A letter to my son, on starting Pre-K

To my little boy, When I hear your feet pitter patter down the stairs in the stillness of the early morning, I meet you with a smile and warm embrace while I immediately start praying that today, we wouldn’t have tears and perhaps, I can feel better about releasing your still tiny, fragile self to…

Choosing the right Jogging Stroller

Things To Consider When Buying Jogging Strollers Whether its your first child or your third/fourth/etc, having a great jogging stroller must be on one of your to-get list!! Most moms and dads purchase a jogging stroller because it is very beneficial when trying to get out and still have your baby comfortable and properly secured….

Fail to Plan; Plan to Fail

As my kids get older, one of the key things I do is plan…and I recognize that when I fail to plan; I should most certainly plan to fail aka be overly stressed out with half fed, tired kids. Some weeks are filled with things to do; doctor/dentist appointments, work commitments and deadlines, business meetings,…

3 Fun Summer Activities That Help Your Child Grow

“The (typically) wondrous months of summer are here! This means lots of time for fun in the sun. No matter what ages your kids are, this gives opportunities for new adventures whether it be a family vacation, days at the pool, or exploring the outdoors. However, there are also ways to ensure your children continue…

The Nose Frida

  How I survived 3 children without this is beyond my comprehension but now that I have it, just call me your professional snot sucker, booger catcher/fairy-helping-my–baby-breathe-easy-with-my-nose-Frida-wand-like-snot-sucking-abilities. Whew! By now if you don’t quite understand how much I dearly recommend this product, let me break it down; starting and ending with the pros 😉 It…

Teething Cookies

Sounds like a yummy treat that even a parent might enjoy…right? hmm, well– maybe not so much for us parents;  although a cookie treat while soothing a teething baby always seems like the best option to me! 🙂 What these cookies will do however is surely help sore gums with the specially designed textured ridges that…

10 Things I want to teach my kids about choosing Friends

Surround yourself with people who care more about God’s opinion of them than other people’s opinion. Find those who intentionally reach out to others from within their “inner circle” and connect with them Surround yourself with people who are not obsessed with material possessions. Seek out those who care more about doing the right thing…

Make Over Your Mornings

I distinctly remember sometime after my 2nd baby was born, i felt like i was drowning. For me, this was sometime around the 3rd month, when the adrenaline from having a new baby wore out and i found myself staying in jammies for most of the days and not washing my face until sometime around the afternoon……

When Kids No Longer Nap

This is a question I get asked a lot and over the spring break, I got a few messages from people specifically asking…“DO YOUR KIDS NAP AND IF THEY DON’T WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THEM?” Yes, all caps because these messages were coming from exasperated parents. I’m lucky  because yes, if time permits my…

Potty training | Illumibowl Review

Potty training is perhaps one of the most dreaded aspects of parenting for me. The rushing to the bathroom every 20 minutes, the accidents, the cabin fever from not leaving the house for a week or two even,  etc etc. Kudos to the moms who swear they can master this overnight but i’m not one…

Parenting in hindsight

Her hands were frail and her touch evoked a grandmotherly warmth as she held my hand and bent to touch the ragged hair of my 15 month old. “You’re such a doll” she said before looking around the table and reminiscing, “this reminds me of when my children were young. I had 5 of them….

Simplifying Life || Extracurricular Activities

As our kids get older and more involved in extra curricular activities, some days it can be overwhelming and exhausting. For example, last Saturday, there was swimming for 3 kids, Trampoline Park event with friends, lunch and karate competition tryouts for 1 kid all between 10 am and 3pm. Thereafter we did grocery shopping, some…