Keeping A Tidy Home With A Busy Family

If yours is the kind of household where people are rushing around all the time, you are not alone. Having no house help (like us), juggling house chores from meal preparation to bathing children to cleaning up the clutter might be excruciating. Some people find that the home can get messy, especially when there are a lot of children or extended family around. When it gets like this, it can be hard to know how you can expect to keep the home tidy. However, with the right approach and a decent understanding, you should find that it is actually relatively simple to do so. In this article, we are going to look at some of the things that you might want to consider if you want to keep your home as tidy as you would like.

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Laying Down The Rules

Usually in a busy family home, the biggest reason that it does not stay tidy is because the children are allowed to run amok as they please. If you want to really keep your home as clean and tidy as possible, then you will find it is necessary to ensure that your children pay attention to the rules of the home. Of course, firstly you need to actually lay those rules down. If you are wondering what kind of rules you should try to come up with, the answer is anything that you think is necessary in keeping your home in the best possible state.

The truth is that it is having these rules at all, rather than what they specifically are, that ensures that your family behave in the home, and therefore help to keep the home in the best state. In our home, it is the husband who do the reminding. So you should write down your list of fuels and have them on permanent display in the house somewhere. This alone will make a huge difference, regardless of what the rules themselves actually state. Do that and you will find that it can really help on the whole. Having rules will make for a tighter-run family home, and therefore a tidier and a cleaner one.
Dividing The Chores

It is often a sensible idea to get your family involved in the chores as much as possible. If you do that, it can really make a huge difference to how tidy the home is on the whole, and it also has a way of instilling the sense of being clean and tidy into the home too. You need to find a fair way to divide out the chores, as if there is an argument then this can quickly lead to a divisive home. But you should try your hardest to make sure that everyone is as happy as can be with the chores that they are given. If they’re not, you might be surprised at the kind of trouble this can lead to.

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Given that the chores are divided out fairly, you are then faced with the task of making sure that everyone actually does them. This is something else altogether, and it can be one of the hardest aspects of this whole procedure. It is not a bad idea to introduce something in the way of punishment for anyone who doesn’t do their fair share of the chores. With that, you should be able to ensure that the chores all get done fairly and on time.

Keeping Clean Pets

It is common for family homes to have one or more pets. If you have pets in your home, you will certainly have noticed early on that they can often cause a significant amount of mess around the home. Whether it is from their fury being shed, or worse messes still, there are always ways in which pets can find ways to make mess in the home. If you want your home to be kept as well as possible, you will need to learn how to keep clean pets as best as you can. There are a number of aspects to this to consider, so let’s take a look at a few of the most basic now.

To begin with, you will want to make sure that you keep them clean as much ass you can by bathing them, especially for dogs. If they are muddy, this can be especially important, but its good practice anyway. You will also want to look into getting some Pet-Lock best flea control so that you don’t need to worry about what is in their fur. Then of course there is the process of house training them, which can often be surprisingly hard to get right. The more time you spend on trying to get your pet house trained, the more likely it is that your home will remain in a good state of repair, so this is worth looking into. Train them well, and you will really notice the difference.

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Enjoy The Home

When you focus too much on keeping your home clean to the detriment of enjoying it, you will find that it doesn’t always work. Focusing too much in too fine a detail on the cleanliness of the home can make it seem as though it is just never clean, so you might want to remember that it is also important to enjoy the home as best as you can. As long as you and your family are enjoying the home fully, you will find that it makes a significant difference to how well lived in it is. The truth is that enjoying the home as a home will not stop you from being able to keep it clean, so long as you know how to draw the line here. Spend the necessary time finding that balance, and you will be much better off for it – and your family will be much happier as well.
As long as you keep the home clean while enjoying it, you will be able to be happy and keep it in the best possible state. This is great news, as it means a better home for all the family.

Mommy Bloggers Shared The Love To Kids In Marawi Through Nutri10Plus Syrup Vitamin Blog Campaign

One of the outstanding qualities of mothers is their devotion to providing quality nutrition to their children. This is primarily done by preparing healthy foods and giving effective supplements to sustain and nourish their growing family needs. Nutri10Plus Syrup, a multivitamins packed with Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), Taurine, Lysine, Zinc and Vitamins C, A, D3 B1 and more, had been assisting mothers all around the Philippines in developing children with strong bodies, active brains and healthy appetite.

