“Do not wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”
—  Alan Cohen (via alicedraper)

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Ok it’s been ages since I last posted anything here. How long has it been? Um, still pregnant kind of long :p I am safe and well with my new little family. I’ve been a contented Mama for almost 9 months. Yes, that long! Will post more on my journey as a mum soon!

Tonight I’m thinking of the late Lillian Bassman. She’s one of my inspirations. I love all her work. If you don’t know who she is then it’s about time you should. Here you go http://www.bykoket.com/blog/fine-art-top-15-artists-lillian-bassman/ :)

Oh no you did-ent!
mikkyzaurus:

I die.

lambandserpent:

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.
 

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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…!