How Can You Transform Your Box Braids into Amazing Hairstyles

Changing hairstyle and haircut bring a lot of positivity and freshness to a person’s overall look. With this change, you feel more motivated and confident. There are various ways to bring this change in your look and a very amazing one is to get your hair dyed in different colors. Hairstyles and haircuts keep evolving with fashion, there are some cuts and styles which are classic and can stay in fashion for a very long time. Even though, the classic is the best, however, if you don’t change your haircut or hairstyle for a long time, you yourself become bored and exhausted of looking at it every other day.

Everyone has their own hair texture and they wear their hair accordingly. Hair styles and haircuts also vary according to the race, customs and region where a person is living. Some hair styles suit light hair tones the best and others are more suitable for darker hair. If you have dark hair then box braids styles are just the right option for you. This hair style is super versatile and incredibly attractive. It has the downright edge and has the right twists as well. It can suit anyone from little girls to adult women. The box braids are indeed a true style statement no matter what age you are. If you are looking to enhance your look and adopt a versatile look for your hair, you can check Burgundy Box Braids to get some ideas for you.

Mostly people already have the braids and others are looking to get some ideas and spice up the looks. People always want to flaunt a flawless look but very few of them figure out the ways which are just right for them. There is a loose updo which is stylish yet relaxed and fit for all circumstances. All you need to do is to get all the braids and twist them up in a loose updo and you are all set to go. This hairstyle can set both for formal or a casual gathering. If you have long braids you can also use them to tie a high bun in place. When you combine think box braids and small box braids it creates a very compelling hairstyle which can work for nearly all situations. There are many great examples of a high bun in which you can twist your perfectly styled box braids in a high bun.

Hair are the most prominent part of anyone’s personality and indeed the most neglected part as well. Your hair give the personality and add charisma to you. An average person, do not get the same team to prepare you for the public appearance every morning like a celebrity and model gets each time before they appear on the television. Therefore, it completely relies on you that how you choose to flaunt your personality and enhance it by choosing a different hairstyle every now and then.

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Moringa is packed with so much health juices, you’ll be very surprised. For one this is the only vegetable which has all 9 essential amino acids, and this alone is good reason enough why I include moringa in my children’s diet. If you want to know more about Moringa click the link.

Yes, you’ve read it correctly, Moringa is part of my children’s diet and they love it. I’m sure your child will love it too.

If you’re unsure if they will like it or not, there are creative ways to sneak in Moringa powder into their diet without them knowing it. Moringa powder does not interfere with the food’s taste.

So here are ways I feed them with Moringa.

Removing the leaves off the stalks is fun for children, and of course, blending something is another fun thing to do. So making Moringa powder is a great chore for kids!

Sweet and sour fillet fish with Moringa powder.


Tuna in tomato sauce with Moringa powder.


Mung beans soup with Moringa leaves

There are several other food where Moringa can be added, like glazed chicken, buttered toasted bread, any type of fruit and vegetable salad, vegetable nuggets, fried egg with vegetable, homemade pizza, any type of sauces and dippings, teas, and many more. There are so many possiblities. I would be updating this post from time to time.

Helpful tips, do not over-cook the leaves and sprinkle Moringa powder unto the food after cooking.

Moringa is for everyone! It’s good for children, for adults, for pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

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Tips For Running A Business & A Household

It’s no secret that being a working parent is difficult and challenging. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done successfully. All you need is a plan in place for how you’re going to approach your busy lifestyle. Avoid giving up trying before you even grant yourself an opportunity to succeed.

Don’t beat yourself up or get down when you make mistakes trying to do it all. What you want to do is learn from your past and then aim to create a brighter future for you and your children. Make lists and put them in priority order, so you’re getting done what’s most important first.

Take Advantage of your Nights & Weekends

What will help you achieve work-life balance is to come up with a schedule to follow even on your weekends and days off. There’s a lot of available time there if you’re smart about how you use it. For example, get up early and attend a few business-related tasks before taking the kids out to get some exercise as a family. When you arrive home at night use this as a chance to unplug and have dinner as a group and then wrap up any loose ends regarding your work after the kids go to bed.