During the moving up ceremony where Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation helped in disseminating the Nutri10Plus and DayCee vitamin pouches to the kids

During the moving up ceremony where Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation helped in disseminating the Nutri10Plus and DayCee vitamin pouches to the kids.

Military officers helped in distributing the Nutri10Plus Syrup and DayCee pouches to the kids

Military officers helped in distributing the Nutri10Plus Syrup and DayCee pouches to the kids

In the effort to help our co-mommies and their children in the war-stricken village in Marawi, 100 Mommy bloggers from Mommy Bloggers Philippines community had collaborated to bring boxes of Nutri10Plus Syrup, DayCee Vitamin C Syrup and several toys, to a hundred kids in Marawi through SinagTala, a non-profit organization headed by Ms. Kaye Koo. SinagTala had been sending help to villages in Marawi since the war erupted and it had sheltered hundreds of children inside the Playroom which served as the mini-school and play area of the children.

A collaborative effort of a hundred mommy bloggers and WERT to bring these vitamin pouches to the kids of Marawi

Packing of goods from Mommy Bloggers Philippines

Assorted toys for the kids

Assorted toys for the kids

With Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation during turnover of vitamins and toys_

With Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation during turnover of vitamins and toys

Through the Nutri10Plus Syrup, DAYZINC vitamins and toys, we wish to help uplift the children’s spirits and restore their health as they start on picking up the pieces of their lives as families.

Each pouch contains 2 bottles of Nutri10PlusSyrup, 2 bottles of DayCee Vitamin C and Daycee chewables

Each pouch contains 2 bottles of Nutri10PlusSyrup, 2 bottles of DayCee Vitamin C and Daycee chewables

We all thank WERT for this campaign, Kaye Koo of SinagTala and all the staff who have helped in sending the vitamins to Marawi.

To learn more about the benefits of Nutri10Plus Syrup, check through their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Nutri10Plus/

We are grateful to the mommy bloggers who participated in campaign using their blogs to bring hundreds of pouches of Nutri10Plus Vitamins full of nutrition for the children in Marawi. Find out more about our lovely mommy bloggers and their experiences as they document their life journeys in their mommy blogs.

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5 Ways Induction Cooktops can make Holiday Cooking Easier

Electrolux Induction CookTop

The Christmas season is upon us and that means lots of delicious holiday meals with friends and family! The chance to get-together with our loved ones. The chance to cook family’s favorite and traditional meals. The chance to sit and relax and feel the holiday spirit. But while its fun, it can also be chaotic with all the planning, shopping, preparing and cooking multiple dishes, entertaining, cleaning up afterward.

So, how to survive this busy season of feasts and parties?
Good news! This post talks about how an induction cooktop in a way can actually bring back the merriment in holiday cooking. Here are several ways induction cooking can make preparing holiday meals stress-free:

1. Induction cooking is faster.

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Holiday parties are always bountiful feasts and when you have to cook a lot of dishes, each with different steps, speed is of the essence unless you want to spend the whole day in the kitchen.

Induction cooking is faster than gas. Utilizing the induction technology, the Electrolux Induction Hob can boil 1 liter of water in just 3 minutes as the heat is directed to the whole bottom surface of the cookware. It’s perfect for that quick boil, blanching or sautéing.

2. Induction cooktops are safer.

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Many hands make light work, right? It’s actually easier to involve your kids in cooking holiday meals when you use an induction cooktop. By ditching the flames, you don’t have to fret over accidental burns.

The beauty of the induction cooker is the heat is limited to the area where your pots or pans are, leaving the surrounding area safe to touch.

It’s also easy to check if your cookware is induction-friendly. If one of those quirky ref magnets you have sticks to your pan, that means it’s induction-compatible.

3. Induction cooktops are energy efficient.

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The holidays have a knack of burning a hole through your pocket but by using an induction hob with 90% energy efficiency, you can cook all your holiday feasts without the worry of buying multiple gas tanks or hike up your electric bill.

