Fun Board Games For Kids All in One Website!

Another month, another kids game website discovery! This time it's very nostalgic because it's mostly board games from my childhood! It's such a fun website that I spent hours playing without me noticing that I've been playing for a long time. It's Board Games For Kids website!

I enjoyed playing Uno, Guess Who, Snakes and Ladders, Minesweeper, Dominos and more!

Classic Uno Game! Don't forget to click on the Uno icon when you have 1 card left because I keep forgetting to do so! Haha!
You can play from 2 to 4 players!

Guess Who was one of my favorite board games when I was a kid. My children enjoyed playing this too! You can choose the questions to ask the computer from a list. It's fun playing online as it is in real life and I won a few times too!

Another classic board game is Snakes and Ladders! I love and hate this game! I love it when I go up the ladder and hate it also when the snakes send you back down! Argh! But it's still fun nonetheless!

Minesweeper is a game I never win at all but still play it anyway because it's exciting! Haha! I remember playing it the first time on my neighbor's computer. You click to reveal blocks, then you can click on the flag button at the top to put flags where you are certain there are bombs.

I remember a neighbor also taught me how to play this Dominoes game! Dominoes is a game which allows a player to compete against 1 to 3 computer players to see who can get rid of their dominoes first. Players must match piece numbers to one of the pieces on the ends and when a player can not make a match their turn is skipped. I love playing this game and beating the computer! haha!

I thoroughly enjoyed playing my favorite games that took me back to my childhood! My kids tried some of the games they know and learned a few new games they haven't played yet. Love the variety of games Board Games For Kids offers and it fun for both kids and adults! I'll stop writing now and get back to playing more games! 

How To Budget and Save Money Wisely

When it comes to managing your finances, budgeting is a major part of it. When you receive your salary/income monthly/bi-monthly, you need to allot it for different things: insurance, grocery, utilities without running out of money. This is when budget comes in. I know it's not a fun thing to do but I think it is important to learn about money even at a young age. It's something I want my kids to learn now!

I'll share a few tips on how to budget and save your money wisely! I'm not an expert but I will share what I've done in the past and still do to this day.

There are a lot of budgeting methods. Find one that works for you! There's the 50/30/20 method. You ca read more about the 50/30/20 with this article from PruLife. I think this is the easiest to follow. You take up to 50% off your salary/income for needs, 30% for your wants and 20% for your savings or debt repayment. 

Debt can be from credit card loans, bad credit loans, car loans and there are a lot more kinds of loans out there (click here to know) and all of these carry interest rates. I know it's not an easy thing to get out of it but it is doable. Just focus on your budgeting method and goals. And it's better to pay them off as soon as you can so you can focus on saving because building savings can do a lot of things for us.

Small tip: having a piggy bank to put in all your loose changes helps too. It may be a small amount but having a "place" to put them in and count your savings at the end of the year. Whatever the amount can be used for your wants/needs or into your savings. 

Another budgeting tip that I adapted to this pandemic that really helped our budget is sticking and cutting down (a bit) our grocery budget. With the help of online grocery shopping, I can monitor our monthly grocery bill. Because I can see the running total of my grocery cart, I've learned to cut down on buying junk foods! With online grocery shopping, I get to stick with my budget and avoid impulsive junk food buying.

Cancel unnecessary memberships, subscriptions. I know I am not the only one who has multiple subscriptions to different services like Netflix, Viu, Spotify or subscription boxes. If you don't use it regularly, cancel it. You can always subscribe again in the future. There are streaming services that you can share with family members that allows multiple devices, this is a great way to save and lower your monthly budget. Also, if you still have cable tv but don't watch it anymore, it's time to cancel that too!

We also lowered our cell phone plans by half. Check what your provider's offers! I got a new cell phone plan that only has 6 months lock-in, gives free Apple Music subscription for a year (which I cancelled before they charged me!). You can always get a higher cell phone plan when your income/salary improves!

We've also lessened ordering food from food apps and eating out. We have saved a lot! I try to cook every meal as much as I can. We only order food/eat out when there's a special occasion like birthdays and anniversaries. And we get the budget for this on the 30% from the 50/30/20 method.

Decluttering and selling your clutter is a good way to get rid of your old things, earn from it and put more money in your budget/savings. I've been doing this for months and it helps a lot mentally too when I see less clutter in our house. My kids have outgrown their clothes during this pandemic and I've sold a lot already and I used that money to buy them new clothes! 

These are just a few little tips that help you with your budget and savings! There are more articles that you can find online like this from Manulife.

