Swine Flu

Two days ago my eldest daughter developed running nose, after I gave her cold medicine, the next day she was OK. However, yesterday, my youngest daughter was having a fever. I feel sad and worried whenever my daughters are sick. It’s not helping also to hear about Swine Flu lately. Yesterday, I saw the news that 1 toddler has died in US.

Swine Influenza or Swine Flu receives its name from the host it is most likely to inhabit. This particular strain of influenza virus typically affects swine (pigs) and has been known to cross infect humans who work closely with both swine and poultry – especially those who have concentrated exposure. From there, however, this type of influenza can mutate into a flu strain that is possible to pass from one person to another. This is the health crisis that we are currently facing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is releasing some anti-viral medications to help deal with the outbreak. But in terms of prevention, they are recommending frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water, covering mouth and nose with tissues when sneezing or coughing, and staying home if you feel ill.

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Arts and Crafts Storage Solutions: in a Playroom

Budding artists thrive on a variety of art materials to fuel their creative juices. One day, their creations revolve around scotch tape, the next day markers are the medium of choice. The only problem is, all these supplies need to be stored and organized in a way that allows for easy access to most materials (but not the glitter or permanent glue) and easy cleanup, too. Check out these storage solutions, some of which can become crafts projects in themselves.

Shelve it.

Start with some sort of shelving system — a wall unit you find on sale at a furniture store, a pair of short bookcases picked up at a flea market, or even a stack of inexpensive and easy-to-clean synthetic melamine shelves attached to a playroom wall. Open shelving allows you and your child to see at a glance what's where and to grab it — and put it back — easily.

Give each medium its own home. Invest in a variety of colorful, lightweight plastic bins (Rubbermaid makes some good ones) to line up on shelves. This is money well spent because these bins will house supplies neatly and prevent shelf chaos. Other storage container ideas: hat boxes, cardboard photo/video boxes, straw baskets, shoe boxes, diaper-wipe containers.

Give each home a name. Label the front of each bin with an index card showing a picture of what's inside, so that even a preschooler can see where something goes. If drawing isn't your strength, clipped magazine ads, a piece of the original packaging, or a photo of the item(s) can do the job. It doesn't hurt to add the appropriate word to the picture label — these words will soon look familiar to your pre-reader.

Store it sensibly and safely. Store kid-safe, frequently used supplies (modeling clay, crayons, washable markers, construction paper) within easy reach on the lowest shelves. Sure, things would stay neater if you were the only one who had access to the art supplies, but what's the point of frustrating your child or yourself unnecessarily? Besides, you want to encourage independent play and cleanup. Reserve higher shelves for supplies that could be dangerous in the hands of a 3-year-old (scissors with pointed tips, permanent glue ) or that have major mess potential (glitter). Consider using stackable boxes with lids to conserve space and put these materials out of sight — and out of mind. Don't place anything heavy on top shelves; it could fall and injure your child.


The thrill of the markets for the price of a movie ticket!

A few years back, I tried my luck speculate in the stock market. Actually, I was quite enjoying the thrill of it. However, it seemed to me that I had no luck. I lost quite a lot, and because of this I stopped speculating in the stock market anymore. Nowadays, I only buy shares to invest and not to speculate.

Recently, I learn that you can have the thrill of playing in the stock markets for the price of a movie ticket. How? By playing UMOO. UMOO is the leading fantasy stock market game, offering the thrill and profit opportunity of the financial markets in a unique competitive format. Traders pay a fee (buy-in) in order to enter a tournament of their choice, where they receive virtual money with which to build and cultivate virtual portfolios based on real-time stock market quotes in competitive trading tournaments.

It’s very easy to play this game whether you are an experience player or just a beginner like me. It cost only USD 15 to join and you can have the thrill of playing in the stock market and gain experience and knowledge out of it, and at the same time you also stand a chance to win cash prize.



