Lets Talk about Sex Baby

Did I excite you with the title? Of course I did, if you have malice in your brain. But I am sorry that you are guessing the wrong point. This may not be the post that you are longing for, but this can be very helpful if you are a concerned parent like me. Sex, as what most people may think that it is only an adult topic but is for children too. In fact, they are more curious about it than we are. This is why most parents are bothered when their children ask them about sex. With this, I made some research and here is what I learned.

Start as early as possible

We can include this while we are teaching them the parts of the human body like the eyes, hands and other. We must not let him or her feel that there is something to be ashamed of However; we need to be gentle when we teach the sensitive parts. We must be careful in choosing the right words at the right time. We must also include that they should not be should not be shown publicly. But don’t get excited. As your child grows, he will be more aware about this gradually.

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Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty (and how family can help)

Hi everyone,

Sorry for not updating this blog for more than a week. I am really very busy with my main blog while starting a small family business.

Anyway, I hope you join the Blog Action Day 2008 wherein the topic this year is poverty. It is not a secret that I have been there. In fact, my dark past about poverty was really a nightmare that I should forget. However, I decided not to because I know I learned a lot and I know it made me a better person.

By the way, I submitted an entry and I think poverty can only be solved if we treat each as one big happy family.

Here is my entry and hopefully can inspire others - Family against Poverty: Blog Action Day 2008

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How to handle yourself being a Work at-home Father

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I have turned myself into a work at-home father 2 weeks ago when I decided to quit from my job, and will start a small family business instead. Although this is a tough decision, I know I made the right choice and I am so enthusiastic about it. However, I am making a lot of adjustments to my daily activities as a father, as a husband and as a provider. But still, I have discovered a lot of things, and here are some of them in case you want to be one.


Enjoy the morning rush


An office work requires us to be in a hurry in the morning, and we already got used to it. But that will change when we are already working at home. So I strongly suggest that you still maintain the morning rush this time to have a quality time with your family. Have time to enjoy the morning by assisting your wife while preparing the breakfast, and send off your children to school the way you have not done yet. But of course, do not forget that you still have to work.

You still have a boss

No boss, no worries. This might be the happiest moment of your life, but not really. Little children and babies are now your bosses, and you cannot resist when they call your name. Not to mention when your wife who may be asking you to help her in the clogged sink, or transfer heavy things. Unlike bosses that you can hide from, these people are depending on you. Note that they are your loved ones, and they should always be our priority when it comes to attention.

The intimidation is stronger

Sometimes, we get intimidated when an officemate or co-worker is annoying us. But at home, get ready for the worst. Garbage collector, noisy neighbors and barking dogs are only some of distraction that you can ever imagine. If you are a blogger like me, or a writer who needs a quite time to be able to finish a good post, the best time is more likely at night. But wait till your little angel calls you because of a bad dream. Therefore, you must be flexible and patient more than ever.

No more assistants

If you have a high rank in your former job like a supervisor, you have subordinates who you can designate tasks that can help you. But gone are those days when you have someone who help you with simple things, like photocopying a document. Now, you are at your own. Although you have some teenager kids to run errand, you will need to say “please” very nice or pay a “small tax”. I know you know what I mean. Now, you should be more cooperative.

We can work anywhere, as long as we know who we are working for.


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I will be leaving Entrecard soon

Yes, folks! I will be leaving Entrecard in a week time, or right after my ads will be posted as well as my pending advertisers. By the way, this is also the reason why I am now declining ads. Finally, I have made my decision after thinking about it for about 2 weeks ago. Actually, I started thinking about it around 2 months ago when I started my WP blog. If you will notice, I did not enroll it there. But what made me turned cold about Entrecard? How does the economy of Entrecard affect my decision?

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Why a Family Business fail

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A family that prays together stays together. But does this work when a family works together? Most of you may agree that it does since family members tend to be more concern, sincere and has more personal touch on his assigned task. However, we cannot deny that there are also some family businesses that do not stay long. Worst is even the relationship among the family members are affected. But why does this happen? What are factors that constituted the problem? Here are some important factors that are usually taken for granted.

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How to Stop your Child from Bullying others

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It makes a parent mad when a child is being bullied, but what if your child does the bullying? Teachers and fellow parents keep on complaining about your child’s attitude and it can be humiliating on your part especially if you think you have been a good parent. So before starting a fight with them or hurting your child, you should know why and how to stop your child from bullying others. to continue reading

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Why some Families are not Happy

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Family is the major source of happiness for most of us and it cannot be denied that living in a happy family makes the world a wonderful place to live in. It is in our family that we learn to support, care and love each other. Here in the Philippines, we are known to have a custom of close family ties. Filipinos care so much for their families more than anything else and most of the time, married children are still living with their parents. But why are there still some families that are happy, here and all over the world? Here are my observations.

