10 Summer Acitivities

May
21
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For a lot of schools, summer break begins at the end of this week! The kids are jumping around and cheering, but the grown ups have been racking their brains since after Christmas trying to come up with summer entertainment ideas for their offspring (lol). Trust me, I'm new to this whole process, so imagine my shock when other mommies asked me what camps we're signing up for or where we were traveling to when it was still freezing cold outside. I had no answers, and I had no idea the planning started so early!

Reading Made Fun

May
19
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As we approach the start of kindergarten, we're working more on our reading skills. But reading words off a piece of paper isn't fun, and S isn't really motivated to read easy books either (unlike some of his friends who read as a hobby). He always wants me to read to him. So I try to make reading fun to encourage him to read more. We started out with words then moved on to phrases. And with each, I try to create new games to make learning exciting. Last week, I decided to make this book.

Kodomo No Hi

May
5
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Today is kodomo no hi (aka Japanese children's day).

Mother's Day Mini Gift Guide - Part I

Apr
30
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I swear, women go out and literally can buy one or more things when they shop even though they don't really "need" anything. So naturally I've always thought buying a gift for women would be an easy task because they're easily tickled, they like everything. Right? But then every year right before mother's day - blank (my brain that is). I have no idea what to get my mother, my mother-in-law, my sister and (if I finally succeed with the first three) my close mommy friends.

Project: TreeLess TreeHouse

Apr
21
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Our little boy LOVES playing outside. Zoos, amusement parks or even Disneyland are great, but his favorite place to go is still the park. On special occasions, when we ask him what he wants to do, what his perfect day would involve, he would always say "I want to go to the park!". Kind of anti-climatatic but also great. Just shows how simple and innocent children really are. They don't need much to be happy.

Our Pick: Summer Shoes

Apr
16
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Our go-to shoes during the hot months of spring and summer are definitely Native Shoes. I admit I bought our little guy a few pairs of Crocs before even though they're not the most fashionable shoes. But truth is, every parent needs an easy-to-slip-on pair of shoes for their kids for those "jump in the car right now!!" moments or the we're-just-going-for-a-quick-walk/outing moments. And when the weather gets warmer, socks are really unnecessary, but so are stinky feet (aka wear sneakers sans socks).

Food Stampeed

Apr
14
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Stampeed as in Stamp-NEED. I used to buy so many rubber stamps when I first got into the whole crafting thing. Yeah, probably not the best way to spend money, but discovering the art of crafting was so exciting at the time. I couldn't believe it took me over 25 years to realize I was so passionate about something! But like with most things, the excitement died down and my stamps sat in a box in some corner of our office shelf until... S discovered his love for art-making and crafting!

When Shadows Come To Life

Apr
7
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I was so tempted to grab a pack of each of these shadow puppet kits by Moulin Roty (Les Petites Merveilles) when I saw them in the bookstore. Our little boy LOVES stories, and he especially loves the ones I make up. But the thing he doesn't know is that I love the ones he makes up even more!

Favorite Toys At 5

Mar
17
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These days we buy so many random things and toys for our little ones, but they always end up only playing with a few of their favorite things. Would be nice if we can test out the toys and return the ones our kids aren't interested in huh? At the age of 5, I feel like S's preferences have become more apparent. There are a few things he plays with over and over again everyday, sometimes I'm amazed he doesn't get sick of those things. But I'm not complaining! I love watching him play and he gets more and more creative as he grows up.

A Fleury Of Paper Art

Mar
12
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I've seen the beautiful work of Chloe Fleury around, but only recently found her name and website, so it's an exciting day!

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