Kids can be curators and conservators at Cheong Soo Pieng: Layer by Layer

As any parent of an “artistic” toddler knows, a painting never exists upon a single plane. In the hands of a child, these artworks take on geographical dimensions. They have…

Hospital Maternity Packages: Giving Birth in Singapore? Find the Best Maternity Packages here

Two pink lines. Ecstatic tears. A whirlwind of emotions and a whole lot of questions, from “am I ready for this?” to “where should I give birth?”. Answers: you will…

Bedwetting and Night Terrors: are these Sleep Disorders Disrupting your Child’s Nights? 

Your child has slept through the night, but there is a large wet patch on the bed. Your child wakes with a piercing scream in the middle of the night,…

Snoring? Insomnia? Daytime Fatigue? Your Child could have Sleep Disorders

Does your child sleep well? Children need sleep. But even more importantly, they need to sleep well. Sleep is crucial for their overall health and development, and plays a pivotal…

8 Island Resort Getaways near Singapore to Visit for the Ultimate Fun and Relaxing Family Holiday

It’s no secret that we Singaporeans love any excuse to get out of the city for a holiday. That’s why every year’s public holiday announcement is eagerly looked forward to:…

Win the Apple Swift Student Challenge, and you could get to visit Apple HQ in Cupertino

Apple has a Swift Explorers programme that is open to students from primary school age in Singapore. For aspiring developers and creators who are a little older, there is the…

Find a Lactation Consultant & Get Breastfeeding Help in Singapore

As a ‘kiasu’ mum-to-be, I researched every aspect of baby care while pregnant. One thing that struck me was how breast milk is the best food for babies. Breast milk…

Teach your Child about Money and Finance so They have a Solid Financial Education and Future

When Aaron Chwee was in secondary school, his father bought him a participating whole life insurance plan. “He told me he did not know much about financial markets, but he…

How to Talk to Your Child about Online Safety because your child WILL encounter Inappropriate Content Online

If you have a child between the ages of three and pre-teen, who uses the internet to learn and play, read this. Four in five children in Singapore spend one…

Beyond the Contractions: Your Ultimate Guide to Labour Pain Relief. Read this Before you Give Birth!

Childbirth is a miraculous experience but for first-time mums, it can be daunting. You wonder if your baby will be okay, and whether everything will proceed well. On top of…

11 Secrets to Choosing the Best Infant Care Centre for your Baby in Singapore, from an Infant Care Expert

Putting your baby in infant care can be a big decision. As a new parent, it may not be easy to acknowledge that your child will be cared for by…

Water Purifiers are the Kitchen Tool that Every Family needs

Gone are the days when the kitchen tap was the only outlet for drinking water at home. Now, with water purifiers, it’s easy to have clean, temperature-specific water at the…

Gaucher Disease: Rare, but Dangerous, especially for Infants and Children

Children often complain of fatigue, shortness of breath, and abdominal pain. But these complaints could indicate something more dire — like Gaucher (pronounced go-SHAY) disease — if they are accompanied…

5 Awesome Airplane Beds and Seat Extenders that make Flights with Kids a Breeze

One great thing about travelling with young children is that family holidays are not hindered by school schedules, so you can jet set whenever, wherever. A not-so-great thing — and…

This Mum designs Shapewear that helps other Women look Good, with a Postpartum Range too

In a time and age where everyone micromanages imperfections — who hasn’t used a social media filter to make their skin look better? — Jas Chua is a breath of…

Counsellors and Therapists in Singapore who can Help your Child deal with Problems and Stresses from School and Life

At a parenting seminar I attended last weekend, the top answers to the question “what do you wish for your child in the future?” were mostly “be happy” and “happiness”….

Don’t Die without a Plan: How an ACP can Save your Family Time and Money

Last month, we shared how pre-planning may be the most important gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones. Did that convince you to do it? This month,…

Maternity Packages 2023/2024: Pregnant? Use this ultimate guide to find the perfect hospital to give birth in

If you are pregnant and expecting a baby later this year or early next year, here’s a thought for you. Where is the best place to welcome your precious bundle?…

Why Pre-Planning may be the Most Important Gift You can Give Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Death and taxes. Nothing in life is more certain than these, goes the old saying. But while taxes can be offset by reliefs and rebates, there’s not much one can…

10 Family-friendly Hotels in Vietnam for your next Asian Getaway with the Kids

Wind down at one of its numerous pristine beaches, get that IG-worthy shot at the “Golden Hand Bridge”, or cruise on a UNESCO World Heritage site. Still wondering where? Say…

National Day 2023: Family-Friendly NDP Fun & Activities for Everyone!

As we gear up to celebrate Singapore’s 58th birthday, you might be wondering about how you can maximise the public holiday. After all, National Day 2023 falls smack in the…

10 Prenatal Pilates Classes in Singapore for Pregnancy Fitness and Conditioning

Pilates has become a popular workout in Singapore, with the addition of at least four new Pilates studios and classes in Singapore over the past year. Whether done on the…

10 Best Air Purifiers to Keep your Family & your Home safe from the Haze

Get your air purifiers ready: haze may be coming our way soon. This is due to a high likelihood of El Nino conditions which will bring hotter and drier weather…

12 Essential Tips to Buy the right Travel Insurance for your Family

Did you ‘revenge travel’ with your family during the recent school holidays? And if so, did you remember to buy travel insurance? Travel insurance helped ease the cost of inconvenience…

How to be an Eco-Conscious Parent in Singapore: Tiffany Wee, naturopath and nutritionist

The recent World Environment Day (5 June) was a reminder to #BeatPlasticPollution and help release the chokehold of plastic on our planet. But apart from foregoing plastic, there are many…

This made-in-Singapore book is helping Children of Divorce, one page at a time

When Kimberley Bruce was 18, her parents divorced. The experience impacted her deeply, but what was even more challenging was to see her eight-year-old brother grapple to comprehend the situation….

10 Memorable Things to do with your Mum this Mother’s Day 2023

So you’ve booked the feast, and ordered the cake. The card is made, and the flowers are on their way. Now that the giving part is sorted, how about doing…

Update on Male Fertility in Singapore

Still think it’s taboo for a ‘real man’ to talk about reproduction? Heads up, we’re in 2023 now and male infertility — defined as the inability for a male to…

How Pilates can Help ease your Pregnancy, Labour, & Childbirth experience

Twenty minutes and two pushes. That was all it took for Deborah Wong to birth her two babies: Mark, who is two and a half years old and Isabel, nine…

Fertility and Baby-making Facts: 10 Truths you Need to Know about Getting Pregnant

Does having normal periods mean you are fertile? Will lying on your back with your legs in the air give sperm the best shot at reaching their target? If you…

12 Things to Know when you have a Child on the Autism Spectrum in Singapore

It is 4am at the emergency department of the hospital. Doctors have just managed to bring Norfadillah’s heart rate down — after four tries — from a panic-inducing 235 beats…

Parenting her Son with Down syndrome is hard but “love can change our hearts and our minds” says this Mum

Samantha Lee was in the middle of lessons one afternoon when she received the call from her gynaecologist’s clinic. “Immediately, I knew something must have been flagged,” the school teacher…

Having a Baby with Down syndrome in Singapore

“Doctor, you siao (Hokkien for “crazy”) is it,” Nancy Koh recalls saying to her obgyn (“he is Catholic and against abortion”) when he mentioned termination as an option following her…

5 easy Pilates exercises to Stay in Shape during Pregnancy and after Giving Birth

So you’re pregnant, and thinking of doing Pilates. Perhaps you’ve just had a baby, and heard that Pilates can help flatten the pregnancy pooch. Or seen those Pilates Tik Toks…

When Should You Consider IVF, if you are Trying to Conceive?

Having witnessed countless in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures over 28 years of his career, Thomson Fertility Centre’s Chief Embryologist Dr. Ethiraj Balaji Prasath has seen it all when it comes to…

International Women’s Day in Singapore – Eat, Shop, and Support IWD 2023 today!

Frankly, we don’t need a day to tell us that women deserve more. We know that. But it’s still good to have a day to remind the rest of the…

Peranakan Museum Singapore

The Peranakan Museum opens today after a four-year renovation, with brand new galleries that highlight aspects of the colourful Straits Chinese culture. And as you will learn when you visit,…

7 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Colour of Love in the Rainbow

Because love is a rainbow of emotions, here’s a gift for every colour. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day (14 Feb), Galantine’s Day (13 Feb) , or just loving yourself (any…

What it’s like to go on Shore Excursions with Genting Dream to KL, Penang, & Phuket on a 6D5N Cruise (Review)

Once again, the world is our oyster. Travel lanes are open and there are flights to almost every part of the earth. But if the thought of folding yourself into…

What’s your Child’s Ideal Career Path based on their Chinese Zodiac sign?

Since ancient times, our ancestors have used the stars to determine their destinies and life paths. This practice has continued into the modern era. The Chinese Zodiac continues to be…

Vibe Hotel Singapore Orchard: Family Vibes Staycation Package (First Look + Review)

There’s a saying to “start as you mean to go on”. With this in mind, the kids and I spent our first official weekend of 2023 enjoying a series of…

Hop in兔 the Year of the Rabbit with these Fun CNY Activities

And just like that, the Year of the Rabbit is almost here. The Lunar New Year is just two weeks away. Is it me, or does time seem to be…

Where to Find Qipao, Cheongsam, and Twinning CNY Clothes for Chinese New Year 2023

Huat ah! This coming Lunar New Year – it’s on 22 January 2023 by the way – is the first non-socially distanced Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration in two years….