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I was interviewed by a Soul – Part Two

As I mentioned in my last post, I won an interview post from Alexys of Soul meets World. The first part was published 3 days ago, and I am so happy that it gained numerous and wonderful comments. All of them were very excited to read the second part.

Although the story was interesting to read as it tells about my colorful life, as a child laborer and a product of a broken family; it is the presentation and the words carefully chosen by Alexys that made the interview post really attractive. I must admit, there were vocabulary words and adjectives that it is only now that I heard of. I can say that Alexys is a great writer and is very much capable of calling the attention of her readers.

And yesterday, the second or final part has been published. It then discussed about my transformation from a poor boy that started earning a living at 10, to a young man who has finally found a light to his future. It also revealed a story that I consider the turning point to have my dream come true. One may think that it can only happen in the movies, and I even have to wake myself up and realized that I am not dreaming. Everything was for real.

So with no further ado, here is the final part of the interview and just like the first part, I hope it can also inspire others.

Angel Cuala: Blogging Family Style

Lastly, I would like to end this post by mentioning the names of all the wonderful people who took time to post wonderful comments on the interview posts as well as to my separate post - A Good Effect of being a Patient Blogger. This is not only to show gratitude, but also to let them know that I was greatly motivated by their kind words. Here they are with no particular order.

abelle
Sophie
HotMomma
Mon of FatherlYours.com
Maithri
Karen, author of My Funny Dad, Harry
yolander
Dr. Liara Covert
Meghna of Delve into the Mind of a Budding Blogger
Joan Joyce
Max
Jenaisle
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Mel Avila Alarilla
Harmony
Amber
SheR
ceblogger
Levon Guiragossian
KentuckyGal

Thank you also to everyone who read the posts although they did not leave a comment.

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I was interviewed by a Soul – Part One

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I was interviewed by a Soul – Part One

I am very pleased to announce that finally, one of my dreams just came true. I was interviewed by a soul! Actually, she is a blogger by the name of Alexys but the name of her blog is Soul meets World. This dream materialized when I won the interview prize from a contest several months ago.

Although there were a lot of attractive prizes and I can choose the prize I want to, I choose to be interviewed instead of a cash prize. This is because I believe it is a good way to let others know more about me. Cash is good but an interview is better in the long run. As the contest describes it, an interview is priceless!

Anyway, Alexys decided to make a two-part series post because she feels that it is too long for a single post. For the first part, it tackles my hardships when I was a child as a student and as a child worker. Due to severe poverty, I was not able to enjoy my childhood and had to help my family financially.

So much for the drama and sentimental effects, as the interview post can explain it better. Here is the first part - Angel Cuala: Humane Blogger At Large. I will be very glad if you will read the whole post and leave some honest comments.

I just hope that my life can inspire others, and make you realize that the real reason why I decided to give family tips is because for me – happy family matters!

We must go on, no matter how many skies have fallen.

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Where did you sleep last night?

Did you have enough sleep last night? Let me rephrase the question, where did you sleep last night? I think that’s a better one. Anyway, enough sleeping makes a person healthier and it is not a lazy habit to enjoy sleeping. All of us have the right to feel comfortable while sleeping. But when does it become uncomfortable?

Well, this is of course when you are sleeping on a cold place and has nothing to get you warm. Another problem would be the kind of bed you are sleeping. Some would think that all beds are created equal. I partially agree because for me, it is really the mattress that makes the difference.

We may call some of them as luxury mattress because they are attractive, elegant and fashionable. But when can we say that it is an affordable luxury mattress? We may not see the difference at once not until we analyze further.

A poor mattress is the one that makes your body ache when you wake up.

A good mattress that does not easily sag, simply because the spring are made of high quality material that can withstand different body moves and will last more than you expected.

A bad mattress can ruin your night while you keep checking which part is still soft as years are passing by.

A better mattress is the one that will make your morning longer because you will hate yourself when it is time to get up.

So the next time you buy a new mattress, consider these tips.


1.0 Look everywhere. There a lot of shops where you can find good and affordable mattress. Read the newspapers, magazines and you can even ask a friend.

2.0 Be patient when choosing. If you have a partner sharing a common bed, both of you should test it.

3.0
Know the policies. The job of the salesmen or representative does not end after he convinced you that your new mattress is good. You must also ask the shipping details, warranty and other related matters.

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Sweet dreams!

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What our Babies are telling us when they cry

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Babies don’t talk and this is our problem, that theirs. Crying is the only way they know to call our attention and we must guess what they want to tell us. Although we might think this is only a mother’s problem, this should also be understood by fathers like me. I have no more plans to have another child but I am still interested about it, and here are some things I learned from searching, that I think all parents should also know.

