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When was your last OB Gyne check up?
I just had my visit last weekend and if it was not for a super delayed period (with 4 negative pregnancy tests), I would have not gone to my OB. I’m 29 and supposedly I have to have at least 1 pap smear a year since I turned 25 (or after I gave birth) but no, I didn’t. So here I am telling you that you should not only take care of your appearance but also make sure you’re healthy internally.
OB Gyne Visit
Last weekend was so stressful because I was suppose to meet with a dermatologist (after thorough research!) to ask help with my uncontrollable pimples; but that very same day I had extreme pain when urinating and had blood on my urine. Then there’s the anxiety over my almost 1 month missed period. So, we headed to Clinica Manila at SM Megamall instead. I like that it’s clean and not under staff.
Animals and tractors may not just be your business or investments but also a part of your family because they are the ones who are with you every day at work and help you earn a living. Being part of your extended family, it is important that you provide them with a suitable place to rest and be protected from natural forces. A farm shed or a barn will do this job, but not just any farm shed, but a good, sturdy and quality barn. If you already have one, you might want to check if your barn is up to standards in your area and if it provides the needs of all things you put in it. If you don’t have one yet, you might want to personally get involved with the planning of building one to ensure that it whatever you need will be installed properly and safely.
My husband, Troy, started a blog called Daddy Tabe!
Please do give him some love from the blogosphere as he’s new to all these.
You’ll find him really funny and you’ll be happy to read his posts.
Here’s one I love,
You do not have to spend a lot of money or time making home improvement repairs. Adding some pictures to the walls, new carpeting or area rugs or even adding fresh, new towels to your kitchen and bathrooms can give you the updated look you want. I hope you will learn some great tips and tricks dealing specifically with improving your home through this post.
Contractor Tip: If you are offered a discount because you pay in cash, don’t do it. There will be no paper trail and thus no recourse should your contractor fail to do what he promised.
Shower vs. Tub : In addition to being significantly more accessible than a tub, you can greatly reduce the amount of water used by your household – especially if you have children. A shower that takes five minutes will use only one-fourth the water of a full bathtub.
Ensure you dust all of your home once a week. Dust can easily accumulate in only a few day and create allergy problems for anyone. When you dust, you clear away dirt and check for fleas, spiders and ants. We live in a condo and you will be surprised how dusty it can get in a day!
Ted is our pet cat. We rescued Ted from PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society) last March 2012 and he has been part of the family ever since. Our friends are all hoomin Mamas and Papas to cute felines and we have great support from them and learned so much about being a responsible hoomin parents to kitty cats. The decision to get a pet cat for our family, specially to Peaches who fell in love with our friends’ pet cats, is a no-brainer. The one great advise they gave us was to let the cat choose us.
We arrived at PAWS early and we were interviewed twice by their volunteers and when we passed, we were ushered to the nursery and kittenery and were asked to scout and choose the cat we want to bring home. We initially wanted an orange tubby but none of them are friendly enough to go near us when we were attempting to hold or go near them. Then there’s this little grey tubby who went to my husband and asking for a pat. Troy did tell the kitten that we’ll be back and get him. That kitten is our Teddy boy
Buying and owning a car is a milestone for any family who’s just starting out. For most family, it’s one of their major investment so the process of selecting a family car is tedious as it should pass several issues such as budget, functionality and after sales service. My husband and I are planning to get Hyundai’s EON. I like that it’s small but sturdy (for its size) and the aesthetic look appeals to me too. We are in communication with one of the sales person from Hyundai and though my parents are pretty much against small, Asian car I feel that it’s great for my first city driving car. Then for whatever funny reason the Universe has, I got invited to One Hyundai Club‘s exclusive event last weekend.
Wondering what One Hyundai Club is?
One Hyundai Club Life in Style is, as far as I know, the first car distributor loyalty program in the Philippines. If you own any Hyundai car, you are entitled to a free membership card where you gain perks like free spa, free movie tickets, free cooking lessons for Moms, free Gymboree passes for the kiddos and to top it all, you get to have 24/7 roadside assistance (visit One Hyundai Club website to learn more about these awesome awesome perks that you shouldn’t miss!) They also have a reward system where you receive points when you buy Hyundai parts and or avail of their car services. These points you can then use to redeem premium items from One Hyundai Club.
As I’ve said earlier, we were invited to a fun filled Saturday by the gorgeous people of One Hyundai Club. Peaches was able to play at Gymboree over at the Manila Polo Club (I didn’t know MPC is so huge inside!). We were with the other One Hyundai Club members and they all looked so happy with the perks they get from their car purchase.
Look at Peaches and her new friends playing at Gymboree:
Visit One Hyundai Club’s Facebook and get the latest events and happenings there. If you’re a proud Hyundai owner, contact your sales person and ask about the One Hyundai Club membership.
As for us, we’re pushing to get our Hyundai EON soon. If all is well, we will see
My childhood friend, whom I’ve seen great talent on writing and song composition, finally launched her music over at Youtube. Saying that it’s long overdue is an understatement but I’m just so happy to hear her voice singing her original songs again. She’s also looking for an arranger who can make great music with her so if you’re interested, watch and listen to the latest song she’s written.
Didn’t I tell you she’s talented? She has two other songs she’s uploaded on her Youtube account.
Do you remember the last time you ate out and wondered how they made such delicious food? Have you tried to recreate these restaurant meals at home? The tips provided in this article will help you figure out how to create your most-loved meals, as well as discover new favorites. Cooking can be a rewarding hobby for nearly anyone.
