Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fiddle & Doodle: Dabber Dot Markers for Toddlers

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It's not the first time that I've shared, weekday nights are too short and precious. So, I usually engage Emma in indoor activities and play. We leave TV time for the weekends when we need some desperate breather or break in between.

When Fiddle & Doodle asked if I'd be interested to review its Dabber Dot Markers, I agreed without second thought. As a craft lover, these Dabber Dot Markers are definitely love at first love and useful for crafting with Emma.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Celebrating Mid Autumn Festival & 5 ways to DIY lanterns for your kids

We had an early Mid Autumn Celebration at Emma's school earlier this late afternoon.



Sunday, September 4, 2016

5 Fruits to Promote Child's Digestive Health

When Emma was younger, she faced mild constipation at least once a week. It was bad enough for her as she cried in fear (and pain) and broke into cold sweat while she tried to poo. Sometimes it took 5 mins but for most of the times, it took longer. There would be blood stains once in a while if she exerted too much effort. It was such a pain seeing her struggle.

Fiber, Fluid and Exercise!


Over time, I realised most of the times they happened when she skipped fruits. So, I became more diligent in offering her at least a serving of fruits everyday. Things got so much better now as she has sufficient dose of fiber, fluid and exercise! 

According to WebMD, leading health organisations recommend that children ages 1-3 years old should get about 19 grams of fiber per day and children ages 4-8 should eat about 25 grams of fiber daily. It's also important to note that increasing water intake when eating foods high in fiber is crucial. A diet high in fiber without proper water intake can have opposite effect and cause constipation along with other stomach issues. 

If your child has a tendency to get constipated, you can try to avoid some foods like refined "white" foods like white rice and white bread, cheese and other dairy productions. 
 

 


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Emma's 3rd birthday celebration @ Cool De Sac Indoor Playground (Suntec City)

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Following her celebration at the childcare centre on the eve of her birthday, we had an intimate, fun and effortless celebration with the families at Cool De Sac on her actual birthday. 

Cool De Sac


In case it's the first time you heard of Cool De Sac. It's an indoor playground that is conveniently located at Suntec City. Besides the many educational play stations, it also has a bistro that serves good food and colourful party rooms for celebrations! Two weeks back, we have the privilege to celebrate Emma's 3rd birthday at the Club Flash room and I'm excited to share our experience!


With the Club Flash room so beautifully decorated, all we need to do was to jump right into the celebration. It's definitely the first time when I didn't have to be frantic over setting up the venue and getting things rolling was such a breeze. Though, it took me a few seconds to get over the excitement. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Celebrating birthday at Childcare Centre with Sensational Cakes + Giveaway!

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After a big 1st birthday celebration with family & friends and a birthday trip to Bintan for her 2nd birthday, we decided to keep it simple this year. So, we ended up with no-frill celebrations at school on the eve and Cool de Sac on the actual day!

Unlike the previous 2 years, Emma appreciates birthday celebrations so much more. She looked forward to turning 3 years old and talked about birthday cakes and goodies bags many weeks before her actual birthday. So, we thought it would be nice to (finally) have a celebration at school.



Knowingly how overboard I can be at times, Hubby warned me about keep the celebration at school really simple. He shot down many fun ideas and I'm only allowed to bring in 1 cake and goodies bags. Hence, I thought it be indulging to share my "dream" school celebration here.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

IKEA: Organising Toy Storage

IKEA's Democratic Design


This upcoming year, IKEA is all about "Democratic Design" - a philosophy that everyone should be able to own high quality and cutting edge and functional designs at affordable prices. If you look closer at its product, I'm sure it's not hard to identify which dimension(s) have been taken into serious consideration.


For this month, I'm taking up the challenge to discover and highlight the hidden dimension(s) over at Emma's IKEA toys corner! Some products have all 5 dimensions while the others have 2-3 dimensions. In this post, I will highlight just 1 dimension (though it has likely more than 1) for each product that we used!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tung Lok Mooncakes 2016 + Giveaway

Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up in about 3 weeks' time on 15 September (Thurs)! Have you done your mooncakes and lanterns shopping?

This year, I'm captivated by Tung Lok's beautiful mooncakes flatlay photos. There are so much details added and makes the festive so modern, refreshing and cheery.