Bak Chang 2024: Delectable Glutinous Rice Dumplings for Dragon Boat Festival

The time-honoured Dragon Boat Festival or 端午节 (duān wǔ jié) falls on 10 June this year. That’s right, it’s once again time to indulge in glutinous rice dumplings a.k.a. 粽子…

Cervical Cancer Survivor Says Art & Her Child Kept Her Alive

Life threw Mickey Hui a curveball in 2022. Originally from Hong Kong, she relocated to Singapore with her husband and young son the year before. They were settling in nicely,…

Cervical Cancer Q&A: 20 Questions Every Woman Should Ask

In Singapore, cervical cancer is the 10th most common cancer in women. That translates to over 200 new cases surfacing each year. In 2022, the National Population Health Survey reported…

Wings of Change: Judith’s Fight for Her Special Needs Child Creates Ripples of Hope across Asia

Describing herself as fiercely independent, passionate, full of energy, and somewhat rebellious, Judith Julia Justin grew up in the local Singaporean education system. After completing her university education in Australia,…

Mother’s Day 2024: 40 Feasts & Cakes to Sweeten Her Special Day

Mother’s Day 2024 is just around the corner — that’s Sunday, 12 May. What better way to celebrate the incredible woman who raised you than with a delicious feast and…

New Singapore Citizen & Single Mum Now Helps Others Fulfil Their Immigration Dreams

Eager to lift her family’s living standards, go-getter Kay Cheong moved from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore in 2011. Today, the founder of The Immigration People also serves as its…

Best Baby Full Month Sets & Packages: Traditional & Modern 满月 Options in 2024

Whether you’re still waiting to pop, or Baby’s already here, you’re probably thinking about your little one’s full moon celebration. This joyous occasion to mark a child’s first major milestone…

When Maths Doesn’t Add Up – Could My Child Have Dyscalculia?

Does maths homework turn into a nightly battle? Your child seems to struggle with simple calculations, repeatedly make careless mistakes, or experience anxiety around the most basic mathematical concepts. Is…

The Great Egg-scape: 31 Cracking Easter Egg Hunts, Brunches & Goodies

Spring is in the air and Easter is hopping around the corner! It’s a time for family gatherings, chocolatey treats, and of course, the thrill of the (egg) hunt. If…

24 Fun & Free Activities in Singapore for Kids & Families in 2024

It’s 2024. Singapore boasts a dazzling cityscape, world-class attractions, and yes, high costs of living. But it can also be a haven for families seeking budget-friendly adventures if you just…

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre Review: Family Staycation + Ramadan Feast + Weekend Buffet Giveaway

Looking for another hotel for yet another family staycation? How about a quick trip across the Causeway? If you’re one of those who enjoys the dining and shopping in Johor…

Decoding Parent-Child Dynamics: Mummy Priscilla & Sons Isaac and Ian

Figuring out your parent-child dynamics is complicated enough with one child. But what if you have two (or more) children, and they happen to have very different personalities? Developmental psychologist…

Singapore’s Most Magical & Beautiful Birthday Cakes for Children in 2024

Party time is calling, and your little one deserves a cake as epic as their imagination! Forget store-bought basics — this year, it’s all about exquisite melt-in-your-mouth masterpieces. From shimmering…

Singapore’s Best Home Cleaning Services

Tired of spending your weekends scrubbing and dusting? Well, say goodbye to the chores and hello to a sparkling home with the best home cleaning services in Singapore. From kitchen…

Childcare Choices in Singapore and How Much They Cost

Deciding on childcare options in Singapore isn’t always straightforward. There are childcare centres and kindergarten programmes, as well as domestic helpers, nannies, babysitters, or a trusted relative. Each comes with…

The Day My Son Cried, “I Don’t Want Mummy!”

A private banker for 16 years, high-flying Reena Yin once held various regional positions in international banks from Merrill Lynch and Citibank to Swiss private banking group Julius Baer. But…

Decoding Parent-Child Dynamics: Mummy Evelyn & Daughter Claire

Some parent-child relationships come naturally because your personalities are very similar. But what if you and your child appear to be complete opposites? The foundational principle here is to take…

Postpartum Depression 101 – Beyond the Baby Blues

One of the most beautiful moments of human existence is when a mother brings life into the world. But such moments of joy can also lead to darkness. It is…

Running the Extra Mile: Two Mums, One Passion

In the latest instalment of our #MothersOfSingapore series, we track the stories of two Singaporean women, their individual parenting journeys, and a shared love for running. Firstly, we take off…

Decoding Parent-Child Dynamics: Daddy Kane & Daughter Ava

Do you have a headstrong child who resists schedules and throws a tantrum when urged to hurry? Oftentimes, whether using the proverbial carrot or stick, parents try to ‘get rid…

11 Mum-tested Fertility Massage Services in Singapore

Newsflash! Singapore’s fertility rate is at an all-time low, with over one in six couples failing to conceive after trying for one year. Hence, in a space that supports the…

40 Top Maternity & Newborn Photography Studios in Singapore

From dreamy maternity photoshoots to fun family portraits, put yourself and your family in the spotlight. Your pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks. Those tiny newborn facial features? Not even 40…

Losing Your Child: From Cope To Hope

From the euphoria you feel when you first learn that you’re pregnant to that life-changing moment when you finally hold that precious little miracle in your arms… there is no…

Born Deaf, My Child is Now Breaking Barriers in Music

It may sound strange, but science has proven that deaf people can appreciate music too. They do so by sensing vibrations in the part of the brain that processes hearing….

Does your Lifestyle affect your Miscarriage Risk? These 9 Facts will help Clear the Air

The birth of a new baby is a joyous occasion. However, for every mum-to-be who carries a precious pregnancy to term, there may be another who has a miscarriage. Such…

Decoding Parent-Child Dynamics: Mummy Rachel & Daughter Oia

Ever clashed with your child and then wondered why it was so difficult to understand them? Or asked why they couldn’t just do a thing that seemed so simple to…

All You Need for a Kid-friendly Halloween 2023 – From Creepy Costumes to Enchanting Events

Horror houses and scare fests are all well and good when you’re a footloose teenager or fancy-free young adult. But once you get promoted to parenthood, it’s time to replace…

Your Search for a Confinement Nanny in Singapore Starts Here

Congrats on your #BFP (Big Fat Positive)! A word of warning: your to-do list is about to get really long. And one of the items on it should be to…

Are Probiotics Good for Babies, Children, Pregnant & Breastfeeding Mums?

Probiotics is such a buzzword these days. But how much does the average person really know about these so-called good bacteria? For example, is it safe to munch on those…

18 Places to Donate Books and More in Singapore

Preloved novels collecting dust, self-help books you’ll never read again, not to mention children’s books your kids have outgrown and old textbooks that keep piling up. Wondering what to do…

Praying to Zhu Sheng Niang Niang (注生娘娘) for a Baby

No, it’s not limited to the older generation — even young childless couples visit temples to pray that the deities will grant them a healthy baby. Zhu Sheng Niang Niang…

Mooncakes 2023: 40+ Treasured Orb-tions for Mid-Autumn Reunions

If you’re anything like us, choosing which mooncakes to buy falls under two categories. For gifting relatives, especially the in-laws, the presentation counts more. But for personal enjoyment, it’s the…

Hearing Loss in Babies & Children – The Silent Epidemic

Hearing loss is not just a problem for the elderly. In Singapore, about 1 in 1,000 babies born each year has profound hearing loss, and 5 in 1,000 have some…

12 Unique Teachers’ Day Gifts under $12 that Support Local (2023 Edition)

Teachers are loving, patient, and smart people who educate, discipline, guide, and inspire our children. They often sacrifice their own time, energy, and sleep to nurture kids they aren’t even…

National Day 2023: 36 Sumptuous Snacks, Decadent Desserts & Fantastic Feasts

As the Lion City gears up to celebrate its 58th birthday, it’s time to indulge in all things local. Dress up in your red-and-white best, and gather your family, friends,…

National Day Fireworks 2023: 36 Prime Views & Sparkly Staycations

Have you heard? This year sees the first time the National Day Parade returns to the Padang since 2020. However, ticket-less and diehard followers of the ever popular National Day…

9 Ways to Better Manage Childhood Myopia & Prevent Its Progression

Singapore is the myopia capital of the world, with the highest rates of childhood myopia worldwide. But it doesn’t mean that it’s inevitable or that there’s nothing we can do…

8 Last-minute Staycation Ideas for the School Holidays

Singaporeans love a staycation. Not only is it a fuss-free way to sneak in a quick getaway, but it also lets us feel like we’re on vacation without stepping out…

27 Dad-dicated Epicurean Father’s Day Treats for Daddy Dearest in 2023

He may be the prudent type who eschews spending on himself, yet doesn’t hesitate to pamper his loved ones. So this Father’s Day — that’s Sunday, 18 June 2023, buck…

Bak Chang 2023: 21 Sweet & Savoury Glutinous Rice Dumplings for Dragon Boat Festival

The time-honoured Dragon Boat Festival or 端午节 (duān wǔ jié) falls on 22 June this year. In other words, it’s time to indulge in glutinous rice dumplings a.k.a. 粽子 (zòng…

6 Examples of the Latest Kid-Friendly Interior Design Trends for Family Homes in Singapore

In today’s rapidly evolving world, creating a safe and stimulating environment for our little ones is a top priority for parents. Kid-friendly interior design trends take centrestage, merging functionality, creativity,…

Unexpected Blessing: Mum of Teens Naturally Pregnant at 45!

When her dad was diagnosed with cancer, it was a rude wake-up call for entrepreneur Andrea Chow. Late nights attending social events, smoking and drinking — it was time to…

8 Fun Activities to Help Children Improve Their Mandarin Oracy at Home

According to SingStat, the use of Mandarin as the language spoken most frequently at home was 29.9 per cent in 2020, dropping from 35.6 per cent a decade prior. While…

33 Mother’s Day Brunches, Afternoon Teas & Set Dinners to Treat Mum to in 2023

Is Mum a kitchen goddess or ‘dabao’ (takeaway) queen? Either way, convince her to take a break this Mother’s Day, as you take her on a mum-morable epicurean journey from…

15 Beautiful Mother’s Day Cakes to Sweeten Her Special Day in 2023

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the amazing women who have taken on the impossible task of raising us. It is a day to honour their hard work, sacrifice,…

Teach Your Kids about Taxes – Why You Should & How to Do It

How well prepared were you to tackle #adulting matters when you started at your first job? For better or worse, most of us muddled through because we never learnt such…

12 + 1 Most Family-friendly Cities Around the World to Visit in 2023

2023 is the year in which even the most over-cautious worry-warts begin letting their guard down again. In fact, flight searches on Expedia have increased by a whopping 180 per…

Easter 2023: 30 Eggs-periential Brunches, Goodies & Egg Hunts for Every-bunny

How are you planning to spend this Easter 2023 holiday? There are so many ways to celebrate, starting with treating loved ones to an egg-ceptional Sunday brunch spread. Remember to…

Guide to Ramadan 2023: Iftar Buffets, Raya Treats & Buzzy Bazaars in Singapore

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from food, water, and other personal needs. It is a time for self-reflection, spiritual purification, and charity….

