sabato 31 gennaio 2009
una confezione di Seitan mix Food For All, io lo trovo un ottimo preparato, facile da preparare e sopratutto economico con 300gr di prodotto (6 euro circa)si ottiene 1kg di seitan
4cucchiai di gomasio,2 li aggiungo al preparato per seitan(un mio piccolo segreto ) e 2 nella cottura.
2 spicchi aglio, prezzemolo e un pò di peperoncino
pulite i carciofi fatelia pezzettini, cuoceteli in un pò di brodo vegetale con aglio, gomasio e un pò di peperoncino
ai carciofi quasi cotti aggiungete il seitan fatto a pezzettini, fate cucere un altro pochino e a fuoco spento aggiungete un pò di prezzemolo e aglio tritati
io amo i carciofi e amo il seitan....perciò questo non può che essere uno dei miei piatti preferiti.
lunedì 26 gennaio 2009
Via della Vite, 14 )
of course some pics....
sabato 24 gennaio 2009
certi giorni i bambini possono essere difficili....
Teresa oggi è indemoniata, per fortuna ora dorme un pò.
E' difficilissimo a questa età spiegare ad un bambino perchè non deve fare una cosa o distrarlo da intenti pericolosi...ci vuole pazienza pazienza...io respiro profondamente e appenna posso cucino una torta... come ho appena fatto: TORTA DI CAROTE E PERE :)
mi rileggo poi i princi del A.P...che aiutano sempre
some days chidren could be diffcult...
Teresa today is posseded by the devil forces...for sure..., now she sleeps thank god...
It's so hard to explain to a toddler not to do something or distract him from doing something dangerous or wrong
you must be so patient..sooooooo patient
i breath deeply and as soon as i can i make a cake...like i did already :vegan carrot cake with pears on top:)
and in the crisis moment i read again ...and again ,the AP principles..it helps :)
"Practice Positive Discipline
Attachment Parenting incorporates the "golden rule" of parenting; parents should treat their children the way they would want to be treated. Positive discipline is an overarching philosophy that helps a child develop a conscience guided by his own internal discipline and compassion for others. Positive discipline is rooted in a secure, trusting, connected relationship between parent and child. Discipline that is empathetic, loving and respectful strengthens that the connection between parent and child, while harsh or overly-punitive discipline weakens the connection. Remember that the ultimate goal of discipline is to help children develop self-control and self-discipline.
The Dangers of Traditional Discipline
Instilling fear in children serves no purpose and creates feelings of shame and humiliation. Fear has been shown to lead to an increased risk of future antisocial behavior including crime and substance abuse
Studies show that spanking and other physical discipline techniques can create ongoing behavioral and emotional problems
Harsh, physical discipline teaches children that violence is the only way to solve problems
Controlling or manipulative discipline compromises the trust between parent and child, and harms the attachment bond
It is a sign of strength and personal growth for a parent to examine his or her own childhood experiences and how they may negatively impact their parenting, and to seek help if they are unable to practice positive discipline
A Gentler Approach to Discipline
Positive discipline begins at birth. The bonds of attachment and trust that are formed when parents consistently and compassionately respond to an infant's needs become the foundation of discipline
Positive Discipline involves using such techniques as prevention, distraction, and substitution to gently guide children away from harm
Help your child explore safely, seeing the world through his eyes and empathizing as he experiences the natural consequences of his actions
Try to understand what need a child's behavior is communicating. Children often communicate their feelings through their behavior
Resolve problems together in a way that leaves everyone's dignity intact
Understand developmentally appropriate behavior, and tailor loving guidance to the needs and temperaments of your child
Children learn by example so it's important to strive to model positive actions and relationships within a family and in interactions with others
When parents react in a way that creates tension, anger or hurt feelings, they can repair any damage to the parent-child relationship by taking time to reconnect and apologize later
Tools for Positive Discipline
Maintain a positive relationship
Use empathy and respect
Research positive discipline
Understand the unmet need
Work out a solution together
Understand the child's developmental abilities
Create a "yes" environment
Discipline through play
Change things up
State facts rather than making demands
Make requests in the affirmative
Allow natural consequences
Use care when offering praise
Use time-in rather than time-out
Use time-in as a parent, too
Talk to a child before intervening
Don't force apologies
Comfort the hurt child first
Be sensitive to strong emotions
Consider carefully before imposing the parent's will
Use logical consequences sparingly and with compassion
Use incentives creatively with older children
martedì 20 gennaio 2009
il film VACCINE NATION
la Puntata di REPORT "il Virus dell'obbligo"http://www.report.rai.it/R2_popup_articolofoglia/0,7246,243%255E90057,00.html
e vedere questi siti
lunedì 19 gennaio 2009
venerdì 16 gennaio 2009
lo so lo so è stato un grosso strappo alla regola!!!!
