When to Stop My Toddler from Bottle Feeding?


Kiko is still bottle feeding at age 3
Kiko is still bottle feeding at age 3

I don't really remember when exactly did my two other kids stop bottle feeding. I just knew that when they started to attend school, they no longer care to ask. But my toddler who is now 3 years and 4 months old can hardly live a day without drinking his milk in the bottle and still ask for about 2 to 3 during bedtime.

According to most of the articles I read, weaning from a bottle should begin at age 1 and if beyond that, there's a possibility of tooth damage or excessive consumption of milk that will eventually lead to obesity. This may be true to other races like kids in The US or other countries with different body metabolism but here in the Philippines, I know of kids enjoying their bottles up to age 5.

Health Risks in Kissing Your Beloved Pets

my niece dave and our beloved shih tzu maki
my niece dave and our beloved shih tzu maki
How do you show affection for your beloved pet like your fave dog?

This is one big question that pet owners should be aware of.

We can hug them, why not? It's our way of showing our unconditional love for these precious canines. By cuddling our pets, they feel secure and protected and there's nothing wrong in doing so. They are still man's BFF (best friend forever). We can also    play with them for as long as we are cautious about their moods. They may also feel stressed sometimes. But, one thing we should not practice is to kiss them directly in the mouth. Even a quick smooch can be an unexpected transmission of some sort of infections from the dog's saliva. Even if the dog or any pet for that matter is always clean, well-groomed and healthy. Dogs are fond of licking their bottoms and this will mean fecal matter may stay on their mouth.

Love Quotes By Simplymarrimye


infinity by simplymarrimye
INFINITY

My sacred vow is not just a PROMISE but a never ending
COMMITMENT to the person fated to be the LOVE of my LIFE.

As time goes by... LOVE should stay awake and never fall asleep.

We need to know how to handle LOVE because if we don't...
 it will swift away like a whirlwind.

When two people are separated by responsibility... the same task is required to bridge the distance.

Lovers should have an endless string that is
torn-free
split-proof
and most of all
fire-resistant.
It should be an unbreakable
BOND
that will connect your hearts forever.

The Refreshing Saud Beach in PAGUDPUD


Pagudpod_saud beach by awesomedanlourd
GOD created the sea  to quench our thirst for LIFE existing under its deepness and above its surface... offering the refreshing wonders of its coastal expanse.



Pagudpod_saud beach by awesomedanlourd
The color of water is a reflection of the blue sky.  When the clouds turn dark... the sea will just wait for the rain to pour its precious drops.

Aedes Aegypti, Causing Deadly Dengue Fever

My sister, Mahlen had an ON and OFF fever for days. She thought that it's only a sign of over fatigued or flu so she just took doses of paracetamol to lower her temperature.  But she experienced muscle pains and severe headache then suddenly rashes came out when her fever rapidly dropped.  That's when she decided to consult a doctor and had her blood examined for possible infection of the Dengue virus.

mye domain's photo_leg rashes
My sister's leg rashes

Since the first laboratory result dated Sept 26 indicates a lower platelet count, she was not confined in the hospital. The doctor said that she may stay at home and re-hydrate or keep up oral liquid intake. Although her NS1 was positive, the two variables below still showed negative results so there's nothing to be alarmed about. But then, she took another test the following day to monitor her platelet count. Fortunately, it raised from 182 to 186. Good enough but still required more re-hydration. The physiological range for platelets is (150–400)×109per liter. Around 1011 platelets are produced each day by an average healthy adult.

K-Zone turns 10


Who wouldn't know this kid magazine? Even adults especially parents grab a copy of this for their children to enjoy.

K-Zone is the biggest and most popular kids' magazine in the Philippines published by Summit Media. It caters to kids and young adults ages 8 to 16. They are called the K-Zoners who love bright, colorful and entertaining reads.

KZ as it's commonly abbreviated, was first released in October 2002. It has Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian versions but the content of Philippine Edition is almost the same though it's more on gaming, anime, international and local celebrities.

