Teaching Children The Act Of Giving + Win $100 Voucher For You and A Friend!


This year, partnering up with the girls clothing sponsor, Fox Fashion, we are donating 30 newborn onesies to Tubs of Love Programme. It is an initiative by Ronald MacDonald House Charities Singapore (RMHC) and NUH Medical Social Work team, to help new mothers who need some initial aid and support by providing them with some newborn items. You can find out more about the programme here



This holiday and gifting season got me thinking about teaching the girls the meaning of giving and receiving. I'd like them to know there are people who are less fortunate than us. This is the time to be appreciative of what we have instead of focusing only on what we want for Christmas. Baby Georgia is perhaps too young to understand, but Lauren can definitely get in on the act of giving. She copies everything I do, so modeling behavior is the best way to go.

Donate books, toys and clothes

We do our spring cleaning twice a year. I get Lauren involved by asking her if she wants to 'keep' or 'give' a toy or book. I put all the 'give's in a bag and drop them off at Salvation Army. One tip though, make sure you explain to your child well that the 'give' bag is not coming back anymore, or you might find yourself buying a same toy when she changes her mind.

Mini volunteering

Giving doesn't always have to involve money. Simple acts of kindness like helping out a neighbour or a friend in need counts as volunteering too. You could bring your child when you visit a friend or relative recovering from an injury. They may need help with domestic chores, or even meal preparation. Explain to your child why you are helping.

If you have older kids and would like to get them into the act of volunteering, here are some of non-profit organizations in Singapore to volunteer your time:  Hearts, Dignity Kitchen (they are looking for carolers this season!), and SWAMI Home.

Practice everyday

Besides the one time big act of volunteering or giving, I think it is important to be kind and generous on a daily basis. Let the girls drop change into collection boxes at McDonald's counter, buying a drink for the homeless man, or simply be kind to their own siblings are some of the examples that comes to mind.

What else do you do to foster the act of giving in your kids? I'd like to hear!

Now I can't just preach but no action, right? Giveaway time!


While we are in the spirit of giving, I have 2 vouchers (worth S$50 each) be given away to you and your friend. Let's just keep on giving, shall we?

Follow these 3 steps to win:

1. Like Fox Fashion Facebook page.
2. Share this post on your profile (set it to public view!), and tag the friend who you'd like to share the vouchers with. Remember to tag @thechillmom so I can see your entry.
3. Leave a comment here with your Facebook profile name and email address.
4. Like my page too if you like (totally optional but it would make me really happy if you do! )

Contest ends on 31 Dec 2014, 2359 hours. Winners will be announced here on this post and on my Facebook page. Good luck!

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How To Know Your Face Shape + GlassesOnline Review


I just received my new pair of glasses I ordered online! Huh, don't you have to put them on to see if they suits you? I hear you ask. Well, not really. Finding the right frame for your face really depends on knowing your face shape. Because at GlassesOnline, the frames are sorted by gender and face shape, so you know if you will look good in them!

So first thing first. How to determine your face shape?

Is your face oval, round, diamond, triangle, square, oblong or heart-shaped. Take a selfie facing directly at the camera and use a piece of tracing paper to outline the edge of your face to work out your face shape. No camera? Then look in the mirror. Using an erasable pen or lipstick, trace the outline of your face on the mirror - whatever you do, just make sure you can wipe it off afterwards!

Now that you are sure of your face shape, shopping for frame online is easy.

There are so many choices on GlassesOnline, so the best thing to do is start by narrowing it down to those suited best according to your face shape. Or if you know exactly which model you want, you can search or sort by brand.

After sorting, you can have a closer look at the specs of the glasses you like.

Just enter in your prescription. I got mine from a local optometrist for S$20 or free if you purchase a pack of contact lenses.

Check your cart and pay with credit card or Paypal account. Voila!

My prescription glasses was delivered to my doorstep at no charges within 2 weeks.


So how do I look? Before this, I always had to drag someone to the optical store with me to give me an opinion if I look good in certain glasses. Even so, I'd still have a hard time deciding because I'm don't trust their judgement. Yes, I know it is hard being my friend.. haha. Anyway, with GlassesOnline, you can change your mind and simply send back the glasses in its original condition and packing with the invoice to get an exchange or refund.

I think I should keep mine. What'd ya think?

