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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gift ideas for your little leaguers

You can beat the Christmas rush and find the perfect gifts for your little baseball fanatics at Kidsportsinc. The site specializes in sports equipment for kids and you can get the best baseball products at the lowest prices. How about youth baseball gloves for only $14.99? That's really cheap!

But that's not all, for that unbeatable price, these Baseball Gloves were made with Microbial Bacteria protection in the palm and finger linings. This prevents common problems associated with sweaty hands on hot summer days. The design provides good air flow to keep your child's fingers dry.

Kidsportsinc has a lot more to offer. Check their list of "this season's must-have gifts". Your little tykes will surely be surprised with these safe, practical and useful gifts. For as little as $19.99, you can get a complete tee-ball set perfect for backyard practice. Your little leaguer will be able to take batting practice anytime without the danger of using real baseballs, the machine pitches plastic balls up to 60 mph for a safer fun.

Click on the link and check out their other products. Remember, there is no need to buy them expensive pieces even if they have expensive tastes. With these great offers, you can still impress them with your practicality.



Health Tip #5

Using objects frequently handled by others such as pens, doorknobs, elevator buttons, etc are a major mode of disease transmission. If you must use these objects or touch these surfaces, always keep a hand sanitizer handy. Rub hands with a liberal amount afterward.


Mommy's Little Corner

Moving Your Precious Arts

Your precious art possessions should be handled with extra care if you need to ship, display or store them in another place. Art Moving can be particularly challenging and accidents do happen, so I will not take any chances if I were you. Don't ever make the mistake of doing it on your own, hire experts. Take advantage of the best services offered by professional art movers.

But before you do, check the company's background and references. Such company should provide you with an array of the finest services ensuring you that when they ship, your precious possessions arrive at your new location intact. Services offered should be customized to your art, your needs, and of course, must be affordable. Another important factor to consider is the insurance coverage. The liability of many art moving companies are quite limited.

Your art mover should independently insure every work of art and assure you that each piece is packed by hand with ample protective measures. As I have mentioned earlier, protecting your valuable possessions, especially original paintings, expensive and fragile works of art, antiques, age-old documents, chandelliers, sculptures and collectibles is very challenging and so far, only Mind's Eye meets these qualities.





Wednesday, November 26, 2008

On Artificial Sweeteners...

Artificial sweeteners can drain your energy. Studies show that sucralose, which is Splenda's main ingredient, can affect our body's ability to control blood sugar levels, resulting to brain fog and lethargy. But that's not all, according to them, sucralose can concentrate in the thymus gland and gastrointestinal tract, where it disrupts energy metabolism and immunity.

The best alternative is to use natural sweeteners line Stevia or agave cactus nectar. Both can stabilize blood sugar in as little as three days and keep your energy levels high.

Mommy's Little Corner

What time do you eat dinner?

We try to eat by 7, too early you might think, but the kids have to be in school by 6:30 the next day so they have to be in bed by 9. After dinner, I like watching telenovelas while working on my blogs so hubs would move the tv stand near my table so I can watch them. That's the only time I get to watch tv because I'm at the store most of the time. And during those times hubs allows me to have it all by myself, hehe. After the telenovelas, it's hubs' turn to watch the news. So that's how our evenings are spent before we head to bed.

How about you? What time do you eat dinner and what do you do after?


Weekend Bondings

When I was about 10, I would ask my mom to buy all the ingredients I need on weekends because I wanted to impress her and my siblings by baking brownies and cookies. They seemed to like the idea because when I start preparing, they would all seat on the bar stools and watch me bake. I think I was successful in impressing them because every time they tried my goodies, they'd say it was good. It became one of our favorite bonding activities and we had something fun to look forward to on weekends. I miss those moments, wish I can turn back the clock...



Healthy & Yummy #1

Did you know that you can fight infections with butternut squash? It has vitamin B5 that improves the ability of the white blood cells to secrete antibodies that attack virus- infected cells. Plus, it is very rich in beta-carotene and packed with a very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.


