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October 2014

Parenting

SM Blogmums : Part-time Work

Part-time or not part-time, once you become a mother? That is the question. I’ve been working part-time since my number two was born, and it’s been three years since then. The main benefit of working part-time is that you get…

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Schooling With Dyslexia in Singapore

Fanny Foo’s daughter, who has dyslexia, attends mainstream school. Jennifer, 12, has difficulties in reading, writing, and spelling. “As she is unable to read fluently, she gets a reader during exams for her Maths and Science exam papers, but ironically,…

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Circumcision: To Cut Or Not To Cut?

Not counting those who do it for religious reasons, circumcision is fairly common in Singapore. According to the Ministry of Health website, there were 1,870 circumcision procedures performed in hospitals in Singapore between 1 July 2013 and 30 June this…

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(Cord Blood) Banking For Good Health

Pregnant? Congratulations! Having a baby sets you on a steep learning curve, upon which you’re likely to come across the concept of cord blood banking. With advanced medical knowledge in recent years, the benefits of blood from a baby’s umbilical…

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Becoming A Foster Parent in Singapore

Madam Choo Kheng Huay, 58, has four children and seven grandchildren. She also has 14 other ‘children’ whom she has cared for under the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) Fostering Scheme. It all started when her second daughter…

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