Thursday, May 31, 2012

Let's Craft: A Blooming Popcorn Spring Tree

 How To Be Super Mom Spring Blooming Tree

tree craft

* Easy Craft For all Ages

Supplies Needed

  • Small Tree Branch
  • 1 Cup of Popcorn
  • 1 Green Crepe Paper
  • Glue
  • A small flower pot


  • Fill the pot with dirt and stick the tree branch
  • Wrinkle the green crepe paper into tiny balls ( they will represent the green leaves on a spring tree)
  • The popcorn will represent the small white flowers on a spring tree
  • Start gluing both of the popcorn and wrinkled paper to the branch

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Father's Day Breakfast: Chocolate Crepe with Strawberry and Walnut

A super mom delicious breakfast that says I love you.

Let your children help you prepare this easy, mouthwatering breakfast.



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp whisky
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of white sugar
 For the filling:
  • 1 tbsp full of Nutella Chocolate
  • 2 strawberries
  • a sprinkle of chopped walnut


Mix flour, milk, canola oil, egg, vanilla, whisky, salt and sugar, beat them well and let them rest in the fridge for 1 hour in a covered bowl.
Heat a pan, put a ladleful of the mixture and turn the pan over the sides to spread the batter all over the surface. The layer of batter must be thin.
Cook it from both sides and then repeat with the rest of the batter
Spread the chocolate on the crepe then you can either fold it or roll it
Add the strawberries and Bon Appétit!


Homemade Hair Mask

How To Be Super Mom: Hair Mask Recipe

You sure have read a lot of articles about homemade hair masks recipe: banana and honey, eggs and milk, milk and honey,... etc. Personally, I would never put eggs in my hair nore mashed bananas!!!
Professional hair masks has an excellent shiny effect on our hair but could be really expensive!

You don't have to loose an arm and a leg to buy expensive hair masks. How To Be Super Mom will give you an affordable homemade recipe which you can use safely without having to avoid bees everytime you go out!!!
Be careful you will get addicted!!

Mix lavendar oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil and castor oil. Heat them for 10 seconds in the microwave and apply them to your wet hair.  Wear a hair mask and leave them on for as long as you can (min. 15 minutes). Then wash them with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.

P.S: The oils are easily found at a preserve shop or at the pharmacy.

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Beauty Tips and Secrets:How to Wash Hair

As we have mentioned in our previous How to be Super Mom post: " Natural Beauty Tips and Secrets", to look good you should follow a healthy life style. Eating well, exercising daily, drinking 2 L of water a day and sleeping well will help us maintain our figure, have a glowing skin and a healthy hair.

But other than the general beauty rules there are always some secrets we could dig out to have a beautiful silky hair; Let's mention few tips:

How to Wash Hair

  • Restrict the use of chemical based hair stuff such as hair mousse or hair gel. These will dry out the hair and result in hair falling.
  • Be ware not to put any hair stuff directly on your scalp to prevent pores from clogging and reduce the risk of hair falling.
  • The blow dryer is not always the right choice: instead, you can pat your hair with a warm towel and allow your hair to dry naturally unless you were in a hurry then you  have no other choice but to refer to your blow dryer! Cold air is much more suitable for your hair than the hot air.
  • Start by combing your hair from the ends to remove any tangles and work your way up.
  •  If possible avoid combing your hair while wet this will prevent breakage ( for curly hair you should comb it while wet otherwise you won't be able to remove tangles)
  • Always use conditioner to moisture your hair but avoid applying it on the roots, only on the 2/3 of your hair length.
  • Brushing hair before heading to the showers will help decrease hair breakage and stimulate the blood circulation in your head. 
  • It is crucial to start every hair was with water to remove all the dirt and dust that could have piled up during the day.
  • Apply a small amount of shampoo and lather your hair starting from the roots all the way down.
  • Avoid lifting your hair, and that is a common habit, this will increase tangles, wash it while massaging your way down the length of your hair.
  •  The minute you think that you are ready to rinse, give it a second thought! another 3 minutes massage won't hurt your scalp; Controversially, it will help increase the blood stream in your head.
  • Start rinsing with a lukewarm water. And for a shiny look close the cuticles by rinsing with cool water. 

