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Finding the Best Deals on Children’s Furniture

Finding furniture for the kids is difficult. Each child wants something different, and they share a room; but, apart from this, you have to find the best deal out there. When time comes to buy, these are a few things you can do in order to save on the prices you would otherwise pay for their furniture.

Finding the best deals on children's furniture

Shop with a specialized dealer

Buy from furniture specialists; and, if possible, go with those which sell only children’s furniture. You can find more selection, and you are going to find low prices or discounts on items you need for their room.

Consignment or second hand purchases

When you buy used, whether it is a bed frame, armoire, or other items for the room, you can save a great deal on the price. Always consider this route, especially if you have to furnish an entire room, or multiple rooms, if you have more than one child.

Consider DIY

If you buy furniture which isn’t built, that you have to put together yourself, the prices are far lower than if you buy everything already put together. Sure, it will take some time, and might come with a few headaches, but prices are much lower. Plus, you can spend some time with the kids.

Financing it

If you finance the purchase over a year, many catalogues offer discounts or even interest free periods. Consider comparing catalogues and the items they have online such as pay weekly sofas. You can find great deals, and you don’t have to pay interest, all the while paying the purchase price over a period of time, rather than on the date of the purchase you are making.

Although it will cost you some money there are always ways to save on children’s furniture. These are some of the ways you can go about doing so when you shop on or offline.

How to Find the Best Deal When Hiring a Decorator

If you are ready to modify the home, and change things up a bit, a decorator can help. However, you will pay for the work they do and the assistance they provide. So when the time comes to hire one, these are a few ways to hire the best, without having to pay a high price tag in order to do so.

How to find the best deal when hiring a decorator

Consider their specialisation

Depending on the area of the home you are decorating, the furniture you have, or the type of decor you want to add, some specialists know more than others. And, when you hire a decorator which is dedicated in an area, they typically are going to charge a lower price than a general decorator.

Compare services offered

Sometimes it costs more, but the price is truly less. In many cases you pay a higher price for one decorator, but they offer far more services than a lower priced decorator. So consider what you are actually paying for, as opposed to simply comparing the actual value of the decorating work they are going to provide.

How to find the best deal when hiring a decorator

What do they include?

In addition to the decorating service, consider what they include. For example, are they going to provide the drapery or new window furnishings as a part of the rate they charge? Or do you have to pay for these additional items. Every little bit adds up, so know the costs, and know what “extras” or additional items are offered, so you can truly find the best deal possible.

You can find a great decorator for a reasonable price when changing things up around the home. Before you hire a decorator you need to make sure you know the average decorator rates for whatever job you want doing so you can be sure to get the best price. Make sure you consider these factors, and also ask around before you hire a specialist. It will not only cost less when you compare, but results in you hiring the best decorator to help you change things up, and really give your home that kick it needs to look its best.

6 More Days to LAZADA GSS Sale +Reveal of Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box

Are you ready for Lazada GSS Sale? Every year the annual shopping event GSS or Great Singapore Sale is the time for shop till you drop! And yes, you will not drop because GSS is a great opportunity to buy your best products for really great discounts. Most of the discounts are up to 90% and that is why most Singapore residents don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Lazada GSS Sale Campaign dates: 6th -8th June

Check details here!

So, it is same with me. Most of the time I use such discounts to shop quality products for unbelievable rates. However this time before I get ready for a great shopping experience during the Great Singapore Sale period I got the opportunity to receive the Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box!! What a Surprise! The Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box contains really useful and quality products for both mom and the kid. So, here is the news revealed! Get ready for the coming Lazada GSS sale and you can grab products with up to 90% discounts!!
Well, now I know that even if it is few dollars, it is always good to know what is inside the surprise box. But, truly it is a surprise box and if I reveal everything inside, it won’t be a surprise any more.
So, here is a partial reveal!!

What is inside the Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box?

Inside this surprise box I found items over $100 and all the items are useful. Below are 3 items I want to show you which you can find inside the Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box.
What are those?

LAZADA GSS Sale +Reveal of Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box
Aveeno Baby lightly scented Wash & Shampoo
Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion
KidsSmart Vita gummies
And many other items….
Isn’t this surprise box is a real surprise for the amount you pay?

Why is this box a worth buy?

-Up to 90% off during Lazada GSS 2017
-Flash deals every 2 hours
-All products are from popular brands
-Useful and quality products

LAZADA GSS Sale +Reveal of Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box

Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box (Partial reveal)

 

How to buy this surprise box?

