Sunday, February 5, 2017

How to Hide First Trimester Baby Bump!

Hey girls,

Pregnancy is the magical time of any girl's life, and keeping it secret won't work on the long run, remember the hormones will make you bloated and make your stomach muscles to loosen up and that will make you look like you've gained a couple of pounds.

If you're trying to hide your pregnancy from your employer or family and friends then I'll give you some Ideas on how to hide your baby bump through your first trimester. It's more difficult to hide your baby bump past your fourth month.

1. Accessories:

- Big scarf: Drew the attention away to your neck also cover your belly.

- Big Handbag: It can be a great obstacle that keep your belly hidden, get used to it; you'll need it once your baby arrives.

2. Colors:

- Wear a dark color around your belly area and a bright color around your face.

- All black: Black is really slimming and a great way to disguise the baby bump.

3. Shape:

- Loose tops around the belly area is key, just don't forget to pair it with fitted bottom.

- Wearing low cut neckline also helps, drawing attention away from your mid-section .

- Draped dresses or tops can hep conceal your growing belly.

4. Cover up:

- Blazer: A great way to cover your belly is a blazer. If you hate the boxy look of a blazer and you like the more fitted ones, just remember to get one that flairs out.

- Long cardigans: Pair a plain top with a cardigan to hide your belly. It works.

5. Patterns:

- Loose fitting patterned tops or dresses are a great way to camouflage a bump. Combine with leggings or dark jeans and flats for a great casual look.

6. Transition belly belt: To help you transition from regular jeans and pants to your maternity pants, you'll be able to wear your normal pants for longer and look less suspicious, no one will notice.

You can always DIY your own, It's easy all you need is a piece of fabric and a button, Make some slots and you are good to go.

I hope you found these tips helpful, being pregnant is an amazing time you don't have to hide your belly, just wear it with pride and remember that you're bringing another human being into this world.

Please don't forget to share this post with you're mommy-to-be friends.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Blog Post Ideas to Consider in 2017

Hey guys,

It's the new year, and you're starting this year with a very motivated mindset, like everyone else, blogging is more than just a hobby, if you can earn some cash out of it good for you, for me it's more like a platform that I can express my emotions and thoughts without anyone judging me.

So I'll give you some Ideas of new blog posts to consider in 2017, fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle, I hope you'll find them useful and inspirational to make you get up and blog.


  • DIYs.



I hope you found this post helpful at the begining of the new year, if you did; please share it with your friends.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Health Problems and other Issues that face Pregnant Women

Hey guys,

Pregnancy is the most magical time of a woman's life but it isn't the easiest.

A whole lot of issues will come up during pregnancy, some symptoms are inevitable but others are manageable.

- Morning Sickness:

It's a common early pregnancy symptom caused by the pregnancy hormonal change that usually go away by the end of the first trimester. It can happen at any time of the day despite the name (Morning Sickness)  


* Eating something before you get out of bed.
* Ginger candy.
*Eating a light snack at bedtime to keep your stomach from becoming empty.
*Medications like (Navidoxine) that are safe for baby.

- Leaking Urine:

When your pregnant a certain hormones signal the pelvic muscles to loosen up for delivery, this makes you more prone to leaks while laughing too hard or sneezing.


* Go to the bathroom more often.
* Do Kegel exercises.
* Wearing a pad or a panty liner later at your pregnancy to help absorb accidents.

- Constipation:

At early Pregnancy, hormones slower you digestive system to absorb the most of nutrient and pass it to your growing baby, which can throw off your digestive system. Later in pregnancy the size of your baby can crowd your bowls making it harder to process food.


* Eating foods that are high in fibers, whole meal breads, cereal, Fruits and vegetables, and pulses such as beans and lentils.
*Exercising regularly.
*Drinking plenty of water.
*Avoiding iron supplements, ask your doctor if you can manage without them or change to a different type.

Lower abdominal Cramps:

As your uterus begins to grow, you can feel mild to moderate cramping, it may feel like pressure or stretching similar to menstrual cramping.


