How to Keep Your Reproductive System Healthy for a Healthy Pregnancy

Women should treat their reproductive system as the center of their lives, the source of their power and the place where they can change the world – by bringing a few selfless souls to the world thru giving birth. This is the reason why it is very critical to take care of the reproductive system. It is the vessel that helps in achieving a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child to this world.

Here are some tips on how to take care of the reproductive systems of a woman

  1. Kegel exercises

To keep the pelvic region healthy, regular Kegel exercise is necessary. It makes the pubococcygeus or the PC muscle healthy that prevents prolapses in the uterus as well as urinary incontinence. Such also helps in improving vaginal sensitivity and lubrication. Baby humidifier is a must have also , you can even check out good reviews from different websites like Check Pregnancy

  1. Always have calcium and magnesium in your diet

Magnesium is a mineral that helps ease sugar cravings, headaches, low blood sugar and other symptoms associated with PMS. Calcium on the other hand, reduces and prevents premenstrual depression, cravings and fatigue. Good sources of calcium and magnesium are lentils, seaweed, nuts, avocado, coconut and leafy vegetables for a healthy pregnancy.

  1. Engage in physical activities.

Exercise at least 3-4 times a week to get enough Vitamin D from the sun to reduce menstrual cramp. You can also do some yoga or simply walk around your community.

  1. Read online forums or websites to be updated with the latest health updates and pregnancy tips

Online forums and websites about woman health and pregnancy can keep you up-to-date with the techniques, nutrients, food options and exercise that can help keep your reproductive system on top shape. There are several  resources you can check out for tips and advice on healthy pregnancy.

  1. Treat yourself to a once a month hot and cold zits bath.

It is believed that pelvic congestion and restoring the tone of the pelvic region can be achieved thru a hot and cold sitz bath. It can also invigorate and re energize your system. It helps reduce stress too.


RealTimes : Keep your memory safe and a $300 Target GC Giveaway


This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic

When I become a mom, i always love taking pictures of my little ones.  Since we have waited for a long time before our Peachy was born, upon her arrival, it was just given to take so many pictures and sweet memories of her growing up years.  RealTimes was built around stories that you create – it’s indeed  a great way to track your children’s years.


Memories of great days captured in pictures and videos are very important for me so it would be a tragedy to just lose them and storing them through my computer or smartphone has a high risk of getting deleted or eventually corrupted.  So, it’s a great news to learn about an Online cloud based service that can help me store this precious memories of my children.

Premium RealTimes is an app by Real Networks .  Basically, the app picks the best moments from your smartphone and video collection and create automatically a montages that was perfectly organized with location and date .

  • Subscribers can sign up for their FREE plan which includes 2GB of storage. 
  • Or, subscribers can get 30-days of their PREMIUM subscription for free with code COUPONSCOM15Include this Offer: 30 Days of Premium RealTimes for Free (Originally, $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year)

by using this code, COUPONSCOM15 , you’ll get a discount but make sure to check the apps since this discounts is offered from July 14  to August 30, 2015 only.


Look for RealTimes coupons  on Learn more about RealTimes by watching the video below 🙂

Now, here’s the best part.  By joining this giveaway, you get a chance to win $300 worth of Target Gift Card.  You can buy a lot of things from there. Perhaps a new toy for your children or a nice home accessories just like the last item i bought from them.  The contest runs from July 23 to 31, 2015 only, so make sure to come back everyday to get a bigger chance of winning 🙂 18+, US residents only.

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Cabela’s Fathers Day Deals and Giveaway

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My father always taught me that, for someone to be happy in life you must stored your memory bank with beautiful happy memories so that when sadness occurs, you will find  joy within you.  That same principle is what my husband always tell us, he often says that happiness can be found not only on having everything but with the joy of sharing beautiful memories with your family.  That’s why we always make time to go outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. Whether it’s a visit to a nearby hill or trekking the mountain or walking along the shores of the beach, we make sure that we all had a great time and memories to keep.

That’s why every Father’s Day, me and my daughter would always find simple gifts for the great man in our life.  He was not a materialistic guy and his too frugal too that’s why we just buy the things that is necessary for him.

