Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Avoid House Moving Horrors

Moving from one house to another will surely require proper planning and preparation. You would need to properly pack things and find the right house movers to take care of your stuff. If you want to avoid house moving horrors, everything should be well-planned and prepared.

First thing that you must do is to record all your stuff. This may seem to be a very tiring task but it will help you keep track on the stuff that you own. You would not want to lose any of your precious collections. Make the record as precise as possible- or else they will all end up as "Misc" stuff.

Next is to make sure that you have all the supplies that you need for packing all your household items. Check if you have enough boxes, old news papers to wrap fragile items, markers to label each box. You can also use custom gift bags to pack your niceties.

Ask your friends and family members if they can refer a trusted house mover. It is quite hard to find house mover which will take care of your stuff. As much as possible, choose one which is recommended by someone you know.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tiger Moms: Are you one of them?

The book of Amy Chua entitled: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother has caused a lot of debates and discussions. I have checked some information about the book and it discuss things like strict parenting. According to her she raised her children the "Chinese parenting way".
She does not allow her children to watch TV, play outside or even the computer. She is not satisfied until her children get all A's in their report cards; she forces them to study and learn new skills. This is happening while the other kids are busy playing outside or enjoying Facebook. Although she admits that there are flaws in her approach to parenting, she said

"the Chinese parenting approach is flawed because it doesn't tolerate the possibility of failure. On the other hand, she sniffs that "there are all kinds of psychological disorders in the West that don't exist in Asia." When not contemptuous, some of her wry observations about Western-style child-rearing are spot-on: "Private schools are constantly trying to make learning fun by having parents do all the work," and sleepovers are "a kind of punishment parents unknowingly inflict on their children through permissiveness." 

I have to admit that I can be a strict parent and I can be a Tiger mom most of the time. My kids are not allowed to play on school days and when it comes to their grades in school, even though they get perfect scores in some subjects I am not satisfied with it unless all of the subjects have perfect scores. But I do not force study I want them to understand their lessons and listen to their teachers.

I believe there is no perfect formula in parenting. We can learn a lot from parenting books but we are not assured if their techniques are effective. What we normally do as parents is to apply the things that we saw from our parents, on how we were raised. As for me I think it is the most effective way, because I would like to believe that I grow up as a better person.

What about you, are you a tiger mom?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mommy and Me Monday: Wacky Photos of My Little Boy

Last Sunday before going to sleep, the little boy (Jeon) is in the mood to do his wacky poses. He asked me to take photos of us doing various wacky faces. So for my Mommy and Me Monday entry, here are some of the wacky shots of my little boy.

A lot of people say that Jeon and I have the same smile, and that he looks like me (OMG! I could see DadEngr's frown). This little boy knows how to use his charm most especially when hubby arrives from work.

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?
Hosted by Krystyn at Really, Are You Serious?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mommy Moments: New Photos

The week went by so fast, and it's time for another Mommy Moments. The entire January was focused into everything new. This week's theme is about New Photos; here are some of the new photos of the kids, hubby and me.
my three boys
Juan Raphael
Justin Gabriel
Jeon Aenied
DadEngr and Jeon
That's Me! I lost a little weight woot!
These photos (except my picture) were taken last January 15, it was the day of the Public Installation of Officers of JASML 333 of Free and Accepted Masons wherein hubby was elected as the Secretary for this Masonic year.

mommy moments

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mommy and Me Monday

Missing one child, the eldest child would not his picture to be taken with us. He is a young man according to him and does not want picture to be taken.

Photo taken during Public Installation of Officers of Free and Accepted Masons, hubby was elected as the Secretary.

Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?