It’s Not My Fight 

It’s not my fight… Over there,
My fight is to train my kids of what’s right….Over here,

What’s proper and ethical,
What’s flow from the heart and what’s logical,

to encourage creativity,
to teach them discipline and responsibility,
to interact in integrity,

to let them practicing persistence and endurance,
to help them to be hardworking and competence,

to have love, big heart and kindness,
to diligently bear any consequences.

Ah, certainly not an easy task,
Help me Almighty, I would ask.

~a mother & homemaker/Indonesia

Teacher // Educating

Patience and Inspiration go a long way – – a life time. 

Today, May 2nd, is The National Education Day in Indonesia. This event makes me remember some of my best teachers and my kids’ teachers. One of them is the teacher in the kindergarten, who taught my kid before, told me something I always remember & give me hopes when I find difficulties in helping my kids learning: 

Patience and attention is younger kids’ idols. / Sabar & perhatian itulah idola anak-anak kecil. By Teacher Puji Susanti (Ms.) 

What Everyone Wants // Human

How pleased and joyful I am at the moment, my kids (5 & almost 7) are healthy, playing together while chatting each other without quarrelling in a peaceful environment. 

I guess this moment is what everyone, every family,  every human wants in life. No matter where you are, who we are. We are the same, human. 

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Senangnya anak-anak sehat saat ini, bermain bersama sambil saling berceloteh dengan rukun, di lingkungan yang aman dan damai.

 Saya kira saat-saat seperti ini adalah saat-saat yang diinginkan, di rindukan oleh setiap orang, oleh setiap keluarga, dan oleh setiap manusia dalam hidupnya. Tidak peduli di manapun kita berada, dan siapapun kita. Kita semua makhluk yang sama, manusia. 

(Indonesia language) 

Decluttering Updated, 16 Mar 2017.

I didn’t do the routine Wednesday long decluttering session as committed, I didn’t wake up earlier enough to do that. However, I accomplish a couple of decluttering these 2 days:

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Toys & multi-purpose locker, @after the entrance. BOTTOM 2X2 of kids toys were done last week. The 2nd rows from TOP (Left : kids helmets & jackets. Right : drawing papers) are done today.

1. Two rows from TOP in above locker.
2. One big bag of various cluttered objects: toys, dolls, garment, kids socks, pencils & unused pen, kids papercraft/works.

Yup, not much & still insignificant yet. But I try to keep the ball rolling. Okay, that’s all for now. Thanks for dropping by.

Cheers.

Decluttering Updated, 14 Mar 2017.

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Our horrible closet cupboard. One for all 4 of us.
LEFT is mine, family towels, financial drawer, our medical documents & some other documents, pianika, some knick knacks, sanitary pad. CENTER, top is my hubby hanging long sleeve shirts & a few mine on the left. Middle is all kids’ cloth. Bottom is my hubby’s short sleeve shirts folded, few my hubby’s knick knacks. RIGHT, my hubby’s clothes & documents.

I’ve been reaching to the realization point that for kids, too many toys wouldn’t be better for them. Mostly, they confuse where to put back and forget where they put their toys in the designated place before. Because the toy cupboards/lockers have been fully loaded. This leads to they just only play with 1-3 of their most recent toys, which they oftentimes fight for them. I haven’t been doing much decluttering since last time, the beginning of 2017. I lost the momentum and overwhelmed seeing my kids lockers of toys, books, drawing/school equipment. But a week ago & today I did some decluttering.

Yes, I got an impulse to decluttering again. The reason behind my recent decluttering is the tremendous emotions; tensions in the effort to help my first kid to learn for his mid test, he needs lots of help. It’s no wonder I need to lose the steam out. And hope I get the momentum to transform my home into ideal, an efficient & effective home, which really help us to enjoy, enhance & explore our family life.

What I declutter in a week (a week ago & today):

1. Four racks of Kids toys’ locker. These racks look neat until today because I organise the toys per category better, quite a lot of toys were tossed, so they’re not overflow anymore. Including tossing mini white board & full set of magnetic letter-number-sticker tri and repair-needed big plastic water gun. All are 2 big bags to donate to my temporary domestic helper.

2. Baby things: Set of Richell potty training, baby musical light, toy. And one of my too small underwear. All in good condition. All went to the cousin family that has their 2nd baby, their first is 10 years. Another pot for milk powder & party long sleeve shirt went to my friend’s new baby boy. One rack in our clothes cupboard is organised.

3. While preparing for the yearly tax, I tossed quite amount of paper from the financial drawer.

4. The surface above the brankas (big safe deposit for documents/valuable things) is organised.

In order to make quick & comprehensive changes towards my goal, I plan to declutter for 1 hour every early morning every Wednesday & Saturday to tackle big tasks.

I think that’s all for now.

Have a great day. Keep healthy & take care.
See you soon.

Feeling Is Everything

​When you are dealing with feeling, it seems like you deal with everything.

Feeling sometimes is so overwhelming.

It seems like it’s bigger than power, order, objective, routine, fact, intelligence, and commonsense; even though I fact it is affected by them. Feeling is part of complex thinking process. Feeling, together with the information & logic we attain, provides us the drive to do something or to comply with, it also gives us the sense of urge & importance, and it leads us go towards direction of our future.

Feeling we have it inside.

Feeling, I do receive you, I do accept you.

I deal with you everyday, I befriend with you.

Feeling, would you help me to decide big things as well as deciding daily trivia things towards good big things?

Feeling, I think we can nurture it regularly with openess, interaction, knowledge, and goodness to result better.

Feeling, I think how we shape our feeling is one way how we shape our future.

Feeling, I treat you good,… would you also treat me good?