You can never have too many books, as a friend of mine once said. Well I’ve had to resist buying books recently because there just seems to be too many books and too little time to read. And too little space to store them. Or actually, there is time to read, it’s just difficult to… Continue reading Read to me, Mummy!
Earlier this week, we brought the entire family, nephew and MIL to Gardens by the Bay. Now, I’m always a little weary whenever the nephew is around because it seems like all 3 boys will just go berserk wherever we are – be it a shopping mall, or just taking the lift somewhere. And that… Continue reading 10 Things Every Child Needs
I was never much of a kid-person – heck, I never really thought about the whole getting married and having children thing until I met my husband, and even then, he was much more sure about wanting to at least try for kids than I was. I even had doubts of my maternal instincts, and… Continue reading And baby makes 3
Yesterday we had our yearly review with the paediatric cardiologist, and as expected, Abacus’s heart is doing well and good – the cardiologist listened to his heart (and I’m always amazed at what they can tell just by listening), and liked what he heard, and the echocardiogram confirmed that all is well. Abacus was a… Continue reading Counting our blessings
Many parents are very diligent with teaching their kids sign language from an early age. With Mittens, I did read (ok flip) through a few baby signing books, and tried to teach things like “milk”, but felt that it was too much motor skills involved (at least for “milk”) for an 8 month old. After… Continue reading Birthday Tiger
“Slugs and snails And puppy-dog tails That’s what little boys made of” This morning I woke up to a wonderfully spot on a post on FB from “Warrior Prayers – Praying the Word for Boys“, I can’t count the number of girl moms who have given me the “squinty eyes” and asked, “Do they act… Continue reading What are little boys made of?
As with many things, Singaporeans are obsessed with the standards they think they should be achieving. This includes having the right number of children and the right gender. When I was preggers with #2, I was actually asked if I was disappointed it was a boy AGAIN and not a girl. It wasn’t a surprise… Continue reading 1 boy 1 girl, the Singaporean ideal.
The Help has been with us for slightly over a year now, and I’m so grateful to have an extra pair of hands around the house to keep the house clean. Two weeks ago I had a few days of just having to look after only Mittens, and it felt like such a breeze that… Continue reading The Help
A friend tweeted this quote recently and I found it so meaningful (along with the 17 other people on my FB who liked it!). The hubby and I have never been the type who are super duper loving like ALL the time like how some people are – perhaps it’s just in our nature. He… Continue reading Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I need it the most.
Recently an article came up in the NY Times that TV has NO educational benefits for children under 2. A little excerpt said: Video screen time provides no educational benefits for children under age 2 and leaves less room for activities that do, like interacting with other people and playing, the group said. Assuming they… Continue reading TV