Cabinets For A Kid-Friendly Kitchen

When you have children in the home, you need cabinets that are rather difficult to get into but not at such a level that older children feel that they can’t make their own decisions about what to get to eat. There are a few modifications that you can make to the kitchen cabinets St Louis companies work with and install.

toddler in kitchen

One of the ideas for a family-friendly kitchen is to install the cabinets above the counters. Younger children usually can’t climb that far, and older children will usually still be able to reach the cabinets if they want a snack after school or if they are responsible for getting the dishes to set the table. Instead of a kitchen and dining area that is separate from the rest of the home, consider making it a multi-purpose room. You’ll need to keep the appliances separate in most instances, but you could easily blend a comfortable living room with a dining room so that children can be watched while they are near cabinets.

As you look at the cabinets, think about the age of the home and the overall style. You want the space to flow, so it’s best to work with the basic layout. If the cabinets are on the lower level of the room, then think about remodeling them so that they roll out for more space inside and to make it easier to store items and organize the things that you need. Add locks to the cabinets so that children can’t open them.

The hardware on the cabinets is another issue to consider. Handles and knobs that are appealing to children might make them want to open the cabinets more often, but this design can also have its benefits. It will create a modern look to the home, but it can also make it easier to lock the cabinets in place, especially if you have a handle with a straight design. The kitchen cabinets should bring a simple look to the home that also brings out your personality while still offering safety for children who are in the home.

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Hazmat is an abbreviation for hazardous materials and substances that pose a danger to the public’s health. The material may be poisonous or flammable and would be a danger to life or to the environment if released without precautions.

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The University of Arizona offers a 16-hour AHLS Provider Course that is taught by a physician, aboard-certified toxicologist, and other expert instructors who train healthcare professionals to become AHLS Providers and care for hazmat incident victims.

The course starts with a multiple choice pre-test that assesses the participants’ knowledge. That also serves as an excellent study resource for the later multiple choice post-test. Small groups do interactive exercises. Healthcare professionals who receive at least 80 percent on the post-test are then verified as AHLS Providers for a period of four years.

No matter which state you live in, Hazmat School courses satisfy national OSHA, DOT, and DOT training requirements.

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If it is more convenient for you to take a self-paced online course of 11 modules and three hours of CME, which would be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you can complete your training on your own schedule, you can earn your certificate that way.

Two Pertinent Organizations

The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) is an international disciplinary organization with the goal of the advancement of the treatment and diagnosis of Hazmat poisoned patients.

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First Day Of School Holiday

Activity on the first day of school holiday today…

Cass and her 2che playing Blokus and Chinese animal chess. All started in  a jovial mood but it ended with 2 sore and screaming girls with no one admitting defeat, haiz…

But all was peaceful again when they were glued to the idiot box.

As I am typing this post now, Alycia and Sherilyn are downstairs playing badminton, jogging and then to the gym.  Cass and I will be joining them at the gym in a moment.

I’m still enjoying my school holiday, though I feel like I have so little time left to do my own things when I get an extra of 2 hours sleep in the morning. Oh well, I can’t have the best of both worlds.   Anyway, I am still happy it’s a holiday where there is no stress to rush from one thing to another 😀

 

 

Encouraging Quotes

My friend cum sifu / team leader posted this in our team’s Facebook page this morning, to encourage us to never give up and the messages are staring at me, telling me not to give up… in whatever struggles that I am mired in now. And I’d like to share this with you too.

Everyone has their own struggles but if you have a steely will power and persistence that never breaks, you will succeed too, just like these famous people!


Happy Wednesday world!

 

IZUMIO – Antioxidant Hydrogen Water

In my own observation of Cass, I am pretty certain that there is no hidden anatomic abnormality in her urinary tract.  The urology surgeon that she is seeing suspects that Cass may be having a hidden duplex kidney on her left kidney (the good kidney) or a hidden triplex kidney on her right duplex kidney. Sounds mind boggling? Yes indeed.  That is why the surgeon has been pushing us to have Cass go through a Cystoscopy Scan and CT Scan to see what’s going on inside of her urinary tract.  Cass is born with such a complicated urinary tract and right kidney!

Going through with Cass all her hospital visits and UTI attacks since birth and having to cope with her incontinence make me feel like I have gone into a large washing machine where the both of us have been tossed and spun non-stop.   But tough and determined as she has always been, Cass will overcome all odds.   Her urine leakage problem is just getting better by the day, thanks to Izumio hydrogen water and not forgetting God.

