I wrote this post more than 6 months ago, and can’t remember why I didn’t publish it. My friend My Lilbookworm reminded me of it when she did a book review here. Please do read it for more information on the book! ************************************************* A few days after she turned one, Scout started taking several steps,… Continue reading First Steps
How lovely is the weather currently? We are enjoying giving our fans and air conditioners a break. Our home can be quite chilly in the mornings and we are actually wearing our cardigans (me) and sweaters (boys) on our morning walk to school at 8am. Scout is in longs the entire day, and sometimes with… Continue reading Why we keep warm even in a tropical climate.
I often use the term “my previous life” in reference to the life before I had kids. Many newbies think, “Oh when baby comes I’ll just fit him into my life/schedule/activities, and not let him run my life.”. (I said run, not ruin.) Well, we all know how that really ends up, don’t we? Parenting,… Continue reading My previous life
It has been years since I’ve returned to Tioman, since those carefree diving days. We came to Tioman over a long weekend with the hubby and his colleagues, and flew on a tiny quaint (read: kinda old and nostalgic) Berjaya Air Dash 7. The flight was delayed for 3 hours due to late arrival of… Continue reading Pulau Tioman
Everyone knows its not an easy task to get toddlers to clean up after themselves. At the earlier stage of toddlerhood they might comply because they think its fun, but once they get to the age where they can articulate themselves and have figured out that there are more fun things to do than cleaning… Continue reading Clean up, clean up, every body let’s clean up!
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
Some parents believe that children in Singapore should be spoken to and taught to speak exclusively in Chinese before they go to Primary school, and left to pick up English when they enter Primary 1. As someone who comes from an English speaking background, I find this a little unsettling because of a few reasons.… Continue reading Bilingualism
School has just started, and thankfully, we haven’t had any tears from Mittens. I dare say we had tears on and off for at least 9 months when he first started, so I was bracing myself for some sort of protest. I was pleasantly surprised when during the school holidays, he asked several times whether… Continue reading Sticky like glue.
Last week after dinner (which was after swimming), I felt such an overwhelming sense of relief. It was like dinner was overwhelming chaos, and once everyone was fed and watered, there was calm again. Recently I was quite interested when I saw an article in Simply Her (sorry there isn’t a link to the article… Continue reading Food for thought
Mittens has taken to Star Wars (and Transformers), much more than we’d ever imagined. His interest has also taught me a lot more about Star Wars than I’d ever previously cared to know, all good though! Last week in homeschooling (ok not really, more like doing activities together), I printed, laminated and cut out some… Continue reading The young Padawan.