Do Not Worry!

~ Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:08 AM ~

I came across this bible verse and it reminded me back the time I was deciding whether I should quit my IT job of 9 years in order to be a stay-at-home mother for my child (then about 2 months old). We were having trouble looking for a babysitter for him (one that can take care of him while I work from 9am to 6pm) and were pondering what other options we could have in order for our baby to be cared for properly.

Can't rely much on my MIL as she has (and still does) sleeping problems... she goes to bed at 7-8am and woke up at 12-2pm. By which time I'm already out at work and definitely can't leave my boy at home for her to care for.

And so we prayed to God, and decided to let Him decide. His will, His bill. At that time, we are relying on my hubby's IT business and of course I'm comfortable earning my own salary. To cut things short, decision was made, I quit and became a SAHM since then.

We were lucky to be staying with MIL (her house but hubby paid all the bills and groceries) and we have a car, a second-hand 11 years old car which hubby bought for very cheap price and it's all paid up, so not much commitment on our sides other than we must be frugal and think lots of times before deciding to spend any of our money. No overseas holidays until kiddos are old enough to appreciate and remember, even for family outing, we do it like once or twice a year locally and get the affordable holiday package and simply just budget and save.

Matthew 6:25 (NIV) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Matthew 6:27 (NIV) Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?

Matthew 6:32 (NIV) For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

To be honest, today, hubby's business is really picking up and we are looking for resource to help him in his company and kiddos wise, 2 now, with 3rd one on the way in September this year.

And a few weeks back, I checked back my personal bank accounts, the savings there is almost the same as what I had when I quit my job. Meaning, God provides enough for us to sustain through the years. God is good!

iPad App Review - Just Lost

~ Posted on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:42 AM ~

I'm so glad to be able to review this app with my kiddos! We are a big fan of Little Critters' story apps but the lessons to be learned from this app is very very useful and I'm glad to see my 4 years old boy keep watching and listening to this app over and over again! Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: Just Lost
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Mar 27, 2013
* Version: 2.1
* Size: 23.4 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter has a quite an adventure at the mall when he gets separated from his mom! He bravely keeps calm, asks for help from a security guard and is soon reunited with his lost mother. Young children will be reassured by the happy ending and learn what they can do in a similar situation."

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* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!

I like the storyline where it tells how Little Critter got separated from his mother and his siblings during a shopping outing and how he took control of the situation and reunite back with his mother later.

* I used the opportunity in this storyapp to educate my boy what to do if the same thing happened to him one day (hopefully not of course!). I told him to look for people in uniforms, be in sales staff or people who worked in the mall or supermarket or whatever place we are at or to look out for security guards. Nobody else but people in uniforms. I also taught my boy to remember my name and his name and age so that he can relay the information if somebody asked him (in order to look for us)

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You can purchase the "Just Lost " app from the iTunes App Store.

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I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store 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 iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"


Ephesians 4:29...

~ Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:06 AM ~

You know how disgusting it is to have an individual of the same gender as you saying, suggesting, agreeing and even acknowledging something said about you when they have no idea or never even bother to hear or understand or find out your side of story?

You would think that the person, being a woman, married with husband and kids would understand your point of view, or at least, try to emphatise what you go through... but sadly, that's not the case. I don't want to elaborate further as I think the person reads my blog too but I really do hope she will get the meaning of this post which I meant to direct to her.

James 4:11 (NIV) ~ Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister[a] or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.

So, you... Unless you have ever lived a day of your life as a stay-at-home-mum, never have anymore income, never have to take care of your children 24/7/365 YOURSELF and understand how energy sapping it is, do not open your mouth to even say that I am living my life easy.

Ephesians 4:29 (NIV) ~ Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Leave me and my family alone and focus on yours.