…. is a license (education) not required to have and raise a child for a mother and father, even though a license is required to drive or to get married? ….care all kinds of adult education classes, such as sewing or make up courses easier to find and more popular than child care classes? ….do public schools and colleges not offered courses … [Read more...]

Product Review: Nursing Covers


I am a big advocate of breastfeeding your baby whenever (s)he wants and wherever you are. To me, being able to breastfeed outside of home was so much easier than finding water at room temperature and mixing it with formula, heating the cold-stored breast milk or looking for a secluded place to breastfeed. Nursing blankets (or nursing covers) … [Read more...]

Creating your birth plan

Pregnant woman with pink flower

As an expecting mother, you should be aware (and accepting) that nothing might go as planned during pregnancy, delivery, as well as after baby’s birth. However, this does not mean that you should not be prepared in advance. Birth plan is something you prepare by talking to your doctor and spouse/partner. It is a list of your choices for the … [Read more...]

Product Review: Crib Tent

We bought this canopy when our baby started standing up and figured out that he could actually bounce on the crib mattress. Benefits: It prevents the baby from climbing out or jumping out of the crib. It prevents the baby from reaching out to the drawer on which we had to place the CD-player and the speakers and fall down. It helps keep … [Read more...]

Three Bean Salad


I learned this recipe from the book called "Perricone Prescription". Ingredients: 1 can of black beans 1 can of chick peas 1 can of red kidney beans 1 onion (if the onion is large, then just use half of it) 1/2 Lemon juice Cumin Directions: Open the cans and rinse the beans out, put them inside a bowl. Chop the onions in … [Read more...]

How to de-seed a pomegranate


Winter time is fresh pomegranate and pomegranate juice time. The hardest part is to cut and de-seed them. There is an easier way to cut and de-seed pomegranates. 1. Before starting, make sure you are wearing an apron. Even though this method prevents the pomegranate from splattering juice stain, make sure you are not wearing anything white or … [Read more...]

First words in pictures


This poster of first words in pictures is prepared by our nanny who takes care of my son. We talk in Spanish at home per my request. I get to practice and my son learns Spanish. I am sure you know about the books on first words. Books with large prints, vibrant colors,  pictures accompanied by letters next to them. Ana, our beloved nanny, … [Read more...]

How to soothe a crying baby – Video

Well, our Japanese friends did it again. You fed, burped and changes your baby but (s)he is still crying. All you need is a glass of water to calm her/him down. You take a mouthful of water. Then make a whistling sound similar to birds chirping as if you are sipping it from a straw. Voila! Has your baby stopped crying? My son is 18 months old … [Read more...]

My sons first fleet


This is my son's first fleet of cars, buses, trucks and garbage trucks. He loves garbage trucks. Our unit oversees the alley and he wakes up every day to watch the garbage truck picking up garbage. Unfortunately, the truck comes at 7 am every morning. I wish it came a bit later. Greetings to all moms whose son's are garbage truck fans. … [Read more...]

Cardboard toy: Multi-level racing track


I was inspired by a toy I saw in a toy catalog for this race track. Materials: 4 23" diaper carton lids for columns. 5 16" cardboard piece for tracks. Fold the sides up to make curbs./li> A lot of colored construction paper Glue Toy cars (preferably flat and heavy) Directions: I used the dimensions of the toy in the … [Read more...]