KaHone, Discover the World in a Box

For our family, learning doesn’t just come from worksheets and textbooks but from experiments, researches and projects. That is why I am always on the lookout for fun and educational activities. I heard of KaHone  from The Learning Basket awhile back and have been fascinated with their monthly themed activity box!  Every box that one subscribes to already contains all the needed materials for 3-4 activities that a parent and child can do together!

KaHone turned 1 year old this month and they are celebrating with us with their November theme of “November’s Birthday and Me!” If you are wondering what sort of projects are included, check out the list :

Design your own birthday cake –

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Create your own growth chart –

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Assemble your personal time capsule

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A Balloon experiment –

A birthday surprise! –

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Isn’t it exciting? To double the fun, KaHone in partnership with Kesz and C3, brings to you a 1 for 1 birthday and Christmas giveaway!

Championing Community Children (C3) was borne out of an eight year old’s dream of creating change among street children.  And Kesz Valdez is our hero — at a young age, he has already committed himself to reaching out and empowering street children. He is Filipino awardee of the 2012 International Children’s Peace Prize, the first southeast Asian to receive such honor.

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During his birthday every December 26, Kesz gives out Hope Gifts to street kids.  These Hope Gifts are composed on slippers, toys, candies, clothing and basic personal hygiene items. This year, as KaHone celebrates their 1st birthday,  the KaHone team is joining Kesz and other C3 volunteers in giving out gifts to the street kids.

For every full priced single KaHone order (full or lite)* this November and December 2014, they will give a street child a KaHone of their own containing sanitary kit, school supplies, and a Jepoy Dyip book.
* including previous boxes

So if you are still thinking of fun Christmas gifts, why not order a Kahone box? With every box that you buy, you are making 2 children happy!!!

Note: This is not a sponsored post.

Great Finds at the Mommy Mundo Pre-Christmas Bazaar 2014

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Last November 8, my 2 kids and I went to Mommy Mundo’s Pre-Christmas bazaar at Glorietta. I wanted to see if there were any gift items I can get for my inaanaks. As soon as I registered and left our pre-loved clothes for the Electrolux and the Mommy Mundo #simpletoshare drive, I was given a pass so that I can claim my Mom 24/7 Planner starting on Nov 28 at Mommy Mundo office or the Nurture Nook shop.

The Mom 24/7 Planner is made especially for moms. There is ample space to record our schedules without mixing it with the schedule of the kids. There are also special planning pages for vacations, trips and parties! There are several discount coupons too. If you want to get a copy, you may do so by ordering online at www.mommymundo.com/shop or go to Mommy Mundo office, Nurture Nook shop and from your favorite bookstores.

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My kids and I aren’t strangers to Mommy Mundo’s bazaars and we immediately looked around for fun finds! This year’s mom bazaar featured more than 60 exhibitors and vendors! Here are some of our great finds:

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We didn’t get to see any of the on-stage talks and demos  but there were different activities lined up.

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Indeed, it has been a blessed year for Mommy Mundo. I’m thankful to have been part of their bazaars and activities too.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Mommy Mundo mailing list at www.mommymundo.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to know about their 2015 activities.

The Daykeeper Journal

Now that the year is about to end, it signals a new year is about to begin. Each time a new year begins, we are offered new opportunities, new hopes and new dreams. But the blessings a new year brings only lasts until the first month of the year. Often, as the year brings us life’s busy schedules, we forget our goals, dreams and the blessings of each new day.

In line with my goal of living life more intentionally and becoming more grateful to the Lord each day, I believe that it is imperative that we have journals so we can record our dreams, plans and our journey throughout the year.

It doesn’t matter what sort of journal you use, as long as it prompts you to record whether through writing, mementos or photos then it has filled its purpose. It can be a notebook, special journal or a scrapbook. But I would like to share with you this special journal that I found which might interest you too.

As I was looking around, I found this very interesting and inspiring journal by Ms. Katrina San Juan, The Daykeeper. I first saw her journal in Instagram last year but I was too late since the journals were out of stock already.

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Looking at the pages, it inspires me to plan and be more intentional, be grateful and to create new adventures in the coming year!

