(2007/02) February

garfield07

New Member
gigg, so long never hear u!!!
how r u n yr 3 kids?? go n have another 4 one! hahaha maybe a gal then u got 2 boys n 2 gals! perfect! hahahaha
 


cherryale

New Member
Smurfy totally agree that gals are v different from boys. My gal is a tough cookie while my boy is whiny. At the same time Ashley is also extremely vain, likes to carry handbag apply lipgloss and cream. She can look at my iPhone fashion apps and go wow wow wow at the clothes. When she is crying the easiest trick to stop her is to open wardrobe and look at the beautiful dresses. Gals are also more endearing, her yeye and papa give in to her every demand cos they cannot bear to reject her. Children are just so cute (when they are not nasty)
 

chara

New Member
Jelly..Congrats on Princess #3!! Having gals is fantastic! I would love to have more gals. Though hubby hope #3 would be a boy. He scared to raise gals..he say they are so so precious!
Now common to have #3, not like my parents' time cos of the "Stop at 2" campaign.

Gigg..Haha!! True..Have another one!!
 

jelly

New Member
Hello mummies!

Thanks for your well wishes!!! U know what, my last day of work will be end of the month! Thereafter, I might help with my boss personally first till i deliver then stay at home do some bookkeepings and at the same time look after the kids, with a maid! Now we are looking for a maid, should be an Indonesian. But it will take her 2 months to come because the one we shortlist does not have passport. Wish me luck ya in getting a good one!
 

sophie

Active Member
smurfy,
Girls are sweet hor?
I miss breastfeeding girls too... haha, now I know why some girls are stressed with bf boys. D is such an active baby - he'd refuse to latch but prefers to be hungry and kaypoh around. Sometimes my whole boob is exposed with this struggling baby and he still wouldn't drink!
First time my boobs are being rejected :p

jelly,
It's really sweet to have little girls!
hey, you can dress them up in similar dresses! My mum used to make dresses and pants for my and my 2 sisters... all in the same material and design... very cute


So you'll be a SAHM staying in your own home or with your aunt? How about Xi's school?
Hey, if you're going to be staying in Clementi, we can meet up!
 

smurf_ling

Active Member
charis
did i interpret wrongly? did u say a #3?

jas
now that's gonna be a wonderful life right? stay at home, work and earn ur keep while not missing the growing up stages of ur 3 princesses.

cherry
ur ashley sooo advanced oredi ar? handbags n lipglosses???

huskies
u r so funny with ur description.. wait till he can walk.. then u would be chasing him everywhereeeeeeeeeeee hahahaha
 

jelly

New Member
Charis,

Hey, i will still need to work from home to earn some income wor. Quite scary to only rely on hubby's income alone. Though that will mean more than 50% cut of my current salary, but i will save about $1500pm on nanny fees alone, and get to solve my problem of someone to look after the maid and the kids.

huskie,

Have u moved to Clementi oredi??? Which part???
Ya, if my plan of staying at home look after the kids comes true, then most likely will have to move Xi to the turf club branch which is much nearer. Funny thing is when i asked Xi last week, she does not mind to not going to my aunt's house but refuse to change school!

smurfy,

Sounds ideal, but i worry too at the same time especially what to cook for the gals and myself and the maid for lunch, what activities to occupy the gals and whether i can tahan stay at home with them 24 hours!!!
 

cherryale

New Member
jelly, I think it will be very nice to be SAHM. As for lunch, hey this is exactly the same problem that I faced while on ML facing two kids and 1 maid! So I came up with meals schedule, so that we know what groceries to get each week and maid knows what to cook. Especially for new maids, having schedules are really good help.

smurfy, she started to put all these stuff on herself for a while already as every morning she will sit with me when I am using all these creams and gloss. So, she imitated me. I think she will grow up to be vain but I prefer this to being a tomboy.
 

sunsweet

Active Member
jelly,
Congrats!
Wow 3 princesses. I'm still thinking if i should afford no. 3.
Now like many here lil J loves to bully her lil sis. So if to have #3 i'm a little sacred.
Meeting up at clementi or west coast park? I'm on! But am only available on weekends !
 
