A love to last review!

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Finally done watching the series “A love to last” in Netflix. The movie was very inspiring and full of great Filipino values. Gentle, forgiving and loving.

Full-time mothers/hands on mothers can relate to the feelings of being exhausted running the house and the kids even with helpers and the more with no house hold support. What makes Eeza Calsado-Grace looks bad was she gave up her family and kids in looking for herself and because of being exhausted. If you have been a full-time mother you can relate to Eeza’s feeling of distress but maybe only few can relate of her giving up.

Anton- Ian Veneracion – The father and the provider. He learned that it is important to also give time to the wife and the kids. Pro buyag gwapo jud si Anton and has done his best to keep family but failed. He was trying to keep their family even with her new wife

Anding – Bea Alonzo
Bea: A sweet and loving, independent woman. Trying to understand Anton’s baggage and fully accepts her responsibilities as a step mother but felt exhausted too.

Bea’s mother: I love this role, very Pilipina. I see her character through my Lola (Grandparent). And we can really say, this is how a real Pilipina love before times. A love that never fades for his husband. Willing to accept him even he had betrayed once. Soft, understanding and a mother that guides to what is really right and wrong. A motherly love that we can see to our parents.

Chloe – Julia Barretto: We can see many of her traits to elder siblings. Who want’s to owe the responsibilities parents cannot cater. Being the person who want’s to please everyone despite the pain. Masunuring anak (A good daughter) in Tagalog term.

The movie for me was full of Filipino values, it will remind us of the Pilipino family values and of course, Anding and Anton’s relationship and character are well portrayed. The movie also shows the importance of communication and listening between husbands and wives, kids and parents.

A love that is pursuing at the right time for Anton and Anding. A love that is waiting at the perfect time for Chloe and his college sweet heart.

A must watch for husbands and wives specially for those who are starting a family.

Lead List Generation Service with Mybost!

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“You know that your service is helping clients when they keep getting into your inbox! ” – mybost

These past few weeks, I have been receiving tasks regarding Lead Generation Services. Business owners are now trying to beat the challenges of Corona Virus. If you need a team to help your marketing or sales team in building lead list! Mybost your back office support team at your service.

For more details you can send email to:

Contact Name: Mae

Email: mariakaya250@gmail.com

or you can fill up this form and we will get back to you right away!

God bless in sailing your business in this time of pandemic!

Our kids too would love to see us looking great.

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Sometimes you just want to dress up, look good and feel good. When most of the time you just seem not to care.

Having two lovely boys is very interesting specially when your husband is an overseas. If my husband is here I usually asked him, is my clothes ok? My lipsticks and etc. When he is not around my two boys are my mirror!

Today, my youngest son told me: Nanay you look so.. pretty today! I will give you flowers!

My eldest son: Nanay, I like that clothes better than the other one. I will take a photo of you! And indeed, he took all these photo!

Oh, yes! They have been my lovely mirror.

If I am wearing a skirt, they will check if I am wearing undershorts.

So, if sometimes they are bored of waiting for me while I am grooming myself. I will always remind them “Diba you want nanay to be pretty?

Yes, I have a four year old youngest and my eldest is seven! As a work at home mother, I am enjoying these lovely times with them because I know when they grow, I would not be their apple of the eye anymore!

How to remove the green line in google sheet?

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There are two options in removing the green lines in google sheets which hinders you to filter all the data in the sheet.

  1. Alt A+D then F or on the menu tab click on turn off filter by clicking on the filter Icon on the google sheet.

2. Delete spaces then click the filter icon again or highlight all the data you wanted to filter then click “On filter Icon”.

The green line in the google sheet comes out when you filter data without emphasizing or highlighting the boundaries of the data you wanted to filter. It automatically detects the data which are not separated with spaces then hinders you to filter all other data which are separated by spaces. So, after removing the green line you can filter it back by removing spaces between rows or columns of the data or highlight all the data you wanted to filter.

Remote learning space for kids and a working space for a work at home mother!

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Now, I needed to re-arrange my working space to be flexible for kids remote learning space as well.

Yes, since I have two kids having their online school this year. I also have to move my online task after their online schooling. Definitely they needed help during their learning session with their virtual teachers specially when your kids are still in kinder and early grade school. So, I re-arrange my working space mainly for them to use comfortably while I can also easily sit and use the computer after their learning session.

It is very important that your kids ambiance is relaxing by putting their table as much as possible near to open spaces where air can easily get into them and their eyes can see few boundaries.

Here are the tips in making your remote learning space for kids at the same time a working space for work at home mother:

1. Separate the table for each kid.

I have two kids, I separated their tables since I want them not to use headset. Because too much use of headset would not be good for their ears. And I wanted them to develop their hearing skills.

2. Put an extra table.

I put an extra table for writing or where they can easily move their laptop when they needed to write or do some art works.

3. Book stand

My mother did a DIY book stand for them to easily move their eyes from the computer to the books.

3. Foot stand

My mother did a DIY foot stand for their little feet since their tables and chairs are not really designed for their heights. So, they can relax their feet on the foot stand while learning. Keeping them comfortable on their chairs and tables.

4. Organizer

My mother made a DIY organizer for us to put the books, printers and other things which we can easily grab on.

5. Plants

We have a lot of snake plants and Aloe Vera which my mother planted even before the Corona Virus. Perfect! Snake plants boost their mood and reduced stress while Aloe Vera can absorb radiation.

Facing the computer for more than an hour would be too boring and stressful for them. So, I put plants near to the working table. I am planning to add more of these plants!