ma il tanto sognato Maclaren oggi è arrivato...papà ci ha fatto questa sorpresa yeahhhh
SONO UNA FERMA SOSTENITRICE DEL BABY WEARING...ma ogni tanto il passeggini serve!!!!io e Teresa facciamo kilometri e kilometri, io non ho nemmeno la patente!!poi ora Teresa è grande abbastanza per guardare un pò oltre a me...questo non vuol dire che smetterò di usare fascia e marsupio,il mio ERGO BABY è comodissimo.
il nostro nuovo paseggino è comodo,leggero e si si lo dico super fico, oggi per provarlo ci siamo fatte una paseggiata di tre ora, con tappa allo Yeti , il nostro bar preferito del pigneto per un cauccino di soya e una torta vegan( quelle di Simona sono buonissime )tornano la nana si è addormentata e trac..ho tirato una levetta e l'ho sdaiata comoda comoda e mentre dormiva io ho dato fatto un pò di shopping...l'unica cosa veramente negativa IL TRAFFICO...troppe macchine troppo inquinamento troppo rumore...altro buon motivo per andarsene prima possibile da Roma...bye bye we are leaving.
lunedì 12 gennaio 2009
navigando mentre allatto Teresa, che oggi è raffreddata e un pò giù, perciò vuole quasi solo ciucciare...ho trovato questi siti
La culla belly mi piace molto, bella e sembra molto comoda per le mamme che durante la notte si sentono piu' sicure a tenere il proprio bambino accanto a loro ma non nello stesso letto....purtroppo nel sito non sono specificati i materiali con cui è costruita.
sempre navigando, con un braccio ormai semi paralizzato a forza di reggere Teresa ormai addormentata ho trovato anche questo sito
questa è la bicicletta che da sempre sono di comprare per me e la mia pulcetta,così da poter fare lunghe passeggiate e spostarci liberamente per la città...NON ROMA OVVIAMENTE!!!
domenica 11 gennaio 2009
MAI E POI MAI SARO' D'ACCORDO CON IL COSI' DETTO "CIO METHODS", CIOE' "CRY IT OUT" CIOEì LASCIRE PIANGERE UN BAMBINO SOLO NEL SUO LETTINO FINO A QUANDO SI ADDORENTA...LO TROVO UN METODO DISUMANO E UNA FORMA DI ABUSO E VIOLENZA SUL PROPRIO BAMBINI!!!!!
LEGGEVO A PROPOSITO DI QUESTO METODO IERI SU UNO DEI MIEI SITI PREFERITI AP MAMAS http://www.ap-mamas.com/ E CONDIVIDO PIENAMENTE L'INDIGNAZIONE DELLE ALTRE MADRI, COME SI PUO' ABBANDONARE IL PROPRIO BAMBINO SOLO, DISPERATO TANTO DA ADDORMENTARSI PER LA STANCEZZA DOPO AVER PIANTO ANCHE PER ORE. SONO SICURA CHE L SENSO DI ABBANDONO E FRUSTRAZIONE PROVATO DA UN BIMBO SOTTOPOSTO A QUESTO STRESS SIA ALTISSIMO E CHE AVRA' SICURAMENTE RIPERCUSSIONI SULLA SUA INFANZIA
HO TROVATO SU SITO DEL DOTTOR SEARS http://www.askdrsears.com/ UN ARTICOLO A PROPOSITO.
