Dee is a mother of two, loves juices and smoothies, DIY crafts, see the world, nature and her family! Read more.
3-4 years old
How to make a fluffy sheep

How to make a fluffy sheep

Dot and I spent some of our time during her year-end holiday preparing for her January birthday party. She prepared her birthday invites and we also made this cute this fluffy sheep together, after we looked through Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids. Our finished work is then hung under our ceiling fan in our...
Looking pretty in Pumpkin Patch

Looking pretty in Pumpkin Patch

“Mommy, can you help me to tie pleats?” Dot asked. “Why do you want to tie pleats?” I asked. “I want to look pretty.” Dot replied. Dot is getting more conscious of how she looks and she wants to dress up pretty. She likes dresses that she can twirl around, like the red and purple...
Dot's first earrings from nature

Dot’s first earrings from nature

Jay brought Dot and her friends outdoor in the evening on Friday. They walked along path which is lined with the acacia trees. On the ground, there are a lot of dried up curly pods that fell from the acacia trees. Dot came back with a pair of acacia earrings – her first natural earrings that...
10 favourite books for 3 to 4 years old

10 favourite books for 3 to 4 years old

Books are my favourite things, and Dot’s. We started reading to Dot when she was very young, from simple board books to picture books. We read on the train, at home, at the library or anywhere where we can have a book read aloud. Dot loves reading every time before her sleep. It has become...
Christmas Crackers at The Little Harvard International Preschool

Christmas Crackers at The Little Harvard International Preschool

Dot asked me to record this song that she learnt at the Christmas Cracker holiday programme at The Little Harvard International Preschool. This speech and drama programme was held from 4 -7 December 2013, designed for children aged 3 to 5 years old. It was facilitated by Daniel Jenkins, one of the directors of The...
Think out of the box

Think out of the box

A humble cardboard that is used primarily to keep goods and produce has the potential to be anything you can think of. We have created several crafts and activities using cardboard. These are our latest additions, mostly initiated by my daughter, who will be turning four in three months time. Cardboard car 1 Nov 2013...
A new grocery shopping experience at the Weekend Farm

A new grocery shopping experience at the Weekend Farm

Buying fresh produce is my favourite pastime as my family juices raw vegetables and fruits almost daily. When I go to supermarket, the usual places you can find me are the fresh vegetable and fruits section. And I shop online for organic fresh produce too. I was happy that my sister brought us to the...
What the children like about Cameron Highlands trip

What the children like about Cameron Highlands trip

28 September 2013 It was a fruitful and fun 4D3N trip at Cameron Highlands. Though it was not my first visit there, I had many new experiences travelling with the children. We had fun visiting the Market Square at Kea farm, Sungei Palas BOH tea plantation, the mossy forest, Butterfly Garden,agrofarm tour and the must-visit...
Day 3: Time Tunnel Museum, Cameron Highlands

Day 3: Time Tunnel Museum, Cameron Highlands

27 September 2013 This place is a must-visit if you want to get to know more about Cameron Highlands. It is recognized as one of the main attractions in Brinchang. So thankful that our tour guide, who actually is the owner of the tour agency, gave us a free tour at Time Tunnel Museum. We...
Day 3: Agrofarm tour, Cameron Highlands

Day 3: Agrofarm tour, Cameron Highlands

27 September 2013 It was raining cats and dogs in the morning. So thankful that when it was time for our afternoon agrofarm tour, the sky was clear and bright again. We went to a traditional vegetable and fruit farm, hydroponics farm using Israel’s farming technology, watercress farm, cactus garden and a flower nursery that...
Part 2: Titans of the Past - Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

Part 2: Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

The 3,000 square meter exhibition at Singapore Science Centre displays dinosaurs and ice age mammals in their natural states, their growth and behaviours using animatronic effects. This exhibition is from The Museum of the Rockies (MOR) featuring the work of Dr Jack Horner, one of the world’s leading palaeontologists. “Science without physical evidence is opinion,...
Part 1: Titans of the Past - Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

Part 1: Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

We were invited to Singapore Science Centre for the “Titans of the Past” pre-launch party. The Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals exhibition will be held from 25 October 2013 to 23 February 2014. Jay and I brought Dot, Joey and Jensen to this party and they had a great time....
Day 3: Splashing good time at Equatorial Hotel, Cameron Highlands

Day 3: Splashing good time at Equatorial Hotel, Cameron Highlands

27 September 2013 The sky was very misty in morning when we looked out from the verandah while having our breakfast. I could hardly see anything beyond probably about 30 metres. Later, I learnt that we had heavy rain that morning. Thank God, we had nothing planned that morning. Our agro-farm tour was in the...
Day 2: Butterfly Garden, Cameron Highlands

Day 2: Butterfly Garden, Cameron Highlands

After our nature discovery tour, we asked our tour guide to drop us at the Butterfly Farm. However, he recommended us to visit the Butterfly Garden which was next to Butterfly Farm and we followed his advice. For only 5 RM for each adult, 2 RM for each child (child below five is free), we...
Day 2: Mossy forest Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

Day 2: Mossy forest Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

More than three years ago, Jay and I were here with my parents and in-laws at this cloud forest , which is also called mossy forest. Earlier this year, we also went to a man-made cloud forest at Garden by the Bay. This time, we brought our children who are between two to five years...