None of the heat is wasted flowing up from the burner around the outside of the cookware and since the heat is localized to the bottom of your pots and pans, you can heat up things faster using less energy.

It also has precise temperature control, as it allows you to go from high to low heat instantly – perfect for melting chocolate for a delectable ganache, steaming leche flan and even deep-frying crispy pata.

4. Induction cooktops keep your kitchen cool.

Every family has that designated holiday chef. Whether it’s mom, dad, tita, kuya, ate or you, it’s now possible to go from your kitchen straight to your party.

With the Electrolux induction hob, you can cook without heating the surrounding surface area so, you don’t have to worry about sweating like you’re in a sauna before celebrating the holidays with your loved ones.

5. Induction cooktops are easy to clean.

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With drinks, food, good conversation and festivities during the holidays, the last thing you want to worry about is cleaning up a grimy cooking station.

The Electrolux induction hob’s glass ceramic surface makes it easier for you to just wipe off those spills as you cook and seamlessly get rid of grease with minimal effort.

Conquer your holiday feasts easily with the Electrolux Induction Hob (EHED63CS), you can prepare scrumptious holiday meals without the sweat (literally!).

For more information on Electrolux Induction Cooktops and delicious recipes, please visit www.electrolux.com.ph and follow @ElectroluxPhilippines on Facebook and Instagram, @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and ElectroluxPH1 on Youtube.

Note: Press Release

McDonald’s Stripes Run 2017: You Run, They Learn How to Read

Support beginning reading when you sign up for McDonald’s annual family event!

McDo Stripes Run 2017 Cebu
Whether you have little ones or just want to share the happiness of running with the people that matter the most, the annual McDonald’s Stripes Run is the ultimate family bonding experience. More than just a day of active lifestyle and fun, you are also able to help grades 1 and 2 public school children learn how to read.

Now on its 8th year, the highly anticipated run returns to Cebu City and will be held on November 25, 2017 at Garden Bloc, Cebu IT Park.

Proceeds will be used to help public school children learn to read through the Ronald McDonald House Charity’s (RMHC) Read to Learn program.
To date, Ronald McDonald Read To Learn has reached over 8,000 partner schools, trained 28,000 educators, and helped close to 12 million students all over the Philippines. This initiative, in partnership with the Department of Education, aims to raise the literacy level among Grade 1 and 2 public school students.

Register yourself and your family for the McDonald’s Stripes Run from October 13 to November 23. Registration is simple with these three options:

1. Fill out the registration form and pay at select McDonald’s stores.
2. Download the form on mcdostripesrun.com.ph, and settle the registration fee at select McDonald’s stores.
3. Register and pay online at mcdostripesrun.com.ph.

Each registrant will receive a race kit, which includes a pair of the iconic red and white striped socks, a singlet, a race bib, and a stub for a free McDonald’s breakfast meal at the venue.

This year’s fun run opens 7 categories including the 5K Squad Stripes, the newest division that’s perfect for the whole gang. Categories for this year’s run are as follows:

Kiddie Stripes 1 kilometer run for ages 8 years old and below
Young Stripes 3 kilometer run for ages 8-15 years old
3K Stripes 3 kilometer run for ages 16 years and up
Family Stripes 3 kilometer run for teams with 2 adults (aged 16 and up) and 2 kids (aged 15 and under)
5K Stripes 5 kilometer run for ages 16 years and up
5K Squad Stripes 5 kilometer run for teams with 4 adults (ages 16 and up)
10K Stripes 10 kilometer run for  ages 16 years old and up

Exciting game booths and activities await the entire family and barkada at McDonald’s Stripes Run 2017 in Cebu. Sign-up today and tell your family and friends all about it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #McDoStripesRun and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. For more information and to view the list of McDo stores you can register in, visit mcdostripesrun.com.ph or follow McDonald’s Philippines’ Facebook page, facebook.com/mcdo.ph.

