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Where to buy pre-loved children's book online

July 11, 2018

Hiya, rookie mommas!

I just found a gem! If you're like me who loves to read and love to save money at the same time, then read on. 

My daughter is turning 3 on July 15th and we are slowly increasing our story time, one in the afternoon, and another before turning off the light. I have to admit, Arya is a bit slow on creating conversations but I hope, with the help on increasing our reading time and talking, she'll properly learn how to pronounce words clearly and hopefully, manage to hold a conversation.

So, I was hunting for books online and a momma friend of mine recommended this online Facebook store to me: SAM's Pre-love Spot



I'm not entirely sure if Sam is a He or a She but one thing for sure, they sell tons of pre-loved books! I found hundreds of children's book and I tried to purchase a few just to see how good the quality of the book is last week. Me, and Arya, received the books today and I am very impressed!

These books cost P100.00 per piece and they are of great quality! Walang punit, or any sort of damage. As in parang brand new pa!





All these book + shipping = P435.00.
Seller is very accommodating! I paid using bank transfer and it was a smooth transaction as well. I actually reserved a few more books that I'll need to pay next week after sweldo day. Teehee!



This is totally something I'd recommend to my fellow mommas out there! Super sulit!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Happy book shopping!


We're now officially part of Althea's Althea Angels!

July 2, 2018

Hello, mga kikay moms!

Rookie Mommy PH is so happy and proud to announce that our blog has been picked to be part of Althea's Althea Angels - Althea's Beauty Ambassador Community!

Althea, everyone's leading online Kbeauty store has been my go-to source of all my Korean skincare and beauty products. I've been with them from the start up to this day.

We are very excited to meet our fellow Kbeauty Ambassadors all over Asia and I'm so excited to start this new journey with my followers.

Here's something to look forward to from Althea this July!



Thanks for all the support!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Gandang, Koreana!

5 Facts about Termites and How to Prevent Them

June 26, 2018

There are termites that have eaten through different types of wood over the years. There are African termites that have the ability to create termite mounds that are taller than people. There are also different termites that can be found in people’s humble homes. If you have termites at home, contact termite control treatment before the problem gets worse. It is only natural that you are curious about termites and what they can do.

WAHM Diaries: I'm looking for talented people who wants to work from home!

June 5, 2018


Hey, rookie mommas! and I've probably have some not so momma eyes on this blog post right now too.

Some of you may have known that I've been working from home from the past 3 years now. I think. And I've blogged about my journey as well as tips a few months ago too...


Read:

Tips: From 8 hour corporate job to working from home and still getting paid high salary

Things you need to know about working from home


And now, I am back for another round of work-at-home blog post. This time, we are looking for talented individuals to join our family.



I've been with Cyberbacker for only two months now and I have never felt so fulfilled and contented with a job. I mean, sure, I've been a Social Media Manager for quite some time now and I have to admit that I've handled popular and probably prestigious brands and companies before but I have never felt so accomplished just as what I have been feeling when I came to Cyberbacker.

Being in the Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing industry taught me that the key metrics of campaigns are just numbers, specifically likes, comments, shares, views, etc. But, when I came to Cyberbacker, those numbers meant a lot. They're not just another data that will be recorded on a tracker and be forgotten. Now, I have a purpose.

Here, those numbers means that I get to help Filipino applicants, that those numbers are hopeful individuals that are praying and hoping that they get a chance to be part of a company that will allow them to work-from-home, to spend more time with their families, to avoid traffic jams, etc. That's just some of the wonderful benefits of working from home and I wouldn't want to pass this opportunity not to write it on my site.

June 7, 2018 update. We're also looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer!



To know more about Cyberbacker, visit https://cyberbacker.com/. To apply to any positions mentioned above, visit http://career.cyberbacker.com/.

If you have a personal question, feel free to send me a message or comment it below. *wink


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Looking forward to working with fellow mommas!

