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Back to school 9 ways to be more eco-friendly

back to school 9 eco ideas

New grade, new teachers, new classmates…. Are you off to match it with new supplies too? Before you head to the stores, use our 9 tips as a guideline on what to buy, and what not to buy. After all, the cost of anything we purchase isn’t borne not just by our wallet, but also the environment. #1 TOSS THE TISSUES Carry a cloth napkin instead of tissues with lunch; carry handkerchiefs instead of wipes. …[Read more]

Kids Crafts 3 Cool ideas to upcycle old cork coasters

upcycle coasters with paint and thread art

At our home, nothing gets thrown into the dustbin without the scrutiny of 3 questions: Is it still in good enough condition to donate? If it is damaged, can we fix it? If we can’t fix it – can we use it for arts and crafts, or upcycle it? As you can imagine, the filter question number 3 means I have more cardboard boxes, egg cartons and general packaging than I care for – especially …[Read more]

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Birthday ideas Advent calendar for the birthday month

diy toilet paper roll advent calendar

I had been saving up a surprise for my daugther’s 13th birthday for last few years, something unique to make her feel special on her arrival to the ‘teens’. It was to hand make a personalised advent calendar for the month of her birthday! Guess what? I couldn’t wait another year -which is when she actually turns 13- so I decided to surprise her this year when she turned 12 instead. The advent calendar gift …[Read more]

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Giving back to the society with your kids in Singapore

secondsguru contest volunteering with kids singapore

[Scroll to the end of the article to find out details on how to win a complimentary event from Gift-It-Forward. To enter the contest, simply share an experience on our FB page. The content ends 22 June, 2017]  Do you live in Singapore and have kids? I do. I also wake up every morning grateful for what we have, aware that many others do not have the life we have- either because they are differently-abled, or because …[Read more]