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How to (Really) Get Your Toddler to Sleep

Let your little one sleep with the easy tips I'll give you!

How to Make a Mosaic Heart Box

Making a heart box is easy! Check out how you can make one.

Dads Don't Just Wear Ties

Dads play a vital role for child development. Find out how so you'll get to love your Dad even more!

Earth Needs Moms

We love our moms but let us find out what they can really do for us and why Earth needs moms.

20 DIY Loom Bands Bracelet + 15 Creative Ideas

Still can't move on from the loom band craze? Get some more ideas here.

DIY Foodie: Sleepy Bear Breakfast

Your kids will be very excited for breakfast if you serve the simple egg and rice in a creative manner like this!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Benefits of Using Milk Paint on Kids’ Furniture

Milk Paint on Kids’ Furniture

Modern furniture is usually not destined to be kept as a family heirloom. Most modern pieces are made from cheap materials that break as soon as you move the item from one end of the room to another. In a kid’s room, cheap furniture is a bad idea, since kids tend to treat furniture with very little respect. It is a much better idea to invest in older pieces of wooden furniture that are solid and well crafted, and then paint them.

The Benefits of Using Milk Paint on Kids’ Furniture

Milk paint from stores such as www.realmilkpaint.com has been around for thousands of years. The Egyptians used it to decorate their temples. It was also a popular decorative medium in the US for many years: settlers used it to paint furniture, barns - and anything else that needed a coat of paint.

100% Safe

The best reason to use milk paint in a child’s room is that it is 100% safe. Unlike regular solvent-based paint, milk paint contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Painting furniture with solvent-based paint releases harmful VOCs into the air. These nasty chemicals have been linked to respiratory illnesses, so they are definitely not good in a child or baby’s room. Milk paint is eco-friendly and odorless, so you can paint the furniture in the room and not have to worry about dangerous fumes.

Versatile Paint

Milk paint is suitable for use on walls and furniture. It can be used to achieve a variety of different looks. It is a highly versatile medium, which makes it a good choice if you want to paint your child’s bedroom furniture. You can buy milk paint as a powder. To make your paint, mix the powder with water. This allows you to mix as much or as little as you like, which reduces wastage.

Milk Paint

Creating a Beautiful Finish

If you want your child’s furniture to have a stylish shabby chic distressed finish, milk paint is a great choice. Milk paint can be used on unfinished wood and you don’t need primer to seal the surface. To achieve a distressed finish or ‘chippy’ look, the wood needs to have some resistance. Milk paint flakes or chips if there is no grip to the surface. This will happen naturally if the surface has already been painted or varnished, but if not, hemp oil or beeswax will create some resistance when applied to any part of the furniture.

To create a distressed finish, apply one coat of milk paint and then rub oil or wax on areas where you would expect some degree of distress, i.e. drawer fronts, edges and corners. Apply a second coat of milk paint in a different color and using fine sand paper or a damp cloth, rub gently at the paint to reveal the underlying coat.

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Milk paint is ideal for painting children’s furniture because it is safe and versatile. You can even let older kids have a go at decorating their own cupboards – it will make a great summer project!

Image Credit: 2nd Image from The 36th Avenue, 3rd Image from Real Milk Paint.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesdays Blog Hop!

It's been a long week for me. My daughter was just discharged from the hospital due to dengue. But good thing she is okay now. 

Although I have a workload to finish because I was away for days, I won't forget to invite you all to another week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We had an amazing week last week, and we thank you so much for joining in the fun! And if you're new here...welcome! Feel free to share, share, share!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesdays Blog Hop

We had a blast last week with so many bloggers who shared their awesome posts in your bloghop!
Thank you so much also for celebrating Mother's Day with us last week! It was a great week, with many enjoyable posts!

Now, we have another opportunity to showcase our lovely posts through this linky party.

And, thanks so much for joining us for another week here on Turn It Up Tuesdays, and thanks to all of you for making this party amazing and fun each week! We appreciate you!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up all of your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time! Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this link party the best that it could be!

Basic Invite Colorful and Stylish Instant Online Invitations for All Occasions

When it comes to online stationery, Basic Invite has your back!

