Sunday, October 07, 2018

Make Ice Cream and Jello for DOGS!

Lola gets to eat almost everything that I eat... in fact I often just let her eat off my plate (I know non dog lovers will cringe at this haha). But there are stuff that dogs aren't supposed to eat because it's toxic to them (like grapes!). So too bad, she can only look but not share.
You can imagine my delight (and Lola's excitement) when I found snacks like ice cream and jellies especially formulated for our fur friends/ fur babies.
There's Puppy scoops ice cream for dogs from KOHEPETS. Yup, this is where I get all my doggy needs from kibbles, wet food, treats, pee pads, doggy shampoo etc. They have real good promos, discounts and a super range of products. Delivery is Free for orders over $60.
 
To make Ice cream for dogs - just add water & freeze! It is made with real lactose-free whole goat’s milk, from the USA. When unmixed, it has a long shelf life of 9 to 12 months. It is the perfect treat to give your dog ... especially with our terribly hot weather now.
Also from Kohepets, is Puppy Chillerz Peanut Butter Flavour Jello. This is a grain-free, chilled dessert made with natural sweeteners like sugar cane and peanut butter, and is very easy to make!
Just add hot water to Puppy Chillerz Peanut Butter Flavour Jello, mix it, put it in the fridge and let it cool for about 20 minutes...
...and these yummy treats will be ready for your dogs enjoyment. I mix it in bowl and after it sets in the fridge, I cut it up into little rectangles. But if you have those silicon ice cube trays (especially in cute shapes), you can use those instead!
This is not just a dog treat... yeah it tastes great to lola... but it's also good for her. It is packed with protein and gelatin which makes it beneficial to her joint and bone health.
You can check all these products out and more at kohepets.com.sg

Monday, October 01, 2018

From the Laptop of New Mother of Two

Last night we took MJ to Adamson's friend's wedding dinner. We left Myla at my mum's house but I decided to take MJ along because I know how tough it can be trying to put both a baby and a toddler to sleep at the same time, so I didn't want to unload them both to my mum.

My butt only sat on my seat at the dinner table for like 10 minutes out of the whole 3plus hour dinner (not exaggerating). Just could not get MJ to settle down, it was too strobe lighty and noisy for him... so I had to pace up and down outside of the ballroom. I don't mind doing this even though Adamson volunteered to take over the tula pacing duties (lol). I actually don't mind the exercise I get from all this pacing because it helps shed pregnancy weight.

... but why is he so difficultttttttt, when Myla was an infant, she would just sleep in the Tula where ever and bomb blast also won't wake her. But MJ is not the same  :(

I don't know how people with 3 or more kids do it. But with 2 it's already quite a struggle. Time is so tight. SOOOO TIGHT. House chores, cooking, "playing", diapers, feeds, doctors appointments, there's just never ending things to see to. And this is like a "maternity leave" sort of load.

My "maternity leave" is about to end as I have to add my writing work load on to my daily tasks. While pregnant I doubled down and had already planned and pitched my articles for this year and completed my drafts in advance, so I can concentrate on my newborn once he arrived.

My writing work load has already reduced to the bear minimum, I'm no where near as prolific a writer (I not tooting own horn ah, I mean prolific in quantity, not saying I'm a damn great writer lol) as when I didn't have any kids.

With this new set up, I miss my husband. I miss our time together. To be able to have dinner together and enjoy his company and conversation. Now it's either I don't get to sit at all for the meal (because I have to carry MJ, otherwise he cries) or if he is indeed (by some unknown miracle) napping peacefully... I still rush through the meal because he's going to wake at any second. Adamson usually handles Myla during meal time. She's the more delightful (cos she loves food haha) albeit messier of the two kids to handle during meal time. But that also means that his attention is on her.

I'm still breastfeeding. And I kind of want to give it up. You see, it's not as simple as breast is best. MJ has a milk protein intolerance (like Myla did. It's genetic. I had hoped he wouldn't get this flaw because genetically he's 50% different from Myla but nope... I guess that faulty gene came from me). So he gets very bad tummy pains from drinking milk (breast milk, soy milk, baby formula milk etc). I believe this is also why he's so damn cranky all the time. With Myla, when she was diagnosed, she was put on a special medical formula and the PD then advised me to just go full on formula and not breast feed. It worked like a charm.

This time round, Adamson and I decided MJ will take that same medical formula but I will also breastfeed him but watch my diet. But it's HARD. Even trace amounts of milk which I consume causes him pain. I don't just have to avoid milk... but stuff like ice cream, bread, chocolate, sauces etc etc... basically anything that has even minute amounts of milk in it.

The last flare up was the piece of cake I ate for my birthday a few days ago. We are still paying for it dearly. I'm torn between just stopping breast feeding and putting him 100% on the gross smelling and tasting medical formula. Or better controlling my diet so he gets some benefit from breastmilk. We will give this another month, but if the flare ups get too frequent, we will stop breastfeeding.

