Little Ms. 4-Eyes

May 3rd, 2012

Around 2 weeks ago, Adi complained that her vision was a bit blurred. Honestly, I didn’t give it much thought. I thought it was just another of Adi’s spur of the moment complaints. She’s like our very own “the boy who cried wolf” because she complains a lot. She complains about the tinik on a boneless piece of fish. She complains that her fingernails are ouchy. And she complains that everything is spicy…including ice cream. So you can’t really blame me when I shrugged off her blurry eyes complaint.

However, she repeated her complaint last week and added that sometimes she saw things in double. I stood up and took notice. And I did what any mother  […]  Continue Reading

Cord Blood…An Answer to the Controversy

April 27th, 2012

When I gave birth to my 2 babies, my ob-gynecologist offered me the opportunity to harvest my kids’ cord blood from their umbilical cord. The harvested cord blood was to be stored abroad because back then, the hospital did not have the facilities for storage. I gave it a thought but eventually trashed the idea simply because it was too costly.

Fast forward to 9 years later, in hindsight, I regret not having stored my kids’ cord blood. After reading various information about the benefits, I really think I should have considered it. For one, our family is a repository for many congenital ailments. Everything from cancer, coronary disease, hypertension, thyroid disorders, diabetes, […]  Continue Reading

The Best Tasting Vitamins Evaaaahhhh

April 21st, 2012

I’ve never really had a problem in having my kids take their meds. Well, except for that one time when we had to have Gaby take this awful tasting antibiotic that was so bad even I couldn’t take the smell of it. But otherwise, taking meds orally has never been a problem.

Recently, the Hezzies and I had the pleasure of being invited to the launch of the newest (and best tasting) Vitamin C supplement for kids. Pharmaceutical giant, Glaxo-Smith Kline, brought to our shores Scott’s Vitamin C Pastilles which has a strong following in neighboring Southeast Asian countries. This is good news to Mommies, like me, who are always on the lookout for ways to supplement our kid’s […]  Continue Reading