"I thought she will never come, until I saw a positive test that day...it was Independence day." I personally know Sol from my secondary school days. We are not really close until recently. She became a dear friend to me and my husband and has documented our milestones as a family. I followed her journey … Continue reading Sol: Mom of Unexpected Sam
"I very much enjoyed it." These are the words of my mom when she brought my daughter out. Aia left the Philippines when she was 7 weeks old and only visit her grandparents once a year. I did not realize how much my mom miss us and Aia until I paid attention during our last … Continue reading The Bright Spot known as Grandparents’ love
Dear Mom, Happy Birthday! I know you will hate me for the title but deep inside i know you will agree with me that you are one. Hahaha! We have a love hate relationship. You know how much I resent you for 101 ways you have been the imperfect mom to me. But now, i … Continue reading A Letter to my Nagger Mom
My husband and I are fans of backpacking. Cheap, real and full of adventure. With just our packs and relying on local transport and maps, we'll navigate through our country of choice. We prefer eating where the local eats and try each and every dish they eat. It was fun and liberating. But our recent … Continue reading Backpacking No More: Travelling with a 10 month old Child
I was in tears while walking away from the door of Unit 13-204. I can hear Anaiah's faint cries echoing in my brain. Every step further constricts every breathing cell in my body. It was my first time to leave my first born to someone I barely know and who only knew my daughter from … Continue reading The Saga of Finding the Right Babysitter
I gave birth in the Philippines and by Anaiah's 8th week I need to be back to Singapore to work. I was anxious to plan, read and consult friends on how to continue breastfeeding and work at the same time. For mothers how want to do this it is imperative that you plan things before … Continue reading How to Make Breastfeeding and a Full Time Job Co-Exist?