Showing posts from June, 2008

Signing off

It's 11PM here and I am gonna leave you for now. I'll be back tomorrow to check your updates. It'll be late though as general cleaning is on schedule. Plus I will be rechecking Dannielle's stuff as well as mine to make sure everything is put up together when the day comes.

Were you able to grab some?

There were actually bunch of job opportunities released tonight. I couldn't get those high paid opps as this blog is PR0 (lol). All the available opps for me worth just $5 each. WEll, its better than nothing. At least I have my earnings for tonight coz I completed the allowable entries on this blog.

It's time-out kiddo!

I noticed here that when kids get real bad, parents would just say "time-out" and this makes him or her cry. Hmnn...this is actually new to me. In the Philippines, it's way too different. It's so simple for parents to whip or spank their children as a punishment.

I read this article on MSN.

How to make "timeouts" less like bar fights
By Alan E. Kazdin

The "timeout" has replaced the swat on the behind as many parents' default punishment for a misbehaving child. It's worth noting, then, that this parenting tool is widely misunderstood and frequently misused.

Most parents already have a rough working notion of how to use timeouts. When a child does something wrong, you send him off to sit somewhere by himself and do nothing for a set amount of time, like a hockey referee putting a player in the penalty box. Two minutes on a bench for hitting at the playground, five minutes on a stool in the corner for talking back, and so on. Because the timeout s…

Latest = Bago = Bag-o

Hubby took this picture last night while I was resting after browsing the internet. I am his all-time-model (lol). Not so fond of taking pictures of myself now as I really look like a mess. My face or nose is wider than it used to be. Even my neck looks so dark. As you can see, my tummy looks so ahhhhh...great? hahaha...hope so!

Anyway, it won't be that long and I would be able to see the real LIRA again.

Shake it baby!

I failed to follow my diet. The reason is that I saw this avocado grinning at me while we we're having our grocery shopping. Couldn't resist it's charm and so I grabbed it. When we came back home, I hurriedly prepared to make myself a glass of avocado shake. Ahhhh...that was tasty! I missed avocado so much! My doctor has no idea about me being stubborn (lol). Sorry Doc, it's a call.

More free formula

It's nice to be pregnant here in the United States. You are getting free samples of baby products which you haven't asked from companies or manufacturers. This in not the first time I received cans of formulas. I got 3 cans each from others as well. Not only that, I also have gift checks which are really helpful in case I can't breastfeed. It would lessen the price we're paying. A can of a small formula costs like nearly $15-20. That's so expensive!

Thanks Similac!

Wazzup Doc?

Last Friday we had our weekly check-up again. I didn't feel like going as I don't want to be checked again if I am dilated or not. It was real painful and I hate it. The doctor really apologized the first time he did it. I know it's part of the test but it was really hurting. I can't wait to get over this.

Anyway, my second test was a lot more lighter for me. I was overjoyed as he skipped checking my (you know). The doctor just checked my baby's heartbeat and measured my tummy. As usual, it was fine and couldn't have any better than that according to him.

"The picture was taken by Chad before the test. He's my avid photographer and would take every single shot of me. Crazy man (lol)."

Travel to seven continents

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Spark friends tag

Tagged by Mommy liza. Thanks so much dear mommy! This is just a great one. It makes me reminisce my friends, I meant close friends in the Philippines.

Friends are easy to find but real friends are not. I have so many friends but only a couple of them whom I trusted the most. Trust it to be gained as they say and have proven it from what they showed me.

I found friends in the blogosphere. So I am tagging you for making the blogging world go round. This is for em, gigi, jamie, del and Jackie's Everyday life.

Affordable customized Logos

Logos are meant to attract each one's eyes. Therefore, it should be creative, colorful and meaningful. I have seen different styles of logos around the corner. Some were created as if you can't get your eyes off it. Others would make you drag your eyes away from it so quickly.

There are stores which sell logos but the variety of styles are limited and the way it was made is so poor. And yes, you may see some logo makers out there but they priced so high which is very inappropriate.

If you are looking for affordable but made of high quality materials logos, don't waste your time by searching online or roaming around your place. There is an e-store which can deliver you the logos you need. is the website to go. Just sit and face your computer and simply log on to and browse the website for a wide variety of designs. Their logos are very affordable for the price of $9 each. Very cheap compared to what others have. Though it's cheap, t…

Caesarean Sections may Increased Risk Of Asthma In Child - study

This is what I am afraid of if ever CS would be recommended by my OB. I really want to have a natural delivery, I hope. CS has a lot more complications compared to a normal delivery.

To give you an idea about it, I have searched for an info for my readers. A study was conducted and here's the article...

Babies born by Caesarean section have a 50 % increased risk of developing asthma compared to babies born naturally. Emergency Caesarean sections increase the risk even further. This is shown in a new study based on data from 1.7 million births registered at the Medical Birth Registry at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

The goal of the study was to investigate the possible link between being born by Caesarean section and later development of asthma. Summarised results from the study: Compared to children born in the natural way (i.e. spontaneously and vaginally), children born by Caesarean section had an approximately 50 % increased risk of developing asthma. Children …

Expectant moms, due date for deliveries to avoid newborn complications

Here in the United States, force labor is somehow common. I find it cool actually but it's risky for both moms and babies.

