Friday, November 25, 2011

Babies first teeth

When is the time when babies get their first teeth? My little Chloe had her first teeth at around 6 months, but some varies as I do know a baby that does not have a tooth until he is 1 year old and according to the doctor this is still normal. For most babies that I have seen, the first tooth would usually grown on the front at the bottom and by two and a half years old most of them have their primary teeth already.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Teaching your child the alphabet

This is just a tip on how to teach your child the alphabet and help him or her memorize the letters from A to Z.

• Make the alphabet song a lullaby to your child when he or she is going to sleep.
You will soon notice that your child will be able to memorize the song and will sing it with you in a week or two.

• Buy an alphabet poster and tape or post it where your child can easily see it every day. Then sing the alphabet song to your child and point to these letters while singing.

• Once your child memorizes the alphabetical order, you can make some test by making it a fun game for him/her. Cover one letter on the poster with your hand and let your child guess, which letter it is. Cheer every time he/she gets the right answer.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Blinds or curtains

Blinds and curtains both have the same purpose, and that is to give people inside the house a bit of privacy, although some might want it for security reasons as well. For whatever purpose, did you know that this is probably one common thing a couple would argue when moving into a new home? Like most couples, my husband and I have been to the same situation. The problem is, I like having curtains and my husband prefers blinds, and we both do not like having them both (blinds and curtains together in a window), so we ended-up not having anything covering the window for a week until my husband’s mother came over and handed me a set of curtain to try it on our main living room window. Guess what? It looks great!

She told me, she got it from Brylane home and I cannot believe how affordable it is there! An elegant one rod curtain set which includes 2 panels with a valance attached on it and 2 tie backs for $24.99. Mom has actually convince my husband to get curtains instead of blinds, so my husband and I have decided to keep what is already on one window (the one mom gave) and have ordered more from Brylane Home curtains, we a got a free shipping and discount too, so my husband is happy with that as well!
I have here the picture of the 5 piece curtain set which my husband and I ordered, currently on sale for just $24.99.

FYI: Brylane Home curtains are now on sale and unbelievably you can get one for as low as $5.99.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Checking out which toy is safe for your child

Starting to shop for Christmas presents? Well, if you plan to give toys for children it is always best to check if the toy is safe for children of such age and check out these guides:

• It is best to buy toys that carry the standards of your country. It usually carries a symbol like, CE, Lion mark or kite mark.

• Take care if you buy toys from car boot sale, market stalls or second hand toys as these may not confirmed to safety standards and could be dangerous.

• Take safety measures such as ‘not suitable for under 36 months’ seriously (0-3 sign). This sign warns that the toy is unsuitable for a child under three because of small parts.

• Check that the toy has no sharp edges that could hurt a child, small parts that a child could put in his or her mouth and choke on.

Hope this helps and have fun shopping!

Google PageRank Update November 7, 2011

Was confirmed! Google has updated its page rank yesterday the 7th of November 2011 and it looks like it is happening every 5 months as these are the updates in 2011.

07 November 2011
27 June 2011
20 January 2011

I wonder if the cycle would change next year?

Anyway, if you haven't check yours, I wish you get one step up on Googles pagerank. Good Luck!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Divorce - Seek help as you are not alone

My cousin in Ontario recently got divorced after 2 years of waiting for the papers to be legalized. Well on her case it is a bit complicated as they have 2 children involved, and her husband demanded to get the custody of both children. It was not an easy task for her that time as she has also been on emotional stress, however, me and some other relatives were always there for her and with the help of a Family lawyer barrie she has got the full custody of her children. Let me just clear this that I am not an expert on this matter, but I have here some information which might help if you are in the same situation. I have been with my cousin helping her with whatever support she needed throughout the legal process and this are just some of the important things I can remember that needs to be sort out.

• Child custody and child support- if you got children.
• Property- includes housing, valuables and any other possession.
• Money

Like I said, this is not an easy task, and you might need all the support you can get from your close friends and family, so do not be ashamed to talk to them about your problems. Also, I suggest that you get a good legal advice from certified divorce lawyer and I wish you all the best!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Making Toffee Apples

Here is how to make super-sweet coating toffee apples, this would make a perfect treat for children for this festive season!

Good for 6 persons

• Wash 6 eating apples and dry with kitchen paper.

• Insert a lolly stick through each core. Grease a baking paper with butter and put on a baking tray. Put a bowl of cold water in the fridge.

• Put 450g white (cane) sugar in a pan with 50g unsalted butter. 2tsp cider vinegar and 1tbsp golden syrup. Add 150ml cold water and heat, stirring gently, until the sugar has completely dissolved.

• Bring to boil, then boil for 10 minutes until it turns into toffee. To test if its ready, drop a small piece into the bowl of cold water. If it goes hard immediately, then it is ready.

• Remove from the heat and dip the apples in (one at a time), swirling them around gently until coated. Put on a grease paper and leave to set.