On Homeschool & Unschooling

The Best Playdough in the Whole Wide World!

Heh, thought that might make an impressive title. We have been making homemade playdough for a year now and I found the perfect recipe here. I've tried all kinds of methods. From no cook playdoughs to ones that just require flour + conditioner, yes, the kind you put in your hair. The best ones are still… Continue reading The Best Playdough in the Whole Wide World!

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Family Travels, Product Reviews

Me & my trusty Ergo, oh the places we’ll go!

A child may not know what direction he is going, but when he is attached to you, he doesn't feel lost. Gordon Neufeld Our first trip with Bubs. New Zealand 2013   I glanced down at my 6 month old baby, his puppy eyes gazing back at me like I'm his entire universe. There he… Continue reading Me & my trusty Ergo, oh the places we’ll go!

On Homeschool & Unschooling

Saturdays, Sunshine & Fresh Air

We cannot create observers by saying 'observe', but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses. Maria Montessori A lovely morning stroll at Singapore Botanic Gardens, collecting leaves & twigs, looking out for swans and basically soaking in the sunshine. We headed… Continue reading Saturdays, Sunshine & Fresh Air

Parenting

The problem with school holidays

I can't believe I am saying this, but boy am I excited that school holidays are ending soon! The initial thrill of not having to drive for an hour each day was quickly replaced by sheer exhaustion. The hubs have this notion that school holidays equate to packing everyday with 'something to do'. All I'd… Continue reading The problem with school holidays

On Homeschool & Unschooling

Calming Magic of Painting with a Toddler

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss We had a wonderful time creating colours - blue & yellow makes green, yellow & red makes orange, red & whites gives us pink, blue yellow & red turns brown!… Continue reading Calming Magic of Painting with a Toddler

Parenting

Unspoken Sibling Bond

Evan is going to be 6 months old come March! He is growing to be such a joyful little baby boy. And definitely adores his older brother. He loves to watch Emmanuel play & joins in whenever possible. Like this evening, Em was playing with our box of kinetic sand. Evan babbled & cooed to… Continue reading Unspoken Sibling Bond

Parenting

To my dear boy…

My child, I know the past 2 months have been tough for you as a big brother. Each morning, you wake up hoping for that familiar morning hug. But often you see me feeding and rocking your baby brother. All you can do is to wait or learn to take breakfast on your own. When… Continue reading To my dear boy…