I often remind my son that I am trying to teach him to be a person in the world. This is why he has chores, is responsible for making family dinners some nights, has to contribute to discussions on vacation planning and has to figure out how to entertain himself when he is "bored." But there is one area in which I still protect my son: Tragedy in the news.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 20, 2017 at 7:09am — No Comments
You must have an idea of your parents’ preferences. Perhaps your father loves fishing, enjoys hunting, disappears in the garage for hours or travels all his spare time. Otherwise maybe he gets carried away with new technology.
For choosing a gift, you can proceed from his hobbies. In this case, you will probably be able to pick up and buy something that will satisfy him on the celebration at this moment.
The process of searching a way to say “Happy Birthday Dad” can be…Continue
Added by Sarah Michels on August 7, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
They warn you about the pain of childbirth. They even express all the different means for managing said pain and in such depth that there are literally tons of books written on the topic! Ways to manage the pain often include Lamaze, water therapy, epidural, hypnosis, etc. I opted for hypnosis when this little lady graced us with her presence.…
When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…Continue
Added by Reanaclaire on March 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Wordless Wednesday as some blogs post up on this day... but as for me, it is a OUCH OUCH day...
Very early this morning I went for my breakie in a not-so-familiar food court. It was quite crowded and most of the tables were occupied... Instead of looking for a table first, my eyes were up on the stalls' banners .... doing just that, I paid the price... cos....
All of a sudden, my right leg twisted and I came tumbling down on the floor...then only I realized that there…
Added by Reanaclaire on February 27, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments
Baby Boy.... narrated by Yours Truly... Once upon a time in the year 1988, a baby boy was born ... "Hi everybody... my name is Aaron.. see my face expression? I might look "Blur" but actually.. I am not.. I just don't understand the lights kept flashing at me...." to be continued here.. http://www.reanaclaire.com/2013/02/have-blessed-birthday-dearest.html
Added by Reanaclaire on February 24, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments
My first home cooked meal for my kids in 2013! Yes, finally I have managed to cook a meal for my three kids during this CNY!! (An achievement if you know me by now.... LOL... .)
Early morning I went to the market to get the fresh stuff that I need... fish, meat for soup, green vegetables and for desserts, we had Durians!! Well, each time Aaron comes back to IPOH, he will crave for this King of the Fruits... and he was so happy yesterday when he managed to buy the whole lot of 9…
Added by Reanaclaire on February 17, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
Added by Reanaclaire on December 27, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments
Heard it on the radio this morning... Christmas is also about Sharing and Caring, giving and receiving... peace and love for one another.... all these are true blessings..
This year I received a number of gifts... posted here and here.. and besides that, I also received a few gifts from my blogger friends…
Added by Reanaclaire on December 26, 2012 at 7:37am — No Comments
Tomorrow is Christmas Day... and wishes of Merry Christmas and Happy New Year has been "flying" here and there in Facebook, in blog posts, Sms-es, telephone calls... and from colleagues, friends and family...
So how are you celebrating your Christmas today? Tomorrow? As for me, going to church is something quite sombre tomorrow morning... no, it is not about the Christmas sermon... the sad news is that my Pastor will be making his last appearance in my church tomorrow and he will…
Added by Reanaclaire on December 24, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments
It was still dark when I was there joining in the queue at around 7am in front of the US Embassy entrance. My appointment was fixed for 7.40am, I guess the earliest slot for the day. Initially the queue was quite long but when the guard announced that those with appointment at 7.40am were only to queue up, the line became so much shorter.
After handing over my ID to the counter, I was given a security pass and I have to join another line again,…
Added by Reanaclaire on July 31, 2012 at 11:54pm — No Comments
To commemorate the Ramadhan fasting month, my colleagues collected some funds and together we teamed up to make two big pots of "Bubur Lambuk" to be distributed to all working staff in the whole building.
Briefly about "Bubur Lambuk" or also known as "porridge", it is a very popular dish served during the…
Added by Reanaclaire on July 27, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments
We are in East Denver not 5 miles from the events of last night’s tragedy. Many, many people have and will be affected from this horrific night. All people experience trauma and hearing about trauma differently. Below are some suggestions for talking to your kids about what they hear on the news and from friends and how to address common fears and concerns:…
Added by Stacy Hladek on July 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My four year old daughter just finished her first year of dance school at the most delightful dance studio in downtown Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Jeannie Cardinal’s School of Dance!
The studio is so family-friendly and really caters to the student and family who wants a wonderful dance experience without the pressure of competition. The studio is located just off the…Continue
Added by Jessi McD on June 26, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I love a good source for events in NYC and Red Tricycle has not disappointed yet, since their debut. If you haven’t had a chance checkout their schedule of events, there are some fun family events going on this week —> New…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on May 16, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments
Leaping into sweet inspiration ...
Leap Year is a year in which extra consideration should be given to inspiration.
Why? Because it is an extra day, a bonus day in a year of busy; an extra 24-hours to make up for time lost, friends or…Continue
Added by Cari Shane on March 1, 2012 at 9:50am — No Comments
I wrote this piece for www.theexaminer.com, as am a featured columnist, so it's specific to Los Angeles but most places offer same as below.
As a parent of 9-year-old twin girls, I spend a great deal of time looking for ways to entertain them…Continue
Added by rhonda talbot on January 28, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
What is a MUST during Chinese New Year? Besides the food, of course.... hahaha... Red packets are very "vital" during this festive season especially to those who are not married yet... they are the receivers whereas the married ones are the givers..
Just look at the receivers' faces... oh, I must also give with a cheerful heart.. hahaha.... the red packet.. it doesn't matter how much you put inside.. it is just a Blessing... not the money that counts, right? :)…
Added by Reanaclaire on January 28, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments