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Money / Re: All About Mutual Fund
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:31:34 pm »
I just started investing sa mutual funds.  FAMI ang pinili ko, it's a part of Metrobank.  Kung meron pa akong maisasave, I also want to to open sa Sunlife and sa Philam.  I've done some research.  Ito ang best mutual funds in terms of performance.  Pero marami pa ring magaganda.  Sabi ng mga financial expert, here and abroad, maganda ngayon mag invest sa Philippines.   ;)

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Money / Re: 'Trade' secrets on saving from SP moms
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:16:14 pm »
Thank you for the tips!  I've been reading on Francisco Colayco's books, advice and forums.  I have also been watching ANC Money Matters (ata yun).  This year I have started opening a savings account for my baby and a mutual funds.  This coming December with the 13th month and our paluwagans sa office, I am planning to open another mutual funds account.  Here are some saving tips I am happily practicing now:
For baby's clothes:  I have been receiving old clothes from my friends and families.  Mga pinaglumaan ng baby girl nila.  So far, magaganda at maayos pa naman ang bigay nila.  Pati shoes, puro bigay.  For utilies:  Nakatipid kami, kasi nagpakabit na kami ng Maynilad.  It's way cheaper than our deep well.  When going out:  I make sure that we eat in the house before we go out para busog na at hindi na kailangan kumain sa fast food or restaurants.  When watching cinemas:  Nakakakuha kami ng free cinema tickets.  Ito ang ginagamit ko.  Pag walang free ticket hindi kami nagpupunta sa mall or sa cinema.  Nagdodownload na lang kami ng free movies or we watch sa youtube.  Sa trabaho:  May rice cooker kami sa office so I would just bring rice over and cook it.  I share also with my officemates.  Since sa Makati ako, ang mahal ng food dito.  I just buy ulam from a trusted jollijeep. Ito pa lang yung naiisip ko.  Marami pa kaso I need to tend to my daughter na.  till next time mga mommies!  ;D

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Money / Re: Day Care Center
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:05:32 pm »
Hi mommy sangolko!  I've been researching about this business pa rin.  Sobrang patok siya sa ibang bansa, perso sa atin, pahirapan magset up nito.  I asked around na.  My friend checked out the permits needed, ayaw ng DSWD daw nito kapag meron nang drop in center sa lugar na pagpapatayuan.  Di ko maintindihan kung bakit ganun.  Hayst...I will update you mga mommies kapag meron ako ulit info. 

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Money / Re: Your Monthly Budget
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:59:53 pm »
Hi mga mommies!  Thank you sa mga info ninyo.  Medyo nagbago na ulit ang budget namin:
Church:  7k (tithes)
Savings:  4k (Mutual funds and savings account)
Yaya:  4k
Utilities: 3-5k (pag summer mas mataas ang Meralco bill)
Grocery: 6-8k
Recreational: 2-4k
Baon for hubby and me:  8k-10k (depende kung tipid mode kami pag hindi, mas mataas pa din  :()

Rough estimate is around 40k gastos namin monthly.  Parang ang laki masyado...hay I want to make the savings bigger and some things smaller, like recreation or utilities.   :P

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Toilet Training and Diapering Essentials / Re: All about potty training
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:35:24 pm »
I am so happy today!  Finally my daughter is using her potty na.  What I did was talk to her about using the toilet and potty as much as possible.  After about a week, I started talking to her that I will not put diaper on her anymore and that she has to tell me if she needs to pupu or wiwi.  I stopped putting her diaper and then letting her go wiwi or pupu sa house.  After awhile, she started telling me na if she needs to go wiwi or pupu. And the funny thing is, she will hold it, until she is sitting down on the toilet or the potty.  Hay, mahabang tyagaan lang especially she made a lot of mess all over the house.  Pero worth it.  Now, may diaper lang sya if we are going outside or sleeping.  Next time, dapat kahit sa sleeping maalis ko na yung diaper.  I don't know how to do that though.  :)

