Thursday, 26 February 2015

BLACK EYED PEAS : where is the LOVE


After hearing about a recent preach on this song WHERE IS THE LOVE by black eyed peas..... I had to do a little post here .... LOVE LOVE LOVE CONQUERS ALL ......

WHERE IS YOUR LOVE ..... May the father from above help us with our LOVE

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What's wrong with the world, mama

People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma

Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism

But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK

But if you only have love for your own race

Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate

And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

People killin', people dyin'

Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us

Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love

It just ain't the same, old ways have changed

New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong?

Nations droppin' bombs

Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone

So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong

In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin' in
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover

The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug

If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'

Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?

Father, Father, Father help us

Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)?

Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?

Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder

As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' the wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media

Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity

Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive 'til love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?

Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father, help us

Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

Sing with me y'all:

One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That's all we got)
One world, one world
And something's wrong with it (Yeah)
Something's wrong with it (Yeah)
Something's wrong with the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world)


Heaths Giveaway ( all mommies deserve some TLC)

I was recently treated to a wonderful pamper session at HEATH SKINCARE 
based in Southern Suburbs Cape Town.
All mommies deserve a treat and after my experience I truelly felt refreshed and 
Heath runs incredible specials and half price massages on Wednesdays.
Heath is new to the area and would love to build her clientele 

I recently asked one of her clients for some feedback and this is what she had to say :

"Such a treat to put my feet up for a few minutes and be spoilt with an amazing facial. Done with love and the most amazing Matis products. Definitely something I'd love to do again very soon. Feel like a new person "

Join Heaths email database for upcoming specials and treats.... 
& to be entered into her recent Giveaway ( one hours express treatment) 
Competition closes Sunday 1 March at Midnight 

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Overcoming Mom's 10 Front Runners

 Great mommy wash  +Dischem 

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 Great Price at the moment on +essie nail polish from +Dischem   buy 2 Essie polishes and get A No chips ahead top coat free

 great Tot Treat  pop in the fridge for these extra hot days.

 the pill sorter box  for mommy organisation:
 family vitamins.... pack sunday for  the week and no stress week ahead.

Tips for swimming with your baby / toddler (Mysmartkid)

Tips for swimming with your baby / toddler (Mysmartkid)
 advice to parents from an experienced swimming Coach...

The earlier the better with regards to starting with babies.

From about 9 months babies need to re-learn the skill of holding their breath underwater, but younger kids have it as a reflex so its much easier on them when starting swimming underwater.

Be as calm & confident as possible, because babies will pick up if you are apprehensive. They learn to be scared of things from us, so fake it until you make it in that regard if you have to.

Make sure your baby stays moving in the water so they don't get cold. It also helps to put a thermal/woollen baby-grow under their costume to help regulate their body temperature, even in heated poolsIn really little ones, avoid cotton completely as it will make baby colder. 

Avoid wetsuits if possible as they provide a false sense of floating. If you are starting a child in lessons where they are getting in by themselves (without their parent getting in) always encourage them, allowing them to progress in their own time without comparing them to other kids.

Practice basic skills in the bath or even in the lounge, making it fun especially if child is a nervous beginner.

The best confidence booster is to just play in the water without pressure. If your child is especially 
nervous/upset/insecure around water, get in with them & play,play, play. 
Goggles are great & they have their place in lessons but being able to swim without them is far more importantJust be aware that they can become reliant on them & will suddenly lose any ability to do the skills they already know how to do when asked to do them without goggles.

By age 3, kids are usually keen to be more independent, theyare more mature & they can wait their turn while the teacher may be busy with another kid in the class.

It would be ideal to get your child started in a pool wherein they can stand up in by themselves. 

Learning how to regain their feet is crucial & this is often overlooked in deeper poolsIt's ll very well if they can swim from point A to B, but if they can't regain their feetafterwards, it can be in vain.

This can easily be achieved in one of those slightly deeper blow up pools where the water is chest deep on the kids.
As for the kicking, kids will naturally have a "bent-knee" kick until 4 – 5 years old before they can physically achieve the more ideal straighter leg/floppy ankle kick.

