Product Review - BubCap Home Button Covers

~ Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:12 AM ~

(*Article first published as Product Review: BubCap Home Button Covers on Blogcritics.)

I  came across this wonderful discovery while I was browsing through the Internet one fine day (was looking for iPad apps to try out with Ben) and when I saw this BubCap Home Button Covers, I just went "Wow! What a genius! I've gotta try that!" And so here we are, after a few email exchanges with the wonderful people at Bubcap who generously offered to send me their products to try out!

BubCap Home Button Covers

Description from the product page:

"BubCap home button covers are just rigid enough to deter toddlers from pressing the home button, yet they are flexible enough that adults can activate the home button with a firm press. It's a similar concept to many child-proof caps for medicine bottles. BubCap is our less rigid model, which is great for most toddlers, particularly toddlers using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for the first time. BubCap Ultra is more difficult to press through, and is better suited to stronger toddlers or youngsters who have a stubborn desire to press the home button. It is also preferred more often on the iPad (due to the iPad's shallower home button activation depth)."

BubCap Home Button Covers
The letter that came with the BubCap for my review
BubCap Home Button Covers
4 BubCaps provided for my review

And this is my product tester, Mr. Benjamin. He's VERY experienced in pressing the Home button on my iPad, so much that it annoys me as I had to navigate back to the app that was running earlier:

BubCap Home Button Covers
My product tester immediately grabbed the BubCap to test the quality!

Now in case you are wondering how do we apply on the BubCap to the iPad... look at the pictures below...

BubCap Home Button Covers
Ensure the Home button is clean & dry.
Gently peel the BubCap off...
BubCap Home Button Covers
Carefully align the BubCap on top of the Home button.
Gently press on the BubCap for about 10 seconds.

I love this product! It really works and deters my toddler from happily pressing the Home button and ending the app which is running on my iPad!

It takes a little bit of getting used to the new layer on top of the Home button but after seeing how difficult it is now for your toddler to press the Home button, I'm glad I got the chance to try out this awesome product! You can see the 2 videos below to confirm with your own eyes how my toddler likes to press the Home button and then see his reactions after I stick on a BubCap!



You can purchase the BubCap Home Button Covers from

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a free product by the sponsor in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine.

Is It Wrong to Walk Fast?

~ Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 8:34 AM ~

Question: Is it wrong to walk fast?

Rephrase question: Is it wrong for a PREGNANT woman to walk fast?

(*Image taken from Google search)

I have always been a fast walker all my life, pregnant or not... I find it hard and TIRING to stay and/or stand still at one spot ... because of that, I have just gotta keep walking and moving.

I remembered during my college years, I was waiting for my best friend at this shopping mall (for our shopping date) and she was half an hour late and by the time she arrived, I've already walked the mall a few rounds and seen everything!

Then there was this incident which happened 2 years ago - it was about 6 hours after I gave birth naturally to Ben, I went out from my private room looking for my husband and my newly born Ben (both were missing!) and I was as usual... walking fast my usual pace... Within 10 steps, I immediately heard a scolding voice from the reception area and I saw 2 nurses peering out at me and repeated their scoldings with REALLY ANGRY-DEATH-THREATENING FACES...

"Hey, you just gave birth! Don't walk so FAST! Later you will bleed again!"

And I stopped right there and stood still thinking "What? You mean walking fast could make me bleed again? But I feel fine!"

(*Image taken from Google search)

Nevertheless, I've got more important things on my mind (looking for my hubby and baby!) than to stand there and counterargue with the nurses.. so I just slowed down and walk slow like a tortoise SLOWER... which is REALLY tiring for me... In the end, I found both of them in the bathing room, with a nurse who is showing my hubby how to bath and clean Ben.

And then earlier yesterday morning, hubby dropped me off at his brother's workshop (near the market) to buy some food and I got down and started walking ermm... FAST my usual pace and again... I heard "Whoa... don't walk so fast! No need to rush!" from one of my brother in law's colleague. Hearing that immediately reminded me of the incident above which happened 2 years ago...

I mean, it's not like I'm running or causing my pregnant bump to bounce up and down... Sigh... is it wrong to walk fast?

Book Review - 14 Secrets to Better Parenting (Dave Earley)

~ Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9:44 AM ~

(*Article first published as Book Review: 14 Secrets to Better Parenting by Dave Earley on Blogcritics.)

I'm always scouting for good books on parenting, Christianity, children and so on and when I saw this book's availability on NetGalley, I immediately asked to review it. And oh boy, I just love this book! Here is my review of this book from Dave Earley entitled: "14 Secrets to Better Parenting: Powerful Principles from the Bible".

Author: Dave Earley
Publisher:  Barbour Books (April 1, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1616262259
Hardcover: 224 pages

Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches

Description from the Amazon product page:

"Wondering how to raise great kids? Turn to the Bible’s book of Proverbs for guidance—that’s where author Dave Earley found many of his 14 Secrets to Better Parenting. From “Focus on Training” to “When You Have No Other Option, Keep Praying!”, these principles will help you create the kind of home environment conducive to raising successful children. “When our children were born over twenty years ago,” the author says, “I researched what the Bible had to say about parenting and made a list of principles. I considered writing my findings up as a book, but refrained from getting it published until our children were grown and I could see how the principles worked. Guess what? They work! We can joyously say today that all three of our boys are living lives that honor the Lord.”"

This entire book is written based on the book of Proverbs. As I read through each chapters in the book, I couldn't help but agree and realised there's so much to parenting!

The writing style of Dave Earley is like Max Lucado and Zig Ziglar, in the sense that the author dispenses his parenting advice together with biblical verses for you to understand more on and ponder about.

The author starts with the questions on why should we trust in God as the expert on parenting and why the books on Proverbs in particular. On page 14 of the book, he explains that the book of Proverbs is unique as it is written from the perspective of a parent giving encouragement and instruction to a child. Read Proverbs 4:1-2 (NIV)

I like the statement on page 17 where it says "Parents who make their children's immediate happiness the goal of their parenting are making a huge mistake, If happiness becomes the primary target, character flaws would go uncorrected and behavioral problems will be overlooked. The children will be spoiled and overindulged." In my opinion, too often we as parents are afraid of disciplining our child; either we are too soft hearted to punish them when they do something wrong or we think they are still too young to understand the concept of punishment or apologizing for their mistake. Read: Proverbs 23:13 (NIV), Proverbs 29:15 (NIV), Proverbs 29:17 (NIV)

I also learned that it is best that the same person who disciplines the child should be the same one to console them afterward. That way, the child will understand the connection between discipline, love and developing character and all. There is also some points on resorting to spanking as a method of discipline which you should read on to understand more.

In summary, this book emphasize highly on the power of wisdom, in the sense that how we as parents should focus our parenting on developing our child's wisdom.

I am very inspired with how wisdom helps greatly in our children growing up to be a God fearing and God loving child. I am so glad to review this book and it will definitely stay in my iPad for repeated readings!


Do get a copy of this book if you want to equip yourself with more parenting wisdom and knowledge.

You can also purchase the 14 Secrets to Better Parenting: Powerful Principles from the Bible (14 Bible Secrets Series) book from Amazon.

I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with a galley proof of the book via my association with netGalley as a reviewer in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous book reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My Book Reviews"