Every mother dreams of being that super mom with silky hair, shiny skin, gorgeous figure and attractive manicure. To do so, you will have to divide the tasks of self care throughout the hours of the week. A fast manicure before heading off to bed once a week won't take long. Supermom, all you need is a light color on which the scratches and blisters will hardly show. Which means that keeping your hand in water all day won't be a huge problem. You can always use the homemade hand mask posted by How to be Super Mom to give them a smooth silky touch and don't forget to use a hand moisturizer at least 5 times a day.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer is near! When should I take my baby for a swim?

Now that summer is near, the most popular question is when can we take our baby for a swim.

Some say that you can take him as soon as he is 6 weeks old.
As a mother, I advise you to wait until after 1 year, then he will have a stronger immunity and would have had most of his shots.

Usually, our pediatrician, and she is more like a mother to me, allows herself to give me some personal advice. And one of those advice is to try to wait till after 1 year old, meanwhile she suggested we get a small inflatable pool where our kids could swim in the shade, in a clean water free of chemicals and germs.

Whatever your decision is, please always look after your kids when they are swimming never leave them unattended; let them wear a life jacket, put a high protection sunscreen and a hat!

Have a great Summer!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Recipes:Fish Fingers

How To Be Super Mom: Fish Fingers


  • 4 fish fillets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • white pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 300g flour
  • 300g breadcrumbs
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten


Cut the fillet into 4 cm large finger, marinate them in milk, mustard, white peper and salt.
Mix the flour with the herbs, roll fish in the flour mixture. dip in eggs then breadcrumbs.
Store them in the freezer or use them instantly. You can either deep fry them or bake them in the oven.
I choose to bake them for a healthier result :D

You can serve them with cocktail sauce on the side and Bon Appétit!

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Recipes: Chicken Potato Croquette


Basic Potato Mixture

1 kg old potatoes, peeled, chopped and boiled
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp cream
150 g plain flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
150 g breadcrumbs
vegetable oil for deep-frying


2 cans corn, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken ( about 200g)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 tsp chicken stock powder


Mash potatoes well, stir in egg yolks, cream and the filling ingredients. Cool.
Shape into small fingers, roll in flour, shake away excess flour, dip in eggs, then breadcrumbs.
Place on oven tray, cover and refrigerate for instint use or if you want to store in your freezer place in single layers, between sheets of freezer paper in an  airtight container. This makes them easy to separate.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Our freezer is my best friend!

How To Be Super Mom: Tips on how to store made-ahead homemade food



I have a thing for freezing home-made food. I like to prepare escalopes, cordon bleu, filled pastries, stews, lasagna casseroles and freeze them for emergencies!

I also buy boxes of seasonal vegetables, prepare them and freeze them: tomatoes (peeled and cooked), green beans, spinach, green peas, ...etc.  What's better than freshly, home-prepared, frozen vegetables?

The advantage of freezing food is that you're never out of ideas. If you haven't prepared today's menu just take a tupperwear out of the fridge, thaw it and lunch or dinner will be ready in no time!

Today I am having one of those "emergency" so called days and my savior was a green beans stew tupperwear. All that is left for me to do is prepare vermicelli fried rice and lunch will be served!
When having a 3 months old  baby, it is very hard to be able to cook everyday, but I don't encourage ready-made food nore microwavable meals that is why, everytime I get the chance to cook I always consider preparing an extra portion  and my freezer will be always filled with delicious homemade meals without any extra effort! You see now what a great friend my freezer is?

Numerous are the recipes that can be stored in your freezer so why not sacrifice this week for freezer suitable recipes? But before, let us run along few tips on how to safely freeze our food:

How to store

Here's how to store different kinds of foods safely and efficiently, so you also make the most of your freezer space.

Liquid-based dishes:  Store dishes, such as soups and stocks, in airtight containers. Leave a 3cm gap at the top so the liquid can expand as it freezes.

Fritters and patties:  Place, in single layers, between sheets of freezer paper in an  airtight container. This makes them easy to separate.