Almost every page is loaded with kids' stuff like newest cartoons, movies, latest gadgets, crafts, video games, wrestling, puzzles, comics, jokes and a lot of exciting but friendly and knowledgeable articles. K-Zoners love it because it kills their boredom, it makes them laugh and stimulates their sense of being young and free.

BEAUTIES Caught by Her Lens

LONDON, the biggest city in Europe with the highest population density of 4,699 per square kilometer.  This capital city of England is the very first city in the world to have an underground railway, also known as the TUBE.

It is where every aspect of learning is strengthened like commerce, arts, entertainment, fashion, education, finance, media, professional services, tourism and transport that make it the leading global city and financial center alongside New York City.

Being the most visited place in the world, it has the largest airport system.

The home of  the English Sovereigns, the Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the Queen of England and principal workplace of the British monarch.

Aside from the many attractions of the city, take a glimpse of these photographs captured by my sister, MALU.

green on the way
GREEN on the way

circles over the top
CIRCLES over the top

TRANQUILITY reigns

ray of white light
FLICKER of white light

shadow on-looker
SHADOW on-looker

wrinkled surface
WRINKLED surface


Meet Malulicious


Her Chinita Eyes



Barely no make-up.
Her CHINITA eyes are so expressive of her character...
small, slant, and pointed.


Those chinky eyes are too attractive not to be noticed
Yet too sharp not to be taken for granted.


Don't dare try to gaze upon her...
You will be enchanted... magnetized
and may be left thinking about her smile.


Her vision is imperfectly focused
though a flicker of brilliance somehow
sparkle like a vibrant stone.


A total look of allurement rise before her own
 reflection... resonating simple grace like
a flower in full bloom.


Fresh... young... and fragile.
those CHINITA eyes are whimsical for the moment
until an amiable glare of a prince catch her unwittingly.


If only time would allow these eyes to turn like
these childish ... so naive and innocent.
But no past is coming back... these
CHINITA eyes will look ahead and take a view of the future.





JOHN 3:16


mye domain's photo_john 3:16

This Bible verse is so famous that everyone of us should know by heart. 
Use the key words to form a six-letter word that best explains it. 
What have you got?

Thanks DIDACHE! (Kerygma Family)

A Kid's Tale


a kid's tale photo 1


I am a kid
and still naive
with no worries
in my mind.

There's nothing 
to be sad
but anything to be
glad about.

I just want to play
draw and scribble.
Eat when starved
sleep when exhausted.


a kid's tale photo 2


I am a kid
and still naive.
Hide and seek
is a fun game indeed.

Now look around...
Can you see me?
I'm just here.
GO and keep searching.


a kid's tale photo 3


Watching TV is 
my hobby.
I guess you know
these guys.
Then give me a Hi5 !!!


a kid's tale photo 4
 

I am a kid
and still naive.
I'm sure you wish
to be like me
like you used to be.

But few years from now
and I'm a kid no more.
Spare me this moment
and let me enjoy.


a kid's tale photo 5


Oh my goodness!
I still wish to play
but my TIKOY,
seems so overly dismayed.


QUIT now or REGRET later


mye domain's photo_quit now or regret later

Despite several campaigns
innumerable advocacy regarding 
smoke-free environment
Needless to say..
the danger it brings to 
human lives and nature
Getting addicted to nicotine...
puffing here and everywhere
still exist.

WHY??
A matter of choice
whether you want to
light up that
STICK
to inhale the very 
CAUSE 
of countless illness 
or 
take the first step in 
QUITTING.

MIND over MATTER

Forget about it
being the source of your strength
in coping stress and daily annoyance.
If you love yourself and family,
you can win the
BATTLE.
If you still consider it your 
COMPANY
to loosen up and be free...
it's yours to ponder.

I am speaking for myself...

Now, it's DONE and over with
Easier said but I know
others may take a while
to even contemplate on the idea
of giving up.

This is a
DECISION
to make...

it's
YOURS
to make.