A reward for giving birth

I attended the baby shower of a friend over the weekend. This is their second kid, both are daughters. The baby is absolutely adorable and we had so much fun as well as it has been a while since we last gathered with a group of mutual friends. In the course of our conversation, another…

Over reliance on help?

Dave was telling me the other day that his cousin will be posted to overseas for work for around two years, which is great experience for him. He has been working at this organisation for more than 5 years and he had always been eyeing an overseas posting. Other snippets of this cousin; he is…

Raising a newborn

A reader once commented, even though he has no kids now, but he would envisage minimal outlay when he has one, perhaps mainly the diapers and milk powder. To be honest, raising a child is not exactly that expensive an affair. It is also highly dependent on the expectations of the parents, and striking a…

Busy… yet fulfilling

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…

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…