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Jan
17
2017

We are on Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) – Chinese New Year Snack

Ayden and I were on MHI, TV3 this morning to demo how to make two popular Chinese New Year snacks – Chicken Floss Rolls and Seaweed Popiah Snack. Ayden and I setting up our cook station The last time I was on MHI TV3 was in 2013. That time I went on air with Ethan to demo making Chinese New Year lanterns using Ang Pau wrappers. I was pregnant with Ayden then. Here is the […]

Jan
16
2017

Popular Chinese New Year Snack : Chicken Floss Roll

Chicken Floss Roll is one of the more popular Chinese New Year snack around. It is extremely addictive that once you start, you’ll find it difficult to stop eating them. It is also expensive to buy them so I decided to resume making them this year. I used to make this every year before I have kids. The boys are pretty okay on their own these days so I can sneak some time making one […]

Jan
12
2017

Easy Chinese New Year Snack – Seaweed Popiah Crisp

How many days do we have before Chinese New Year? Not many I tell you. If you haven’t start baking, you should. If you still haven’t start doing anything, come, let Sifu Ayden teach you how to make this extremely simple Chinese New Year snack that is very popular with children, adults and even old people that still have their teeth intact.  Seaweed Popiah Crisp With just 3 ingredients – seaweed, popiah skin and egg […]

Jan
2
2017

Hungry at McDonald’s

Happy New Year 2017 to all our lovely readers. I’ve not been updating the blog as frequent as I wish to as my hands are tied with both the boys at home 24/7. I hope when the school reopens tomorrow, I’ll get more time to spend on my blog as well as hopping into some of my favourite blogs out there.  Anyway, we spent the last day of 2016 at one of the boys’ favourite […]

Nov
26
2016

Craft with Ayden: Toilet Paper Roll Octopus

Today we are going to work on Ayden’s motor skills such as grasping and using small finger muscles. We are also going to focus on his hand-eye coordination.  As usual, I am also helping him in his speech development by getting him to speak in the video  Watch this video to see how Ayden makes an octopus out of the toilet paper roll. I can’t stop laughing at his face when he was unable to use […]

Nov
15
2016

Gardening with Ayden: Worm Farming

A worm farm turns organic waste into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants and soils but all I have are small bins for breeding worms, not those big professional ones for worm farming. I breed earthworms so I can transfer them into my potted plants as they help increase nutrient in the soil and create better drainage. Ayden has been watching me breed earthworms for some time. Today, he requested to have his very own worm […]

Nov
5
2016

Art Time with Ayden: Handprint Christmas Mitten

November is here and that means Christmas is NEAR! LoL I know, I know, I can get a little over excited sometimes. But it is never to late to start decorating our house. I love filling the house with the kids’ handicraft so I get Ayden to make one today. The elder brother will make more during the holidays. Handprint Christmas Mitten Watch this video to see how easy it is to make this lovely […]

Nov
3
2016

Gardening with Ayden: DIY Calcium Powder

Our costs of living is getting higher. It is advisable to grow our own food where possible. I grow spinach, tomatoes, brinjals, ladies fingers, red beans and even corns for our consumption. These are all grown in pots as I don’t have much land at home. To ensure good harvest especially when you are growing fruiting plants such as tomatoes, brinjals, ladies fingers and corns, you need to make sure the soil is fertile and […]

Oct
31
2016

Art time with Ayden: Sponge Painting

Just the other day I shared the benefits of stamping for toddlers. In case you missed it, you may read all about it here. Today, we explore further on stamping with a new paint tool – sponge. Ayden loves Koi fish so I thought let’s make today’s art activity more interesting by letting him paint his very own koi fish. I did this same art activity with big brother Ethan back in 2012 when he […]

Oct
25
2016

Art time with Ayden : Why Stamping is important for young children

Ayden is 3 years old. It is important to work on his soft motor skills. At this age, I pay more attention to his finger muscles and hand strengthening as it is crucial in helping him to hold the pencil when he starts going to school. Stamping is one of the best activity to work those finger muscles as he will be utilising all four fingers and his thumb to hold the stamp. It helps in […]

Oct
16
2016

Toy Review – Disney PLANES

Back when Ayden was 3 months old, big brother Ethan received a whole lot of toys sponsorship from Mattel. We shared some of the toys with our readers via giveaways. We also gave out some to our friends. Ayden was too young to be playing with any of those toys back then. I kept some so he can play with them when he is older. Fast forward 3 years later, I have totally forgotten about […]

Oct
10
2016

PLAY-DOH Town Firehouse Playset Review and Giveaway

Being a stay-at-home-mom and to home-school both my boys during their preschool years is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I have to admit it is more challenging to home-school Ayden compared to elder brother Ethan as Ayden is more playful. Lessons planned for Ayden are usually in shorter durations. What matters most is the learning experience he gained from all these quick sessions. At 3 years old, Ayden’s lessons are majority play-based. We […]

Oct
5
2016

Hand-me-downs – Ethan’s bicycle is now Ayden’s

When Princess Charlotte wore big brother Prince George’s hand-me-down sweater recently, it broke the internet with headlines such as, “It’s so CUTE! Princess Charlotte wears big brother’s hand-me-down clothes” and many more. But then again, she IS really cute lah though I personally think George is cuter … Anyway, to us commoners, it is a norm for the younger sibling to get hand-me-downs. Ayden has been wearing Ethan’s hand-me-down clothes for a while now and not […]