Science Says: Excessive Crying Could Be Harmful to BabiesScience tells us that when babies cry alone and unattended, they experience panic and anxiety. Their bodies and brains are flooded with adrenaline and cortisol stress hormones. Science has also found that when developing brain tissue is exposed to these hormones for prolonged periods these nerves won’t form connections to other nerves and will degenerate. Is it therefore possible that infants who endure many nights or weeks of crying-it-out alone are actually suffering harmful neurologic effects that may have permanent implications on the development of sections of their brain? Here is how science answers this alarming question:
Chemical and hormonal imbalances in the brain
Research has shown that infants who are routinely separated from parents in a stressful way have abnormally high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as lower growth hormone levels. These imbalances inhibit the development of nerve tissue in the brain, suppress growth, and depress the immune system. 5, 9, 11, 16
Researchers at Yale University and Harvard Medical School found that intense stress early in life can alter the brain’s neurotransmitter systems and cause structural and functional changes in regions of the brain similar to those seen in adults with depression. 17
One study showed infants who experienced persistent crying episodes were 10 times more likely to have ADHD as a child, along with poor school performance and antisocial behavior. The researchers concluded these findings may be due to the lack of responsive attitude of the parents toward their babies. 14.
Dr. Bruce Perry’s research at Baylor University may explain this finding. He found when chronic stress over-stimulates an infant’s brain stem (the part of the brain that controls adrenaline release), and the portions of the brain that thrive on physical and emotional input are neglected (such as when a baby is repeatedly left to cry alone), the child will grow up with an over-active adrenaline system. Such a child will display increased aggression, impulsivity, and violence later in life because the brainstem floods the body with adrenaline and other stress hormones at inappropriate and frequent times. 6
Dr. Allan Schore of the UCLA School of Medicine has demonstrated that the stress hormone cortisol (which floods the brain during intense crying and other stressful events) actually destroys nerve connections in critical portions of an infant’s developing brain. In addition, when the portions of the brain responsible for attachment and emotional control are not stimulated during infancy (as may occur when a baby is repeatedly neglected) these sections of the brain will not develop. The result – a violent, impulsive, emotionally unattached child. He concludes that the sensitivity and responsiveness of a parent stimulates and shapes the nerve connections in key sections of the brain responsible for attachment and emotional well-being. 7, 8
Decreased intellectual, emotional, and social development
Infant developmental specialist Dr. Michael Lewis presented research findings at an American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, concluding that “the single most important influence of a child’s intellectual development is the responsiveness of the mother to the cues of her baby.”
Researchers have found babies whose cries are usually ignored will not develop healthy intellectual and social skills. 19
Dr. Rao and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health showed that infants with prolonged crying (but not due to colic) in the first 3 months of life had an average IQ 9 points lower at 5 years of age. They also showed poor fine motor development. (2)
Researchers at Pennsylvania State and Arizona State Universities found that infants with excessive crying during the early months showed more difficulty controlling their emotions and became even fussier when parents tried to consol them at 10 months. 15
Other research has shown that these babies have a more annoying quality to their cry, are more clingy during the day, and take longer to become independent as children 1.
Harmful physiologic changes
Animal and human research has shown when separated from parents, infants and children show unstable temperatures, heart arrhythmias, and decreased REM sleep (the stage of sleep that promotes brain development). 10 12, 13
Dr. Brazy at Duke University and Ludington-Hoe and colleagues at Case Western University showed in 2 separate studies how prolonged crying in infants causes increased blood pressure in the brain, elevates stress hormones, obstructs blood from draining out of the brain, and decreases oxygenation to the brain. They concluded that caregivers should answer cries swiftly, consistently, and comprehensively.
LA MIA ESPERIENZA PERSONALE
Da quando è nata Teresa ha sempre dormito insieme a me, da subito la vicinanza ha reso lei una dormigliona, 12 ore di sonno da sempre con le ovvie interruzioni per l'allattamento e ha fatto si che io mi sentissi sempre sicura tenendola sempre sotto controllo e mi rendesse comodo l'alattamento.
