Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Let's celebrate with Mmmm!

Few weeks back, we celebrated my mum's and brother's birthday at our new crib! It was a surprise for my mum. She was shocked to see the whole village to appear at our house. Their presence, wishes and presents meant so much to her.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thomashlynshome #8: Bringing safety to the Balcony with Legates Invisible Grilles

"Sometimes, you just need to step outside, get some fresh air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be."
 

It took our family a while to get used to living with ample outdoor spaces at home as we were new to having a balcony, what more a spacious balcony. We didn't know what to do with these outdoor spaces or how to style it. But now, we are enjoying the space as it brings us much tranquility. Hubby and I often find each other looking out into the green. It's pretty calming and rejuvenating.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Celebrating Christmas with Mothercare!

Our first Christmas tree is up!


I was pleasantly surprised when Daddy suggested putting up a Christmas tree at our new home this year. He's usually the one who shoots my creative ideas down with his practical reasoning. For the first time, he decided that it's more important to have fun than be taken aback by the hassle to set up a Christmas tree and take it down after a month. In fact, I was the less enthusiastic one. Things have been so overwhelming that I would prefer to have one less thing to do. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thomashlynshome #7: GoodAire's 5-in-1 air purifier - Air Revitalizer H1

How often do we take clean and fresh air for granted?
I would say, most of us don't even think about "air" until we smell tinge of pollution like smoke or haze.
 
Singapore experienced the worst haze in 2015 and it was such a nightmare. I remembered the house being hazy and stuffy as we had to close all the door and windows. I was worried about Emma getting sick. Thankfully, we didn't have to battle another haze period this year. Nevertheless, I like to be prepared for bad air days.
 
We have been using air sterilizers for the past few years. From time to time, we would take out our air sterilizer to clean the air in the house. Now, I glad to have another option and that's the Air Revitalizer H1 by GoodAire, a homegrown company seeking to protect families from poor air quality and mosquitoes (https://goodaire.com.sg).


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mirror Mirror on the Wall!

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, 
Who's the little girl dancing all the long?


I could still remember the first time I saw Emma dancing hip hop freestyle at a shop in front of the mirror. She followed the beats well and moved so naturally with the music. She was just 3 years and 1 month old. 

Fast forward to today, she no longer dances hip hop. Instead, she has been "practising ballet" for slightly more than a year. She swirled, leaped and posed like a little ballerina. To our delight, she could even do an almost perfect split.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Coco (2017 film) by Pixar Animation & Walt Disney

Guest post by Daddy Ng


When the posters for Coco first appeared on the bus stops and buses, I wasn’t really keen to bring Emma to watch. It was mainly because I know Emma will be scared of the skulls and skeletons, and wasn’t sure how she would react. Even after dressing up for Halloween this year and taking part in "trick or treat" with our neighbours, she is still afraid of some of the Halloween props.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thomashlynshome #6 - How is it like for the girls to sleep together?

"I don't know how are the girls going to sleep together!", that's one of my worries I shared with many mothers before Avalyn popped out until a few weeks ago. To my surprise, almost all of them said it will be fine but I find it hard to believe it until I experienced it myself.

Hubby suggested to let Avalyn sleep in our room so that she won't disturb Emma but I don't think it is a good idea. We don't co-sleep and it will be tight to have another cot in our master bedroom. Besides, I didn't want Emma to be upset about or feel inequity in any way. So, I was clear that I want the girls to sleep together in their own room but I just didn't know how to and how it would be like.