Parenting Tricks

Every mother wants to know how to teach children to do chores. She soon discovers that she has to go through certain phases when teaching children how to pick up after themselves . This starts with asking the child nicely, followed by repeating oneself continuously. Unfortunately mothers soon progress to raise their voices and getting frustrated. Iโ€™ve been there and know it all too well. Iโ€™ve discovered that for my teenager and tween twins, the best thing is to make them in charge of their own tasks . This ensures that all my children do chores. Easily said than done, right? The technique I useRead More →

The Children’s Reading Place was on my list of places to visit in Calgary. That said I need to always be mindful that while I have a pair of twins who are nine years old now, I need to also cater to the taste of my teenager. With high hopes and my own childish excitement for books, I booked the visit by going to the website for Calgary Reads. Don’t do a walk in, as you may be refused. This is of course all in keeping with the purpose of making the reading place fun for everyone who visits. We arrived at the venue aRead More →

  Once upon a time, I used to throw Pinterest inspired themed Birthdays for my first born. Then came along my twins! Oops! Initially it was all well, with them being young and having the same friends. Now, however, its a different story! They both attend TLC (a Charter School system in Calgary), and have to be in separate sections. That means, both have their own friends!Read More →

I cannot take credit for having found this amazing website called Mathletics . It was while my child was in Jeddah Prep andย Grammar school in Saudi Arabia, that her 1st grade teacher sent me a note, with the link, username and password. Initially my ‘anti-computer agenda for kids’ personality kicked in, and I brushed this note off. Yet, curiosity getting the better of me, made me make a visit.Read More →