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Choosing The Right Pair Of Shoes For Kids

My kids looooove shoes. 👟 It shows naman with the pairs they own. 🤦‍♀️😅 There is something addicting to the smell of new shoes in a box, right? 🤣 Do we let the kids choose what they want? YES but daddy Andrei and I have 3 things that we consider before buying them the pair they want. 😉

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Luke’s shoes are all hook and loop/velcro straps.

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Renz’s shoes: Can you guess what his favorite color is?

FIT: I want them to be comfortable. My boys are very active kaya naman I don’t want them ending up with blisters on their feet. I recommend New Balance for fit and comfort. They have wide width shoes so the toddlers/kids feet have room to wiggle and relax. I consider style under fit. For style, we go of course sa classics. Something that can be paired to any of their clothes. You can check out Adidas, Vans and DC Shoes for the classic pairs.

SAFETY: As I mentioned before, I am a medyo OA mom. I don’t like laces kasi I’m thinking na baka matrip si Luke. Same with Renz when he was still a preschooler. Kaya lahat ng shoes ni Luke, hook and loop/velcro straps. We also check the outsoles, is it safe sa kahit anong surface where they’re going to walk.

PRICE: Kailangan syempre #WaisNanay pa rin tayo. Our kids’ pairs are all branded pero we got them at a really good price. Yung iba sale and yung iba syempre from Kidsports Philippines 🎉

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Kidsports Philippines is our go-to place for our kids’ sports apparel! ❤ Even before we became a Kidsports Ambassador it’s one of our shop choices. They have a huge selection of brands: Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Under Armour and Havaianas. Aside from shoes, they also have shirts, bags, socks, etc. Best thing is you can also order online if you don’t have time to go out and shop. 😉 Here’s the link so you can start shopping now:
http://bit.ly/2WbAvwD
http://bit.ly/2WbAvwD

Some items still on SALE. ➡️🎉

#theprudentmama #theprudentmamatips #sports4kids #activekids

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Get up to 75% off on your favorite brands with Macpower’s Merry SHOPtember Sale!

The ‘BER’ months are approaching and we’re almost hitting the 2019 Christmas Day. As an early treat, Macpower gives you an access to splurge or stock-up on your holiday gifts by scoring up to 75 percent off on your favorite gadget brands!

The over PHP 3,000 Homido GRAB Virtual Reality Headset which is nearly compatible to every smartphone brand’s latest models, will be on sale for only PHP 500! It can save consumers as much as 86 percent off.

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For those carrying their iPhone XS Max, Rhinoshield’s Solidsuit Carbon Fiber now retails for PHP 2,490! Consumers may choose between dark blue or white colors. It also comes with FREE screen protector or power bank.

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Posted in Recipes

Quick & Easy French Toast

Fuwa Fuwa’s Mini Loaf Caramel is perfect if you’re planning to make French Toasts. It’s thickness prevents the bread from sagging when you dip it in milk but locks in the fluffiness of it. You can also choose to not add sugar or honey anymore because of it’s rich caramel flavor. Here’s my quick & easy recipe.

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Ingredients:

1 Fuwa Fuwa Mini Loaf Caramel

1 cup of milk (I used The Emerald Fresh’s Whole Milk)

1 tsp of sugar or 1/2 tsp of honey (optional)

2 drops of vanilla

dash of cinnamon

sliced fruits (optional, you can also use jam)

coco jam or maple syrup

Procedure:

1 In a bowl, mix together milk, sugar/honey, vanilla and cinnamon.

2 Dip both sides of every loaf slice. Do not soak to avoid sagging. You don’t want your bread to have a pudding consistency.

3 Fry in a non stick pan for 3 minutes each side of loaf slice.

4 Top with sliced fruits and drizzle with coco jam or maple syrup. Enjoy!

Posted in Reviews

The Emerald Fresh: Local Farmers Bringing Creamy Goodness Straight To Our Doorstep

Did you know that only 1% of consumed milk in the Philippines come from local farmers?

Yes, you read that right. Shocking, no? If you check the shelves at your local grocery store you’ll see a lot of popular PH brands of fresh milk but when you take a closer look at where the milk came from, it usually came from New Zealand.