I am hungry

This is the first thing that would come to a mother’s mind when their babies cry. However, we must be conscious about this. You must know the last time your baby met with his feeding bottle. If you’re into breastfeeding, you must be better in knowing your baby. Remember that an infant’s stomach is very small and he cannot take too much. If he still cries after you offer him his milk, there may be two problems. He is already full or he cannot take enough milk.

I am not comfortable

Babies are very sensitive and their bodies easily react when they are not at ease. Check his diaper at once, or look for small insects and other things that might hurt him. It is important that we must make sure that we clean his crib every now and then so avoid rushes. Be aware also about the temperature of his surroundings as it may be too hot or too cold for him. That is why it is important that your baby is comfortable with his clothes.

I am bored

Mothers cannot really be looking after her baby all the time, as there are other things to be attended. But since babies can easily get bored, we must think of ways how they can enjoy when they are awake. Colorful moving things attract the attention of babies, and you can place them on top of his crib, or where they can easily be seen. Our voice is the best sound our babies can hear. Sing or simply talk to your baby can also pacify him.

I am sleepy

Sleeping is another good friend of babies, and they consume a lot of time doing it. Their sleeping time is changing frequently, and it is just normal for them. Although it is fun for babies when there are a lot of people around, they get tired too. Always prepare a comfortable and quiet place for him. It is also better if we do not totally turn off the light as the dark may scare them when they get awake, and a dim light is better. Sometimes, we need to carry our baby to sleep but we must be aware that we may be spoiling him.

There might be other things our babies want to tell us, but what is important that we can translate their small voices into tender love and care.

A baby’s cry is the sweetest sound a mother can hear.

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Make your Wedding the Greatest Day of your life

So, who do not want their wedding day a very special day? Let us admit it, this is the greatest of our life especially to ladies and we will do our best to make it an unforgettable one for them. And of course, it is the Wedding Dresses of the ladies that will be the center of attraction especially for the bride and bridesmaid. People are expecting them to be great and elegant, and these two ladies will only choose the best ones for them.

I am not a fashion designer but whenever I am being invited to attend a wedding, I join the crowd when they admire or criticize the Bridal Dresses and Bridesmaid Dresses. Although we have different tastes when it comes to dresses, there will always be a common denominator – the design. It is the design that will tell everyone whether we have a good choice or not. Some people may like simple but elegant-looking, while some like it very extravagant and sexy.

Yes, life is hard these days and some of may think that having elegant wedding dresses may be a waste of money. But then, we can always find the most affordable ones. All we have to do is to an early bird so you won’t be rushing the time. According to my friend, most designers prefer four to six months preparation to create the best ones.

I must tell you a deep secret. I cannot afford to buy a wedding dress for my wife when we got married and I am really guilty of that. We were married in a very simple ceremony in front of a judge, but that was a different story and I do not want to make you cry. But who knows? I have not mentioned this to my wife, but I like us to be married again someday and I want to see her as the most beautiful woman in the world, walking down the aisle.

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The New Wellsphere – the Next Generation Health site

If you are a regular visitor of my blog, you will notice that there is a widget (just below the Philippine flag) that bears my photo and dubbing me as one of the Top Health Bloggers of Wellsphere, at the Parenting Community. Well, that is not there for nothing or to sell something. I was chosen to be among their bloggers’ community members, and it is my honor to be one.

So what is Wellsphere?

Good question. When I knew about their site some time ago, I read very interesting posts from different bloggers and health professionals and of course, the topic is all about health. Some of the interesting topics include healthy living, skin health, fitness exercise, stress management, relationships and sex, and my favorite, parenting. Within the last few months, the site traffic tremendously reached more than 2 million monthly unique visitors.

So what is new with Wellsphere?

Wellsphere now introduces Wellpages, a comprehensive, personalized webpages that connect people with the best health knowledge from health experts, professionals, patients and healthy living professionals, and providing immediate answers to their specific health questions. According to Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge, Wellsphere’s Chief Information Officer, a Stanford Computer Science PhD and former Harvard Medical School faculty member, each page has very useful articles carefully chosen to educate readers in a way that they can easily be understood.

Now, instead of visiting numerous sites when searching for an answer about health, Wellsphere is a one-stop shop site where you can easily find articles pertaining to your health concerns. Their writers came from Stanford, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Yale and other top Medical Institutions.

Please do not get me wrong, I am not being paid to promote their site or even trying to sell you something through a hidden affiliate link.

With that, I am cordially inviting you to check out their site - Wellsphere and be among who gain a lot from them.

Being healthy is better than being rich.

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100+ Effective ways for Family members to save Money

There are a lot of ways to save money for the whole family, and most of them are practical and easy to follow. However, it is within ourselves who will make decisions if we will follow them or not. Below is a good list according to applicable categories such as Food, Education, Shopping and others, which I have compiled for easier reading. Most of them are now being practiced by my family.