Are you a new mom with a bundle of joy you are dying to show off? Or are you expecting, with a baby shower to plan? Well, when it comes to invitations, you may have found your new best friend with Basic Invite!



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Basic Invite is a online stationery company that has you covered when it comes to all things stationery- whether its graduation announcements, first birthday invites, birth announcements, baby shower invites or even invites to your Bar Mitzvah! Basic Invite has a card for every major life moment. The Basic Invite team is dedicated to serving up stationery that is not only trendy and stylish, but is also completely customizable!

Shopping for anything can be stressful, especially when you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. When it comes to shopping for invitations, it can be even more frustrating because it seems that most websites don’t have a lot of options, and after a while everything starts to look the same!



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Which is why Basic Invite is one of the only online stationery companies that provides customers the option to completely customize each element on every one of their cards! With over 160 different color and font options, you can truly create a card that is completely you! All you have to do is pick a design, choose through the different color options, decide on a font, and there you have it! A card that is completely personal and accustomed to fit your event, perfectly!

You’re probably thinking that the color options stop there- but nope! Basic Invite also offers customers colored envelopes! This really helps your invite stand out among your guests other mail, and they will be completely blown away by how bright and fun your invite is before they even open it!

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Instead of going with plain and boring white, you can pick a bright pink or a soft green. And you want to know the best part? Basic Invite’s envelops are all peel and seal! This will save lots of time, and lots of licking!

Another cool thing Basic Invite offers customers is the option to order a completely customizable sample! This way, you can customize the card just how you like it and order just one sample to make sure you like the way it looks in hand before ever ordering in bulk!

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This saves you the jitters of being indecisive and unsure, because if you aren’t happy with it, you can go back to the drawing board and try again! This also gives customers a chance to make sure they are happy with the paper quality. You can choose from a matte, semi-gloss, shimmer, or double thick finish!

No matter what the occasion, Basic Invite is here to help with any of your stationery troubles. Getting started is simple! Just head over to Basic Invite now to start customizing and personalizing the perfect card, for an event of any kind!


Buribox: A Box of Fun and Learning for Kids

Ever since childhood, I always love the books from Adarna books not just because of their lovely illustrations but also because of the moral lessons that we can get from every story. We all know how important all those lessons are.

So, when I learned about the Buribox from Adarna House, I didn't hesitate to jump in and avail of this because I knew this would be an amazing tool to help my daughter Bella develop her skills and learn some more while doing different activities. And I was right.

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After I ordered my first Buribox, I told Bella that a surprise box will be delivered for her and since then, she had been asking me about it for days! She would always say,"Mommy, is my surprise box coming?" I would tell her to just wait.

After days that it didn't arrive yet, she said, "Mommy, I think the delivery man sent my surprise box to another house. I think it got lost." Lol! She was indeed looking forward to it!

Every time she asks "What is it?" I just tell her it is something fun that she would really love. Again, I was right because when this happy Buribox came, she was indeed very happy especially that she love books and she likes doing different activities.


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Sorry for the picture though because it was evening and the light was a bit dim. I can't stop Bella from opening the box. So, I needed to take her photos although it was kind of dim.

So, the Buribox I ordered is the Toddler Buribox. But I just realized that I should have bought the ones for Young Readers because the toddler activities and books were just so baby-ish for her. And I feel that she would learn more from the Young Readers Buribox since she can already read. Anyway, at least she liked it.

The box contained hard books, poster paints, clay with molders, crayons, a coloring book and different activities. The first thing she did was play with the clay.

I also find the contents nice and could be a good way to teach Bella to learn Filipino since she speaks English and even sounds funny when she speaks Waray-Waray, our dialect.

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Overall, she liked the contents of the box and the box as well because of the happy smiling design on it. It is just appropriate since it really made her smile. So, if you are interested to get a Buribox, here are the steps to do it.

1. Go to Buribox website to subscribe.
2. Choose which box you want, the Toddler Buribox (for 3-5 years old) or the Young Reader Buribox (for 6-8 years old) and click "Add to Subscriptions."
3. You will see your order on the upper side that says "Checkout." Each one costs P799 with free shipping in Metro Manila and P150 shipping fee outside MM.
4. After you click "Checkout," you will be redirected to a form that asks you to choose your billing options:
Monthly recurring (₱799)
3 months recurring - Save ₱200! (₱2,199)
6 months recurring - Get 1 month free! (₱3,996)
Then fillout all the needed information for shipping and others.
5. But you need a PayPal account with a linked credit or debit card in order to pay for your order.
6. After paying through PayPal, just wait for your Buribox to arrive.

