68 Shares This excruciating ritual has become such that I can think of many reasons why Christmas shopping is more stressful than parenting.
91 Shares People often feel their age once they become parents. Not only does the physical toll of childcare begin to wear down the body, but so does the emotional stress on the mind. Left unchecked, this can gradually degenerate into an unfortunate physiological condition, often technically referred to as “Old & Cranky”. To avoid such a diagnosis and recapture the feeling of “young & hip”, here are three practical tips: 1. Get Down and Dirty with your Kids It is difficult to have fun playing with your children. How can it be “fun”... More »
88 Shares The decision to become a runner can be very much like a New Year’s resolution. It is always made with the best of intentions but then withers away gradually as life’s many distractions get in the way. However, there are some distractions that one can consciously avoid which will prevent the withering of both your money, as well as your reasons for wanting to run. 1. Frivolous Spending on Running Apparels/Gadgets Some people make the commendable decision to start running. Instead of doing just that, they then channel their energy on what... More »
205 Shares It is very easy to relax around other people’s children, but not so much around your own young ones — and by “young” I am speaking between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. If you are a parent at a playground brimming with kids, and you suddenly hear a shrieking cry or the sound of an almighty temper tantrum, nothing is more relaxing at that precarious moment to find that the culprit is not your child. But what if it is your child? Are you the kind of parent who... More »
430 Shares Jarring knees, bursting lungs and pouring sweat – these are just some of the unsightly consequences that social runners endure in an effort to get fit. However, there are non-physical reasons to take up running which, once adopted, can significantly improve the enjoyment of this exercise. Here are four: 1. “Me” time It is becoming increasingly difficult in life to have time to ourselves to think, reflect or completely switch off. Often this is forced upon us by the challenges of juggling work and family. At other times, the predicament is entirely self-inflicted.... More »