Kyle’s 3rd Birthday – Adventures in HK

  AfterKyle’s 1st birthday, Paul and I decided that we won’t be throwing large birthday parties for Kyle anymore.  Instead, we’ll focus on building family memories through travel. So for Kyle’s third birthday, we decided to go to Hong Kong.  Initially, we planned going to Japan, since we already went to Hong Kong for Kyle’s […]

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Organizing Your Child’s First Birthday Party

  The firsts in your child’s life are always memorable – the first word, first step, even first tooth! (especially memorable for breastfeeding moms!)  It’s only natural to want to have a memorable first birthday celebration. For first-time moms, though, this may feel like a big challenge. Your child will not have any preferences, so […]

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My First Baby Shower!

I never liked the idea of baby showers even with my first baby, Kyle.  I found them unnecessary, and personally, I didn’t want to hassle my friends with organizing a baby shower for me.  Even if I organize my own shower, I somehow feel that other people will still have to put in a lot […]

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Parenting Tips – Positive Discipline for Kids

A few months ago, I gave a talk on Positive Discipline at Kyle’s school, MindChamps International School.  When I was informed about the topic to be discussed, I did some research on it. I soon realized that I was already using this form of parenting with Kyle, without knowing what it was called. As parents, […]

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Teaching Kids Safety at Home

As a follow-up to my earlier post on teaching kids safety, I want to talk about scenarios at home where kids also need to be taught how to be careful.  One common issue I’ve found common with mothers is keeping their kids from playing with the water dispenser, especially with the hot water. When Kyle […]

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Stay Safe! Teaching Kids to be Careful

About a year ago, my sister shared a story with me about how a young child got into a fatal car accident.  The mom was ordering food at the counter of a fast food chain, and the child was running around. The mom just let him be, and without knowing it, the child had run […]

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Kyle Shares – Teaching Kids Charity

When Kyle turned one, we started an annual charity event.  I want it to be a family tradition during Kyle’s birthday that we spend time with less fortunate kids.  I know that at age one, Kyle won’t understand what was happening. But I wanted to start while he was young, to lay the foundations for […]

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Cultivating Thankfulness

From the time Kyle first learned how to talk, we taught him to say thank you.  We call them the “polite words” on his list. Those two words are very, very important.  Every time Kyle receives something, we make sure he says thank you. We remind him to say thank you to everyone, even if […]

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Mommy Talks – Work or Stay-at-Home?

There have been many articles on the pros and cons of working moms and stay-at home moms. From personal experience, it seems to me like working moms have been getting more positive feedback, both online and offline.  It’s a sensitive topic, and usually mothers on either side of the fence disagree with each other. I’m […]

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