Things That Means Financial Trouble For Families

Keeping on top of your finances when you’ve got a big family is a balancing act that takes a while to master. The most frugal families can run into trouble, even if they’re getting everything right. Life throws you curveballs sometimes and if you aren’t ready to deal with them, you can quickly find yourself in hot water. When it comes to your finances, most of these surprises are things that you can prepare for easily. They’re also things that hit most families at some point so knowing what they are is the key to staying on top of your money. These are the things to watch as these most likely means family in financial trouble.

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Low Income

This is an obvious one but you need to know how to deal with it properly. A common response to low income is to borrow money to make up the shortfalls. Unfortunately, this isn’t the way to go and if you’re borrowing every month, you need a reality check. If you can’t afford your current lifestyle on your wage then you need to cut down, it’s as simple as that. You can start looking for a better job but in the meantime, you need to stop spending so much.

Unexpected House Repairs

Nobody plans for house repairs and if you get a burst pipe or your boiler breaks down, you’ll have to pay out for emergency plumbing services, it’ll cost you around $900 but if the damage is more serious that could go up to a few thousand dollars easily. Chances are, that wasn’t factored into your budget for the month. You should always have a healthy savings account to deal with situations like this, it’s also important to make efforts to avoid damage in the first place. Keeping up with small repairs around the house reduces the chance of bigger problems emerging so it’s going to save you money in the long term.

Healthcare Costs

Health insurance is one of the biggest expenses that most families have and they can easily spiral out of control. If a family member is in an accident or is diagnosed with a serious illness, those bills are going to start shooting up. You’re also likely to need treatments that aren’t covered by your insurance and some of them can cost tens of thousands. You’d be surprised how often there are mistakes on your medical bills so always check them thoroughly, if you challenge them you can pay less.

Financial Disputes

Arguments about money are one the leading causes of problems in a marriage, and they can land you in financial trouble as well. If you and your partner have different ideas about money and how you should use it, you’re never going to agree on a working budget. When you’re working against each other, you’re more likely to make bad decisions. Always try to talk through it and make sure you’re on the same page.

Preparing yourself for these financial surprises might be simple as long resolutions were already planned out, furthermore, it will help stop you from getting into trouble in the future.

​Tips for a Cozy and Comfortable Bedroom + Metro’s White Sale

If you are following me on my Instagram, you would have seen my post about the need to invest on bedrooms :) Because next to kitchen, I dream of a cozy and comfortable bedroom! A room designed to be homey and personal, has soft and comfy bed, bed linens and pillows; a blanket that warms me when the air-conditioning is too cold for comfort; a room that smells so good that I want to stay longer and get lazy and just snuggle with kids and hubby. So what does it mean to be a cozy and comfortable bedroom? For me, it must have a:

Right Theme
Right color of wall’s paint and window’s curtains accentuate the beauty of the room. Nothing fancy, as long the color is a personal choice then that’s it. For curtains, my husband told me to be adventurous in combining colors – contrast colors are eye-catching and vibrant. You can ask an interior designers for ideas too :)

Comfortable Bed
I experience sleeping on the floor with a banig (Philippine Sleeping Mat). Though hard and gives you back pains, it gives a cool feeling. Also tried mattresses made of foam. It is soft but sultry. Whatever type of bed, be sure it suits you that you wake up full of energy and no pains and soreness on your back and sides.

Q​uality Bed Linens
​In this side of the world where is sun is at its hottest all year round, it is better to choose a material that is soft and breathable to keep you cool.

Pillows
The secret to a good pillow is through its filling. There is that feather or cotton filling that is so soft. Then there is that memory foams that conforms to your head’s shape and returns to each original shape when not used. In my childhood years, we have pillows made of old clothes as fillings. Softness depends on the fabric used, ours was hard and becomes harder the longer we used.

Blankets or Comforters?
My favorite! Indeed a security blanket! I used to have a favorite blanket that I used to rub in on my face before I sleep. It was a super soft blanket but was burned together with our house. The habit eventually stop but the need for soft and warm blanket is still in me. As long as it is soft and I snuggle underneath, then I can easily go to slumber land. The husband has it too! He needs a blanket with a rough texture that he can use for his feet before or during sleep. He can’t sleep without it. My kids on the other hand likes comforters especially when the air-conditioning is too cold. Regardless, blankets or comforters, they are a comfort.