Use Your Time & Money Wisely

Unfortunately, you’re likely going to experience a lot of obstacles and busy work when you’re running your own business. Use your time wisely by knowing when to hire assistance, how to delegate and being smart about how you spend your money. For example, don’t spend your limited time attempting to recover any lost corporate data. Look to find companies that can provide this service for you so that you spend your time on what is more pressing from your standing within the business.

Ask for Help

You have to speak up and be willing to ask for help when you need it if you’re going to be successful at running a business and household. Let your spouse know you want their assistance and specify in what areas they could be useful. Another idea is to ask the neighbors to watch the kids while you work or get involved in a local carpool for getting the kids to and from school. No one will know you’re struggling or need a hand until you make it clear.

Set Boundaries

Ultimately, you’re in charge when you own a company, so begin setting boundaries and stop making excuses as to why you can’t leave the office on time. You need to find more balance in your days and not get caught up in unnecessary and time-consuming tasks that are keeping you from seeing your children on a regular basis. Get a home office so you can sneak in and tackle some work in between activities. It will help if you always stay focused on what it is you’re doing in the present moment.


Running a business and household can be done with the right attitude and strategies in place. Remember to go slowly and make smart choices along the way. There’s enough time in each day to get done what’s most important if you plan right.

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Derick Learns to Ride a Bicycle

Yes,yes..finally my son has learnt to ride a bicycle. It has been a year since we bought him his bicycle, and only now he got to really enjoy it. He said, he now loves his bicycle more than ever. Apparently he’s not a kinesthetic learner, and there had been moments of frustration on his part and ours too.  While it has been very easy teaching Summer, Derick took his time,and that took so much of our patience and time.

*Derick and Summer have helmets but on this particular day, they decided not to wear them.


What were the tricks we did before he finally were able to put both feet on the pedals?

  1. First, we made sure the bike is the right height and size, and that he’s wearing protective gear for safety.
  2. Then we tried what we did with Summer, which was – hold the handle bar firmly forward, give it a push, put your feet on the pedals and start pedalling. It didn’t work with him! He couldn’t control the handle bar and couldn’t keep his balance.
  3. So we took the pedals out, and let him glide with it similar to pedal-less bicycles for toddlers.  Doing this develops a sense of balance and builds muscle memory. This stage took most part of the days that he tried learning to ride his bicycle. There were weeks even months that he refused to ride his bicycle because of frustration.
  4. At long last, during the summer break, we gave it another go after a long hiatus. We decided to put back the pedals since he could already balance. With sheer determination and lots and lots of encouragement that he could do it, he finally found his rythym  on the second day of practice. And since then he’s been enjoying it.

Hurray! Now, the bicycle is one of his treasured possesions.

Bicycling is a great outdoor activity for kids not only during summer but even during weekends and after school.  It is a great extracurricular activity that refreshes the mind and limit screen time.

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Kids Making Moringa Powder: A Beneficial Chore

Moringa is a superfood I include in my children’s diet,  and honestly they love it.  Not just that,  they make Moringa powder themselves. It’s easy to follow, in fact there are only 4 simple steps all in the video description.

Here’s a short video clip of how to make Moringa powder.  Enjoy!


Allowing children to do this is actually beneficial for them.

  1. Doing chores like this give them a sense of accomplishment.  Something they could be proud of. Chores for children are what trainings are for adults.
  2. It’s a great way to teach children the importance of good health and how to stay healthy.
  3. One of the ways to help your child eat and love veggies and other plant-based food.
  4. Doing this chore, helps instill in your child the love for plants and nature in general. In fact we’ve planted Moringa in our garden in the city.

It’s so easy and simple,  right?  Is this something that you’re children could do too?