That’s why it’s a great timing to learn about Cabela’s Father’s Day Deals. Cabela’s understands that fathers just like mothers should be pampered too with the best gears you can find.  If your dads loves the outdoors and outbacks, their quality outdoor equipment would be perfect for them. Shop at Cabela’s Father’s Day Sale  and save up to 50%, this will be available from June 11 to June 21, 2015 and whether your dad is a shooter, fisherman, hunter, boat lover or perhaps your household great chef, you can definitely find the best gift for them by following their Father’s Day Gift Guide.


Looking at Cabela’s Father’s Days Gift Guide, i believe that my husband would be thrill to get this Eagle’s Camp Family Voyager 8-person tent.  He has been telling me that we should get one but it’s just that those we find in the mall is too small or to big for us. This tent would just be perfect and what’s more, a better value and my husband would be excited to get one.

To learn more about ideas on how your favorite man in your life would be happy, Check out Coupons .com for great Father’s Day deals and definitely you will find one or two or even many gifts that they would surely love and appreciate.  My personal favorite are the gifts for the campers and chefs.

Psst: Great Father’s Day sale starts June 4 through June 21, Father’s Day.  Also, don’t miss Free Shipping on clothing & footwear – $49 min starting June 4.

Now, here’s the best part. From May 28 to June 12, 2015, US /Canada 18 up, you can get a chance to win $300 Gift Card and can be used to find a great Father’s day gift from Cabela’s products. That’s really awesome, all you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below and make sure to finish all the requirements to get a greater chance on winning.

Goodluck and don’t forget to share this giveaway to your friends 🙂
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Fashion and Freebies : 2014 in Retrospect

BEWARE: a lots of tears on this post.

2014 may not be the great year for me personally but it was a good year for testing and reviewing new products.  I have learned new and unexpected things and got to talk with amazing people.  This is the time of the year when I get sentimental and giddy and tears just can’t help falling in my eyes.

As they say, don’t hold grudge, leave the hurts and disappointments behind and face the new year full of hopes and positive vibes so the energy that will flow in your mind are all positive thoughts which attract good things.

There maybe lots of disappointments and heartaches but it was indeed a year of discovery and fulfillment. Last November, i thought my blogging career will come to its end as I have been thinking of selling my blogs. The passion is still there but somehow i lost in trance and even though my mind are full of thoughts, my hand is just too tired to do so.


I know i have been missing in action for a while and I won’t make a promise since promises are meant to be broken but one thing is for sure, with you still backing me up, I will still be here sharing my thoughts and although my journey on getting fit will still take a long road with bumpy rides along the way and lots of body aches, i believe that with perseverance and lots of motivation, i can achieve it. Cheers for more fashion and freebies.

This year will be a great year.  Let’s spread the good vibes. Reach for your dreams and achieve the desires of your heart. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! Thank you so much for all the love and comments you shared throughout the year and watch out for new freebies and reviews coming your way.


A perfect Christmas gifts for kids

By now, you might have already found something to give to your kids or godchildren.  Whether it’s a small thing to the most extravagant one, this is the time of giving gifts and showering happiness to our love ones.

The history of giving gifts during Christmas season dates back on the early century and to refresh your memory even the three kings traveled a long road to find the Messiah to offer him gifts which symbolizes their alliances, respect and joy as well.

On the other hand, it’s not that easy to find the one perfect gift to kids since there are lots of different toys , educational materials, apparels and latest gadgets to give them.  But for you to ease your worries and stresses, stick to what they wanted and although it’s not always necessary to give in to their demands, it will help you to easily find what your looking for in the vast of kids things.


Online shopping is also one of the major trends today since you can save time on going to different malls and waiting on a long line to pay for the things you bought especially with the terrible Christmas rush everybody had been doing.

It’s more convenient and easy but the only cons are you can’t see the actual products and problems may arise during the delivery or defective products could cause you headaches but with Everbuying this are less likely to happen and what’s great with them is that their packing was well done that even delicate products like our RC car above comes in a good condition.

So, the next time you are looking for a perfect gift on whatever occasion, you can check out their shop. Follow their official facebook page to learn even more.

Look how happy this little girl with her new toy.

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Fashion Finds : Funeral Traditions

It’s a fine day, a beautiful day to celebrate life and bond with the family but today we pay our last respect to a mother of a friend.  Life is indeed unpredictable, people will see you happy and enjoying life and suddenly, you will be diagnosed with sickness.  That’s why, it’s very important to enjoy it until it last, so that you can never get a chance to say “i wished i have done that”. This is indeed one fashion finds.