If you like to experiment with spices, try adding saffron to your dishes. Saffron lends a unique, exotic flavoring that is unmatched by other spices. It is a wonderful herb that has been used since ancient times. This highly sought spice, which is actually the stigma of a specific species of crocus, can be quite pricey.
There are many dishes you can make with apples, especially in cold-weather months. But if stored improperly, well, one bad apple does spoil the bushel. Apples will spoil in warm, dry air, so put them in a loosely tied bag in a cool basement or refrigerator. One rotten apple will spoil the whole bunch, so check each one occasionally to see if you should throw any away.
Always select airtight containers for sugar, flour and other baking mixes. Cooking ingredients will keep longer if they are sealed in airtight containers, and they’ll be safe from bugs and other pests, too. They can be purchased just about anywhere and are a worthwhile investment.
I didn’t know anything who Finn & Jake were until Peaches couldn’t stop talking about them and so I decided to sit down with her and watch Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. Honestly, I’m glad I did
It’s an original animated series from Cartoon Network and the main characters were Finn and Jake. They’re best friends and they are always in for an adventure.
This is Finn. He’s passionate about heroism. For a twelve-year-old human boy, saving princesses and battling sinister wizards is quite an admirable hobby. Finn doesn’t know why he’s compelled to protect good from evil; it’s just something he knows he must do. Raised in the wild from infancy and knowing nothing of his real parents, perhaps he will someday learn the secrets of his mysterious past. But in the meantime… adventure awaits!
This is Finn’s best bud, Jake. He is the confidante, the dependable buddy, the designated driver when Finn gets all tuckered out. He’s the crutch when Finn falls, the guiding hand to pick him back up; Jake is Finn’s best friend. Like a cool older sibling (Jake’s 28 in dog years) Finn can always turn to him for advice about confusing stuff, like emotions and girls. His reassuring presence lets Finn feel free to act like a goofball. Jake also has magical stretching powers!
My day can be very challenging with all the tasks I juggle plus the household chores I manage. Sometimes I am dead tired by 8pm and can barely lift myself off my work chair. Luckily, I have a personal stress buster who crawls in on top of me and likes to listen to my heartbeat or sometimes she comes with something Amazing (her own words) to show me. Then there’s our funny kitty cat Ted who likes to make fun of himself until my jaw hurts from too much laughing.
Just earlier while waiting for Dad to come home, Peaches wanted to hear my heartbeat again. Few minutes later she goes, ” Mom your heartbeat says kulangot, kulangot, kulangot!” lol. (kulangot =booger).
After some good laugh, when I thought we calmed and settled she stares at me for a long time and said, “butiki, butiki, butiki” (means lizard). She’s making fun of my fear of lizards.
Funny moments to end a tiring yet fruitful day.
—- No photos as this was posted on my iPad
They are, I’m not!
I still have to hear what the teachers have to say on June 5th and I do have few questions in mind. It’s a huge step for Peaches and I am so afraid that things won’t be as good as I thought it would be. Will there be bullies inside that gated institution? Of course! Question is how will the teachers react to quarrels and bullies? Will they regard it as petty and nothing to worry about? Because we all know that’s how it all starts, right? Sigh. I wish I could be there when she takes her first leap at the big school but the darn security and school policy won’t allow it.
I wish I could hold her hand and bring her in to her classroom and wave goodbye like we used to but sadly that has to change soon. She has to do it by herself and I just have to watch, learn and see. It’s true what my friend said that at some point of our child’s life, we have to let her go and pray hard that what you taught her is enough to keep her strong and moving forward.
And that’s what I’m doing. Pray, trust and visualize.
Getting back to reality, I’ve got her uniform, new shoes, bag and listed healthy snacks that she would bring to school. They are not allowed to bring money at school so I have to make sure the snack box is well stocked and planned.
There’s nothing really we need to buy (except for the book/workbook) because every school supply is provided for by the school. So technically we are good to go.
My Mom friends are busy with shopping for their kids’ back to school supplies and prepping for school buses, rides, etc. and most of them are 90% done if not completely done with the tedious task of refilling and restocking their kids’ school supplies.
When I was young, June is my 3rd most awaited month (December being the first and February being the second) because I love the smell of newly covered books, new set of pens, new notebooks to sew and cover; we remove the notebook spring and sew it with yarn. I then cover my notebooks with magazine cut outs to personalize it. And then of course June means I get to have my pocket money again!
I hope Peaches will feel the same excitement as I did when I was little and enjoy her journey along the way.
So finally I have a lot of free time in my hand today!
I was inspired to look around for some cute, fancy and functional products that Moms will find super helpful. Some of it might not be fancy but definitely everything will come in handy.
1. Faucet Tap Extender (Aqueduck)
Teach your kids the importance of handwashing and this faucet extender is a smart way to do that. Easily install it on any of your faucet and make the stream closer toy our little one’s reach. I told ya, awesome!
Stress is a part of everyone’s life, but staying stressed out does not have to be. There are always going to be things in your life that you have no control over, but you do have control over your reaction to those things. Being overly stressed not only harms you mentally, it also harms you physically.
Look for ways to make everyday responsibilities and obligations less stressful. For example, planning meals for the week can eliminate the stress of deciding what is for dinner, and creating a list of household chores (and delegating them to specific days or family members) can help to make housework less stressful.
Put worry time into your schedule. Some things do need immediate attention, but some stressors can wait until the time is more convienient. If something is bothering you, and it can wait, write it down, and when it becomes your time to worry, sit and worry about it and figure out how to fix it.