Category happiness

How to simultaneously raise a happy toddler and a happy preschooler?

In Summer 2018, I realized that I subconsciously copied what I have learned to my parents. For example, to increase the alertness of Little Prince in caring for Little Princess, I copied what Papa used to say to me when I was responsible for my sister and brother. “If something happens (e.g. disability), you must […]

How to walk away from someone or something that is not right for us?

Sometimes, we encounter someone or something that is not right for us. For the sake of our sanity and serenity, we must walk away or minimize exposure to them. To walk away: nurture inner strength to keep calm. practice self-love breathe be firm on our decisions learn to accept some things are not going to […]

What are house chores that we appreciate others to assist us?

Mama taught me that time is one of the most important treasures that we have, hence if we can outsource some house chores (i.e. we exchange our money for someone else to help us do the house chores), that would be great. Some tasks that I appreciate others (e.g. a cleaning lady) assist us to […]

What can we learn about being mortal?

Few days before our father’s death, which we didn’t anticipate [1], I was browsing the New York Bestselling list. Similar to my father who writes a book about his passion, I aspire to be an author whose books are widely read and benefit many people. Then, I encountered a book entitled “Being Mortal: Medicine and […]

How to use Facebook?

After I finished washing grapes (with a mixture of balsamic vinegar as we were running out of white vinegar) at ~12.30 am of 20180411, I suddenly missed and became curious of a friend so I checked the Facebook, then another friend and so on. In the end, I slept at 2 am plus but had […]

What are your plans after stopping lactation?

On 20180323, Honey Panda informed me that Little Prince prefers mother’s milk (even it’s thawed from the frozen ones and does not taste as good as the freshly pumped breastmilk) over milk powder of Aptamil 3. She drinks less milk than before, but thankfully she loves to eat diverse food though. Honey Panda mentioned that […]

How to protect us from hurtful words?

Words … There is one who speaks rashly, like a piercing sword; but the tongue of the wise brings healing. [Proverbs 12:8] Words that are hurtful to us, act an arrow that pierces our inner being. To protect us from hurtful words: Nurture our inner strength. We cannot control their words but we can control […]