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What are we depriving them of, really?

April 1, 2014, 0 Comments

Are students spending too much time on co-curricular activities (CCA)? Has our the society become so competitive that schools too are competing how many CCAs they can offer, and what CCAs are they best known for? Is it just sleep deprivation that we are robbing our children of? As some parents have reported, their children are leaving homes as early as 5.30am, only to reach home at 7pm, at least three times a week. That leaves them little time to catch up on their homework and even less time spent with the family. I have heard of stories where it…

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Beyond Sacrifical Love

March 14, 2014, 0 Comments

We fight, we squabble over trivial things and God forbid we utter the “D” word in our marriage. I’m afraid it is Yes to all of the above. Of all the things we did and did not do, plus the intervention of the divine and of in-laws, there is but one thing we did that saved our marriage. The husband and I are as different as night and day. He was working out at home today, he said that piece of equipment he got for a few months now, was to strengthen his core muscles. I sat next to him…

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Together we find joy

November 6, 2013, 0 Comments

So many have written about motherhood. Why one more? Why so many more? The other day I would not be able to do marketing, it tires me physically. I wouldn’t be able to keep the house neat & tidy, it’s just that one more thing on our chore-list. One more meal to prepare. No, one more interesting, healthy meal to prepare. One more lesson to plan. One more toy to pick up. One more unlovable moment to love, one more teachable moment to teach, just that one more moment to cherish. Then one day, everything came crashing together. Tears flowed…

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Say no to all things that break up families

October 25, 2013, 0 Comments

By now, everyone knows who is Ashley Madison. No, she is not the girl with the innocent girl-next-door look. She is the sinister company that will attempt to tear down the very fabric of the nation. My husband and I are married for nine years. We sashayed through the first 4 years like two lovers sitting on the crescent moon. Tumbled into the next 2 years and barely made it pass the seven year itch. We fight and make up every few days, swept a hundred things under the carpet, and put sex on hold for a few months more…

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Love gone wrong, made right

July 16, 2013, 0 Comments

A gorgeous Japanese friend I knew some years ago had to go through an inevitable change in her marriage. She is getting a divorce. The news came as a shock to many of us. She was a part-time model, tall, and had beautiful features. Her husband is a down-to-earth, religious Singaporean man. They both had two lovely boys who were about 3 and 5 years old. When we were out together, they looked like any ordinary couple anyone would have met.  We also know of a dentist whom when he got his first baby was so excited, he showed us…

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A Father, A Husband, A Lover

June 25, 2013, 0 Comments

Yesterday, the hubs wanted to watch “The Man of Steel” – Superman. He cheekily asked me if we are watching Superman for Father’s Day not knowing I had in fact planned something else in advance. Since my own mum was in a good mood, I quickly asked that she babysit the boys so we could go out. The hubs told me that Superman was his first super hero in his life as a little boy. That day, we celebrated Father’s Day. I prepared a little impromptu video of what the boys think, of their father. My eldest boy said he…

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How Separation Makes Us Better

June 6, 2013, 2 Comments

I never thought I will be writing much about marriage. But I did, the first one was last year when we attended a marriage workshop and it left an indelible mark on both of us. This year, I became more aware. You see, for the longest time, I had a good man in my family and I know why. Many will tell me he is good because he spends so much time at home. He would leave for work at 9am and be back around 7pm to join us for dinner, every night without fail. But I will always say,…

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Celebrating Domesticity – Home Art

April 12, 2013, 0 Comments

I’ve always admired those who specializes in home-made bakes. There is something about the familiarity of scents that brings comfort and warmth into a family. I remembered that as a little girl, I could smell whatever my mother was cooking in the kitchen and immediately felt a sense of belonging.  So many aromas are lost in modern homes because of the pressure for both parents to be in the workforce, leaving household chores and preparation of meals in the hands of domestic helpers. In our family, we try to bake from time to time but really we love creating art…

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Breaking the news of miscarriage to our children

February 20, 2013, 13 Comments

Out of turmoil one finds the the gracious blood of Jesus that saves, it washes us as white as snow and cleanse us of all grieve. Sharon~ With existing children, the loss of a baby is more complicated. I don’t have to explain very much to our close friends and relatives, they know that when I have stomach cramps and bleed I need to see the doctor immediately. My sons see me lying in bed past naptime and wondered what happened. I told them mummy’s tummy is painful and I need to rest. My older son told me he went…

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Champions in the making

October 17, 2012, 0 Comments

Our family is into planning for the following year. Next year both my boys would be 4 and 6 and we are probably in the season of needing another child in the family. For me year end is traditionally a time for gathering thoughts and making new resolutions. My husband and I sat through and brainstormed a list of what we loved our family to represent? It reminded me of what I came across some time ago, the vinyl sticker on the wall of a home says this “In this house, we do real, we make mistakes, we say sorry,…