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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Road to Fitness 2018

  As much as I want to be really fit, for the past two years, I couldn’t really commit to an exercise program.  My exposure was limited to zumba classes, and I’m a type of person who’s very set in her ways. If i don’t feel interested in a fitness program, no matter what benefits […]

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Grit, and Building a Business from Scratch

  Many women have asked me how I managed to build a business from nothing.  It sounds like a remarkable feat, but as l look back, I see that one key thing made it happen – I refused to give up.  It sounds simple, and almost proud, but really, my stubbornness is what got me […]

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Potty Training 101: Lessons with Kyle

I’ve never had problems dealing with Kyle when it comes to training and discipline.  But potty training was the most challenging experience I’ve had so far.   When I enrolled Kyle in a new school in May of 2017, the teacher asked if we can start potty training Kyle because some of his classmates can […]

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