The kid has got HFMD =(

Since our kid joined infantcare when she was 3 months old, HFMD has been the top most worry on our minds. And she has finally succumbed to it. It has been a horrible experience thus far. Our kid is one that still runs around when she’s sick, and usually weathers illnesses well. This is the…

The Fragility of Life

Was at SGH to visit my close friend’s mum when I walked the wrong way and got to the maternity wards on the same floor instead. It was a joy to see newborn babies and it reminded me of our joy 2+ years ago. However, it was also a stark contrast to what I saw…

Conversation with the kid: Episode 2

At Best Denki:   2 year old Baby E walking down the aisle calling out the names of various household items “Washing Machine! Refrigerator! Vacuum Cleaner! Fan!” Me, walking behind her proudly… until… MINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Lessons learnt from our Taiwan trip with our toddler

In the last of this trilogy, I shall share the lessons learnt travelling with a toddler in Taiwan. As the trip was the longest we’ve ever taken with our toddler (10days), it was very eventful. Lessons that apply to Taiwan specifically: 1. They have no moneychangers! We initially thought we could find one at the…

Musings: Mummy, can you “catch” a didi? Can you “catch” a meimei?

Conversation in the lift yesterday: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Baby E, looking at a baby in the lift: “Didi!” Me: “I think it’s a meimei?” *Parents of the baby who was wearing pink clothing but looked like a boy started to leave the lift at a lower floor* Baby E, pointing at the baby: “Mummy, can you catch…

Musings: Reflection on mistakes made since the arrival of Baby E

Just a short post on some of the things that I’ve regretted since the arrival of Baby E. While I’m unable to turn back time and undo these things, I hope this post can be of some help to new parents out there. Regarding confinement  Not hiring a confinement lady: My initial thought was that…

Musings: Regarding Post Natal Depression

Lots of news these days regarding the mummy who plunged to her death clutching her 2-month-old baby and the mummy who is 6 months pregnant but got knocked down by a lorry. It seems to me that there are a lot of such tragedies these days but it might be me noticing these news more…