Showing posts with label Canva. Show all posts
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Monday, March 15, 2021

Fun Activities for Kids During Quarantine

March 15, 2021 0 Comments
Staying at home for over a year is quite challenging for us parents. Some kids aren't used to staying at home. They miss going out and doing outdoor activities, especially with their friends. 

If you're running out of ideas on how to keep your kids entertained while being quarantined at home, I recommend fun activities you can do with them on this blog post. Hopefully, my list can help you.

Fun Activities for Kids During Quarantine

Here are some fun activities that you and your kids can do during the quarantine:

1. Watch and explore different kinds of animals in their natural habitat or in an aquarium live on cam! 

There are lots of livestream feeds to choose from on the Explore website. We enjoyed watching the different animals in the oceans, birds, wildlife from Africa, the bears, especially the pandas--they are so cute! You can even watch the Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights

2. Explore Mars surface from the comfort of your home. 

Access Mars welcomes anyone with an internet connection. Take a guided tour of what some scientists have experienced on Mars. Check it out here: http://g.co/accessmars
Access Mars_ Follow the Curiosity Rover's Tracks in Virtual Reality

3. Play board games like Scrabble, Snake & Ladders, Monopoly, Chess, etc.

Playing board games is a fun bonding activity for the family. It also keeps your mind engaged and helps improve critical thinking. 

4. Build a blanket tent or fort 

This is also a fun activity that your kids will surely enjoy. Building their own fort will develop your kid's fine motor skills and boost their creativity and imaginative skills.

It's an amazing activity where they can do role plays, or just hang around their tent or fort and read a book or watch a movie.

5. Create a Boredom Jar with a list of random activities 

Creating a Boredom Jar helps kids to be active and productive. It’s a great way to reduce their screen time. In this activity, you will only need a jar, paper, and make a list of things or chores that your kids can do whenever they say "I'm bored."
Boredom Jar Activity Lists - Mama Miah
(Note: I made this list before the pandemic happened, so you can just omit the outdoor activities on the list)

6. Draw, Color and Paint

Kids love to draw, color, and paint. Let them be imaginative and creative.  It helps increase their emotional intelligence and reduces their stress levels.
Fun Activities for Kids During Quarantine
My daughter loves to draw. She learned to draw her favorite movie characters on Art for Kids Hub's YouTube channel. You can check it out too. I'm sure you'll also enjoy watching and learning together with your kids. 

7. Bake yummy treats

Bake cupcakes, cookies, or brownies and eat them together. In this activity, your kids will learn how to measure the ingredients, boost their creativity and develop their fine motor skills.

8. Exercise together

Exercising together is a healthy way to bond with your kids. It keeps them active, maintains their healthy body, and improves their posture.


9. Connect with family members and friends

Staying at home reduces our kid's engagement with other people, especially our family members and friends who live far from us. It's a good thing that there are messaging apps like Facebook and Viber where we can chat and do video calls every time we miss them.

My daughter received a tablet from her Grandmother as a Christmas gift last year. I've installed Messenger for Kids and added our family members and her close friends to it. She's very happy that she can now chat and talk to her cousins, former classmates, and her best friend Nati anytime (except during online class hours), all thanks to our reliable internet service provider - PLDT Home.

By the way, you can restrict your kid's usage on Messenger for Kids. There’s an option in the app where you can turn on the sleep mode at specific hours. In our case, I let the app sleep during mornings until after lunch, so it would not disturb her when she is having her online class.

10. Learn to Edit and Create Amazing Designs

Recently, my daughter got interested in creating designs using Canva. She enjoyed creating different designs using my account, and I am happy that she learned a new skill.

By the way, Canva is a free-to-use graphic design platform where you can create graphics, edit photos, and style images. It has a lot of tools and features that you can use to help you create amazing designs. It is actually one of the essential tools that I used when I was still working as a Social Media Manager.

