The power of Propolis

What is Propolis? And what’s so great about it? If you’re ever down with a cold or having a really bad sore throat, this is one arsenal you’d want to have.
Propolis is produced by bees and they use it to glue the materials of their hives together by mixing beeswax and other secretions of  resins from the buds of conifers and poplar trees. But truly it’s better used not just for the binding of hives but in the the treatment of burns, minor wounds, ulcers, Candida, infections, inflammations and even herpes.  For centuries, people have used Propolis as a remedy for acne, itching, tuberculosis and even cancer. 
The reason why it’s used in this myriad of ailments is because Propolis is a proven antibiotic and antiseptic. It doesn’t just guard the beehive against intruders but is also used to treat unwanted health conditions because of its antomicrobial, antioxidative, anti-ulcer and anti-tumor properties. 
Scientists have found that bee Propolis actually contains over 300 natural compounds, in…

Healthier eating for our children with The Goodness Gang

Wellness isn’t just about being free from illness and disease. Being in optimal health requires us to be committed to a regular exercise regime and make better choices to our daily diet. 
Better put, food really is like medicine and what we consume can either nurture us or cause harm along the way. 
Multiple studies have shown how processed foods and diets high in sugar can even cause mental issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD and schizophrenia.
With the right education and knowing how to eat healthily, it can make a huge difference to the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing for our children and ourselves.
This month, Giant Singapore with the support of the Health Promotion Board  will be launching the Goodness Gang campaign to educate our little ones about the importance of healthy eating and to reinforce the message that consuming fruits and vegetables can be fun and tasty at the same time.

World’s 1st KouKou Cafe by Dreamworks opens in Asia!

KouKou by DreamWorks has officially opened its doors at Bugis + yesterday and this makes it THE World’s first DreamWorks KouKou Cafe to welcome diners. And for all fans of DreamWorks characters like King Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls, you absolutely have to make your way here to check out the bite-sized dumplings fashioned out of your favorite characters.

The menu that’s offered here is very Asian inspired and with all the cuteness and painstakingly decorated food to appease fans of DreamWorks characters, the girl army and I will definitely be coming back again to try out their other items on the menu!

Splashtastic Saturday at The Sportshub

Thank you @sgsportshub for a Splashtastic Saturday morning when I got to try out the Stingray for the first time! Got my core work done for the day!We even got to experience an Aqua Zumba class after all the thrills on the ride.If you haven’t tried the Stingray and the Lazy River at The Sportshub yet, you absolutely have to try it out!.It was such a treat with the smoothie and slushie making contest too! Looking forward to more fun and exiting events happening here!

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Appreciate the topsy turvy

When we are in our comfort zone, that is when we also become complacent and too comfortable. But that is also when our growth and development slows down and we don’t feel the need to strive and learn more or improve in our performance or knowledge.
Putting ourselves to the test or giving ourselves a challenge to overcome can very often allow us to discover something about ourselves that we’d otherwise never reveal if there wasn’t a need to breakthrough a situation or find a solution to something.
I thoroughly enjoy looking at things from different perspectives and appreciate the topsy turvy situations when they arise because I’m pretty darn sure that I’ll learn something along the way that I don’t know yet. With a two years old who has been down with a cold for two days, two older kids who are taking their common tests and a 6 year old who needs a lot of attention, I do feel a little off balance especially when it’s a a packed week from morning till night for me with teaching, prep work…

Where’s that teleporting machine?

Some days can get so crazy when I’m juggling between work, teaching, meetings, managing the household and meeting the needs of my four babies and a dog. It literally can get quite hair-raising sometimes but whenever I think about the kids, all that craziness just disperses.

No matter how busy I am during the weekdays I’d always make it a point to see the kids during the pockets of time that I have after they’re back from school and extra curricular activities. This means quite a fair bit of shuttling in my mommy-mobile and being on the road. And I’ve lost count how many times I just wished that we could teleport.
This morning as I was driving to work, I saw yet another accident on the road and as the ambulance and tow truck drove past me towards the accident site, I just couldn’t help but wonder who was involved in that accident and if those involved have little kids waiting for them back home.
I take good care of my wellbeing so that I can be there for my kiddos. But oh how I wish we di…

Working mom working out

I always look forward to the weekend mornings because I get to workout with the cutest little distractions ever. Having kids has never made it such that I have no time to get my training done. In fact, they make it way more entertaining sometimes ❤️.

It is true that with children and having to work I don’t have very much ME time left. But when I do make the time to work out no matter how short the session may be, it always helps me feel more energized and infused with those happy hormones. 

So to fellow moms, I know it always sounds daunting at first. But with a little time management and creativity, it’s always possible to spend a few minutes a few times each day to fit in some exercise and it’s more than just doing something for ourselves. We’re setting an example for the little ones too.

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2018

Each time we celebrate the Chinese New Year, I’m always reminded of how important it is to regularly meet up with our family and relatives. That kampong spirit and sense of belonging never fails to fill my heart with a warm fuzzy feeling each time we go visiting and take turns gathering at one another’s homes.

We put in effort to prepare meals and snacks for our visiting relatives and make sure everyone is comfortable and take pride in sprucing up our homes to welcome our guests. I actually think it’s such a great thing to do at least once a year to declutter and maybe change things around in our living space.

CNY is also that time of the year when we get to wear our traditional cheongsam and follow certain traditional activities. It’s always such a joy being able to share about our culture and tradition not just with our little ones, but our friends from other cultures as well. 
And one of my favorite things about celebrating CNY apart from the fact that we get to spend more time with f…