mama kat’s writers workshop

Writer’s Workshop: Turning 37 this August

Our family of 5

Our family of 5

Last year I celebrated my birthday with the kids and we had Mooncake as a birthday cake. This year I had a different type of celebration.

Cycling at the Park

Cycling at the Park

We decided on taking the kids cycling at the park as  they haven’t been to the park in a long time. This time Tiger girl is able to join us cycling and everyone had a rented bicycle each to pedal on.

Wefie with R

Wefie with R

R flew in for the weekend to spend time with me and the kids. We were able to  spend some couple time together and did what we haven’t had chance to do for a long time- watching a movie together.

We watched Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation at  a newly opened cinema in Clementi.  Watching movies in the neighbourhood area is certainly nice.  There were  ample seats for selection and we  were able to get good  seats for the movie less then 30 min prior to the screening of the show on a Saturday afternoon.

The latest installment of the Mission Impossible show pales in comparison to the previous installments of the series. Both R and me found the story line rather weak and much too violent for my liking.  ( It was certainly not a show I would like the kids to see.)

Enjoying the spread at a Korean Restaurant

Enjoying the spread at a Korean Restaurant

Korean BBQ is something which I enjoy eating and I had the chance to savor  the BBQ meats with R over the weekend.

NLP workshop

NLP workshop

It was a busy birthday weekend for me as besides shuttling the kids around for their weekend classes R and I attended a NLP workshop  and learned more about how one’s mind works and how powerful a tool it is.

It is all in the head. What you perceive does affect your outlook of live and how you conduct yourself. Having a growth mindset is certainly liberating and the way to go if one wants to have a balanced life with continuous growth.

NLP is certainly a subject which I will be looking into when I get the time to do so.

At 37 I find that I am not focused then I was last year .Even though I have more on my plate at the moment I’m happier and more contented with how life is now.

How did you celebrate your birthday this year?

Jenny Matlock Mama’s Losin’ It

Writer’s Workshop: My July Musings

 

My  Thoughts for this month

My Thoughts for this month

 

July ,as you know from my round up post , had been a really exhausting month for me.   My workload is much heavier this 2nd half of 2015 as compared to the 1st half.

Even though I’ve have my time even more stretched this month I still managed to carve  out time to do some learning.

Here is what I have learned last month.

 

Coming out of Cage

Coming out of Cage

 

1) How we behave as parents really make a great impact on our kids. 

As parent you are your kids Superstar. They look up to you for guidance and emulate whatever you do.  If you focus on being positive and not indulge in negative talk with them, they will grow up to be confident individuals who are self reliant.

Learn from the mistakes which our parents and the previous generations made. What  seem to have ” worked” for them in the past may not be the best bet in our current situation and always trust your GUT!!

2) You tube is your best friend to learn about makeup

Pony is one my favourite  Korean Makeup artist to learn from. She has lots of cool you tube videos with step by step instructions on how you can recreate each particular look. I find it really does help me understand why she does certain steps and how I too can try it out .  I have bought her make up book too and am also reading it when I have my ME Time.

3) There is a lot of difference in the way clothes are arranged.

Tiger girl's drawer of clothes

Tiger girl’s drawer of clothes

I finally found the solution to keeping the clothes in the drawers. Stacking the clothes vertically minimizes the mess that is created when the kids pull out pieces of clothing to wear. It also makes it easier to ensure that the all the clothes are able to fit into their chest of drawers without sticking out.  I used to stack them horizontally in piles within the drawers and it took less then 1 day for the drawers to become messy.  Since implementing this new way of stacking the clothes the drawers have remained intact for nearly a month which is really very impressive. I no longer have to help tidy up their drawers so frequently and it frees up my time to focus on other areas of the house.

What have you learned in July?