There's No Place Like Home Canva Challenge
Here's the sample photo of my 9-year-old daughter's design using Canva. :)

11. Listen to Audiobooks 

I've recently discovered this Disney Audiobooks playlist on Spotify. It has a lot of stories from Disney movies that my daughter enjoys listening to before we sleep. She also gets to discover old Disney movies because of this playlist, like the Emperor's New Groove, The Rescuers Down Under, and Oliver & Company.

12. Plant seeds and watch them grow 

Gardening is fun, and it helps kids learn more about plants. It will keep them busy, too, taking care of their plants every day and monitoring their progress. Plus, growing your own food can be rewarding and help you save money. 

So, those are just some of the activities that you and your kids will enjoy doing at home. I hope these fun activities with your kids will help strengthen your bond as a family and reduce the stress that this pandemic has brought us. Have fun!


Related Post: Toddler Activities

Friday, February 26, 2021

How to Create a FREE Instagram Bio Link Landing Page in 5 Easy Steps!

February 26, 2021 2 Comments

Do you want to have all your social profiles and website or blog links all on one page? If your answer is "Yes", then you are in for a treat! 


So, How can I make a landing page for my Instagram Bio Link even if I don't have a website?

It's so easy! You can create and design your own landing page using Canva! You can customize it to your liking and branding color and place all your social profiles and website, all in one page and it's FREE! You just need to have a Canva account which you can also have for free! ;)

Canva Tutorial How to Create a Free Customized Instagram Bio-Link Landing Page by Mama Miah

I had fun making my own Instagram Bio Link Landing Page using Canva, there are lots of templates to choose from and you can even make one from scratch just like I did.


Here are the steps to create your Instagram Bio Link Landing Page:


1. Search for "Bio Link Website" on Canva, then select a template. But if you choose to make your own from scratch, then choose the "Create a Blank Bio Link Website".

2. Start designing and customize your landing page, you can add images, borders, frames, icons/logo of your social profiles which you can find in the Elements section, and a lot more! It all depends on your style and design. 

3. Add the hyperlinks to your social profiles like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blog or Website, etc., so you can send your followers to your respective social profiles and blog/website. Select the icon or element that you want to add a hyperlink and click the hyperlink sign which you can see on the upper right corner (check out the image below for reference) and then add your link in the space provided and click Apply.

How to Add a Hyperlink or Links on Canva

4. If you're done designing your Instagram Bio Link Landing Page, you can now Publish it as a Website and choose "Scrolling".

How to Publish Your Design as a Website on Canva

5. And you're done! The next step is to copy your link, it is too long and you might want to customized and shorten it using a link shortener like bit.ly. After you have shortened your link, you can now copy and paste it to your Instagram profile. 


So that is How to Create and Design your own Landing Page for Instagram Bio Link and you can now send your followers or potential clients to the right place even if you don't have your own website! ;)


I hope you enjoy this Canva Tutorial and have fun making your own landing page now! :) 


If you want me to create a landing page for your business or personal profiles, I'd be glad to work with you, check out my profile here and let's talk http://bit.ly/ConnectWithMR. :) 


Friday, January 29, 2021

Download FREE Wallpapers for Your Mobile Phones

January 29, 2021 2 Comments
Download FREE Wallpapers for Your Mobile Phones

I've been making digital arts on Canva for a while now and most of what I made are for my blog graphics, social media posting, and YouTube thumbnails and videos. This week, I made a few designs, and luckily, you can download and use them as wallpaper on your mobile phones for FREE

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If you want to design your own wallpaper or make your own graphic design for your blogs, social media posting (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.), school or business presentations, logos, banners, templates, flyers, posters, calling cards, invitations and a lot more.! Try Canva Pro now for FREE!


This is my first time trying to make a mobile phone wallpaper, so I hope you'll like it. :) Here are the FREE Mobile Phone Wallpapers that I made, feel free to download and use them. I hope you can tag my Facebook page Mama Miah Ramos or Instagram @mamamiahramos if you're going to share it on your social media profiles. Thank you! :)

download free high quality mobile wallpapers
i Slay...

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Joshua 1:9

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Message from God...

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You are turtley AWESOME!

