Year: 2019

  • Make Your Own Halloween Bat Puppet
    Make Your Own Halloween Bat Puppet

    Halloween is a great time to get creative with the kids.  Donatella Lazzari shares a simple and fun idea to try. Happy Halloween! By Donatella Lazzari Make your own bat puppet by following the template design below  (or just by drawing up your own) and assembling the parts following these simple instructions. Materials Template Paper […]

  • Taking Care of Number One 
    Taking Care of Number One 

    Bangkok Dad Eddie Yii shares his story about the mental and physical toll of fatherhood and how he rediscovered the importance of looking after himself so that he can be there for his family. By Eddie Yii Life is about priorities. I’ve always believed that if you get your priorities right, decisions will come naturally […]

  • Stress — What Is Your Gut Telling You?
    Stress — What Is Your Gut Telling You?

    Culinary nutritionist and health coach, Cecilia Yu explains the connection between our gut health and our mental health. Incorporate some of her tips to manage the stress in your life. By Cecilia Yu   Have you listened to your gut lately? Are you at peace or in turmoil over a decision you have been deliberating […]

  • Living with Every Child’s Uniqueness  個性豊かな子どもたちとの共生を願って
    Living with Every Child’s Uniqueness 個性豊かな子どもたちとの共生を願って

    What can we do to accept our children’s unique characteristics and communicate with them effectively? Here’s an interview with “Oz-no-Kai,” a support group for Japanese families who have children with special needs. By Oz-no-Kai / Interviewed and translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ]   What is “Oz-no-Kai”? What activities do you do? “Oz-no-Kai” is a community […]

  • Let’s Talk About Mom Guilt
    Let’s Talk About Mom Guilt

    There is no such thing as being a perfect mom when it comes to raising kids. If we are doing our best, then why do we feel guilty? One mom explores the feeling of unreasonable guilt about raising her kid. By Ankita Sodhia   I might be making a bold and controversial statement here by […]

  • Practicing Mindfulness with Your Family
    Practicing Mindfulness with Your Family

    Incorporating mindfulness moments into your family life is possible, even with children under six years of age. Yoga instructor and mom Dharak suggests some activities you might try. By Dharak Dhamarongrat   Growing up in Bangkok, I found I rarely had moments of mindfulness during my childhood because of our living environment. Our pace of […]