Apr 30, 2010

Miya's 1st Backpack!!


Tantek tak? Tantek!

Mama knit for Miya. Semangat tekun mama knit, 2hari dah siap.

Apr 28, 2010

All babies are geniuses in a coma?

Our children are natural born geniuses and if we educate them in a right way in the most suitable path to their nature, this little geniuses will shine.

Something I found and understood from Glenn Doman's writing, we should view our kids as if they are geniuses who was in a long coma. Their birth was the point at when they wake up from their coma.

For coma people, experts suggest many types of therapy for the patient to gain their functions again. Once they get a grip of the basic stuff, these people can continue their life to their desired potential.

View it as if Harvard or Stanford professor who has been in a long coma and suddenly woken from it. Do you think they will recover and then continue contributing to the academic world? Or do you think that they will never be able to contribute ever again? I'm so sure many of us will agree that with proper therapy, they will go back to teaching or researching as soon as humanly possible...kan?

Konsep ni sama aja dengan cara kita educate anak. Jangan pikir anak kita yang baru lahir ni bodoh and knows nothing about the world. We should assume anak kita knows everything about this world, cuma dia tak tahu on what to do with their intelligence.

We MUST believe yang anak kita ni genius who is super smart, tapi dia tak tahu what to do with their intelligence.

So what we should do is to teach them whatever we want to as early as we can. Lagi lambat lagi rugi. Why? Seperti yang kita tahu, otak kita ni cepat "berkarat". We need to frequently sharpen it to make sure it is at its tip top shape kan? Sebab itu la pentingnya kita cepat-cepat ajar anak, sementara otak dia masih macam sponge yang nak absorb semua benda.

Once kita apply the proper therapy to our coma-genius babies, insyaAllah once dia get a grip of the stuff we introduced to them, the sooner their intelligence with shine...and from there on, they will continue to grow wiser in using their intelligence to their desired potential.

Basically from my bebelan here, being a genius is more of a choice, kan? To be or not to be?

So don't you mommies think that your kick-start therapy matters to these coma-genius babies?


Apr 27, 2010

Beku daaa...

Recently the Australia's chief medical officer has told doctors to stop giving the seasonal flu vaccine to children. He said the concerns stemmed from a significant rise in the number of children developing a fever after receiving the vaccine. For further reading click here and here.

Anyway, I am not a big fan of flu vaccine, even if its free & supported by the government. Not for my baby or even for me. We all know that there have never been a proper flu vaccine being designed for young kids below school age. Yet I personally know a few paediatrician giving out flu jabs to toddlers at the age of 18months. I am not questioning their credibility, however I am compelled to be a smart mother and decides what is best for the family. Right?

I've always believed that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. When you have your first flu, your body will work hard to build up antibodies for the next battle. I believe if we do it right, out body will grow stronger from each battle.

Anyway, itu kisah kalau dah sakit. So belum sakit, why don't we try these tips to avoid flu during the cold season:
  1. Always wash your hand after coming home.
  2. No face (especially mouth, eyes, nose & ears) touching unless you know darn well that your hands are clean or where they have been.
  3. No sharing classes, bottles, drink & etc.
  4. Sneeze alert. Don't sneeze suka suka hati coz any germs akan bersepah merata-rata in your home or onto other people.
  5. frequently wipe/clean the stuff commonly touch by many many people in your home (phone, door knob, keyboard, tv remote, light switch).
  6. Stock up on your Vitamin C intake.
  7. Cook lots of warm soupy meal using lots of onion & garlic (they have the best anti-bacterial props).
  8. No kissing the sick person or being kissed by a sick person.
  9. Always have a good rest & perfect good night sleep. That is when our body builds its protection and recover any damages cells.
  10. Fluf Up! Layer up your clothes & keep your body warm.
  11. When there is sun outside, go on an enjoy a bit of its ray along with the fresh air.

Apr 23, 2010

I dream of....

