Yogurt Soup for soothing upset stomach

This is a delicious soup that will help calm your upset stomach down if you have nausea or after throwing up with rice's soothing effect. I cook this without salt, however you might add some to taste. Yogurt soup is soft and mushy enough to serve to your babies (who started on solid food) and children. Ingredients: 3/4 cup white or brown … [Read more...]

Are you doing your monthly breast self-exam?

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Since I've done the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in May, I've become more aware how important early diagnosis in breast cancer treatment is. It ticks me off to receive forwarded ciphered chain messages in the e-mail during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We have to remind our family and friends to do their monthly … [Read more...]

How accurate is the Chinese Gender Calendar?

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Every culture has their own methods to predict the gender of the baby, before the ultrasound technician confirms it at the 20 month check-up. One of them is Chinese Gender Calendar. It is based on your age when you get pregnant and the month that you get pregnant. Please vote, whether this calendar correctly predicted the gender of your baby (or … [Read more...]

5 minutes for mom

I have been working out for weeks. I increased my running time. I was working out with DVDs when I had to stay at home. Now, I am sucked back into the black hole called "I cannot find time to workout" and I am waiting for someone to pick me up and show me the light at the end of the tunnel. Neither my son's needs end, nor the house chores. I do not … [Read more...]

Swaddling for newborn babies

Swaddling is one of the main methods recommended in some of the books written in regards to sleeping such as “ The happiest baby on the block”, “ Healthy sleep habits, happy child” and “ Baby whisperer”. Swaddling was also demonstrated and suggested to during the baby/ childcare classes we attended before the birth of our child.  I believe it has … [Read more...]

How to prevent ear infection in babies and toodlers

Prevent ear infections

Between 6 months old (right after flu shot) and 1 years old, my son had a chronic runny nose problem, that turned into ear infection multiple times. Those were hard times. I do not wish stuffy nose and congested upper respiratory system on any baby. Every time his nose started to run again, I tried every possible method, tip and trick to prevent it … [Read more...]

How to quickly peel potato skin

This is another video in Japanese, showinh how to quickly peel potato skin after boiling them. Make a cut around the potato before boiling. Prepare a bowl on cold water, preferably with ice. Put the boiled potatoes in to cold water immediately after boiling and wait for 10 seconds. Finally, take the skin off like a boss. It is very … [Read more...]

Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Cubes for Babies

Frozen vegetable cubes for babies

The practice of freezing food cubes is from the book called Super Baby Foods. When your baby starts eating solid foods, if you don’t have time to prepare fresh veggies and purees every single day, with this method, you can prepare batches of vegetables and fruits all at once, freeze it and thaw it out as you need it.  This way you can have two … [Read more...]

Cooked ground beef for 5-minute recipes

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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

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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...]