Archive | January, 2011

5 Tips On How To Deal With Financial Infidelity

Posted on 28 January 2011 by

When it comes to money issues, lying can not only get you into a financial rut, but it can also cause havoc in your relationship. Whether it’s a small splurge or a purchase big enough to instigate drastic changes in your family’s finances, you need to keep your partner informed. But staying truthful can be […]

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5 Tips On How To Deal With Twin Sibling Rivalry

Posted on 27 January 2011 by

If there’s one thing that aptly describes the atmosphere at my brother’s house, it’s chaos. Being parents to toddler twins, there isn’t a day that would pass when the kids would not get into some kind of conflict. From wanting to play with the very same toy to seeking attention, they would always find ways […]

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What You Need To Know About Childhood Asthma

Posted on 24 January 2011 by

Ever since my daughter started preschool, she has not only managed to take home school-related work and certificates, but she has also gotten her share of viruses and infections. Recently, her respiratory infection was so bad that it triggered asthma. In children, asthma is considered as one of the top reasons of missed school and […]

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Top 5 Germiest Spots In Your Home

Posted on 21 January 2011 by

There are many areas in your home that harbor microorganisms because they provide an ideal place for bacteria to grow. Among the menacing germs that frequent your home include those that cause common illnesses like colds, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and even fever. What’s even alarming is the fact that these germs can lurk in even […]

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Changing Your Obstetrician: Top 5 Reasons Why You Need To Switch

Posted on 19 January 2011 by

For the time that I have dealt with my fertility issues, I have seen quite a number of obstetricians just because they never seemed to live up to my expectations. I had one obstetrician who never truly listened and she was just bent on insisting that my symptoms were not significant. I’ve also been to […]

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How to Make Paper Lantern Decorations for Chinese New Year

Posted on 19 January 2011 by

Paper lanterns are traditionally hung by the Chinese as part of their New Year decorations. According to folklore, lanterns were originally used as defensive tool to ward off the mythical New Year beast, Nien. Nowadays, paper lanterns are displayed to add a festive touch to homes and businesses celebrating the start of the Lunar New […]

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What You Need to Know About Returning and Exchanging Gifts

Posted on 14 January 2011 by

You may have given somebody a wrong sized tee, an identical gift or a defective toy. The same thing probably happened to you, too. Returning or exchanging unwanted gifts is a practical way to convert a somewhat useless item into something useful. Many different reasons may make a gift unwanted so you shouldn’t feel bad […]

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How To Manage Food Aversions During Pregnancy

Posted on 11 January 2011 by

While some women crave for out of the ordinary food combinations during pregnancy, there are others who can’t even stand basic food items such as meat, eggs and vegetables. If you suddenly can’t stand even the smell of your favorite yogurt or cheese, then you are having a food aversion. Food aversions may not get […]

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7 Items to Stock Up On Now

Posted on 08 January 2011 by

It’s time to hit the shelves once again to take advantage of the post-holiday markdowns. Many in-stock items go on sale this early in the year for inventory clearance as stores make room for new supply. Returned merchandise is also abundant coming from defective, unwanted or wrong gifts. If you feel like trimming off some […]

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5 Pregnancy Myths: Getting To Know The Facts

Posted on 07 January 2011 by

From beliefs that a lunar eclipse can cause fetal abnormalities to associating the baby’s gender through a woman’s appearance, there is no denying that pregnancy myths abound. With the general notion of pregnancy as a time when women are most vulnerable to hazards, it comes with no surprise that pregnancy myths have survived the times. […]

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6 Items to Add to Your 2011 To-Do List

Posted on 06 January 2011 by

Now that you’ve finished packing up last year’s clutter, it’s time to lay out shiny new goals as the New Year rolls out. Apart from your regular new year’s resolutions, there are some practical things you should add to your yearly to-do list. These are things that can generally make your family’s life easier and […]

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