From Infertility to Adoption & Becoming a Mum at 40

Founder and director of Relish PR, Rachel Raeburn, spent her twenties exploring the world as a flight attendant. During that time, she met her husband-to-be, who was a fellow cabin…

A Fabulous Family Getaway at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove (Review + Giveaway)

A month with no public holidays to look forward to seems like the perfect excuse for a staycation. So when W Singapore – Sentosa Cove kindly invited us to stay…

Budget 2023: Bigger Baby Bonus + More Benefits and Subsidies for Parents

During his Singapore Budget 2023 speech two days ago, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong announced a slew of new and added measures to boost support for Singaporeans…

11 Perfect Family-friendly Weekend Staycations in Singapore

With Chinese New Year behind us, it feels like we’re well and truly back to the grindstone. Which means it’s about time to start weaving a getaway or three into…

How Mastering Three Languages Will Help Secure Your Preschooler’s Future Success

Ever thought about why humankind is superior to all other animals? A big part of it is how our brains evolved the ability to communicate. From grunts and gestures to…

Off The Air: The Parenting Journeys of Two Mediacorp DJs

If you regularly listen to local radio stations, then you may be familiar with the voices of popular radio presenters. But really, who are the personalities behind them? Well, 987…

What Makes a Child Commit Animal Abuse

When the news about the child who threw a cat from the 22nd floor broke, Tan Wei Jie, co-founder of Good School Learning Hub and father of a two-year-old boy,…

Family-friendly Ideas to Fill Long Weekends, School Holidays & Public Holidays 2023

Did you know that there are seven official long weekends to look forward to this year? And as always, if you plan ahead and play your leave cards to coincide…

Future Skills for Your Preschooler: Why It’s Necessary and How iSTEAM Helps

Thirty years ago, our parents could never have imagined that today, we could watch movies, order groceries, and book a car — much less an overseas vacation — via our…

30 Novel CNY Goodies to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth & Savoury Craving

Chinese New Year goodies, cookies, snackies… no matter how you categorise them, you can’t do without them. After all, diets are for losers, as the saying goes. It would be…

CNY 2023: 35 Unique Yusheng for Huat-warming Family Reunion Dinners

In case you didn’t know, Chinese New Year is exactly four weeks after Christmas 2022. Yes, the first day of the Year of the Rabbit falls on 22 January, which…

13 Top Kids Dance Classes in Singapore – from Ballet to Breaking

Believe it or not, breaking (or breakdance, as us oldies called it) is an Olympic sport that will feature at Paris 2024. And SportSG even launched a structured street dance…

Taken Too Soon – How Lesli Berggren Honours the Beautiful Memory of Her Son, Nils

Originally from Texas, USA, Lesli Berggren moved to Singapore in 1998. A year later, she joyfully welcomed a pair of gorgeous twin children — a boy, Nils, and a girl,…

Christmas 2022: 50+ Unique Log Cakes, Unexpected Turkeys & Ultimate Festive Treats

Mariah Carey is playing on the radio. And Orchard Road is sparkling with lights. Indeed, it’s finally time to start counting down to an unbridled Christmas 2022. So get ready…

All New Mums Face the Same Two Problems – Taiwanese Actress Lin Chiling Has the Solution!

No two women go through the same pregnancy journey or delivery experience. But after baby comes along, there are two problems that ALL mums have in common — having irregular…

19 Year-end School Holiday Activities Worth Your While

The year-end school holiday runs from 19 November to 31 December. There are loads of year-end school holiday activities to keep the kids busy, but it’s what you choose to…

How Much Does Confinement in Singapore 2022/2023 Cost?

Traditionally, after giving birth, new mums spend 30 days in confinement at home. It is a time for blissful bonding with your newborn, and for first-time mums, learning how to…

Singapore to Legalise Elective Egg Freezing in 2023 – 5 Things You Need to Know

Have you heard? Starting next year, women from 21 to 35 years of age can undergo elective egg freezing in Singapore. Currently, women can only freeze their eggs for medical…

Future-ready Kids: Meet Brilliant Inventors Who Are Still in Preschool!

Today’s preschoolers are tomorrow’s leaders, architects, teachers, scientists, and inventors. But there’s no reason for them to wait till they grow up before they start doing all that. After all,…

5 Best Family Ski Resorts in Asia for a Dazzling Winter Holiday

When most people think of ski holidays, they think of far-flung places like France, Switzerland, and Canada. But did you know that Asia is home to some of the best…

Halloween 2022: Kooky Kid-friendly Fun for Everyone

“When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.” This quote, from the cover of a blank novelty notebook designed as a…

A Closer Look at Ortho-K Lenses for Children with Myopia

Michelle Hon first heard about ortho-K lenses from a mummy blogger friend. “I remember reading about how wearing the lenses helped her daughter, but I had no idea how it…

Anxiety in Children: How to Help Your Child Keep Calm & Carry On

All children experience moments of anxiety from time to time. Even adults fear and worry about what we don’t know, what more the little ones. After all, so much of…

12 Unique Teachers’ Day Gifts under $12 (2022 Edition)

Teachers are loving, patient, and smart people who educate, discipline, guide, and inspire our children. They often sacrifice their own time, energy, and sleep to nurture kids they aren’t even…

New Device to Help Mums Spot the Onset of Asthma Attacks in Children

Did you know that wheezing is one of the main signs of impending asthma attacks in children? The problem is that parents often find it challenging to recognise wheezing. This…

Mooncakes 2022: 40+ Heavenly Traditional & Snowskin Delights this Mid-autumn Festival

Are you #TeamTraditional or #TeamSnowskin? Golden baked pastry filled with luscious lotus paste and salted egg yolks. Or novel flavours with molten centres wrapped in tender snowskin. Can you pick…

Family Paradise at Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket (Review + Giveaway)

After more than two years of no vacations overseas, cabin fever was really starting to set in. So when Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites & Villas invited us to stay…

5 Factors that Matter When Choosing the Best Diaper for Your Baby

All parents love spoiling their little ones and it’s easy to get carried away, especially when you’re a first-time parent. The latest designer baby outfits and diaper bags may look…

Fertility Massage Therapy Helped Her Conceive – Now She’s Helped 1,000 Other Women

Wendy Liu is a massage therapist specialising in fertility massage therapy, and founder of Highlander Wellness Centre. The cheerful 40-year-old is happily married and is proud mama to three children….

5 Family Inkmergencies and the Smart Way to Prevent Them

Have you ever found yourself in an inkmergency? You know, discovering that your printer has run out of ink just when you need something printed urgently? Your heart sinks and…

National Day 2022: Food, Fun & Fireworks for SG57!

As the Lion City gears up to celebrate its 57th birthday, it’s time to indulge in all things local. Dress up in your red-and-white best, and gather your family and…

Why Childhood Vaccinations Matter – and is there a Dengue Vaccine?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a giant spotlight on vaccines, but not all parents are quite convinced. And while we’ve been distracted by COVID-19 for over two years, the Aedes…

My Baby was the 7th TAPVR Patient in Singapore’s History

For as long as she can remember, Mabel Tan, now a 37-year-old financial services director, had always envisioned herself becoming a mother someday. She loves children and recalls always wanting…

23 Father’s Day 2022 Buffets, Set Menus & Takeaway Feasts Fit for a King

Mum gets all the attention on Mother’s Day. What about poor ol’ Dad? Father’s Day 2022 falls on 19 June, right smack in the middle of the school holidays. Take…

Singapore’s Only Preschool with Habits of Mind Framework – Where Preschoolers Learn like GEP Students!

Parents living or working in the Dover area now have an exciting new option for exceptional early childhood education. Mulberry Learning, which offers award-winning infant care for tiny bubs as…

June School Holidays 2022 Activity Guide for Kids & Families in Singapore

School’s out! Well, almost, so it’s time to start planning how to keep the kiddos engaged for a month. You could go adventure camping as a family, dine with dinosaurs,…

Ultimate Bucket List Holiday in Dubai for Families and Kids

With its vast selection of sights, sounds, and experiences, Dubai has something for everyone — from families with young ones to adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers. Attractions include the world’s largest…

Bak Chang 2022: Classic & Contemporary Rice Dumplings this Dragon Boat Festival

The time-honoured Dragon Boat Festival or 端午节 (duān wǔ jié) falls on 3 June this year. Yes, those glutinous rice dumplings a.k.a. 粽子 (zòng zǐ) a.k.a. bak chang are back!…

She Suffered a Stroke while Pregnant at Seven Months

Like any other young mum, motherhood means love, family, and happiness for 34-year-old financial services advisor, Joy Chia. She met her husband-to-be in 2002, and they tied the knot in…

22 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas, Afternoon Teas & Delicious Feasts Fit for a Queen

Once a year, we dedicate a day to the queen of our hearts — mummy dearest! Mother’s Day falls on 8 May this year, so it’s time to start making…

Over 1 in 2 Singaporean Toddlers have Constipation — Does Yours?

Earlier this year, the Friso #ReallyKnowPoop Constipation Survey polled 1,000 Singaporean parents to better understand the constipation woes of their toddlers aged 12 to 26 months. 18 per cent say…

Easter 2022: 30 Cracking Brunches, Goodies & Egg-tivities

Easter is a season of new beginnings. With Covid-19 restrictions at its laxest in two years, Easter 2022 is definitely one worth celebrating. Indulge in all the trappings of spring…

Ramadan 2022: Delightful Iftar Buffets and Dining Promos Worth Fasting for

Each year, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk daily during the sacred month of Ramadan. They buka puasa or break their fast with an evening meal referred to as iftar….

#SupportLocal 10 Up-and-coming Family-forward Brands (plus Giveaways!)

Parenting can be hard work. It begins from fretting about poor breastmilk supply to choosing the right kind of clothing for our tots. As the kids get older, we run…

From Juvenile Delinquent in Girls’ Home to Brave Single Mum

Single mum Fiona Pang works as a scalp therapist in a hair salon. Work is busiest on weekends, so the 28-year-old spends more time with her darling daughter, Jaelyn, who’s…

Are You a Caregiver for Your Child? – Please Read This (+ True Life Stories)

The case of 11-year-old twin boys found dead at Greenridge Crescent Playground earlier this year struck a nationwide nerve. The shock waves intensified when we learnt that the boys had…

Celebrating IWD 2022 in Singapore – Eat, Shop, Support!

