Muji Handicraft Books

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Parents who bring their children out to dinner dates with friends, please raise your hands. We do. Always. In a perfect scenario, we would have conversations with friends, small conversations, laughing, wine… that’s in my dream. Ha! Remember how many times you had to look for markers, crayons and caps under the table; or needed the person seated at the next table to help you out? Can you imagine my joy when I saw these activities craft booklets in Muji stores?! Well, I know there are such activities booklets from bookstores, I had seen them. But these aren’t quite the same. The illustrations are creative, the idea is creative, it’s simulating and it allows the child to use her imaginations. Continue reading

“I like you, Mommy”

Dear Leah,

Lately, you loved to run to the kitchen, stood by my side and watched while I cooked.

“I like you, Mommy”, you said out of the sudden. “I like to be with you, Mommy.”

That… for your information, totally makes my heart melts. I’m writing it down so when you’re in your teens, when we start to communicate in loud voices, we will remember this once mutual pure unconditioned love. I’ll blame it on hormones when that happens. It’s perfectly normal, my darling.

Love,
Your Mom

Learn to Button Game

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Earlier this year when preparing for a holiday trip, my first priority was to think of ways to keep Leah who was 2y4mo, entertained in her pram. Food/snack was one, the other that I thought of was game. One of the few that I handmade was “Learn to Button” game. I have been wanting to do a tutorial but since Leah’s “Learn to Button” flower garden game set was completed and no photo was taken, I procrastinated. This particular car version is for a boy, I took this chance to take photos and do up this tutorial. Continue reading

DIY Front-Facing Books Folders on Wall

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When I was redecorating Leah’s room after she turned two, my priority was to incorporate a read and play corner for her. All the toys and books must be easily accessible for her so as to keep her interested. Hence we went shopping for cabinets and bookshelves. Those two were easily found in Ikea and superstore. I wanted a bookshelf that was able to have the books facing front. I read online that it’ll interest the kids, having them able to see the book covers. But with the limited floor area in the room and the front-facing bookshelves are crazy priced, I decided to do a little DIY and here I’m sharing with you. Continue reading

A letter to my daughter 给女儿的一封信

In exactly 3 months time, you’ll be 3. Time files. Yesterday I watched you sleep. It was then I realised that you have grown so so much. Where have all the time gone? 3 years sound like short but in fact, you have made some great impact on your Papa and myself. You have made our life different. You have made us wanting to be a better person. You have brought so much laughter, smile and even cries. You… you are our lovely daughter. Sometimes sweet, sometimes terrible. Sometimes loud, sometimes soft and gentle. Sometimes stubborn, sometimes obedient. Regardless, you are always our lovely daughter. You made this family of three possible. You may not be our only child, but you are always our first. Our first little miracle. Continue reading

You don’t need a resume, an interview nor experience for the job, but it’s the hardest job in the world. That’s because you have to learn on the job, constantly learning, something new everyday; no guidebook nor instruction manual, no mentor, no exact right nor wrong because every child is unique. That’s right, it’s parenthood. Enjoy.

Love,
BakingArtsMom