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If you’ve been following my blog from early days, you know that WanderMom started as a random idea. I wanted to share my experiences as a first-time mom and also talk about my travels. It was more like a side project for me and I did it mostly for fun. So you can imagine my […]

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When Your Kid Doesn’t Want to Eat

As a mom, you want your kid to eat right and eat well.  It’s probably every mother’s dream to have a kid that will eat anything, especially the food that’s healthy and good for their kids.  But what if your kid turns out to be a picky eater and doesn’t eat much? When I was […]

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Tips on Applying Positive Discipline

Last year, I shared the principles behind Positive Discipline in a talk at Kyle’s school and in a blog post.  I promised to share tips on how to apply the principles, so here they are 1. Create rules that are fair and applicable to everyone.  When I make a rule, I make sure it gets […]

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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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