Nothing wrong with that but why not support our local farmers?

Did you know that we have local farmers in Batangas who is into processing organic, grass-fed and hormone-free cow’s milk? That’s The Emerald Fresh! ❤

Our friends from The Emerald Fresh sent us a bunch of their products so we can try it’s creamy goodness. Here’s our family’s honest and unbiased review. Read on! 😉

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Whole Milk and Chocolate Milk

All raves to The Emerald Fresh’s Whole Milk. It’s creaminess is just right. Compared to other fresh milks, it didn’t have any after taste at all. Whenever I taste milk I always have this weird feeling in my mouth but with The Emerald Fresh’s Whole Milk, I never experienced this. My kids love drinking this in the morning straight from the fridge. A perfect pair to their cereals.

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Just like these 2, The Emerald Fresh’s Whole milk and Chocolate milk is perfect together too!

“Tastes like ice cream!” was Renz’s immediate reaction upon tasting the Chocolate Milk. To be honest, I haven’t tasted any chocolate milk like this one. It has the right amount of chocolate and milk blend. Upon checking it’s ingredients, it’s all natural too!

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Ingredients: Cow’s Milk, Water, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Vanilla, Salt and Food Color


The Breakfast Smoothies


I finally found a healthier alternative to the popular yogurt drink the kids are fond of!


We tried first the Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie and we tasted it’s creaminess, thick consistency and real strawberry bits. Renz’s kept asking if he can bring a bottle to school for a snack since he can’t get enough of it. I find the serving of the bottle too much for a toddler so whenever we open one, Renz and Luke often share.


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Same with the Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie, we tasted real fruit bits from the Blueberry and Raspberry variant. We have different favorites so if we’re going to place an order, it will be all the variants. Mine is Raspberry, Luke & Daddy Andrei loves Blueberry and Renz likes the Strawberry and Mango variant.

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Luke enjoying his Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

Where To Find The Emerald Fresh

I would like to commend the delivery man who brought us their product. He immediately gave me instructions on how to handle the milk. The Emerald Fresh is not available yet on any of our local grocery stores or supermarkets but I’m hoping to see them on the shelves soon for an easier access for purchase. You can send them a message on Facebook or Instagram to place your order with a minimal shipping fee within Metro Manila. They also deliver in Cavite, Laguna, and Antipolo. Here’s their list of products:

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Photo grabbed from The Emerald Fresh’s Facebook Page

Try their products too and let me know your thoughts. Let’s support our local farmers by buying their products.

The Emerald Fresh Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/theemeraldfarmfresh

The Emerald Fresh Instagram Account:

http://www.instagram.com/theemeraldfresh

Posted in Recipes

Easy Calamares

I never knew it would be this easy to cook Calamares! Had I known it before I wouldn’t waste time ordering from the nearby Paluto in our area. 🤣 I got the recipe online and tweaked it a little bit. Here you go!

Ingredients:

• 1/2 kgs squid, cleaned and cut into rings (I used the small ones, Pusit Tunay as they call at the public market. You can also use the squid packs sold at the supermarket. Advantage is it’s already cleaned.)

• 500 ml water

• salt

• pepper

• 1 beaten egg

• 4 cups flour (divide it in half, 2 cups for the batter and 2 cups for dredging)

3 cups water

Maggi Magic Sarap

• cooking oil

Procedure:

• Bring to boil water with a dash of salt and pepper.

• Once the water is boiling, put in the squid and blanch for 1 minute.

• Turn off heat and remove the squid from the water. Use a strainer to remove excess water. Let it cool.

• Prepare your batter. Add 3 cups of water to 2 cups flour. Mix it well until few lumps are seen. Set aside.

• Pour the beaten egg to the squid. Mix.

• Prepare your dry breading. Mix 2 cups of flour with a small pack of Maggi Magic Sarap, 1/2 tsp salt and a dash of pepper.

• Heat your cooking pan. Pour in cooking oil enough to deep-fry the squid.

• Dip the squid to the batter for coating (You can put all of it at the same time) then dredge it with the dry breading.

DO NOT OVERCOOK. Cook the squid in high heat for only 1 to 2 minutes to avoid a rubbery texture.

