Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Monday, March 18, 2013

List of 2013 Movies for your kids : Is it time yet I can't wait!

Movie TIME is just another bonding time for my family. My four-C-sons enjoy watching videos or TV everyday day to “chill out” as they put it. It’s either a Disney video or a kids TV show.  Name it, finding Nemo, Monster INC, Monsterhouse, Madagascar , Ice AGE. I always find my self fascinated whenever I see them mimic these movies hours after watching them, well, over and over again. I find it cute to see them in amusement. To be young is to be free! To believe in fantasy, fairytale and happy ending. And I allow them to put themselves into that kind of world. A world that is so far from reality.

Allowing them to have their own movie time has a lot of benefits. A useful tool when I have to keep them in, or when I have to get SOMETHING DONE . But ofcourse, all things are in moderation. I maybe one of those parents who agree that  TV time enriches young minds.  Television will definitively make your child smarter.

I never stop searching for upcoming movies for my kids. I list them down, collate and tease them with it. Getting a list and showing them the trailers motivates them to behave more. They always look forward to see these in big screen.

Mommies, here's my share of  upcoming 2013 movies for your little ones. You gotta share this with your kids!! Mine, got so excited. Wanna know what has been their common words lately?
"Mom, is it time yet I can't wait?!".


The Croods – March 2013
The Croods is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.

Watch THE CROODS - Official Trailer here.

Epic – May 2013
Epic (stylized as epic) is an upcoming 2013 American 3D computer animated fantasy-adventure drama film based on William Joyce's children book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. It is being produced by Blue Sky Studios, and directed by Chris Wedge, the director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005)
A young girl named Mary Katherine lives in a cabin in the woods with her father and dog. Her father, Professor Bomba, has long studied a group of warriors who live in the forest and protect it as guardians of good. He often will go into the forest and survey them.
One day, the professor does not return from a hike in the forest, so Mary Katharine sets out to look for him. Hours later, she comes upon a group of glowing, falling leaves. Catching one of them, she is suddenly shrunken down. In her miniscule state, she discovers the group of warriors Prof. Bomba has studied, who are known as the Leafmen.
Soon she is forced to assist them in a war against forces of evil known as the Boggans and their villianious leader Mandrake, while trying to find out how to return home.

Watch EPIC Official Trailer  here.

Monsters University – June 2013
Monsters University is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
U.S. Release Date: June 21, 2013
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Watch MONSTER UNIVERSITY Official Trailer here.




Despicable Me 2 – July 2013
DESPICABLE ME 2 TEASER POSTER
Despicable Me 2 is an upcoming American 3D computer animated comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me. Produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures, it will be directed again by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.
While the “plot” in the first movie involved super-villain Gru attempting to steal the moon, it would appear something may be afoot from space once again.  The Minions are being kidnapped by someone (or something), and at least two of them are sucked into light emitting from the sky.

Watch DESPICABLE ME 2 Official Trailer  here.




Smurfs 2 - July 2013 
The Smurfs 2 is an upcoming 2013 American 3D family comedy film and a sequel to the 2011 film The Smurfs. Based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo, it will be the second film in the The Smurfs trilogy, produced by Sony Pictures Animation and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
 
Gargamel creates Hackus and Vexy, a couple of evil Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties, to harness the magical Smurf essence. When he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants and that only Smurfette can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and takes her to Paris, France where the Naughties teach her to become one of them. There, with the help of the Smurf essence, Gargamel hopes to use the Eiffel Tower as an energy-generating antenna to finally return home. It is up to Papa Smurf, Brainy, Gutsy, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to the human world and seek help from Patrick and Grace Winslow and their son Blue. 
Watch MONSTER UNIVERSITY Official Trailer here.

Turbo September 2013 
 From DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda), a high-velocity comedy about a snail who miraculously attains the power of super-speed and a shot at his impossible dream: to win the Indy 500. Voice cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson.
 
Watch TURBO Official Trailer here.  




 
 


Ernest & Celestine - October 2013
 Ernest & Celestine (French: Ernest et Célestine) is a 2012 French-Belgian animated film directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner. The film is based on a series of children's books of the same name published by the Belgian author and illustrator Gabrielle Vincent. The film was selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and as part of the TIFF Kids programme at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
 
The film will be released in the United States in 2013 by GKIDS.
 