Black has always been the fashion in every funeral traditions.  We often see black dress, shirts or blouse since it associates with mourning but you can always wear any color as long as it’s not bold or very bright and wear simple yet elegant accessories or jewelries.

But with the latest trend and time and based on what I have seen, white with black accent has been more favorable and create a cool ambiance especially at this time that the grieving family needs more comfort.

Life is too short so make sure to count every blessings that comes around.

On the other hand, it’s not because your attending a funeral, you would never get the chance to wear something fashionable?  With East Clothes, you can definitely find something for every occasion.  Even if your attending a party, or celebrations or even a funeral, you can find affordable clothes to meet your demands and make you stand out from the crowd and the best part, they deliver so fast that you will think, their shop is just around the corner.

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I really love this studded bag, it’s very trendy and fits all my things into places and not to forget that the shoes is definitely a stand out. They often say that best things in life is free which I totally agree.  You can always have happiness even with simple things.

Make sure to follow them on Facebook to learn the latest updates.

Blurb’s Chicken Soup for the Soul Book

Books are just one of my favorite and giving them as a gift is something very personal to me especially if the book is something that can feed our knowledge and soul.  Making personalized books like “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books are one really great way to do and give especially this coming holiday season. . You get to choose from five different story themes (from “Christmas Stories” to “Giving thanks”), you can personalize it in ways you just can’t with a conventional book.

In this time that we are experiencing great pain and problems, this is a great book to give to help them heal their broken hearts.

Your custom “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book will truly be a book for them because the book is printed with their name on the cover, as the recipient. And it’s truly from you because your name is printed on the cover as the giver. You can even include an inscription inside the book and on the back cover. Even add a photo to the back.

There are other nice options to choose from, like the type of cover you’d like and the type of paper. It takes just about five minutes to make it a truly custom book. And chances are, it’s something they’ll love forever. And a 60-page book starts at just $24.95.

Check them out now and give your love one a gift of love.

Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide

Blurb is one shop i so love to connect with.  Each year, they never failed to wow me with the easy way to create your own high quality custom book.  You know how much i love taking pictures and compiling them is just one of my hobby. If you are like me who loves to create books out of your simple projects, you can use Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide to get inspiration and start creating your own photo book. 

The Gift Guide is also an instruction guide for how to make a beautiful Blurb book gift for anyone in your life or just a perfect collection. Get a head start on your Holiday gifts by creating your own Blurb book and save 20% through 10/7 with code EARLYBIRD20.

Bixbee Giveaway

Welcome to the Bixbee Giveaway!

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Happy Home and Family has teamed up with Bixbee and her amazing blogging friends to bring you this Bixbee $50 Gift Card Giveaway.

Bixbee is a brand of backpack designed for kids. They have fun, playful, and colorful designs that kids will definitely enjoy. What I love about this brand is that they are helping kids all over the world with their One Here. One There Program. They don’t only have eye-catching and functional designs, but they are making a difference by giving a child they’ve never met a chance at a better education.

Read Happy Home and Family’s review about their Bixbee Bag and lunchbox

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Giveaway ends 10/2/2013 at 11:59pm EST.

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Canvas 4 Life – Keeping memories forever

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I love taking pictures, let’s rephrase it, I’m addicted on taking pictures.  I believe that pictures reflect your moods, whether i’m sad or happy, it makes me relax to see old photographs because it reminds me the memory associated with it. 

One photograph that I really cherish is our wedding pictures and a chance to create it into a beautiful piece of canvas print is really a nice opportunity.

Canvas 4 life is an online store that offers you to upload your photo and lets you choose your canvas print and see your image come to life.

It’s very easy to create your very own canvas print.  Simply upload your photo, choose the style and size , your choice of coating and place your order and voila for few days, you have your very own canvas print waiting at your doorstep.

I truly love the outcome of their canvas and I am very pleased with the good and fast service they offer.  The canvas print was covered with bubble wrap, so there’s no need to worry of possible damage on the print and most of all their prints are very affordable.

It brings back beautiful memories of our wedding day, i can’t wait to put them on our wall.  It would be a reminder of our love.