Pair it with spicy vinegar or your choice of dip (my kids love ketchup and mayo).

Posted in Events

Our Peppa Pig Live Experience at Solaire

Luke has always been a fan of Peppa Pig since he was 1. I’d see him watch it on Netflix and on YouTube as well. He sometimes imitate Peppa and call me “Mummy!” with a strong British accent. 😅

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He was ecstatic when he learned we’d be watching Peppa Pig, not just on the TV but live! I showed him the show’s previous performances and boy this little guy was so giddy about it. We were supposed to watch the premier show but I had work commitments Friday afternoon.

We went to The Theatre at Solaire on a Saturday with my mommy friend, Beverly and her daughter, Eli. We were 5 minutes late but it was just a portion of the show that we missed. The kids really enjoyed the interactive show. Aside from singing and dancing along, some were lucky enough to snap pictures with Peppa Pig when she went out to the crowd after the 20-min break.

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Our favorite part aside from the singing was when the cast threw big balls to the audience to pass around. Luke was so game to participate in throwing the ball but wasn’t able to touch it so he cried.

The finale of the show was awesome! Confetti was all over the air. Some kids even get to bring the big confettis home.

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It was such a unique and unforgettable experience. Definitely one for the books. Thank you Circles Entertainment for letting us experience this one of a kind show.

Next show up is Pinkfong Baby Shark: Live Musical in Manila on December 21 & 22, 2pm & 5pm at the Theatre at Solaire. For tickets, you can purchase online at http://www.ticketworld.com.ph or call (632) 891-9999.

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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ZILINGO LAUNCHES ITS LATEST FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AVEL BACUDIO AND ALDEN RICHARDS

(THE COLLABORATION COLLECTION GOT SOLD OUT AFTER 10 MINUTES OF BEING LIVE ON ZILINGO)

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Zilingo, the leading commerce platform for fashion and lifestyle, announced its partnership with world-renowned designer, Avel Bacudio, and multiple award-winning actor Alden Richards for their latest capsule collection of affordable limited edition athleisure wear. Part of the sale proceeds will benefit children from the Northern Luzon Association for the Blind in La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines.

The collection was launched at an exclusive fashion show last Thursday, August 22 at Xylo Club in Bonifacio Global City.

The AvelXAlden collection brings to Zilingo’s customers an affordable line of clothing that combines comfort and functionality, suitable for different occasions.

“We are extremely excited to work with Avel Bacudio and Alden Richards to showcase and carry their very first collaboration on Zilingo,” says Edryan Lorenzo, PR and Influencer Marketing Manager, Zilingo Philippines. “Inclusivity is part of our DNA and we are pleased to have Avel and Alden onboard to provide our customers with fashion options from a collection that embodies the same values,” Ryza Dipatuan- Razo, Marketing Director, added.

The collection will feature jackets, tracksuits, pullovers and joggers in shades of black, maroon, navy blue, off-white and gray. These colours were specially chosen as they were the first colors Avel Bacudio could see after being afflicted with temporary blindness for a period of time.

“I’ve always been a fan of Avel Bacudio’s designs. He’s been a good friend of mine for the longest time. As such, I am really psyched to have my very first fashion collaboration with Avel Bacudio,” Alden Richards shared.

“With this collaboration, we go beyond providing affordable fashion options to our customers – we share the opportunity to contribute to the social fabric with the Northern Luzon Association for the Blind on-board as our beneficiary, a cause close to me heart,” Avel Bacudio said.

Zilingo is proud to be supporting the collaboration between two talented individuals with unique styles of their own. This is the first time a fashion line will be rolled out on stage and simultaneously made available for sale on the Zilingo website and app.

Fashionistas across the country can purchase AvelXAlden collaboration on the Zilingo website and app starting August 22, 7PM and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge. Customers can also enjoy the convenience of multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.

As of writing some products from the collaboration collection went sold out during its first 10 minutes on the Zilingo website. Customers do not have to fret for Zilingo will restock in the days to come.

About Zilingo

Zilingo is a commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 50,000 merchants on the platform, Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business – from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over two million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 600 staff representing 20 different nationalities. Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. For more information, please visit http://www.zilingo.com