Muffins, cakes & slices:  Wrap muffins and individual slices of cake in a double layer of plastic wrap, then in foil. Store together in a sealable plastic bag.

Purees:  Freeze purees, and even concentrated stocks, in ice cube trays, so you don't have to thaw the whole lot when only smaller quantities are needed.

Mince: Place in a sealable plastic bag and press to flatten. This allows the mince to thaw more evenly than when it's frozen in a ball shape.

Pasta bakes:  Cook pasta bakes in freezerproof, ovenproof dishes. Cool. Cover with a double layer of plastic wrap, then in foil and freeze.

Crepes & pancakes: Layer each one between sheets of freezer paper, so they don't stick together when thawed. Store in sealable plastic bags.

Packaged meat:  Remove meat, such as steaks, sausages, chops and fillets, from the supermarket packaging. The supermarket wrapping is designed to allow oxygen in to keep the colour of the meat bright and, while this is fine for refrigerated storage, it leads to freezer burn in the freezer. Instead, wrap portions separately in a double layer of plastic wrap, or layer them between sheets of freezer paper, and store in an airtight container. This makes single portions easy to separate.

What not to freeze

Some foods just don't freeze well. Follow this list to find out what foods you should avoid freezing
Vegetables with a high water content (such as cucumber, celery and lettuce) should not be frozen because the water expands during freezing and damages the structure of the cells. This makes them mushy when thawed.

Jam turns runny and watery when frozen and thawed. This is because freezing causes the sugar to break down.

Dairy products (such as milk, yoghurt and cream) should not be frozen because they curdle when thawed.

Egg-based sauces separate and whole egg shells crack when frozen. Raw egg whites, however, can be frozen in sealable airtight containers and thawed for use in recipes.

Foods with stuffings, such as whole chickens, should not be frozen as raw meat juices can be absorbed by the stuffing and cause bacteria to grow.

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How to freeze food, by Michelle Southan

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Let's craft: Funny Smurfette Paper Puppet

Supplies Needed:

  • 8 paper tissues
  • 1 blue paper
  • wooden stick
  • transparent scotch tape
  • yellow yarns
  • white construction paper
  • white crepe paper
  • glue
  • coloring pencils


  • Make a ball out of the paper tissues
  • Cover the tissues with the blue paper and wrap with scotch tape until you get a firm ball
  •  Stick the ball on a wooden stick
  • Make a cone (for the body) from the white construction paper and glue it under the head
  • Cover the construction paper with crepe
  • Using the yellow yarns, make the smurfette's hair
  • A small cone from the crepe paper will form the smurfette's hat
  • Draw on the construction paper 2 eyes and a mouth, colour them, and glue them in place.
  • Let your kid decorate the smurfette's dress
  • And now you have a funny little smurfette puppet!!!

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Recipe: Salad Dressings

SuperMom Italian Dressing:

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

SuperMom Greek Dressing

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar

SuperMom Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegat
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ground black pepper to taste

SuperMom Guilt-Free Dressing

  • 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of salt
  • black pepper to taste 

SuperMom Mustard Dressing

  • 1/4 cup regular mustard
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • pinch of salt
  • black pepper to taste

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Recipe: Farfalle Pizza Salad

Farfalle Pizza Salad


 Kids will love it!!


100g uncooked coloured farfalle, boiled and cooled
150g sliced turkey, chopped
150g shredded cooked mozzarella
50 g pitted black olives, chopped
50 g pitted green olives, chopped
4 small tomatoes, seeded and cubed
10 leaves of romain lettuce
10 g parmesan
Supermom Italian dressing
For the decoration: 1 quartered tomato, 5 pitted black olives, 4 turkey rolls, 5 pieces of farfalle. 

Mix all the ingredients, cool and serve.

Tip: Always choose romain lettuce for your salads.
Romain lettuce is a highly nutritious leafy green it contains, per head, 17% protein, 206 mg calcium, 44% RDA of Omega-3, more Vitamin C than an orange, 6 mg of iron, rich in Vitamin B, Water, Vitamin A, mineral rich.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Parenting: How to get my child to sleep alone at night?

How to be super mom and help my child sleep alone?