Deep frying chicken, nuggets, fries, fish finger, breaded seafood, vege tempura, karipap and many more food with just 1 tablespoon oil.

http://www.tefal.com.au/All+Products/Cooking+Appliances/Fryers/Products/ActiFry/ActiFry.htm

Onigiri For My Fussy Eater

Seperti sedia maklum most kids are fussy eater and Miya adalah salah sorang dari those kids yang makan ikut mood.

So whatever Mama sediakan wajiblah mengandungi concentrated nutrition. With this, eventho Miya makan sikit, dia dah dapat banyak khasiat from it.

Among the stuff yang Mama buat and Miya suka very much is....... Miya Monster Onigiri!


Its actually just onigiri yang Mama pandai-pandai improvise.

Bahan-bahannya:

-½ cup short grain rice

-1pc shitake mushroom (cut into small pieces)

-1inch x 2inch dried seaweed sheet (cut into small pieces)

-1 cup salted coldwater (tiny pinch of salt only)



Cara-caranya:

1) Cook the nasi macam masak nasi biasa.

2) Gaulkan nasi panas dengan mushroom & seaweed.

3) Let it sit for a while until warm.

4) Basahkan tangan dengan bancuhan air garam (helps from the rice sticking to our hands while molding) & gumpalkan the rice mixture into small ball or triangle (ikut apa saja bentuk yang boleh attract anak untuk cuba makan).

5) Serve kepada anak & kata its a magic rice ball. Kena cuba baru tau magic dia.




Nutri Facts (click on image to enlarge for reading):



































Okie..ada mommies out there wanna share their Nutri Laden recipe for Toddler? Share lah kat comment box, ye?

Apr 22, 2010

Yay Yay!!! Miya's going to school!!

Yesterday Mama & Miya went to visit a daycare centre near our home.


While Mama toured the centre, Miya stayed in her soon-to-be classroom. Miya made some friends. Miya had a helluva time, so Papa & Mama decides that it would be a great place for Miya to mingle & learn. As a start, Miya will only go there once a week starting May.

After Mama was done with the registering and settling the admin stuff, Mama when to the classroom to check on Miya. Miya was having afternoon snack with her classmates. Miya even had a second serving of the puff pastry (tomato+cheese) and drank down a whole cup of plain water. Siap Miya said "ten kium" when the teacher tambah snack Miya. Woah, this is a very unusual event. Kalo kat rumah, manade selera bagus begini. Mama kagum.


Then after spending almost an hour there, its time to leave. Karang marah pulak orang admin, belum mula dah nak lepak lama-lama. Tak bayar yuran lagi pulak tu. So Mama dukung Miya & we said bye-bye to all of Miya's new friend.

Miya melalak teruk ok. Tak mau balik. Mujo la bila Mama said we're going shopping, Miya termakan pujuk. Hihihihi..anak dara, suka aje shopping kan?

So after this Miya will have a mixture of daycare playschool & homeschool. So Papa & Mama hope whatever can't be provided at home will be compensated at the daycare. Yay for Miya!!



Apr 21, 2010

Mama's trick in dealing with Miya the fussy eater?






It's breakfast time and Mama had prepared a yummy oatmeal for Miya. Miya feeling hungry, yet waiting patiently for the oatmeal to cool down.

Ok..its already warm. So Mama suap Miya. Miya said "Ummmm dap".

Now for the second suap. Miya lari. Mama caught Miya and Miya refused to open up.

What the?.......Mama sabar........

Then Miya said "Nak" while pointing at the kitchen. So after a long series of pointing and asking, Mama found out that Miya wants to eat hardboiled eggs.

Heh? Takkan makan telur aje?

Mama konon-konon nak act pandai. Mama boiled 2 eggs, then served on a big girl plate, 1 hardboiled egg and another egg tu Mama made egg sandwich wrap along with 1 cup of pediasure.

Miya had a bite on the wrap and said "uuummmm yummy". Lega hati Mama.

Then when Mama offered another bite, Miya mula nak drama again sambil sorok muka on the soda and said "No!!"

