Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pupsik Blog - featured in YOUNGPARENTS (Feb)

The recently released February issue of Youngparents did a short feature of the Pupsik blog in an article entitled "How r u grandma". The article was basically about how grandparents use creative ways to keep in touch with their grandchildren in the digital age.

The magazine had learned about Vera's grandparents in Russia and were interested to find out how we kept in touch with them, given the distance and language barrier we had. We shared that other than "talking" over the telephone, we had maintained our "long-distance relationship" though this blog and videos posted on youtube which document Vera's developments, such as "the first time Vera cried because she didn't like our singing, the first time she walked" etc.

I really think that blogging is such an amazing tool to connect with your loved ones and friends both near and afar and is probably one of the greatest cybernet inventions over the last 2-3 years. Am also thankful that this new media has given me the opportunity to know many parents round the world, especially during my early days of adjusting as a new mom at home. Really hope that I will be able to continue bringing interesting finds, articles and new experiences to share with everyone on this blog (not just the grandparents!) =)

Thank you Young Parents for featuring us and thank you readers for reading our blog!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tutu-tastic tutorial

I DIY-ed a tutu for Vera's first birthday 3 months ago. Guess in a way, I was playing out my prima ballerina fantasies on my unsuspecting little one. If you think you might like to make one for yourself, the tutorial is here. Go on and try it! You can buy the gorgeous tutu fabric from Arab St (Singapore) for $3-5 a metre. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Noah and the Ark

These toy blocks by Plantoy are so cute! A wonderful way to engage your child's imagination and teach then the biblical story of how God punished and destroyed mankind for their sins through the flood and saved Noah and some animals in the ark!

This play-set comes with 12 pairs of brightly colored animals and figures of Noah and his wife. The roof can be removed for easy access to the cabin and the gangway can be opened to access the cargohold that has three portholes to allow children to see the animals inside.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Wearing instructions - Kangaroo carry (3-6months)

Wearing Instructions - Front Carry

Wearing instructions - Cradle Carry (newborn)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We are finally back after a short Christmas and New Year break! We really give thanks to God for a wonderful 2007 and for the precious and fulfilling time I could spend taking care of Vera as a full-time mom over the last year.

It has been a busy few weeks for us. Vera's grandparents from Russia are here with us in Singapore to visit their granddaughter for the first time (see video above)! Vera has definitely taken a liking to them and appears to be picking up the Russian language from them as well!

I have to start the new year by saying a big thank you to all for your encouraging words and support since the recent launch of our Pupsik online store. So far, the store has also been doing well beyond our expectations and we could not have done it without you all out there helping us spread the word about it! While it has been quite a challenge getting everything started (especially while taking care of a one year old baby full-time) I am really thankful to God for friends, family and even online acquaintances who have helped and encouraged me in big ways and small. We are also absolutely delighted to have Pupsik featured in the Jan 08 issue of Young Parents and! Thank you Young Parents and!

God willing, we will continue working on expanding on the range of products, that we firmly believe in as parents, to be offered through the Pupsik online store. Meanwhile, we would love to continue hearing from you and would appreciate any feedback you can give us to improve on our existing products! To reach us, just email us at

Thanks again and stay tuned to Pupsik!