Imagine a gender equal world. It’s a world that’s free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that values difference and celebrates diversity. This International Women’s Day, take the lead…

‘I Spy’ 36+ Kid-friendly Adventures in Australia 2022

Australia is now welcoming (vaccinated) Singaporeans again and its city playgrounds are ripe for exploration. Families with kids of all ages will stay entertained while building lasting memories. Still, it’s…

Misconceptions about Miscarriages Cleared Up

The birth of a new baby is a joyous occasion. However, for every mother who carries a precious pregnancy to term, there may be a friend or relative who miscarries. Such…

She Birthed 3 Babies, 2 Tuition Centres, & 1 Master’s Degree… in 5 Years!

At just 31 years of age, Mrs Eileen Toh has accomplished quite a bit. The ex-MOE teacher is a well-regarded mathematics tutor and founder and principal of Genius Plus Academy,…

9 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for Kids That Mums Love Too!

Ensuring our children have a proper, nutritious, and yummy breakfast every day isn’t easy. Busy parents don’t always have the luxury of time to prep a fresh meal first thing…

Why the Huawei MatePad Pro is a Family’s Constant Companion

We’re definitely living in challenging times, with constant changes being the only, well, constant. Standard topics for small talk now range from “Have you gotten your vaccines?” to “Are you…

Best Pineapple Tarts & New Must-try CNY Goodies in 2022

Your New Year resolution may have been to eat healthier and lose a few excess kilos. But Chinese New Year is no time to be counting calories, just your blessings….

Spring into CNY 2022 with Rawr-some Activities for the Whole Family

The first day of CNY 2022 falls on the first day of February this year. But as always, the activities and excitement have already begun. From festive museum-hopping, mall-hopping, and…

30+ CNY 2022 Reunion Dinners to Usher in the Year of the Tiger

The majestic tiger is a symbol of strength and vitality. And those are qualities we all need a whole lot of more after the year we’ve had. We’ve put together…

School Holidays & Public Holidays 2022: Family Staycations for Each Long Break

We’re glad to share that there will be six official long weekends to look forward to in 2022. Furthermore, by strategically taking leave days (or turning the H in #WFH…

Top 30 Log Cakes for 2021 & More Sweet Treats Yule Love!

No party is complete without cake, and at this time of year, the Yule log cake reigns supreme. With talented pastry chefs getting more creative year upon year, it was…

50 Christmas Feasts 2021: The Biggest Family-friendly Festive Feasticle in Town

With Covid-19 restrictions and safe management measures constantly in flux, planning ahead for festive feasts won’t be easy. To help you along, we put together more dine-in and takeaway ideas…

20+ Exciting Year-end School Holiday Activities – Let’s End 2021 on a High!

After more than 11 roller-coaster months, we’re all ready to call it a year. But until 2022 actually rolls around, help your children make precious memories with these exciting year-end…

Experience the Miracle of a Crowning Glory this Holiday Season

The year-end holiday season can be a stressful time, especially for busy mums. We fret over getting the perfect gifts, beautifying the home, and organising parties for loved ones. And…

Seriously Fun Skateboarding Lessons for Kids in Singapore

When a bunch of 12- and 13-year-old girls stole the show at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo earlier this year, it signalled the arrival of a new era….

School Transport Services in Singapore – More Options Than We Thought!

Your child is starting Primary One next year and the school bus services don’t cater to your needs. Or you only need one-way transport, but they insist on charging you…

Maximise Your Income with Smart Investments for Working Mums

Working mums come in all forms, from part-time staff to full-time employees, and even high-flying entrepreneurs. Regardless of career path or pay grade, every working mum should be maximising her…

7 First-rate Enrichment Programmes for Special Needs Children in Singapore

Most Singaporean parents think nothing of enrolling their kids in extra-curricular activities such as music, art, or sports. They hope to give their offspring a more holistic education outside of…

Kid-friendly Halloween 2021: Hair-raising Happenings & Freakish Feasts

Horror houses and scare fests are all well and good when you’re a footloose teenager or fancy-free young adult. But once you get promoted to parenthood, it’s time to replace…

Mammograms in Singapore – Subsidised Breast Cancer Screening Programmes & Costs

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Are you aware that breast cancer is the #1 women’s cancer in Singapore? That every year, over 2,000 women are diagnosed with it, and…

Homeschooling in Singapore – Pros, Cons, and How It’s Done

Given our well-regarded public school systems, it’s not surprising that homeschooling in Singapore is a rare phenomenon. Why would parents take on the challenge of teaching their own children when…

13 Healthy Meal Plan Subscriptions with Doorstep Delivery

Busy working parents often turn to tingkat deliveries to keep the family fed. However, the more traditional three-dishes-one-rice format doesn’t suit everybody. Some are hopping on the trend of doing…

Mid-Autumn Festival 2021: Family Fun under the Full Moon

Falling on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the key festivals for Chinese communities around the world. We all know that we…

It’s Reel Fun at These Family-friendly Fishing Spots in Singapore!

It may be hard to believe when you look at the bustling metropolis we live in today, but long before Raffles landed here, our sunny island set in the sea…

On a Roll with PAW Patrol at City Square Mall!

Are your little ones fans of Ryder, Chase, Skye, and the rest of the PAW Patrol team? Then get ready to report for duty at City Square Mall during the…

Help Your Kids Prepare for PSLE Chinese Exams in 2021 – Not 1991!

When 45-year-old stay-home mum Gina Siow tried to teach her 11-year-old daughter Jade “using methods my long-suffering Chinese tutor used to help me during my time”, nothing seemed to work….

10 Teachers’ Day Gifts under $10 that #SupportLocal and #GiveBack

Each year, we show our appreciation for teachers on the first Friday of September. Many educators say that the best gifts are those that don’t cost a lot — it’s…

Caesarean Delivery – What Really Happens during Your C-section?

Baby on the way? Congrats! Have you considered and discussed birth options with your ob-gyn? While most mums-to-be prefer a natural birth, a.k.a. vaginal delivery, it may not be advisable…

Mooncakes 2021: 40 Sublime Orbs to Savour this Mid-autumn Festival

Golden baked pastry filled with luscious lotus paste and salted egg yolks. Or novel flavours wrapped in tender snowskin. What’s not to like about mooncakes? While the actual Mid-autumn Festival…

National Day 2021: Eats & Buys to Boost Our Singapore Spirit

The theme for this year’s NDP 2021 is “Together, Our Singapore Spirit”. And Singaporeans surely agree that nothing unites us more than our common love for food, shopping, and travel….

No Babymoon in Sight? Plan a Romantic Staycation in Singapore Instead!

Your complexion is glowing and your baby bump is growing. But you’re so done with morning sickness and stressing over which baby stroller to buy. The thought of the end…

Guide to Investment for Stay-at-home Mums (+ a Real-life SAHM Shares)

Most of us know that growing our money is necessary if we want to enjoy our retirement later on. Even more so if we would rather not depend on our…

Do You Know Your Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave Entitlements?

In Singapore, many kids grow up in dual-income families, with both parents working. Whether it is by need or by choice, what’s important is for parents to maintain a healthy…

Condemned to Be Childless After Two Ectopic Pregnancies and IVF Fails – or So She Thought!

After enduring two devastating ectopic pregnancies followed by multiple unsuccessful rounds of IVF, entrepreneur Ong Shu Hwai finally made peace with the fact that she’d never have a child of…

Say Goodbye to Toddler’s Tummy Troubles and Hello to Total Comfort Instead!

Raising children is a lifetime commitment, and every parent wants to give their child the best start in life. But long before it’s time to choose the right schools, you’ll…

Survivor of Multiple Life-threatening Conditions Now Dedicated Homeschool Dad

The concept of work-life balance takes on a whole new slant when it comes to 41-year-old Aaron Tay. Work: he is currently working as a Financial Services Manager at Vineyard…

10 Household Disinfectants: Safe for Baby but not for COVID-19! (+ Giveaway!)

In our war against COVID-19, face masks and hand sanitisers have become de rigueur when we’re out and about. On the home front, our anti-COVID arsenal needs to include household…

Father’s Day 2021: Gifts and Feasts for a Dad-dicated Celebration

As of now, the Phase Two heightened alert measures end on 13 June. Which means that with any luck, we can celebrate Father’s Day 2021 on 20 June with fewer…

8 Common Causes of Hair Loss and How to Prevent It with This 45-minute Treatment

Stress levels are definitely rising in conjunction with the spike in COVID-19 cases in Singapore. Especially for parents, who once again had to readjust as our kids resumed full-time Home-Based…

18 Decadent Rice Dumplings to Liven up Your #StayHome Dragon Boat Festival 2021

This year’s Dragon Boat Festival or 端午节 (duān wǔ jié) falls on 14 June 2021. But with the less-than-likely chance of any dragon boat races happening this season, let’s focus what’s…

4 Inspirational Mums (and Their Kids) Who Champion Brilliant Causes

Mums are amazing beings who live to love, protect, and care for their children and loved ones. Sometimes, their capacity for TLC is so abundant that they go out of…

Mother’s Day 2021: 30+ Brunches & Dining Deals for a Mum-orable Day

Author Washington Irving said it best: “A mother is the truest friend we have; when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us, when adversity takes the place of prosperity, when…

Mother’s Day 2021: 18 Gifts of Self-Love and Self-care for Every Mum

Mother. The first to wake up and the last to go to bed. Whether she goes to the office, works from home, or is a stay-at-home parent, she also runs…

Earth Day 2021: 6 Kid-friendly Plant-based Recipes to Try

There’s no doubt that the movement to go meatless is taking off in a big way in Singapore. New vegan and vegetarian restaurants are popping up like mushrooms after a…

13 Places to Tackle Bouldering and Rock Climbing for Kids (+ Elliott Goes Upwall Climbing!)

The next time your kids are driving you up the proverbial wall, tell them to go — literally — climb the walls instead! They’ll not only get to work off…

Checklist to Choosing the Right Confinement Caterer

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have family members with the time and knowhow to cook confinement food for us. And even if you hire a confinement nanny, her services…

Ramadan 2021: Break Fast with Delectable Iftar Buffets and Dining Promotions

Each year, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk daily during the sacred month of Ramadan. They buka puasa or break their fast with an evening meal referred to as iftar….

Ins and Outs of Gastroenteritis in Babies and Children

How can we tell when our little ones are suffering from stomach flu or the victim of food poisoning? What is “stomach flu” anyway? Is it the same as Gastroenteritis?…

Easter 2021: Brunches and Goodies for EveryBunny

Last Easter took place soon after Singapore entered our COVID-19 circuit breaker period. Most everything from brunches to egg hunts were essentially dashed, and things weren’t looking great. So we’re…

Support for New Dads – Because They Need Help Too!