Savings can help you fund your next travel, your kids' college tuition, retirement savings and more. Budgeting will help you get to your goal! And when you have enough money, there are a lot of ways to invest and grow your money but that's another topic for another day! :)

Inspiring Comfortalks by Triumph Philippines

Attended an inspiring talk last week by Triumph Philippines and enjoyed listening to the conversation. I'm all about comfort and I realized how undergarments can be uncomfortable when worn especially this pandemic. I appreciate that Triumph has new options for us! Here's a snippet of the talk!

Comfort Above All Else: Triumph Talks to Confident Filipinas in Inspiring ComforTalks

Confidence is not something that you simply have. It takes a lot of work, it can take a long time to build, and there are days when you’re suddenly feeling blah and your sparkle just goes down the drain! But one thing's for sure — the moment your confidence arrives is when you are comfortable inside out. This is why women come forth to comfort.

Heritage lingerie brand Triumph led this conversation with comfident Filipinas Melissa Benipayo and Patricia Bobadilla on Inspiring ComforTalks on FB Live, hosted by Issa Litton.

Just like many of us, these women didn’t have it easy because of the pandemic. Mel shared how she struggled after leaving her corporate job to become a stay-at-home working mom. Pat also described how she had a hard time putting her health first because of her 6-day workweek. Having to give up working on yourself because of a demanding schedule is surely something most women can relate to!

So how did they triumph over these? They conquered everyday battles through comfort. Pat learned this the hard way, as she’s used to giving up comfort just to look good. But what both of these ladies discovered from their experiences is that confidence is an “inside job”, and you can start by investing in a perfect underwear that will embrace and support you every day. “The right bra makes all the difference. You’ll feel comfortable and supported and ready to tackle whatever obstacles lay in front of you.", Mel added.

When it comes to this, Triumph’s selection of Non-Wired Edit Bra gives them the perfect, invisible fit that feels oh-so-comfy! "the Invisible Inside Out bra vanishes in the necklines and underarms with totally smooth edges. Even for my white shirts for casual wear, it is modestly covered.", Mel said. This invisible, breathable bra is perfect for girls who hate that “bakat” feeling especially with the unpredictable weather!

As a woman who’s uncomfortable with wires, Triumph’s Aqua Jade push up is Pat's pick, catering to Filipinas like her who crave comfort with style to boost their confidence. "It truly is a gift to us Filipinas because it prioritizes the needs of women when it comes to wearing underwear that suits our comfort and style." We can tell that Pat will definitely love these even more once she takes on a new adventure as a cabin crew!

Triumph has truly defined comfort through bras that give you worry-free support, security, and of course, style. When you feel that you are comfortably yourself, just like Pat and Mel, confidence oozes from within, inspiring you to triumph over anything life throws at you. Take their advice: comfort should be non-negotiable. Always choose underwear that makes you feel like your comfident self.

Watch the FB Live in full by visiting the official Triumph Philippines Facebook Page.

Check out Triumph’s new range of bras through this link:

Planning Our Major Car Purchase With Help of Car Payment Calculator!

Our family car has been serving us well for the past 20 years. We have been having a few car troubles in the past few years and my husband and I have been talking about getting an upgrade soon. But since we're still in pandemic and our business has not been doing good as well but it doesn't hurt to plan and set goals right?

Buying a car is a major purchase. What brand, kind of car, automatic or manual transmission, fuel it uses, insurance and of course how will we pay for it? I've tagged along with my parents were going from one car dealer to another when I was younger. I remember my dad would ask us to try to sit in the car if 4 of us kids would fit into it. It was such a fun memory! But I have no idea how car loan payments work! But good thing, I found an online Car Payment Calculator!

Although this website is in USD, you can just assume it's in Peso. For someone who's clueless about car purchases and car loans, online tools like this is such a great help! You can simply input the amount in the blanks and it will automatically calculate for you! For example (photo below), the computation below is for a car with the price of Php3,000,000, a down payment of Php600,000, interest rate of 6%, etc. With this tool, I can play around with the numbers, figure out what works for us and eventually set a plan for our future car!

My husband and I have talked about what kind of car we would want to purchase. It would be a medium-sized SUV which he and I could drive comfortably and confidently because my husband and I like taking long drive trips with our kids. The car should comfortably sits both of my kids as well and ample trunk space for my shopping and grocery trips!

