Saturday, January 24, 2009

Salmonella on Peanut Butter

Please beware of peanut butter. If you have been using peanut butter you better avoid and stop using it for your own safety and for your kids safety. Salmonella strikes again and this time you can get it from peanut butter. Most of products that has peanut butter to it had been recalled. Some of this products are peanut butter crackers, peanut butter paste and most likely products that contain peanut butter. There have been deaths reported because of salmonella. Please read here for that full report.

My hubby stop using peanut butter last Tuesday because he felt some pain on his stomach. He had diarrhea and a sharp pain on his stomach. He likes using peanut butter to make his favorite shake but he finally stopped using it. So parents please be cautious. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Friday, January 23, 2009

My Crazy Son and his Silly Ideas

One day when you think there is nothing or no one will make your day. Think again! You all know that I have a two year old son. If you are a Mom I bet you know what our kids can do or will do when they are silent. One day when I thought my son is behaving himself because I didn't heard him. I went to look for him because I was in our room that time. I went to our living room and there he is. All smiling at me at first I didn't noticed what he is smiling about until I looked down and saw what he got or should I say what he did. Oh my he cracked me up. I saw his dvd covers on his legs. He made it as his boots lol. I asked him how he done it? I mean I don't know how he managed to put those dvd covers on his legs. He just laughed at me and said "Mommy shoes"! I laughed so hard I almost peed. I took pictures of him for another souvenir of his funny ideas. Enjoy the pictures friends!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What Love Means

I got this email from one of my friends. I think it is pretty interesting to learn/know what kids think about love and what is love means to them. Find out below what their answers because it is deeper than you think it is.

What Love means to a 4-8 year old . . .

Touching words from the mouth of kids.
A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think.

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' Rebecca- age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.' Billy - age 4

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.' Karl - age 5

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.' Chrissy - age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.' Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.' Danny - age 7

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss' Emily - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.' Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,' Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.' Noelle - age 7

'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.' Tommy - age 6

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.' Cindy - age 8

'My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.' Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.' Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.' Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image) Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.' Jessica - age 8

And the final one

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

'Nothing, I just helped him cry'

Is that touching or what? Kids learn a lot and observed a lot what is going on their surroundings, so we need to be a role model for them.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finger Foods

We all know that our kids love to use their hands. What kid doesn't love to eat with their hands? Try this simple recipes and give them a break from using utensils. Serve them this easy, yummy bites for dinner. Try something new for your kids to learn and maybe like it. Enjoy preparing your dinner for tonight!

Grilled Pineapple and Shrimp

Cut 8 peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp in half lengthwise and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place shrimp halves and 16 pieces of fresh pineapple in a grill pan coated with vegetable cooking spray on medium-high heat. Grill until shrimp turn opaque, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once. Stack shrimp on top of pineapple and insert a pick.

Polenta Flowers

Cut a 6-inch log of refrigerated cooked polenta into 24 slices. Use cookie cutters to make flower shapes from each slice. Arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, brush with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with finely shredded Parmesan cheese. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes. Let the flowers cool slightly and serve with tomato sauce.

Rice Roll-Ups

Stir 2 tbs. shredded carrot, 1 tbs. sweet-and-sour sauce and 1/8 tsp. salt into 3/4 cup cooked brown rice. Spoon 2 tbs. of rice mixture on a thin slice of deli roast beef. Top with a slice each of red pepper and avocado; then roll up. Cut rolls in half diagonally. Repeat steps to make 12 pieces.

This are few recipes for you to try. Hope your kids will enjoy it.

Source: Parents Mag

Vitamin D Update

Children of all ages should get 400 IU of vitamin D daily. This is according to updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. That's double the previous recommendation. Vitamin D will help kids develop strong bones and prevents rickets, and recent research has linked greater intakes with lower rates of diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and breast cancer in adults.

Breastfed babies including those who drank a quart of formula a day should start vitamin D drops in the first few days of life and take them for the first year. It takes four 8-ounce glasses of milk to get the full 400 IU, so even older kids who love milk will have a hard time getting enough vitamin D from it and from other fortified foods such as orange juice and cereal. They should take a daily multivitamin.

Source: Parents Mag

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I got this three awards from my friend Anna. Thanks girl for this awards. I'm hoping you have an easy labor ahead of you. Just to let everyone knows she is pregnant and due this month.

I'm passing this awards to everyone who wants to grab it. You all deserved it for doing a good job and for inspiring other bloggers.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Good Eat

Q. Getting kids to eat clean is a big problem. How does one solve this situation?

A. You may never solve it completely, but you start by example. Then only buy the wholesome foods you, yourself, eat. Don't have white flour, sugar, bacon, soda, butter, chocolate and candy in the house. There are healthy substitutes for these. Just put one egg yolk in an egg white omelet and only stock cereals that are sugar-free and whole grain.
If you find your kids spending money on candy and french fries, tell them their allowance will be suspended, and confirm that you are only doing it for their good.
The problem is when they are at school or college and you can't supervise their eating habits. You have no control over what they eat and drink at college. Hopefully your positive influence will kick in once they're away from home.

Source: Oxygen Mag