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House as Clean as a Hound's Tooth

Modern cleaning products contain harmful ingredients. Anyone in contact with these products can be affected rendering health problems like irritations, allergies or even respiratory illnesses. It cannot be denied that  household cleaners  available in the market will give us outstanding results. But, are they truly safe for us to use? Be extra careful in choosing cleaning goods. Loads of toxic ingredients might be in the formulation and just waiting to attack. Toilet bowl cleaner for example has chlorinated phenol that are harmful in respiratory and circulatory system. Ethylene Glycol Butyl Ether is present in all purpose cleaner and other cleaners damages nervous system, liver and kidney. Deodorizers has formaldehyde, which is a respiratory irritant and probable human carcinogen under conditions of unusually high or prolonged exposure. These are just few of the many hazardous chemicals composing cleaners. Unfortunately, it is not easy to pin point goods with hazardous ingredients. If
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Love and Marriage

Being married for more than thirteen years does not make me an expert to relationship and family. But it is certain that those years made me the better person I am now and I hope that it is the same with my husband. I personally believe that keeping your marriage healthy, sparkling and smooth boils down to open communication and plain understanding. Aside from these two factors, there are other ways to keep you tied up to the man or woman you say "I Do". According to  Merriam- Webster  Dictionary, "Marriage is  the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law". But it is actually more than that. Time, effort, love, affection, acceptance, faithfulness and sincerity goes with marriage. If you are just starting a wonderful married life and you want to keep it till you are both old, you may want to consider the following ways to keep your happy lives together. Put Jesus Christ in

Energy Efficiency Tips

 Every home needs a strategy to save money out of something. One of the best way to save which we seldom neglect is to save few bucks by using our home energy wisely and accordingly. If you do it right, you'll have good amount for a family holiday. How does it sound? What can we actually do? Have you heard of LED lights? This is now a good choice to use at home as it is "85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs". You can buy one from 80 - 1000 luminosity depending on what room you will put it. The options are endless you just need to be very keen in choosing one that best suits your needs.  Another no brainer thing to do is to switch off lights and appliances that are not in use. This is often neglected especially when we are too busy with our daily chores.  Use timers in water and home heating. Switch off heating in rooms that are not needed.  If you are living in house that doesn't have a double glazed window (even if you are), close the cur

Puzzle Challenge

Up for a challenge? How about putting together 1000 pieces Jigsaw Puzzle? Okay, you may find it not challenging or relaxing at all but it is really. Not to mention, it is one of many activities that can refresh our ability to concentrate and think strategically.  A box of Jigsaw Puzzle for €2 Parents should be well aware of the ability and capacity of their child before buying a puzzle best for him or her. Don't just rely on the age guideline written on the box. Children should be encouraged to play jigsaw puzzles not only because it's fun but also of the great effects.  Effects of Puzzle  Develop the sense of patterning which supports the child's skills in reading, logic and math. A child learns how to think strategically as he put pieces together. You may heard a child talking to himself while doing the puzzle, it is the sign that he is trying to solve the problem. Analyzing which piece goes to a place.  Concentration is another important thing that is developed not only

Incy Wincy Mommy

Tic toc tic toc. It is 4:30 o’clock a.m. It is the start of my morning. What can I say, I have an early riser. Fact: I don’t care waking up early as 4 as long as I had 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night (which is sometimes impossible).  I just need to recharge my battery. You know, for another day filled with never ending house chores and exciting hours of activities with my little one. I normally, set an activity every hour for my toddler. That is to keep her active, creative and happy. It is a long list since we’re awake since 4am. But all good and fun stuff. If possible I steer her away from tv or ipad. Too much of it will not only impair her eyes but also her development and temperament ( you probably hear a lot about that, so I will not go there any more). Here are few things we love to do for 8 hours before her nap time: Listening to nursery rhymes and dancing with it.  Play musical instrument with her like drums, trumpet, maracas or anything that bangs and create sounds

Minimalist in the Making

My idea of happiness now is simple and sweet; I got to be with the people I love and enjoy what life is offering. I don’t need to be rich to be happy. I just need a decent place for my family, food on our table, savings for the future and rainy days. If there’s one thing I want to do that is to travel with my family and see the world. I already have the key ingredients for my happiness which is my husband and my daughter. The other ingredients are basically on the table too. I just need to mix and match to find the right taste. My husband and I are talking of becoming minimalists. Here’s my thought about this. Nowadays, we are trapped in a world where advertisements lead us what to do with our lives. We are influenced by what we see and what other’s have. “Oh the new iphone is out. I should get one soon.” Newsflash, your monthly due is not getting less and you’re thinking of updating your phone? For what, just to be cool? How about be realistic. This is what’s happening,

Blogger Recognition Award

First of all, I would like to say 'Thank You' to my dear friend Mallika of " A foodie housewife " for Blogger Recognition Award nomination. (kisses to you my dear. Let me just say, if there's someone to recognize more, it is you. To be honest, I want to nominate you again on this recognition award. You did a great job on your blogs. Keep it up! I know it took me ages before I compose this post (so sorry for that) but here I am accepting the award. I am so delighted to be part of this. So here it goes.  Rules for Blogger Recognition Award : Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide links to their blog. Write a post to show your award. Attach the award to your post. Write a brief story of how your blog started. Give a piece of advice to new bloggers. Select the 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them. My Blogging Journey I started blogging mid of May 2010. Scoop