Just remember that these were created to save money, and not to sacrifice the necessities of the family.

General

1 Make a strict budget and stick with it. Discipline your self.
2 Save time in everything you do. The time you save can be spent to earn more money.
3 Plan your family according to your income and status.
4 Manage your debt. Do not add loan in payment of another loan.
5 Learn the do-it-yourself activities like washing your car, cutting your hair, and minor troubleshooting of appliances.
6 Do not be excited with insurance programs. Have enough time to choose them before joining.
7 Do not join the lottery. Do not take chances on luck and work harder instead.
8 Save at least 10% of your earning no matter what happens. Cut it off it automatically every payday and consider it as part of your tax.
9 Coins are heavy on the pocket, so keep them at home and let them grow.
10 Make a list of your daily expenses, make a graph and analyze it during weekends. You will know which one you should cut off.
11 Learn the art of banking, and how to choose the best bank for you.
12 Watch out for identity thieves. Protect your ATM cards, and memorize your PIN instead of writing it.
13 To avoid transaction fees, do not withdraw money using ATM card to machines that do not belong to your network group
14 Train your children to save energy which can be converted to money.
15 Teach your children all that you have learned. The earlier you do it, the better.
16 Live a simple life. Do not spend more than what you earn.
17 Identify your NEEDS and separate your WANTS. They are the two different things at home.

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Restoring a Shaking Marriage

A marriage is a union of two souls deeply in love with each other, and that is so sweet to hear. However, trials are coming as years are passing by and we cannot help but accept them. These are the times when our marriage become shaky and if we are not strong enough, the love will die. Save Marriage is what your heart is shouting but your mind is whispering the opposite thing. Here are some of the potential problems that you may encounter.

Infidelity


This may be the worst problem a marriage can encounter. When one is being betrayed, it is hard to bring back the trust. While wives are more prone with this problem, husbands are not excuse not to have wife who flirts with other men. However, there are couples who decide to keep the marriage and forget about the past.

Poor communication

This usually occurs when both of are too busy with other things and you tend to neglect each other. We know that children should be our priority and thus, requires us to divide our time between a spouse and a parent. Sex is also a good form of communication but when it becomes dull, the marriage can also be affected.

Lack of appreciation

Appreciation motivates a person, and it hurts so much when your spouse does not recognize your achievements. On the other hand, there are spouses who only see the mistakes being made and sounds like a tape recorder bringing back the past every time you talk. Why do some people find it hard to hug or give a tap on the shoulder when things were accomplished successfully?

What you can do

I can only speak based on my heart and some of my experiences as a married man. But I think the first step is to seek for Marital Help either from relatives, friends or professionals. Although this may be about you and your spouse only, there are times when you cannot do it alone anymore. It is good to hear advises from experienced people about your problem.

What about a Marriage Retreat? You will need more than just a seminar or counseling, as it is better to have a step-by-step approach to all your marital problems. But your privacy is as important as others, and this should be taken into consideration by the person you are dealing with. That is why you have to choose the marriage counselors carefully. A good way to know is if he will be the one who will talk to you anytime you need to, and you do not even have to leave your home.

Marriage is a like a rope, it will break when two ends are being pulled apart.


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A Great Love Story and a 6,000-step Man-made Stairway to Heaven

I received this story from a good friend, and I admit I was really touched. I am not fond of sharing stories like this, but his one I cannot resist. I am not sure if you already know about this, but no regrets. I really feel it is worth to share. I did not believe it at first, not until I made some research and here is what I found.

This is a true story of a Chinese couple whose love story became one of the top love stories, as collected by Chinese Women Weekly in 2006. Here it goes and get ready to be moved.

Around half a decade ago, Lui, a 19 year-old boy fell in love with a 29-yeard old widow named Xu. Unfortunately, this kind of relationship is not yet being accepted that time. But this did not bother them at all. However, to avoid gossips the couple decided to live in an isolated place, a cave in Jiangjin County in Southern ChongQing area.

Of course, this was not easy since there was no electricity and enough food. In fact, they have to eat grass in order to survive. Lui even made a kerosene lamp just to have light during night time.

As the days go by, Lui started to build a stairway using his own hands so that Xu will not find it hard to go up and down the mountain. In 2001, a group of adventurers discover their place and found out that hand-carved ladder reached more than 6,000 steps!

As one of their seven children explained, “My parents loved each other so much, they have lived in seclusion for over 50 years and never been apart a single day.”

But the worst day cannot be avoided. One day, Lui collapsed after returning form work at the age of 72. Xu sat and prayed with her husband as he passed away in her arms.

So in love with Xu, no one was able to release the grip he had on his wife’s hand even after he had passed away.