During the Lazada GSS 2017 sale period, that is from 5th June – 8th June you can enjoy up to 90% discounts from Lazada stores including this Lazada x Beautiful Me Mum & Bubs Box

Get more discounts using the below voucher code for Lazada GSS sale 2017.

Check details here

Use GSSAMILA18 at checkout for more discounts.

Visit Lazada and enjoy the best discounts of the year!

Making The Most Of Your Back Garden

We all have those jobs and tasks around the house that we keep putting off for another day. The trouble is, when you put these jobs off, it often means that the jobs become bigger, requiring more time and effort to complete them. The garden is one such area that many people put off for as long as they can, but getting a head start on it will mean that you have an extended living area in your home when the sun comes out to shine.

Making The Most Of Your Back Garden

 

Hard Landscaping

 

The addition of flagging or decking to the outside of your home is an excellent way to extend your living area and create the perfect area for BBQ’s or gatherings. Adding this kind of feature to your home can be accomplished by someone with good DIY skills, or you may wish to use the services of a professional landscaper to do the job for you.

 

Adding Storage

 

It is important that you can keep everything organised in your home, which includes the garden. If you do not have a garage, or there is no space available, you will need to find a space to locate all of your tools that you use in the garden such as fork, spade, lawnmower and other such implements. You can find sheds and garden workshops online from many different retailers, and they are available in a variety of sizes, as well as finishes. You may even have enough room to make yourself a small man cave and give yourself a retreat where you can forget about the world for a while.

Making The Most Of Your Back Garden

 

Adding A Bit Of Colour

 

Creating the perfect environment in your garden may need the addition of some colour, and whether you have borders dug full of flowers and plants, or have planters scattered around your garden, adding colour can make the place feel much more inviting. By adding plant life to your garden, you are also making it much more appealing to wildlife, so you will be encouraging animals and insects to visit your garden, giving it a natural feel even in a built up environment.

 

Easy To Maintain

 

One of the best ways to ensure that you create a usable space in your garden that will get plenty of use is to make sure that whatever your do with your garden it is easy to maintain. How easy a job you want will all depend on how much time you have to devote to your garden, and the less green-fingered of us may also consider artificial turf to reduce the maintenance considerably.

 

Plan Ahead And Design Well

 

You may wish to transform your garden yourself, or you may use the services of a professional gardener, whatever you do make sure that you design a garden which suits you, your family, and also your lifestyle. Choose features that you like, and do not worry yourself about what the Jones have down the road. Be creative and look online at websites such as goodhousekeeping.co.uk, which have plenty of excellent tips and ideas for the perfect back garden.

 

 

 

Kawaii Box from YumeTwins – Review

YumeTwins Kawaii box arrived to our home direct from Tokyo and we love all the stuff inside the box 🙂 .It’s a cute surprise!Anyway what is Kawaii? This can be your doubt if this is the first time you hear about a Kawaii Box. However YumeTwins Kawaii box from Tokyo Treat is a so much popular Kawaii box for those who love surprises each month. So, before the YumeTwins Box review, I’d like to share some details about Kawaii and Japanese cuteness.

As you know, Japan is so much popular for cute items. If you receive any gift from Japan there must be cute stuff inside. So, what is Kawaii? Kawaii can be best translated as ‘cuteness’ and now it is a global trend and concept. Most of the people love these Kawaii products or cute products from Japan. There are many Kawaii collectors who love such cute characters. At our home not only my kid, I too love cute Kawaii items from Japan. So, I love the latest cuteness came to our home from Japan inside the YumeTwins Box. That’s why, here I want to share our Yume Twins review which will sure inspire you with the Kawaii cuteness from Japan!

kawaii box from Yume Twins –Review

YumeTwins Kawaii Box from Tokyo

What is YumeTwins Box?

YumeTwins is a monthly subscription box from Japan, Tokyo which includes high quality Kawaii products inside. As a subscriber of YumeTwins, you will receive super cute kawaii products from Japan which will sure bring smile on you. The cute products will not only make a kid surprise, those are good for girls, teens and even adults who love Kawaii items Check more details on Kawaii Subscription box from YumeTwins by visiting here.

YumeTwins Review

Few days ago we received a YumeTwins subscription box filled with Kawaii items and it is full of cuteness. My kid is the happiest at home to open this cute kawaii box. And more than the kid, I love such Kawaii products simply because those are so cute.

kawaii box from Yume Twins –Review

We are going to unbox the YumeTwins Kawaii Box! 🙂

So, here is our experience.