According to Business World, there was a vehicle sales jump recently which is a good sign. But let's get real for a moment, with the uncertainty of the pandemic and oil price hike, we have to be smart about our car purchase and planning trips whether it's just to the mall or going out of town. I discovered there's Gas Budget Calculator on the website under the Operating Costs tab. The Gas Budget Calculator is a great tool  for your existing cars as well! Just choose your type of car, average miles/gallon, number of times you drive per week, etc. The numbers made my eyes go wide! But I'm really glad that I have access to this calculator because it is a big help with budgeting!

While exploring through the website, I discovered there are Car Arcade Games in too! My son found me playing the games and he ended up playing at the website most the time!

The Car Payment Calculator has different calculators in the website and just as the Car Payment Calculator, you just input the numbers and it will automatically compute it for you. This website has been helpful to us especially when I don't have any idea where to start or how car loan works. This makes us look forward to buying our dream family car! And hopefully soon too!

Plan Your Dream Home with Mortgage Calculator UK

When the pandemic started 2 years ago, we had different realizations, priorities have changed, the world stopped and most of us were left clueless. As 2020 passed and restrictions were slowly lifted, I know a lot of families have opted to move out of the city and live in the province or by the beach, now especially with the option of working from home and online distance learning for the kids, you can practically live anywhere as long as there's a stable internet connection. We live in a mid-rise apartment complex, I've lived here most of my life. With the pandemic, I'm sure I'm not the only one who realized the importance of going outdoors, seeing greeneries and breathing fresh air. My kids are getting bigger, both wanting their own room/space, I want a bigger kitchen and pantry and our own outdoor space. 

First things first, buying a house or any real estate is definitely not an easy feat. I remember when I was a kid, we would always tag along with my uncle every weekend, going to different cities looking at properties for sale. I didn't understand then but now I do. There are a lot of things to consider before buying a property like location, accessibility to hospitals, schools, groceries, stable internet connection and most of all the price and how to pay for it - I know I am not the only clueless about this, right?

That's how I discovered Mortgage Calculator UK. Although the website is in pounds, you can just change it to peso. For someone who is clueless about things like me, an online tool like this is a big help whether I am buying a home now or for the future. Simply input the amounts and it will automatically calculate for you! The computation below is an example for a property/home with the price of Php5,000,000 with a deposit of Php1,000,000, etc. With this tool, I can play around with the numbers to find something that works for us. 
Bookmark this website now!

If we were to move any time soon, I would really love to move out of the city. My husband who grew up in the province has been reminiscing his childhood and if we are to move and I am ok with it, he wants to go back to living in province. There's less traffic and stress and life would be simple too. I would want that too! 

The pandemic is still here and is here to stay but I am hoping that 2022 will be a better year for all of us. I've been reading articles on real estate like this: The Future of PH Real Estate to gauge the real estate situation as well as checking real estate prices at

The Mortgage Calculator has different calculators in their website and just the same as their mortgage calculator, you just input the value and it will automatically calculate for you. These calculators are really really helpful especially when you don't know where to start. This makes planning/buying your dream home much more reachable/attainable! Steps on How I Ordered My Kids' Birth Certificate and My Marriage Certificate Online

Do you keep records of your kids', husband's and your birth certificates and marriage certificate? I always make sure to have copies at home just in case for school requirements, traveling, etc. There are a lot of ways to get your PSA issued and certified copies like going to PSA (you need to set an appointment) or going to SM Bills Payment Center (I did this once and you need to go back after a week to claim it) but I'm still not comfortable going out as much. Just recently, my son asked for his baptismal certificate for a school requirement which gave me the chance to go over records which I haven't done in awhile. And I found out that I don't have PSA copies of my kids' birth certificate and my marriage certificate. Good thing, I saw a post on PSA Birth Certificate Online Application on Mommy Bloggers Philippines and it gets delivered straight to your home!

Ordering is very easy! Just follow the steps below on how to order a Birth Certificate:

Step 1: Go to and click on "Order Now"

Step 2: Choose the certificate type you would like to order

Step 3: Pick an option if you are requesting the certificate for you or someone else. If for someone else, select whose certificate you are requesting it for. 

Step 4: Fill out all of these information

On Page 7, it will ask you the purpose of your request. I just put "for future use". 

After doing all these steps, you will immediately receive an email about your order and it's ready for payment. PSAHelpline has various payment options: online payment, over-the-counter, etc and you can choose the most convenient way for you! Each certificate is Php365, while CENOMAR is Php420.

They also send email for payment reminder, when it's processed, released and when your order has been dispatched. I also appreciate that they send text messages especially for people who are very busy and tend to forget about these things. They also send text messages when your order is being delivered that day. My order was processed on May 12 and out for delivery on May 14.

