in something that they will own in the future. They were able to find a site that have helped them in estimating mortgage affordability based on income. When the pandemic happened and everybody stayed home, most people realized that they should have invested in a better house that would cater their every need. Because before the pandemic, we just go home and sleep in it, then wake up every morning, get the kids to school and the grown ups to work. But when everybody was asked to stay at home, work from home and learn from home, we realized that we should have made a better decision in finding a good home, a good community and a good place to be with our family.

During the pandemic, we connected with our family, friends and relatives from other countries and learned that we have the same sentiments. Not only in our country that we needed to stay at home and work from home but also in other countries. I learned from my cousin that they have now realized that investing in real estate was a good decision before everything happened in a blink of an eye. While some wasn’t able to invest before hand. Nevertheless, it is not too late to invest in a good home or renovate your home to fit your needs especially now that we are on the second year of community quarantine. It is never too late to invest a real estate and we should start somewhere, somehow. Because home is where the heart is.

Jollibee Group Foundation, Temasek Foundation team up to feed communities, frontliners affected by COVID-19

PHOTO CAPTION: Jollibee Group Foundation and Singapore-based Temasek Foundation partner donated 105, 650 meals across five Philippine regions.

MANILA, Philippines. April 6, 2021 – Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) has partnered with Singapore-based Temasek Foundation to augment the Jollibee Group FoodAID Program, which seeks to help feed healthcare workers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temasek Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization that supports programs that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. The Foundation aims to strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange and regional capabilities, advance science, and protect the planet.

Through the support provided by Temasek Foundation, JGF and its partners were able to distribute 105,650 meals across Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal from September to December 2020. Of these, 99,400 meals were served to communities, while the remaining 6,250 meals were served to healthcare workers from 20 public hospitals.

The FoodAID Program was implemented through three initiatives, all of which were supported by the Temasek Foundation. First is the distribution of ready-to-cook food packs that were directly delivered to communities through JGF’s local partner organizations. JGF leveraged on Jollibee Group’s expertise in meal preparation and product development of specially designed food packs—Chicken Guisado and Beef Meatballs—that allow more people to be provided with nutritious, delicious meals at a lower cost.

Second is Project Karinderya—a program that helps feed families while facilitating livelihood development of karinderya (local food stores) operators. Through the support from Temasek Foundation, JGF partnered with Kasagana-Ka Development Center (KDCI) and Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative (K-Coop) to re-establish 30 karinderyas that served 200 families with daily meals for 30 days. JGF also provided training for karinderya owners and health cadets on food preparation, food safety, and customer service to further build their capacities and help them become self-sufficient even after the project duration.

PHOTO CAPTION: A health cadet trained through Project Karinderya helps ensure that karinderya operators observe standards on food preparation, food safety, and customer service in Quezon City. Project Karinderya is a two-in-one program that helps both karinderya owners whose operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and families in urban poor communities through meal subsidies. Third is the distribution of ready-to-eat meals to healthcare workers who are working at hospitals in Metro Manila with the highest incidences of COVID-19. PHOTO CAPTION: The Jollibee Group FoodAID Program distributed meals to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 is a global long-term public health crisis, undermining not just our physical and mental health but also our economy and livelihoods. Viruses do not respect borders and it is only when we band together as one will we be able to defeat this global enemy. We are happy to work with Jollibee Group Foundation in the Philippines to provide more than 105,000 meals and other support where they are most needed. The smiles and resolve of the beneficiaries to soldier on and pull through together is an indication that we are on the right track,” said Mr. Benedict Cheong, Chief Executive of Temasek Foundation International.

“There exists a need for sustained collaborative efforts that can effectively promote access to food among communities by the pandemic and recent disasters. We thank the Temasek Foundation for their trust in the Jollibee Group and their belief in the objectives of the FoodAID Program. Truly, crises such as this pandemic have the power to band like-minded people and groups together,” said Jollibee Group Foundation Executive Director Gisela Tiongson.

Together with partners and donors, Jollibee Group FoodAID Program has mobilized Php300 million (USD 6.2 million)-worth of food assistance or 4.7 million meals for families and frontliners from March to December 2020.

As the social development arm of Jollibee Group, JGF implements programs on agriculture, education, and disaster response with partner communities nationwide.

Made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Singapore’s Temasek, Temasek Foundation’s programs strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come.

Ito ang Dugong Pinoy! 3 Mommies Share How They Keep Their Blood Healthy to Strengthen Their Immunity

2020 has presented numerous challenges to Filipinos, more so, to women. The stress and pressure of pushing forward has left a lot of Filipinas with more on their plates than they could handle. Despite this, women have continued to be the main care providers of their homes, their children, all on top of maintaining a full-time career.

