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Thoughts: Parents and Authority

28 October 2017 – 10:55 am | One Comment

‘Gee, I can’t talk to my kids! They simply don’t listen to me!’
‘They just don’t obey me!’
‘I can’t get through to my kids.’

Here’s one common issue parents face today , that is: the LACK of …

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Habits that Potentially Create Gaps in Marriage

14 December 2017 | Posted in: Inspirational, Marriage & Relationships | No Comment


 
Parents,

Let’s remember how we are ‘husband and wife’, too, not just ‘Daddy and Mommy’.

Too often, we unintentionally create habits at home where we do our ‘Daddy-Mommy’ duties well, but they are in fact ‘unhealthy’ for our ‘husband-wife’ relationships.

Habits like:

– Wife sleeps with baby/kids, no longer sleeping on same bed with husband

– Husband accompanies kids to bed, and sleeps there with the kids. If this happens almost ‘every night’, minimal time is given to build ‘husband-wife’ relationship and communication (in our already busy day-to-day routines)

– Husband and wife talk ‘only about the kids’ and not share personal struggles and thoughts

Over time, such habits potentially create wide gaps in husband-wife relationships.

Getting married is easy.

Keeping the love, romance, communication (and fun!) in a healthy marital relationship takes a lot of effort, time, energy, commitment, sacrifice, self denial, humour, forgiveness, and of course prayers, from BOTH parties.

May God have mercy on us all, and our marriage.

Public Speaking for Kids Holiday Program

11 December 2017 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment


 
Public speaking and storytelling.

It can be a fun experience to some, and a dreaded one for others.

Glad to have had the opportunity to share knowledge, tips and skills with younger generation, with a hope to inspire and equip them better for challenges ahead.

Family: Treasuring 4 Generations

15 November 2017 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment


 
A 93yo mother of 5.
A 74yo mother of 4.
A 41yo mother of 3.

If this pattern continues, my kids will each have … 2 kids? =D

Anyway.

Such a blessing to still have ‘4 generations’ in my family.

The Joy of Teaching and Learning

10 November 2017 | Posted in: Daily, Places to Visit | One Comment


 
I love teaching children.

I know it is a passion, a calling God has placed in my heart, something I discovered close to two decades ago when I first taught Sunday School classes.

Over the years, with children of my own, I discover how raising and educating young ones take so much effort, time, and loads of God’s grace and mercy, too.

There are (many) super tough and mentally draining, frustrating moments. It’s not always sweet and nice.

The more I study and learn about something, the more I discover how I don’t know much about anythingOne thing I learn for sure, though.

I learn SO much from teaching others!

And I discover how, the more I study and learn about something, the more I discover how I don’t know much about anything! There’s so much that I don’t know!

I also discover the joy of sharing, too. Amongst many other things, of course.

Anyway, the above photo was when I had the opportunity to present a few paintings at Sophilia Fine Arts Center to school children and shared with these young ones more about them. A blessed opportunity indeed.

(Btw, if your school is keen to let students appreciate and learn arts at Sophilia Fine Arts Center, you can always get in touch with me for more info. Educational and fun! =)

Sponsored Video: Quantity and Quality of Time Spent with Our Family

8 July 2015 | Posted in: Advertorial, Inspirational, Parenting, Video | No Comment

 
I’ve always heard the saying, ‘It’s not about the quantity. It’s more about the quality of time.’
Someone shared with me sometime back, … 2 situations commonly found in families:
Mommy A spends 4-5 hours a day …

Between the two

17 October 2007 | Posted in: Parenting | No Comment

Being a Mom of two, I personally find it a daily challenge to be able to juggle and spend time ‘equally’ and wisely with the two kids.
Vai being the younger one who still needs a …

Brie : 4 years, 10 months

20 March 2016 | Posted in: Parenting | No Comment

 
The littlest in the family will turn FIVE in two months!

Before I forget what she’s like ‘right now’, here are a few updates =)
> She likes to make up her own songs and tune =)
> She …

One Special Day: Thoughts on Turning 40

28 June 2016 | Posted in: Daily, Inspirational, Marriage & Relationships | 6 Comments

 
So THE day has arrived.
I am now officially, 40.
If you’re well over 40, you’d probably roll your eyes and say, ‘Bleh. You’re STILL 40! You’re young!’
(My 91yo grandma said I’m soooo very young! Hehe)
If you’re under …

Thoughts : Relationships

25 October 2007 | Posted in: Marriage & Relationships, Parenting | No Comment
Thoughts : Relationships

I was SO inspired by today’s sharing at our Women’s Fellowship.
Here’re some thoughts I’d like to share with you.
>> Family is an institution, a unit, that God Himself has established. And at the very core, …

Marriage : Reasons Why Couples Connect Less With Each Other

14 February 2013 | Posted in: Inspirational, Marriage & Relationships | 2 Comments
Marriage : Reasons Why Couples Connect Less With Each Other

This year, my hubby and I would mark our 12th wedding anniversary.
And you know what they say, … the longer you’re married, the less ‘connected’ you both most likely are?
You think?
Well, these are the few …