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Tagged With: Parenting

Juggling Motherhood & A Career

Foreword: I wrote this article for a Polish magazine called ‘Voice For Life’. I wrote it in English, then it was translated into Polish by Ms. Alicja Babkiewicz and published in the January 2009 issue of the said magazine. I hold a senior position in a Malaysian company that is in the manufacturing sector. My … Continue reading »

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Instilling The Love Of Books In Your Child

One of my earliest memories as a child was of a desperate longing to learn how to read. I used to gape in awe at the books in the library of Maryknoll College in Kapalong (a small town just outside Davao City, Philippines), where my mother used to teach. I’d stare at illustrations of Pinocchio … Continue reading »

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The Twins @ 2 Yrs 3 Mos & Some Tips On Boosting Children’s Intelligence

I am recording this for posterity. At 2 years and 3 months, the twins can: identify the major colours; identify common animals and some of the not-so-common ones, like the flamingo; identify fruits; identify shapes and state the shape of objects; understand the concept of numbers and counting; count up to 10 in English, Malay, … Continue reading »

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Traveling with Kids

Perhaps you’re wondering what it’s like to travel with 5 kids. To put it mildly? STRESSFUL!!! The packing alone is daunting. I always try to minimize the amount of luggage that we have to take along but, at the same time, I learned the hard way from past trips that it’s safer to bring some … Continue reading »

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No More Tears

The twins achieved a major milestone today — they didn’t cry at all when I sent them to playschool this morning, on my way to the airport. Normally, they’d cry and scream and cling at whatever part of my (or DH‘s) clothing they can hold on to, something that they don’t do when other people … Continue reading »

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