Aside from the cost incurred during pregnancy and delivery, another area which could potentially chalk up quite a bit during the first few months with your newborn is bringing them for their respective vaccinations. During the first year, there are a few which are compulsory, though there are other vaccinations that are optional but parents […]

January is the month that we start managing baby Ashton on our own without the help of the confinement lady. The days are long but before we realised, he is already 2 months old. I guess we are coping better this time round as we are more physically and mentally prepared as compared to our […]

Monetary gifts are pretty common in Singapore and certain parts of the world, where we would gift money to congratulatory parties, mainly celebratory occasions, such as weddings, baby showers, housewarmings, etc. In fact, it is also an easy (and lazy) way to prepare a gift, as you do not need to think about what to […]

A reader asked us to share our “minimalist wedding”. However, when Dave and I got married more than 5 years ago, we were not yet minimalists, nor aware of this concept of minimalism. Now, to think back, ours was in no way a minimalist wedding, and it was every way pretty similar to the traditional […]

I have been really really busy of late. Not because of work of course, since I am currently on maternity leave. Yes, you guessed it right, I have been really busy mothering a newborn and a toddler. Sleepless nights, insufficient rest, tired and frozen shoulders…. you name it, I think I’ve got them all. Even […]

December is the month that we hosted a baby shower for our son, Ashton. I’m also clearing most of my annual leaves so as to take a breather from work and also spend some quality time with the family.

2017 is coming to an end and as we welcome the New Year, I thought it would be good to consolidate some of our thoughts for the year, and some of the key takeaways that we will bring with us to 2018. Health  In terms of my health, i went for a health checkup earlier […]

Kyith from Investment Moats had shared our November expenses report in a local facebook discussion group (thanks Kyith!) and it had generated a lot of feedback and discussion. Well predominantly, it was about the cost of having a baby in Singapore, as well as how “minimalist” or not “minimalist” the pregnancy was. I think in […]

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