Hi parents, what do you do with the junks you cleaned out during spring cleaning? Or the old pair of jeans that no longer fits? Or the pet rabbit which no one has time for? Instead of throwing them away, or selling them for a few lousy bucks to a karang guni man (he probably wouldn’t take that rabbit anyway), you could consider offering them to the Freecycle group!
The Freecycle Network was originated in the US, and a local chapter had started several years ago. Its mission, as taken from the official site http://www.freecycle.org, is to “build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community”.
I have been baking cupcakes with my kids since my younger boy was 3 years old.
Both my boy(5) and girl(6) are now able to make cupcakes entirely on their own. They measure the flour, sugar, sift the flour, crack the eggs, etc. I only have to help them to turn on the mixer and put the cupcakes into the oven.
A Lesson of Faith
“Let me hire you as a nurse for my poor children,” said a Butterfly to a quiet Caterpillar, who was strolling along a cabbage-leaf in her odd lumbering way.
I'm into my 8th year marriage and things are still progressing upwards. We try to make ourselves more interesting for the other person. DH is a highly left brained person, so he's into logic, figures, finance. For me, I'm a central brained, so I'm alot more 'colourful' and adventurous type. Though we are very different, we have very common similarities - we dun like idle talking (talking for the sake of talking, I think generally men dun like women to idle-talk), family-committed, independent, hates crowded places etc etc.
We find common topics to talk about - our marriage, our progression in life/career/investments, buddhism, fortune-telling, children, where our retirement place will be in (and all sorts of things that we love to discuss). You will need to know which topics both of you are comfortable to talk about.
A short sharing by my son…
All About Mum’s Comfort Bolster
Mum had this bolster with her since her teenage days, I think. It was specially sewn by Grandma on an old-fashioned sewing machine. She then stuffed some cotton wool into it. A simple piece of cotton floral cloth was used to sew the cover. A very simple bolster, it appears ,but very comfortable and special as it reminds Mum of Grandmother’s tender loving care towards her.
The bolster has flattened over the years by Mum’s nightly hugs and squeezes and Grandmother would replace the cotton wool every now and then and she would change the cotton cover too.
Mum will sleep with it every night. I suspect it has her salivas and tears on it when she cries herself to sleep during sad days. That’s why my sister and I comment that it stinks. But to Mum, it is the smell of love.
Just be aware of what’s going on and decide for yourself if you wish to support or ignore.
"Parents' appeal to Education Minister"
Our Kiasuparents had recommended books, programmes, games and toys which they had find useful. Check out their recommendations and submit your own review!
This set of cards include some of the more popular dinosaurs shown in films such as Jurassic Park and Walking with the Dinosaurs. The fourteen dinosaurs featured here are : Allosaurus,Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Edmontonia, Parasaurolophus,Tyrannosaurus, Ornitholestes, Diplodocus, Spinosaurus, Utahraptor, Stegosaurus,