I’ll never shy away from saying that moms are among the busiest people on the planet. They have so much going on in their busy schedules that it’s hard to overlook them. When a mom is pregnant (first time or otherwise), however, that busy schedule often has to be put on hold.
When pregnant, many moms are forced to slow down and take it easy. This is something that the “busy bee” mindset of a mom isn’t ready to adjust to. As a result, the overactive minds of these expecting moms suffer from the tragic condition known as pregnancy boredom (gasp).
Luckily for moms who face this affliction, we’ve stumbled across a helpful list designed to fight the boredom associated with pregnancy. Check out this resourceful list and find out some helpful ways to make pregnancy a little more fun:
1. Fill up your schedule
The best way to fight boredom, even when there’s no “bread in the oven”, is to avoid downtime. The most effective way to do this is to fill up your schedule and to always stay preoccupied. Now expecting mothers can’t be too overactive and overexert themselves. So, perhaps instead of big, intrepid activities, pregnant mommies can keep busy in other ways. For example, try organizing some things around the house you’ve been putting off, get a manicure or pedicure regularly, or plan dinner dates with your close friends! Anything to keep your mind busy will keep you from feeling bored while pregnant!
2. Treat yourself
Don’t cut yourself short of fun activities! If you’re going to abide by method #1, you should make sure you’re filling up your schedule with enjoyable activities. Treat yourself to things that are engaging or delightful. Try getting a massage, buy some quality beauty products, or splurge on that night out with your friends. Obviously, money can’t buy happiness but you deserve to treat yourself from time to time. Also, it’ll help make pregnancy a little more fun.
3. Don’t focus on things like due dates
Remember when you were in school and staring at the clock during last period? Time would seemingly stand still as you waited for the bell to ring and you could finally go home! The reason why time would move so slow is because knowing the exact time and date of something builds the anticipation and makes you impatient.
If you don’t focus on things like a due date, you’ll start to fixate on that exact time and date and time will move incredibly slow! Your baby will come whenever he/she is ready, and there’s not much you can do to change that. Eliminate the impatience and let go of worrying about due dates!
4. Feather the nest
One additional way to fill your schedule is to feather your nest, so to say. In other words, get ready for your expected baby by fixing up their nursery or tidying up the home. No need to condense this entry into one day, you’ve got tons of time to spend getting ready!
5. Go on a date
Nothing beats a good date night with your significant other, and that certainly doesn’t change when you’re expecting. Try implementing a night out on the town with your partner every now and then. It’s yet another way to fill your schedule, and treat yourself!
6. Spend some quality “me time”
It may seem strange that on a list covering ways to not be bored we’d suggest spending time alone. However, for those who understand the beauty and importance of me time, this entry speaks for itself. You won’t really get a lot of me time when your baby arrives so it’s always wise to try to knock out some of those personal goals while you have more time available.
If you have a long list of books you’ve been meaning to read, movies/TV shows to watch, or other therapeutic me time activities, take the time to handle them while time is abundant. They’ll keep you busy, you’ll be entertained, and you’ll feel accomplished. That’s a win-win-win, moms!
Did you know that there are over 3 million visits to the emergency room each year from children under the age one?
Pretty disconcerting, right? As if being a parent weren’t nerve-wracking enough as it is.
There’s no doubt you’re already a cautious parent, but what if I told you there were 5 ways to keep your baby safe from some of the most common yearly injuries?
In a video post from eHow, experts explained how to keep your babies as safe as possible in the home! Avoid these common at-home chances of injury by being prepared. Check out the list of ways to keep your baby safer than ever at home.
1. High chair safety
According to eHow, one baby visits the ER from falling out of a high chair…EVERY HOUR! Don’t assume that your baby is safe and sound in their high chair. Parents who wish to avoid any high chair injuries should be vigilant and mindful of their babies when they’re in their high chair. Also, it’s wise to take advantage of the built-in safety restraints found on most models of high chairs. If your child’s high chair doesn’t have safety restraints, consider investing in one that does!
2. Pacifier/Sippy cup safety
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Approximately 2,300 kids per year are injured as a result of falling down with a pacifier or sippy cup in their mouth! Typically, this occurs in children who are learning to walk. When your kids start to learn to walk, make sure that they aren’t on the move with something in their mouth! Then, once they’ve come to a stationary position allow them to use the pacifier or sippy cup.
3. Button battery awareness
Button batteries are pretty common in household appliances and gadgets; heck, even some toys are powered by button batteries. The danger with these items, is that they look pretty similar to candies or sweets, and are very small and easy for a baby to swallow. In fact, 3,000 kids a year are sent to the ER as a result of swallowing a button battery. Always make sure that any battery powered products accessible to your baby are free of compartments with these tiny batteries.
