// Upcycling for kids: Make Captain America’s Shield using MATH//

Upcycling for kids: Make #CaptainAmerica’s Shield using MATH #mathisfun @Marvel

All those who choose to oppose his shield must yield!
All those who choose to oppose his shield must yield!

All those who choose to oppose his shield must yield!

J is seriously into superheroes right now, and I mean seriously, mummy I’m really serious about superheroes. Earlier this year he attended a party and was given a bright blue domino mask to bring home, which he immediately dubbed his ‘Captain America’ helmet.

Which is why we decided to make him a shield to go along with it, out of some…

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// Bubble Magic: Pep Bou’s Wonderful World of Bubbles (and a giveaway!)//

Picture Credit: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

There is always something so mesmerising about soap bubbles and their ephemeral, rainbow-hued existence. J and Little E can often entertain themselves for hours blowing bubbles on our balcony and watching them drift off into the distance.

When I found out that Bubble Magic: Pep Bou’s Wonderful World of Bubbles was coming to Singapore this September, I was absolutely beside myself!

Picture Credit: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

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// Twittering about twitter: A sisterly conversation//

Twittering about twitter: A sisterly conversation @renedenfeld #fangirling

*fangirl SQUEEEEEEEE*
*fangirl SQUEEEEEEEE*

*fangirl SQUEEEE*

Debs G: Meimei! Rene Denfeld is following us on TWITTER!!!!

A Becky Lee: Yay!

Debs G: How can we celebrate this

A Becky Lee: Be cool man just be cool

Debs G: I already took a screenshot. I’m going to save it forever and ever!!!! I’m so happy!!!! I’m going to like her Facebook Page.

A Becky Lee: Ok. We can post it on Facebook if you want and be all like squeeee *starry eyes*

Debs…

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// The Owl and the Pussycat//

The Owl and the Pussycat

I
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!”

II
Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you…

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// Sisterly Date Double Feature! Part 2: PhysioAesthetics//

Happy campers with tea and sunscreen

Just prior to A Becky Lee’s visit to Singapore, I’d been up several nights in a row looking after a feverish and grouchy Little E, and I was feeling pretty tired and looking rather haggard. So, after our delicious and healthy meal at Shirokiya CHIJmes, I was definitely ready for some serious, hardcore pampering!

I mean, what’s a sisterly date without some R&R time?

We put J, Little E and the…

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// The Paper Stone: Stationery for everyone (and a Giveaway!)//

Stationery for everyone (and a #Giveaway!) @ThePaperStone #prettythings

Toy Soldiers in the Park (SGD$14.90)

In my life, I have been truly privileged to have the opportunity to befriend some very talented individuals, and this includes my friend, Allison, who is the chief in-house designer at The Paper Stone.

The Paper Stone is a local stationery store selling beautifully and thoughtfully designed wares from notebooks to stickers to bags to mugs. A trip to The Paper Stoneis like going to stationery…

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Ain't no party like a Disney party!

Ain’t no party like a disney party!  http://wp.me/p3R9kr-Dv #the7D #animaniacs #cartoons

// Sisterly Date Double Feature! Part 1: Shirokiya CHIJMES!//

Sisterly Date Double Feature! Part 1: Shirokiya CHIJMES! #foodgloriousfood

japanese-restaurants-singapore-healthy-food

For reasons (mostly cheap airfare and a University break), the Boobook and I took a little trip to Singapore Town and you know what that means…

… a SISTERLY DATE DOUBLE FEATURE!  (*cheering, applause*)

japanese-restaurants-singapore-healthy-food

Ta-Dahhh! Aren’t we just great?

We started our date with a delicious feast at Shirokiya CHIJMES.  Since Debs brought an owlet with her, I decided to take the Boobook to keep the owlet company.

japanese-restaurants-singapore-healthy-food

J…

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// Midweek Break: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (with kids)//

Midweek Break: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (with kids) #funtimes #sunset

Sunset from the Sentosa Boardwalk

So last week, Wednesday Woes really got to me and I decided that we all desperately needed a change of scenery.

No, this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that J is entering Primary One next year and I’ve been going through the whole Primary 1 registration rigmarole in the last few weeks. It is a coincidence. Really.

Really!

Anyway, The Barn Owl rang me up midway through the afternoon to…

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// Book + Excursion = Stacey Goes to the National Museum by Lianne Ong (and a giveaway!)//

Book + Excursion = Stacey Goes to the National Museum by Lianne Ong #history

Stacey Goes to the National Museum by Lianne Ong

One of the things that I like to do when I’m reading books together with my kids is find ways to put the subject matter of the book into a real world context by taking the children on an excursion. This works the other way round too – sometimes if I’m planning to take the kids on an excursion, I like to read them books with topics related to the places where I’ll be bringing them.

For example, if…

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Debs and Becky are sisters who live vastly different lives, but remain close together even though they’re miles apart. After all, owls well that ends well.