The YumeTwins Kawaii surprise we received was their April subscription box which included the Kawaii products with the theme Gudetama.

Who is Gudetama? Gudetama is the lazy egg character who was able to gain more followers around the world. Though it is a lazy egg character, Gudetama is full of Kawaii cuteness. So the kawaii items inside the YumeTwins box with Gudetama theme could attract us and we love Gudetama!

What is inside this Gudetama themed YumeTwins Box?

Do you like to see inside the box? It was the best part for us. Opening the box was so much fun for our kid and for me too. So here it is!!!

kawaii box from Yume Twins –Review

Aren’t these Kawaii items really cute?

YumeTwins box usually comprise of plushies, lifestyle goods and premium anime character goods. YumeTwins April box included below Kawaii items.

Shinada Easter Baby Nature

kawaii box from Yume Twins –Review

This cute porcupine plush could go to the preschool with my kid 🙂

We received this cute porcupine plush with cute bunny ear headbands which is really of high quality. This huggable Kawaii product could bring so much fun for my kid.

Gudetama Cup

kawaii box from Yume Twins –Review

With the lazy Gudetama on the cup, my kid is not lazy!He enjoys his meal time 🙂

Isn’t this Gudetama character Cup so cute? We received the Gudetama Omelette cup and with the lazy Gudetama in the cup, we are not lazy! The cup is for my kid to use daily and he enjoys his mealtime with drinks in it!

Character Bento set

The 2 tier lunch box we received is really beautiful and cute. With two tiers, it is really easy to pack meal without mixing. We received Alice in Wonderland bento box which is cute and pink. So, kid decided that for his cousin sister, so she would love the bento box for her school snack time.

Gudetama Ball Pen

Isn’t the Gudetama Ball pen so cute for me? I love to use cute items so this kawaii product from Tokyo could win my heart!

Gudetama Rubber Magnet

Though Gudetama is a lazy character, it is so cute and lovely. So this Gudetama magnet from YumeTwins box is really cute and now it is on our fridge door.

kawaii box from Yume Twins –Review

Inside the YumeTwins magazine,you can read all about the Kawaii items you receive in your subscription box.

All above kawaii products from Tokyo are not only lovely and cute. All these are of high quality too. That is the main reason to love this YumeTwins subscription box. Other than the cute products, I love to have their monthly magazine which includes details of each product and character. That is so much fun to learn about the Kawaii characters and products before using. The YumeTwins magazine also includes the details about the photo contest and also a Tokyo treat coupon .This is a fun way to enjoy the products in the subscription box.

Our thoughts and YumeTwins Kawaii box review

Above are the details of the items we received. These items are really of high quality and cuteness is overflowing. Considering the price for the monthly subscription, the items inside are really worth. You can’t buy all these Kawaii items for this price if you buy from retail shops. And after all these are from Tokyo!!

How to subscribe for your YumTwins subscription box?

I am sure you love these Kawaii items from Tokyo. If so, the best way to get the Kawaii cuteness direct from Japan is to subscribe the kawaii box from YumeTwins. They offer different plans starting from $29.99 which includes over $50 value items. While you can subscribe for 1 month plan, you can easily save when you subscribe with 3 months, 6 months or 12 months plans.

Check the YumeTwins Kawaii box subscription plans!!

Don’t forget that YumTwins kawaii box delivers worldwide and shipping is FREE!!

Check more details of YumeTwins Kawaii box by visiting their website.

Disclosure: We received this subscription box free in order to facilitate this review.However,all opinions are mine.

We Changed the Preschool of Our Kid : Here is Why

We changed the preschool of our kid before the first semester ends. We had to do that for few reasons. And here is why.

At the beginning of this year, we never had any idea to change our kid’s preschool before he completes the whole year. But we did! We changed his preschool and now he attends a new preschool. At first I was worried about taking this decision to change the preschool. But, with the help of my husband I took the decision. I took the challenge of changing the preschool and the kid started his new preschool from last week. (From 1st day of May).Now after few days, my kid is really happy at his new preschool, I can see the changes of his behavior for the good. So, I am happy that our decision to change the preschool is correct and timely.

As the change of preschool gave us positive results so far, I want to note down our experience in this blog post. Anyway this blog post is not to criticize the previous preschool. This post is with the whole purpose of sharing our experiences and how we identified the negative side of his preschool experiences through our son’s activities. Our experience may help another parent to take decision if they too have such troublesome period same as we experienced with our preschooler.

