20 Things A Mother Should Tell Her Son




taken from Parenthood 101

1. Play a sport.
It will teach you how to win honorably,
lose gracefully, respect authority,
work with others, manage your time
and stay out of trouble.
And maybe even throw or catch.

2. You will set the tone
for the sexual relationship,
so don’t take something away from her
that you can’t give back.

3. Use careful aim when you pee.
Somebody’s got to clean that up, you know.

4. Save money when you’re young
because you’re going to need it someday.

5. Allow me to introduce you
to the dishwasher, oven,
washing machine, iron,
vacuum, mop and broom.
Now please go use them.

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

7. Don’t ever be a bully
and don’t ever start a fight,
but if some idiot clocks you,
please defend yourself.

8. Your knowledge and education is something
that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat women kindly.
Forever is a long time to live alone
and it’s even longer to live with somebody
who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do.
This includes her having a successful career
and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.
Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. “Yes ma’am” and “yes sir”
still go a long way.

14. The reason that they’re called “private parts”
is because they’re “private”.
Please do not scratch them in public.

15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.
Be a good leader and others will follow.

16. Bringing her flowers for no reason
is always a good idea.

17. It is better to be kind
than to be right.

18. A sense of humor
goes a long way
in the healing process.

19. Please choose your spouse wisely.
My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me
spending time with you and my grandchildren.

20. Remember to call your mother
because I might be missing you.


Stir Fry Chicken Udon Recipe

From the package of Orient Udon

Ingredients :

1,5 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
1 tsp of sugar
3 tbsp of water
a pinch of roasted sesame

mix them all as the sauce and set aside

150 g chicken breast (sliced)
50 g peas
1 clove of garlic (chopped)
1/2 clove of small onion (sliced)
1 packet of orient udon
1 tbsp oil

Heat oil in wok, lightly brown garlic and onion, add in sliced chicken, udon and peas to stir fry for 3 minutes. Pour in sauce to stir fry all ingredients until fully cooked. Sprinkle roasted sesame over noodles and serve immediately.


Resep : Ice Cream Cake

For English, go to the original source of this recipe, Our Best Bites’ Mint Chip Ice Cream Brownie Cake

Nat berulang tahun beberapa minggu yang lalu. Saya memikirkan mau buat cake macam apa untuk Nat tahun ini. Mempertimbangkan opa yang tidak suka cake manis modern, saya putuskan untuk memakai Ice Cream Cake sebagai Birthday Cake Nat tahun ini ! 🙂

Saya coba kontak beberapa kios ice cream yang punya ice cream cake. Tapi saya merasa harganya terlalu berlebihan. Ya memang ice cream mereka terkenal enak & teksturnya yang tidak buat eneg, tapi saya merasa ini berlebihan. Jadi saya akan buat sendiri!

Saya ikuti resep ice cream cake dari Our Best Bites tapi saya sesuaikan dengan selera dan bahan yang ada di kota saya.

Hasilnya, yummy! Sangat cokelat… (I’m a chocolate girl) dan…. 100% guilty pleasure.


Ice Cream Cake

Bahan :
1 box brownie kukus mix, dikukus sesuai petunjuk
1 – 1,5 Liter ice cream rasa sesuai selera
1 cup coklat masak/chocolate chip (di brownie mix yg saya pakai ada chocolate chip nya)
200 mL krim kental
15-20 keping Oreo, dihancurkan kasar
*whipped cream (opsional)
*coklat parut untuk hiasan (opsional)

Cara Membuat :
1. Tuang adonan brownies diatas loyang yang dilapisi alumunium foil, kukus sesuai resep. Setelah suhu ruang, masukkan freezer ± 1 jam
2. Tuang ice cream yang sudah agak lembut diatas brownies, ratakan, freezer ± 1 jam
3. Tim coklat/chocolate chip, panaskan cream hingga mendidih sebentar, lalu tuang ke coklat/chocolatechip yang sudah leleh, tutup dengan plastic wrap, biarkan 5 menit lalu aduk rata. Sisihkan hingga dingin (ini enak banget…_)
4. Tuang saus coklat diatas ice cream beku, taburi oreo dengan merata, tekan dengan jarimu, freezer ± 3 jam atau semalaman
5. Oleskan whipped cream diatas lapisan teratas, ratakan. Beri coklat parut, freezer 1 hari
6. Angkat dari loyang, lepas alumunium foilnya, potong-potong dan sajikan… YUMMY ! Uenak(˘ڡ˘)

Sayangnya, saya tidak berhasil mendapatkan foto yang bagus untuk ice cream cake ini. Nat sudah ingin pegang-pegang cake ini (diatasnya ada lilin dan hiasan domba & kincir angin favorit Nat), lagipula saya tidak bisa foto yang bagus. Tapi untuk bukti saya sudah membuatnya, ini dia fotonya, lihat tangan kecil di belakang sudah tidak sabar pengen colek-colek.




The Very Quiet Cricket

Ouch, I didn’t manage to take any photos of my son doing this activity this month. We have been very busy with birthday preparation (he is having his 2nd birthday last Saturday! 🙂 ) and some illness. But we are fully recovered now.

