When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I am motivating myself that after I gave birth , I am going to be hot mama. I wrote on my board, exercise schedule, maybe plan to take salsa class to help me on the 'rear' zone, checking out new outfit to 'up' my market value, hell of things on my mind to make the whole 'hot mama' personae materialized.
Then came the baby. I'm telling you, 'hot mama' only happen in Hollywood. So here are few celebrities that I think are totally deserved to be called hot mama (damn!, me drooling while working out my tummy)
1. Victoria Beckham
With that pose, any son will be champion. With Posh, everything is in style. The hair, the sunnies, top, jeans.
2. Katie Holmes
I hope she will never change her hair style. It really suits her and she looks younger in it.
3. Nicole Richie
This ex party girl is doing great.
4. Angelina Jolie
Even she has a very strong personality, but you cant deny the fact that she is humble as a mother.
All mothers know that what the kids watch on TV going to be the only show you are able to watch at home. It drives me crazy sometimes but you grow to like it. And tell you, some of the shows are not too BAD. So, just give it a try. Especially Phineas and Ferb. They are totally awesome.
Phineas and Ferb
Two young suburban boys, Phineas and Ferb that like to invent things in their backyard. Their inventions however drives their sister Candace crazy and she trying so hard to bust them to their mom. Sadly everytime all the invention will somehow just disappear caused by feud between their pet Perry the Platypus (which is secret Agent P) and evil villain Dr Heinz Doofershmirtz.
I am called to write about the ad campaign by UNICEF to stop child abuse. But before I start let me answer the true / false question posted by Nuffnang,
1. It’s only abuse if there is physical violence involved. False :According to Wikipedia, Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment of children. So abuse can be a means of mistreatment of the emotional of the children. And in many cases this is more severe than the physical abuse which is visible, the emotional abuse is like a silent killer and disturbing the mental development of a child.Out of all the possible forms of abuse, emotional abuse is the hardest to define. It could include name-calling, ridicule, degradation, destruction of personal belongings, torture or destruction of a pet, excessive criticism, inappropriate or excessive demands, withholding communication, and routine labeling or humiliation. Victims of emotional abuse may react by distancing themselves from the abuser, internalizing the abusive words, or fighting back by insulting the abuser. Emotional abuse can result in abnormal or disrupted attachment disorder, a tendency for victims to blame themselves (self blame) for the abuse, learned helplessness and overly passive behavior. 2. Only bad people abuse. Good people don’t. False : In most cases, it shows that the abuser have no criminal records. Thus it means that the abuser not a common bad person or a criminal. Reason people tend to abuse from all the news coverage that we read lately is either the influence of alcohols or drugs. But in recent study it shows that the number of child abuse increase because of depression mainly caused by financial difficulties or marital problems / personal problems. It is only a fine line determine bad and good people. Under certain depressing condition, if untreated and uncounsel, people may just blown up and unaware of their action. Sadly this just affecting their closer surrounding which is in this case the children and spouse. 3. Many children do not know their abusers. False : Most cases reported that child abuse occur at the child's home. People that they interact with, be it the parents or the caregiver that is known by the child. Major percentage is in the parent's home and only small percentage contributed by other organizations such as the kindergarten, schools or nursery or other places which the child interacts with. 4. Abused children will definitely grow up to be abusers. It really depends on what kind of abuse involved, whether it is physical, emotional or sexual. Children with the history of child neglection or physical abuse tend to have psychiatric problems or mental development problems as well as depression, disassociation and later having problem to interact with their own children or handle them which is in adverse may lead to distracting their children emotional development.The study shows that people with a history of sexual abuse as a child will strongly experience depression and having difficulties to have trust in other people. While emotional abuse giving major percentage in anger management control. As the statement that abused children will definitely grow up to be abusers, if untreated the effect will most likely happen without the used to be abused person knowing it. Maybe for them they are just having problems in themselves and try to handle it, but unknowingly it is involving other people which is normally their children and spouses.
So, stop child abuse. save a child, you will save the generation!
Ingredients 1/2 Lebanese round bread (pitta), toasted 3 medium firm tomatoes, washed and chopped 3 slender cucumbers (250g\9 oz), washed and chopped 3 medium radishes (250g\9 oz) (1 cup), washed and chopped 4 spring onions, washed and coarsely chopped 1 medium onion (1/4 cup), roughly chopped 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, crushed with a pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon dried mint 2 tablespoons vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves 1 cup coarsely chopped parsley 1/2 cup coarsely chopped sweet green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 8 crisp cos (2 cups) lettuce leaves, torn into bite size pieces Preparation 1. Break toasted bread into small pieces and keep aside. 2. Wash the chopped mint, parsley and purslane, then drain well. 3. Mix crushed garlic with salt, oil, vinegar, dried mint, lemon juice and ground sumac and keep aside. 4. Put all ingredients in a serving bowl. Add toasted bread pieces and dress with garlic mixture, mix well. 5. Serve Fattoush if you wish garnished with additional toasted bread