In the Kitchen will be the category where I will post some of the recipes I cook for my family. I promise you these are super-duper easy recipes because I’m really not an expert in the kitchen plus the fact that I don’t want recipes with so many steps/how-tos. Just 4-6 instructions, anything more than that, I skip the page of my recipe book and look for simpler recipes. So newbies in the kitchen, I hope you’ll try my recipes or suggestions and let’s share kitchen secrets!
Look what this long weekend made me, finally tried baking Chocolate Chip cookies from scratch! It’s a first, before, I use those boxed mixes available for brownies. Now, I finally tested an easy and yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe I can call my own.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe
Mommies, make yourselves available on August 28, 2014 because Breeze ActivBleach will take care of your laundry and will treat you to a day-off to its 1Laba Day event.
Have you seen the latest video from Unilab? It’s about their Husay at Malasakit campaign.
‘Di lang maraming nalalaman, maraming natutulungan
Magaling sa ginagawa, mapag-alaga sa kapwa
Makabago man ang proseso, hindi nawawala ang puso
Bawat hakbang may husay, bawat galaw may malasakit
Para lahat ay masaya, masigla, panatag
Ganyan kami nagsimula, ganyan kami magpapatuloy…
Husay at Malasakit, UNILAB ‘yan!
It’s exam week for my preschooler. While I’m pretty cool and calm about it, we don’t want to put pressure on Gwen. She’s in Junior Kinder, or Nursery, or Preschool, or whatever you call it. First day of exam is Science and Reading, second day is Math and Language. My student is ready but the parents aren’t. Imagine, aside from having a sort of refresher for the exams, her teachers gave 2 projects in one week. Submission dates for the project is 2 days apart but still??? exam week and two projects??? A word wheel and an animal face mask.
Good thing Daddy is the meticulous, crafty, and patient one, hehe. Seriously, these projects aren’t for 3-year-olds. Here’s the finished product of Gwen’s CVC Word Wheel. I’ll try to come up with a tutorial soon.
CVC word wheel
If you’ll be given a choice to be a working mom or be a plain housewife, what will you choose? If money is not a problem, I’d definitely say I want to be a plain housewife in a heartbeat! I’d love to spend every waking day and witness every milestone with Gwen. But then again, there are realities I have to deal aside from financial reasons.
We are still in the planning stage in building our house in Cavite, it’s been like 5 years in the making, nagtaasan na mga presyo ng construction materials, nakailang ulit na ng palit ng design inspiration, and yet we’re still planning. But one thing remains constant though, our brand of choice for our bathroom fixtures is still American Standard.
American Standard is the leader in bathroom fixtures and fittings, combining leading technologies and stylish design innovations that bring “comfort of body and mind” advocating the “green” philosophy.
Mercury Drug stores will be having a series of flu vaccination during Saturdays starting July 26, 2014 until August 16, 2014. It is flu season and if there’s one vaccine that I think is worth to have, it’s for the flu. Gwen’s doctor advised that school children, elderly, frequent travelers, and people with medical conditions. Gwen and the senior citizens, Nanay and Papa, already got their flu shots last summer from their doctors. The pedia charged Php 1,500 for the flu vaccine that’s why Jeff and I are waiting for this schedule from Mercury Drug because it’s cheaper.
At Mercury Drug, flu vaccine is only Php 450, comes with free consultation and administration.
Here are the list of participating Mercury Drug stores with scheduled flu vaccination:
July 26, 2014 , 1 to 7 pm
I heard about Green Barley for quite some time but didn’t try it because I thought it’s just another hype that promises to cure all illnesses. But a co-parent from Gwen’s school convinced me to try and see the benefits of Green Barley juice to Gwen.
Green Barley juice from Health Wealth Inc.
Since one of Gwen’s teacher advised us to expose Gwen to an environment with more kids to socialize, we let her play inside play centers. Before, we don’t let her play in one of those play areas because small and older kids play in one area and some rowdy kid might hurt Gwen. Another thing is that kids can easily get viruses in these areas. Yup, overprotective parents here, but we’re trying to loosen up.
One nice playhouse we discovered is Dave’s Fun House at the 3rd Level of SM North Edsa, Main Building.
Dave’s Fun House in SM North Edsa
3 weeks of going to school and Gwen still has separation anxiety. Remember my post about her getting excited during the first week?
Read: First day of Junior Kinder
On the first 3 days of going to school, we had no problem. She’s really excited and goes to school willingly. On the 4th day, yaya Rose said that her classmate is crying nonstop and then Gwen suddenly joined the crying fest. Now, that little girl is no longer crying but that incident might have activated the separation anxiety switch on Gwen. On the second week until now, we’re always thinking of new tricks, bribes, and rewards just to get her to school. She doesn’t want me to go out the room, and she only wants ME, she doesn’t like Yaya Rose but ME inside the room.
I’m seated at the back, by the door