“You promised me you’ll take care of me, you’ll always be with me until the day I died, now you left before me, how am I going to live without you?”

Xu spent days softly repeating this sentence and touching her husband’s black coffin with tears rolling down her cheeks.

Love moves in mysterious ways.

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Dress your kids with wonderful Costumes this coming Halloween

It is now less than two months before Halloween comes once again, how time flies! It feels sad that in some places, Halloween parties are not that popular. I just hope more parents would realize the fun of it.

Anyway, young children love to dress up especially when the costumes are their favorite super heroes. Superman, Batman, and even Indiana Jones are among the costumes young boys love to wear. For young girls, who would not love Barbie, Cinderella and other girly characters? These kids costumes are not only for their enjoyment, but also for the parents as well. I am pretty sure any parent would love to see their children dress differently.

However, some parents might wonder why we should allow our children dress up with these kinds of costumes. Besides the excitement, children will also feel the energy of these characters and their imagination will grow broader. So, is this important for growing children? For me, anything that makes our child happy and experience a dream-come true can help a lot to inspire him, and even educate him. It is our duty as parents to let them play, enjoy and socialize with other children.

What is funny is that some parents join the party and also dress themselves with their favorite character. Although some might think that they will look crazy when they do this, it does not matter to them. The more important thing is that they enjoy what they do, and they do this to show their love for their children. After all, fun is for everybody.

Yes, it is barely two months and it is Halloween again. I would like to see my 7-year old son wearing a Spiderman costume, and my daughter to look like Barbie even if she is already twelve years old. Hopefully, an invitation will arrive.

So to my fellow co-parents, I strongly suggest that you prepare this early to avoid the rush.

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The Tiger with a Smiling Face – a PPBC 7th edition Entry

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I would like to reserve this post as an entry to the Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival 7th edition hosted by The Working Mom with the theme – How do you discipline your kids?

From the title itself, it will tell you how strict I am especially to my daughter. I must admit, I hit her a few times when I think she deserves one. This is the best reminder that I think so she won’t repeat the same mistakes again. I am not going to justify my action but I just want to elaborate further.

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How Media affects our Children

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Media is a great source of getting information, current events and even a useful tool for advertising and entertainment. There is no doubt that it is also a good business too. Without their courage, we will not be updated about the crooked politicians, natural disasters and even war. These are some of the reasons why we should thank them. But when does media becomes unhelpful, especially to our young children? As a father of a two grade school students, I am starting to see the bad effects of media to them and I am pretty sure most parents will agree with me.

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What Non-custodial Fathers can do after the Divorce

I am still enjoying a happy marriage, but that does mean this issue is not interesting for me. Divorce is the worst thing that can happen, and we must admit that children are the ones greatly affected. Mothers are hurt too, and we cannot deny that. But then, what about the Fathers Rights? Does someone care if they are hurt too? In case you do not know, there are some fathers who are now suffering from their uncooperative ex-wives.

I am not a lawyer and I do not plan to be one, but it is still important for me to know what my rights are as a father. What if this happens to my brother, best friend, or even office mates? Non-custodial fathers may not be popular, but they also need help. Here is what I think one should do.

Know the law

You do not have to be an attorney to understand the contents of the Child Support State Laws. Read, read and read. Sinking them into your head may take you time, so it is better if you dedicate a time to study about it. The law looks complicated but it stresses out that the main concern of custody is the future of the children. It is the duty of the judge to balance the evidence presented and decide according to his mind and heart.

Ask a lawyer

Unfortunately, you have to hire a lawyer to help you. This may be hard on your pocket, but this is the way it should be. Get a family law question answered may be costly to some but you can also get them in a lower price. Go and find them. Be resourceful as possible. They are almost everywhere just waiting for you.

Fight for what is right


Fighting for what is right may take a lot of time and sacrifice, but go on and do not stop. Child custody factors might vary depending on where you stay, and we must cooperate with them. It is being courageous to fight for your right, but you should also consider the rights of your children. Do not fight for your self alone. The children need their father, and this is the most important reason why you should fight.

A child will not be complete without a father, since birth until the end.

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How to Save Money during Grocery Shopping

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Admit it, life is hard these days wherever you are. Oil prices are increasing rapidly and sad to say, it seems to be uncontrollable. As this happens, a fast chain reaction follows up to the basic family needs such as groceries. The best that we can do is to think of ways on how to save money when going to the grocery. And because I am among those who are greatly affected, I searched for some tips through the Internet. Although there may be a lot of them, here are some that I tried at home and proven effective.

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How to keep a Marriage Happy even after Years has gone by

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Newly weds are the happiest couple of the day as friends and relatives keep greeting them and giving gifts. But as years are passing by, some marriages turn dry and sometimes without a specific reason. Not that that the feeling is gone, but because they are too busy with other things like work and parenting. Just like the rose needs water and sunshine to maintain its beauty, marriage also needs maintenance. Here are some of my ideas that you may find useful.