Anyways, Ive read something online and it's best if it's shared to moms like you and for those who are planning to conceive. Here's an excerpt from the article.

Many parents become anxious toward the end of a pregnancy, when women are sleepless, fatigued and finding it difficult to perform their daily activities. Technology during the past 10 years has made labor induction easier and more successful, and now, more than ever before, deliveries are planned during the last few weeks of pregnancies.

But studies are showing that a delivery even two weeks early can be associated with newborn complications, according to Dr. Celeste Durnwald, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at The Ohio State University Medical Center.

“There is still ongoing development and maturation of the fetus, even in those last few weeks,” notes Durnwald. The consequences of being b…

The Flame of friendship

Mommy Vannie shared this wonderful meme. Thanks so much dear! Im glad I am doing this entry! My friends matter to me. By the way, this poem is real awesome! It reminds me of the friends I have way back home. Also, my new found friends in the blogosphere. I enjoy being with you guys. Wishing for a lasting friendship!

The Flame of Friendship.
A symbol of spirit of unity.
The burning icon of love.
Undying picture of hope.
The hot symbol of oneness.
The Flame of Friendship.
And now it's your turn to flame yourself!
Meet new friends.
Discover friendship.
Make bonds.And now it’s your turn to flame yourself!
Meet new friends. Discover friendship. Make bonds.
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The People Who Accepted The Flame of Friendship

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Not all baby bottles are safe for use

Now I know that not all baby bottles that are sold in stores are safe for our babies. I thought baby bottle companies or manufacturers are keen enough about the effects of this chemical.

Breastmilk is still the best, still! Glad I chose to do it.

Here's an excerpt from the article...
Four parents have filed a federal lawsuit against makers of baby bottles, claiming the bottles were made from a harmful chemical that sparked congressional hearings and prompted the world's largest retailer to phase out the products.

The complaint filed last week in US District Court alleges the companies knew that a chemical known as bisphenol A was associated with health problems but didn't disclose the risk. It cites scientific studies that conclude BPA, as the chemical is also known, seeps from bottles and sippy-cups into liquid. Read full story here...

Eating brown rice is better than polished rice

I am a rice-eater but I am way to choosy of the kind of rice I eat. It should be polished rice.

But are we aware of the benefits we get from eating brown rice? If not, here are the reasons why brown rice is most recommended :

1. Rice bran contains Vitamin E, which lowers excess fat and cholesterol and provides anti-tumor protection.

2. Gamma-oryzanol, an antioxidant found only in rice bran, strengthens the musculature of the body while converting fat to lean body mass. It improves blood circulation to the extremities, overcomes clots and blood stagnation, and improves hormonal balance by regulating pituitary secretions.

3. Alpha-lipoic acid, another antioxidant, promotes liver restoration, slows the aging process and converts glucose to energy.

4. Glutathione peroxidase is an antioxidant enzyme that reduces mucus excesses, boosts respiratory function, and helps detoxify the body. Known to counteract the effects of aging, it’s also used in the treatment of alcoholic cirrhosis, rheumatoid a…

Even granny gets STD


Blogging website for moms

I will be a mom in three weeks time if nothing would happen beyond that. Blogging has been part of my routine but not as exciting since I have a baby on the way. I actually created a new blog solely for parenting and about my baby Dannielle. Being an expectant mom makes me think of a lot of stuff. Motherly things in particular. There are these tips or guides on how to take care of my baby and or share everything about her. In a shorter means, updating my family and friends around.

There is this website which is solely for moms who blogs. On this website, we can create our own blog account and then our own entries or posts for other moms to read. Here we can update our friends , family and the world about our experiences with our children such as pictures and their developments. Share our ideas about parenting which is very much in need especially for a newbie like me who is still seeking for a broader information on how to raise a child and so on and so forth. What I love about this…

Best things of parenthood

I am not a parent yet and I am excited to be one. Few weeks from now, me any husband will have our first born. A start for us to be parents. We will be experiencing the best things other parents had/have.

by Jill Jasper

Okay, maybe "pleasure" is the wrong word to describe childbirth; labor and delivery are scary, even if mom opts for the epidural and dad stays in the waiting room. But going through what seems a geometric improbability—fit large oblong object through very, very, very narrow space—endows you with a newfound respect for human life. It is, indeed, a miracle. After all, the female body accomplishes what even the best business minds rarely can: conceive of and launch a new product in just nine months. No R&D budget, PowerPoint presentation or marketing plan required. First Time Out of the House
Having swaddled your baby like a sausage, covered her soft spot with two pink-and-blue hospital caps, strapped her into the portable "bucket," …

How to be a better dad? read this

Being a dad is not a simple job. You are the breadwinner and also taking care of your children. When I found this article, I then let my husband read it. He was actually laughing as I sent it thru email even though were living in the same house.

