Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me! {2015}

I celebrated another birthday last week... Seems like the older I get, the more simple and uneventful I want my birthday to be. What I really look forward to is reading the birthday cards that my kids make for me. They know I prefer handmade cards over store-bought ones... because I make sure to remind them a few days before my birthday. Hahaha!

My li'l man keeps his card simple, and his message meaningful.
He writes, "Thank you for always doing your best just so you can please and make us happy even if you get tired. Thank you also for always giving us your best and loving us... I hope you will live long enough so we can have more fun memories together!"

Friday, November 20, 2015

Martin Yan's Taste of Vietnam

One Saturday last October, my friend Sabrina invited me and a few other of our common friends to an intimate dinner with well-loved celebrity chef, Martin Yan.  It was to introduce his new show, Taste of Asia.  His latest show in AFC is currently airing with its first 26-episode series “Taste of Vietnam,” where he explores the history, landscapes and well-loved dishes of Vietnam.

Friday, November 13, 2015

10 Years of Cycles and Cradle

As a mom to kids with sensitive skin, I am very picky with the products I use on my kids. Anything could set off their eczema... from the harsh chemicals found in the laundry detergent and fabric softener, to the irritants found in the body wash and body lotion.

Chemicals left remaining on clothes after washing can cause flare ups and itchiness. I make it a point to seek out products that are made from natural resources or at the very least, seek out products that are allergen free. That's why I am thankful for the team behind Cycles and Cradle for providing the market with products that are proven mild and safe!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

5 Things We Should Know About Kids & Sleep + A Uratex Pillow Giveaway

As a concerned mother to a teen, a tween and a pre-teen, I sometimes question whether my kids are getting enough sleep. During school days, they wake up at around 6am, spend a full day in school, swim/train for about 2 hours after school, go home for a quick dinner and then do homework/study for about an hour before going to bed.

We have a big California King bed in our room. The kids don't sleep with us, but during the day, the kids love to gather in our room, and the bed is where we are all at.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

What My Daughter Wore.... From My Closet.

Just a few weekends ago, my 15-year-old daughter goes in my walk-in closet and emerges a few minutes later with one of my clothes.  She holds up my chambray button-down and asks, " Can I borrow this today?" She borrows it often enough that I haven't had the chance to wear it anymore.

My daughter loves clothes, and I've written about her love for it and some of her (misplaced) body image issues here.  She gets to indulge her sartorial choices on weekends; and this is when she shifts through her closet, and occasionally mine, as she chooses what to wear.

She went clothes-shopping for this dress without me, but I am so thrilled that she asked for my opinion via text before actually deciding on purchasing this one.