together we find joy

Together we find joy

November 6, 2013, 0 Comments

So many have written about motherhood. Why one more? Why so many more? The other day I would not be able to do marketing, it tires me physically. I wouldn’t be able to keep the house neat & tidy, it’s just that one more thing on our chore-list. One more meal to prepare. No, one more interesting, healthy meal to prepare. One more lesson to plan. One more toy to pick up. One more unlovable moment to love, one more teachable moment to teach, just that one more moment to cherish. Then one day, everything came crashing together. Tears flowed…

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Celebrating Domesticity – Home Art

April 12, 2013, 0 Comments

I’ve always admired those who specializes in home-made bakes. There is something about the familiarity of scents that brings comfort and warmth into a family. I remembered that as a little girl, I could smell whatever my mother was cooking in the kitchen and immediately felt a sense of belonging.  So many aromas are lost in modern homes because of the pressure for both parents to be in the workforce, leaving household chores and preparation of meals in the hands of domestic helpers. In our family, we try to bake from time to time but really we love creating art…

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Being a mum…

October 9, 2012, 1 Comment

An Interview with Sharon of Oak Tree Baby by myplayschool.net by Rachel on September 21, 2012 I am Sharon, a stay home mum of two boys, aged 3.5 and 5.  We are a family who is passionate to see the next generation rise to become strong and we love to empower others to do the same.  My blog Oak Tree Baby was founded on the basis of growing strong kids and not just smart ones.  Our days are filled with simple pleasures of playground, nature play, and regular time spent together cuddling up with piles of story books or toy…

Can you afford a hug

July 12, 2012, 2 Comments

My younger son was crying out for justice. I met a friend two weeks ago. Big brother was playing with his keychain and it fell in between the seats. We were in the restaurant. Both boys wanted to retrieve it. I was in a hurry to leave, so I bent down, retrieved his keychain with a chopsticks and handed it over to Kor kor. Little brother was not pleased, he cried afoul! He wailed and wailed all the way to the cashier and he wailed harder because he said he kept saying he wanted to take the keychain for Kor…

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Survival without a maid

February 8, 2012, 0 Comments

  Eeeks… we’ve been there! Whatever it is, for a nation who has so relied on maids, we felt so handicap when our trusty maid left for home. My boys are 3 and almost 5 yr old. I don’t know any preschoolers who don’t move and chatter non-stop from sun rise till sun set and mine do. We used to have a maid, but she left so I guess we HAD TO SURVIVE without one. At the time when my maid left. We were in the midst of selling our house, finding a new one, getting a new maid, setting…

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I am a mum and I have a Life!

May 24, 2011, 0 Comments

I am a stay-home-mum to two cheeky & very chatty boys, but I am also an individual, a child of God, my mother’s daughter, a King’s child and very much in love with my maker, my husband, my kids & my friends. Recently I heard of a man who told of a trip he made. In his book, from Darkness to glorious Light, he details his encounter with heaven. He died physically and was taken to heaven where he was met by God personally. He was given a tour around this place where there were many mansions in the garden…

Parenting – Extreme Sport?

March 7, 2011, 0 Comments

I did rock-climbing for the first time last Saturday. Rock-climbing was touted as an extreme sport by many, yet so many climbers have enjoyed doing it. I thought it was rather boring because things are so still. I am one who would rather dance or swim, if you know what I mean; I like to have more than one thing on the move. Parenting is like that in many ways isn’t it? Would parenting be an extreme sport to you? Or would it be a tad toooo boring? It is easy to lose our focus when we have 101 things…

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Purpose Driven Housewife

January 11, 2011, 0 Comments

I wanted to give a quickie update on things recently. Our family’s been on a holiday for 15 days and things are great with the kids, none of them had any major illness – God’s mercy most certainly especially for my eldest son. I had encountered so many events though that left me ponderous and in my busy sorting and reflection of thoughts had taken too many days to pen them down. There were more urgent things. One immediate thing which I thought was important to share, at the beginning of the year, traditionally. Visions, dreams, goal-setting etc. I received…

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Goal Setting for Family

November 27, 2010, 0 Comments

I’m into a phase of goal-setting recently. Its one of the making-our-home-a-better-place for our family things that moms do all the time. It all started when I am missing the dates that my husband used to take me out to! Yikes! Big deal? Yes of course! Take out courtship after marriage and we can be sure that the foundations of family life becomes rocky. Why do I set goals when the list look like a bunch of common sense items. Well, if we do not have a line to start us off, it will not be long before we criss-cross…

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Not Just a Mother but a Wife

November 27, 2010, 0 Comments

It is easy to lose sight of our roles when we have two pairs of cute eyes looking up to us each day. I think it you have 4 pairs of cutey eyes or more, it is alot tougher? ;p So while these books help us in a way. I’ve been married for 5 years but have always thought the role of a wife comes naturally. Well, to be honest, I do have questions what submission really means from time to time, but since leaving the marketplace to be a Stay-home-mom, I am not rushing from work place to home,…