In a study funded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development from 2016 to 2018, researchers found that new Singaporean dads had inadequate information and training by healthcare professionals…

Life Keeps Giving Her Lemons but This Single Mum Just Keeps Giving Back

At first glance, Ella Lim is your average 47-year-old Singaporean woman. She enjoys travelling, eating ice cream, watching local TV dramas, and cares deeply for her family. But life has…

IWD 2021 Singapore – Support Equality, Celebrate Success, Pamper Yourself & Win!

International Women’s Day (IWD) falls on 8 March every year. This year’s campaign theme encourages us to #ChooseToChallenge and help forge a gender equal world. Start by challenging your own…

Digital vs. Natural Worlds: What Preschoolers Really Need

Parents, are you doing enough to equip your preschoolers with the tools they need to pursue their happiness and success? With the increasingly digital world they are growing up in,…

Postpartum Hair Loss: When Prevention is Better than Cure

Karen just had her baby and she’s in seventh heaven. Until she suddenly notices clumps of hair on her hairbrush and her husband teases that she’s shedding more than a…

Valentine’s Day 2021: Last-minute #Stayhome Date Night Ideas

Got caught up with CNY festivities and forgot that Valentine’s Day 2021 is just around the corner too? Don’t panic! These last-minute #stayhome date night ideas should help inspire a…

Doctor Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccine during Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and TTC

Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is well underway. As of 10 May, almost 1.3 million people have completed their two-dose regimen of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. Another 1.8 million are…

MediSave for Pregnancy and TTC – Financial Aid for Making Babies (2021 Update)

Whether you’re Trying To Conceive (TTC) or have just discovered that Baby is on the way, it can be one of the most exciting ­— yet stressful — times of…

Mums-to-Be, Take Note of These 8 CNY Goodies Pregnant Women Should Avoid

To most of us, Chinese New Year is all about catching up with loved ones over yummy food. From bountiful reunion dinners to an abundance of addictive CNY goodies, it’s…

CNY 2021 Reunion Dinners: 32 Ox-picious Dine-in and Takeaway Highlights

Last Chinese New Year, we thronged the Chinatown night market, visited extended family, gave hongbaos to all the children, and tossed yusheng to glorious heights. Huat innocent times! This year,…

Craniosynostosis Shaped Her Little Girl’s Head, but Didn’t Change Her Big Heart

In December 2017, at just 19 months old, Baby Zia was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a premature fusion of the skull that is supposed to gradually occur throughout a child’s first…

Royal Caribbean Cruise Review: From Ocean Getaway to COVID Scare

Heard the news about a COVID-19 case on board the Royal Caribbean cruise earlier this month? Well, we were on it too! After an incident-free cruise on another ship barely…

Our Pick of Ukulele Lessons for Kids in Singapore

The ukulele is easily one of the most melodious instruments around. And with just four strings, it’s also one of the easiest to learn. In fact, many ukulele instructors swear…

Good Riddance to 2020 & Hello to 2021 Long Weekends & Public Holidays!

Can’t wait to wave goodbye to 2020? Start by making plans for 2021! Sadly, there will only be four official long weekends from public holidays to look forward to. That’s…

36 Christmas Takeaways 2020: Our Picks of Festive Feasting Packages and Yule Log Cakes

There is no place like home for the holidays. So in a year when overseas travel is hardly possible and dining out in large groups is actually illegal, staying home…

30+ Christmas Feasts 2020: Savour Festive Flavours and Family Togetherness

Until the powers-that-be announce otherwise, we must assume that our year-end celebrations remain parties of no more than five. We say it sounds like the perfect excuse to take the…

World Dream Cruise Review: COVID-safe Super Seacation for the Whole Family

When I first heard about the return of cruises, my heart skipped a beat. Was this the first sign of leisure travel returning? I had scoffed at the idea of…

Top 6 Cycling Schools Where Kids Can Learn to Cycle in Singapore

Is your kid chomping at the bit to pedal away on his own two wheels? Bet you’re not ready to let go! Most children can learn to ride a bicycle…

13 Meaningful Questions to Ask Your Grandparents ahead of Grandparents Day

How much do you know about your grandparents? And how much do your kids know about theirs? Do you know how they first met, or what shenanigans they got up…

Year-end School Holidays 2020: Exciting Activities and Happenings (+ Giveaways!) this Nov-Dec

Good news! The last day of the school year falls on 20 November. For the kids, it means the year-end school holidays 2020 are almost here — yippee! And yes,…

17 Places to Donate Books and More in Singapore

Preloved novels collecting dust, self-help books you’ll never read again, not to mention your kids’ old textbooks that keep piling up. Wondering what to do with all these old books…

Let British Council Holiday Study Camps Future-proof Your Child

‘Woke’ parents understand that acing exams isn’t everything, and that having a good dose of fun is essential to their children’s happiness. That’s why many parents indulge the kids in…

Urban Gardening with Kids: How to Grow Fruits and Veggies at Home

Have you ever asked your kids where their food comes from and got the answer “the supermarket”? Well, perhaps it’s time to bring them back down to earth — literally!…

Baby Full Month Cakes and Packages 2020: Sweet and Stylish Choices Mums Love

It’s approaching a month since Baby’s birth and time to officially announce that to the rest of the world. All you proud mummies and daddies have probably posted photos and…

Kid-friendly Halloween 2020 Happenings for Fa-boo-lous Fun

You’ve probably heard the news by now. Singapore’s biggest annual scare fest — Universal Studio Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights — has been called off this year. It’s not surprising, given…

19 Work From Hotel Packages & Co-working Spaces for a Conducive #WFH Workation

Ready to climb your four walls because you’re struggling to get any work done at home? Perhaps the kids are too distracting. Or your makeshift home office (read: dining table…

48 Top Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photography Studios in Singapore

Your pregnancy lasts around 40 weeks. Those tiny newborn facial features? Not even 40 days. And as your children grow, every milestone along the way is yet another experience to…

Mid-Autumn Festival 2020: Full of Heart-warming Family Fun Experiences

With everything gone haywire in 2020, it’s comforting that some things stay the same. For example, our appreciation of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival! Yes, it’s that time of year again…

Depression in Children: Spot the Signs and Seek Help Now

Depression in children is on the rise, and more kids in Singapore are seeking help for mental health issues than ever before. Child Guidance Clinics at the Institute of Mental…

Mooncake Festival 2020 Goes Online this Mid-Autumn – Pros, Cons, and Mooncakes Galore!

Life hasn’t been the same since COVID-19 descended upon us. Something that hasn’t changed, however, is that mooncakes remain a key part of Chinese Mid-autumn Festival celebrations in Singapore. The…

September School Holidays 2020: Home and Away Fun for Everyone (+ a Giveaway!)

With the MOE school calendar all topsy-turvy this year, you would be forgiven for losing track of the dates. But the kids surely haven’t forgotten that the September school hols…

13 Smart Teachers’ Day Gifts under $10

Ever tear your hair out trying to manage just one rascal at home? Now imagine how one teacher handles a classroom of 30 at a time! Teachers are superheroes who…

12 Postnatal Nutrition Tips for New Mums (+ Bonus Recipe!)

Congrats on your new baby, Mum! But even as you celebrate, don’t throw the prenatal clean eating diet out the window just yet. Registered nutritionist and dietician, Eve Persak, shares…

6 On-trend Activities to Boost #stayhome Family Bonding in Phase Two and Beyond

Even in Phase Two of Singapore’s safe reopening, everyone has a responsibility to prevent COVID-19 infections from spreading again by adhering to safe distancing measures. And let’s face it, the…

PSLE English Oral: A Practical Guide for Students and Parents

This year’s PSLE English oral examinations take place on 13 and 14 August 2020. Is your Primary Six-er prepared? This component may carry only 15 per cent weightage out of…

From Facing an Unwanted Pregnancy to Thriving as Mother of Five Kids! (+ a Giveaway)

She was a free-spirited, single 27-year-old who went out of her way to experience every extreme activity there was. YOLO was her personal motto and nothing could hold her back…

National Day 2020 Events, Dining Deals, and More for a Heartfelt Celebration

In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s apt that Singapore is planning rather muted National Day 2020 celebrations this year. Yet celebrate we must! We’re not quite clear of…

Keep COVID-19 at Bay with 7 Essential Personal and Household Items

Even as Singapore is reacquainting ourselves with pre-circuit breaker living, it’s important to keep in mind that we aren’t out of the woods yet. But by continuing to practise safe…

11 Prenatal Nutrition Tips for Mums-to-be (+ Bonus Recipe!)

Did you know that prenatal nutrition matters even before you get pregnant? According to registered nutritionist and dietician, Eve Persak, what you eat — or not — can affect both…

A Mega List of Reusable Face Masks for Kids and Adults – Twinning from Head to Toe!

Tomorrow sees the first day of Phase Two of Singapore’s post-Circuit Breaker reopening. Even as we rejoice that we can once again meet up with friends and family, albeit only…

Father’s Day 2020 Delivery: Wine & Dine Dad with 40+ Delectable Dining Deals

Father’s Day falls on 21 June this year, but like every other occasion since COVID-19, there’s a new normal afoot. Thankfully, with Phase One of post-Circuit Breaker in effect (and…

Bak Chang Delivery 2020: Restaurants & Hawkers that Send Glutinous Rice Dumplings to Your Doorstep

It’s probably true that fewer Singaporeans wrap their own glutinous rice dumplings with the passing of each generation. However, that’s not to say we don’t enjoy them anymore. After all,…

Cutest Bentos for Kids by Amazingly Creative Instagram Mamas

Due to the Circuit Breaker measures, most of us haven’t had to pack lunchboxes for our kids for quite awhile. However, with school about to start up again, albeit in…

Now You Can Afford to Protect Your Family with the Highest Possible Coverage against Accidents and COVID-19

There’s no question that the global pandemic we’re in the middle of has changed our lives in many ways. And adapting to the post-COVID-19 era will likely take even more…

HBL Tips and Tools – Safeguard Your Kids Online and Enhance Their Home-based Learning

Parents, you’re doing an amazing job! Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit town, you’ve learnt about safe-distancing, mask-wearing, hand sanitisers, and more. You’ve incorporated new terms like SHN, WFH, and HBL…

Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Guide – Make Her Day without Leaving Home (Exclusive Promos Inside!)

With all non-essential shops closed during this Circuit Breaker period, it’s essential to get creative when it comes to gifting. And while we can hope that the rules will be…

International Bento Delivery and Takeaway Deals during Singapore’s Circuit Breaker Period

Most of us are stuck in #WFH and #HBL mode during this Circuit Breaker period. And with no upcoming family holidays to look forward to, the future is looking pretty…

Choose the Right Growing-up Formula Milk to Give Your Toddler the Edge

We are what we eat. Science has proven that gut health affects not just the body, but also the brain1. It can even influence moods and emotions2! And for our…

Income Tax Reliefs for Parents – Are You Maximising Your Tax Savings?

