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Loads of Fun at Kids World Fair 2016

Few weeks ago we attended the event Kids World Fair 2016 at the Suntec City Mall. It was a fun and educative event which we could find new products and services for kids while having fun time. Here are some of our moments there.

The event was full of learning adventures for kids.

There were trial classes,products and stage performances for kids.

Loads of Fun at Kids World Fair 2016

We can’t forget the mascots and the photo opportunities.

Loads of Fun at Kids World Fair 2016

Lot of free balloons for kids! And my son created his own game with the balloons he received. 🙂

Before his own game is continuing,I could catch him for another photo 🙂

Loads of Fun at Kids World Fair 2016

As always he loves to see animals! This time he found animals on the train in a booth there. 🙂

We had loads of fun in all the booths at Kids World Fair.Thank you Kidsworld.com.sg for the invite and lots of fun opportunities.We had great fun! And thanks for the Goodie bag for the kid too 🙂

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Toy Safety Tips for Toddlers

Toys are essential for development of babies and toddlers. However, we as parents need to select the age appropriate toys to get the most of the benefits of play time. Toys can improve many skills for the little ones including imagination, creativity and hand eye coordination. However, as parents most of us always pay more attention to select educational toys or age appropriate toys which develop skills of infants and toddlers. Have you ever searched toys for your toddler considering any safety guidelines or do you always search for the best toys for toddlers?

Toy Safety Tips for Toddlers

Toy Safety Tips for Toddlers

When it comes to the best toys for the toddlers, you may lack of considering some of the safe tips which you must follow. That is why it is always need to consider both safe and educational toys for the young kids in order to create safe environment for them. Specially, it is important to follow toy safety standards and toy safety tips with toddlers as they are in a curious stage of life which they always try to explore new things.

Actually,I decided to write this post because of one of my experiences which I regretted much.Exactly one year ago(Last year September),my son faced an accident at home.He slipped on the floor and ended up with 4 stitches on his chin.If you notice the below picture which was taken at his 2nd year birthday celebration,he was with 4 stitches on his chin.In all these birthday photos he looks so tired because he was under treatment.Actually the floor was clean and tidy.But I gave him a balloon and the excited kid wanted to grab it fast and slipped on the floor.It was an accident which we never expected.

Toy Safety Tips for Toddlers

My son with stitches on his chin

Today,exactly after one year of that incident,I want to share some tips which you need to follow when you buy toys for your toddler or when you play with your toddler.These may helpful for you to avoid some of the unexpected incidents which we don’t want to face in our life.

Here are the tips which you can follow in order to ensure that your toddler is using safe toys and games. These tips will ensure your toddler to play in a fun and injury free environment which also creates a peaceful mind for you.

Safety Tips for Toys with Toddlers

  • Check for age appropriate toys and games. When you buy toys for your toddler, always check the product description and appropriate age range. This will ensure that you buy the correct toys for his age.
  • Once you open the packaging, always remember to discard the plastic wrappings. Plastic wrapping can suffocate a small child creating hazards that you will never expect!
  • Always avoid small toys and games from young children which increase possible choking hazards. Toys with removable small parts always increase the choking hazards.
Toy Safety Tips for Toddlers

I always pay attention when he plays with small toys.

  • Strangling is another possible hazard which you should aware of. If the toys are with rope, string or cords, you must be careful when your toddler is playing with such toys. It is always better to keep the strings away from their reach.
This trace & lace set comes with few cords.Instead of avoiding him playing with such educational toy,I always keep my eyes when he plays.

This trace & lace set comes with few cords.Instead of avoiding him playing with such educational toys,I always keep my eyes when he plays.