Hi mummies,

I am looking for a Personal Assistance to help me with the following:

1) Accounts keeping for my companies which includes
a) Data entry for expenses etc
b) Data entry for invoices
c) Preparation of invoice
d) Tracking of outstanding invoices

The applicant must have accounts background, is fluent in Excel and can setup a simple accounts keeping system, can read Chinese, able to work on a flexible time basis.

She should be able to travel to Tanah Merah (near MRT) once a week for a period of 4 hours to work in my home office (flexible arrangement). Email correspondence (for some simple data entry updating) for the rest of the time may be required.

Remuneration is negotiable.


If you think you are suitable or know someone who is, please email me at [email protected] with a simple resume, recent photo and your contact number.

Pls DO NOT PM as I do not check.

Thanks!
 

jelly

New Member
Cherry,

Can i get a meal schedule from you later on? I am the type very qin chai about food and most of the time eat out, so really have no idea of what food to ask her to prepare if I dun go out to work anymore.

sunsweet,

How are your two sweeties? Think can only meet up with Clementi/WC mummies after i start working from home.
 

saphira

New Member
jelly,
Wow! envy you. Can stay at home spend valuable time with you princesses and having a maid to help around.

I need help! My daughter is complaining that she is bored every single day! Any suggestions?? At the moment, my mil is taking care of her and my baby. Not much time to play with her


My PIL suggested that I send her to school but not sure if it is advisable especially no one will be fetching her and we have to rely on the school bus. And what about the chances of learning bad examples from other kids? Mummies, pls. share your views. Thanks


Something to share
http://myplayschool.net/
 

sophie

Active Member
jelly,
I am also very chin chye - can everyday eat same noodles... think my maid scared of eating same thing everyday LOL

Yep, moved to Clementi liao. Don't worry about her settling in TC branch... TC teachers are very experienced and good... principal too!

Sunsweet,
Can do playsession at my place, but usu only weekdays mornings cos we're always out during weekends.

Saph,
Soph goes to school in schbus ince beginning of this year... no problems so far.
What's schbus in M'sia like? Safe?

Soph goes to sch for 3.5hrs and is already bored during the other half of the day at home, maybe cos I am busy with #2 too.
I am sure she would love to go full day if she can.
 

jelly

New Member
Sap,

Xi is attending the same school but different branch as Sop of Huskie. She takes school bus from school to my aunt's place too everyday and love it! No, so far i only see good things she learn from school. Guess the classmates are all still very young (3 years old) and not much bad habits to pick up from bah.

My gal also the same. A few weeks ago she was not feeling well so did not go to school. That few days she like very cham, no mood to everything and my aunt kept saying quickly send her back to school as soon as she recover.

huskie,

U have not answered me! Which part of clementi do u stay? Can pm me. :p
 

sophie

Active Member
Sap,
So far Soph hasn't pick up any bad habits, but I find that her English has become more broken in terms of grammar.
Her teacher definitely speaks good English though.
So I am not sure if it's due to her classmates (although all their parents are very well-spoken), or my maid... haha, probably my Indo Maid's English :p

There are lots of older kids in her schoolbus too, but so far she has not picked up any bad habits... in fact, she seems to be getting lots of stickers and little tokens from the big kor kors... good way to learn about sharing and giving!
 

lala

Well-Known Member
jelly,

so nice that you can be sahm and have a maid to help out..and at the same time earn your keep.

cherish also missed sch for almost a week cos she is down with bronchitis..so sad, eversince she started childcare, she keep falling sick.

