Author: paulanicolas

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Handy helpers!

    “Giving children household chores at an early age helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance .” -Marty Rossmann, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota   At home, we tend to do all the...

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McDonald’s Happy Meal, reboot!

Notice our children’s faces when we mention to them the phrase “Happy Meal”? Their eyes widened, their smiles reach from ear to ear, they giggle non-stop, and excitement ensues.  This scenario is common even in our home every time I...

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One afternoon with foul words

When I am about to fetch my kid from his soccer training, I heard three higher primary students exchanging a few foul words with each other. They are not arguing, but laughing nonchalantly.  One says, “I know what an ass...

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Mommy’s stories Chapter 2: Meet Bob

For this chapter, any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. ————————————————————————————— Narrator: …. And together, Ethan and Sofie, search for something to change their village. They walked over the mountains...

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Effective Ways To Ask Your Child

  “Hi, how was your day?” I can tell that they are bored hearing these words from mommy. They are so used to hearing it on and on and will only limit their answers to “fine” or “okay.”  This afternoon,...

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Tagalog 101: Learn with Sofie

Welcome to Tagalog 101! Glad that Sofie remembered our Tagalog exercise and reminded me to record my “supposedly” Tagalog Tuesday tutorial so she can listen and review. My daughter is becoming more inclined in learning Tagalog, our mother-tongue language and...

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Tagalog 101: Colors

  Hi guys! I was on a hiatus for over a month! But now, I am contemplating to dedicate my Tuesdays for Tagalog 101! Hmmm. Let’s see next Tuesday okay?  It’s going to be Tagalog Tuesdays for my blog, and in...

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