Jan 18, 2019

Natural baby products by Chomel Baby

After I read about the negative sides of parabens, I have been switching more to natural products than I was before, especially when it comes to my babies' product. Unfortunately parabens are everywhere, in most commercial products. They can be found in all soaps, body washes, shampoos, and moisturizers.

I first heard of Chomel Baby products when Babydash.com agreed to sponsor for our International Babywearing Event last October and one of the items they gave was Chomel Baby Breast Pump and Bottle Cleanser.

And now I got the chance to try their baby Head to Toe Wash, Daily Lotion and Baby Wipes.

Jan 11, 2019

City Walk 2019 In conjunction with City Day

We woke up early on New Year morning to join the other Penangites for the City Walk 2019. City Walk is an annual event organized by Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang in conjunction with City Day. This City Walk is me and husband's third time (after 2014 and 2017), Balqis' second time and of course the first one for Bilal.

What I like about the City Walk is that not like other walk where you just walk for few kilometres to get the medal. One of this walk objective is to let you know more about Penang generally.

Each participants will be given a passport with five Penang attractions or historical places, and you will get a sticker (previous ones were stamped) when you reach the places. 

Jan 9, 2019

#snippetsofmylife : Mummy kena marah

Balik sekolah tadi Balqis excited nak tunjuk kat Mummy craft dia buat hari ni. Mummy bising lah suruh cepat duduk kat car seat sbb ada kereta parent lain tunggu kat belakang.

M: Nanti kalau car tu marah Mummy macam mana?
B: Car tu tak ada mulut dengan mata, mana boleh marah Mummy.
M: Nanti org dalam tu, Mama HS marah Mummy nanti.
B: Tu bukan Mama, tu Papa HS yang ambil HS balik.
M: Ok lah, nanti Papa HS marah Mummy nanti macam mana?
B: Tapi Papa HS tu kan dalam car.
M: Nanti kalau Papa HS turun car nanti marah Mummy.
B: Tapi Mummy kan dalam car.
M: Nanti Papa HS tu ketuk kat sini nanti (cermin tingkap).

Sebelum Balqis sempat jawab, Mummy terus kuatkan volume speaker dan biar dia distracted dgn Super Wings nya.

Jan 7, 2019

DIY Kids Art & Craft at Craftomon's, MyTown Kuala Lumpur

Craftomon's by Open Playschool is a children activity store in MyTown shopping mall, Kuala Lumpur. The Craftomon's store is located at Level 1, in front of the escalator near link bridge to IKEA.

We stumbled upon this store while we were there and Balqis requested to do some painting. There are a lot of art and craft activities to do there.  Some of the DIY arts and craft things that you may purchase to bring home, or do it there at the store are key-chain, fridge magnet, coin banks, photo frames and many more.

Of course we like this store. Even though both of us are from science background, we always encourage Balqis to do arts & crafts. And she herself likes to do all those painting, cutting, doodling.

Dec 31, 2018

Resipi Sup Ayam Mudah dengan Russell Taylors Pressure Cooker

Sup Ayam memang lah menu yang terkenal dalam family ni. Sebab menu yang senang nak di masak, dan menu kegemaran anak-anak. Kalau ikutkan memang banyak versi resipi sup ayam.

Resipi sup ayam simple ni kira versi makan malam harian bila nak cepat. Resipi agak-agak je nak letak berapa banyak. Yang penting bila dah jadi mak-mak ni, tak boleh nak menghadap dapur lama-lama, maka Russell Taylors Pressure Cooker ni memang penyelamat.

Masak pun sekejap, tak perlu datang tengok check air ke. Biar dia masak, cepat, yang penting kentang dan lobak tetap empuk.

Dec 18, 2018

Tips for Eating Out with Kids

Eating out is usually a great treat for the whole family. Mummy gets to rest from cooking while the whole family get to enjoy good food.

But since we have kids, we always have to think on how to get them occupy at the dining table. Of course we do not want them, especially Balqis, to run around the restaurant. And Bilal would be easily bored sitting at the table for too long since he's in the exploring phase. 

And we have no (or very little time) smart phone policy for the kids, hence we have to be creative and think of other ways to keep them busy and comfortable at the same time. So we can have our meals happily, too! LOL.

Dec 5, 2018

Balqis' first day of school orientation

Indeed, time do flies so fast.

I still can imagine when I first hold Balqis in my hand four years ago, and now she's going to school already. She's going to a five years-old class in 2019 but school orientation started last Monday, together with school holiday programme for her kindergarten.

We had been telling her that she would be going to school since months ago to get help her subconscious mind being prepared, or at least we hope so.

"Nanti Mummy belikan Balqis books, pencils, bag nak pergi sekolah."
"Kakak tak nak beg. Kakak dah ada beg dah yang Mummy beli tu."

Referring to a RM5 bag I got from Big Bad Wolf book sales. Ain't she just soooo sweet and tak membazir like Mummy? Hahaha!

Honestly, I was worried that she might be crying, or refuse to stay at school. Even though we've been telling her that we would leave her at school and we would be going to work, she kept on saying "Mummy lah jaga kakak kat school nanti."

She has never been without us since she was born. The only person we ever leave her with is her babysitter. She even cry one time when we were out having dinner with the whole family at a restaurant and taking turn to go to surau to perform solat. She was following her grandmother and aunties to the surau and halfway she suddenly realized husband and I weren't going (we waited at the restaurant) and she cried out loud. They had to send her back to us at the restaurant. *facepalm*

So, on Monday morning, we woke her up early and got her ready for school. Had our breakfast together and ready to send her to school. She looked happy and I was less nervous. We had a parent-kid session first in the morning where we make craft and singing together, just to warm things up I guess.