Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Some Ideas for Hosting a LEGO Birthday Party

If you want your kid’s birthday party to be fun and extra special, you need to be creative and innovative in planning it. The first thing you need to do is choose a theme that kids like and enjoy.

One good idea is a Lego party theme since kids, even grown-ups, love Lego. It's a widely known brand of toy. It's so versatile since a wide range of things including houses, towers, trains, cars or spaceships can be built out of Lego.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

7 New Year Health Goals to Keep in 2019

I read a post from LittleFox.com about the Level Ten Life. It's a way of taking an inventory of different aspects of your life i.e. career, health, marriage, finances, etc. You rate each aspect from 1 to 10 and then list what you think can be done next to improve each one. I think it's very helpful to do this as the new year approaches. I just might ask my family to do this little activity on New Year's Eve.

I did the Level Ten Life and I gave my health a rate of 5 out of 10. Why? Well, I am thankful that I've been physically well almost the entire 2018. I did have several episodes of migraine and one case of UTI with bleeding, but I'm ok.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What does Christmas mean to you?

Hello! It's almost Christmas and I don't want to let the day pass without greeting you all,

a Merry Christmas!

I'm sure we don't think about the holidays in the same way. I, myself, have changed a lot in my view of Christmas since my childhood. Most young children think of Christmas as a time of presents, candies and good food. I did.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

How to Make a Diorama with Manorialism Theme

Last semestral break, we were not able to go out of town with my family. We just went to the mall once or twice just to chillax. One of the reasons for that is the group project that my Grade 8 daughter had to attend to.

Her classmates come over to our house to make a diorama about manorialsm, which depicts the life of people during the middle ages in Europe. It took them about 3 or 4 days to finish their project. This is how their diorama looked like.

manorialism diorama

In the picture above, you can see the different parts of a manorial community. They include:

1 - the village composed of houses of serfs or tenants
2 - the manor, which is the lord's mansion
3 - the church
4 - the water mill
5A, 5B, 5C - three fields, which are not planted all at the same time. One is usually not planted for a season to give rest to the land
6 - the barn
7 - the workshop

How to Make the Manorialism Diorama

Friday, November 16, 2018

Gift Baskets For Christmas - Ideas and How-To Guide

What do you do if you're uncertain of what gifts to buy for your family or friends this Christmas?
If you go to the mall, whether local or online, you get countless gift ideas. The problem is which to choose.

People, usually give Christmas gift baskets to families, friends, loved ones, neighbors, and co-workers as gifts during the holidays. There are a lot of pre-made Christmas gift baskets available in the supermarket and can be quickly purchased. But if you can spare some time, you can go one step further by making personalized gift baskets. It will show how much care and thought you put into preparing the gift basket and the person who will receive the gift basket will surely appreciate it.

Friday, November 9, 2018

How to Prevent Colds and Flu as the Seasons Change

This week, my children had their flu vaccine shots, thanks to their aunt who scheduled them at the health center where she is working. I hope that they won't get sick now that the cold season is coming.

Well, it's not really cold as what we used to enjoy in Saudi Arabia during the winter season. But the air has become slightly cold now especially at night and early dawn. With the cold season, medical experts say that the rhinovirus and coronavirus (the agents of common cold) tend to flourish because of the cool temperature. The same is true with the influenza virus. So, it's good to have that extra defense against these viruses.

Aside from the flu shot, there are a few other things that people can do to avoid catching colds and flu. Exposure to germs can't be avoided, so here are some really good tips to remember to prevent colds and flu:

Friday, October 19, 2018

How to Turn the Inconvenience of a Kitchen Remodel into a Family Adventure

Any mother with little children floating around the house knows how a slight diversion from a structured routine can add levels of stress you never thought were possible. Kids react differently to adults when confronted with changes to routine and most don’t handle those upsets as well as you’d like.

So then, you know you need to remodel that outdated kitchen to make life easier on you going forward, but what can you do to maintain a healthy balance while the work is being completed? How about making that inconvenient kitchen remodel into an adventure to be enjoyed? Here are a few tips on how to manage that.

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