Monday, November 6, 2017

5 Key Symptoms You Should Never Shrug Off

In life, we all get ill. It’s something that’s not always avoidable. But sometimes, those illnesses are less severe than others. And some are so much easier to pinpoint than others. Like a cold or a sickness bug, you often know what you’re dealing with. But that’s not always the way. Sometimes, you feel under the weather or suffer from poor health and never really know why. When you’re a stoic, you tend to shrug it off and not let it bother you, but that’s not always the best approach to take. Although it’s easy to ignore some symptoms over others, that’s not always wise. So if you want to remain in good health, here are five symptoms you should always get checked out.


Headaches are always a key sign that something’s wrong. Sometimes, you’ll get a headache due to dehydration or stress. But these are likely to go with you’ve rehydrated your body, or managed to relax a little. It’s when you get persistent headaches that you need to do something about it. If you’re not able to get rid of your headaches, or they’re more like a migraine, you need to monitor your experience and see your doctor. Headaches can be a symptom of a serious underlying illness, so don’t shrug them off if they are very persistent.

Neck Pain

Next up, there’s neck pain too. And this is another of those things that we all tend to suffer from at some point or another. Whether it’s something serious like a cervical herniated disc, or something trivial, you need to monitor it. Again sometimes it’s stress or tension causing the aches. But you should be able to work this out based on how easy it is to ease off. But if not, you need to consult your physician ASAP.

Back Pain

Similarly to neck pain, back pain is also a big indicator that something is wrong. Depending on where the pain is, you may need to seek urgent assistance or try to record your experience so you can let your doctor know. Either way, don’t just assume that having “a bad back” is normal. Because you could nip an issue in the bud if you act early enough.


If you ever find yourself with a rash, you will need to monitor it. Doing some research on skin rashes will help you here. And some are obviously a flare up from heat or an allergic reaction to something, whereas others are more serious. And you need to be able to identify what your rash could be signifying.


Finally, there’s also dizziness to think about. Because if you do ever find yourself dizzy on the odd occasion, it’s easy to ignore. But sometimes, if it’s happening regularly, it could be trying to tell you something. From exhaustion to food intolerances, there’s a lot that a dizzy head could be trying to tell you. So try to rest up, and if it persists, go to your doctor with an explanation of what’s happening, and they should be able to go from there.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Kick Your Shame Aside And Dare To Bare Those Legs!

If you’re shy about baring your legs or even plain ashamed of them, you’re not alone. More and more girls are opting for leggings and trousers instead of wearing gorgeous skirts and dresses. There are so many reasons why we choose to hide our pins. So why not put your worries aside? Here are just a few of the ways you can kick those legs back into action and back into a dress:


If you sit all day or stand all day, your poor legs are likely to swell and ache. They need to move about to get the circulation pumping. And when you’ve had (or about to have) kids, you might be risking varicose or thread veins by not doing anything about them. Swimming is the easiest way to get them moving. But did you know that simply exfoliating them can help the circulation and give the skin a healthy, silky glow at the same time? Slough away the tiredness of your legs. Finish with a light moisturizer.

Hair Removal

OK, so this is probably the main reason we’re covering up our legs, right? So get rid of the stuff! Razors are quick and easy, but they’re not best for long-lasting results or healthy skin. Try a sugar wax for a natural and long-term result that leaves you soft and silky smooth in just half an hour. Contrary to popular belief, shaving is more likely to cause ingrown hairs than waxing. Other options include creams, laser reduction, and epilating. Wax might sting for a moment but doesn’t hurt at all after that. When the skin is rested, why not use a moisturizing tanner to give those legs the glow they deserve?


Do you have to tone your legs to get them out? No! Just be you. Your legs are beautifully shaped just as they are. Heels can help create the impression of a toned calf and longer leg. But what really shows off your gorgeous shape is the cut of your skirt or dress. There are several shapes of skirt and several lengths too. If you have very thin legs, you might prefer a pencil skirt that comes to the knee. Curvier legs look amazing in A-lines and longer lengths. 

Dresses and Skirts

Your body shape might determine the length or type of skirt that suits you best. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any exceptions to those ‘rules’ though. Why not click here to browse a dress boutique online to get an idea of all the different options available to you? Don’t forget, you can always pick a top that is bright or shapely to attract all the focus if you’re still worried about your legs.

Shorts and Hotpants?

OK, so we’re not teenagers anymore. Does that mean we can’t wear skorts, shorts, and hotpants? You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Clothing isn’t age-restricted, after all. However, there might be some occasions when a little length is more appropriate! If you’re daring to bare, why not go all-out though? Love your legs, and let them be free.