How can I get my kids to stop crawling in my bed at night? This is every parent's question.
What's greater than being able to sleep all night without any disturbed moments?
The techniques are so simple we just have to be creative and patient.
I have 2 kids myself, my 4 years old never slept in my bed even though she has tried all the tricks she could come out with.  But by increasing her self-confidence and by helping her learn how to fight her fears she managed to sleep alone in her bed and she is very proud of her achievment!

1- Find out the underlying reason behind his behavior

There is a reason your child wants to sleep with you, and correcting her behavior should tackle the underlying issues. Investigate to find out your child’s motivation, perhaps using a creative approach such as acting out bedtime with dolls, or having your child paint pictures. Once you find out the reason, work to dispel the fears and insecurities.
"The things you are most likely to find are: your child has night time fears, i.e. she is afraid of the dark, being alone, closet monsters, etc.; she is jealous of one parent or a sibling; she is afraid of losing your affection if she ‘grows up,’" suggests Dr. Alan Greene, pediatrician and author of From First Kicks to First Steps.

2- Make your child's bed inviting and comfortable

You don't have to spend much, a warm and inviting wall paint colour, few stickers to decorate and beautiful bed sheets and covers will do! If your child is old enough let him pick his own room colour, buy him bed sheets and covers with his favorite cartoon characters,...etc. (For more tips on room designing please post your question here or on facebook

3- Bedtime Routine

Take a warm bath, brush your teeth, read a bedtime story. Everything that is realated to sleeping time could be called sleep associations. If your child is used to taking a bath everyday before sleeping this will become the cue that will help your baby understand that it is time to go to sleep and to help him feel comfortable doing so. Becareful, let the bedtime routine be relaxing for your child and easy for you to maintain (For more details on sleep associations : )

Those are the most important techniques to be followed to help your child sleep alone. But still, some parents are facing more complicated sleep-alone problems like excessive crying and screaming, and issues related to separation anxiety. Therefore I ask you to post your case in a comment,  on our facebook page or by email : and give us the chance to help you.

References: : Get your child to sleep alone sleep associations
Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five, by Penelope Leach

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Parenting: Infant Reflux: Recommended Lifestyle Changes

Acid reflux is a painful condition that causes stomach contents to back up into the esophagus after food is consumed. The National Digestive Disorders Information Clearinghouse explains that both adults and babies can suffer from acid reflux, although it is very common in babies when babies cry, cough or do any other action which causes their lower esophageal sphincter to open up, allowing stomach contents to back up. Some of the ways that babies are fed and what they are given can affect acid reflux in babies. 
Babies are being medicated for infant reflux at an alarming rate these days, often before common sense lifestyle changes are recommended. As a society we have been programmed to look for medication as a quick symptom mask but when it comes to a baby we are more concerned that the product is "natural".
Recommended lifestyle changes to sooth acid reflux in babies

Infant Reflux - Breastfeeding Natural Remedies


Recipe: Mediterranean Spinach Stew With Rice

Meditterranean Spinach Stew With Rice


  • 800 g frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 big yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300g lean ground beef
  • 2 cups white jasmin rice
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli
  • 7 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions for the Spinach Stew

In a pre-heated pot, on Medium heat add 1 tbsp olive oil, diced onions and chopped garlic. Stir until golden, then add the fresh cilantro.

Keep stirring, add the ground beef, pepper and salt.

When the beef is half cooked add the lemon juice and 1 cup of water

Add the chopped frozen spinach don't thaw it.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to Low, and keep it cooking for 1 hour.

Directions of rice

Mean while, in  a small pot add 1tbsp olive oil and vermicelli and keep stirring on High heat until golden, add rice, salt and 6 cups of water. 

Bring to a boil, then reduce to Low heat and cover.

Keep cooking until water dries.

Bon Appetit!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Kids Meal: Mashed Potatoes With Carrots

   Mashed Potaoes with Carrots



  • 4 medium potatoes, boiled or steamed
  • 1 carrot, boiled or steamed
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of cream
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg   
  • optional:  1 black olive


  1. Mash the potatoes, put them in a pot, add milk, cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix with a wooden spoon and bring to a boil on a Low heat. 
  2. Save half of the mixture aside, and mash the carrot with the rest of the mashed potatoes
  3. Now you have 2 colors yellow and orange. Get creative!
  4. You can use half a pitted olive for the eye. 

