Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bill Gates gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. 

He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.  


Monday, April 27, 2015

Spineless Classics are a beautiful way to decorated your children's rooms. A whole book printed on a single sheet of paper. A new way to share your favourite books is to hang them on your wall.


Monday, June 2, 2014

super-smoothies YOU & YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE to make with Vital Kids and Vital Greens

Vital Kids is an all-in-one daily multi-nutrient which contains 56 vital ingredients to provide kids with nutritional support and energy during crucial growth spurts and as added bonus they do not contain any nasty chemicals.

Here are 4 super-smoothie recipes your kids and you, just add Vital Greens for extra goodness.

Green-o-saurus Smoothie 
1 1⁄2 cups of coconut water 
2 handfuls of spinach leaves 
3 stems of mint leaves - leaves only
4 tbsp of coconut milk 
1 banana frozen
1⁄4 of an avocado 
3 ice cubes 
1 teaspoon of Vital Kids - or Vital Greens, for you!
2 teaspoons of honey/rice malt syrup or to taste
Cacao nibs, to sprinkle

Cocoa-nutty Banana 
1 1⁄2 bananas frozen
1 1⁄2 cups oat milk 
1 tbsp of yoghurt 
3 teaspoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon of Vital Kids or Vital Greens, for you!
2 teaspoons of a nut spread - you could use peanut butter
2 teaspoons of honey/rice malt syrup - or to taste

Minty Raspberry 
1 cup of frozen raspberries 
1 1⁄2 cups of coconut water 
1 teaspoon Vital Kids
1 sprig of mint leaves only
2 teaspoons of honey/rice malt syrup or to taste

Super Blue-Apple-Berry 
1 cup frozen blueberries 
1 1⁄2 cups of apple juice 
1⁄2 banana, frozen 
1 tbsp yoghurt 
1 tbsp coconut milk 
1 handful of spinach leaves 
1 teaspoon of Vital Kids or Vital Greens, for you!

Click here to find out more about Vital Greens + Here to request a Vital Kids sample. 

Which one will you try?

Shared from BellaMUMMA


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A simple idea for a fabulous dolls house using a bookcase / shelving. All the details of how to create this special little project can be found here.


Monday, May 26, 2014

We teach our kids 100 percent of the time through our actions; when your words and deeds don't match, they notice. So why not take advantage of the fact that young people watch and imitate our every move? 

Here are three areas where if you apply a little attention and end up teaching your children a whole lot:

1. Show respect.

Sure, we can ask our kids to respect us and others. We can prompt them to use polite words and a kind tone of voice. But, how do they really learn respect? By being on the receiving end of it! It can be hard to remember that toddlers and preschoolers {not to mention feisty school-aged kids and surly teens} are intelligent human beings. But they are. Intelligent, whole humans, completely deserving of your love, attention and respect. Often, developmental drives {along with garden-variety stresses} push their behaviour in directions we dislike. If we can keep their wholeness at the forefront of our minds, we can likely respond better - and with more love and respect.

2. Be humble. 

We want our kids to know how and when to admit they are wrong. When they are young and in the ego development phase of their lives, they will not be inclined to do so. This is where your consistent modeling of admitting fault and apologising comes in. Our children need to know we are human and make mistakes, just like they do. Since we have the more fully developed brains in the relationship, the onus is on us to go first. Admit it when you mess up. Say you're sorry. Mean it. Make amends if needed, and move on. They will eventually learn to do the same.

3. Model emotional competence. 

Children experience their emotions intensely - just as we once did before we learned that expressing strong feelings was looked down upon. We're inclined to "maintain" our emotions in front of children, but this is totally inauthentic. Kids need to know that emotions are OK to have, feel and express. Fear, sadness, grief, anger, joy, delight - all emotions are part of being human. Feelings are messages from within. They let us know where we are internally {"How am I doing right now?"} and help us assess where we are externally {"Whoa, is this area safe?"}. As social creatures, we are wired to tune into the emotions of others. When we try to cover up how we feel, our children still know how we feel.
Our denial merely confuses them and sends a mixed message.

It's the double-edged sword of parenting that your children are always watching you. What you say and do speaks volumes - aim to be a positive example. Your kids will thank you. Eventually.

You may have to model a little patience first.

Source The Huffington Post | Image from pinterest


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Asher Keddie's little baby Zoe is played by super adorable twins Willow and Mia. The girls are just perfection and stylish little fashionistas as well. Baby Zoe has been wearing cute little styles from Oishi-M.

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