  • Always inspect toys of your toddler for sharp edges and broken parts. Discard the toys if those are broken.
  • Keep the toys in designated areas after playing. Start doing so with your toddler. Not only he will learn organizing from the early days of his life, he will also love this activity after any play session. Your toddler will have safe environment with tidy floor which also prevent falls and such accidents.
  • Not only with toys, you also need to follow safety guidelines and safety tips in everything you do with your toddlers and infants. It can be Food, outdoor playing, baby furniture or even travelling.You can easily learn more at Kokopax’s website about safe baby products and how do we need to decide on the products before buying.Safety should be in first concern with everything you do while raising your kid in order to raise happy and healthy kids.
  • Other than safety guidelines, it is also essential to know the latest information on recalls.

Recently I came across of Consumersafety.org which focuses on consumer safety.

Their mission is to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products with easy accessible way to everyone. Actually I opened my eyes once I read their safety guidelines and tips for infant & kids. There are lots more informative details and guidelines which you can read at their site. Have a look and see how you can add the safety guidelines and recalls information for your lifestyle. You can also find the alerts for recalls which are really helpful for you in order to keep your home and loved ones in safe environment.

Do you consider safety tips when you buy toys for your kids and toddlers? What are your toy safety tips? Please share your ideas below.

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Fun Things to do this September Holidays with Kids

September School holidays are reaching. Singapore school holidays are the busiest months for both kids and parents. This is the best time to involve in many activities while having a break from school. However, if you don’t have a better idea on what to do this September holidays, then it is not easy to plan your days before the holidays are over. In order to help you with some ideas, here is a list of some exciting ideas which you can involve with your kids as a whole family. I am sure your kids will appreciate their time spent with you!

Fun Things to do this September Holidays with Kids-Singapore

Below are some of the school holiday activities which you can participate and have fun in this coming September holidays!

1) Participate with September Holidays Events & Programmes

Kidcentric events and fairs are a fun way to spend time as a whole family during the September holidays, Singapore. Although there are many events are planned for this coming holidays, below I mention the programs which we are attending.

Kids World Fair

Begin the fun with Kids World Fair  which is the largest kidscentric fair which is targeted young families with kids aged 3-12.Known as “A World of Learning Adventure”, you can join with fun and educational activities which features over 500 brands in different topics including  Fun, Education and Health.

Date: 2 – 4 September 2016

Time: 11am – 9pm (Fri & Sat) | 11am – 8pm (Sun)

Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 401-403,
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593

Admission: Free

For more information, click here.

2) Visit a Hidden Gem and Explore with kids

If you think of exploring Singapore with your kids, there are many interesting places to visit. Explore some hidden gems of Singapore with kids and this would be fun and interesting! I am sure you must have visited the most popular Singapore attractions such as Singapore Zoo, Museums and parks. However less popular places such as farms and hidden parks would be great for kids to spend their day. While Animal Resort is a great place to spend day among farm animals, Fu Shan Garden is a hidden gem which you can spend time exploring the Dinosaurs! Camping at East Coast Park would be fun and your kids will sure find many ways to spend their time at the beach!

3) Be Creative

Sometimes kids want to spend time with parents and participate in activities while relaxing and cuddling with them. Spend a day with your kids while reading books with them or while playing with them at a park where no much crowd. Kids will like such experiences too!

4) Travel overseas

It is always exciting to have an overseas trip. Pack your suitcases and spend time in an overseas trip.You can always find the best hotels and resorts here. And don’t forget to print a photo book after the family holiday overseas! These family memories are really precious!

 

Although there are many events and happenings for September school holidays, above are some ideas based on my experiences and choices. Do you have any other ideas to add to this list?

Also if you like to feature your event in this list, please do not hesitate to drop me an email.

Happy September holidays!

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Mixbook Photo Book Review

As Mixbook is one of my favourite photo book creating companies I want to share this Mixbook Photo Book Review to help you to decide on creating your next photo albums. Actually Mixbook is not only a company which provides the facility to create photo books.They also offer wide range of products and services which are really helpful for anyone who loves creativity and who loves to organize things in a better way.

