Our Secret Hideout: Keppel Island

Wondering where to go with the kid over the weekend? Here’s a place to connect with nature without the pesky mosquitos and huge crowds!

Guide: Infant Care and Child Care 101 – What to do

Thinking of putting your child in infant care or child care but feeling lost? This article is for you. When our child was conceived, we intended for my mother in law to be the main caregiver during office hours. Hence, we did not do research on infant care. However, when Baby E was born, it…

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…

Taiwan Holiday with the Toddler [Post-trip Itinerary and Highlights]

Here’s our final itinerary for the Taiwan trip and it’s a really slack one. We felt like we were hotel hopping initially instead of sightseeing. Day 1: Taoyuan Airport -> Taichung Having been to Taiwan 6 times, we chose to exclude Taipei this time round and went straight to Taichung on Day 1. The initial…

Taiwan Holiday with the Toddler [Hotels Review]

We’re back from our holiday! Glad to say that we survived 10 days travelling with the little one. As promised, this is a review of the hotels we stayed in at Taiwan and how baby-friendly they are. To recap, we stayed in 5 hotels in Taichung, Cing Jing, Tainan and Yilan. For our pre-trip planning…

Guide: Delivery by Cesarean

A friend asked me about Cesarean birth and I realise that some mummies may need information on it. I gave birth to Baby E via Cesarean because at Week 39 she hadn’t engage yet and she was facing my front instead of my back so it made natural labour difficult. Her head was also bigger…

Taiwan Holiday with the Toddler [Pre-holiday post]

We’re going on a long holiday with the toddler! The longest we’ve ever been out travelling with Baby E was a 5 day 4 night trip when she was 16 months old, and we stayed in the hotel on the last day because we were so tired travelling with the kid. She was squirmy and…