Life Lessons I’ve learnt from my Son

Little Edison is six years old now; I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. It feels like it was only yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital. I still remember the newness of those early days. As a first-time parent, every day is a new learning experience for me. Back then, six years felt like the distant future, and yet here I am today, six years…

Let’s Talk About the Enhanced Parenthood Package

So the biggest talk in town this week is the $2 billion Enhanced Marriage and Parenthood Package, and the new subsidy framework for childcare and infant care services. What I get is only additional two days of childcare leave when Edison turns seven. Nothing much for me to cheer at the moment. For a comprehensive list of benefits that you’ll get if you pop out a Singaporean baby, you can…

Towards a Guilt-Free Motherhood (Part 2)

It was 8pm on a Tuesday night. Little Edison was taking his own sweet time, munching on his apple, and watching the TV. I was anxious to return to our home from my PIL’s house, but the boy has not even taken his shower. I was tired and my face was ‘black’, but he didn’t notice it. I packed up our things and I told him angrily to continue eating…

Towards a Guilt-Free Motherhood (Part 1)

Before I have Little Edison, I had no idea that being a mother would involve carrying around a huge sack of guilt. A totally unnecessary sack of guilt, I should elaborate, but no matter how hard I try to avoid, it still creeps stealthily towards me. Last week, I was watching a Korean drama at 10pm. I told Edison to sleep on his own as the drama will end at…

Things I Love About Motherhood

What makes us love being a mom? What inspires us? What makes us happy and gives us the energy? I gave it a thought and here is my list of things that makes me love being a mom. I’m happy to share it with you today.

Back to School Essentials

After a long holiday, heading back to school may seem like a drag to some kids. We can help our children to get revved up by taking them on a school supplies shopping trip! Crack opens your notebook and start jotting down the must-haves supplies for the school year before you head to the store. Instead of telling you what to buy, which most of you already know, I’ll be…

Is Parenting Easier or Harder Than It Was 30 Years Ago?

Let’s face it, parenting is hard. But how hard it is as compared to 30 years ago? If sleepless nights are the worst thing that could happen to you, I think that it’s just a matter of time. When the kids grow older, you’ll get back all your precious sleep. I complain about the loss of freedom, you might say that it’s also a matter of time. When the kids…