Here is our thoughts and experience of his previous preschool. Just want to mention that I am a Singapore resident and I am from Sri Lanka. As a first time mom, most of experiences   are new to me. Sometimes it is hard to find correct information, experiences and others’ ideas unless I find those through websites and forums.

It was same for us when it was time to select a preschool. At the time we selected Playgroup for our kid, we had 2 options. Both Playgroups are very near to our home. That time my first concern was to send the 2 years old kid to a place which he find other kids to play, learn social skills and other such life skills. Once we found 2 nearby Playgroups, I contacted some of my ex-colleagues and friends to get their experience with these playgroups and we decided on the one which is more near to our place and it was also recommended by my friends. Our decision was correct. Day by day my kid showed his improvements. Although we didn’t have any expectations for him to learn writing during the playgroup age, he also learned writing. We were really happy with the playgroup and each day my kid came out from the playgroup with arts and crafts he did at the playgroup.

We Changed the Preschool of Our Kid

These are some arts and crafts he did during the Playgroup year.I expected to see such arts and crafts from his preschool too 🙂

At the end of the Playgroup year, our kid was happy with activities such as singing, writing, reading, arts & crafts and he was really a smart kid for his age.

Then the preschool year! We had to apply for the preschools like around August of previous year (2016). When I reached the nearby preschool; I found that there were no vacancies left. So, at that moment our first concern was to find a preschool which has a vacancy for the kid and also near to our home. We were also planning a holiday in Sri Lanka. So we wanted to register the kid before we go for the holiday. I started visiting the other preschools and I wanted to register our consent. Anyway, the first preschool I visited could attract me. It was located in a peaceful environment and also less crowded. I talked with the principal. Everything sounded good and I registered the kid there. My first concern was the learning environment I could see at this preschool. Fewer kids in a peaceful environment sounded good for me to select the preschool.

So far so good! Our kid happily started his preschool in early January this year.

First weeks of Preschool

For my surprise, our kid didn’t cry at his preschool although I expected such. He happily adjusted to the preschool. Anyway at the end of the preschool sessions, I didn’t see anything he did during the classroom. Okay. It can be my fault to expect to see things he did during the class because I was used to such during the playgroup days. So, I made my mind and adjusted.

But, for some reasons at the end of January I started thinking that this preschool doesn’t continue the things he learned from Playgroup or doesn’t improve the knowledge in many skills. Anyway, these are my feelings and thoughts. Although it is a preschool, we know that the kid needs to slowly adjust to his next year kindergarten too. So, he needs to improve his skills day by day gradually. But nothing seems improving. Instead kid became more active and less concentrated in any activity he did.

Anyway, I thought that it is me expecting many things from the kid. Though my husband asked me to check for another preschool if this doesn’t fit for our kid, I wanted to give it a second try. I decided on trying homeschooling as we did before while continuing his preschool.

Things I did before the decision to change the Preschool

Here are some things I did to improve his skills and to improve his desire to learning before taking the decision to change the preschool.

As the kid loves colouring, I bought new colouring books and crayons. But he didn’t like those as before.

As the kid loves reading, I bought new books. But he didn’t love the books. Even he didn’t enjoy his library visits or the books we borrowed from the library.

He didn’t want to join the bedtime reading which he loved before.

Then I bought some workbooks for preschool age and started doing the books at home. We have really good experience with Gakken workbooks during the playgroup year and kid loved to do the mazes and other activities. So, I thought he would like his new books. But, he didn’t show much interest. I also didn’t want to force him because I believe he should learn with fun and happiness.

I went out most of the time for active play activities and pretend play activities thinking these activities will be helpful for him to calm down and improve his behavior problems. He was good at those indoor playgrounds we visited. But he also continued aggressive behavior after preschool.

As our experience with Apple Tree playgroup is really good, I thought of sending him to their enrichment class which they continue teaching Pingu English program.

Wow! My kid was really happy with Pingu English class which is just one day per week .He loves his teacher. His behavior is completely opposite after the Pingu class. He loves to show me the things he did during the class session. I noticed his complete change in behavior once a week after the enrichment class. He started repeating phonics sounds at home. But all these lasted until he attended the next preschool day. After preschool, again he was an aggressive kid at home. He even showed some bad manners which we didn’t want to accept.

