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    Posted on August 31, 2008 @ 3:14 am

    Did you know that negative attitude and negative thinking may be passed along by a gene?  According to research, if you are a constant worrier and you tend to worry about things easily our kids may get this attitude too.  To overcome the tendency to get stuck in negative thinking, try writing down your concerns then make a list of actions you could take to deal with them.  According to the article, seeing that our problems are manageable helps defuse the stress of daily living.

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    I Love Your Blog Award

    Posted on August 29, 2008 @ 2:30 am

    It’s really nice to get awards and for the first time, this blog got an award! Sasha is so sweet to share her wonderful award with me. Thanks dear!

    The rules of the award are:
    1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
    2. Link the person you received your award from.
    3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
    4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
    5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated.

    And the 7 blogs that I *heart are:

    1. Big Boys Have Toys Too
    2. Mummy Diaries
    3. The Natural State Hawg
    4. Womanist Musings
    5. Chronic Chick Talk
    6. Everything Kimchi
    7. FatherlYours

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    When You Are Angry…

    Posted on August 25, 2008 @ 2:27 am

    Do you snap at other easily? Do you feel impatient and interrupt other people while they’re talking? Do you become belligerent and agitated?

    According to personality stress tests researchers have conducted, if you’re any of the above, you are highly vulnerable to the ill effects of stress particularly high blood pressure. While releasing aggressive energy helps soothe you and feel better afterwards, they recommend finding a healthy and constructive way to blow off stream. Engaging in competitive sports allows you to physically release anger while focusing your mind on the activity. Keeping a pet also defuses anger and stress. Watching fish swim in a tank makes you feel calm, I’ve tried it many times and it really works. Or you can simply pet your cat/dog or feed your birds. All these can help reduce your stress and anxiety levels, your blood pressure and your incidence of heart attacks. Plus, it can help you live longer.

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    your friendship-tag

    Posted on August 23, 2008 @ 2:37 am

    This tag came from Rai.  Thank you so much for the friendship 🙂

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    We need friends for many reasons,
    all throughout the season.
    We need friends to comfort us
    when we are sad,
    and to have fun with us when we are glad.

    We need friends to give us good advice,
    We need someone we can count on,
    and treat us nice.

    We need friends to remember us
    one we have passed
    sharing memories that will always last.

    Spread the poem of friendship.

    1. Everyday Life 2. Words of Love 3. Sheng’s Simple Thoughts 4. My Life’s Rollercoaster Ride 5. Madz Life’s Diary 6. Madz Wedding in Mauritius 7. Marga – Blog Ko Toh 8.Life’s All About… 9. Rai – PinkandBubbly 10. Life’s Sweets and Spices 11.

    I’m passing this tag to Gelliane and Nona.

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    Posted on August 22, 2008 @ 2:05 am

    I know what you’re thinking, it’s cruelty.  But what am I supposed to do?  This little pest along with its brothers, sisters, parents and maybe cousins are eating up the contents of my store.  Name it, instant noodles, chips, cooking oil, soap bars and many more.  Their latest deed… the wire of my ice cream freezer!  Good thing it didn’t cause fire but all the ice cream melted, grrr.  I tried rat poison by sprinkling it on food but they seem to know it, the food was left untouched.  The fly paper worked and so far we had 3 of them trapped, but God knows how long.  Hubby has told me a lot of times before that I should call on pest control but I was being frugal.  Now he’s giving me the “I told you so” look.

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    Can You Live Without It?

    Posted on August 19, 2008 @ 2:43 am

    Is there a fashion accessory you just can’t live without? I’m really not much into accessories but I just can’t go without headbands. I have thick and wavy hair and I got tired of blow drying everyday. Headbands are great and so useful to me because I’ll just put it on and I’m done.

    How about you? Is there something that you just can’t live without?

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    The Techno Christmas Tag

    Posted on @ 2:18 am

    My dear friend Maiylah tagged me on this, thanks sistah!

    *Start Copy Here*

    You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so here are the rules.

    1. Copy from “START COPY HERE” to “STOP COPY HERE”.

    2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post the “Techno Christmas 2008” at each site you add.

    3. You have a choice to tag or not to tag, however, the more tags you create the longer the list will grow.

    4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving a comment HERE, so I can add you to the master list.

