Daily living with autism #2: Surmounting milestones

When parenting a boy with disability, one constant concern is this: will he clear age-appropriate milestones in time? I'm no different. With my autistic son, it's always at the back of my mind, this fear he won't mature in time to enjoy what his neuro-typical peers take for granted. These could be things like confidently … Continue reading Daily living with autism #2: Surmounting milestones

His latest book is why Philip Yancey is still ‘my man’!

For three decades, I've been a fan of Philip Yancey. Of all the authors I've read in the world of Christian writings, I've rarely come across someone as clued-in, and as clueless, as him! Christian lit and the multiverse of self-help books Photo by Negative Space on Pexels.com If you've read Christian books for as … Continue reading His latest book is why Philip Yancey is still ‘my man’!

My Monday Metrical Musings #63

Those "I Don't Feel Like" Days Ever had a day like mineWhen you wish in bed to stay?And never crawl out of That 4-pocket spring mattress lay? I call them fondly"I don't feel like" daysWhen I simply wish not toDo anything I usually wouldPray tellHave you those too? When I don't feel likeReadingThe greatest novel … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #63

Fiction Book Review #2 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (YA fiction on the Holocaust)

One of my deepest wishes as a parent was to some day share with my boys about the Holocaust. 2022 looks set to be the year I get to do just that! You see, recently I had declared that one of my secret loves for a new year were new textbooks. But since I'd left … Continue reading Fiction Book Review #2 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (YA fiction on the Holocaust)

Two years of media exposure taught me transience

As far as publicity and media exposure goes, 2020 and 2021 were certainly my "bumper crop" years! Actually, it goes back even further to June 2019. That was when my family and I were featured in a Father’s Day news article in our nation’s leading print daily The Straits Times (ST). Father's Day 2019 Photo … Continue reading Two years of media exposure taught me transience

My Monday Metrical Musings #62

Had I a daughter... Had I a daughterI would name her "K-Sera"And let her call me "Will-B".That would be our nicknamesBecause of a melody From my childhood memory. Had I a daughterI'll learn to braid her hairWe'll have hours of games Fun from morn to setting sun.There'll be dolls, ice cream Theme tea parties by … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #62

Parenting Motivations #8 — New school, new beginnings

Hey Sons! Happy New Year! Hopefully 2022 is going to be the year we see Covid become an endemic disease everywhere. More like the common cold rather than the never-ending pandemic it is now. But more importantly, this will be one major milestone year for you both. Not only are you approaching "teen-dom" , you're … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #8 — New school, new beginnings

This new year, I’m gonna lean into what scares me!

I'm probably going to regret publishing this. Oh well, as dame Doris Day once sang (yes I'm that old), "Que Sera Sera...Whatever will be will be". After all, the start of a brand new year is typically the time lots of people say lots of things right? Things that sound like resolutions. Or a promise … Continue reading This new year, I’m gonna lean into what scares me!

My Monday Metrical Musings #61

Begin Again As day makes way for night And dark recedes from lightAs winter will soon take flightA new year we should start right. 2021 put on quite a showOf at times false bravadoTil Omicron said "Hello!"And dealt us another blow. We can't help but to wonderWhat's next to make us flounderWill we be torn asunderAnd … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #61

Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!

Happy New Year! Here's hoping you're looking forward to the next 12 months of 2022. I know I am. But not for the usual reasons. Like a new birth, job, wedding or anniversary. For me, it's about...new textbooks! YES siree...I geek on textbooks! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Ever since I was a kid, I've … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #7: Best part of a new year? New textbooks!