My lack of sleep sometimes causes a lack of patience towards myla and also husband. Although I think given the circumstances, I manage the lack of sleep very well already. And then it's not like I get to nap while he naps during the day... I still have chores to do and Myla to take care of (Myla dropped her naps entirely when she turned 2. But the good thing about her is that she still sleeps a solid 12 hours at night since around 8 weeks old).

Then there's mum guilt where I feel so bad that Myla is getting very little of my attention. The good thing is, she's very capable of playing independently, and she doesn't demand my attention nor vie for it. Whenever I'm teaching her something, or playing with her in her room... and the baby cries or even makes a squeak... she will suddenly and urgently stop what we're doing together and urge me to hurry and attend to the baby. "Mummy! Baby cry!Give baby milk!!!" She's very concerned about her little brother. I love that about her, but I can't help feeling guilty.

OK rant over.

Next post will be a Letter to Myla Rae (hopefully tomorrow if I can find the time)

P/S - Stay at home mums out there who have more than 1 toddler/baby and don't have a maid or infantcare/childcare ... share with me tips on making life easier?

P/s again... errr I was supposed to work on the topics for next years articles but instead, I wrote this rant and now time's up and I need to feed MJ again  ;/

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Liking Hot IG Pics, Why Do You Do It?

Out of curiosity I checked out my Instagram activity updates from those whom I follow. Just to see what people were liking etc.

Then I noticed a few male friends of mine (all married or attached)... the photos they liked raised an eyebrow. Sexy pics, or beautiful IG girls, or girls in various states of undress.

Pic: Example only ah....

My first reaction was to feel sorry for their wives/gfs (some of whom are my friends and are on IG too).

I don’t see the same the other way around. The females in the relationship are liking friends pictures, food pictures, travel destinations etc. Not making public what they are ogling at.

It’s definitely NOT because there are no handsome or sexy men pics on IG. There are lots! But how come I don’t see my girl friends checking those out and liking those?

I can’t answer for them. But I can tell you why I don’t click like on those pics.

Respect. Consideration. Also, why do I need to click like anyway?

I’m not blind, I definitely can see the pics of Henry Golding looking oh so dapper in a sharp suit, then there’s Paul Foster with his rugged good looks and tats which stretch across a very broad and firm chest. And these are just Sg guys, there are far more around the globe.

Do I avert my eyes or block them on IG? No, it’s not like I’m Mormon lol. I might look at the pic if it comes up on my feed. I might even give a silent nod of approval. But the way I see it... if I make the effort to actually click LIKE on their pic (or worse still, leave a flattering or flirtatious comment)... it’s like giving a very public gesture of approval.

Whenever I see pics of hot guys, yes I look at them. But before I make any effort to like them, it does cross my mind- how would my partner feel if he sees me liking all this? And then I feel like it’s disrespectful, so I don’t. Doesn’t mean I cannot see them and it doesn’t even mean I cannot appreciate The Eye candy... but when I think what good will my LIKE do? Absolutely fuck all. Instead it might hurt or disappoint my partner. So why would I do it.

How is liking a sexy girl’s bikini Instagram pic any different from wolf whistling the same girl at the pool? How is liking a guys hot bod gym pic any different from rubber necking and giving him the obvious visual up down with your eyes?

You don’t do that in public.. especially if your partner is there, why? Why is it ok to do so on Instagram?

A lot of people will say oh it should be ok .. because TRUST. But the issue here isn’t trust. You think people so stupid, they don’t know that liking an Instagram pic isn’t akin to cheating? And that liking all ten thousand IG pics of a hot celebrity isn’t going to get you in their bed? Of course I know that. The issue isn’t trust. It’s not like oh you like her pic so you’re going to cheat on me with her.

But the issue is- if you see a pic and you think it’s hot or beautiful etc fine... you can always look and get on with your busy day... but what compels you to feel the need to put your public stamp of approval on it? And is that not a form of disrespect to your actual in real life partner? Like why the hell do you feel the need to do stuff like that.. what is lacking in your relationship or in your own esteem?

What do you think?

P/s. In case some of u go CSI and find that eh wtf Holly u been liking so many hot guy pics the last couple of days! I come clean now ah... I did it as part of research and to see the effects/ how I felt etc. It’s very unlikely that you’ll see me continuously doing that from now on because it’s honestly no longer worth my time or effort. Maybe when single and no kids yeah I wld ... because like hopeful lol lol lol










Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Analingus, Paid Sex and Other Such Stuff (Lol)

My latest articles on MyFatPocket... which may be of interest to you  :)

Yup, Even I Pay for Sex (click to read).

Guide to Anilingus (click to read).

And if you have a husband or Boyfriend who is gila football.... send him this - Your Boyfriend's Guide to enjoying the EPL . I'm fortunate that my husband doesn't like watching football but I've dated many who were obsessed with
it. I've learnt that you cannot beat them and their obsession, so your best bet is to make the season less frustrating for both you and your BF/hubs...by making him follow this guide.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Domain Name for Your Cuisine-Oriented Business

Are you hoping to introduce your culinary skills to the online community?