Celestine is a little mouse who lives in the underground world of rodents, while the surface is inhabited by bears. The two peoples did not attend at all. At the orphanage where Celestine grows, the old guard scares children with the history of the Big Bad Bear, Celestine however does not believe the stories. Some years later, she is forced to undergo training to become a dentist, like all rodents, but she does not want to become a dentist and prefer to draw. She is sent to collect milk teeth which cubs leave under their pillows, and goes the surface to the city of bears. Celestine tries to retrieve the milk tooth of a bear cub but she is caught and after being chased around she lands in a trash can where she spends the night. In the morning, a bear Ernest wakes up, and realizing that he has nothing to eat, leaves the house in the woods and goes into town and tries to earn some money with a one-man band act on the spot. But the police confiscate his instruments. Now starving, Ernest resolves through the trash, and discovers Celestine, he is about to eat her. But she wakes up and convinces him not to eat her and shows him food in a cellar. Out of this act of kindness, a friendship is born between Ernest, the bear, and Celestine, the mouse.
 
Watch ERNEST and CELESTINE Official Trailer here.    
 
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Nov 2013
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The film is the sequel to the 2009 film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was loosely based on Judi and Ron Barrett's book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It is being directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, produced by Kirk Bodyfelt, and executive produced by the directors of the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller.[1] Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film is scheduled to be released on September 27, 2013.
 
After the disastrous food storm in the first film caused by his machine, Flint Lockwood and his friends are forced to leave the town of Swallow Falls. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Upon arriving back at Swallow Falls, Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons. It is up to Flint and his friends to put a stop to the machine once and for all before this new form of foody life breaks free from the island and invades the world.
 
Watch CLOUDY with a CHANCE  of MEATBALLS 2 Official Trailer here.     
 
Dorothy of Oz 2013 - UNDATED 2013 
There's trouble in OZ...
 
Animated family feature that continues L. Frank Baum's story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, introducing new worlds, new friends and a new adversary. Features the voices of Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart and Glee's Lea Michele as Dorothy.
 
Dorothy returns to Kansas to find it devastated by the tornado that sent her to Oz. Before she can react to the destruction of her home, she is transported back to Oz, where her three friends (Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man) have disappeared. She meets a charming man made of marshmallows who can’t quite think for himself, a tiny china doll princess whose bossiness is a cover for her fragility, and a tugboat with as many personalities as he has pieces.
 
Dorothy must help this group band together against the Jester, a wicked new villain who believes that all of Oz should be under his control. 
 
Watch Dorothy of OZ Official Trailer here.     

Adventures in Zambezia - UNDATED 2013
Zambezia (Adventures in Zambezia) is a South African computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film directed by Wayne Thornley and written by Andrew Cook, Raffaella Delle Donne, and Anthony Silverston and the first film produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios and distributed by CMG and Sony Pictures for English terrritoreies. It tells the story of a young falcon bird who leaves the desolate desert where he lives with his father to discover action and adventure in the big city of Zambezia.
 
Watch Adventures in Zambezia Official Trailer here.      
 
 
 







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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March LINK UP: Share your BEST post

My first try for a LINKUP was a failure. BIG Sigh.  But that will not stop me from linking up with YOU! There's nothing nicer than knowing a fellow blogger on the road, specially if the person shares the same interests as yours!


Anyone can join! Just link up  and  share your BEST post.

The March linky will be open March 14 through March 21.


Here's mine. 




Working with you guys all day can be challenging and stressful.
 Imagine, you wake up with so much energy and loudness, you even wake up before the rooster crows, you even wake up before mommy goes to sleep.
I know at your age all you want to do is to explore , to crawl , to walk , to climb , to run and to be by your own.
Forgive me when I yell, forgive me when I'm mad. Forgive me when I stop you when you are just having fun.
I hope you understand why mom wants you to behave, I just don't want you to be hurt when you roam around.
Although , I've now learned several great toddler-taming strategies still never did I envision how challenging raising 4 toddlers would be
. I can't imagine, you are just 4, 3, 3 and 1 .

Yes, I am writing this because you made mommy cry for the first time and I am so sorry if I let you see that. It does not mean that I got tired of you all. It is just that , there are feelings that turning up in places that I wouldn't expect!
Maybe , I just can't keep the feeling inside.
 I had patience but I think I was not able to control of my emotions , I have stood my ground though; I don’t treat any of you differently.
No one gets special privileges; no one gets away with something which the other may not as I love you all equally everyday.
I'll spare you from pain and heartaches for as long as time will allow me to.


What have you been linking up lately?



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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Healthy Mommy, Happy Baby.

