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Happy Tuesday my loves!

Since I love all of you so much, I decided to partner with my good friends over at Rukkus.com, who agreed to run a contest for $250 in free concert, sports, and theater tickets.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Rukkus, here’s some good reading from Forbes to get you started. But in short, you can think of Rukkus as the Kayak for live entertainment – they take tickets from all over the internet and put them in one place.

Find out how to get free tickets over at the Rukkus blog.

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An Angel Has Come Home (On Losing A Loved One)

It’s hard to pretend I’m happy. It’s hard to pretend I’m okay. Losing a loved one is never easy.

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It’s raining really hard today. The rain seems to pour endlessly. They say, when it rains, it pours. Indeed it does. Grief after grief. It is a gloomy day today and it seems that the gloom doesn’t fade. We’ve lost a loved one today. And no amount of grief or regret in some ways can ever change what has happened.

But I take comfort in the thought that he is an angel coming home to heaven. Our hearts are breaking and our soul is crushed but the heaven rejoices because an angel has come home.

He has been sick for quite a while now. Always complaining of the pain. Just last night I heard him groaning in pain. Now the pain is gone and so is he. If this is God’s way of taking away the pain, who are we to question? God has a purpose for everything. And I believe all things work together for good.

Time heals all things. The pain will be gone. The sadness will fade. And there is nothing I can do but look forward to the time when we will all be together again in heaven.

Get Kids Moving to Their Favourite Music: Fun Game Ideas [Guest Post]

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During my college years I used to work as a children’s entertainer. I had to think of a number of games for kids to enjoy on various occasions such as birthday parties, Christmas parties and many more. Much of the fun involved dancing. What I learned is that kids have a natural flair for dancing and they don’t really need much encouragement to start shaking to the rhythm of the music.

Everybody loves music and children are not the exception. It is a fabulous way of improving memory, body movement, creativity, understanding for tone and rhythm, and much, much more. However, while most children are passionate about dancing and they start moving soon after they hear the music, others need some encouragement. What would I do when kids were not that much into dancing? I turned dancing into a game! That’s right, the best way to make a child do whatever you want is to make it look like a game.

So, if you are concerned that your offspring is not a “dancoholic”, follow my tips. Here MoveOutCleanLondon Deptford would like to share a few fun games to make your kids dance to the rhythm of the music. Enjoy!

Animal Dance

Make children dance as animals. Create a few cards depicting different animals. Make your kids pick a card and instruct them to dance as the animal shown on the card. They have to dance using small or big movements, depending on the size of the animal. They may make sounds to imitate those of the animal. The animal dance helps to generate creative energy and stimulate your kids’ imagination.

As small ones love playing different roles, this game will definitely appeal to your children. Not to mention, they will be able to get wild without getting punished for it.

Play this game with as many children as you want.

Dance and Freeze

It’s probably the most common dance game played with people of all ages. The rules are: once they play the music, you start dancing; when the music stops, you freeze. However, if someone moves while no music is being played, they will be eliminated. In the end, only one player will win the game.

Many children dislike the idea of losing. Alternatively, you can change the rules of the game and allow more winners. Don’t forget to prepare cookies or some treats for when the game is over.

This game can be played with at least two children.

Dancing with Items

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Hoops, balloons, pom poms, hats, wigs, ribbons and other props can be used while dancing. Provide several items and make your children pick one to dance with it. After a period of time, they have to pick another prop. The game is over after each child has danced with all the props or when you get tired. I’m telling you, children love this game! They really have lots of fun using various items, throwing them in the air and the like.

This game can be played with one children or more.

Dancing with Each Other

Make your children dance with one another. You need at least two children to play this game. Partner dancing teaches us how to relate to the other person, observe and understand their needs. It also teaches how to cooperate with one another. Making children dance in couples will be both fun and beneficial for them. Sometimes it can be difficult to persuade a child to dance with another one. There are a few ways to trick them into doing what you want, for example, give them a treat, explain them that by refusing to play the game they will spoil everyone’s fun, etc.

And with a little bit of luck you may even involve your children in cleaning by playing another dance game. Just offer them a game in which they have to clean several items while dancing to the music. Divide the house into sections and ask your small ones to pick one. The first one that gathers all the clutter in their area is the winner. See? Cleaning can be fun too. Now go gather your kids and let the games begin!

What Do People Use Their Smartphones For? [Guest Infographic]

Happy Thursday my loves…

Now is the generation of smartphones. People find a lot of different uses for smartphones. They have successfully became part of our lives since there are many apps which can help us with a lot of things. I use my Smartphone for browsing the internet, updating my Instagram and Facebook, and also for general call and text.

How about you? What do you use your smartphones for? Here’s a great infographic on what people use their smartphones for.

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Christmas Around The World

Happy Monday my loves…

I’ve heard a lot about this new attraction in Malinao, Albay called “Christmas Around The World”. I have also seen a lot of pictures from my Facebook and Instagram feeds about this Albay tourist and Christmas attraction. Being the curious me, and of course for the kids too, we decided to visit this Christmas village. Christmas around the world 31

Malinao, Albay is a few kilometers away from my place. It took us approximately an hour to go there. It would have been a shorter trip if there was no traffic especially in Tabaco area. When we arrived in Malinao, it was packed with people. In fact, we were not able to park our car somewhere near the park. We had to walk about a few hundred meters from where we’ve parked to the actual “Christmas Around The World” park or village as others call it. Christmas around the world 28

When I say packed with people, I mean literally packed. I don’t know if it was this crowded during weekdays but yesterday, it was too crowded that we can’t move comfortably anymore. Every time I try to take a picture of the displays, I end up having a hundred photo bombers. As a matter of fact, my camera is full of pictures of people I don’t even know. Christmas around the world 27

But I did not travel a good one hour for nothing. I still took pictures even if it means taking a full ten images just to capture a good one. The kids love the “Christmas Around the World” park too. We stayed there for an hour and a half – just enough to go around and take a picture of the displays. And I almost forgot, there was a firework display too – which added to the magic of the place.

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The park displays famous landmarks from different countries. Among the ones I can identify are the Golden Gate Bridge, Sydney Opera House, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Flavian Amphitheatre or “The Coliseum”, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Statue of Liberty, the Goliath Poldermolen of Netherlands, Venice’s gondola, Eiffel Tower, and some middle eastern palace which I am not so sure of.

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There is also this tree house with a lighted hanging bridge.

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Christmas around the world 30 Christmas around the world 29 Christmas around the world 28 Christmas around the world 7 Christmas around the world 36 Christmas around the world 33Well the park really jumpstarts the Christmas atmosphere. Merry Christmas my loves!

An Insight Into Amazon [Guest Infographic]

Happy Saturday my loves..

Who haven’t heard of Amazon, right? In fact,a lot of new computers today have a pre-installed Amazon app. This is how popular this website it. But how well do you know Amazon? Here’s a great infographic that gives you an insight into Amazon. I hope you enjoy this mommies :)

An Insight into Amazon