Simple Habit Swaps That Can Keep Your Digestive System Healthy and Happy



Simple Habit Swaps That Can Keep Your Digestive System Healthy and Happy

Manila, Philippines, May, 2018 - Don’t take your digestive system for granted. It is responsible for breaking down the food you eat and forming a bacterial balance within the digestive tract. When these levels are balanced, your digestive tract protects the immune system by boosting your body’s natural defenses.

Poor digestion, fatty liver and gastrointestinal diseases like constipation and chronic inflammation are all signs of an unhappy and unhealthy digestive system. Having an unhealthy digestive system can lead to various health issues, including liver cirrhosis, diabetes1, thyroid & colon problems, among many others.



The world’s leading2 digestive health products—, Dulcolax® and Essentiale® Forte P —join hands in a campaign to make our digestive system happier and healthier. Together, the two brands take action on World Digestive Health Day on May 29th, reminding people about the importance of keeping their digestive system happy and healthy.



Here are some sensible new habits you can pick up—out with the old, in with the new3:

  • Ditch heavily processed carbohydrates, like white rice and white bread as they can cause inflammation. Go for whole grains like oats and quinoa.
  • Try to remove refined sugar from your diet. Use a sugar substitute if you need to. Refined sugar is believed to cause constipation and slow down food transit time in the digestive system.
  • Snack on raw almonds instead of chips. Nuts, along with vegetables, seeds and beans, are healthy, natural sources of fiber.
  • Instead of getting coffee or bubble tea (both of which contain caffeine), drink more water. Water helps keep your intestines smooth and flexible, so that your stools will be soft and easy to pass.
  • Natural sources of probiotics like cultured foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and atchara are all rich in organic acids which support the growth of good bacteria. Miso, which is used for soups and sauces, is very rich in probiotics. Yogurt, of course, is the most popular source of probiotics.
  • Instead of steaks and fried chicken, opt for salmon, which is rich in good fats to skip on the bad fats that can lead to having too much fat stored in the liver. A fatty liver is a sign of an unhealthy digestive system and will affect your entire health. Keep your liver in check with Essentiale® Forte P. It contains essential phospholipids that repair damaged liver cell membrane, regenerate lost phospholipids and restore normal functions of the liver4, keeping your liver healthy for a happy digestive system.
  • Your gut is filled with good and bad bacteria. However, poor food and beverage choices, antibiotics and stress are killing off good bacteria, which you need to stay healthy. Instead of your daily fix of flavored fries, which is full of carbohydrates, fats and sodium, take a daily probiotic supplement, which can help with digestion and stimulate the immune system. If you have kids, make sure their digestive systems are in tiptop shape.
  • Consult your doctor to learn more about Probiotics!
  • Aloe Vera, olive oil, coconut water, figs, prunes and dates are laxative-rich foods. You can also take Dulcolax®, which stimulates bowel movement and treats constipation and other bowel irregularities. Dulcolax®, the world’s No. 1 laxative5, ensures that you’ll have a relieved and happy tummy in the morning.

So, eat well. Remember that when we do that, we save ourselves from illness and promote overall well-being and better health. Make sure you regularly consult your doctor if you feel any symptoms. Your digestive system will save you by strengthening your immune system so be good to it!



  1. Hepatocellular carcinoma in nonalcoholic fatty liver: Role of environmental and genetic factors, Dongiovanni et al, World J Gastroenterol 2014 September 28; 20(36): 12945-12955
  2. Nicolas Hall Global OTC Database, DB6, 2016
  3. Melissa Gundersen, 5 Daily Habits to Keep a Healthy Gut (+ Body), https://www.guthealthproject.com/5-daily-habits-to-keep-a-healthy-gut-body/ [accessed May 10, 2018] and Krisha McCoy medically reviewed by Lynn Grieger RDN, 10 Tips for Better Digestive Health, https://www.everydayhealth.com/digestive-health/tips-for-better-digestive-health/ [accessed May 11, 2018]
  4. Gunderman K, Kuenker A, Kuntz E, Drozdzik M. Pharmacological Reports 2011; 63:643-659

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Shorthorn Pares: Putok Batok sa Sarap!

