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Family Vacation 2015 - Krabi Day 1

The day we have been waiting for so long. Family vacation. Our flight was at 7AM on Monday morning. Since my nephew had chicken pox, we couldn't stay at my father's house and drove from there. Woke up at 3AM and drove all the way from TTDI to KLIA2. Met my brother there and he took our car home.

My children were so excited about this trip. It was my girls first time boarding on an aeroplane. Few times they only sent their daddy, now everyone are together and no one gets left behind. We had breakfast at McD an hour before we onboard.

Inside the aeroplane, my girls won't sit still. At one time my first daughter wanted to sit near the window, next she wanted me and next she wanted her daddy. My baby girl wanted to watch play doh on the Macbook. There are crying, fighting and screaming. Phew! I totally forgot to take out the M&Ms or the cookies I bought. Frustrated at myself. You better prepare yourself when it is time to go back Fara.

Our journey took about one hour and ten …

3 Goals for This Week #39 2015 + Update on Last Week's Goals

I'm in my vacation mood people. While having this free time for few minutes, I'm updating my goal for next week.I guess it would not be much, since I will be away for four days. Yay!

Here are this week's goals:

Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Less yelling and frustration with my children.
Have fun and quality time with the whole family.

Home management:
None.

Personal:
Continue reading Shopaholic novel.

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Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Less yelling and frustration with my children.
Continue the No Yelling Challenge for another week.
Plan something for our 5th anniversary, just us.

Home management:
Sort my children's clothes and donate or sell any that don't fit.
Collect 4 box (from office) for declutter.
Packing for our vacation to Krabi. Aim: to pack less.
Make a list of stuff and buy those we need for our vacation.

Personal:
Spend at least 30 minutes to study - consistently!
Apply eye cr…

The Stop Yelling Challenge - After A Week

I started this challenge on Monday last week and it has now been twelve days. So how is it going? Alhamdulillah, I DID NOT YELL or SCREAM at my children. Yay me!

I have to agree that, it is the most challenging task I've ever done in my life. (What have I gotten myself into? What was I thinking?) *Shut up you devil*

It challenges, the level of patience I had towards my children. You know how children say or do something that pushes your buttons and keep on testing their parents? They are very good at it. Next thing you know, you're yelling at the top of your lungs. And then, you regret.

I have been reading a lot about parenting, and one of the reason why parents yell is because they are FRUSTRATED. I don't feel like I have any other options at the moment in time when I lose it. I don't think about what I am doing, I just.. respond immediately. Yes, yell and scream. As much as we always tell and teach our children to behave, we must remind and teach our self the same too. …

10 Goals for This Week #38 2015 + Update on Last Week's Goals

I have to admit, 'overwhelmed" has become my new normal. Even if it is for temporary, honestly it is exhausting. A good night sleep and a chocolate perhaps, good to end the day for me. Oh and I guess I'll have to delay my resignation again, until I find the job that has the flexibility that I want.

And here are this week's goals:

Mothering/Marriage/Family:
Less yelling and frustration with my children.
Continue the No Yelling Challenge for another week.
Plan something for our 5th anniversary, just us.

Home management:
Sort my children's clothes and donate or sell any that don't fit.
Collect 4 box (from office) for declutter.
Packing for our vacation to Krabi. Aim: to pack less.
Make a list of stuff and buy those we need for our vacation.