Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Family Can't Wait for No Ordinary Family

This guest post from Lenny Mcknight

Today, it seems like there isn't much on that we can watch as a family. This Fall, a new show is coming out that I am hoping we will all be able to hang out and watch together in front of the satellite tv through No Ordinary Family is about a family that goes on a vacation together and comes back with some kind of super powers. One is strong, one is fast, one can read minds and the other one is really smart. It makes me think of the animated movie The Incredibles.

We are all going to check out the first episode together and I can't wait. There are so many things that we can't let the kids watch and I am hoping that this is something that I will be appropriate. I am sure that it will have its share of language and even some violence, but there are just some other things that I don't want the kids to see. Also, it seems like a show that might have some type of message about value and integrity.

From what I have read, the characters sound interesting and I don't think it is going to be predictable as some people have said. When it comes to families, you just never know what will happen.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Raising A Child Just Got Funnier

Posted by Arden Wallace

It's always interesting to see where a writer will go when scripting a series involving parenting. Having three young children myself, I know how I feel about certain issues and the way I wish to raise my children. So when there is a different perspective on how someone copes with and takes care of a child then I am intrigued. This is why I am interested to see the new show Raising Hope on Fox this fall.
This comedy is from the same creator of the hit show My Name is Earl, Greg Garcia. In this show a real moronic goof, Jimmy Chance, unexpectedly finds out that he has a little baby named Hope. He finds this out when she is left at his door and he has no choice but to take her in. However, since he is still living at home with his parents, Jimmy is in no position to take in a small child like this. Plus, his coarse parents don't want another baby in the house. Feeling the need to fulfill his fatherly role Jimmy decides to raise Hope and be a good dad. This comedy is far from the norm and pushes the limits with some of the topics and issues that are brought up. But the real meaning and heart of the story lies behind the crude humor and to the point, snappy dialogue.
This show doesn't look like the normal family programs that have been redone, and could be entertaining in it's own uniqueness. I am interested to see where they go with this and how far the really do test their boundaries on Direct TV.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nido Jr. for Hannah!

I've been wanting to change Hannah's milk from GPA to another one since she's been having an on and off bout with constipation for the longest time. I've tried Lactum but she doesn't like it. Now, after her last can of GPA, I thought well now's the right time to change her milk. So I bought the smallest box of Nido Jr. to see if she would like it and guess what? She loved it! Wow, now I can breathe a big sigh of relief since she already pooed without much difficulty unlike before were we had to insert a suppository on her bottom just so she could poo.

Besides the Nido Jr. that I bought her, I also bought Nestle fresh milk which she would drink come breakfast time. I tried to let her drink Nestle fresh milk last Saturday and she also likes it a lot. The reason I've decided to let Hannah drink fresh milk is because I've read that children over 2 years of age should be given low fat(reduced) milk which has 1 to 2% fat. But milk should be limited by taking not less than 375mls of milk and not more than 600mls because this is only one part of what toddlers eat and they still need to eat other types of solid foods too. I'm just fortunate that Hannah's not a picky eater and she likes eating mostly rice, chicken, pastas, bread and biscuits. I also let her drink juice once in awhile especially during snack time.

I hope Hannah would continue to become healthy and strong especially when she starts her pre-school next year.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Family holiday

Guest post written by Carl Beck

Getting the whole family together is difficult unless it revolves around sports. Sadly, most of our schedules don't line up when it comes to holidays but they just magically work out when it comes to going to football games at the college most of us attended. Even though a few of our relatives have gone to different schools, family allegiance is tied along with the school.

When we all got together for the first ball game, my great aunt flew in from NYC where she lives. I hadn't seen her in a while so I was asking her about what's new in her life. She told me about her recent visit to one of the Miracle Ear centers in New York. Then my dad heard her talking about it his recent visit to Miracle Ear Florida. Then my uncle talked about getting Miracle ear hearing aids in Vermont. And our tailgate turned into a chat about hearing aids.
But I guess strange stuff like that happens when that's the only time you see your family each year.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Baby Abandoned on Gulf Air

I was really shocked and saddened by the news that a mother had abandoned her new born baby on a flight from Bahrain to Manila. I'm close to tears as I watched this beautiful angel on the arms of strangers instead of his own mother. It was found out that he was discovered by a security personnel on an airplane trash bag covered with blood and wrapped in tissue paper. I am not to judge anyone but I don't know what went through the minds of his mother when she decided to left her new born son on a trash bag not knowing if she left him there for dead or what.

Temporarily the baby is named George Francis, based on Gulf Air’s airline code “GF” and is under the care of the nurses and social workers until his mother is found. After 3 months and his mother is not found, he will be put up for adoption. I just hoped that he will find the unconditional love that he never got from his mother to the family that is willing to adopt him. May God bless George Francis, he is truly a miracle baby!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Our Crocs Has Arrived!

At last the most awaited Crocs for me and Hannah has already arrived from the US! I bought this Crocs from Amazon then had it delivered from my co-worker's place when he had a training in the US. Well he just got back home 2 or 3 days ago and we met up to pick up the shoes and other stuff I bought online earlier this day. I was so happy when I tried my shoes coz it's really comfortable. Hannah's shoes was really cute too but I wished I ordered a Size7 instead of a 6 because it already fits her and there's no more allowance when her feet becomes bigger.

Now I can't wait to wear our shoes and get to try it outside. Crocs shoes are really comfortable to wear and I am glad I bought it in the US instead of here coz it's A LOT cheaper there than here in the Philippines.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

ABC's of Art from Baby Einstein

I bought Hannah a book(as usual) from Book Sale and guess what? I found "Baby Einstein: ABCs of Art Discovery Cards" at such a steal price of only P250! It was a group of 26 flash cards of ABC's with full-color works of art. I really love it and I can't wait for me to use it for Hannah. I searched for its price in the internet and found that its price ranges from $15.49-S19.99 which when you convert it to PHP- it's P697.05-P899.55). What a big steal! I really love buying books for Hannah(and now flash cards) at Book Sale because of very cheap learning books that I see there. Can't wait to go there again to find another set of quality yet affordable books for my Hannah.

More Family Movies

Guest written by our friend Katie Callahan

I love going to the movies! What's even better is that my kids and husband love going too, and that means I get to go even more. Now sometimes I do need that mommy and daddy time to go see a new movie at the theater, but the rest of the time we like to spend movie time together as a family. It does get to be somewhat difficult though if there are no family movies available or we have seen them all. I have actually seen a big increase in the child oriented movies out there, so this gives us the chance to get out with the kids like we want. We just make sure that they are suitable for a 9 year old and a 3 year old while at the same time not boring us to tears!

At this time, we get out at least once a week to see a movie; provided there are movies the whole family can see. And depending on where the movie we want to see is playing, we will either go to the new theater at River Ridge Mall-Regal 14 or at the discount theater on Candlers Mt. Rd-Cinemark Movies 10. Once we agree on the movie to watch, we get ready together to get out the door even faster. The hubby gets the cash ready, the kids pick out a toy for the ride, and I set the adt security houston for the house once we are all at the door. Time to see a movie!

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