Decision to Change the Preschool

This is the time that another new kid came to the preschool. He was bit different and he didn’t adjust to the preschool. I understand the concerns of his mom. I also understand how hard it was for the teachers. All teachers had to attend this new kid and day by day I noticed that teachers didn’t have time for other kids. When I went to fetch the kid I could see that new kid was walking around the class. Teachers were trying to control/adjust him and other kids were watching that. Okay. This is normal. Usually kids take long time to adjust to a preschool environment. But this kid was different and from February until end of April, he was not fully adjusted to the class room. I know how hard it was for the teachers.

But, the results?

One day, my kid suddenly changed his way of talking. He looked like very dictative.

For small requests was like’ DO THIS, STOP THIS, I TOLD YOU TO STOP, DON’T DO, GO THERE..etc etc

Eh, can you believe the changes of him and my mood? At first, I thought this can be my talking because my husband is the only other person stay at our home and he usually comes home at late night. So, if the kid follows someone, obviously it is me. I’ve read many articles and advices that says ‘Kids follow the parents

So, is that me talking like this? Though I know that I am not such rude, I decided to be more concentrate on my talking.

Okay. Now his talking is different and becoming rude. In few days he started to tap a table or chair and ordered me to ‘STOP, DO, GIVE etc. A different way of commanding! I got the idea. It was like a teacher, not like a mom! I simply talked with him.

I asked him gently, ‘Is that Amma (mommy) talks to you like this?’

He said. ‘No this is how teacher talks to …. (name of the new kid)’

I asked ‘when does the teacher talk like that to …..(name of the new kid)?’

Kid said, ‘When he does naughty things and when he takes teacher’s things, teacher says like that.’

Anyway, I am not such type of person to take actions just believing words of a preschooler. But I got some idea in mind and I totally understand the frustration of teachers in controlling and managing the class with the activities of the new kid.

But for us, our kid is important.

We decided to change the preschool and with the help of another mom I found the new preschool. It is another branch of the same preschool group, but they do lot of activities including field visits and other kid activities. The new preschool has good communication with parents. I registered the kid for the new preschool after talking more things with teacher, principal and even with the parent I know.

Mid of March I submitted my consent of withdrawing the kid from previous preschool. However, as we have to give the 1 month notice, kid had to continue the same preschool until end of April. April month was the toughest month for me as kid continued his aggressive behavior after the preschool hours. Even he started to refuse preschool in the morning. He didn’t have interest to go for school daily. But we had a hope with new preschool! I will write more on our experiences in another post.

We Changed the Preschool of Our Kid

Experience with New Preschool

Kid started his new preschool on May 2nd.Seems our   decision is right and kid is changing. It is a surprise how a kid can change fast with the change of the environment. He showed his changes immediately during the 1st week of new preschool. He is a happy kid after the preschool and he talks gently. He is friendly with new friends and at home he pretends like his teacher. Oh I started having some peace at home. 🙂

I am happy with what we did and I am glad I could notice the changes of my kid at the right time. At the same time I am happy that I am a Work at Home Mom and I don’t have regrets of leaving my highly paid Engineering job. Because after all, I believe preschool education is the foundation for kid’s entire life and we need to build strong foundation. If the foundation is not strong, the building will collapse one day!

Do you have such experiences with preschools or schools with your kids? Do you believe that all kids need equal attention of the teachers even though they are independent and don’t cry for everything? 🙂  Please share your thoughts. I will continue writing the experiences of our new preschool in another blog post! After all I am having peaceful time at home after 4 months of extremely troublesome days with our too active kid. 🙂

 Disclaimer : This is my true experience and thoughts which I want to share with other moms thinking it is helpful.I don’t have any intention to criticize the previous preschool 🙂

What Kinds of Jobs Can Beacon Resources Fill? Glad You Asked

When you are looking for finance department staff for your company, you know you need to find an industry partner who understands your needs and who is ready to provide for them specifically. Not all finance recruiters have the same talent base, and often they focus on specific jobs or groups of similar roles within the industry. As you check out Beacon Resources and compare us to other San Francisco financial recruitment agencies, it’s important to note all the services we can provide.

What Kinds of Jobs Can Beacon Resources Fill

Interim or Permanent Positions

We work with job-seekers and employers who have a variety of goals to make sure that everyone finds the right fit for their needs. That means offering contract-based employment as well as employment with a path to a permanent hire. Whether you are looking to hire to fill interim accounting jobs during a busy season or to staff up permanently, we can fill those needs.