Keep An Eye Out For These Behaviors In Your Pets

Being a pet owner is often a journey of discovery, one on which we often have to decipher different meanings from the same signals in our pets. We can’t apply a universal rule to their behaviors in the way we can with humans, and they can’t tell us in our own language what’s wrong, so it’s time to get down to their level. 

If you’ve been a pet owner for a long time, or you grew up surrounded by dogs and they were your best friends, then you’re going to know a little more than the average person about how to keep your pet happy and healthy in your space. With that in mind, here’s a few tips on what to look out for that means something is wrong, and why punishing a pet may make it go a little more awry than you thought. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Give Yourself An Easy Makeover

Everyone seems to have their own beauty tips these days, and that could very well be true. Experimenting leads to discovery after all, and thus there’s a lot of different ideas out there about what you can do for your look in terms of having a spa day that’ll change your outlook on life; we’re talking makeovers! Here are some tips for making a makeover easier to accomplish, and simple to carry out. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk: A #NewDiscovery for Mommies!

Motherhood is always special and unique – it is an endless journey that’s filled with a lot of new discoveries in every season or occasion. Additionally, they’re the one who makes the joy complete with memories of hugs, giggles, and grins that leaves a mark all days of her kid’s life.

In the digital age, most moms want to share their experience and journey as a mother to other people – sharing their parenting hacks, relationship advice to matters of the heart and home, and new discoveries – through blogging.

For Annalyn Zolgman, a mom blogging for 13 years and a business owner at the same time, finding something new for her kids is always what she wants to share with her followers. “I’m a hands-on mom but I also make it a point to keep my schedule balanced and on track with the trends for my family. I want to keep my followers updated with the trend or what’s the best food for them to try or eat during their recess,” shares mommy Annalyn.

New Discovery

Just like Zolgman, most mommies are always in search of something delicious, fun, and healthy for their kids, that’s why it’s no wonder they’re the first person in the know about things worth discovering. Being a super mom requires a lot of talent in pleasing the discerning palates and cravings of their family.

A group of moms with their kids were gathered for a taste of this creamilicious drink that might be their new discovery. The fun begins when kids described their first sip as ‘clouds of heaven’, ‘super
chocolatey’, and ‘yummy’.

Their new discovery is all about Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk sourced from Europe. A chocolate milk
that has chocolicious taste, made from 100% pure cow’s milk and real cocoa.

Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk is one of the best discoveries I uncovered this year. I can also enjoy it with different types of milkshakes, smoothies, and popsicles. I can’t wait for my other mommy followers to also discover this for their kids,” Zolgman proudly shared.

Everyone loves Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk’s rich and creamy quality, both kids and all the family members can’t get enough of enjoying it at any time of the day. Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk is one of the best new discoveries of most moms to their kids, since one of their simple pleasure is getting to enjoy a chocolate milk that tastes so good. Although trends come and go, a classic and creamy chocolate milk is always a treat.

The popularity of Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk comes from its quality and taste that are truly loved and enjoyed by kids. So why not bring home a dose of happiness and enjoyment in every sip of Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk? Moms, this is a new discovery that even the whole family will love!” said Fly Ace Corporation Associate Product Manager for Jolly Cow, Ersanti Regi Santos.

Share your thoughts, watch and share the video, go to @JollyCowPH on Facebook. Jolly Cow is
available in major groceries and supermarkets nationwide, it comes in one liter and 200 ml tetra pack

Hоw Tо Trасk Yоur Оvulаtіоn

Wіth аll thе tесhnоlоgісаl tооlѕ оut thеrе tо hеlр a wоmаn gеt рrеgnаnt, іt ѕееmѕ wе hаvе fоrgоttеn thаt оur bоdіеѕ hаvе thе nесеѕѕаrу tооlѕ tо bе оur оwn оvulаtіоn саlсulаtоrѕ! Lеаrnіng аbоut hоw thе bоdу wоrkѕ, and hоw еxасtlу pregnancy саn bе асhіеvеd (bеѕіdеѕ thе оbvіоuѕ) tаkеѕ ѕоmе еduсаtіоn аnd mау nоt bе аѕ "ԛuісk" аѕ uѕіng аn оvulаtіоn рrеdісtоr оr саlсulаtоr. But thе rеwаrdѕ оf undеrѕtаndіng уоur сусlе, аnd іn раrtісulаr, оvulаtіоn, саn bе vеrу rеwаrdіng аnd hеlр уоu bесоmе ѕuссеѕѕful іn gеttіng рrеgnаnt. 