Mommy's Little Corner

Spoken Word CDs

Have you heard of Spoken Word CDs? These are audiobooks or recordings that is primarily of spoken word as opposed to music. It is like listening to your favorite books over and over again. In the beginning, audiobooks were developed to make books accessible to the blind or illiterate but because of the popularity of music players like the ipod, these audiobooks have become popular to everyone for portable listening. Everywhere you look, you will see someone wearing headphones.

These audiobooks will make a perfect gift for your friends and loved ones, or for anyone who loves to read but just can't find the time. And where to look for Audio books? Borders is your online portal for thousands of digital books on tape. You can shop by category and the site lists thousands of products in each of them. They have fiction, non-fiction, music, children and education, magazine subscriptions, stationery, DVDs, bestsellers and many more. I'm sure even your little ones would love to listen to their favorite fairy tales or bedtime stories using their ipods. If you are out-of-town for an important seminar and can't read to them during bedtime, these audiobooks are perfect.

Visit their web site now and get amazing discounts on spoken word cds, shipping is free within UK.



Monday, November 24, 2008

Great Sources of Fiber

The recommended fiber a person should consume is 35 gms per day. But it is hard to measure the dietary content of each food we eat especially if we get them fresh from the market. Below is a guideline I found from "Food" to help us achieve the amount of fiber needed.

1) Avoid fruit juices which are devoid of fiber. Try eating whole fruits instead. You get 4 to 5 gms of fiber from a medium sized apple or pear and 3 gms from a medium-sized banana.

2) Switch to brown rice instead of the regular white. You get around 3 gms of fiber per cup.

3) Consume whole-grain products instead of regular bread and pasta. For example, you get 5 gms of fiber from an oat bran muffin.

4) Snack on raw vegetables, they may not be as tasty as burgers but they are thrice as healthy. A cup of broccoli or sweet corn has 5 gms of fiber.

5) Choose whole-grain cereals or oatmeal for breakfast and get 4 gms of fiber every morning.

Foods high in fiber makes you feel fuller longer so it helps curb your cravings. Make sure to always include fiber in your diet.


Mommy's Little Corner

End Your Diet Woes

Are you still looking for the perfect diet pill because the last you tried failed you? It might have worked wonders with your friend but not with you. Choosing the right pill can be confusing. There are probably thousands out there. If you really want to know which diet pill will work right for you, I suggest you read alli reviews so you can finally put an end to your diet woes.



Cooking Tip #2

For no mess seasoning, season meat, fish or poultry using a fine sieve. Just pour in the spice, hold the sieve over the food and tap gently. The meat will be evenly coated and your hands, will stay clean.


Mommy's Little Corner

Holiday Specials

The smart way to shop for gifts this Christmas is to shop at buy.com. They are having a sale right now and you can get almost anything at low prices. They have almost everything, from jewelries, shoes, apparel, electronics, gadgets to toys. The prices are unbeatable and shipping is free. Beat the Christmas rush and traffic, visit buy.com now and enjoy their holiday specials.



The Power Blog Award

Ana, Chica and Pumuckl have me with The Power Blog Award. Thanks for remembering me ;)

The Power Blog Award




The Power Blog Award Rules:
1. Each blogger must post this rules.
2. You need to choose ten people to be awarded and list their names.
3. Don’t forget to leave them comment telling them they’ve been tagged and to read your blog.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Worry-free Party

Both my parents come from big families, and every year during Christmas, our relatives would come to our house and have dinner with us. It's like having a one big family reunion from 2 families and it has become a tradition. As early as December 1, mom would ask us [her children] to help her plan for the Christmas dinner. I'm usually in-charge of the menu and gift wrapping.

For this year, we're planning the skip the fancy boutiques and give away homemade treats. I will be very busy in the next few weeks because I am in-charge of baking the treats. I'll be making truffles, creamy fudge squares and crunchy barks. But don't worry because you're not gonna miss me, LOL. I'd still be updating my blogs. Actually, I'm not really worried about the busy days ahead because I will be getting a lot of help from Celebrations. They've got tons of party ideas and their tips are very doable. I also got the recipes from them. Mom is also enjoying the web site because of their decorating tips.