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How To Parent Like Angelina

As a woman who successfully parents 6 children, has an incredible career, and supports multiple charities and causes, it is not surprising that Angelina Jolie is an inspiration to so many people. One of the most admirable things about Angelina is the way she chooses to parent. As any mother or father will know, being a parent is far from easy. If someone as hard-working as Angelina can juggle parenthood and a career, alongside her numerous other interests, it is certainly worth looking at the way in which she achieves this, and how other parents can benefit from her example.

Accept your children’s personalities

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has cause quite a stir in some circles, with her penchant for masculine-type clothing and, some sources say, wanting to be referred to as John, and not her given name. To Angelina, this is no big deal, and why should it be? Children need to be able to express themselves in a safe environment, and being accepted for who they are will give them the confidence needed to be a mentally healthy adult. Being open and honest and keen to listen will ensure your child feels comfortable to share their feelings. This support should be applied whether they want to wear clothes that may not be the social norm, or if they are having a difficult time coming to terms with their sexuality.

Take them traveling

Of course, Angelina has funds that allow her to take her children all over the world, but even if you have a limited budget, traveling and experiencing diverse cultures should be considered very important for a child’s development. Allowing children to understand that the world consists of various cultures, and introducing them to assorted experiences is discussed on the blog Mommynearest. Among the benefits attributed to traveling with your children is that you are teaching them flexibility, and educating them in a fun way.

Embrace adventure

Alongside taking her children traveling with her, Angelina encourages her children to embrace adventures. Although Angelina does this by taking them to exciting locations all over the world, you can achieve this closer to home. Outdoor adventure play is one way in which your child can experience the thrill of climbing, team-work and imaginative play. There’s no need to think you need to take your kids trekking in Cambodia in order for them to experience real-life adventures, when sites like Indreviews.Com have compilations of the best outdoor activity centres for children you can place in your own back yard.


Lead by example

It is well-known that Angelina doted on her mother and it is often reported that she is saddened by the fact that her children didn’t know her. Jolie attributes her wish to lead by example to her mother, as this is exactly how her mother was with her. You can apply this to your own parenting by being charitable, forgiving, and understanding, in the things you say and the things you do.

A beautiful person inside and out, Angelina Jolie is a superb example of modern-day parenting at its best.

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To be healthy need not be expensive.

Growing up, I never had vitamin supplements or power drinks like Milo or Ovaltine. Bragging aside,  my siblings and I were healthy and never frequent the doctor while growing up.  We ate healthy – a lot of fruits and vegetables, especially Moringa!

Moringa Oleifera Leaves which have been removed from their stalks by my children. The process is so easy that my 6 year old could even do it. These here are ready for drying.


Moringa Oleifera is a tropical tree that’s  abundant in Asian countries like the Philippines,  Thailand,  Malaysia,  and India.  Moringa is so packed with health benefits,  it is called by many  as super food. What’s good is, it can be made into powder. It is so easy even kids can make Moringa powder themselves.

Having experienced it and up until now I am still reaping the health benefits of Moringa,  I would certainly without a doubt include it in my kids diet.  For those who are unfamiliar with Moringa but have been hearing good stuff about it,  and who would love to know more; here are some reasons why I include Moringa in my children’s diet.

1. Combat the effect of too much screen time.

Screen time is giving kid’s eyes nowadays so much strain.  It is affecting their vision.  A healthy amount of Vitamin A is definitely needed.  Moringa is an excellent source of Vitamin A.

2. I’m not short. My height is just cute!

Your child may be dreaming of one day becoming a basketball player or a supermodel, help them attain this.  As growing kids,  they need hefty amount of protein to build and repair body tissues.  With only just a cup of Moringa leaves, your child gets 2 grams of protein. Isn’t that great?

3. Can’t drink milk. Worry not!

For lactose intolerant kids,  Moringa is one great source of Calcium as it has 4 times more than what is found in milk. And because there is a case of scoliosis in my side of the family, all the more my kids need this to have strong bones. You could just discreetly add Moringa to fruitshakes, other dishes like fried eggs with veggies and veggy nuggets, and may be to Jellies.