6. Reminder Board.

I find this very important because I usually forget their activities- for us to be reminded easily of their daily activities. Now my to do board becomes theirs as well.

7. Small baskets.

These small baskets were their toys organizers. Since we already have disposed some of their toys, I use this small baskets to put the things they needed. We can also use unused ice cream containers or biscuits containers. I put all the notebooks they need for Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays! Put them in the place where they can easily grab and return.

How to clean Aloe Vera to avoid skin itching!

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Do feel that your skin is itching when you use fresh aloe vera? It is because you have not cleaned it well.

How to clean Aloe Vera to avoid skin itching?

1. Wash the Aloe Vera with clean water.

Clean your aloe vera with clean water thoroughly.

2. Peel both sides of the Aloe Vera.

Peel those parts which has like thorns on both sides.

3. Cut into chunks and soak in a clean water for few minutes.

Cut your aloe vera into chunks then soak into the water. You may wash again with clean water then soak it for few minutes.

You may also preserve your aloe vera by putting them in the refrigerator soaked in water for few days. So, you can apply each chunks for days. Then you will noticed using aloe vera without itching your skin.

If you do not have Aloe Vera plant. Aloe Vera gel are now available in the stores you can also buy them in Amazon. Check the list of organic Aloe Vera gel that you can buy from amazon!

My newly found natural-based night and day cream – from Aromacology Sensi!

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I am so excited to use this natural beauty product from Aromacology!

Years ago I had an online research task about beauty products and the rate of their hazardous effect! I was surprised that most of the products I am using and for my kids have mid to high hazard effects. In Skin Deep website these products such as soap, lotion, and others may cause cancer! I became so, meticulous reading on the content of the products I and my kids were using. There was once that I do not even use soap for my skin. I do not usually go out – I do not care about how I look like. I do not even have a mirror to look at! Then, I noticed that my skin looked unhealthy, dull and small pimples came! I only noticed them when my sisters were laughing at me:

What is happening to you?!!

Many have said, every product that we are already using is hazardous!

But, when I had that research task, I saw products that were less hazardous and safe to use. Most of these products were organic and natural products. So, I decided to begin caring for my skin with organic products.

My sister, who is a doctor, even told me – we need to take care of our skin and hydrate it while it could still absorb nutrients. As we get older our skin cannot already hold those nutrients. While wrinkles and sagging skin are not showing up yet- take care of your skin.

So, yes from that day on! I started taking care of my skin. It took me a lot of stores to visit just to get these products! I remember going to grocery store reading the content of day cream and other products ” no paraben and other hazardous content”! I ended up going home with only 1 product in my hand. Then, I found healthy options. Most of the organic products and rated safe to use were in this store! So, I started using products from Aveeno, Human Nature and I bought some in healthy options – brands that I came across in my task with products that are less hazardous to safe effect.

And because of pandemic (Covid), I wanted to buy beauty products that are safe yet affordable!

While walking in the mall, I came across this stall – Aromacology! Certified 98% natural! I was very excited to check on their products!

I asked about soap, then my favorite partner – the day and night cream! Luckily they have! I am so excited – I have been looking for an affordable organic or natural day cream and night cream that are Philippine-made! For the first time, I found it in Aromacology Sensi – made in Davao, Philippines! I bought these four products which are essential for my daily routine. For 1000 pesos, I already have the four basic skincare products. These are essential for me than makeup! Lipstick was one but because we use a face mask, my lipstick was replaced with a face mask. 🙂

I do not like a strong smell of beauty products. I do not even use perfumes! The sales lady handed me a friendly smelling lotion, soap, day cream, and night cream with free coffee! 🙂

The natural products I bought from Aromacology were:

  1. Body Butter, Papaya and Pineapple
  2. Moisture White – Night Cream
  3. Matte Finish – Day Cream
  4. Lemon and Tea Tree Soap
  5. Coffee – this is free 🙂

I took a bath with this lovely Tea Tree and Lemon Soap from Aromacology Sensi. Even it’s still 5 pm – I applied the moisture white – night cream from Aromacology Sensi in my face! Excited indeed! So, I took a photo of myself, because I saved money from buying an expensive natural product and I also feel good having met these products!

Beauty Products

Since this is my first day of using the product yet, I will be reviewing these products after a month! For now, I am excited about using them every day and see what it can do to my skin after a month! 🙂

The night cream it’s not really oily – like you will not feel stinky after applying. The smell is not strong. After an hour I can see some natural oil coming from my face! I haven’t been using a regular product for my night skin care except the almond oil. I think I am going to love doing my night routine because of this product! 🙂

See you in my next blogs about my natural and organic product! 🙂

You can also buy organic day cream from Amazon.

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What plants are in your working space?

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According to study release in NCBI

Interaction with indoor plants may reduce psychological and physiological stress by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity in young adults.

What Plants are in your Working Space?

  1. Snake Plants
Air Purifier and release oxygen at night

Snake Plants are natural air purifier and it releases oxygen at night! And they don’t need much of your attention. So, if you are a busy person and has no time to take care of plants as needed. You can just put this plant anywhere and it can survived with little care.

2. Lemon Grass

If mosquitoes are disturbing your productivity and you are sensitive to the smell of mosquitoe sprays. Lemongrass are a natural insect repellent and can sway that mosquitoes itchiness while you are working. In fact, lemongrass has been used in many therapeutic oils. I also love its menthol-like smell. It feels refreshing to me.

Lemon Grass