Three Things More Expensive for Singapore Parents Than Milk Powder

The cost of milk powder in Singapore has risen to a level even PAP MPs cannot endure. If you weren’t paying attention, the rise in milk powder prices has been hogging quite a few headlines. How expensive is Singapore milk powder? According to the Mandarin chart below, the price of milk powder in Singapore (#2)…

How Technology Has Changed A Modern Mother’s Life

Just two generations ago, my grandma gave birth without the use of modern painkillers such as the epidural and did not have regular ultrasound scans to check on the foetus’ growth. Just one generation ago, my mother did not have access to the internet to order infant milk powder with free delivery, nor could she…

New Boardwalk & Playground Opens at The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park (*Map Included!)

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Singapore: Seletar Aerospace and Surrounds” In case you haven’t heard of the new F&B hangout at Seletar Aerospace Park called The Oval where a few restaurants have already started for business, check out the other posts in this Seletar series. Migrant workers (to whom we owe so much…

Naomi Kitchen at Serangoon: Good Location, Pretty Decor & Creative Confections

I have a weakness for country-themed cafés. So on my way to NEX Mall at Serangoon, when I walked past a café that had a country-theme decor, I just had to go in to get a cup of tea. Naomi Kitchen is located at the first floor of the multistorey carpark right next to NEX…

Should I Be A Working Mum or Stay-At-Home Mum?

How should mothers decide if they should continue working, or quit their jobs to stay at home and look after their children? Source: salary.com The bottom line is: whatever arrangement gives you the best chance of fulfilling your priorities after taking into account the drawbacks. This is one question many fathers don’t have to struggle…

Youngs Restaurant & Bar at Seletar Airbase: Friendly and Chill

This is post 2 of 5 in the series “Singapore: Seletar Aerospace and Surrounds” I visited Youngs Restaurant and Bar, newly opened (for a month or so) at Seletar Airbase to check out what it has in store for patrons. Youngs is nestled at the fringe of an upcoming development at The Oval, a plot…

PSLE: Mother Gets Flamed By Internet For Keeping Her Word

In yet another judgey internet moment, mother Soon Lee Yong (who helped set up popular parenting forum KiasuParents.com, to hunt for a primary school for her firstborn son) faced a peculiar situation whereby she trended on social media because of one thing: She didn’t buy a Nintendo DS for her son. This is the story below…

How do I know my child is suicidal? What can I do?

Losing a child to suicide is one of the worst experiences a parent can go through. Is there a way we can protect our children from such thoughts, and get them the help they need? There is quite a bit of information found online on how to spot a suicidal person and what you can…

What would help millennials make babies?

It’s not always about the sex hor… I’m a millennial, and we have been exposed to sex ever since we started watching Friends, or even shows like Beverly Hills for those born in the early 1980s. With the proliferation of the internet during our teens, we probably learnt more about sexual pursuits, conquests and consequences…

Should we teach our kids about racial issues?

When you live in Asia, we are already born deep inside racial issues, even in Japan where their population is relatively homogeneous. It’s a really painful issue to talk about because it’s not something you can exit from, like teenage awkwardness, poverty or being fat. Even talking about it can be more taboo than talking…