*Try to sit, lie down or change positions.
*Soak in a worm bath.
*Try doing relaxation exercise.
* Place a hot bottle wrapped with a towel on the ache.
*Make sure you get plenty of fluids.

Leg Cramps:

No one really know why pregnant women get more leg cramps. It's possible that your leg muscles are tired from carrying the extra weight, or they may be aggravated by the pressure your expanding uterus puts on the blood vessels that return blood from your leg to your heart.


*Exercise regularly to improve blood circulation. Try these foot exercise:
                1. Bend and stretch your foot up and down 30 times.
                2. Rotate your foot eight times one way and eight times the other time.
                3. Repeat with the other foot.
* Rub or massage your foot muscles.
* Avoiding standing up or sitting on your leg or crossing them.


During pregnancy the ligaments in your body naturally become softer and stretch to prepare you for labor. This can put a strain on the joints of your lower back and pelvis, which can cause backache.


*Avoid lifting heavy object.
*Bend your knees and keep your back straight if you are bound to lift something heavy.
*Wear flat shoes.
*Sit with your back straight.
*Make sure you get enough rest.
*A firm mattress also can help, if you mattress is soft put a hard board under it.

Bleeding Gum:

Hormonal change can make your gum more vulnerable to plaque leading to inflammation and bleeding.


* Clean your teeth carefully twice a day for two minutes with a soft filaments.
*Avoid sugary drinks.
*If your hungry between meals, snack on veges and avoid sugary or acidic foods.
*Avoid mouth wash that contains alcohol.
*Stop smoking.
*Rinse you mouth after throwing up.

Feeling hot;

During pregnancy you're likely to feel warmer than usual due to hormonal change and increase in blood supply to the skin, you're likely to sweat more.


*Wear loose clothing made of natural fibers.
*Keep your room cool.
*Wash frequently to help you feel fresh.


It's caused by hormones, it can get worse in the first weeks of pregnancy.


*Taking paracetamol in the recommended dose.


It's caused by hormonal change and later by the growing womb pressing on your stomach.


*Make changes in your diet and lifestyle.
*Take treatment that are safe to take in pregnancy (Antacids), acid suppressing medicines, Iron supplements, Omeprazole once a day. Consult your doctor.
*Stop smoking.
*Avoid Alcohol.
*Eat smaller meals more frequently.
*Avoid eating 2 hours before bed.
*Sitting up straight when eating it will take off the pressure of your stomach.
*Sleep on your left side.


It's because of the changes in certain chemicals in the blood such as hormones. Later in your pregnancy your growing bump, the skin of your tummy is stretched and this may also feel itchy.


* Wear loose clothing.
* Apply lotion.
* Cut down on perfumes.

Vaginal discharge:

All women weather pregnant or not have same vaginal discharge. During pregnancy your vaginal walls get softer and discharge increase to prevent infections.

Towards the end of pregnancy the amount of discharge can be confused with urine.


Anyone can get piles, when you're pregnant hormones make your veins relax which can cause piles. They can be itchy, ache or sore and may bleed a little.


* Eating plenty of food that are high in fibers.
*Avoid standing for long periods of time.
* Using ice pack to ease the pain.
* If the piles stick out, push them in with lubricant gel.
* Avoiding straining to pass stool.
* After passing a stool clean with a moist toilet paper.
* Patting rather than rubbing the area.

These are some of the problems that may face pregnant women, you only need to take a real good care of your body and your baby.

I hope you found this post informative, and please share it with your friends and family.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

Hey guys,

Pregnancy is not an easy task at all, it's a hard work emotionally and physically, and to be able to go through it women need to eat nutritious food, So what should women eat during pregnancy?

  • Protein: (75 to 100 gram per day) 
2-3 servings of meat (1 serving approximately 3 ounces)
2-3 servings of legumes (1 serving approximately 1/2 cup)

  • Calcium: (1000 mg per day during pregnancy) 3-4 servings of Dairy 

  • Iron ( 27 mg per day):
2-3 servings of green leafy vegetables
3 servings of whole grains
2-3 servings of lean protein

  • Folate / Folic Acid: (0.6 - 0.8 mg per day)

2 servings of dark green leafy vegetable
3 servings of whole grain
2-3 servings of fruit
2 servings of legumes

  • Vitamin C: ( 0.6 - 0.8 mg per day)

  • Fish: ( up to 12 ounces or 340 g per day)

  • What should pregnant women not eat?

