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Who's the bad girl?

My seven year old daughter is having difficulty getting up early for school, will not take shower in the morning and keeps it until late afternoon or untill F and me reach home from work, wouldn't obey what she was asked to do, refused to eat vegetables, refused to do her homework without me beside her, refused to wear her house slippers even if her aunt reminds her for the hundred times  and while she is defying everything being ask of her, mommy tries to get nice and calm and do some reverse child psychology. Most of the time it works but sometimes it does'nt and when it does'nt work mommy gets cranky and frustrated. Am I the only one here, am I alone or do I share the same experience with other mothers? Last night all my efforts fail to make her do her homework, well almost, I tried to win the situation in a peaceful way but the Al Rifai nuts and a little head ache gets in the way. Moms patience is put to the test and I needed to cool down for me not to blow it off. I

Opening Speech on Sports Day at AIS

My daughter is in her 4th grade at her school. For this year annual sports day for grades 3 and 4 she was chosen to give the opening speech. She delivered it well and we are so proud of her.

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

I love eggplant or aubergine as others call it. I like it fried dip in vinegar with bagoong and I also like it frittata as in tortang talong. I hate it soggy in pinakbet and sinigang. Eating eggplant the way we cooked it for many years makes me get sick of it (well not really its a fav) but sometimes I think of it, if there is any other way I can cook this wonderful veggie. Sure there are many and found one that I tried recently. This dish is a wonderful dish and I am sure, like me, eggplants lovers out there will love this recipe. I used the big round purple variety but the longs one are sure a hit. Ingredients: 2 eggplants olive oil 1 onion chopped 2 cloves of garlic minced some fresh basil chopped thyme - I used dried but fresh is even better 1 large tomato chopped tomato sauce or puree mushroom - canned or fresh - as you like Parmesan cheese or any other cheese that you prefer or have salt and pepper to taste Procedure 1. Cut eggplant into an inch thick, brush

Liebster Award Baby

I got an award, thanks a lot to The Baby Mama Chronicles The Liebster Award is given to new upcoming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers and passed along to other bloggers who meet the same criteria. The rules for the Liebster Award are: 1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves. 2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to. 3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post. 4. Go to their page and tell them about the award. 5. No tag backs. Here are the 11 randon facts about me 1. I learned how to stay afloat in water when I was twenty eight years old already 2. I am afraid of spiders 3. I married when I was 23 and became a mom at 24 4. I am blogging since 2009 5. I got into a really bad car accident here in Dubai but came out alive with only a bruise in my leg so I think this is my second life 6.  I wanted