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My parenting style – empower the kids!

By |January 15th, 2018|

I’m back on the blog again! 2 weeks into 2018 and I hope I am making good progress in “reviving” my blog. It’s rather random, adhoc posts for now but I figure I just gotta start somewhere after being rusty for so long! My thoughts today is about empowering my kids – teaching them to fish rather than to hand them the fishes when they are hungry.

I have come to realise, that in this fast paced and stressful environment that we parents are in today, we often make the mistake of “doing” stuff for our kids without even thinking about the consequences, or even aware if there is any consequences. It’s just more efficient, faster and more convenient to us. Some of these activities may include things like…

  • cleaning up after our kids after they have their meals
  • packing their school bags for them and checking their timetables
  • cleaning up […]

My Day in a Life Post – It’s Monday!

By |April 27th, 2015|

Happy Monday! Today, I am going to share with you a snapshot of my entire day from morning till dawn, down to the minute details so you can too, can be a part of my very real everyday life. This particular day that I am recording here is last Monday, 20 April 2015. So enjoy!

6.45am: The alarm clock rings and I hit the snooze button. Today, I am feeling very tired because I slept at 2am the night before, doing chores around the house putting away mess while the boys are asleep. I snuggle close to Jerome (he sleeps between the husband and me) and take in his smell while I rest for a little while more.

7am: The husband taps me awake, warning me that I am going to be late for my day. I have an early start today due to a 9am meeting […]

Jerome goes to the market!

By |January 4th, 2015|

It’s going to be a picture spam of Jerome heading to the market with me while I was solo parenting some weeks back, more for the benefit of the husband who missed all these.

I had to do the school run every morning to bring Jerry to school. The problem is, I also have to lug Jerome wherever I go, so this is the sight every other morning.

Jerry’s school is actually near my mum’s place and not mine, so I shifted into my mum’s place (everyone is away travelling) to save myself from driving the 2 kids to and fro everyday.  Saved me a lot of time actually, but of cos, I miss the comfort of lounging in my own place.

Jerome runs to the playground to have some fun while Jerry is being dropped off every morning. He sure loves the playground.. but not so much […]

My little boy, Jerome.

By |December 20th, 2014|

Today is a day that I rejoice! Finally, the 3 weeks of solo parenting is OVER! The government returned my husband to me last night and even though I was stuck in a class till almost midnight, there is so much to be happy about!

One of them is, of cos, moving back into my own home later today. Can’t wait. I miss my bed!

While the solo parenting has been somewhat tough and extremely tiring, I got to bond a lot with my little kid, Jerome.

He was stuck to me at the hip almost everyday when I was on leave for a week and boy, did we have fun! I also realised that I haven’t had the chance to pay more attention to him as I had with Jerry, but I learned so much more about him during the week we both were stuck together 24/7.

It’s really quite amazing.

I found out […]

Things Jerry Says #21 – I am so proud of you!

By |October 10th, 2014|

As a ftwm (full-time working mum), I often struggle between the responsibilities at work as well as the splitting my time between a mummy, a wife, a home maker, maintaining a blog and a whole lot more of responsibilities in between. I previously wrote about the struggles of being a ftwm here and here but today, I will tell you a conversation that tugged at my heart strings.

One that makes me wonder if I should stop working and really spend time with the kid in his growing up years. There is just so many years that the kid needs you before they are off to explore the world and doesn’t want a naggy or unhip mother at his back.

I have been working late for the past weeks, often getting home a lot later than the kids. Sometimes, […]

Hitting a parenting low.

By |August 28th, 2014|

I have been quiet on this space. A lot more quieter than I would like actually. These days, a lot of thought go through my mind. Some of which I have solutions for, some of which, I am completely helpless at.

I think I am very good at doing one thing – just grit my teeth and just trudging on.

The time doesn’t wait, and people just need to survive. Even though I am tired, the clock still ticks away. Even though I am sick from the lack of the sleep, the kids still need to eat/drink and interact with me. Even though I came home late and haven’t had my dinner, I still had to ensure I put them into bed.

This was last night this morning. The kids is still refusing to sleep after me trying to put them into bed for 2 hours. They each drank at least 2 bottles […]

Surviving as a FTWM.

By |June 10th, 2014|

it’s 23.46pm right now and I’m on board a cab. On the way home from the office. I spent the entire night clearing out as much work as I can today because I’m jetting off tomorrow, and tomorrow’s schedule at work is horrid. I only have 30 mins to spend at my desk for the entire day, and would be shuttling in and out of meetings non stop. I reckon I won’t get any work done tmr and want to clear them all out as best as I can before i can go home and pack for my trip tomorrow.

I have a donut in my bag, meant for my donut loving jerry. I won’t be seeing him for days while im away and I had really wanted to go home early today to spend some time with him because tmr would be a mad rush from work to […]

I’m wrong. So so wrong.

By |May 17th, 2014|

So I got it all wrong.

I don’t know if I ever mentioned this before. . But jerry has got this really irritating habit when he sleeps. He likes to climb on top of me, my legs, my butt and just wedge himself at any corner or nook that he can find between my body/arms/legs and all if he is co-sleeping with me.

It’s bloody irritating to me because I cannot sleep with him pressing down on me! At all!

He hasn’t been co-sleeping much with me now that we are staying in our own place, but I sometimes find him on my bed in the mornings. He wakes in the middle of the night and somehow finds himself into our bedroom (and closes the door behind him), climbs onto our bed and wedge himself between the husband and me.

Anyway… last night.. I realised I got it all wrong. All all wrong.

As […]

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    Why I Breastfed for…. 13 months (Part of a Breastfeeding blog train series)

  • Entire freezer filled with breastmilk.
  • Bottle feeding Jerry
  • Baby Jerry at a few days old.

Why I Breastfed for…. 13 months (Part of a Breastfeeding blog train series)

By |March 12th, 2014|

Today, I am going to share my breastfeeding story, particularly, my first breastfeeding experience with my first born. I don’t believe I have ever shared it previously (read my previous breastfeeding related posts here), because I didn’t really have it easy, and its pretty much a raw, sensitive story that right up to this point where i’m drafting this post… I don’t know where to begin.

Like all new mums, i read up a lot about breastfeeding prior to giving birth. I faithfully attended antenatal classes, and so ready to embrace the breastfeeding journey.. and all I did, was…breast(milk)feeding. Through a bottle.

I know right. Maybe i am not even qualified to be on this blog train, but I want to share my story and hopefully, inspire enlighten all mom-to-be out there.

Right after birth, I was all gungho about breastfeeding and establishing contact with the baby. The nurses brought the baby and […]

my maternity fashion.

By |October 27th, 2012|

maternity fashion is the topic i’m gonna talk about today! I’m passionate about it because I believe in looking good regardless.

I almost never get a seat on the trains, even when my tummy is swaying on the trains in the faces of the commuters. I even once had a guy standing beside me snatch the ‘reserved’ seat when its finally vacated. goodness really. I think there could be three scenarios:
1. they are blind
2. they lack the basic courtesy or empathy
3. they simply don’t bother or dont think I deserve the seat

I secretly suspect its also partly due to my dressing. I think I don’t dress like the typically pregnant women in loose fitting clothes. almost 95% of the time, I’m in fitting clothes that clings on to my skin.

ootd: necklace from diva, blank maternity tank top from asos maternity, stretchy skirt from pull & bear, Casio […]