5 Spring Cleaning Services to get your Home sparkling for the New Year

Good news, everyone! This coming new year is the first in two years without any safe management measures or group size limits on social gatherings. Yay! But oops, it’s bad…

Christmas 2022: Where to See ‘Snow’ and Get all the Festive Feels in Singapore this Holiday Season

 Yoo-hoo! It’s just one month to the most wonderful time for the year. Are you ready? Read on for our Christmas edition of ideas on things to do and places…

5 Free Apps that can Teach your Kids to Code like a Pro at Home

An app that can help your child get answers to tough questions on practice papers. Or one that can help you improve your communication skills and boost your confidence in…

Why You Need to have Mental Health Conversations with your Children

Did you know that one in seven young people between 10 and 19 years has a mental health issue? Furthermore, that these mental health issues remain largely untreated? Adolescents are…

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy

Breast cancer during pregnancy is known as gestational breast cancer, or pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC). It refers to breast cancers that occur whilst pregnant, in the first year postpartum, or…

Teach your Child to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Fail. It’s the other four-letter ‘F’ word, and one that is as emotionally arousing and offensive as the swear word. Seeing the word “fail”, or the big red “F” on…

Would you Use Meta’s Parent Supervision Tools to track your child’s Instagram use?

Yesterday, Meta group launched The Family Center on Instagram (IG). This provides parents with tools and resources to help support their teens’ online experience. Quick aside: Teens, because the minimum…

Single Parents in Singapore: This Single Father shares His Story

Recently, we featured the stories of two single mums in Singapore. They shared their experiences as solo parents in Singapore: the challenges they face, and how they cope. This time,…

Top 12 Foods to Eat for the Best Nutrition during Pregnancy

The common adage during pregnancy is that you can, and should “eat for two”. That, we now know, is a misconception. Pregnancy nutrition does not mean eating more. A pregnant…

Single Parents in Singapore: Two Mums Share their Stories

Bringing up a child is no walk in the park. But for single parents, the path is paved with additional challenges and difficulties. There are day-to-day responsibilities to manage through…

Giving Breastfeeding Mothers the Support they need + Philips Avent Giveaway

If you are a mum-to-be, or a new mum, you are probably aware that breastfeeding is good for your baby. According to UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), breast milk “protects…

September School Holidays 2022: Fun activities for Kids and Families

In less than two weeks, it will be the September school holidays. Officially, they start on 3 September and last till 11 September 2022. However local school-going children will be…

14 Fun Family Things to Do this National Day Long Weekend and Beyond

Yes it’s another long weekend, this time to celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday. And in case you’ve forgotten, school-going children have another day off on Wednesday, 10 August so it’s a…

Pregnancy Aches and Pains

If you are pregnant, and feeling aches and pains around certain parts of your body, take heart. You are not alone, and there is a remedy for the pain. Almost…

Beauty after Baby: 8 Easy Grooming Shortcuts for Busy Mums

Few things remain the same after you have given birth and become a mother. Your body is different, ‘mum brain’ has taken over, and all your attention is on your…

10 things we love about Momley Loft, a new resort-style confinement sanctuary for mums who have just given birth in Singapore

Nestled between the raucous fun of Wild Wild Wet water park and the lush greenery of Pasir Ris Park, Momley Loft is a new confinement sanctuary where mothers can rest…

Fall in for Camp 1N at the Singapore Discovery Centre, the Best 24 Hours you’ll have with your Kids this Holiday (review)

TL;DR This awesome school holiday camp-cation by the Singapore Discovery Centre is so popular it’s always booked out. But Camp 1N is back this month (till 26 June) and tents…

Top 10 Fun Adventures for Family and Kids to Experience in New Zealand

Kia ora! In case you didn’t know, New Zealand is now welcoming visitors, including Singaporeans. So if you’ve been dreaming about visiting The Land of the Long White Cloud for…

4 Best Things New Mums should do for Postpartum Wellbeing & Recovery

No matter how healthy you were before giving birth, going through pregnancy and giving birth have consequences on the body. Adding to the physical stress are fatigue, and sleep deprivation….

This Mum is Learning to Live her Best Life with a Stoma – after battling Colon Cancer twice

Azizah Azman skips rope, plays badminton, and has even started inline skating – all while living with a stoma. (This, by the way, is an opening on the abdomen that…

9 Best Air Purifier options for Better Air in every Singaporean Home (2023)

Even before those reports (in May 2021) about the COVID-19 virus being airborne, air purifiers had already been seeing a steady uptick in sales. In addition earlier studies show that…

7 Tips for an Awesome Cruise on Spectrum of the Seas by Royal Caribbean for Families and Kids

In case you haven’t heard, Spectrum of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean International’s biggest, newest ship in Asia, sets sail on its inaugural 2022 cruise from Singapore today. If you…

3 Life Skills Parenting Experts say your Children should know, but don’t learn about in school

Oh life, as Michael Stipe from that seminal 90s band R.E.M. would mumble (with all of us howling along with him) is bigger. “It’s bigger than you, and you are…

7 Awesome Staycations for Families to Play and Learn in 2022

Vaccinated Travel Lanes may be opening up across the world but you may not be comfortable bringing your little ones on flights and across borders. In addition there are also…

​​Why Individualised Learning is Important in your Child’s Preschool Education

As parents, we know never to compare our children with others. After all, every child develops at a different pace. Similarly, they often learn in very different ways. Hence some…

After almost 10 years of painful intercourse, this mum-of-two learnt she had PeVD

Three to four months after giving birth to her first child, Mary* (*not her real name) and her husband had sex. To her shock, the advertising specialist felt “a burning…

Is Sex Painful, especially after giving Birth? You could have PeVD

Sex is bliss, but not when every slip, stroke, and slide brings pain rather than pleasure. And while you can achieve satisfaction by other means, why limit intimacy when you…

Hospital Maternity Package options in Singapore (2022 update) for Pregnant mums-to-be

Are you expecting a Tiger baby this year? Congratulations! If you are still wondering where to give birth, bookmark this maternity package list for Singapore hospitals to go through. Within…

Gear up for Battle for Singapore 2022

Eighty years ago today, Singapore was under siege and soon to witness the largest British surrender in history. Go back in time to the Fall of Singapore as the National…

Help your Toddler Eat Well and Grow Better with these TCM Tips

Are children growing as well as they should these days? Probably, and exceeding expectations too. In his January 2022 editorial for CNA online, Dr Lim Yang Chern commented on the…

8 Expert Strategies to Build your Child’s Self-esteem and give them Confidence in Life

Did you know that letting your kids fail can help build their self-esteem? Learning to overcome failure, working through the experience, analysing where they went off track, and learning how…

How to Prevent 3 Common Illnesses that Children often get in School

Children pick up a lot from school, from academics to social behaviours. On top of these, they also pick up some things that can keep them out of school —…

Where to find Qipao, Cheongsam, and Super-comfy Clothes for CNY 2022

Whoo-hoo! Get ready to greet the Year of the Tiger with these qipao, cheongsam, and mandarin-collar shirts from homegrown labels that we love. This season’s styles are more gorgeous than…

Where to find Qipao, Cheongsam, and Super-comfy Clothes for CNY 2022

Whoo-hoo! Get ready to greet the Year of the Tiger with these qipao, cheongsam, and mandarin-collar shirts from homegrown labels that we love. This season’s styles are more gorgeous than…

Where to find Qipao, Cheongsam, and Super-comfy Clothes for CNY 2022

Whoo-hoo! Get ready to greet the Year of the Tiger with these qipao, cheongsam, and mandarin-collar shirts from homegrown labels that we love. This season’s styles are more gorgeous than…

What kind of Parent are you, based on your Chinese Zodiac? + your 2022 forecast

And just like that, it’s almost the end of the year, and we’re gazing head-on at the eye of the tiger (2022 is the lunar year of the water tiger,…

How to Teach your Children Respect

Aretha sang about it. Erasure asked for a little of it. Vito Corleone demanded it. And all of us want our children to have it. Respect, that’s it. We teach…

Do you have Parental Burnout?