Mash vegetables with your potatoes to encourage your kids to have a healthy diet. You can replace the carrots with beetroots or spinach to have pink or green mashed potatoes.

A small touch of creativiy will motivate you child to eat the whole meal!

Bon Appetit! 


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Let's Craft: Funny Animal Head Straws

craft with straws

Encourage your child to drink his milk or juice by using those funny straws! And how proud would he be if he made them himself?

Supplies Needed

  • Coloured construction papers
  • Scissors 
  • Punch
  • Punch sponge
  • Drinking straws
  • Pens, gel pens, or markers
  • Tape
  • Optional - googly eyes and a glue stick
  • Optional - yarn for whiskers or hair 

Templates to use

  1.  Draw a template on the construction paper of your choice
  2. Let your child cut out the shape using the punch
  3. Help your child by cutting out the details : dots for the ladybug or earlobes for the bunny
  4. Let your child glue the details
  5. Draw the eyes and the mouth using the pen or glue googly eyes on your animal
  6. after you have finished your animal glue it on the top side of the straw

Check out my daughters work! She was so proud of herself!

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Recipe: Arroz Con Pollo Slow Cooker Recipe

 Arroz Con Pollo

1 pinch saffron
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 cup converted long-grain rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 whole bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
14 ounces canned plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
8 boneless chicken thighs
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups lowfat, low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  1. In a small bowl, combine the saffron and boiling water and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, sauté the onion, garlic, pepper and rice in the vegetable oil. Season with the bay leaves, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Add the plum tomatoes and stir well.
  4. Transfer the vegetable and rice mixture to the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.
  5. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  6. In the same skillet, sauté the chicken thighs until browned.
  7. Place the chicken thighs on top of the rice layer in the stoneware.
  8. Add the saffron and water, and the chicken broth.
  9. Cover; cook on High for 1 hour, then reduce to Low for 7 to 9 hours.
  10. Thirty minutes before the end of cooking, add the frozen peas and mix the contents thoroughly.

Bon appetit!

We are waiting for your reviews.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

How to be Super Mom: Natural Beauty Tips and Secrets

Beauty tips and tricksEvery super mom must be wondering how to stay naturally pretty, and to learn these beauty tips and tricks you should stay tuned to How to be Super Mom. My blog provides you, weekly, with free tips on beauty to help you stay the queen in your family’s eyes. It is completely true that, our children will always consider us as the most beautiful supermom in the world, but that doesn’t mean that we have the right to neglect ourselves. Quit saying to yourself that “to stay pretty I have to sacrifice hours and hours, while it’s impossible to me to find an extra minute a day to breathe, with all the chores and responsibilities I have, being a mother”.  I totally agree with you, this thought is completely logical, how can you spare time to put make up on or oil bath your hair when you can hardly find time for the essentials?
Well, being a mother myself, I did my best to figure out these how to beauty tips that I can easily incorporate in my daily, hectic, routine. These very easy how to beauty tips are no more than few steps we have to make while running throughout the day. I know that you don’t have the time to put on make-up, well that will not be necessary if your skin is shiny and glowing. I also know, that as a supermom, thinking endlessly of how to spare few dollars for her children activity, you won’t be acquiring wardrobes of the latest fashion, but still, if you watch your diet, eat healthy and have a good figure you will definitely not need a 300$ outfit to look trendy or sexy!
In this post, How to be Super Mom, will provide you with easy beauty tips and secrets that are at the tips of your fingers but you might not be noticing them. 

Free Beauty Tips with How to be Super Mom:

First Tip: Cleanse and moisture your face daily.
How easy is that super mom? Every day when you wake up, head to the bathroom and clean your face with lotion and tonic, ending with a quick facial massage while applying your moisturizer. Make sure you cleanse and moisture your face twice a day- early in the morning and just before going to bed. This will help keep your skin clean and looking fresh.
You came here looking for tips on beauty, well, can you find anything cheaper and easier than that? If you don’t have enough money to purchase lotion and tonic just make sure to use our free facial masks three times a week, twice the oil and salt and once a week the yogurt peeling mask.