    5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often as you can. This will allow the new comers to achieve equal benefit as the late comers do.

    6. Watch your Authority Rise

    7. You may want to grab the Techno Christmas Badge

    <a href=”http://www.irisaeirincollections.com/2008/08/techno-christmas-2008-master-list.html/”><img src=”http://www.irisaeirincollections.com-a.googlepages.com/technochristmas.gif”></a>

    Please follow the rules. Blogs in the list will be subject to removal if their lists are not updated. I will check all of the blogs once a week.


    1. Aeirin Collections 2. Biz-N-Honey 3. Life In Pictures 4. Pinay Mommy Online 5. Blessings and Beyond 6. Mommy Earns Money 7. OnlineBiz and Resources 8. Lourdes’ Mia 9. Digital Life Scraps 10. Pexlinks Triple Love 11. Pinay Mommies Community 12. Deranged Insanity 13. Traipsey Turvey 14. PierrEzarh 15. Dancing in Midlife Tune 16. Life is What we Make it 17. Picture Clusters 18. My Wanderings 19. Maiylah’s Snippets 20. Moments of Colours 21. MBA On Line 22. Mom of 2 Dancers 23. Wonderful Things In Life 24. The Fountain Of Happiness 25. A message From My Heart 26. My Life’s Adventure 27. Photographic Memories 28. Love Is… 29. The Joy Of Life Forever 29.In My Dreams 30. I love nice 31. My Resting Place 32.You In My Heart 33. Life’s All About 34 Design By Pieces 35. Gala Tayo! 36. Buhay Pinoy~Making Money 37. Hesitant Wife’s Blog 38. PTC100 39. My Little Home 41. All Because Two People Fell in LOVE 42. Come, Let’s Talk 43. Three P’s in a Pod 44. 3P’s In a Pod 45. Ivory Task 46. I Play Mom 47. Life’s Sweets and Spices 48. Your Blog next…

    TagTechno Christmas 2008


    I’m passing this tag to the following:

    The Maven ’08


    A Taste of Both Worlds

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    Make Him Love Books

    Posted on August 16, 2008 @ 2:14 am

    In this age of computers and video games, most kids do not take time to read books anymore. Reading is the foundation of our kids’ success in school and it is our duty as parents to help them become not necessarily a bookworm but a better and skilled reader.

    While my daughter loves to read, my son is the opposite. So, to encourage him to read more, hubby and I make it a point to pass by the bookstore every time we go out. I let him scan the shelves for titles he might be interested in. I even subscribed him to kids’ magazines like K-zone and Archie Comics. I’m glad this strategy is working and he seems to enjoy them.

    How about you? Do your kids love to read or they are just like my son?

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    Stop and Watch

    Posted on August 11, 2008 @ 3:31 am

    Here’s another touching story that I hope you’d take time to watch. The video below only takes about 4 minutes and 30 seconds and it shows how much a father would do to show his son how much he loves him. It almost made me cry…

    A son asked his father, ‘Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?’ The father who, despite having a heart condition, says ‘Yes’. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons, the father always saying ‘Yes’ to his son’s request of going through the race together.

    One day, the son asked his father, ‘Dad, let’s join the Ironman together’ to which, his father said ‘Yes’. For those who don’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4-mile ocean swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride and ending with a 26.2-mile marathon along the coast off the BigIsland. Father and son went on to complete the race together.

    Click below to view.

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    Posted on August 8, 2008 @ 4:07 am

    We all know that stressful marriages are unhealthy, and based on studies, those regular bickerings can lead to coronary heart disease and depression.  Couples can prevent these health problems by improving communication, according to Woman’s Day Magazine.

    Whenever there is an argument, you should try to focus on the present.  Don’t dig up old issues as it will only aggravate the situation.  Instead, try to work out how things can be done differently going forward and don’t dwell on why they were not done that way before.

    It will also be wise not to point out your husband’s/partner’s faults.  Instead, tell him what you like and what you don’t like without dragging his character into it.

    Never storm out during a fight.  It will not help at all.  But a brief break to calm down and get in control is not a bad idea.  It is always good to sort things out when your heads are cool.

    Marriage is not just a commitment, it’s a process that you both have to keep working on.  You may be fuming mad on an issue but no matter how angry you are, think about this… “I still love you.”  trust me, it always works. 😉

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