A College Mother’s Guide to Doing it Right

babytransitIf you are a college student, a mother or even both. You will have a lot of tasks at hand like reviews for some exams, feeding the baby, doing the laundry, buying groceries and a whole lot of stuff in between. Especially if you are a mother going to college where you have to combine both school life and life with your baby. But any good mother will want the best for them and their child but at the same time not sacrificing the efficiency you need to keep up with college life and having the right stroller can provide you that efficiency you desperately need while you juggle your life with your baby, your studies and some time for yourself. So, here are some recommended strollers that you might want to look into:

Knowing that finding a good stroller can be a confusing task, the fact that there is a ton of stats and amenities that many strollers now boast. Even if it is difficult, there are things that you need to put on top of your priorities in choosing that good stroller and they are safety, mobility, comfort and that agreement with your personal lifestyle and especially your budget. You will also have to consider where you want a stroller or you want a baby pram instead.

4moms Origami: This high-tech stroller from 4moms is named the Origami. It automatically folds with a touch of a simple button and highlights a built-in generator that charges the stroller itself and its electronic features and also your cell phone as you walk with your child. With its daytime running lights, even pathway lights for low-light conditions, and the very important sensor that can detect if there’s a baby inside so it will never fold accidentally and this awesome LCD screen on the handlebar that displays the temperature, your walking speed, and distance travelled by the stroller. Very futuristic stroller indeed, for $850 USD

Baby Jogger F.I.T. this is so perfect for easing your way back into that fit body after you have given birth. The Baby Jogger F.I.T. jogging stroller is a no-brainer addition to any mother’s workout equipment. It works well on both everyday walking with the baby and even with intense training or running. Despite it being lightweight, it can carry up to 75 pounds and showcases 16-inch wheels that are good for long strides and even bumps on the road.It comes with a good amount of shade for the baby through a sun canopy and an easy peek window, easy fold feature, and an awesome lifetime warranty. It will surely bring out your old athlete lifestyle back for only $299.99 USD

Babzen Yoyo. This is a super compact stroller, the maker of this stroller proved that by being the world’s first stroller that when its folded, is 100% compliant with the size suggestion for hand carry baggage for airplane passengers. This amazing feature paired up with its four wheel suspension, with the state of the art soft drive system, reclining back rest with tons of color options all yours for $460 USD.

Why It was Worth It to Buy a Portable Air Conditioner

airconditionerlabIf it is summer and you just can’t stand the heat, you might want to consider getting a portable air conditioner. PAC’s or spot cooler as some people call it have been in the mark for quite some time now. But as of late, their popularity really went up because of their flexibility, energy efficiency and convenience. And if those are not enough reasons to get one, here are more.

They are cheap – with everything else considered, portable air conditioners are much cheaper and more affordable than the conventional window type air conditioners. Of course, in comparison, higher end portable air conditioners will cost more than cheaper window type air conditioners units.

Little to no installation needed – you don’t need the help of an expert technician or even as much as sweat when setting up portable air conditioners. You just need to look for an exit for the exhaust and then you are done, turn it on and enjoy cool air.

As it says on the box, its Portable and Convenient – all thanks to its built in canisters, you can move your air conditioner from room to room or wherever you need some cool air. Majority of the units out there are very lightweight and so easy to carry.

It is Green and Energy efficient – in comparison to a centralized air conditioner setup that cools the whole house, a portable air conditioner is so much more energy efficient. Because a portable air conditioner is obviously much smaller and will sustain a much lower cost as per operating it. and since it is portable, you can use your portable air conditioner to concentrate on specific areas that needs cooling which is truly efficient.

There are also Bonus Features – this devices works double time, not only it cools an area but it also dehumidifies the air. If you are someone that regularly suffers allergies, it is very crucial to keep humidity in your room very low – because with high humidity in the area, it promotes the development of allergens in the air in forms of mold and dust mites. Some specialty portable air conditioners come with a feature specifically to “dehumidify only”. That feature will only remove moisture from the air but not cooling it. also other portable air conditioners have built in, heavy duty and high efficiency air filters to filter the air and some even have heaters built in as well. This gives the machine good functionality and usability all year, no matter what the weather is.

For example, the Soleus Air PA1-12R-32 is a good sample that I can work as a portable air conditioner, a heater, a humidifier, an air purifier or just  a simple fan.

There are lots of different portable air conditioners out there that you can choose from. One thing to consider is your budget, the place where you live, what exactly are you going to use it for; is it just for cooling, heating, dehumidifying, air cleaning, just 2 features or all of the above. You can always coordinate with your local store and their experts to get the best advice on what unit to purchase.

Walking Around Campus — Your Shoes Matter!

bestwalkingfeetHaving a good pair of shoes in college can’t cause anything but good for you as a student because it is one of those things that you will probably have to use every single day for a different bunch of tasks like if you are bored and want to jog a bit, walking around campus for no reason or if you are coming from one class to another and had to walk to the next building that is a bit far, and with any regular pair of shoes it can be difficult. And in worst case scenarios it could be painful. So again, having a good pair of shoes for daily use is a good thing.

So here are some good shoes out there that you might want to consider.

New Balance 860 is best for fast walking around campus. Because this shoe has a super flexible toe, that feature is what makes it easy to walk on and pick up the pace. But with its ankle padding, it will keep your foot snugly in place no matter how fast you walk or even run. Also with its mesh upper lined to make sure you have protection against the cold wind. New Balance 940v2 is also a good shoe for walking.

Brooks Trance 10 is recommended for runners who train running intervals. If you are a walker and want to add some bursts of sprints in your exercise then this is the shoe for you. It is specifically designed for high intensity impacts on the shoe but despite that, it is still flexible for casual rolling motion of walking around the campus. Lots of users of this shoe are saying that it is comfortable at any pace or speed. It has a price tag of $140

Ahnu Rockridge II is one shoe made for those walker slash hiker types. This lightweight hiking shoes perform as good as those bulkier high top versions in the market today. User say that they are much more flexible and comfortable. The sole, which are rugged, easily grips on most terrain as you go up and down the hills. But yet again it is bendable enough that you can fluidly stride through on smooth, level terrain. Additionally, the steel toe boots will protect you from stuff that will fall on your foot like rocks, bumps and even roots off trees while trekking.

Saucony Bullet also dubbed as the errand shoe that are stylish and at the same time, lightweight. It has enough arch on its sole to keep you comfortable through and through even if you are on the run most of the time. User say these are great day for shopping or for just about anything you will do on a daily basis. These are priced for only $60 and is worth every penny.

Rebook DMX Max ReeDirect are recommended for overweight walkers because the air pockets on the sole area of this shoe will reduce ground impact between your foot and the ground and will reduce the risk of any injury. Don’t worry, even if you are slimmer, you will still enjoy using these shoes and its extra support and cushioning that works wonders during long walks. Priced at $70.

There are a lot of great and comfortable footwear in the market.