Being a new mum is quite frankly terrifying. It doesn’t matter how many books you have read, how experienced you are with kids or how many gadgets and gizmos you have purchased, as soon as you bring that little bundle of joy home, you rapidly realize that it isn’t as simple as smug-pregnant you thought it would be and, no, it isn’t just the bad mamas who mess...

Looking for the best places to watch the Chinese New Year Fireworks 2015? The year of the sheep (or goat, depending on who you talk to) is fast approaching and, as usual, Singapore is set to celebrate the event with style and pizzazz. Of course, no major event in Singapore would be complete without a cracking fireworks display and this year visitors, expats and locals...

Chinese New Year 2015 is fast approaching and no doubt excitement is starting to build in Chinese households throughout the city. The run up to Chinese New Year can be pretty darn hectic for mamas and dadas and keeping the little ones entertained while trying to source jars of cookies, fitting in time for a haircut and distributing ang pao is no mean feat. This...

Maids in Singapore are a standard part of everyday life. However, for many new arrivals, the word “maid” conjures up images of Alice from the Brady Bunch… and who wouldn’t want to share their home with such a quick-witted, peace-keeping role model? Sadly, the realities of life with a foreign domestic helper are not always quite so straightforward, and there...

  “Turn your back for a second…” Yep, every mama and dada knows exactly how spot on that old adage is. As soon as bub starts to wriggle across the lounge, the safety police need to be out in force to remove every hazard and danger within ten miles. There’s no escaping the fact that our childerbeasts love to explore and, chances are, when they do find...

// The Singapore New Year’s Eve Fireworks display 2014 promises to feature a ton, quite literally, of explosives, in a mind-blowing spectacle that will knock your socks off. Yes, at midnight on the 31st December, Marina Bay will come alive with proud Singaporeans, tourists and expats who are all clamoring to see one of the most spectacular firework displays...

Be they organic baby food manufacturers or bog standard baby-slop providers, the majority of baby food brands in Singapore have one major thing in common: they claim to care. Last week we put baby food under the microscope and found some pretty damning information about what’s really in bub’s favourite dish… but could it be true that the nation’s...

If the beautiful flashing lights on Orchard Road, the red-themed coffee cups and the festive music blasting from every shop in town are anything to go by, Christmas is well and truly on its way. Being on the other side of the world from the North Pole, it’s crucial that Singapore’s kiddos get their Christmas wishes into Santa early. Give them a helping hand with...

Warning: Once you’ve read this, you’ll probably never want to buy commercial baby food again. Baby food jars can be a godsend to busy parents. Pick them off the supermarket shelf, stick them in a warmer and you’re done. Baby’s meal is ready to go in a fraction of the time it would take you to home cook something half decent yourself. Unfortunately, according...

// // Good news this week for mamas and dadas who are expecting Jubilee babies. Great Eastern have announced that they will be offering all bubs born in 2015 one year’s free health insurance worth S$108 each (sure beats a commemorative certificate). The freebie, which is being offered in celebration of the SG50 celebrations, will be offered to all 2015 Singapore babies, although the terms and conditions underlying the offer are yet to be released (so don’t get too excited yet). Not stopping there, Great Eastern have also...

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