For the past few days, Cass has been telling me that she pees a lot in school.   She could actually feel the urge to pee and I am very glad!  This is just a sign that her muscles and nerves have woken up from a coma!  Before consuming Izumio, she hardly had the urge to pee as her urine will be leaked into her diaper or pad.

My chronic fatigue is also a thing of the past now. These days, I hardly need to nap during the day, though I only have a max of 5 hours of sleep each day. And I tend to have energy bursts throughout the day… which helps me to accomplish more things!

Before I took the plunge to spend over RM5k on Izumio and Super Lutein, I had so much reservations on the products.  Now, I have so much confidence in them. If only everyone could afford it, you should try the products if you have been battling with a disease or disorder and want a natural approach to have it treated. The products are expensive but it helps to explain that these are very high quality products and will not only heal but prevent health from further diseases in future that could amount to much more in medical expenses.

If Cass, who has such a complicated disorder which even her doctors are baffled and don’t really have an answer to her disorder but can get so much improvements within just a week of consuming it,  there is really no doubt that hydrogen water heals our internal organs.  In fact, I started to see a positive reaction on the 2nd day Cass started consuming Izumio, amazing!  I can vouch on it as Cass and myself are our living testimonies.  I am totally sold.

 Izumio Hydrogen Water

Izumio contains the highest dissolved hydrogen concentration using water which is the major content of human body to transport large volume of Active Hydrogen to reach every cell to remove Free Radical. Hydrogen molecules, the smallest atom in the world, can penetrate into all narrow corners in the body. Its swiftness & effectiveness are unbeatable among the general anti-oxidant supplements or supplement water in the market. Active hydrogen is able to prevent proliferation of cancerous cell and cause the death of cancerous cells. Izumio is a health supplement water which can be taken by anyone, mixed with anything and be taken at anytime

 

Izumio miracle water

Benefits of IZUMIO
Detoxifies your entire body
Builds younger looking skin
Delay aging and restore youthfulness
Helps heal ulcers and sores
Provides stronger & thicker hair
Aids in reducing blood pressure
Slows free radical body damage
Aids in lowering cholesterol levels
Helps the body flush heavy metals
Aids in absorption of supplements
Improvement of allergies & asthma (heals eczema and skin disorders). I have friends who have living testimonies on how Izumio and Super Lutein have helped improved their chronic eczema. If you want to contact them, just drop me an email.
Aids in increasing blood circulation
Aids in lowering saturated fat levels
Stabilizes health & supports healing
Speedy recovery from body fatique
Speedy recovery from diseases
Improvement of peripheral circulation
Aids in reducing cellulite and wrinkles
Improves memory in aged individuals
Enhance brain power as well as immunity
Hydrates you six times more than ordinary water
Supports proper pH by reducing acidic conditions
Improvement of chronic constipation & diarrhea
Improvement of blood glucose & hba1c levels in diabetes mellitus
Regularize menstrual cycle and balances out hormones
Aids incontinence – Cass is a living testimony!
Aids in kidney disease (http://m.ndt.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/12/30/ndt.gfq727.full)
Aids Parkinson’s disease (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23400965)

 

My dear friend who gave me a box of Izumio to try (and the products convinced me in just days!) was healed from slipped disc.  She has customers who have been healed from cancer and leukemia with consumption of high dosage of Izumio and Super Lutein.

 

 

Thus if you know of anyone who needs some help in healing themselves or anyone else in their families, or improving their lives in any way, if anyone is critically ill and wants an option to live, or if you just want to change your life, you can contact me to enquire further at shireenyong@gmail.com

For more reading on Izumio and Super Lutein, please click on the following link:

Izumio Hydrogen Water and Super Lutein

Izumio and Incontinence

 Super Lutein

Day 18 On Izumio For Incontinence

Symptoms of A Body Detox

Day 20 On Izumio Hydrogen Water For Incontinence

 

Our Easter Sunday – 5 April 2015

After church, we had Japanese at Edo Ichi @ Nexus, Bangsar South.

 

 

 

Cold noodles with cold broth and raw quail’s eggs but err, we find the raw egg mixture too yucky and omitted it in the cold broth.