This leaves us wondering, how do Filipinas keep their bodies healthy for their families? We asked three Filipinas how they were able to push through with their daily responsibilities on top of taking good care of their loved ones, and still serve as a greater inspiration for many women.

Besides the usual chores and daily tasks, Mommy Jenica shares that she has been busy with her home-based business making cakes and baked goods. With a business that requires her to exert time and attention to detail being loaded with multiple orders, this leaves her exhausted. “’Yung pagod ka na pero mas napagod ka sa ligpitin. But thankfully I have my husband… to help me.” And yet she continues to struggle keeping her health in check since she took on more responsibilities in their household.

Mommy Anne on the other hand, found herself decluttering as her biggest and most fulfilling challenge on top of taking care of her family. She juggles her night shift full-time job and being a full-time mom during the day. “Sleep was something that was so scarce. Still is. And I’m definitely feeling the adverse impact to my health.”

While for Mommy Ria, due to the educational system shifting to homeschooling, she had to take initiative as her child’s teacher. “Preparing lessons and activities took my time and energy on top of the usual household chores and part time work.” Like many Filipinas, they have a lot of tasks to do on the daily, which leads them to skip meals and overwork. According to Mommy Anne, the past year has led her to closely monitor her health, which many moms can relate to. With their careers and household responsibilities happening all at the same time, it’s easy to lose track of their immunity. How do they maintain their blood healthy? With the help of Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+).

By eating nutritious meals, practicing regular exercise, getting proper sleep, and taking Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) to help maintain their blood health and keep their immunity at its peak. Through these routines they’re able to keep up with their tight schedules and provide the care that their families need.

Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) is an iron supplement with vitamins and minerals that helps to replenish iron stores and increases red blood cell levels in the body. It has ferrous gluconate, a type of iron salt which allows better absorption of iron in the body, Folic acid, and vitamin B12 which are vital for production of red blood cells and during pregnancy. It also contains Vitamin C which helps improve iron absorption, and Copper sulphate and manganese sulphate that helps in the metabolic processes of blood cell production.1

Recommended intake is one to two capsules daily, during or after meals, or as prescribed by your doctor. As a blood health ally of many Filipinas, Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) helps to treat iron deficiency anemia that can lead to decreased immunity and increased susceptibility to infection. Iron deficiency anemia happens when the blood has a lower amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin than normal. This can cause the body to feel weak, tired, dizzy, look pale, and experience headaches. 2

As 2020 nears its end, Filipinos are hopeful for the positive changes that the new year holds especially to their family’s health. Multivitamins + Minerals (Sangobion IRON+) supports empowered women to maintain their blood health in check and keep their immunity at its peak so they can continue to provide the care that their family needs, while being able to accomplish their daily tasks.

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. ASC REFERENCE CODE: P027P040721SS 1 “About-Sangobion.” Sangobion, https://www.sangobion.sg/about-sangobion. 2 “Iron-Deficiency Anemia.” National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/iron-deficiency-anemia.

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My Adventure as a Blogger over the Last Decade

I started blogging because of online giveaways. I didn’t blog for money, fame or because I want to share my daily life to other people. I blog because I needed to. There are a lot of online giveaways that gives out additional points if you can blog about their blogs. So basically, I am an online giveaway/online contests addict who wants to win and created a blog in order to earn more points, because more points means more chances of winning.

Then, I learned that I can earn and that I can connect with sponsors, companies and other websites who wants their products to be featured in different blogs, to be honestly reviewed by real people who blogs like me. So , I bought a domain of my own and hosted it through a friend.

I met a lot of friends online, I made friends with people who also blogs, who live far away from me and who shared their experiences on blogging and how to earn from it. From there, I made money in order to pay for my domain name and for my hosting and some I kept to pay for my wants.

I was at peak of writing, sharing away my journey, my every day struggle, my life, my everything in my blog. Showing who I really am. But eventually, writer’s block happens from time to time, I sometimes do not update my blog because I don’t know what to write anymore. That maybe sharing my life do not encourage readers, I need them to connect with me so I need to write something they really want to read.

As of now, I am trying to find my “WHY”, why I am into blogging, why I need to write my thoughts and share it to other people, why I should be writing in my blog.

I wish I could be like Jessica Strange how she realized that she is an INFLUENCER, because I still cannot see myself as an influencer and that I sometimes shy out from myself thinking that I am ahead of myself. I am ashamed of claiming that I am indeed a blogger and an influencer at the same time.

