Supplementing Vitamin D in winter months


Vitamin D is a vitamin that is fat-soluble and not found widely in foods we consume. It is very crucial for adults and kids. It is required for bone health and immune system. It helps our body to absorb calcium and promote bone health. The very basic source of vitamin D is through the absorption sunlight through out skin. Our body produces … [Read more...]

A world without praise and encouragement

When you hear from experts on education and discipline, there is a big issue surrounding the use of  "Good Job!", aka praise. There is a really bad stigma around praise, almost as much as veral or physical abuse. Ok, I might be exaggerating a bit, but repetitive praise is widely cited as an obstacle character development. All the books I have read … [Read more...]

Teaching kids how to eat healthy

I am known as the crazy daughter or wacky daughter-in-law among my family members. I might turn into a evil witch when people offer unsolicited sweets or candies to my kids. Yes, I am that mother. I love deserts and chocolate myself, that’s for sure, I won't lie. "Sweets and candy" is not limited to grocery/bakery purchased packaged foods. For … [Read more...]

Rome wasn’t built in a day


Those who have “healthy eating, exercising and losing weight” at the top of their whose New Year resolution list and started working on the list right away on the 1st (or Monday the 2nd). How is it goingAny progress? I don’t know what you expect from yourself. If everything is going the way you planned, then great. I just wanted to write you, … [Read more...]

Preparing children for emergencies

Most of us must have experienced the nightmarish experience of being separated from our parents and getting lost in public.. I have experienced both. It happened to me when I was about 5 and to this day I remember it very clearly even though I don't any other memory until I was was. Thank God my mother found me later on. That scare I had when I … [Read more...]

How to teach your kids about stranger safety

We are raising our kids in an era of paranoia. Even though I consider my own parents as cautious and prudent, I am not sure I would be able to let my kids to do the things that I was able to do leisurely when I was growing up. (see parenting manual, chapter on “you’ll understand when you have kids”) At least, you could trust a small circle of … [Read more...]