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) is…

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…

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…

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 you cope with your weaknesses?

Today, I’d like to briefly explore the subject of weaknesses. I’m not talking about weaknesses in the sense of having a weakness for chocolate or cute animals, but chronic, unresolved issues you and I struggle with. Source: Pinterest I previously wrote about struggling with low emotional intelligence and my son’s struggle with his condition. I don’t know if I’m…

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…

How do we measure our children’s worth?

​In Singapore, our children attend primary school for six years from the year they turn six. At age twelve, they sit for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE). From now till 2020, PSLE T-scores are calculated upon a cumulative total of 300, and each of the 4 subjects…

What Is The Biggest Sin In Singapore?

It’s not just about being poor or stupid. I cried at the doctor’s today. On the way home. While doing work. Lying on the bed. Unable to sleep. In a country where showing any weakness is like a death sentence, I cried because my son has a weakness that makes him unable to function like…

Parents Survival Guide: Feeding & Diapering Essentials

How do new parents know what’s really essential? In kiasu Singapore where even your choice of milk can frequently cause national debates, first-time parents can be overwhelmed by the thousand and one items they may or may not need to stock up on. This is my list of essentials for feeding and diapering with tips…