Here Comes Halloween!!!

Yay! Here comes Halloween and all the beautiful or spooky costumes and the tricks or treats.
Unfortunately, I am not the typical mom that goes all out to celebrate Halloween. I personally don't dress up in costume and go for trick or treat or decorate the house with pumpkins, but I am the mom who also doesn't kill the excitement for my kids and make them feel alone in school with no costume.

To Revenge Or Not

Is it normal or not to take revenge when people hurt you? I have been hurt by friends in the past, and it usually angers me, especially when I know I have done a lot of favors for most of them. One thing I always avoid is seeking revenge, I mostly try my best to let it go and ignore it after a while.



The Concept Of Gratefulness

Thanksgiving as come and gone in Canada, but after the celebration the concept of gratefulness got me thinking for a while. Being grateful is something I take seriously and appreciate a lot. I try to show gratefulness to my creator, and the people I come across in my day to day life. I try to pass this attitude or concept down to my kids as much as I can.


My first son is 5 years old and I have been teaching him about gratefulness, the moment he could express himself. I get him to say thank you when someone helps him out, when he receives a gift, no matter how small. He thanks the bus driver when he comes down from the bus and also thanks his teachers from time to time.


KIDS GROW AT THEIR OWN PACE


I recently came across a post on facebook about funny things kids say, I was having fun reading the comments until I found a comment where someone claimed her 6 months old nephew said "I see you now", I was like what? Then I found another saying her daughter of 7 months said: "I will tell my dad everything". In fact, I found several moms or aunties claiming their son/nephew or daughter/niece of 6-8 months old said this and that.


Then it dawned on me while reading this, that another mom out there whose kid is probably 2 years old or more and can't say a sentence will start feeling bad and wonder if something is wrong with him/her. Please and please don't feed into that B***S***, hardly will you find a 6 months old that can form a sentence with 4 words. I personally have never seen one baby that does that. Don't judge yourself or judge your kids based on someone else's achievement, kids are different and they grow up in their own unique way.

5 Tips To Keep Kids Hydrated Always

Kids needs to take a lot of fluid throughout the day to avoid dehydration. Most parents are concerned about their kids fluid intake during the summer time, because the weather is hot and they sweat a lot. We easily remember to give them more fluid during this period, but just because summer is over doesn't mean fluid intake should stop.


Its important for kids to have a lot of fluid available from time to time. Most kids are active all day long and needs fluid to replace their lost of water. Drinks are very important to keep young children healthy and hydrated.


5 tips on how to keep your kids hydrated;

1) The first thing to offer a kid when thirsty is water, this is heathy and can easily replace lost fluid in their body. You can also serve them some milk (white or chocolate). Fruit juice can also be offered but should be 100% and limited to snack times only.

2) Sugary drinks and pop should be avoided, such as fruit punch or fruits drinks made from package powders. If you need to give them juice go for 100% fruit juice and should be limited to 125-175ml per day.

3) Look out for juice with the words 'no artificial flavors or colors added' 'fruit juice from concentrate' 'unsweetened' 'made with real fruits'.

4) Coffee, cola, energy drinks, tea, sport drinks, should be avoided because they contain caffeine. These drinks can over stimulate your child and make them loose more fluid.

5) Always read the ingredient list of the drinks you buy for your kids, avoid any drink that has sugar or any form of glucose as part of its ingredients.


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