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Rabbits in a Cage and Roosters-Sri Lanka Road Trip

It is another Wordless Wednesday!In this blog,this is my Wordless Wednesday post #3.However,this week post is wordfull!

Recently we visited Sri Lanka and we enjoyed few road trips.These captures are from one of such road trips which we visited Polonnaruwa,a one of the must visit location in Sri Lanka.

Our route was through a popular wildlife park which is called ‘Minneriya National Park‘. We really didn’t have plans to visit the national park and our aim is to reach another location.However,we saw peacocks and other birds while travelling through this route.

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There are few spots that ‘Elephants’ cross the road.So,we who travel along the road have to give priority for those animals/elephants who are the owners of this wildlife conservation area. 🙂

We started our road trip so early for the reason that we wanted to pass the wildlife conservation area during day time.However at the last kilometer of the road along Habarana,we saw an elephant crossing the road.Well,I really didn’t try to capture a photo of that elephant who crossed the road.Instead stayed silent till he crossed to the other side of the road. 🙂

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Just after this incident,we reached to the area where people live or where there is no much risk.Then we saw a restaurant,actually that is the first spot we found which we can refresh ourselves after driving few kilometers through the jungle area.

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My son who was sleeping woke up and he was really happy with what he saw.It is a rabbit cage!

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This is the first time he saw rabbits! (live).He really enjoyed his time looking at the rabbits and looking at how they were feeding.

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And he also found some roosters! 🙂

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Finally,I was really happy because there are lot of things to see for us when we go out for a road trip.In this trip,we found this place and it is  good that kids and toddlers can enjoy their time during the tour.

Also check how our toddler spent his time in a shopping mall with a mirror.

 

 

 

How to Choose the Best Christmas Gifts for Mom

It is Christmas season. Everywhere it is all about preparation for Christmas. We cannot talk about the Christmas without talking about gifts. Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts yet? Anyway, I am sure a Christmas gift for your mom is on the top of gifts list. Although there are lot of ideas and gifts which you can purchase for this Christmas as a gift for your mom, here are few quick tips on how to select the best Christmas Gifts for Mom. Hope these tips are helpful for you to choose your Christmas gifts for mom and she will appreciate it so much!

Think about her hobbies and interests

Hobbies and interests are one of the best clues to start looking for a perfect gift for your mom. What are her hobbies? If she enjoys coking, a cooker or new gadget for her kitchen would be a great idea. If she enjoys more time in her garden, then consider buying gardening equipment, tools or even beautiful flower pots for her.

How to Choose the Best Christmas Gifts for Mom

Add your Personal Touch

Nowadays there are many facilities to customize gifts with names,photos and many other ways. Try to personalize your gift, so she will be very happy and she will treasure it for her entire life! It is easy to buy engraved name necklaces or even you can go for a small gift such as a personalized mug.

Do Not Break the Bank

Well, do you think your mom want to receive an expensive gift for her? No. Instead buy a valuable gift within your budget range. Instead of buying a very expensive gift which you also can’t afford easily, buy some special gift just for her because you love your mom. She will sure appreciate it.

How to Choose the Best Christmas Gifts for Mom
Include a family day

She will appreciate her time with her whole family. Consider having a day out or even a dinner out with whole family including your siblings. Your mom will treasure these moments for her entire life!

What are your tips for choosing a gift for mom?Have you selected Christmas gifts yet?Please share your thoughts and ideas below.

Wordless Wednesday #1

I am wordless and speechless.My son who is 2 years plus is suddenly too active.End of the day I am really tired running after him and taking care of him. 🙂

We were in the kitchen.I was cooking and he was talking with me.Suddenly he was silent and I knew something is happening.

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Luckily I use this basket for his clothes.He was making fun out of it! 🙂

This is my Wordless Wednesday post for this week and I am planning to continue this link up with speechless moments at our home.

Please join with me.

 

 

Kiddie Rides at Amk Hub-Singapore

Here is a favorite place for my son whenever we visit AMK hub. In Singapore, there are kiddie rides areas in almost all shopping malls. Though my son still doesn’t like to have a paid ride (actually he is scared and still 2 years old), he loves to sit inside the cars.