Mixbook Photo Book Review

Mixbook Photo Book Review

Things you can do with Mixbook

You can easily find beautiful themes and designs for birthday invitations and baby shower invitations. Not only for baby birthdays, you can also use photo printing service for other events such as your wedding or even for travel memories. Are your phone and computer full of digital photos? Why don’t you think of printing some of the best photos and create photo albums? With Mixbook you can also order photo prints and the rates are really affordable. Thinking of decorating your home with some beautiful wall art? I always love to create canvas prints using my travel photos which I am proud of. Printing a beautiful canvas print is really easier with Mixbook as you can do all just by staying in front of your computer within few single clicks.

Mixboo Photo Book Review

Mixbook Photo Book Review – Our Family Photo Book for 2015

What I mentioned above are some of the things which you can do with Mixbook.com. Just by visiting the site, you can find more details of their products.If you love to create a scrapbook online,their photo book making software is really fun and easy to use.

Actually in this post, I want to share about Mixbook Photo books which I always love to create. I’ve shared some Mixbook reviews before and I also plan to share a Mixbook birthday photo cards review in future. Till that, here is my review on recent photo book created with Mixbook.

Mixbook Photo Book Review

If you remember, recently I shared a post about my experience on creating a photo book with Mixbook. Now, it is time to share the actual experience and review of Mixbook photobook.

Truly I love to create photo books with Mixbook. There are many reasons for me. But, to keep the post simple and short, below are some of the reasons to choose Mixbook as my favourite photo book creating company.

  • Use of the Mixbook photo book making software is really easy and fun. I could select a beautiful design from the available designs. What I like most is that I could insert text as I want. I could also change the design and insert some custom pages to my photo book when I create it with Mixbook.
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Mixbook Photo Book Review – Easy to use photo book software

  • I could create custom  pages as I like.Use of stickers and text was really fun and it is a good way to write some memories on the photos.

 

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Mixbook Photo Book Review – Easy to use custom pages with text and stickers

  • Finally, the rates are really reasonable and shipping rates are not so high.
  • I also want to mention another feature I really like and which I use for my next photo book with Mixbook.

It is the facility of adding contributors. That’s really helpful when we need to create a photo book together with friends and other family members.

Here is how I use that feature and why I like Mixbook so much. If you heard, recently Sri Lanka faced to an unexpected severe flood situation. Our homes were flooded too till the roof top.( http://foodcnr.com/help-victims-of-sri-lanka-floods/) Can you imagine the condition of my school day photos and childhood day’s photos? All are damaged and I really feel sad. But, now I have facility of collecting the photos from my school friends who live in different countries. Using the Mixbook facility to create photo books with contributors, I started another photo book to print some memories from school days. As my other friends have their own copies; I invited them to contribute to my photo album with photos they have. It is so much fun and really helpful to collect some of my photos.

Overall I am happy with my photo books created with Mixbook and I’d like to recommend this photo book making company for anyone who likes to preserve family memories. You can easily preserve your family memories with Mixbook!

How to save money when you order your photo book?

Well, this is for those who like to save money from their shopping.

Do you know that Mixbook offers really good deals time to time?

To receive the latest updates, you need to join with their Newsletter. When you visit Mixbook.com, create an account and start creating your photo book.

While you create your Mixbook photobooks, you can keep an eye on ongoing promotions. Some promotions offer upto 50% discounts on photo book prices. Some time they also offer free shipping. They send Mixbook coupon to your inbox and when there is a great discount you can order your photo book. This is the best way to save from your photo book.

Other than using Mixbook coupon codes, you can also join with their refer friends program. That will allow you to earn $20 when your friend orders a book.

Don’t you think making photobooks are really awesome way to preserve family memories?Check Mixbook and see how amazing their photo book designs are!

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Do you like photo books? How do you preserve family memories?