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One good thing about this is that you can just unsubscribe anytime you want. Since I wasn't able to unsubscribe, the next Buribox was charged to my account because this is a monthly box that you can get. Hence, I am looking forward to that one.

So, if you want your kids to experience this box filled with fun activities for learning, then go ahead and avail this Buribox!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

How to Maintain a Small Garden on Your Apartment Terrace

Apartment Terrace Gardening

Small Garden apartment terrace

Starting on a task like that would require you to approach the job from a different angle than usual yard gardening. You will likely need to handle this task completely alone, so you we will do what we can to give you a hand in making it happen. Terrace gardening requires a bit more care than yard gardening, so let’s get started on the job:

Preparing your terrace space

If your home was built strong, then you will likely be able to place a good deal of weight on your terrace. You can work on this in several ways, including covering a fairly large area of it to make a mini lawn if you provide it with good irrigation and enough sunlight. Make sure you waterproof all vulnerable surfaces if you go for such a solution, though the safer route would be to use container gardening instead.

How to Maintain a Small Garden on Your Apartment- Terrace

Using the right soil type

Nutrients inside your soil will be one of the most important aspects of your terrace gardening, since the amount of the soil itself will be limited. If you have any heavy rains, then this may end up washing way some of the nutrients, so make sure you use compost coir peat and sand, as well as vermicompost. Make sure you add some more nutrients to the soil in the form compost weekly to ensure it has a healthy level of it.

If this is your first time ever gardening

If this is truly your first time, then you should start simple by using one easy vegetable type. Stick to it and it will be fairly easy if you plan on growing veggies. On the other hand you can go for other plants, but each plant has different needs that would take too long to explain in one single article.

Peppers and tomatoes could be a good initial choice, as well as radishes if you have the space for it. Sometimes even growing a mini fruit tree can be a good first step in your gardening experience, so consider whichever sounds most appealing to you.

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What kinds of plants can be grown on a terrace?

You can grow almost anything on a terrace, as long as you handle it right. French beans, tomatoes, peppers, okra and a whole lot more are all viable choices if you have the space, but they will be sensitive on the change of seasons. Carrots, radishes, onions and potatoes can also work if you take care of them often and give them good irrigation. You can also work on growing bananas, guava trees and more if you have good climate for it.

Always make sure your garden has good irrigation since the summers can get pretty hot and your terrace garden will not have the luxury of a deep root system and underground water feeding it. It will be up to you to keep it alive and well, so make sure you never fail to do that or else you’ll lose your plants quickly.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesdays Bloghop Party!

Once again, I have joined the Turn It Up Tuesdays bloghop. I missed doing this! But it is indeed a lot of fun to meet new bloggers and check their awesome posts! But before we begin, allow us to say Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing moms out in the blogosphere!

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Thank you so much for joining us for another week here on Turn It Up Tuesdays, and thanks to all of you for making this party amazing and fun each week! We appreciate you!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Three Ways to Save on Auto Insurance

Auto insurance can be a huge drain on a family budget. With getting around being near impossible without some form of your own transport at times, insurance is a cost that many families can’t get rid of. 

With road accidents increasing and insurance premiums rising as a result, there are many good reasons to learn how to keep your own insurance costs as low as possible if you want to save money. Thankfully, there are a whole range of different ways in which you can do this.

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Safe Driving

It goes without saying that you should always drive safely on the road, especially if you have little ones in the back passenger seats. Unsafe driving can lead to accidents, which in turn can result in your insurance premiums being increased, costing you more money to run your family vehicle. 

The safer you drive on the roads, the less chance you will have of being involved in an accident, as you’ll be more alert and able to avoid a number of different hazardous situations. Sticking to speed limits, driving steadily and not taking any risks is absolutely paramount when it comes to safe driving and can all add up to bring your insurance premiums down.

