Child’s Poem to His Mother

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Saw the following poem about a child’s message to his mother.

Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush,
Slow down mummy, what is all the fuss?
Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea.
Slow down mummy, come spend some time with me.
Slow down mummy, let’s pull boots on for a walk,

Let’s kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk.
Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired,
Come sit and snuggle under the duvet, and rest with me a while.
Slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait,
Slow down mummy, let’s have some fun – bake a cake!
Slow down mummy, I know you work a lot,

But sometimes mummy, it’s nice when you just stop.
Sit with us a minute, And listen to our day,
Spend a cherished moment,
Because our childhood won’t stay!

-R. Knight

It brings tears to your eyes, right? *sniff*

Holiday Dessert Recipe

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Holiday is coming and I am pretty sure that most moms are wondering what to prepare for the Christmas meal. Well, I found one interesting recipe from www.taste.com.au which does not only look very pleasing to the eye but also delicious.

Here it is:

Ingredients

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (155g) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 12 small peppermint candy canes, coarsely chopped

Chocolate icing

  • 1 1/2 cups (230g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1/4 cup (30g) Dutch cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) boiling water

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  2. Step 2Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until pale and creamy. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and stir to combine.
  3. Step 3Roll tablespoonsful of mixture into balls and place on the lined trays, allowing room for spreading. Use the palm of your hand to gently flatten.
  4. Step 4Bake in preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and set aside on trays to cool completely. Transfer biscuits on a wire rack over an oven tray.
  5. Step 5To make the chocolate icing, combine the icing sugar and cocoa in a medium bowl. Add the water and stir to a slightly runny paste. Spread icing over each biscuit and sprinkle with chopped candy canes. Set aside for 30 minutes to set.

 

Enjoy your Christmas Cookies! I will also be making lots of it for my kids. ;)

A Touching Quote for Mothers

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This quote really touched my heart. Because you see, mothers are often the busiest and most pressured people on earth. It’s like wearing different kinds of hat all at the same time. I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and a nurse all at the same time. And sometimes, we can’t help but get frustrated if we can’t meet the expectations of the people around us, especially our kids. We always strive to be the best, to be the perfect mother for them but we forgot that there’s no such thing as “perfect” and not all mothers have the same situations and are battling the same problems. So instead of getting frustrated and being disappointed on ourselves for our shortcomings, we should put in our minds that in the end, what really matters most and what our kids need the most is how we show our love for them.

Benefits of Childhood Vaccination

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Have you got your child all his/her vaccinations? Do you understand the importance of doing so? If you want your child to lead a healthy life, it is very important that you get him/her all his/her vaccinations in time. If you don’t feel the need to do so read through this article and you will definitely understand why it’s so important.

 

In recent times, the number of safe to use vaccines which have been developed is amazing. Thanks to this the infant mortality rate all around the world is at an all time low. Most vaccines are supposed to help build a child’s resistance when the immunizations which have been inherited from its mother start reducing. While most parent’s might find the vaccination schedule quite hectic, the fact of the matter is that it really helps protect their child from pain, discomfort and, in extreme cases, even death. Even after the widespread reach of medicine, there are still more than 1 million children than die every year from easily preventable diseases. Why would you want your child to be one of them?

 

Every individual child in the United States is offered protection against contagious and destructive bacteria & viruses. It has been proven that proper availability of vaccines can help reduce and even completely stop epidemics anywhere in the world.

 

Did you know that most of the diseases caused in children are triggered by bacteria or viruses? Whether it is hib, pertussis or diphtheria all are caused when harmful bacteria invade your body. Harmful diseases such as polio, mumps and measles are caused by viruses. Meningitis is something which can be caused by either of the two. The only good news is that vaccinations, when taken on time, can help protect you against all these diseases. Some of the other diseases which can easily be prevented include hepatitis (A, B & C), tetanus, influenza, rotavirus, varicella, etc.

 

Some of the newer vaccinations which are being developed today will also be able to prevent other dangerous diseases like TB, malaria, HIV-AIDS, etc. There are also multiple vaccinations which will soon be available to help prevent respiratory, ear and diarrheal infections.

 

While there are risks involved in any medical treatment that you go for, in this case, the pros greatly outweigh the cons. Any new born child should be given all the latest vaccinations to ensure that he/she is protected from most diseases. After all, you wouldn’t leave your new born in the middle of a crowded street would you? Depriving him/her of the proper vaccinations can be just as dangerous.