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Mini Me Yoga eLearning: 15 Minutes to Happy Healthy Kids #Review

Last few weeks we had a great time at our home. We practiced yoga! Yes, we both mom and son had great and fun time practicing yoga poses. It is good for me to be cheerful and to make my son active and cheerful! So, here are some of the moments from our yoga routine. If you are looking for yoga for toddlers, you’d love to read my experience with a toddler while practicing Mini Me yoga 15 minutes session.

We received the opportunity to follow Mini Me Yoga eLearning: 15 Minutes to Happy Healthy Kids and in this post I want to share our experience and review of this kids yoga program.

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What is Mini Me Yoga?

Mini Me Yoga Review

Mini Me Yoga is a kids yoga and mindfulness program which empowers parents, grandparents and caregivers to train kids in a 15 minute yoga session. Currently there are over 200 ambassadors all over the world who practice and teach yoga for kids through a 2hr workshop.

As a preschool recognized yoga and mindfulness program, Mini Me Yoga creates fun activity time for kids while learning the yoga techniques including meditation and breathing exercises.

To follow Mini Me Yoga eLearning course, you don’t need any training or previous experience. It is really fun and it is really easy to learn the yoga poses with kids!

Here is our experience and review on 15 Minutes Mini Me Yoga Sessions

Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler (Yoga for Toddlers)

**Disclaimer : We received Mini Me Yoga eLearning program  free to facilitate this review.However,all opinions are mine.
Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler

This is his favorite yoga pose #yogafortoddlers

It is really exciting, fun and wonderful way to keep our son calm and happy. As he is still a toddler of 2 years plus in age, at the beginning I found it is bit difficult to keep him practicing in a pose. Instead he changed yoga poses as he likes. Most of the time he uses his favorite toys in both hands saying they all are practicing yoga!

Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler

Yoga poses with toys

But, that’s fine. Mini Me Yoga is all about creating exciting and cheerful environment for kids while introducing mindfulness and yoga poses. I continued practicing yoga each day without worrying about his eagerness of practicing yoga with his friendly toys.

Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler

Meditation time was really exciting for me. As a Buddhist, I really like to introduce meditation practices for my son, but previously I thought it is still too early. Surprisingly he loved the meditation pose and Oom sound together with breathing exercise. He loves to send positive vibes to his playgroup friends while practicing yoga at home.

Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler

Practicing kindness and compassion #yogafortoddlers

Well, he first sends positive thoughts to his toys. That is how we practiced yoga at our home while teaching kindness and compassion to my toddler with easy yoga poses for kids.

Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler

He wants to teach yoga for his teddy too.(he is teaching how to sit cross legged.)  🙂

When it comes to photos, I have super shaky and not so nice photos. But with these photos you can imagine how active and cheerful my son is when we practice yoga!

Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler

I tried several days to capture some good clear photos, but those were always shaky. So, pardon me. Instead you can see how this Mini Me Yoga program makes my kid so cheerful and exciting!

Mini Me Yoga Elearning Review with toddler

He sometimes creates his own yoga poses too.

With our experience on practicing yoga with a toddler, I highly recommend Mini Me Yoga eLearning program for your kids. If you are looking for yoga for kids or yoga for toddlers, check Mini Me Yoga eLearning: 15 Minutes to Happy Healthy Kids.

 

 

 

 

How to Prevent Blister and Chafing on Skin?

Skin irritations are more common in most families and there are times that we need to prepare for such moments specially when we are with kids. As parents we should know how to prevent blisters and chafing on little ones skin especially when we are outside. Although we cannot avoid visiting outside or spending a vacation with exciting moments and adventures for kids, we can take precautions to blister prevention and chafe prevention. So, as a mom I always concern these precautions and hope these ideas are beneficial for you too.

How to prevent Blister and chafing on skin?

First you need to stay hydrated as it helps prevent chafing. Always keep your kids hydrated during vacations, so they are in safe side. Select suitable clothing for your kids as too loose or too tight clothes can create rubbing and friction. Keep the skin dry and you can use talcum powder for this. Also there are medicine products such as ChafeZone Skin Protectant which helps to prevent chafing and skin rash. So, use such a product and don’t forget to pack in your bag when you are heading on a holiday.