We are planning to move to the new house next month. The reason is because next month my parents are coming to stay with us for 10 days. When they arrived I want us to have already moved to the new house, which is nearer to the down town. However, we only got the house key from our lawyer last week. At this point we are still renovating it. At first we want to paint the wall ourself, however, we still do not have time to do it. I am not sure if we really have the time to do it. I am thinking to hire a contractor to do the job for us.

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Rolex has been the pre-eminent symbol of performance and prestige for over a century. It’s one of the watches that is considered by many men and women as a status symbol. My husband is considering buying a pre-owned Rolex, since he cannot afford a new one.

I come across this site called Best of Time - Where Time Lasts Forever. This site sells brand new and pre-owned Rolex watches with brand new genuine Rolex boxes and GIA Member Appraisal Papers. They claimed that all of their Rolex watches are 100% genuine and authentic with serial numbers. If you decided to buy Rolex from them you will enjoy risk-free purchasing because your transaction is 100% insured from BuySafe. You are guaranteed to receive exactly what is described.


Fun Activities to Promote Math Skills: For The Auditory Learner

Listen to counting rhymes and songs. "Three little monkeys jumping on the bed; one fell off and bumped his head. Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, 'No more monkeys jumping on the bed!' Two little monkeys jumping on the bed..." Any variation on this counting rhyme introduces basic subtraction. Look for children's games and music activity tapes such as the Wee Sing series that features songs about numbers.

Make a recipe with your child. Give your child the measuring cups and bowls and let him measure out the ingredients while you read the directions out loud. An easy — and delicious — way to introduce concepts such as volume and weight.



Ever since we found out that my father in law suffers from heart desease and recently underwent a heart bypass surgery, I am worried that my husband and my children also will have the same problem. I read somewhere that heart disease is hereditary. Some studies suggest that if there is a family history of heart attacks, it accounts for up to 15 percent of the risk of an individual suffering from a heart attack. People with a positive family history of heart attacks, or have an increased risk for heart disease because of other risk factors, should aggressively modify those risk factors that they can control.

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Fun Activities to Promote Math Skills: For The Physical Learner

Count and sort household items. Mix up the knives, forks, and spoons from the silverware drawer and have your child group them by type and count how many there are in each group. Do the same with your sock drawer (by color, by size), your child's stuffed animal collection (group the animals by big and small; put all the bears together). Have your child help you fold and sort laundry. How many socks are there? How many T-shirts? Have him divide them into groups.

Go on a shape search around the house. Look for squares, triangles, circles, stars — any kind of shape. Your child will be expected to recognize, draw, and manipulate shapes well into 1st grade (not to mention high school geometry!).

Play with shape puzzles and blocks. Manipulating three-dimensional objects — playing with a shape-sorter box, for example — will introduce your child to basic geometry as well as help develop his fine motor skills and spatial reasoning.

Make a counting book. This activity has a reading and a math component: With some help from you, have your child go through an old catalog or magazine and cut out all the items that start with the letter "A" and paste them onto a piece of construction paper. When you've gone through the list, count all the pictures on each page.

Make a game out of snack time. For example, give your child a handful of goldfish crackers, and draw a picture of a fishbowl on a piece of white paper. Put the fish in the fishbowl and have your child count them. Take one out, and count again.

Play pattern games. For example, give your child green and purple grapes. Have him arrange them in different patterns: purple, green, purple, green. Or green, green, purple, green, green. Look for patterns in nature: rings on a caterpillar, the whorl on a snail shell, or things that come in pairs such as eyes, ears, or two peanuts in a shell. This activity will develop your child's problem-solving skills and his ability to think abstractly.


My Youngest Daughter's Development and Information About Cryo-Cell

My youngest daughter is almost 11 months now. According to the book about baby developments, she may say her first word any time now. I know every baby is not the same, but I can’t wait to hear her first word.

