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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Buribox: A Box of Fun and Learning for Kids

Ever since childhood, I always love the books from Adarna books not just because of their lovely illustrations but also because of the moral lessons that we can get from every story. We all know how important all those lessons are.

So, when I learned about the Buribox from Adarna House, I didn't hesitate to jump in and avail of this because I knew this would be an amazing tool to help my daughter Bella develop her skills and learn some more while doing different activities. And I was right.


After I ordered my first Buribox, I told Bella that a surprise box will be delivered for her and since then, she had been asking me about it for days! She would always say,"Mommy, is my surprise box coming?" I would tell her to just wait.

After days that it didn't arrive yet, she said, "Mommy, I think the delivery man sent my surprise box to another house. I think it got lost." Lol! She was indeed looking forward to it!

Every time she asks "What is it?" I just tell her it is something fun that she would really love. Again, I was right because when this happy Buribox came, she was indeed very happy especially that she love books and she likes doing different activities.


Sorry for the picture though because it was evening and the light was a bit dim. I can't stop Bella from opening the box. So, I needed to take her photos although it was kind of dim.

So, the Buribox I ordered is the Toddler Buribox. But I just realized that I should have bought the ones for Young Readers because the toddler activities and books were just so baby-ish for her. And I feel that she would learn more from the Young Readers Buribox since she can already read. Anyway, at least she liked it.

The box contained hard books, poster paints, clay with molders, crayons, a coloring book and different activities. The first thing she did was play with the clay.

I also find the contents nice and could be a good way to teach Bella to learn Filipino since she speaks English and even sounds funny when she speaks Waray-Waray, our dialect.

Buribox Adarna Books

Overall, she liked the contents of the box and the box as well because of the happy smiling design on it. It is just appropriate since it really made her smile. So, if you are interested to get a Buribox, here are the steps to do it.

1. Go to Buribox website to subscribe.
2. Choose which box you want, the Toddler Buribox (for 3-5 years old) or the Young Reader Buribox (for 6-8 years old) and click "Add to Subscriptions."
3. You will see your order on the upper side that says "Checkout." Each one costs P799 with free shipping in Metro Manila and P150 shipping fee outside MM.
4. After you click "Checkout," you will be redirected to a form that asks you to choose your billing options:
Monthly recurring (₱799)
3 months recurring - Save ₱200! (₱2,199)
6 months recurring - Get 1 month free! (₱3,996)
Then fillout all the needed information for shipping and others.
5. But you need a PayPal account with a linked credit or debit card in order to pay for your order.
6. After paying through PayPal, just wait for your Buribox to arrive.

Toddler Buribox

One good thing about this is that you can just unsubscribe anytime you want. Since I wasn't able to unsubscribe, the next Buribox was charged to my account because this is a monthly box that you can get. Hence, I am looking forward to that one.

So, if you want your kids to experience this box filled with fun activities for learning, then go ahead and avail this Buribox!

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.


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.

StickerKid Review and Giveaway

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!

StickerKid Review and Giveaway

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

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.

Sticker Kid sample

Sticker kid labels

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!

StickerKid Giveaway

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Feel free to share the giveaway to your friends too! No doubt, you would love these stickers once you are chosen as the lucky winner!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fun and Educational DIY Courses for Kids from KidStarter

Even before I had Bella, I always enjoy Arts and Craft as well DIYs for just whatever I can think of. As a matter of fact, I enjoy making things on my own even when I was younger. In school, I would make my own projects because I just love drawing, coloring, cutting, pasting and just any task related to arts and crafting. As I grew up, I brought that love for making stuff with me.

One summer, I was asked to teach to an Arts and Craft class for toddlers. I was so excited! I enjoyed the kids and I also loved teaching them to do some interesting stuff that would somehow develop different skills. I can tell that the kids love the messy activities more. I guess, all kids are like that. Another observation that was obvious for me is that the kids are very curious and are very creative too! Their creativity begins from their curiosity!

Becoming a parent made me love DIYs even more. Bella knows that I can make stuff that is why she would ask me to make whatever comes to her mind. I would let her help me too except for the cutting part which is unfortunately her favorite task. I just love seeing her wonderful smile everytime we finish something. It is indeed true that it is the responsibility of the parents to nurture the children while they are still young.

