My Dearest Rice Cake and Mochi Monster, So you're now 5 and 3 respectively, you can feed and dress yourselves, you can both go to the toilet yourselves (not in public places of course) and you do a really good job brushing your teeth. You still want me to sit by your bed until you … Continue reading Letters to My Daughters: Can You Stay Little for a Little Longer?
My dearest sister, There's something very special about watching you become a mum. I feel privileged to be physically next to you during these first couple of weeks! At the same time, I wish I could spare you from the pain, the sleepless nights and the uncertainty that comes with motherhood. I know full well … Continue reading Letters to My Sister: Welcome to Motherhood
My Dearest Daughter, I need to let you in on a little secret - I was a bit of a crybaby (still am!) when I was young. I remember crying when your grandfather (who you've not had the opportunity to meet, may he rest in peace) dropped me off in class. During recess, I had … Continue reading Letters to My Daughters: My Thoughts on Your First Day at School
The crappy thing about pushing 40 is that you're liable to FEEL tired just thinking about an activity. This same activity would have you hardly breaking a sweat if you were 10 years younger. I get tired thinking about exercising. I know I should. But I much rather lie here and watch Michael McIntyre on … Continue reading When Did Going Out At Night Become So Tiring?
I'm no stranger to moving homes. When I was a child, we were always moving from one house to another. My father worked hard but money was scarce. Every year, when our landlord decided to increase the rent, we would pack our bags and move once more. We moved around SS2, SS3, SS4 and Damansara … Continue reading Celebrating the END of 10 Years of Moving Home
The biggest surprise I found about Motherhood, in those early days when V1 was still tiny, wasn't that she hated sleep. Because she did hate sleep. Gosh. Anyway, it was that my introduction to Motherhood felt strangely isolating. I wasn't expecting to feel this way given that I joined an NCT group of lovely new mummies and … Continue reading Solo Tripping @ 3 Mths: Part I
Click here, if you've missed Part I of this article (the important bit that inspired me go Solo Tripping with V1/V2 when they were tiny babies). So you've got a bit of time on your hands (not really since you're caring for a tiny baby) and you're thinking how cool it would be to do … Continue reading Solo Tripping @ 3 Mths: Part II
This is for all mummies out there. I think it's time you took a break. Not just any break, but a girlie break, with a girlfriend (or three, depending on how you roll). Yes, it'll be difficult to arrange. Yes, your husband/mother/mother-in-law/aunties/uncles/every-Tom-Dick-Harry-Jane-Sue-Harriet might try to 'psycho' you out of going. But you owe it to … Continue reading 3D2N Paris, Baby! 1st Girlie Weekend Post Kids
During my first maternity leave with V1, I had this ‘brilliant’ idea of spending 2 months in Asia visiting family and friends. The rather ambitious route was as follows: London – Dubai (7 hours), transit in Dubai, Dubai – Kuala Lumpur (7.5 hours) Kuala Lumpur - Singapore, Singapore - Kuala Lumpur (by car) Kuala Lumpur … Continue reading Survival Tips: Flying Alone with My Baby
Letter written to my MP Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to read my email. On Wednesday, 25 May 2016, at approximately 815am, I left for work. My husband had left earlier with the kids for the nursery drop off. When I arrived at work and checked my phone, there were numerous missed … Continue reading The Police Raided My House Because I Put Foil on My Windows