Cooked ground beef for 5-minute recipes


With my schedule as a working mother and my desire to eat home cooked meal, preparing batches of meal-sized, cooked ground beef is my life saver. We call this "base dish" in Turkish. You can cook any type of vegetables and prepare pasta, wraps, taco or burrito with it. Ingredients: Lean ground beef Yellow Onions Tomato or Red Pepper … [Read more...]

Homemade knee pads for babies


If you worry about your crawling baby's knees, you can make your own knee pads. Take a pair of old socks. Preferably elastic, ankle-hi, sports socks for ladies, because they are smaller. Cut the toes. Take two nursing pads with adhesive bands. Put them in the heel, sticking the adhesive part of the nursing pads to your sock. Knee pads are … [Read more...]

Baby’s Sleep Music

After I recorded my own lullaby and soothing sounds album, I setup a CD/mp3 player and mini speaker system by my son's crib.  I used music to help him fall asleep and keep asleep. I used my old portable CD player and ancient mini PC speakers. Now there are many products that play CD and iPod with built in speakers and even attach to the … [Read more...]

Record your own Lullaby CD for your baby


Before my son started falling asleep by himself, I used to shush and sing lullabies to calm him down and help transition to sleep for longer periods of time. Sometimes it would take him such a long time to wind down and fall asleep that I started to develop wrinkles around my lips from shushing for more than half an hour. As a solution, I decided … [Read more...]

Oral Thrush in Babies

This is one of those motherhood experiences, where I eventually had to accept my mom was right and she told me so. My son had thrush on his tongue, when he was about 2 months old. Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions … [Read more...]