Budget Friendly Ways to Beautify Your Small Home

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By Marilen Montenegro of Marilen.ph Living a blissful and inspired life takes conscious effort.  You make it happen because you chose to simplify and be happy.  There are many factors but the environment you are often in contributes to your inner being and outlook in life.  This is why I believe that making your home neat, and beautiful is important.  It ... Continue Reading

It Takes A Village: How to Make a Living While Making a Home

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I've been working from home fulltime for almost a year now. Prior to giving birth to our youngest child last year, I was already working from home part-time, reporting to the office only twice a week. I count myself truly blessed to have the current set-up I have now — balancing freelance writing/editing jobs, and PR and social media-related tasks (all ... Continue Reading

Currently Loving: Kate Quinn Organics at the A.Ka Shop

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I'm so excited for this feature, because I love discovering new and interesting brands that make me (and I think, a lot of other moms) happy. That's why I was so glad I found out about the AKa.Shop — an online boutique of eco-friendly and stylish baby & toddler fashions!  A.Ka started as an online store, with an ambition to provide baby products that ... Continue Reading

3 Inspiring Yet Practical Tips for Work at Home Women

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Rockwell Primaries' recently launched their new lifestyle website, The Start: Your Guide to a Better Life Lived, and interviewed me for their "At Home" feature (click here, "At Home with Martine de Luna"). The interview was mostly on how to "make working at home work" for a busy mom like me. It was such a fun feature to shoot, and best of all, I got to talk ... Continue Reading

3 Fun Ways To Be A Frugal Yet Creative Mom

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This is a guest post by Cym Marzan, of Cymplified.com. She wrote this post after attending a creative writing workshop with me last year. One of the things that give moms like me a sense of fulfilment is to be able to accomplish family-related tasks while working on a limited budget. To be able to complete projects without putting in a lot of money is a ... Continue Reading