Caring for my parents

I hung out with one of my former co-workers at the beach last Friday. We used to work together at a nursing home before. It was so nice to see her. I kind of missed working at the nursing home. I had to quit working because I have to take care of my kid. Working in the nursing home was a fulfilling and rewarding job. It was fulfilling in the sense that I feel good about helping other people, most especially the helpless and needy ones. I love helping people.

 Anyhow, we talked about our work before and during our conversation, I thought of how times flies quickly and how short life is. We don’t stay young. As we become old, our life can turn out to be painful and annoying. We may not be able to move on our own and may suffer from different diseases and health problems. I notice these things about my parents. I know as they get older, they may not able to move on their own. That’s why I want to provide much needed love, care and attention to my parents.

Shower Commode Transport Chair

It is undeniable that as we get older, our efficiency in doing particular thing slows down. I hope my parents will still be able to use the bathroom or shower on their own someday, but in case, they couldn’t. Well, I will probably get them a Shower Commode Transport Chair. I’m sure I can find and shop online for this chair but heaven forbids (knock on wood). I pray and hope that they remain healthy and able. As much as possible, I want to lessen and minimize the pain and suffering that my parents may experience someday. I want to provide their needs and give them proper guidance as they get older. That’s how much I love my parents.


Should you buy or rent textbooks?

Buying textbooks was a burden to me when I was in college. I didn’t know any other options. It was a great financial obligation. What can I do? I had to have textbooks. Now, college students are more fortunate to find less expensive option to obtain textbooks. Rent textbooks and save money. You will be surprised to learn how much you will save from textbook rentals. The great thing about renting textbooks is after you’re done with school, you don’t have that big pile of textbooks in your room.

There are sites, like, where you can rent textbooks at very affordable price. Since, I’m working on developing my skills in Photoshop, I looked up the price of Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book. The rental price is very cheap. It’s only $18.34 for 55 days. And I’m excited about the perks they offer, such as:

  • save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
  • free shipping both ways
  • can highlight in the textbooks
  • flexible renting periods
  • 30- day risk-free returns started renting textbooks in 2007 and is serving many customers and college students in the U.S. They support and donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. Operation Smile is an organization that make life changing cleft lip surgeries on underprivileged children around the world.


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Should you buy or rent textbooks? My answer is rent textbooks and enjoy the perks that offers.

How to do something different for Mother’s day

Celebrating our moms, for this generation is not something that is considered to be a new idea. In fact, the holiday that we know as mother’s day was created herein the United States many years ago by a woman who loved her mother very much, and wanted to celebrate her, as well as all of the other mothers who sacrifice so much and give so much selflessly to their children. They do so much like protecting us from harm, holding us when we are frightened, and some of them even go so far as to fight certain battles on our behalf.

For this reason, most of us are only too happy to try and reciprocate all of the things that our mothers do for us by trying to do different things for them. This does not in any way mean that our sacrifices are equal to theirs, but it is a small step to make to ensure that we are doing all that we can in order to ensure that what they have done for us does not go unnoticed. There are many popular ways for us to accomplish this goal.

One of the best ways that people have decided to do this is by creating or purchasing their own Mother’s Day gift baskets. These are gifts that can be created on a more personal level for the person that you want to give the present to. These gift ideas are great, because they are unique and different. You can also ensure that no two of these kinds of gifts are going to be the same. You can choose any number of different things to fill these Mother’s Day gift baskets, depending on what your mom will like.

You can also choose to do something different when it comes to choosing something for your mom. You can do things such as taking her out to lunch or dinner at one of her favorite restaurants, and you can also do things like taking her to the movies. Although these are all important things, one of the activities that is important to all who are involved is simply spending time together. With all of the distractions of the modern world, it has become more and more difficult to spend quality time with each other. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to spend as much time as we can with the people that we care the most about.

No matter what you choose to do with your mom on mother’s day, anything that you choose to do with your mom is going to be something that you both enjoy doing, because when you spend time investing in someone else, it does not really matter what you both decide to do, because you are spending time together. This is one of the most important things that you can do for someone else, is invest time in their lives, rather than just existing side by side. It is also important to get creative when it comes to ideas on what you can do for someone else, on mother’s day, or any other day.

Puppies or Babies?

This post brought to you by Puppies vs. Babies. All opinions are 100% mine.

Which is cuter? Puppies or Babies? This is a very challenging question. I have an 8-month old and I think he is very adorable and cute. But when I see puppies, they just melt my heart. Don’t you think it’s kind of confusing, which is cuter? Actually, there’s an online contest called, Puppies vs. Babies.


I was really surprised when I learned about the Puppies vs. Babies online contest. I never heard of something like this contest before. I thought it was silly at first. After a while, I thought the contest is fun and cute.

Even though not all babies are cute, but my little guy is very cute.  I just love to cuddle and kiss my baby. And it’s undeniable that babies smell better than puppies. In other words, my vote is for babies.

Puppies vs. Babies contest is taking votes until November 23rd. The winning puppy or baby will receive $5,000.  I wish I could have entered the photo of my baby into this contest, but it’s too late. They no longer accept any submission of photos.

So, puppies or babies? Well, that’s up to you. Vote for your choice now! Let me know who are you going to vote for.

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Providing a better future for my family

Life is unpredictable and full of surprises. I remember I was really astonished when I got pregnant last year. I almost couldn’t believe that my dream has come true. I was the happiest person in the world at that time. Now that I have a baby, I feel more responsible with my family and life. There are many inevitable things in life that we cannot control. I feel more serious with my life now. I guess, everything changes once you build a family. I must admit that I think about the future of my family. It scares me when I think about them when I pass away. Who wouldn’t, right?

To make my comfortable in that area, I want to get life insurance. That will be one of the things that I can leave to my children when I’m gone. I don’t want them to suffer financially. I want to provide them a better future.

I know there are many life insurance plans being offered these days, but I would prefer cheap life insurance. Life insurance that is affordable enough to provide my children a brighter future when I’m gone. I want to start shopping around for insurance quotes.

Summer is in the air

Wow, time runs fast.  Well, summer is really in the air! It is getting hotter these days. I should always protect my skin from the sun and double my sunscreen. And you know hot weather always means outdoor activities. Sounds fun huh? But we could also possibly encounter heat-related illness. Here are some things we should consider this summertime:

  • We should wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Don’t you know that light colors will reflect away some of the sun’s energy? However, wear hats or to use an umbrella.
  • Drink water or juice with you if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate the body.
  • Stay indoors when possible.
    • And lastly don’t forget to wear sunblock with high SPF.

Have a great summer! Enjoy!