As a part-time engineer and full-time stay-at-home-mom, you have to have a strong pipeline of activities at your disposal. These backlog of things to do is essential to keep your kids engaged and do something that they will learn something that I think would be important for them one day.

Here I will share things I did and liked which hopefully might be useful to you too.

Managing expectations

Managing expectations

Finally the first week of CNY is over. Lil J caught some bugs.. coughing badly then cry coz cannot sleep properly. Puke. X 10000. So the last few days the kids were in bed before 7pm. Coz I really cannot take the lack of sleep and whiny children. I am…


Learning Mandarin

I speak mandarin to my parents, English with my siblings and with TH mainly in English, mandarin or dialects when we are saying things that the children shouldn't know or German) He speaks hokkien(chinese dialect) with his family. I don't even know how to speak that. So we shall just…


Balloon hovercraft

As I was watching Big Bang theory on the new episode of Prof. Proton, I thought this science experiment would interest big J for sure. So today, we tried to remake it. You need: 1 balloon 1 bottle cap 1 CD Rom (this dinosaur is hard to find) Hot glue…


Expressing our feelings

Big J is having some problem with expressing himself or rather I notice his frustration and “anger” when he tries to talk to me.

To date he is 4years and 3 months old and also currently in this “you are not my friend phase”.

I went to our mini library and took out “the feelings book” and started looking for other materials to walk him through this difficult time.



Not sure what to do this holiday??? Check this out! I try to engage J in various learning methods, usually according to his current interest/mood. Currently, it’s numbers including addition, and subtraction. I asked my trusted bestie Google for printables, how to interest him in numbers, etc. Then I…

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