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Your Kid's Health and Safety / Re: vaccine/immunization price/rate
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:16:10 pm »
Ito yung sa Jacob's Ladder.  Ito yung pricelist nung 2010-2011.  Baka nagtaas na sila...paki check na lang:  Thanks!
Branches of Jacob's Ladder Immunization Center may be found in the following:
Las Pinas - near University of Perpetual help/ BF Resort LP/ Times Village
Robinsons Mall Dasmarinas Cavite (Lower Ground Floor) Telephone #046-4163791
Puso ng Maynila Arcade, UN Avenue Telephone #404-1189
Port Area Manila Telephone #4043796
Baliwag Bulacan

Here is a list of the vaccines and their price list as of June 8, 2010:
Hepa B Pedia (single)     500 pesos
Hepa B Adult (single)     700 pesos
Hepa A Pedia (single)     1,200 pesos
Hepa A Adult (single)     2,300 pesos
Flu Adult or Pedia         800 pesos (includes the H1N1 strain already)
Haemophilus Influenza Type B (HIB)     850 pesos
Diptheria + Pertussis + Tetanus Booster     1,200 pesos
DPT + HIB + Hepa B + Polio (6-in-1)      2,400 pesos
Measles + Mumps + Rubella (MMR)        750 pesos
DPT + Hepa B     900 pesos
DPT + HIB + Polio (5-in-1)     2,000 pesos
DPT + Polio (Tetraxim)     1,250 pesos
DPT + HIB (Tetracthib)     1,200 pesos
Combined Hepa A & B Pedia     1,200 pesos
Combined Hepa A & B Adult     2,100 pesos
Typhoid Fever     800 pesos
Chicken Pox (Varicella)     1,600 pesos
Cholera (Dulcoral)     1,450 pesos
Pneumococcal (Pneumo 23)     1,400 pesos
Measles     450 pesos
Tetanus Toxoid     200 pesos
Rabies     1,600 pesos
BCG     500 pesos
Meningococcal     1,600 pesos
PCV 7 (Prevenar)     4,200 pesos
PCV 10 (Synflorix)     2,500 pesos
Rotavirus (Rotarix)     2,400 pesos

Human Papilloma Virus - HPV (Cervical Cancer Vaccine):
Gardasil     4,000 pesos
Cervarix     2,000 pesos

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Your Kid's Health and Safety / Re: vaccine/immunization price/rate
« on: October 22, 2013, 04:38:10 pm »
Hi mommies!  My daughter is also getting her vaccines from JACOB'S LADDER.  They have 3 branches:  Las Pinas (near Times Village/ BF Resort/ Perpetual University), Cavite (Robinsons Palapala) and Manila in Ermita.  After cavassing for vaccine prices, ito yung cheapest na nakita ko. 

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Basahin sa Smart Parenting. Click this to read full article.
Masaya Maghugas Ng Kamay! Moms And Their Kids Show Us How It's Done

photo COURTESY OF CHERRIE DELOS SANTOS AND LAIRA PELESCO


Hi mommies!  I just want to inform you about the HFMD disease spreading right now in some parts of Manila and Cavite.  My 2 year old got it from ( I suspect) when we went out to the mall.  This disease can be easily spread through kissing, sneezing, etc.  Be careful if you are going out with your little ones.  Make sure that they don't touch anything dirty or at least always disinfect their hands.  Here are some info about it. 
Symptoms:

    Fever
    Sore throat
    Feeling of being unwell (malaise)
    Painful, red, blister-like lesions on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks
    A red rash, without itching but sometimes with blistering, on the palms, soles and sometimes the buttocks
    Irritability in infants and toddlers
    Loss of appetite
In 2010 Kris Aquino and her kids got this. It is highly contagious.  To prevent this:
Hand, foot, and mouth disease is spread from person to person through nose and throat secretions (such as saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus), blister fluid, or stool of infected persons. You can lower your risk of being infected by

    Washing your hands often with soap and water
    Disinfecting dirty surfaces and soiled items
    Avoiding close contact such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with infected persons
Balitaan niyo ko mga mommies if you have any info or thoughts about this disease.

