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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, July 13, 2016

Brighten Up Your Kid’s Day with Fantastic Get Well Soon Gifts


Kids are not really good at handling illness. It is elder one’s job to make them comfortable and happy. Though there is not much efforts needed to do so, a simple gift can have its wonder on them. Kids love surprises, especially gift. No matter what is inside, they just love the feeling of getting pampered. Uplift their day with the fantastic get well soon gift available online. Simply order gift online and plan a big surprise or your little ones and uplift their day.


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1) Baked Goods: Cake & Cookies


Boost and brighten up bedside of your little ones by starting their day with delicious and healthy baked goods like cookies and cakes. Express your affection and love through these pampering delicious gifts. Get well cookies are certainly the best gifts to bring smile on their face and start day with a good boost. There are cookies available in different shapes and size that can give a beautiful visual treat as well. Get well cookies bouquet can be a best hamper to gift them. Cookies are very beautifully and excitedly arranged using nice concept like soccer’s and many more.

This is not all you have amazing get well cake delivery available online that is freshly baked just for you. To add fun element into it, a Nurse Bear cake and many more such available online can be a right way to share love and affection with little sick ones. Make them feel good and just uplift their day.

2) Cute Stuffed Animals for Cute Kids


Stuffed animals are best friend soft kids. They love to keep them surrounded with some pampering soft stuffed animals. There are many types of animals available like bear, cat, and teddy and so on. If you know his/her favorite character pick up stuffed animal and gift it to him. This gesture should make them feel special and loved.



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3) Craft Kits for DIY Activities

Keep kids involved in some activity so that they are not bored. During sick days or illness being guardian we have to be very careful about kids as we have to take care of their food, happiness and good health. Keeping them involved in some activity will divert their mind and make them feel better than before. It is always good to distract them during illness.

Craft kits with exciting gifts and many more can be good idea if the kid is really a craft lover. There are kits available according to the age group. So choose one.

4) Get well soon Gifts Hampers

Baskets are always a safe play when you no other choice to take along. The filled basket takes away your mind. Healthy goods stuffed in can make the best way to uplift little ones day. There are plenty of basket options available online for delivery. These baskets can be sent anytime with lovely delicious fillings inside. Rich gourmet basket can be a good option to send get well soon wishes to little ones.

5) Fresh Colorful Flowers

How can we forget the best ever, Flowers during get well soon wishes? Blooms have a very charming beauty to divert human mind into positivism and happiness. Flowers like Orchids, Roses, and Tulips make a good option as they are now high of fragrances and charming. However, while choosing blooms you have to be little careful as it should not cause any allergy to the recipient. So blooms with less fragrances are always best ones to send on get well soon times.





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6) Smiley Face Get Well Balloons

Kids love Balloons. The charm of balloons can anytime make kids smile like the happiest one. To send get well wishes, balloons are the right gift to send at hospital or at home. With balloons you can share warmest wishes with dear ones. The online balloons delivery makes it easier for you to reach dear ones anytime with wishes. Balloon bouquet like “Brighter side of health” Shows you the real reason for smile with its brighter appearance.

7) Yummy Chocolates and Candy Bouquets


How about Hershey cake? Don’t believe it? Yes you have it online available in plenty of variety. This never before collection of chocolate and candy bouquets online can make a beautiful get well soon wishes for your kid to brighten up their day. No other gift can have that happiness than chocolates. So just make a best day for them by sending chocolates and many more!

Monday, July 11, 2016

5 Cute & Affordable Playroom Ideas You Must Try

Playrooms are a great place for kids to get creative within a safe environment. Most children love having a special place all to themselves, other than their rooms. If you house permits it, playrooms are great for keeping toys neat and contained. They are also a way to let your kids express themselves well into their teens.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sponsored Video: Nestle KIMY- A #CoolReward for Kids!

I can remember that when I was still a kid, I love to help with the chores from washing dishes to doing the laundry. After every chore, I feel like I have accomplished a lot even if I was only allowed to wash the plates and utensils that I used. Well, that is if I am in the mood of helping but of course, like other kids, sometimes I also feel lazy to help because I prefer to watch my favorite shows, draw or read books.

