Kids Bites

Doggie boy and his steak
Doggie boy and his steak

 

The kids really can eat nowadays. Each time we go out I need to order 4 adult portions so that everyone will be able to get their fill. As the kids age they get more adventurous and willing to try out different foods. Doggie boy now is less resistant to different types of meats and is willing to eat steak when we dine out.

Pancakes and maple syrup
Pancakes and maple syrup

There are restaurants like TCC which offer whole day breakfasts. I find this a bonus when dining out with the kids as they sometimes do request for the weirdest foods for lunch.

At one period of time Tiger girl was constantly requesting to eat pancakes/ waffles at any time of the day. Having them for lunch that day certainly made her extremely happy.

spaghetti bolognese
spaghetti bolognese

Spaghetti  Bolgnese is a dish which the boys and me love.  It’s fast to cook and also very filling for the tummy.

Hawaiian Pizza
Hawaiian Pizza

The Hawaiian Pizza from Lenas is one of the best pizzas that we have tasted so far.  The kids love ordering pizza from this restaurant and can easily finish 2 large pizzas for a meal.

What have your kids been eating lately?

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1st Quarter Review 2016

Tiger girl and me
Tiger girl and me

It has been nearly four and a half months into 2016.  Time has really sprinted pass.   Looking back at the resolutions that I have set in January it has been great that I’ve manage to keep most of my goals.

At the start of the year I set these goals for myself.

  1. Focus more on ME. – My well being and growth
  2. Increasing my spiritual knowledge.
  3. Spend more quality time with my 3 kids
  4. Going on 2  trips
  5. Reading more books. I target 20 books.
A reminder to myself
A reminder to myself

I have been certainly focusing more on myself. I know it is important to take care of both the inside and the outside.  If you look good you will feel good.

I’m into total care and that means taking note of everything top to toe.  As I grow older I realize that it is ever more important to take note of once appearance.  Self love is important and should not be neglected.  I used to focus more on the kids and family then myself and it shouldn’t have been that way.

One has to focus more on self to be able to have the energy to deal with kids and the daily grinds of living.   Solo parenting  can be really exhausting at times as one has to be both the mother and father to the children as their biological father is physically , mentally and emotionally  absent nearly their entire life. It is really important for me to frequently recharge myself so I can give the kids 100% of my attention.

I’ve found that reading the bible daily and doing devotions in the morning has helped tremendously in giving me clarity.  With GOD as my guide I am able to focus better and plan better for the kids and my future.

Tiger girl with her care bear and me
Tiger girl with her care bear and me

I’ve managed to schedule in one-to-one time with the kids on a weekly basis and working hard to keep my promise to spend quality time with them on a regular basis.

Tiger girl showing off the DIY nail art that I did for her
Tiger girl showing off the DIY nail art that I did for her
Nail art done on Tiger girl's hand
Nail art done on Tiger girl’s hand

I’ve spend time experimenting in nail art with Tiger girl this year. She has started to show more interests in manicures and I find it a great bonding activity to do with her.  It allows us to be as creative as we want to using the various nail art tools.

Tiger girl having her favourite waffle ice-cream snack
Tiger girl having her favourite waffle ice-cream snack

As the boys are in school for longer hours and have more homework then their sister I do not have as much one-to-one time with them. However with the limited time that we have we play chess together.

I have lost track of the number of books that I have read so far as I do not document every book that I have read, however I feel that it shouldn’t be a problem to complete at least 20 books.   I’ve  only done two book reviews here on this blog-  1-2-3 Magic Discipline and Leadership and Soft Skills  for students.

How has the 1st quarter of 2016 been for you ? 

 

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Dominique Goh|Singapore Mom Blogger