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Junior Claus – A different kind of Christmas

December 12, 2014, 0 Comments

Have you ever ask yourself when is a good time to tell the children that Santa Claus is a make-believe character, and does not really live in the North Pole? Or will you ever? Some parents are dead set against fairy tales and magic while others let kids wonder into the land of pretend play without boundaries.  I don’t know about you, but I know that I am happy to let the children understand that this jolly good ol chap that appears regularly during Christmas is as jolly as the character in a book, a fictional book. At ages 6…

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The character that will carry the gifts

November 29, 2014, 0 Comments

We don’t always have to train our children between right and wrong, black vs white. When they are no longer preschoolers, they enter a phase where their skills, talents and gifts becomes more prominent. But it seemed that something is still not in full bloom. I call this a process of germination. All plants require sunlight, air and water to grow, but different seeds require different amount of water as they do not imbibe as much as others.  When the environment is appropriate, the seeds will then germinate and grow. Seeds need good soil to grow.        …

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Pre-Natal Massage at Nouri – “Beautiful Pregnancy, Beautiful mums!”

November 26, 2014, 0 Comments

I love scents, and naturally aromatherapy.  However, too many well-meaning advise about the use of essential oil on the internet only leaves one confused, and in the end, I ditched all use of essential oil, since I was pregnant.                     When Valerie, owner of Nouri Face and Body Concepts, and a highly qualified aromatherapist invited me to try her signature Prenatal Therapeutic Massage, I was only too happy to find out how essential oil, shunned by many pregnant women can still be enjoyed safely.  Under her care and expertise, I was…

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Mama misbehaves

November 18, 2014, 0 Comments

Today is the younger boy’s graduation day from kindergarten. He was sent to school as the family is going through transition. (Hint: He’s going to be a Kor Kor soon for the first time! I’ll be bias, he’ll always be my adorable cutie pie no matter what.) Traditional school does not suit him, there is way too much emphasis on academics, but we can’t afford anything else. Yesterday he returned home from a full dressed rehearsal and his cute little bow tie which his Aunt help us buy from Jakarta, was missing from the bag. I panicked because I had…

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3M Polarising Task Light LED5000 – Getting kids ready for school

August 23, 2014, 0 Comments

Having kids going to primary school for the first time may mean excitement for many parents as their little bub is no longer a baby, they are transiting into another phase or milestone.  It is common for parents to prepare their children both emotionally and psychologically for life in school.  Yet, equally important is to teach them good eye habits as soon as we can.  In Singapore, it is known that school children have tons of homework. It is not uncommon to see more and more bespectacled children in their early years. My husband and I wear glasses and I…