One of the biggest things I’ve learned since acquiring mama status is that people are dumb… Sorry, that’s a tad unfair. I’ve learned that people give the dumbest advice. Worse still, a lot of the pearls of wisdom that are unceremoniously dished out come from smug parents who have been there, done that; shouldn’t they know better? Or do we all one...

Our free printable PDF farm animals flash cards are great for teaching young children new words and enhancing their vocabulary. Simply click on the picture below to open the free PDF file, which contains 12 full-colour illustrations of farm animals together with their corresponding names. They are great for playing games, short English lessons and passing the time...

This free frozen reward chart of our adorable friend Olaf is the perfect tool for mamas with unruly toddlers. Where good old polite requests, pleading and begging have failed, this little behaviour chart is sure to do the trick. Mamas who prescribe to positive parenting know only too well the astonishing effect that a well-timed ‘well done’ can have. Our frozen...

Being a mama is by no means a walk in the park:   Free downloadable PDF file: 10 reasons why my work as a mama is inhumane.   Ten Reasons Why my Work as a Mama is Inhumane 1) My boss kicks, scratches, punches and occasionally head butts me. 2) My boss wakes me up at 4:00am and 6:10am and demands my attention. 3) My boss throws up, spits and wees on me. 4)...

Postnatal depression is certainly not as rare as people think and up to 25% of new mamas find themselves experiencing some degree of depressive symptoms after giving birth. If you find that your baby blues are lingering far longer than they should, you may be suffering from postnatal depression and should seek professional help. Here’s a quick lowdown on some of...

This free kid’s shoe size chart is designed to take the guess work out of sizing tot’s shoes. Yep, this simple printable will make choosing the correct size for bub’s first pair of kicks a walk in the park. Do you need pre-walker, toddler or kiddy shoes? Are boys’ and girls’ sizes the same? Whether your toddler is pounding the pavement, meandering the...

Prenatal classes and childbirth classes are a must for first-time mamas (and dadas). They provide the perfect way to get to grips with your growing bub (and belly), prepare nervous parents-to-be for labour (eek) and give you a chance to have a good ol’ chat with other preggi mamas. The content of each course differs according to the provider, but you can generally...

Nursing rooms and baby changing rooms are available throughout Singapore, and some of them are pretty damn awesome as it goes. But finding them is often another matter entirely and many a mama and dada have been caught short with a screaming hungry baby and nowhere suitable in sight to top him up. Now mamas and dadas on the go can avoid those meltdown moments when...

Mother and baby fitness classes are a godsend to new mamas who want to lose some of that post-pregnancy bulge. Many mamas in Singapore don’t have helpers, can’t find a decent sitter and/or simply can’t bear to be parted from their precious bundle of joy. That’s where mother and baby fitness classes can come in handy. Whether you are looking for swap the dumbbells...

Reward charts are great for bribing encouraging your munchkins to do things for themselves, ditch the nose picking, help around the home or learn a new skill (like using the potty). Mamas who prescribe to positive parenting will be the first to wax lyrical about how far a little ‘well done’ can go toward promoting good behaviour and avoiding major blowups. Giving...

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