Why, why, why: Marrying Late, avoiding having babies

August 23, 2011, 0 Comments

WHY do Singaporeans get married later and hesitate about having a family? Singapore is recognised more and more as a model country by other nations. From the innovative urban development strategy to the adaptive estate master plan, from the panoptic transport management to the precocious education formation, Singapore has earned a reputation for effectiveness, diligence and determination. Sadly, we hear little of pro-family measures, elevating family values in the building of a nation and nurturing healthy relationships within families. There needs to be a paradigm shift, from the Government to corporations and even to heartlanders. – Higher real cost in…

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More Shopping for New Born

July 13, 2010, 0 Comments

New parents, in a bliss of expecting a newborn often runs into a frenzy of mad purchase… I have been there!  Before we proclaim ALL things too cute to die for, take a look at this chart. It would save you save you from bursting your credit card.  This chart comprises of brands that are tried and tested by others, my colleague and me. Categories Feeding the baby (Breastfeeding) Breast pump You will need this if you intend to breastfeed for long. There are manual pumps as well as electric pumps. Hospitals and many mothers who are serious about breastfeeding…

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Motherhood and Money

May 28, 2007, 0 Comments

Motherhood and money are seldom best mates. Everything cost more than one expects. Yesterday the utility bills came in for the month of April-May, a whooping $200, a far cry from the usual $60 – gas, electricity and water combined. We made a wild guess before we got the bill, the figure was close yet we couldn’t have prepared ourselves for it. Diapers cost us an average $25 per week, it has been by far the most expensive items for the household, not counting the number of years my baby would need to be wearing one, break it down further…

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First Time Parents

May 27, 2007, 0 Comments

What I discovered being  first time parents! Obsessions 1. Creeping around in our own house like thieves when baby wouldn’t even stir with the loudest music! 2. Executing a big killing for every insect that exist in the house. 3. Double, triple washing and checking everything that belongs to the baby. 4. Waking & peeping at the baby every moment he makes a tiny sound.   Surprises 1. Getting to witness the sleepy moon and the first ray of sun everyday! 2. Shower of blessings strikes any moment with diaper change. Reflections 1. Babies don’t cry for no reason, sometimes…

Making of an Angel

September 21, 2005, 0 Comments

The Sweet Tide of Life The Tide As suddenly as the tide rushes in, it also ebbs the minute it had carried all that we hoped ashore, it took everything out to sea again Shocked, unbelief, questions reeled together in a pressing hope for another miracle We call the name of Jesus, the name of hope As tiny as it was The fluttering of a little 6-wks heartbeat we last saw A sprit formed, a precious being created A little darling barely 2 wks craved of our attention Our senses she already gripped Nevertheless, God had meant for us to…