Blogger Update

I can't believe how time flies by so fast. Half of 2020 is already gone! A lot has happened during the first half of the year but sometimes I feel like I also didn't do enough. Seems like time is fast but the actions aren't. Maybe because I wasn't able to accomplish what I supposedly accomplish based on the time frame I set. I haven't even updated this blog for more than eight months. There's just so much around that I barely have the opportunity to think about this hobby.

We needed to resolve several issues concerning our house construction, my husband went through surgery to remove his gallbladder, the expensive hospital expenses, the challenges of moving in to our new house, my own health scare, and the fear this Covid-19 brings. I've been paranoid since the first positive case in Iloilo and all I did was over think. There was even a time when I needed to work my ass off in the garden to divert my mind off the issue the world has been facing since the beginning of the year. It's exhausting especially during my husband's recovery period since I needed to be the runner of the family, the only person of the family authorized to leave the house during quarantine period.

My 11.11 Finds

I'm back with a new post and hopefully not the last. I'm just excited to share with you all my 11.11 finds. Actually, it's my first time to shop during such promo and I bought just a couple of items only. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the sale because I was able to save a lot!

From Lazada

I was not a fan of Lazada but I just had a change of heart. I learned that my son's formula milk is cheaper here than in the grocery store. For each box, I get to save Php200. So if my son consumes three to four boxes a month, I will be able to save more than Php500. That's big enough savings for a frugal mama like me. As such, I decided to buy milk from Lazada starting now.

From Shopee

I'm a self-confessed Shopee shopper. I shop through the platform for various stuff probably every month - our organic shampoo and soaps, clothing, and so much more. For this sale, I managed to snag a pair of authentic Crocs Lite Ride sandals for only Php1648. Original price is Php2995. It's almost half the price off! I'm sure of its authenticity because I bought from the official Shopee store of Crocs.

HFMD and What I Learned About It

It was exactly a week ago when we found out that my son has hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). We believe he got it from the kids across our house but we aren't sure how since he hasn't played or had physical contact with them. Upon learning, I felt worried of what he will go through or how things will turn out so I read forum posts from other mommies whose children went through the same.

Before I share what I learned, I will first share the timeline of what transpired.

He woke up with the body temperature a bit warmer than usual. I didn't mind it because it happens sometimes. I gave him a bath and we left the house to visit my in-laws. Not even halfway to our destination, he became feverish and less active until he fell asleep. When he woke up, he vomited.

Less than an hour after vomiting, I gave him Tempra (paracetamol) for his fever. When we arrived at my in-laws which is around two hours travel time, his fever has already subsided and he's starting to return to his active self.

Around 3:00 PM, his body started to become hot again so we decided to go home so he can recuperate at home. His fever did not subside the whole night and went as high as 39 degrees despite giving him Tempra every six hours.

His body temperature is back to normal but I noticed that he started to frown each time he eats. He lost his appetite for solid food and would only drink water or milk. Seeing the symptoms, I thought it was tonsillitis. I brought him to the doctor to find out the cause and deal with it once and for all.

When seen by the doctor, it was found that there are already white spots on his throat. I never mentioned about red spots on his hands or feet since I haven't noticed them so doctor confirmed it was tonsillitis. He was prescribed antibiotics (co-amoxiclav) to be taken twice daily.

I gave him half bath before going to bed and that's the time I noticed the few red spots on his fingers. I checked his feet and there are red spots too. His temperature remains normal though. But around midnight, his sleep became troubled and he started to scratch his feet. The itch only stopped when I gave him cetirizine syrup.

Review: Diane-35 Oral Contraceptive Pills

DISCLAIMER: I am not in any way associated with this product nor have medical background about this matter. I am simply a blogger who decided to share my experience with this product. If you are confused about the dosage, schedule, etc., better consult a doctor to be safe.

I thought I already found my holy grail contraceptive pills in Lady. But after almost a year of using this brand, I decided to try another brand as it started to make my breast painful almost everyday while taking it. Too busy to see my Ob-gyne, I searched the web for reviews of different brands and I decided to try Diane-35.

Switching to Diane-35 was a tough decision to make because of its price but I was hopeless to get rid of the pain I'm feeling with my breasts and was paranoid that the pain may lead to something more serious so I went for it.

Review: Skin Genie Bye-bye Bush

Unwanted hair, along with chicken skin, has always been my issue for as long as I can remember. For my underarms, I've tried various hair removal products and tools including epilator in the hopes of finding my holy grail in this area.

For the longest time, I used Nanny Rose' Queen Bee Sticks and Pulls All Natural Hair Remover but it's no longer ideal for me as I find it a bit tedious to use considering my schedule as a hands-on work-at-home mama of a 3-year old hyperactive boy. Nanny Rose' Hair Remover requires heating and then washing the cloth strips after and I don't have the luxury of time for it now. Hence I looked for other products that doesn't require heating, not that messy to use and easy to clean up after.

Skin Genie Bye-bye Bush is one of the hair removing products I have tried recently.


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