Aug
31
2016

Ayden’s Birthday Dinner

Ayden is THREE! We celebrated his birthday with my in-laws earlier last week. We had a simple cake cutting at home followed by a pre-booked dinner at Regent Restaurant in Seremban.  It was my first time dining at Regent Restaurant here in Seremban. The place is really huge and it was full-house that evening we were there. It’s like as if the entire Seremban population dined there that evening  Thank goodness my sister-in-law pre-booked our dinner […]

Aug
30
2016

Tabung Warisan Anak Selangor (TAWAS)

We finally did it. We finally registered Ayden for the Tabung Warisan Anak Selangor (TAWAS). The closing date for registration is before the child’s 3rd birthday. Ayden will turn 3 on the 31st and as usual it will be a public holiday so 30th is the last day to register him for this. We successfully registered him on the 29th when we actually had 3 WHOLE YEARS to do it! We are champion when it […]

Aug
29
2016

Ayden’s Be-Early 3rd Birthday Cake

Ayden’s birthday is on the 31st and yes, it will be a holiday then as it will always be because his birthday falls on Malaysia’s Independence Day but we won’t be able to go back to my in-law’s then as I already have something else arranged for our family. So we went back to my in-law’s over the weekend for the obligatory cake cutting ceremony for Ayden’s birthday. My sisters-in-law always buy a cake for the boys […]

Aug
26
2016

Concerns before sending Ayden to school

As you know, Ayden is home-schooled just like his elder brother Ethan during his preschool years. However, I intend to send Ayden to school earlier as I believe he may benefit socially in school. By school I meant those enrichment centres that is not classroom type of learning. We actually planned to send Ayden earlier this year but has been procrastinating as I’ve been busy. We finally made the effort to pay a visit to […]

Aug
23
2016

Tooth Enamel Chipping Off in Toddler’s Teeth

We brought Ayden to the dentist end of May for his first tooth filling. You can watch the video of Ayden’s first tooth filling procedure here: Back then, the dentist wasn’t sure what causes Ayden’s teeth to erode. He suspected Ayden’s teeth grinding habit while sleeping to be the culprit but he wasn’t sure.  Today, we brought Ayden back to the dentist again as we discovered 4 new ‘holes’ on his teeth. Upon further checks, […]

Jul
22
2016

Homeschool Activity for Toddlers: Painting

As you may know, Ayden is home-schooled. I did the same with the elder brother until he is ready to go to Primary One in a public school. I intend to do the same with Ayden. I am thankful that I have the luxury of time to guide my kids during their formative years.  It requires a lot of discipline to homeschool a child. If I am lazy, my kid won’t be doing much hence […]

Jul
20
2016

Toddler DIY activities: How to Make Watermelon Juice

One of the easiest juice to make is watermelon juice. All we need is a blender to get a refreshingly sweet and hydrating thirst quencher. It is so easy to make that Ayden now makes his own watermelon juice to go together with his lunch.  We don’t add sugar nor water to our watermelon juice. We love it as it is – 100% pure watermelon juice. You may add water if you find it to […]

Jun
30
2016

Craft for Children: Footprint Popsicle

It has been a while since our last arts and crafts project. Today’s project is making paper popsicle out of the boy’s footprint. Ayden can’t do much here so Ethan assisted him when it comes to tracing and cutting.  Materials needed are coloured paper, popsicle stick, glue, pencil and a pair of scissors.  Big brother Ethan helped trace Ayden’s footprint.  He also helped to cut it out.  Ayden is able to apply glue onto the […]

Jun
24
2016

Unboxing TRANSFORMERS Robots-In-Disguise Hyperchange Heroes – Optimus Prime

Before the school holidays, after collecting big brother Ethan’s report card, we brought the boys to 1 Utama to check out TRANSFORMERS toys. Ethan is a huge fan of TRANSFORMERS and has a lavish collection of them which he is reluctant to share with Ayden. He is afraid Ayden will damage his TRANSFORMERS collection because Ayden will recklessly try to transform them. The boys got lucky this time as Hasbro Toy Malaysia, presented them each […]

Jun
9
2016

Homeschooling the Toddler: Reading Progress at 2Y9M

If you don’t already know, I am homeschooling Ayden. I intend to homeschool him throughout his preschool years. I did the same for big brother Ethan but I may send Ayden to a year of preschool for socialising before going to Primary One. I don’t know, let’s see how it goes.  Ayden learns a lot at home. We do many things together from art to Math, to reading and skill learning such as cooking and […]

Jun
1
2016

Homeschooling the Toddler: Making Fresh Orange Juice & Soya Cincau Jelly

It is the two weeks school holidays at the moment but we are not going anywhere just yet as big brother Ethan will be sitting for his piano exam tomorrow. Homeschooling activity carries on as usual for Ayden. Our focus this week is in the kitchen as I spend most of my time in here cooking both lunch and dinner during the holidays. Yeah, enough of outside food for a while. Let them have some […]

May
30
2016

How to prepare a toddler for his first tooth filling

We took Ayden for his first dental check-up earlier this month. It was all good but shortly after, the Daddy noticed a hole on one of Ayden’s molar. We called the dentist and he said as long as we take good care of it and brush his teeth using adult’s toothpaste, he should be fine. We were also told to monitor that tooth to see if it deteriorates any further. A week ago, Ayden started […]

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