Bertenang, bonda, bertenang. Sistem membantu kita bertenang. Dan menang.

Alhamdulillah.

Rezeki kita Allah sudah tetapkan.  Tiada kebetulan melainkan ketetapan.

Bermula dengan ‘friendly PM’ di FB, saya menghantar mesej ke Puan Siti Sarah, seorang usahawan online yang fokus kepada produk bahan bantu mengajar dan educational toys.

MashaAllah!  Beliau mengundang saya ke seminar khusus buat ibu sibuk dan kelam-kabut yang mahukan ketenangan dalam rutin harian.

Ahem, that sounds like me – always on the go, juggling tasks and activities and would love to have time for me-self.

Ini sudah bagus.  Pucuk dicita, ulam pegaga.  Syaratnya, di hujung program saya buat perkongsian 30 minit tentang Roadschooling.

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Alhamdulillah.

Segala puji hanya layak bagi Allah Pemilik Nyawa kita, Pentadbir semesta.

Seminar yang dianjurkan oleh sahabat saya itu ialah Seminar Supermommy bersama Puan Husna Haron (http://www.efficient2me.com/)

Saya suka konten yang disampaikan.

Puan Husna memindahkan kemahiran mengurus aktiviti harian yang merangkumi LAPAN elemen kehidupan.  Caranya, mesti ada SISTEM.

Apakah itu sistem?

Sistem ialah cara kerja ‘shortcut’.

Kemas rumah ada sistem.  Uruskan ‘laundry’ ada sistem.  Bagus, yes?

Saya suka dengan cara Puan Husna letakkan Al Quran sebagai sumber rujukan bagi mencari jawapan permasalahan yang kita hadapi.  “Bawa Al Quran di dalam beg tangan.”

Saya senang dengan penyampaian beliau yang berlapik – maksudnya, beliau kembalikan kuasa mutlak kepada Allah, Pentabdir semesta.

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(Foto:  Bersama Puan Husna selepas seminar tamat).

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Memenuhi ‘syarat’ undangan, saya membuat perkongsian ringkas tentang perjalanan Roadschooling 🙂

Tiada yang teknikal.  Lebih kepada penceritaan, apa yang saya pelajari sepanjang perjalanan di ‘the road less taken’ ini.

Seperti yang saya kongsikan di Seminar Parenting 212 pada awal Mac tempohari, ada 4 P yang menjadi LEARNING POINTS peribadi saya sebagai seorang ibu roadschooling.

Tunggu posting seterusnya, inshaAllah.

Main masak-masak yang betul

Alhamdulillah, we are blessed with a budding young chef at home.

Allahyarham Tok Ayah was a cook.  Both Opah and Tok Wen (the children’s grandmas) cook succulent dishes.

Today, we visited Lunatots in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras.  We went g00-gaa-gaa looking at baby’s stuff.  At Lunatots, Maryam found a book, ‘Kompilasi Dapur Si Kecil’, a compilation of recipes from Pa&Ma magazines.

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So, for pre-dinner dish, Maryam prepared a Wow Whipped Potato and Eggcellent Egg Salad :))))

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The recipes are simple and children-friendly.  Inshaa Allah tomorrow night, my friends and I are having a get-together and Maryam is already planning to prepare awesome appetizers.

For the record:  Umi pun belum pernah buat kentang putar ‘from scratch’.  Tabik Maryam.

 

Playing English

Taman permainan adalah tempat terbaik untuk ibu ayah menggunakan bahasa Inggeris dengan anak-anak.  Di sini tempat mereka beraksi – berlari, memanjat, menggelungsur, bergolek dan ada kalanya berebut.

Ambil kesempatan ini menjadi fasilitator pembelajaran anak-anak.  Pasakkan segala input berharga ke dalam minda mereka.
Go ahead and use English with them.  Lebih baik kita modelkan dahulu  keselambaan kita berbahasa Inggeris daripada menyuruh mereka “Speak English.”
All the best!

 

From our Family to Yours

 

How our gamat family began
(from http://www.alamigamat.com)


Dr. Zaiton Hassan is my Mak (Malay for mother) and my children call her Tok Wen.
And like all mothers, Mak only wants the best for her children.

With five children to manage, and thousands of university students to inspire, a little cut or a wound can be a bit worrying for a concerned mother like our Mak and most mothers in general.

Lucky for us, after having obtained her doctorate in Food Biology from Texas A & M University, USA, Mak almost immediately began to exploit her scientific know-how and mastery in research skills. She paved her way into discovering the best solution to heal wounds both internally and externally in the most natural way possible.

That was 17 years ago.

Today, Mak’s miraculous discovery has gained her the title Gamat Queen, at least to us she is our gamat queen.

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Roadschoolers’ Debut

We call this a one-hit wonder…only we wonder why it did not become a hit.. yet.

Watching this triggered my LOL mode.  Seeing the boys in their childhood years (Muhammad was 6, Musa 5) and little Maryam pulling my scarf whispering for ice cream made me count my blessings twice.

My Essential Journey was a tv drama anchoring on the theme of Isra’Mi’raj.

In this scene, the boys just completed their solat jama’ and qasar, which is a privilege for traveling Muslims.  Instead of performing 4 rakaahs (bowing), they can shorten it to 2 only.

The day will come when the kids become adults and I become a grandmother (biiznillah) and we will watch this scene again.  It will be a hit then!