Kailee eating Bono Gelato on her own!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

I'm such a stage mom.  I am sooooo proud of her with her feat yesterday!!

For the first time ever, my daughter ate her Milk and Cereal Bono Gelato on her own!

I can't explain the happy/proud/burning feeling in my heart feeling whenever I watch this video.  I can't believe my baby girl is growing up!

Kailee, mama is so proud of you!!  But please don't grow up too fast. 

Kasambahay 101: PhilHealth Registration

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Apparently, there is an online registration.

But what I will share here is the MANUAL registration.  Manual registration means that you'd need to personally go to any PhilHealth office to submit your papers.  You can also as your authorized representative to do this for you.  Just make sure to have them bring an authorization letter signed by you with a valid ID (so they can verify if it was really you who signed the letter)

So, here goes!

To register yourself as an EMPLOYER get a hold of an ER1 form 

Fill in all the details and leave blank what does not apply to you.

When you submit this, you will be given your EMPLOYER Number.  You will need to use this employer number whenever you pay and report to PhilHealth.

To register your HOUSEHELP - Get this PMRF form:

Fill in ALL the details needed.

If you will place your spouse and children as dependents, make sure you have a photocopy of your marriage certificate and birth certificates of your children.  As without these, PhilHealth won't input the details to your file.  So, if you don't have any documents ready with you, then just leave it blank.  You may just add them later on using an Er3 form, when you have the necessary papers with you.

After submitting the above form, you will receive a printout from PhilHealth with your helper's PhilHealth number.

Now, to report those helpers with you:  Get the Er2 Form.

Make sure that ALL those you will report under your employ has their own PhilHealth number - if the don't then get one first and then submit.

Fill in all the details and submit to your PhilHealth office.
Make sure to read if you need to submit it in duplicate or triplicates.

Hope this was helpful!

Lucky Didi's Beauty Loot Giveaway!!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I'm hosting another giveaway! :)

Last week, I gave in to my temptation - I finally bought my first ever Tony Moly CC Cream!  I have to mention Rowena because it was her post that convinced me to get one!  Thank you Ro!

I was very lucky because, when I got to the department store counter of Tony Moly, the sales attendant immediately told me that they have a promo 'A free 30mL CC Cream for every P1,000.00 purchase!' Since the CC Cream cost P948.00 I just had to add a little to reach the P1,000.00 purchase - so I bought a pearl mask for P58.00.  I felt it was so meant to be, because what were the chances right?  I randomly went to the department store with just the intention to get the CC cream and I got another bottle for free!  Well, almost free.. Hahaha!

So, to share my luck, I'm giving away the Pearl Mask that I bought plus some others (Skin Food freebies, The Face Shop body wash and a Crabtree & Evelyn Rose hand remedy) that I found on my table.  This is a winner take all, so keep those entries coming!  I'm using rafflecopter to pick the winner.  You have until July 20, 2013 to join!

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I'm a SCARED parent.. Help!

Since being a mom some two years ago, I suddenly developed a fear of some sort.  Fear that my kids will get sick, fear of hurting themselves, fear that my kids will be bullied, fear of so many many other things.  I have this idea in my head that I am to protect them, at all cost.  Am I paranoid or too protective?

Kailee turned two early this year.  A lot of people have been asking me if she's already in pre-school, I tell them no, because I feel that she's too young.  That's only one of the reasons why I don't want her to go to school early - because I feel that she's too young (I attended pre-school at 4 and I turned out okay), another thing is that I hear that kids who attend pre-school get sick more often.  I also hear of incidents where kids hurt one another - and I don't want that to happen to Kailee.

The bully-ing issue has been up and about in the last few years.  I think it's just now, that the problem is being dealt with.  I guess then, the school, parents and society were all in denial that it has been happening here in our country.  To address this bully-ing problem, my Panget and I agreed that when Kailee starts to go to school, we'd teach her how to fight back.  My inlaws don't agree to this, but my Panget and I do, because she needs to learn how to defend herself when the situation calls for it.  I'm sure some would say 'why retailiate?'  well, for me - it would be better than just telling the proper authorities and wait for their 'investigation' that would take, weeks?  But that's just me.  I'm not saying that my style is right, but I am hoping that this will work for me eventually.

Recently, I learned of a friend's daughter being a punching bag by another kid in their pre-school.  Mind you this pre-school is quite a prestigious one, and I am surprised that their unofficial statement was that 'it was an accident'.  But can accidents happen repeatedly?  This incident makes me think twice, thrice, quadruple times whether I'd like to send my child to pre-school at all.  I've become skeptical - and then, this morning I read another blogger's post on her daughter bruising her chin and the teacher claiming it was an accident.  Its gets so discouraging reading those kinds of posts, I won't hide the fact that I'm not affected.  I won't pretend that it's okay when its not.  So there - I am honestly AFRAID - of what may happen.  I felt really bad after seeing and reading these incidents - I get so affected with these incidents - maybe because I am a parent myself.  Am I strange?

Pre-school doesn't come cheap, so when I hear stories like these, it makes me wonder - why the hell does that (still) happen, in a pre-school - A PRE-SCHOOL?  Where apparently, the kids to teacher ratio is small?  Don't they have precautions or SOP on how to deal with these things?  I always had the impression that kids require more sets of eyes in a classroom - but I guess, I was wrong.

So, there - am I an abnormal parent for being afraid?  For being too protective?  Am I stalling my child's progress with my fear?  Ah, I'm so confused..


Kasambahay 101: The Law - broken down

Monday, July 01, 2013

I found this link on my feed.

I clicked on it and found it VERY HELPFUL!

This person broke down the law to make us understand it better with a bit of humor.

So here I am sharing it with you.

An Employer's Cramming Guide to comply with Batas Kasambahay

Read through it to understand the law better.  This is a fun read I promise!!