Changing environment, learning new language and new culture,being a wife and a mother, living far away from families and friends, I have come to share my views, thoughts, feelings, ideas on so many things that I cherish.

February 29, 2012

SHOW ME THE MONEY GIVEAWAY FLASH

$20 Target Gift Card 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway

A few AWESOME Bloggers have teamed up to give you this wonderful $20 Target Gift Card! We believe in quick, small, and easy giveaways! Our giveaways only have a FEW entries to fill out and you will know if you WIN in just a couple of hours! WHAT FUN! Good luck on tonight's giveaway! See you back on Monday for ANOTHER great FLASH giveaway!

Here are our WONDERFUL participating sites for this evening's 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!! Check out these awesome sites when you have time! 



*NOTE: You can choose an Amazon GC or PayPal CASH in substitution of the Target GC.

Building Carpenters
Life Reflexions 
Documama
Emptynester Savings and More 
 
Penny Pincher Jenny
Wonderful Things in Life
The Creative Minds

Children's Body Image / Self Confidence



It's no longer a news that so many people (especially women and young girls) are not happy with their look or body but what surprises me is the alarming increase of the number of children who are found in this category. I was shocked when I heard of a 3rd grader who always snicked out to the toilet to vomit any food she ate because she didn't want to be called fat (by her mother and friends) like her elder sister. It is sad to know that our society through advertising and the effects of unrealistic beauty standards has made young ones not to be proud of themselves forgetting that beauty comes in all sizes shapes and colours. Parents should be good role models to their kids. When mothers who do not feel good about themselves say negative things about their body/look in front of their kids, it sends a wrong message to them and they may grow up to believe that physical appearance is more important than one's inner beauty.   
It's the work of the parents to raise a happy and confident child. A mother with inferiority complex and a very low self esteem will definitely influence (to a great extent) her child negatively. I've heard mothers call their children all sorts of names or say some bad things about their body, hair, size, colour, etc. This is disheartening. Speak bad about your child, that will be the bitter truth she will grow up to believe about herself.

Parents can start as early as possible to teach their little babies/children how to appreciate their bodies. This can be done through bonding with the child right from the infant stage. Touching, stroking, kissing, hugging, cuddling, and telling them how beautiful and special they are. By doing these, you are teaching them happy and confident body language. Lack of acceptance of one's own body in the first two years of his life is thought to be a reason for low self esteem. Touch, stroke, hug, cuddle,etc , give and show love. It's the essence of life. It's the child's spring board to an emotionally balanced future. It holds baby's temperature stable and breathing rate constant. 

Parents must know how essential their ability to give love is to the child. All they need is for the channel to open. Let the gates of love open and waves of love fill their lives and they will grow up to have a very high self esteem, be confident in themselves, love and accept their body and know that beauty comes in all colours, shapes and sizes.


As a parent, how do you raise a confident child and how would you help your child  accept who he/she is? Please share your tips with us.

February 27, 2012

Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop


Welcome to  Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop. We are very happy to have you here. A special welcome to all my first visitors. If you are already a part of this hop, we are thanking you so much for your help in building Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop and making it a success. Come and Get Connected and stay Connected. With this hop, you will increase your strength, followers, readers and connect to other bloggers in which ever way you like.
This hop is now hosted by Reflexions and World Bloggers Community(a new community for bloggers world wide). 

This blog hop is for family friendly websites only.

Womens Sweaters: A Necessity this Spring


Have you ever thought of the magic of a sweater on you? Sweaters have the powers to tap into a womans pride and that place inside where she really feels secured. I like how the warm feeling, the body contact, the security and how the soft material of a great sweater can bring out some of a woman's most adorable personality traits. Sweaters are as intriguing to look at as they are comfortable to wear. The sweater is one of my most beloved clothing piece because it carries with it much more than just a style. It enhances the natural beauty of a woman's form. Womens sweaters bring a rich look and feel to any ensemble.  Bring warmth and good look into your closet with fashionable women's sweaters. You can also go a step beyond by choosing something colorful and details like crew-neck, hoodies, long-sleeve, short-sleeve, V-neck,etc.