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About GlassesOnline

GlassesOnline (www.glassesonline.sg) is one of Singapore's leading online eyewear retailers, carrying a variety of brands including all the popular brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Prada, Gucci and many more, with a total of more than 60,000 products. It has the largest collection at the best prices.

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La Madison Open House

Looking for an enrichment centre for your child? Check out this brand new enrichment center located at Parkway Centre. I like the location because it is right opposite Parkway Parade, so you can drop your child off and hit the shops! Half joke aside, an open house is the perfect opportunity for you and your kids to experience the learning environment and meet the teachers.

Lauren and I attended a preview class 2 weekends ago. Lauren had never attended any 'school' before. She takes time to warm up to strangers and usually clams up when it is noisy and crowded. So I was really interested to see how she would be like in a 'school' setting.

Judging by the photos now, she somehow got herself to be in the middle of it all and participating!? I'm just as baffled!


Upon arrival, we were greeted by a ball pit and Mother Goose Club playing on the tv mounted on the wall. Lauren was too captivated to be affected by all the strangers around her. Lauren: 1 | Fear: 0


Up next, we visited the sand and water play area.


Then, we were ushered into a room where the class took place. The theme of the day was 'Under The  Sea' and you can see in the photos below, the room is nicely set up with pictures, words and artwork.


Each class has 2 teachers and conducted bilingually by native speakers. I can tell the chinese teacher in the preview class is very experienced. She just knew what to do to capture the children's attention. Well, by children's attention, I really meant Lauren's. I know this child of mine who just loves to wander off and be in her own world. At one point, Lauren wanted to leave the room to get to the ball pit at the entrance. And guess what the teacher came up with to make her stay? Stickers.. simple yet genius!



In the short 2 hours, there were story telling, singing & dancing, colouring, play-dough, bubbles and arts & craft. Since the theme was 'Under The Sea', the children were given materials to make their own aquarium to bring home. Neat, right? I could add a photo of the finished product below, but I have nothing to show because my kid didn't want to leave the play dough table.

If you're interested to sign up your child, La Madison has special class package for you.

Quote 'The Chill Mom' when you register your child at LA Madison during the Open House and get extra classes for the first month. Sign-up for their daily programme (5 days/week) and get additional 4 Saturdays of free classes or sign up for their 3 days/week programme and get additional 2 Saturdays of classes for free. 

More information about La Madison open house:

Date: 20 December 2014, Saturday
Location: 1 Marine Parade Central #04–07 Parkway Centre
Building opposite Parkway Parade Shopping Centre, same building where McDonalds is located.

There will be 3 sessions only on the day. The timings are 0930 to 1030, 1030 to 1130 and 1130 to 1230. Do RSVP your child's spot at Eventbrite now!
You can also email enquiry@la-madison.com or via Facebook Event


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About LA Madison

La Madison supports the mental, social, and emotional development of children from 18 months to 6 years old through learning in English or Chinese. Children will be taught using Montessori Method and adaption of Reggio Emilia approach to achieve linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social skills.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the leader and innovator in early childhood education.

  • To provide a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment.
  • A place where children will be recognised and achieve their fullest potential before embarking on their compulsory education.
  • Providing a head start and school readiness.
Mission Statement

LA Madison recognises that each child is an individual; each child is an angel; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, LA Madison respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child.

LA Madison is a place where children leave school with:

  • A set of moral values - honesty, integrity and good judgement.
  • A complement of basic skills - linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social.
  • An enquiring and discriminating mind and a desire for knowledge.
  • Developing self-esteem and high personal expectation.
  • Tolerance and respect for others.

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Lauren's First Enrichment Workshop!


This past week had been a busy one for Lauren & I, because we went to 'school' every morning! Okay, it was only a 5 days Christmas workshop. This was the first time Lauren attended any proper class where she had to follow instructions and participate accordingly. I'm happy to announce that it went rather well!

On the first day, Lauren was initially in her own world and dancing to her own beat. But it didn't take her long though. By the time we left for the day, she was telling everyone, "See you morrow!"

On the 2nd day, she has decided who she wants to be best friends with. But her feelings wasn't reciprocated. My dear girl didn't give up and kept chasing the boy, much to her daddy's dismay when I told him about it later.


We had Christmas story telling every morning.

And Lauren picked up a book by herself! This may be nothing to most parents, but it is a huge deal for me. This girl doesn't care much for reading. I sure hope this will soon change.