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Some of you might be surprised as this post does not relate to my blog topic. This is because I cannot resist myself but to share to you a wonderful chance to promote your blog.

Blog Advertising is one of the best methods and BuyblogReviews is a great place to do it. All you have to do is to register to their site and post an opportunity. Creating one is free and you only have to pay after buying the review. In this way, paid blogging site owners can bid an offer to write a post for your site. If you like the offer, you just approve it and the blogger will have seven days to complete the post.

If you want to select bloggers that you like to review your blog, you can browse the inventory and you can even choose multiple blogs without posting an opportunity. You can also communicate with them. After you agree with the price, you can now place the order.

All paid posts are permanent and they accept payments through check and Paypal.

But how sure am I that they are for real and effective? Well, I have been reviewing blogs through them for over four months. I can say that their price is reasonable and the chance of getting notice is high. Advertisers and new bloggers are coming in every now and then.

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Before and After Marriage

Although I am serious in sharing useful tips about marriage, I cannot help myself but share to you a cute poster sent by a friend. Sometimes, we just need laughter to brighten up our day.

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What to do with a Drug Addict Family member

Drug Addiction is global issue and many families were destroyed by this problem. But if you will ask a family member who is into drugs, he will not even admit it. It is their outlet to release inner feelings and to ignore personal problems temporarily. However, we as concerned family members should take this problem very seriously. Here are some of the things we must do.

Acceptance

You cannot solve a problem if you will not accept that it exists. Self-denial will always come first and admitting that a family member is a dope addict is not easy. But if he will only realize that he has a problem, the addiction can be easier to treat. As family members, you must be among the first ones to accept them. By doing this, he will be the one to initial the withdrawal. Reality bites but the truth shall set you free.

Communication

All of us needs someone to talk to, and by simply listening can help a lot to treat him. Most of them are escaping from things that are bothering them. So instead of making judgments, why not talk to him or her? Although he may be hesitant at first, convince and assure them that you can be trusted. Dedicate a time for the occasion and be ready to be calm about it. But of course, the best time to talk is when he is not high on drugs.

Solve the problem

Simply talking does not resolve the problem although it is a good start. After listening to his complains, find the answers to the problems and make sure they are the right ones. This may take time but assuring him that you will always be there for him is a big help. Their problems are too deep and the guidance requires consistency. The problem usually involves feelings and the only solution is to bring back the happiness in the family.

Rehabilitate


Drug addiction requires rehabilitation and family members cannot do it by themselves. Besides solving his problems, he needs to be treated. Otherwise, the addiction will continue or might get worst because his body is already used to it. Drug Detox is the first major step to cure his addiction. Drugs and Alcohol Rehab is the best place to do it, although it is really not as easy as one could think. This will take a lot of sacrifice from everyone in the family.

Unconditional love


The damage has been done and you cannot bring back the time. This is not just the problem of the victim but also of the whole family, and each member must be willing to contribute to solve it. Instead of blaming him or her, help him by visiting him as often as you can do. It is this time to show that you really care, and forsaking him will worsen the situation. Do not just rely on the doctors to cure him as the best medication he can take is unconditional love.

There is still hope after dope.

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How to Motivate your Child to Study Harder

As our child is growing, he may be curious about other things other than what they are learning from school. Although it is not bad at all, his interest in studying might be greatly affected. Sports, friends and other leisure activities are among those that can influence him to be distracted in his studies. As parents, we must do some thing about it before it will be too late. I have two growing children and here is what I have been doing, and hopefully it can also help others.To continue reading...

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The Kind of Parent that We Are – Pinoy Parenting Blog Carvival 6th Edition

I would like to reserve this post to summarize all the entries for the Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival 6th edition with the topic – What kind of parent are you? This is an interesting question for me as it covers parents with children of all ages. So now, I proudly present to you all the Pinoy parent bloggers who participated.

Doc Joey

The humble originator of this carnival who is also a mother of a two-year old boy says that she is trying to be loving as possible, but very firm when things are going unreasonable. She is also learning by attending meeting with fellow parents.

Mon

He admits that when his children were young, he is very strict just like his Chinese father. But upon realizing that they were growing up, it is time to change and he has now become a cool daddy. He learned that parenting is a two-way street.

Angel Cuala

This is Yours Truly using my real name. Just like Mon, I am very strict especially to my daughter as she is growing into a young lady. But then, I can easily convert myself into a jolly father and the clown of the family. But more than anything else, they can talk to me about anything under the sun.