So, the secret to making me and my brother help is to reward us with something that will encourage us to work like a chocolate, a yummy snack or we will be renting a new VHS tape movie. Oh well, so 90's right? Yup, we always rent many VHS tapes especially when its weekend.

Apparently, the reward system works not just in doing chores but even in doing assignments and studying lessons. Now that I am already a mother, I also use the reward system for my little girl but since she is just four, I use it so she would keep her mess after playing and in encouraging her to do her assignments.

I would tell her that she'd be given an ice cream (which is her favorite) or I will let her watch a movie or whatever deal we end up with. And yes, it works well that way too.

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I guess, the reward system is something that kids of all ages have experienced and it is a smart way for parents to motivate the kids to do something. Once they keep their eye on the prize, they'd be able to accomplish something and be rewarded in the end. It is actually a good life lesson, that if we do something good in our life, we will end up happy and we will be able to reach our goals.

When I saw the video of Nestle PH about how a cool mom rewards her kids, it didn't just give me flashbacks of my childhood but it also made me smile knowing that once the kids are looking forward to a prize in the end, they will surely do their tasks really well.

Well, who won't work hard to get that very delicious NEW KIMY Choco Popstar with a 3-layer chocolate? Even I would be motivated because I would also want a bite of the yummy treat with popping candies!

My daughter Bella would love this Popsicle because she loves ice cream so much and eats one like every day! So with the popping surprise when you bite the tip if the New KIMY Choco Popstar, Bella will surely be in all smiles. This treat combines everything she likes- ice cream, popping candy and chocolates! Plus, it also has the right amount of sugar for kids, which will not bother us moms if we give it to them as a reward.

NEW KIMY Choco Popstar

This made me think, why don't you keep two or three NEW KIMY Choco Popstars in the fridge? So that you will not run out of extremely delish rewards for the kids when you need one!

Watch the video here:





Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Nestle, but all the thoughts are my own.


Friday, June 17, 2016

5 Ways to Become a More Self-Reliant Parent

How to Be a More Self-Reliant Parent

When you become a parent, it’s great to get help from other people, but it’s also important to be able to stand on your own two feet. Starting a family is a life changing event so it’s important that you know how to be self-reliant when the time arises. Below are some of the best ways to do this.

Learn to Drive

Learning to drive is one of the most effective ways to become more independent. Unfortunately, many parents don’t know how to drive and feel isolated in their homes because of this. The best way to solve this problem is to start taking driving lessons and apply for a driving theory test. You can greatly improve your chances of passing your theory test and driving test by taking some mock tests in advance on the Top Tests' website.

Take an Online Course

If you are a parent who spends a lot of time at home, you can put this time to good use by taking an online course. Almost every course imaginable is now available online which means you don’t have to leave home or spend a lot of time at college.

5 Ways to Become a More Self-Reliant Parent

Work from Home

The internet has changed the way many people work and has opened up a wide range of employment opportunities for people who have a young family. It’s now possible to complete a full week’s work without ever leaving home.

Writing, accounting, graphic design, virtual assistant work and web design are just some of the home-based positions you can do from the comfort of your own home and still be able to take care of your child or children. Setting up a home based office is relatively easy to do and costs very little. The main things you will need include a computer or laptop, an area to work in and a broadband connection.

Use the Internet to its Full Potential

The internet is the most powerful communications tool ever invented and has the potential to change the lives of many parents. Social media websites, community websites and blogs contain millions of pages of useful information and records of interactions between parents and people who need parenting help.

As well as this, you can ask your own questions and get help directly from people who have more parenting knowledge and experience than you have. You can then put this knowledge and experience to good use when you are taking care of your own family.

How to Be a More Self-Reliant Parent

Don’t Depend Too Much On Other People

When you have a child, most parents are inundated with offers of help from family and friends. However, you should not depend too much on other people. If you feel you are losing control of the situation, kindly remind others that you will ask for help when you really need it.

