Dec 31, 2009

Appreciate the Years Come & Go....

Dec 30, 2009

Gambar Holiday Yang Almost Basi











More of what we saw:

Dec 29, 2009

Brushing Teeth Battle No More!!


Brushing teeth has always been a battle between Mama & Miya. Mama cuci pakai kain, Miya gigit jari Mama...Ouch..Mama bring the brush to her mouth, Miya shut tight...Hish, geram geram geram...

But since now dia dah ada 4 gigi garham, Mama know its about time Mama take matters into her own hands. Mama need to win this war.

So what Mama did?Mama bought an electric tooth brush with soft nylon bristle.

By using plain water (since Mama can't find any toothpaste safe for kids below 2 & since miya tak reti meludah lagi.... thank god aussie water filled with flouride), gently brush the teeth on both the outside and inside surfaces. Then brush the tongue.

Nak tau apa reaction Miya?

Dia gelak tak berhenti. So now suddenly, brushing time is a FUN time for her. YAY!

Now slalu aje Miya sibuk-sibuk masuk bilik air & ajak Mama brush her teeth.

Dec 28, 2009

xmas? happy holiday!



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Dec 23, 2009

Tip for Mommies Under Stress?

I recommend the following 8 non-traditional self care tips to help mom's maintain motivation sanity:

Ponder- Think about what you want and where you are. What's the reality of your situation? If you have 2 children and you and your husband both work outside the home than you're going to need to be patient and creative with the expectations of yourself, your family and what you want to achieve. Practice the reality check, acceptance and future planning.

Prioritize - Make yourself a priority. Talk about your desires (of course not incessantly) but when it's naturally reasonable. For example, depending on how old your child is you can make it into a fun conversation: Mommy's so excited that she'll be working on writing her book for 30 minutes. High five to mommy for going after her dreams!" Practice speaking and thinking of your self as separate from yet inter-connected with your children and husband.

Plan - create a flexible schedule. Bear in mind what you pondered on and get out your calendar and write out what you think can happen. Remember, being able to adjust is essential. Practice organizing your life.

Pleasure - I mean take genuine pleasure in whatever time you do get and whatever you manage to get done. Don't fret if your hour session ends up being 30 minutes. Don't pout if you didn't get all the time you wanted this week. There's always next week. Talk about how pleased you are with your progress. No matter how big or small, all of your progress has value. Practice feeling good.

Provoke - Be a little aggressive with yourself. Instead of feeling guilty and torn for even thinking about taking 10 minutes for yourself, demand of yourself what you'd most likely recommend to a good friend in a similar situation. Practice standing up to yourself.

Please - Please yourself in small bites. Take a 5 or 10 minute break. Train your children to respect mommy time. Tell them this is mommy's break time and that you get 10 uninterrupted minutes to do what you need to do. Eventually, possibly with some resistance, your family will learn to respect you for declaring yourself as valuable. Practice teaching respect.

Play - Do something playful and fun with your kids and husband. When we stop playing it makes our minds atrophy. Doing something in the spirit of spontaneity and fun strengthens our connections and re-fuels our love tank. Practice reconnecting through play.

Publicize - Share. Yes, share your accomplishments with your kidlets and hubby. Leave some space on the front of the fridge for public display of your achievements. Practice announcing your accomplishments.

The bottom line is that staying motivated can be a real challenge, but moms have to get in the drivers seat on this. Your kids won't naturally identify you as having a life separate from them. So, that leaves the responsibility on your shoulders to create the kind of environment that shows your family that when mommy practices great self care the family gets the benefit of right quality results!

Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Denise_Hart

Clean & Healthy Home?


i disagree on the bleach & water on kid's toy. i prefer giving the toys a soak in warm salt water.

totally agree on the kitchen sponge!!

yg keyboard & mouse tu tokleh nak tolong aa....that's why I keep wet wipes near....very handy.....

Dec 22, 2009

Miya's 1st Aussie Roadtrip-Part 3



Dec 21, 2009

Miya's 1st Aussie Roadtrip-Part 2


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Dec 20, 2009

Miya's 1st Aussie Roadtrip-Part 1


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Dec 19, 2009

Miya & Honey!!