May 31, 2018


Me and my husband celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary today. Nothing too fancy, we just wanted to dine out since Arya is staying with my in laws until this weekend.

I'm gonna keep this short, sweet, and drooly. My husband took me to Shorthorn Pares house near our place. It's just a 10 minute drive from my mom's house. I'm not a huge fan of Pares because it's sweet, but I've always had a soft heart for beef and seeing the photos of huge bone marrows on Shorthorn's Facebook page was enough to make us hustle to this growing popular Pares house.

So, if you love Pares, huge chunks of bone marrows, and a hearty soup. I suggest you get your ass immediately to Shorthorn Pares! 

PS: I rarely blog about food, and you should know that if you're a regular visitor here on my site. I mean seriously, THIS. IS. TO. DIE. FOR!



We ordered HB Pares "High blood Pares" at P180.00 pesos. 
It comes with 1 serving of beef pares with huge bone marrow, garlic rice,
and a soup.


They torch the bone marrows so that it will not produce sebo.


Here's a screenshot I took from my husband's video of me, seriously enjoying
this mouthwatering, melting bone marrow fat.


I wish I could order a pitcher of the sabaw! It was soo good!


It's one of those moment that I will never forget. Look at the size of that bone marrow!


Solid, rich, fattyness...



Kitang-kita naman sa muka ko yung kasayahan na naidulot niya, diba?



Yung feeling nya is ramdam na ramdam mo din yung kasalanan habang sumusubo ka at pakiramdam ko nabawasan ng 1 year yung life span ko. Haha!


Seriously tho, try it for yourself. I'm not just gonna blab about how good it is. *wink

Shorthorn Pares house is located at 3 Shorthorn Street Project 8 Quezon City, Philippines.

Here's a few info posted on their Facebook page that you might find helpful:





Sugod na mga ate at koya!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - minsan lang naman eh...


All Play, All Day at Boys’ Camp!


Looking for a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day with the entire family? Head over to Boys’ Camp for a day of awesome play, photo fun and lots of toys!

Happening at The Food Circuit of The Block, SM City North EDSA (in front of the SM Supermarket) from June 14 to 17, Boys’ Camp features favorite toy brands including Hot Wheels, Jurassic World, Justice League, Ben 10 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Also showcased in the event are new, exciting robot toys from Voltron, Tobot and Optimorphs.

Dive into play with toys from these brands in the event’s Play Grove, or better yet... Shop with dad in the pop-up shop for that mini car or dinosaur that you’ve been wanting. Special discounts and great deals are also in store only on this event!

Go wacky and take photos with dad in the interactive set-up called Crazy Lake. Post it on your social
media account with the hashtags #voltron and #boyscamp, and you might win a Voltron action figure.
You can also enjoy Animation Mountain, streaming action-packed cartoons all day...

Surprises await Boys’ Camp visitors as special guests drop by for a meet & greet. On Father’s Day, Ben Tennyson and Tobot Deltatron will join in the fun and create super moments to last.
Best thing about this edition of Boys’ Camp is that admission is free... For you and dad, and everyone
who wants to play all day.

Boys’ Camp is a Richprime Global, Inc. event in partnership with 
Toy Kingdom and SM Supermalls. 

Get to know more about the event through https://www.facebook.com/richwellclub/.

One memorable Mother's Day event at SM City Sta.Mesa

May 17, 2018

Hey, rookie mommas!

How was your Mother's Day celebration last weekend? I hope you had a great time, because I did have a wonderful and memorable Mother's Day last week.



I was invited by SM City Sta.Mesa to attend their Mother's Day event and was so glad that I did. I was able to met a few notable people that I never knew I could meet.


