Michelle Liew, B.A.

About Michelle Liew, B.A.

Michelle Liew is an English teacher and a professional writer with over 20 years of experience. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (English and Literature) from the National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. With an ABRSM Grade 8 certificate, Michelle has taught English language, literature, and music in Singapore schools for over 12 years. During her career as an educator, she has also worked with children with special needs in both mainstream schools and those for special learners. This vast teaching experience allows her to share valuable advice on parenting, child psychology, and education with her readers. Michelle has been published on websites like HubPages and runs two personal blogs: Getting Literal, where she shares her thoughts about writing and poetry, and Pets Aware, a blog about animals. She has a broad range of interests that include literature, history, philosophy, human relationships, health, and psychology. When Michelle is not busy writing her heart out, you will find her tinkering jazz tunes on her piano. She loves anything that helps her to grow as a person, including her pet terriers, Misty and Cloudy.

9-Year-Old Russian Painter Sells His Art to Support Shelter Animals

By |2020-05-28T20:45:20+03:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Animals, Inspirational|Tags: , , |

9-year-old Pavel Abramov has proven that when it comes to making a difference in the lives of others, age doesn't matter. When it comes to solving problems that have stumped people for a lifetime, kids are wonders. Pavel has shown his ingenuity by combining his love for art with his passion for animals. This native of the small Russian city of Arzamas creates portraits of animals and exchanges them for animal supplies. The Projects The little boy had started a project fondly termed "Kid Paintbrush"

Study Shows How Long Coronavirus Lives on Surfaces

By |2020-04-11T18:32:45+03:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Diseases and Conditions|Tags: |

Everyone is seeking asylum from COVID-19. All of us are staying at home as far as possible. It's not difficult to appreciate the sentiment, and here's why. How does COVID-19 spread? This insidious bug, which has caused over 70,500 deaths worldwide, is a respiratory infection that spreads through water droplets when an infected person sneezes. Of course, these droplets can land on the surfaces in our environment. What are the symptoms? As you would already know, the Coronavirus causes a range of symptoms that resemble

How to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds in Your Home and Garden

By |2020-07-08T19:34:59+03:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Environment & Planet, Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , , , , |

If you're reading this, you're probably a die-hard Java lover. Now there's one more reason for you to drink coffee - coffee grounds are recyclable. We'll show you why and how to recycle used coffee grounds in innovative ways you've never imagined. Why recycle used coffee grounds? Australian environmental foundation Planet Ark conducted a feasibility study of 921 cafes across Sydney. It found that these cafes sell over a million cups of coffee yearly. 7% of the coffee grounds go to worm farms while the rest

How to Homeschool Your Child in Times of Quarantine

By |2020-03-31T13:28:01+03:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

COVID-19 has the world in its virulent grip, in more ways than one. Besides causing businesses to grind to a halt, it may have caused you to wonder how to homeschool your child.  Schooling a child is a mammoth task, more so homeschooling them. COVID 19 has made it somewhat of a necessity, however, and more parents are wondering how to homeschool their children in times like these. We have some answers.  Advantages of Homeschooling For those of us who are skeptical about homeschooling their

11 Fun Things to Do with Kids at Home to Prevent Boredom

By |2020-03-21T19:48:10+03:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Bored children are a handful for hassled parents. With the recent coronavirus outbreak that has stalled school and other activities, parents need a constant source of fun things to do with kids at home. So, what are some fun things that you can do with your kids when circumstances force you to stay at home? You will like our suggestions for kid-friendly entertainment. 12 Fun Things to Do with Kids at Home to Keep Them Occupied 1. Have a spa day Females aren't the only

14 Unexpected Uses for Wood Ash in Your Home and Garden

By |2020-07-08T19:35:28+03:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: Home Improvement & DIY, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

Do the burnt logs in your fireplace frustrate you? Is clearing them a hassle? Why not knock on wood, and burn it? There are more uses for wood ash than you may think. Combusted wood has its place in both the home and the garden. We'll show you how to turn this disintegrated object into something useful. What Is Wood Ash? Wood ash is the residue from combusting wood. It is what's left behind when we burn wood in fireplaces. Industrial power plants produce it

11 Science-Backed Benefits of Laughter for Mental & Physical Health

By |2020-03-13T17:02:50+03:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's an open secret. Everyone knows that laughter is the best medicine but perhaps aren't sure what its benefits actually are. Life Advancer shares with you laughter's mental and physical benefits. We guarantee that you'll want to have a good chortle after reading this article. The Benefits of Laughter for Your Physical Health 1. Weight Loss Don't all of us want to trim that tummy? Well, have fun doing it. Laughing makes workouts fun. It helps your abdominal muscles contract, in the same way, sit-ups

11 Signs of Overly-Critical Parents and How to Handle Them

By |2020-04-24T13:48:52+03:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Does your mom or dad keep telling you that you're raising your children the wrong way? Do your parents keep telling you to get a better job than the one you have now? If the answer to these rhetorical questions is yes, you may be dealing with critical parents. If your mom or dad never seems to have anything nice to say about you, you might need to keep reading this article. You'll find out how to keep your parents' unreasonable criticisms at bay.  The Effect