Mama hangin........and Mama said "Fine! If you're not going to eat, Mama won't give you amah (thats what Miya called breastfeed) and Mama don't want to be your friend". It was being followed with silent treatment and Mama refusing to have any eye contact with Miya.

Miya tried getting Mama's attention, but Mama continue the power play.

Mama know that Miya feels very sad because the person who gives her the most attention is now ignoring her.

While Mama doing the dishes and cleaning up the kitchen, Miya hugged Mama's leg.

Again Mama said "Eat first, then only Mama will be your friend".

Guess what?

She ran to get a bite of the egg and came back to hug Mama's leg. Then she ran back again to have a bite and came back to hug mama again. This goes on and on and on and on and on.

After seeing that she had finished eating a whole egg, Mama hugged her back. Give her a kiss and Mama said "Good job! Well done! Miya ate a lot!"

Miya smiled and said "Tenchiyum (means thank you)".

So how do you mommies out there handle these fussy eater event?

Apr 20, 2010

Having Children Makes Us Healthier!!

Check it out here.







Apr 16, 2010

Children's View on Religion?

Ever wonder if they know what religion is all about?



Apr 15, 2010

Breastmilk Booster Recipe- Cekodok Oat With Honey!!

I just invented this recipe this week. We had it for breakfast this one morning and just now I had some for my snack....and seems like it does work to increase my breastmilk. (Ye lah, the other time I had for breakfast, I tot I syok sendiri aje pasal cekodok tu..konon increase BM. But since I had it just now, tetibe boobs rasa berat. So it should mean its works in increasing my BM kan?)



Bahan2 dia macam buat pancake and cekodok jugak.

-1cup flour
-1/2 cup oats
-2 eggs
-2tsp sugar
-pinch of salt
-some fresh milk just enough to make the batter cair cam batter cekodok
-some vanilla essence if you like bau lemak wangi-wangi.

So just mix the ingredients sebati and deep fry til golden brown.

For serving, just drizzle some honey on it..Yummy makan panas2. Jangan biarkan sejuk coz nanti liat & keras. Naya tercabut gigi pulak.

If any of you mommies try this recipe, nanti share the outcome ye.....





Apr 14, 2010

Power Struggle with Your Toddler?



Tantrum & whining are the tools our toddler use to get thing to go their way. Can't really blame them coz they don't really know that they should use WORDs to express what they want, right?

However, these tools can also turn sour bila our kids learn that it can be a manipulative tools to control the parents. This is where the power struggle begin..The HORROR!! Anak saje nak test power tu.

Imagine this, tengah keluar jalan-jalan happy-happy satu family dengan anak tengah syok sengih-segih, suddenly anak amuk. Reason, dia nak jalan tak mau pegang tangan. Adus....naik darah kan? Sometimes kita tengah masak and dia tengah main elok-elok kat tepi, tiba amuk entah apa benda tak kena. Rupanye nak gendong or berkepit dengan kita. Selagi tak dapat apa nak, dia takkan hush. Then comes the battle tak nak makan real food, nak candy or snacks saje. Even there are bath time & tooth brushing battles. What to do?

Ye la, we know that "terrible twos" is just a phase. But nak tak nak, we need to set the limit, kan? Kalau kurang iman tu, rasanye mau senang setan cucuk-cucuk until naik darah kita sebab anak kan? Even studies shows that physical punishment & we use stern voice tak jalan sangat to some kids or some situations.

From my reading, I found that the key skill that we may need to develop is the ability to not react emotionally to her screaming, in this way not reinforcing it. Even some studies shows that babap or stern tone in reaction to kids ill behavior may cause the kid to be a bit violence bila besar (may cause tau, not will...coz studies also have shown, kids yg when thru such disiplin will be mature faster if we properly postively reinforce disipline on them too..so i guess different method works on different kids kan?).

