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Drew Barrymore's Daughter Throws Epic Disney Tantrum

Even celebrity moms have to deal with it! Drew Barrymore shared a hilarious photo set of her daughter Olive losing her cool at the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland! Talking to Seth Meyers on “The Late Show”, Drew admitted that while taking her girls to Disney was an amazing experience, that as most things do with little kids, it “always ends in mayhem”. We can all relate to that! In the hilarious snapshots, Drew's four year old daughter Olive, lays on the ground at the theme park in the midst of a tantrum, while Drew casually posing and smiling alongside her. The pictures are so funny, and show just how things can turn out when you have young kids in tow
Drew admits that the girls were very sleep deprived during their time at Disney, and when Olive wanted to chase a duck, and wasn't allowed to, that just caused everything to completely melt down! So cute, and so relatable. Drew advises other moms on just how to handle tantrums of this nature, saying: "I think you shou…

Handling Your Money is A Big Responsibility

When it comes to saving money, I wouldn't say that I'm an expert, but I was able to manage our finances with much success. As what everybody else is saying, you will never ever succeed at this if you don't have discipline, so I would say that this is the first key.  Next would be your ability to think wide.  Having said that, I am referring to your ability to imagine things like finding ways and means to cut on your expenses, earn from extra sources and of course, more importantly the ability to grow your money.  All these are very important when your ultimate goal is to save and be financially stable.  I know that there is no short cut to all these as most would definitely take time, especially when you are just saving  minimal amount of money every month.  However, these steps would not be successful without considering the other. If you wish to save more, the first thing to do is to cut on your expenses.  As what I've been saying in my previous posts, the amount of …

Book Your Next Hotel With Ease At Traveloka

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February is hubby’s birth month but since he is away from home due to his job overseas, we can’t really throw the best party for him.Since he is due to arrive on the same month as well for his much awaited vacation, me and my kids thought of giving him a surprise get away the day after he arrived.Since we don’t have enough time to plan for everything as we are also busy with ongoing projects at home, I’ve decided to look for a travel booking App that would help me decide and book with much ease.

I have chosen Traveloka not only because it’s pretty much new and I want to see how it differs from other travel booking apps but also because I’ve been reading a lot of good recommendations about this from friends.  Some may still opt to go through the traditional way of booking by going through a travel agency and letting it do everything for you, but I think it’s more convenient to do it by yourself right in your own desk or even when you’re out there in the mall.  Downloading this App would…

When You Suffer From Back Pains

Due to my recent out of town trip, I am currently suffering from a severe back pain.  I was diagnosed with straightening of lower lumbar lordosis  years ago and it is for that reason that I am being prohibited from staying in the same position for more than 30 minutes.  I should be continuously moving or at least changing positions at least every 5 minutes.  We rode a bus on our way back to our city and unfortunately, the bus is just an ordinary one and since we were in a hurry to go home, we were forced to take the first bus which had arrived on the bus station.  The end result is here, I am now currently suffering from a back pain.  I can hardly move and is unable to bend down on my knees whenever I need to pick something from the floor.  This has prevented me from doing my normal day to day routine which is really a hassle.  Now, I've learned my lesson, I won't be compromising my health condition even for any reason.  I can't even sleep comfortably because of the pains.…

Preparing for An Open MRI With Claustrophobia

Being claustrophobic makes it difficult for anyone that needs testing done on equipment that encases the body. A traditional MRI is not an option for anyone suffering from this phobia. An open MRI makes testing possible if the right preparations are made by the patient, doctor and testing facility.
Watch Videos Online
There are videos available to view online for almost any subject imaginable. There are a few demonstration videos of open MRI machines that will show you what they look like in operation. The more familiar you become with the equipment, the less fear you will have when it comes time to take the test. Make sure you watch the process from start to finish so that you understand it is a very non-invasive procedure.
Mentally Visualize Having the Procedure Done While Listening to Relaxing Music
Find a comfortable spot in your home to lie down and mentally visualize having the procedure done. Replay the video in your head with you as the patient. Have some calm and relaxing music p…

