It’s a wonderful time of the year; it has always been. Many years have come and gone and I am sometimes tempted to think that the high-spiritedness, cheer and energy that once accompanied the season has consistently declined over the years. Thankfully, in my children’s view, that is not the case – they still look… [Read More]
"Kidspiration" focuses on the lessons that my kids have taught me. Here's a testament to the fact that if we are willing, we can learn from anyone.
While many of our family traditions are not written or necessarily thought through; some are. Over the years, in a bid to cultivate a close knit family system, my kids and I usually have a ten to fifteen minute chat as soon as they return from school each day. We exchange pleasantries, I ask routine… [Read More]
My second son, Charles has had two of his teeth fall out within a week. Understandably at his age, it is not uncommon for his milk teeth to fall off and get replaced with permanent teeth. In the past few months he has lost six teeth, but two within the same week did feel out… [Read More]
I was already running late. Still, I had to make a quick stop at the supermarket to buy some groceries. “That turned out well”, I thought, as I spent less than ten minutes getting home from the store. I quickly apologized to my kids as I made for the kitchen to prepare dinner. Oh my,… [Read More]
One of my sons had this toy – a ninjago-like lego. Like all of his toys, I was so sure that this one too would have a short shelf-life. I was not disappointed. In barely a week of play, some parts of the very small toy were missing. If I were to be fair, I… [Read More]
Hiring a domestic staff or any human resource can sometimes be overwhelming. Not like I expect it to be a walk in the park, but I sure wasn’t prepared for all that it entailed. Talk about holding interviews, conducting physical examinations, background checks, referees and the works. I recall the very first time I had… [Read More]