 

Departments and Jobs

Our recruiting efforts include the cultivation of talent in all of the following areas and more:

 

  • Tax accountants
  • Staff accountants
  • Senior accountants
  • Payroll managers
  • Accounting managers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Financial analysts

 

Those represent just the most common and in-demand jobs that we cultivate and place talent to fill.

 

Why Choose Beacon?

When you work with us, you not only work with some of the most thorough and careful finance recruiters in San Francisco and the Bay Area, you also have the opportunity to choose exactly what you are looking for. Whether that means bringing in interim talent to keep your company on course while you restructure or search for new leadership or it means filling your staff with the labor you need to get business done at all levels, we are here to help.

Contact us today for more information about how Beacon Resources can help your business.

 

Personalised Name Labels from Bright Star Kids #Review

When the kid started his preschool, one of the tasks I had to do was to label all his belongings. However, so far I didn’t use any printed name labels, instead I used hand written labels with sellotape on it to paste on his bag, bottle and meal boxes. But, that wanted me to label the stuff again and again after few days simply because of labels removing once I wash those. And it doesn’t look nice too 🙂 That is the time I received the opportunity to review personalized labels from Bright Star Kids. That’s timely when I was thinking of having durable and washable name labels for my kid’s belongings!

Bright Star Kids-personalized-bag-tag

Personalised bag tag from Bright Star Kids

So, here is our experience with Bright Star Kids.

Personalised Name Labels from Bright Star Kids – Review

We received the Mega Name Labels Value Kit which is personalized with the name of my kid together with personalized bag tag which could make my kid exciting! A name label printed with his name could make my kid so excited. The best part is that I could personalize the name label design with the thoughts of the kid.

Mega Name Labels Value Kit

This Mega Name Labels Value Kit is really value for the money as it contains 385 labels in different designs for different functions. As we received 385 labels in this pack, it is really good enough to use throughout the school year for different labeling requirements.

To create the personalized labels, all you need to do is visit Bright Star Kids website and visit Mega Name Labels Value Kit page. The instructions are easy to follow. You only need to select the colour options and share the name that you want to appear on your labels.

Personalised Name Labels from Bright Star Kids -Review

Personalising the name labels is really easy using the facilities at Bright Star Kids website.

As my kid likes lion toys and lion figures so much, he wanted his labels to personalise with his favourite animal, the lion! So, we could easily create a set of personalised name labels which feature his name and a beautiful lion!

These labels are 100% waterproof and dishwasher safe. So, now I don’t have to label his stuffs again and again.

Personalised Name Labels from Bright Star Kids #Review

Use of Personalised Name Labels from Bright Star Kids in different kid’s stuff

Personalised bag tags from Bright Star Kids

The next product we received is this personalised bag tag. It is really cute and also helpful for labeling the bag of our kid. This bag tag is helpful for preschool bag labeling or eve for luggage when we travel for holiday.

Personalized bag tag is also comes with many features. It is really easy to personalise it as the site shares different designs. We selected this safari theme as our kid likes to have anything with animal pictures. 🙂

Personalised bag tag from Bright Star Kids-review

Personalised bag tag from Bright Star Kids

Overall we are happy with these name labels. By visiting Bright Star Kids website, you can check more details including many different product ideas!

Why we like these Personalised name tags from Bright Star Kids?

For me,I found that this is really easy and convenient way to label the kid’s stuff.As I mentioned at the beginning I used one of the old school method to label the stuff spending so much time.But,now it is really easy when I have to label new stuff such as books,dress,shoes and even his meal boxes using the sticker labels I have.It saves me time.

As the labels are water resistant,I don’t have to label the stuff again for a long time.After all,this is a cute and neat way to label the kid’s belongings keeping the appearance of the product.

Discount Code for Bright Star Kids Products

Bright Star Kids is not only for personalised name labels and bag tags.They offer a wide range of personalised items including wall art,clothing,bags & accesories which you can use as customized unique gifts or for your personal usage.In their range of stationary designs,you’ll find different ideas to use personalised products.

So,use the code AMILA and enjoy 10% off from your items when you shop with Bright Star Kids.(No minimum spend)

Below are the details which you can easily connect with Bright Star Kids.

Website :  www.brightstarkids.sg

  • Facebook – facebook.com/BrightStarKids
  • Pinterest – pinterest.com/brightstarkids
  • Twitter – @brightstarkids
  • Instagram – @bright.star.kids

Do you like to use personalised name tags and name labels to label your kid’s stuff? Why do you like such name label stickers?Please share your thoughts and experiences below.

Disclosure: We received the above products free in order to facilitate this review.However all opinions are mine.