Saphira,

my gal did pick up the habit of keeping her food in her mouth from her classmate. But now she says when she sees her classmate do that, she will scold her...
 

smurf_ling

Active Member
sap
QY has become more confident after he went to school.. habits wise... pretty much the same? maybe at times he's in a good mood, will keep the toys after playing lor? hahaha... he oso takes the school bus home... he knows the names of some older students from that bus.. so shld like them pretty much bah? getting sick? he was initially but things seems better now (keeping my fingers crossed). i know he like school alot

milestone
QY n EQ sleeping in the same room now :D. Last nite i managed to say "good-nite" to them and close the doors while they were both still awake :D.

enrichment classes
may i know what other enrichment classes are ur kids attending now?

#name of kid - a) enrichment class (company name), your feedback.
#name of ur kid again - b)
#1 QY - a) chinese speech n drama (leaps schoolhouse), not good stopping soon.
#1 QY - b) art class (home based, maria in fernvale), starting in july only but heard she is quite popular

#2 anyone (copy n paste format)
 

chara

New Member
Smurfy..??!! LOL..U think Im having no3 now?! Haha..No lah..but in future GOD willing..yes!

Yael is attending gym at Prime gym Toa Payoh now. His enjoying every bit and I like cos its "pure" gymnastics. I hope to let him take up swimming and chinese s&d soon. Otherwise, academics, I can teach hm at home. So he's not going to school for now.

Jelly..Work from home is a good idea..I think its more achievable if u have a helper. Fr me, it has been tough! I gave up on my diaper bags biz long ago..cos didn't hav time haha..plus hav to invest to buy some stock first. However, freelance teaching and program planning is working out quite well so far fr me.
 

garfield07

New Member
sap, ya so far, no bad habits yet. he more confident noe n not so shy in front of kids. he always tok abt school n look forward.

Smurfy,

wow yr kids can sleep alone!! how i wish!
#1 QY - a) chinese speech n drama (leaps schoolhouse), not good stopping soon.
#1 QY - b) art class (home based, maria in fernvale), starting in july only but heard she is quite popular

#2 zz - a) LNT (but now changed to Happy Train PL) - at least till end of yr. not bad as zz take intiative to speak some Jap words and can count to 10 in Jap. his memory and motor skills improve too.
 

sophie

Active Member
smurfy,
Yeah, I read your blog about the kids sleeping together... such a great achievement!
I also wish my kids can, but D still wakes up a few times in the night now.

#1 QY - a) chinese speech n drama (leaps schoolhouse), not good stopping soon.
#1 QY - b) art class (home based, maria in fernvale), starting in july only but heard she is quite popular

#2 zz - a) LNT (but now changed to Happy Train PL) - at least till end of yr. not bad as zz take intiative to speak some Jap words and can count to 10 in Jap. his memory and motor skills improve too.

#3 Soph - a) Shichida: Daddy likes it as he thinks it's very creative, so we're not stopping now
#3 Soph - b) Mandeville: Music and movement; just finished her 3 terms and got her cert. Her teachers are GREAT, but she now wants to learn ballet.
#3 Soph - c) Baby ballet: The Music and Ballet Company starting this week. Will let you know review.

Hey, JG Chinese speech and drama is good... maybe u can try it if you're looking for one?
Soph used to attend the Chinese edudrama, which daddy thinks is very good.
 

smurf_ling

Active Member
huskie
not going to speech n drama currently after this season ends.. somehow he suddenly talks more recently ... kekeeke EQ sleeps thr before 3mths old.. coz she dun like milk.. now most sessions are fed when she is sleeping :ppPP..

huskie/gar
sleeping together... yah.. i oso cannot believe it's so easy for me. keeping my fingers crossed. but that problematic QY at times like to choose rooms to sleep (i got a a nagging feeling is because tat week was pooh bear bedsheet, crazy boy keep whining he dun like pooh bear).
 

saphira

New Member
Thank u so much for all your feedbacks


Anyone have any idea which school is good in KL? Any names for me to research on? Lost with so many schools around. I am more interested in play and learn type.

