When I was pregnant with Baby A, a friend told me that I should say good-bye to travelling for the next few years. I’m glad that I didn’t listen, because travelling with an infant (who quickly turned into a toddler) is not just doable, but can be just as enjoyable as travelling without one. Whilst … More Travelling with a Toddler: Tips and Tricks
My husband and I had been married for a little over three years when Baby A joined us. I remember us strolling through the mall one day, witnessing a couple and their toddler walk by. The couple was walking on either side of the child, each holding one of their child’s tiny hands. It was … More How a Child Affected Our Marriage
We make countless decisions throughout our lives – from the small daily ones like choosing your clothes for the day and deciding what to eat for lunch, to the big ones like choosing our life partner. I follow one simple rule for most meaningful decision making in my life – make the decision yourself because … More The Freedom of Choice
I despise the term ‘housewife’. I can knock in someone’s teeth for asking if I’m a ‘housewife’. No, thank you, I’m married to my husband, not the four walls we call our house. I’m not going to bore you with another rant about how terrible and derogatory the term is, because I’m sure you already … More Where are the Working Dads?
I recently read a very interesting article about the frustrations of being a toddler. The article outlined how we always talk about the challenges of motherhood, but rarely about the challenges of being a child. A toddler is unable to do most things for themselves despite trying (think about your child’s first several hundred attempts … More The Toughest Job in the World
It’s amazing how good children are at selective imitation. On the one hand, you can demonstrate a hundred times that the shoes must go on the shoe rack, but you’ll still find them lying on your dining table or stuffed into your cupboard. On the other hand, do something that you probably shouldn’t have (in … More The Copy Brat
I’d heard time and time again about the magical moment when you hold your first born in your arms for the very first time. The ground shifts from beneath your feet, every worry in the world disappears and you feel love like you’ve never felt before. Your life suddenly has a new purpose and it’s … More Love at First Sight: It Didn’t Happen to Me
I see these children, walking calmly next to their mums, holding their hands. I see these children, sitting peacefully in their mum’s laps on flights. I see these children, quietly snoozing in their strollers as their mums wheel them around the mall. I see these children and I wonder: how? What do their parents feed … More Who are those children?
My husband loves superheroes. We follow every single superhero series out there and it’s mandatory to go to the cinema on the opening night for every superhero movie. My husband’s love for superheros is such that I actually threw him a surprise superhero themed birthday party for his 30th, for which all his friends dressed … More My Baby of Steel
There is no doubt that Baby A is daddy’s little girl. She’s got her father wrapped around that tiny little finger of hers and not only does she know it, she knows how to keep it that way. Daddy usually gets home right around bedtime and she only has to hear the key turn in the main … More Daddy’s Girl