Colouring session.

That concentration. But really, it only lasted a good 5 minutes before she wandered off to look for a balloon.

"Hmmm… cookie…"

Art & craft time!

Look at that face trying to stuff a sock. We were making a snowman from a sock.

Something I discovered she liked doing - water colour painting. Things are about to get messy at home.

Some of the crafts we made at the 5 days Christmas workshop.

On graduation day, Santa came to visit! All students got a little gift from Santa. Lauren, of course, was terrified. But her desire for the candy bag overruled her fear. She grabbed the candy bag from Santa and ran!

All in all. Lauren and I had a great time at the workshop. The teachers are very pleasant and engaging and most importantly, Lauren was excited to go to 'school' every morning. So much so that she got up earlier and dragged me out of bed. 

Okay, enough about us and for my own narcissistic quota for the day, and let's talk about BlueTree Education Learning Centre. It is newly established, offering pre-primary and primary programs. If you are looking for a place to dump your child on holiday seasons, find out more about their fun learning workshops for preschoolers and primary school goers on their website or Facebook page.

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ABOUT
BlueTree Education Learning Centre is an enrichment enterprise that aims to redefine learning, thinking and creativity in the ever-changing education landscape in Singapore.

Here at BlueTree Education, we want to grow a child to be a thinker, a learner, an achiever. Our curriculum is designed not only with academic excellence in mind; we want every child to acquire the core thinking skills of thinking critically, inventively, and reflectively as their foundation for learning.

Address: 271 Bukit Timah Road, Balmoral Plaza #02-15 Singapore 259708
Nearest MRT: Newton Bus Services
Balmoral Plaza Bus Stop): 48, 66, 67, 170R, 171, 700, 700A, 960
Contact number: +65 9106 4702
Website: http://bluetreeeducation.com

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Soda Spa Scalp Treatment For Hair Loss (Giveaway)

Lately my hair has been falling by the clumps. It is quite a depressing sight but postpartum hair loss happens to 90% of women. It is due to declining estrogen level after child birth and should end by six months. It is still depressing nonetheless.

Just as if god heard my shrieks in the bathroom after every hair wash, I was invited to try out the Soda Spa Scalp Treatment at le blanc by mashu, located at Plaza Singapura.


What is Soda Spa Scalp Treatment?

Originated from Japan, Tansan bubble spa is a deep cleansing process which incorporates the use of carbonated water to improve blood circulation and deep cleanse grease and dirt from follicles. This treatment can be the solution for oily scalp, dry and damaged hair and hair loss problem.

The Anti Hair Loss Soda Spa Scalp Treatment started off with using Shiseido Professional Shampoo – Fuente Forte to cleanse the scalp. Then the Soda Spa Foam is massaged onto the scalp and hair. This process flushes carbon dioxide through the scalp, carrying away waste in the body. It enhances metabolism and increases oxygen and nutrient supply to the scalp and skin. My hair was then wrapped in a towel and steamed for 10 minutes.  This helps with better absorption of the goodness by the hair.


Well, when you leave me alone for 10 minutes and I'm supposed to blog about this experience, I just had to do take a few photos, don't I? Please pardon the weird angle.

After the foam was rinsed off, Sparkling Spa Shower which is basically a hair tonic which contains ten herbal extracts, including ginseng, witch hazel extract, ginger and angelica root extract, blended with 3,000ppm super high-concentrated carbon dioxide was pumped directly to the skin or scalp.


After the treatment, their Japanese Creative Director, Mr Masaaki Ueda worked his magic and gave me a haircut. Watching him cut my hair is a bit like watching a show. He doesn't really divide my hair into sections. It looked as if he was randomly snipping a little off here, layering a bit there with his fast scissors. He heard my anguish at having a receding hairline, changed my parting and gave me a soft fringe. He also gave me tips on how to style my hair at home to create more volume. I obviously was paying attention as I had forgotten to take any 'after' photo at the salon.

Bathroom selfie taken at home because I'm just that professional.

Anyway, my hair feels really soft and light after the treatment. Amazingly, I found less hair on my bathroom floor the very next day too. Well, lets see how long this last and I'll report if there is any changes later, alright?

Giveaway time!

I have two vouchers (worth $235 each) for my lucky readers to experience the same signature Soda Spa Scalp treatment, haircut and styling at le blanc by mashu. Just complete these 2 steps to win!