4. Keep the Doctor away with Moringa

Children and toddlers are prone to common colds and other illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses,  Moringa boosts your kids immunity like no other.  It has 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges,  rich in antioxidant,  and reduces inflammation.

5. The body’s Lego

The only vegetable that contains  9 essential amino acids that the body needs but could not synthsize on it own such as histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. These are essentials in the overall development and bodily functions in cellular level. These amino acids are building blocks, somewhat similar to Legos, behind the normal functions of our cells, muscles, and other tissues.

Aside from these,  Moringa is also rich in potassium,  magnesium,  Vitamin B6 and B2, and Iron. It also has loads of digestive fibers to aid your child’s digestion.

Your child could eat Moringa leaves as an ingredient in soup,  or in powder form which you could add to a variety of food, drinks, or smoothies. There are so many creative ways to feed children with Moringa.

To be healthy need not be expensive.  Moringa is the most affordable super food there is.  In fact,  in Asian countries you could just ask for this from a friend or a neighbor for FREE.  However Moringa does not grow well in cold places,  what’s good though is that it is available in powder form and can be bought online.

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Top Fun Activities to Do at Home with the Kids (That Won’t Ruin the House)

If you’re a mother, you’ve probably faced this challenge at some point: it’s raining, you can’t go outside, but you’ve just cleaned your perfectly set up home and it actually doesn’t look like a mess for once. But you need to entertain the kids, so how do you do that without trashing the entire house again or getting paint on your new wallpaper? Don’t worry, here are five fun activities you can do at home with the kids, that won’t ruin the house and aren’t just sitting in front of the TV.

Fort Building

Fort building is an all-time classic activity, and while it might sound messy, it can actually be an excellent and easy to clear up activity. Grab all the chairs, couches, blankets, duvets and cushions you can find and construct a secret sanctuary. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even throw up some fairy lights and have a little movie night inside with some popcorn.

Magic Tricks

Magic tricks may not be the first thing that springs to mind, but they are actually an easy, fun and engaging activity, especially for older kids, providing hours of fun. The main obstacle that stands in the way of most people is a lack of knowledge on how to do the magic tricks, but that’s okay, you don’t need to be a professional magician. With sites like Rebel Magic, you can find easy to follow tutorials that’ll keep your kids entertained for hours.


Reading is a classic quiet and non-messy activity for kids. Reading rates are declining in children, which isn’t great, because reading has been shown to actually help children’s brains to develop faster, allowing them to express themselves better, develop their creativity and sense of imagination, as well as helping them academically. If your kids are a bit older, they might want to take out their own books from the library and read by themselves, but for younger kids, reading with their parents can be a great way to encourage a love of books and keep them entertained.


More for older kids (but the younger ones can still have fun) origami is an ancient Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes or figures. Pro origami artists can create huge sculptures such as dragons and swans, but there is also a lot of fun to be had with beginners. You can buy origami sets online that teach kids how to make basic figures such as frogs and birds.

Dance Party

Stick on some tunes, perhaps some throwback tracks to your own childhood and get dancing. This is not only fun for the kids, but also for the adults, and allows you all to get in some exercise, which will de-stress you and hopefully wear them out a bit.
There are many more options for mess-free home activities, but these are just some of the most popular options to save for a rainy day. Hopefully they’ve inspired you to be a bit more creative when it comes to one of those days you’ve been locked in the house.

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Portable Cordless Handy Stitch: Should make sewing easy

Been planning to make pillow cases, apron, and mini dresses for my daughter’s barbie dolls for as long as I can remember. It’s quite ambitious and almost impossible to sew these manually. So when I saw this portable, cordless, handy stitch online I thought to myself perfect! Another Mom’s new toy.

The Handy Stitch

It came in this blue box with the sewing kit wrapped in bubble wrap, and some extra parts like thread,  threader,  and thread spool. It also has an instructional manual, which is in English, great!