 

Green tea ice-cream with red bean. Not my idea, of course. I don’t spoil the kids with ice-creams at Japanese restaurants as they are expensive. Their ever indulgent foodie daddy’s treat to them!  Me – I’ll buy them ice-cream potong as treats – only 95 sen each. Call me el cheapo la, but I think kids don’t need expensive treats 😛  They can spoil themselves when they earn their own money.

My kids and I are hard core fan-see of Japanese. We really don’t mind having Japanese 3x a day haha!  That night, we had Japanese again!  At the Japanese restaurant at our condo 😀

Cass and her favorite che che monkeying around…

 

These days, Cass brings along a pack of Izumio hydrogen water with her wherever she goes to.  She does not drink tea or coffee as caffeine stimulates the bladder by increasing bladder activity and exacerbates the urine leakage.  She has so much confidence and trust in Izumio now that she diligently drinks her Izumio everyday.  Our goal is to achieve  0-diaper by year’s end 🙂

 

 

Chinese New Year 2015

Gong Xi Gong Xi to all my readers!  How has the start of the year of the wooden sheep been to you? I hope that everyone has been having a great time eating, bonding, traveling, shopping or simply chilling out at home doing nothing.

We spent our day shopping and lunching at Pavillion on the first day of CNY. On the 2nd day of CNY, we loitered at Mid Valley Megamall. On the 3rd day, we hung out at Avenue K and today we had our Yap family reunion lunch at a Chinese restaurant at Shaw Parade.

After lunch at a Japanese restaurant on the first day of CNY, we went window shopping and camwhoring at Tokyo Street.

 

Cass is still very much into her roller skates shoes and wears them wherever she goes to these days. She can skate very well now, gliding up and down the floors of the malls, twirling and gyrating gracefully but she can get on everyone’s nerves when she squashes our toes with her roller shoes!

 

 

Lion dance performance at Pavillion on the 1st day of CNY…

 

 

 

I’d like to wish all my readers a very prosperous, happy, auspicious  and smooth sailing year of the sheep.  May all the bad luck that lurked in our lives the previous year exit from our lives and may only good luck stay within 🙂

 

 

 

Cool Granny!

My parents came to KL to help ‘babysit’ Alycia and Sherilyn when I brought Cass to HKL for her MRI scan on 30 Dec 2014.

While waiting for Cass’ turn to do the MRI scan at the pediatric ward, my mum Whatsapp-ed me these pix…

LOOK AT HER! LOL!

 

Complete with goggles too…

 

Alycia asked her granny to play nerf gun with her LOL!!  It’s funny that my parents never played toys with us when my brothers and I were young but now, they are having so much fun and craze doing it with their grandkids!  I must admit that I hardly have the time to play with my own girls. I guess that when I have my own grandkids, I will finally have the time and peace to relax, let go and chillax with them. I will then not have as many worries like I have now. No work to bog me down too. Oh, I can’t wait for the time to come.  Do you wish the same too? 😉

 

Abandoned Baby

During Cass’ MRI scan at HKL on 30 December 2014,  we met a very adorable baby boy of about 8 months old.  He was placed in a crib next to Cass’ bed in the pediatric ward.

When I first saw him, I noticed how adorable he was. He was draped in a pink hospital gown.  I thought he was a she until I saw a nurse changing his diaper.  I asked the nurse if he was going in for a surgery but the nurse shook her head and replied “mak tinggalkan dia” (his mother left him)  I was horrified and speechless!  I chatted with the nurse and found out that the baby boy was abandoned by his mother at the hospital cafe.

At the time I saw this baby boy, he was crying non-stop.  No one was free to attend to him yet.  Finally a nurse came and gave him a bottle of milk. He grabbed the bottle tightly with both his tiny hands and sucked the milk hungrily while closing his eyes.  He reminded me of my girls when they were hungry and sleepy when they were babies.  He even looked like one of my babies when he was sucking the milk bottle with his eyes closed.  Awwwww, the baby really tugged at my heartstrings and knowing that he is now an orphan, makes me want to take him home with me.  The nurse told me that many parents from the pediatric ward wanted to adopt this baby but the hospital is now awaiting the Welfare officers to bring him away 🙁

 

While many childless couples out there are desperate for a baby of their own (I was once one of them), I just cannot fathom how some people can abandon their own flesh and blood.  As for this 8-month old baby boy, his parents must be cold blooded and ruthless.  After having him with them for 8 months, how can they have the heart to dump him?  I have just met him for a short 1 hour and have already fallen in love with him. May God bless this little soul and may he be adopted by a kind couple who will love him unconditionally.