28 January 2015, by Tan Li Lin - No Comments

Romantic Staycation at Changi: Deliciously Quiet

As newly-weds, it is difficult to get quiet time away. Even though Ronald and I both work from home and spend 3/4 of the day together, we hardly get any privacy of our own. We currently stay with my parents, and my siblings.. and my brother in law.. and two nieces aptly named ‘Drama & Destruction’… and a helper who potters around us the whole day. Believe it or not, my room is all glass and the blinds don’t help. Yes, you can see right THROUGH it. My floor is made from wood (I’m relegated to the attic) and everyone» Read More

26 January 2015, by Peifen - No Comments

Happy Together

The Turtles: “Imagine me and you, and you and me…” During courtship, the image is always rosy, like the song. But when you no longer have to imagine, when “me and you and you and me” every day is a reality, being happy together certainly takes more effort than “ba ba ba ba ba ba “. Despite having dated for 10 years, my husband W and I are still learning how to not merely co-exist in tolerance, but live happily with each other. And sleep well with each other. Sleep has always been a tricky business for me. I’m a terribly» Read More

22 January 2015, by Yi Lin - 1 Comment

The Entry With No Point

(Warning: This entry contains mostly rambling. I started writing it without knowing where it’s heading.) Recently, I’ve been getting an itch. No, not that strange itch that has suddenly plagued my torso, which according to Baby Center, could be either pruritic urticarial papules and plagues of pregnancy (PUPPP) or prurigo of pregnancy (PP)… I know right?! Pruri-WHAT? That’s something that I would need to check with my gynae when I see her next week. Hopefully it’s just a common rash brought upon by our fast-heating up January weather after the lovely, cool December we had last year. The itch that» Read More

21 January 2015, by Jim - No Comments

Trap & Reflect

This is my first blog post of the year. Time really flies and we are actually nearing the end of January! Anyway, my year started with a very interesting event. I was bringing my family for dinner one day. We needed to take a lift to the food court as it was on the 2nd floor. As we were about to enter the lift, my eldest child, Ethan, wore a concerned look on his face. “Daddy…” I began to get a bit worried when I heard him call me with a cautious tone in his voice. “The lift floor is» Read More

20 January 2015, by Mandy - No Comments

Keep Calm and Parent On – 5 Tips to Stay Sane!

Wow, another year has gone by! Hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas and New Year festivities, and here’s wishing you all a happy, healthy and lovely 2015! I’m not really in the habit of making resolutions, but for this year, I decided to focus on a personal goal of KEEPING CALM. It’s definitely a stretch target for me, as a stay-home mom with two little munchkins intent on tearing down the house every waking minute, and with Cristan becoming ever more cheeky. While his “Terrible Twos” are thankfully behind us, I’m now facing the age of the “Mischievous Munchkin”, and Cristan’s» Read More

8 January 2015, by Yi Lin - 2 Comments

Learning The ABCs

Happy New Year, everyone! We opened the new year in many a fun way. 1 Jan 2015 started on a high with a spot of kite-flying at an open field near home. Over the weekend, we headed to Pasir Ris Park with friends and found it to be a MUCH better venue for flying our kite! While indoor playgrounds are my personal nightmare, we also let the kids crawl, roll, run, climb wild at Kidz Amaze at SAFRA Toa Payoh, ending the day with a chicken rice dinner with friends (because No.3 LOVES chicken rice.) On 2 Jan, I attended» Read More

7 January 2015, by Violet Lim - No Comments

Mummy, I do not want to go to school!

Posted a conversation between Cara and I on FB yesterday. Cara: Mummy, I do not want to go to school. Me: Ok, you sure? Then I will not pay your school fees for this term and I will save a lot of money. And, just to be sure, you will not be going to primary school, secondary school, university and you will just stay at home forever ya? You will not learn new things, make new friends… Cara: Ok, I will go to school. Some friends were amused, some friends found it hilarious, and some commented as I have expected…» Read More

24 December 2014, by Mandy - 2 Comments

Call me Supermomprincess!

When I was younger, I had a web moniker “Supermandyprincess” which I used for my email address and chat usernames. Today, I would like to coin a new one for myself: Supermomprincess! Because every gal loves to be a princess, even if one is already a mom of 2 little kiddos, haha! What makes me so buay pai seh to call myself a supermom? Because I have survived TWO FULL WEEKS on my own while Tim had to travel for work. Granted, he was away for one week at a time (for the 1st and 3rd weeks of December), and not two consecutive» Read More

23 December 2014, by Tan Li Lin - No Comments

Financial woes of Newlyweds: Our 5 Methods to Managing Our Cash Better

November was the month Ronald switched sides…. From being employed and enjoying a comfortable, secure 9-5pm job, to waking up everyday facing the unknown that comes with running his own business. The first, and biggest challenge in being your own boss is being disciplined. Suddenly, there seems to be so much time and freedom and the temptation to do what you want often pulls you to the dark side – sleeping, lounging around, playing games, going out, waking up late, pottering around. Of course, it also comes with new-found energy and capacity to do some things you’ve always wanted or» Read More

19 December 2014, by Peifen - No Comments

爱的抱抱

老公和我几乎每个星期都会和他的姐姐一家人聚会。对新婚的我们而言,观察与协助姐姐照顾4岁和2岁的小孩,是很好的育儿预备班。 父母和小朋友说话,时常会不由自主将很多普通单字重叠起来。例如:“来,坐坐。”、“要乖乖哦。”、“给你吃糖糖。” 为什么要用叠字呢?是不是比较可爱?还是怕小朋友听不懂,所以要重复? 周末,和老公、姐姐及两个小侄儿一同出游,到动物园去。入场之前先在食阁吃早餐。小孩们吃了两口面包,就兴奋地绕着桌子跑,姐姐好言劝阻无效,于是厉声警告:“你们坏坏,妈妈要骂骂了。” 不知是语气还是重叠字的关系,这句话果然见效。哥哥弟弟乖乖坐坐,把早餐吃完。 新加坡动物园是一个老少皆宜的好去处,不但能够增广见闻与知识,学习爱护大自然,在绿地中步行,呼吸新鲜空气,也是不错的运动。园里的许多展示区也让访客近距离接触动物,还有精彩有趣的动物特技表演,其中大象的表演就很受欢迎。我们在开场几分钟前抵达演出场所,观众席已坐满了人。幸好其中一排位子还有一点空间,让两个小朋友舒服坐着看表演。 大象可爱聪明,大小观众看得入神。我的视线不经意转移到侄儿身上,他们也专注地看着表演。这时,弟弟无缘无故举起双手,环着坐在右手边的哥哥,紧紧抱住。 这一幕,让我动容。比起大人,小孩在表达爱时更直接更自然,也不需理由。 这个抱抱,“抱”字一定要重叠。因为,一个抱不足以形容抱抱里满满的、纯纯的、真真的爱。