How to Potty Train a Boy? Here is how we did!

Potty training is another milestone in parenting which most parents struggle with their kids. How to potty train a boy is a doubt for many parents.Potty training can be tough with boys as they sometimes try to be stubborn or more active during this stage of age. Although some parents assume that potty training a boy is difficult than potty training a girl, I never found it as a difficult milestone. We happily potty trained our kid although there were accidents during the period.

How to Potty Train a Boy?

Before you potty train your son you need to know the things such as potty training age, when to potty train and how to start potty training. When you have a good start on potty training, it won’t be difficult even for a stubborn boy. Make the potty training a happier incident, so you will do it fast same as we did it in 3 days.Check how we potty trained in 3 days with fun activities!

how to potty train a boy

how to potty train a boy

I am happy that we are almost potty trained our boy before he is 4 years old. Now he is 3.5 years old and he doesn’t wear diapers or pull ups for his preschool. He is a big boy now who wears underwear for his preschool and even for other outside visits. 🙂 Now we are in the final step of potty training which is night time potty training. However, our night time potty training is also almost success as we could stop using the diapers at night. It is a big win!

So, here are some of our tips on how to potty train a boy! Although Potty training can be tough when it comes to boys with these few tips the whole process can be made easy for both parents and the kids! Read on!

Milestones for potty train a boy

Although there are many steps in potty training a boy,here are my main concerns of potty training with our kid.If your concern is how to potty train a boy,then below steps can be helpful for you too.

1.No more diapers at home during the day

2.Use of training pants for the day time

3.Completely use the potty at home.

4.Start wearing underwear when we go out (no more diapers)

5.Night time potty training

Potty Training Tips for Boys

Start at the right age

You need to know when to potty train before start the whole process. Although you can start potty training as early as age of 18 months, most parents are successful on potty training during the age of 2-3 years old. Usually kids during the age 2-3 years like to imitate or pretend others. This is where parents can get the benefit.

Actually we were success in our day time potty training of our son when he was at 28 months old.(he was just 2 years plus).Our potty training was really fun and that made him excited to sit on the potty and flush after passing pee.

Check how we did potty training in 3 days!

how to potty train a boy

How to Potty Train a Boy?

Let your son decide his position

Kids show that they are ready for potty training by around 2 to 2 1/2 years. However most parents are in doubt of the position when they potty train a boy.

You may in doubt thinking whether he will sit or stand while using potty. Don’t worry and don’t force your son to use the potty with stand position for pee and sitting position for poo. This will make him confuse and stressful.

It is better to relax and leave him to decide and use the method that he is comfortable with. First let him get comfortable in one position and then later switch on. Most of the moms train their boys in sitting position. We also did the same. Once he is familiar with the potty and when he understand the time to go to potty and when there are no more accidents with no diapers, you can start teaching how boys use the potty in standing position.

Buy the best potty and other accessories

Buy a potty that your son can use for his own use. This will make the whole process easier for him than using the toilet. He will have the ease of hoping on and off the potty and to shift from one place to another.

how to potty train a boy

At first we bought both potty and a seat cover for the toilet. However, we found it is wise to train him to the potty before we train him to use the toilet. So, we started potty training our boy with the potty. We also visited the store with him to buy the potty. So, he could select his favorite potty and he likes it.

start potty training

Potty training songs,apps and books are great to keep kids on the potty!

Other than a potty, you also need other accessories such as potty training books, games, potty training rewards charts and don’t forget the beautiful underwear and training pants. All these new items will make him happy with his new milestone which will lead to a successful potty training of a boy!

Show him the way

Sometimes it is much easy for father to show his son what needs to be done. This can be perfect at the end of potty training a boy. Mom can start potty train a boy in sitting position until he is ready to use the potty without making accidents. And the father can start training him on how to use the toilet as a boy.

how to potty train a boy

Reward charts can be a great way to encourage the use of the potty!

Get him trained

Don’t get panic in potty training your son in the quickest way. Yes, it is possible to potty train a toddler in 3 days. However, all boys are not the same. Some kids take more time than you think. So, let them learn the way to use the potty under your guidance.

how to potty train a boy

As little guys learn more from their parents a male model at home can help them to learn the correct way. Usually little ones like to follow his daddy. The difference in the use of the toilet by both the parents can pile up questions in the mind which can be cleared by fathers.

Make your kids comfortable as they learn a new phase of life by getting trained to potty. Let your son to use his own methods and positions until he find the correct way. This will allow them to grow up happily.