Manilenya

Being away from her daughter for the last five years is not a burden to become a good mother, she claims. She believes that as long as you have good communication with your child, it does not matter where you are. Her 11-year old daughter has a Friendster account which I believe a great sign of being independent and mature.

Mec

She says she will let his son discover things and to be happy while learning. She will allow his son to be free, resourceful and creative as she believes that independence will help her son achieve his future goals.

Kcee

As her daughter loves to draw but afraid she cannot make it, she believes that it is the proper motivation and positive outlook towards life that must be prioritized. She is preparing her child to be a strong soldier against thousands of battles ahead of her.

Jing

As a new parent, she will try to balance everything between a strict mother and a friendly one. Although she admits that there is no such thing as perfect parents and there is no appropriate handbook when it comes to parenting, she hopes to be the most suitable mother for his son.

Pinaywife

As a wife of a husband working in another country, she admits it is really stressful be doing the parenting alone. However, she is happy that her husband is always available when it comes to decision making about posting discipline to their child. She may be a sweet mother, but very strict with it comes to food, manners and TV time.

Haze

Being a fun mother and a disciplinarian in between, she admits she spanks the hand of her children when her patience is being tested. However, she makes sure that it is not hurt that is being felt, but rather the explanation on why they should be corrected. She proudly says that she is also learning from her children.

HotMomma

Although she claims that she is stricter than her husband, she says that she sacrificed a lot in order for her children to grow as they should be, something that all mothers should do. She may not be playful just like others but she lets her children have their fun moments.

Girl for all status

As she admires mothers who sacrifice their jobs to be a full time mother, she believes that it is still the child’s welfare that is more important. According to her, no mother can claim that she is a better mother over the others as it is not right to judge anyone unless we put ourselves in their shoes. She is doing her best to be the best for her kids.

Jenaisle

Although she had kids at an early age and she had been mistaken as their older sister, she still proves to them that she is the mother. She might not be that strict, but she sees to it that everything is being settled and that family is something they can always run to.

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There you go, another interesting edition has been finished and another edition to look forward to. But before I turn over the hosting back to Doc Joey, let me tell you that I enjoyed each moment and every entry for the last two editions taught me a lot not only as a father, but as a human being per se.

Thanks to all who trusted my blog and submitted their entries and of course to Doc Joey for giving me this great opportunity. It was a great honor, indeed!

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I am now wearing a new pair of Eyeglasses

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I am a near-sighted person and I used to wear eyeglasses when I need to read from far away. But since I got irritated from removing it every now and then, I decided not to wear it again. But after our annual company Physical Examination recently, the doctor told me that I need to upgrade them which are now 125-150. I want to blame myself for abusing my eyes since I started blogging, but I guess it is now too late. But not really!

What about pinhole glasses?

You may find this weird because this might be the first time you will hear about it – pinhole glasses . I saw an old friend wearing one, and I thought it was just nothing. But when he said that it is effective for him, I made my own research and this is what I found. This technique of eyeglasses was studied scientifically and here are some short explanations. Get ready for this.

It can improve vision to people with Myopia

They are near-sighted people like me and children are more prone to this disorder. Wearing pinhole glasses block some image light rays from entering the eye which require much diffraction with the lenses to form images on the retina. However, it is not advisable for children to wear one as they are more responsive to exercise their eyes.

It improves vision of older people

As we grow older, our eye lens become less flexible and is unable to work as efficiently as earlier. This more or less affects our close vision and we have problems with seeing nearby objects clearly. Pinholes narrow down the aperture of the eye.

Astigmatism and Cataract

For astigmatism, pinhole glasses can help by decreasing the distance between the images which reduces the size of the blur formed by the deformed cornea and so improves vision. For cataract, it reduces the effects of the cataract formation in the eye. They restrict the amount of light falling on the affected part of the eye.

For bloggers

I like this part. We all know that spending long hours in front of our computers can damage our eyes. Pinhole glasses control damage by limiting the amount of radiation that enters our eyes and can increase the depth of vision. This way, they reduce the eye strain by limiting the level of stress acquired through focusing while viewing. Sounds helpful, isn’t it?

My conclusion

I borrowed my friend’s pinhole eyeglasses and used it while I was making this post. Honestly speaking, I feel awkward at first. I find it hard as I am like peeping in a screen window. The small holes distract me as I go along. But since I want to try it, I did not remove it until I finished this post which took me more than an hour.

Somehow, my eyes get used to it and the pinholes are getting bigger and it distracts me less. But I noticed that it is hard to wear one when only the computer screen is on, and other lights are somehow dim. However, the computer screen looks lighter when I wear these unique eyeglasses which made my eyes more relax.

Being my friend, he told me that I can return it to him after a week so I can test it more. For now, I think it is too early to say that it is really effective. I may make another post some time around.

But it is worth to try as it does not need any prescription and mind you, it is cheaper.

