Thursday, February 26, 2009


Hi's a note that I received from a friend of mine. Breast cancer is a #1 life threatening and women's worst nightmare. Hope you guys can take a few moment to read it and PLEASE pass this along to anyone you care about.

I was informed by the Moderator of Women's workcom that one of her rep. had been diagnosed with breast cancer and she is concerned that we should inform our friends about this.

Ladies - some awareness!!! Gentleman - pass on to the ladies in your life, to all the women you know!

Some time ago, I attended a Breast Cancer Awareness seminar put on by Terry & A period.

I asked why the most common area for Breast Cancer was near the armpit. My question could not be answered at that time. This e-mail was just sent to me, and I find it interesting that my question has been answered.

I challenge you all to rethink your every day use of a product that could ultimately lead to a terminal illness. As of today, I will change my use. A friend forwarded this to me.

I showed it to a friend going through chemotherapy and she said she learned this fact in a support group recently. I just got information from a health seminar that I would like to share.

The leading cause of breast cancer is the use of anti-perspirant.


A concentration of toxins and leads to cell mutations,a.k.a CANCER . Yes, ANTI-PERSPIRANT. Most of the products out there are an anti-perspirant/deodorant combination, so go home and check. Deodorant is fine, anti-perspirant is not..

Here's why:-

The human body has a few areas that it uses to purge toxins; behind the knees, behind the ears, groin area, and armpits. The toxins are purged in the form of perspiration. Anti-perspirant, as the name clearly indicates, prevents you from perspiring, thereby inhibiting the body from purging toxins from below the armpits.

These toxins do not just magically disappear. Instead, the body deposits them in the lymph nodes below the arms since it cannot sweat them out. Nearly all breast cancer tumours occur in the upper outside quadrant of the breast area. This is precisely where the lymph nodes are located.

Additionally, men are less likely (but not completely exempt) to develop breast cancer prompted by anti- perspirant usage because most of the anti-perspirant product is caught in their hair and is not directly applied to the skin.

Women who apply anti-perspirant right after shaving increase the risk further because shaving causes almost imperceptible nicks in the skin which give the chemicals entrance into the body from the armpit area.

Breast cancer is becoming frighteningly common. This awareness may save lives.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cloth Diapering Journey

For CDs...I kinda started late using it on my daughter. At first, I'm only a part-timer...I use gdiapers and also dispos. The gdiapers are very nice but it can't last that long. My girl is a med/heavy wetter....gdiapers can only last for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs...then, I have to change her. I only use it at home coz I don't want a hassle when I go out with her and have to keep changing her every hour or so.

After reading, researched, asked the 'sifus' on the MBW forum and talked to my DH...I started using the modern CDs. Now, I'm no longer a part-timer but a full-timer. It has been 3 1/2 months without dispos diapers...yay!! :). I feel so happy and no more guilt about throwing the dispos and pollute the environment. On top of that...I saves money too.

Of course...I didn't buy them all at once. I bought few pieces monthly. Now, I have around 20 CDs that I can rotate them. I really love using CDs now and so my girl. I'm done CDs shopping for now... ;)...will start again later when I have a new baby :).

Happy Cloth Diapering!!

Here are my CDs stashes :

Fitted Diapers :
  • Baby Beehinds (BBH)
  • My Precious Baby by April (MPBBA)
  • Freshbots
  • Bamboozle
  • Dream Eze (DE)

OS/Pocket Diapers :
  • Freshbots Dryz
  • Blueberry Minky (BB)
  • Baby Kangas (BK)
  • Green Acre Design (GAD)
  • Happy Heiny's (HH)

  • Itti Bitty (IB)
  • Berry Plush (BP)

Diaper Cover :
  • Thirsties
  • My Precious Baby by April (MPBBA)
  • Baby Beehinds (BBH)
  • Bummis Super Brite
  • Bummis Super Whisper Wrap

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fluffies Past & Present

Here are my collections of babywearing fluffies. Unfortunately, some of them I don't have it anymore :(. Now, I only have few carriers left. Will add more to the collection when there will be new addition in the family... :p and also a reason to shop...hehe

Past fluffies
Wrap :
  • Didymos NINO
  • GMBBB Freya
  • DIY crinkle linen
  • Girasol Fuoco