Susan* was exhausted. She had been prioritising her children’s well-being above her own to the extent that she had become increasingly overwhelmed. To her that was normal. She had high…

9 Must-haves to Reduce Stretch Marks while Soothing and Pampering your Pregnant Belly

Up to 90 per cent of women develop stretch marks during pregnancy, and while we’re proud of our “tiger stripes” and “stretchies” (thank you, Chrissy Teigen) we don’t need them…

Where to Find all the Festive Fun in Singapore this Christmas 2021

In this special Christmas edition of our monthly list of all things good for families in Singapore, get ideas on things to do, places to go, and where to find…

How Visuals can help Nurture your Child’s Creativity and Critical Thinking

The saying that a picture paints a thousand words and has never resonated more than in this time. Growing up as part of a digital generation with screens in hand,…

Retirement 101 for Parents in Singapore

Raising a child can be an expensive responsibility for parents in Singapore. It starts even before the little one is born, with pregnancy and birth costs. And as your child…

Hands-free Breast Pumps for every Breastfeeding Mum

Have you seen that illustration of a mother with multiple arms juggling multiple chores while a baby nurses at her breast? Often that’s what being a mum feels like. That’s…

If you’re a mum, you’ll probably want the new iPhone 13 Pro. This is why

Having my firstborn was staggering. It was as if I had invented the world. Nothing — absolutely nothing — about him was too small to ignore. Every burp, every cough,…

25 Acts of Kindness Kids can easily do any day, everyday!

In three months, it will be two years since COVID-19 reached our shores and changed our lives irrevocably. Whether for better or for worse, the pandemic has magnified our differences,…

Marina Bay Sands Staycation Review & Tips: have the best time with Family and Kids at MBS

It’s obvious why most people have a staycation at Marina Bay Sands — that 146m-long bucket list, once in a lifetime, highly instagrammable body of water that reigns as the…

September School Holidays 2021: Outdoor & #StayHome Fun for Every Child

Is it just me or has this year literally zoomed past? The September school holidays will be here (4-12 September) in two weeks! While it may be tempting to lock…

The Ultimate Guide to all your Baby Sleep Questions, answered by a Sleep Expert

How did a trained accountant become a baby sleep expert who counsels and helps over 100 sleep-deprived parents a year? Zoe Chu, 41, Baby and Adult Sleep Expert and founder…

Where to Kayak in Singapore: Trips, Courses, and more for Families and Kids

Sunlight on your skin, breezes in your hair, the sound of the waves lapping against your vessel… if you have already explored all of Singapore on land, where do you…

National Day 2021: NDP, fireworks, Red Lions, and more! (+ staycation giveaway!)

The National Day Parade is back at the Floating Platform this year, hooray! As you’ve probably heard, it has been postponed to 21 August 2021 because of the recent COVID-19…

Pregnant? Use this Pregnancy Checklist to Plan for the next 9 months

So you’ve just got the #BFP (Big Fat Positive). Congrats, you are pregnant! Now what? Breathe, stroke that belly, and read on. In this pregnancy checklist, we’ve laid out all…

Save your #StayHome Hair with this Award-winning Treatment from TK TrichoKare

The #stayhome life has made us all a little less meticulous about hair care. Consequently, many are experiencing hair problems, with falling hair being the most common. In fact, doctors…

10 Remote Learning Hacks to help you Ace the Homebased Learning #HBL life

Whether we like it or not, remote learning or #HBL is here to stay, and we have to adapt (or in Gov-speak, “pivot”) to this hybrid school model. There may…

6 Best Air Purifier options to Clear the Air in every Singaporean Home (2021)

Even before those reports (in May 2021) about the COVID-19 virus being airborne, air purifiers had already been seeing a steady uptick in sales. Add to this earlier studies showing…

Top 10 Immune System-boosting Foods for your Child

While you and the grandparents are probably vaccinated against COVID-19, your children may not be. Apart from taking the usual measures to stay safe, such as masking up, and staying…

Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed at the ArtScience Museum

 Confirm, double confirm, and chop. You do not have to be a game connoisseur to enjoy the ArtScience Museum’s newest exhibition Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed. Opening tomorrow (Saturday, 12 June 2021)…

Why the Alternative to Tiger Mums is not “Laissez-faire Parenting” but “Attentive Parenting”

She calls herself a “Growth-Oriented Parent”, is mum to a 12-year-old “very mature almost-teen”, and also co-founder of Yumcha Studios. That’s the home of the ‘Dim Sum Warriors’, a bilingual…

10 Expert-recommended Tips for a Successful Breastfeeding journey after Giving Birth

That breast milk is the best milk for babies is well known. So if you are pregnant, and planning to nurse your newborn, good. Aim to breastfeed exclusively in the…

5 things every New Mum should do to Heal Well after Giving Birth

Pregnancy and the process of giving birth are wonderful experiences, but they can be tough on women. Physically, your body has just been through a major transformation and a mind-blowing…

5 Librarian-recommended Singapore Children’s Books that encourage Individuality & Inclusivity

Words belong to everyone. In stories, words can help you express yourself, put you in someone else’s shoes, transport you to faraway lands, and immerse you in distant cultures. In…

Crystals helped this mum heal from depression. Now she helps others with them

On the left side of the image above is the ‘Mother Reissue’ bracelet. This particular piece of jewellery holds meaning and memory for jewellery artist Shu (right, with her mother),…

5 Tips for Breastfeeding Success after Giving Birth

Breast milk, also known as “liquid gold”, is the best food for your newborn. It has the perfect proportion of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to nourish your baby. It contains…

10 Postnatal Massage services to help you Heal and Slim down after giving Birth

Pregnancy and giving birth can take a lot — literally! — out of a woman’s body. It’s no wonder that new mothers are advised to go through confinement to help…

We Love this Family Photoshoot on a Cruise by AndroidsinBoots

Call it serendipity. When you put one family, plus the photographer who shot the parents’ wedding together on a ship, you get… boom! A destination family photoshoot on a cruise!…

6 Singapore Children’s Books that Encourage Kindness

The R.J. Palacio children’s book Wonder made kindness a mantra when it appeared on our bookshelves nine years ago. Almost a decade (and one movie) later, the clarion call of…

Best 30-minute Workouts for Busy Mums in Singapore

The baby’s finally sleeping more than 15 minutes at a stretch. The toddler is in preschool. You can finally pee in peace, take a full shower, and have a meal…

Are you Pregnant? Check these 9 Early Signs of Pregnancy to find out

Are there early signs of pregnancy that can tell you if you are expecting even before you take a pregnancy test? Yes. A pregnancy test kit detects human chorionic gonadotrophin…

How to Parent your Child better based on their Chinese Zodiac Sign

Often, we wonder how our children will turn out to be when they grow up. As we watch them develop and learn, we try our best to make sense of…

Discover your Hero Character at the STAR WARS™ Identities Exhibition

From tomorrow, 30 January 2021, you can step into a galaxy far, far away as STAR WARS Identities opens at the ArtScience Museum. Running till 13 June 2021, Singapore is…

23 Fab-‘Niu’-Lous CNY 2021 activities to welcome the Year of the Ox

It’s a “Niu” year and we at SingaporeMotherhood are all about putting the past behind and “moo-ving” on in this Year of the Ox. And with Lunar New Year-themed LEGO®…

Will you have Luck and Prosperity in the Year of the Ox 2021? Let your Chinese Zodiac reveal all

After the upheavals of 2020, what will the Year of the Ox hold for you? Find out in this Chinese Zodiac guide from World Class Geomancer, Grand Master Hillary Phang…

What is postnatal confinement at KAI Singapore like? This mum shares her review

If you are pregnant, and you haven’t considered KAI Singapore (previously known as KAI Suites) for your confinement, are you really even pregnant? Just kidding. But really, this new luxury…

13 Huat-some Qipao & Cheongsam to welcome CNY 2021, the Year of the Metal Ox

Who’s ready for a huat-tastic Year of the Ox in 2021? We are! And we’ve got the whole fambam dressing up for it too, with these CNY qipao, cheongsam, and…

Finding Strength After Loss: Lisa Chong of Stillen Maternity

“I hope one day we mothers can all look back and see that we have become like the phoenix that rose from the ashes,” muses Lisa Chong. Indeed, what the…

Christmas 2020: 20++ fun places to find the X’mas Spirit in Singapore this festive season

Can you believe it? It’s Christmas 2020 already. Where did the year go? Whether you’re opting to keep things quiet this year, or planning an all-out celebration to mark the…

Have a Family First Staycation at the InterContinental Singapore Hotel (review + giveaway)

I had never stayed at the InterContinental Singapore before, but overseas friends have gushed over its impeccable service standards and its Straits Chinese-inspired design. Furthermore, there’s its proximity to Bugis…

Stretch Marks: Prevent, Reduce, and Treat them with this Clinically-Proven Gel

Whether you call them “pregnancy battle scars”, “mummy stripes”, or “angel scratches”, stretch marks are common. Up to 90% of pregnant women, 70% of adolescent females, and 40% of adolescent…

Nothing but Pride for her Two Autistic Sons

When her two sons were young, life was a guessing game for June Lim. “I had to do everything for them, like showering, feeding them their meals, changing their clothes,…

LEGO Rebuild The World (+ LEGO® Classic Bricks Bricks Plates Giveaway)

If you could use LEGO to create anything you want in a reimagined world, what would you build? For seven-year-old Tyra in Singapore, it is the hotels that her father…

How to Raise a Maths-loving Child

When Stanley Han was a child in school, his Maths teacher would leave a maths puzzle on the blackboard in class during lunch time. The teacher called it the ‘Daily…

6 Time-Saving Home Appliances that make Mum’s Life Easier

Getting things done. It sounds simple, but as a working mum with no domestic help, the art of time-saving and getting things done has often eluded me. More often than…

Esther Kwan’s Lushly Gorgeous Bohemian-style Maternity Shoot

At 37 weeks of pregnancy, you could be feeling like an over-pumped blimp, bursting at its seams, and ready to pop anytime. Then again you could be like human resources…

Children’s Day Long Weekend 2020: A Uniquely Different Celebration of Fun!

It has been a year of alternative celebrations, and this Children’s Day long weekend is gearing up to be uniquely different as well. Firstly, instead of happening on the first…

Hotel G Singapore — 8 ways we love this Small but Swell Staycation Spot (review + giveaway)

Hotel G Singapore is like a chinese puzzle box. It’s right in front of you, but there’s no sign of the hotel entrance. But once you’ve unlocked the way in,…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore 2020

Expecting a baby can be a tremendous and exciting experience at any time. But having a baby in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic? It will certainly be one to remember….

