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I am a mum and I have a Life!

May 24, 2011, 0 Comments

I am a stay-home-mum to two cheeky & very chatty boys, but I am also an individual, a child of God, my mother’s daughter, a King’s child and very much in love with my maker, my husband, my kids & my friends. Recently I heard of a man who told of a trip he made. In his book, from Darkness to glorious Light, he details his encounter with heaven. He died physically and was taken to heaven where he was met by God personally. He was given a tour around this place where there were many mansions in the garden…

Parenting – Extreme Sport?

March 7, 2011, 0 Comments

I did rock-climbing for the first time last Saturday. Rock-climbing was touted as an extreme sport by many, yet so many climbers have enjoyed doing it. I thought it was rather boring because things are so still. I am one who would rather dance or swim, if you know what I mean; I like to have more than one thing on the move. Parenting is like that in many ways isn’t it? Would parenting be an extreme sport to you? Or would it be a tad toooo boring? It is easy to lose our focus when we have 101 things…

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Purpose Driven Housewife

January 11, 2011, 0 Comments

I wanted to give a quickie update on things recently. Our family’s been on a holiday for 15 days and things are great with the kids, none of them had any major illness – God’s mercy most certainly especially for my eldest son. I had encountered so many events though that left me ponderous and in my busy sorting and reflection of thoughts had taken too many days to pen them down. There were more urgent things. One immediate thing which I thought was important to share, at the beginning of the year, traditionally. Visions, dreams, goal-setting etc. I received…

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Goal Setting for Family

November 27, 2010, 0 Comments

I’m into a phase of goal-setting recently. Its one of the making-our-home-a-better-place for our family things that moms do all the time. It all started when I am missing the dates that my husband used to take me out to! Yikes! Big deal? Yes of course! Take out courtship after marriage and we can be sure that the foundations of family life becomes rocky. Why do I set goals when the list look like a bunch of common sense items. Well, if we do not have a line to start us off, it will not be long before we criss-cross…

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Not Just a Mother but a Wife

November 27, 2010, 0 Comments

It is easy to lose sight of our roles when we have two pairs of cute eyes looking up to us each day. I think it you have 4 pairs of cutey eyes or more, it is alot tougher? ;p So while these books help us in a way. I’ve been married for 5 years but have always thought the role of a wife comes naturally. Well, to be honest, I do have questions what submission really means from time to time, but since leaving the marketplace to be a Stay-home-mom, I am not rushing from work place to home,…

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Maid for work-life balance? Think again

May 1, 2010, 0 Comments

An excellent piece revealing the trend of where Singapore is heading. Noteworthy of reflection for women who are looking for true work-life balance. Maid for work-life balance? Think again Theresa W. Devasahayam & Leong Chan Hoong The Straits Times Publication Date : 23-04-2010 Employees need to communicate to their bosses the effect long working hours have on family life. And instead of relying on maids, workers should explore other arrangements for their dependants. On their part, employers should acknowledge they have a role to play in promoting family life.FOREIGN worker levies will be raised over the next three years in…

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Maid to Order

March 25, 2010, 0 Comments

We thought it was tough having a maid at home, then it became tough not too. How does all this happened? one year ago, pregnant with no.2 while my eldest was only one-and-a-half, it became a neccessity and certainly not a want. I was resistant to a unfamiliar face so close 24-hour everyday. I had one, but I was fully aware of the physical exhaustion of being a full-time parent of two very young children. Whatever fear I had, we took about two months of prayer, seeking and waiting upon the Lord. Finally, the lord spoke “Trust me”. And we…

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Career choice: Marketplace or Stay Home Mum

November 3, 2007, 0 Comments

  Someone asked me if I was a SAHM, why would I find a job. Deep inside all of us, we know that raising a family IS an essential part of living. Yet the question is not “why work?” but  “why a career at home seen less important than a career in the marketplace?” I have been in the marketplace for about 8 or 9 years now. I asked myself if I have lusted, and if I am still lusting after what I have built over those years; the adrenalin rush of achievements. The power, vanity and the tangible bank…

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Half a SAHM

June 22, 2007, 0 Comments

Yeah! I am half a SAHM! that means I only work Mon, Wed & Thurs and get to spend ALL Tues and Friday with my darling Theophilus! This is not without much difficulty. First of all, my boss, being unaccustom to such arrangement applied pressure on all sides. I was asked to give a full time staff’s committment, KPI remains unchanged and emails are to be checked even on my off days. I was to be at the office on the dot and lunch hour is strictly only 1 hour with no exceptions. Sob! the extend bosses go to make…

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Eyes of Eternity

June 15, 2007, 0 Comments

I wrote this song when I was thinking about being a full-time mommy or part-time work and looking for a role model. Turns out almost everyone around me were mommies who worked. I looked at the kids today and social issues that surrounds them. Children are doing their own thing without guidance and directions and yet parents are travelling, making a career, making money, making what sounds like life. People making decisions of not having children for better “quality of life”. Children getting themselves into all sorts of trouble; depression, suicidal, cutting themselves up. ” I looked at what the…