How To Raise a Happy Child

Nature and nurture are in a never ending battle to claim the disposition of our children. While it’s true that the apple rarely tumbles too far from the tree, it is also true that there are a multitude of things we as parents can do to safeguard the childhoods of our children, limit their exposure to the more damaging elements the world will see fit to introduce in time, and do our best to raise a healthy and happy child.

We might not be able to help the variety of our branches, but we are the ones who control the… Continue reading

How To Unschool Your Child

Following is republished with an author approval from Happy Heart and MindUnschooling, a way of Learning and Teaching

Have you ever seen a newborn, how does he learns to crawl, stand or walk? We as an adult do not have learning sessions with infant to show how to crawl on your fours? Or, when we walk, how opposite hand and leg co-ordination should go? We do not have 30 minutes of classes and exams for it, yet infants learns to crawls, walk and chew and talk just by observing adults around him or her.

Knowledge and learning… Continue reading

What Kids Should Learn

Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world.

As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming irrelevant. I was trained in the newspaper industry, where we all believed we would be relevant forever — and I now believe will go the way of the horse and buggy.

Unfortunately, I was educated in a school system that believed the world in which it existed would remain essentially the same, with minor changes in fashion. We were… Continue reading

How To Be Patience With Your Kids

I did not know I had any issue with being impatience until my firstborn turned 2. He was so talkative and kept asking “why…why…”, after awhile, I was ready to call in expert on how to handle all the “why..?” questions that I simply did not have an answers for. I know I am not alone in feeling this way. I have since then improved but I need to meditate and work on my patience once in awhile.

Here’s a list of 10 great tips and methods I’m trying out and experimenting with to help me become a more patient… Continue reading

Make Family Time Fun

Is your family stuck in a rut? Are you bored? Do you find yourself wondering how you got so far off track?

You’re not alone!

All families go through times like these occasionally. I know I would love to be able to push a pause button and just sit, regroup and get back on track.

While that’s not literally an option, life doesn’t come with a pause button, there are ways we can get back in touch with our families. With a bit of effort it is possible to get in sync, connect and move forward in a deliberate and… Continue reading

Value of Stay At Home Parent For Kids

The following is excerpt from Leo Babauta’s earlier article, where he talks about having his wife decided to stay home with his six kids and how they are making it possible and how it affects them positively. I agree, I do not have 6 kids but I have 2 and it sure helps when I am home with them. That means, less money for us and other benefits sure outweighs, read more from Leo

The Value of a Parent Staying Home with Kids Why was it so important to us that Eva be able to stay home with the kids,… Continue reading

Healthy Cheese Snacks For Kids


  • 1 (12-ounce) packagemozzarella string cheese
  • 1 egg or vegan egg equivalent replacer
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 12Tbsp.  bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Marinara sauce,


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Remove cheese from packaging and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk egg until foamy.
  4. In a small nonstick skillet, mix Italian seasoning with bread crumbs and place over medium heat. Cook and stir bread crumbs until lightly browned, about five minutes.
  5. Dip one piece of string cheese in egg until coated and then into toasted bread… Continue reading

How To Be Relaxed Parent

I have 2 boys that are hyper active and makes me feel tired by the end of the day. They seem to have so much energy that mine does not compare as an adult. That makes me tense and un-relaxed. Being relaxed parent is so much better choice that I am working on myself.

If you’re a hyperparent, you might not even know it — we parents tend to be in denial about that sort of thing.

But if you are, you might want to learn to relax — for your kids’ sake, and for yours.

Hyperparents are spotted when… Continue reading

Top 10 Ways To Be Great Parent

Being parent is tiring but rewarding, being great parent however requires lot of effort. Sometimes, we can change our life style so parenting becomes effortless and we as an parents and ours kids gets to live in harmony and peace.

These are Very Important Rules that must never be broken by any Serious Parent … until, of course, you want to break them. The first rule of Rules of Effortless Parenting is that you should always break rules.

Rules of Effortless Parenting

There is really only one rule: Love Them. But you already knew that one, so let’s… Continue reading

San Francisco Vegetarian Places To Eat

I live in California bay area, if you live here or visit here, you may want to find out where to find vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurant to eat. Even if you are not vegan or vegetarian, this list may help as the food is great and recommended by San Francisco resident Leo Babauta.

All-Vegetarian Spots

These restaurants serve no meat and are great places for vegans:

  1. Greens: Come here for dinner at sunset and enjoy the view of the water. Gourmet vegetarian — one of the first in the country, and owned by San Francisco Zen Center. Lots… Continue reading

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