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How to (Really) Get Your Toddler to Sleep

Let your little one sleep with the easy tips I'll give you!

How to Make a Mosaic Heart Box

Making a heart box is easy! Check out how you can make one.

Dads Don't Just Wear Ties

Dads play a vital role for child development. Find out how so you'll get to love your Dad even more!

Earth Needs Moms

We love our moms but let us find out what they can really do for us and why Earth needs moms.

20 DIY Loom Bands Bracelet + 15 Creative Ideas

Still can't move on from the loom band craze? Get some more ideas here.

Charlotte Victoria Collection's Couture Dresses and Tutus

Dresses and tutus from Charlotte Victoria are indeed high fashion. Get one for your little love and look as fab as this little girl.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Gentle Organic Baby Wipes Best for our Little Ones

If there is one thing that is always on my bag, that would be tissues- both soft and wet ones.  So, when I was given a chance to try Organic Baby Wipes, I gave it a go. I was sent  a set of organic baby wipes by CKMJ Greenovation Inc. First look at it, I knew it was something totally different than the ones we can buy from the supermarket.

The package contains 1 Organic baby wipes (80’s), 1 Organic baby wipes (30’s),  4 Organic baby wipes (20’s) and Jewel  Tone maternity skin care product.

Organic baby wipes

The organic baby wipes are infused with organic aloe vera which is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, thus helping to prevent nappy rash. It contains no harsh chemicals and are hypoallergenic – NO PARABEN, NO ALCOHOL, NO CHLORINE, NO HARSH CHEMICALS. Its products are also 100% biodegradable.

Organic baby wipes

I love the smell of the wipes because I do not like scented wipes. This one smells so good and it doesn't smell like alcohol or some strong chemical.

Organic baby wipes


Some wet wipes have a rough texture but this one is soft and very gentle/ The product is indeed the gentlest baby wipes for our kids and I would highly recommend it!

 A friend of mine tried the wipes and loved it too. She even want to buy one for herself. You can try to get one from Lazada.

Organic baby wipes

My daughter no longer use diapers but I still have baby wipes because I need it to wipe Bella from time to time. Hence, I still want it to be unscented, soft and gentle to my daughter's skin. In the photo above, you can see Bella trying to wipe it on her face. Lol! And she said, "Sooooo soft!" She likes it too! 

I am beginning to ran out of Organic baby wipes and I would definitely buy a bunch of this!


Disclaimer: Above products is acquired through the Mommy Bloggers Philippines. All views and opinions are honest and is 100% of my own.  

Friday, June 26, 2015

How to Shop and Earn Cashback With ShopBack


I had been into online shopping for a long time now. As a matter of fact, almost all my clothes, shoes, bags and others are bought online. I enjoy doing it because it is easy and convenient on my part. I shop in Facebook or in other sites.

When it comes to clothes, I have my own online shop where I also get my dresses, tops and others. My favorite shop for shoes is Zalora. I also buy different items from Lazada too. There are various online sites that you can check since each of them offers different services. Just like Agoda where you can check for a hotels near the areas where you intend to have a vacation.

Aside from the convenience of online shopping, isn't it nice to actually get something from what we spend through it? What I mean is, spending and earning cashback at the same time! I know it sounds cool that is why I am pretty sure you would love cashback site ShopBack where you can find great Agoda promo and deals or latest working Lazada vouchers and coupons.

How Shopback Works

From the name itself, it allows you to show and get something back from it. ShopBack partnered with companies in different categories from fashion, electronics, travel, lifestyle, food & beverage, home & living and others.

You can save on online shopping by earning cash back. ShopBack isn't just a coupon code website because it scouts out the best deals and coupon codes and you get a certain percentage on whatever you finally pay! Yup, it is like getting paid to shop while getting the biggest savings possible on your purchases.

It is easy to shop using ShopBack. If you are kind of confused of how it works, here is a simple tutorial for you.

1. If you don't have an account yet, you have to sign up for Shopback. You can choose to sign up through Facebook or email and then fill out the needed details.


ShopBack


2. Take a look at deals and coupons from different shops. You can see that the percentage of cash back is stated so you will know how much you will be getting from your purchases.


ShopBack


3. You will find different categories. Choose which one you would like to enter. In my case, I choose Fashion since I am looking for shoes. You can check out other categories as well.


ShopBack


4. When you get to the category, different shops will be presented to you with their corresponding cash back percentage. Since Zalora is my favorite place to shop shoes, I clicked on Zalora.


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5. On the Zalora page, you will see some reminders and notes that you need to take note of. Read all of them well to make sure that you can avail cash back. You cannot use codes that start with ZAP for this one because that is an affiliate code for Zalora.