Ora Teresa ha 18 mesi, ancora dorme con me, ora è un pò piu' dura perchè qualche notte è "tarantolata" e qualche volta è dura allattarla ancora la notte...certe volte penso a quando potrò dormitre 10 ore filate....ma una vocina dentro di me mi dice sempre "mai piu' ora sei una madre...."E' dura quando è raffreddata o magari non sta bene e quindi non mangia molto, cioè ultimamente quasi sempre, e vuole ciucciare anche quattro cinque volte a notte anche per un ora o due, si e' dura e devo dire che mi sfiora il pensiero di smettare di allattarla , ma poi penso che è così importante che potro' resistere ancora un pò, magari cercherò di eliminare lentamente la poppate notturne, cercando di riaddormentare dolcemente Teresa lottando contro la stanchezza...ma si l'inverno passera' veloce e sara' tutto piu' facile :)POi io adoro sentirla accanto a me, adoro quando mi abbraccia di notte, vedere il suo faccino meraviglioso e ora anche sentirle di "ciao mamma, mamma mamma mamaaa" appena si sveglia.
venerdì 9 gennaio 2009
TODAY IS THE CHICK PEAS DAY...SO WE MADE(recipes for two person)
ORGANIC CARROT AND CHICK PEAS SOUP
2 bot leek
1 can of cick peas
slice in small pieces the vegetables
put 2 tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan heat it
add the vegetables and the chick peas fry lightly all
add 4 cup of hot water and cook fr about 45 min.
add cup nutritional yeast flakes when you put it in the bowls
1 can of chick peas
1 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of tahini
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
a lil bit of pepper and parsley
just put all the processor and blend!!!!
we use it to deep bread sticks(teresa like it that way)
giovedì 8 gennaio 2009
AIUTA A SVILUPPARE LA PRPRIA SENSIBILITA' DI MADRE, A CONOSCERE IL PROPRIO BAMBINO I SUOI RITMI E I SUOI BISOGNI
I BAMBINI PIANGONO MENO, SOFFRONO MENO ANCHE DI COLICHE ,CRESCONO PIU' SICURI E SOFFRONO MENO DI ANSIA QUANDO AVVERRANO LE PRIME SEPARAZIONI.
E' COMODO E SICURO, IL VOSTRO BAMBINI E SEMPRE VICINO A VOI MA SIETE ANCHE LIBERI DI MUOVERVI E AVERE LE MAN LIBERE..
HO SEMPRE PORTATO E ANCORA ORTO TERESA, NELLA FASCIA O MARSUPIO ED E' SEMPRE STATA UNA OSA CHE CI FA SENTIRE VICINE E FELICI
10 RAGIONI PER PORTARE IL TUO BAMBINO
10 Reasons to Wear Your Baby
. Wearing your baby is convenient.
When you carry your baby in a sling, you can walk around freely and not have to worry about negotiating steps, crowds or narrow aisles with a stroller. Plastic "baby buckets" are heavy and awkward for parents and they sure don't look too comfortable for the baby being swung around at knee level! Your sling can also double as a changing pad, blanket or cushion when you're out. It blocks out excess stimuli if you're breastfeeding a distractable baby, and lets you nurse discreetly when you need to. I've found my sling especially handy when negotiating busy airports with a small child and several bags!
2. Wearing your baby promotes her physical development.
When your baby rides in a sling attached to your body, she is in tune with the rhythm of your breathing, the sound of your heartbeat, and the movements you make – walking, bending, reaching. This stimulation helps her regulate her own physical responses, and also exercises her vestibular system, which controls balance. The sling is in essence a "transitional womb" for the new baby, who has difficulty controlling her bodily functions and movements. Premature babies who are touched and held gain weight faster and are healthier than babies who are not. Mechanical swings and other holding devices do not provide these same benefits.
3. Babies worn in slings are happier.
Studies have shown that the more babies are held, the less they cry and fuss. In indigenous cultures where baby-wearing is the norm, babies often cry for only a few minutes a day – as opposed to Western babies, who frequently cry for hours each day. Crying is exhausting for both baby and his parents, and may cause long-term damage as the baby's developing brain is continually flooded with stress hormones. Babies who are not wasting their energy on crying are calmly observing and learning about their environment. Baby-wearing is particularly useful for colicky or "high needs" babies who are far happier being worn, but even the placid, content child will benefit from the warmth and security of being held close.
