Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Happy Birthday Vera and Nadya!
May you both grow up loving each other and the little blessings each day brings.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Chin had heard about our store from her friend who shared about discovering about how we integrated 2 of her favourite childhood objects: Beansprout pillow "aka chow chow" + Taggies ribbons.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
After watching this video, I almost wished humans gave birth the same painless way as kangaroos. And in case you think that only kangaroo babies live in their mother's pouches during infancy, you may be surprised to know that kangaroos are just one of a species of mammals called "marsupials" that carry their young in pouches through early infancy. Koalas, oppossums and the tasmanian devils are all examples of marsupial mammals that carry their young in distinctive pouches.
Many parents can testify that babies who are carried in a soft pouch carrier close to their bodies cry less, are more calm and content. They also seem to sleep more peacefully, nurse better, gain weight better and develop better. More about the benefits of a pouch which is often considered parenting's best kept secret can be found here!I guess we can now also add human beings as a evolved class of marsupial mammals?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
If I had my child to raise over again I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger paint more and point fingers less. I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging. I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often and affirm much more.
I'd model less about the love of power, And more about the power of love.
Diane Looman "Full esteem ahead" (via Little Red Bus)
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