The Importance of Teachers

For the most part of my schooling years, I've had great teachers. They were the ones who motivated me, helped me reach my potential, and truly cared for me as a person and not just my grades. But I've also had teachers who couldn't care less about their students, couldn't teach to save their lives, …

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Food Pyramid Home Project

We try to eat healthily. I don't necessarily mean I put everyone on a Bio diet because that really adds to household expenses, but I try to put more fruits and vegetables on the table for the family. Growing up in Singapore, I don't remember snacking a lot on sweets and chocolates or even had …

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Sleep Training Babies…WHAT???

Today I came across an Instagram post by an influential celebrity mum. I've been following her account for a few months and she seems like a genuine, nice, fun-loving, down to earth person. I thought she was brave to show her post-birth figure, stretch marks and all despite being an ex-model herself. It does shed …

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Eingewohnung Week 5

Instead of drop-offs getting easier, we have somehow regressed. Mia anticipates the separation every single day and gets very upset before I even bring her into the classroom. She would be sat on the bench crying her heart out as I undress her winter overalls. It is very difficult to watch her like this and …

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Polar Opposites

No kid is ever the same. Not even when they have the exact same parents. Everyday I'm reminded by my two lovelies that they are unique individuals. Despite looking very similar as babies, my kids' personalities couldn't be more different to each other. I first noticed the difference when Mia was about 2 months old …

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Krippe Eingewohnung

As cliche as it sounds, in a twinkle of an eye, baby girl is officially a toddler walking about independently with much confidence and has started attending playgroup. I often wonder why the German daycare system requires parents to stay in the classroom with the kids when they first start? Why familiarisation or orientation could …

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Strawberry Picking in Frankfurt

Did you know that if you live in Frankfurt, you don't have to leave the city to pick your very own strawberries in the summer? In the northwestern part of Frankfurt, there is a strawberry field in Praunheim. It opens daily from 9am to 7pm during the season. Here is the address: Ludwig Landmann Straße …

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Clubfoot Journey: Hitting the 3 Years Mark

9 more days till my first born turns 3. Just like any other toddler, his emotions run high and low, he is energetic, playful, sensitive and dare I say it, exhausting. However, he is full of love and that's all that matters.  There is so much to celebrate for this boy. He has come so …

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Plant Your Own Garden Cress

As it's Spring, I looked online to find toddler-friendly gardening activities to do with Theo. Except, we don't have a garden. Our balcony is a tiny one occupied by the clothes rack that is constantly packed with the kids' clothes. Hence I started listing a few prerequisites of the plant we would grow together: 1. …

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The Solar System: Playdough Style

I can't quite remember how it happened but last weekend Daniel showed Theo a video of our solar system and since then, the boy's been fascinated by the planets. As it's Earth Day today, I thought it would be interesting to do a Solar System related activity with Theo. But most ideas on Pinterest seem …

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Bärenhunger Board Game

At some point while growing up, many of us played board games with our family and friends. I remember enjoying games such as Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly and Uno. While researching for ideas for Theo's upcoming 3rd birthday, we thought we would introduce him to board games. But he's only going to be 3! Will …

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Thread Beads to Build Concentration

The one thing we were told by Theo's teacher is to work on his concentration. To be honest, I was caught by surprise because he's well capable of sitting with me ploughing through books. He definitely has no problem playing with his train tracks for  what seems like forever to me. But apparently, he's easily …

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Let Children Take Risks

If I was left alone at the playground with Theo, I would definitely be what you'd call a "helicopter mum" who will be within 3 feet radius of him. Way before we had kids, my husband already knew I had fear of heights. I could look at a really safe and fun playgrounds and still …

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Brachiosaurus Learns Phonics

Here we are again making learning fun. Well, I shouldn't say "we" because I'm not exactly the fun and innovative parent. It was Daniel who came up with this brilliant activity. It's fun, engaging and Theo enjoyed it since we were tapping on his interests.  Brachiosaurus is hungry and needs a snack. Which letter will …

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