Posts from the ‘Parenting’ Category

Prepping My Daughter For A Sibling

There are currently three of us in our family: my daughter, my husband and I. We

Copyright Rachel Lam

are expecting a new member in about six months. It’s a very exciting time for all of us, but of course, there are uncertainties as to how well our daughter will respond to the arrival of a sibling after 14 years of being the only child.

There are numerous books and online articles advising parents on how to prep their child/children for the arrival of a new sibling, but most of them target parents with small children, not with teens. Thankfully, I have some personal experience in this department, and both my husband and I also talked about how we can help our daughter maintain a level of inner-security, because soon she will have to share our attention with another, and at the same time, deal with school work, growing AND help out around the family. Indeed, the arrival of a newborn is not only life-changing for my husband and I, the change is equally dramatic for our daughter! Read more…


Give Me Your Cell Phone!


I confiscated my teenage daughter’s cellphone last night 

By Samantha Foster

Enough said! Read more…


Meet the new member of our family – Smugums!

She (or he, we’ll see) is a 6-week-old charcoal Lionhead Rabbit  my husband acquired from a local breeder (who happens to be the son of our neighborhood dry-cleaner) for our daughter. Unlike my previous rabbit, Smugums is very calm and huggable, and has aroused quite a wave of jealousy (or hunger?) in my two dogs, Dino the Atkita and Papa Smurf…I mean Twoie, the Mini Schnauzer. Read On…