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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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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MTE FINDS: NURSING CLOTHES (PLUS TIPS!)

From the time I gave birth, I’ve been wanting to talk about nursing wear. I blogged about nursing bras a few months post-birth, but I had such a hard time talking about nursing wear simply because I felt that while there were many stores selling nursing wear, I could only vouch for one local brand — Elin! I wore Elin for most of my trips out of the house early in our nursing days, mostly because it was the only […]

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MTE FIND: PAMPERS BABY-DRY REVIEW

As a mom who uses cloth diapers on most days, I admit I have not done much research on disposable diapers before birth. My original plan was to do cloth diapers all the way, except for traveling, but my son came out as a tiny baby, and remained tiny in his first two months. His weight was okay medically speaking, but what I did not foresee was that our universal-sized cloth diapers were too big for him those months, and […]

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THE EVOLUTION OF OUR DRINKING GLASSES

In Montessori, infants and young toddlers are encouraged to use glasses from the start. This means no sippy cups, no plastic wares, and no-non-breakable materials for drinking. Why on Earth would you want that? Can babies even handle it? In this blogpost, let me share our experience with our son. But first things first… Maria Montessori advocated using fragile, breakable weaning cups/glasses because this is the way children learn. It’s simple, really – the concept of natural consequence. Yes, there […]

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MTE REVIEW: LOOPING TRAVEL STROLLER

Since many of you have been asking me about our travel stroller, I am writing about it. First, a disclaimer: Looping Philippines gave this stroller to us. Prior to this, we were using another travel stroller brand (a lot more expensive and was a gift from my parents-in-law – they bought it in Singapore). Many brands have approached me so we can try out their stroller, but we’ve always declined because we already have one. When Looping approached us though, […]

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