Shopping Around

Whether you are looking for car, truck or even motorcycle insurance, shopping around for a good deal can often help you to save a lot of money. Some auto insurance companies will charge almost double than others for the same person driving the same make and model of vehicle, so it’s definitely worth having a look before you simply extend your insurance policy with your current insurer. 

Comparison websites can be an excellent way to find good deals on auto insurance, however it’s good to keep in mind that some insurers don’t advertise on these sites, so don’t forget to go direct as well when you are looking for a new policy. Get a number of insurance quotes for your vehicle before deciding so that you can ensure that you’re not paying any more than you need.



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Vehicle Trackers

In recent times, vehicle trackers have been brought in by a number of insurance companies in order to encourage safe drivers on the road. These are hugely popular with younger drivers, however they can benefit any driver looking to save on their auto insurance policy. The tracker itself will be fitted to your vehicle and will send data back to your insurer about how you are driving. 

Those driving safely will be rewarded with lower insurance premiums when the time comes to upgrade, and could even receive a discount for their first year of insurance for consistent careful driving. On the other hand, those who drive recklessly will have their insurance premiums raised – making a tracking device an excellent incentive to be more of a careful driver when on the road.

Are you happy with your auto insurance? Do you think that insurance premiums are fair? We’d love to hear from you – leave your response in the comments below.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Live With the King: Five Features of Huawei Nexus 6P Saves Five Different Scenarios

We all want to get the best phone possible and when we say "best," that varies on what you need and also on your budget.

There are so many smartphone brands available in the market and we can say that many of them are indeed good and affordable. But that is if you are not really using your phone a lot for important tasks. Most people merely use their phones for sending messages, calling, taking pictures and using social media.

But if you are a businessman or maybe even a blogger or someone who works online, you would want a phone that has everything you need to do all the tasks from sending emails to promoting on social media.

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If that is the case, you need a high class smartphone and what comes to your mind at once is either a Samsung Galaxy phone or of course, the iPhone. Yes, many of us would want an iPhone but if you are low on budget but you want a phone that has many impressive features, you can go for a Huawei Nexus 6P.

To give you a little overview of its features, here are some of my favorite features of the phone:

1. Iconic hardware design

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You don't have to worry about being told that you have an ugly phone because with the new Huawie Nexus 6P, for sure you will stand out with its beautiful design! Yes, no one can bully you just because your phone is outdated. 

Once you have this new Google phone, you will feel like a king or a queen!


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Nexus 6P has a curved metal shell that is crafted from aeronautical-grade anodized aluminium. It also has diamond chamfers that encircle Huawei’s iconic hardware design. This is also sculpted to accent a low-light-loving, powerful camera which all of us would love!

And we have four color choices as well- matte gold, graphite, aluminum and frost. For me, I'd go for a matte gold!

2. Low-light loving, powerful camera

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Who wants to look ugly in photos? Of course, no one wants that! We even delete photos that we do not like. So, we would surely want a camera that will produce stunning images and capture every moment in our life.

With Nexus 6P, you can get pretty photos even when there is a low source of light.

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It has a 12.3MP lens with 1.55μm pixels that captures more light, creating better shots. You can look into sample images captured using this phone at Engadget. It also features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera that produce crisp selfies.

3. Fast charging due to its USB Type C charging port

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How many relationships were broken because you are taking too long to leave the house since you are still charging your phone? The answer is only one. Only this couple. Hahaha! Really, I just totally exaggerated this one but some couple really fight over little things like this.

So, to make sure that nothing can ruin your love life and your date, get a phone that can easily be charged. Lol! Seriously, this makes me laugh. 

But we all want a phone that can be easily charged and has a long battery life.

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Because of the phone's USB Type-C, it doesn't only charge quickly but it can also act as an external battery for devices that uses the same power port. Amazing right? And the phone has a long battery life with 3,450mAh.

4. Ergonomic fingerprint ID


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I have heard (and read) stories of parents who have experienced this. They will just be surprised when they see their bill and find out that their kids bought various apps.

Well, with the security fingerprint ID feature of Nexus 6P, you don't need to worry about that because you can access your phone using your fingerprint and you can also use that as a security for your payments too.

