Kick off the year with fun activities for you and the family. Check out our list below for the month of January.

1. My Baby Expo 2019

My Baby Expo 2019 (MBE’19) caters to the needs of parents, with baby and kids’ products and services, as well as talks and presentations.

Dates and time: 4 – 6 January, 10AM-9PM
Venue: Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC), Setia Alam, Shah Alam

2. Our Sanrio Times

Hello Kitty and her friends are at Quill City Mall. The exhibition features 13 Sanrio-themed zones where visitors can take photos of 100 adorable Sanrio characters in a variety of colourful settings. More information here.

Dates: Until January 6
Venue: Quill City Mall

3. Mandarin for Kids

Mandarin for kids at the library at the School. For ages 5 to 12. Limited to 15 kids, call to book: 017 613 7787, 012 324 8018. Details here.

Date and time: 5 January, 2.30PM
Venue: PPAS, Jaya One

4. Nostalgia of Anak Kampung exhibition

Highlights of collections from Department of Museums Malaysia will bring back nostalgic memories of the life in the kampung from the 1960s to 1980s. Details here.

Date and time: Until 10 January
Venue: Central Hall, Muzium Negara

5. Coleman Bring Your Own Tent

Bring your Coleman tent and your family to enjoy camping and outdoor activities in Batang Kali. Registration required by 5 January here. Only 10 tent spots available, first come first served! Details here.

Dates: 19 and 20 January
Venue: Ontok-Ontok Chalet & Camp, Batang Kali

6. Backyard Birding for Kids

To-be ornithologists and other avid birdwatchers should join this event at FRIM. A bird expert from Malaysian Nature Society will guide the participants in the use of binoculars and identifying bird species. More info here.

Date and time: 19 January, 6.30 – 11.30AM
Venue: FRIM-MNS Nature Education Centre, FRIM Kepong

7. Little Ms. Qipao & Mr. Samfu Contest

Mark your calendar and watch these kids rocking the runway in our traditional costumes! Exciting prizes to be won. Get your dress ready, be bold and register now! Event info here.

Date and times: 19 January, 11AM to 3PM
Venue: Main Place Mall, USJ

8. A Chinese New Year Story

A pre-Chinese New Year celebration and storytelling session on some of the legends behind CNY – Nian the monster and the animals in the Chinese zodiac. A family activity for parents and kids aged 3 to 12. Details here.

Date and time: 26 January, 5PM
Venue: The Story Book, Arkadia, Desa Parkcity

Photo credits: My Baby Expo, Quill City Mall, PPAS, Muzium Negara, Coleman, Nature Education Centre FRIM, Main Place Mall and The Story Book.

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December can be a hectic time for mums. Whether it is shopping for Christmas gifts, whipping up a Martha Stewart worthy feast for family and friends, or decorating the home, things can get a little crazy. To top it off,  school is out, and the kids are running loose at home!

But it’s the festive season, and we still want to look good. If you are worn out and fancy feeling a bit glammed up for that party coming up, here is a list of make-up artists and hairstylists who do house calls. Have that luxury of getting your face painted and hair done while the turkey is in the oven!

Photo credit: Unsplash by @thedmcsa

1. Ming Wong

Having worked on many famous and beautiful faces, Ming can turn you into a sexy vixen for a night of revelry, or demure Stepford Wife for lunch with the in-laws. He also does hair styling, perming, colouring and various other hair treatments.

Contact: 011-2766 6500  Instagram: @mingover

Make up by Ming

2. Sarah Khoo

Sarah has a versatile style to suit whatever the occasion and outfit – from a simple smoky eye to full blown wedding make-up. She has an innate ability to make clients feel cared for. Prices start from RM200. Note: Sarah also works in the wardrobe styling department for tv production, so she can also assist in your outfit.

Contact: 012-373 3937  Instagram: @sarahkhooml

Make up by Sarah Khoo.

3. Monica Gill

Monica is a professional makeup and hairstylist who has worked on international productions but expect plenty of bubbly girlish laughter when she comes to your house. With years of salon experience, Monica also does hair styling, perming, colouring and various other hair treatments.

Contact: 012-930 1156 Instagram: @monica.stylist

Make up by Monica Gill.

4. Natasya

Natasya’s natural style makes you look like you, but a better version of yourself. Not the you that hasn’t had sufficient sleep for the past 5 years! She has the ability to bring out the feminine beauty in all her models. Her prices start from RM350 for make-up only and RM400 for make-up and hairstyling.

Contact: 017- 288 3808 Instagram: @makeupbynatasya

Make up by Natasya.

5. Malya

Besides using brushes, Malya also specialises in airbrush make-up – a technique that can ensure long lasting coverage in our humid weather. Another advantage is that it is faster to apply when compared to using brushes and/or fingers. Malya also does amazing work with hair colour, from rainbow unicorn curls to subtle ash brown highlights.

Contact: 014- 718 2469 Instagram: @malyaartwork

Malya during a house call.

6. Sara Mackup

Sara is a fourth year law student and moonlights as a make-up artist. She specialises in skin glass (the dewy, glossy look) and shimmery eyes. Perfect for a night out. Her rate starts from RM135 to RM155, depending on location.

Contact: 012-357 6021 Instagram: @saraamackup

Make up by Sara Mackup. Photo credit: Nela Official

Mamas dying for some down-time can also check out Mobile Pampering and Beauty Services for Mums for a list of pampering options at your home.

Here’s hoping your year-end festivities are filled with beautiful moments, in and out!

Some parents worry about their children not getting enough well balanced meals. Others may be on vegetarian or vegan diets, or special and restricted diets due to allergies or intolerances. Most children will be getting enough nutrition through a healthy, balanced diet. Some pediatricians, however, may recommend a daily multivitamin or supplement for children who may not be getting the recommended level of vitamins and minerals.

If you do give vitamins to your children, here are some tips to heed:

1) Nutritional Gaps

Look at your child’s eating and diet carefully to determine if he or she may have nutritional gaps. There are children who are still not meeting the Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) for vitamins and minerals, such as iron, vitamin A and zinc. Omega-3 fats, fibre and amino acids also play an important part in your child’s nutrition, so it is important that they have a healthy and balanced diet that includes oily fish, protein and grains. Always speak to a pediatrician to address any concerns you may have.

2) Supplements Aren’t Sweets

Keep multivitamins well out of your children’s reach, and make sure they know these supplements are not candy.

3) Don’t Overload

There may be an urge to give your child several different supplements or multivitamins to ‘cover all bases’. Large doses of vitamins can do more harm than good for children, as certain fat-soluble vitamins and iron can be toxic if kids consume too much. A good multivitamin for children should contain all the essential vitamins and minerals.

4) Food First

Supplements may help your child with a boost of necessary nutrients, but do not give up on offering as wide a variety of food as possible. In no circumstances should supplements replace food. Continue to give your child a wide selection of healthy and fresh food, and don’t be discouraged. Young children are known to be fussy eaters, but if you keep introducing different foods to them, they may grow to accept and even like them!

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Try a chewable supplement if your child won’t take it in pill or liquid form. Parents can also try Chewies Immunolicious for children ages two and up, with a soft chewy texture preferred by children. The gummies are also in three flavours – orange, mango and strawberry. Immunolicious contains Wellmune, clinically researched and proven to support the immune systems of children.

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By Nellie Liang


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