Category Archives: Parenting

Coping with kids. 

I have just been blessed with an amazing holiday in Borneo and while we were there we befriended another family who not only live in Tokyo, but their son attends the same school as ours! Small world! A couple of … Continue reading

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A Spa-kling Party

K turned 10 at the start of the year and to commemorate the occasion of becoming double digits, we held a sparkling sleep over party. The invitations were written on a piece of card. We were unable to print due … Continue reading

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My 5 Favourite Activities to develop Handwriting Skills

In our digital age, handwritten things are becoming more and more uncommon. Despite this, our children still have to learn this basic skill and to do it they need a variety of basic underlying skills. Fifteen according to Scribble2script Fine … Continue reading

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Stages of Parenthood.

As I sit and listen to my children playing happily, I can’t help by being amused by the different stages that we as a family inevitably meet at the same time.   Currently we have a preschooler (4 1/2 years) … Continue reading

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Paper plate crafts- Whale Shark

My children (read J) are enjoying making various animals out of paper plates. We have made various so far and these posts are a basic ‘How To’.   Materials: 3 Paper plates Paint Glue Scissors Stapler Cotton bud or small … Continue reading

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Holiday Journals: A series on reading part five.

K is sitting down on the sofa and reading. No big deal there you might say, but she is reading her own creations. Not a creation made on those lovely websites at the moment where one can create their own … Continue reading

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Tokyo with Kids- Yoyogi Park

One of the things that I found challenging when I first arrived was to find places to take the children to where they could have fun, learn new things and experience this amazing country. I have decided that I will … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

There is something magical about the winter months that just want me to stay indoors and get crafty with or without my children. Doing the activities for advent iss a wonderful excuse (as if I needed one) for getting crafty … Continue reading

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Activities for Advent

Over the last few years, Leigh Ann from Intentional by Grace posted what she plans to do during the advent period with her family. My initial thought, when I read it last year, was “Nice idea, but I don’t have … Continue reading

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Tokyo with Kids- Tokyo Toy Museum

One of the things that I found challenging when I first arrived was to find places to take the children to where they could have fun, learn new things and experience this amazing country. I have decided that I will … Continue reading

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