Monday, September 3, 2018

How to Have a Smart Baby

How to Have a Smart Baby: Three simple things you can do for your child’s brain development during pregnancy

By: Ms. Mary Jude Icasiano, Nutritionist



Makati City—September 3, 2018— As an expectant mom, you want the best for your baby. That is why you do everything you can to ensure your baby’s health. But did you know that you could do a lot of things that can help give your baby a bright tomorrow?

While your child is yet to be born, your pregnancy is a crucial time in his or her life. In fact, the World Health Organization says that the first 1000 days of your baby’s life, starting with the 270 days of pregnancy and first two years of a child’s life, is an optimum period to building a strong foundation for their health, growth, and ability to learn in the future.

Take these three simple steps to help promote proper brain growth and development of your baby while in the womb.

Stay fit and active

Exercising during pregnancy may not only improve your health but also, the brain development of your baby. The University of Montreal conducted a study where 18 expectant moms and their babies found out that after 10 days of exercising, their unborn children have a faster brain development.

This finding also suggests that being physically active during pregnancy can help increase your body’s blood flow, which can stimulate your baby’s overall development.

Talk to your baby

It may seem like a silly thing to do but, talking to your unborn child can help create and establish a bond between you and your baby. In a 2013 study by Eino Partanen, et al., expectant women were given a recording that they will play towards the end of their pregnancy, which included a made-up word. The babies who heard the recording most frequently had the strongest response, suggesting that language learning begins in the womb.

Playing music is also beneficial to your baby since it helps trigger happy chemicals like serotonin, an important neuromodulator of brain development and the structure and function of neuronal circuits. These chemicals also encourage your baby to feel calm and even increase concentration power.

Eat healthily

Every food you eat during pregnancy has a direct effect on your baby. Take this as an opportunity to eat healthy meals that will help with your baby’s growth and development.

There are certain foods that have been proven to effectively help your baby’s memory and ability to learn. For example, a study led by a researcher from Cornell University found that expectant moms who consumed nearly twice the recommended amount of choline each day during their last trimester gave birth to babies who showed better brain function.

Similarly, consuming foods rich in DHA, Folic Acid, and Iodine, are essential for a healthy brain development.

It is also critical to provide your baby with the nutrients that will support your baby’s brain development. In addition to following a healthy diet, you also need a maternal milk to supplement you and your baby with essential nutrients.

ProMama® is a delicious tasting nutritional milk drink, scientifically formulated with key nutrients designed to support you during preconception, pregnancy, and lactation. It is rich in brain-building nutrients such as DHA, Folic Acid, Choline, and Iodine. Proper growth and development early on can lead to better health outcomes later in life.

Caring for yourself is essential during pregnancy since it supports all parts of your child’s brain growth and development. Creating a strong foundation built on healthy environment and diet can ensure that your baby will have a bright tomorrow.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Traveling To New Cities Using a Limousine Service (US Residents)

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Are you excited to get ready for your next vacation, or maybe you get ready for a business trip and want everything to be set up ahead of time so you can make the most out of your experience? Whatever the purpose of the trip may be, traveling can be an exciting, relaxing time if you take care of certain aspects.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Vivo Ready to Wow the World with an All-New Screen Design

Global smartphone brand, Vivo, has been known for its high-technology innovations that have wowed the world several times over. But it has also been a pioneer of various consumer-centric smartphone designs. 

Starting August 20, the fastest growing smartphone brand has teased tech savvy followers with a series of mysterious videos posted on its social media pages. The latest was a video of the moon with its shape emphasized by a curved line, a hint of the look of the next flagship smartphone

The galaxies coalesced. Prepare for something greater. #GoBeyond,” Vivo wrote in its latest post
For its latest smartphone releases, Vivo has pushed the boundaries of the screens based on various studies and insights on what its consumers want. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Advantages of Renting a Condo


Rent is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property according to Wikipedia. Renting a place is way much easier than building a house whereas you don't need to deal with a developer, a property refurbishment company, and others related to real estate development. 

Just a few weeks ago, my sister rented a condo in Pasig through Airbnb and it surprised me how easy renting would be as long as you prepare your budget for it. I realized renting a place does have advantages if a person were to rent a place based on my observation. Let me share it with you below: 


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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Expandable Batons vs. Self-Defense Stick – Which is better?

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Despite both weapons looking like a normal stick, there are significant differences when it comes to comparing an expandable baton (also called extendable baton) and a self-defense stick.
Many self-defense sticks are mainly wooden while expandable batonsare mainly made of steel or metal alloys. See expandable batons.

Both weapons, though, use force as the mode of self-defense to inflict pain and damage on sensitive body parts.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Have Your Groceries Delivered At Your Door Step

As a working mom with no babysitter, I used to dream to have my groceries done online and get delivered at home. I'm just so busy on the weekdays, so on weekends, I would often prefer to rest at home instead. 

Thanks to the internet, my dream has come true! I can get my groceries delivered! It's very convenient for me and saves me time and energy. All of this was made possible by Honestbee.

Honestbee is an online platform/delivery service where you can order food from their list of restaurant partners (e.g. J.Co Donuts, Zark's Burgers, Army Navy, etc.) or do groceries from their select supermarket partners such as Robinsons Supermarket, S&R Shopping, and more. 



I want my groceries delivered. Where do I get Honestbee? 

For PC users, you may go to www.honestbee.ph and register for free. For first time users, you get P500 OFF on your first order for groceries and P200 OFF on your first food order! You may also download the Honestbee app in Google Play for mobile users. 

I have been doing my groceries online with Robinsons Supermarket via Honestbee more than 5 times now especially during the rainy days.Here's a screenshot of my orders to prove that Honestbee is totally legit: 

My orders from Robinson's Supermarket via Honestbee


Is there an additional charge? 

They have a delivery charge and a concierge charge. I'm not sure if these charges are fixed or there's a certain computation, but in my case, my delivery charge is always P49 and my concierge fee is P99, totaling to almost P150. But, if your grocery is worth P2,500 or more then your delivery is FREE. They also offer huge discounts when your total bill is more than P5,000.

 At first, I got discouraged a bit when I saw these charges, but after thinking about it, it's a reasonable price for me. First of all, my tricycle ride (to and from the supermarket) is P50. Now, when I take my kids to the grocery store, they would be hungry and would insist on me buying some fries or drinks which would often cost me P250 or more. That's P300+! So I think an additional of P150 for the online grocery service is very reasonable. 

Honestbee delivery service is available in Metro Manila and nearby areas. 

If you have questions or would like to add something, please write them down on the comments below. 

This is not a sponsored post. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Working At Home: Requirements and Where to Look for a Job

Hey, guys! Sorry for not posting much on my blog lately because I'm busy working at home. Yes, even if I work at home, I still get busy meaning having less time with blogging or other stuff. 

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People have been asking me ever since how to start working at home so I decided to create a blog post about it to help out moms like me who wants to help out their husbands financially or simply to support their family. There are a lot of ways to start, but let me share with you how I started with mine. 

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