One thing is for sure though, I know I am authentic in what I wrote and that is why readers would read blogs of people who share their personal journey, their stories, their own life because the readers can connect with them. And I love how there are ways to empower bloggers and influencers nowadays. Back then, nobody cared about us, if there were, just a little percentage to the number of companies who wants to support bloggers and influencers from different walks of life and different regions of different countries.

I have been on hiatus for a year already and I guess it is now time to start all over again, writing my thoughts, my life, my journey in between, my love of life and how I deal with struggles in my everyday life. The pandemic may have taken its toll on me but I will not dwell on my failures instead I will continue to strive and do more because I know I can rise above my writer’s block.

Our little family vacation at C Resort

We stayed at their Burgundy Room, C Resort’s Suite Room with an exclusive mini pool.This is a big room but it is actually designed as a couple room. It has a complimentary breakfast for 2.

The resort management allows, however, family or group accommodation since the room is really quite spacious. A family of 5 , we paid 800 pesos for an extra bed for Kuya Jb and an entrance fee of 200 pesos for ate Chicay. We weren’t asked to pay for our little Ella since the resort offers no charges for children below 4ft and a special discount for children whose height is a little over 4ft just like our ate Chicay.Their usual rate for an overnight stay is PhP9,900.00 but they are now offering a discounted price of PhP8,900.00.

The room is clean, spacious, and smells nice. Well, much of it is because of the smell of the salty sea breeze which is just so soothing and relaxing. The view is to die for. Room amenities include an exclusive mini pool, TV set, mini refrigerator, and an electric kettle. The room also has a hot shower. The CR is a bit small but its still fine.

The mini pool is clean and we love that it is exclusive. Just what we really need and looked for in a resort so we can still avoid being in close contact with other people while we take some time to relax and get away from our usual pandemic hideout. The pool can also be used any time during your stay. It has no time restrictions.

They also serve food and they even serve it in the room, upon request, which is much helpful for us, too. If you are looking for sand and sea, the beachfront at C Resort is not for you. You can still enjoy having some seawater “therapeutic bath” but the beachfront is filled with rocks the resort staff would tell you to “bathe at your own risk”. But if you’re just looking for the smell of salt and sea, the relaxing sound of the waves, and the reinvigorating sea breeze, I’m sure you will be satisfied with your stay in this resort just like us.

The staffs are nice, especially the kuya guards, and Fred and Gary (who helped us with our bags) and even those who served our food in the room. They are very polite and helpful.Overall, C Resort is just amazing!

Robinsons Appliances Brings the 60-Second Challenges to Local Communities

After reeling off a successful event held in March last year, the Race to a Minute: A 60-Second Challenge is back on its third year!      

Just a few months before the main race happens in March, Robinsons Appliances bringsthe excitement of the 60-second challenges to local communities with its Community Fair Edition.  Featuring products from the 12 participating brands: Fujidenzo, Haier, JBL, LG, Sharp, Skyworth, TCL, Whirlpool, American Home, Devant, Realme and Grand Videoke, each brand will have a booth and a 60-second challengewherein customers must complete to avail an exclusive discount or get freebies.  Robinsons Rewards card members and app users earn a raffle entry when they complete all the challenges and get a chance to win exciting prize.  

Visit the Race to a Minute Year 3: A 60-Second Challenge Community Fair Edition happening at the Activity Center of Robinsons Place Valencia in Bukidnon from January 10 to 12, 2020.  

Catch the Community Fair edition and take on the 60-second challenges as it happens at the following locations and schedules:- January 17 to 19  at Robinsons Place Ormoc,- January 24 to 26 at Robinsons Place Palawan, and – January 31 to February 2, 2020 at Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.

The Race to a Minute: A 60-Second Challenge campaign started back in 2017 as a shopping spree event.  It is a culminating event of a raffle promo for customers who purchase at Robinsons Appliances during the Holiday season.  Winners are selected through an electronic raffle draw and will have a chance to play for the 60-second challenges to win exciting prizes.  “This campaign has evolved into bigger and more exciting since it started in 2017.  Having culminating event that allows our customers to engage with our brand and the brands we carry brings a unique customer experience and helps us understand them better”, says Donna May G. San Luis, Marketing Manager of Robinsons Appliances Corp.

Robinsons Appliances is one of the leading appliances and consumer electronics retailers in the Philippines today.  With over 90 stores nationwide, it continues to offer great assortment of top quality products that complement the lifestyle of its customers and improve services to provide innovative method in satisfying unique customer needs.  

Know the latest updates on Robinsons Appliances’ offers, visitwww.robinsonsappliances.com.ph or follow the official Facebook Page Robinsons Appliances and Instagram page Robappliances.