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Why it is Important to plan your Family

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Family planning is a non-stop issue between the Philippine government and the Catholic Church. I wonder how other countries are taking this matter. But while the debate is on, more and more families are increasing their number of children. According to National Geographic Kids News, about 245 babies are born every minute, around the world. I know it is fun to watch children playing, but how about their future? I only have two children and here are my reasons why I choose to limit them.

Economical


Obviously, prices of oil are rapidly increasing and this is a chain reaction. I supposed no one will debate me if I say it is cheaper to have only few mouths to feed. We must remember that the basic needs of every child are common, health, clothes and education. So for every additional child you will have the more expenses it will be. If you failed, some or all of them will suffer the consequences. If this happens, you cannot blame anyone but you and you alone.

Health concerns


Mothers are getting weaker as she is giving more births, and it is common sense. Although some may not feel it at once, her body will sag earlier as compared to those who had fewer births. Resistance to sickness will be reduced and stamina for everyday life will be greatly affected. But do not think that men are excuse for this matter. If you have a lot of children, you as the provider will need to work harder and your time to rest will be minimal.

Quality time


Let us say your income is good and you can afford to feed a lot of children. But can you also afford to divide your time with them? Parenting is a very tough job and time is a very important factor. You cannot show your love for your children if you are only focusing on their physical needs. No matter how you try, you cannot spend time with them equally. There will be some lapses which can lead to sibling jealousy. Next to it is drugs, teenage pregnancy, and worst suicide.

The next generation

Experts think the world population could reach nine billion by the year 2050, and that is scary scene. Some of us may not be around by that time, and it will be then our children’s responsibility. Can you imagine how hard life will be for children’s children? We are working hard everyday to fulfill the dreams of our children, but are their future children included in our concern? The world is our responsibility and we will pass this on to the next generation, and so on.

Children are gifts to enjoy but they are born also to enjoy.

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Welcome to Father Blogger

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Hi everyone,

I am excited to announce that finally, my third blog is now live. Actually, I started this a month ago but I had some technical problems but now I am happy that it is over. Anyway, the blog title is Father Blogger which has the same URL and I decided to have a paid hosting service with Wordpress as the platform. I remember one time; I already mention this to you when I wrote that a part of being a professional blogger is to have your own domain. I must say that this is my most precious blog.

Why it is very precious to me

Well, it is my dream to combine my craft as a father and as a blogger. As I mentioned in the welcome post, , this is quite confusing for my readers but at the same time, I will be hitting two birds in one stone. I have a very big plan for this blog but I want to do it slowly but surely. In fact, I am now starting to use this when I leave comments on other blogs as well as to forums I am an active member. I will also be doing some hardcore promotions and will read articles about SEO and try to apply whatever I will learn. I will consider this blog my baby.

What readers can expect

As I am trying to do with my existing blogs, I will submit fresh quality posts as well as re-writing my old posts. That is why you may notice that some of my older posts have been re-directed to my new blog, and I will also choose some future posts that will lead my readers there. In addition, I will do my best to submit a post everyday like what I am doing now. I will also submit posts that will not be posted in both of my blogs and that will be something to look forward. But of course, the topics will still be the same – Marriage, Parenting and Blogging.

Will I be leaving blogspot?

Blogspot is my first home and will remain my home unless Google will drive me away. Although others might say a lot of disadvantages over a free hosting service, it is still a peaceful place for me. I have now worries about technical stuff since it is very easy to handle, just copy and paste – Presto! Besides, I am already enjoying a small space in the blogosphere and I do not want to loose it and start all over again. For almost a year of blogging, I can say that blogspot is still the best free place in town.

Will I be leaving Entrecard?

Tough question! I must admit, I am receiving very high bounce rate for both of my blogs because of the drop-and-go bloggers. However, I cannot deny the fact that most of my regular readers and commenters are coming from Entrecard, as well as my now on-line friends. With this, I have decided NOT to leave Entrecard for now, and may stay quite longer. Anyway, I learned that Graham is doing his best to improve the service and to let his dream come true – a place for bloggers to have a community who visits and reads blog posts. But then, Father Blogger will not be a member of Entrecard.

My invitation

After all that has been said, I am now inviting you to visit my new blog – Father Blogger dot Com. You can browse my more revealing About page if you want to know more about me, as well to the posts that you may not yet read. I also would like to ask for some suggestions to improve it more such as Plug-ins, interesting themes and other Wordpress techniques. Please feel free to leave your comments there.

But of course, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Raden of My SEO Blog and Manilenya. Without them, I will be lost in my new venture and may be going crazy before I can launch it.

Lastly, I am now proud to introduce to you my real name – Angel Cuala. I will be using this on my new blog from now on.

See you there!

Angel Cuala
aka Guardian Angel

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