Now, you can create your very own canvas print in minutes.  Visit Canvas4Life today or Follow them on Facebook to learn more updates.

Tea Collection $25 Gift For Moms + Free Shipping For All

Here’s a special treat for all special moms. Tea Collection is giving away a $25 off  for all moms when you purchased any woman item .  Just use the code MOM25 to get the discount.  When you purchased over $75, you can also get shipping for free.

A nice gift for all moms and moms to be.

Delightful parties with Layla Grayce

We really love parties and celebrations and hosting one would be very nice especially if you have sites like Layla Grayce  to get all your party needs. Since May is considered a month of many celebrations, Layla Grayce is very generous to offer  15% off Hostess & Entertainment with promo code SPRING15 valid through 5/16!

It’s something you would definitely look forward too, they have many party essentials to keep you covered with the celebration you have in mind.    Whether your looking of aprons,  tableware  and even dainty table cloths.

So, if you are looking for beautiful party accessories, head on to their site and get this offer before it lasts.

Best Blurb Mother’s Day Idea

With Mother’s Day coming up soon, I have been thinking of doing something special.  What about a Blurb Designer Instant book template of a beautiful photo book of me and my children or perhaps with my sibling.  That would be a great gift for my mom too keep accompany her on her lonely days.

Instant Books are easy to create, take about an hour, and start at just $12.99. Totally awesome, this is definitely a present she would adore and love and let  everyone see when she has some visitors coming by.  You can also start creating your very own  Blurb Designer Instant Book today and save 20% with promo code LOVEYOUMOM valid through 5/10/13!

That would be an awesome treat for this upcoming mother’s day.  A great gift especially for the best mom.

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Blurb School Books

We all love seeing our children going to school and finishing it with flying colors.  Their moving up day gives us goosebumps and happy memory of our own school days.  They have their special moments of their school days , from their first sports activities to their school field trip .  This special days in their life is worth keeping. , you can remember them forever by creating a Blurb School Book!

 Blurb School Books is easy to create and a great fundraising tool for your school or class. Use the code MYSCHOOLBOOK to receive your 15% discount on Blurb School and Yearbooks until 5/31/2013.

That’s a lot of savings and a great way to keep precious school memory of your children for them to see it when they grow older.

I’m the Daddy – Daddy Scrubs ultimate Daddy pack

I’m the Daddy!  Yes, we often heard that when somebody praised our children or during the hospital when we are on labor.  We are happy and delighted to become mom but daddies are very proud and joyful when they are recognized.

But just like mothers, our proud dads are very hands on with their children.  My hubby for example has his fair share of taking care of  our two kids when they were little.  Since, I undergone caesarean session, i still need time to recuperate and for that reason hubby takes most of the job on overseeing the children.

Now, i guess he deserves to receive a gift especially made for Daddy like him.  His really delighted to see his new bag and I even told him that it’s a perfect bag to fill in our Ritz diaper when we go out. It’s a perfect bag for all Daddy  on the go.

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Daddy Scrubs Daddy Diaper pack is a perfect companion for dads, created and manufactured by Daddyscrubs.A brand that introduces daddy gifts including their signature Daddy Scrubs, I’m the Daddy tees, hoodies, hats and accessories including this diaper bag.

The bag has a side that can be used to place water bottles, baby bottles, and sippy cups .  It has a big pouch for the diapers and some things like wipes or to put all the dirty stuffs of our baby.  The inside is really big and i guess can accommodate even towels .  It has an insulated cooler pocket which is indeed perfect to place some snacks or food needed to prepare for Ritz.

The front organizer is a perfect place to put small essentials and it’s really good because the strap is big enough that even with heavy things inside,  it is still comfortable in your arms and back.  With it’s polyester material, i guess you will never get afraid when unexpected rain falls down.  This is a great bag when you are thinking of going to an escapade this summer, adventure get away or even for weekly visit to the mall.

DaddyScrubs was born and conceptualized by Robert Nickell  when he thought that the market is missing something, a comfortable delivery room attire for dad and that’s were   the “Delivery Room Duds for Dads’ with the eye-catching and large-lettered proclamation: “I’m the Daddy! was created. (source) Since the creation in 2009, Daddy Scrubs are now growing with different accessories introduce.

