Category Children

A proud parenting moment

As Dave has shared in the previous post, there was an estate party in our neighbourhood last month, and we attended the event. The event was pretty well organised, with lots of family friendly activities and games, many suitable for young kids. Ally might have been a bit too young to participate in some of […]

Pre-school in Singapore

This is one of the hottest topics right now at the moment, and especially since it is an area of focus that is highlighted by our Prime Minister at the recent national day rally.  With a preschooler in the house, we read with interest on the developments in the sector, and are definitely heartened by […]

Debt or no debt?

In a commentary published earlier this month on The Straits Times, Lorna Tan, an investor writer and senior correspondent of the bureau wrote a “letter” to her daughter, who had just graduated from tertiary education. Basically, in the letter, she wanted to provide her daughter with some money tips, or financial literacy, as she takes […]

A simplified childhood

Over the last 2 weeks, I had come across a few quality articles on parenting, not just in Singapore, but generally, how we are overscheduling our childrens’ lives these days, packed with activities and what not, providing little free time, or freedom in return. In a nutshell, we are maximising their activities, and minimising their […]

The case of “volunteerism” for school enrolment

As parents with would-be primary school attending students would know, the primary school enrolment for Singaporean children born in 2011 starts towards end of the month. Primary school enrolment in Singapore is neither a simple nor complicated process. You just have a lot of phases to navigate through. Depending on what type of connections you […]

Clutter free with kids

A lot of people asked whether this was possible. Clutter free and kids? That seem kind of like an oxymoron. Similarly, when we first welcomed Ally into the family, there seemed to be so much stuff that we needed to prepare. Retailers telling us that we needed this and that and promoting to you the […]

Baby milk formula

One of the hottest topics in the last two weeks that has taken the city-state by storm is a 87 page report published by the Competition Commission of Singapore regarding the increase in price of baby formula in Singapore. If you are interested in the full report, you may click here. The impetus for the […]

Of birthdays and Valentine’s day

This is quite a belated post, I mean Valentine’s Day was more than a month ago right? Why do I even bother to right something about that now? Well to be honest, I had worked on a posting that I had intended to post on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to finish writing it […]

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