#1 QY - a) chinese speech n drama (leaps schoolhouse), not good stopping soon.
#1 QY - b) art class (home based, maria in fernvale), starting in july only but heard she is quite popular

#2 zz - a) LNT (but now changed to Happy Train PL) - at least till end of yr. not bad as zz take intiative to speak some Jap words and can count to 10 in Jap. his memory and motor skills improve too.

#3 Soph - a) Shichida: Daddy likes it as he thinks it's very creative, so we're not stopping now
#3 Soph - b) Mandeville: Music and movement; just finished her 3 terms and got her cert. Her teachers are GREAT, but she now wants to learn ballet.
#3 Soph - c) Baby ballet: The Music and Ballet Company starting this week. Will let you know review.

#4 Xf - TweedleWink Right Brain Kids. She loves it but it's only one hour class and it's once a week. http://www.rightbrainkids.com/

smurfy,
Congrats on Qy sleeping on his own. Like you, I'm lucky that my baby is very easy to take care. Xf still wants me to sleep with her till she doze off.
 

sophie

Active Member
smurfy,
Actually David is a very easy baby too.... he hardly fusses about and slept thru in his own room after my cf ended.
But when maid came, I had to give up his room to give to maid, so he ended up sleeping with me.
This was the time he became more kaypo and curious too :p and then knows we're in the same room, so don't wanna sleep thru now!

haha, just give QY whatever bedsheets he wants to make him sleep in his own room!
 

garfield07

New Member
smurfy, ya really envy yr kids can sleep on their own. act i suspect g can too (she v clingy to maid noe in fact
) but zz also wan me to sleep besides him till he sleep. then sometimes i move back to my bed n middle of nite he do suddenly look for me lor.
 

chocbabe

Member
#1 QY - a) chinese speech n drama (leaps schoolhouse), not good stopping soon.
#1 QY - b) art class (home based, maria in fernvale), starting in july only but heard she is quite popular

#2 zz - a) LNT (but now changed to Happy Train PL) - at least till end of yr. not bad as zz take intiative to speak some Jap words and can count to 10 in Jap. his memory and motor skills improve too.

#3 Soph - a) Shichida: Daddy likes it as he thinks it's very creative, so we're not stopping now
#3 Soph - b) Mandeville: Music and movement; just finished her 3 terms and got her cert. Her teachers are GREAT, but she now wants to learn ballet.
#3 Soph - c) Baby ballet: The Music and Ballet Company starting this week. Will let you know review.

#4 Xf - TweedleWink Right Brain Kids. She loves it but it's only one hour class and it's once a week. http://www.rightbrainkids.com/

#5 Ryan - Art Class (Gymboree @ Harbourfront). He loves it. He likes doing painting and doing crafts.
 

cherryale

New Member
#1 QY - a) chinese speech n drama (leaps schoolhouse), not good stopping soon.
#1 QY - b) art class (home based, maria in fernvale), starting in july only but heard she is quite popular

#2 zz - a) LNT (but now changed to Happy Train PL) - at least till end of yr. not bad as zz take intiative to speak some Jap words and can count to 10 in Jap. his memory and motor skills improve too.

#3 Soph - a) Shichida: Daddy likes it as he thinks it's very creative, so we're not stopping now
#3 Soph - b) Mandeville: Music and movement; just finished her 3 terms and got her cert. Her teachers are GREAT, but she now wants to learn ballet.
#3 Soph - c) Baby ballet: The Music and Ballet Company starting this week. Will let you know review.

#4 Xf - TweedleWink Right Brain Kids. She loves it but it's only one hour class and it's once a week. http://www.rightbrainkids.com/

#5 Ryan - Art Class (Gymboree @ Harbourfront). He loves it. He likes doing painting and doing crafts.