#SupportLocal with these Homegrown Creations for Mums and Babes (+ Gooberr & Little Bearnie Giveaways)

Just as some of the top obgyns in Singapore are male, you don’t have to be a mother, or female, to do something for women and babies. “It’s also worth…

Rachel Wee’s Blissfully Dreamy (Post) Maternity Shoot with Baby Ellery

There’s a saying that when it comes to babies, even the best-laid plans can go awry. Indeed, what was meant to be a maternity photoshoot for Bae Skin co-owner Rachel…

Finding Serenity at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (Staycation Review + Giveaway)

The kids and I are poolside at the Four Seasons Singapore rooftop family pool. The friendly pool aunty plies us with agar-agar and ice-cold drinks to help us beat the…

Do Pregnancy Exercise for Easier Labour and Delivery

Desiree Chung, 40, started personal fitness training two years ago, when her first child was three years old. When the auditor got pregnant again, she asked her obgyn if she…

12 Confinement Food Delivery Caterers in Singapore (2020 update)

Congrats! You’ve made it through pregnancy, and the birth of your little one. Now, it’s time for you to rest, relax, and recover. Traditionally, after giving birth, new mums spend…

The Power of Probiotics for Kids (+ a Giveaway)

Since the start of this year, and throughout the circuit breaker in Singapore, nine-year-old Aly has been in the pink of health. Her mother, artist and Lula J Jewelry founder,…

The Best Organic and Natural Skincare and Makeup for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mums in Singapore

Pregnancy is a hormone-volatile period for women, and one place where this makes itself seen and felt is on the skin. So while your attention is (unsurprisingly) on growing a…

Does your Child have Good Poop?

You know you’re a parent when you find yourself taking photos of your child’s poop, and having no qualms about talking to other parents about your child’s faecal matter. Don’t…

When your Child has a Headache

When my child first said his head hurt, I didn’t think he had a headache. I figured the active kid had bumped his noggin on something, and that the pain…

Being a Mask-eteer for his Daughter — Keenon Lee of 1929 Mask

As COVID-19 cases in Singapore began to increase, the government put out a call to expand the country’s mask supply. One dad heard, and responded. Together with his family, Keenon…

5 Fabulous Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut and Better Immunity

So COVID-19 case numbers are coming down, and our children are going back to school in a couple of weeks. But that’s no reason to let your guard down. In…

FREE post-HBL Fun for Kids and Families

The first full week of home-based learning is over and by now, most of us would be familiar with the schedule. You’ve created personal space for each person to work…

Online Fresh Food Delivery in Singapore

With #WFH and #HBL plus the Gov’s call to #stayhome during this “circuit breaker” period, many of us will probably be cooking more at home. Unsurprisingly, supplies are somewhat slim…

Exercise during Pregnancy: What you need to know

Exercise has multiple benefits for everyone, especially when you are pregnant. So no matter how tempting, unless there are valid reasons to do so, pregnancy is not an excuse to…

5 Things I Think about when taking Kid and Family pictures: Kerry Cheah of Red Bus Photography tells us

It is love at first sight when I see the photos that Kerry Cheah has taken. The mum of two, who is also founder and chief photographer of Red Bus…

March into a Fun-filled Family Moments Staycation at Park Hotel Clarke Quay (Review + Giveaway)

Chances are, your family has decided to stay in Singapore during the upcoming March school holidays instead of travelling overseas because of COVID-19. What will your kids be doing? Why…

Lil’ Brushes: Buy a Notebook, Help a Very Special Choir

While we were all up in arms about panic-buying and the coronavirus earlier this month, the Edwards siblings had something else on their minds. Zach, seven, and his sister Sara,…

4 Easy Recipes to Boost your Immune System

Your immune system keeps you healthy by preventing viruses, bacteria, and disease from invading your body, and there are various ways to help it do its job well. Apart from…

Having her second child through IVF at age 48 was “divine intervention”, says Lily Kew of Kew Organics

This Lunar New Year is a special one for Lily Kew. The 48-year-old is celebrating it as a mum of two, having given birth to her second daughter in November…

CNY 2020: All the Best Places to Usher in Prosperity for the Year of the Metal Rat

Admit it, you’ve dug into those pineapple tarts already, haven’t you? You’re not alone; we have too. There’s no better way to get into the Lunar New Year mood than…

Grand Park City Hall has the most Fabulous Family Rooms and Stylish Suites in the Civic District (Review)

Nestled between centuries-old heritage on one side and flashy modernity on the other, the Grand Park City Hall is easy to miss. It is surrounded by shopping enclaves like Raffles…

Christmas 2019: See Santa, Meet your Favourite Characters, Play in ‘Snow’, Shop at Festive Markets, take IG-worthy X’mas photos, and More!

It’s December! Are you and the kids in the mood for Christmas yet? If you need a little help, here’s where you can meet Santa, experience ‘snowfall’ in Singapore, sing…

2219: Futures Imagined at the ArtScience Museum

In 200 years from now, the world will be ___________. What word would you use to fill in the blank? In conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial, which looks at our…

A Mum’s Guide to Successful Baby-Led Weaning (BLW)

What if you could skip one stage of weaning your baby, hence giving yourself more mummy me-time? Or perhaps extra time to bond with your darling? In addition, doing this…

Infant Care in Singapore: How to Choose the Right one for your Baby

The decision to put your baby in infant care can be a momentous one. You may not have any other option but this. On the other hand, it may be…

Cryoablation: this new Breast Cancer treatment deep-freezes the tumour to its death — at -170°Celsius

Imagine a world where a cancerous tumour in the breast is frozen and blasted into oblivion (microscopically) within 30 minutes. It sounds like sci-fiction but this technology, called cryoablation, is…

Climate S.O.S. at the ArtScience Museum is a Free, Month-long Exhibition that Everyone Needs to See

If there is only one exhibition you bring your children to this year, make it Season of Sustainability – Climate S.O.S. This month-long showcase at level four of the ArtScience…

‘Cooling’ Soups and Drinks to Soothe that Sore Throat

The rain has come and the air is clear, but you and the kids are still experiencing one of the worst effects of the haze – a dry, itchy, sore…

Paediatric Tuina can Improve your Child’s Immunity and Treat Common Childhood Problems

Paediatric Tuina is gaining popularity in Singapore. This non-invasive and gentle technique stimulates specific areas and acu-points on the body, helping to improve the flow of energy, and correct imbalances…

A Run-cation at the Bintan Marathon 2019 Family Run

We spent the first weekend of the 2019 September school holidays at the Mandiri Bintan Marathon and I wish I could say that this momma ran a marathon but nah….

Ritz Carlton Monopoly Game Night: Family Staycation Review

Ever fantasised about becoming a real estate mogul or an art connoisseur in the world’s most expensive city? Good news, you can. All you need is the Ritz Carlton Monopoly…

Beyond Kids’ Clubs: New Family and Kid-Friendly Activities at Hotels & Resorts

Remember when hotels and resorts only had kids’ clubs? We love them for helping to keep our little ones entertained while on a family holiday. These days though, hotels and…

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport — Stay, Shop, Play! Package is Staycation Perfection (Review)

If you haven’t brought your kids to explore Singapore’s newest shopping mammoth yet, book a Stay, Shop, Play! staycation at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport right now. We were invited…

YOTEL Singapore: Review and Staycation Giveaway of the Best Stay in Orchard Road

At a cosy 16 square metres, it takes less than half a minute to suss out our Premium Queen with Bunk cabin at YOTEL Singapore. As the kid says, our…

Deanne Chong-Duffield, mum & founder of GUG (Growing Up Gifted), on passion, obsession, and gifted education

Deanne Chong-Duffield looks like the woman every girl wants to be when she grows up. The Founder-CEO of GUG (Growing Up Gifted), one of Singapore’s premier preschools, glows. The poised…

How to Take the Best Family and Kids Photos

With the school holidays coming up, you’re probably planning trips, excursions, and outings with the kids. If you’re like most parents, that mobile phone or that DSLR is always in…

Haemophilia & GDD don’t stop Jue Ming from being the Light of his Mother’s life

A child with Haemophilia can be hard to care for, as they can be easily hurt and bleed internally. Payroll assistant Lee May, 44, mum to Lee Jue Ming, 10,…

Mum-tested: ONLY Aesthetics’ GLASS SKIN™ Treatment (review and giveaway)

The other day, my children cuddled up close to me and stared. I thought they were being affectionate, but it turned out they had something of urgent importance to impart…

Having Sex hurts after Giving Birth to Baby? Here’s Why, + How to Make Whoopee Great Again

Modern women are female warriors at home and in the boardroom. But one thing these wonder women don’t talk about, say doctors, is sex. In particular, postpartum sex, which can…

Village Hotel Sentosa: the most Family-Friendly Staycation in the State of Fun (Review + Giveaway)

If we have any reservations about the Village Hotel at Sentosa being hands-down the most family- and child-friendly accommodation in the State of Fun, they are quickly dispelled. Kids are…

Long Weekends, School Holidays, & Public Holidays 2020: The Best Kid- & Family-Friendly Things To Do

If you haven’t made plans for 2020 yet, start now. There will be 7 official long weekends from public holidays, and three from scheduled school holidays like Youth Day, Teachers’…

4 Ways Painting the Home with your Kids will make this the best-ever March Holidays

Painting the home with your kids sounds like a daunting task. But it’s a project that can build family bonds and teach the kids some life lessons as well.  Unleashing…

Genetic Carrier Screening in Singapore: What you need to know

What if you could know whether or not your future child carries the risk of being affected by a genetic disorder? Now, with genetic carrier testing, you can. Did you…

International Women’s Day 2019: What to do, where to go with your girls in Singapore

We love the month of March for many things, but most of all for International Women’s Day 2019. Gather your posse and join in the fun at one of these…

:: Giveaway :: Best Places for a Family Photoshoot in Singapore + 60mins Outdoor Family Photoshoot Giveaway!