4. Electrical cord safety
Each year, a handful of babies are maimed or killed as a result of getting entangled by an electric cord! Sometimes, the cords that are trapping the babies are from their baby monitors. Experts say to avoid baby monitors that use cords. If that’s unavoidable, they recommend that the cord be at least 3-feet away from the crib–well out of reach!
5. Bedtime safety
Bedtime can actually be pretty dangerous for a baby if you aren’t aware of the dangers, and worst-case scenarios. For example, babies who sleep on their stomachs are far more likely to from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Always rest a baby on their backs–not their tummies. Also, suffocation is another looming threat if you’re unaware of the possibility. Pillows, and blankets should be placed outside of the crib to ensure your baby is as safe as can be when sleeping. And, as an added tip, be sure to use tight-fitting sheets for your babies crib to make sure no loose folds of the sheet cause any harm to your sleeping baby.
As the foundation and stronghold of every family, being a dad is of no joke. Most of the time, they are the ones who make a lot of efforts and sacrifices to ensure all family needs are given adequate focus and attention.
But nothing will be more difficult than being a celebrity dad.
With their hectic working schedule, know how these five celebrity dads endured and defied the challenges of work and how they successfully manage to balance life at work and with family.
Being a part of the family of prominent actors, Richard Gutierrez admitted that he had a phobia of carrying babies until Baby Zion, his child with girlfriend Sarah Lahbati, came out for which he dubbed as his life-changer.
Many are shocked when the public knew with this sudden revelation of Richard having a child. But for him, gone are the days of negativities and issues as this is a real deal for him. In an interview, Richard said that Baby Zion made him a ‘homebody’ and taught him so many lessons in life, including changing his diapers and preparing feeding bottles.
Currently, Richard is still in cloud nine with so many opportunities coming beforehand. Despite their busy schedules, he and Sarah used to devise a timetable to ensure that both of them would still be giving a time to take care Baby Zion.
Known for being a professional player at the Philippine Basketball Association, Doug Kramer is also a hands-on and very disciplinarian father.
Married to actress Cheska Garcia in 2008, he has three children named Kendra, Scarlett, and Gavin, still on their toddler ages. Their family is best known with the tagline Team Kramer and has been appearing as a family endorser of various television commercials. They are also considered as one of the model families in the Philippines with almost 1.2 million followers in Facebook.
In spite of the fame their children get from endorsements, Doug still stands committed to teach his children valuable lessons in life through proper way of discipline. Just like any other parents, he admitted that he also uses a discipline stick, as how he called it. It is a plastic stick he uses to spank his children whenever they are committed something wrong, but all of this with a certain limitation. He used to discipline his children privately, he never does it publicly – all of this, with the desire to raise a God-fearing children grounded on good values and virtue.
Up until now, Doug always look forward of spending time with his kids. According to him, “it’s my priority and it’s a natural thing.”
Married to television host, Bianca Gonzales in 2014, JC Intal is enjoying the peak of his fatherhood with his daughter Lucia, even coining it as “the best feeling in the world!”.
As per his wife, Bianca, JC is a very caring father. Since the time he knew that Bianca was pregnant, he has been very involved and supportive on her maternity period. And it all boils down to his deep excitement as JC is really fond of kids. JC would then often go with her during check-ups and birthing classes.
JC is fond of posting on his Instagram page photos with Lucia during their dates on weekends, be it on places, the mall or at home!
After so many challenges over his past, Hayden Kho regarded Scarlet Snow as his “priority ever since she was born”.
The medical doctor would often post photos and videos of their cutest moments via Scarlet’s Instagram account making her daughter the most followed celebrity baby on the site.
Most of their bonding time includes playing and learning. They go often on swimming, visiting the gym, and speaking Mandarin. They also love singing and differentiating sizes such as small, medium, and tall.
TV host Ryan Agoncillo is in full enjoyment exclaiming that he found fulfillment in being a hubby to actress Judy Ann Santos and their children, Yohan and Lucho.
More than his career as actor and tv host, Agoncillo coins Juday, Yohan, and Lucho as his “most prized possessions”. On weekends, they often go to on a mixture of sweaty activities such as running, biking, swimming, and even food adventures. Agoncillo describes his children as “very funny, with very confident personalities”.
Sometimes, Agoncillo used to bring them on the gym using them as training buddies on his workout routines. But the most favorite time of his day is the early morning when they used to take some wacky and silly photo moments with them.
From simple gestures to extravagant moments, it’s good to see that even actors slash dads are doing their very best to endure the challenges of work and time, committed to accept the one of the hardest jobs in the world – not being an actor, but being a dad. Happy Father’s Day to all the Super Dads out there!