#6 Ashton - a) GUG: ZooPhonics (will end in Dec 2010)
b) Swimming - private coach (will start soon)
c) Music - Piano lesson (still finalising)
 

cherryale

New Member
ashton's teacher complained that he bullied a gal in his class and its always the same gal. He is nice to all other little friends. The best part is her name is called Ashley!! omg, we think the reason why he bullies the classmate is cos he always get bullied by the sister
 

smurf_ling

Active Member
geezz

after sending the silly maid back home, the new one had a cultural shock n said she wanna go back phili after 1/2 day in my house.. i am now maidless for 1+wk oredi.. EQ is now so sticky n insecure. always wanna people to carry her.. now i basically use ergocarrier at home to carry her while doing light household chores..

huskie
i am so thankful i never sold it to u whahhahahahhaa
 

garfield07

New Member
oh gosh, smurfy, how u manage? so anyone can help u take care EQ while u work? yr parents?

me so tired ... today all 3 guys (HB, kids) down w fever n cough. act hb got it last Sun la... cham...

doc suspect got 2 ulcers coming up in G throat!!! hope it not that... if not jialat liao
 

smurf_ling

Active Member
my mum hands off type last time.. so day time she cannot cope.. now getting the mother in law to help out lor :p

QY after school as per normal - go to my mum's place, i pick him up after dinner and work.. and goes home..

Motherinlaw comes to my place BABYSIT EQ. She really babysit lor.. do nothing else(no water, never boil, nappies.clothes throw here n there, bottles fed oredi never wash). lunch i must cut and prepare the vegetables for her in advance before i go to work. anyway beggars can't be choosers at this stage right?

nite time hb and i bath each bath of the kids lor... and thankfully they fell asleep before 11pm these few nites. The 2 of them sleep together.. at least i still have uninterrupted sleep for a while.

mopping/ironing/washing toilets, i got a part time help once a week lor.
 

garfield07

New Member
smurfy, doc only saw liek got 2 ulcers in mei mouth but never on zz lo. n noe both of them over 39 degree... i so worried... today my hb at home... men!!! not worried 1....

wow at least yr mil helps la,can change her n make forumla milk for her n also cook! my mil cant do all these

now my kids sick n my mum too. so no other help
 

catz

Active Member
HI everyone, sorry I've MIA'ed so long.. really no time to log in much these days.

Bethany is still the same.. at home.. but at school she is like an angel. Haha. Totally different. I'm so glad she is very very happy at school. No tears, no tantrums.

Nothing much else has changed. My hubby is still on peacekeeping mission but will be back in less than 3 weeks and we will fly to California for 3 weeks of family time. Can't wait.. but now a bit scared of the flight and jetlag :p :p :p

cherry, thought you're living in Tampines? Near to LAP meh? Ashley is a very easy baby huh? I also prefer my daughter to be vain than to be tomboy!

jelly, congrats on your third princess! So nice.. all girls can share everything! You will have pink to your heart's content!

huskie, how's life in Clementi? David sounds like a real breeze. So your new helper is OK?

OK gotta go run.. still planning my California itinerary i.e. shopping route. Haha.
 

chocbabe

Member
catz,

Will be looking forward to a US trip too when my kids are like yours ... old enough

for now, we will be settling for Hong Kong... will be leaving this thur for a 6 day trip. Was initially thinking of going tokyo disneyland instead, but thinking abt the 7 hr flt with my daughter, i gave up the idea. But now i hope the Hong Kong disneyland experience will be an enjoyable one... cos have been hearing stories about those China pple...
 

saphira

New Member
garfield,
Coconut to the rescue. Lately Xinfaye was also down with fever. Recovered within 24 hours. Thanks to lots of water, 2 coconut water and breast milk. Coconut works wonders!

Recently tried making some crafts.
Materials are carefully selected. Fabric -100% cotton from Japan. 16cmx16cm

Taggies Hankies offers soft rich fabrics explodes with bright colours! Edged with an array of vibrant, engaging tags for little ones!The colorful soft tabs around the edges provides hours of fun and peaceful enjoyment.


