happy father’s day!

our fathers are the best man in our lives. he is one of our first best friends, our favorite playmates + pal to play games with + watch our favorite films with. he is simply awesome. he is our hero + our role model. he is our inspiration to be a better man when we get older.

to all the fathers out there. to my papa in heaven, to my titos who are so much like fathers to me. + especially to my dad…

happy father’s day to you all!  :Pleasure:

p.s. check out this cool doodle google made just in time for the occasion!

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happy independence day!

occasions, greetings, Google doodles

i bet you’ve already seen the new google doodle in time for the philippine’s independence day celebration? it is very colorful + depicts the philippine culture of bayahinan + even had the philippine flag in it.

i have yet to know all about the story of our independence + i cannot wait for mum to tell me all about  + learn all about it in school, but i am betting it is equally colorful as the doodle google prepared especially for the occasion.

happy independence day!  :Cheers:

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f is for my big lightning mcqueen flapbook

lightning mcqueen, cars, books, my favorite things

i did not get around to finish the abc hop i joined over the summer as mum + i had been rather busy with a number of things at that time. so am thinking of finishing the meme at my own pace, anyway, + share a number of fun, colorful + hopefully enjoyable stuff for you to read!

lightning mcqueen, cars, books, my favorite things

my lightning mcqueen flapbook is one of my favorite books ever! mum ordered it online last year + was delivered to us after a month or so. why i like it? because it features all my favorite characters from my favorite cars 2 movies, of course. it is actually the book version of cars2 + it allows me to relive the story over + over again!

lightning mcqueen, cars, books, my favorite things
what sets my flapbook apart from my other books is that besides enjoying reading the book  there is also another fun thing i can do with it, i can open its many different flaps to reveal more photos of cars 2 characters. it is perfect for playtime + it also allows me to recreate the cars2 story as much as

lightning mcqueen, cars, books, my favorite things
mum also enjoys reading + playing my flapbook with me + she helps whenever i am having difficulty opening a couple of flaps with my chubby little fingers!

what is your favorite book in your collection? i’d love to read all about it so don’t be shy + leave a comment below.  :Bye:

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how to prevent nail infections in children

grown up stuff, tips + tricks, children's health

There are just one too many things for mum to worry about now that I am starting big school this year. Aside from preparing my school stuff, my uniforms + my new shoes before the school year finally opens, am sure she has added a few dozen more items on her worry list. + I am guessing she has also added stuff like whether I would fair well in school, or if I will make new friends or actually learn in class.
I am also certain that one of the things mum worries about is my health, especially that the school year opens almost the same time rainy season starts in our country and there are just way too many ailments + diseases that comes during the rainy weather.
Apart from flu, colds and cough, one of the nasty sickness rainy weather brings is fungal infection of the nail.  commonly known medically as onychomycosis, fungal nail infection is considered as one of the most common nail disease. It may also affect fingernails, but it is the toenails that are most commonly infected. 
Why Children Get Nail Fungal Infection
The most common cause of fungal infection of the toenails is moisture in the feet. Since children are more prone to having their shoes and feet wet during the rainy school days, it is no wonder why a number of children suffer with this ailment during this season.
Another factor that may cause a fungus to thrive in fingernails and toenails are when there are cracks in them where the fungus can enter. This is most common when children bite their nails.
The common symptoms of nail fungal infection is red + swollen fingernails + toenails. There might also be a presence of pus or tenderness in the infected area. The infection can also cause for the nail to thicken + change in color.

Easy Ways To Prevent Nail Infections

Fortunately, there are also easy way to prevent nail infections in children, + adult, too. Here are a few of those:
  1. Ensure your children’s feet are clean all the time by washing them daily.
  2. After every wash, make sure to dry out their feet completely, especially those groves between their toes.
  3. Make it a habit to wear fresh clean socks and shoes all the time. Cotton socks are also most advisable.
  4. When children tend to have wet feet, use a kid-friendly sulfur powder to keep the moisture at bay.
  5. When their shoes soak, make sure to air them out and dry them out completely before letting your little ones use them again.
  6. When infection occurs, you may try home remedies, like vinegar or baking soda solution and soak your tot’s feet. But to be on the safe side, it is best not to self-medicate and consult your doctor before trying out any remedies.
  7. There are also many safe nail fungus treatments available in the market today that you can try. Just make sure to check with pediatrician, especially if your children have known skin allergies.
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my teenage mutant ninja turtles placemat

teenage mutant ninja turtles, my favorite things

it has been awhile since we have thrown my old lightning mcqueen placemat away because it was already old + tattered. mum was not able to find a replacement until we visited the mall a couple of weeks back. we saw this cool teenage mutant ninja turtles + i really liked it. good thing mum agreed to buy it for me. it sells for php89 at the landmark department store.

it is now my favorite pal whenever i eat + it sure makes eating more fun + enjoyable! hopefully mum will agree to get the teenage mutant ninja turtles fork + spoon set next time around!  :Pleasure:

do you have a cute placemat, too? what sort of design are you using at the moment?

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