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Dec 13, 2017

 Keeping Up With The Kids This Winter Break

Children are pretty much life’s biggest adventure and it isn’t until you are a parent yourself that you realise that there is a lot more to raising a family than just ensuring they’re fed and warm. A big part of raising children is keeping them entertained, and as a parent, this job falls to you most of the time. When the school vacation times approach, it can be stressful. Without the distraction of school and homework, children are easily bored – no matter their age.
Teenagers that prefer to spend their time holed up in the privacy of their bedrooms are just as hard to keep entertained as the three-year-old that wants to make Lego towers in the den. Winter break is probably the hardest of the school vacation breaks, as unless you live somewhere that gets a decent snowfall, you can find yourself truly stuck for ideas. Cabin fever is very real during the school vacation, but the beauty of the winter break is the sheer level of indoor activities that can be done with a festive theme. Most parents appreciate the necessity of screen time while the kids are at home, and when you have teenagers upstairs using one TV set and smaller children downstairs with another TV set, plus tablets and smartphones on the go, you need to ensure you have the right internet speed to keep up. So, before you get started with any winter activities, make sure that you’ve updated your service with https://www.optimum.com/. Not every day will be sponsored by screen time, of course, but when the weather is harsh outside and there is housework to be done it can be an absolute blessing. Keeping the kids occupied without the use of electronics, in a day where most toys are electronic, and tablets are the go-to entertainment system, isn’t easy. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got some great ways to keep the kids occupied and learning all at the same time.
Dec 12, 2017

5 Things That Are Stopping You From Sleeping Tonight

There is nothing worse than feeling so incredibly tired that you can’t focus on anything. Everything takes three times as long to do, and you don’t seem to be able to figure out the simplest of problems in your head. Good quality sleep isn’t easy to accomplish, though. There are plenty of reasons why your time in bed isn’t leaving you refreshed, focused and energized. Here are just 5 of the biggest culprits disrupting your slumber:

Brain Strain

Too much going on in your day can leave you still buzzing at bedtime. Sleep is perfect for problem-solving, so try to let everything go. Leave it to your brain to figure everything out while your body is getting some rest. Switch off, and find a way to let your eyes feel heavy. Deep breaths that gradually elongate can help. Count the seconds for each inhalation and exhalation. This gives your mind something else to focus on too.


Christmas Gifts For Older Family Members



Ensuring we find the right Christmas gifts is a key part of the season for most of us. We want to be able to find the exact right gift that is going to make the recipient smile from ear to ear; something that is truly going to enrich their lives.

Most of us parents know what to buy for our kids, and have a good idea about what our spouse and friends might like-- but what we buy our parents or other older relatives is a lot more difficult. The issue is main all the more complex by the fact that if you ask, these relatives are likely to shrug and say they have everything they need, and our company is enough-- which is a lovely sentiment, but we want them to be able to enjoy the Christmas gift exchange as well.

If you’re struggling for gifts for your older family members this Christmas, then here are a few ideas you might want to consider…

Dec 11, 2017

Smart Home Implements To Truly Live on The Cutting Edge


If you’ve been following any technological trends lately, you’ll have noticed that the smart home phenomenon is getting more interesting by the day. There are many wonderful new implements to install in a cutting-edge house, and they can effectively help you run your life more easily. We’re not yet able to use AI robots to conduct all of our chores (give it time,) but what is on offer is fantastic, revolutionary, and can help bring your home to the next level.

We’re here to give you insight into the products currently on offer, exciting features of the modern-day interconnected online world.
Dec 10, 2017

FBN 2017 Get Together

Now on its fifth year, the annual Get-Together & Christmas party of the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN) has become bigger and brighter with more sponsors and partners giving their support to one of the most active blogger group in the country today.
Salu, a popular Filipino restaurant in Quezon City, will be hosting this year’s gathering of bloggers and online influencers on December 12. Another co-main sponsor is SvelT'i, a skin clinic that provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology.

FBN members anticipate the yearly gathering as an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands will also grace the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.