A family photoshoot is probably the best way to document your child’s growing years. And with so many beautiful places in Singapore to take photos in, you can plan for a…

:: Giveaway :: Tickets to Musical TARU at Resorts World Theatre in Sentosa (+ Review)

Musical TARU is for fans of dinosaurs, friendship, and love. If that describes you (or your child), read on and find out how you can win tickets to watch this heartwarming yet hilarious…

10 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Teens (2018)

Believe it or not, finding the best Christmas gifts for teens is not an impossible task. And yes, while a pet may be a perfect gift for some, we’re looking at…

10 Cool Christmas Gifts for Kids aged 6-12 years (2018)

Seriously, there’s no such thing as perfect Christmas gifts for kids. Every gift is wonderful to them. Still, these, we think, will add a touch of awesomeness to every child’s…

The Residence Bintan, the new Family-Friendly Holiday Destination you have to know

Stealing off for a weekend getaway to The Residence Bintan smack in the middle of the year-end exams rattles my Tiger Mum bones. But what the heck. This sneak vay-cay…

Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence offers Optimal Nourishment for Pregnancy and Beyond

In Asia, Tian Yuan Xiang Chicken Essence is foremost on people’s minds when it comes to pregnancy nourishment, lactation, and confinement For every pregnant woman, health is a concern that…

Helping a Child with Dyslexia Read Better

I volunteer with the learning support programme at my child’s school, reading to and with children a couple of times each week. This year, the child I am paired with…

Win a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed cruise vacation this September 2018!

Learn ninja secrets from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at their live show, bring their plushies home, or even win a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-theme cruise. It’s all happening at…

Flying Through Time at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) (Review)

With physical comedy, acrobatic stunts, and graceful gymastics routines, Flying Through Time offers pure, light-hearted entertainment for the family Looking for 90 minutes of pure, light-hearted, entertainment that does not…

Family Feasting just got better with these Kid-Friendly Weekend Lunch and Brunch Restaurants in Singapore

Weekends are for relaxing and feasting – yes, even with the children in tow. You can do both at one of these kid-friendly weekend lunch and brunch options in Singapore….

How Dance helped my Daughter, who has Dyslexia, gain Confidence in Herself

When she found out that her daughter Deanna had dyslexia, Zalina Zakariah-Ismael did all that she could to help her develop confidence and excel in her passion for dance Four-year-old Nur Deanna…

Children’s Day 2017 Giveaway: Award-winning littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit (2nd edition)

 The littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit equips budding inventors with easy-to-use electronic building blocks to invent on their own – and SingaporeMotherhood has one set to give away this Children’s…

Why Meditation is Good for Mothers (but especially for New Mums)

Operating with less sleep, learning how to breastfeed, dealing with the pain from stitches… the learning curve for new mums is a steep one indeed and anything that can help…

Healthy Fine Dining in Singapore? Find it at Frunatic (Review)

If every calorie you consume benefits your body, wouldn’t every meal give you balance, wellbeing, and inner health? That’s what you can get at Frunatic, the very first restaurant in…

East-side Kids, The Artground – A Curious Place To Be is a Brand New Place for you to Play in and Enjoy the Arts!

Conceived in collaboration with the National Arts Council, The Artground – A Curious Place To Be is a brand new arts centre that offers kids multiple ways to be inspired…

Travelling with Baby on an overseas work trip? Angeline Phang of Raymond Phang Photography tells us how she does it

Could you imagine travelling with Baby on a work trip that involves a pre-wedding photoshoot 8,500km and a long-haul flight away from home? That’s all in a day’s work for Angeline Phang…

Fertility 101: What’s affecting your Baby-making abilities?

It’s easy to conceive a baby – if you and your partner are fertile. But how can you know if you are? Fertility is your ability to conceive and reproduce…

The Most Kid-Friendly Minsu, B&Bs, and Hotels in Taiwan

Fulfil a fantasy, sleep in a safari, or let the kids play in a mini road safety park. You’ll find all these and more, only in Taiwan! If you’ve ever…

10 Ways to Get the Best YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow experience

Beat the crowds, get the best pictures. We tell you how to do that and more at the YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition at the…

HealthHub – Your Pregnancy. Your Baby’s Health. In Your Hands

Created with healthcare experts from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, HealthHub Track helps mums-to-be in Singapore track and ensure a healthy and active pregnancy Hello mum-to-be. Congratulations on your pregnancy,…

Travelling with Kids? Pack These to have a Stress-Free Vacation for Everyone in the Family

Travelling with kids can be stressful! First of all, they scream bloody murder while getting tangled up in the airline headphone wires, making you the most embarrassed mother on board. #truestory In addition…

10 Kid-Friendly Ways to get Artsy at Dreams & Stories, the First-ever Gallery Children’s Biennale (plus new exhibits at the Keppel Centre for Art Education!)

The inaugural Gallery Children’s Biennale – Dreams & Stories — is a sensory feast that kids of every age (and adults too) should go to. Find out what you can see,…

The Most Kid-Friendly Hotels in Sydney

Kid-friendly hotels, camping with the animals, and glamping in the middle of Sydney Harbour? Yes it’s all happening Down Under in Sydney, our favourite city to spend winter in June…

37 Kid-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes every Parent in Singapore needs to know (updated for 2017!)

Indoor and outdoor play areas. Board games. Activity sheets. Kids’ Menus. With so many kid-friendly restaurants and cafes, there’s every reason for families to eat-and-play island-wide all day! Going out…

Tango into History with a new Augmented Reality Tour at the National Museum of Singapore

With its new Tango-enabled tour that makes use of virtual and augmented reality, children can have fun learning about the history and architecture of the National Museum of Singapore. The kids…

Is Your Child Experiencing Separation Anxiety? A Preschool Teacher Shares How Parents Can Help

When saying goodbye at the school gate leaves your little one in tears, she has separation anxiety. Find out what you can do to help make it easier for everyone…

Happy Monkey: Non-Toxic, Eczema-Friendly Baby Clothes for Kids in Singapore

Does your baby have eczema, sensitive skin, and allergies? Keep her skin free from rash with organic, natural, and eco-friendly baby clothes from Happy Monkey. When her second daughter Alexa was…

Aeroplane Playground, Runway Boardwalk, Hip Restaurants and more make Seletar Aerospace Park a must-go for Kids & Families in the know!

Aeroplane playground? Boardwalk? An actual, working runway where you can watch planes take off and land? It’s all at The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP), the newest must-go fun…

From Singapore to Sydney: Audrey Chang tells us how Parents Down Under stay Cool with Kids

Welcome to our very first Singaporean Mum Abroad story. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to parent my children overseas, instead of in Singapore. Would I do anything…

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Mums and Dads – Editor’s Picks

It’s February and the season of lurve is upon us. Need ideas on where to go, what to do, and what to get for your baby mama or papa for…

5 Family-Friendly Cruises with Awesome Kids’ Programmes and Activities

Kids’ clubs at hotels and resorts are great. But did you know that your little ones can enjoy the same kind of fun and activity even while you’re cruising at sea? …

Where to get CNY Clothes for Kids: 5 Modern-Traditional Style Mixes We Love

These gorgeous, traditional-turned-modern designs for the upcoming rooster year give fashionable style to CNY festivities without compromising on custom!  [banner][/banner] #1: For hip, edgy designs Images from Le Petit Society Facebook Le Petit…

Editor’s Picks – All the Good Stuff out there for Families and Kids (Nov 2016)

Our Editor’s Picks section is back to keep you in the know about great new products and deals for families and children in Singapore. This month, we’re looking at must-haves for all at…

6 of the Best Box Subscription Gifts for Kids

One box, many possibilities, endless knowledge. That’s what your child can enjoy with box subscription gifts, which run the gamut from books to science experiments and even cultural education!  Do…

Kitchen Not-So-Confidential: 11 Things We Learnt on a Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas Kitchen Tour

When the SingaporeMotherhood team is invited to take an excursion on the Royal Caribbean‘s Mariner of the Seas for a “What’s Cooking?” food tour and lunch, the answer is a no…

Glamping with Ritz Kids Night Safari Adventures at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

There’s glamping, and there’s Glamping at the Ritz. Say what you will but offered both options, I’d take the latter anytime, no contest. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore recently created a…

True Story: Baby after Cancer, Business after Miscarriages

She may only be 30, but Yvonne Lian has already lived through more than most women her age. Cancer – check. Marriage (to 34-year-old bank manager Jeremy Yap) – check….

7 Unusual Mooncakes to Wow your Family and Friends with this Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the most imaginative and creative mooncakes in Singapore this year!  The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) falls on Sunday, 15 September this year and as usual, there’s…

11 Inspired Teachers’ Day Gifts + Dabber Dot Markers Giveaway!

For Teachers’ Day, my kids and I like to feed our teachers. Last year, we gave them gem biscuits. The year before, it was fish biscuits. And the year before…

How to Have a 48-hour Staycation at D’Resort @ Downtown East that your Kids will Love!