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These are some photos from a recent visit to AMK hub. He loved sitting and ridding each of these cars.

Kiddy Rides-Amk Hub He liked cars and buses,but not the motor bikes.

Kiddie Rides at Amk Hub-SingaporeThese kiddie rides are located at the level 3 of AMK hub.(Ang Mo Kio-Singapore)

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Sharing with link parties,Wordless Wednesdays this week.

I am also joining with Fun Friday Favourites at Cath@Home

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DIY Train Birthday Banner

I really like to have DIY Birthday banners than buying it. Simply, I am able to match the Birthday Banner with the party theme. We already celebrated our son’s 2nd Birthday and this time we picked the theme as ‘Train Birthday’. So everything from Birthday Cake to decorations is with the train theme.I had interesting time creating most of the decorations and Train Birthday Cake.My son really loved his train Birthday party!

DIY Train Birthday Banner

DIY Train Birthday Banner

For the banner, I came up with this idea as a DIY train birthday banner. It was really easy to create this. You will only need few different colour papers and printed letters. Other supplies are like scissors and glue are also needed.

Here is how I finished this DIY train birthday banner. If you are throwing a train themed Birthday party, this idea may be helpful.

You need,
Colourful papers from different colours
Printed letters which says your message
A pair of scissors
Glue
A ribbon
Punch

Here is how we made this DIY Train Birthday banner.

First cut colour papers into squares of the size you want your train themed birthday banner.

Also cut rectangles from another colour.(As shown in photos)

Also cut the letters from the printed paper.

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Using a color combination,paste rectangles on the square shapes.

Then paste letters accordingly.

Finaly cut small circles to pretend the wheels of the train.Paste those on the squares.(Wagons of the train)

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You will have beautiful set of letter wagons of the train.

DIY Train Birthday BannerPunch holes on each squares and thread a ribbon through each to make it as a birthday banner.

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Now,wagons of the train banner is ready.We need the train engines.

Using few colour papers,I simply cut the engine shape.Actualy I didnt use any template.

Then I used anothe colour squares,rectangles and circles to create the windows and wheels of the 3 engines.

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Finally,we pasted those engines on the wall and our Train Birthday banner was ready for the party!

DIY Train Birthday Banner

Is this cute?Please let me know your idea.Do you like to make your own Birthday banner?

Also check our Animal themed 1st Birthday Party banner tutorial.

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Toddler Play Time:Playing with Building Blocks

Building Blocks are kind of a childhood must have toys.However, did you know that it is enhancing skills of your kid?Actually,learning to build a tower of blocks or learning to keep blocks on top of each other is a developmental milestone.In different ages,Toddlers must develop their skills to stack one block on top of another

Anyway,these are just captures of my son’s play time.He is really attached to his new building block set.Most of the time,I can see him making structures,towers and a train using the blocks.

Playing-Building-BlocksAs per him,below is a birthday cake.He was having a birthday party for his toys. 🙂

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We recieved the above building blocks set as a gift from a close friend of mine.Anyway,you can find a more similar set which is suitable for toddlers  here Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag, 60-Piece (Trendy)

5 Ways to Save Money on Baby Expenses

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Having a baby is really exciting. However, as parents we should prepare for the increased expenses that come to our lives with the new arrival. Most of the moms including myself stay at home to take care of their babies. That means, you need to depend on one salary and savings if available. So, it is better to think of saving in every single way in order to have a smooth life without worrying too much about the expenditures on baby stuff. Here are some of the tips from me to save money on baby products and expenses. Hope these are helpful for you if you are keen on saving some money from your baby stuff.

Sign Up for Free Samples and baby clubs

Most companies send free samples of their products. Take the advantage of this and receive free samples or free trial offers. Some samples are really small in portion, but there are companies who are generous to offer a full size product as a free sample.

Baby clubs are another way to receive free samples, offers and discounts. I signed up with most of the baby clubs for moms in Singapore. Sometimes it is really exciting to receive free gifts for my son for special occasions such as his birthday.

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Simply search the words “free baby samples” in Google and you will see lot of offers available in your area. Your only cost is may be to join with their newsletter.

