Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Just want to quickly introduce everyone to a wonderful site for parents: http://bebereviews.com
More so for parents in the U.S. as I doubt we get such fantastic, creative children products here in Malaysia. But it's great education to what's available out there. Below is their introduction:
"A weekly e-magazine about the latest & greatest products for your child. Plus, read articles geared towards caring for your child, recipes, health tips, & more all right here!"

They now have a new column called Daily Scoop. It's a daily column where you will find celebrity mommy gossip, coupon codes, discounts, special sales and more!

Oh yes! One last thing. You can also add yourself to their Mommy Blogosphere. Just go to this link:



  1. yeah, thanks for sharing..

  2. Which puzzle gives your brain or your kid's brain the best workout ?

    SUDOKU, a seemingly simple numbers game that hails from Japan,

    has become the biggest and most addictive puzzle craze on the internet, newspaper, magazines, classrooms and even the mobile phones.

    So how good is Sudoku?

    The rules are simple, but the game is far from simplistic. An advanced Sudoku could have you scratching your head all day before finally giving up.

    But is it the ultimate mind workout, as many believe - or are there better ways to boost your brainpower?

    Tony Buzan, author of more than 25 books, including Mind Maps for Kids, is a world expert on the workings of the human mind.

    He says: "Just as the body needs regular exercise to maintain health, so does the brain.

    And just as with physical sports, the more demanding puzzles and games give your brain the greatest workouts and ultimately the greatest rewards.

    "When people concentrate on these puzzles, blood surges around the brain in tides.

    Unless the brain is subjected to this kind of activity on a regular basis, it becomes like a stagnant pond.

    Doing a daily crossword is a fun way of warding off Alzheimer's."

    So what Exactly Is SUDOKU All About ?

    Sudoku is a mathematical puzzle in a very basic and elementary sense. A solver repeatedly counts and subtracts (working out what is missing from row, column or box) and calculates.

    The assertion that 'there is no maths involved' is not only irritating, it is a little ridiculous.

    If there is a three there, there can't be a three there, or there, but there could be one there " or there. Or it could be a five.

    That sentence would have meant nothing a year ago, but since then, to millions of newspaper readers, including those of this one and its Sunday sister, it has become all too familiar. We have become a nation of Sudoku puzzle addicts.

    The instructions are deceptively simple. Fill in the nine-column grid so that every row, every column and every 3 x 3 box within it contains the digits 1- 9.

    And no, you don't have to be a mathematician or particularly numerate " The Independent on Sunday runs one based one letters rather than numbers " to do it.

    You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

    Math skills aren't necessary, although thinking inside the box is.


    Soduko's history is more circular.

    It began in New York City in the late 1970s when Dell Magazines published the first Soduko-like puzzle called Number Place in Pencil Puzzles and Word Games.

    In 1984, the first Number Place appeared in Japan, where it had been modified slightly and renamed Sudoku.

    Su means "number" in Japanese and doku means "unique" It became an instant hit and a lasting craze.

    The Japanese name, Su doku, translates roughly as 'solitary number'.

    It originates from the Tokyo-based publisher which spotted an American version of the game in 1984 and began producing a Sudoku magazine.

    The brain teaser became a hit, and now five monthly Sudoku magazines in Japan have a combined circulation of 600,000.

    Sudoku Puzzle develops your child's reasoning skills and concentration.

    Reports :

    The UK government-produced Teachers magazine has recommended that Sudoku Puzzles are done in the classroom as brain exercise!

    Kids gain huge satisfaction from completing a Sudoku puzzle.

    There are benefits in playing Sudoku puzzles for the oldies too – as age catching up, the sort of exercise and mental workout which the brain gets from playing logic puzzles can help to stop memory decline, make them smarter and even halt the progress of Alzheimer’s disease .

    Get Free Sudoku Puzzles and Learn How To Solve Basic/Advanced Sudoku Puzzles At Your Fingertips


  3. hi, thanks for dropping by (hot yoga post). am curious to know what's become of your tadpoles =)!!

    do blog abt them when u have the time =)


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