Building your relationship to your future baby.

photocredit: Katie of http://paintingmotherhood.blogspot.comdd caption
Honestly speaking, I never thought to be pregnant at the age of  23. Scared. That's what I felt the first time I learned about it. I got scared with my future. At 23 I am still a mama's girl. Though hubby is with me along the way, this kind of emotional stress never left me until such time that I can no longer recall.



Pregnancy is not just about being happy and excited. I am not saying that I was not happy when I got pregnant. But believe it or not, you'll find a lot of negative emotions during this stage. It's like a rollercoaster of emotions no matter how ready you are.
Various emotions can surface for the woman and her partner (if she has one) in both positive and negative ways.

There will be a time that you'll think  of "what have I gotten myself into?", or "what was I thinking, do I really want a kid?", or "Am I really ready for this ( because you know there will be no turning back afterwards)?",  sounds awful but true. But  those feelings will definitely change once you've seen your precious or until such time that you realize that "THIS IS IT".

Pregnancy is an experience full of growth, change, enrichment, and challenge. It is a time when you as a couple confront your fears and expectations about becoming parents and begin to determine your own parenting style. Forthcoming parenthood causes psychological changes in both mother and father.

It was not that  long when I finally realized that "THIS IS IT!" . I told my self that I have to maximize the moment of being pregnant. The bond it created in a few weeks (after knowing it) has been  awesome and it should stay that way until the day he pops out.


Aside from being emotionally ready, here are other things that a first-time mom should know to achieve a healthy mommy, happy baby.

1. Choosing the right Obstetrician.

While you are on the early stage make sure to make  a test in selecting the right Obstetrician. If you're seeing a gynecologist you like who practices obstetrics as well, you may want to ask him or her to care for you during your pregnancy, particularly if you like the hospital where the doctor attends births. The highest percent of women are choosing obstetricians based on recommendations from their friends. However, an obstetrician that may have been ideal for a friend’s birth may not be ideal for yours, because not everyone will have the same experiences or preferences for childbirth. That’s why it’s important to do your own research as well as taking into account the experience and feedback from others.

2.  Make sure you have regular Obstetrician visits.

Make sure to let your Obstetrician  knows everything about you, your health even your past illness. It gives each of you the opportunity to see and hear everything firsthand so that you can discuss questions and concerns with each other before each visit.  A notebook will be given to you to track  your monthly check ups, make sure that you bring it with your whenever you visit your Obstetrician  and make sure that it was fully notated.

3. Feed yourself of what you want to feed your baby.

The nutrition your baby gets in the womb does impact her later health. I know you know about the foods you shouldn't eat during pregnancy and please be consistent.  This is not the right time to cheat a little.

During pregnancy, for example, you’ll need protein and calcium for your baby’s tissues and bones. You’ll also need extra folic acid to protect against neural tube birth defects, as well as more iron to help red blood cells carry oxygen to your baby.

4. Prenatal Vitamins are a must.

It's a good idea during pregnancy to take a prenatal vitamin to help cover any nutritional gaps in the mother's diet. 

Here are the main vitamins you should get: Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium

Folic acid helps prevent neural tube birth defects, which affect the brain and spinal cord.

Calcium is also important for a pregnant woman. It can help prevent her from losing her own bone density, as the baby uses calcium for its own bone growth.


Iron helps blood -- in both the mother and baby -- carry oxygen. 5. Be active and exercise regularly
Activity means different things to different people.
Whether it’s walking, yoga, swimming or pilates, exercise is a great stress reliever, and being active with your partner will help make sure you have time together doing something that makes you feel good and keeps you healthy.



5. Be motivated. 

Set up a  driving force; a psychological drive that compels or reinforces you toward a desired goal of motherhood.



How did you feel about the first stage of your pregnancy? Have you gone beyond emotional stress?

Friday, March 8, 2013

how i retrieved my old-school comment box from nuffnangx conversation

it was too late for me to see that something on my comment box has changed. my old school comment box was gone and all comments are showing automatically via NuffnangX Conversations.
and   i     don't     like    it
it might have  happened after claiming my blog on NuffnangX and little did I know  that it routed all comments to that form. OMG!! I don't like the idea of removing my old school comment box.
and so I've search on how to remove the nuffnangx  conversation so that  my old school comment box will appear again.
it was just a piece of cake!!! my long-lost comment box is up again and running!!!
but wait......comments on my three recent posts are not showing after I disabled nuffnangX converstaion. 
big URGGGG...
sorry to those who commented on those three recent blogs, I won't be able to comment back to you. sigh.
you can disablenuffnangX conversation by logging onto the NuffnangX website. here's how.
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aren't you missing your old-school comment box? does NuffnangX conversation works on you? 



lovelots;

joan

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Are you giving the right Vitamins to your kids?

