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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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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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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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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I love being a boy-mum

Truth be told, I wanted a girl. When my gynecologist told us at 16 weeks we were going to have a boy (and she said it with the most conviction EVER and circled the little gentleman's area on the scan photo), I freaked out. There goes my dream doll house, pretty dresses, head bands and …

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10 Things I Learned in My First Year as a Mum

Now, my baby is a toddler even though he's still my baby. Everyday I hold his head close to my nose and take a deep breadth, wanting to inhale all of him. Needless to say, that delicate baby scent is gone, only to be substituted by whatever crumbs left behind from his last meal.    …

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25 Reasons to Celebrate My First Year of Motherhood

It was only when my landlord congratulated me on Theo's birthday that I realised that we as parents were celebrating our first year of parenthood. A year of survival.     In the past year, there have been countless of times that I thought I was going to die for various reasons. Of course I didn't, …

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A Little DIY Fun For Babies

Theo is a very fortunate child. He is not short of toys. I'm really happy that he has plenty to play with. As he has so many toys, I find that he goes through them really quickly - like 30 seconds with a toy before moving on to another. Therefore I do try to create …

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The Sisterhood of Motherhood

http://youtu.be/Me9yrREXOj4 If you haven't watched Similac's advertisement on the Sisterhood of Motherhood, do watch the video above. Those who have experienced motherhood knows how tiring it gets but nonetheless says it's a rewarding and loving experience. That's what most people think and say motherhood is anyway. This short video (two and a half minutes long) …

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Should Boys Play with Kitchen Sets?

When we found out we were having a boy, I freaked out. I hate football culture (men getting drunk, cursing and swearing, players pretending to be in great pain etc), I know close to nothing about Chess, I can't even differentiate between a Porsche and a Lamborghini, and I don't think I can name more …

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6 Months Old (Already?!?!)

6 months ago, a little boy was placed in my arms. I fell in love with him immediately even though I barely knew him. He became my priority, my responsibility, and meant the world to me. Theo is now 6 months old. In the past few months I've come to understand my little man a …

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Mad Confessions Of A First-Time Mum

I confess that I've fallen head over heels with Theo. I've fallen into the group of mums who share ultra cute videos and pictures on Facebook with family and friends. Most people hit the "Like" button (thank you!!!). Those who don't have probably "Unfriend" or "Unfollow" me (don't really care). Being a first-time mum (and …

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Where We Are Right Now

Every Thursday I attend my post-natal exercise classes with Theodore. The classes focus on working on our pelvic floor muscles rather than hardcore cardio for weight loss. While it's true that those exercises I learn during the class can easily be done at home, it's important that I step out of the house and socialise …

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Almost 4 Month Old Sleep Regression

To put it briefly, Theodore's waking up A LOT at night (every hour to an hour and a half), very clingy and irritable because he can't fall back to sleep. Sleep experts claim that babies go through this because they are learning new skills and are going through a growth spurt. It is MADNESS because …

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Baby Welcome Pack

Finally!!! I set aside a couple of minutes yesterday to print my DM voucher to redeem Theodore's welcome pack. The "aunty" within me was very excited to collect the brightly coloured gift box (my favourite red too!!!). The gift box was packed with practical items such as a pacifier (NUK - Theodore's preferred brand), nappies, …

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