  • Food Poisoning Illness:
1. Listeria: It's a harmful bacterium that can be found in refrigerated ready - to - eat foods(meat, poultry, seafood and unpasteurized milk, milk products and foods made with unpasteurized milk) and soil.

2. Methylmercury: It's a metal that can be found in certain fish, including swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel and shark. Eating these fish can be harmful to your unborn baby.

3. Toxoplasma: It's a parasite found in raw and undercooked meat: unwashed fruits and vegetables, water, dust, soil, dirty cat litter coxes and outdoor places where cat feces can be found. it can cause illness called toxoplasmosis, which can be found particularly harmful to you and your baby.

  • How to prevent Food Poisoning Illness:
I hope you found this post helpful, please share it so the that it will reach as many pregnant women as possible.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekly and Yearly Deep Cleaning Tips and Tricks with Free printable Checklists.

Hey guys,

This is a new post in my cleaning series where I share with you my tips and tricks when it comes to deep cleaning and weekly cleaning, plus I give you free printable of weekly cleaning checklist and a yearly deep cleaning checklist.

So to get yourself in the deep cleaning mode or even everyday cleaning I will give you a few tips and tricks to help you on your journey of cleaning.


1. Start from inside-out: Start from the inside of the room and work your way out through to the door.

2. Play music and set on an update music list.

3. Clean one room at a time.

4. Set a time frame for each task and make sure you give yourself enough time to acomplish all you have planned.

5. Gather all the supplies and equipment before you begin.

6. Gather boxes and bags for decluttring.

Supplies you may need:

Floor mop                                  Microfiber mitt                                     Window Combi-squeegee
Dish soap                                  Old toothbrush to scrub around drains, faucent, tub jets, etc...
Glass cleaner                            Multi-degreaser                                      Arm length rubber gloves
4 Gallon bucket                        Backing soda                                          Lint roller
Multi purpose cleaner              Wood cleaner                                         Bathroom cleaner
Slim duster                               Laundry detergent

So to end this post I will provide you with color coded cleaning checklists that are very detailed and clear.

Yearly deep cleaning

Deep Cleaning room by room

Daily chores list  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Announcement!! I'm Pregnant. How to get your body ready for pregnancy?

Hey guys,

Yes we are blessed with a baby in the womb, and I'll make a separate blogpost about my pregnancy journey in the near future.

So I'll be starting a new pregnancy series, ways to relax during pregnancy, Issues and problems women face during pregnancy, How to prepare your husband for fatherhood? How to write your birth plan? and other topics.

This blog post is dedicated to the stage before you get pregnant, once you take the decision you want to try for a baby then there are a few steps you need to consider.

I give you 5 tips to put you on the right path to hopefully have a healthy and fun pregnancy.

     1.  Make activity a part of your day.

Working out during pregnancy is much easier if you started before you get pregnant. Find exercises 

that you enjoy and do them often, even if it was as simple as walking several times a week as long as you stick to it.

     2. Eat healthier.

 Start making better choices, ditch the bad eating habits. You'll start to see the difference in energy levels and the other benefits of eating clean. When you crave sweets when you're pregnant you'll know the better choices you have instead of reaching for those cookies.

     3. Clean up your act.

Clear out all those unhealthy habits:
- Toss the cigarette and quit smoking.
- Lay off the alcohol.
- Avoid high mercury fish.
- Watch your beauty products and search for chemicals to avoid.

    4. Talk to your doctor.

Talk to your health care providers about your plans to conceive, it's a good idea to keep them informed because they may have additional helpful sources for you.

     5. Don't forget the daddy.

Men need to take care of their bodies too. Many of these lifestyle changes listed HERE
will help you get healthy bodies and brains before fatherhood.

Hopefully these tips are informative and helpful for you. If you're trying to conceive my wishes and prays are with you.

Please don't forget to leave me comment down below about the topics you like me to cover in these series.