All these comforts are available at Metro at a lower price because they are having a Metro White Sale until November 19, 2017. Metro is giving away 20% to 50% OFF on selected lined products of towels, pillows, mattresses, and bed sheets.
Perfect for room improvements :)

Metro White Sale

Metro White Sale Pillows

Metro White Sale Comforters

Metro White Sale Mattress

Metro White Sale Bedsheets

Note: This is a sponsored post but all photos and opinions expressed are ours.

Press Release: Lazada PH Online Revolution 2017

Give More and Save More with Lazada Philippines’ Online Revolution

MANILA CITY, PHILIPPINES – Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping event, the Online Revolution Sale, brings to the spotlight over 28 million local and international products from its most trusted brands and sellers. Customers can expect jaw-dropping offers, flash sales and exclusive launches up to 95% off.

Now on its sixth year, Lazada.com.ph expects over 150 million visits combined during the sale period, which begins November 9 in the Philippines. The combination of millions of sellers and buyers makes this year’s theme: “Shop the Universe” a perfect fit.

Shoppers looking for more will get more choices as items on sale during Alibaba’s single’s day (11.11) will be available through the Taobao Collection. Digital goods such as prepaid load, mobile data and restaurant & lifestyle vouchers are also available at 5% off.

Christmas gift-seekers will be treated with more options at even better prices. Top deals include the Cherry Mobile OnRev smartphone for only Php 999, the Olay Night Ritual at Php 999 and the Casio G-Shock watch for only Php 2,995.

Bargain hunters will also love to the 11 Peso deals and flash sales every two hours. Some flash sale items include a Matrix microwave oven for Php 1,999, an A7 Sports camera for Php 439 and Mamypoko Extra Dry Skin Tape Diapers (30 pcs) for only Php 322.

Christmas shopping wouldn’t; be complete without raffle promos. Lazada has that too! Avent is giving away a cash prize of Php 1,000,000 to one lucky customer buying any Avent product. Lazada is also giving away free trips from Philippine Airlines and Star Cruises, as well as one Isuzu SUV to lucky shoppers. Each transaction entitles shoppers to an electronic raffle coupon. Through a collaboration with Freenet, the free internet platform of Voyager Innovations, customers using the Lazada mobile app can browse and shop without being charged for data consumption.

To get additional discounts, sign-up for a PayMaya account and enjoy additional 20% off (max. discount of P400) with the code PYMYNOV upon checkout for the whole month of November.

“With this year’s Online Revolution Sale, the best of the world is truly at everyone’s fingertips. Lazada has been working closely with the top brands and sellers in the country and across the globe to offer the best products at the most affordable prices. We believe that campaigns such as Online Revolution will someday set the Philippines to be the online shopping capital of not only Southeast Asia but also the world” said Lazada Co-Founder and CEO, Inanc Balci.

Christmas can’t get better than this! Visit www.lazada.com.ph/online-revolution/ and make your Christmas shopping merry and bright. The biggest sale of the year, Online Revolution, will be from November 9 to December 12, 2017. Watch out for the mega days on November 9 to 11 and December 7 to 12.

Lazada offers Cash on Delivery and Free Shippings for the customers convenience :)

About Lazada Group
Lazada is the number one online shopping & selling destination in Southeast Asia – present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Lazada helps more than 135,000 local and international sellers as well as 3,000 brands serve the 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions. Lazada offers an excellent customer experience through a wide network of logistics partners and its own first- and last-mile delivery arm.

Getting Good At DIY

Home renovation can increase the value of our living space and our own living quality. If we have kids, it can give us more space to make a mess in, and put in some more couches for maximum lounging ability at the end of the day. Yet, DIY seems to be a talent that’s in a bit of a short supply for the common individual these days; we often turn to services to get work done by the professionals. However, despite this being a completely viable way to get some home renovation done, it can be a lot cheaper to try out your own hand at some wood crafting or feature walling. If you need a few tips on picking up some skill in the DIY area, here’s a few tips specially for you.