I instantly became friends with Dra. Antonietta Gomez, a pediatric doctor from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. Dra. Antonietta discussed so many things related to our kids. One particular topic that I made sure I remember is that in today's generation, it's really difficult to discipline our kids. So, she helped me understand that "Time Out" can really help if made in to a routine when disciplining a child. Making sure that the rules are laid out and that the child understands why he or she is being given a Time Out. 

I personally haven't had the time to try this method with Arya. I'm one of those moms who easily give in to their child's tantrums. 



Another issue she mentioned is how the use of gadgets below the ages of 2 greatly affects the speech development of our kids. 

I for one, is totally with Dra. Antonietta on this one. I have used a tablet and a mobile phone to calm my child ever since she was a baby. Sure, I admit, Arya really knows her technology but I am already seeing the results of that today. She's already turning 3 this July however, I noticed that she hasn't started conversing with full sentences yet. Compared to the other kids her age that I'm seeing inside the malls or play place, I do feel like my daughter is behind on her speech and I for one is to blame...and of course, the excessive use of gadgets.

Dra. Antonietta did mentioned that it is never too late to correct a child's bad habit. Start them young, she said. Limit the gadget use to maybe 1 - 2 hours a day, and only use it when really needed.


Dra. Grace Delos Angeles, an OB - GYNE at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital was also present and she discussed a lot of important things too, like, the sickness women get when we don't practice good hygiene down there, if you know what I'm talking about. The point is, if you feel something not normal happening to your body, especially to your private parts, make to a point that you seek the help of a professional doctor, and not Google, or even try self-medicating. We want to prevent the worse from happening so it's better to go seek immediate help when you see or feel something alarming the first time.




LJ Reyes, from GMA 7 was also there and she talked about her new smartphone app called Smart Mommy App or MApp - it's definitely a must-have app for mommies like us! Check it out here.



Charyzze Solomon was also there for the entertainment. Love her and her back up dancers! I would have put up photos of them but it's just too blurry.

Renee Funtanilla, Mktg Manager of Flawless also gave her talk on how, us moms can better take care of our skin. I've always been a Flawless girl, I usually opt for their Pimple Mask Facial whenever I have breakouts.


Let's not forget about me too! I was there promoting our First Time Moms PH community to an amazing momma crowd! It was indeed a wonderful Mother's Day for me. It was also a first time for me to celebrate momma day away from my daughter for a day and it was really nice to, you know, get away even just for a few hour. *wink.

Again, I am very thankful to SM Sta.Mesa for inviting me to their Mother's Day event.


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Everyone was telling that I looked too young to be a mom! I am 28 this year btw. *wink

Six Ways to Kick-Start Your Fitness Routine According to Celebrity Triathlete Carlene Aguilar-Ocampo

May 15, 2018

We can describe moms in many ways—hard working, hectic, hurried. But how about healthy?
Living and loving a balanced life these days is close to impossible, especially for mothers who wear many hats on a daily basis. That’s why we’ve sought the help of celebrity beauty queen turned tri-athlete Carlene Aguilar-Ocampo, for her tried and tested tips on how a hands-on mom like her, remains rock-solid while juggling with family, work, and other commitments.



  1. Make it a family affair. “My three boys and I love spending time together in action. Not only we eat out, watch movies together, or go to the mall, we enjoy being on the move as well. Activities like wall climbing, swimming, and fun runs are just some of the things we love to do as a family!” said Carlene. “This way, we can take their eyes off their gadgets and look forward to doing engaging activities that make us closer than ever, “she added.

