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Car Rides : Our Opportunity to Build that Communication Habit with the Kids

16 September 2014 – 6:58 pm |

Here in Jakarta, I find myself ‘stuck’ in car rides (and traffic) with the kids a LOT. Everyday.
And this, naturally, can be draining. For the mom. Who is also the driver.
Like when the older ones …

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Books Deprived (Giveaway Voucher from NoQ Store)

7 April 2014 | Posted in: Daily, Giveaways, Awards & Reviews | 20 Comments

In today’s digital era, books seem to be a little ‘out-dated’ to some families.
Not in our family though.
The actual turning of real pages, reading, thinking, and being ‘lost’ in the imaginative journey a book can …

Driving in Perth vs Surviving Jakarta’s Streets

27 March 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment
perth street 2014

I had my first driver’s license in Perth, Australia, when I was 16.
Traffic there was and is still relatively orderly.
(Read: Most drivers follow the road rules! And even when there’s quite a bit of traffic …

When the Eldest Turned 10!

20 March 2014 | Posted in: Daily | 8 Comments

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I now have a TEN year old daughter.
I mean, … TEN?
Time flies!

We had a mini celebration with friends after school, just like what we did last year.
Hmm. …

Sorting Things Out

6 March 2014 | Posted in: Daily | No Comment
Sorting Things Out

I’ve been SO busy in the past weeks.
I mean, it’s like I can’t get to finish whatever work that I have in my list, and my things-to-do-list just keeps on piling on.
And, …

Capturing Brie Moments in Black and White

20 February 2014 | Posted in: Daily, Photography | 2 Comments
brie swim black and white

Sometimes, a pool and a bucket of toys, filled with a small spade and plastic bottles can keep a toddler happy and occupied.
As they say, simplest things in life are often the best.

PS: Happy to …

Brie : 2 Years, 8 Months

16 February 2014 | Posted in: Daily, Parenting | No Comment

It’s amazing how little children grow up SO fast.
(And they ‘grow up’ in the most obvious way when they are 0-3 years old, don’t they?)
The thing is, we spend time with them daily, but we’re …