On Rainbows and Unicorns: The Princess’ 7th Birthday

As I mentioned in my previous post here, my Little Princess is not so little anymore. She requested to celebrate with her friends and classmates this year, and after some (okay, a lot) of discussions, we finally decided to give her a party on the day of her 7th Birthday. Continue reading “On Rainbows and Unicorns: The Princess’ 7th Birthday”

7 Prayers for The Princess as She Turns 7

My baby girl is turning 7 years old. Before we turn the page on another chapter of your life, Princess, there are some specific things about this time that I want to remember, things I want YOU to remember as well. Continue reading “7 Prayers for The Princess as She Turns 7”

A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Since the Ball’s birthday fell on a day of summer school, the Hubby and I talked it over, and instead of letting him miss school to celebrate, we decided to celebrate in school with his classmates and teachers. So.. viola! Our very first school party! Continue reading “A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”

My Top 10 Field Trip Tips for Parents

I went on the nth school field trip with my daughter a few weeks ago.  It’s heart-warming to see how the kids enjoy discovering new things and places, how excited they are when trying things for the first time, and how proud they are when their parents can come along.  The hubby and I take turns going with the Princess every year, but since I’m the one who prepares them and fixes whatever they need to bring regardless, I’ve learned a thing or two about accompanying my child on a field trip. Continue reading “My Top 10 Field Trip Tips for Parents”

On Flowers and Milkshakes: 2-on-1 parent time with your child

One of the things I really love about weekends is that we get to spend time as a family.  The hubby and I try to put work aside, and I’m thankful that for most of the year, the Princess doesn’t have to do schoolwork over the weekend.  I admit that often though, most of our attention diverts to the little one during family timeespecially when he’s running around or wants to eat. So, we decided to consciously make an effort to schedule both 2-on-1 and 1-on-1 time with the little Princess. Continue reading “On Flowers and Milkshakes: 2-on-1 parent time with your child”

When you know you’re a Parent


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I had a somewhat unusual self-revelation while watching the auditions of American Idol.  I realized that you know you’re a parent when your dreams and ambitions take the backseat, and you find yourself instead devoted to enabling your children to achieve theirs. Continue reading “When you know you’re a Parent”