How-to motherhood Pregnancy

Boy or Girl : Knowing your Baby’s Gender Using the Baking Soda Test

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How would you know your baby’s gender? The surest way, of course, is to either have an ultrasound at your 20th week of pregnancy and ask your OB-Sonologist, or just wait ’til you pop. But, if you still have got a long way to go and you’re really overly excited to know if it will be pinks or blues, then it wouldn’t hurt if you try out Gender Prediction Tests you can find online.

There are tons of gender prediction tests online but I should warn you – not one of them will guarantee a 99% chance of accuracy. However, I have found one very popular gender prediction test, which according to social media and parenting website forum responses, may have at least a 70% chance of accuracy. It’s the Baking Soda Test.

I haven’t found a clear scientific basis for this test. According to some online parenting websites, what you will be testing is the acid content of the pee (yes, urine). They claim that “the gender of the baby changes some of the hormones in the mother’s body” and some experts say that this is not really the case, but I guess it’s still fun to try.
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Pregnant Again – With my 5th Kid!

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It’s been a long while since I last posted something. There are a lot of things which have changed but here’s what’s going to bring more changes – I am pregnant again with my 5th Kid.

Frankly, I was not very prepared with this pregnancy. I thought I was going to wait out my 35th year and then have a tubal ligation or an early menopause or something. I was okay with the idea of getting pregnant again, but not really this year. This was unplanned. I was taking up 18 units in Education, so I can take the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) this September, and then move on to getting a Master’s Degree in Education.

But, surprise, surprise. I was a bit sad at first although I was well aware that babies are blessings – no matter how and when you are blessed with one. I just thought it would be great if I would have another boy. If I were to have another boy, Biboy would have a playmate, and that will bring ‘balance’ to our 2:1 household ratio of girls and boys. LOL. If it’s a girl… well, well, well… We’ll have a 5:2. LOL Continue reading

Home and Living

Stocking Your Garage With the Right Spare Parts

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When any product breaks down at home, you might spend half a day just driving to the store for the proper parts. From fasteners to entire assemblies, these parts can be smartly stocked in your garage for future use as a solution. Avoid any real emergencies by knowing which items to have on hand at all times. These spare parts are the key to a rapid repair.

Nuts and Bolts

Purchase a box that has dividers across every section. Use these dividers to keep your nuts and bolts organized by size or application. Keep all of the common fasteners, such as Allen-head screws and nails, on hand at all times. Add household items into the box as well. Push pins, T-pins and other small products will always be found when they’re organized in this area.

Household Items

Your garage can also be a hidden area for those household items that are always necessary. Fast-setting glue, duct tape and PVC piping are just a few items that you want to have in one garage corner. When there’s a sale at the local home-improvement store, stock up on clearance items. They aren’t perishable, which makes them perfect storage items when products break around the house. A broken pipe in the kitchen will always have a solution with your well-organized garage.

Recreational Parts

If you have recreational vehicles, including a boat, you’ll need some extra space for parts. A boat lift winch replacement part might be necessary at some point, for instance. You don’t want to wait for a supplier to have this part so keep the basics on hand whenever possible.

Car Essentials

Spare parts for your car are crucial to a well-managed household. Keep oil, coolant, transmission fluid and other products stashed away for a rainy day. When maintenance is necessary, you don’t need to drive back and forth to the auto-supply shop. Stocking parts also allows you to troubleshoot certain problems that might otherwise be expensive with an official mechanic. Extra brake pads and lubricant are other items that should be at the top of your shopping list.

Don’t forget to keep basic hand tools organized at a work bench or within a specialized box too. Keep wrenches, screwdrivers and hammers properly organized so that you know where to find them in an emergency. In the end, you’ll be able to solve your problems without a lot of time lost.

Home and Living Wellness

Build a More Efficient Medical Cart

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When you’ve got someone in your household who constantly require medications and medical attention, it would be wise if you have your own medical cart. If you own a medical cart that doesn’t move effortlessly from one place to another, you may want to buy and install new medical casters. However, to boost efficiency throughout the day, you’ll need proper casters that have specific features.

