Parenting Tips

Things Everyone Should Own

Everyone talks about what to own and what to buy. It is all about consumerism. Here is a great post from my favorite author, Leo Babauta who talks about what to own. I thought I share it here for inspiration.

This list is definitive.

  1. Pen and notebook. For jotting down life lessons, and starting a novel.
  2. A library card. To read the Tao Te Ching, Anna Karenina, and Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind.
  3. A phone for calling friends, so you can spend time together. Email works too, and this can be done for free via the library internet computer.
  4. A set… Continue reading

How To Use Email Without Stress

One of the problem as a Parent and an employee I have is email clutter. Many people think of clutter as in house clutter, but computer email can be a big clutter that can take up so much time and stress. Once during my brother’s marriage, I did not check my office email for 1.5 weeks time, when I got back I had 343 emails waiting in that short time. I was so behind in emails and was stressing out as I was behind work too. Personal emails can be as bad, specially as spammers seem to find my email… Continue reading

Decluttering Tips For Clean House

One of the things that gives me most peace is have a clean, simple home. When I wake up in the morning and walk out into a living room that has been decluttered, that has a minimalist look, and there isn’t junk lying around, there is a calm and joy that enters my heart.

When, on the other hand, I walk out into a living room cluttered with toys and books and extra things all over the place, it is chaos and my mind is frenetic. I’ve been a simplifier and a declutterer for years now (probably 8-9 years) and… Continue reading

How To Volunteer Right Way

Volunteering Tips

This past Christmas season, I wanted to get my kids into the real spirit of Christmas, so we looked for opportunities to volunteer or donate to good causes last month. We enjoyed it so much that we want to continue it year round. It’s a great feeling to do something good.

We’ve participated in the Angel Tree program, each of our children buying gifts for a child whose parents are in prison. That was a lot of fun. We also donated used toys in good condition that the kids don’t play with anymore to the Salvation Army thrift… Continue reading

Simplify your Closet & Clothes

Today’s Doable Task: Edit your wardrobe.

Take a look at your closet — is it stuffed full of clothes you don’t wear? Do you have trouble picking out what to wear in the morning? Are there clothes you don’t fit, don’t like, or can’t wear because they are stained or torn? How about your clothes drawers? Overstuffed?

If so, your wardrobe may be in need of editing. Let’s be honest: most of us are in this category. And even though I’ve greatly simplified my clothing needs, every six months or so, I need to go through my closet to see… Continue reading

What Is Attachment Parenting?

I never knew there was anything called attachment parenting when I got first time pregnant. I did not think much about raising before I gave birth. I baby sat as a teenager and played with other babies and kids, and it seemed simple enough as I was not the main care giver for the child. Everything changed when I gave birth to my first child! He changed me, to a better mom.

My first born was very intense, constantly nursing and wanted to be held always. While friend who have birth to a baby girl about 2 weeks earlier was… Continue reading

Personal Parenting Story:

Attachment Parenting HQ website is born out of my personal experience with pregnancy, miscarriage and high need child that needed all the attention. When I started attachment parenting concept by Dr. Sears, I felt alone as I did not know many parents who were supportive or know why we did certain parenting things differently. I wanted to create a site that can be beneficial to other parents who might be in same situation as I was. No, I am not expert by any means, but I have learned a lot and here I am sharing what I know to other… Continue reading

Why Parents Choose To Homeschool

There are many people who are homeschooling their kids at home via independent studies, charter school or other legal ways to homeschool a child at home. Often time, many parent of public going kids also supplement education via private piano, art and language classes in weekend, that is also sort of like part time homeschooling.

If you are already homeschooling parent then you know the benefits such as pros and cons of homeschooling and why you chose to do homeschooling. For those who are thinking about homeschooling or have little knowledge about homeschooling wonder why anyone would want to home… Continue reading

How To Make Rainy Day Fun For Kids

If your kids are my kids in any ways, they love to play outdoor. My toddler loves to dig, dirt where our flower beds are and love to run around bare feet on grass. I generally am with the kids when they are out, and get sunshine for myself too. However when it is raining, we feel stuck inside and do not do much activities.

We all have heard this song,

“Rain, Rain Go Away.

Come Again, Some Other Day.

Little Johnny Wants To Play.”

So, when there is rain, kids usually do not get to play outside. One day… Continue reading

Home Remedies for the Common Cold

When winter times comes, all many parents of young kids dread, as often kids will through many cold, sniff, and cough in the season. While it is not serious, it can get serious in terms of bronchitis or pneumonia if not watched properly. The common cold is a miserable condition that is caused by an invastion of a number of viruses that have spawned in the nose and throat – such as coronavirus, metapneumovirus, adenoviruses and over 100 serotypes of rhinovirus, a type of picornavirus. It has been said that the basic cold can be caused by over two hundred… Continue reading

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