Leaving Kids to be BORED

My kids play the iPad almost every day. Their iPad time is determined by my mood. From a very young age, I had instilled a minimal technology rule and made sure that they never came to me with the dreaded phrase that I can not stand – Mama, I’m bored…...


I have always maintained that people who get bored are boring. They lack creativity, they cannot think, so they get bored. There is SO MUCH in the world to do, to read, to explore, to learn, to laugh about, to create, etc; how can anyone be bored??? I would kill to have more time in my days just because there is so much out there for me to not get bored.

So yeah. Even though my girls get iPad time, they would never dare come to me to say they are bored. They don’t get bored. Full of life and full of ideas with things to do. Their days are very interesting to follow I can assure you. (Disclosure: I am not showing off)

Just some of the things they do include:

1. Playing dress up as all sorts of characters, making movies

2. Playing pretend, from the postman to the Government to the Ballerina’s Life

3. Toy soldiers in a War

4. Playing their doll house

5. Physical skills such as racing with one leg hopping, etc.

6. Hide the object

7. Cooking and baking – T1 is getting real good!

8. Reading, Reading, Reading

9. Creating their own projects such as making crystals, planting wheat grass, germinating seeds, mixing up liquids, conducting all sorts of crazy experiments, building things from paper, etc.

10. Playing Phone Conversations

11. Doing art and craft

12. Playing word games or riddles

13. Bicycling outdoors

14. Just being silly by being themselves

15. Do yoga, dance, jump around…..

And this is when we are indoors 90% of the time. If only I had a garden? They’d create magic.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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