Is my boy stage fright?

I saw Zoe dancing while singing ohhh...ohhh...ohhh (in the tune of lady gaga's roar). I asked him who taught him and he replied it's teacher Joy. I remember there was a letter from their school informing parents about the upcoming foundation week. So I figured it might be a presentation for that said event. I went searching for the song on youtube and played it and he was smiling upon hearing the song so I asked him to dance for me. After that, he has been practicing at home almost every night. And then the big day came. I remember how excited he was, he even reminded me to not go to work because I'll be going with him to the school to watch him

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I Got Note

The little man saw a notepad on my desk while we were reviewing for their final exam. Then he asked me to stop for a while as he has something to write for me. While he requested me to spell the word he writes it on the notepad... And I got my first sweet note from my preschooler...He was baffled as to why the word "mommy" ends with "Y" and so I gave him an "I" instead...

Parenting A Sensitive Toddler

Our youngest Zian is naturally cheerful. He made us laugh most of the time. But, you'll hear him shrieked whenever his brother took his favorite toy, burst into tears whenever I said no, and sulk whenever I scold him. Sometimes we will just see his tears rolling on his cheeks just because someone did not pay attention to him. There was even a time that he refused to sleep with me after scolding & spanking him. . He's way too sensitive and obviously, I'm a bit lost on how to handle my son's emotions. Yesterday, he shrieked when I refused to let him drink a chocolate drink early in the morning. I let him feel his emotion for a while, after all I have chores to finish.

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UAE School Hunting

For the past few weeks, we have been preparing for our "big move" to Dubai to be with my husband. We have been praying for our family to be together and we are glad that God is slowly showing us a preview to soon be answered prayer. photo from cliparts.co   Part of this preparation is hunting for a preschool for our eldest Zoe. I have been thankful that I have access to internet since most schools in the UAE has its website. Also, KHDA's (Knowledge & Human Dev't Authority) 2014 school ranking is really of big help. As expected, tuition fees are expensive and I didn't expect that school registration starts very early. Currently, I have been on a virtual tour

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The Lord is Good

At this time, I hardly get the kids to pray before sleeping and so, I thought of doing memory verses with our eldest Zoe as another way of introducing God to our little ones. I was glad he was okay with it, except that I have to bribe him with a prize in order for him to properly recite the verse. We started with 4-6 sentences verses to make it light for him. I picked out Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all! as his first memory verse. Our youngest Zian, who is only 2 years old also tried to memorize the verse in his own little "language". God by nature is good and the evidence of his goodness is evident in His creation and triumphs.

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And the little pre schooler ranked third

Had I not checked Zoe's assignment notebook "early" today I would not know that it was distribution of their grades today from 8:00-10:00AM. Good thing his school is just 10 minutes walk away from our place. And here comes the surprise! Our son ranked third in the whole nursery level. I didn't expect that he would get the third spot since he only ranked seventh in the first quarter. That seventh place challenged me to give more time on Zoe's studies so he could maintain his grades. But being a working mom, I hardly get a time to teach him, only during periodical exam. And so I am very happy and proud of this achievement. For despite my shortcoming, he improved and got the third

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A Good Start

Even before we enrolled him at school, I have noticed my son’s interest in studying. But children are children. We normally have grumbling moment during study time at home that will eventually lead to unfinished assignments. At school, separation anxiety kicks off two weeks after the start of classes. And I get frustrated when he felt that same anxiety during his third month in school. Though he would go home with stars sometimes, I never expected that Zoe will be one of the top 10 students of nursery level. He ranked seventh for the whole nursery level and fourth in their class. While it is normal to feel proud as parent, his achievement became a challenge for me to improve my way of motivation and