It's about being smart in this power struggle. Its time for us to use our politician skills. It's putar belit time ladies!
Mommies, pick & choose your battle. Then offer options. But make sure the outcome will make our toddler feels as if she's being treated like an adult.

Example of battles:

1) Meal time

Wrong Question- Miya nak makan?
Right way to ask- Miya nak makan nasi sedap or yummy pasta? or Miya nak jadi hungry dinosor or hungry bear?

2) Bath time

Wrong Question- Miya nak mandi now?
Right way to ask- Miya nak mandi pastu pakai baju cantik yang mana satu? Pantz or Pretty Dress?

3) Stop Doing the Stuff that is a No-No

Wrong way to say- No! Jangan degil! Stop
Right way to handle- Jom main benda lain. Jom pegi cari monster. Jom watch tv
Just try do stuff yang boleh buat budak tu lupa on why dia nak tantrum in the 1st place.

Note to self and you mommies out there- Dont reward her for her ill behaviours. Nanti dia ingat, next time if I buat perangai, I'll get something that I want. (Kena ingatkan diri ni coz I selalu aje sedar tak sedar went for that rewarding method too...Aiyooo)



If you mommies out there ada tips & example to share on how to handle power stuggle ni, do share in my comment box. Boleh bagi idea kalo-kalo nanti I face similar situation later.

Miya sings!!

video

Apr 12, 2010

Standing Cat

Miya kata "eyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw"




Apr 9, 2010

Salty Breastmilk?

I found this in WMJ online. (click on image to enlarge for reading)


Apr 8, 2010

HOW TO MULTIPLY YOUR BABY’S INTELLIGENCE? (Part 2-Brain)


The process of a mother teaching a baby in an honest and factual way is a mutually loving and respectful process, and it grows the brain.

We should be thankful that the nature (God of any name you believe in) has superbly planned the most astonishing invention...........The human brain.

Overtime, we think that we grow smarter as we grow older. Wrong!!

I quote something from Glenn Doman:

The older we get the harder it is to take in raw facts.
The younger one is the easier it is to take in raw facts.
It is easier to teach a five-year-old than it is to teach a six.
It is easier to teach a four-year-old than it is to teach a five.
It is easier to teach a three-year-old than it is to teach a four.
It is easier to teach a two-year-old than it is to teach a three.
It is easier to teach a one-year-old than it is to teach a two.

Yes it is true that by having this smart brain, that little human born into this world can take in and digest all-important facts at lightning speed. The child will have this vast storehouse of information to last a lifetime. Their little brain grows while sponging on the worldly facts we have exposed them to. Those facts will be the basis upon which knowledge and wisdom will grow and prosper.

However, this special offer from nature does not last forever. What we do not use, we lose. The fact that what we do not use, we lose is so well known that it is almost axiomatic in everything from biceps to algebra and needs no further amplification here.

Yes mommies... science and some researchers have proven says that all significant brain growth is finished by six years of age. From there on we grow wiser as we grow older.

So what can we do to make the most of this six years period?

The knowledge that the brain grows by use during the first six years of life and that we can grow the child's brain almost at will is not valuable, it is invaluable. Its priceless!!

The entire back half of the brain and spinal cord (the spinal cord is the ancient brain and parent to the pons, midbrain and cortex) is made up entirely of the five incoming sensory pathways. We can literally grow it by giving the child visual (see), auditory (hear), tactile (touch), olfactory(smell) and gustatory(taste) information with increased frequency, intensity and duration.

They are the pathways by which we gain all information. Use them and they will grow and become more mature and competent. Fail to use them during those six years and they will not.

Studies have shown that the brain capability grows by its use. Therefore the more information you put into it the better it can perform, and the more cross references it can make with that information.

When you improve one function of the brain you improve all functions of the brain to some degree!!!

So what are we waiting for, go do some brain stimulation activities with our kids before its too late. GO!!

Care to share your "brainy activities" with us in the comment box? Sharing is Caring.............