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This is exactly what we can get from KidStarter.  They can inspire kids to explore through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at an early age.  Of course, it is done through interactive, instructor-led workshops where the kids build an entire product from scratch. The kids are introduced to DIY concepts, problem-solving, and teamwork.  Above all, it is a "fun and safe environment where children feel comfortable to expose their inner geek". Isn't that amazing? Get to know more about KidStater through this video:

If only there is a KidStarter near us, I would definitely send Bella to this! This would be the perfect place for her to learn while having fun and at the same time sharpen her artistic skills as well. I am pretty sure that kids would feel very happy that they are able to create something new from recycled materials or just from anything.

Look at what the kids can make.

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Pretty mobiles from clay for these little girls. Just take a look at what shapes and forms they were able to create. And yes, their smiles can tell us how happy they really are!

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There are various activities and crafts to do for both boys and girls. Boys can even try making their own robots!

In KidStarter, the children can make different items from trash or just from any pieces that they can find. They will be engineers of their own toys and other items that would turn out useful with just some tweaking and whole lot of creativity! Look at how the items below were transformed into something very cool!

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This is really an exciting thing both for kids and parents too. Another advantage of giving this kind of experience to our kids is that they will be able to step away from their computers and iPads. Let them know that the real way of learning is actually to experience it and do it on their own.

They can surely learn so much from DIYs and arts and crafts. And I am very certain that when the kids finish something, they aren't the only ones that are proud but especially you as a parent!

Friday, March 14, 2014

15 Ugly Truths About Raising Kids That Only Moms See As Beautiful

Kids are cute especially when they are not yours and you won't need to take care of them or rush after them when they run or cure their wounds when they cut their knees or clean their poop, pee and puke. But then, they are still cute even if they are yours because when they are yours, they can give you selfless love that they cannot give to others. 

I admit it. Raising a child is not easy at all. And I know I am not the only one who experiences this because every parent will. And we have to admit it too that no matter how much we love our little ones, there are still ugly truths that could be one of the reasons why some people refuse to have kids. 

1. While eating your fave food, you suddenly smell something "distinct". Worse is, you won't just smell it, sometimes you've got to scoop it and you would need to wash it off. You are lucky when poop is just in the diaper and not everywhere.

why some people hate kids

2. But it doesn't end there. You could also bathe in pee while on bed. The towel is there to save you. Toss it on top and go back to sleep.
3. Then as you were starting to dose off, someone's gonna scream and cry out loud. And you need to give them a hug until they hush.
4. Morning comes and you did not even get enough sleep but breakfast needs to be done. After cooking, you need to feed your kids and sometimes you forget to feed yourself. Now your kid could either be a picky-eater or eats just anything and everything.
5. When you are unlucky, they might even puke what you have cooked and you have to clean the mess- both on your kiddo and on the floor or on anywhere it got into.
6. And so bath time comes. It is this moment when you get your clothes wet even if you are not bathing yet.
7. Letting the kids take their vitamins is one challenging moment. Sometimes you wish you have the power to stretch your arms so you can let your kid take their meds without the need to ran after them, pin them down or hold their heads to open their mouths. After all your effort, they'll spit it.
8. Cleaning the house is never fun especially with the kids around. You'd just be cleaning over and over again.
9. Not to mention clutter. And I mean lots and lots of clutter. 

realities about having kids

10. And they'll break and destroy things just like how my daughter stepped on my eye glasses, vomited on my laptop and stepped on my 2month old Samsung Galaxy S4.
11. They are very needy and demanding too and will ask you to do almost everything for them. And there goes the endless "I want this and I want that or I don't like this and that."

ugly truths about kids

12. But you've to get used to it especially their honest words like how ugly you look with your new hair or how your breath stinks.
13. You'd also wish you can fly when the kids start running around the house or they start climbing anywhere they want to thinking they are lizards or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
14. And when they move too much, they'll most likely hurt themselves turning you into an instant doctor.
15. And just when you think that your exhausting moment has ended for nap time, you are totally wrong for kids hate to sleep. Good luck with that.

But all these are what make kids beautiful. It is difficult to be a mother but despite all that, kids are lovely and they are the only people whom you could love more than love can define and who will love you in return without doubts, without buts and without ifs.

These doesn't make us regret of having kids. It actually makes everything even more thrilling and challenging. Anyway, our little ones will not be kids forever. So we cherish every moment- beautiful or not.