If you have no plans for an overseas vacation, and limited time, how about doing a 2D1N destination staycation right here in Singapore? The kids and I were invited to…

How I Got my Child to Read Independently by age 3 (plus books you can read with your kids this holiday!)

Before my first child was born, I read all sorts of pregnancy and parenting books and decided to do three things: 1. Have a natural, drug-free hypnobirth; 2. Breastfeed; and…

Grandpa Cherry Blossom at The Esplanade makes Theatre accessible to Children with Special Needs

In February this year, The Esplanade debuted its first sensory-friendly performance for children with special needs. This month, it presents its second, Grandpa Cherry Blossom, with three shows specially for children…

5 Illustrated Books that Children should Read at least Once

“I don’t want to read this book, it has no pictures,” my preschooler said. Oh no, he’ll never learn to read a real book, I thought. A couple of years…

6 Ways Kids can experience Nature indoors at Hideaways by Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity

As a child, I spent many happy afternoons under my favourite rain tree in the neighbourhood park, looking at rays of sunlight streaking through its leaves. These days, my children…

Ashneil’s Cars-themed First Birthday Party at Happy Willow

A first birthday party is always special, isn’t it? It’s even more special when the party has been meticulously planned and executed by a loving mother. We see the spectacular…

Giveaway: Tickets to All On A Summer’s Day by ACT 3 International with Vicky Ireland

If, like me, you grew up during the 80s, ACT 3 International may have been your first introduction to theatre. The company has grown from strength to strength through the…

KidZania Singapore: 7 Ways to get the Best Experience here!

If you haven’t realised it yet, KidZania Singapore opened yesterday. What’s that? It’s a place where your children can buckle down to work and earn their keep. Yes, just like…

Star Wars Day 2016: Master Your Force as a Family at LEGOLAND Malaysia

Free entry for kids. The world’s biggest LEGO Millennium Falcon. A Build-Your-Own starship social media competition. It’s going to be an epic May the 4th for Star Wars fans at LEGOLAND…

Ivan’s Meaningful Art of Speed Party at Playeum

How can you make a birthday more meaningful? How about donating all your ‘angpow’ money to needy children? Cars and McQueen fan, Ivan Chong did just that when he celebrated…

The Fastest Food Delivery Services in Singapore

Warm food on the table in 30 minutes without having lift a finger? That’s a fantasy of mine that was recently realised when I discovered two new food delivery services in…

GIVEAWAY! Tickets to The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites

For its 2016 Theatre Season, ACT 3 International is presenting a returning crowd favourite – The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia,…

Make your Home the Best Playground for your Kids!

We all know the benefits of outdoor play. Playing in open air, surrounded by nature, can help children develop their abilities for creativity, problem-solving, and emotional and intellectual development. And play is especially…

:: GIVEAWAY! :: KidsFest 2016 — The Snow Child

KidsFest is back this year with six world-class theatre productions adapted from well-loved children’s books. This festival by ABA Productions brings world-class theatre for young people, creating and promoting a…

:: GIVEAWAY! :: Robotics Workshops at Innovation Lab by LEGO® Education

If your kids love LEGO® (and which kid doesn’t?!) and enjoy robotics, tinkering, and building, sign them up for the holiday camps and workshops at Innovation Lab by LEGO® Education. Located at KidsStop at…

Does your Child have Spinal Problems? Consider Chiropractic Care

If your child plays with a tablet or a phone, think about putting it away. A 14-year-old girl in Colorado in the United States was recently diagnosed with ‘text neck’,…

Fashion Scoop: Seed Heritage Spring/Summer 2015

Our little ones are our pride and joy and yes, we love to play dress-up with them. Now that Australian fashion brand Seed Heritage is in Singapore, there’s more reason…

SG50 Jubilee Weekend: The Family Edition

From red and white hair strips to nursing necklaces, retailers island-wide have gone on a creativity streak to whip up products for Singapore’s biggest birthday celebration during the Jubilee Weekend….

Co-Sleeping: the Big Questions

The inside cover of Antonella Gambotto-Burke’s new book Mama: Love, Motherhood and Revolution (which will be released worldwide 7 July 2015) describes it as a “brilliant, passionate and moving exploration…

Right-Brain Education in Singapore: Why it’s Important for your Child

As a parent, you probably want your child to be well-rounded, to excel in all areas, and to do so in a happy, self-assured, and confident manner. While there are…

Best Buys in June 2015: Editor’s Picks

We’re down to the last two full weeks of June. There’s so much happening in Singapore this month (especially when it comes to activities for the kids!), it’s easy to…

Review: Singapura The Musical

We were invited to the second gala night of Singapura The Musical last Saturday. The musical boasts double firsts: it is the first of three musicals (the other two being…

Coping as a Lower-Income (& soon-to-be) Single Mother in Singapore

“Before I got this job, we depended on my children’s bursaries. With these we managed to survive for one month while my husband was not working.” Madam Ainiah wants change,…

Craft, Make, Do: Welcome to the Science of Play

Crafting with kids can be messy, but it’s loads of fun. It’s also a great way for your toddlers and preschoolers to hone their motor skills, coordination, and artistic flair….

Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Mum

She’s the superwoman whose wings you take shelter under, the one whose arms are always open for you. As author Mitch Albom describes in his novel For One More Day,…

She Spins, she Twirls, she Writes. Meet Jasmine Han of I’m Not Perfect. I’m A Mom

Frankly, it’s shocking. “My husband has never seen me perform,” says Jasmine Han, 36, owner of Slap Dance Studio <http://www.slap.sg>, where women of all ages (as long as they’re over…

5 Lessons from LKY to Pass On to my Kids

Photo: MCI If, like me, you are a middle-aged parent, you are of the generation that has truly enjoyed the fruit of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s (LKY) success. The first…

Fashion Scoop: Le Petit Society Spring/Summer 2015

Just two years in the making, Le Petit Society could be considered a mere sapling in the fashion industry. But thanks to thoughtful design, quality fabrics, and winsome details, this…

5 Fun Places to Enjoy the Lunar New Year

When I was young, Chinese New Year meant visiting friends and relatives, collecting red packets, and feasting at their homes. Shops were shut. The neighbourhood was a ghost town. You…

DIY & Giveaway: “Goat Xi Fa Cai” Food Art Bento with 3M™ Scotch®

Frankly, kitchen domestics make me go “blaaaah”. I’m chicken about chopping. What if I accidentally slice off the tops of my fingers together with the carrots? Cooking a simple meal…

5 Family Getaways to Reclaim that Pre-Baby Spark (even with the kids in tow!)

For a parent, going on getaways with the kids is often like — not going on one at all. How many times have you returned home from holidays thinking, ‘Gosh,…

A New Centre for Fertility

The Virtus Fertility Centre, which officially opened in Scotts Medical Centre yesterday, is a new fertility centre with Singapore’s first ISO accredited ‘clean room’ embryology laboratory, and an automated radio…

KidZania: More than just costumes and props

“If I can dream, I can act. If I can act, I can be.” This, in a nutshell, is the ideal that KidZania holds for children everywhere. And when KidZania…

Editor’s Picks: 12 Gifts of Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’ve been scouting around to find good stuff in stores and out there this Christmas for mums, dads, babies, kids, and…

Get Moving, Build Brains!

“The first five years of a child’s life are the most important for brain development.” How many times have you heard this? Too many? Well that’s because it’s true. SingaporeMotherhood…

Helping Mothers Return to Work

Are you a stay-at-home-mum who gave up your career to raise her child? If so, you are one of the 31.8 per cent of females aged 25 and above whom…

The Benefits of Active Play for Kids

On Sundays, merchandising executive Ifa Sani and her family often spend an entire afternoon at the beach where her three children aged six, nine, and 12 years race on their…

The Power of Music in Child Development

Music has an excellent reputation in the world of baby and child development. It’s been touted to increase brainpower, soothe the ‘savage’ baby (and sometimes even the petrified parent). Scientists…

Dreaming Up Preschool Spaces in Singapore

Imagine bringing your child to a school in the woods, or one rising from the sands. How about a learning ‘village’ above a carpark, or over a canal, or even…

Explaining the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) to the Kids

I try to explain what’s happening in the news to my children aged six and eight years. I think it’s important because we do not live in a bubble and…

Growing A Theatre Culture for Preschoolers

The earlier you expose your child to theatre, the better, says Ruby Lim-Yang. The gamine co-Founder and Artistic Director of ACT 3 International and a stalwart of local children’s theatre…

DIY: Crafting with Tapes (plus a Giveaway!)

There was a time when crafting with children required precision planning and meticulous military-grade preparation. There’d be newspapers spread out to protect floors from stains, scratches, paint, and sticky black…

Review: Losing that Belly with the Metabolite Wellness Treatment

It’s half a decade since my last pregnancy but I still wear maternity clothing. That’s because I have a food baby; a protruding tummy caused by my favourite snacks –…

Feed your Child the Right Way

Is your child an extremely fussy eater? Or one who takes two hours to finish a meal? He or she may have a feeding disorder. International pediatric nutrition expert Dr…

A Baby Gift & Ang Pow Guide

In the past, my friends and I used to lug mega-sized packs of diapers when we visited girlfriends who had just given birth. Diapers, we rationalised, were the perfect gift….

