How to fill the gaps in your life – What to do when we feel we are not enough

I have been a kindergarten teacher for 10 years. I'm not a trained teacher, but in Japan it is easy to get a job as an English teacher without a license. So always having wanted to be a teacher of little ones,  I was blessed to so easily find a job doing what I love … Continue reading How to fill the gaps in your life – What to do when we feel we are not enough

What memories are you making?

This weekend we went to Disneyland! One of my dreams, was to take my kids to Disneyland, I love the magic of it all and the memories we can create their! Even though my daughter is only 2 and probably won't remember a lot, seeing her twirl to the Cinderella music and get excited about … Continue reading What memories are you making?

3 Ways to be ‘Team Mates’ in your Parenting

It was an ice cream that fueled it. Such a fuss over ice cream. I like ice cream, but my daughter inevitably likes it more! I had already established a rule with her that she could have ice cream if she collected all the pom poms in her "I'm nice" jar. (This was a jar … Continue reading 3 Ways to be ‘Team Mates’ in your Parenting

7 Tips to Help your Baby and Toddler Flourish in their Speech

My 2 year old daughter has become very chatty  - she loves to talk whilst she is playing, whilst she is out and about, at the dinner table and especially when it's time to say goodnight, she suddenly starts gibbering away something very quickly to make me stay in her room! She is a lot … Continue reading 7 Tips to Help your Baby and Toddler Flourish in their Speech

40 Ideas for a Fun Family Time With Toddlers

Last week I talked about the importance of family time and how to create a great family environment at home! This week I want to share some practical idea's you could try to bring your family closer together.  He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it … Continue reading 40 Ideas for a Fun Family Time With Toddlers

4 Factors that Create a Great Family Environment

When I became a parent I read many parenting books and manuals on how to look after a baby, feeding, bathing, dressing, sleeping. I didn’t have a clue. And then when Kara became a toddler I would read manuals on how to deal with tantrums and potty training. There is lots of info out there … Continue reading 4 Factors that Create a Great Family Environment

4 Kinds of Behavior to Model for your Kids

The other day we were getting ready for dinner, Kara was hungry and I was trying to get the food on the table, daddy’s phone rang and he answered it and Kara shouted at him “No daddy, not phone time now!” At first I can’t help but laugh, but I saw it - mini me! … Continue reading 4 Kinds of Behavior to Model for your Kids