Family | Culture | Encouragement
My name is Lay Ean Eng (Kee). I am an amateur cook, a blogger and parenting life coach who just loves her Penang food.
I was born in Penang (the heart of “food nuts”), Malaysia, to a very close-knit Baba Nonya family (Chinese migrants who intermarried with the locals and settled in Malaysia during the early 1400s) family.
I came to Australia to study 30 years ago, and ended up settling in this beautiful city of Sydney, with my loving and supportive husband, Patrick. We now live here with our two beautiful adult children, Jonathan and Eileen.
I too, am an emigrant for 30 years in this beautiful country of Australia. I learned to parent through insecurities and learned on the job through tears and sweat on how to build strong relationships with my children through conflicting values and beliefs, and trying aimlessly to strike a balance between work and family commitment while enjoying the process of parenting.
I am sharing my own of my parenting experiences based on what I’ve learned from my greatest teachers – my two beautiful young adult children.
Here is what I have learned:
I believe that parenting is about building relationships with your children through mutual respect, trust and unconditional love that we have for each other. It is about creating connections with your children, while having lots of fun and laughter together.
I also believe that learning should start at HOME. But when I say learning, it is not just learning about academic stuff, it is learning about values, beliefs and raising emotionally well adjusted children, who are motivated and happy in thier lives.
I believe that – You, the parents, are the model and pillar of the family, and your children create their lives through modeling your behaviour, values, beliefs and actions.
I believe that there is no right or wrong in what you do, as long you have followed your values tried your BEST! You are the creator of your life! It just takes awareness, willingness, and courage to move forward and be the confident parent you set out to be.
Whatever you want in your life, it has to start with you!
I understand your struggles and what you are working towards; therefore, I have made it my mission to help you on how to bridge both generational and cultural gaps with Ease and Joy!
From Your Kitchen!!!!!
Because FOOD is something I love talking about… and my family members are literally connected through food, even today; we still communicate and share our daily dishes and discuss ingredients from all over the world.
Allow your children to get to know you better by sharing with them all those delicious traditional dishes that you grew up with, tell them stories about your childhood, why you like this dish, who used to cook this dish for you, what ingredients are in that dish etc.
Also we all have to eat everyday right? So why not use the time in the kitchen and create opportunities to spend some quality time with your children, to share and to create memories together.
Here is my MISSION that I am sharing with you. Let’s make it happen!!!
>> My Mission