Play Date Cookies Gone Wrong…Terribly Wrong

We've been trying to arrange play dates with Theo's friends regularly on weekends. Since they all are at Kita full-time on weekdays, we parents know how difficult it is to contain the energy our kids have in apartments especially when the weather doesn't allow for outdoor play. Therefore we take turns to allow the kids …

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Mia’s Birth Story

On the 27th of December 2016, we welcomed our little girl who decided to make her grand appearance a week earlier than expected. On hindsight, she could have been born 4 days earlier if I had known what was happening to me. However, I was kept busy with Christmas preparations and a sick toddler who …

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Melissa and Doug Water Wow Reveal Pads 

I am a huge fan of Melissa and Doug products. Not only are they affordable, they are of good quality and educational.  Theo loves anything vehicles related - be it toys, books, clothes, cartoons or activities. And I try my best to feed his interest as long as the activity in question benefits him.  Theo …

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Struwwelpeter Museum, Frankfurt

At Struwwelpeter Museum, you can learn about Heinrich Hoffmann, author of the picture book Struwwelpeter.  Ok, that's not Struwwelpeter. This is the right one. Prior to visiting this museum, I didn't know that Struwwelpeter has been translated to more than 45 languages including Chinese. I had a brief look at the book and decided it …

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End of Summer Water Play Season

We have unfortunately come to the end of  Frankfurt's Water Play season in mid-September. If the weather forecast is anywhere near being accurate, yesterday would probably be the last warm day of 2016. It has been a rather lovely summer compared to the unbearable heat wave we had in 2015 which lasted for weeks and …

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Theo’s 2nd Birthday

This year, Theo's really fortunate to spend his 2nd birthday with his Grampy, Aunties, Uncle and little cousins in England. We tried to keep it as simple as possible because we didn't want to overwhelm him but still, he fell asleep before lunchtime. Good for us though since we managed to have our meals in …

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Parenting without Support: The Roller Coaster Ride

It has been 4 years since we relocated to Frankfurt. The move wasn't too difficult. We were (and still!!!) young, made friends easily and enjoyed our new environment. Life, which was easy as pie, got a little more challenging when Theo came along. There are days when tears flow freely down my cheeks, and days …

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Mothers’ Day Spielfest at Park Louisa

Goodbye to those weekends when we spend hours sitting in a cafe drinking coffee together, or be able to shop leisurely. With a toddler, weekends aren't just quite the same anymore. I'm not complaining though because we do end up having lots of fun together (most of the time).  It takes a little researching and …

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Stabilo Woody 3in1 Colour Pencils Review

In the past couple of weeks, Theo has shown more interest in colouring. While we do have a set of Crayola Jumbo crayons (see picture below), I thought it would be great to have the Stabilo after reading many positive reviews. Here's why I prefer the Stabilo.  1. They don't break (as easily as Crayola …

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Sleep Baby, Sleep (for goodness sake!)

If you asked me 4 months ago to put Theo down to sleep, chances are I'll be stuck in bed with him. He was 19 months old then BUT BUT BUT (and I say "but" because every damn thing online suggests children that age should already be able to self-soothe blah blah blah) he'll demand …

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The Screen Time Debate (among parents)

I feel compelled to write this post after reading this blog post - Why I Don’t Feel Bad About Giving My Kids Unlimited Screen Time When I first saw the title of the article, I was like"What utter RUBBISH?". Read it and I was right.  The author isn't suggesting that parents plonk their kids in …

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Our Clubfoot Journey: First Independent Steps

A few mums who have or are expecting babies with clubfoot have contacted me via the blog. Sometimes they want to know what the Ponseti treatment is like, if Theo has issues with his boots and bar, whether the tenotomy operation went successfully and so on. I'm more than happy to answer their questions because …

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