The Peek Routine: When should your baby sleep, feed and play? This blog post is focused on the importance of following a good routine. I share the routine that worked wonders for my family. It's a quick read. I know you're tired and time constrained!
Hong Kong's air is often polluted. However, it’s bewildering knowing what the air quality index means, how the different scales compare and what it means in terms of altering our daily schedules. Often information is written too scientifically, too abstract and just way too many words. I’m going to cut through all that and write in plain English with no whittering and warbling. I’ll explain what the numbers mean. I’ll cover the health impacts of this invisible killer. I’ll help you make an informed decision on whether your kids should be taken to the outside playground today or switch it to a playdate at home. You’ll be able to decide for yourself when to turn on / turn up your air purifier and when to flush the rooms clean by opening the windows. As individuals, we don’t have control over the pollution itself but we can certainly control how much exposure our family has to it, without having an unrealistic impact on our busy lives.
Imagine being woken at 6am (or much earlier as used to be the case in our family!!) by your overly energetic toddler who wants to start the day, while there is no need to get up for another hour…This is where sleep trainers come to the rescue.
As a child, I always knew when dinner was ready because the smoke alarm would sound. Running downstairs, I’d be greeted with a shriveled up piece of cremated pork chop. I could never understand why my mum couldn’t just cook it properly. As a mother myself now, I would consider it was probably because she was so bloody busy!! This recipe turns things around for me – no more” tough as old boots” pork chops. I share with you now, my pork chop recipe, as a “hats off” to all those mummies in Hong Kong who are trying their best to do it all.
Everyone loves roast chicken. Fact. It’s that crackly sound the carving knife makes as it slices through the crispy, golden skin. Complimented perfectly with an interior of juicy, tender meat. The classic combination to tempt even the most picky child during a weekend family get-together. Check out my five simple steps that will ensure your family is always served mouth-watering meals, time and time again. The Butterflied method is the best, and for me the only, way to roast a chicken.