Monday, September 21, 2015

Whats in my Medicine Go To Bag ?

Boo Boo Go Away

As a mother of 4 children, I constantly worry about what I do not have in my diaper bag.  I am always known to always carry a big bag.  I carry almost everything in my bag.  With 4 children and I am always on the go, I must must have all items handy.  This is where I play a magnificent Doctor role.  

My motto "You can never be prepared for anything, but at least you can always try to beat the unexpected things and make them better".

So my usual travel make up bag is now replaced by "medicine go to bag".

Whats in my "Mommy's  Medicine Go To bag"?  All these items are over the counter.   

- Benadryll (allergy relief)
- Advil Childrens Tylenol (fever & pain)
- Tylenol Cough and Cold
- Gravol for kids (for nausea)
- Orajel (for teething)
- Thermometer (2)
- Manzanilla oil / Chamomile Oil (for abdominal pain gas relief)
-Alcamporado oil (generally used in the Philippines) - Extract Camphor Oil (to numb sprains)
- Syringe (2) 
- Eye drops (pink eye)
- Eye ointment 
- Vitamin E Oil 
- Nasal Aspirator 
- Vicks Baby Rub
- Sunscreen lotion
- Bioderm Ointment / Polysporin (to prevent any infection)
- Alcohol Spray
- Gauze
- Band Aid
- Penaten (diaper rash) 
- Anti Bite cream (helps ease minor itching due to insect bites or poison ivy)
- travel size baby powder, shampoo, lotion
- Cotton balls, cotton swabs
- Baby nail cutter, baby file and baby scissors
- Extra roll up of garbage bags (for wet clothes or vomits)

The most important stuff of all are our family records.  I keep all the children's immunization records, health cards and write down all medical information about them.

Have fun creating your own Medicine Go To Bag.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Simple Banana Bread Recipe

Simple Banana Bread Recipe

Preparation time: 1. 5 hour
  •  3 - 4 very ripe, peeled bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
Substitute Baking Tip:  (if you do not have baking soda, you can substitute baking powder but double the volume)


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.  Spray the loaf pan with baking oil spray or grease the loaf pan with butter.

In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.

Pour the batter into your prepared greased up loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes (check at 50 minutes) at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve. (A bread knife helps to make slices that aren't crumbly.)

Taa daa..... Enjoy