Best vitamins for kids

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Feeding children healthy food can be one of the hardest things you will ever have to do as a parent. Most children complain about the ‘yucky’ taste of such food and you will often be left with half-empty plates on the dining table. But if this habit isn’t brought in check immediately, it can cause some serious diseases mostly arising out of malnutrition. The simplest solution that most parents resort to for this is to give their children multivitamin supplements. Even though this is an excellent way of ensuring they don’t lack essential vitamins, it isn’t necessary that every single child who doesn’t eat properly needs supplements. Anyway, here are a few of the best vitamins which parents can give to their children to ensure they don’t have any health problems in the future.

If your children are shying away from dairy products like curd or milk then they may face vitamin D or calcium deficiencies in the future. This is a major problem for children as well since their bones will not grow and become strong without enough calcium. Such children will face a lot of trouble in life from joint pains and fractures. You can give your children calcium supplements to avoid such problems. This is an excellent option for people who are allergic to dairy products or are lactose intolerant.

There are some children who ate eating vegetables and prefer eating meat all the time. This can cause deficiencies in vitamins C & B. This problem could be combated by including vegetables in meat dishes. The opposite case may also occur where children love eating vegetables and shy away from meats. This will cause fat deficiency in the body. These problems can easily be avoided by including vitamin supplements in their diet.

There probably isn’t a single child in this world who doesn’t like junk food. Not only kids, even some adults can’t live without junk food. There is very little that parents can do to deter their children from consuming junk food but they can at least ensure they consume sufficient vitamins so that they are never malnourished.

Some children may also suffer from medical conditions like being allergic to specific type of foods. They could also be on certain medication to help with pre-existing conditions like epilepsy or seizures. In such cases, it can become quite difficult to ensure they receive proper nutrition. This is where vitamins come in. They can help ensure that your child doesn’t have to worry about any other health related problems.

Ensuring your children are healthy and fit is one of the top priorities for parents. The best way to do this is to ensure they get proper nutrition. So don’t waste any more time. Include the above mentioned vitamins and others in their diets immediately.

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.