Tuesday, September 15, 2015

STICKY POST : Miles from Tomorrowland Kid's Lunchbox Set Giveaway!

How many of you recognise the new cartoon series that I have mentioned above? Perhaps not many, but if your children are a big fan of Disney Junior channel, you probably know who they are by now.

A few weeks ago, Bella and I was invited to the exclusive screening of this exciting intergalactic new series, Miles from Tomorrowland. The event was held at Petrosains and it was awesome (we had a tour of Petrosains right after that too).Bella find the series catchy and she loves the theme song. The bad side is that it was stuck in my head for a while just like how it happened with Frozen. Haha.

Anyway, this series is about Miles Callisto and his family, living in space and exploring the endless boundaries of it.  The Callisto family includes mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend pet robo-ostrich, Merc.

As a mom, what I like about this series is how it portrays a very strong family bond and it emphasises on the the family relationship, regardless of what "adventure" there were in.  So yeah, 10 marks from team mommy there.

It actually premiered on Disney Junior channel on 17th August, airing every Monday at 9am. 

Like I said before,  if you always have Disney Junior on the TV then chances are your kids have watched them (and maybe have grown to love them) too. 

Which brings me to my next point. If your kids love them, this is the perfect opportunity to make them even happier!

Miles from Tomorrowland Kid's Lunchbox Set Giveaway!

So I thought that I should share the excitement by hosting my second giveaway on this blog. Yeay. I know you love freebies (who doesn't???) , so feel free to join in and try out your luck OK?

Some up close shots if you would want to see 'em closer:

Spouts instead of straws
Detachable compartment - quite versatile eh?
Solid built I must say. Perfect for Bento-making mommies :)

So how do you participate? 

Easy. Here is how:

1) You must be residing in Malaysia only
2) Share your excitement in an entry in your blog and link to this post
3) No worries, if you don't have a blog, head on over to my FB page and like Mommy Confessionals Facebook page here : Mommy Confessionals Facebook. Share the post of this giveaway with your friends too!
4) Let me know once you have done so by leaving a comment on this post (if you posted a blog entry, leave me a link. Or, if you have liked my page, just leave me your name :). Also don't forget to leave your email address!
5) I will list you out in a random winner generator and the winners will be notified accordingly!

Ok so this giveaway will last from 1st September 2015 - 15th September 2015, in which I will be announcing the winner a few days after. Deal? Awesome.

All the best to you and I hope you will be the lucky one! :)


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mommy and Khaleeli's sleeping journey - Part 2

A few months ago, I have shared about how we started to sleep train Khaleeli.

I was turning into a real mama panda and decided that I have had enough of sleepless nights for both of us. So, we tried out a natural sleep training method, as shared by Malaysia’s only baby sleep expert, Sarah Ong from Sleep Champ Baby.

So how did it go?

As of today, I am happy to report that Khaleeli’s sleeping habits has improved a lot.

It does however, takes a lot of time too.

Well, we all know that different babies have different ways in almost all aspects of growing up, including their sleeping habits. So apparently Khaleeli needs a lot more time and support in learning to sleep better, hence we are giving him plenty.

After the first try, we decided to pause his sleep training for a while during Ramadhan (due to shorter sleep time, with sahur and all). That is the best thing about Sarah’s method – it is natural and it is perfectly fine to take a break from it.

Then, a few weeks after Raya and as we ease back into our normal routines, we decided to resume sleep training.

I have noticed that Khaleeli can actually sleep on his own, but only when he does not see me around. He has grown very much attached to nursing for comfort, so whenever he sees me around he just insists to nurse.

So, we both (hubby and I) decided to sleep in a separate room. Hubby, being ever so supportive, agreed to sleep with Khaleeli and I slept with Bella in the other room. Plus, it also won’t disrupt Bella’s sleep since she needs to sleep well for school the next day.

The first night we resumed sleep training, Khaleeli fell asleep on his own (at that point of time he already has mastered falling asleep by himself, without nursing).

He slept for a good 2 hours, and then woke up and cried, looking for mommy to nurse.

That was the hardest part. I tried to support him and listen to his crying, while stroking him and cuddling and all, but he still cried on and on.

Then, hubby took over and continued to be there for Khaleeli while he cried and calmed down. My heart was heavy, but I had to be strong. So I went into my room and tried hard to fall asleep while listening to the distant sound of Khaleeli’s crying T_T.

After a very long time, that night, I have finally got back my good night’s sleep. I woke up early and hurried into the next room, only to find that Khaleeli is already awake and bubbly and wanted breakfast. Heheh.

Hubby reported that he was awake for another 2 times after he fell asleep that night, but each time his crying was shorter (more of a fussing) and he actually fell back to sleep on his own.

We continued on with the subsequent nights. The pattern continued for many nights after, but with varied times of waking up (sometimes twice, sometimes once). But what is significant is that he can now ease himself back into sleep every time.

Another thing that we noticed is that he dislikes sleeping in his own cot, and he sleeps a lot better on our bed. Hahah. Smart boy.

Anyway, last night, hubby told me that he did not wake up at all (guess what, he slept all night on our bed, hahah). Looks like co-sleeping on the same bed is the way to go for now.

I am not sure if this is the right way to train him, but we are still continuing with the same arrangement for another 2 weeks maybe. Hopefully he will improve much more.

If not, we’ll see how it goes.

For now, I am proud to conclude that:
  • I am no longer required to wake up for nursing at night anymore 
  • Khaleeli is now enjoying a longer and better sleep and rest every night
  • I have regained my sleeptime (thank God!)
  • I am a happier mom (I am smiling when writing this. Meheheh)
  • Hubby and I have more time for ourselves without interruption. Regardless of what activity. LOL.
Until then, I will be reporting again in Part 3!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Khaleeli's 1st birthday smash cake DIY photoshoot

So Khaleeli actually turned a year old last Friday, 21st August 2015.

I just could not find any other non-cliched phrase, so yeah, time.really.flies.darn.fast!

When I was giving birth to him I swear that it would be my last,  I even made it very clear to my husband. Hahah. Now I find myself missing his baby days (except the confinement and helplessness part. How I wish that babies are really sent by storks. Lol).

Anyway, when Bella turned 1, I actually threw her a big party. It was all balloons and colours, and I really enjoyed every part of it.

For Khaleeli, I did not threw a party of the same scale, but we still had something planned especially for him....

A DIY smash cake photoshoot, at the comfort of our very own cosy home! Yeay!

It was quite a last minute idea actually, but I am very happy that his abah is awesome enough to help me prepare and take photos of him. Thanks bubu :*

I made a sloppy chocolate cake, frosted with some whipped cream frosting and it was smash-able and tasty enough for him. Not bad for a beginner baker like me haha. Seriously proud of myself. LOL.

We used whatever we have for the props and background, I was glad that we actually had many things to make use of (obviously I hoard many cute stuff meheheh).

I made those little flag banners on the cake out of my washi tape collection too.

So all in all I would say the only money I had to use was for the cake ingredients.

I shall be writing again with some tips on how to make your own DIY smash cake session. I hope that it could help you get started if you are planning one for your bub soon.

Meanwhile, enjoy the photos! :)

P/S : Thank you very much for all the warm birthday wishes via FB and Instagram. Really really appreciate it. Hugs!



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