A single item of the handy stitch is worth 944 baht, but they offer packages too, like 2 for only 1,247 baht (I’m a mom on a budget, so I thought this is a great deal!). I bought two, one for me and one for my daughter.


Buying online

Buying the handy stitch online was quick. All I did was send them a private message in their Facebook page and they got back to me immediately with the pricing, and then some other details were needed too like name and address. Everything was settled in a matter of minutes and after three days, voila, got my cute sewing machine. Paid them cash upon receiving it, and excitedly got on to business.


And how’s it?

Oh well, lemon. Yes I bought a lemon! It came with a piece of cloth where there are stitches to prove that it works (as you can see in the photo above) . Yes it does work…for the first 10 seconds. Thought I broken it, so I got the other one. The same thing, worked for 10 seconds then started acting up.
It uses a single thread which the needle would sew into a chain stitch on the fabric. But on closer look, my husband and I figured that the needle couldn’t loop the thread. We watched Youtube reviews and found out other owners have similar problems. One suggested to recalibrate the needle by tightening the screw that holds it in place. And so we did. It worked! It managed to make a few stitches, then two or three without stitches, then it’s sewing again, then nothing, then a few, then nothing and more nothing. Don’t tell me the needle needs re-adjustment every few stitches!

I was frustrated and disappointed big time. This is the second time we bought a China made item online (the first was Dengo Car Camera), both turned out a waste of our hard-earned money. So far the only local brand that performed well beyond our expectation is a Thailand-made AJ sound system, which up until now is working and we’re enjoying it.

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7 Travel Safety Tips For Women

Traveling around the world is always going to be a daunting prospect, but for women, there are additional precautions that should be considered. It is perfectly possible for a woman to travel around the world on her own, but it is important to take your personal safety seriously.


Research Thoroughly

The more you know about the place you’re heading to, the more you will be able to prepare yourself. Research the customs and culture of your destination and make sure that you understand any special requirements regarding dress and conduct. No one likes feeling like their rights are being taken from them, but if you travel and act in defiance of local customs on principle, you are potentially placing yourself in grave danger. No matter how strongly you might feel, the consequences are not worth it for the sake of foregoing local dress codes.


Keep Your Valuables With You While in Transit

Many of us travel with tablets, laptops, and smartphones these days. Thieves know when these items are most vulnerable, particularly during transit. Whenever you are traveling on a plane, a train, or even a bus, especially if you will be sleeping, keep your valuables close by so that they can’t be disturbed without your knowledge.


Only Take What You Need

The lighter you travel, the easier you will travel. Having less stuff make it easier for you to pack up and move if you feel unsafe. If you are bogged down by lots of baggage, you could potentially find yourself in a situation where you have to abandon some of your luggage.


Don’t Be Too Trusting

When traveling, you will naturally want to make friends. We all like having company. Other people will provide you with great comfort on the road, and you will hopefully make lots of new friends. However, you must always be wary. Apply the same caution that you would at home, perhaps even a little more so.


Be Careful With Alcohol

Alcohol is the architect of bad decisions. There’s nothing wrong with going out and having fun, but remember that, in addition to the usual cautions you need to take with alcohol, you will also likely be in unfamiliar territory. This makes you even more vulnerable.


Be Prepared to Spend More

If you are willing to spend a little bit more, you can often secure a little additional safety and security. For example, when it comes to choosing an appropriate means of transport, the cheapest option will be walking, but this is also the most dangerous. On the other hand, driving yourself leaves you in control but will incur the most costs.


Always Have Plans

You should always aim to plan ahead as you travel. This will make it possible for you to check out any areas you are heading to before you reach them. For example, if you are traveling around the US and looking for baseball-related places to visit, can help you learn more about this fun sport, so you can plan some great days out.

Travel is all about having fun and experiencing new things. It is a wonderful experience and something that all of us should do at some point. Traveling safely is easy as long as you prepare beforehand.

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