  1. Challenge yourself. We’re not saying that intimidation is just in your head, the struggle is real, ladies! But for Carlene, a larger than life transformation is possible when you push yourself harder and stronger. “I started the sports in 2016 with losing weight as the ultimate reason in mind. But as time passed by, I realized that this is something I wanted to be seriously part of, so I joined an aquathlon and unexpectedly bagged the 3rd place. And as they say, the rest is history!” she quipped. “My point is that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams in life as long as you’re ready to tackle them with determination.” Truly, Carlene proves that mastering the elusive work-life balance can be tricky, but getting out of our comfort zone is one of the secrets to ensure we’re always on top of our game!

  1. Set a goal and stick to it.  Carlene’s triathlon career was marked by small beginnings with getting that foot out of the door as the first step. And the truth is, whether in sports or other things in life, not all situations or people will be on our side. “Obstacles are fact of life, but if we focus on what we’re not or what we can’t do, we wouldn’t have the time, energy, and even the motivation to move towards our goal. Where do you want to go? What should you start now or stop doing? Do you want to think why you don’t have time to get moving or are you going to shift your focus on how you can get up 30 minutes early so you can set yourself towards your goal? What is it worth to you?” said Carlene.


  1. Find something that motivates you.  According to Carlene, “There was a time that my weight went on a plateau and I wanted to shed those extra pounds. But then, hitting the gym wasn’t for me, because I’m the type who wants to do something different every day. Triathlon brings out the best in me and I’m pretty jazzed about the challenge of becoming better every race.”  And for Carlene, it doesn’t also hurt that she has got three fun-loving kids who keep her motivated. “I have three boys—my eldest Calix who’s ten, followed by Marcus who’s six, and my youngest Hunter, now three. I want to be able to keep up with their strength and energy year after year, so getting fit and healthy is an absolute must to make it happen for me.”

  1. Get-up-and-go. Not a morning person? Carlene shares some tips how you can (happily) get up at the crack of dawn, “While everyone requires a different amount of sleep, I’ve discovered that being a morning person starts at night, in your bedroom. Set boundaries with work, social media, other areas of your life that may cause restlessness, and have a consistent bed time. It’s a discipline with tons of benefits—more time to prepare for the day, increased productivity, and better performance at work.” Does she think it has a better advantage than working out at night? “Absolutely, exercise is an instant energy boost and a great way for the body to release the happy hormones, endorphins. Whether it’s a run, swim, bike, yoga, or gym—it’s a sure fire way to get pumped for the day ahead!

  1. Love yourself. “Loving yourself in a balanced way won’t only be beneficial for yourself but for people around you. The old adage you can’t give what you don’t have can’t be truer, so embracing who you are and how God created you to be is vital to becoming an emotionally healthy person. Carlene adds, “Besides, if you won’t take care of yourself, who else will? Looking good and feeling better is just the beginning, I know that my choice of keeping myself in excellent shape allows me to be an effective conduit of love and strength for other people.”

There are actually tons of doable and simple little things to start your wellness routine off right. And for active and athletic Carlene, she doesn’t undermine the importance of sanitary pad that provides an all-around protection when that time of the month rolls around. “I’m partial to Jeunesse Anion that provides a reprieve from odor, stain, and leaks. Most importantly, it stays where it should be. In fact, my daily must-have is the panty liners to keep me fresh and worry-free. All variants, especially with wings are also consistently reliable for my day-to-day grind whether at work, home or on the run!”



 
Available at Watsons, Mercury Drug Stores, and other leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide, Jeunesse Anion also offers ultra day non-wing, ultra day pad, ultra night pad, all-night pad, panty liner to and the all-new singles variant to help every woman to go through their period with ease and comfort.  For hassle-free shopping with the convenience of free delivery straight to your doorstep, visit www.lazada.com.ph and www.shopee.ph.

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug and South Star Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket and selected department stores, Shopwise, Rustan’s Supermarket, Waltermart, Landmark Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, plus other selected stores in Visayas and Mindanao. You can also purchase online with free delivery via www.lazada.com.phFor more health tips, visit www.jeunesseanion.com and follow YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email: wellgoldinternational@gmail.com or call (02) 4701294.