I've been bugged asked many times as to what vitamins are good for kids.  I am no expert on this yet I still get a lot of questions. Definitely not an expert but my experience made me wanna write about it.  It does show on my kids, right?

This might be the reason why questions are pouring in.

See the reason why?

I am not in anyway compensated with this post. It is just so happen that both vitamins that I give to my kids are from Unilab


Multivitamins are not really necessary for most healthy children who are growing normally.

My healthy boys are a product of what I feed them. Food are still the best source of nutrients. Make sure that your kids don't skip regular meals. If they do, make sure that you let them eat healthy snacks in between.
Children are often picky eaters, and because so many food choices are low in nutritional value, children are often eating the wrong food.  Plus in our more challenging world, our children are being raised and exposed to more toxins, pollution, and stress. So nutritional supplementation can be that extra insurance to protect them.
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This nutritional supplement contains vitamin C and zinc.

Young children are growing rapidly and their immune system may not yet be fully developed. Hence, supplementation with vitamin C and zinc may be beneficial. Vitamin C and zinc together help the body’s natural defense against damaging free radicals (antioxidant effect) and help boost immune function. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable chemicals generated during normal body activities that require oxygen (e.g., respiration, digestion, blood circulation, immune system response, etc.) and after exposure to UV light, cigarette smoke and various pollutants. One major effect of zinc is on the ability of cells to properly replicate their DNA, which is required for cells to multiply. Hence, zinc is needed for normal growth of children.
Vitamin C and zinc have other important functions particularly during the period of rapid growth.


 It has been observed that vitamin deficiency can induce loss of appetite. It is for this reason that multivitamin supplements as well as iron, zinc and other mineral supplements are advised to promote nutritional balance in children. They also boost energy and improve immunity. However, these should only be administered on the recommendation of a doctor.
Just recently my eldest and the twins lose appetite and became choosy eaters. It was just natural as children reject even the slightest variation in tastes, preferring the set pattern of favorite flavors over new, unexplored avenues of cuisine  and so I grabbed an appetite stimulant that is ofcourse recommended by our pedia.
I've seen much result after using Appebon Kid   Syrup  and I am very well satisfied with it.
Appebon Kid   Syrup   
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Appetite Enhancers 
Appebon Kid Syrup is a dietary supplement to help provide children with nutrients essential for energy and to help improve appetite.

Furthermore, multivitamins aren't without some risks. Megadoses of vitamins and minerals can be toxic. In addition, some vitamins and minerals can interact with medications your child may take. That's why when my kids are sick, I refrain from giving them their daily  vitamins or  sometimes if there's a need for vitamins, I make sure that the prescribed medicine was given atleast 2 hours prior to the vitamin intake.
If your child's doctor recommends a multivitamin, choose one that is designed for your child's age group and doesn't provide more than 100 percent of the Daily Value of vitamins and minerals. Ask your friendly doctor about it.
 You can visit and like Unilab's Facebook Page at Unilab.

Also visit CeelinPlus to get the most updated information regarding vitamin C and Zinc.

CeelinPlus got  S.T.E.P.S for you!!! From capturing and sharing milestones, chatting with pediatricians, to learning about zinc and more, CeelinPlusSteps providing you almost everything you need for your child's proper growth and development.  Check them out!!


How about you, what are your recommended vitamins? Are your kids' vitamins working good on them?
Keep your thoughts coming!!


lovelots;

joan

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

Mommies check this out!!!
 
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lovelots;

joan

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

There's a rainbow always after the rain

photo by http://natural-hd-wallpapers.blogspot.com
Finally!!! Two  long weeks is almost over. My entire family got sick for the past 2 weeks, first, the kids got stomach flu and diarrhea. Cade  got the virus then followed by his twin brother Cale, then followed by their kuya Clian and then the youngest Cyle.
That made me so stressed and tired.  And so I ended up being sick  at the end of the week. 
Here goes again the feeling of " WHY ME?", Have you experience this? You unexpectedly murmured something with out even thinking about it because what you know is that life is unfair. :(

Just imagine having four sick kids?! Plus a terrible headache and severe dysmenorrhea . Ohhhh!!!I never like this feeling! Who would want this anyway?

