SM Cares Mounts Pregnancy Care Talk, Serenade for Expecting Moms

Expecting mothers were treated to an afternoon of informative discussion on pregnancy and good health as well as an hour-long serenade of soothing music at SM Cares“Mama’s Lullaby, A Musical Event for Expecting Mothers”.

Held at the Event Center of SM Megamall, pregnant mothers from different walks of life attended the event which aims to promote good health and well-being of mothers and their unborn child through safe pregnancy and delivery.  SM Cares organized the event in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number three (Good Health and Well-being) to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, and to support the women in its community.

“Today we celebrate your pregnancy because this is, by far, the most wonderful experience a woman can have. That is why we at SM Cares came up with this event – to show our support to all moms out there, and to let you know that we are with you every step of the way,” said Berna Velasco, program director for SM Cares Program on Women and Breastfeeding.

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Prayer for Strength

woman looking at sea while sitting on beach

 

Dear Lord,

I spend my days pretending everything’s fine. I’ve been using my energy to put on a smiling face and show my children that I’m a strong mama and we’ll be able to get through all these. But sometimes, I felt like I am running out of strength. There are times that I feel defeated and broken down. It’s getting harder with each passing day to get out of bed and face everyone again. The world seems grim and my future too dark. Lord, please fill my heart with the knowledge of your love and your goodness.

Remind me that it’s okay to cry, that it’s okay to let out my frustrations and ask for Your help. I want to feel Your arms around me and lift me up from the dark hole I am in. I want to use this time to draw closer to You and gain a stronger relationship with You. I don’t want this pain to tear me down. Please give me the strength to continue on. I entrust my life with You.

Love,
Shari

Living the dream at The Enclave Alabang by Filigree

PRESS RELEASE

 

Investing in an upscale residential development invokes careful planning and decision making. It may be the first big venture for the family, so there are many crucial things to consider.

 

Paolo Cayton and Elsandra Neri Dagondon-Cayton, a young, successful couple with a growing family, thought things over when they were choosing their own home. After judicious research and comparison of various development projects, the many superior qualities of The Enclave Alabang by luxury real estate brand Filigree easily met their criteria. They are now among the proud and satisfied property owners at The Enclave Alabang.

 

The Enclave Alabang by Filigree has an unrivaled upmarket location along primary Daang Hari Road.

 

The Enclave Alabang is in an unrivaled upmarket location along the primary Daang Hari Road, allowing for ease of access via major thoroughfares like the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway or MCX, was the winning feature for the couple.

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James Deakin on Fatherhood, Forgiveness, and Having No Time to Wait

James Deakin is a man who wears many hats. Who doesn’t recognize him? He’s a TV anchor, event host, motoring advocate, blogger, and social media personality. But with his multifaceted persona and the hectic schedule that he keeps, it’s his being a family man, a loving husband and father to three kids, two boys and a girl, that he values the most. It is no wonder then that Technomarine chose to honor James, a truly exemplary dad, this Father’s Day.

 

James Deakin

 

“Time, it’s the most precious commodity,” Deakin relates when asked about the biggest challenge of being a father. “The harder you work, the more successful you become, the more time becomes precious. So it gets very hard to find that balance.”

 

His daily schedule can become as erratic as the next, starting as early as 5 am. As someone who doesn’t keep a regular office job, making time for his family is indeed a challenge, one that he doesn’t back down from. But there are compromises, he admits, especially since he has to work to earn a living for his wife and his growing brood.

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Reaction to Jollibee’s Mother’s Day Commercial #Jollibee

I can still remember nung bata pa ako na hinihintay ko buwan-buwan yung pag-uwe ni “mame” sa Lucena (Quezon Province). Laking lola kami ni kuya kasi nagtatrabaho sina mame sa Maynila, hindi naman kami maisama agad doon kasi wala naman titingin sa amin o maghahatid papasok sa school. Every end of the month or first week ng month, umuuwe sina dade at mame sa probinsya para bisitahin kami ni kuya, mag-iwan sa mga lola ng panggastos, saka magbigay sa amin ng pangbaon sa school. Two days lang sila palage, tapos aalis na. Tapos, malungkot na ulit…wala na ulit akong kasamang mommy sa loob ng isang buwan. Magbibilang na naman ng maraming araw hanggang makabalik sila.

 

Ang bilis ng panahon, ngayon, ako na yung nanay. May dalwang chikitings na ako na naghihintay sa akin sa pag-uwe galing sa trabaho. Sila naman yung naka-abang ngayon at naiinip sa paghihintay sa ‘kin. Minsan, sasabihan pa ako na ‘wag na akong umalis, ‘wag nang magtrabaho. Kung pwede lang sana… hehe.

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Brilliant Mother’s Day Gift from My Diamond

 

The brightest gift for mom is within your reach this Mother’s Day.

 

My Diamond offers a 45% discount on all jewelry from May 2 to 13, 2018 at all My Diamond stores nationwide! You can choose an 18k white gold ring with six pieces 0.54 carat diamond surrounded with 109 pieces of 0.64 diamonds from the Dream Collection, sliding diamond bangles of 18k white gold with 174 pieces of 1.25 carat diamonds or 14k white gold with 119 pieces of 0.77 carat diamonds, or classic baguette pave bangle of 14k white gold with 71 pieces of 1.44 carat diamonds.

 

This Mother’s Day, give something completely precious to someone who is truly diamond worthy with jewelry pieces from any My Diamond concept store in:

  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • Festival Mall
  • Gateway Mall
  • Glorietta 4
  • Greenbelt 3
  • LuckyChinatown Mall
  • Robinsons Place Manila
  • SM Lanang Premier Davao
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM Aura Premier

 

 

For more information, follow and like My Diamond on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MyDiamondPH.

5 Travel Fails to Avoid

Traveling is such a wonderful thing! It helps you appreciate different cultures and teaches you so many lessons that aren’t taught in the classroom. But to make each trip truly meaningful, you have to prepare very well for it.

 

But even seasoned travelers may run into unforeseen setbacks. Here is a list of common travel fails and what to do in case you find yourself in one.

 

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