MTE FEATURE: ELECTROLUX ULTRAFLEX CYCLONIC BAGLESS VACUUM CLEANER

Today, it’s my husband’s turn to give a review of our vacuum cleaner (and expect him to guest more often to review other cool finds). But first, disclaimer: this unit was sent to us by Electrolux Philippines for review. Details here: MODEL: Electrolux UltraFlex Cyclonic Bagless Vacuum Cleaner ZVE4110FL PRICE: Around PHP 18,000, but watch out because they also go on sale from time to time (during the ashfall, someone alerted me that they went half off! woah!) WHERE TO […]

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LEARNINGS FROM MY TRIP TO THE CERELAC FARM & FACTORY

When I posted about our trip to Indonesia and to the Cerelac farm, I was surprised to know that moms were thankful with the info I shared! Since there were so many details I didn’t get to talk about, I thought it would be best to share all the details here on my blog. But first, let me share how we found ourselves in Indonesia visiting the Cerelac farms and factories. When Cerelac first partnered with us, I was so […]

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OUR LAUNDRY MAKEOVER (AND WHY WE LOVE OUR WASHER AND DRYER)

Late last year, we finally bid goodbye to our washing machine of 10 years (it was my husband’s even way before I got married to him) for a couple of reasons: * It’s already an old model, and had been fixed a couple of times. * We have been using a washing machine more because my son has grown, explores a lot more, hence, changes clothes a lot more often. * I wanted these two features for a washing machine: […]

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MTE FIND: INVERTER FRIDGE

It took us about a year of searching for inverter appliances because we’ve had our refrigerator and washer for 10 years already, and thought it was time to change, most especially when a friend told me she saved atleast PHP 2,500 per month just by switching to an inverter fridge, so our hunt began. Inverters are great energy-savers, and work even better when used for long hours, so an inverter refrigerator is probably one of the best investments you can […]

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MTE FINDS: WATERPROOF SHOES I LOVE

If there’s one kind of footwear I’ve really come to appreciate the moment I started traveling and going out with my toddler – it’s waterproof shoes. I’ve always loved using waterproof shoes for my travels, but more so when I gave birth and found out I have a lot more to think about than the state of my shoe when we’re going out. I love how the thought that even if it gets stained with something, or liquid spills on […]

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MTE MANILA FIND: OPEN GYM FOR ALL CHILDREN (INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS)

Hatch is a play gym that opened at the Podium Mall today. I learned about it from The Parenting Emporium’s post, but couldn’t really quite grasp what it is, that’s why we went on their opening day to find out! In their about page, this is what’s written: Opening up a world of options for kids with special needs • Open Gym • Open Play • Open Space • Classes out in the Open • Open to all Abilities I […]

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TODDLER KNIVES: THE TOOLS WE USE AT HOME

In Montessori families, it is not unusual to see toddlers working in the kitchen. For some, knives are introduced at around 12-18 months of age, while for some, it’s introduced at around 2-3 years old. I understand the worry — so, if you are not yet ready to introduce the knife to your child or feel that your child still needs to do fine motor work before you can do actual slicing work, do remember that there are many other […]

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WHERE TO BUY BOARDGAMES IN METRO MANILA (FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND ADULTS)

I’ve loved boardgames from the year I was introduced to Cranium. Maybe it’s not THE boardgame for hardcore gamers, but it is a fun game for everyone! From then on, I would constantly look at new boardgames, and unfortunately, they are not as popular here in the Philippines as they are in the US or other countries. It’s like a chicken and egg thing- we don’t get enough exposure here to really grow an interest, but there are also not […]

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KEEPSAKE IDEAS FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY

Do you sometimes wish your child stops growing? I do, but I also know that aside from that being impossible, it’s a very selfish thing to wish (thankfully, nature is on his side)– I mean, my son needs to keep growing for himself. He needs it for his own survival. We cannot stop time, and as cliché as it sounds, it’s really true: the days may be long, but the years are short. My son is only 25 months, yet […]

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INVITATION TO PLAY WITH CLAY

My son has really been into clay lately, so today, I’m sharing quickly how I make a tray for him. No, you don’t need to buy those plastic “dough” sets for your child’s play – they usually come out more expensive, but if you already have them, no worries – use them and just arrange them in a more orderly manner in your tray. Look around your kitchen and your craft supplies and you might have just what you need. […]

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