Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Best Mobile Apps Moms Should Download (Continued)

BigOven - Learning how to cook these days is as easy as ABC because of the useful mobile apps that provide step-by-step tutorials. They are great for both beginners and veterans in cooking. The same goes for baking. The BigOven is one of the apps under this category. You may choose others that may interest you.

Shapes - When alone with your little ones, you can turn this time to something educational. With this app, you can teach them identify the basic shapes around them.

My Days - Do you always lose track of your red days? My Days can help you updated with that. This can also provide important information about your fertility cycle. These are significant if you and your partner are trying to be pregnant.

Doodle Kids - This app can be more enjoyed by kids who are borrowing your phone. By simply touching the screen of your smartphone, they can draw with lines and shapes of varied colors. This is not just enjoyable but also beneficial for kids who are yet to develop their learning faculties.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Best Mobile Apps Moms Should Download

Since we moms can now practically do everything with smartphones, it is important that they are loaded with helpful apps. We can take these mobile apps wherever we go and make use of them whenever we need too. A good example for this is the use of coupons when you are out of cash in the grocery store.

OurGroceries app - Groceries lists written in paper can get lost any time. With this app, you can compose many copies for one grocery list. If a friend is doing the grocery as you stay at home, you can simply send the list directly to the phone of your friend.

Mom 2 Be -  This is great for expecting moms. It provides weekly statistics of you and your baby. Along with the stats, there are tips on keeping yourself healthy and prepared for the big D day.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Must-Have Gadgets For Moms

Mobile gadgets can be called moms' best friends' these days. They are helpful in connecting moms and their homes. They too also aid moms in the quick accomplishment of their tasks both at home and at work.
Smartphones - This can do a lot of things for moms -  communication through call, text and email; documentation - taking photos, videos, make sound recording; and provide entertainment - music, games, etc.

Tablet PCs - They are just bigger versions of smartphones. They are more appropriate to use if you have a great deal of work to finish in between house chores and caring for the kids. When you are out with the kids, they can be a source of enjoyment if they are bored waiting for you.

Kindle - So the kids already got your tablet to play games. If you have got a Kindle, you can fight boredom and let time pass by reading your favorite book beside your kids.

Monday, October 21, 2013

10 Healthy Practices We Skip Just To Save Time (Continued)

Bringing athletic shoes to work - Stilettos are nice to look specifically when they fit your feet nicely. While they can give you a sexy impression with your work clothes on, stilettos can pose big problems to your overall health. They can injure your feet, affect your posture and put stress to your muscles and spine.

Sunscreen application - Sunscreen is the key to protecting yourself from all sorts of skin diseases particularly skin cancer. Before going outside, apply generous amount of sunscreen. Choose a brand with very high SPF.

Proper nail cutting - So, you are biting on your nails because you do not have time to look for your clippers. This may seem to be a small matter but this can be very harmful to your health. This may allow the transfer of bacteria from your fingers to your mouth and vice versa. Infections may spring from this.

Warming up and cooling down in the gym - Warming up and cooling down when exercising are important in relaxing your muscles, arresting dizziness and formation of unwanted lactic acid in your muscles.

Wearing a seat belt -  Being in a hurry to drive to work is not enough excuse for not wearing seat belts. Doing so can make you susceptible to accidents. Buckling up will just take a few seconds so do not forego your safety by not grabbing those seat belts.

Friday, October 18, 2013

10 Healthy Practices We Skip Just To Save Time

Flossing regularly - Our dentists often remind us that tooth brushing is not always enough. There are food particles which usually stay stuck in between teeth and hard to reach areas of the mouth. When left unpicked, these can cause plaque that produces  enamel eating cavities.

Eating real food - Living in a busy age, we tend to skip breakfast and eat instant meals. We do this to beat deadlines at  work or in school. By eating instant noodles on the train or driving, we are accomplishing two tasks in one sitting.

Removing cosmetics and hair products before sleeping - When we are dead tired from work, we tend to sleep with our work clothes and make up on as soon as we reach home. Cosmetics  can clog the pores and cause break outs. Products like hair spray can cause damage on your hair and scalp when left unwashed over night.

Exercising and playing every once in a while - All work can easily make us dull and lifeless. We become very irritable and not enjoyable to be with also when we forget about how it is to be happy and enjoy life.

Overall health check-up - Listening to our body is an important thing to do. Oftentimes, we only rest and go for a check-up when there is a need already to be hospitalized. No matter how busy we get, squeezing in regular appointments with our physicians can benefit us greatly.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Candies, Sugar And Your Child's Teeth

We often give our kids candies to make them feel happy or reward them for a job well done. While we can always remind them to eat candies in moderation, they wouldn't be able to control it particularly when left on their own.

Their pearly whites are the first ones to suffer with a candy-eating habit. Candies are obviously made with huge amount of sugar. This sugar can hold on to the surface of the teeth quite stubbornly. When not attended immediately, it can turn into a plaque-causing bacteria that claim the health of the gums and teeth. Presence of cavities start this way. If your kids can refrain from eating candies, half of their dental problems  would be solved.

More than that, candies are not also ideal for your kids' health because they are not real food. They can take away your kids' appetite for real food in a snap. Believe it or not, candies can cause tummy aches. They can also affect the behavior of your kids. After eating candies, they may be up and running for hours and then, energy-drain afterwards.