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April 29, 2011

Tough Week For Me

It's been a tough week for me and my family. My husband is sick and Charles has another tooth coming and it's hurting him so bad. He has a fever and he doesn't like to eat on his food. For the last few days, I got my migraine and it was really bad. It makes me throw up every time I keep on moving to do household chores. Oh well, last night I messed up the template of this blog. It took me an hour to find the template that I really like. So far, I'm loving it! For now, I don't want to stay up longer using the computer as it gets my eyes sore and makes me dizzy. Hopefully next time I can do blog hopping.

April 25, 2011

Migraine is taking my life away

For the last few days, I've been dealing with Migraine and it's affecting on my daily routines. I couldn't do household chores as I get dizzy right away and makes me throw up. I can't stand too long using the computer as it's affecting on me also. I've been taking medicine but this Migraine seems not to go away. Hopefully on the next few days I would feel better. Tomorrow there's a school banquet and I'm really not sure if I will go with my husband or not.

April 21, 2011

TMI Online?

If you have Facebook account you'll read what's on the News Feed from your friends. But if you're a couple would you posts about your marriage especially when it's not working well? Then the husband or wife will comment on the post? I have a mutual friend on Facebook and she just posted negative words about her husband. Few seconds ago, her husband commented on the post about cheating. In my opinion: I guess there are certain things that needs to be keep private and not the world wide web to know about it. Time will come wherein I'm ready to talk about it. I know marriage isn't perfect but when the couple talk about issues that's bothering on their relationships I'm sure they can solve it in the future.

April 18, 2011

Skill Games

My husband is an X-box gamer. We have a toddler and he likes to play games on the Computer or iPhone. As a mom, it worries me for my son to get started playing games at a very young age. I know all the games he plays are kid friendly and helps him learn from day to day. It helps on his mental development skills while playing those games. Nowadays, you can find skill games online to help your child's mental development. Would it be great if you can find all the games you want for your kid in one site? If you're a mom or a gamer and looking for online games you can visit this website http://skillgameshq.com/ They have lots of online games to play with. Even a mom like me gets interested to play all these games. I really like Customize and Dress Up, which I haven't played with while growing up as a kid. If your kid likes to drive, they have Driving games too.

All these online games are amazing. Instead of worrying things about my son playing games at a very young age, I'll consider this as our bonding time together. Besides, babies grow up pretty fast.

April 16, 2011

Mind Versus Music

Listening to tunes has plenty of benefits-but helping kids memorize isn't one of them, say researchers from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Students were more likely to recall a list of letters in a specific order that they'd memorized in silence than a list they'd studied with music on-regardless of whether or not they liked the songs. For a boost, have kids use their iPods before a big test or competition-research suggests it may actually improve some kinds of performance.

April 13, 2011

A Smarter You-In Mintutes

Activities that put you in a happy mood can get the creative juices flowing. In research at the University of Western Ontario, people who listened to peppy music (Mozart) and watched a happy video (a laughing baby) were better able to solve certain kinds of problems than volunteers who listened to sad soundtrack clips (from Schindler's List) or watched neutral videos (Antique Roadshow) or negative ones (earthquake news). The happy folks bested the others on problems that specifically called for classifying patterns, but you can try it for any project where you need to think innovatively, suggests lead author Ruby T. Nadler: "It doesn't require much effort or time. Just a few minutes with something that makes you feel good will work."

April 11, 2011

How to Say No to Chocolate

To take off pounds, put on your thinking cup. Volunteers in a Dutch study were shown pictures of chocolate on a computer screen. Those who were given permission to click through the images, speeding up the show, ate more of the real thing later on (one ounce) than did those who were instructed to sit still (no clicking) while the chocolate pictures came on the screen (0.6 ounces, for a savings of about 60 calories). Call it resistance training: When you don't immediately respond to temptation, you're strengthening your ability to say no in the future, the study authors explain. To try this, place a chocolate bar right in front of you on your desk and look at it, but don't touch it: It will help train your mind to resist the sweet stuff in the future.

April 8, 2011

Fibromyalgia: A Collection of Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms, commonly including fatigue and sleep problems, and chronic pain like a deep ache or burning sensation in the muscles and joints. The problem is compounded by the fact that it can be challenging to diagnose. However, once recognized, a multipronged treatment often leads to relief. Diagnosis is an important component of care. It is often challenging to diagnose because symptoms vary widely from one person to another. There is no test that can confirm the condition. Symptoms can resemble a host of other diseases such as forms of arthritis, underactive thyroid, Lyme disease, sleep apnea and vitamin D deficiency. Successful treatment of fibromyalgia includes education, exercising, reducing stress, improving sleep therapy  and using complementary therapies such as heat packs or hot baths, massage or chiropractic therapy. Medications can help reduce pain and improve sleep. Often, a trial of a drug or combination of drugs is necessary to see if it helps and if a patient can tolerate the side effects. Options may include:
  • Antidepressants Trazodone (Desyrel) is often used to improve sleep. When depression is a concern, more traditional antidepressants such as fluoxetine (Prozac, others) may be recommended.
  • Anti-seizure drugs These medications, which include gabapentin (Neurontin), may reduce pain.
  • Muscle relaxants Most common is Flexeril, a sleep-inducing drug that may be used short term to help relieve muscle pain and spasms.
  • Common pain medications These include acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin. However, these often don't work as well as other drugs.
The majority of people who develop fibromyalgia are women, though men also can get it. The cause is unclear, but it's thought to involve a genetic predisposition and a triggering event such as an infectious illness or physical or emotional trauma that leads to abnormal processing of pain signals.

April 5, 2011

Tame The Humidity In Your Home's Air

Condensation, "fog" or frost on your home's windows are sure signs that they're too inefficient to keep cold air out in the winter and in during the summer. Moisture in the air condenses when it touches a cold surface, causing the glass to "sweat" like a cold glass of iced tea on a hot day. Condensation can form on the glass and even pool on the window sill. And like any excess moisture, it can eventually lead to mold and mildew. It also can damage your windows over time. One solution: Replace drafty, single-pane windows with double-pane versions that are more energy efficient. If that's not an option right now, install storm windows to add extra layer of glass, and try taming the humidity inside your home. Here's how:

1. Install ventilating fans in every bathroom, and turn them on before every shower. Let the fan run until the "fog" clears out of the bathroom, but no longer. Overuse of exhaust fans can send your home's comfy, air-conditioned or heated air right out of the house.

2. Use the hood fan over your stove when you cook. Cooking sends moisture into the air-along with lingering odors. the fan will rid your home of those smells and humidity. Again, run the fan just long enough to clear the air.

3. Vent your clothes dryer to the outside. Check the duct for leaks, especially at the point where it's attached to the dryer, and for obstructions that can prevent hot dryer air from escaping to the outdoors.

4. If you run humidifiers inside the home, don't overdo it. It's possible to add too much moisture to indoor air.

April 1, 2011

Frugality Online

In this tough economy, we are looking more ways to stretch a dollar especially on grocery shopping. As a mom, I've been collecting coupons for the products that we really need and use everyday. It saves me a lot of money. Nowadays, you can print online coupons without buying Sunday paper. Also, there are lots of website that offers information about saving money, going green, recycling and healthy recipes without stretching your budget.