// The Identity Crisis: A My Safety ID Review (and giveaway!)//

Identity Crisis: A MySafetyID Review (& giveaway!) #childsafety #medicalalert

Feeling secure with My Safety ID

Not long ago, I made a Stupid Mistake.

The Barn Owl and I took the kids to Sentosa for an afternoon of playing in the soft sands of Palawan Beach. A few hours later, we were all covered in a fine layer of sand and sea salt, and it was time to towel off and change into dry clothes for the journey home. Whilst walking to the public changing rooms (which were some distance away), our family got…

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// Adventures in New Zealand: Wonderful Wanaka - Lake Wanaka//

Adventures in New Zealand: Wonderful Wanaka – Lake Wanaka

A few years back, we went on a family holiday to the South Island of New Zealand, spending a week in Wanaka and another week in Queenstown. Little E was 9 months old at the time and J was nearly 4 years old.

This was Little E’s 2nd trip out of Singapore, so we decided to break journey halfway and stop over at Sydney for a few days before taking the second leg of the flight from Sydney to…

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The Gifford Garden Episode 3 #vlog #learning #preschooler #Gardenersworld

So here’s the last and final episode of ‘The Gifford Garden’, in which J brings us to the allotment and hows us how to plant runner beans into the ground!

// Homeschooling in Singapore//

Homeschooling in Singapore #education #learning #brainsss

Reading together

Ok Meimei, so the short answer to your question from last Friday is:

NO. Homeschooling is not very popular in Singapore.

This is for the following reasons:

  1. In most families, both parents will return to the workforce a few months after their children are born. This is a decision that is supported by our local government, which offers childcare and domestic helper subsidies, extra paid leave days…

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cestpapillon:

krampuslips:

foxes are the most important animals on earth

im going to keep reblogging this until it isn’t cute anymore


Sometimes, Alarum behaves like this - a becky lee

cestpapillon:

krampuslips:

foxes are the most important animals on earth

im going to keep reblogging this until it isn’t cute anymore

Sometimes, Alarum behaves like this - a becky lee

(Source: cineraria, via seananmcguire)

// Post-Learning Celebration - MORE LEARNING//

Post-Learning Celebration - MORE LEARNING #brains #finals #education

Hey Debs!

I TOTALLY PASSED BOTH MY CLASSES!

80% on both classes.  Distinctions for everyone!  HOORAY!

Now that I’m finished with my exams, I can spend some time relaxing, working on my own personal projects and engaging in the delicious frivolity of the Internet!

And guess what?  Crash Coursehas just released the first of the new episodes that constitute Season 2 of Crash Course World History and…

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// Facing myself - Dream Factory by Inès Ligron (Part 2)//

DreamFactory by Inès Ligron (part 2) #makeover #makeup #tips #tutorial

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A visit to the Dream Factory

A visit to the Dream Factory

So, now that I have a better idea about how to choose clothes and accessories for myself, it’s time to figure out how to put my best face forward!

I have terrible history with cosmetics. I learned how to put on warpaint in secondary school during my choir girl days, which really means that I learned how to plaster my face with thick layers of foundation and powder,…

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// Redressing my situation: Dream Factory by Inès Ligron (Part 1)//

Redressing my situation: Dream Factory by Inès Ligron (Part 1) #makeover #yay

The lovely Inès Ligron and the perennially awkward Debs G

As you may have already guessed by all of my photos on this blog, I have no sense of personal style and my fashion sense is that of a 12 year old. This is in part due to my own lack of knowledge about fashion and beauty, and also due to the fact that I still own (and occasionally wear) clothes from before I hit puberty.

Yes, that is sad but true. I still wear the clothes that my mummy bought me.

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// Super 8 (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)//

Super 8 (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato) #moviereview #goonies

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super-8-movie-posterThis movie is a coming-of-age (think “The Goonies”) creature feature (think “ET” or “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”).

With Steven Spielberg producing and JJ Abrams directing, IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOSE?

No! THIS MOVIE IS MADE OF WIN!

What really stands out in this film are the stellar performances by the pre-teen actors. They are honest and down-to-earth and, most importantly, *believeable*.…

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// Travel Tips: Beating Jet Lag Woes//

Travel Tips: Beating Jet Lag Woes

Debs G:

How to beat circadian dysrhythmia and its dreaded effects on preschoolers.

Originally posted on Owl Fly Away:

ARGH...SUN...MUST...SLEEP

I am wide awake.

I am generally thankful that both my kids and I wake up with the sun and start to feel sleepy as soon as it gets dark and quiet at night. In equatorial Singapore, where the length of daylight and darkness remains more or less the same at all times of the year,…

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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.