ChafeZone Skin Protectant by MedZone

 

prevent Blister and chafing

ChafeZone is a skin protectant by MedZone which is a company that provides sports medicine products. ChafeZone helps preventing chafing and blisters and it is really useful for families to enjoy a better vacation. This water free product helps preventing chafing, irritation and rubbing on skin. Simply swipe ChafeZone® and stay comfortable while running, hiking, riding or any other active sports.

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Check more details of ChafeZone® by visiting www.medzonecorp.com.Enjoy your holiday with these tips on how to prevent Blister and chafing!

Try XXL Box Secure Cloud Storage to Store Your Images

As a mom I take lot of moments of my son and there are lot of photos which we’ve taken during our holidays and family moments. These photos are really precious moments. Specially, photos like my son’s first steps, the first time he started crawling or even the first time we saw him just after delivery are so precious and those photos bring us back to those moments. All these are precious moments for any parent and that is why we need to protect the images including backups.

Secure cloud storage

In past I have few times experiences which my computer got virus attack and we lost most of our photos. After these incidents I really afraid of losing our family photos, so I take few precautions. One method is I always print photo books, so the most important photos are in the albums. Other than that I also use external hard drive to save some of the albums. However, now my computers and even the phones are full of images, so I need to find a way to keep backups of the family images.

XXL Box Secure Cloud Storage

I recently found that online storage is a great solution for back up image files. XXL Box is a great service provider for secure cloud storage, so after checking details of this service I signed up and started storing my image files.

XXL Box for business has many advantage for businesses including sharing with others and back up files to prevent data loss.

For us, parents this is a great way to use as a online storage of family images and moments and it is really easy to share images with others. Instead of uploading lot of images into emails (which sometimes fail sending),it is really convenient to share the link with others, so others can see the shared images.(other members of family). For me this is a really interesting feature as I always like to update and share family moments with my parents in Sri Lanka.

My Review and Experience with XXL Box Secure Cloud Storage

Here is my experience in creating an account with XXL Box and uploading some recent photos.

First visit https://xxlcloud.com/en and create your account.

XXL Box-Secure-cloud-storage-reviewCreating an account only takes few minutes and you will get 15GB free storage when you use the coupon code DOANM15 which is a special coupon code for Diary of a New Mom readers.

XXL Box Secure Cloud Storage to Store Your Images

You are done!It is time to upload your photos.I uploaded my album of our recent visit to Animal Resort ,Singapore.

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It was really fast to upload all the photos of the album to the cloud storage.I love that feature.Sometimes it is irritating to wait when we upload files.How about you? 🙂

XXL Box-Secure-cloud-storage-reviewAfter uploading the files,you will see your images.This is a great way to backup images and to share the images with others.

XXL Box Secure Cloud Storage to Store Your Images

You can also download the shared images without reducing its size. So, in future if you need to print any of the photos, you assure to download the exact size.If you want to share,you can download the link with option of private share.

Final Thoughts

I found XXL Box as a great solution for secure online storage of images.Files in XXL Box are end-to-end encrypted and ensure the privacy.

Try it.Visit https://xxlcloud.com/en and create your account.Don’t forget to use the coupon code specially created for readers of this blog.

Coupon Code for XXL Box online storage : DOANM15 (you will get free 15 GB storage when you sign up)

How do you protect your family moments and images?Do you backup files?Please share your thoughts.

Train Birthday Party for Our Son’s 2nd Birthday

Few months ago our son celebrated his 2nd birthday. Actually he celebrated his 2nd birthday on last year October and still I couldn’t post any details of it. My blog is called ‘Diary of a New Mom’, but my diary is always outdated. 🙂 Anyway, late is better than never. So, this post will still have some value when he is grown up.

Train Birthday Party

Sanu is Two!