This is IMPORTANT. Make sure that you're home when your order is being delivered because they do not allow authorization letters or allow another person to receive it for you. Make sure to have a valid ID ready as well. My first delivery was actually a FAILED DELIVERY because I was asleep and my phone was on silent mode. They sent a text that it will be delivered that day (Saturday) but since I wasn't able to answer my phone, it was a failed delivery. I also received an email that it was a failed delivery and it included instructions on how to schedule the next delivery. Since it was the weekend, I wasn't able call to reschedule. 

Good thing, they redelivered on Monday morning! I was awake and ready! Haha! I gave my Driver's License in which the delivery guy copied my license number on his gadget after scanning the QR codes on the packets. Whew! 

Each certificate came in their individual plastic packets. An official receipt was also attached to each of the certificates. 

I also ordered my Marriage Certificate which has almost the same steps except for other information you need to input like your husband's name and date of marriage. They all arrived the same day btw.

PSA Birth Certificate Online Application has made ordering certificates very easy! It's convenient, no need for us to go out and spend for gas and parking and the amount of time and effort to spend on driving and traffic! And with the Senate approving the bill on lifetime validity of birth, death, marriage certificates, Php365 is really worth it! 

Thank you Mommy Bloggers Philippines for letting us know about this service!

Cleene CLIO makes Clean Teeth possible for Families this World Oral Health Day 2022

 Manila, Philippines - On World Oral Health Day, Cleene CLIO invites everyone to celebrate by practicing proper oral healthcare with their families.

A product of proudly Filipino company PHILUSA Corporation, Cleene CLIO has been an ardent supporter of this global oral health initiative, especially with oral care given less priority during the pandemic when accessibility to dentists and visits to oral health facilities were challenging at the height of the lockdowns.

To emphasize the importance of good oral health practices at home, Cleene CLIO has partnered with Manila Water Foundation and Philippine Dental Association to provide oral health kits to various barangays and schools as part of this year’s World Oral Health Day activities. Over 2,000 health kits containing Cleene CLIO toothbrushes and Dental Floss Premium from Cleene CLIO and PHILUSA were distributed to 12 barangays and to the chosen hygiene facility in Dinalaonan Elementary School in Pangasinan.

And as a special treat for World Oral Health Day, selected Cleene CLIO products will be sold at 20% off exclusively in Mercury Drug stores nationwide until April 15, 2022.

Cleene CLIO continues to be the partner of every Filipino family in promoting good oral hygiene by offering a wide range of affordable and quality toothbrushes.

Cleene CLIO toothbrushes are made with MicroFine Soft Bristles that help penetrate and clean hard to reach areas for better interdental cleaning and a gentle brushing experience. The tapered bristles penetrate between teeth and gums for thorough cleaning, while the rounded shape of the bristles remove plaque and prevent teeth and gum damage.

There is a Cleene CLIO toothbrush for every member of the family that is affordable and has world-class quality. For those wanting extra care and protection for your teeth, Cleene CLIO offers its Refreshing Green Tea and Ultimax Charcoal under their Special care line. While for those needing specialized care, Cleene CLIO has its Kiddie and Junior as well as 40+ for sensitive gum and teeth. It also has its economy toothbrushes for general oral health care for any age.

Cleene CLIO is available at Mercury Drug, leading supermarkets, drugstores and other retail stores nationwide as well as on all leading ecommerce websites: Shopee, Lazada, and the PHILUSA Online Store.

About Philusa Corporation

Established in 1957, Philusa Corporation remains as one of the country’s leading marketers of high quality and competitively priced personal care, household care, baby care and selected pharmaceutical products, making it the source of pride for its customers, business partners, employees and shareholders.

Now with 10 branches in key cities nationwide, Philusa Corporation is a market leader or major player in different categories like cotton (Cleene), cotton buds (Babyflo Gentle Buds), wound care management (MEDIPLAST), bathroom deodorizer and air care (ALBATROSS), home care and muriatic acid (Gleam and Apollo), home remedies (RHEA Alcohol, RHEA Aceite de Manzanilla and RHEA Hydrogen Peroxide), and uni-branded generic medicines (RHEA Generics).

Philusa Corporation continues its operations, guided by the core values it lives by — championing sustainability; placing its customers’ needs first; achieving the best possible results through innovation, continuous quality improvement, and teamwork; taking proactive steps in delivering its commitments on time; acting with integrity by doing what is right; and having genuine concern for its customers, employees, and the company itself though taking initiatives in helping one another.

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