Have you recently opened up a retail wine outlet and do you desire to increase sales within the virtual world? You are likely already aware that there is a stiff amount of competition within this sector. Only the best websites and associated products will do and little should be left to chance. This is why your initial approach to marketing should be free from any errors. Many would-be online culinary celebrities fall short of the mark as a result of choosing the incorrect domain name. How can you avoid a similar pitfalls and what suggestions do the experts have to provide?

Grammar and Syntax Problems

The most common and widespread errors involve simple syntax and grammar mistakes. However, we are not necessarily referring to misspellings. There are many times when a twist on a traditional word can appeal to an audience. This could also be required if the original domain name has already been purchased. For example, the website www.culinary.com is in existence (at the time that this article was written). You can simply choose another version such as www.kulinary.com.

The main point is that the chosen name needs to be memorable and appealing to those who encounter your website for the first time. There are a handful of guidelines that are useful to keep in mind:

Shorter domain names are better than long blocks of text.
Suffixes such as .com and .net are preferable when compared to more obscure endings.

Always relate the domain name back to your business.

Make certain that the name in question can be easily pronounced.

While these all might appear to be common sense, you would be surprised to learn how many site owners forego such suggestions. Keep such suggestions in mind when deciding upon a title for the site.

A Lack of Sales-Oriented Techniques

A business name is a virtual billboard that is meant to promote what you are offering. Of what use is this billboard if it fails to reach the target audience? This is when sales-based intuition comes into play. Try to analyse your demographic. What are their spending habits? What types of foods are they interested in? Answering these and other questions will begin to provide you with the insight required to begin developing a well-rounded approach.

Still, the chances are high that your imagination will eventually approach its limitations. In such an event, the best course of action is to employ the user-friendly benefits associated with an online business name generator. The search process is simple and you will immediately discover whether the chosen name has been taken or if it is currently available. You are also able to expand your queries to find similar terms; perhaps some that initially slipped your mind.

Even four-star restaurants require professional marketing plans if they hope to succeed. The same holds true for your online business and thankfully, generating a bespoke website name is now possible thanks to a host of online tools.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

10 Things I Love About Having Kids

Ok, as promised, here are 10 things I love about having babies/toddlers. (Just in case some of you were planning to sever your reproductive organs after reading 10 Things I miss about being childless)

Here are the 10 things I love (in random order... because as much as I love my kids, they give me no time to organise my thoughts!)

1. To Give and Receive Unconditional Love
It goes without a doubt when I say I love Myla and MJ unconditionally. There's no love stronger and fiercer than the love you have for your children. But did you know that in return (even though you didn't demand it) you actually get unconditional love back? Do you know what unconditional love feels like when given to you from beings so pure and innocent? I do. And I am constantly in awe of it.

2. Love is multiplied

I used to think that by having a second child, love would be some how divided and rationed out to each child and my husband, But I was wrong. Love is multiplied. When I hear MJ cry but by the time I get to him I find that Myla is already by his side, her little chubby toddler arms hugging him tightly. When I see Adamson playing with Myla and I hear their unbridled laughter. Love is multiplied.

3. Life feels fuller

My bed is also a little fuller than I would like... haha. By my heart is so full too.

4. I learn to be a better person
I learn to put those I love and who depend on me above myself. I learn how hold my temper, be patient, and to manage my expectations. Being a parent requires you to be the best version of yourself and to do it under pressure. 

5. It can bring a couple closer
There may be less time for romance, but there is more of a sense of working together. Being on the same team, building a family and a life together.

6. It shuts people up
When I was single, people kept asking (judging-ly) "when are you going to get married and settle down?" When I got married - "when you going to have kids? Are you pregnant yet???"  After the first baby girl - "when will you have a second child?" Finally, now one boy and one girl, people stop asking. hahaaa

7. It can be a shitload of fun


Especially toddlers. You see them shine most when they can finally express themselves and are just “getting” things. It’s magical to witness this part of their journey. Recently Myla got the hang of playing hide and seek, it’s ok adorable watching her scamper off to look for hiding spots. She is still at the stage where she would hide under the sofa but only her upper body is hidden, legs hanging outside. And she sees nothing wrong with that hahahaha. 

8. You’re someone’s mummy (or daddy)
She’s always been calling us mama and papa (because that’s usually what they learn first as is easier to say)...But the last mother’s day, out of the blue, when she cane out of playgroup, she called out “mummy!” 😳. I think she learned it from a mother’s day themed show and tell at playgroup that morning. Oh how I love the sound of it. We have also taught her to say “Daddy” in a British accent like her fairies Peppa pig 😂. It sounds nice lol. They are so mouldable. 

9. You have someone there when you are old

Ok, granted that this is not a given. But I would like to believe that we will raise them such that family ties are strong and tight always. I’ll probably die first before anyone else, seeing that I’m older than My Husband Adamson. Lol. But in the event that I’m the surviving spouse. I won’t be alone ah, still have Myla and Michael.

10. They make me happy
My heart feels like bursting with pride/joy/contentment/and other such good feels... Heck even something as small as watching Myla thoroughly enjoy some oranges makes me so happy. Where else can you get such simple yet such genuine joys?

P/s special mention to my life partner in all of this, Adamson. Without whom, this would not be possible. You are our ironman (manamanamannn)