 For me this thought is really genius after all our dads deserves to receive such gifts especially created for them, to reward them on their hard works. 

So, if you are expecting or knew somebody whose going to be a new dad, this is a perfect gift for them.


This Daddy gift set includes their signature DaddyScrubs, I’m the Daddy™ Tee, Hat, Coffee Mug, Pens, Magnet and Stickers.





For me,it’s a real genius and a work of a loving father to create such ideas.  No wonder even big Hollywood celebrities are now wearing their I’m the Daddy accessories.   Now, i wonder if  there is a gift like this especially created for new moms.  I would definitely love to have one of that.

 Learn more about Daddy Scrub with this youtube video.

Learn more about their products here by liking Daddy Scrubs on Facebook,  or interact with them at twitter .  Pin your favorites on Pinterest,  Subscribe to their you tube ,  Follow them on Instagram or get the latest post at their blog

Now, you can get 10% discount when ordering on the site by using this code before check out, “BLOG13″ .  and here’s the best part,  Daddy Scrubs is very generous to give one of my readers a chance to have their very own I’m the Daddy Diaper bag just like the one I’ve got.

Winning is very easy,  just follow the mechanics below. Good luck !

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Hosted by :  Fitness, Fashion and Freebies – Sponsored by Daddyscrubs

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Simply Jess  –  Melandria’s Musings –  Journey of a Dreamer

Daddy Scrubs is a brand who rewards expecting fathers or fathers with little kids. They offer different unique gifts and gift sets which can be perfect for baby showers, holidays, special season or just as a way of expressing your congratulations . There one-of-a-kind ‘Delivery Room duds for Dads’ will give new dads a feeling of being special and comfortable during one of life’s most exciting times.

One lucky winner will get I’m the Daddy Diaper Pack

value at $ 69.95.

Give away is from April 4-9, 2013, 12:00 AM. Open to continental US only , 18+, To enter, please use the rafflecopter below.

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Enjoy the Sun with Sun Protective Clothing

Summer is coming very fast and I can almost feel the heat of the sun.  Although, we love summer very much because it’s the perfect time to go for a picnic or visit a nearby beach or swimming pool, the heat of the sun totally burns me leaving me and my kids sunburn or sometimes skin irritation.  But hubby get’s the most sunburn from all of us. It is perhaps part of his genes or his stubbornness to put some sunblock.

We all know that the sun rays gave us some good benefits but too much of this can also lead to skin cancer or even heat stroke, dehydration or sun burn and even wrinkles.  This was caused by the UVR or ultra violet rays and this is more higher during summer  between 9:00 AM to 3:00 P.M.

Sun Protection Zone offers apparel and accessories perfect for this time of year.  Whether your going to the beach, sports, or daily activities as long as your going to meet Mr. Sun, this apparel is definitely a must have in your wardrobe.  Each apparel has sun protection benefits that can help you protect your skin from the sun.

From polarized sunglasses , hats, long sleeve, jacket, shirts and swimsuits, name it and they have it.  It’s a one stop shop from your family since they have collections for boys, girls, for moms and dads too.

Back to hubby,  he really liked his new  Men’s short sleeve rash guard from Sun Protection Zone because it’s indeed stylish.  This ActiveSkinz™ rash guard is  made from recycled polyester (63%), nano bamboo charcoal (27%), and spandex (10%).  It has

  • SPF 100 / UPF 50+ rated.  I even told him to take a pose with his new sun protective shirt but his always shy.  I guess, i’ll just take a shot when he uses this on our coming summer escapades.

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What I like with this shirt is the fact that it was eco-friendly and it was built to resists chlorine and saltwater.  It’s stretch and smooth gives the wearer easy movement.  What’s more, it’s indeed affordable for the price of $25 , since you get benefits more than that amount can give especially to the health of our love ones.

Heat can be a big problem but with preventive measures like wearing the right protective outfit /gear we can enjoy the outdoor. After all, we don’t like the sun to be the reason for not having a great summer outdoor getaway. Don’t you think?

Check out Sun Protection Zone to learn more about their sun protective products.  Follow them on Facebook  and  Twitter.

And here’s a great treat to all my readers,  you can get 20% discount with any of your purchase.  Just use this code ”  BLOG20OFF”  during check out.  Check out their site now and use this code because it’s for a limited time only

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