4. Baby-wearing is good exercise for you!
It's hard to find time to exercise when you are a new mother, but if you carry your baby around with you most of the day or go for a brisk walk with your baby in her sling, you will be doing your body good. A long walk in the sling is also an excellent way to put a child to sleep.
5. Toddlers appreciate the security of the sling.
Many people associate slings with infants, but they are very useful for toddlers as well (most slings accommodate children up to 35-40lbs). The world is often a scary place for toddlers, so they feel more confident when they can retreat to the security of the sling when they need to. Toddlers are also prone to becoming over-stimulated, and a ride in the sling helps to soothe and comfort them before (or after!) a melt-down occurs. It is also very practical in places like the zoo or aquarium, where a small child in a stroller would not be able to see very much.
6. Baby-wearing helps you and your baby communicate better with each other.
The more competent you feel as a parent, the more you can relax and enjoy your child. And a large part of feeling confident in your parenting is being able to read your baby's cues successfully. When your baby is held close to you in a sling, you become very sensitive to each other's gestures and facial expressions. Many baby-wearing parents report that they never learn to distinguish their baby's cries (as mainstream parenting books say they should) – because their babies are able to communicate effectively without crying! Each time your baby is able to let you know she is hungry, bored or wet without crying, her trust in you is boosted and your confidence in yourself as a parent is reinforced. This positive cycle of interactions builds upon itself, enhances your mutual attachment, and makes life more enjoyable for everyone.
7. Slings are a bonding tool for fathers, grandparents and other caregivers.
Slings are a useful tool for everyone in baby's life. It makes me smile everytime I see a dad going for a walk with his baby in a sling. Baby is becoming used to his voice, heartbeat, movements and facial expressions and the two are forging a strong attachment of their own. Fathers don't get the automatic headstart on bonding that comes with gestation, but that doesn't mean they can't make up for this once baby is born. The same goes for babysitters, grandparents and anyone else the baby comes into contact with. Cuddling up close in the sling is a wonderful way to get to know the baby in your life, and for the baby to get to know you.
8. Slings are a safe place for a child to be.
Instead of being pushed along the street inhaling exhaust fumes in a stroller or running around loose in a busy parking lot, a child in a sling is held safe and secure right next to your body. Slings also provide emotional safety, so that children can venture into the world and become independent at their own pace.
9. Slings save you money.
Apart from being easy to use, slings cost far less than those big boat-like strollers, designer front-carriers or baby backpacks. In fact, once you start using one you'll probably find it among your most useful and economical possessions. Used slings can be found in consignment and thrift stores for a pittance, and even new ones can be bought for about $25-50. You can sew your own for the price of a length of cotton, some rings and batting (the Elizabeth Lee catalogue sells sling patterns). Not bad for an item you'll end up using daily for at least a couple of years!
10. It's fun to wear your baby.
Who doesn't love to cuddle a downy-headed, sweet-smelling little baby? And when your baby is older, having her in the sling makes conversations easier and allows you to observe her reactions to the wonders of the world around her. It's also fun for baby, because when she is up at eye level, other adults notice and interact with her a lot. Your child will feel more a part of your life when she is in her sling, and you will find yourself becoming more and more enchanted with your special little person.
martedì 6 gennaio 2009
A good resolution for 2009 could be BUY RECYCLED AND SECOND HAND DRESSES TOYS AND STUFF
Una buona idea per il 2009 potrebbe essere acquistare abiti riciclati e di seconda mano, stessa cosa per giocattoli e oggetti per la casa..
negozi secondamano per bambini
second hand shop for babies and kids
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lunedì 5 gennaio 2009
HOME MADE DISHES SOAP 100% ECO FRIENDLY
2 ORGANIC LEMON
1 CUP OF SALT
1CUP OF WATER
1/4 CUP OF VINEGAR
put the lemon and the salt in A blender until they become a cream
put the cream in a cooker with water and the vinegar
cook all for 20minutes filter and put it in a glass bottle