May 112015
 

As a mom to two grade schoolers, I thought that the responsibilities to my children, the stressful moments would be diminished as they get older. However, I was certainly wrong with that perception. The fact is, as they get older, they become wiser, they know how to defend themselves, reason out or even opposed to the parents if they thought we us parents are completely wrong or if they don’t like what we have told them to do. Wouldn’t that be sound stressful to you? Well, I think that’s just a package deal in parenting.

Reminiscing the Infanthood

When our babies were newly born, we took so much care of them. From preparation of baby essential supplies, feeding at the middle of the night, changing diapers when they were wet while we were at the beginning of our doze after the long sleepless night. Oh no, life was extremely remarkable and truly treasurable till the end of our lives as parents.

What was your major baby expenses when your kids were infants? Do you still remember? Aren’t diapers, baby formula and clothes? Although it is already 7 years had passed, but it is still bright as crystal in my mind how often we buy the diapers for our children. I admit, I love coupons and much more freebies! It is good to know that there are generous businesses out there who love to give away samples of baby products. I am sure many mothers out there love to open their hands wide and willing to open their doors for the free baby products. Do you know who particularly? Speaking of baby products, please click the banner below to have your free baby products delivered to your door.

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Apr 022015
 

Spring break was over just a week ago. As usual, the vacation lasted for two weeks and our kids had so much fun. I admit, the spring break will be costly if the parents will enroll their kids in a variety of outdoor activities like the spring break camp, which normally run for a week from 9am-5pm and cost almost $200, actually it varies in location and the activities to be tackled. There are also short sport activities and arts schools that await for the children. This year’s Spring Break, we didn’t enroll the kids in any paid Spring Break programs, so  if you are a mom, I am pretty sure you can imagine how busy the days are when you are with the children.

In order to get rid of the kids’ boredom and avoid hearing phrases from them such as “I am so bored mommy, what shall I do?” Well, mom must take action. Despite of the presence of legos, books, etc., yet they still want my attention. Sorry, television and gadgets (like tablet, etc.) are prohibited for babysitting our children at home.

One of the boredom eliminators I did for them is baking. Please refer to the images on how fun they executed every step of the way.

Spring Break Activity: Baking

Our kids both love to cook, they often uttered to me that they’ll join the Canada chef when they grow up. They become inspired when they saw the kids on television cooking and having fun.

This time I let them make donut and cupcake. They do the beating of the eggs, measuring and mixing the ingredients, till pouring of the batter into the baking pans. Continue reading »

Mar 192015
 

I have posted earlier the home reading program with a reward system that I exerted for our kids.  Our 7 year old son just completed his 50th book a few days ago, so as what I have promised to them, I am going to give their picked reward once they fulfilled what has been required by the implemented home reading program. They are both so excited for the final day!

We just went to the closest bookstore and purchased the prize for our son. And here he is holding his chosen item.

Home Reading Program

 

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Mar 152015
 

Kids' Reading Challenge

At home, I am giving our kids a motivational activity that can heighten their vocabulary knowledge, become a good reader, and as well as to foster good reading habit. Through this home reading program, I believe they can achieve those. The most exciting part here is they can receive their reward once they reach the required number of books to read. Of course, I imposed certain criteria for this program, and everything is stated below.

Criteria in Choosing Book to Read

1.) They must choose books to read according to their level. The higher, the better. – What I meant by higher is like Nancy Drew’s novel that contains many chapters.

2.) No books below their reading capacity or level – Why I am very strict with this is because I noticed that they just pick books like Scholastic intended for kindergarten level or under, and those have only a few words to read.

Criteria in Choosing and Claiming the Reward

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