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Reminder: You are Amazing!

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Aloe You Vera Much

To download the free mobile phone wallpaper, click the image first then right-click and save image as. Enjoy! :) 

I hope I can make more wallpapers or any design soon, you can also check my Facebook Page and Instagram because I will be posting my design there once in a while. If you need a customized wallpaper for your mobile phone or if you need graphic images for your blogs or social media posts, I can help you, just send me a message or email me at miahlaborteramos@gmail.com. ;) 


Saturday, January 11, 2020

The best time for new beginnings is now...

January 11, 2020 0 Comments
The best time for new beginnings is now...

We all have this mindset that we have to start doing something new based on the calendar. But, you don't have to wait for New Year or new month to start something new or continue to start again you're unfinished tasks/work...

I know sometimes we get too lazy to do the things that we wanted or we have to do. I am GUILTY of that too... ;) I sometimes set a date on the calendar like the first day of the month to start a little project or a DIY that I have been wanting to do but when that day's been over and I still haven't started anything, I tend to wait for another 1st day of the month again and the cycle goes on... LOL!


I wanted to be motivated this year and this is a reminder for myself to do what I can do now and don't wait for tomorrow, next week, or next month to start it. I have been wanting to do this cross-stitch pattern that I have bought years ago (2 or 3 years ago, I think). It's the Lord's Prayer and I really forgot about it because of this calendar mindset. Now that I remember it, I decided to go out and buy some of the threads that I needed and started doing my little project. I just hope that I get motivated each day to spend some time to do it. Oh... Wish me luck... :)

 For those who like The Lord's Prayer Cross-stitch Design, you can buy it here:



Actually, I have a lot of things in mind that I wanted to do but I have to start one at a time. ;) How about you guys, what is it that you wanted to start doing this year? I hope you won't wait for months or years to start doing it... ;)


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Inspiring Parenting Quotes

December 14, 2019 0 Comments
Here are some inspiring parenting quotes that I have made and posted on my Facebook Page; Mama Miah! I have compiled it here on my blog and hopefully, this will make you feel inspired, motivated and might somehow help you through your parenting journey. :)


1. "Most things are good, and they are the strongest things, but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil." - Walt Disney

2. "Sometimes being a mom is the most overwhelming job on the planet. But when you pause to filter your response through LOVE, your children will learn how to handle life well instead of letting life handle them."

3. "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." - Anne Frank

4. "One generation full of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world." ~ Dr. Charles Raison

5. "Having kids - the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on." - Maria Shriver

6. "Either we spend time meeting children's emotional needs by filling their love cup or we will spend time dealing with behaviors caused by their unmet needs. Either way, we spend the time." - Palm Leo


7. "Affirming words from moms and dads are like switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it;s like lightning up a whole roomful of possibilities." - Gary Smalley


8. "Love felt by the parent does not automatically translate into love experienced by the child." -Gabor Mate

9. "You might never know a man's vulnerable place until you see him with his daughter because with her, he seems capable of more human emotions than he will ever share with anyone else."


 11. "But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins".


11. "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."


12. "The most important thing in the world is family and love."

13. "Encourage and Support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson


I'll be posting more quotes soon, not just on parenting but in general... Feel free to like and follow my social media accounts:

Facebook: https://fb.com/MaMaMiahRamos
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mamamiahramos
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mamamiahramos






Saturday, October 27, 2018

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

October 27, 2018 0 Comments

I love listening to this song... Even when I have a lot of problems right now, I still have a lot of reasons to be thankful for...

“For all Your goodness I will keep on singing, 10,000 reasons for my heart to find.”

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Don't be afraid to take the plunge...

June 12, 2018 0 Comments
Don't be afraid to take the plunge. by Mama Miah

I know, it's easier said than done... Sometimes it's hard to really do something because you're afraid of what could happen. But after how many years, I realized, if I started doing what I've really wanted to do and have taken the risk, I wouldn't be thinking of "What Ifs" today... So, from now on, I'll try not to be afraid anymore, to take risks and do the best that I can to make things work.