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Try Out Starter Projects

Don’t immediately go straight into the big things, as this can put you off home renovation forever, and waste you a lot of time and money. Pick out the parts of your home you think you could do with a little pick me up, and take the smallest projects out of your list. When you have low risk like this, you can really flex your muscles.

Painting and decorating is super easy to start off with, but still involves quite a few steps: finding the right paint or wallpaper, laying down sheets to protect the carpet, sanding the walls down, and then mixing the glue for the paper if you need it. Similarly, adding more things to the walls, like TV and light fixtures is also low risk, but you can pick up some good knowledge from it.

Read Up on DIY Techniques

Nothing is going to beat practical knowledge, but that doesn’t mean you have to go into anything blind. For example, you can get a home renovation e-book on plenty of subjects, whether you need your kitchen doing or you’re planning to take out a load bearing wall to open up a room.

A lot of people have different opinions on the best moves to make, so weighing up those differing viewpoints against each other can give you a better insight into what you’re actually doing.

Learn From Other’s Mistakes

When it comes to doing it yourself, use other people as models, for better or worse. If you winced whilst watching someone whack a hammer straight into the wall plaster and completely missing the nail they were trying to get, make sure you don’t do the same thing!

Be sure to pick up all of the right equipment, and don’t start until you have everything. Measure everything correctly, and do it a couple of times before actually cutting some material or making a hole in a wall for a light or picture fixture. These are common mistakes that are so easy to make, so be mindful of them!

Don’t be afraid to get stuck in, as practice makes perfect after all! Make your mistakes and learn from them.

On Clothes and Confidence: Electrolux Fashion Care

We grew up having limited clothes. It’s the least concern my mother would consider. Shopping for clothes is not a priority for my parents who have six kids to feed and send to school. So when a situation calls for new clothes or dress like school activity, birthdays or Christmas seasons, going to a department store was a bliss. I remember I made my parents bleed just so they can buy me a CAT uniform for a school activity (good thing that we had a neighbor’s daughter who just graduated on that same school and she sold or gave (I don’t remember) her uniform to me). Hand-me-down clothes from cousins was a treasure worth to keep. I remember receiving them during Christmas and would value them so they’ll last long. The husband also values clothes too. He grow using hand-me-down clothes and realized the need to buy clothes only when it calls for it like if it no longer fits or if its already torn and that torn can no longer be fixed from sewing it.

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Electrolux Fashion Care Jigs

With this experience, we seldom shop clothes for kids too hoping they’ll value their clothes even if it is limited. But that doesn’t mean their dressing looks are limited, in fact they have the confidence to show and here are the reasons why:

1. Get their approval
– Of course! Buying kid’s clothes needs kid’s opinion. But that doesn’t mean they get what they want too. Factors are considered – is the price within the budget? is it durable? will it last longer? is it useful?

2. Designs and Colors matter
– Kids love to wear clothes of their favorite superhero or colors. They have the confidence to flaunt what they wore.

3. Comfortable to wear
– Kids love to explore here and there so they need clothing that gives them limitless activities.

4. Proper Care
– I prefer to hand wash our favorite selected clothes. For us, hand-washing is gentle and thorough. But being a working mom, its hard to consume more time washing clothes considering there are other chores that needs to tend aside from laundry. We don’t have a househelp thus we spend our Saturdays doing the laundry. I don’t want to spend my weekend doing the washing but I don’t want to ruin our limited clothes either. That’s why I had my eye on Electrolux Washing Machines because they have a unique way of caring our favorite clothes, they do Electrolux Fashion Care.

As what Rajo Laurel said, “Electrolux UltimateCare Washing Machine takes care of the clothes’ color and fabric. Laundry is not just about washing the clothes to get it clean but also taking care of the clothes to last longer.” This very much suits our family well since we seldom buy clothes, instead want to enjoy the clothes on an extended time until it no longer fits :D. Would it amazing if these clothes will still look as good as new when handed down to next younger generation.

“From everyday items to delicate designer pieces, clothes will retain their softness, shape and colour with new UltraMix™ technology.  Also, Electrolux UltraMix™ Technology delivers an exceptional deep clean even at 30°C, keeping your clothes vibrant and newer for longer.

