Another one of my favourite clips from Sesame St. I used to be so intriqued by how the dirty mushy old paper could be transformed into such flat and luxurious rolls of white paper.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
And this one below never failed to crack me up as a child. I think I can trace some of my idiosyncratic tendencies today to this guy.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
(below) Some pics of Vera frolicking in her own balcony pool after she woke up from her afternoon nap. To see more shots that Ron took for us, click here.
Ron, thanks for sharing this special time of our lives with us and helping us capture such beautiful memories that we will surely look back fondly upon in the days to come. x
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
"Petite Palate wants to change the way we feed our infants and children. Most parents start out by giving their babies jarred baby food. The jarring process (heating to high temperatures until sterilized and shelf stable), destroys many of the vitamins and nutrients that occur naturally in the food. In order to bolster the nutritional value of the jarred food, common practice is to add vitamin and mineral additives after cooking that did not come from the food itself. Petite Palate’s meals, on the other hand, are Flash Frozen, which maintains the food’s own nutritional content while sustaining the shelf life (frozen).
Petite Palate knows that infants are born with taste buds that need to be nurtured from the very first taste of solid food. We believe in the French tradition of small meals with big flavor. This leads to a positive relationship with food (as opposed to large portions of bland foods typically served). If presented as early as possible, children will grow up with better eating habits, reducing the incidence of child obesity and a number of health problems. Petite Palate also believes that with a highly developed palate, older children will choose nutritious foods over fried and processed ones; setting healthy habits for their entire lives. "
Monday, September 1, 2008
Tracy would also like to extend a giveaway to readers of Pupsik Studio as well. She will be giving away 5 of these cotton and hemp bags if you spend $200 or more in her shop. Just mention you are a reader of simplyolive in the "comment to seller" section when checking out. Thanks Tracy!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Details of the new baby incentives in Singapore announced, much to the disappointment of many pregnant mothers
Friday, August 8, 2008
1. Longer Maternity Leave. I am not asking for 1 year (like Swedish moms enjoy) since I know this is not going to be possible. I am asking for a realistic 6 months, so that more moms can be left in peace to breastfeed their babies full-time for at least this duration of time before semi-solids are introduced.
2. More childcare leave to spend time with your kids throughout the year. Currently, most companies only allow parents to take 2 more days off per year to spend with their kids. 2 days??? Are you kidding me or what???
3. Designated resting rooms in offices for pregnant and nursing moms to rest and express milk when necessary. The rooms should be quiet and designed to allow for privacy. Perhaps we need a design code for this, looking at how some nursing and changing rooms are designed in shopping malls here.
4. More quality childcare centre near work places. This will allow moms to transition comfortably back to work. The last time I checked at a childcare centre near my old work place, the waiting period for a place in the nearby childcare centre was 6 months! 6 months!!!! I am thankful that I opted for 1 year no pay leave instead to take care of my own kid. But I realise that not many families can survive without both parents working full time.
5. Higher childcare subsidies. Not everyone can afford $600-800 paying for childcare each month. If you have more than 2-3 children, all that an average income earner gets each month will probably all go to these childcare centres.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Pupsik™ Studio celebrates World Breastfeeding Week from Aug 1-7 by offering up to 15% discount on our nursing covers! Click here to buy a nursing cover and feed your baby with ease, comfort and style today!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Some of you have been wondering how this diary is different and how it can be used so I managed to get a pic on the insides showing exactly this! As the layout shows, you don't have to have 4 children to make the most out of this agenda. The additional rows can be used to fill out important "To Do" lists for the day. Plus there is even a last row for you to plan your dinners so that you only have to go grocery shopping once a week!
Designed by Nina Restieri, the MomAgenda desktop planner keeps track of 17 months of insanity for you and up to four kids. Plus it includes pages for you to record things like birthdays, medical info, and school stuff. If you are interested in getting one for yourself or for a friend, please email me (email@example.com) soon!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Same scene, only minutes later, and she was grabbing the spoon from us...
Here are more links to videos charting Vera's growth during her first year.
2. Reading (the car manual)
4. Daddy don't sing...please.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
If you are interested in pre-ordering these limited edition nursing ponchos or beansprout pillows, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org soon!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
JOB DESCRIPTION :
Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION:
None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE :
None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION :
Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
1. Parents can use the knife to chop crayons into pea-size pieces, taking care to keep colors separate so kids can combine them as they like.
2. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees while children fill the tin with crayon pieces, arranging them in interesting designs.
3. Bake just until the waxes have melted, 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Remove the shapes after they have cooled. If they stick, place tray in the freezer for an hour, and the crayons will pop out.
(via petit elefant)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Time and time again parents using this diaper have raved about how impressed they are with the sizing range. One Mom even said she successfully used it with her 5 pound newborn son and even tried the same diaper on her 39 pound 5 1/2 year old daughter saying it fit her like a glove. Another uses it on her busy toddler who never has time for a change yet the easy adjustability helps make diaper changing quick and simple. The bonus is: Mom can take it off but the toddler is defeated in her effort to remove her diaper! Dads have even told us that once they have tried it a few times it has fast become one of their favorite diapers… simply because the fit is so adjustable they don’t have to worry about messy leaks!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I am currently doing a bulk purchase discount on bean sprout pillows. If you are wondering what these are, they are pillows filled with au-naturel bean sprout kernels that have been specially handpicked, cleaned and dried.
Light, cooling and safe, these pillows are perfect for calming newborn babies who are easily frightened by sudden movements and noises caused by the surroundings. When placed across their chest, a beansprout pillow with good coverage give babies a sense of security when they are sleeping. When baby grows older, the pillow can be used as a bolster or comfort pillow. To maintain, just sun the pillow once a week to keep the kernels crisp and odour-free.
Price of each pillow range from SGD$16.90 - $21.90, depending on which cover design you choose. These will be great for your little one or a gift for a friend.
For more info on the designs available and how to order, please click here. We will be able to ship each pillow overseas for a flat rate of SGD$12. For local orders, you can combine the orders of the pillows with other products on our online store to qualify for free registered shipping if you purchase above $100.
To order, just email me at email@example.com!