These days, you can not only find sweaters for just about any occasion but also for any season. I have sweaters designed for warm days like the spring. The materials are simply breathable to allow the light wind to keep us cool. Other things that are taken into account for spring sweaters are the styles, the sleeve length, and the cut that allows the piece to breathe and not to hold in heat all the while looking ravishing.

Here are some reasons why sweaters are necessity:

1. Sweaters generate reactions in others
2. Sweaters are often seen as a reflection of you
3. Warm weather sweaters are in style 

Remember, when next you go looking for  cute sweater, one thing you have to bear in mind is that the woman makes the sweater even cuter. Pick your sweater not only by how it looks but also by how it makes you feel.




Disclaimer: I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog and was
compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

February 24, 2012

$100 Amazon Gift-Card Giveaway Event


Once again 10 blogs have teamed up to offer a $100 Amazon gift card to our readers.
The Blogs:
 
Each blog has a different Rafflecopter form for entry. You can enter on one or all the blogs, but the more you enter, the greater your odds of winning. Each blog has daily tweet options so that’s an extra 10 entries a day. When the giveaway is over, all entries for all the blogs will be combined and one winner will be chosen via random.org.
Open Worldwide, 18+
Ends February 24, 2012

Good luck!

WELCOME TO WEEKEND BLOG HOP


Welcome to Weekend Blog Hop. Thank you for joining us and linking up. We are happy you are here and hope you will always come around. We have had a great week and now it's time for us to increase our followers by Blog Hopping all through the Weekend. Come and make new friends and find some interesting blogs to follow. f
  
Link up your blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google + page Linky Followers or Pinterest page...ollow.

Happy Hopping.

February 21, 2012

Harper Seven's Cute Facial Expressions


I can't just stop laughing. Who would believe a seven month old baby can do this to all the annoying paparazzi that wants picture her. You haven't seen anything yet. Our next generations are coming!!

How sweet, the little Harper Seven is so tired. Can someone tell Victoria Beckham to take some break? The little cutie needs some attention.

February 20, 2012

Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop


Welcome to  Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop. We are very happy to have you here. A special welcome to all my first visitors. If you are already a part of this hop, we are thanking you so much for your help in building Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop and making it a success. Come and Get Connected and stay Connected. With this hop, you will increase your strength, followers, readers and connect to other bloggers in which ever way you like.
This hop is now hosted by Reflexions and World Bloggers Community(a new community for bloggers world wide). 

This blog hop is for family friendly websites only.

February 14, 2012

Family Italian Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

 
 
Lemon Caper Baked Salmon
Garlic Parmesan Potatoes
Asparagus
Strawberries & Banana Cream

Heart-healthy salmon is a delicious mildly-flavored pink fish.  It's a perfect choice for a Valentine's Day dinner menu.  We've baked this salmon with the wonderful Italian flavors of capers and lemons.  A mayonnaise mixture applied to the salmon keeps it moist while baking and the bread crumb topping offers a nice crunchy texture. 

The baked salmon accompanied with flavorful garlic parmesan potatoes, steamed asparagus and a dessert of strawberries with banana cream makes a colorful, healthy Italian-inspired family meal.

Introduction to Italian Food



  
Italy has 20 regions, each with its own specialty dishes and cooking styles. A common factor across every region is the use of fresh products. From the far north regions to the southern shores, fresh food is the key to great tasting dishes. Italian recipes are handed down from grandmothers to the next generations.  Many recipes are surprisingly simple, so you do not need to be a culinary expert to cook up great Italian dishes at home.
  
Traditionally, the preparation of Italian food is as much of a part of the feast as the actual meal. Kids can join in on the cooking fun by washing produce, measuring ingredients, stirring, and more.  Children who get involved in preparing their food are more likely to eat it.
  

February 13, 2012

Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop


Welcome to  Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop. We are very happy to have you here. A special welcome to all my first visitors. If you are already a part of this hop, we are thanking you so much for your help in building Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop and making it a success. Come and Get Connected and stay Connected. With this hop, you will increase your strength, followers, readers and connect to other bloggers in which ever way you like.
This hop is now hosted by Reflexions and World Bloggers Community(a new community for bloggers world wide). 

This blog hop is for family friendly websites only.