Plus, Electrolux has Load Sensor™ technology hat automatically senses load weight, determines optimal washing time, water and detergent while guaranteeing maximum energy efficiency.” Sounds good isn’t it :)

Having the Electrolux Washing Machines gives me an assurance that clothes are gently care and I’m sure it will help me save my laundry time thus, more time with family. Someday :)

Note: This post is my entry for the  Electrolux Fashion Care Blog Writing Contest. #ElectroluxFashionCare

Licealiz Campaigns Kilusang Kontra Kuto

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I admit me and my sisters had kutos (headlice) during my childhood days. My mama would not let us play outside if she can’t comb out those lice and nits (eggs). Imagine getting those nits from your hair strand, she would get it! She would diligently look for those lice and prick it on my head with such force it makes you whimper. She’ll do this laborious task to us girls (no wonder her eyes got marred). Music to my ears if I hear her calling my sister’s name — that means its not my kutuhan session for the day. When my mama is not available and if in the mood, we also have those kutuhan session between sisters that we sometimes end up challenging each other on whose got the most lice or nits.

Now its my turn to check my daughter’s hair. Yes, she has kuto even if she washes her hair everyday. Like my mom, I apply the traditional method of removing the lice –> nitpicking or manually removing the lice and nit and using special comb for the lice. I can only check her hair on weekends and with interaction of her classmates on schooldays and with my conventional method, there’s definitely no guarantee that her lice are totally eliminated.

Licealiz Campaign Kilusang Kontra KutoPhoto Credits: Miong of cebucityfied

Nowadays, there are prescriptions that can help get rid of lice but because I’m afraid of the chemicals used that may possibly affect the children, I hesitated. Thankfully, Lamoiyan Corporation is here for Licealiz campaign for Nationwide Oplan Alis Kuto as part of Kilusang Kontra Kuto advocacy in the effort to educate the public on lice infestation issues. Lamoiyan Corporation has Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo that is non-toxic and convince me to use Licealiz. Together with Department of Education and Philippine Dermatological Society, Lamoiyan Corporation travels to different schools and barangays all over the country to hold shampooing programs and lectures for students and their parents.

Licealiz Campaign Kilusang Kontra Kuto Shampoo

As what  Lamoiyan Corporation Marketing Director Bing Cavestany said, “We want to remove the stigma associated with having kuto by educating communities on lice infestation issues. We want to drive home the message that everyone can be potentially infested by kuto, that it’s not something to be ashamed about, and definitely not something to ridicule others for. We also hope to encourage these communities to unite and take action to solve this public health problem together.

Licealiz Campaign Kilusang Kontra Kuto LecturePhoto Credits: Miong of cebucityfied

Mommy Bloggers Philippines Cebu Mommies was invited to witness the Visayas kickoff last Friday, September 27, 2017 at Guadalupe Elementary School (which was interrupted by the sudden flooding  from heavy downpour). They will visit more schools around Cebu province and will be in Mindanao in the upcoming days with the hope for a headlice-free country in the future.

A discussion about headlice infestation, treatment and prevention was made at Zubuchon Restaurant at Escario St., Cebu City by Philippine Dermatological Society Rep, Lamoiyan Corporation Reps, ComCo Southeast Team and Licealiz Team.

Licealiz Campaign Kilusang Kontra Kuto Team

Important Facts of Head Lice:

  • Anyone can be infested.
  • Lice feed on human blood.
  • Lice stuck in comb can survived for three days.
  • Female head lice can lay as much as 100 eggs. Imagine the spread.
  • Head lice has six legs. They can crawl fast but cannot jump nor fly.
  • Avoid sharing personal hair accessories, comb, hairbrush, pillows, towels or caps to avoid being infected.

Licealiz invites everyone to join the Kilusang Kontra Kuto in changing the public’ perception about head lice infestation and spreading correct information regarding head lice prevention and treatment.

Licealiz Campaign Kilusang Kontra Kuto MBP

For more information on head lice prevention and treatment, visit Licealiz Facebook Page.