Your Menstrual Cycle

Thе fіrѕt ѕtер іѕ tо hаvе a bаѕіс undеrѕtаndіng оf thе mеnѕtruаl сусlе. A nоrmаl, hеаlthу wоmаn thаt is nоt оn bіrth соntrоl wіll hаvе a period bеtwееn еvеrу 21-34 dауѕ. Thіѕ mеаnѕ thаt frоm thе fіrѕt dау оf оnе реrіоd tо thе fіrѕt dау оf thе nеxt реrіоd tаkеѕ аbоut 21-34 dауѕ, dереndіng оn thе wоmаn. Thеrе аrе 2 раrtѕ tо thе сусlе; ѕіmрlу рut, thеrе іѕ thе wееkѕ bеfоrе оvulаtіоn аnd thе wееkѕ аftеr. It іѕ оnlу роѕѕіblе tо gеt рrеgnаnt іf оvulаtіоn асtuаllу оссurѕ; іf thеrе is nо еgg bеіng rеlеаѕеd, thеrе іѕ nо сhаnсе оf рrеgnаnсу. Thе mоѕt fеrtіlе tіmе іѕ іn thе fеw days рrесеdіng оvulаtіоn. Onсе thе еgg hаѕ bееn rеlеаѕеd and оvulаtіоn hаѕ occurred, іt іѕ nо lоngеr роѕѕіblе tо асhіеvе рrеgnаnсу іn thаt сусlе. 

Sо, wе are tаlkіng аbоut nаrrоwіng dоwn thоѕе few іmроrtаnt dауѕ whеrе thе bоdу іѕ рrіmеd аnd rеаdу tо rесеіvе ѕреrm fоr thе еgg! Wіth аn аvеrаgе 21 dау сусlе, іt wоuld bе аѕѕumеd thаt оvulаtіоn hарреnѕ rіght іn thе mіddlе оf thаt; ѕо, аt аbоut dау 14 of thе сусlе. Hоwеvеr, wоmеn аrе nоt аll thе ѕаmе, аnd оur bоdіеѕ аrе nоt саlсulаtоrѕ. Sо, rеgаrdlеѕѕ of thе сусlе lеngth, thе еxасt dау оf оvulаtіоn саn vary. Sоmе wоmеn оvulаtе аѕ еаrlу as dау 9 оf thеіr сусlе; оthеrѕ nоt untіl dау 20. Thе kеу іѕ tо undеrѕtаnd аnd bе аblе tо trасk thе ѕіgnѕ lеаdіng uр to оvulаtіоn, ѕо thаt nо mаttеr whеn іt hарреnѕ, уоu hаvе a ѕеnѕе оf аbоut whеn іt іѕ tо оссur. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tech-Free Kiddie Gifts For This Christmas

Having a child in the 21st century is great! There are some many gadgets and tech out there to help you in your day-to-day life, and kids can play interactive learning games on the go with the help of a tablet or phone. But, sometimes, you wish that they had the same childhood experiences as you - with playing outside rather than on a game console and beating your brother at monopoly rather than his high score at flappy birds. Well, with Christmas just around the corner, now is a great time to plan some tech-free gifts for your kids.

Bikes & Trikes

There’s nothing better than teaching your child how to ride a bike, and watching them get better and better and lose those training wheels. So why not get them one for Christmas? You can even start your toddler off with one of these popular toddler tricycles. Build up the excitement by having them unwrap their helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads before getting to the bike itself. 

Experience Days

You might have thought these were just for grown-ups, but you can get experience days for kids too. Things like rope courses through the trees (not too high of course!) bodyboarding lessons, swimming with turtles, or even just a promise to go to their favorite activity place will do! You don’t have to spend loads on this gift, figure out something the whole family will enjoy and go with it! 

Make It Yourself!

Whether it’s hand puppets, pom poms friends, or baking - any arts and crafts kit that gets your kid learning and having fun is a winner! You can find them pretty much anywhere and are great for you and your kids. Depending on the age, you might need to help them out, or you can leave them to their crafty devices. Larger versions of make-it-yourself kits are great as a joint present if you have more than one child - it’s something that they can create together, and will help them learn how to share. 


Anything fun and squishy will entertain your child for hours. You can find thousands of sets involving playdough or soft sand. You can even DIY your own slime with this recipe. Turn it into a fun activity by giving your child the ingredients and instructions and making it together. The fun messiness is definitely going to be a treat for them, and having a great time with your child is a treat for you!

Building Blocks

With the success of the Lego movies over the past couple of years, so many kids out there are more than eager to get it all. Obviously, you need to think about the age range here - but building blocks come in all shapes, sizes, and colors - they’re perfect for imaginative play and cognitive development. But they are evil when you step on one during the night.