We have the luxury of my parents helping us take care of #JasperBean when we’re working. However, as a mum, I do worry that grandparents are spoiling him rotten (as did my grandma with me). And guess who would have to deal with the consequences? Yours truly…”
All too often, when we pick up #JasperBean, I wouldn’t say I get a “complaint“, but I’m usually greeted with. “He’s been such a good boy today, but as soon as you show up, he throws a tantrum, Continue reading “Mummy is Spoiling the Kids!”…
The new year calls for new resolutions, but this year. I am not setting any. However, I recognise there are some things in my life that needs improvement. Today I’m focusing on my financing. Saving is something I’m determined to get right, especially with a small family now, spending can get out of hand pretty easily. In the pass, we have tried endless times to document clearly where our money was coming from and going to. We have used excel spreadsheets, systems and apps. But I still think the best way is to use a written spending journal (or Kakeibo). Call me old school. Continue Reading!
When was the first time your little one was cast in a Christmas Concert? How did it go? Do you think back on it fondly? Or hope it had never happened?
We recently attended #JasperBean’s Christmas Concert and like the previous year, we (me and S) were very excited! We practised Jingle Bells and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star until we could sing no more. I even brought materials to make his outfit instead of buying the bog standard supermarket Christmas outfits. Our little star was promoted from a sheep last year to a star this year! We basically couldn’t wait for our little one to sing his heart out, but again, we should have known, that it wouldn’t go according to plan. Continue Reading!
S and I love loved going to the cinema, when we were dating and before #JasperBean came into our lives, our weekends and evenings would be filled with cinematic experiences. Heck, our first date was at the cinema! Whether this was psycho-thrillers, chick flicks, war documentaries or secret cinema experiences, we never considered this as a treat. Now with a toddler in tow, this has become a rare treat because I never was brave enough to bring an unpredictable bundle of energy to the big screen. Anyone with a toddler that doesn’t keep quiet or sit still will know what I mean. However, we decided to take the bull by its horns and take our toddler to his first cinema experience. Continue Reading!
When you play with your children, you probably would ask them what they want to play with. But do you stop and ask them how they want to play? Wouldn’t it be great if they are given the opportunity to have fun while also learning something educational? Of course, there is a never ending supply of fun educational toys to choose from. Continue Reading!
Christmas is a magical time for most, especially children and writing a letter to Santa is a great way to kick off the festivities. This simple letter to Santa is great for prewriting little ones or even older toddlers. Continue Reading!
Many a times #JasperBean has tested my patience
some days, most days everyday… he would suddenly start crying and throw massive tantrums from no where and no matter how much I calmly speak to him, he just wouldn’t stop or even let me know what has upset him so much. He would just constantly repeat “mummy, mummy, mummy”. I’ve tried talking, hugging, cuddling, leaving him alone to calm down, distraction, food, everything, but in those moments, nothing will do. Like many mummies out there, I’ve discovered that I have reserves of patience that I didn’t know existed. Continue Reading!
One morning, I was holding my little 2 year old #JasperBean crying non-stop. Suddenly, I felt his strong little shoulder and soothing concerned voice. I could feel his worried little face peeping down to see what I was doing. When I hear him continuing to say “mummy… mummy, sorry… mummy sorry… mummy is okay?”, this warmed and broke my heart. Continue Reading!
I recently read an online article where the author was reminiscing her younger days with her girlfriends. She was reminded that they once talked about anything and everything but as time passed and they grew older, some had become mums. Whenever they would gather, their conversation and topics would never be far from their children. Continue Reading!