A photography project

Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills… Read More

Challenge quote

When my firstborn was 11 months, he said his first words: "Papa" and "Okay". By 15 months, he had many, many words. He was speaking in full gibberish sentences. As a first-time, proud mother, I was convinced that it was a sign of his soon-to-be, ahead-of-his-age conversational skills. By age 2, he was still speaking… Read More

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Teresa

Is it possible to feel like a failure twice in one day, in a matter of hours? Yes, yes it is. The first time was when I snapped at my oldest, for throwing cookies all over the clean floor. His face fell, feelings clearly hurt. As I grumpily went about vacuuming the crumbs, it struck… Read More

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After I read Kate's post, Friday Funnies, where she shared adorable and funny stories of her boys, I realized I haven't really done that here, a space for memory keeping. Total fail. I want to remember all the little things the boys do, and I just know, over time (very little time), these memories will… Read More

"Tell me, who is the taller boy in this picture?" she asked, expectantly. My nearly 3-year old looked at her with his big puppy dog eyes, and stayed silent. He doesn't know what tall or short means, I fume silently. "What is this?" she shows him a hairbrush. Another silent look. I should have taught… Read More

Three

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Birthday cupcakes

Someone turned three on December 29. Three. Three years of...... what exactly? Love, light, laughter, joy, contentment? Tantrums, meltdowns, worry, concern, tears? Yes, of all the above. Three is not just his age, it's the number of years I've been blessed beyond my imagination. I became someone else three years ago. Someone better? Someone different… Read More

5 month old baby boy

This blog is for my children. It's for me too, but mostly, it's for my boys. It's their baby book which in-real-life, I never got round to doing. I want to fill it with memories, milestones, stories. I want them to see it all - even the hard. I've been writing a lot about the… Read More

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