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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…

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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…

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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…

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Cold Storage Kids Run 2015 – The Medal

June 4, 2015, 0 Comments

The boys are participating in the Cold Storage Kids Run for the third year! It ‘s the first time Elias is running in the competitive category. The boys were heard talking to each other about the race prior to the registration. Elias did not want to join at first. He said to Kor Kor that he will not join the competitive category because he is a slow runner. Kor Kor told him, there is no fun running with the group. “C’mon be brave Elias, join the competitive run!” After thinking about two days, Elias decided to join the competitive category….

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DIY Baby’s Full Month Celebration

May 12, 2015, 0 Comments

I love DIY! A few months before baby’s arrival, I began to dream up a baby full month’s package. With my eldest son, we had a buffet celebration. It did not work for us, because we became so tired for it, my milk supply dipped to an all time low that day. What we did for our second son was to pack freshly baked muffins into boxes. It worked well except that everyone had to be really busy on the actual day, since muffins are best eaten fresh. So for the little lady that we’re going to have, I’ve decided…

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

April 13, 2015, 0 Comments

Would the goats that eat almost anything now risk their lives for the sake of survival? When a severe drought threatened the very survival of the three billy goats, they began to look afar where the grass seemed to be greener. Armed with a plan, they made a decision to face the dreadful danger that lies beneath the bridge. Would they survive or would they not? This brilliantly written broadway style musical captivates hearts of the young and the young-at-heart with catchy tune that my boys would still sing days after the show. “The grass is always greener on the…

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Mandarin)

March 17, 2015, 0 Comments

(Guest blogger: Grandma) This review is done by the boys’ Grandmother.  The boys were delighted to have their grandma take them to the musical as I stayed home with my newborn. Our family watched past year’s Mandarin musical, “Three Little Pigs” and was impressed with Singapore Repertory Theatre’s original composition and witty dialogues. Don’t miss this wonderful musical by the talented team at SRT! What better way to pique our childrens’ interest in mandarin with songs and drama.   Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Mandarin) runs from 11 – 29 March 2015 at DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT…

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Sofzsleep Mattress – We choose natural latex

January 31, 2015, 0 Comments

We have been using spring mattress since our wedding day and after 9 years, the sag in the middle of the bed, was obvious. And despite flipping the mattress, I think it has reached its maximum lifespan. With my belly growing quickly in the recent months, I was beginning to experience backaches. A hunt for simple mattress turned out to be quite an experience for us. Like most things, we take for granted that what has worked for a long time would still work. Not so when it comes to mattresses, we found out later.  We chanced upon various types…