He celebrated his 2nd birthday in October last year. It was really busy and stressful period at our home. My mother arrived here from Sri Lanka and helped me on weaning. We started weaning him from breastfeeding, but my son was not happy. 🙁 He tried his best to get his favourite ‘breast milk’.

Although his actual birthday was on October, we had to celebrate it few days before as we had plans to visit Sri Lanka for a holiday. I wanted to have a small celebration as I was not sure on how our days would be in Sri Lanka. Visiting Sri Lanka is always enjoyable as we can stay with family members. But, on the other way it is really tiresome. We travel from one place to another. No proper stay at any home. So, I planned to have a birthday celebration in Singapore before we leave as I can’t predict how it would be in Sri Lanka.

Train Birthday Party in Singapore Home

This time our birthday theme was train birthday. My son loves Bob the Train songs YouTube channel (Kids TV), so we could easily select the theme.

Train Birthday Party

DIY Train Birthday Party for 2 Year old

I love DIY birthday parties. So, most of the banners were done by me and I always involved my son with me when I was doing those crafts.One of the best ways to teach arts and crafts for toddlers! 🙂

Below is the Birthday banner for this train themed Birthday party.This DIY Train birthday banner is really easy to make when you have beautiful and colourful papers.

DIY Train Birthday Banner

Train Birthday Party Banner

I also printed photos of his 2nd year and made a photo banner which features a train.

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Train Birthday Photo Banner

I have a plan of making a photo album for our son using his 5 years photos,so I capture a photo each month and I guess birthday is a good reason to print all the monthly photos.

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Train Birthday Photo Banner

Below is a simple birthday cake done by me.Actually I bought few decorated pieces of cakes from a nearby bakery shop and made this train birthday cake.A toy train engine completed the look of the birthday cake.

Actually this was just a family celebration which we didn’t have any guests.So,we didn’t want a big Birthday cake.

Here is the tutorial for this easy train Birthday Cake.

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Train Birthday Cake

Anyway,I still bought another small cake for the sake of cutting as I wanted to keep the Train Birthday cake few more minutes just to admire its beauty. 🙂

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Train Birthday Cake

We are ready to cut the cake.But,the train cake engine (train toy) is in our son’s hand 🙂

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My mother was the only guest for this Train Birthday party!

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Sanu with his Grand Mother

Lunch was served for the train birthday party and we arranged it as a train using colourful containers.This colourful train toy helped a lot to create our lunch train.

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Train Birthday Party Food

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An easy food garnishing for the train birthday party

He looks bit tired as few days before the celebration,he fell down on the floor and ended up with four stitches on his chin. 🙁 In these photos,he is still with his stitches.

Anyway,our train birthday party is not yet over.We visited Sri Lanka at the end of September and we were there on his actual date of birth.(His birthday falls on the first week of October) My mother arranged a Birthday party at home inviting few kids in our neighborhood.It was a great opportunity for our son to play and mingle with some kids in Sri Lanka.My mother,as she left Singapore just before few days of our flight took some of the banners from the party saying she doesn’t have enough time to shop for birthday party supplies.On the other way,we could use most of the birthday supplies twice!

So here are some moments from the Train Birthday Party we had in Sri Lanka.Sadly,photos are not so clear and most of the photos with the kids are shaky.I could pick few photos anyhow.

Train Birthday Party in Sri Lanka

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Our Train Birthday Party in Sri Lanka

We used different candy,chocolates and sweets for the party.

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Our Train Birthday Party in Sri Lanka with candy and sweets

Kids always love these types of candy parties than other food 🙂

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For us it was easy to organize as we were on a holiday and with limited time.

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Below are some of the decorations.

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Our Train Birthday Party in Sri Lanka

Party favours for the train birthday

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Train Birthday Party Door banner

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Sanu with his cousin sister

Most of the photos are shaky.But I could find few photos with some of the kids who came to our birthday party.They all are so sweet and enjoyed the day with our son.