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6. There are different Zalora coupons and deals. Now you have to choose which one is perfect for you. Read each description well before choosing one.


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7. After clicking Get Cashback, you will be redirected. Then take note of some reminders from Shopback too to make sure your cash back will be successful.


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8. You'll be redirected to the shop you have chosen and shop like how you usually do. In my case, I was looking for shoes in Zalora and got to this page.



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9. Then after buying, wait for two days to see you cash back in your account.

Shop for more and earn more too! You can also join ShopBack's referral program where you can share P150 off to your friend and you will earn P150 pesos in return too!

Once you are ready to withdraw your cash back, you can be paid through PayPal or other local banks at the end of the month.

Sounds good? It does sound amazing! Come join Shopback now and start shopping and earning at the same time!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review and Giveaway: Fun and Ultra-resistant StickerKid Labels You Can Customize!

We would always make labels for our kids stuffs especially for school to make sure that these will not get lost and that our kids will also be able to easily determine which ones are theirs.


StickerKid


When I was still a kid, I can remember that my mother would write my name on a paper and tape it on my books, pencils, notebooks and others. But these days, we can easily print names since most of us have our own computers and it isn't expensive to have them printed in shops too.

Aside from the personal labels we can make on our computers, there are lovely creative labels like the ones from StickerKid. Well, you might say it is like the usual labels that you can make but you are wrong.


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The personalized labels from StickerKid are dishwasher safe, water and weather resistant, microwave and freezer safe, and they will stay in place! The labels for clothing will withstand at least 50 times of washing and drying.

You can customize your own stickers online with thousands of possibilities to make them unique. There is an extensive variety of colors, icons, shapes and fonts that you can use.

I was given the chance to avail these stickers straight from the US. And they sure are beautiful and are indeed water resistant. I used them to label Bella's stuff in school. Hence, aside from being a "label", the stickers are also cute and beautiful!


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Bella was so happy to see the stickers that we customized. She actually wanted to put them on just anything she owns that is why I needed to keep the stickers because I didn't want to waste any of them. What is good about the labels from StickerKids is that you can use them even for your kid's shoes and clothes! Yup, not just on items but even on clothing too! And you can wash them without the fear of seeing it peel off.

StickerKid Review

StickerKid Review



The labels can also come in different sizes and shapes. They are printed in special paper with bright lovely colors. What you see online is even better in the actual. No kidding.


StickerKid Review and Giveaway

StickerKid Review and Giveaway


I know you want one for yourself too. And this is your chance to customize your own labels from StickerKid if you win the giveaway that they sponsored for Pink Heart String. So, if you are from the US, go ahead and join the giveaway! Who knows, you might be the lucky winner of worth $20 StickerKid items plus free shipping!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Woman Banned from Breastfeeding Because of Tattoo

There had been issues about breastfeeding- on various angles and occurrences. But this one is different as it involved tattooing and breastfeeding.

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A 20-year-old Australian woman was tattooed after giving birth and was banned from breastfeeding by a judge as it may expose the baby to some risk, AFP reported.

"Does that mean that women who expose themselves to any sort of risks around the contraction of a blood-borne virus... shouldn't be allowed to breastfeed?" the unidentified woman, who had submitted an appeal to be heard by the Family Court in Sydney on Friday.

The woman had a tattoo on a finger and a foot without telling the tattoo artist she was breastfeeding.

Because of this, the father of the 11-month-old boy, who is separated from the mother, claimed that his former partner had mental health and drug issues, thus, taking custody of the child.

The Federal Circuit Court agreed on the woman's petition to have primary care of the child provided that she avoid breastfeeding.

Despite coming out negative for hepatitis and HIV tests, she was still prohibited to do breastfeeding because she may have contracted a blood-borne disease when having the tattoos.

Chief executive Rebecca Naylor of the Australian Breastfeeding Association said that as long as the tattoo was done in a reputable way and the infection control procedures are followed, the woman is safe and capable of breastfeeding.

So, what do you think of this story? I honestly think the woman could and should breastfeed her son. The HIV and hepatitis results turned negative anyway. And it would benefit the baby. 

We have to bear in mind that not all moms are able to breastfeed their young ones. This woman was blessed to produce milk and provide milk. Why hinder that blessing?

Yes, it is not safe to have a tattoo WHILE pregnant but this case is different because she was tattooed after giving birth and was even tested to speculated risk that may harm the baby. 

What are your thoughts?


Friday, June 12, 2015

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Hiding Scary Secrets of Your Bed Sheets (Infographic)

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Bed sheets are one of those items that everyone uses to protect their mattress and make their bed more comfortable. Many people change them on a regular schedule, but are you changing them frequently enough? Do you know what your bed sheets could be harboring? These are two questions that you must know the answer to in order to enjoy optimal health.

