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

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, Parenting, teaching

Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart

Are you as troubled as me about teaching your child of 5 to 6 years old to read or speak better English? If so, I hope this blog post will help clear the air for you. What is a Phonemic Chart? It is a Chart (or summary) showing all the sounds in English Language. In… Read More Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart

Parenting, teaching

Chinese Character Stroke Order (Sequence)

In Singapore, English is the language used for all teaching subjects. That is why we (parents) read to our children, exposing them to the language from young. In our multiracial country, children of different races will take a Mother Tongue subject. For Chinese like us, we have to learn and remember Chinese words (or characters)… Read More Chinese Character Stroke Order (Sequence)

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

Power Up! our children’s thinking with Eu Yan Sang

[Sponsored Post] I am always dreaming up new ideas to coach GerGer and BoiBoy to be thinkers, and problem solvers. For the past few years, I have used my self-taught super duper time-consuming ways to teach them that crying over an issue might not be the best way out. I took opportunity of every incident… Read More Power Up! our children’s thinking with Eu Yan Sang

Family, Parenting, Thoughts and Feelings

BoiBoy’s first pair of slippers!

There is nothing special about purchasing a pair of slippers for young children, even toddlers. But for me, it is a big milestone.  To be more precise, it is a major milestone for BoiBoy who showed no fear of wearing slippers. Last weekend, I brought GerGer and BoiBoy to a children’s departmental store to buy… Read More BoiBoy’s first pair of slippers!

Crafts, Family, Parenting

GerGer’s first Sand Art Piece

“My (MeeMee’s) niece is at our place on weekdays when her parents are working. I have decided to name her BayBee in my blog. She is the youngest; three months younger than my boy (BoiBoy).” It was the last day of the school term this year, and BayBee bought back from school, all her schoolwork from… Read More GerGer’s first Sand Art Piece

Doodles, Family, teaching

Drawing is contagious

MeeMee loves to draw since young. DeeDee dislikes drawing on the contrary. But recently DeeDee started doodling after seeing MeeMee coach GerGer and BoiBoy drawing, and after being forced to give comments on MeeMee’s doodles for her blog posts (oops!). For a person who dislikes drawing since young, DeeDee did really well in this piece… Read More Drawing is contagious