 

garfield07

New Member
thxs Saphira, thanks for the coconut tip!

mummies, njoy yr holidays! make me wanna go again but no $$$ la... me planning for nxt yr one though hahaha
 

catz

Active Member
garfield, your TW trip sounds like a big trip already.. haha.. hols always make the work week go faster, don't you think? Stay in Singapore too long will become very depressed.

chocbabe, yeah, I don't know if I'm insane to attempt the 20+ hours on flight and in transit with my two monkeys.. it's my hubby who was gungho and pushing for it. HK Disneyland is still v enjoyable.. they have armies of cleaners in the toilets to clean up after those disgusting PRCs. Don't bother with Ocean Park... the only ppl who go there are you-know-whos. Beth took one look at the toilet and flat out refused to pee. It was truly truly disgusting. Ocean Park = waste of time and money. PRCs really just ruin the entire place. I should have spent the day doing the cable car instead.

Saph, nice craft!
 

garfield07

New Member
catz,

ya now with 2 kids def harder to plan but it not impossible lo. just have to find some activites for them to burn their energy

haha i thot u planning for u n hb to go nia... u really brave!

hmmm act I feel both disneyland n ocean park both have them la... cos v near for them to go n enjoy. I think ocena park got revamp? I feel still can enjoy la esp the cable car ride there.
Just have to be there at the rgt time, def not fri n wkends lo!
 

saphira

New Member
Thanks Catz for the compliment.

Mummies,
I need help badly. Anyone can help me get the sateen slings at Mom's in Mind? They are having sales now and the prize is really low ($20each with cd included). I am thinking of starting as online business and would like to get their sateen slings. 5 pieces. I can tranfer the payment to you via DBS. You can post the slings to me via air mail For this offer, they only entertain walk ins.

I've been trying to get them to give me the MOQ for bulk purchase but no reply. They told me the person incharge is always busy and out
Please PM me. Will really appreciate it.
Here's the info:

As promised on our Periodic Specials' Webpage,
http://www.momsinmind.com.sg/weeklyspecials.html

Extra Specials for 10 days only! And only at Showroom only!
9 to 19 June 2009

Once in a LifeTime Deals

All Clothes: S$15 each
Padded Bras: S$15 each
Non-Padded Bras: S$10 each
All Slings & Pouches: S$20 each

plus an EXTRA
30% Storewide Discount
for Orders totalling above S$150
(yes ... extra discounts on top of the
special prices & "lelong" specials)

Offers valid only at the Showroom (not online)
and within Sale period stated above.

Payment by CASH or NETS only @ Showroom

Details:
http://www.momsinmind.com.sg/weeklyspecials.html
 

chocbabe

Member
Catz, garfield,

Hi just came back from HK last night.

Catz, u are right about Ocean Park. Total waste of time. The rides are horrible and so stroller unfriendly, and the toilets bad. It was mosquitoes infested also. Got like 20 bites from there. The China tour groups also swamp the place.

Disneyland was so much more pleasant. It was not so bad as i thought. There weren't much queue. The china group are also the younger ones, unlike the ocean park groups, dunno how to describe them.

We manage to go on the same ride many times. The also provided better service than Ocean Park.

The Disneyland hotel was great. The kids really love it. Ryan has the annual pass to the HK Disneyland so looks like we might visit it soon.. haha.

Do check out the photos in FB.

I think both beth and timo will be ok on the flight. Dun worry. Ryan was fine, i think at this age, they are pretty ok already. He was enjoying the flt entertainment and the food. Unlike my lil sarah, was a terror on the plane, refusing to sit still.

Enjoy your long holiday
 

garfield07

New Member
chocbabe, oh when u go ocean park? during fri or wkends? act I didn't notice these crowd act at tat time. I think i went on a mon. but I saw them at disneyland instead n fighting n jumping queue for photo session n parade!

I didn't bring stroller so i dun know if it good though. hehe

ya disneyland hotel is great! i hope to go down again w G.
 


sophie

Active Member
hey chocbabe,
I saw the pics you posted on FB - Disney looks really nice!
Was about to ask you about hotel cos we're going end of this year.

Ryan is the annual passholder? What about you and hubby?
Does that mean that hotel room is booked under Ryan's name?
 

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