Thank God for helping me recover from the sickness. I was sick for last 5 days, never been this bad. I had cold, sore throat before but this was the worst. I am still not sure if it was flu or what as it was not something i had before. And due to the deadline at office, i was working from home, sneezing and working.

In India, it was always nice to have someone beside you when you are sick or for any reason, but since the time i came here, i knew i have to be self-dependent, this country is for the independent people. But still i miss my Mom’s care and love, her making food for me, asking me things all the time, checking on my sickness, not letting me out of the bed. Now that i am not a teenager, nor i am single, i am married with the amazing husband and have an amazing little daughter, baby no. 2 on the way, i should be less expecting and more giving.

As i am pregnant, i couldn’t take any medicine or over-the counter stuff except Regular Tylenol. Google’d for some medicines that i could take and got few on the list, just to be safe i called my family physician’s office. Doctor told me to get plenty of rest, drink a lot of fluids, water with salt gargles and steam. If there is fever or aches, then go for regular Tylenol. And if nothing gets better after 3-4 days, then to check with her back. So i had no option, but to be on bed and rest and rest…

What i did : Took Tylenol twice in 4 days, hot water steam daily, used my daughters salinex nose drops and her Tylenol syrup for cold and sore throat for kids twice, gargled with salt and warm water many times, warm water with honey soothed my throat, lots of water and rest…

Feeling really better today and want to do all the stuff i couldn’t in the last few days… starting from laundry to cleaning and cooking 🙂


I got the Clinique chubby sticks samples few months back and from day one, i am in love with them as i never i have been with any lip product before. I am not a very lipsticky person, even after my marriage, i used it rarely and that too when someone from family pointed out that i dont look like a newly married because of less makeup, as in India makeup and bright dresses are expected to be worn by the newly weds.

And here after 5 years of marriage, i have finally liked some lip product and that suits my taste too. Clinique chubby stick is hydrating as well as imparts a very nice shade to my lips, both natural and shiny. Also, the color of chubby stick i got in the sample was something which made me stick to the products for this long. I was using it before my pregnancy and still continuing with it.

I bought it in Two Ton Tomato and Super Strawberry, and got few as samples which i have been using since last 3 months and will go for more.

Totally recommend it.

Product Link:

http://www.clinique.ca/product/1605/15520/Makeup/Lipsticks/Chubby-Stick-Moisturizing-Lip-Colour-Balm

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After trying for many kinds of panties from various stores and still uncomfortable, i finally got the one that topped in my list of comfort. I usually prefer the one’s with full coverage as i am already feeling large. And moreover, i got it on sale from Motherhood Maternity. In stores, my size was all sold out but i found it online and got two 3-piece orders.

They are comfortable, not too stretchy or tight on my waist, not too loose, just the right-combination of everything.

Also, ordered some blouses and t-shirts on sale as the shipping was not free, so put some more things in my cart.

I remember during my first pregnancy, i was fairly new here and knew of just one maternity store – Thyme but now, i know of many options. Its always good when you have choices.


What it claims: Clarins claim it as the No 1 selling body oil with 100% pure plant extracts, helps firm, tone and improve elasticity, smoothing the appearance of stretch marks, leaves the skin soft and supple. And it is preservative free.

How it looks: It is light yellow in color and consistency is of thick oil.

Time period i used it before writing this review: 2 months

Ingredients: Field mint, Geranium, Hazelnut, Rosemary, Hazelnut oil(as per the clarins website)

Packaging: 100ml glass bottle, bottle quality is nice ans sturdy. 100ml is the only size it is available in i believe.

Fragrance: It has the natural fragrance of all the plants it is extracted from, i really liked the mint kind of fragrance and developed a nice sense of well-being.

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My Review: I was thinking to buy this product since a long time as it is good to firm up the skin but finally i purchased it in my 3rd month of pregnancy, although it is expensive, 100ml for $58. The smell of the oil is really very nice, i know the senses are very sensitive at this time in pregnancy and can initiate headache also, but to me, i really liked it. On the first day i tried it after the bath when my body was still damp, same is also suggested on the product cover. I stressed it more on my tummy as it was really itchy and couldn’t control and my hand went their scratching and rubbing it. i felt nice the first day. After noon, my scritchy-scratchy routine starts but it was different this day. I was happy and kept the same routine every day, although i didnt applied on my damp body everyday but even when my body was dry. Also, i applied it once a day, but it can be applied multiple times for which the need not arised.  As my bottle was approaching it half, and it is expensive too, i concentrated more on my tummy and thighs, and started to look for other options that are safe and not very expensive.

Overall, i just loved this product, my skin felt really soft, supple and moisturized for a long time. It never felt greasy or oily, just the right consistency to be absorbed by the skin that is stretching and fragile. I will definitely recommend it.

Hopefully i will think of buying my second bottle soon, i wish it was not too expensive but good things come with price. 😉

I will be writing a review on my next pregnancy moisturizer soon.

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I know this sounds a little painful but these days my back takes my attention many times a day – every time it starts aching. I had the same situation during my first pregnancy, and here i am again.

Its either upper back(after a full day at office) or lower back(when i am standing for a long time) but wherever it is, it is painful. I have tried lying down on my bed for 10-15 min when i am back from office and it helps most of the times. And if nothing works, Massage is definitely going to work. I use the almond oil for the massages and avoiding any fragrant or other aromatic stuff. Other times, i do some simple exercises for my back, either i can call myself lazy or just forgetful of this option. I know i need to take good care of myself, but the truth is i try whatever i can before i give up in the evening due to tiredness.

And I know God is always here to protect Mama’s and little one’s!



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