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This is one feature that I am impressed of because Nexus Imprint Sensor, which was first used in last year's Nexus 5X, will give you more security. They will no longer be guessing passwords or patterns because only your fingerprint can unlock the phone. Aside from that, you can also use Android Pay by merely using the fingerprint ID without the need to take out your credit card or debit cards.

5. The best of Google in the palm of your hand 

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Yes, your work will surely be a lot easier with all the Google Apps that you need not just for playing but even for working! With this, you will less likely be stressed out!

But remember, don't spend too much time on social media, watching videos and playing games on your phone when you are at work. Just do it during breaks.


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You can certainly do everything in your phone because you have there Google Search, Maps, Play, YouTube, GMail, and many others. Yes, you don't need to install all of that, they are all there!

More Features of Huawei Nexus 6P


Aside from those mentioned, the phone also has a stunning screen clarity with 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED screen, front-facing speakers that produce clear sounds and faster-than-ever performance since it is made of Qualcomm's 2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset with an Adreno 430 GPU. Because of that, the Nexus 6P could be one of the top high-performing smartphones.  

It also runs under the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and you can choose whether to get the 32GB, 64GB or the 128 GB. Prices of the phones in dollar is $499 for 32GB, $549 for a 64GB model, and a $649 128GB version. It is still cheaper than an iPhone of course.


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So, if you are planning to buy a new Android smart phone, you can include Huawei's Google Nexus 6P phone to your list of choices!

As you have seen above, this phone can be used in whatever situation you are in, whether you are in school, in a vacation, at home with your husband/wife, with your kids and even at work.

Yes, this high-performance smartphone is indeed the answer to everything you need- wherever you are and whatever you do!

#LiveWithTheKing #LiveHuawei #KingOfAndroid #HuaweiXGoogle #MakeItPossible


Photos of the phone is provided by Nuffnang. Images used for the gifs are from FreePik.com. This is an entry for Nuffnang's Live With the King blogging contest.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Shopville Manila: The Shopkins Event We Are Waiting For!

Shopkins are super cute and my daughter loves them so much. Even before these cute toys hit the malls, we had been buying Shopkins online because my little Bella loves them so much.

A trip to the mall is not complete without buying one or two Shopkins. And now Shopkins is in Manila for a grand event that will surely make every Shopkin fan feel very happy and excited! To be honest, I was so excited about it but then the location is far from me. I envy those who could attend the event.

Shopville Manila

So, if you want to join, all you have to do is purchase a minimum of Php 300 worth of any Shopkins items from April 01 to May 08 at all Toy Kingdom and Toy Kingdom Express stores. Your kids will then get one (1) day access (VIP pass) to Shopville Manila. Then present the receipt at the entrance in exchange of the VIP pass.

Shopville Manila Activities


There are so many activities that your kids can join for Shopville. Check them out and decide which one your child would like to participate in. But I guess they can try all!

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Sounds fun, right? Then don't forge to bring your kids on May 7-8, 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Atrium for this first ever biggest event of Shopkins in the Philippines.

I so hope they'll come to Tacloban too!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Decorating Your Home With Floral Curtains

When we decorate our homes, there is one thing that we will never forget to add and these are window treatments. Window treatments include blinds, shades, curtains and others but we commonly use curtains of various colors and prints in our homes just like floral curtains, striped curtains and others.

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Curtains are added to control the amount of light that gets into the house and also to add privacy to a certain area when needed. But aside from that function, curtains are also great as decorations for your living area, dining area, bedroom and others. They add personality and elegance to a home but you have to make sure that you choose the right curtains.

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Colors and prints of the curtain varies on the theme and the design preference of the owner. For most modern and contemporary spaces, you can see white or gray curtains but there are still others who prefer printed ones and the usual prints that homeowners choose are those with floral prints.

What is nice about floral curtains is that they look beautiful wherever you place it in the house and there are so many color choices available as well. There are also some that only has flowers at the bottom part or at the top most part while most of the curtains are all covered with flowers. Curtains like this also make a room get that fresh, vibrant and inviting feel.

And speaking of flowers, these also come in a variety of styles, types and colors. There are others with small flowers while some have huge flowers. There is a wide variety of choices!