Caster Options

At most stores, you’ll find swivelling, total locking, rigid, and directional locking casters. If you fully understand how the cart will be used in the environment, the process of selecting ideal casters won’t be a hassle. This is why you must consider:

  • The cart’s weight
  • The thresholds
  • Your traveling speed

If you’ll use the cart frequently in locations that have long hallways, consider buying ridge casters since they always move in a straight line. Swivel casters work best in cluttered spaces because the wheels roll around obstacles with ease. Directional lock casters function like rigid and swivel casters. When the locks aren’t engaged, the wheels swivel on the floor effortlessly. Casters that have the ability to completely lock are often used in heavy traffic environments because a strong and reliable brake is found on each wheel.

Caster Materials

Soft caster wheels can absorb shock very well, so they are usually placed on carts that are used in busy environments. Because these tires have cushioning, they make carts travel more quietly down hallways.

Hard wheels are worth buying because the material rolls easier on various surfaces in medical facilities. However, since these tires are tough and highly durable, they are a bit noisy.

Flat casters produce less friction since the surfaces are flat. Since the wheels aren’t round, the process of maneuvering them can be a difficult task in some situations.

Crown casters should be considered if you need wheels that provide full contact with the floor. Thanks to the unique design, crown wheel casters boost maneuverability dramatically after they are placed on large or small carts.

By installing better casters on a typical cart, productivity will increase because the wheels will glide on the floor with ease. If you need enhanced maneuverability, purchase a new cart that has wider handles.

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Live with the King – Royalty 2.0

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And we’ll never be royals (royals).
It don’t run in our blood,
That kind of luxe just ain’t for us.
We crave a different kind of buzz.

Forget about the ball gowns, tiaras, jet planes, castles, islands, tigers on a gold leash, and everything else Lorde mentioned (and forgot to mention) in her earworm song. Those are so yesterday! Let me tell you about what it means to be royal these days – ROYALTY 2.0


Source: Nuffnang

N- ever Dark, Never Grainy Photos
E- ndless FUN
X- ceptional Display
U- nparalleled Assistance
S- peedy Performance

Sources of Photos & Clips: Nuffnang, Google, Huawei,
AndroidAuthority, TheVerge, GSMArena, GeekBench

It means being with the King – The KING of Android phones – HUAWEI NEXUS 6p

Here are the five awesome things I love about it:

What I LOVE about Huawei Nexus 6P

With it, you’ll be able to TAKE PHOTOS AT THEIR BEST
The Huawei Nexus 6P comes with a powerful 12.3 camera that captures more light with the 1.55μm pixels. It turns any of your captured moments into vivid, beautiful shots – even if you take them at night.


Source: Google

With it, you’ll be able to SEE THINGS AT THEIR BEST
Get the most enjoyable viewing experience with the Nexus 6P’s 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution (In case you missed it – it has a LARGE DISPLAY)! It boasts of higher color saturation and contrast levels compared to those of the other high-end smartphones.

With it, you’ll be able to DO THINGS AT YOUR FASTEST
Under the hood, the Huawei Nexus 6P keeps an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, clocked at 2 GHz, and backed by the Adreno 430 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. This processing package offers only the best mobile browsing, gaming, video-watching, and other smart phone experiences you’ll crave for. What makes it even more awesome is its OS – the latest and greatest of Android – Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

With it, you’ll be able to GET HELP FROM THE BEST
It gives you the BEST BUTLER ever – Google! The Huawei Nexus 6P offers the best of Google in the palm of your hand! The best Google apps are already pre-installed in the phone so you’re good to go and ready for anything the moment you get it. It has Google Maps, Chrome, Google Play, YouTube, Photos, Gmail, and so much more.



With it, you’ll be able to HAVE MORE FUN THAN THE REST
With its 3450mAh battery, the Nexus 6P can impressively offer you two full-straight days of fun with moderate usage and if the fun starts to dwindle, its higher power current Type-C allows for a quick recharge – Fully Charged in just 90 minutes!


Source: GSMArena

With Huawei Nexus 6P, you may not have royal blood in your veins, but you can surely live like royalty – and you’ll have royalty right in your pocket too.