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Do kids really need vitamins to supplement their diet?

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During my 10 years stint as a professional stay at home mom, I had the luxury of watching over my kids’ diet like a hawk. I used to think that as long as my kids keep a well balanced diet, I do not have to supplement them with vitamins and minerals.

But right now, after working full time, I am hardly keeping tab. Dunno what 垃圾 they eat at school or outside! I now see myself falling into the kiasu mom trap, looking endlessly for vitamins and minerals to supplement the kiddo’s diet.

But, each time I walk into a pharmacy I get overwhelmed by many different types of vitamins and mineral for kids. Not knowing what to get for my kids, I consulted a friend who is an expert in this field. “I don’t normally recommend any vitamin and mineral supplements for healthy kids with a well balanced diet. If you really want to supplement your kids diet with vitamin and mineral, a general multi vitamin supplement is good enough.” says Pauline Xie, Senior Dietitian, from National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. Pauline, who is a mother of 3 sits on the expert panel of young parents magazine too!

 photo Blackmores_zps98kw4rdh.pngAmong many goodies that Blackmores sent, I quickly turned my focus onto Blackmores Kids Multi. A vitamin and mineral formulation specifically formulated with 18 essential nutrients to help support children’s healthy growth and development.

Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Natural Vitamin E, Biotin, Calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous, Potassium iodide, Ferrous fumarate, Magnesium phosphate, Manganese amino chelate & Zinc oxide.

James loved the strawberry-vanilla flavoured chewable, with no artificial sweeteners.

Then we have The Brain Boosters!
Blackmores Kids Fruity Fishes are natural raspberry-orange flavoured  chewable  omega-3 fish oil capsules that helps support healthy brain development and learning. Studies has shown that omega-3s helps support healthy mood and behaviour in children.

Whereas the strawberry flavoured chewable Blackmores Kids Mineral Minds is a mineral formula that may help support healthy brain development, learning and concentration in children.

It is recommended that both products should be taken together in order for it to harness it’s full potential.

And lastly, cheers to healthy gut…
Blackmores Kids probiotic power is specially formulated for children in a convenient sachet.

This special formula promotes “good” bacteria in the intestine which in turn helps regulate bowel movement and support the child’s immunity. Probiotics are also good for kids with eczema. James experiences lesser eczema flare ups after regular intake of probiotics.

Free Kids Probiotic Powder samples are available at Blackmores Flagship Store.

Blackmores is available at major pharmacies such as Watsons, Guardian, Unity as well as departmental stores. Visit Blackmores Flagship store at Parkway Parade, B-111.

Check out Blackmores Facebook Page or Website to get more up to date information on Blackmores products.

Full Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Compensation for this post was provided by Rise & Shine. Opinions expressed here are my own.

This entry was posted in Babble.

15 Things I will Do Differently in 2015

When Rachel from catchfortywinks.com started this 15 in 2015 blog train, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to rethink the way I live. And list out 15 things that I will be doing differently in 2015.

15 things I will be doing differently in 2015 that I want to be accountable for:

Personal
1. Learn something NEW
Learning something new Singapore blogger Irene Soh

2. Drink more water and less Soda
This is coming from a person who has a well stocked soda mini bar at the comfort of her own room. It is going to be hard. But the thoughts of being diabetic scares the shit out of me… So this is it! Good bye soda, hello H2O.

3. Less fast food.
I confess. I’m a junkie. I really need to get these junk out of my system for a healthier lifestyle!

4. More home cooked meals
A step further to healthy living, more home cooked meals for the family.
Check out my Perfect Fried Rice and Baked Cheesy Seafood Mariana Recipe.
Singapore Blogger Irene Soh

5. Walk closer to God
I need to make more effort to walk closer to God. Period.

6. Workout at least 15 mins a day
Childbirth and breastfeeding does funny things to your body. I aim to tone up places that are flabby. (YES! In my skinny petite frame there is still FATS. Stop rolling your eyeballs at me!)

7. Connect with families and old friends
Don’t worry…I am not selling property, insurance or mlm. Life is too short to live with regrets. So I am making an effort to meet up with people who matters in my life.

8. Meet new people
As Conrad once said, “your network equals your net worth”. So in 2015, I will take the initiative to talk to more people rather than sticking to a comfortable clique during social gathering.

Relationship with Spouse
9. Message Kitson at least ONCE a day.
Kitson flies frequently and I do not have the clingy wife syndrome. We have so much trust in our relationship that we can go without communication for days when he is not in town. After 12 years of marriage, I think I am taking my husband for granted. Time to make things right.
check out how we survived our first 10 years of marriage without killing one another.
Singapore blogger Irene Soh

10. Take time to be SEXY
As mothers, we are often so overwhelmed with our kids that we forgot to put our husbands first. Reminder for me to stay yummy mummy and not frumpy. In 2015, I’ll be taking initiatives. And NO, we’re not planning for a Jubilee baby!

Relationship with Kids
11. Scream less
It’s in my DNA. I’m a screamer. I’m not sure how I’ll be able to scream less. So if you have any tips and suggestions, please let me know. I need it badly!!

12. Believe and Encourage more
This is something I don’t do enough. “加油, we can do it”!

13. Spend more quality time.
It’s extremely strange for a SAHM to be saying this. But with the kid’s hectic schedule of school, CCA and tuition classes, sometimes it feels like we do not have time to breathe at all…

Blog
14. Be more focus in blogging directions.
Thank you for staying and reading till point 14. It’s the love of writing that kept this blog alive for the past 10 years. Moving on, we’ll need to set clear sustainable blogging goals and stick to them. Food, Travel & Beauty post will be the few categories that we’ll be focusing on…

15. Doing lesser blogger engagements.
We’ve been blessed with opportunities to work with many top notch brands in the past 10 years. But in order to fulfill the rest of the 14 changes we want to make in 2015 we need to cut down on blogger engagements.

