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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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

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

Dare to Feel: When My Daughter Has a 15-cm Tumour

Bel is an easy-going, athletic 13-year-old who avoids conflicts with a smile. Of my five children, she would be the one to question why I was so curt with a…

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Having a Baby with Down syndrome in Singapore

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

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Single Parents in Singapore: Two Mums Share their Stories

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

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….

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…

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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,…

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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

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

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…

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…

Finding Strength After Loss: Lisa Chong of Stillen Maternity

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

Nothing but Pride for her Two Autistic Sons

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

Esther Kwan’s Lushly Gorgeous Bohemian-style Maternity Shoot

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

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…

Expecting my first Baby during the Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown

I feel the familiar cold jelly on my huge belly and see my baby pop up in black and white squiggles on the ultrasound monitor. “He’s pretty low already,” my…

10 things I’ve learnt from having a Child with Down Syndrome

Having a child changes your life in many ways. Among others, it teaches you things about yourself that you never knew. In addition, you discover yourself capable of things you…

#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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Autism: Beyond Awareness to Real Hope for this Doctor’s Son

“I felt utterly defeated. Autism had stolen my son from me. My perfect baby boy was slipping further away with every day, and it seemed nothing we did was helping,”…

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

5 Singaporean Mums Who Juggle Motherhood and Their Side-Hustles

Considering the challenges that come with motherhood, it’s amazing how so many women are still able to crush their careers. Here are five Singaporean mums who inspire us as they…

Will Chinese New Year Traditions End With My Generation?

Do you follow Chinese New Year traditions to the letter? Or are CNY traditions a hassle to follow in this time and age? One more day till we welcome the…

Fighting to Have A Baby through IVF; Fighting to Make Time for Baby

Linda Locke became a mum at 43 after five IVF attempts over one and a half years, quitting her successful advertising job along the way. And then the hard part began…

Would you Quit your Job and Travel with your Children around the World? This Singaporean Couple Did

Travel with children? Sure! But for nine months, over nine countries? Yes, it’s possible. Nah Wee Kee and his wife Sandy left their jobs, and did just that last year.  Avid…

My Daughter, who has Down syndrome, is a Gift to be Treasured

After giving birth to her third child, who has Down syndrome, Adeline Koh did not stop crying for a year. Now, seven years later, she sees her child as a…

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…

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

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

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

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

True Story: Baby after Cancer, Business after Miscarriages

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

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

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

Solo but Strong: Single Mothers in Singapore

It’s challenging enough being a mother, and doubly so when you have the tremendous task of raising children on your own. Kelly* (*names have been changed), a 41-year-old working mum…

True Story: Baby Premature, Mum In A Coma

For two days after she had delivered her baby prematurely, Joycelyn lay in a coma. Her husband shuttled between the Intensive Care Unit and the neonatal ICU, burdened with the…

True story: “I had pre-eclampsia with two pregnancies”

When she was pregnant with her second child, Dewi Singgih had to visit her gynaecologist every five days. Thirty-two weeks into that pregnancy, Dewi was presented with the grim news…