Coming up soon--> "HOW TO MULTIPLY YOUR BABY’S INTELLIGENCE? (Part 3 -6 things for the test of Humanity)"

Apr 7, 2010

Could a child ever understood what suicide is?

"(April 6) -- The death of a 6-year-old Oregon girl sent to her room after exchanging cross words with her mother has been classified as a suicide by a state medical examiner.

After her mother told her to go to her room, Samantha Kuberski, a first-grader in McMinnville, Ore., crawled into an unused crib, tied one end of a belt around her neck, the other on a bar of the crib, and hanged herself, according to reports.

The incident happened on Dec. 2, days shy of the girl's 7th birthday, making her the youngest person in Oregon history to have committed suicide.

But McMinnville police investigating Samantha's death are not convinced that the girl understood the consequences of her actions. They are challenging the classification of suicide. Samantha's death, they argue, was the result of an accident."


Mommies, where in the hell-ooo did this little girl learn on how to commit suicide? Does she even know what death means?

Damn you Dysmenorrhea!!

"Dysmenorrhea (or dysmenorrhoea) is a medical condition characterized by severe uterine pain during menstruation. While most women experience minor pain during menstruation, dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when the pain is so severe as to limit normal activities, or requiremedication.

Dysmenorrhea can feature different kinds of pain, including sharp, throbbing, dull, nauseating, burning, or shooting pain. Dysmenorrhea may precede menstruation by several days or may accompany it, and it usually subsides as menstruation tapers off.

Dysmenorrhea may coexist with excessively heavy blood loss, known as menorrhagia.Secondary dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when symptoms are attributable to an underlying disease, disorder, or structural abnormality either within or outside the uterus. Primary dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when none of these is detected.The main symptom of dysmenorrhea is pain concentrated in the lower abdomen, in the umbilical region or the suprapubic region of the abdomen. It is also commonly felt in the right or left abdomen. It may radiate to the thighs and lower back. Other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, headache, dizziness, disorientation, hypersensitivity to sound, light, smell and touch, fainting, and fatigue.

Symptoms of dysmenorrhea often begin immediately following ovulation and can last until the end of menstruation. This is because dysmenorrhea is often associated with changes in hormonal levels in the body that occur with ovulation. The use of certain types of birth control pills can prevent the symptoms of dysmenorrhea, because the birth control pills stop ovulation from occurring." -Wikipedia.


I feel like there are 1000 of little god forsaken creature playing golf on my lower back.......Also feels like I'm at my 3rd trimester of pregnancy......and I won't give in to synflex like how I used to....I'm a stronger person now............


So what's left for me but to just BITCH about it.....Damn you Dysmenorrhea!! Damn you!!


Care to share your version of it?


Apr 6, 2010

Papa-Miya Cooks!!



Wonderful Easter Monday where Mama-Miya doesn't have to cook lunch.

Yummy Mee Goreng filled with Love....

Apr 1, 2010

Why we should love IKEA's solution?

Simple Home-made Zero Toxic Playdough!!!










No-Cook Playdough

1 cup flour,

1/2 cup salt,

1/2 cup water,

1tsp rosewater or pandan essence (nanti tangan anak bau wangi time main :D ) and f

ood colouring.

1)Mix well until it forms a ball.

2)Knead add food colouring if desired.

3)If sticky add some flour and if to dry add a small amount of water.


Cook Playdough (Last Longer than the non-cooked)

2 cups flour,

1/2 cup salt,

4 tbsp oil,

1/2 cup water,

1tsp rosewater or pandan essence (nanti tangan anak bau wangi time main :D ) and

food colouring.

1)Mix dry ingredients together.

2)Mix oil, food colouring and water in a saucepan.

3)Heat it until boiling point.

4)Scoop in 1/2cup of the dry ingredients into the boiling saucepan and stir until the mixture becomes rubbery. Turn off heat.

5)Mix with the remaining dry ingredients. Knead until smooth. If play-dough is too dry, add more water, a little at a time. If play-dough is too crumbly, knead in a small amount of oil.

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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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