Reading Mouserathon

After stopping for quite some time, K picked up reading again in the last week or so.  Of course, before that, I tried to encourage him to read but it was just that: light reminder. And no action … [Read more...]

Let kids be kids: Joining the tree-climbing tribe

You see in my neighborhood, there's an alternative school that encourages children to climb trees. Yep, it's true. According to the "followers," children are born with the right to climb that you … [Read more...]

Five Firsts of Not-So-Young Children

At different stages of life, elder kids tend to do different things than their younger peers. My philosophy is simple: I will do my best to let them do what they want to do as long as it's not life … [Read more...]

Securing Your Family’s Financial Well Being

You won't see this in the MSM (main stream media). If you read the news today, we are STILL in the best of the economy. The best proof is the Dow Jones has reached 16,000 points. Thanks to the … [Read more...]

School is a prison!

All this while, I feel something is amiss with our current education system. But I don't know what it is. And I have problems describing the situation too. Fortunately, I was introduced to this … [Read more...]

Death is part of life

You might not agree with me but besides sex, death is the most taboo topic for parents. Where's the fun of discussing about death, you ask. As far as I am concerned, there's no such thing as … [Read more...]

Wanna give up on your child? Read this…

If you have been following my story, we have quite a bit of challenge with J's piano lesson. For as long as I can remember, she doesn't seem to have found the "oomph" to learn piano. She is not … [Read more...]

Boey yourself

In a rare opportunity, we took J and K to a book signing ceremony last Sunday. Why rare? Because it's hard to come across an author who is loved by them and is willing to do the autograph at the … [Read more...]

Are you a TV addict?

If you are, chances are, your child is too. No, I didn't conduct any survey or something like that to come to the conclusion. It just based on my observation that if a parent is glued to the … [Read more...]

I am still struggling with this…

I am the first to admit that I am not a perfect parent. I am still struggling with this... I bought a copy of The Last Lecture at a book fair. The book is a transcript of a highly viral video on … [Read more...]