Post-holiday clearance: recycle leftover wrapping into child’s play!

Turn old wrapping paper into festive lanterns, colorful rockets or origami designs! Secondsguru.com lists ideas to turn leftover gift wrap into a day full of kids activities!

After weeks of excitement – school holidays, Christmas festivities, new year celebrations – getting back to the grind of daily routine is rather anti-climatic. On top of that, there’s the unavoidable ritual of post-holiday cleanse: alcohol in the system, half-filled bottles of wine, leftovers in the fridge, old gift wraps and discarded packaging – they all demand to be purged pronto! Fortunately, there’s a Monica Geller hiding inside some of us, and the clean-up can …[Read more]

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Moms-to-be: Top 5 preloved buys

Top 5 preloved buys for affordable motherhood: maternity wear, nursing pillow, baby carrier, stroller, car seat

If you’re carrying a bump, we reckon you’re also carrying a list of things to buy for baby before D-Day! And it’s a long newborn checklist, adding up to a big number indeed. Is affordable maternity possible? Luckily, babies don’t demand everything be torn out of fresh plastic packaging. You can save money – and avoid wastefulness – by using hand-me-downs and buying gently used items. Here’s our list of Top 5 items that we …[Read more]

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Colours for baby – homemade paints

edible paints for baby/kids activities

39,720 – That’s the number of babies born in Singapore last year. And I suspect that’s also the number of mothers in Singapore stressing out over raising their kids right as I type this! Thankfully, the joys of motherhood are equal to its challenges. Even though aisles of Baby Einstein, hours of prodigy TV shows and shelves of helicopter mother books create niggling doubts in our minds about how good we are, even one hour …[Read more]

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Halloween Costume – Woodland Fairy in a twinkle!

halloween costume - woodland fairy

The month of October brings us the perfect excuse to get creative again: Halloween! While most people tend to dress up as brain-eating zombies or blood-sucking vampires, some of us prefer to sprinkle fairy dust and light up the room with an orgy of colours. If you’ve got a daughter, chances are she will favour something pretty and sparkly as opposed to Trick-or-Treating with her home-made guts spilling out on to the pavement and blood …[Read more]