Try to avoid floaties (armbands, etc.) if possible as this encourages them to be vertical in the water & developing a "running" style of kick (obviously, floaties have their place especially for safety & peace of mind if you are at a party,etc., but as long as that is an exception rather than the norm then they should still develop the horizontal body position for kicking.

Encourage them to splash with their toes and it will alsopractice kicking in that horizontal position, even with floatieson.

Getting them to kick on their bed and on the couch (or in the bath if you are brave enough for the 
mess) will also form muscle memory for the kick & help to develop it.

If you find that they don't kick while you are with them in the water, this is usually do to being held too much or for too long.

Kids will stop learning as soon as we "take over" for them.

Again, this is difficult in deeper water, but it can be achieved by letting them do as much as they can unassisted with you. Itwill depend on his breathing control too. For example, when they are swimming from the wall to you under water, you canleave them for 1 second longer than you usually do before touching them.

As they get comfortable with this, you can extend it anothersecond and so forth.

This will help them to realise that they have to paddle themselves to get to you, thus developing their kick too.

As for practicing his stroke, basic doggy paddle arms are the perfect beginning, as long as they 
can swim a short distance with their face underwater in shallow water. It is important that they 
should be able to control their breathing and stand up when they need to, before starting to practice specific strokes.There's no harm in getting them to perform the arms while walking around orlooking in a mirror because this will form muscle memory and assist them when they actually do start with  strokes properly.

Using a pool noodle allows them to lean forward over it & kick horizontally. You can use them effectively by popping it under their armpits and putting out toys and balls for them to fetch. Once they have the hang of the water and what swimming is all about, show them  what you want their hands to do (doggy paddle) telling them often to "dig" with their hands as if in the sand This method works well to help your child mimic your behaviour.. and then it's just a matter of lots of practice, fun and even more encouragement.

Joining Mysmartkid will enable your little one to get a great head start to the developmental milestones that will help prepare them to swim.

These are some of the milestones that the Mysmartkid programme covers.
Activities of daily living
Communication skills
Cognitive skills
Personality traits/emotional development
Ball skills
Grasp and hand function
Body concept
Number concept
Form concept
Colour concept
Here are just a few of the milestones that are covered whilst swimming:
Coordination, play & ball skills – Learning coordination skills while playing with balls.
Movement & communication – Moving and using different parts of your body, while learning to communicate in a new environment
Colour, form & number concepts – Learning to count before jumping into the pool anplaying with different colour toys.
Grasp & hand function – Learning to grasp different toys and using different parts of the body to gain the skill and ability to swim.
Motor skills – Swimming will teach and help develop a wide range of important early developmental skills to allow the child to meet a vast amount of milestones.

Why not join Mysmartkid today? click here

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentines Day at home

Don't know when last we spent a Valentines day at home, no pressies, no breakfasts out, lunches out , nights at a hotel, guesthouse, day trips or  lavish dinner dates out...... 15 years together has brought some good memories...
                                                                          But today the 15th Valentines Day together is somewhat different , a little bouncy, blonde haired, blue eyed boy is included and the £ wallet is affected in a different way,
 the bills are altered and hence today we embrace this time of our lives, a challenge YES,
 but a trip to the store to find the bag of nappies we need, & a cuddle together with the Love we have been blessed with ; 
is a moment we embrace as these are short lived years of our lives,
And one day we'll be back to breakfast, dinners, movies and lavish dinners out....
So for now it's HAPPY VALENTINES DAY , may you all be blessed with an abundance of LOVE,
God Bless, 


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A great TOUGH Read for parents by John Piper


{"I witnessed such a scenario in the making on a plane last week. I watched a mother preparing her son to be shot.
I was sitting behind her and her son, who may have been seven years old. He was playing on his digital tablet. The flight attendant announced that all electronic devices should be turned off for take off. He didn’t turn it off. The mother didn’t require it. As the flight attendant walked by, she said he needed to turn it off and kept moving. He didn’t do it. The mother didn’t require it.
One last time, the flight attendant stood over them and said that the boy would need to give the device to his mother. He turned it off. When the flight attendant took her seat, the boy turned his device back on, and kept it on through the take off. The mother did nothing. I thought to myself, she is training him to be shot by police."}

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