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Some of the sweet kids

Below is a train! 🙂 Kids were playing.

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Its games time.Kids enjoyed a choo choo train! 🙂

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Some of the kids for our Train Birthday Party in Sri Lanka

Although we celebrate his birthdays with a party,we don’t forget to join with good causes.

This time we visited an elderly home near to our home (Sri Lanka) with some donations.We also offered tea party for the elders who reside there.It was a good time for us to spend time with them.

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My son is almost 2 and half years now and we are waiting for his 3rd Birthday celebration.

How about you?Do you celebrate kids birthdays at home?If so,how do you celebrate?

Also please share your photo stories from the past week.

How to Make a Family Photo Book

I just finished making our family photo book for 2015.If you noticed I always create photo books to keep memories. But, there are times I am behind. Earlier I used to print photos and keep those in store bought photo albums. But now, I am addicted to online photo book making. It is really easy, organized and durable too. On the other way, this is the best way to print family photos which use the most of the space of our home computers and phones. I am sure you also have phones with full memory simply because of lot of photos captured every day!

Family photo albums online

To make our year in review family album online, I used Mixbook and it was really easy to use their photo making software. I am really happy that I could finish the family photo book within few hours. One of the best advantages of making photo albums online is that we can easily use text to write down a note about the photos or the moment. We cannot use such feature when we print photos at home using printer or by visiting a nearby studio.(unless we do photo editing with text on it)

How to Make a Family Photo Book?

Here is the few easy steps to make your year in review family photo book.

First gather all your memorable moments in to a folder.You may need to go through all your photos and select the best photos which you want to print in the family photo book.

Once you gathered all the photos,go through each photos and edit those to look the best.You can use this free photo editing software for simple editing such as adjusting brightness,sharpness and exposure.If you want to do more editing,they also have a paid version.

Once your photos are ready,next is to create the family photo album.

First visit Mixbook and create an account for you.

Then select the photo book option and select ‘Year in Review’ photo books.There are different themes available.You can go through all the themes and select the best theme for your family photo book.If not,don’t worry.You can easily create custom pages using the Mixbook photo layout options.

How to create a family photo book

Once you select the theme for your photo book,start making the book.It is really easy.Click the start book button and it will take you to the photo book making software.

Upload the photos.It only takes few minutes.

How to create a family photo book

Once uploaded, it is time to adjust the layouts if need.There is also ‘Auto fill’ feature which automatically adds the photos to the album.

If not you can easily add the photos in a preferred order using the photo page layout options.The photo book making software is super easy to use and you do not need to download it.

When I create my family photo book,I first used the ‘Auto fill’ option as it gives the photo album with photos arranged in the order of the dates taken.Then I adjusted the layouts and order as I wish.That way was easier for me.

How to create a family photo book

Once the page layouts are completed,then I used the text options and other things such as stickers to make the photo book look nice and meaningful with memories.

Finally,I could make a beautiful photo album using the moments of 2015 and I am awaiting the printed album.Once I receive the album,I will share the photo book review.Till that you can start making your family  photo album using the best photos of the year!

Do you make family photo albums for each year?

At the Playground – #Diaryofanewmom

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It is so amazing how kids are growing fast. Today I went through some of my old folders and found these photos when my son was around 18 months old. He looks so cute (for me) and I remember this was the time he suddenly started to run around without support. The shoes which he is wearing are now outgrown.

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Now He is much taller than in this photo. And sadly, he is thinner now than in these days. Every mother worries about their kids eating patterns and it is same with me nowadays. He has become a picky eater!

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These photos were captured at the playground near our home in Singapore and this is one of the best things I admire in Singapore life. We can find Children Playgrounds easily everywhere.

How about your week?Below are some of the featured products I found this week.I am summarizing here if you missed latest updates.

Featured Products:

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Turkish Bath Towels : As a muliti purpose Towel,Turkish Bath Towels are perfect for any holiday to bring with you.

 

 

 

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