February 10, 2012

Review/Giveaway Opportunity for Bloggers

This is a review/giveaway opportunity for bloggers (USA; CANADA; UK)

ToiletTree Products Fogless Shower Mirror. This product has been designed for both men and women to use in the shower and it is perfect for everyone in the family. Winter weather can be tough on people's skin and beauty routine. Adding this mirror into your daily routine can only be beneficial, making it easier to see what  you are doing as you take care of your skin in the shower.

WELCOME TO WEEKEND BLOG HOP


Welcome to Weekend Blog Hop. Thank you for joining us and linking up. We are happy you are here and hope you will always come around. We have had a great week and now it's time for us to increase our followers by Blog Hopping all through the Weekend. Come and make new friends and find some interesting blogs to follow. Happy Hopping.

February 08, 2012

How Lap-Band Surgery Can Change Your Life

Overweight and weight loss have become an important issue in our society today. This is an issue that concerns both men and women and people of all ages. For those that are obese, I would recommend a Lab-Band Surgery. 
After so many years of trying to loose  weight, a family friend of ours had to support her boy friend (who was densely overweight) to go through this surgery and the outcome was successful.

Lab Band surgery is the fastest growing surgery in the world today. It is one of the most frequently types of weight loss surgery for the treatment of obesity. This bariatric procedure has proven to be a safe and effective method of surgical weight loss since its worldwide debut in the mid 1990's.

February 07, 2012

Valentine's Crafts

I love doing crafts with my kids because they have fun doing them. It's valentine's season and I want to make some crafts with them that they are going to give out to their friends and some of our family members. I didn't have to look far though because I got these great ideas from Pinterest and want to share it with my readers. 

Simple and easy. You might want to try them out too.


Source: Pinterest


Source: Pinterest


Source: Pinterest

February 06, 2012

Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop


Welcome to  Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop. We are very happy to have you here. A special welcome to all my first visitors. If you are already a part of this hop, we are thanking you so much for your help in building Get Connected Tuesday Blog Hop and making it a success. Come and Get Connected and stay Connected. With this hop, you will increase your strength, followers, readers and connect to other bloggers in which ever way you like.
This hop is now hosted by Reflexions and World Bloggers Community(a new community for bloggers world wide). 

This blog hop is for family friendly websites only.

February 04, 2012

I Love You In 120 Languages Pendant by NanoStyle (GIVEAWAY) - over $100



I'm all excited to participate in another Blogorama Bonanza Event. This time, I got sponsorship again from NanoStyle. 
NanoStyle  presents  a Love pendant range which includes it’s best selling item, the
I love you in 120 languages.

February 03, 2012

Bikini Baby - Alicia Keys and Son Egypt

Haven't heard from Soulr√∂hre and R'n'B-Star Alicia Keys for a long time now? May be because the 30yr old mother has better things to do than rocking on the stage. It's so sweet to be a MAMA!!! 
Her baby is such a cutie.

WELCOME TO WEEKEND BLOG HOP


Welcome to Weekend Blog Hop. Thank you for joining us and linking up. We are happy you are here and hope you will always come around. We have had a great week and now it's time for us to increase our followers by Blog Hopping all through the Weekend. Come and make new friends and find some interesting blogs to follow. Happy Hopping.

February 01, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (February Birthdays)

Today is the 1st day of February and I'm wishing all my family members, friends, fans, followers, readers and visitors who are born in the month of February a very warm Happy Birthday!!!


Title
February's Birth Flower is the Violet.
It represents modesty, faithfulness and purity.







Violets For Your Birthday
 
As we pause to ponder now
On another year of blessing gone,
Of all that God has given
The delight that we can build upon

I'd like to thankyou for your friendship
And for your faithful care,
You fill my life with kindness
Thankyou for 'being there'.




Stars
God be with you on your special day
And in your tomorrows when,
He will be with you everywhere
In the goodness He will send.

As you share your happy smile
And keep giving from your modest heart,
You will know the purest joy
Showering on your path.
Stars
Go forth then with the gift of hope
Encompassed in a perfect love,
May God fill your life with abundant grace
His blessing from above.
 
 






Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems © 2005
heartwhispers@iinet.net.au
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