 

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Personalized gifts and keepsakes are always my favourites. Isn’t this Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry too cute? If you notice, I always share products and services that is helpful for creating personalized gifts or keepsakes that creates precious memories for the entire lifetime.

Ninetwofive Jewelry is such another online shop that you can create personalized jewelries for you or for your loved ones. It is a great place to find unique gift ideas. If you visit their online shop, you will notice a beautiful collection of stylish designs which includes necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and all sort of jewelries which are easy to customize as you wish.

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Some of the personalized jewelry ideas include, name, foot prints, fingerprints and even handwriting. Isn’t this a cute idea to preserve one of my kid’s drawings in a customized pendant? Inspiring with all the design suggestions of Ninetwofive Jewelry, I decided to create a personalized necklace with my kid’s drawing on it. It is so precious. It is a great keepsake. It makes me proud always. Don’t forget that my kid is really proud of his artwork on a stylish pendant!

So, here is how we did!

Creating Personalized Drawing Necklace with Ninetwofive Jewelry

From birth I could spend every single minute with my kid. I could watch how he started writing. I collected all his early days’ scribbles and I always noticed the development of his drawing skills from just lines and scribbles to drawings which shows facial features. If you check this post you will see one of the early stage drawings of my kid.

Now, his drawings are more developed. Few weeks ago when he was drawing pictures I asked him to draw ‘Amma’ (mommy)

He was drawing his family and relatives. When I asked for a drawing of ‘Amma’ this is what he showed me.

preserving art work on a jewelry

This is my kid’s drawing of ‘Amma’ (Mommy) at his age of 3 yrs 5 months 🙂 This was featured on a Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Does it look like me? Absolutely it is an early stage drawing of my kid. But this drawing is bit different from his other sketches. It doesn’t close. For me it looks like a snail. 🙂  I asked again.

Is this Amma?

He said, yes this is you. This is Amma.

I asked ‘can you draw Amma again’?

He refused. No. This is you. This is your eyes, nose, mouth…He started describing the sketch. I understood that he has drawn this sketch with unique features. This drawing is different from the way he drew other members of family. I understood that he wanted to make my picture special.

So, I decided to preserve this special moment in a personalized pendant with Ninetwofive Jewelry.

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Personalized Drawing Necklace from Ninetwofive Jewelry

Our experience with Ninetwofive Jewelry

Working with Ninetwofive Jewelry was really easy. Once I sent a photo of the drawing with name of my kid, they created this piece of jewelry. Isn’t it so cute? The design is exactly same as the drawing I sent.

Check this necklace design. I am proud to see that my little kid is capable of designing a unique necklace. 🙂 At home he is proud of having his artwork on jewelry. This jewelry could make him excited same as me. He proudly spends his time on creative artwork and as his mommy I enjoy every minute of these moments.

Isn’t this a great way to boost the confidence of any kid other than usual methods? These days as my kid is more on role playing activities and loves to pretend like his teacher or other roles, I found our jewelry designing experience was really helpful for him to expose his creativity!Isn’t it another brain boosting activity with his creativity?

 

Unique features of Ninetwofive Jewelry

  • It is a great place to find unique personalized gift ideas
  • Quality products and friendly customer service
  • They ship to international destinations too. Check here for shipping details.
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  • Prices are really affordable.

I know, now you are with lot of personalized gift ideas and keepsakes. Having such keepsakes will cherish your memories. Your kid will sure appreciate these pieces of jewelries once he is grown up.

So, check ninetwofivejewelry.com for more designs and details. Don’t wait until your little kid is grown up. Preserve those beautiful memories for him to admire in future!

If you look for mother’s day gifts or any gift for a new mom, I am sure you will find lot of ideas in their website!

Discount for all readers

Use the code DIARYOFANEWMOM and enjoy 15% discount storewide when you shop personalized jewelries with Ninetwofive Jewelry.

Giveaway time (1 lucky winner)

Now its time for the giveaway. Management Team @Ninetwofive Jewelry happily sponsors 1 free personalized drawing necklace to one of the readers of Diary of a New Mom.

Simply use this facebook post to enter into the giveaway.

Giveaway will end on 4th May 2017, 12midnight.We will contact the winners through a Facebook message.

In case we do not hear from you within 72 hours, we’ll select another winner.

Giveaway is open for Singapore residents only.

Disclosure:We received above personalized drawing necklace in order to facilitate this review. However all opinions are mine.

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