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I started this blog when I was pregnant with my first child. Put in about 5 entries and stopped because I was so busy with my pregnancy and getting ready for the baby. Left this blog hanging and hanging and finally I knew I had to update it because I found myself retyping the same thing over and over and over for my friends. I figured from now on, I’ll just send them a link with everything that I did with my children that was noteworthy.
I like buying things. Okay, maybe that’s an understatement. I am a hoarder and shopaholic of toys and anything educational for my children. I am obsessed with how to educate children and research a lot on this topic. I spend my days doing research on how I can do things better with minimal effort. Most people think I spend hours with my children to achieve what they have but in reality, I spend only 1/10 of what they think.
I don’t believe in the traditional Chinese parenting (I was brought up in one) because it limits creativity. However, I don’t agree totally with letting your child run wild either. I’ve found a happy medium. I believe children should have early exposure to writing and reading but at the same time, I don’t feel that it should be made a boring task. Some parents tell me but teaching them to read IS a boring task. Not really. If it’s boring for you, it DEFINITELY will be boring for your kid.
Here on this blog, I will share all the “toys” (or they think it is) and methods I used to educate my kids and I welcome feedback and more community sharing. This is a blog for friends and family for supportive sharing. I understand everyone has different opinions and respect every way you’d like to educate your children. Everyone has a different method but I hope that there aren’t any attacking comments among readers. We can all share but let’s keep all the negativity to ourselves because I really wrote this blog to be a happy one and to jot down my journey with my beautiful children.
This is not a professional blog and isn’t intended to be one! There will be typos, grammatical errors, and very opinionated opinions because I am OPINIONATED! I will apologize first if I ever offend anyone but I still stand behind what I believe.
Since the pandemic, through many requests, I’ve started an amazingly RIGOROUS native Chinese online school where we teach at the speed of light, haha. I’ve hired teachers from Taiwan to teach our American children how to learn Chinese the native way! If you’re interested, please check out the Chinese Classes tab above or visit: https://class.motherlynotes.com
Thanks for reading and feel free to ask me about where I got my stuff if you are shopping for items!