Did you know that you can save on paying income tax by taking advantage of various reliefs and rebates? Many parents, especially new ones, are confused by all the different…

Easter 2020: Brunches and Goodies to See Us through an Egg-stra Tough Easter Season

The season of Lent refers to a period of 40 days that culminates in the Easter weekend each year. Christians observe Lent by making sacrifices in their daily lives. This…

Best Dim Sum in Singapore for Your Multi-generational Yum Cha

Sometimes all you need is comfort food. Still, what people of different ages and tastes consider comfort food can vary quite a bit. While you crave a bowl of Michelin-star…

COVID-19: On Transmission in Kids, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world. In Singapore, we’ve seen a spike in the number of cases over the last few days as well. And Case 160…

COVID-19: On Masks for Kids, Hand Sanitisers, School Holidays, and More

Singapore has repeatedly been lauded by international health officials for its ‘gold standard’ response to COVID-19 detection. However, there is no doubt that the virus forges on undeterred, both locally…

#MothersOfSingapore – A Lookback at 18 Amazing Women We Love

Four years ago, we published the very first story in our #MothersOfSingapore series. If you hadn’t guessed, the series was inspired by Humans of New York, a collection of #reallife…

2020 Kids Running Events – It’s Formula Run Time!

Many adults participate in running events as a way to escape from the stress of daily life. Children, too, can benefit from running, so why not make it a family-bonding…

Valentine’s Day 2020: Last-minute Ideas for that Romantic Celebration

Becoming a parent doesn’t — and shouldn’t — mean neglecting your spouse. In fact, it’s extra important to set aside time for your other half, because happy couples pave the…

Paul Immigrations Reviews: Singapore PR Applications Made Easy

It’s no surprise that permanent residency status in Singapore is highly sought after. After all, Singapore is perpetually ranked among the top places in the world to live, work and…

I Dream of Gynae – How to Choose Dr Right when You’re Pregnant

No two women are the same, and this is perhaps even more true when it comes to the pregnancy journey. Every mum-to-be has different physical needs, as well as hopes,…

MediSave for Pregnancy – Maximise Your Claims and Minimise Your Costs

You’ve discovered that you’re about to become a mummy — or daddy — and you’re over the moon. But once the initial excitement subsides, it’s time to think about the…

Light to Night Festival 2020: Playful Highlights for the Whole Family

Taking on the theme “Invisible Cities”, Light to Night Festival 2020 takes us through a reimagination of our historic Civic District. Over the next two weekends, visitors are invited to…

CNY Cheongsam 2020: Because Matching Traditional Outfits for the Whole Family is a Thing

Chinese New Year always brings about a flurry of excitement. And it begins with donning your brand-new CNY outfit before making rounds to visit family and friends. The traditional cheongsam…

5 Key Areas in Your Child’s Development that Need a Crucial Boost

Mums, do your kids seem to fall prey to every virus that comes along? Do you often struggle to get them to finish their meals? Let’s all take a collective…

41 CNY 2020 Reunion Dinners + Yusheng Highlights – from Hotel Feasts to ‘Zichar’ Bests

In case you didn’t know, we’ll be ringing in the Year of the Rat on 25 January 2020. Which means it’ll be time to gather loved ones for reunion dinner…

25+ Best Log Cakes and Roast Turkeys 2019: Quick-and-Easy Guide to Festive Treats Your Christmas Party Needs

Planning to throw your own Christmas party this year? Then this quick-and-easy guide recommending the best log cakes and roast turkeys will definitely come in handy. Many also offer complete…

52 Christmas Feasts 2019: Dine Your Way through the Merriest Season of the Year!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, or so the song goes. One of the best ways to celebrate the year-end holiday season is surely by gathering family and…

3 Stages in Every Woman’s Life that Call for an Extra Boost

Do you recall your mum and grandma telling you to take care during puberty because it sets the stage for healthy womanhood? Then when you got pregnant, they say that…

30 Awesome Annual Family Passes Worth Spending on (2019 Update!)

Let’s face it. As amazing as some of Singapore’s best family-friendly attractions or children’s playgrounds might be, entry doesn’t come cheap. Thankfully, more of them are offering annual family passes…

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Eczema That Could Change Your Child’s Life

Did you know that Singapore has one of the highest rates of eczema in the world? Eczema is the top skin condition seen at the National Skin Centre, with over…

20 Places You Can Donate Books and More in Singapore (2019 Update!)

Preloved novels collecting dust, self-help books you’ll never read again, not to mention your kids’ old textbooks that keep piling up. Wondering what to do with all these old books…

Unorthodox Dad Gives up High-flying Career to Help Fight Poverty in Myanmar

After spending nine years in private banking managing a USD120 million portfolio, Leon Qiu decided to call it quits. He is now founder and CEO of Daung Capital, a microfinance…

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach Presents Fun for the Whole Family! (Review + Giveaway)

Situated in downtown Singapore, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach is perhaps best known for its Philippe Starck designer furnishings. It’s also popular among business travellers and well-heeled jetsetters. But did…

Deliveroo Foodiepreneur Finalist Battles Cancer with Clean Eating

Having just completed her 12th chemotherapy session last month, Candice Chiew is hopeful that she’s seen the last of the cancer that has turned her life upside down. The 37-year-old…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore: 2019 Update

Times have changed. More parents-to-be are willing to splurge on a luxury hospital maternity package these days. Which makes sense, considering it may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many couples,…

21 Eerie-sistable Kid-friendly Halloween Events 2019 (Plus TWO Giveaways!)

It’s that time of year again when we dress (the kids) up in ghoulishly cute costumes and go trick-or-treating. Of course, parents with young kids would prefer lots of “Boos”…

Children’s Day 2019: Events and Activities to Surprise the Kids on Their Special Weekend

Adults generally don’t think much about Children’s Day. It’s just a one-day school holiday for the younger ones and a regular work day for everyone else. Well, why not take…

Gestational Diabetes 101 – Are You at Risk?

In Singapore, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs in about one in four to five pregnancies. This is according to a study published in May 2018 by the Agency for Care…

Mid-Autumn Festival 2019: Celebrate with Luminous Lanterns, Cultural Performances and Sumptuous Reunions

It’s that time of year again to listen to fanciful stories about Chang’e and the Jade Rabbit. Or gaze at the moon while savouring mooncakes and tea. And for those…

5 Tips to Protect Children from Eye Strain in the Digital Age – an Eye Care Monitor is a Smarter Choice!

Singapore tops many world rankings – we’re kiasu like that, right? But did you know that Singapore is also #1 in the world for the prevalence of childhood myopia in…

Mooncake Festival 2019: 40+ Magnificent Mooncake Collections This Mid-autumn

This year’s Mooncake Festival 2019 falls on 13 September, so that means it’s time to stock up on those yummy morsels. From super-extravagant to affordable-yet-presentable, there’s a mooncake – or…

Singapore Night Festival 2019: 16 Highlights You Don’t Wanna Miss

As promised, a plethora of illuminating experiences is transforming the Bras Basah.Bugis district into an ethereal wonderland. And it all lights up tomorrow! Boasting 16 Night Lights, over 40 performances…

National Day 2019 Events: Family-friendly Celebrations beyond the Padang

It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, silly. It’s Singapore’s 54th birthday! And since we’re also marking our Bicentennial, you know that it’s gonna be a super big…

The Ultimate Guide to National Day 2019 Fireworks, Feasts and Family Fun!

Did you know that this year’s National Day Parade (NDP 2019) will be returning to the Padang on 9 August? Our 54th birthday bash will be an extra special celebration…

Amazon Prime Day 2019 Giveaway – 48 Hours of Non-stop Deals and Entertainment this July!

Amazon Prime Day is back in Singapore, and this time, Amazon’s member-exclusive annual shopping and savings event is gonna be the longest ever! That’s because Amazon Prime Day 2019 will…

Is Formula Milk Making Your Baby Fuss and Cry? Try This

Is your baby fussing and crying for extended periods for no apparent reason? Does your little one experience constipation? Is she showing signs of colic? If you’ve ruled out all…

Trendy Superfoods – How Super Are They for You and the Kids?

Admit it, you’ve been tempted to buy into one – or more – of those uber-healthy trendy superfoods, if you haven’t already done so. After all, the nutritional benefits sound…

Pet-friendly Hotels in Singapore for the Whole Family, Furkids Included!

Which Singaporean doesn’t love a fuss-free staycation every now and again? But for many of us, our family units extend beyond grandpa, grandma, daddy, mummy and kids. We consider our…

Rainforest Lumina 2019 (Season 2): A Multimedia Night Walk at the Singapore Zoo

If you missed the first edition of Rainforest Lumina at the Singapore Zoo last year, here’s your second chance. Nightly from now till 9 February 2020, the multimedia experience comes…

Park Hotel Clarke Quay: Park Rewards, Staycation Review & Dining Giveaway!

The June school holidays are in full swing and the kids are running riot. Need a breather? How about a relaxing family staycation that lets you earn rewards at the…

Kiztopia Singapore Indoor Playground: 18,000 sq ft of Fun for Kids at Marina Square (Review)

Having spent the entire week counting down to the media preview of Kiztopia on Friday, little Elliott was bursting at the seams to get in. But first, we had to…

Father’s Day 2019: 28 Fab Feasts for Your Foodie Dad

We’ve all heard the old adage: the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Why argue with time-tested wisdom? Treat him to the good life – quality time…

The Bicentennial Experience – A 700-year Journey that Families Must See!

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of modern Singapore, when Stamford Raffles arrived on our shores. But the centrepiece event of the Singapore Bicentennial takes us further…

A Complete Wrap of 14 Exquisite Bak Chang 2019

On the 5th day of the 5th lunar month every year, Chinese everywhere celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Also known as Duan Wu Festival (端午节), it falls on 7 June…

How to Nourish Your Body at Every Stage of Motherhood

Mothers have an amazing ability to think on their feet while running around all day. They make sure everyone in the family is cared for, often at the expense of…

Breastfeeding (in a Coma) Saved My Life

Today she is well-known in local maternity circles as The Baby Whisperer. But lactation consultant and ParentCraft expert Dr Wong Boh Boi was once a young wife and mother who…

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019: 17 Instagrammable Treats, Rated.

Happening from now till 5 June, traditional foods are back at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019 for a true Ramadan vibe. In fact, according to organisers Wisma Geylang Serai, 60…

Baby Aiden’s Doubly Delightful Newborn Photoshoots with Fion Boon Photography & Bows and Ribbons Photography

Who doesn’t love oohing and aahing at a bonny baby discovering life in the earliest days? This adorable double bill of newborn photography will surely set your hearts a-flutter! Baby…

Opt-in HPV Vaccine for Girls in Singapore: Should My Daughter Get It?

Parents are asking if it’s really necessary for their teenage daughters to receive the HPV vaccine. We get the lowdown from a doctor. You’ve probably heard the news from the…

Easter 2019: The Everything Easter Guide and We’re Not Eggs-aggerating!

