• GIFT IDEAS,  KIDS

    Birthday Gift Ideas For 2 Year Olds

    I’ve been wondering for weeks what to get for my soon to be 2 year old. The fact that she has an older sister (who has pretty much everything) made the task challenging. I needed to think of gifts that are different and matches her interests. Something where she could work on her fine motor skills, develop a new skill or sparks her imagination. And lastly, without spending too much.

  • KIDS,  PARENTING

    10 Ways To Celebrate A Toddler’s Birthday (Without A Party)

    Birthday parties – Aaarghh! Not that I don’t like celebrating my kids’ birthdays, I do! But the whole concept of party planning and organizing, who to invite, types of food to serve, presentation, games, party favors, etc is just exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done parties before for my eldest. Weeks or even months before, I’ll be browsing through the internet and Pinterest searching for ideas. Then I’ll be printing, cutting, coloring, pasting, stringing, etc at night, just because the shops do not sell party decor for the theme she chose.

  • ACTIVITIES,  KIDS,  TRAVEL,  WITH KIDS

    Best Toddler Airplane Activity Kit

    I’ve been doing solo flights between Austria and Malaysia since my eldest was 9 months old. And have been doing it every year, sometimes twice a year. It’s a 1 hour transit flight to Germany and then a 12 hour flight to Malaysia. Now, my eldest is 8 years and my toddler is 20 months old. After going through numerous flights with toys and activities, some was unnecessary and some not, and considering the extra carry-on, I’ve come up with the best airplane toys for toddlers.