With some ideas from the www.childbrain.org forum, I made my own books using pictures of the gals printed from my home printer and wrote stories about them. My gals love the books as the stories are all about them. I could have made more for them but because of time constraints, I have also printed out some from the childbrain forum, which my gals love too. All you need are some A4 size papers, plastic protector sheets and a plastic fastener to bind the pages as shown in the pix above.
3 tablespoons of chocolate milk powder
6 tablespoons of organic wholemeal high protein flour OR plain flour OR soya flour
Dash of salt (optional)
1-2 tablespoons of sesame (white or black)
2 tablespoons of almond nibs
1 tablespoon of wheatgerm (optional)
Add water and stir until batter becomes smooth
Olive Lite butter or ordinary butter
After I gave birth to Alycia 3 yrs ago, I developed bad backache, resulting from the spinal block anesthetic administered during my C-section. I could only sleep on my sides and could hardly sleep on my back. My 1 month of confinement was nightmarish as I had bad breast engorgement and bad backache. When I slept on my sides, my breasts leaked out milk and hurt terribly. When I slept on my back, it hurt me too. Both ways, I just couldn’t sleep. Long story cut short, I must thank my SIL who was a Malaysian sportswoman then who suggested that I exercise on a fit ball everyday to relief the backache. I took heed and voila, after days of exercising on the ball, the backpain gradually went away. I was so happy with the miraculous result that I religiously exercised on the fitball almost everyday till today.
How do you do it :
First, sit on the ball, as shown in the 1st pic. Gradually slide your body down the ball and arch your back on the ball and stay in the arched position for between 3-5 minutes everyday. It’s better to place your feet next to a wall so that you will not slip.
The fitball can also be used to do sit-ups as shown in the 2nd pic. It’s an excellent way to do sit-up on the ball as there is no pressure to you back. The weight of your body is supported by the ball.
The results I get from working out on this ball are superb. No more back pain and no more flabby tummy. However, consistency and discipline are needed coz if you are not consistent and only exercise as and when you feel like it, the backpain will surface again.
Disclaimer : This is not intended to be a medical advice. This article is written purely based on my own experience.
During my recent bout of flu and throat infection, infected to me by my 2 little gals and DH, I’ve decided that I will cure myself naturally and vowed not to take antibiotics again, if necessary, coz antibiotics destroy all the bacteria in my body, whether good or bad bacteria and each time I’d taken antibiotics, I’d develop Vaginal Yeast Infection, something which I really really hate. So I surfed the net to find the best remedy for my ailment and pored thru my Natural Remedy book by Readers’ Digest. The result? I was completely cured WITHOUT having to visit the dr., yay! Here’s what I ate :
1. Popped garlic pills 2-3 times a day.
2. Popped Echinacea pills 2 times a day.
3. Drank raw Manuka honey. Method – either mix it with lemon juice or swallow a teaspoon of the honey without any water. Do not drink water thereafter for at least 15 minutes. Manuka honey is well-known for its antibacterial properties.
4. Popped probiotics pills.
5. Drank Redoxon Zinc + Vit C effervescent
6. Popped Vit ACE
7. To alleviate pain in throat, sucked Difflam anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial lozenges. This really helped to alleviate the pain in the throat for a few hours but I had to bear with the side effect of a slightly numb tongue.
7. Popped Nurofen caplet to reduce fever & alleviate flu symptoms.
8. Gargle salt water throughout the day.
9. Asked maid to cook me ‘Sick People Soup’. Check out recipe here.
Well, this concoction worked for me. Hope it will also work for whoever who is keen to try it.
Disclaimer : This article is not intended to be a medical advice. It is purely based on my own experience.
Just a brief introduction of what DH does. He’s a professional caterer (Catermate Sdn Bhd) and caters to all sorts of functions (corporate, private, outdoor, etc.) and caters a myriad of halal fusion food ranging from local, Japanese, Western, Italian, BBQ, you just name it and he’ll provide them right to your door step. Here are a couple of snapshots of his latest function for his client for their VIP guests:
Of course, he also caters not-so-high-end functions. Just give him your budget, your theme, your favourite menu and he’ll create an unforgetable perfect function for you. DH, Alan Yap can be contacted at mobile no. 019-266 4297.
I have been spending the whole afternoon trying to post a picture to my article but kept getting a failed message. Hopefully this one works, keeping my fingers crossed.
Oh yes, yes, yes. I finally managed to download the pic. After downloading FireFox, I’ve succeeded, yay! PTL! Oh, btw, that’s a pic of my 2 gals at my garden, trying to have a taste of flowers.