The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle is a gentle and may I say romantic ? 🙂 I read the online version and they got it animated ! Beautiful ! I have been fascinated by Eric Carle’s illustration. Seems random but very detailed. I was planning to have my son imitate his illustration, in toddler way of course, but we didn’t make it… Hopefully other participant created the activity.

So, for this month’s Book Club Activity, we decided to go with the audio challenge for my son. I downloaded some insect sounds found in the book from JungleWalk and put it on my smartphone. I choose sounds that are distinguishable easily. Then I printed real images of the insects. They are bee, mosquito and cricket.

Next, with ear phone on our ears, we listen to the insect sounds. I showed him the insect’s image. After a few repeats, I tell him what the insect’s name is. Then he shouted the name. It’s so cute to hear him learning new vocabularies this way. And he sounds so cute too ;).

After a few introductions, I played the sounds randomly and asked him to show me which insects made the sound and saying the name. And we keep going for some rounds.


Linking up to Toddler Approved Virtual Book Club

Obat Penurun Panas untuk Anak

Setelah beberapa kali percobaan dengan berbagai jenis obat penurun panas untuk anak, akhirnya anak saya menemukan kesukaannya. Yaitu, PRORIS.

Dia sudah coba berbagai macam paracetamol dengan rasa cherry, jeruk, anggur, yang hampir semua dimuntahkannya. Saya coba berbagai cara, memberikan sirup itu dengan pipet, sendok, dicampur dengan jus buah dan diminum dengan sedotan. Selalu ditolak, penuh tangisan dan dia pun kabur menjauhi saya.

Tapi sirup ibuprofen ini sangat enak. Nat langsung minum dari sendok tanpa perlawanan. Saya tidak perlu menambahkan rasanya (ada 3 rasa : anggur, pisang dan bubblegum), Nat langsung minum dan menunjukkan jari telunjuknya kepada saya, sebagai tanda bahwa minuman ini enak 😀 ~ Nat belum bisa tunjukkan jempolnya.

Rasa sirup ini manis, seperti air gula. Sederhana, enak dan diterima oleh Nat. Dan ini membuat saya sangat senang 😀

Apa kamu punya tips untuk memberikan obat pada anak-anakmu ?

Tulisan ini adalah testimoni dari seorang konsumen yang puas. Saya tidak menerima imbalan apapun dari perusahaan terkait. Bila produk ini tidak berefek sama kepada anak Anda seperti kepada anak saya, setiap anak berbeda dan saya mendorong Anda untuk menemukan yang bisa diterima oleh anak Anda.

The Carrot Seed

My son is currently 23 months old.

I joined the April Virtual Book Club for Kids hosted by Toddler Approved. This April, we read The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss. I read & listen to it online from this youtube link. This is a simple book with a big message. I love the simple illustration, too bad I do not have it in my hands.

We need to do an activity with our children based on this book. So I’ve been thinking what is the age appropriate activity for my son ?

He is now in the mood of putting things in & out and stickers. So I made these 2 activities to adapt his interest.

Tissue Paper Carrots

I cut some orange tissue papers into stripes and gave it to him, with an example of how to crumple it. Well, actually he doesn’t need an example 🙂

We crumpled a lot of papers. Then I showed him to put the crumpled paper into a plastic bag which I already make into triangle shape (just need a little tape). He loves to put those papers into the bag. He first put them one by one, but then he grabbed some and put them together. After the bag is quite full, I tied it up, and gave my son the leaves to stick it on top of the remaining plastic. Oh so cute.

We managed to make 8 carrots. All done in 8 days :). When he lost his concentration in putting those papers in, he just eat them. So I stopped this activity and continue it tomorrow. That way, we make 1 per day.

This bright colored carrots stays next to his play dough, we play “plant the carrots” by covering it with the dough. And “harvest the carrots” by pulling them up.

Plant The Carrots

My son is also into stickers, so I made carrot stickers, following a tutorial from this video. Then I drew the garden & the little boy on a brown paper.

Next, I gave him the carrot stickers (image from FreeClipartNow), a wet towel and show him how to press the stickers on the wet towel then stick them on the garden.

And this is the result of our quick play.

It’s still wet from the water, sorry….

Wow, this is fun. I love to prepare an activity that is age appropriate, and also doing it together with my son. I will do it again!

I’m linking up with The Carrot Seed Virtual Book Club & Blog Hop

Digital Scrapbooking : Cheese Recipe Card

I’m addicted to make a recipe card for good recipes I found. I joined TheStudio’s March Recipe Card Challenge. The theme is Cheese. Oh wow… I’m not very fond of cheese, I’m more of a chocolate girl 😉 but I found good recipes with cheese. I think I will post 2 recipe card in this challenge. I just need to convert the measurement from grams to cup and oz. So… I don’t have a recipe card yet. I’m in the process of designing it 🙂

See Maurine Stettler’s starter kit… so adorable !!Image

And this is what I’ve come up with, a simple recipe card with recipe posted by Rika Melissa. Very interesting recipe which I will try.