More Filipino Stories…

I had the privilege of reviewing two books from Sari-Sari Storybooks. I received these from Christina Newhard, the author of these books. It’s refreshing to see stories written in Filipino dialects because we don’t see enough of these in our local bookstores. Living in an area without many Filipinos or any at all, makes itContinue reading “More Filipino Stories…”

Review: Educational Toys from Pink Montessori

Montessori education has been around for many years. It was founded by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori. This type of education is based on self-guided activities, hands-on learning and collaborative play. I found Pink Montessori while searching for education toys to get for my daughter Zoey. I was fortunate enough to receive a generousContinue reading “Review: Educational Toys from Pink Montessori”

Nothing Went As planned: A Birth Story

I had this image in my mind that everything was going to work out. I printed out a birth plan I found online and filled it out. I even discussed it with my husband and we talked about what we wanted to do once it was time to go to the hospital. My doctor toldContinue reading “Nothing Went As planned: A Birth Story”

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4

As I delve more into this book, I discover such interesting things about parenting. It may seem obvious once you read it but its the kind of thing that doesn’t really cross your mind. For instance, if a toddler was doing something bad or not eating their vegetables, the first action is to scold. InContinue reading “The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4”

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 3

This chapter is about how the bottom parts of your brain connects to the top parts. The bottom of the brain contains the amygdala which is responsible for decision-making, memory and emotional reactions. It is part of the limbic system which deals with the body’s emotional responses. This chapter describes the brain as a house. The bottomContinue reading “The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 3”