Singapore Preschool Review – Cambridge Preschool

I can’t believe my little chubby baby is a big boy now (19months old!)and it’s time to start selecting a preschool! It’s nuts how quickly time flies especially in Singapore but here we are. He’s definitely ready – he loves playing with other kids, is very sociable and loves learning. He’s learning really well at home, and…

HIRING A HELPER WITHOUT AN AGENCY (PART ONE)

The vast majority of people in Singapore use agencies to hire a foreign domestic helper ( FDW -we don’t call them maids). People are busy and can’t be bothered with all the paperwork. So they cough up the huge fees that agencies charge (anywhere from $500-$900) and a helper appears at their door. However, I’ve…

Baby beat the perfectionist out of me….

(Warning – this post is long and contains a lot of exclamations) Growing up in a competitive household with lots of siblings pushes you to be the best in everything you do – academics, sports, etc. Add having high achievers for older siblings and you have one of two results – either you crumble under…

Operation lose weight – 3 month update!

January 5th marked 3 months to the day since I started my workout regimen, so it’s perfect timing for an update. I’m doing this because I’ve promised myself there will be a “Ta-da!” moment 9 months post partum and I really want to record the journey. Looking back at my ‘Operation Lose Weight’ post, quite…

Prenatal Massages – Review

Looking back over the many prenatal massages I had while pregnant, it occurred to me that I might be able to offer an opinion on some of them here in Spore. So here are the places I’ve tried and how I rate them out of 10…:) Beauty, Mums & Babies Small but high-end, Beauty, Mums…

My middle name is “So cute!”

It’s been very interesting having a baby in Singapore, and even more interesting having a chocolate one! It started with the nurses at the hospital cooing over his curly hair, remarking in fact that he even had so much hair! Since then it’s been nothing short of eventful. I know my son is INCREDIBLY cute…

OPERATION LOSE WEIGHT!!

So the challenge begins. I’ve finally got the all clear 3 months post partum. I never thought it would take THIS long but after seeing my osteo for some labour related pains we are ready to go! I’m actually really proud of how much I’ve lost just from eating healthily, breastfeeding and keeping active. I…

Guide to Having a Singapore Baby – Part One

Here’s my guide – basically my experience having a baby here. Hope some of this helps a pregnant mama out there! CHOOSING A GYNAE vs HOSPITAL Do you choose your gynae or go with the hospital you like and choose from the doctors working there? I chose the former. It made more sense to put…