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… Continue reading Prunenurture is featured on Motherhood Magazine

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… Continue reading Only ONE thing in 2014

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… Continue reading Random acts of kindness are good for our souls

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.… Continue reading Finally we wrote letters to our children

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… Continue reading A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

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… Continue reading Nature speaks

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 the photos, I asked Dot, “Mei, where is mommy? Ah Yee (aunt)? Ah Gu (uncle)?”.  Then we were still babies, toddlers and children. After a while, she could recognize the younger version of her mommy, her aunt, her uncle and even her grandparents.

Recently my childhood playmate got in touch with me via Facebook. We lost touch with each other for more than 15 years. It warmed my heart to be able to get in touch with her again. She told me she still remembers that bottle of paper cranes I made for her. So touched!

I remembered life back then was so carefree and fun. We always got to play “zero-point”, hide and seek, hopscotch, “five stones” with our neighbours.  We visited our neighbours’ home often as well to play.

Christmas celebration at my neighbours' house

My parents and relatives brought us to many interesting places during our younger days – zoo, bird park, parks, playground, Haw Par Villa and many more.

My siblings and I visited our grandma often who stayed in a kampong.  We enjoyed running and chasing the dog, fishing, rearing chicks, climbing trees, catching ladybird – many fun things that kids nowadays rarely have chance to do.

This was our childhood playground
My dear siblings in our younger days

As much as we could remember, we would like to share with Dot our childhood memories and our lives. Just in case, she does not know that her mommy and daddy used to be young too!

I am thankful especially to my parents, grandma, relatives and childhood playmates who left such beautiful childhood memories for me. Thank you!