She has a good appetite and always enjoying her food. Actually, I started to give her solid when she was 6 months old, but she refused to eat at that time. Only last month she started to enjoy her food. Now beside her meals (2 times a day), she also consumes about 30 onz milk a day. However, my MIL said she is still skinny. Does she look skinny to you?

Anyway, for me, the most important thing is that she is healthy. Speaking about health, if you are currently pregnant take a look at Cryo-Cell International. For more than a decade, Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank has been providing families a wonderful opportunity to cryogenically preserve their newborn's umbilical cord blood stem cells in a safe and secure environment. This service is called U-Cord, and it's an easy, painless way to help protect your family's future health.

Stem cells from umbilical cord blood are known to treat over 75 diseases, and have been used in over 10,000 transplants worldwide. In addition to the value of these stem cells today, research is ongoing for a number of potential medical miracles in the future. If you are enrolling by 19 April 2009, you will get free “Baby Bjorn”.

Below is the testimonial from other mother that already used Cryo-Cell International service:

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When I was pregnant with my second child, we wondered if one bank was enough? Finances were tighter and should we spend the money? Then we realized that his brothers blood might not match for the new baby. The next day, stories were breaking about how Cord blood had saved or changed the lives of children, one cancer, one cerebral palsy. Then we discovered that a friend was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He didn't bank his daughters blood and wished he had. Three years prior, I lost a friend to renal cancer when she was 29. We felt like it was our answer.

We are just beginning to see miracles that this blood can bring. We have two "life insurance policies", that is how we look at it. If anyone in the family gets ill, there is a chance that the blood could save our lives. If we don't use it, then it is there for our son's children."

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Fun Activities to Promote Math Skills: For Visual Learner

Sorting objects by shape, color, and size. Counting to ten. Recognizing groups and patterns. You can help your preschooler master these early math skills simply by playing games in and around the house. Forget the flashcards and number drills; if you want your child to love numbers, show him how math is part of everyday life and he'll be eager to learn more once he starts school.

Here are fun ways to introduce your child to the world of math for visual learner:

Go on a number safari. When you're driving around town, have your child look for numbers in street and store signs, and on license plates. Call out the numbers as you find them. Your child should be able to recognize numbers up to ten before kindergarten.

Connect the dots. This old standby will help your child understand number sequencing; that is, that one is followed by two, two by three, etc. Bookstores are full of coloring books with connect the dot themes (and don't worry if your child only wants a Teletubby or Pokémon theme — it's all about the numbers right now).

Make a phone call. Write the phone number of a friend or relative down on a piece of paper. Have your child dial the number to give him practice reading numbers left to right.

Count everything around you. Count people standing in line, the number of steps to the library, the cracks in the sidewalk.


Working Table

Finally we got the key of the new house 2 days ago. I still haven’t got the time to measure everything. My new room seems a bit smaller than my current room, I am not sure whether I can place my working table inside the room.

Anyway, if I have the space, I would like to have this kind of working table below:

I like the strong and rustic look of this table. The price is quite expensive (USD 3,299.99), but it’s made of walnut, we all know that walnut is hard, dense, tight-grained and polishes to a very smooth finish. It’s a good piece of western furniture that can last you a long time.


Artificial Beauty

This afternoon I watched discovery channel about plastic surgery in Asia. They showed that even in Asia a lot of woman is trying to improve their confident using plastic surgery. In China they even organized ‘artificial beauty peagent”. This is for women that have already done plastic surgery to enhance their beauty.

I have never done any plastic surgery. I am far than pretty. My nose is not perfect, my eyes are not symetric, and I have flat chest. I will be happy if I can improve my condition, to have perfect nose, pretty eyes and bigger breast. However, I don’t think I have the money and courage to do it. I am not an actrees, so bigger breast doesn’t give any advantage.

Anyway, if you want to do breast augmentation, liposuction or rhinoplasty and you live near Denver, you can consult Denver plastic surgeon.