But that did not stop there. Just last Tuesday, a week after the 5 of us got sick, hubby experienced a terrible pain on his lower back. Pain had led him to send himself to the ER. It was 5 in the afternoon that he decided to go to the hospital because he can no longer bear the pain. I immediately followed him after I settled  the kids and as mom took over. I saw him almost fainted cuddled on a chair.  To cut the story short, since hubby is somehow feeling well, he was sent home and  he decided to go with me as we still have to  report to work that night.
The day after that , we went directly to the hospital to get some tests done. KUB, Xray, then KUB Ultrasound, then CT-SCAN. Result of CT scan is with in 24 hours so that means we have to go back again by Thursday morning. Went home at around 5PM , checked the kids then went to bed as I have to go to work again by 9PM.

Same goes by Friday, after work, we went ahead to the hospital.  We've learned that hubby has Ureteral stone. Ureteral stone is a kidney stone that has left the kidney and moved down into the ureter.  He was then  advised to undergo an Ureteroscopy immediately as in ASAP as per the Urologyst. The procedure will cost us 50k  plus 5000 cash out for the Dr. and I said WHAT??? I am not sure if this is the right amount for the procedure. But 50k for that procedure alone does not sound good to me specially when he mentioned that  we still have to pay the extra 5000 cash to him.
Hubby and I talked about it and we agreed to grab that 50k plus 5k deal with that doctor if the pain persist until Saturday, (anyway, the doctor is known to be very efficient.. so we'll just take it from there and we'll not mind the fee) And ofcourse we don't want to lose time if there's a need for the procedure to be done immediately.

I can bear with the pressure and the  stress but the doctor? This doctor  tries to steal from us by  taking advantage of our situation, can you imagine that? I don't actually mind the 50k if my hubby badly needs the procedure.  That's actually the reason why we availed health insurance, so that we have something to use in cases like this. But what the heck are you going to do with the extra 5000 Mr. DR?  Your patient  has his insurance card already. Isn't  all fees, including your professional  fee should be included on the hospital bill?.. something smells fishy here. Does the hospital knows that you are asking for a payment that will not be included on the hospital bill?  Is it because you are the only MD, DPBU, FPUA, FPCS and a surgeon at the same time why you took advantage of your patients?

I don't want to show much hatred on this post as I have so many things to be thankful for but this doctor is making me sick.  Most of his patients are old , you can even see on their looks that they are poor and maybe not well educated and ofcourse with no health insurance, so what about them? Im hoping that he does not do the same trick to these poor elderly. He does everything in a rush so if you are not a quick thinker, you'll fall into it. I can't imagine that he is also taking advantage of these people.

Pain is On and Off.  Pain is less than what he had last Tuesday though it is still there.
So here comes Saturday morning, hubby is still in pain. I asked him if he now wants to go to the hospital so  I can prepare everything before hand. He declined and have asked  to get some rest again. But before he went back to bed, he said that he needs to pee. This time, the sensation and the urge to pee is different, he's not expecting anything but since the feeling is different, he did hold his pee for a long time ( suppressing all urine at one end) and then he released it all at once. Something went out that he was not able to catch up. We are hoping that it's what we're waiting for.
I woke him up at around 2 pm checking if everything is okay and if he wants to go to the hospital well as a sort of reminder that there will be no available doctors by Sunday if incase we will be needing one. That seemed to alarm him, so he woke up silently, mind you, this guy is not responding. I know something is still wrong. I  got no answers. I know he's assessing everything. Until he fell asleep again. I woke him up around 5PM but he said that his back is okay and we'll just check for another doctor by Monday. That gives me so much relief, atleast I know that he's no longer in so much pain though I am still not satisfied because I know he has a very strong pain tolerance. Sunday was good. He insisted to do  his usual Sunday chores. Everything seems to be okay. Sunday made us think clearly of what to do next by Monday.

Monday came and we were able to find another doctor. As a matter of fact we tried two more doctors to clarify his situation.  Both doctors advised him to take some supplements and vitamins first since it seems like he already released the stone last Saturday but just to be sure he was advised to take another CT scan after a month. Hubby is pain free now.
What I think had helped him to be free from pain are those supplements and herbal medicines he takes. Since Wednesday, aside from those supplements he takes , he also  drinks a lot of water, fresh coconut and pandan lalaki ( i'm not sure its name in English) alternately.

