As I sit down to write this blog, my son is sleeping soundly in the room. In two weeks time he’ll be turning three years old. I can’t believe that it has been almost three years - three years of a bittersweet journey, I should say. There is no amount of book reading and note taking that can truly prepare us for the adventure we'd experience as a mother. If there was a detailed instruction manual that would come with your child, motherhood would be a piece of cake.
The Yuletide season is back and in our case, it's Christmas time again that marked another first for our small family. When we talk about Christmas, we usually think of “white” since it’s winter on the other side of the world. But here in New Zealand, there’s no such thing as a "White Christmas" since it’s summer here.
In today’s modern society, people are more worried about what we have than who we are. We seem to have an addiction to obtaining something that is valuable and desirable to others. We thought that the only way to be completely happy is by making a lot of money, buy the coolest gadgets, the trendiest clothes and having all of the best and newest accessories. My husband and I are not millionaires so we couldn’t spoil our son as far as our financial status is concerned. So we’ll do our best to raise our son a humble and non-materialistic, no matter our circumstances. If you want to raise children who don’t wrap their self-esteem in their possessions, here are some ways to raise non-materialistic children.