• Child Care,  Guidance & Discipline,  Parenting

    Are Old Parenting Filipino Practices and Beliefs Worth Reviving?

    I became a mom for the first time 13 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 haven’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.

  • Guidance & Discipline,  Lifestyle,  Parenting,  Technology

    Important Considerations for Raising a Kid Around Modern Technology

    Being a parent can feel a bit tough nowadays with the extra burden of technology looming over your shoulders. A kid can just pick up a tablet and get online, instantly able to interact with numerous people and their creations. And while this can certainly be a great thing when the child has proper mentoring on how to use it all, leaving a young one unattended for too long can have disastrous results. It’s important to know what you should be prepared for, and how to deal with the common issues that you’re going to face.

    Social Media and Online Interactions Your kids will be able to connect to multiple people with great ease, and that’s a fact you’ll have to get used to as early as possible. You won’t be able to stop those communications from occurring, but what you can do is teach your kids about the dangers of sharing too much with people online. We’re raising a generation of kids that see no issue with spreading their real name, address and other data all over the Internet, and this is a ticking time bomb that can lead to some serious problems in the very near future.

  • Business,  Guidance & Discipline,  Lifestyle

    Building A Business From Home: Things You Should Consider

    Building your own empire is always going to be the most challenging thing you have ever done in your life. Going from an idea in your mind to a fully fledged business plan is going to be a massive challenge and it will take a lot of different elements to build. If you are starting from the sofa up and working from home for your business, here are just a few of our top considerations for you to mull over.

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    Where will you work? Before anything else gets started for your new business, you need to have a think about where you will be based. Most of the time a startup business will begin at home as we try to make our way in the world, and build some funding so it can be handy for you to make your own little base in the house for now as you get off the ground. When it comes to working in the home it shouldn’t just be a case of working on the sofa or in your bed, however tempting that might be.

  • Guidance & Discipline

    Be Better Every After Rejection

    I have been working from home for 10 years now, on and off but always on a full-time employment.

    It’s almost perfect when you work from home. Not everyone gets this privilege but I have also seen its ugly side. I had also been rejected many times and in fact was laid off twice (If you are reading me here, thank you. You actually made me realize that I can be a lot better than I was when I was working for you. All good.). And that happened when I was at my lowest point.