Kids are all okay now. None of them got hospitalize. Praise the Lord and thanks to my medicine diary ( notes of all illness they got from the past plus of what  medicine cured them).
Mommy is well too. Woohoo!! I was able to recover fast or should I say I was forced to recover fast. Yay! Thanks God as hubby seems to be okay now.  Another round of Ct scan after a month of medicine and herbal medicine. I believe everything is going well. I can feel so much happiness in my heart as God healed me and my loved ones.  Our love for each other plus our faith in God made everything possible. HE is really good all the time!! Seek faith and you will receive.. just believe in HIM.

Let me end my post by this simple quote. (it's actually a part of SouthBorder's song)




Life's full of challenges
Not all the time we get what we want
But don't despair my dear coz I know now
You'll take each trial and you'll make it through the storm
Coz you're strong my faith in you is clear
So ill say once again this worlds wonderful and
Let us celebrate life that's so beautiful, so beautiful
There's a rainbow always after the rain



lovelots;

Joan

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Electolux Hush Happier at Home


Days-off means family day to me. Two awesome days of spending quality time with the kids and hubby. But did I say that days-off means laundry, vacuum  and chores time too?

Mind you,  we are talking about taking care of 4 toddlers ages 5,4,4 and 2 packed with never-ending tasks. Can you imagine the noise of these toddlers added with the noise coming from my appliances? Won't you just love the idea of changing and throwing them away?
No,no, not my kids but my appliances! Hearing my kids giggling and laughing  sounds like music to my ear except when being interrupted with the disturbing noise of these appliances.

I love the idea of consolidating all chores and doing them while the kids are dozing off.  But this is not possible unless I have a noise-free appliance like that of Electrolux.

Did I say,  I just found my best buddies to be? Come and meet them!


Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green - coupling great performance and stylish looks into one well balanced, environmental friendly package. - A perfect cleaning buddy just right for you!

My kids are being petrified by the sound of the vacuum and the washing machine specially if the sound disrupted their nap time, ending our family day with an upset and moody toddler. So in as much as possible, I do all things when they are awake. But doing chores when they are awake limits me from spending more quality time with them.

With Ultrasilencer Green around, I can now do chores on my kids' nap time or even at night after they go to sleep.



And oh what about Electrolux Power Mix Silent Blender?


Electrolux Power Mix Silent Blender - It’s 10 times quieter than the average blender and features a patented Sound Reduction System, great performance, and sleek design.


My kids love the refreshing taste of fruits combined with their favorite milk.  Expect a big grin on my kiddos' face when mommy shouts fruitshake time! But believe it or not, I never actually had a blender  — I always just borrow that of my mom.  I know this might sound crazy, but I’ve always been a bit irritated when it comes to making fruitshakes at home. I would rather buy some than use mom's blender which always sounds like it's working really hard. I don't have the patience, please! Oh well, blenders were known to be loud and noisy. And I am sure you can relate to that, right?


So you can imagine my excitement over my discovery of Electrolux Powermix Silent - claiming ten times quieter than all other blenders. Wow— Really?

This is just right in time!  Summer is fast approaching  and as a matter of fact, I was just surprised when my 5 year old son asked me if I would like to get some smoothies. Smoothies? Never did I mention the word smoothies to these kids, well, maybe someone from his school had mentioned about it and now this little kuya is looking forward to making smoothies at home. What a great idea for summer kiddo activity!


So what do you think about my best buddies to be?

Electrolux Power Mix Silent Blender and Ultrasilencer Green are now a-must-have on my list.


And the best thing about spending a quiet and relaxing weekend at home?
Well, it's the ability to carve out  my time to relax and have fun with my family.
Maximizing my time spend with my kids like there's no tomorrow.

With Electrolux by my side?..  I can surely  take control of my family weekend activities and can get the most out of valuable family weekend time. Wootwoot!!

Grab and check out my best buddies to be!!!

For more information about Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green visit  Electrolux Philippines Official Website and follow Electrolux Philippines Twitter.




lovelots;

Joan









Electrolux Power Mix Silent Blender

Electrolux Power Mix Silent Blender Electrolux is starting a quiet revolution in the kitchen by introducing Powermix Silent. It’s 10 times quieter than the average blender and features a patented Sound Reduction System, great performance, and sleek design.

The blender is available in two trendy colors: antique steel and deep aubergine.




Check out one of my best buddies to be!!!

For more information about Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green visit  Electrolux Philippines Official Website and follow Electrolux Philippines Twitter.

Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green

Ultrasilencer Green - coupling great performance and stylish looks into one well balanced, environmental friendly package. - A perfect cleaning buddy just right for you!








Check out one of my best buddies to be!!!

For more information about Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green visit  Electrolux Philippines Official Website and follow Electrolux Philippines Twitter.