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Chinese 101

Our son Zoe is studying at a Chinese school. Our family has no trace of Chinese blood, it's just that this school happened to be so close to our place maybe around 5-10 minutes walk. That's the very reason why we chose to send him to that school. Before enrolling, I thought of how am I gonna teach him about Chinese subject since I know nothing about Chinese language. I've asked friends whose kids are also going to Chinese schools and they’re common answers are “hindi ko sya tinuturuan. Ako ang tinuturuan nya.” Well, that’s true, that thing also happened to me. My son was teaching me how to count in Chinese and I don’t want that to happen always. Well I don’t have to

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Zoe’s First Day of School

And so here comes the first day of school for the little man. Officially a nursery student at 3 and 6 months old. A week before the classes start he knew that he's going to school in a few days. I didn't know if he got a glimpse of what school is, but we're telling him that he's gonna play, learn to read and write and meet new friends. He's been to our church's Sunday school so I guess he will have a little idea about what school is. He was not the only one excited for this milestone but mom and dad and the little bro were as excited as him. Look at Zian, he's ready to go as well with his stuff. They

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Getting Ready for School

Time really does fly. Our eldest Zoe will be attending school this school year as nursery. He is not enthusiastic about it, as he keeps on telling us that he doesn’t like to go to school. But I guess he will soon be in to it. He is officially enrolled, and yesterday, together with the soon school boy, we bought supplies that he’ll need in school. There was quite a long list and tagging along the little one on a rush school supply shopping was not a good idea at all. He fell asleep while shopping good thing I was able to grab a cart so he took a nap while leaning on my left shoulder and I push  him while I grab supplies with

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A Pet and My Boys?

It's been three years since our sweet and zippy Mojo left us due to skin disease. After his passing we choose not to get another pet which made us miss him more. I miss playing with him and shopping for his food and stuff. Just this afternoon while browsing the net, I saw a cute dog collar at EntirelyPets. That made me miss him more. If Mojo is still with us, I would have them delivered to our door step. :( Ohh...wondering how my boys would be if we have pet in the house. Will they be a good master? Soon enough they'll be ready to have one. I just hope we could still afford to have a pet since they'll be both schooling by

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Hat and the Boys

Lately, our youngest Zian was trying to wear his baby hat. It was funny watching him doing so as the hat won't fit his head anymore. We should get him a new hat especially now that summer is here. I'm gonna check wholesale hats in the market since I'll be buying more than two pieces. And I am hopping to save some bucks. My boys especially my eldest are used to wearing hats. Just like their bottle of milk it's a must bring whenever we go out door. I guess they got it from their hat collector dad. I get to check online stores and I found this cadet cap with stars of texas which is nice and unique and might even look great with

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How About a Little Drummer Boy in The Family?

Our eldest Zoe will be attending pre-school this school year. In preparation, I have visited few schools nearby our area and I was quite surprise with the tuition fee rates, it’s quite expensive especially progressive and Montessori schools. There was a school that offers music class for the MAPE subject. I like this idea so we don’t have to spend extra bucks for music classes. If ever my son gets in that school, I would prefer the drum lesson for him. I would be very happy if he’ll be our little drummer boy. I’ve known a friend who plays drums and he told me it would be a great advantage if a person gets exposed with drums at an early age. I hope our boy

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Selfie Morning

This morning while taking pictures for the printing shop, the youngest Z came and wanted his morning snap. I'd say he wanted his selfie picture that early morning. I couldn't say no, so here's his morning smile for a morning selfie pic.

Getting Ready for a Guitar Lesson

“Mommy can you tell daddy to buy me a guitar please!” Yet again, Zoe reminded me to tell his daddy to grab him a guitar. I feel like he is too young for this, and he might not be ready to strum those strings. We were scouting for guitars few weeks ago but unfortunately we decided to have him a toy guitar instead. His interest with guitar excites me and I am looking forward for a guitar lesson and (perhaps) a guitar recital or a rock in roll gigs maybe. Sure I’ll be a proud mom. By the way if you are looking for a guitar, I saw a good deal at my favorite guitar store, you might be interested to buy michael kelly guitar.

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