Second Tip: Make sure to take care of those pearly whites.
Nothing helps a face look more beautiful than a bright white smile. So, my first free beauty tip is Quit smoking, if you do! Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Make sure to floss, brush and use a mouth wash afterwards at least once a day. You might also try to purchase a whitening toothpaste to keep them looking at their very best. 

Third Tip : Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Come on! Don’t tell me you haven’t heard that tip over and over, from your mother while a kid, your doctor, on talk shows, billboards so stop ignoring that tip and start drinking those 8 glasses of water a day not just to look pretty but to be healthy as well. How can you be a super mom, if you can’t have a super health? ;) Just kidding! But really, once you start following that natural beauty tips you will notice, in at least two weeks, a change in the nature of your skin.

Fourth Tip: Eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables a day.
My dear super moms, if you are considering staying healthy and having that skin of yours glow you have to consider generously integrating both fruits and vegetables in your diet! 

Fifth Tip: Natural face peeling.
Those dead cells make your face look tired this is why it is better to peel it twice a week. You can find peeling masks at the stores or you can make your own peeling mask. How to be Super Mom has already posted few articles giving out the secret ingredients of some amazing facial masks and peelings. Check’em out!

Sixth Tip: Watch your diet.
Eat three healthy meals a day (follow How to be Super Mom Menus), reduce snacking to two servings a day and drink plenty of water.

Follow these steps and your mirror will become your best friend!


Parenting: Why choose homemade baby food?

Parents have long depended on jarred baby foods for convenient feeding. In the past few years more and more processed food options have entered the children's food market. The big brands have expanded into pre-packaged  toddler meals  and  school lunches  all in the name of helping busy parents who need things to be fast and convenient. Even for those parents with the best effort and intention, there may be times when you just can't make or safely pack your own food.

Preparing homemade food is not as difficult as it seems especially when SuperMom is around to help. Let me, at first, project the benefits of homemade food:

  • More nutritious: Homemade food is more nutritious than commercially prepared baby foods because it retains more of the nutrients, especially vitamin A and B. This is because the food is less processed. The jarring process necessitates the use of very high heat under pressure. Much more than you can generate when cooking at home. Unfortunately, many vitamins are destroyed by heat.Some of the baby food on the market has additives and thickening agents including cornstarch, flour, chemically modified starches or  tapioca  (corn syrup, starch). This means your baby is getting less fruits and vegetables and more  filler . Consumers are also getting less nutrition and value for your money
  •  No chemicals or preservatives: Your food will not have anything added, that you didn't put there. You're not trying to preserve shelf life or disguise any of the ingredients in your food. Preservatives include partially hydrogenated oils or trans-fats, which are linked to diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
  • Less cost
  • Better taste: Allow me to put it this way: would you prefer eating microwavable food or fresh homemade casseroles?

Then lets offer the best for our children!

Here are few tips to help you make homemade baby food in no time:

  1. Always store glass jars and pouches: keep all the mayonnaise or pickles jars you buy from the store, wash them well and sterilize them (Always choose glass over plastic to prevent chemical reactions with the stored food)

  2. Baking/Roasting and Steaming are the preferred methods to use when cooking homemade baby food to maintain most of the nutrients and taste, boiling is the second best method.

  3. To reduce preparation time, choose one day a week to prepare the homemade baby food and store them in the freezer.
  4. Always make extra jars for emergencies and long trips

Soon we will post a step-by-step instructions on how to prepare baby food at home!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Recipe: Grilled Salmon

Healthy Dinner Menu

Dear working moms and stay-at-home moms, since you both don't have enough time to cook please do try these quick and healthy recipes. Dinner will be ready in no time!

Grilled Fish


  • 1 kg Salmon or Frozen fish fillets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil 
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of salt
Combine olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic powder, basil, pepper and salt. Pour the mixture over salmon fish and marinated for at least one hour.
Cook on a grill.
Bon apetit!!

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What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

; To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to?keep the information confidential.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

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