Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chance To Win A Baby Massage Book

Everybody loves a good massage, even baby. Baby massage can soothe a restless baby. It can help baby sleep better. It can be helpful for colicky babies too. There are a lot of benefits to baby massage. Babies strive on human touch.

I found a website that shares some baby massage tips. You have a chance to win a free baby massage book too. Click here (ends 29 Nov 2009)

Here is a brief video on baby massage.

For a list of things you can do to help a colicky baby, click here: How To Stop Baby Crying

Fried Rice Alternative

Got this recipe idea from a friend. It is something like fried rice but you don't have to fry the rice. It has become my DH's special dish. I have him cook it on Sunday for us to take to church. It is a very versatile dish as you can add in different ingredients each time you cook; it's up to your taste buds or whatever you have available in the fridge. My kids love it. They don't like to eat fried rice but they will eat this.

  • Cooked rice
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Sausages (Americans call it hot dogs)
  • Crab sticks
  • Mixed vegetables (peas, carrots and corn that you normally find in the frozen section of the supermarkets).  Sometimes instead of using mixed vegetables, I use long beans. You can substitute with other vegetables of your choice.

  • Fry chicken nuggets. Then cut into strips. Put aside.
  • Cook the sausages. Cut into slices. (Or you can cut them first before frying). Put aside.
  • Boil the crab sticks until cooked. Cut into smaller bites. Put aside.
  • Saute the mixed vegetables with garlic. Add some soy sauce, sugar and chicken stock. Put aside. 
  • Now mix all the cooked ingredients above with your cooked rice. Mix it up nice and good. Add more soy sauce and salt to taste.

Easy and good to eat. A Bon Appetit!
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How To Make Meal Planning Easier This Thanksgiving

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Teaching Wrong English

Last week was the prize giving event at my children's school. At the end of the school year, they will reward those who:
  • achieve top 3 in the class
  • achieve top 10 in the whole standard
  • top 2 in a certain subject
Anyway, the picture above is a sign written above the school hall: THANKS YOUR TEACHER IF YOU CAN READ THIS.

I was thinking to myself, "Thanks for what? For teaching bad english?" Guess I have to be more diligent in teaching my children at home.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Baby in DiaperImage by Lance McCord via Flickr

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This is good news if you want to purchase some cloth diapers for baby. Other stuff they have available at their site are cloth diaper accessories, cotton menstrual pad, environmental friendly laundry ball, educational flash cards, baby sling and mattress protector.Check it out. Click on my affiliate link now:Nice Cloth Diaper 
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Paula Deen's Free Holiday Guide

ChristmasImage via Wikipedia
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is not too far away either. I found this free guide by Paula Deen and she shares recipes, tips and things to do for the upcoming holidays. Check out her guide:
Paula Deen’s Holiday Hosting Guide. It's in PDF format.

And how is the Christmas shopping coming along? Click here to get Christmas gifts ideas.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Have You Started Thinking About Christmas?

When do you start getting ready for Christmas? Yes, November is already here and it's time to start thinking about Christmas. If you wait till December, you will stress yourself out rushing to prepare. The 3 things you should start doing now are:
  • Get your Christmas list ready - Who do you need to get gifts for? What is your budget? Start brainstorming for Christmas gifts ideas.
  • Christmas shopping - Start looking around for good deals and offers. If you are going to shop online, you have to start early to allow for delivery time. Also, shop early to avoid disappointment. Certain hot items may sell out fast. 
  • Christmas greetings - This is a good time to reconnect with old friends and family. Send them Christmas photo greeting cards. We don't do that here in Malaysia but I wish we did. Maybe I should start the trend. I used to get these unique holiday photo cards from my American friends and thought they were simply beautiful. The family photos made the card personal and special. Definitely better than those generic Christmas cards. So, start snapping pictures of you and your family. Select your best ones and make a Christmas photo greeting card. Easiest way to do this is use an online service like Tiny Prints. Click my affiliate link below to see the many hip card designs at Tiny Prints:
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Jingle Bells everyone!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Free Recipe Booklet For Raisin Fans

I love raisins. And if you do too, you will love this free recipe booklet by Sun-Maid and Gooseberry Patch. Some of the recipes include Raisin Crumb Bars, Oat, Apple & Raisin Muffins, Raisin-Walnut Bars, Fruity Coleslaw and Confetti Snack Mix. Now with the holidays coming, maybe you can try out some of these recipes.


Hope you like this discovery of mine today.

p.s. :  If you want to learn more about how to get your kids to eat healthy, click this link to check out my review of Yummy Healthy Tummy.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Elevator or Stairs?

As parents, we are always trying to change our kids behavior for the better. This website called The Fun Theory, believes the easiest way to change people's behavior is to make it fun. This video shows how they use the concept of "fun" to get people to use the staircase more than the elevator. Really cute idea. I would definitely take the stairs!

If your child doesn't like to do homework, study, clean up, eat vegetables or whatever, maybe "fun" is the answer.