My law school classmates have gone a long way already. Most of them have graduated and are preparing for the bar. Others have already passed and are practicing. The best news I got during our get-together last week was three of them have books to their names. Atty. Sheila Emata recently co-authored Human Resource Forms,… Read More Book for HR Practitioners
Article first published as Book Review: The Way of Boys by Anthony Rao on Blogcritics. I have two boys. I am not worried about their development – physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally. They are two normal boys making our daily lives a roller coaster of emotions. They laugh, they cry, they throw tantrums and charm… Read More The Way of Boys by Anthony Rao
It is easy to dislike the tiger mom – both the book and the author. Immediately after I watched Amy Chua’s interview in CNN for her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, I raised the extreme parenting method which she seemed to have confidently used in raising her daughters to my husband. Days after,… Read More The Tiger Mom
It’s Little Dynamo’s 2 weeks spring vacation. Our house is a mess of toys and books. Some days we go out with friends. Some days we are at a friend’s house or at the building’s playroom. Some days friends are in the house. But all the mornings, we spend inside the house. It’s a battle between… Read More What Should A Mother of 2 Do?
I struggled to sleep for two nights but I can’t put down the book. And so in less than 48 hours, I finished reading Lalita Tademy’s Cane River. Cane River is about four women slaves of different generation who, silenced by their time’s social mores, struggled to rise above the condition of their birth. They… Read More Cane River by Lalita Tademy
I enjoy breastfeeding – other than the nutrients and the emotional bond I provide to my baby, I get to multi-task. I could either browse the net or read. And I get to explore the world with reading! Whether I’m sitting down or lying on the bed while breastfeeding, I make sure that a book… Read More What Kind of Mother Would You Like To Be?
I read “The Prince of Tides” a long, long time ago. I read “The God of Small Things” a long time ago. I read “The Kite Runner” not so long ago. And now my thoughts are again haunting me. Nothing significant to attach the novels in my personal life… but for some reason, I am deeply… Read More When Fiction Haunts
copied verbatim from Mitch Albom’s “Have a Little Faith”: From a Sermon by the Reb, 1975 A man seeks employment on a farm. He hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer. It reads simply, “He sleeps in a storm.” The owner is desperate for help, so he hires the man. Several weeks pass,… Read More Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
Little Dynamo is very articulate. Coming from his mom, others would smile and find it hard to believe and think that it’s just a result of my being HIS MOM:-) and dismiss my statement. LOL. He speaks his thoughts and emotions clearly. To my and my husband’s constant surprise, he uses words and phrases like “I… Read More The Importance of Listening
I discovered theses pop-up books here in the Philippines last year: I bought several series (each series consists of 4 stories) last year and we brought them back to Seoul. The books served as his nap time and night time readings during his vacation. This year, I only brought 3 small books to entertain… Read More Inexpensive Pop-Up Books