Chinese Theatre For Kids

Main image: Ric Liu, taken during a rehearsal of Nini in Changi Village “There is really a shortage of quality Chinese language programmes for children,” says Artistic Director of The…

Editor’s Picks: June 2014

Good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, dads, and all who are young at heart! TREATS TO CHEER Did you know that seven days without laughter weakens…

Staycation: The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

You wouldn’t think that luxury and children go hand in hand, would you? But at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, younger guests get to live it up with special treats and…

June Holidays Made for Families

Exams are over (or almost over). The kids have play on the mind. You need a break. Everyone loves a holiday. But where to? See our top picks here. AWAY

Meet My Mum! : Andrew Lua

This Mother’s Day, we asked local celebrities to tell us about the First Lady in their lives – their mum. They say that behind every successful man stands a woman….

Meet My Mum! : Vanessa Ann Vanderstraaten

This Mother’s Day, we asked local celebrities to tell us about the women who come first in their lives. For actress, host and model Vanessa Ann Vanderstraaten, that’s her 61-year-old…

Meet My Mum! : Munah

This Mother’s Day, local celebrities give us a sneak peek into the women who’ll always think of them as “my baby”. Maimunah Bagharib, better known as Munah, is one-half of…

Meet My Mum! : Jill Marie Thomas

This Mother’s Day, we’ve asked local celebrities to give us a sneak peek into the women who’ll always think of them as “my baby”. You may remember Jill Marie Thomas…

Editor’s Picks : April 2014

A selection of good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, and all who are young at heart! FOR BUBS PUT A LABEL ON IT Daphne Ling of…

Need To Know: Postpartum Haemorrhage

Two-thirds of with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) have no risk factors for this birth complication which happens in about five per cent of births worldwide. Dr Kelly Loi from the Health…

Editor’s Picks – March 2014

This month, it’s a selection for mums because March is a month for women, because mums are worth it, and mums are women too! KEEP FRUIT & VEG FRESH Did…

Dinosnores! A Sleepover with Dinos at the ArtScience Museum

“Are they real?” the Small One asked a little nervously when I told the kids that we would be spending the night with some dinosaurs at the ArtScience Museum. “Of…

Celebrations: Damon’s First Month (‘Manyue’)

Pregnancy, birth, the passing of a new year… Because they are occasions filled with so much love and joy, those to do with parenting, babies, and children can and should…

Top 10 SingaporeMotherhood articles in 2013

The 12 days of Christmas are officially over and yes, 2014 has definitely arrived. Here’s a countdown of the top 10 articles that made SingaporeMotherhood necessary reading for parents and…

Editor’s Picks – Dec 2013

A selection of good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, and all who are young at heart! [banner][/banner] FOR MUM-TO-BE Prenatal Pilates at Focus Pilates Your body…

5 Great New Activities to get Kids Moving

When the Standard Chartered Marathon takes place on Sunday, you’ll see, in addition to the sculpted calves pounding the pavement, several sets of chubby legs that belong to the newly-walking….

Editor’s Picks – Nov 2013

A selection of good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, and all who are young at heart! [banner][/banner] BOOTS ‘N ALL If, like the lithe and lovely…

Soaked & Lovin’ It: Legoland Water Park, Malaysia

Legoland Water Park has a great mix of thrills and spills for all in the family, from the littlest ones to dare-devil preteens. With over 20 water-based rides and 70…

Good Eats for Mums-to-be

Being pregnant is great, isn’t it? You can forget about the weight, dine like a queen, and everything becomes a movable feast – or not. For when you’re growing the…

Baby Sleep Secrets: Co-Sleeping

Co-sleeping is a hot-button topic in parenting circles. It saved my sanity, but it’s not for everyone. “I don’t recommend co-sleeping unless you are really sure it is what you…

Baby Sleep Secrets: Travelling with Baby

If you are planning to go on a trip with your baby, you’re probably wondering if you’ll have to pack all of his bedtime paraphernalia in order for him to…

Baby Sleep Secrets: Preparing During Pregnancy

Are you still rocking your baby to sleep each night, or worse, multiple times per night? Or perhaps you’re pregnant and wondering how to ensure that the little one who’s…

Yes, you CAN Breastfeed in Public in Singapore

Did you hear about the mother who was chided for breastfeeding her baby at the Coca Restaurant in Resorts World Sentosa? The restaurant employee even covered her baby with a…

Parents United: How Kids Build a Family

When you get married and say your vows, you promise to share life with your spouse through weakness and health, through riches and poverty. There should be one other condition…

Editor’s Picks – July 2013

It’s Singapore’s 48th birthday this year. In human terms that’s about half a life lived and loved. So in this issue of Editor’s Picks we’re taking a stroll down memory…

Haze: Coping with Kids

What are you doing to deal with the haze? Six mums share their coping strategies… [banner][/banner] BRING OUT THE AIR PURIFIER “We turn on the air conditioner all day. We…

WIN! Tickets to The Balinese Princess and The Funky Monkey

When Queen Agung Dewi passes away, the lovable Little Princess Ayu and her best friend, Kren – the cheekiest monkey on the island – must save the magical kingdom of…

Family-friendly Staycations this June

Yes the holidays are here, but it’s not too late to make holiday plans. If going away isn’t an option, put aside a weekend to indulge in some parent-approved time-out…

Editor’s Picks – May

A selection of good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, and all who are young at heart! [banner][/banner] READING UP ON MUM’S LOVE On the night you…

Mother’s Day Eats 2013

Ahhhh. Mum. The first woman in your life, the one who picks you up when you fall (yes, even now), the one whom you turn to for comfort when it…

Editor’s Picks – March

A selection of good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, and all who are young at heart! WITHER THE WEATHER? Does your child ask you how clouds…

Censorship & your Child

Do you believe in censorship for children? Frankly, I feel that censorship is not an issue. We live in a time where children can easily access information, ideas, and images…

Open House for Parents of Sick Kids at NUH

The first ‘home-away-from-home’ for families with sick children opens in Singapore. A new Ronald McDonald House (RMH) was opened last month at the National University Hospital (NUH). The is a…

Editor’s Picks: January 2013

A selection of good things in stores and out there for mums, kids, and all who are young at heart! [banner][/banner] SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED I may be wrong, but…

My Child, A Social Being

Does your child clam up when you introduce her to someone whom she has not met before? Does your child hide behind you when your neighbour, the friendly auntie who…

Craft for Kids: CNY Lantern

‘Twas was the night before the Lunar New Year and not a child was sleeping. Instead seated around the flickering glow of their own homemade Chinese New Year lantern, they…

Craft for Kids: Snakes Alive!

Ssssssssssssssss! The lunar new year in 2013 welcomes the water snake so this month, we’re all a-slitherin’ and a-slidin’ with these silent, scaly predators. This also marks the debut of…

Pregnant? Look Fab, not Fat.

Pregnant? Can’t find anything to wear for the Lunar New Year? Fret not. Deborah Ng, director of Maternity Exchange, shows us how to celebrate the bump – fashionably – this…

What We Talked About in 2012

As we vroom through the last weeks of 2012, let’s take a look back to see what the year brought us in terms of parenting. [banner][/banner] TRACKING OUR KIDS A…

Get your Picky Eater to Eat!

Are you a picky eater? Then your child may be one as well, says Associate Professor Daniel Goh, Head of the Paediatric Department at the National University Hospital, as studies…

Easy Christmas Crafts to do with your Kids

Oh the weather outside may be frightfully wet these days but there’s lots of fun to be had indoors as well! So put on that Christmas CD, gather the kids,…

8 Year-End Holiday Camps for Kids

I remember attending holiday camps as a child, relishing newfound freedom while being slightly terrified by sudden independence. In camps, I gained new skills, made new friends (and promptly lost…

Enjoying Legoland Malaysia with Kids

Pop quiz time: What did one Lego minifig (short for minifigure) say to the other? Answer: “Life in plastic, it’s fantastic!” And yes, it truly is, at the first and…

Lessons From The Kids

The four-year-old is a backseat driver. Apart from advising us on speed limits and the need to turn on windscreen wipers as soon as dark clouds beckon, he orders his…

12 Breastfeeding Myths – Debunked!

Quick quiz! Answer true or false: “Your breasts are so small, you have no milk lah”… “breast milk is not as good as formula milk”… “I have inverted nipples, I…

P1 Registration for 2013 Entry: Hot Dates

If your older child is studying in a primary school that you want to enrol his or her younger sibling in, the Primary One Registration Exercise for entry in 2013…

Breastfeeding Your Newborn Baby

Breastfeeding is an art and a science. Although it is a natural act, it helps if you are prepared when your newborn baby tries to latch on for the first…

8 things to do with the kids this June holidays

Go To Infinity And Beyond! Whether you’re seven or 70, you’ll be welcome at the Singapore Science Centre’s Water Rockets and Planetarium holiday workshop. This 2.5 hour two-part programme includes…

Boob Camp For Breastfeeding Mums

Wendy Cho, a Master Trainer at True Fitness, recommends the following exercises exercises to help delay the downward slope of breasts after breastfeeding. Pregnancy and childbirth cause many physical changes…

Exercising While Breastfeeding? Get Support – Mammary Support, That Is

After baby is born, mums have one specific goal in mind – to lose that baby weight and postnatal bulge. Unfortunately, most have to sweat their way through workout after…

Sentosa’s Port of Lost Wonder (P-O-L-W)

Ahoy landlocked lubbers! Come cast off at Singapore’s one and only kids’ club by the sea, the Port Of Lost Wonder. Built at a cost of $13 million, this brand…

Is My Baby Sleeping Enough?