It’s time for Sunday brunches and Easter egg hunts galore once again. Easter 2019 falls on 21 April, so spring into our ultimate guide to 48 egg-venturous, egg-alicious and eggs-hilarating…

Growing Up Gifted and Courageous!

The 21st century can be a daunting place to be in, especially when you’re little. But to truly prepare children for a journey of growing up gifted, you have to…

What Happens if My Down Syndrome Kid Grows Up Without Appropriate Treatments and Therapies?

As we observe World Down Syndrome Day 2019, we learn more about treatments and therapies for babies and children with Down syndrome in Singapore. A genetic condition due to the…

Finding Balance: How Real Mums Do It

#BalanceforBetter is the campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2019. We ask four Singaporean mothers walking four different paths how they go about finding balance in their lives. International Women’s…

Secondary School Streaming No More [Op-ed]

To stream or not to stream, that is the question-of-the-day. For whatever it’s worth, here are my two cents on Singapore’s secondary school streaming system. Yesterday, I read a Straits…

A Bone Marrow Donor Gave This Family a Second Chance at Life

Basking in the glow of being a first-time mum, Meghna was blissfully unaware that her world was about to be torn apart by cancer. Meghna and her husband Prashant first…

7 Family Cruises in 2019 Sure to Float Your Boat!

Find your perfect getaway for the entire family at sea with one of these seven specially curated family cruises. You’ll never want to step onto dry land again. A cruise…

Singapore Vaccinations 101: What’s Compulsory and Optional for Your Kids

Do you know what your child is getting immunised against and what else might be recommended? We pinpoint all you need to know about compulsory and optional Singapore vaccinations for…

10 Super Kid-friendly Libraries in Singapore which have more than just books

There’s much more to a good children’s library than just endless shelves of children’s books. We’ve picked out 10 of the most kid-friendly libraries in Singapore to illustrate just what…

Grow Your Kids’ Ang Pow Money – Here’s How!

What will your children do with the windfall from their Chinese New Year red packets? Most will spend it or save it. What about helping them to invest and grow…

Light to Night Festival 2019 – A Bumper Crop of Sensorial Encounters

Experience fresh sensorial art experiences across the Civic District in a two-part special at the Light to Night Festival 2019. We bring you a preview of immersive highlights families and…

24++ Huat-ppening Yusheng Platters for Your CNY 2019 Reunion Dinner

Planning your CNY 2019 reunion dinner? Here are indulgent restaurant banquets and auspicious takeaway options, with the most outstanding yusheng platters to usher in a blessed Year of the Pig!…

8 Tips on Choosing the Best Student Care Centre for Your Child

More before- and after-school care centres are offering added value to their services these days. Here’s what you need to consider when choosing the best student care centre for your…

10 Spiffy Christmas Gifts for Dads & Grandpas (2018)

It always seems like the most important men in your life are also the toughest people to shop for. Our pick of the coolest Christmas gifts for Dads and Grandpas…

10 Lovely Christmas Gifts for Mums & Grandmas (2018)

Picking the perfect gift for the most special women in our lives takes more than jostling through Orchard Road crowds. These unique Christmas gifts for Mums and Grandmas will make…

66 Fabulous Festive Feasts & Christmas Takeaways 2018: The Epic Dining Guide to the Jolliest Season of the Year!

It’s time to start making those celebratory reservations or ordering up a scrumptious storm. Either way, these fabulous festive feasts and Christmas takeaways will whet your festive appetites, for sure!…

Best Award-Winning Baby Toys in 2018 – Because Every Micro Moment Matters

Baby toys are pretty much all about education. Quality toys can help your infant develop their sense of touch, hand-eye coordination, cause-and-effect, listening, motor and social skills. And because sleep…

SuperPark Singapore – The Revolutionary 40,000-sqf Indoor Playground for the Whole Family

The SingaporeMotherhood Team, with little Elliott leading the way, headed to the official launch of SuperPark Singapore on 17 November 2018 to discover the ‘Superparking’ lifestyle from Finland. While trying painstakingly…

Dawn and Nicholas’ Whimsical Night-time Maternity Photoshoot with Knotties Frame

Every pregnancy is different, yet they are all beautiful. See how Dawn and Nicholas immortalised the memories of their pregnancy journey with a romantic night-time maternity photoshoot. When we contacted…

:: Giveaway :: Fantastic Family Fun at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Set on idyllic Siloso Beach, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is a perennial favourite with families and kids on staycation. We got a first-hand experience of its Family Fun…

Interview with an Antibiotic Pill

To many people, taking a course of antibiotics seems to be the solution to our coughs and colds. Some parents also request for antibiotics when not prescribed. Here at SingaporeMotherhood,…

Depression in Children: Signs, Causes and Solutions

Depression in children is on the rise, and more kids in Singapore are seeking help for mental health issues than ever before. How do you tell if your child is…

Coughing in Children: When Does My Child Need Antibiotics?

Do you know when children (and grown-ups too) should take antibiotics and when it could do more harm than good? Let’s find out! Due to the misuse of antibiotics, antibiotic…

Family-friendly Halloween Events 2018: Utterly Spooktacular Fun, Nightmares Not Included!

With plenty of family-friendly Halloween events designed especially for kids, dads, mums and even your pet dog, get ready to dress up, go trick-or-treating and generally have a frightfully fun…

Children’s Day 2018: Gear up for Exciting Long Weekend Family-bonding Experiences

Need ideas on what to do and where to go during the Children’s Day 2018 weekend? We’ve got you covered with a host of fun activities and happenings around town…

Growing up in a Smart Nation: How to Balance Our Children’s Online and Offline Worlds

Today’s digital age can be confusing enough for us grown-ups. How best can we help our little ones thrive in a smart nation without depriving them of the childhood they…

Pregnancy Week-by-Week Guide – Everything You Need to Know as Your Baby Bump Grows

Ready for motherhood? This pregnancy week-by-week guide tells you what’s going on in your uterus and what you can expect as your baby bump grows. Congratulations on your BFP (big…

Singapore Night Festival 2018: 12 High-Lights Families and Kids Will Love!

Our pick of 12 electrifying highlights that families and kids shouldn’t miss as the Singapore Night Festival 2018 sparks to life this weekend. It’s time to Bring on the Night…

Mooncake Festival 2018: 31 Best Mooncakes in Singapore this Mid-Autumn – and Where to Get Them

Sure to send you over the moon is this list of the yummiest mooncakes available during the Mooncake Festival 2018. The gorgeous packaging they come in makes them great gifts…

Get Better Petrol Savings to Fuel the Cost of Car Ownership in Singapore

Owning a car in Singapore is infamously expensive. Whether you need it for work or are parents who have to ferry the kids around, better fuel savings are always welcome….

Once Upon a Ginger Chicken: 11 Reasons It’s How You Want to Celebrate National Day 2018

We tried it first to bring you all you need to know about Eatigo Sedap Society’s first pop-up theatrical dining experience, Eatigo Presents: Once Upon a Ginger Chicken. When an…

Exotic Family Travel Destinations for That Once-in-a-Lifetime Vacation

Considering opening your children’s horizons to places beyond Bangkok and Bali? Here are some surprisingly kid-friendly cities to check out in up-and-coming exotic family destinations. If you’re planning ahead to…

National Day 2018: 53 Fab Feasts and Shiok Staycations because #WeAreSingapore!

Make your dining and staycation reservations early and party through National Day 2018 in style with your loved ones. Alternatively, order up a storm and celebrate SG53 at home! Restaurants…

Hospital Maternity Packages in Singapore: 2018 Update

Maternity hospitals here are pampering mums-to-be with more luxurious facilities, specialised services and extra perks every year. Here are the latest deets on hospital maternity packages in 2018. Are you…

Choosing the Best Diaper – We Get to the Bottom of This Soggy Problem

Choosing the best diaper is crucial to your baby’s – and your – health and happiness. We test a range of popular made-in-Japan brands and find out which comes up…

Glutinous Rice Dumplings 2018: 29 Places for ‘Bak Zhang’ to Suit All Budgets

From celebrity chef restaurants to humble hawker stalls, here’s a comprehensive list of where to get your fix of bak zhang or glutinous rice dumplings this Dragon Boat Festival. This…

Father’s Day 2018: Surprise Dad with 28 Brilliant Buffets, Exciting Events and More

Yes, Father’s Day 2018 is just around the corner. We’ve lined up loads of fab feasts to satisfy his appetite and fun happenings for Dad and the kids to bond…

Super Family-friendly Attractions and Things to Do in Pattaya

Thanks to expertly curated experiences and seamless bookings via Klook, the SingaporeMotherhood Team got to visit these six family-friendly attractions in Pattaya, Thailand. Usually when we think of vacations in…

Cirque du Soleil presents TORUK – The First Flight: From Back(stage) to Front (Row)

The SingaporeMotherhood Team head to the circus for the ultimate experience of Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight. Well, we didn’t quite get to join the circus, but…

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2018: 17 Goodies that are Fun, Fancy & Absolutely Lit!

With the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2018 off and running over the weekend, we trooped down to get you an early scoop of what’s sizzling! Last year’s Geylang Serai Ramadan…

Ramadan 2018: Iftar Buffets & Hari Raya Bazaars Not to be Missed

For families observing fasts this Ramadan, these Iftar buffets and Hari Raya bazaars around town are great options for your evening meals, and day-to-night shopping. Non-Muslims are welcome too! This…

TCM Herbal Soups and Tips to Help Your Child Focus and Stay Healthy and Stress-free

Whenever the exam period rolls around, we worry if our children are getting enough nutrition to support their studies. When they stay up late burning the midnight oil, we worry…

49 Fabulous Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2018

Mother’s Day 2018 falls on 13 May, and we’ve put together a list of celebratory feasts, delicious cakes, family-bonding events and pampering staycations, all sure to put plenty of smiles…

How to Bathe a Newborn – Step-by-Step Instructions for New Parents

The first few days of parenthood are always overwhelming and learning to bathe a newborn infant can be extra daunting. Here’s some guidance – or a refresher course – to…

6 Most Common Reasons Why Children in Singapore End up in the A&E

As many as 500 children in Singapore are seen at the A&E (Accident and Emergency) department on average every day. These are the most common reasons why. According to Dr Jade…

My Child Has Trouble Fitting in at Preschool – What Can I Do?

