That’s My Joy of Parenting!

In this post, I’m reflecting on my joy of parenting in my six years of parenthood. Thanks to Little Edison, my life is now more complete, meaningful and fulfilling!

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…

What I Like Best About My Son?

A friend recently asked me what I like best about my son. I love this question and I felt a strong urge to answer her. With his presence, each day I can find something that is better than the day before. Each day when I thought I couldn’t love him anymore than I do today; and tomorrow would come and prove me wrong. Little Edison turned five in September this…

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…

Quality time vs. Quantity of time

I’m so delighted to hear that my company will be extending our 4-day work week arrangement to March. In fact, I’m craving for more off days now. With the shorter work week, I can spend more time with my son. Somehow, it makes me realize that the quantity of time cannot be replaced by the quality of time. To our children, any time spent with us is quality time, so…