Are Old Parenting Filipino Practices and Beliefs Worth Reviving?

I became a mom for the first time 12 years ago, at the age of 30. At that time, I heard and actually followed (and still following) some of the old practices and beliefs that the older generation practiced for years. Here are some of the practices that I grew up with and am aware of:


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Po and Opo. Children are taught to say “po” and “opo”  whether you are related or not. It is a must to insert these words in every sentence that you use when talking to elders. Unfortunately, my children hasn’t practiced this that much as their first language was English. However, I always remind them about it and they actually do when they remember. 

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Creating A Garden Haven For Kids

Having children is a blessing, but they take up so much space in storage and mess inside the house that it should be the priority of any parent to make a secure outside space for them. Parents and children can have some fantastic bonding time in the garden: from planting flower bulbs to painting murals on the fencing.

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You want to be able to enjoy your garden and make it as safe as possible. It’s far easier to relax outside if you have accounted for potential hazards and when you plan your garden, you should keep your little ones in mind always. Making your garden child-friendly doesn’t have to be hard, and with the creative ideas below, your garden can be the safe haven you’ve always dreamed of for the whole family. 

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5 Indoor Activities You Can do for Fun all Year Round

Having fun can be just as essential as working hard. The fine balance between fun and work can create better quality and more fulfilled life. There are many benefits of doing things you enjoy such as creating memories with the people you love, reduced stress levels, and an overflow of happiness. Sometimes, however, when you’re looking for a way to have a little fun doing the things you enjoy, factors such as the weather or season may put you off. If you enjoy swimming at the beach when it’s sunny, then you may be out of something to do during the winter. Luckily, there are activities that you can take part in all year round that won’t require you to travel outside of the country to do. Below are a few suggestions if you’re on the hunt for indoor fun all year round.

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Escape Room An escape room is an unconventional activity that will challenge, thrill and entertain you. If you are looking for something different to do with a group of friends, then this might be something you’ll enjoy. An escape room essentially has different genres, settings, and stories, so you’ll have to find one that interests your group. They are essentially like interactive puzzles with missing pieces that you have to put together with a team; you find clues as well as having a limited amount of time to complete the game. 

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Garden Tranquility

People often associate the house with relaxation. But we do they always shove the garden aside?! The garden can be the ultimate place of tranquility if you let it. Yes, there might be some times of the year where it might not be the best to in. The cold and the rain doesn’t really sound like tranquility, does it? But when the sun is shining, and the birds are singing, there’s no end to the amount of relaxation you can have. If you’re struggling for inspiration, we’ve got some inspiring tips on how you can turn your garden into a place of tranquility by awakening your senses. Read on to find out more.

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Sight is one of the most important sense when it comes to tranquility. The things around you need to be calm and gentle if you want to feel relaxed. A lot of the things that you can put in your garden will achieve this. First, let’s start with the plants and trees you can place around to brighten the place up. The darker a place, the darker the mood. The more colours you see, the happier you’re going to be. One thing that really does symbol relaxation is palm trees. Palm trees transport you to that relaxing beach environment that we all crave, but most of the time can’t have. This one kind of couples in with the sound section of the article. With the beautiful green palm trees swaying in the wind, and the sun beating down on you, it truly will feel bliss. To fill the garden with an array of colours, we recommend you chose from tulips, daffodils, crocus, as well as much more than you can find on the internet!

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5 Things to Bring When Traveling with Your Dog

A dog is man’s best companion, and it is always exciting to be able to bring your four-legged friend with you outside the confines of your house — whether it be a quick trip to the park or cross-country to a beautiful vacation spot.

However, you need to prepare well for this because dogs have special needs, too. You have to take some extra measures to make sure they are comfortable and equipped for the trip. Here are the important things to bring with you when traveling with your dog: 

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