Via Instagram
1. Follow my Instagram account.
2. Repost my bathroom selfie, with hashtag #thechillmomgiveaway and tag @mzmichhon, so I can find you.

OR

Via Facebook
1. Follow me on Facebook.
2. Share this post on Facebook with a comment why you'd like to win. Remember to tag @thechillmom, so I can find you.

Contest ends 15 Dec 2014, 2359 hours. Go on now, submit your entries!

Update: Congratulations to Tagabi Millamena and Jeanette Lau. Please email me at mich.hon@gmail.com with your address to redeem your voucher.

Current Promotion 

Go in for le blanc by mashu's Soda Spa Scalp Treatment (priced between $110 and $150) and you will receive a complimentary bottle of Soda Spa Foam worth $50! The promotion ends December 30, 2014.


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About le blanc by mashu 

Established in Osaka, Japan, 25 years ago, the hair salon chain – known for its chic cuts and customising in vogue trends with each customer’s beauty style, now has 11 salons in the city. It opened its first Southeast Asian outlet at Plaza Singapura in late 2014, and the team of experienced stylists is now poised to introduce fashion-forward hair trends from Japan to the cosmopolitan Singaporean.

Address: 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #04-31 (New Wing), Singapore 238839
Telephone: 6333-4681 or 6333-4682
Operating Hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7:30pm; Sun: 11am - 6:30pm

Psst.. Make sure you call ahead to make an appointment because I was there on a Tuesday late afternoon and they were very busy! 

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5 All Natural DIY Exfoliator For Amazing Skin

Living in this part of the world where it is hot and humid all year round, nothing makes me feel quite as fresh as after a total body exfoliation. I always imagine I shed a whole layer of dead skin like a snake and emerge renewed and smooth after a good scrub. But I've also read about how insoluble micro-beads exfoliator are causing world pollution. So I scoured the world wide web, tried and tested some recipes and this 5's are my favourite all natural DIY exfoliator. Homemade skin care is, after all, cheaper, more natural and customizable. Win-win-win!

Floral Oats Cleanser


Oat flour exfoliates without irritating, so it is really great for eczema or any other skin ailment. This recipe is also hydrating because of the aloe gel.

You'll need:
1 tbsp oatmeal
1 tbsp dried rose
½ tbsp dried lavender
½ tbsp chamomile tea leaves
2 tbsp aloe gel

Put dried flowers in food processors and blend until powdery. Combine all the ingredients, and mix with aloe gel.

Coffee Scrub


Coffee is excellent for reducing the appearance of cellulite. I kid you not. Chat up the barista at your favourite cafe and see if they will give you some used coffee ground that they usually bin.

You'll need:
½ cup coffee ground
½ cup sugar
½ cup olive oil

Combine all ingredients. Apply deliberately in a circular motion, paying close attention to problem areas. It can get quite messy. It is better to do it in the shower so you can easily rinse it away when you are done.

Papaya Brightening Mask


Papaya enzymes are great for gentle chemical exfoliation. It helps even out your skin tone while lightening and brightening dark spots.

You'll need:
1 tbsp papaya pulp
1 tbsp oat flour
1 tsp sugar

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, and then apply as a mask. You can gently massage it in during application for some extra exfoliation. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes.

Salt and Honey Scrub


This 2 ingredients recipe exfoliates, moisturizes, and nurtures skin. It is great for dry skin like mine. You can also add lavender or mint oil into the mix. 

You'll need:
½ cup sea salt
½ cup honey

Blend the ingredients, add a bit of oil to make it smoother and gently scrub on dampened skin. Wash with soap and rinse clean.

Coconut Yogurt Scrub


This scrub not only exfoliates and smooth, it smells so nice you'll want to eat it instead. 

You'll need:
½ cup desiccated coconut
¼ cup oatmeal
½ cup plain yogurt
A few drops of cinnamon/lavender oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and scrub away. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Since the holiday season is coming up, here is a tip. Turn all these DIY exfoliators (except the last recipe with yogurt) into inexpensive and thoughtful gift. All you need is a little jar, a ribbon and some stickers for cute handwritten instructions.

Let me know which one works best for you? And if you have some beauty recipe that works, do share!

PS: DIY eco friendly cleaning tips.

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How To Support Baby's Development Most Effectively: Understanding The 3 Pillars of Baby Development


So we learnt that baby needs sleep and play for their brain to fully develop in the first post of the series. If you haven't read or watch the video, you can start here.