Mei Tai :
  • Sachi Sakura print

Soft Structured Carreir (SSC) :
  • Ergo
  • Beco 4th Gen Kimono Cathedral print
  • Connecta Solarweave
  • Scootababy

Ring Sling :
  • Upmama UGS RS
  • Vatanai Tibet RS

Present Fluffies
Wrap :
  • Vatanai Maruyama

Mei Tai :
  • Parapluie
  • Mei Tai Baby

Soft Structured Carrier (SSC) :
  • Beco 4th Gen Metropolis print

Ring Sling :
  • Faux P-sling RS
  • Upmama UGS RS (Didy Natural Linen)

Pouch :
  • Peanut Shell
  • Hotslings
  • WAHM Pouch
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Babywearing Journey

SSC Beco Metropolis

Vatanai Maruyama wrap

Vatanai Tibet RS

SSC Ergo

My 1st DIY wrap. Wrapping my girl at 4weeks old.

My babywearing journey begins with my 2nd child. I didn't know anything about BW with my 1st. So, I didn't wear him. I wished I knew it earlier coz it gives lots of benefits such as....bonding, don't have to struggle with a bulky stroller when you're in a tight places, handsfree, can do chores when wear your baby...etc. Like people said...better late than never :). Thanks to my girlfriend who introduced it to me about BW. I never looked back after that and it was an addiction too :p. Now, I still wearing my girl although I don't wear her as often as I used to. She's 2 1/2 yrs, she likes to walk more than to be carry....hehe. Sometimes she do ask me to wear her and I won't say NO.... :). My hubby does carry her but not often. He loves BW her. Now, my addiction for BW is lesser coz my girl has grown up....I think it'll come back once I have a new baby... :p. At least now, I get to save some money and spend towards myself...hehe. My stashes also become lesser now coz I sold which ever carrier that I don't use anymore and keep which ever I use it in regular basis.

I recommend (US base forum) and (Malaysia base forum) if anybody wants to start BW. These 2 sites give lots of info on BW and so other things that related to attachment parenting.

Happy Babywearing!!

Ruqayya @ school

Playing with friends

Painting (wearing her fav hat)

Playing with play-doh

Halloween Party

Celebrate brithday with James and John

Ruqayya 2's Birthday

We started to send Ruqayya to 'two yr old' class last year in September. The first day of school, she was very shy and very clingy to me. She didn't want to talk to anybody include her teacher, Mina. She goes once a week on Friday morning from 9am till 12pm. Of course I have to stay with her till the class ends. They have about 15 kids in her class. She loves to play 'tea party', play house, art and all the toys there. She had a great time on the first day of school. So, we continued sending her there. She still goes to school every Friday. Now, she has many friends and love to play with them. She loves painting and play dress up. Her fav thing is the pink hat. Last week she had a week break before the spring class start.

Now, she is not so clingy to me anymore and more independent. She talks a lot and loves to sing. It's very nice to see her play with her friends. So, this Friday will be her 1st day of spring class after her 1 week off last week. She's looking forward to attend it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ruqayya Nurzahra


Ruqayya 1 yr old

Ruqayya 2 yrs old

After 3 1/2 yrs of my son was born, we were blessed to a baby girl on Sept 20, 2006. We named her Ruqayya Nurzahra. She was born 4 days before my due. I had an easy labor compared to my eldest....alhamdulillah. We were so happy to see her. She was such a beautiful baby. This time round, I had my parents with me during my confinement. It was very nice to have my parents around to help.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ali Ridha

Ali 5 yrs old

Ali 4 yrs old

Ali 3 yrs old

Ali 2 yrs old

Ali 1 yr old

Ali 10 months old

Our lives changed when our son was born 6 yrs ago. We never plan when we want to be parents. But we got him after 1 1/2 yrs of marriage. I was so excited when I got to know that I was pregnant. The first trimester was not easy for me coz I had the morning and evening sickness. The thing that I really can't stand was fried food. It went away slowly. I delivered him after a week of my due. We named him Ali Ridha. He was born on Feb 7, 2003. It was a blessed for us to have him and we were very happy. Ali, mommy and daddy loves you very much!

Closet project

Hubby is painting the closet

Hubby done painting and now checking his great work :)

This is my first post. I'm not sure what to write. Tomorrow will be very busy day for me and my hubby coz we need to finish our closet project. This project has been on my wishlist for a long time. Only now we get to do it. Will post before and after pics later.