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Ahhh, nagka idea na ako ngayon.  Thank you mommies sa mga advice niyo.  It is very helpful.   :) ;)

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Toilet Training and Diapering Essentials / Re: All about potty training
« on: October 04, 2013, 01:14:30 pm »
Thank you mommies for your advice.  Gagawin ko yan sa baby.  She's already 2 and she is not yet trained.  Minsan she would use the potty, but this is not a regular event.  May times na gusto niya sa diapers pa rin siya wee we and pupu. 

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Wow!  Ang saya saya naman kung marunong na si baby niyo sa paggamit ng toilet or potty.  Si baby ko, 2 years old na, di pa din marunong.  Gagayahin ko yung mga advice niyo.  Thanks mga mommies!

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Hi mga mommies!  Thank you so mga feedbacks niyo at sa mga links.  Marami akong natutunan.  However, I am very upset about my Pigeon teats that I bought.  Nakaka 5-6 na kong teats, yung periltaltic plus nila.  Napakamahal tas yung nabili ko nasira kaagad.  May mga itim na nagform sa loob ng nipples.  Nakakahinayang kasi ang mahal nun para sa akin.  Tas yung iba naman ang bilis masira ng teats.  As for the Pigeon bottles, BPA naman siya and so far ok siya.  Yung teats lang talaga, di ko maintindihan anong nangyari.  My daughter is already 2 years old and di ko alam kung bibilhan ko pa siya ng new set of bottles kasi gusto ko na rin sana siyang mag wean.  Any advise is welcome.  Thanks!

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Looking for a yaya din.  Ang requirements:  1. mahalin ang anak ko 2.  alagaan ang anak ko 3.  wag magsinungaling  4.  wag tsismosa 5. wag magnanakaw...  puwede ko siyang pagaralin kung gusto niya, 2 days day off per week, alang problema sa akin.. sa ngayon yun pa lang ang naiisip kong requirements.  Pinaka mahalaga ang #1 and #2.

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Yaya Solutions / Re: Nagtatagal ba mga yaya/maid ninyo?
« on: August 12, 2013, 07:37:00 pm »
Wala na ang first yaya namin.  Dadating hopefully si yaya #2.  Si yaya #1 sinungaling, malakas kumain at halos dikit na ang cellphone sa tenga niya.  Umalis at kung ano ano kasinungalingan ang sinabi sa nagrecommend sa kanya.  Nagka open forum kami kagabi, para claro ang lahat, di siya makapagsalita ng sinabi lahat ng saloobin ko at kung gano siya kasinungaling.  Hindi ako papayag na magkalat siya ng tsismis, kaya nagharap harap kami, ako, husband ko, mother in law, siya at ang nagrecommend sa kanya.  Akala niya palalagpasin ko kasinungalingan niya... nakahanap siya ng katapat sa akin!  Tameme siya sa open forum namin.  Di ko siya uurunga.  Of course, let me reiterate, no regrets ako sa magandang pinakita ko sa kanya at sa lahat ng mamahaling pagkain na binibigay ko sa kanya, dahil alam ko babalik din yun sa akin, siksik liglig at umaapaw.  At ang pagsisinungaling niya, babalik din sa kanya yun, siksik, liglig at umaapaw!    >:(

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Yaya Solutions / Re: On being nice to maids and yaya
« on: August 12, 2013, 07:28:48 pm »
Tama mga mommies!  Today is my first experience na magpaalis na ng yaya.  Ang kapal ng mukha niya.  Pero no regrets pa din ako sa mabuting pinakita ko sa kanya.  At least malinis ang konsensya ko.  I'm sure God KNOWS and SEES everything.  yang mga abusadong kasambahay at yaya, they will get what they deserve if they keep doing what they are doing, good or bad!!!  >:(

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