Now we move on to uncover which areas of development we should be focusing on. There are 3 pillars of development, namely physical, cognitive and social & emotional awareness. Watch on…

Understanding The 3 Pillars of Development



Mind blowing stuff? Lets go in-depth and find out how we can support our baby in each area, shall we?

Physical Development


Cognitive Development



It is so true that especially in Asia, doing well in formal schooling is a huge part of our culture. So most parents ended up sending them to preschool and enrichment classes at a very young age. I'm constantly being asked if Lauren is going to 'school' since she was 1.5 years old. The truth is as a parent, of course I want my child to do well in school and eventually in life. Not that there's anything wrong with early preschool, but the trade-off is I get to see my child less. Yeah yeah, selfish me.

Anyway, these videos reassured me that I'm not holding Lauren back by keeping her at home. Playing or more importantly, providing play-based learning at home, we can build the very foundation for our kids to thrive in life.

So look around you. Are the toys you currently have at home, encourage baby's development physically and cognitively? I think I need to go through our toy box and do a complete reassessment. Do share what you currently have that fits the bill!

Next month, I'll share about the last pillar in this holy trinity of child development - social & emotional, PLUS what I learnt at a parenting workshop on the same topic!

This is part 2 of a 5 blogs series on how to support babies development most effectively. I will be sharing educational videos, play tips, toy reviews as well as a giveaway contest over the next few months. So sign up here or follow me on Facebook to receive updates.



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Lactation Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


I didn't know there was such a thing called lactation cookies prior to this. So when I heard from a friend that it helped with increasing her breast milk supply, I gave it a try. I used a classic oatmeal raisin cookies recipe and adapt it by adding the key ingredients in lactation cookies, namely flaxseed, oats and brewer's yeast. I've also reduced the sugar by half. 

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons flaxseed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups oats
1 cups raisins
3 tablespoons brewer's yeast (optional)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, brewer's yeast and salt. Gradually beat into the butter mixture. Stir in oats, flaxseed and raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking paper.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Let cool completely.

Tip: I divided the batter into half before adding raisins. I added chocolate chips instead into one half of the batter. So I have 2 types of cookies in one batch :)

Enjoy!

PS: In this rainy weather, how about some beef stew?

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PhysioAesthetics: Non-Evasive Nip And Tuck

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It is a given that post-pregnancy, our bodies will never be the same again. Unless of course, you are a Victoria Secret's model. Mere mortals like me are left with our jelly bellies (loose skins, stretch marks and all), bad skin and dark eye circles from late night feedings.

And these are exactly what the team and technology at PhysioAesthetics can help us with. I was lucky enough to be invited for a trial session of Microcurrent Body Toning & Sculpting and their Signature Face Lift treatment.

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As soon as I arrived at their doorstep, I was swept into the consultation room for a chat about my lifestyle and body concerns. Adrienne, the clinic manager pointed out my dark circles, uneven skin tone and that I've developed some light pigmentation on my cheeks due to my ad hoc, sometimes put, sometimes don't put skincare routine. Yikes! She offered some very good advice and was able to answer all my questions.

Next, I changed into my robe and did a full body analysis that measures not only weight and inches but my BMI, visceral fat (fat in between inner organs), metabolic rate, muscle and fat percentage.

Now let's move on to the treatments.

MICROCURRENT BODY TONING & SCULPTING


I was told this treatment is recommended for people who lost large amounts of weight over a short period of time, and ended up with excess skin. Perfect for post pregnancy or post liposuction. The Microcurrent Body Toning & Sculpting treatment uses Specific Frequency Signatures to cause hydrolysis of triglycerides (the shrinking of fat cells) while simultaneously toning muscle. It also improves circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Apparently, a 55 minutes effortless isometric muscle contractions replaces 2 hours of exhausting sit-ups. The result is long lasting circumference reduction from the problematic areas. Nice!

The wires and all might look scary but it really didn't hurt at all. There was some slight discomfort, only when they increased the strength of the contractions.

My core muscles felt a little sore the following day and lasted the whole weekend. Not that I'm complaining though. The soreness is similar to the sore you get after some intensive abs workout. So I guess it was working. The treatment is safe and non-invasive.

Duration: 55 minutes | Price: $350 for one zone or a package of 10 sessions is $2500.

