Tag Archives: sleep

What have I learned about myself in summer 2018?

A saying by Benjamin Franklin goes, “there are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Following what I learned in summer 2017, some discoveries about myself in summer 2018: Plant-based meals with some portions of seafood and eggs are more suitable for me [1]. After I finish lactating, I plan […]

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 things do we really need?

On 20180527, after arrival from a heartbreaking multi-city journey of bidding farewell forever to the maternal grandfather of Little Prince and Little Princess, we found that our home at the birth city of both Little Prince and Little Princess too dusty. Consequently, Little Prince suffered from itchy eyes and itchy noses. He also sneezed non-stop. […]

Why children sweat more while sleeping?

In the early AM hours of 20180307, I wiped the sweat on Little Prince’s head, neck, shoulder and back. I also put a handkerchief as a barrier for his wet shirt and moved his position away from the wet pillow to another pillow. According to Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician, “it’s very common for children to […]

What are our plans for 2018?

One of the world’s longest living human planned a year in advance. This is a good habit that we can learn from as the act of planning itself will shape our daily choices and decisions. For all seasons: [daily] pray + sleep + eat + smile + exercise + learn + create/do [daily] brush the […]

How to prepare our children for their first tooth extraction?

On 20170914, we thought that we could have Little Prince’s infected teeth being extracted. However, the pediatric dentist working in the university had to perform a surgery, hence she would not come to the clinic. He could not eat and sleep well since last week and everyday seemed to be worse even though I had […]

What are our stories in autumn 2017 (part 2)?

This is part 2 of our autumn 2017 stories. On 20170912, after meeting my clients in the morning, I rushed to pick Little Prince up. Thankfully, I was allowed to eat at his school cafetaria (hence I had energy to meet my afternoon clients). School food tends to be cheaper than restaurant, and healthier than […]