Newborn sleep is strange. These brand new creatures of the world can nod off to construction clamour, rock music, and sibling racketeering. But they also wake very often, and can’t…

Surviving the First Weeks with a Newborn

Congratulations, you have a beautiful baby! Do you also have other small children (your own, unfortunately, so you can’t return them to someone else) in the house? Are you wondering…

Much March Holiday Fun

Parents, no need to think about what to do or where to go this March holidays. We’ve planned a day-by-day calendar of fun for the kids (and adults too!) to…

Interview with An Illusionist

If you’ve only seen Dan Sperry in his performance guise – a Rocky Horror Show-inspired figure with wayang facepaint, gravity-defying follicles and an aura of menacing glee, you’d probably find…

Shopping For A Child Car Seat

So you already know about the new car seat rules for children. The next step – if you haven’t done so already – is to buy one for your child….

Child in car? Use a car seat

Strap in and belt up before you zoom off. New road rules from the Singapore Police Force state that from January 2012, every person under 135cm in height must be…

Pregnancy: From Tradition To Maternity

When it comes to pregnancy, we Chinese take top prize in the weird stakes. As if there’s not enough law and order – whether civilian or not – to follow,…

Holiday Weekends: 31 Dec 2011 – 1 Jan 2012

Welcome to our last guide (this year!) on fun-filled, kid-friendly weekend activities during the year-end holidays. Up this week: weave a basket, paint a clay gift, be a kidz ranger,…

Holiday Weekends in Singapore: 24-25 Dec 2011

Welcome to our guide on fun-filled, kid-friendly weekend activities during the year-end holidays. Up this week: Party in the streets, frolic in a snowfall, go topless to view the festive…

Holiday Weekends In Singapore: 17-18 Dec

Welcome to our guide on fun-filled, kid-friendly weekend activities during the year-end holidays. Up this week: Visit Santa’s Toy Factory, go Peranakan when the sun goes down, and take a…

Last-Minute Online Christmas Gift Guide

Yes, it’s officially 13 days to Christmas. If you’ve been diligently shopping and stockpiling gifts throughout the year and have already wrapped, tagged, and stacked them, good girl! If not,…

Holiday Weekends In Singapore: 10-11 Dec

HeART for Nature Come celebrate the 18th anniversary of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve with handicraft activities and an art exhibition by nature volunteers. Watch senior volunteer Mr Tham Pui San,…

Holiday Weekends In Singapore: 3-4 Dec

Welcome to our guide on fun-filled, kid-friendly weekend activities during the year-end holidays. Up this week: build a city at the Science Centre, see a magical tree-lit wonderland, go on…

Holiday Weekends In Singapore: 25-27 Nov

Welcome to our guide on fun-filled, kid-friendly weekend activities during the year-end holidays. Up this week: get flocking fun at Jurong Bird Park’s new $7m playground, groove to the ethnic…

Modern Motherhood Is Stressful

A friend of mine — one of those beautiful, vivacious, gregarious, seemingly perfect-lead-a-charmed-existence kind of women who always leaves me staring after her in drop-jawed wonder — recently thought aloud…

The P1 Orientation

At the P1 orientation session in some schools, after the children are separated from their parents and brought to their classrooms, the kids are given a battery of written tests…

Baby’s Sick! Help!

Dealing with a sick baby can be very stressful, especially for first-time parents. Babies can’t talk. They cannot tell you if they are feeling dizzy, queasy, or wheezy. But you…

Preparing For P1

Come January each year, thousands of six-year-olds in Singapore enter a brand new stage of life — the start of their primary school years. If your child has gone through…

MOE P1 Seminar: Sat, 19 November 2011

To support parents and students in making informed decisions about education pathways, the Ministry of Education (MOE) conducts seminars on primary and secondary school education for parents with children in…

All About Allergies: free seminars on 2 Oct 2011

Allergies are an increasingly important issue for many Singaporean families: 20% of children in Singapore suffer from asthma (SingHealth), 5% of children have food allergies (National University Hospital), and 10%…

Clearing the air on Nipple Confusion

Taken out of breastfeeding context, the words ‘nipple confusion’ can be confusing indeed. Then again, you’d probably not hear them outside of baby and breastfeeding conversations, would you? Simply put,…

Where’s WALTER? – What’s On: 17/18 Sept 2011

Chances are, the kids have already met WALTER, the ‘Curious Colossal Bunny’, at 8Q at SAM (Singapore Art Museum) during the museum’s Children’s Season. If they missed him, or miss…

Get Your Socks On! Go to an Indoor Playground in Singapore

It’s a great time to be a kid in Singapore, especially when it rains. Yes, even when the weather is bleak, there’s megaloads of fun to be had. Caught on…

Child Care In Singapore: Nannies & Babysitters

She may not be a Maria from The Sound Of Music, a Mrs Doubtfire, or even a Mary Poppins. But if your baby is still very young, having a nanny…

Child Care in Singapore: Child Care & Infant Care

If you are going back to work, you’ll need to find someone to take care of your bundle of joy. This can be a significant decision as you are making…

A Little Night Magic: the 27 August 2011 weekend

Once again, a long weekend beckons and this time, the city is all geared up to entertain. Yay! Have you already planned what you’ll be doing? See if you can…

Breastfeeding: The Latch

Upon beginning your breastfeeding journey, you’ll start to hear the words ‘latch’ and ‘latching’ a lot. They have nothing to do with locks and bolts. However, you will soon find…

Beat the Postnatal Bulge

Supermodels pop a baby and are back on the catwalk in a couple of weeks, looking fabulous. You grunt, puff, holler and gasp a baby out, and still look like…

Breastfeeding Help in Singapore

My baby, who I thought looked like an angel, was a demon when it came to the breast. As a nursing newbie in the early days of first-time motherhood, I…

Sunscreen. Sunblock. Sunsafe.

“If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it,” wrote The Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. Her mock graduation speech column was turned into…

10 Questions: ADHD & Attention Problems in Children

ADHD. These four letters inspire panic in the hearts of even the most seasoned parents. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is the most common childhood-onset behavioral disorder. Children with…

Style Mum: Lee Mei Ling of S U P E R M A M A

Lee Mei Ling, 32, mum to Donna Low, 3 and Toby Low, 1 Becoming a mother does not mean sacrificing style or art. In fact, it can notch these up…

The Dollops & Scents of Little Innoscents

Would you give up a high-flying, globetrotting corporate career and go back to school to learn about natural therapies, massage and aromatherapy? Sell your home and plough your earnings from…

Understand your Baby’s Language Development

From the time your baby is born, she is communicating with you. Every cry, every coo, every gurgle, every bit of babble, and every gesture is a form of conversation…

Sleep Secrets

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one,” author Leo J Burke so accurately observed. Indeed. As Dr Kenny Pang says, there’s nothing like the sight of…

Dapper Dad: Ken Loon

Ken Loon, 36, Country Manager, and dad to Kiefer Tan, 7 When it comes to style, what gets you going? Comfort… I’m lazy. What’s your standard (i) working outfit; (ii)…

Fertility Factor: When You Want A Baby

So you’ve given up alcohol and caffeine, dropped the excess weight, and together with your spouse, have been burning the midnight oil. The mission: to make a baby. It’s been…

Money-Savvy Kids

Chances are, your parents told you that “money doesn’t grow on trees” and when you grew up, you heard that “money makes the world go round”. There’s truth in both….

Family City: Sydney: Play

You know you’re a mother when you go on a holiday and the only shopping you get to do happens in an attraction’s gift shop. Then again, families don’t come…

Family City: Sydney: Eats

Mealtimes with children can be a trial even for the most patient parent. That makes any place that offers distractions to keep little ones occupied as you ply them with…

Family City: Sydney: Stay

Pre-kids, when the husband and I travelled, accommodation was just a state of mind. A room was simply a place to crash out in while waiting for day to come….

Family City: Sydney

Singaporeans have a love-love relationship with Australia. Indeed, the land of Oz is one of the most travelled locations that Singaporeans venture to while on holiday, especially with the kids…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore

Our birth rate may not be growing but services for mums and children are booming. If you are currently expecting a baby, you can enjoy facilities and services – such as…

Souled Up

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know….

Despicable Me

It’s a fact: bullying happens everywhere. Bullying is prevalent throughout the world and cuts across all socio-economic, racial/ethnic and cultural lines. An estimated 20 to 30 per cent of kids…

Pre-Baby Blues

You’re pregnant, and worried about your unborn baby. That’s perfectly normal, of course. Low to moderate levels of anxiety are experienced by every mother-to-be in pregnancy. They tend to fluctuate…

One week of FREE fun

Who says you have to spend a bomb to have fun in Singapore? Monday Marina Barrage Take a hike up to the green roof of the Barrage and enjoy the…

Baby Blues: When Perinatal Depression Strikes

Perinatal depression, which refers to depression occurring during pregnancy or the first year postnatally, affects up to 15 per cent of women in Singapore. Dr Cornelia Chee, Consultant & Director…

Building Family Rituals

When we wake each day, the kids come over for their morning hugs, kisses, and “I love you”s. It’s a great start to the day, no matter which side of the…

“My Toddler Is A Monster!”

It’s uncanny. Your beautiful, calm, obedient and well-mannered just-turned-two child blows out the candles on his birthday cake and – snap! – becomes toddler Godzilla. He’s refusing to do everything,…

Breastfeeding 101

The very first thing you should know about breastfeeding is that is it the absolute best thing that you can do for your baby. Breast milk is the perfect food…