Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Want Your Picky Eater To Eat Veggies?

Here's a trick to make a kid, who turns up his nose at just about anything that comes near his mouth, open wide: Name that Vegetable!

A study conducted at Cornell University found out that when preschoolers were told that an ordinary carrot stick were called "x-ray vision carrots", they ate almost twice as many of them. The strategy is framing healthy foods in ways that children can relate to, and it actually encourages them to taste and eat them.

You can even choose names based on what your child likes. For example, superheroes fans can name the brussel sprouts as "muscle sprouts, and fairy lovers can name sliced zucchini rounds as "pixie rings". Here are other ideas that might inspire you:

  • broccoli - dinosaur trees
  • salad greens - bunny food
  • cherry tomatoes - ketchup berries
  • peas - power peas
  • beans - magic beans
  • asparagus - super spears

- condensed from a parenting magazine

Monday, March 22, 2010

10 Reasons Your Newborn is the Love of Your Life

Here are some reasons why the new love of your life has you falling head over heels:

  1. He gives you a sense of purpose.
  2. He smells so good. (Cologne is way overrated.)
  3. He totally relates to the whole still-have-a-little-baby-fat thing.
  4. He doesn’t talk back.
  5. He’s completely cool with you citing him as the reason for leaving a social event early (even if you really just want to get home in time to watch Lost).
  6. He’s warm, cuddly and always up for a snuggle (and just a snuggle).
  7. He’s fine with you serving the same thing for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week.
  8. He’s a great listener.
  9. He willingly takes the blame for any gas-passing that occurs. (Hey, it really is him occasionally!)
  10. He needs you—and you need him.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Welcome to our Blog!

Hello everyone! Welcome to our little corner in the world wide web. This blog aims to chronicle the life of our new family, and journal the arrival of our little angel, Red. We want to help new couples, parents and families in their life, so we will be posting articles that we have found useful in these pages. When I was pregnant with our first son, I collected a lot of parenting and pregnancy books, and it has indeed helped a lot. So we are hoping that the articles can also help other new moms and dads in their new life as parents.

I hope to update this blog as often as I can, so please do come visit us again soon.