For inquiries and orders, please email: thedaykeeperdatebook@gmail.com

Note: All photos are from Ms. Katrina San Juan. This is not a sponsored post.

Aloe Derma Baby Bare Care Line

I have sensitive skin. Since I was a highschool student, I always had to use unscented body care products because my skin reacts to products. I have to look for products for sensitive skin. When I was asked by Organic Basket to try out the Aloe Derma Baby Bare Care Line, I was excited to see if it would be a good  fit for me and my children.

AloeDerma has produced a Baby Bare Care line which uses a “no tear” formula that is mild and non-irritating. Each of their product uses uses over 30% organic Aloe Vera juice as its main ingredient, combined with other natural ingredients. The products use very few ingredients to minimize exposure of the skin to foreign chemicals. AloeDerma also ensures that the products are  sulphate-free and paraben-free.

It is suitable for 0-6 years old and for kids and adults with sensitive skin.

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The different products we tried were the:

Extra Gentle Baby Body Lotion (120g) – PHP350.00

My son wants me to put lotion on his legs every night just before he goes to bed. The Extra Gentle Baby Body Lotion was just right for him as the lotion contains a high purity of Aloe Vera extract. This has been proven to aid in reducing skin irritations, and keeping the skin soft and smooth. It also didn’t leave any sticky-feel like other lotions do and it left a fresh scent on his skin and on mine too!

 

No Tear Baby Shampoo (165ml) – PHP260.00

My 10 year old daughter  and 7 year old son used the tear-free, gentle formula No Tear Baby Shampoo for a week. I immediately noticed that their hair smelled nice and wasn’t hard after each use.  I loved it that the shampoo uses natural ingredients as it provides rich vitamins to support healthy hair and scalp development, and nourishes the scalp for healthy hair growth.

Extra Gentle Baby Bath & Shower Gel (165ml) – PHP260.00

This is a mild and gentle wash with fresh fruity scent. It effectively removes bacteria, sweat, dirt, and oil from skin. It doesn’t dry out my skin after wash and the Aloe Vera’s natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties protects my skin from potential harm. My children also uses the shower gel twice a day and their skin stayed smooth and fresh all through out the day.

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They also carry this product but we haven’t gotten the chance to try this out yet :

Aloe Vera Gel for Babies (45g) – PHP240.00

The Aloe Vera Gel has been proven to smooth and heal diaper rash and prevent eczema breakouts. It is also good for kids as it helps repair wounds faster, prevents inflammation and itching, heals sunburns, and is a natural antibacterial.

They are currently running a promo on their Aloe Vera Gel too!

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I can honestly say that I like the Aloe Derma Baby Bare Care line because it is affordable and organic. It also comes in a very simple packaging which exemplifies the purity of their product. If you have been looking for organic products for your children, do try the Aloe Derma Baby Bare Care line.

Aloe Derma is distributed by Organic Basket, which also distributes AloeCure here in the Philippines. They operate under their mother company AGHG based in Seattle, WA, USA. (http://www.aghg.us/kids) For more information, follow them on https://www.facebook.com/aloederma.

The products can be ordered through Lazada.com.ph or Glamourbox.ph, or you can visit Beauty Cocktails in Glorietta 4, Makati or any Health Express branch in Metro Manila.

3 Reasons Why I’m Excited With Mommy Mundo’s Pre-Christmas Bazaar

One of the most awaited pre-Christmas bazaars by moms is happening this week, from November 7 to 9 at Glorietta Makati City!

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Here are my 3 reasons why I’m excited with this year’s Pre-Christmas bazaar:
1. I am trooping over to Glorietta because I want to start and finish my Christmas shopping before the Christmas rush starts! I know that I will find good deals and quality products throughout the 60 vendors joining the bazaar.

2. I am also hoping to help others by joining Electrolux’s #simpletoshare drive by bringing some pre-loved clothes, towels, blankets and linens to donate at the entrance of the event.

3. I am excited to get my Mom 24/7 Planner for 2015!

Are you excited too? For more information on the bazaar, check out http://mommymundo.com/2014/10/mommy-mundo-bazaar-2014/ See you there!