The Importance of Having A Plan

The question, "what's keeping me busy lately?", I guess is no longer new to me coz I've always been a busy person.  My family used to call me workaholic especially my kids as they seldom see me idle. Aside from being "OC" which I guess is a disorder, I'm also a workaholic who always wants to end the day productively.  There might probably be some advantages and disadvantages to this behavior but trust me, I get more stressed when I did not accomplish anything good for the day.
I always keep a journal and I always make a plan.  A "to do list" is something I could do without.  For me, it is very important to have a goal...a plan. Without this, it is quite hard for me to accomplish things.  I was never a random person who would do things in an impulse.  For me everything should be carefully planned.  I know that some people are doing things in an instant and for them, this is a kind of adventure and they surely get thrilled with that which I total…

Why Do We Need A Spending Plan

Running a household without a budget is equal to driving without a map. You're moving but you're not sure where you're going. A budget is the tour guide to your finances. It lets you know how much money you have, what you need, and what and how much you spend your hard earned dollars on. This is why every household should have one.
Getting Lost
When you don't have a budget, there's an acute lack of vision in your financial forecast that can affect your overall quality of life. If you know that your mortgage is $1200 a month and your electric bill is usually $175, yet you still spend about $600 a month on eating out, movies, and impulse spending, you're headed for a fall at some point. The $600 that you loosely spend on non-essentials will probably begin to cut into the money you need for utilities and/or your mortgage, especially if you're only bringing in $2400 monthly. Your mortgage and utilities just represent a portion of the pie, not the whole pie. There…

Doing What You Love

I am not so happy that I was not so active in blogging that I used to do before.  I was still an OFW when I've started blogging and obviously, when overseas I don't have to take care of anyone but myself.  I have no house to look after, manage and maintain.  I have no kids to take care of, I don't even have my own kitchen and complete set of equipment to improve my skills in cooking and baking.  Most of the time, I have to cook quickly as me and my housemates take turns in using the kitchen.  Therefore, during those times I have to find another passion where I can spend my free time and also to avoid being homesick and this is where I've discovered blogging.  I used to blog almost everyday and this keeps me busy apart from my responsibility at work.  However, soon after I returned to the Philippines for good, blogging has been taken into the back seat.  This is so because I am home now and I can do everything I love to do freely as I am literally in my own space now.  …

5 Tips for Finding a Contractor

Maybe you're adding a nursery to the second floor. Maybe you're knocking down a wall to expand a home office. Whatever you're rebuilding, redesigning or remodeling, you'll need a contractor to help you get the job done, so here are just a few tips for finding one that you can trust.
1. Check Their Credentials
Did you know that not all contractors are licensed? Some states don't require it. Make sure that you look into the background of any potential contractors on your list; if they don't have a license, they should at least have some kind of permit, training certificate or membership to a professional organization like the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
2. Ask for Referrals
If your cousin just had her windows done, don't be afraid to ask her about her contractor. If you notice someone down the street going through a renovation, drop by and request a business card from one of the workers. It's much better to make decisions based off real-w…

Manage Your Expenses

I am proud to say that I have not really splurged into shopping for the past few years.  Not because I don't have a budget for that but because I don't really feel that there is a need to.  I only shop for groceries and foods but not for clothes, shoes, bags...etc.  I have nothing against those people who love to shop, if that what makes them happy, so be it.  I just feel that I have lost my interest to shop for things when I've realized that I still have a lot of stuff in my closet and that now a days I seldom go out anyway, so there's really no need for me to acquire more things. Besides I have other important projects that are long overdue and need a budget so I might as well build funds for that rather than spending for things which are really unnecessary.
Sometimes, we suddenly have that impulse to buy when we see something new from our friends. Does your friend buy a new bag? Chances are you would probably be buying one, too.  This is exactly how we got that habit…