Saturday, January 2, 2010
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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Check out how you can participate in this contest here(or click on the image above):
Now folks, this contest will starts on 28 Dec 2009 and will end 12noon, 15 Jan 2010. So check it out before it ends!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
eHomemakers is a site I have been following since my college times when I stumbled upon the Working @ Home book from my aunt(published by eHomemakers, written by their founder, Ms. Chong Sheau Ching) and have been subscribing to their newsletter ever since then!
eHomemakers is South East Asia's only community network that promotes working from home, teleworking and the running of SOHO businesses through the use of information and communications technology. Our e-community promotes self-help, business partnerships and entrepreneurship development for those who want to balance work and home life. Our social profit is derived from a pro-poor project focusing on eco-baskets production and service provision to empower women to embark on social-economic self-reliance. (quoted from their site here)
I have always wanted to gain more insights into the actual or real world of teleworking, working from home and SOHO.
So when I found out about their forum, I immediately signed up for it!
Note: I was still breastfeeding Shone then and had to lunge along my breastfeeding gear to the full day forum!
Nevertheless, it was a real eye-opening workshop for me, being one who is not exactly fully aware what to be expected being a WAHM then. So it really helps to hear testimonial and tips from those who have taken the plunge, so to speak!
To summarize, here is what I learnt from SOHO 2009:
- Work@ Home requires Aspiration, Bravery, Commitment, Discipline and Enthusiasm!
- You should analyse how much is your minimum take home income per month and start saving up this "cushion income"(at least to survive for 3 months) before you take the plunge.
- Work@ Home is never a bed of roses, but you must set your priorities and know the reason why you took the plunge.
- Work@ Home will be most successful if you gather your support team/ally(namely husband/wife, maid, nanny, parents and YOURSELF!)
- Start by knowing your strength and what you can do for working from home; whether is setting up an online business, selling cookies or provides consultancy services.
One thing to note, the age of your children, the nature of your Work at Home business and whether you have a supporting team(be it maid, nanny, parents, etc) whenever you need to be out delivering your products or meetings with clients does matters a lot!
So folks, if you are an inspiring WAHM like me, do your thorough research and homework and not to mention gather up enough COURAGE and SUPPORT team to get you through the earlier months being a WAHM/D!
This post is also published in Mombloggersplanet.com as part of my monthly contribution to their column :)
Do pay them a visit folks, if you are a passionate mommy blogger/reader too!
Happy reading and sharing!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here is KY with her artwork at 3 year and 6 months' old.
Spider and Sea Creatures ;) in her own description to mummy!
It is published at Conteng-conteng.com
Conteng-Conteng is a fun platform for children from across the world to showcase their work. It can consists of paintings, pottery, sculpture, patchwork or anything in-the-name-of art, with EXCEPTION of nudity.
Quoted from http://www.conteng-conteng.com/
Check it out folks if you are interested to showcase your kids' talent on the web!
Monday, December 28, 2009
The theme is "BEST FAMILY PHOTO" contest.
Wow FAMILY PHOTO? This is a tough one as we hardly take one as 4 of us in a family photo shoot...as one of us(Dh & I) would be taking turn as the cameraman hehe..
But I personally love this shot taken by a photographer mommy, Milin Kassim at the opening of a baby store(Momslittleone) before my son is born. It was taken while I was still in 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy! Look at my bulging tummy hidden behind the handbag haha...don't look like I am pregnant rite :P
My dad is in the picture too as he came over to help me with KY(about 18 months then) when I am about to deliver Shone.
So bloggers friends out there, do you have your BEST family picture to "show off"?
Check out the steps here to enter MOBS END OF YEAR CONTEST!
Here's the SIMPLE steps...
1. Find your BEST FAMILY photo (must include at least one parent and one child, extended families welcome too)
2. Blog about it with the title "MOBS END OF YEAR CONTEST" (other title will be disqualified)
3. Mention about the contest in your blog with links back to this contest page.
4. Add our contest banner on your blog's sidebar/top page
5. Be MOBS follower on blogspot, tweeter and/or Facebook (either one or all)
6. Leave a comment HERE with blog link + email address (no email will be disqualified)
Contest link :
That's it !!! Simple enough?
So hurry .. get that BEST PHOTO out !!
Check out their exciting prizes yourself! Be quick as today is the last day to enter! Sorry to say...because I seems to miss their exciting contest notice...or just too busy with HFM last few weeks and some other things...hope I am still in time!
Wish me luck!
Just came across this article in Baiboo, a portal which has a lot of interesting articles for parents!
Interesting, so I think studying foreign language or using more than one language might gives a good start in our child's language development? What say you? Let's check out what the research shows.
German researchers say babies begin to pick up the nuances of their parents' accents while still in the womb.
The researchers studied the cries of 60 healthy babies born to families speaking French and German.
The French newborns cried with a rising "accent" while the German babies' cries had a falling inflection.
Writing in the journal Current Biology, they say the babies are probably trying to form a bond with their mothers by imitating them.
The findings suggest that unborn babies are influenced by the sound of the first language that penetrates the womb.
It was already known that foetuses could memorise sounds from the outside world in the last three months of pregnancy and were particularly sensitive to the contour of the melody in both music and human voices.
More detail article reading, please go to Baiboo site here.