Breastfeed as long as you can

Well, breastfeeding is not only cheaper when you consider money, it also the best source of nutrients that you can give to your baby. Cost of formula is considerable when you exclusively depend on it. I actually, breastfed my son till he is 2 years old. But, when he was 6 months old, we introduced formula milk together with breastfeeding. Other than breastfeeding, there are many ways to save on baby formula, such as buying bulk or use of coupons.

Make nursery decorations yourself

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Arrival of a baby is so exciting. We parents like to do all the best things to welcome the new baby. A DIY Baby Nursery is one of the ways to cut down initial expenses. Instead of hiring someone to arrange the baby nursery, you can simply do it yourself. We decorated our baby nursery using interesting baby stuff and it didn’t cost much. At the end, it is completely interesting to decorate our own nursery to welcome the baby.

Use cloth Diapers

ways to Save Money on baby expenses

One of the most expensive items with infants and babies are the diapers. It can cost a lot. However, cloth diapers are a great way to cut down the costs on diapers. Although initial cost is high, when considering the cost per year, use of cloth diapers are really cheaper. We use cloth diapers during day time and disposal diapers for the night time. It is really convenient and really beautiful on my son!

Use vouchers and coupons

ways to Save Money on baby expenses

Vouchers, coupons and offers are a great way to save money on different baby products. Most of the companies send discount vouchers when you join with their baby club or when you subscribe for the newsletter. Other than that, you can check for coupons online for popular brands. Some companies give discounts when you buy in bulk. Keep in touch with these offers, because you can save lot on your baby items. I even use discounts to create photo books for my son.

Above are some of the tips I use to save money on our son’s costs. There are many other ways such as buying cloths from sales, making your own baby food and even DIY cloth items such as baby blankets and cloth wipes.

How do you save money on your baby items? Do you have any more tips to add? If so please share with us as a comment.

Your Vibrant Essence for a Better Lifestyle

Are you a full time working mom or a staying at home mom? Are you happy with what you are doing now or are you worrying about your work load always? I know, even if you stay at home, it is like a full time job with housekeeping and taking care of kids. There is no much time for yourself. You don’t have time to relax or read your favorite book without any disturbance. Finally, most moms end up with frustration. Do you know, all these frustration and stress can make you unhealthy? Just compare some of your old photos and recent photos. Do you look cheerful?Do you like to see yourself on a mirror? 🙂

So, today post is about feeling good and staying healthy as a mom. If you struggle in finding balance with household chores and your working life, then maybe you need some guidance. You may need some helpful advice from someone who really understands the situation of moms.Simply check www.yourvibrantessence.com, a place for moms to create a lifestyle which improves their health and wealth.

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If you read the story of April Geigley, the founder of Your Vibrant Essence, you’ll find her story is similar to the stories of most moms. Finding the balance of work life and home is really important.Finally,she introduced ‘Your Vibrant Essence’ for a better lifestyle of other moms.

With launching www.yourvibrantessence.com,she hopes to help other moms to achieve a healthy and happy life at the same time with increased income. In her own words,

‘I help moms create a lifestyle that improves their health, increases time with their family and helps them pursue a life they were meant for. At www.yourvibrantessence.com,we focus on moms health and ways to earn substantial income from home.’

What is Your Vibrant Essence?

www.yourvibrantessence.com is a place to find different ways to earn substantial income from home. If you dream about working at home and earn some money while taking care of your family, then you’ll get necessary help and ideas from the team behind ‘Your Vibrant Essence’.
It is essential to love the things that you do for a living.That is the basic idea of Your Vibrant Essence.

If you look for more time to spend with your family and worry about lack of income which you have to face when you stay at home, then check www.yourvibrantessence.com and contact them for more details.

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They will teach you and help you to start your new work from home business. Join the Team Vibrant Force and keep motivated. Find the inner person in you. Serve others through wellness and education based business using Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. I am sure, your life will change and you’ll have more time to spend with your happy family.

Moms Know the Importance of Web Development Training

Nowadays, most moms are up to date on technology. Most moms use the latest phones and gadgets and they are well equipped with the knowledge of latest happenings. The others, although even if they use an old phone or even if they still use an old desktop computer, they are equipped with the latest happenings and changes on technology. Most of them know the latest iPhone release or even the latest Apps which are good for their kids. Moms always want their kids to learn these new tech items because they know the importance of knowing these for their kids in future.

