3 Business Tips I Learnt From My Kids

There’s a whole lot my kids have taught me, and it’s not just about being more patient, or not yelling or learning to put them first, by sacrificing the last bite of cheesecake (and a gazillion hours of sleep). I’ve found that if I pay enough attention, the lessons I learned are highly applicable to…

Expired Food Art

I was clearing out my supplies and found all this expired flour that I couldn’t bring myself to just throw away. So I decided to make play dough with it with the kids. Just add water and salt and mix through to the right consistency. The salt is just there to make the dough stretchy…

Getaway: Mama & Allegra Go To Cassia, Bintan, Indonesia

So baby girl no. 1 and I got the chance to try out Banyan Tree’s new hotel, Cassia in Bintan, Indonesia. It was a chance to relax and bond with each other. I mean, it really isn’t often that I get to spend 3 days with her alone. And she doesn’t get mama all to…

My Allegra.*

Of all my children, Allegra is the most spunky.  She walks with a spring in her step. She sings, dances, skips and hops all at once.  When she smiles (and it is usually a cheeky smile), her big round eyes light up with eager anticipation.  Even though she is confident and extroverted, don’t mistake this…

Kids: Kaius & McDonald’s 

Me: OK kids, nap time! Go lie down and I’ll go get my book.  Kaius: You mean your McDonald’s book?  Me: (amused) How did you know it’s a McDonald’s book?  Kaius: Because I saw the McDonald’s sign and I was reading it just now.  Wow. My son is a lot more observant than I give…