Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips for Parents

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Caring for Kids After a Nose Job

Parents that are planning to get rhinoplasty, the clinical name for what most people call a nose job, may worry about how they’ll handle child care in the first days and weeks after the surgery. The number 1 rule: Be careful, especially if you have toddlers. Sudden movements of a child’s head can do serious damage to a recently reshaped nose. 

Aside from protecting yourself from unintentional bumps, there are several other things to consider and steps you can take to ensure that your rhinoplasty recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Here’s a chronological overview of what to expect:


Before surgery: Planning ahead is a must, especially if you’re a child’s primary caregiver. If your spouse or significant other can’t take time off from work, then you’ll need someone to help with the children for a few days, at least, and especially if the kids are too young for school. It’s also a good idea to have a few pre-made meals in the refrigerator because cooking won’t be high on the list of things you want to tackle. It’s also a good idea to plan how you’ll explain why you have bruises and swelling in a way that’s appropriate for the children’s ages. Check out these tips for making that discussion easier here.

Day 1: Rest. Rest. Rest. All plastic surgeons provide post-op instructions to patients, and rest is at the top of the list for the first day or 2 after the surgery. This is when your partner or child care provider who you lined up before surgery starts earning their keep. 

Days 2–3: Rhinoplasty patients are sometimes surprised how soon after surgery they feel well enough to start taking care of light chores. “In general, the recovery after rhinoplasty depends on the how the person responds to the trauma of surgery and what was done to the nose,” says Toronto rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Richard Rival. “You can expect some bruising and swelling especially around the eyes and in the cheeks. There is some pain, but most people do not find it too bad. The biggest complaint is usually nasal congestion or pressure and a sore throat.”


After 1 to 2 weeks: By the end of the first week, you’ll probably feel capable of taking care of the kids on your own. If you work outside the home and don’t mind people knowing you had a nose job, you could even return to work after about 10 days. 

Even after you feel you no longer need help with taking care of the children, there are other factors to consider. These include:

Heavy lifting: Most surgeons recommend that their patients take it easy for the first 2 or 3 weeks of the recovery. That includes avoiding heavy lifting, so carrying a 20-pound child will require extra care. You’ll have to be careful about picking up your children too often; if you must, try to move as slowly and mindfully as possible.

Safe play: You’ll need to take care during playtime, too. Quiet activities are fine but, for the first 2 weeks after your rhinoplasty, try not to engage in rowdy activities with your kids that could result in a hit to the face.

Breastfeeding: New moms need to ask their surgeon if prescription painkillers are safe to take if they’re breastfeeding children. Some moms prefer to pump and store breast milk for their baby prior to rhinoplasty.


Taking care of your children after surgery is possible with a little help and preparation.  These tips even work if you are recovering from a sickness that leaves you unable to fulfill your regular mom duties. Make a plan and ensure everyone is on board and you’ll be back to Super Mom status in no time.

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Family Fun Apple Picking Day

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On Saturday it was a cool morning and I thought “this is a perfect day to go Apple Picking!” We’ve never been apple picking before so this was a very special outing for us. We went to Applewood Farm and Winery.


Applewood farms is about 35 min away from us. It’s a cute farm that is very well maintained. The apples that we picked are ginger golden apples. They are absolutely delicious, sweet and crunchy. The girls had so much fun as you can tell in the vlog.

We didn’t realize that the apple trees are low enough that kids ages 2 and up can enjoy in helping pick the apples. What a great way for having the kids involved in apple picking! The Farm also has a little playground and picnic tables. They also have a cute little market and winery.


A long with entering the farm they give you a ticket per person so that you can leave with a pumpkin or a squash of your choice. You get to take a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch and pick your own.

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We came home with a big bag of apples, three pumpkins and one huge squash. I’ll be sharing my Butternut squash soup recipe in the next post. I’m really excited that I can cross off one thing from my Fall Bucket List. Would you like to see a list of things to do in the Fall? I’m designing one very soon. Hopefully I will have it up this week.


What did you do on the weekend? Have you ever been apple picking? Would love to hear all about it. Please leave me a comment below.

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Birthday. Love .Gratitude

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It’s my 40th Birthday today! Woo hoo!


I would like to say thank you to God for everything he has given me. Life is a gift and I’m grateful to my mother for bringing me in to this world. I’m truly blessed and grateful for everything and for everyone who is in my life. Thank you all for your wonderful support with my blog and with your positive words and encouragement. I’m truly grateful.

Lovely gifts 

Truly grateful for the lovely gifts I received.  I’m sharing these with you not to show off or anything like that. Just wanted to share with you what I kindly received.

Here I have a lovely gift from my husband. He bought me a jean jacket from Forever 21 and some amazing aviator sunglasses. He also bought me beautiful flowers and a Michael Kors purse also a HARVARD Sweater. So happy and very grateful!


Last week the weather was so nice I went shopping at Scarborough Town Centre. I bought two lovely camisoles and a pretty handbag from Forever21. I also bought two quarter length sleeve cotton tops from ZARA and two perfumes. 


I also had my hair highlighted at the salon.


So today is my 40th birthday and I don’t know if you remember the post and video that I made about ’40 things to do before 40′? Well I wasn’t able to complete all the things on my list but I have half of them completed. Would you like me to update the post with the things that I  completed? Let me know. I also want to get back in to my vlogs. I’ve neglected my vlog channel and I really want to work on it more. What are your thoughts?

On Friday I went out with my good friends Leanne and Chris downtown Toronto and I’m really glad I did because I miss them so much and I had so much fun with them. Being a full time mommy I haven’t been able to go out and enjoy my self and It was so nice and really amazing to get out of my routine and catch up on good old times. I have a vlog from our outing coming very soon. We went to the Korean Grill House on Queen Street and it was really great! I’ve never been to a restaurant where you cook your own food so it was a really nice experience. After the restaurant we got some amazing dessert.


Here is a picture of my friend Chris, Leanne and I having fun at the restaurant. img_3407

After dinner we walked toward Spadina to grab some dessert and we spotted this amazing tribute. 3925

KeKou Gelato is  really delicious gelato. So refreshing and I love the flavours! I got Green Tea Whiskey and Mango. I miss it already!  

Here I am with my best friend Leanne. I adore her and she is a sweetheart! I’ve known Leanne for over 20 years and our friendship is truly very special to me.

Love you Leanne! 🙂

I’m truly grateful for all the people in my life including all of you who read my blog and leave me wonderful comments and support me. It means so much to me. Thank you so much! I also want to thank all the people whom follow me on other platforms of social media. It truly means a lot and thank you from my heart!

Thank you to my wonderful friends and family who came over, had cake with me, who left me messages on Facebook, Twitter and IG and on the phone. I love you all!

Thank you all for all your Birthday wishes and love!

I’m truly grateful, very blessed and very happy!

Vlog coming soon!

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