Of course, this led to our You Are Adventurous Box and You Are Hardworking Box which comes with an exclusive front cover created by E&S blessing for families to colour in and spend quality time together. In fact, you can also enjoy this exclusive colouring activity when you add any of Love Bonds' items into your Build-Your-Own Box!
Hello Serene and Michelle! Thank you for doing this with us. We're so excited to be working with you on our new February Blessing Boxes. We absolutely love what you do at Love Bonds. Before we continue on, could you introduce yourselves to our readers and share with us what Love Bonds is about?
Love Bonds: Hello back! Yes we are as excited to be in collaboration with E&S for the Blessing Boxes! We love the concept of the colour-able front covers that encourage parent-child bonding, which is so in-line with what we do as well!
Awww thank you for loving all that we do at Love bonds! A little about us, hello Serene here, I am just a blessed wife to a husband who believes in me and mama to 2 loquacious boys - Azel (7 years old) and Aden (3 years old). I strongly believe that character can be developed through intentional meaningful conversations with children. Am an avid reader of parenting and children books and I must confess that I am also a Korean variety show junkie.
Michelle is lovingly married to a supportive husband and after becoming a mom to her two lovely daughters – Isabelle and Carissa (4 and 2 year old respectively), she saw the importance of building strong bonds with her children in order to impart good values to them and she continues to strive to become a more intentional parent.
Love Bonds was birthed from an idea to help parents encourage intentional conversations about values and eventually cultivating habits of meaningful conversations that will give the child opportunities to share about his/her thoughts, feelings and decision making processes.
We curate quality children’s storybooks and magazines that teach about values, and produce conversation guides to encourage parents to have meaningful conversations with their children. We are passionate in seeking, creating and curating quality reading material and open-ended toys that will value-add to the time that parents have with their children.
Oh, wow. We love that and we totally stand by it. It was definitely something we could not pass up when you first approached us. Was there anything about E&S that drew you to collaborate with us?
Love Bonds: We love E&S for being a social enterprise, who is committed to donate a portion of their proceeds to journeying with single mothers in HCSA Dayspring's SPIN Programme. The pure intent and desire to reach out to this specific group of women and empowering them, touched us! Hence we are so excited about our collaboration and what we can do together!
Love Bonds emphasises on the two love languages of words of affirmation and quality time. Are those your personal love languages too? If not, what's your top love language and why is it important to you?
Love Bonds: Yes, words of affirmation and quality time are indeed our love languages. We are huge on positive parenting and articulating words that will build up (and not tear down) and encourage the child to form a positive self identity of themselves. And of course quality time, not just physically there but being present with the child, to hear their thoughts, their emotions and feelings.
We're so interested to know: If you could wish for one thing, what would that one wish be? It could be for yourself, for your family, or for Love Bonds as a company!
Love Bonds: World peace? Haha kidding. Well, our sincere wish for us and for other families through Love Bonds, is to have more meaningful conversations between parent and child in families to strengthen bonds. Either through using our resources (conversation guides, conversation starters, magazines and curated books) or through our sharing on social media/blog or even through other parents’ sharing. So really just getting the word out there for us parents to be more mindful and intentional in how we spend our time with our children.
At E&S Blessing, we love to celebrate the motherhood journey and story with our community. How do you manage your family life with Love Bonds? What does motherhood mean to you?
This is one loaded question. We really just try our very best to manage both family life and Love Bonds- try to have a work-life balance and take each day as it comes. We are not perfect parents and we will never be. But we strive to be faithful parents, faithful to take mini steps in the right direction and recognising that we are always a work in progress. Motherhood is a journey - a nebulous but rewarding one at the end of the day. So join us to walk alongside each other as we journey through parenthood together and build strong bonds with our children.
Learn more about Love Bonds here or shop our blessing boxes here.