That’s why most parents allow their kids to learn and have hands on experience with computers and other gadgets. Nowadays, most parents allow their babies to use phones and laptops when they are really few months old. Even I did the same and the results are amazing. They know how to play their favorite app from the phone when they are just one year old. Most kids know how to use computer, how to build a website or create apps when they are young. These all things are because parents allow them to get hands on experience with computers and other gadgets.

Importance of Web Development Training

According to The New York Times, nowadays most schools are teaching web development training to kids at younger age of five-year olds. Don’t surprise, kindergartners are now learning both their alphabet learning and design web pages at the same time. With available facilities, young kids are learning the basics of computers and gadgets from home following their parents. Even, they can follow web based programs easily.

Anyway, if you have a doubt in mind about web development training for kids, let me explain. Actually why we need to teach web development training to young children? Without doubt, computers are the future. With the demand of computer skills for today’s job openings, we can foresee the future. If your kids are not equipped with proper and advanced computer knowledge, then he will face problems in competing with others. That’s why it is advantage to teach your kids to create programs, fix some problem and totally web development training from the young age.

As a mom who wants to give the best to her kids, start teaching technology for your kids. Start it from their young age. If you are lack of knowledge on web development, then take a beginner course. You can follow a beginner web development training course online easily from a reputed course provider such as appendTo. They offer different courses on latest development tools and technologies. With appendTo, you can learn the things that you want to know in web development and you can easily train your kids with the knowledge you gained.

Finally, as a parent, our responsibility is to train our kids with all the skills and habits for a bright future. So, we need to do our maximum to shape up their future.

Top Budget Laptops for Kids

Selecting the best laptop for kids can be a difficult task.If you are in a budget,that will be difficult to find a top budget laptops with all specifications you want.You may be looking for a laptop which your kids can learn and study or you may be looking for the best laptop for colorful graphics and activities for kids. Therefore, depending on the purpose which you want your kids to use the laptop, you need to select the best laptops in the market.

Here are some things to consider before you buy a laptop for your kid.Although you are looking for top budget laptops for kids,still you need to consider these things before making a decision on a laptop.Here budget laptops for kids doesn’t mean that you want to go for a cheap quality laptop only because that laptop is the cheapest in the market.Therefore,consider these facts when you shop for a budget laptop for your kids.

Age of your child

If your child is too young, consider the size of the laptop, weight and screen size. A young child will prefer to have a light weight laptop. They can work well with a small screen, but if your kid is a grown child, then consider the screen size. Also remember, a young child will play with the laptop, so consider the durability too.

Top Budget Laptops for Kids

Purpose of the Laptop

Before purchasing a laptop for your kid, consider the purpose. You can simply ask your kid if he requested a laptop. If it is simply for studying purpose, then check if there are any recommendations from the school. If they want to play games, then check for the appropriate software,compatibility and buy a laptop accordingly.

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Technical data of the Laptop

Once you decide the purpose of the laptop you want, then it is time to shop for a laptop.

Size: Check for the laptop size before you buy. Usually laptop size measured diagonally and across the screen. This screen size refers as the laptop size.

Memory: There are laptops with different memory (storage) capacity. However, a laptop with 320-500GB range is enough for a kid. Later if you need more storage capacity, you can simply buy a portable hard drive.

Durability: This is another important factor to consider. I don’t want to mention here. You know that kids can play with the laptop. They can be hard on it. So, consider a durable laptop when you shop around.

Price of the laptop

You can find kids laptops for different price ranges. There are cheap laptops and there are also expensive laptops. Consider your budget with other requirements such as laptop durability and technical data. Considering all these factors with the budget you have, it is easier to select the best laptop for your kids.Before buying your laptop,check for guides on how to find budget laptops for kids.Also there are various laptop reviews you can find easily.Considering all these data,finally it is easier to decide on the best budget laptop for kids.

For in-depth guides on the best laptops on the market, you can use https://laptopninja.io/cheap-laptops/ . We found these guides a great resource when browsing the best and top budget laptops for kids.

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