Your bed sheets can hold onto a number of nasty things that are sure to gross you out. To reduce how much they hold, you want to change your sheets at the right time to keep your bed clean.

Check out the infographic below and get the information that you need about what could be lurking in your bed sheets.

Scary Secrets Your Bed Sheets Are Hiding


Courtesy of: MemoryFoamMattressGuide.org

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My 1st Years Pink Fleece Blanket & Bear Baby Gift Set Review

Every time a package arrives home, I would always feel excited even for items I order online but there is one package that I had been looking forward to receive. It is the one from My 1st Years! But since the item is from the UK, I needed to pick it up at the post office.

You can just imagine how happy I was to know that the package I was going to get is from My 1st Years. I also have other items for review from abroad so I didn't expect that it is already the package for Bella.

It came with a beautiful luxury box and a white bow on top. So, if you are going to buy from them for a gift, you will no longer need to buy a box or a paper bag because the items are already contained in a sturdy lovely box.

My 1st Years

My 1st Years

The box was just an introduction of charm and beauty because when we opened it, my little girl flashed a smile seeing a lovely pink blanket with her name on it and a bear stuffed toy that also has her name on it.

My 1st Years

My 1st Years create personalized items and gifts for babies and toddlers. They make gifts even more special because you can personalize it with the name of the child. Aside from that, the items are indeed of high quality!

What I got was the Pink Fleece Blanket & Bear Baby Gift Set worth £25.00. The 15cm tall bear was so cute, soft and cuddly. With the name on it, Bella was pretty sure it was hers!

The fleece blanket was so soft unlike the ones I already have. It is cold on the skin and would make your little one feel even more loved because of its softness and tenderness.

Aside from the name, the date of birth of the child can also be embroidered on the front. Although, Bella's date of birth was 08-09-2011. But that is fine. This is already awesome!

The fleece blanket is 70cm x 120cm, machine washable and is 100% polyester.

My 1st Years

Bella was indeed happy with this gift straight from Great Britain! Well, who would't be pleased, anyway?

My 1st Years

My 1st Years

With the website of My 1st Years, one can get automated personalisation processes, next day delivery option and free delivery on orders over £30. Shopping with My 1st Years is so quick and easy. Here is a video of what happens after you purchase a product from their site.



They have lovely products from shoes, bath robes, towels, clothes, blankets, accessories, and many more! When you get a gift set or just any product from them, it will surely bring joy to your little ones.

It is indeed true that My 1st Years is made with love as it will make any child feel very special!


Disclosure: I received a personalized product from My 1st Years. My review is not influenced by the company and is true and honest. Text and images are mine.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Coloring Books for Adults to Combat Stress

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Feeling stressed out after a day's work? If you are a stay-at-home mom like me, I am sure you had been doing so many chores from cooking to cleaning. Well, it is indeed tiring especially when looking after the kids. But hey mom, you deserve some break. You can either read a book, watch movies, play games with the kids or maybe even do some coloring!

Yes, you got it right. Coloring for adults is a good way to release stress. It is a feel good activity where you get to play with colors. You'd definitely feel like a child again while doing this. As a matter of fact, you can join your little ones while they are coloring. But get your own coloring book. No, these aren't the coloring books like the kids use because coloring books for adults have complicated designs. I am sure these are so fun to color!

The Huffington Post stressed out that coloring has a de-stressing power. This occurs because we focus on coloring and we forget our worries and problems. Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala said, "The action involves both logic, by which we color forms, and creativity, when mixing and matching colors. This incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills [coordination necessary to make small, precise movements]. The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress."

So, I created a round up of these books for you.

Johanna Basford Secret Garden

1. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book
2. Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book
3. Balance (Angie's Extreme Stress Menders Volume 1)
4. Mystical Mandala Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)
5. Detailed Designs and Beautiful Patterns (Sacred Mandala Designs and Patterns Coloring Books for Adults) (Volume 28)
6. Flower Designs Coloring Book (Volume 1)
7. Dover Creative Haven Art Nouveau Animal Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
8. Paisley Designs Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books)

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9. Enchanting English Garden: An Inkcredible Scavenger Hunt and Coloring Book
10. Pattern and Design Coloring Book (Volume 1)
11. Creative Haven NatureScapes Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
12. Dream Catcher: a soul bird's journey: A beautiful and inspiring colouring book for all ages
13. The Language of Flowers Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
14. Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns
15.  Creative Haven Creative Cats Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)


When you color, don't use colored pens. Crayons are the best to use when coloring. Aside from the ones above, there are still more lovely coloring books for adults that you can choose from.

I am sure that this is a fun activity to do especially when you feel so stressed and tired.