4 Benefits of Hiring a Doula

Giving birth can be a stressful time for expecting mothers, but choosing to work with a doula Tampa can help improve the labor and delivery process for many women and their families. Doulas are not medical professionals and do not provide any prenatal or postpartum medical care. They work alongside midwives and doctors to provide support to the mother while the doctor performs the delivery. Doulas can be present for either home or hospital births. There are several benefits of hiring a doula for this significant moment in life.

1. Doulas Help Educate You Prior to Delivery

Most often, doulas build relationships with expecting mothers prior to labor and delivery. They often help educate the family on the birthing process and provide advice on how to make the experience less stressful. They may suggest certain foods, massages, breathing exercises, or other activities that can help the new parents prepare emotionally and physically for the upcoming due date. Doulas are often available for mothers to ask questions or present concerns.

2. Doulas Promote a Calm Environment

When the delivery day arrives, there are many ways a doula can help make the environment as stress-free as possible. This can include dimming the lights, using aromatherapy, massaging the mother, or grabbing snacks and water.

3. Doulas Provide Emotional Support During Labor

Doulas offer a tremendous amount of emotional support during labor. They can provide encouraging words and bring positivity to the situation. They can also advocate for the mother by helping her get her preferences and concerns across to nurses, doctors, or other medical professionals involved in the process.

4. Doulas Often Provide Lactation Counsel

While not all doulas are present during the postpartum process, many will help provide lactation support following the birth and help the mother address any latching issues. Some doulas might even be certified lactation experts.

Preparing For Your Child’s Birth

                

Welcoming a newborn babe is a joyous occasion, full of excitement and anticipation. You're gearing up for a new family member, creating a to-do list of everything that needs to be done. As you paint the nursery and stock up on diapers, you want to think about the delivery day, ensuring that you pack for yourself and your little arrival. Here are four things that might make this time a bit more comfortable.

Have a Birth Plan

When contractions start, you may not feel comfortable making any major decisions; therefore, months before the big day take time to research birthing plans, deciding on where and how you want the big day to occur. You'll want to consider location, expertise and atmosphere. Do you want a relaxed setting? Are you interested in a water birth? Visit local medical facilities such as tampa bay birth center to learn about alternatives to the traditional hospital route. After picking the appropriate place, decide on how you want care provided. Do you want an epidural? Do you prefer a natural approach? At what point would you consider a C-section. Write it out, and keep others aware of your choices.

Have Nursing Clothes

If you've never nursed before, you may not realize that it's helpful to have different attire. After all, the little one may be hungry all night, and you don't want to pull tops and bras up and down. You'll already be tired enough. Have outfits that quickly fold from the front or unbutton, hopefully saving you time and headache.

Have Baby Clothes

You may want to dress up the baby for pictures or simply to show him or her off, so pack numerous outfits, including clothes in multiple sizes and different styles. Hats, gloves and socks may seem silly, but newborns quickly become cold. Keep several handy.

Spend some time thinking about the big day ahead of time. Create your plan, and pack your bags. Then, enjoy some snuggle time. 

 

 

 

 

3 Essential Services for Your Horse

Just about every child dreams of owning a horse one day. As an adult, you can make that dream a reality. Getting a horse is an exciting time, but you’re also taking on a lot of responsibility. Like with any other animal companion, your horse will require proper care to ensure that they remain healthy and happy. Here are three essential services that you need for your horse.

Veterinary Care

Regular vet care is essential for ensuring that your horse remains in good health. Your horse should have a routine check-up once a year. In addition to looking over your horse, the vet can provide necessary vaccinations as well as dental care. Establishing a relationship with a vet can also help in the event of a medical emergency.

Insurance

Medical care for horses can be expensive. Horse insurance can help to alleviate some of those costs. Horse insurance can also help in situations where your horse causes an injury or damages property. Your horse insurance cost will vary based on several factors, so be sure to call around and get a few quotes.

Farrier Services

No matter if your horse wears shoes or not, farrier services are a must. A farrier provides regular hoof care, including trimming and resetting shoes. Regular services help to ensure your horse’s comfort, keep their hooves balanced, and provide good joint and tendon support. While it’s recommended to see the farrier every 4 to 6 weeks, your horse is unique. It may need services more or less frequently depending upon its needs, such as how fast its hooves grow or if it’s wearing shoes.

Getting a horse is like adding a member to your family. Taking care of your new family member is crucial. With the right care services, you can ensure that your horse remains healthy and that you get to enjoy plenty of time with your companion.