Educational Toys Should Be Fun, Not Just Educational

When you play with your children, you probably would ask them what they want to play with. But do you stop and ask them how they want to play? Wouldn’t it be great if they are given the opportunity to have fun while also learning something educational? Of course, there is a never ending supply of fun educational toys to choose from. Continue Reading!

A Mother’s Patience and How Not To Lose It

Many a times #JasperBean has tested my patience some days, most days everyday… he would suddenly start crying and throw massive tantrums from no where and no matter how much I calmly speak to him, he just wouldn’t stop or even let me know what has upset him so much. He would just constantly repeat “mummy, mummy, mummy”. I’ve tried talking, hugging, cuddling, leaving him alone to calm down, distraction, food, everything, but in those moments, nothing will do. Like many mummies out there, I’ve discovered that I have reserves of patience that I didn’t know existed. Continue Reading!

It’s Okay to Cry in Front of Your Kids

One morning, I was holding my little 2 year old #JasperBean crying non-stop. Suddenly, I felt his strong little shoulder and soothing concerned voice. I could feel his worried little face peeping down to see what I was doing. When I hear him continuing to say “mummy… mummy, sorry… mummy sorry… mummy is okay?”, this warmed and broke my heart. Continue Reading!

Coraline Halloween Outfit That Requires Minimum Effort

Last week I shared with your #JasperBean’s Halloween outfit and today I wanted to share mine with you. This year halloween falls on a work day. In my eyes, as a mummy, a halloween outfit requires minimum effort or at least that’s what I am aiming for. So an outfit that could be thrown together with pieces I already had in the wardrobe without looking too quirky during office hours is essential. Continue Reading!

Easy Toddler Halloween Costume

Halloween is fast approaching and to be honest, I have not prepared anything. We don’t really celebrate it, but I do want to dress him up because I never really had this when I was a kid. Plus when I was doing #JasperBean’s monthly baby photos, there was always a halloween photo. Now that he is a bit older, I’m allowing him to (a certain extent) decide what his halloween costume will be. Continue Reading

Toddler Hand Luggage Essentials

I think most parents would agree that the most stressful part of any holiday is the travelling. Before we can stroll into paradise, there is the dreaded travelling part. As much as I want to rest, it is impossible with a toddler who wants to constantly walk everywhere and touch everything. Being stuck in a confined space for 15 minutes is hard enough, let alone a long haul flight. #JasperBean’s attention span is very short, as with any other toddler his age and finding ways to keep him entertained and occupied is hard and stressful. Therefore hand luggage essentials tailored for him is very important. Continue Reading!

Hiking With a Toddler: 5 Tips and Essentials Checklist

This pass holiday, me and S tried our hands on hiking. I mean proper hiking, not just strolling on a paved path or muddy lane with a slight incline. It was intense! In the one plus week we were in Vancouver, we tackled not one but two mountains! Yep, you can sense I’m super proud of ourselves, right?! Continue Reading!