Friday, June 15, 2018

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Every picture tells a story, and this is ours.



Not a perfect life I want to depict, but part of my life story that I really love to share.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa - Club TIny Package

Life as a working mum with 2 little ones is always packed and rushing. So, it's always nice to set aside some time for a short break with a nice staycation!

Recently, we had a staycation at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa and the stay was amazing! Since it was a little rainy, we got to spend a little more time in the family suite and enjoyed every bits of the Club Tiny Kids Experience!


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Breastfeeding: The test of physical and mental strength?


They said every child is different and so is the breastfeeding journey.

Avalyn and I had a pretty good start, she latched well and I felt confident breastfeeding the 2nd time. However, it was short lived. Avalyn had to stay in the special care unit over one night as she had low sugar. Over there, she was then fed a mixed of formula milk and expressed colostrum. I went over to the ward to latch her a couple of times as well. Worried about her and milk supply, I could only do my best to hand express and pray hard. The pump wasn't working well for me and even though I was familiar with hand express, it wasn't easy. It takes about 30 mins to express and collect 5-10 ml of colostrum using a syringe. Super demoralizing. It was literally golden drops. Thankfully, milk supply kicked few days after and she was nursing well.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Emmalyn's experiential learning journey with Kuno Method

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In our family, we learn through play and we play a lot! We didn't have much time for formal learning for Emma since both hubby and I are working full time. Emma seemed to be learning lots from school and progressing well, so we weren't too worried about her learning until her new teacher for K1 came along earlier this year. 
 
Emma's previous teacher was gentle, nurturing and was cautious not to kill the interest to learn. On the flip side, she can be quite lenient on the kids. Her new teacher is strict and has higher expectations on the kids. So, we ended up getting feedbacks to give Emma more home practice and even enrichment class. At the start, we were quite worried that Emma was behind. I tried to practiced more with her but it was really hard with Avalyn around. I lost count of the time that I wanted to do some learning with Emma but all we want was to rest and play. So, I've been thinking what's really good for Emma. 

I believe in building up the strong foundation of intangible qualities and values such as love for learning, curiosity, creativity, humility, perseverance, courage and cheerfulness over academic learning. I was a late boomer who only topped the class at Primary 4, so I always think there's hope to do better with a good attitude. 

However, I'm also realistic enough to know things are unlike before. I'm not talking about competitiveness. I'm talking about the syllabus and pace of learning. I heard much about school expecting students to have the basic foundation at primary 1 so it might be hard to follow the lessons of the child has a weak foundation. Since we are less than 2 years away from primary 1, I hope to supplement her learning with some extra class to build her foundation. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Avalyn turns 1 year old!

Avalyn turned 1 year old today!


And, yay! We pull through a year with our 2 children! I wouldn't say that Avalyn is a difficult baby but she isn't the easiest one either.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

My Babywearing Journey X Soul Singapore AnoonA baby carrier


 "We can't cuddle our babies all day long - we have to go places, clean, eat, and so on. But, babywearing means we can get on with life and still hold our babies where they are happiest!"



Before motherhood, I knew nothing about baby carrier but I fell in love with it the very first time I use it. Emma was 5 weeks old, and I needed to go out for a walk after 4 weeks of confinement at home. The experience was so amazing and liberating! I was very cautious about handling Emma then but with the carrier on, I didn't have to worry about dropping her, sore arms and she was safe in the carrier. Over time, I become such an expert with it that I could eat, shop and go on oversea trip with her in the carrier. I babywear her till she was almost 3 years old.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Disney on Ice celebrates Everyone's Story: Exclusive Interview with Elsa!

The Disney On Ice celebrates Everyone's Story will be happening from 14 March - 18 March 2018! This year, Disney On Ice will be celebrating their 25th year in Singapore. What a milestone!

With a cast of over 50, Disney fans are in for a big treat! We will have Micky Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. That's not all! Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf will be there too!

Disney fans will get to sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go", "You've Got a Friend in Me", and "Hakuna Matata". The exciting moments from Disney Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime!

Zootoopia pals, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde will be there early to ensure that Disney on Ice celebrates Everyone's Story starts without a hitch!