How about you? Are you ready for the holidays? If you need some party ideas and tips, just click on the link and it will direct you to their web site.



Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cooking Tip #1

For crispy fried chicken, fry each piece for about 10 minutes. Then before serving them, cook chicken on a baking rack in the oven until it is no longer pink inside. The process of frying and baking makes your chicken crisp on the outside and juicy inside.


Mommy's Little Corner

Conversion Rate Optimization

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Super-fantabulous Awards

Lori of Confessions of a Baltimore Housewife passed on to me these wonderful awards. Thank you Lori!







I'm passing all these super-fantabulous awards to the following folks:

The Painted Veil

Stir, Laugh, Repeat

Live Laugh Love

Blazing Minds

Wiehanne Lounge



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

He needs a bed.


Our cute little Lokii likes sleeping on Joey's bed. My son doesn't really mind if he does but sometimes Joey can't stay in one place, he is always shifting positions, and when he does we'd find Lokii whining under his legs. And when this cutie is not on my son's bed, he sleeps on the floor, right under my computer chair. The kids are worried and they don't want him sleeping on the floor so I promised them to check on some pet beds and get him one so he can sleep comfortably.



Saturday, November 15, 2008

What you get from these colors

When it comes to eating veggies, more is better! The health benefits of eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are endless plus the fact that they help lower the risk of many diseases including type 2 diabetes. Adding veggies in your dishes will give you a sense of fullness and help keep your brain function sharp.



Here's a list of what you can benefit from these colorful vegetables. GREEN vegetables like spinach, green pepper, asparagus, broccoli, peas and green peas promote eye health and strong bones. They also help reduce risk of breast and colon cancers.







RED
pepper, red onion, radicchio, grape tomatoes and red cabbage can help improve heart health and sharpen memory. Like the green ones, they also help lower risk of some cancers and promote urinary tract health.






I'm sure you already know that the ORANGE varieties are good for your eyes. But they're not just good for that, carrots and sweet potatoes boost heart health and aid the immune system. Men who love eating them are less likely to have prostate cancer.



Mommy's Little Corner

Leptovox, it's all natural

A few months ago, I tried working out for 30 minutes everyday, I lost more than 15 pounds. But when I got busy, I stopped and started gaining weight again, even if I'm just eating a little. I'm beginning to feel frustrated but my friend is recommending Leptovox. I've never really believed in diet supplements but after checking it out, I learned that it's made from all-natural ingredients. I've also read the reviews and they all say one thing about leptovox, it really stands behind its product. I think I'm going to give it a try.



Friday, November 14, 2008

A Proven Diet Trick

Do you make resolutions to get into shape every year but finds it hard to stick to that promise? Sometimes, plugging away at the gym without seeing the pounds disappear becomes very frustrating. I'm sure you've never stopped finding ways to help you lose weight and get in shape. If nothing seems to work, I think it's time you take a new look on diet pill. But before you do, make sure to make a click stop at Price Exposed where more than 200 diet pills have been reviewed.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Other Silent Killer

A swollen tummy, feeling bloated all the time, urinating more often, indigestion/and or nausea, changes in bowel pattern unexplained back or abdominal pain, excessive fatigue and abdominal bleeding are the usual symptoms of ovarian cancer. Like stroke, it has been know as the silent killer. US scientists have discovered that 9 out 10 women with early ovarian cancer experience symptoms. And according to them, it is vital to treat these symptoms seriously because early diagnosis and treatment means up to 90% of women with the disease survive five years or more. If these symptoms appear suddenly, are very frequent, persistent and don't respond to other treatment, it's best to consult with your doctor so treatment and medication can be applied immediately.

Mommy's Little Corner

Make Potty Training More Enjoyable

Have you ever heard of The Shandle? These are toilet seat handles with antimicrobial properties to protect you against damaging germs and bacteria. The antimicrobial properties are embedded in the plastic release silver ions to prevent growth of bacteria.

