LIfestyle, Musings, Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Loving my boys

26 Jan , 2018  

Together with Pips, we produced two little mini-mes, both of the male gender. Since they are both of the XY chromosomal variety, invariably, countless people have asked me if I want a little girl.

Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Photograph (by Ed Sheeran) – will it be a pic of you laughing with your kids, or you staring into your phone?

28 Sep , 2017   Video

What is your child’s favorite food? What does he do in school? What songs does he like? Can you answer any of the above with confidence? Yes, great! Here’s more – The last time your child asked you something while you were on your mobile, did you put said gadget down, look your son in […]

Baby Ray, blog, Musings, Musings/thoughts, Parenthood, Teaching/Education

Spare the Rod and Raise your Child

14 Sep , 2017  

I am not the most patient of people, as my long suffering husband would know lol. Aligned with my general impatience, I also used to firmly believe in “spare the rod and spoil the child”. After all, striking a child is the fastest and easiest way to make him listen and comply. I was brought […]

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Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Dedicated to all newly minted mamas (papas, take note!)

17 Jul , 2016  

Dedicated to the preggers and newly minted mamas of the world, because, we need support, yo.   Dear New mama Do not fret. I know your world is no longer yours alone, for it has borne a whole new world, courtesy of the little human being that’s now nestled comfortably against your chest. Your love is instantaneous, your […]

Current Affairs Editorial, Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Bringing up our children right – Lessons learnt from the Hawker VS Man (Cockroach/NEA) spat

28 Dec , 2015  

#sg50 #socialmediaspat The latest social media drama to hit town is that of Hawker vs Cockroach Man spat. Essentially, this spat has gone viral in a post chronicled by the hawkers’ daughter, Andrea Gail Poon. The story goes that a girl (a child) took utensils from said hawker stall (without permission, without purchasing food) and […]

Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Rainbow Baby

4 Oct , 2015  

I’ve been coming across stories and articles on the loss of babies, and as I look at my own little bundle of terror and joy all rolled into one, there is a melancholic sorrow that gnaws softly at the edge of my heart, both for the babies-to-be, babies born sleeping and their devastated parents. This […]

Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

Parenting Bugbear: Why I hate advice

24 Nov , 2014  

As a first time mom, there are already many other mothers with established track records and years of experience behind them, ready to guide me in my virgin foray and journey into motherhood. Look at our own moms and our mom-in-laws and you would have the prime example of two very seasoned mothers, ready to teach […]

Baby Ray, Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

This amazing little thing called love – Happy 6 months baby!

17 Jun , 2014  

We wanted to see the world and explore its nooks and crannies before planning for a baby. To travel so much till we got sick. To travel so much and feel so satisfied that we’d finally explore the idea of having a baby. But that time came sooner than expected when mom had a great bout […]

Musings/thoughts, Parenthood

An ode to dads (P.S. we love you, Pips)

5 Mar , 2014  

Dear daddies out there With the birth of a child, your first child, your life is the same no more. In this flurry of newness and activity, much has been fussed over the wife and the baby. More often than not, your role has been overlooked in favour of the moms, and it’s not without […]