Family, marriage, motherhood, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Trusting reduces Anxiety

Trusting Reduces Anxiety Today was the second time we allowed GerGer and BoiBoy to take the public bus home on their own. They were to return home together after their weekly CCA (Co-Curricular Activities). We have asked them to give us a phone call before they leave school, so we would be aware of the… Read More Trusting reduces Anxiety

Family, Food, Health, Household, motherhood, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Simple One Pan Bacon Carbonara for busy parents

Carbonara can be an easy meal for the whole family. I do not cook often. In fact, I have never prepared a proper meal for my family.  In December 2017, I had the opportunity to cook a proper meal at the request of my children (GerGer and BoiBoy). It is Carbonara, at the request for… Read More Simple One Pan Bacon Carbonara for busy parents

Crafts, motherhood, Parenting, teaching

GIVE AWAY: Story Wheel Post Reading Activity for Ages 5 to 8

At one of the KidsREAD sessions I had volunteered at earlier this year, I read aloud a book titled “Don’t Forget your Bacon!” by Pat Hutchins, to the children. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Forget_the_Bacon!) I wanted to create a post-reading activity, instead of using the available materials given to us. After a few weeks of work, I created a… Read More GIVE AWAY: Story Wheel Post Reading Activity for Ages 5 to 8

Doodles, Family, Language, motherhood, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

World Read Aloud Day! 16 Feb 2017

Today marks this year’s World Read Aloud Day. This Day is created by LitWorld (http://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday).  It is an invitation to the world to join in the wonderful act of Reading Aloud. Spreading kindness and positive social changes around us can be done through a simple act of reading aloud, at the workplace, in school, or… Read More World Read Aloud Day! 16 Feb 2017

Family, motherhood, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

How my children learned to cycle the safer way

” The bicycle wobbled. My arms were stiff with fists clenched tightly onto the handles. My legs froze. Before I could move any muscle, I was thrown off the bicycle. It hurt tremendously. My right knee was badly scrapped against the rough track surface. There were bruises on my hands and elbows. All my schoolmates… Read More How my children learned to cycle the safer way

Family, Friends, Health, motherhood, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Understanding my six years old boy all over again.

In 2016, BoiBoy starts his formal primary education journey. I had put in a lot of effort to adjust the daily routine for GerGer and BoiBoy last December, so that they will sleep and wake earlier. Both of them are in morning sessions this year and the morning routines will be here to stay because… Read More Understanding my six years old boy all over again.

Business, Family, Friends, Language, motherhood, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Motherhood and Business in the year 2015

The year 2015 is coming to an end very soon. GerGer has completed her Primary 1 and BoiBoy has graduated from Kindergarten this year. This is also the year we sold off our business setup, at the right time and price. On the domestic side, we have sacked our helper as we found out she… Read More Motherhood and Business in the year 2015

Language, teaching

Confused about phonics?

Ever since my previous blog post about “ Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart“, I am glad to have received various requests for the materials. However, many in my circle of mothers have responded that they do not understand what I have written. I figured that my earlier blog post might be too technical… Read More Confused about phonics?

Doodles, Family, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

It is a good thing that the children are noisy.

Before I had children, I didn’t enjoy noise that children made in restaurants, on the plane, and almost anywhere else. Now that I am a mother, and have (sort of) gotten used to the noise, I don’t get disturbed by noisy children. Instead, my attention will be to see if I can tell what the… Read More It is a good thing that the children are noisy.

Language, teaching

The /f/ phoneme; Firefighter in Letterland

On good days when time falls on my lap, I’ll make worksheets for the children based on my earlier post about phonemes and Letterland sounds. I share one example in this post. It is about the /f/ sound in the phonemic chart, and also the sound that Letterland’s Firefighter makes. The worksheet shown in this… Read More The /f/ phoneme; Firefighter in Letterland