PHYSIOAESTHETICS SIGNATURE FACE LIFT

While my tummy was shrinking, I was treated to PhysioAesthetics Signature Face Lift.

It started off with a normal cleanse, exfoliation and a relaxing eye massage with chamomile eye oil.  Apparently, the muscle around our upper eye lids tends to weaken and slack as we age. The eye massage is best suited for tired looking and stressed out eyes from insufficient rest.  Exactly what I needed. The oil smelled heavenly too.

After applying a cool gel that works as a conductor for the electrical pulses, out came the treatment device with 2 handles with 4 metal prongs on each. The skillful aesthetician pressed the metal prongs gently on my one half of face and massaged it upwards, paying careful attention to areas prone to sagging and fine lines.


She carefully explained how each low frequency signals produced by the device would feel like and what it does to my skin. Using Nano pico micro currents, the treatment targets the skin entire system, enhanced muscle tone and gives the ultimate face lift. The device increases production of collagen and elastin, improved blood circulation, and cell regeneration, so the skin gets better muscle tone and a natural boost of youth.

Besides some tiny tingling in areas of the face where the skin is thinner (for me, it was around the jaw and upper lip), the procedure was rather relaxing. I fell asleep by the time she worked on the other half of my face.


The left photo (taken under fluorescent lights) was taken when only one side of my face is done. You can see that the right side is more 'lifted'. The photo on the right (taken with natural lights) was taken after the whole procedure. The visible effect may not be very obvious but I like that my skin felt firmer, if not a little. My eyes didn't look as sunken as before too. A week later, a friend commented that my face looks slimmer.

Duration: 90 minutes | Price: $380

Overall Satisfaction

Personally, I would consider the facial treatment every 2 months. It is great as an anti-aging, fine lines prevention beauty regime. We, mommies deserve a little break and invest in ourselves too, no? I like that it is targeting the skin cell inside out; it is not something we can do at home.

As for the body treatment, if I have some cash to spare, sure! It would help getting rid of my love handles a lot quicker. But in the meantime, I'll just stick to my healthy eating and baby-wearing as workouts.

With the friendly aestheticians at PhysioAesthetics

PhysioAesthetics 1 Orchard Boulevard, #04-06 Camden Medical Centre
Tel: 6836 7731 | Email: enquiries@physioaesthetics.com | www.physioaesthetics.com

PS: How I lost weight without exercising.

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Georgia's First Highchair + Chance To Win One For Your Bub!


When we first started looking to buy a highchair for Lauren, we wanted something good looking. Something that would match the rest of our furnitures. However all the nice, wooden, designer looking ones were expensive. So we got the plastic IKEA one in the end. Cheap, light and does the job (at the time). However, Lauren has grown out of it at 2 years old. It is often very awkward getting her in and out of the chair too.

So for Georgia, we are lucky to have found Nino Nino wooden high by MG. The seat and foot rest are adjustable, so the chair is suitable for baby from 6 months up to 10 years of age! Lauren has been asking to sit in it too. It is quite light despite its sturdiness, which make it easy to move around. Apparently, it can hold up to 70kg. It feels very stable and not rocky at all. I feel safe putting my girls in it although it doesn't come with a seat belt.



According to the product guide, all materials/paints are 100% toxic-free, adhering to European safety standards (BS EN71-3:1995). Although it is delivered flat-packed, it is very easy to assemble. It also comes with a removable tray.

Usual retail price is S$329, but over at MommyGrabs.com, you can get it for only S$149.

It is available in wood and white with many colour choices for the cushion.

Giveaway to ONE lucky reader!

Now, if you like a gorgeous highchair for your little one, here's 2 easy steps to win.

1. Register as a member on MommyGrabs.
2. Leave a comment at the end of this post on why you want to win, along with your name and email address.
Note: You have to complete both steps to be qualified for the draw.

This giveaway is open to all residents in Singapore. Giveaway ends on 26 Nov 2014, at 2359 hours. Winners will be announced at the bottom of this post and on my Facebook page.

Updated: We have a winner! Congratulations to Shannon Chong! MommyGrabs will be in touch soon!

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I received a Nino Nino Wooden Highchair from MommyGrabs for the purpose for this review. MommyGrabs is an online private sale store started by a mompreneur. It features daily deals on top quality products catered especially for mothers, babies and kids.


PS: How to support your baby's development through play.

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