The Shandle is very ideal for those who are potty training their kids. Children like touching everything they see and they love putting those hands in their mouths. No matter how much you clean and scrub the entire household, most especially the toilet, there is no guarantee that you have eliminated all the germs and bacteria. It easily attaches to the seat of your toilet and it makes lifting the toilet seat easier and the antimicrobial protection makes it cleaner than ever.

Plus, your kids would definitely love sitting on those thrones because The Shandle's Just for Kids line has a variety of cute designs and colorful animals. These toilet seat handles also come with reminders like "Put the Seat Up", "Put the Seat Down" and "Wash Your Hands". Now your kids will never forget to wash their hands after using the toilet. They'll be practicing healthy habits while having fun with those cute and funny characters.


Get The Shandle for your toddlers, a healthy and cleaner bathroom is just a click of a mouse away.

Mommy's Little Corner

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2 Wonderful Awards

I got this one from 2 special ladies, Melinda of Zook Light and attygnorris of Glue for Families. Thank you ladies, both for the awards and the friendship, I was surprised that atty g passed it on to me because I didn't know she was reading my blog.

“This blog invests and believes, in ‘proximity’ [meaning, that blogging makes us ‘close’ - being close through proxy]. These blogs are all charming and they aim to show the marvels of friendship. Let’s give more attention to them! So with this prize we must deliver it to eight bloggers that in turn must make the same thing and put this text.”

The next award also came from Melinda. I've been seeing this one on a lot of blogs and wondered when I will ever get this. Well, my prayers were answered, hehe. I love it Melinda!



Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Doesn't Mean It's Good


Before taking a new pill, it always pays to ask some questions about the prescribed drug first. Not all doctors are updated and some medications may cause serious side effects. Many of us are not familiar with the names of the meds so ask what it is, how does it help you and if it's a newly approved drug. It's just like using a newly released gadget, unexpected problems can crop up that were not spotted in premarket tests. The older version of the drug may work just as well and are usually less expensive. If there's really no need for you to take the new drug, stick with what works. Research shows that it takes time for information on safety and risks to emerge.

Ask what's the lowest dose you can start with. If you start with higher doses right away, it's more likely to cause side effects. Ask your doc to prescribe a low dose, so you can both watch for side effects, and gradually increase dosage if there's a need to achieve the desired effects.

It is also important to discuss with your doctor if there are some things to be especially wary of when you start taking the prescribed meds and ask him what to do if in case a bad one appears. Let your doc know about any other meds you're taking in case the new drug should not be taken with them including vitamins and nutritional supplements.

We have to be very careful and prudent when it comes to medication. Just because they claim to be the best, doesn't mean they really work.

Viva Las Vegas!!!

Wanting to get away this Christmas? You can have a Viva Las Vegas vacation with i4 Las Vegas' promos. The web site brings you the finest hotels las vegas at excellent rates. Most of these first class hotels are offering 77% off last year's rates. Enjoy the outdoor lighting displays, endless shopping, casinos and fabulous entertainment. Thousands of hotels rooms are being reserved everyday so better hurry up before they start filling in.



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Health Tip # 1

How do you want your apple juice? Clear or cloudy? The cloudy juice or darker version has 4 times more antioxidants than the filtered variety. Cloudy outshines clear. But of course, eating a whole apple with the skin on is more nutritious than either form of beverage.

Mommy's Little Corner

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

For Swollen Legs

Edema is caused by fluid buildup often triggered by hours of running errands. It gives the legs a thick appearance because gravity prevents the fluid from getting pumped to the kidneys for elimination.

The best solution for this is to lie on the floor and elevate your legs by resting them on a chair. Rotate your ankles slowly for 2 minutes. Experts say, this simple trick can ease the buildup within 30 minutes.

Still feeling guilty?

Are you cheating on your diet? It is alright to cheat once in a while so stop feeling guilty. As long as you promise yourself firmly that you'll make up for it later in the day and that you'd really do it. Your weight loss program should be realistic so it'll be easier for you to make up if you go off the diet rails. Try to write sown your meal plan for the next day or take a brisk walk that will make you feel back in control.


 
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