Some children find it tough fitting in at preschool as they find themselves in a classroom setting for the first time. Here are some practical tips on how you can…

The Ultimate List of 30 Eggceptional Easter Brunches and Egg Hunts in Singapore

Easter Sunday falls on 1 April this year, but before you start cracking yolks, check out these Easter brunches and egg hunts in Singapore where the entire family can have…

i Light Marina Bay 2018: 12 Light Art Installations the Kids Will Love

There’s so much happening at i Light Marina Bay 2018, so we’ve helped you narrow it down. Here are 12 of the must-see light art installations that families with children…

23 Annual Family Passes Worth Buying – Save Money and Cure “What to Do This Weekend” Headaches at the Same Time

Treat your loved ones to the VIP treatment they deserve, simply by purchasing annual family passes and memberships to their favourite attractions around town. Best of all, you end up…

i Light Marina Bay 2018: 4 Festival Hubs Feature Brilliant Family-friendly Activities

Dads, Mums and Kids, with a new host of vivid art light installations and ultra-fun neon activities across four luminous festival hubs, prepare to be dazzled at i Light Marina…

32 Chinese New Year 2018 Reunion Dinners for Every Budget – from Hotel Feasts to ‘Zichar’ Bests

To help you usher in the Year of the Dog, we present this super comprehensive ‘8888’ list of Chinese New Year 2018 reunion dinners that run the gamut of cuisine,…

Singapore Art Week 2018: Family-friendly and Inclusive Events to Discover, Experience and Engage with Art #SAW2018

From the art-centric Bras Basah.Bugis precinct and Gillman Barracks to far-flung Jurong, East Coast and even Pulau Ubin, here’s what families and kids can look forward to at SAW 2018….

How Much Pocket Money Does My Child Need for Primary School?

They may be young, but mini money matters can still be complicated. Parents of children in primary school share how much pocket money they give their children, and how they…

Groom Your Future Olympian at These Top Sports Academies for Kids

Are your children naturally sporty and competitive? Then you may want to consider enrolling them in one of these well-established sports academies for kids Ever wondered if you may be…

Super 7: Popular Tonics and Supplements for Pregnancy and Beyond

There are many tonics and supplements on the market that claim to support fertility, pregnancy, confinement and health in general. Here are seven you should know about Throughout history, mums…

34 Places for Christmas Feasts and Festive Takeaways This Yuletide Season

From hotels and restaurants to bakeries and grocers, the choices to celebrate with dine-in Christmas feasts and festive takeaways for home parties are endless As we draw closer to the…

Importance of Quality Childcare – because Early Experiences Matter

Given how much early experiences matter to a child’s future development, we look at how sending our littlest ones to childcare can provide them with the foundation to reach their…

Dad-to-be Survival Kit

All the attention falls upon the Mum-to-be and her baby bump when she’s pregnant. But what about the often-bewildered Dad-to-be? We come to his rescue with a list of what…

Changi Airport Terminal 4: The Shop and Dine Edition

After spending four hours exploring both the transit and public areas of Changi Airport Terminal 4, we discovered that there’s plenty for everyone, young and old, to eat and shop!…

10 Illuminating Reasons the Whole Family Will Love Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay 2017

This year’s Christmas Wonderland @ Gardens by the Bay promises to be the biggest, brightest and most magical as yet. We bring you a first-hand peek into all the family-friendly…

How 3rd-generation 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodles Hawker Mama Makes Life a Delicious Balancing Act

Spurred on by the need to carry her family’s prawn noodles recipe into a new generation, Li Ruifang juggles the tough job of being a hawker with building a young…

Raising a Baby is Expensive – Here’s Some Help

Given the high standard of living in Singapore, are you prepared for the expenses of raising a baby? We break down how much it costs to get through Baby’s first…

Why Orchid Country Club is an Ideal Venue for Your Baby Shower or Child’s Birthday Party

It may not be a place that comes to mind for your upcoming baby shower or kid’s birthday celebration, but we think that Orchid Country Club may just be the…

Jamie’s Italian Kids’ Menu – Awesome New Kiddie Meals even the Adults Love!

It’s not difficult to find restaurants offering kids’ meals these days, but with Jamie’s Italian kids’ menu, children get to explore Italian cuisine designed to please both little eyes and…

Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay 2017: Dazzling Kid-Friendly Highlights Not to be Missed

From larger-than-ever lantern sets to free cultural performances nightly, we give you a sneak peek at what families can look forward to this Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay The…

10 Proven Ways to Give Your Child’s Brainpower a Mega Boost

Did you know that by simply giving your kids lots of hugs, you are actually helping to develop their ability to process information more effectively? Let’s look at other brainpower…

Why Kid-friendly Colmar Tropicale Should Be Your Next Family Holiday Destination

Always wanted to visit France but it got too expensive once the kids came along? Here’s your answer: check into Berjaya Hills Colmar Tropicale French-themed resort in Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia!…

Tampines Heritage Trail – From Ulu Kampung to Award-winning Town

To celebrate and promote its cultural history and social memories, National Heritage Board (NHB) has launched the Tampines Heritage Trail. Visit 18 heritage sites and discover the fascinating stories of…

Comparing Children’s Hospitalisation Costs in Singapore – We Do the Homework for You

With both public hospitals and private healthcare options available to Singaporeans, which hospital should you choose for your child, should they – hopefully never – need to be admitted? As…

Singapore Night Festival 2017: 20 Magical Highlights for Families and Kids

The Singapore Night Festival celebrates 10 magical years! We checked out the must-see highlights that families and kids should discover over the next two weekends. As the sun sets on…

The First Ever Civic District Outdoor Festival offers Loads of Immersive Fun for the whole Family!

There’s a brand new family-friendly arts festival in town and much to look forward to! We tell you why you have to add the Civic District Outdoor Festival to your…

12 Things Parents Should Order from Amazon Prime Now

In case you haven’t heard, the American online shopping giant has launched Amazon Prime Now on our sunny shores, boasting many items sold cheaper than elsewhere and delivered within two…

Celebrate National Day 2017 at 12 Family-Fun Events

This year, Singapore celebrates its 52nd birthday as #OneNationTogether – yup, that’s the theme for National Day 2017. No tickets to the big event, you say? Don’t worry, we have…

Changi Airport Terminal 4: The Numbers Edition

With all 200,000 tickets to the T4 Open House (7-20 August) snapped up, it’s obvious everyone’s eager to set their sights on the new Changi Airport Terminal 4. We look at…

Our Tampines Hub: All You Need to Know about Its Massive Rooftop Swimming Complex and Other Family-Friendly Features

Our little roving reporter, Elliott, had heard so much about the new rooftop pool complex at Our Tampines Hub, and couldn’t wait for it to open. So when it finally…

23 Nostalgic Movies to Watch with Your Kids

Break out the popcorn and settle the whole family in front of the goggle box. It’s time to introduce your little ones to these classic and retro nostalgic movies –…

Singapore Restaurant Festival 2017: 57 Flavours of Singapore with Irresistible Savings to be had

Because one month is just not long enough to savour all the yummy dishes, past years’ Singapore Restaurant Month is expanding into the three-month-long Singapore Restaurant Festival 2017. Ready, get…

What is Kawasaki Disease?

Have you heard of Kawasaki disease? This is a relatively common childhood illness yet not many parents know about it until it happens to their child. We break down this…

Did You Know You Can Get FREE Health Coverage for Your Newborn?

What if, God forbid, your baby is born with a birth defect and requires intensive care, can you afford the hospital bills that come with it? Read on to discover…

Feng Shui-ing Your Kids’ Bedrooms: Forget the Myths and Follow these Tips

Designing a child’s bedroom can be tricky business, but putting the right Feng Shui touches on Junior’s room may actually set the stage for healthy growth and harmonious living. [banner][/banner]…

12 Must-Try Non-Hipster Street Foods at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

There’s indeed more to this year’s Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar than just rainbow snacks and unicorn drinks. We head there again to bring you a second scoop of goodies that…

8 Free Ways to Engage Kids in Arts At Home – Singapore Style!

Did you know that exposing your child to the arts also helps equip them with important tools they need to be successful in life? Here are some simple ideas with a uniquely local…

Children’s Season Singapore 2017: 21 Must-see Highlights for Kids of All Ages

National Heritage Board’s Children’s Season Singapore returns bigger and better than ever before. We have the scoop on what kids can look forward to from 27 May to 25 June…

Best Bike Trails for Kids in Singapore: Central, North-west, West, and South-west

Although the eastern half of Singapore has a more established recreational cycling network, there’s lots to explore on two wheels in the west as well. Here are five bike trails in…

How to Choose the Best Stroller for You and Your Baby

Your baby’s first wheels are probably one of the most important hardware purchases you’ll make. We help you figure out how to choose the best baby stroller for you and your little…

Mother’s Day Giveaway: 2D1N Staycation at Amara Singapore for a Family of Three (worth $258++)!

It’s almost Mother’s Day and what better reason than this to win Mum a well-deserved break? We check in to check out what a staycation at Amara Singapore has to…

32 Places to Pamper Mum with Super Mother’s Day Feasts in Singapore

Mother’s Day falls on 14 May this year and we’ve put together a comprehensive list of Mother’s Day feasts so you can show your appreciation to the noblest lady in your…

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Every Special Mum

For constantly giving us her best, Mum deserves nothing less in return. While she may declare that all she wants is quality time spent with her loved ones, we’ve curated this…

The Most Kid-Friendly Hotels in Perth

From cosy cottages and beachfront chalets to fancy hotels and serviced apartments, these kid-friendly hotels in Perth make an ideal home base for loads of family vacation fun. Whenever we…

10 Best Family-friendly Airlines Flying in and out of Singapore Changi Airport

It’s always embarrassing when our kids act up during a long flight, but well, small children and tight spaces typically don’t match up well. These family-friendly airlines aim to make…

Are You Feeding your Baby Healthy Snacks between meals?

While milk and main meals are essential for baby’s physical and mental development, healthy baby snacks allow your little one to explore new tastes and textures and build fine motor skills. Did you…

30 Easter Brunches in Singapore for Kids to Get Egg-cited Over

From Easter egg hunts and choo-choo train rides to roast lamb and hot cross buns, there are Easter brunches designed to please the entire family this festive season. The Easter bunny…

18 Gorgeous Baby Full Month Cakes and Packages and Where to Get Them

Your newborn is almost a month old and it’s time to officially announce her arrival to the rest of the world. Yes, we know that all you proud mummies and daddies…

What to Do If Your Child’s School Has an HFMD Outbreak

Parents, don’t let your guard down. The dreaded HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease) is poised to invade your children’s childcare centre or kindergarten once again. Trying to guess whether…

Eczema: 9 Things You Can Do to Calm Baby’s Dry and Itchy Skin

Do your children suffer from very dry skin or eczema that gives them angry and itchy rashes? Don’t fret – here’s what you can do to help them. It’s the…

Portable Car Seats in GrabFamily Cars Help Kids Have a Safer Ride on Singapore Roads

Parents, do you often use taxis or ride-hailing apps when getting around with your kids? If so, it’s time to consider using GrabFamily, and here’s why. Did you know that it is illegal…

Improve Your Preschooler’s Reading Skills with These 9 Fun Activities That You Can Do at Home

The importance of picking up reading skills early is indisputable, but apart from plying our kids with lots of books, what can parents do at home? An expert from the…

6 Ways to Help Your Kids Recover Quickly From a Cold or the Flu

Your nose is stuffy, your throat is scratchy and everything feels achy. Oh no! Is it flu season again? It seems like colleagues at work are taking turns to go…

Best Bike Trails for Kids: North-east, East, and South-east of Singapore

Singapore may be a tiny red dot, but there’s lots of nature to explore here on bike via our excellent Park Connector Network (PCN). Here are five bike trails in the eastern…

12 Not-so-ordinary Arts Activities That Give Your Child an Extraordinary Talent Boost

Bored with the usual piano and ballet classes? Why not try these fun and unconventional arts programmes designed just for kids? Just about every child in Singapore has been enrolled into…

Babysitting Services in Singapore – Now You Can Finally Go on That Date!