When you become a parent, you need all the help you can get. However, it’s also vital to be independent too. The tips above are just some of the ways you can do this and not have to rely on family members and friends all of the time.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants


Planning to get dental implants? Before you do that, it is important that you know everything about it first. And this article will be a guide for you which answers the most common questions about it.

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What Should You Ask The Dentist Before Agreeing To Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can be highly traumatic and it is important to get them fixed as soon as possible. Such a situation will lead to many problems and you can avoid them in most cases by getting dental implants. The problem is that most people know nothing about implant dentistry. They start learning only when they actually need teeth to be replaced.

One of the most important decisions that you will ever make is who will handle the procedure. There are many dentists out there but only some have the necessary skills and experience to guarantee a good income for the dental implant. With this in mind, always be sure that you ask the following questions during your initial meetings with the considered dental surgeons.


For How Long Have You Been Performing Implant Dentistry?

Dental implants have been around for only a limited time, even if the popularity is incredibly high at the moment. You most likely know that the implants were initially developed during the sixties but the truth is that it is only in the past few years that popularity skyrocketed. It is really hard to find dentists with years of experience to back up the claims that they make.

You want to talk with the dentists that offer implant dentistry services and learn as much as you can about personal experience. If the dentist only now finished training and did not actually perform many procedures in the past, it is better to look for someone else.



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Patients should always ask about dentist training, completed procedures number and experience. Obviously, there is no real number that you should look for but based on the information that you receive, you can get a pretty good idea about how great the considered dentist is.


What Is Your Current And Past Success Rate?

Statistics show that dental implant success rate is of around 98%. The problem is that the doctors that do not have a lot of experience will need to admit to numbers that are not at all as impressive as the general rate. That normally tends to happen when there is no access to brand new techniques or technologies that achieve the best possible patient outcome.

Dentists that only offered dental implants for a few years will normally not be able to answer such a simple question. The response will normally be evasive and you will hear that everyone was satisfied. That is quite normal since problems rarely appear after the procedure. Do be sure that this is a question that is answered. In the event that the doctor cannot answer, it means that there is not much experience to back claims.


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How Many Dental Surgeries Are Needed?

This is one question that many do not ask and you should not make this mistake. Dentists have to determine the number of procedures that are needed until a desired result is reality. Patients should know exactly how many surgeries are needed, based on what they want to accomplish. Do not assume that everything will be solved after just one.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday Last Week to Guest Host

Hey everyone. This is my last week as a guest host of this awesome linky party. So if you haven't joined yet, come join the fun this week!

Welcome to another week on Turn It Up Tuesday!!! This week, we're celebrating Memorial Day. We're recognizing those that have served, remembering those that have lost their life in the line of service, and honoring the service members and their families.

