Best Tips For Healing After a C-Section

Six years ago today, I delivered my third child thru a C-Section. She is now 6 years old growing healthy and cheerful.

Whether your c-section is planned or unplanned, it’s likely that you already know that recovery time is important. What you do during your recovery could be the difference between a slow recovery and a quick one. C-section recovery often takes a lot longer than recovery from a natural birth because it involves major surgery.

If you want to get back on your feet as quickly as possible, here are some of the best tips.

Physical Activity

Although you’ll need to rest completely for at least twenty-four hours after surgery, it can help to start moving around as soon as possible. You’ll need to take your time and move slowly but any movement is better than none. Sit and rest when you need to and take plenty of time to bond with your new baby.

You may need some help getting in and out of the shower but standing in the shower can help you to regain your strength. You’ll find that laughing and coughing may cause some pulling or discomfort near your incision. It can help ease pain if you hold a cushion to your incision when you need to cough or laugh. Continue reading

7 Ways To Make Doctor’s Visit Easier For Kids

Children need to see doctors for immunization, check-up, and to track growth and development. As a parent, you know how hard it can be to make child doctor visits easier for your kids. Some kids don’t react at all, while others can become scared of a stranger trying to assess them. Picking the right time can help with behavior issues, and making them comfy also helps. Sharing here 7 ways to make doctor’s visits easier for kids. Try to apply them, you’ll find out how effective they are.

1. Request a Home Visit

Not all doctor visits have to be at the clinic. You can inquire and request a home visit if your child has an extreme reaction to the office or cannot make it in. There are also some procedures, such as developmental pediatric screening, that doctors prefer to carry out at home. Being in a familiar environment where they feel safe and more in control can be a huge help when a doctor treats your kids. However, ask first because not all doctors are able to come to your home.

2. Make Child Doctor Visits Easier at the Right Time

There are times when your kids will be better behaved or happier than others. For example, you probably know the times when they are grumpy, hungry, or hyper. So it can help to book an appointment at times when you know your kids will be more accepting of a doctor. Of course, every child is different. In most cases, an early morning visit works best when they are in a happier and more lively mood. Therefore, try to book an appointment at around 9 am.

3. Keep Yourself Composed

One of the best ways to keep your kids calm is to stay calm. The way you behave and how you treat your children when they are in distress can have a big impact on their mood and habits while you are out. For example, if your child is misbehaving, try not to shout at them and speak calmly. This will also help keep any other children in the clinic calm as well. Any discomfort your child is feeling will only be made worse if you begin to become annoyed or upset as well. Continue reading

Mang Inasal Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Unli-Sarap, Unli-Saya Caravan

Mang Inasal, the Philippines’ Grill Expert, spreads unlimited fun this July through its continuous Unli-Sarap, Unli-Saya Cavaran that treats customers with free Extra Creamy Halo-Halo and Palabok in different parts of the country.

“We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary by giving out our customers’ favorite Mang Inasal products,” said Mang Inasal business unit head Mike V. Castro. “Through our Unli-Sarap, Unli-Saya Caravan, we get to see how our patrons have been sharing their love for our food and the happy moments they enjoy with their families and friends.”

Launched in April, the Mang Inasal Unli-Sarap, Unli-Saya Caravan continues this July with free Extra Creamy Halo-Halo and Crema de Leche Halo-Halo to be served at Waltermart Gapan, Nueva Ecija on July 1, Waltermart Gen. Trias, Cavite on July 7, and SM Lemery, Batangas on July 8. The month will be capped with Metro Manila runs on July 14 and 15. Continue reading

Supporting Healthcare: 5 Amazing Organizations To Donate Tong

Tens of millions of Americans work in healthcare today. Burnout remains a concern with these workers as they put in long hours and experience stress throughout the workday. In fact, the majority of healthcare professionals are anxious and exhausted. Many charities work to relieve this pressure, doing so through a variety of measures. What are five amazing organizations a person might wish to donate to today in an effort to support these individuals?

Lifesavers Foundation

Lifesavers Foundation supports women and children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through its mobile pediatric clinic, resale store, and mobile sonogram unit. To date, the organization has provided over 12,000 free doctor visits, 13,000 vaccinations, and 860,000 diapers. With the help of this team, women and children in underserved communities receive the medical care they need. By supporting a local resale shop, you help provide free medical care for women and kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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Family Vacation: Tips and Tricks in Choosing the Ideal Place


Having a family means keeping them happy. Planning a Dream vacation for the family can be quite hectic. Different family members have different ideas on the ideal vacation, so you may need to figure out the best option to suit everyone’s needs. From the lakeside to the exotic countryside around the world, one can travel. Creating a list of all locations that you may want to visit at some point and prioritizing some of them is the best way to narrow down the best destinations for that perfect vacation. Here are a few tips on choosing the ideal place family vacation:

  • Expense Issues

The costs involved are the highest priority to be considered when choosing the ideal vacation. You need to know the amount of money you have to spend, try out a vacation that best suits your budget. Creating a budget is quite easy, try calculating the transportation costs, may it be for the vehicle expense or the plane. The next step is to divide the remaining money by the number of days you will be spending the vacation. This expense includes the amount to be spent for your sleeping needs, food, fun activities, and miscellaneous costs. Try staying on yourbudget as smaller expenses make you go over it

  • Choosing a Destination

Appropriate for Everyone Children actually are the number one priority when it comes to choosing the ideal vacation. As much as the parents would like to have their alone time, children need to be entertained first. Always ensure the hotel you will be staying at has a children’s program nearby. That means ensuring there are various fun activities to do such as the beach, sports events, or even possibly teen discos for your teenage children. Always do proper research to avoid landing in a boring and less exciting area, such as researching group tours to Italy to ensure there is something for everyone before booking the trip. Continue reading