Parenting

Everything you want to know about raising happy, confident, healthy children.

Born in Malaysia: Malaysian Legacy on Print

I love things that bring nostalgic feelings. That's why this exhibition drew my attention. While it was still on, I took time out to visit "Born in Malaysia" photo exhibition in one of the art … [Read more...]

Key to overcoming shyness in children

I didn't expect this to happen so soon. Especially judging from the introvert nature of J. When she was much younger, J needed much time to get along and socialize with someone she had not seen … [Read more...]

A case of premature teenager syndrome

If you think you have to wait until 14 or 15 to experience teenager syndrome, think again. I don't know about you but for me I don't need to wait that long to experience cranky behavior from my … [Read more...]

Consumerism penetrates school

You see it everywhere. And now schools are not spared. (I remember we didn't have such a thing when I was in primary school) In the name of creating awareness in recycling, a popular home … [Read more...]

That’s one small step for her, one giant leap for my health

I have a confession to make. Up until recently, I was the one who woke J up every morning so that she could prepare herself for school. In other words, I was her alarm clock. I had to wake up … [Read more...]

What we can learn from a simple lunch box

Two hours after J went to school today, only then did I realize she forgot her lunch box. It was packed nicely and the only thing she forgot to do was to put it in her school bag. Later, K realized … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day: “The Best Piece Of Advice Mom Ever Gave Me”

Though it's been 5 days after Mother's Day, there are things that are timeless and never go out-of-date. In conjunction with this year's Mother's Day, Marlo Thomas shared the best piece of advice … [Read more...]

Johnny-come-lately apology

Two weeks ago, I was rushing to school to fetch K. Out of good intention, J helped me start the car engine. This wasn't the first time she did so. But there's something that she did this time that … [Read more...]

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...]