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Silvie chose Easy Baked Risotto from our very own Elaine from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess. "I love risotto, but I'm scared to try to make it after a disastrous attempt. This recipe looks so amazing that I may just give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing Elaine!"
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Silvie chose How to get your kids to clean their room from Fun Money Mom. "This is such a great post! I always have a hard time getting my boys to clean up their room. Usually I end up doing it because it saves me from getting after them. I will have to try Lisa's ideas."
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Elaine chose Mushroom and Swiss Crock Pot Burgers from Just 2 Sisters. "I love mushroom Swiss burgers and so happy to have found a crockpot recipe."
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Elaine chose Copycat Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream from All She Cooks. "Ice cream is my weakness and this recipe looks fabulous. Definitely going to have to get the ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer."
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Mari chose Banana Berry French Toast from Annie's Noms. "Annie has done it again with a treat that made my mouth water! This combo is a must try for me because French Toast is my go to at any time of the day or night. Thanks Annie :)"
Kareen also chose this post. "It is a good way to make french toast that isn't just yummy but also healthy. Nice for the kids too!"
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Mari chose DIY Car Storage Jars from Always Made with Love. "Then I loved coming across Lydia's diy storage jars made with the Hot Wheels because it reminded me of the years I decorated my daughter's room with Hello Kitty. Great job turned at awesome."
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Heather chose Tender Pork Kabobs Recipe from Cooking LSL. "I love pork too and can't wait to try the wine version of this marinade."
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Heather chose Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers from Living La Vida Holoka. "You know I'm always looking for low-carb alternatives. Stuffing red peppers with taco filling is genius!"
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Tina chose $5 Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover from AttaGirl Says. "Beautiful makeover. It's amazing what a bit of color can do. Great result, love turquoise.Thanks for sharing your makeover with us."
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Tina chose Pear Ginger Donuts [Vegan + Gluten-Free] from Healthy Helper. "The combination of ginger and pear sounds interesting. Love a healthy option and it is gluten free. An amazing recipe will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing."
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Stacey chose 18 No Bake Sweet Treats from Dreaming of Leaving. "As summer approaches I love having desserts, but prefer not to use the oven, any more than I have to. I love no bake desserts and they are perfect for outdoor cookouts. Thank you so much for sharing!"
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Stacey chose Derby Pie Brownies from Take Two Tapas. "These look completely wonderful, and of course you had me at brownie! I can't wait to try these. Thanks so much for sharing!"
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Kareen chose 5 Ways with Washi Tape & A Circle Punch from White House Crafts. "I love how simple these are made and the washi tape colors are just lovely! We can also do this with the kids as well."
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Natasha chose 5 Things Bloggers Feel...But May Be Afraid to Say from Living on Cloud Nine. "I believe almost every blogger has felt these things throughout their blogging career. Great post...thanks for sharing!"
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Natasha chose 4 Tips to Encourage Independence with Your Preschoolers from Homeschool Preschool. "My son is fiercely independent, and I implement many of these tips to help encourage and foster his independence. Thanks so much for sharing...great post!"
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Monday, May 30, 2016

10 Tips to Handle Picky Eaters

Dealing With Picky Eaters


As parents there is nothing more important than the health of our kids. For some parents it’s as easy as making nutritious meals and serving them, however for most parents it can be a lot more complicated. Kids can be very fussy about the taste, texture and even the colour of their food, refusing to eat it.

10 Tips to Handle Picky Eaters

Picky eating can be an inconvenience but also very worrying for some parents. Fortunately, picky eating is usually just a stage that most kids will go through at some point as a kid. In addition, it doesn’t always have anything to do with the food at all. There is usually an underlying reason and it’s important to discover what is behind their fussiness.

Don’t force them

You cannot force your kids to do anything, especially eat and there is no point in trying. You are only going to stress yourself out more than is necessary. Do you remember as kids how you would have to finish everything on your plate before you could leave the table? M.D Adam Strauss offers a word of caution explaining how "when parents demand that their kids eat certain foods, they're attaching negative connotations to it. Pretty soon, the struggle is worse." You can offer your kids a range of nutritious foods but if they refuse to eat them try not to stress over it.

Get them involved


Dealing With Picky Eaters

Most picky eaters want control over what they are going to eat. Getting them involved in cooking and preparing the meals is an important part of dinnertime. This way they will more appreciative of the food and have a better understanding of the amount of time and effort that goes into preparing a meal. Once they have helped you prepare and cook the food, let them choose their portion size; within reason. Giving them control over their food and the portions will ensure that they are happy to eat all their food and not waste any.

Let them pick their foods

You can make eating fun and effortless by letting them pick their food from their very own fridge. A great tip for getting your picky eater to enjoy eating is by investing in bar fridges. A bar fridge is great for storing child approved snacks and prepared meals.

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It’s not only a fun way to get your kids to eat it’s also a great way to save time. Pre-plan kiddie snacks and meals that they can choose themselves from their very own bar fridge. That way there is never any reason for them to go to the ‘adult fridge’.

Stick to a routine

When and where possible it’s important to stick to a routine. Kids thrive on consistency and that is why you should stick to a routine where you serve meals and snack around the same time every day. Keep their meals fun and interesting, you can serve a glass of milk or juice with their meals but only offer water between meals and snack time. If you allow your child to constantly snack or fill up on milk or juice throughout the day, it might decrease their appetite by the time dinner time comes around.

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.

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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!