To make you feel inspired about using floral curtains in your home, here are some images of interiors that made use of this floral curtains.

Living Room

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Bedroom

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Dining Area

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Bathroom

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Kitchen

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Inspired? Then get your own curtains so you can put them up in your home. Or you can also make one for too. Just grab the perfect fabric that will look best in your interior.

As long as your happy with it, no one will tell you that you did something wrong in decorating your home! Also, once you use floral curtains, your interior will surely look beautiful, attractive and welcoming.



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Children

Once again, Sally is here to share to us some tips to help us become a Super Mom! This time, she will show us how to develop healthy eating habits in our children which is of course very much important.

Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Children

If you're a mother, you have a lot of things on your plate. You're responsible for keeping your children happy and healthy. A whole lot goes into that. If you want to raise a child who is well-rounded and full of joy, you should pay careful attention to the things he puts in his mouth.


Developing healthy eating habits is key for young children. Good eating habits for kids are important. They can pave the way for futures that are healthy, productive and full of energy. If you want your children to be healthy for life, it's never too early to begin teaching them the immense value of nutrition.

Shape a Good Snacking Habit

Good snacks for kids aren't always easy to find. If you're searching for healthy treats for kids, keep your youngsters far, far away from cookies and potato chips. These foods are junk foods that are packed with calories and devoid of beneficial nutrients. Make a point to provide your youngsters with an abundance of healthier alternatives. Examples include homemade oatmeal cookies, homemade baked veggie chips, yogurt, unsalted nuts, fresh fruit and popcorn that's air-popped. If your kids are ever in need of easy healthy snacks on the go, you can't beat these high-quality options. It's crucial for parents never to fall into the trap of feeding their children unhealthy snacks that are easy and cheap.

Let’s take Bhuja crunchy seasoned peas as an example of excellent and healthy snack options for hungry youngsters who feel like noshing on something. Kids absolutely adore the taste of these seasoned peas. They adore their fun and crunchy textures, too. These snacks are free of trans fats and are great sources of both protein and fiber. If you're searching for healthy treats for the wonderful children in your life, you can't really beat these.


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Create a Sense of Involvement

There are many ways to promote healthy eating patterns in youngsters. If you want your children to gain a strong interest in nutritious and balanced eating, try to take them with you on grocery shopping trips whenever possible. If your child visits the supermarket with you, you'll get the opportunity to discuss nutrition in great detail with him. The more proactive your child feels about eating well the better. You can even ask your child for suggestions for healthy foods you can buy. Providing your child with a sense of involvement can be invaluable. It can give him the confidence necessary to focus on making healthy nutrition choices for life.


Make it a Positive Family Activity

You can also help your child develop strong eating habits by regularly consuming meals as a family. Make dining a bonding activity for your family. Focus on establishing a mealtime routine (.pdf) that's enjoyable, relaxing and fun for all. Ask your children how their school days were. Talk to them about their favorite pastimes and toys. Work hard to make them link mealtime with happiness and serenity. If they link mealtime with negative feelings such as frustration and tension, it may cause them to react by turning to unhealthy foods that are in no way nutritious or beneficial to them.

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Encourage Them to Drink More Water

Promote water intake. Sodas and juices are packed with sugar. They can make children feel lethargic and zapped of energy. They can also introduce excess calories that can bring on weight gain and other related health issues. If you want your children to follow well-rounded and healthy diets, make sure they drink plenty of water all the time. Give them water to drink alongside their meals, or opt for homemade juice instead of regular ones in the market. Restrict soda and juice intake as well. Let them drink juice and soda as "once in awhile" rare treats.


Final Thought

Focus on ingredients and portions. Help your children establish healthy eating patterns by always concentrating on ingredients and portions. Always cautiously follow portion instructions that are indicated on food packages. Try to keep your children far away from foods that contain trans fat as well. If you want your children to be healthy eaters for life, a little effort can often go an extremely long way.




About the Writer

This post is written by Sally is a working woman and a mother of 2 kids (currently 10 and 8), living in a suburb of Brisbane. As mom, she learn so much about providing healthier and happier lifestyle for her kids. You can find more of her articles being featured on www.mouthsofmums.com.au.


Images provided by Sally.