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Thursday, March 14, 2019

3 Ways To Survive Stress In Pregnancy

Anxiety can actually have very notable and adverse effects on physical health.

This is especially considerable when you're pregnant. For your health, and the health of your developing child, it's absolutely integral that you find ways of reducing stress wherever possible.

Following, several strategies that may help reduce stress will be considered.

1. Ensure You Have Firm Financial Foundations

As soon as you know you're pregnant, you and your spouse need to line out a financial strategy. This will be the quickest way of getting ahead of future stress, and alleviating that which you're dealing with in the present. It’s important to know that financial stress can be overcome.

There are programs available for expectant couples or single mothers—don't give up before you at least go looking. There are options for wherever you happen to be in life, and wherever your finances are. Also, future tax breaks will become available, so consider that as you budget.

When a couple gets pregnant, the time for easy days where a person comes or goes as they please ends. The man needs to have a stable job, and put his wife and child-to-be ahead of himself. If you're a single mom, this is going to be difficult. You can work until the last month or so of your pregnancy, but that's not good for you in terms of stress.

A better option would be for you to find relief options through local charities and religious organizations. Don't worry if you don't necessarily see eye to eye with those providing assistance. What's important is the end result. No, the ends don't always justify the means. But sometimes it's best to take a gift and not ask questions. You'll need discretion here, and making the right decision is best done as the fledgling family unit you are, rather than individually. This is the time to trust a spouse.

2. Surround Yourself With Family And Those You Can Trust

A pregnant mother needs a support network. She needs her spouse or partner readily available. If they aren't there, her mother should be available at a moment's notice. If there is no available future grandmother, it's integral to have some other family member that can be relied on, or friends at hand who are trustworthy.

Again, if you don't have friends or family, don't be afraid of the support option available through a Catholic charity, or something similar. There are boundless support options just waiting for mothers in need to find them.

3. Keep Yourself Centered, And Understand The Road Ahead

Do a little looking around online. Your pregnancy will change the hormonal balance of your body. Such changes will lead to mood swings, and how you feel may not be an accurate gauge of how things are.

You have to keep yourself centered, and make sure everything is in perspective as much as it can be. Have the father nearby as much as you can; or at least available at a moment's notice should you need him.

If you have any mentors, you want to talk with them and keep them close to you as your child develops inside. There are ups and downs you'll have to deal with regardless of how well you prepare.

Avoiding Unnecessary Stress

A natural, healthy pregnancy will have its own levels of stress. You need to have support networks in terms of family, friends, and finances beforehand. This will help ensure the safety and health of you, as well as your developing child. The bad news is, there will be stress. The good news is, you can avoid the worst of it, and the joy before you is greater than the stress you'll leave behind.

About our Guest Blogger
Stephanie Bates
Stephanie is the founder of Military Travel Mama; she is the wife of a military professional and mother to two children. Follow her blog for more about military life, military discounts, family trips, healthy eating, and parenthood.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 Review

First of all, Happy New Year! We're already midway January 2019. If you still do not have a planner for this year then I might be able to help you in that department.

I was given the Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 by Krissy Domingo of Idea School to review for this blog. And maybe, by the end of this post, you make it as one of your options in choosing your planner.

Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 Review

First Impression

I love the playful wordcloud on the cover. It's very eyecatching. Plus it's green which is the color of wealth. Surprisingly, this hardbound financial planner is very light to carry. it could fit into your everyday bag.

What's inside

The personal information page includes the basics, (such as your name and usual contact details), as well spaces for your social media handles.

Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 Review

This planner is all about goal-setting and has dedicated pages for your goal for the year, your monthly goals and travel goals.

Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 Review

There is also a page for the famous ipon or savings challenge so that you can keep track of how much you already have.

Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 Review

Articles by financial experts about how to save, invest, how to get out of debt and many more are also inside this planner. My personal favorite would be the article which explains all these head-scratching financial terms. I think that these articles are quite helpful.

Each month starts with a lovely motivational quote and a page for your monthly expenses and savings to keep you in check.

Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 Review

The Dreams to Millions Financial Planner is a dated weekly planner which is printed across 2 pages. It has a vertical layout. This is my first planner that has this layout and I personally love this because it's easier to look at when you want to take a quick glance of your week.

Dreams to Millions Financial Planner 2019 Review

Each spread also has a space for your top priorities, things you are grateful for, weekly savings and your #YOLOlist.

Below each page, you have the notes section. However, I think the space is quite small. I wish they had dedicated pages for notetaking because I always go to conferences and sometimes I tend to write on my planner. But, I do understand that this may make the planner thicker. So if you choose this planner, you better carry a separate notebook if you are attending lecture/conference/convention. (For this purpose, I use my travel journal).

Why should you get it?

I think this planner would be perfect for Millenials and those who are starting out in their careers. It can help you not only in tracking your finances but also your everyday life. The articles inside this planner can help you in deciding how to spend your hard-earned cash or how to make it grow.

You can get the Dreams to Millions Financial Planner online by visiting the My Idea School website.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween 2018 Events for Kids: Hotel Edition

Halloween 2018 Events for Kids: Hotel Edition

Halloween is almost upon us and there are a lot of celebrations happening around the metro. This year, I listed and created the Halloween 2018 Events for kids: Hotel Edition for those who want to avoid the hustle and bustle at the malls. I'm sure your kids will have a SPOOKTACULAR time trick or treating in their costumes this weekend. 


Acacia Hotel

Where: Acacia Grand Ballroom, Acacia Hotel Manila, 5400 East Asia Drive corner Commerce Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

When: October 31, 2018 11 am to 2 pm 
Ticket Price: Php 1188 nett per person
For more details, click here.

The Bellevue Manila

Where: Grand ballroom, The Bellevue Manila, North Brideway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
When: October 27, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Ticket Price: Php 1,100 nett per person
For more details, click here.

Crimson Hotel 

Where: Crimson Hotel, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntilupa City

When: October 27, 10:00 am to 4: 00 pm 
Ticket Price: Php 1,100 nett per person
For more details, click here.

Bonifacio Global City 

Shangri-la at the Fort 

Where: Adventure Zone, Kerry Sports Manila, Level 5, Shangri-la at the Fort, Taguig City
When: October 28, 2018 1:30 pm
Ticket Price: Non-members: Php 3,500 Members: Php 2,500
For more details, click here.

F1 Hotel 

Where: Infinity Ballroom, F1 Hotel, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
When: October 27, 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ticket Price: Php 1,700 nett
For more details, call 908-7888 or email inquiry@f1hotelsandresorts.com

Makati City

Berjaya Hotel 

Where: Berjaya Makati Hotel, Makati Avenue cor Eduque Street, Makati City
When: October 27, 2018 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Ticket Price: Php 700
For more details, call (02) 750-7500 or email manila.inquiry@berjayahotel.com

Dusit Thani Manila 

Where: Dusit Thani Manila, Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue corner Pasay Road, Makati
When: October 31, 2018 during lunch and dinner
For more details, call (02) 238-0888

Mandaluyong City

EDSA Shangri-la

Where: Marquee Tent, EDSA Shangri-la, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
When: October 28, 2018, 1:00 pm
Ticket Price: Php 2,200 nett per person
For more details, click here.


Diamond Hotel 

Where: Diamond Ballroom, Diamond Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Manila
When: October 28, 2018 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Ticket Price: Php 1,000 net per person
For more details, click here.

Hotel Jen

Where: Latitude, Hotel Jen, Roxas Blvd., Manila
When: October 28, 2018 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ticket Price: Php 980 nett per person, Php 500 per kids (4-11 years old)
For more details, click here.

Quezon City

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Where:Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
When: October 28, 2018 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ticket Price: Php 900 nett per person
For more details, click here.

Hive Hotel & Convention Place

Where: HIVE Hotel & Convention Place, #68 Scout Tuazon corner Mandarin Street, South Triangle, Quezon City

When: October 28, 2018 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Ticket Price: Php 1000. nett per person
For more details, click here.

If you want to share an event and add it to this list then send me a message at ditas@henrysmom.com or on my Facebook Page. Don't forget to bookmark this page for updates.


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