My husband and I welcomed our son early November 2011. As first time parents, we relied a lot on books and information on the internet to get us through the early days of parenthood. I am sharing our experiences and personal opinions on events and products which we feel could be helpful to each parent out there.
V is for vodka. I’m kidding. This is a parenting blog, blogging about vodka wouldn’t be right. Unless you’re getting through a little breakdown i.e. Toddler Tantrum. Won’t be blogging about alcohol here, although I’ve been told by my father that newborn babies were bathed with half a can of Guinness Stout back in the day to help […]
Urut (pronounced oo-root) means massage. Urut is a postnatal massage usually performed by women after childbirth by the bidan kampung (village midwife). Urut is part of the traditional Malay’s postnatal care and the massage is carried out for three days or more following delivery. This postnatal massage is believed to help improve blood circulation, break down fat, tone […]
In the midst of our conversation, a little boy, likely the age of 2, was lying at the entrance of Starbucks. His mother had already walked a shop away. She turned around and said sternly ‘Get.Up.Now, Adam. We’re going!’. ‘NOOOOO NOOOO!!!!’ My friend and I exchanged looks. Toddler tantrum. We both knew how that mother felt. […]
When I’m not running after my toddler, trying out new recipes, blogging, playing Candy Crush on my iPad and keeping up to date with the weekly sitcoms, I’m busy sewing. I wonder what I was thinking when I told my Dad I wanted a degree in Science. I should have just taken up fashion and […]
According to the Chinese zodiac, my son is born in the year of the rabbit. There are 12 zodiacs beginning with the rat, and ending with the pig. The Chinese believe in this and I’ve even heard of a friend who withheld having a child in the year of the Dragon fearing the child will […]
“Can somebody please let my girl use the toilet first?” pleaded a mother. Everyone turned to stare. I was waaayyy behind so letting her have my spot will do no good. “Please? She really cannot tahan already!” A kind soul let the little girl use the loo. It was a queue of movie goers who […]
Planning your child’s first birthday might be daunting- but it’s actually easier than you think! I followed the 10 tips for planning your child’s first birthday by Kori Ellis and stuck by these guidelines. My son’s party was definitely small, only immediate relatives and very close friends. It was intimate and personal. I stayed within […]