G+ at Hump Day $50 Giveaway

Hump Day $50 Giveaway
It’s time for Hump Day $50 Giveaway and today’s event is for Google+ Circles. Thanks to the 27 wonderful blogs listed below, we are giving away another $50 so please feel free to visit their blogs after joining.

My Tots Exactly | Money Saving Mindy | Experience of a Super Mommy | I Heart Giveaways | Exotic Philippines | Beauty Queen Gene | WAHMaholic | Mirage | Coupon Queen of Texas | Our Food Trip | it’s not always about me | Pensive Thoughts | Happy Mothering | SWEXIE | Building Carpenters | Topics on Earth | Mom’s Ups and Downs| Frugal Experiments | Kenzie’s Kozies | Pinay Mama | Fabulicious Diva | It’s all about Me | My Tummy Calls | The Blogger Hub | Travel Unravels |

NEW: After entering the mandatory entries, you will be taken to a separate page to add the 25 other sponsors’ page on to your Google+ Circles. Please completely ADD ALL 25 on the separate page to be eligible for the 25 points. All the sponsors will verify your entry and if you miss to follow one, your 25-point entry will be disqualified. After adding all 25 entries to your Google+ Circles, come back to the blog page you first entered on to complete the rest of the Rafflecopter tasks. For a short tutorial on how to Follow via GFC or to Add pages to your Google+ Circles, click here.

A note though: You can only join this on one blog/page. There will be a maximum of 32 entries ONLY. If you have more than 32, I reserve the right to delete duplicate or fraudulent entries. May I request that you use only one name and email address for quicker validation of entries.

On the first mandatory entry, please do not forget to write Mom’s Ups and Downs referred you since it is a mandatory entry. You must complete the first 2 tasks before the others are enabled, and for all your other entries to count.

Thank you very much and good luck. By joining this giveaway, you agree to the Terms and Conditions on the bottom of the form. Contest is open all-day Wednesday, from February 29th, 12:01am EST to February 29th,11:59pm EST (February 29th, 1:01pm Philippine time to March 1st, 12:59pm Philippine time).

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All Our Bags are Packed and We’re Ready to Go

I can’t hide my excitement on our most-awaited vacation.  We will leave on Friday (hope it is sunny by then) but as early as yesterday all our bags are packed and we are ready to go. We are just waiting for Friday to come. I maybe packed things too early but because I have a child, I don’t want to miss anything important most especially her medications.

Whether we are having our vacation in the suburb or to another city, it’s a big family acitvity that requires a whole lot of packing. Aside of course from our needed clothes I see to it that we also have other essentials such as first-aid kit including medications, toiletries, ziplock bags, sunblock,  important accessories (caps/hats, sunglasses, slippers), light weight sweaters/jackets, cellphones, chargers, camera, extra duracell procell batteries, credit cards, a list of emergency phone numbers, snacks,  and last but not the least cash. Lot of things that made my packing look so stressful but because I always make my list ahead, everything turned out easy. Still, I made sure that we can lift and carry our bags with ease.

It is important to travel light so pack only the things you need. If you have baby or toddlers, here’s the list that you might want to consider:

Needed clothes
Bottles or sippy cups
Sneakers/play shoes
Distilled or purified water
Baby food and snacks
Changing pads
Waterproof sheets
Diaper ointment
Medicine for fever, allergies, cough and colds
Few toys
Coloring books
Favorite stuffed animal

Weird Summer

It’s raining cats and dogs when we got up this morning. As per weather forecast there will be scattered rain showers and thurderstorms til Thursday. So unusual because summer here in the Philippines starts in late February or early March but it looks like we are going to experience a rainy summer this year which means more flooding in most parts of Metro Manila. Hmmm…should I buy breeches or knee-length pants now in preparation for the flood?

According to Scientists, these climate change and extreme weather conditions are all due to global warming and if we don’t do our part these extremes could eventually grow to severe thus more floods, more heat waves and more droughts will be experienced.

A rainy summer? It would be the weirdest summer we would have here if ever. Kids can’t play outside while they are on vacation and they can’t enjoy the beaches. Weird!