Looks like we’re all set for a year of positive changes.
*Gambateh*

Read 33 different perspectives from 33 Singapore Mom Bloggers in the next 4 weeks,
and be inspired to make positive changes in your own lives too.

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Next on the ’15 Things I will Do Differently in 2015′ Blog Train will be Jennifer of DinoMama.

Jennifer Dinomama 15 things that I'll do differently in 2015Jennifer or DinoMama as she is fondly known as to some, is a full time working mum who believes home cooked meals are the best and tries to cook healthy meals for her family as often as possible. When she has done coaching DinoBoy with his school work or not playing & bonding with him, she will be sitting at a comfy corner in the house busy working on something on her crochet hook. One day she hopes she will be able to be a full time stay at home mum where she can fuss over her family 24/7.

This entry was posted in Babble.

M.I.C.E Christmas Giveaway | $100 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway

Embrace motherhood. Age gracefully.

Embrace Motherhood. Age gracefully.
It has been a good 9 years into muddlehood motherhood, with saggy boobies, stretch marks, cellulite and 3 noisy kids as bragging rights. Motherhood has changed my perspective to many things in life.

As we grow and take on different roles in life, we must learn to embrace change. In the midst of every diaper change, every late night feed, we often forget about ourselves and the person we once were before mom.

Being mom isn’t the end, in fact it is the beginning. I’m giving $100 Sephora Gift Card because I believe that even as mothers, we all deserve to look our best.
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$100 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
– Giveaway ends 28 December 2014, Thursday 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Only open to readers with Singapore address.
– Limited to one winner per household
– Winners will be randomly selected via the widget on 29 December 2014
– Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
– We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.

CherieLadie is next on M.I.C.E Christmas Giveaway.
Stick close to her blog to find out what she’ll be giving away!

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M.I.C.E 12 days of Christmas | Fuji Instax Mini 8 Giveaway

I love cameras and they play a huge part in my life.
I believe that a good photograph keep memories still
and in order to do that, a good camera is needed.

For the past 5 years, I’ve been shopping for my camera gears at SLR Revolution
and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy anything photography related.

SLR Revolution
Funan digitalife mall
109 North Bridge Road #04-18 Singapore179097
Contact: (65) 6336 8767

This is NOT a sponsored post.

I’ve grown to love their honesty and great service,
so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to reward
both my favorite camera shop and readers too.

**Drumroll** For the opening scene of my M.I.C.E Christmas Giveaway,
I’ll be giving away a Fuji Instax Mini 8 to preserve all your happy memories instantly.
Fuji Instax Mini 8 Giveaway

Instant Photos, Instant Fun!
Even comes in 5 AWESOME colors.
Fuji Instax Mini 8 GIveaway SLR Revolution Review Funan
Fuji Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera Giveaway

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Fuji Instax Mini 8 Camera Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
– Giveaway ends 10 December 2014, Sunday 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Limited to one winner per household
– Winners will be randomly selected via the widget on 11 December 2014
– Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
– Winners must be able to self-collect the prizes.
– We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.

CherieLadie is next on M.I.C.E Christmas Giveaway.
Stick close to her blog to find out what she’ll be giving away!

MICE 12 days of Christmas Giveaway

Can you feel it?
It’s finally December!

Christmas spirit is in the air,
and it’s the season of giving…

And after a successful series of MICE 12 days of Christmas giveaway last year,
We’re back again this year to thank our readers for their year long support.

Introducing my Generous Mom Blogger friends:

Singapore Mom Bloggers (AmazinglyStill) 12 days of Christmas GiveawayMabel
Blog: www.AmazinglyStill.com
FB: AmazinglyStill
Mom to 2 adorable kids and lady boss at www.PartyFavors.Sg. Other than the daily musing of family life, Mabel also often blog about things that interest her. A photo enthusiast that believes that a moment caught on camera are memories to last a lifetime.

Singapore Mom Bloggers (CherieLadie) 12 days of Christmas GiveawayCherie
Blog: www.CherieLadie.com     FB: CherieLadie
 
A full-time working mother & a hopeful supermom wannabe who juggles motherhood alongside with her 3 boys (husband included). she loves fashion (has a huge fetish for shoes, bags and chunky accessories) and describes manicuring her own nails me-time. She loves her food and lives to eat, loves capturing her life in pictures and is a globe trotter! Her life’s motto is to live happy and to live life to the fullest.

Singapore Mom Bloggers ( SoOddlyDreamlike) 12 days of Christmas GiveawayEstella
Blog: www.SoOddlyDreamlike.com    FB: SoOddlyDreamlike

Mama to a little girl named Joy, Estella is learning to cook, teach and bring up the love of her life. Estella loves make up, shoes, food and travelling and has recently returned to life as an occasional singer/host with Live, Oh Life!


Mabel from www.amazinglystill.com
will kick off the first day of Christmas giveaway
on 1st of December.
Remember to hound her blog for more details…..
#MICE12daysofchristmas

MICE 12 days of Christmas giveaway covers the entire month of December.
Remember to pop by
AmazinglyStill, SingaporeMomBlogs, Cherieladie and SoOddlyDreamlike
to check out the amazing giveaways we’ve in stored for you!

MICE 12 days of christmas giveaway