Whether you need a long-term nanny for your child when maternity leave is over, a babysitter for an evening out, or a child-minder to accompany you places, we’ve got your…

4 Ways This Tiny Oat Ensures Healthy Skin for Everyone in the Family (and No, It’s Not Part of Breakfast!)

Learn how one tiny little oat plantlet can soothe, protect and strengthen the immunity of mums’, dads’ and even children’s delicate skin. Avena sativa, the common oat, has been used…

7 Best Places to Have CNY Reunion Dinner When You Have Kids in Tow

It’s never easy to plan a reunion dinner that pleases everyone, young and old. We pick out the best banquets around town that might just work for the whole family…

12 Steps to an Auspicious Lo Hei + the Top 7 Yu Sheng You Must Try in 2017

As family and friends gather over celebratory meals during the Chinese New Year season each year, it is customary to kick off the feast with Lo Hei Yu Sheng (捞起鱼生)….

6 Places to Do a ‘Test Drive’ Before Adopting a Family Pet

Are you thinking of getting your child, niece, nephew or any other child a pet? Before you go out and buy the cutest animal you can find, it may be…

Busy Tables: Where Your Child Leads the Way in Learning

Have you heard about Busy Tables, Singapore’s first play and learning centre for curious minds? We find out how it turns your child into a self-guided Busy bee with a love…

16 Places to Order Takeaway Treats for Your Christmas Party

Whether you’re planning to throw a huge party and invite everyone from here to the North Pole, or enjoy a cosy get-together with your loved ones, these Christmas takeaway options…

14 Family-Friendly Christmas Feasts Around Town

There are endless dining options available during the festive season, and it can get quite mind-boggling trying to decide which to go for. To narrow it down, we’ve curated a…

Editor’s Picks – The Christmas Edition (Dec 2016)

Yes, it’s already December, and if you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping yet, it’s time to start panicking. Just kidding! Here are our picks of the month to help you…

Angel Gowns Singapore Helps Clothe Babies for Their Final Journey

June Lee, one of the founders of Angel Gowns Singapore, shares the stories, tears, pain and love that she and her team experience, even as they create tiny garments for…

Not by Blood, but by Love: 3 True-life Adoption Stories

Two sets of loving parents and one very loved child share their adoption stories – stories of blessings, life, love and hope. Children are a blessing and having children of your own…

Child and Adolescent Suicides: How We Can Help Prevent It

With all the news about children and teenagers in Singapore committing suicide in recent months, parents want to help, but where to start? We speak to local social workers for…

Step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Singapore Philatelic Museum

Singapore Philatelic Museum presents Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands, and all Potterheads and Muggles alike are invited to experience this magical Harry Potter exhibition. Check out one-of-a-kind stamp collections…

Pokémon Research Exhibition: Where Aspiring Pokémon Trainers Turn Into Scientific Researchers

Join Professor Pikachu in his research laboratory and go on a mission to discover hundreds of Pokémon species at the Pokémon Research Exhibition. It’s time to don your lab coats…

Halloween Haunts 2016: The 15 Best Places to Bring Your Tricks and Get Your Treats

From hair-raising adventures with pirates and zombies to hands-on workshops where kids can make their own Halloween treats, here are some fun places for the little ones this Halloween season….

10 Reasons You Should Take Your Kids to Watch WICKED the Musical

WICKED the musical is back in town and is definitely one that the whole family will love. Here’s why you – and your kids – don’t want to miss this…

7 Places to See the Northern Lights – Go Now Before They Wane!

Whether you’re enchanted by legends, curious about the science or simply wish to witness the Northern Lights for yourself, here are seven places from east to west where you can…

Kids and Pets: What’s the Ideal Pet for Your Family + Must-See Adorable Photos of Children and Their Best Fur-Friends

It’s proven that growing up with pets has many benefits for children. If you don’t yet have pets but are considering one, we share the pros and cons to help…

6 Ways to Empower Your Life and Enjoy Watching Your Children Grow

As parents, we always make our children the first priority and tend to forget to take care of ourselves. But we are no good to our kids if we are…

16 Insanely Awesome New Mummy Gifts

It’s not always easy to think of what to get for a special lady who’s having a baby. To help you along, we asked several mothers what new mummy gifts they…

17 Family-Friendly Staycations to Suit Every Taste

To get you into the mood for the September school hols, we round up 17 staycations which will have you, and more importantly your kids, believing that you’re not in…

Singapore Night Festival 2016: 28 Highlights for Families and Kids

The Singapore Night Festival is all set to light up the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) precinct this August. Here’s our review, providing a sneak peek at what families and kids can enjoy…

What you Need to Know about Adopting a Child in Singapore

Are you considering adopting a child in Singapore? We break down the process for you and tell you what to expect. We also ask adoptive parents to share their experience. Being a…

The Blue Pouch that Ho Ching Took to the White House is Just One of Pathlight School’s Fabulous In-house Designs

Images of PM Lee and his wife, Mdm Ho Ching, on an official visit to the White House in the US have gone viral. One of the reasons for this…

Full Moon: Celebrating One of Baby’s First Milestones

Have you ever wondered why a person’s ‘Chinese age’ seems to be their real age plus one year? That’s because the Chinese have traditionally regarded the completion of the full…

Baby’s Crying and Vomiting Non-stop. Could it be Intussusception?

A baby boy cried every ten minutes for six hours and vomited at least five times during that time. When he was finally admitted to hospital, an initial examination revealed…

Full Moon Party Packs for Baby’s first Celebration!

The celebration that marks baby’s first month is probably one of the most important milestones in her brand new life. At the full moon (满月 or “man yue”) party, friends…

Make a ‘Tai Mao Bi’ with Baby’s First Haircut

In Chinese culture, families typically introduce their newborn to the world with a celebration to mark Baby’s first month. Some parents also choose to shave Baby’s head on that day,…

Finding the Best Chinese Name for your Baby

One of the most important decisions that parents will ever have to make on behalf of their children is to choose his or her name. For the more traditional of Chinese families,…

Prenatal Yoga Classes in Singapore: Here are 5 of our Favourites!

The practice of prenatal yoga seems to be rising in popularity in Singapore, and the number of options available for mums-to-be seem to be growing at the same rate as…

Choosing your Gynae: The Quest for Dr Right

As everyone who has ever visited a doctor knows, it’s not always hunky-dory from the get-go. Bedside manner, expertise, personality, cost of fee – there are so many factors involved….

Teaching Manners to Kids aged one to 12 Years

Every parent hopes to have the dream child who impresses everyone with his or her good manners. After all, your child’s behaviour, good or bad, reflects on your parenting skills…

Prenatal Yoga: All you need to know

Are you a yoga practitioner wondering if you should continue now that you’re pregnant? Or perhaps you’ve heard that yoga is good for pregnant mothers but are not sure how…

Pregnancy Insurance is Peace of Mind for Your Baby Bump

With healthcare costs rising globally as well as here in Singapore, couples who are planning for parenthood are naturally concerned. While Singaporeans and permanent residents do enjoy subsidies for the…

Does Your Child Need a Self-Esteem Boost?

Some kids seem to have it all figured out, while others struggle to keep up. We know that everyone has different talents and develops at varying paces, so the more…

When a Child is Gone

Having a child die is probably the most agonising and heartrending experience any parent could ever endure. We speak to four mothers who lost their children too soon. As they…

The ART of Making Babies

On 25 July 1978, Louise Joy Brown, better known as the world’s first test-tube baby, was born. She was the result of an experimental procedure called in vitro fertilisation (IVF),…

Where’s Heaven?: Explaining Death to Children

Death is perhaps one of the most difficult things to explain to young children, even more so when you are dealing with your own grief. But children have a compelling…

Safety First: How To Baby-Proof Your Home

In the midst of the joy of anticipating baby’s arrival, we often forget something crucial – or figure that it can be dealt with later – making your home safe…

Don’t Go Nuts Working At Home, Mum!

So you’ve made the choice to be a work-at-home mum (WAHM) because you want to be there for your kids. You want to care for them, nurture them and make…

Party On, It’s A Baby Shower!

Angelina Jolie had hers in Namibia. Gwen Stefani had a lamb theme (no doubt to go with her L.A.M.B. rocker clothing line) and received gifts from super chic baby boutique…

Jumping On The Organic Baby Bandwagon

The trend towards eating organic foods and using organic products is constantly on the rise, with more and more people choosing an organic lifestyle for personal health and eco-conscious reasons….

Childhood Immunisations

Proponents say that vaccinations are safe and that the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the small risks associated with vaccines. Opponents argue that children’s immune systems can deal with most…

Primary School Acronyms

You know where you’ll be registering your child for Primary School. That’s the easy part done. Now do your homework. Yes, yours, as you will be hearing these letters very…

Precocious Puberty Explained

Reports earlier this year of a 10-year-old girl in Colombia having delivered a baby via Caesarean section made headlines the world over, and she’s not the only one. While the…

Do Babies And Toddlers Really Need Enrichment Classes?

Sending our children to enrichment classes and playschool before they’ve even learnt to walk or crawl is a trend that’s picking up here in Singapore. Are parents giving their kids…

Does My Child Have A Speech Delay?

The joy that parents experience when their child utters his or her first words is immeasurable. Conversely, if those words are slow to be heard, parents are understandably concerned. The…

All You Need To Know About HFMD (Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease)

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common and contagious viral infection that can affect children as well as adults. It hit epidemic levels in Singapore in early 2012,…

The Mums Around Us

With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, we meet four very special women and learn how each has made – and continues to make – a difference in the lives…

Safeguard Your Fertility

Studies have shown that one in six couples today has trouble conceiving and new research has resulted in the alarming news that women’s fertility begins to decline at age 27,…

10 Apt Apps For Mums

Just about everyone today carries around a smartphone or tablet – or both – whether they be Android based or one of the seemingly ubiquitous family of iPhone, iPad and…

How A Pet Can Help Your Child

We hear conflicting opinions on whether our pets should stay when baby comes. Well-meaning older folk relate horror stories about ferocious dogs mauling a young child, or kids with asthma…