1. Respect Your Children's Mother
If you are married, keep your marriage strong and vital. If you're not married, it is still important to respect and support the mother of your children. When children see their parents respecting each other, they are also more likely to feel that they are also accepted and respected.
2. Spend Time with Your Children
How a father spends his time tells his children what's important to him. If you always seem too busy for your children, they will feel neglected, no matter what you say. Treasuring children often means sacrificing other things, but it is essential to spend time with your children.

3. Earn the Right to Be Heard
All too often, the only time a father speaks to his children is when they have don…

Worst things about parenthood

Parenting is not always as joyful as it is. We deal with children and these kids have uncontrolled behaviors that can't be simply eliminated. We have to be extra patient to be good parents.

Read the following for your reference.
by Kristopher Kaiyala
Philosophical Acquiescence
Having kids won't change my life, you tell yourself. But somewhere between finding out you're expecting, picking out items for the baby registry ("Why is everything plaid?"), and testing the sometimes turbulent-looking waters of the parenting universe, an inevitability to your new life creeps in: You are a parent, and while life is still great and that little bundle of joy really will make you a drooling, sentimental mess, nothing—not your living space, your free time, nor your personal decisions—will ever be the same. At times you'll honestly wonder: What have I gotten myself into? Sleep Deprivation
Nothing can prepare you for those first few months (or in some cases years) of wakin…

My apology for not visiting you

Lately, I've been so tired of facing my computer. My body pains a lot. My fingers, legs, back and all are soaring. I don't know why but as far as I know, I didn't do anything to feel this way. It must be the pregnancy thing. Can't even take my ring off my finger now. Oh gosh!

Anyway, my apology. I promise to get back to you or visit your blogs in time. I will do it slowly and please bear with me as I have a long list to visit.

7 dadly sins

Kid-centrism. I'll stipulate that the children are important. If one of them needs first aid, prepping that quarterly report on market share in exurbia waits till later. But though the kids are the most important things in your life, they shouldn't be the only important things in your life. It's easy in these kid-obsessed days for a man to hobble his kids by giving them too much attention. It was probably a mistake for me to sit through every performance of the fourth-grade health pageant at the Riverside School. Sure, a good father might sit through the show twice. But four times? Including the matinee? No, that crossed the line from support to slavishness, and sent, I think, two destructive messages. First, that the fully grown man known as Dad has no other life, and second, that they can't hit their marks without my clapping. Kids benefit from the role model of a man in full, a guy with a 360-degree life, packed with obligations. Kids need two things: attenti…

Jessica Alba gives birth

Actress Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren welcomed a baby girl into the family on Saturday, June 7. The couple named their first baby together Honor Marie Warren.

Alba, 27, and Warren, 31, first met on the set of "Fantastic Four. They've been dating on and off since 2004 and finally got engaged last December shortly after they confirmed that they're expecting their first child together. They got married in a quiet civil ceremony at a Beverly Hills courthouse on May 19.Congratulations!

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Angelina Jolie gave birth

Has Angelina Jolie gave birth to twins? Is this for real? Hmn...I don't think so.

It has been reported that the actress has given birth to their twins in France, where the Pitss are currently enjoying their vacation in their home, Miraval Estate villa in the French hamlet of Correns, in the Provence region. Jolie's rep. denied or had corrected the rumors already.

The twins would be the fifth and sixth children for the couple. Their other children are 6-year-old Maddox, 4-year-old Pax, 3-year-old Zahara and 2-year-old Shiloh. A one big happy family.

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Second Hand Smoke Increases Hospital Admissions For All Types Of Infectious Diseases

Preggy moms, stay away from smoking or individuals who smoke.

Children exposed to second hand tobacco smoke are more likely to get severe infectious diseases and have to be admitted to hospital, finds research published online ahead of print in Tobacco Control.

These children are at greater risk of a whole range of infectious illnesses, such as meningococcal disease, and not just respiratory illness, the results showed. Exposure to smoke in the first few months of life did the most harm, especially if they had a low birth weight or had been born prematurely. Read full article here...

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Daddy's corner

Meet my hubby, Chad. He'll be a daddy soon -- a first time dad. I know his gonna be a great father and our baby will be proud of him. He's just so thoughtful, loving and all.

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iWebTrack's Web Analytics Solution

I've been reading a lot about iWebTrack. My readings brought me informations about some facts about the computer and internet thing. I am not a specialist but I have enough understanding with internet. With iWebTrack, I learned about Web Analytics Solution which is very important in the web world.

iWebTrack is the fastest growing web analytics provider in the world. With Web Analytics Solution, Traffic Tracking, web statistics, visitor system information, advertising campaigns, conversion tracking, and graphical statistics are now easy for website owners. Not only hundreds of websites are using their service but more than that...thousands and that's a great achievement already. It only means that iWebtrack tops and trusted with their excellent service. Amongst are customers individual webmasters, small businesses, Universities, Fortune 500 companies, and private-label resellers.

iWebTrack offers their customers with an affordable, effective, and efficient web tracking tool wit…

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