Cold Storage Kids Run 2016 – Running in the wind

May 25, 2016, 0 Comments

It was raining heavily the night before, so the morning was chilly. We were up earlier than usual, probably about 5am. The boys had prepared their jersey the night before were all very excited and nervous about the run. The eldest boy, now 9 is doing his first 1.6km run. We trained lesser this year, and practice sessions were often difficult because of the distance that he has to take. He ran about once a week, so he knew the drill.  But he was nervous about not being able to finish the run.  We advised him to start slow and…


Who doesn’t want resilient kids?

March 26, 2016, 0 Comments

    “The greatest insurance policy parents can “buy” to ensure their children grow up to be healthy and resilient is to forge and maintain strong emotional connections.”  This single parenting adage seems to be a non-brainer and is touted in almost all parenting books. Yet, in Singapore, many are seen over scheduling our children for various activities. On weekdays, children attend school, then it is tuition and endless homework. On weekends we rush our children from one enrichment to another. All for good reasons to give our children a well-rounded education. My primary level children are getting busier these…

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Mandarin version)

March 1, 2016, 0 Comments

We are back to catch this classic story in the mandarin version. As a family who faces challenges in our mandarin, we try to make fun and relevant for the children in whatever ways we can. Watching live performances is one of the most non intrusive way children pick up languages, as beautiful stage works and lively songs and dances captivates young audience naturally. Even with a new mandarin cast, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company seldom disappoints. They delivered a stella performance with impressive adapted lyrics, beautiful diction and dance steps. The mandarin show was also more interactive than…

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Sleepless No More – Choosing Baby Cot Mattress and Donut Pillow

September 22, 2015, 0 Comments

We used to walk into a store and simply picked out a baby mattress that fits the size of the baby cot. That was some seven years ago. Not anymore. How complicated can selecting a mattress be? Most of us are familiar with baby’s mattresses that come with ventilation holes, a safety feature that is often associated with the prevention of Sudden Infant Death (SID). It is also encouraged that parents place their babies on their back to sleep. Unfortunately, this could create flat head (positional plagiocephaly), with many mentioning flat head syndrome to be only cosmetic and not a…


My Spunky Princess

July 7, 2015, 0 Comments

  After having my two boys for about 8 years now, it is still hard to believe we have a girl at times.  I am conservative in that I like girls to be girlie. Like they are sugar and spice and all things nice, and pink and pastels make good candy pops. But my little girl is anything but our typical demure, quiet little baby. She flips and creeps earlier than her brothers at 3 months old,  babbles alot more at 2 months old and cries a whole decibel louder than any of my two boys. But she has the…