Oh no you did-ent!

I die.


When Torgeir Berge’s dog, Tinni, struck up a friendship with a fox in a Norwegian forest, he saw an opportunity to educate people about the realities of the fur industry.
 Berge photographed the unlikely furry friends as they wrestled and played, and with the help of his friend Berit Helberg, he’s putting together a book about Tinni the dog and Sniffer the fox. “Sniffer and Tinni want our help to spread their message about fur and friendship, and the knowledge that the fox is only a dog of the forest with the same reactions and movements as the dogs we look at as man’s best friend,” Helberg writes on her website.The untitled book, which will be released next year, chronicles the adorable duo and aims to show readers “how similar foxes and dogs actually are.”
 A portion of the book’s sales will be donated to an organization that works to protect foxes and other animals that are killed for their fur. More than 75 million animals, including foxes, rabbits, mink, bobcats, foxes and even domestic cats and dogs, are killed each year for the fur trade, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
 For an up-to-date list of fur-free retailers, designers and brands, visit the HSUS website.

(via caryndrexl)

Get more updates on Baby Organix products from their Facebook page. Lets hope Econat introduces their toxic-free skin care range and household detergents for us soon! 

Okay lah I went A BIT crazy with my first Baby Organix purchase :p This pregnancy kick started our clean, green lifestyle so we intend to continue practicing it with our children. Wish us luck! We originally had our eyes on other organic brands for babies such as Buds but thought we give Baby Organix a try because the price is more affordable, Baby Organix is a local brand by Econat Resources selling toxic-free skin care for babies. 

I bought 6 packets of wet wipes, lotion, massage oil, 4 boxes of disposable cotton diapers, 2 (+1 free) bottles of laundry detergent, cleanser, bottle washing detergent and a natural aid cream for minor injuries like small cuts, eczema, rashes etc for less than RM300! Note that some of the items were given a promotional price because it was sold at a *Baby Fair. The original price is still lower than most organic baby care products.

*Tip: Baby fair/expo prices are more pocket-friendly. So plan well and splurge in the correct way! :) 

'Superparents' in the making (self motivation)

-This entry was drafted on 18.11.2013-

Counting down the days for my trip to Penang with a pinch of excitement sprinkled with unavoidable stress, I hereby drown myself with preparations for a life changing experience. In 2 weeks time I will be leaving KL to deliver in Penang where I can lean on my mum for some motherly love and support.

H and I have been working together in taking care of my health and well being with the help of my O&G specialist,  KKIA (Klinik Kesihatan Ibu & Anak) followed by seminars, reading materials and Babycenter.com - which I feel is by far, one of the best online help to guide first time mums (and dads) throughout pregnancy and parenthood which comes with a handy app for your smart phone. Our parents advice comes occasionally, depending on what they feel like sharing and what they prefer us to experience ourselves. My mum and MIL are still very active with work so we try to do as much as we can by ourselves. You could say that having our parents guiding us every step of the way would make the burden a little lighter but then again there are pros and cons in everything. 

Alhamdulillah, this journey has been purely exciting. I’d be lying if I say it is stress-free! (Stress is normal so I’m not going to categorize that as something negative, ya?). This on going challenge have given us the chance to being more independent and learn about how we want to bring our child into this world. It’s all about trial and error. From time to time, we do seek our parents and friends opinions to give us a rough idea on the things we probably missed out or did not take note of. At the end of the day, it’s up to you. We feel better having our own preferences. We believe that everyone is different, including our child’s needs. Lucky that H and I enjoy doing research! Our parents-to-be research covers everything from the best diet plan for us and baby, understanding and practicing safe cosmetics, to my birth plan, and beyond…!

Pictures from *Robin's meeting with lawyer Reina Lum (photo 1) who is also the owner of an online store called Avant La Mode. After a long discussion with Ms. Lum, we grabbed a bite at Grafa and was joined by our dear friend Bono (photo 2 and 4), the owner of Stellar Studio and Boutique for some girly catch up session. The last photo is of me trying out Bono's new frames. Don't I look sophisticated? :p 

*Robin is an online store owned by both me and Hana. Business is still on-going but is only available offline until further notice. Our items can be found at Pattern Store, in SS15, Subang Jaya. 

Mummy Acronyms, Attack!

My first experience of reading discussions on Mum and baby related forums are acronyms jumping jumping in and out of my head. Some words are very easy to crack but I was unfamiliar with most of the terms used.

For example,

"Talked to my DP about BF my LO, but she advice to FF instead. She said BTDT and that it was also JHHO…" 


Talked to my dear partner about breast feeding my little one but she advice me to formula feed instead. She said “been there, done that” and that it was also just her humble opinion…

Below is the list of acronyms commonly used in mum and baby forums I obtained from a discussion in Babycenter.com. See if your guesses were correct. I got half of them wrong.


AF Aunt Flo — menstruation/period

AP attachment parenting

BB or BBS Internet bulletin board

BBC BabyCenter

BBL be back later

BBT basal body temperature

BC because, or birth control, or before children

BCPS birth control pills

BD baby dance (sex)

BF breastfeed, or boyfriend

BFN big fat negative (pregnancy test)

BFP big fat positive (pregnancy test)

BIL brother-in-law

BM breast milk, or bowel movement

BRB be right back

BTDT been there, done that

BTW by the way

CD cycle day

CF cervical fluid

CIO cry it out

Circ. circumcise

CM cervical mucus

CWIM see what I mean

CS or C/S cesarean section

DC daycare, dear child

DD dear daughter

DF dear fiancee

DH dear husband

DP dear partner

DPO days past ovulation

DS dear son

DSD dear stepdaughter

DSS dear stepson

DTD do the deed

DW dear wife

EBF extended breastfeeding, exclusively breastfeeding

EBM expressed breast milk

EDD estimated due date, or expected date of delivery

EWCM egg white cervical mucus

FF formula feeding

FIL father-in-law

FT full time

FTM first time mom

FTR for the record

FWIW for what it’s worth

FYI for your information

HPT home pregnancy test

HTH hope this helps

IC incompetent cervix

IMHO in my humble opinion

IMO in my opinion

IRL in real life

ITA I totally agree

IUI intrauterine insemination

IVF in vitro fertilization

JJ or J/J just joking

JK or J/K just kidding

JMHO just my humble opinion, or just my honest opinion

KWIM know what I mean

L&D labor and delivery

LO little one

LOL laughing out loud

LP luteal phase

MC or M/C miscarriage

MIL mother-in-law

ML maternity leave

MM mother’s milk

MYOB mind your own business

NMS not my style

NMSAA not my style at all

NP no problem

O ovulation

O’d ovulated

ODD Oldest dear daughter

ODS Oldest dear son

OMG oh my gosh, or oh my god

OP original poster

OPK ovulation predictor kit

OT off topic

PG pregnant, or pregnancy

POAS pee on a stick (i.e. pregnancy test)

PP previous poster

PPD postpartum depression

RE reproductive endocrinologist

ROFL rolling on floor laughing

SAHD stay-at-home dad

SAHM stay-at-home mom

SAHP stay-at-home parent

SD sperm donor

SIL sister-in-law

SO significant other

TCOYF Taking Charge of Your Fertility, by Toni Weschler

TIA thanks in advance

TMI too much information

TTC trying to conceive

US or U/S ultrasound

VBAC vaginal birth after cesarean section

WAH work at home

WOH work out of the home

YDD youngest dear daughter

YDS youngest dear son