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Our first month re-learning how to care for an infant

Our first month re-learning how to care for an infant

Re-learn how to care for an infant It has been a month since Daniel is born and he is fast outgrowing the clothes that he used to be able to put on a few weeks ago. His 0-6 month rompers are a bit tight to put on him now. From 2.966kg to 4kg, it’s time...
Sports and outdoor activities I did when I was young

Sports and outdoor activities I did when I was young

I’m thankful that my parents always made time to bring us outdoor and even for short trips to Malaysia, though we were not well-to-do and my father as a sole breadwinner had to work two shifts to make ends meet. It touches my heart to learn from my mom that my father though he was...
Prunenurture is featured on Motherhood Magazine

Prunenurture is featured on Motherhood Magazine

I bought this January 2014 issue of Motherhood magazine for ONE reason – Prunenurture is featured, together with five other blogger moms, in this article, “Life Lessons your child can teach you“. In November last year, I was invited to share a lesson I learn after I become a mother. Here’s my biggest lesson learnt...
Only ONE thing in 2014

Only ONE thing in 2014

I woke up early on the first day of 2014, took out my past year diary and browsed through the posts I wrote in my 2013 personal diary. It brought back precious memories of Dot’s first few days in her kindergarten, some amusing conversation we had, my personal thoughts, some useful and wise quotes I...
New exercise routine?

New exercise routine?

Last year, I only exercised once a week and some weeks I did not even jog. This year, I have resolved to exercise at least twice a week but I wondered how I am going to do it. J suggested that after I send Dot to her pre-nursery class in the morning, which is a...
Random acts of kindness are good for our souls

Random acts of kindness are good for our souls

A Kindness Story – True story One evening, S and D saw an old man pushing a cart loaded with stacks of cardboard behind them when they were crossing the busy road to get to IKEA . He walked and pushed the cart in snail pace and halfway on the road, his cardboards fell off...
Our first home-made apple pie

Our first home-made apple pie

Jay told me that Shannon, our niece has been paying $50 to learn baking for one hour. At the end of the day, she got the cake home, a certificate of particiaption but no recipe to bring home to practice baking the cake again! After discussing with Jay, we think that it is not worth...
Finally we wrote letters to our children

Finally we wrote letters to our children

There are so many distraction in my world that the task of writing to our Bridge of Hope children never get to be crossed out on my to-do-list. Writing letters to our sponsored children has been a pending task for a couple of months and we finally took action and wrote letters to our children....
Like a rose trampled on the ground..

Like a rose trampled on the ground..

One morning, Dot got off the bed, rubbed her sleepy eyes and walked towards me in the living room. “Mommy, I want to watch Sound of Music.” “Cannot watch TV in the morning. You want me to read you a book.” Shaking her head, she replied, “No. I want to paint.” “Ok.” Painting in the...
It only takes a spark

It only takes a spark

It is not often to hear from J said that he cried listening to a sermon – not just once but twice when he listened to Dr. K.P. Yohannan, the President and founder of Gospel For Asia. After listening to this sermon, he urged me to listen. As I listened, my mind and heart are...
Mothers, do you know you rule the world?

Mothers, do you know you rule the world?

Mother’s Day is a day to honor those women who have made a difference to our lives – our mother, aunt, sister or even a dear friend who have added new meaning and perspective in our lives. Even as mothers ourselves, we are on a divine mission to raise up our children in the ways...
A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

After Dot turned one, she starts to exercise her independence more as she grows. When she does not get things her way, she will whine and cry. Sometimes she will just swing her hands and knock off what is before her. Many times, I found myself fuming within when Dot made a mess, refused to...
Nature speaks

Nature speaks

It seems like of late little plant by the sidewalk and the orange sky are speaking to me. Let me explain. One late morning, I just got off the bus with Dot and was on our way to my mom’s place. As I walked, this little plant by the sidewalk just seems to speak to...
How to keep Dot warm on a cold, rainy day

How to keep Dot warm on a cold, rainy day

On one cold, rainy afternoon, Dot did not have any long pants at grandma’s place. Thinking how to keep her little legs warm – why not wear mommy’s t-shirt over her clothes!
My bite-sized childhood memories

My bite-sized childhood memories

Childhood, so pure and innocent, passes by so fast – such beautiful memories ought to be captured cos’ they are so precious! I was flipping through my old childhood photo albums and they brought back beautiful childhood memories. I told Dot that I used to be a baby and toddler just like her. Pointing at...