Family, motherhood, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Marble and Bubble (Part 2) – Reinforcing the Positive Traits

In Part 1 of Marble and Bubble, I shared how I handled meltdowns fast with the Marble and Bubble method. (http://motherhoodmeansbusiness.com/marble-and-bubble-parenting-negative-emotions/) In Part 2 here, I hope to share an example of how I reinforced positive traits with Marble and Bubble method. One day while I was ironing clothes, I asked BoiBoy for help to… Read More Marble and Bubble (Part 2) – Reinforcing the Positive Traits

Family, Parenting, Sibling, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Marble and Bubble – Parenting Negative Emotions

BoiBoy is challenging and interesting to parent. He is a wonderful boy. Caring, loving and always giving. Times when I fell ill, he would lie beside me just to accompany me. He is always giving me positive hugs for no reason. Whenever we finish a meal at the food court or market, and everyone walks… Read More Marble and Bubble – Parenting Negative Emotions

Family, Health, motherhood, Parenting, Sibling, Thoughts and Feelings

Siblings Chit Chat

Walking many steps behind GerGer and BoiBoy, I smiled at the heartwarming sight of them so engrossed in their chit-chat. DeeDee and I have insisted on “no phone nor tablet games” rule for them since young, and I guess this is the fruit of your decision and persistence. They are not addicted to games when… Read More Siblings Chit Chat

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

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

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, 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

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