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Dec 18, 2009

Dont talk about..Lets talk about....




I wanna be a cool, stylish & sexy mommy like Gwen Stefani!!




this song slalu cheer me up since i anak dara dulu.

Dec 16, 2009

Mommies Indulge?





me likey!!

Mommies vs Stress



In my head...I try to think about rainbows, when it gets bad.You got to think about something, to keep from going mad...I try to think about big fat roses, when the ship starts going down...

or another thing we can do is read this doa...


-TQVM lady qay for the tips & reminder, ini lah gunanye kawan.



Give Thanks, not Thanks Giving :D

Dec 15, 2009

Trapped?


the grass is always greener on the other side?

pic by mama-miya @ adelaide botanical garden.

Dec 14, 2009

Miya Masih Lagi Bz...


Miya bz bagi wallaby, kangaroo, llama & emu makan..Maklum la, now is holiday season. Penjaga diorang cuti balik kampung for Xmas.

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Dec 8, 2009

Something that cheers miya up!!

Miya Masih Bz...

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Dec 7, 2009

Miya Big Girl la Mama!

Acting like a Big Girl to be A BIG GIRL...Mug kita yg dia nak, sippy cup dia bolayan..


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Then apa jadi?




Dec 4, 2009

Funny conversation with Mom?

The phone rings. The Greek Mother picks it up and the following conversation ensues.

Greek Mother: Hello?
Daughter: Hi Mum. Can you look after the children for me tonight?

Greek Mother: Are you going out?
Daughter: Yes.

Greek Mother: Who with?
Daughter: A friend.

Greek Mother: I just can't understand why you left your husband. Such a nice boy!
Daughter: I didn't leave him, he left me!

Greek Mother: You let him leave you, and now you go out with just anyone.
Daughter: I don't go out with just anyone. Can I bring the kids round?

Greek Mother: I never left you to go out with anyone but your father.
Daughter: Yes, but you did lots of things I don't.

Greek Mother: Now what are you hinting at?
Daughter: Nothing. I just want to know if you can look after the kids tonight.

Greek Mother: Are you going to spend the night with him? What will you husband say when he finds out?

Daughter: You mean my ex-husband! I don't think he'll be bothered, I doubt he's slept alone since he left!

Greek Mother: So you're going to sleep over at this loser's house?
Daughter: He's not a loser.

Greek Mother: Any man who goes out with a divorced woman with children is a loser and a parasite.
Daughter: Look, I'm not going to discuss it. Can I bring the kids over or not?

Greek Mother: Poor children, with a mother like that...
Daughter: What do you mean, a mother like that?

Greek Mother: With no stability... Huh, that's why your husband left you...
Daughter: Can you hear yourself? You're impossible! You should be ashamed of yourself!

Greek Mother: Don't you shout at me! I bet that's how you shout at that loser, too!
Daughter: Oh, so now you're worried about the loser?

Greek Mother: Aha, you see, you admit he's a loser. I knew it!
Daughter: I'm hanging up, Mum.

Greek Mother: Hold on love! Don't hang up! What time are you bringing the children round?
Daughter: I'm not bringing them round and I'm not going out, the way you've been driving me round the bend!

Greek Mother: But love, if you never go out, how are you going to meet a nice young man?


source:

http://www.cretegazette.com/2009-03/greek-mother-daughter-conversation.php

lunch picnic @ carlton garden










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Dec 3, 2009

Miya Bz Jadi Tour Guide


Miya very busy now. Miya kena layan tetamu. Atuk, Nenek, Uncle & Maksu datang visit Miya.


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Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor nor am I a lawyer. I am not a scientist nor am I an expert. I am just a wife and a mother, who is putting her thoughts and findings in a blog. All of the posting on this website & my blogs were written by me for educational purposes and as my sentimental library, but are not meant to diagnose nor treat any medical disorders. Any other materials that I may have quote from other published materials are for educational purposes only and not for any other manipulative reasons. Anyway, whatever weird stuff that I published are the real stuff that I believe works for me. Tips and tricks that might work for me. You are free to put it in your head if you thinks its valuable, but if you think its rubbish... Please don't mock me. Do please shut your pie hole.
 
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