Comfort Ultra Pure – Mum’s Pure Love Contest

~ Posted on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:21 AM ~

Mother's Day has just passed not too long ago... It has now been 6 years since my mum passed away but not a single day goes by without me reminiscing of the good ol' days when she was still alive and I'm still her little girl.

Now that I am a mother and have my own children, I truly understand how deep and far a mother's love can go. Every single act and decision we made has definitely gone through considerations of the impacts to our children and family. From the moment our baby is formed in our body, throughout the pregnancy months, birth and thereon, a mother's love and sacrifices never ends.

Just the other day I was peeling mangoes for my kiddos' snacks at night. Just a little act of peeling mangoes and I was brought back to my childhood time... I remembered how my mum used to save the fleshy part of the mangoes for my brother and I to eat while she just eats the leftover fleshy part on the core seed.

And that's what I'm doing NOW for my family and kiddos! You have no idea how many times I was so tempted to eat the fleshy parts of the mangoes! I remembered when I was young, so many times I asked my mum to let me have the seed part as I find it nice to chew and gobble on the seed part and she happily gave them to me! Now I realised that, if my own children do the same to me, I would willingly gave them too, just like what my mum did!

Anyway, although I'm sad I can no longer see my mum, at least I treasured and cherished the wonderful memories I had with her. Of course I always wish my parents could still be around today, to see me get married and settled down and having my own children...

That got me to thinking how about the poor children who never get to see their mothers and fathers or those who have to be separated from their parents? Those children abandoned or orphaned... sigh...

Which brings us to this post today... Now, I came across this wonderful contest called 'Comfort Ultra Pure – Mother’s Pure Love'.

In this contest, all you need to do is create beautiful Facebook cover pictures for FREE to display moments of pure love with your precious baby and to celebrate the love of motherhood.

Now before you start panicking how the heck are you going to be creating a Facebook cover if you are not a fancy-smancy techno-mechno person (sorry for the made-up words!), fret not! Just follow these few easy steps:

1. Select your preferred template and upload 3 photos of mother and your child.

2. Customize the image and leave a caption. You can then share the Facebook cover image that you have just created with your friends!

3. Now here's the charity part which you can definitely help out with: Just invite your friends to use the Facebook app! For every 10 invited friends who use the 'Mum's Pure Love' Facebook app, Comfort will donate RM5 to Rumah Kanak-kanak Ini Di Sayangi (K.I.D.S.) In case you don't know, Rumah K.I.D.S. provides a home, love and care to orphans and children who are abandoned, abused and neglected.

4. Do note that participants who are mums with children younger than 5 years old and had the most invited friends using the app will also stand to become the charity champion and receive attractive rewards!

What a nice way to join a contest and still contribute something right? Do go to Comfort's Facebook app to find out more info NOW!

** Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.

Guest Post - Child Proofing your Home

~ Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:49 PM ~

Once your babies are on the go and crawling around the home it is essential that you ensure your home is as safe as possible to prevent any accidents and of course your toddler getting into the cupboards and emptying the contents! I am sure you have encountered this before!

There are an array of different pieces of safety equipment on the market, some of which should be considered an essential, others of course are dependent on the layout of your own home and may not be necessary.

Stair gates for example should be fitted on the top and bottom of every set of stairs in the home and should be considered an essential in this respect. However, the safety gates don’t just need to be used for stairs they can be useful in order to prevent children entering other rooms which may pose a risk such as the kitchen or utility room where you typically find hazards such as washing machines and cleaning products.

Once your toddler moves from a cot to a junior or single bed a bed rail would be recommended especially if your child moves around a lot whilst sleeping.

Smaller pieces of safety equipment can come in ‘starter packs’ and these typically contain everything you will need for a standard home, if you have a bigger house then you may need to double up on the packs to ensure you have enough pieces. These safety packs typically include cupboard door locks to be attached to the inside of the cupboard door in order to prevent your child opening the door, foam door stoppers to prevent trapped fingers, fridge locks, corner cushions if you have any furniture with sharp edges and socket covers to stop your child sticking fingers or anything else into them.

If you have a fireplace in your home it will also be important to invest in a fire guard to keep your child a safe distance away from the heat, preventing any burns.

Do you have any other home safety tips?


Guest Post - Choosing A Family Car

~ Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:43 AM ~

Looking for a new vehicle can be an intimidating purchase, and if you're looking for something family friendly it can be even tougher. Choosing a family car requires a lot of thought, as there are several things to take into consideration including safety, style, kid-friendly features, and more. However, picking out a family vehicle doesn't have to be difficult.

First, you need to determine the type of vehicle you need. Sedans may be a practical choice, but an SUV or a minivan will likely offer you the most room and comfort. In recent years, automobile makers have really stepped up their accommodation to better fit growing families. The Jeep Patriot, for example, offers plenty of passenger room in the back while still possessing a stylish design. After you determine the style of vehicle you want, you'll need to check out the safety features and interior options (more information available http://www.carsales.com.au/car/jeep/patriot/)

Safety features should be your main concern. Make sure there's a seat belt to accommodate everyone. If you'll be using booster seats or car seats, make sure there's a latch feature, which will make the children seats more secure. Most cars come standard with a latch feature. Also take in to consideration how many air bags the vehicle has, and where they are exactly. A lot of new cars now provide side impact air bags as well as the ones in the front of the vehicle.

If you're traveling with a family, chances are you have a lot of accessories and things with you. Make sure the car you eye has at least a decent amount of storage room. Storage room in your vehicle is very convenient, especially for road trips, as you'll want to bring a long plenty of things to occupy the kids. Cars with DVD players are pretty convenient as well.

Make sure you test drive any vehicle you consider purchasing, as there are several factors to take in to consideration. For example, you'll want to bring the kids a long for a test drive to not only make sure they're comfortable, but if car seats are easily accessible and easily inserted and removed from the seats.

As always, the 'little things' can make your purchase a lot easier. For example, remote keyless entry is a great feature for any parent who seems to always be carrying a child, a diaper bag, or anything else. Safety locks on the rear door and windows with child-lock are very necessary as well. Also, children can be pretty messy - You'll want to make sure the interior fabric is easy to clean and that there are cup holders easily accessible for the kids.

It can be pretty hard to find a car for your family. You need to make sure it has all the proper features and equipment, while still remaining inside your budget. However hard the search may seem, there will be a vehicle that has everything you want, from looks to safety to engine power. A vehicle is a pretty big purchase, so make you don't settle for anything less than what you want.