Who’s got no yaya?

This morning, as I was prepping the kids for school and daycare.. JD sang this song with actions and said “ikaw sad Nana.. (you also do it, Nana)” and wouldn’t stop until I did. So we finished the song together with actions and I realized that being a single mother of 2 (with no yaya) and juggling work and family life is not just tough on me but tough on them too.

I think parents should be the one who will pass along these, not just good genes, but knowledge of things and maybe skills – even simple things like this – exercise! Di ba? I am not happy giving that moment (with the kids) away for someone else to do but I also need to hustle for them to eat, live their life, and go to school, and all that. Which brings me to the main topic of this post.. it’s about this life saver day care that’s not so new in town (if you haven’t heard of it) – they’re Little Kingdom Day Care.

I have been searching for a good yaya/house help ever-since our good one got away. I even had this idea of opening a daycare myself when I got back from Manila because I saw the need of not having a yaya when you need to be somewhere or you need to meet someone or you just need to focus on one thing that day. I even reached to a point of talking with potential partners to make it happen but it seemed to have not rung their bell. Anyway…

Little Kingdom Day Care is a drop-in and tutorial center. Run by friends, who are also busy parents themselves, who saw the need of having temporary love and shelter for the kids when we need to deal with the big boys and girls stuff like work and meetings or if you need time for pampering or maybe shopping? hehehe but yeah, this is what they do and I truly appreciate having them and I see their vision for this daycare which is very useful for my scenario.

They have college graduate “Ate’s” who will take care of the kids and teach them those little things that we miss to give because we had to prioritize something else.

They also have individual and group activities for the kids, artwork, play time, nap-time. They have a playground with kid-safe toys. They have a nap area for their nap time. You know the works – like an extension to your home.

They are open from 7:00AM to 7:00 PM Monday – Saturday.
For more details, like their Facebook page or call them at 0926 066 7557 and let them know you heard it from me! 🙂

Here’s a glimpse of JD’s work from Little Kingdom.

little kingdom daycare


Tomorrow is the day! It’s National Pampering Day!

The long wait will finally be over tomorrow as Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa welcomes you once again tomorrow, October 17, 2017, for another real pampering treat at the celebration of the National Pampering Day.

Relieve your stress and make sure to drop by at any Nailaholics branch nearest you from 10 AM to 1 PM to get a free pampering service of your choice. You may choose to get a soothing manicure, relaxing foot massage or a calming foot spa.

And best of all, by simply participating in this year’s National Pampering Day, you will be able to support the cause of your chosen organization. You can extend your help in the rehabilitation of Marawi City by supporting World Vision, help protect our country’s rich but threatened marine and coastal resources when you support Save Philippine Seas or support The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in preventing animal cruelty.

“With all the preparations we’ve made, we are very excited to welcome everyone tomorrow and make them feel that they deserve real pampering” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.

This is a once a year treat only from the number one pampering destination in the Philippines – Nailaholics. See you all tomorrow and Happy National Pampering Day!


Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and SpaTwitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.


Complete list of Nailaholics branches as for the 2nd National Pampering Day:

Abreeza Mall | Cash and Carry | Centrio Mall | SM Center Pasig | Eastwood Citywalk | Festival Mall | Fishermall | Gateway Mall | Harbor Point Mall | The District Imus | Lucky Chinatown Mall | Market! Market! | MarQuee Mall | Robinsons Galleria | Robinsons Metro East | SM Center Angono | SM City Bacolod | SM City Bacoor | SM City Baliwag | SM City Bicutan | SM City Calamba | SM City Cauayan | SM City Cebu | SM City Clark | SM City Dasmariñas | SM City Davao | SM City Fairview | SM City Cabanatuan | SM Lanang Premier | SM Center Las Pinas | SM City Lipa | SM Mall of Asia | SM City Marikina | SM Megamall | SM Center Muntinlupa | SM City Novaliches | SM City San Fernando | SM City San Mateo | SM City San Pablo | SM Southmall | Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall | SM City Santa Rosa | SM City Sucat | SM City Tarlac | SM City Taytay | Solenad 2| SM City BF Parañaque | Ayala Mall Cebu | Ayala Malls South Park | SM CDO Downtown Premier | Unimart Greenhills | SM Seaside City | SM Center Molino | SM City Manila | SM City Olongapo | SM City Iloilo | Glorietta | SM San Lazaro | Southwoods Mall


Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa Celebrates the 2nd Year of National Pampering Day

When it comes to pampering on a national scale, Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa holds the only spot. After introducing the celebration of the National Pampering Day last year, Nailaholics is back at it again this 2017 with an amplified nationwide celebration of relaxation that everyone is looking forward to this October 17.

The National Pampering Day got off to a good start last year where Nailaholics offered free manicure service and a stress relieving hand massage from 10 AM to 12 NN on all their branches nationwide. This year, everyone will be treated to a free service of their choice: a soothing manicure, calming foot spa or a relaxing foot massage.

“We Filipinos are very hardworking in any given aspect of our lives and a nation of energetic and industrious people best deserves real pampering once in a while. This year, as Nailaholics celebrates the 2nd National Pampering Day, we go deeper and dedicate this to everyone and remind them to take it slow, take it easy, zone out and relax for a while.” said Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head of Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa.

“With last year’s success of the National Pampering Day, we are back this year with a bigger and much more enjoyable day of pampering. In partnership with the number one salon brand and most beloved nail lacquer brand in the world, O.P.I., National Pampering Day 2017 will accommodate more guests with the extension of pampering time until 1PM.  Also, the best thing about this year’s National Pampering Day is that it will be in support to World Vision, The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Save Philippine Seas” added Amaro.

So save the date and get ready to park away any thoughts of work because the only responsibility you have is to loosen up. Wind down and head down to any Nailaholics Nail Salon and Spa branch on October 17, 2017 (Tuesday) from 10 AM to 1 PM and get yourself a free relaxing manicure, foot spa or foot massage.

Let Nailaholics’ skilled nail technicians take care of you for a little while and walk out of this Hamptons-inspired nail salon feeling refreshed and ready to bring it on again. Grab this once a year treat only at the country’s top destination for relaxation and real pampering.

Visit www.nailaholics.com to check their services and find the branch nearest you. Get updates through their Facebook Page Nailaholics Nail Salon and SpaTwitter @_nailaholics and Instagram @_nailaholics.