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News, Entertainment and Politics / Splitting showbiz couples
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:57:21 am »

According to the Law: Drug Addiction, Violence and Custody Battles



Our legal expert gives us an overview of the alleged issues surrounding the Barretto-Santiago domestic feud.
1. Can a husband file a case for domestic abuse against his wife?
2. Is drug addiction a ground for the annulment of marriage?
3. Can a father claim custody over the children if the mother is proven to be a drug addict?


http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/home-living/homebase/according-to-the-law-drug-addiction-violence-and-custody-battles

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Home / recommended grocery, supermarket, convenience stores
« on: May 15, 2013, 03:56:38 am »
What grocery/supermarket would you recommend and why?

Basahin sa Smart Parenting. Click this to read full article.
10 Grocery Shopping Tips By Dads For Dads

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Home / Home Makeover tips - share yours
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:35:50 am »

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Weaning, Formula and Solids transition / FAQs on Formula Feeding.
« on: May 20, 2012, 12:50:27 pm »
This board contains topics on transition (weaning) and formula feeding. The Breastfeeding category can be found at this link:
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Below are hot topics you can view and join under this board. Please note that URLs of topics may change and may be used as a keyword for your search. Should the topic of your concern is not searchable in any board, you may then start a new topic.

Topics on milk brands (click topic title):
All About Nestogen
Bonna Milk users
S26 Gold Milk User
All about NAN
All About Nido Junior
NAN Ha/Hw vs NAN Pro
Enfalac or S26?
All About Lactose free Milk
expensive milk or cheap one?
Lactum or Nido?
Lactum 1-3
Gain Plus Advance
pediasure complete
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Popular topics in this board (click topic title):
weaning from breast to bottle
What was your newborn's first milk formula?
Paglulungad
ayaw dumede
Formula Milk for 0-6 months
Recommended milk formula for 6-12 mos old
starting baby on solid food. problems and tips
starter food / baby food recipe
All about Avent
formula and vitamins for baby to gain weight
vitamins for picky eater babies
feeding/appetite problem on babies 12 mos and below
recommended milk brand for 1-3yo
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Food / Perfect Popcorn
« on: April 01, 2012, 03:27:22 pm »
Reviving this thread


Mommyjazz
« on: July 18, 2010, 06:08:30 pm »
How do you make a perfect homemade buttered popcorn? Old style po, no popcorn maker. Should the heat be high or low? Step by step please.


Errych
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 07:37:01 am »
hi mommy jazz! I chance upon this perfect popcorn recipe on the web. I tried this at home and it has a very nice outcome. Hereunder is the step by step procedure.

What you need:
Canola Oil (or any high smoke point oil)
High quality popcorn kernels
Butter
Salt

- heat the oil in a sauce pan on medium high heat
- try to put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan
- when the kernel pop, add more popcorn kernels.  It should be in an even layer. Cover the pan again and remove from heat for 30 seconds.
- return the pan to the heat. the popcorn should begin popping and all at once. Once the popping starts, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. With the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release.
- once popping slows for several seconds, remove the pan from heat.
- put popcorn on a wax paper and spread evenly on the table
- heat butter until it melts. whisk salt until it completely mixed
- start pouring mixture on your popcorn, then place popcorn into a bowl


Enjoy! 


Mommyjazz
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 02:54:40 pm »
Quote from: Errych on August 16, 2010, 07:37:01 am
- when the kernel pop, add more popcorn kernels.
Ay, does that mean pag nag umpisa mag pop, I have to open the lid and put some more kernels? Hindi kaya ako matalsikan ng popcorn?


Will try this, thanks!


Possible kaya magaya pocorn ng Chef Tony's na homemade? hmmmm....


Errych
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 01:22:08 am »
When you add the remaining kernels it won't pop right away so don't worry po.    the first 3-4 kernels that you put in, by then, for sure it already popped. 


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Maternity / Pumapangit pag Preggy? (Part 2)
« on: January 30, 2012, 05:47:14 pm »
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Sexy Maternity Shoot Ni Luane Dy

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10 Things you should not Say to your Pregnant Wife


-“Is it mine?”
-“Wow, you’re so takaw (and variants of this)!”
-"Stop being so picky about food!"

http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/life/love-relationships/10-things-not-to-say-to-your-pregnant-wife

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Labor and Child Birth / Hospital bag content
« on: January 30, 2012, 05:40:06 pm »
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Delivery-Day Checklist: 'Tatlong Hospital Bags Ang Ihinanda Ko Para Sa Buong Pamilya'
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1. Your favorite tunes (or a book, DVD, etc.)
2. Instant camera and a marker
3. Cards, board games, or electronic games
4. A present for the new Ate or Kuya
5. Beauty booty
6.  Games for your guests
7. Your all-time cravings
8. Your own pillows and beddings
-Doctor’s orders
-Medical Documents
-Official Documents
-things for baby
-things for Mommy

What about you? What other items/tips can you share?

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Real Parenting / sibling rivalry
« on: July 18, 2011, 01:56:14 am »
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Paano Sabay Maalagaan Ang Toddler At Newborn Na Walang Selosan
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The possible root reasons, she says, “can be because of the birth of another sibling, when the focus and energy of the parents shift from the older child to the younger one.  It can also be due to favoritism, or when a child perceives the parents to be taking another sibling's side.”

https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/life/home/love-thy-brother-love-thy-sister

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