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4 Reasons Why Filipino Women Make the Best Mothers

Cross-Culture Lifestyle Guide Filipino women are not just known for world class beauty but also being good mothers. Why is that? There are a lot of wonderful reasons to support this and I am sure that you also have your own reasons that hold truth in your heart.                                             Photo Credit Being a mother is a huge blessing from above and one of the noblest jobs that a woman can ever have. Being a Filipino mother is great pride because…

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What the Elderly Have Taught Me About Motherhood

October 20, 2017 by Guest Writer By Haley Graydon, Guest Writer http://www.motheringbeyondexpectations.com I remember his aged hands on the frame of my wheelchair; post-labor exhaustion fogs the rest. He was a hospital volunteer, late seventies or early eighties, and I was a two-day old mother, dazed by the newborn asleep in my arms. My body shook a lot those first days—blood loss from delivery. Short walks across the room left me breathless. And this elderly gentleman watched as I, normally agile and energetic, sat weak and subdued in a hospital-issued wheelchair, about to emerge into the daylight of a new…

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“I’m a Mom, and I Had an Abortion”

      By Phoebe Zerwick http://www.parents.com Five brave women share their stories with Parents.  In our country’s discussion of abortion, one group of women remains largely unseen: mothers. An assumption persists that abortion services are used largely by teenage girls and young, childless women. But mothers are in fact the majority of patients. Many of these women know what it means to be a parent. They have stayed up all night with a colicky baby, planned birthday parties and holiday gatherings, and juggled jobs and child care. And when they become pregnant unexpectedly, they think about what another child…

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The 2017 Best Nanay awardees

DIRECT LINE By Boy Abunda (The Philippine Star) November 14, 2017 For the past four years, the Make Your Nanay Proud Foundation (MYNP) has honored the greatest women of our lives — our mothers. The awarding ceremony of the Best Nanay is usually held in October, which is also my birth month. This year, MYNP honored 10 Best Nanay awardees and introduced the first Licerna R. Abunda award, in honor of my mother.  The MYNP’s Best Nanay Awards 2017 was a night of tribute filled with songs and dances. The event held at Astoria Plaza in Ortigas was hosted by Karen Davila and Drew…

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Mothers Admit: We Do Have A Favorite Child

Parents see it as a secret betrayal, but a survey shows it is common to love one above the rest                       Sixteen % of mothers said they loved one child more than their others. Photograph: Alamy Amelia Hill, Social Affairs Correspondent One in six mothers has a favourite child – but would never admit to it, according to a survey by Netmums, one of the most popular parenting websites in the UK. More than 1,000 mothers responded to the survey, with 16 per cent admitting that they love one child more than the others. One third said that they love…

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5 Filipino Heroines Who Changed Philippine History

  By Gaby Gloria CNN Philippines Updated 19:26 PM PHT Wed, June 7, 2017 Our female heroines shouldn’t be treated as footnotes or afterthoughts in history. Illustration by LAZIR CALUYA Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — When asked to give at least three names of Philippine heroes, who are the first people that come to mind? Of course Jose Rizal is a given as the national hero. And then there’s Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, and Emilio Jacinto. Perhaps even throw in Antonio Luna thanks to successful historical film “Heneral Luna” (2015). The Philippines does not have an official list of national…

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Maraming Salamat, Nanay!

Thank you very much for joining us in our Mother’s Day campaign for the month of May. Thank you for being with us in making our nanays proud. 💚💚💚 #MothersDay2017 #MothersMonth2017 #HappyMothersDay #HappyNanayDay #HappyNanayMonth #SaluteToMothers #SaludoSaMgaNanay #MabuhayNanay #DakilaKaNanay #ThankYouNanay #ThankYouMother #MYNP #MakeYourNanayProud

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INCREDIBLE | Boy Abunda gets standing ovation at AMA University and Colleges Graduation

IMAGE CREDIT: ABS-CBN (left photo) Graduates, parents and school officials can’t help but be astonished by the extemporaneous inspirational speech delivered by the one and only Boy Abunda during the graduation ceremony of AMA University and Colleges held at the PICC Plenary Hall last May 19, 2017. Abunda shared stories about his life as a student and as a young worker, and how he managed to overcome trials and criticisms to become the success that he is now. 

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Cravings Confessions: Pregnant Moms Share Their Unusual Cravings Throughout Pregnancy

by Devan McGuinness https://www.everydayfamily.com                                                                       (Image adapted via Flickr/ abardwell) Cravings are an expected symptom of pregnancy and one that many women think about as they’re waiting for those two pink lines to show up. Some cravings are not healthy (like if you have pica), while others, in moderation, are totally OK. I had some crazy cravings in my earlier pregnancies–like weird! With my first pregnancy, I couldn’t get enough orange juice and drank so much of it I thought I was going to turn orange. I also had a big craving for something stranger–something that I enjoyed often…

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Dancing Your Dream

DIRECT LINE By Boy Abunda The Philippine Star May 30, 2017   Premier dance group-cum-dance company popularly known as G-Force celebrates a decade of excellence and fame with the theme Dance Your Dream. The group also has created its own app, and a soon-to-be-published self-help and semi-autobiographical book written by dance guru and G-Force creator and creative director Teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy. A spectacular dance concert is also scheduled tomorrow, May 31, at the SMX MOA Arena.   Premier dance group-cum-dance company popularly known as G-Force celebrates a decade of excellence and fame with the theme Dance Your Dream. The group…

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