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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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Motivational Monday – Gratitude

One magical word I learned today – Gratitude. Listen to a beautiful passage from Rhonda Byrne’s third book, The Magic and some of my take (I know I am not an expert) basing on my experiences as an ordinary person....

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