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8 Fabulous Activities To Bring Out Creativity in Kids

8 Fabulous Activities To Bring Out Creativity in Kids

Kids are naturally curious creatures. Give them a box and they turn it into a castle. Give them a set of blocks and they create farms and homes. Kid’s activities provide entertainment to both parents and children. They actually bring out the hidden creativity in children and keep them engaged for a while away from technology.

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Preparing your first born for new siblings

Preparing your first born for new siblings

A second time pregnancy may not be new to you, but it will be exceptional for your first-born. While you and the family is excited about the turn of events, your little girl or boy will be wondering what the fuss is all about. Their level of curiosity will vary depending on their age, but, in most cases, they have a feeling of being left out. So, take time to really... Read More...

Top 10 Modern Parenting Mistakes!

Top 10 Modern Parenting Mistakes!

Child-raising is a wonderful lifelong workout, crammed with highs and lows, delights and give-ups. One minute you’re elated, and the next you’re disappointed. One morning, you wake up feeling mysteriously overjoyed, just to go to bed that night feeling absolutely grief stricken. Kids add rocket fuel to your enthusiastic life, indeed.

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Single/Busy Moms? Fear not! Here a tip or two!

Single/Busy Moms? Fear not! Here a tip or two!

Single moms are both father and a mother to their kids; they have excess responsibilities this way. They can’t rely on anyone to pay utility bills or do groceries for them because they have to do a woman’s job as well as a man’s job. Raising a child when you are a single mom who is always up and going is not easy but mothers do a pretty good job at this; they can... Read More...

How important is a Preschool Education? – Infographic

How important is a Preschool Education? – Infographic

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Perks of being a parent! Existing/new measures from the Government! – Infographic

Perks of being a parent! Existing/new measures from the Government! – Infographic

Panda eyes, unshaven face, messy hairdo, angsty temper, finances woe and the list can go on forever. As parents, we are all too familiar with all these intangibles that come along FOC with the birth of your very first child and having to live in 1 of the most expensive city in the world – Singapore, things could get a little messier. With all the stresses derived... Read More...

Tips for work-at-home moms!

Tips for work-at-home moms!

We moms are “Super Moms” for us kids but only we know how difficult and hectic it may get for us to manage the house, our kids and work. Work at home moms seem to face more burden and need help in managing their work and home together. Here are some of my tried tips that would prove to make your lives a little less hectic.

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10 Effective ways to communicate with our little ones

10 Effective ways to communicate with our little ones

Being a mother is the most beautiful feeling in this world. Holding and feeling a part of you is a miracle in its own. Behind this gift are lots of sacrifices and hard work that a mother puts in dealing with his child. Being a mother means only 6 hours of sleep and the best part you don’t even need an alarm clock to wake you up, your toddler does that work quite... Read More...

Organization Skills for the little ones. Check them out here!

Organization Skills for the little ones. Check them out here!

Loosing lunch boxes, doing gardening, painting on the wall, losing homework are some of the familiar things every parent faces. Children are always on the go as they are most eager at this stage to learn new things and discover its best to let them follow their insight in this journey so that they develop mind skills. However, teaching them to be a little organized will... Read More...

Neglected your fitness after becoming a parent? Here’s 8 exercises/sports to do with your kids to shed the extra weight!

Neglected your fitness after becoming a parent? Here’s 8 exercises/sports to do with your kids to shed the extra weight!

Put on a few extra pounds after becoming a parent? Are you constantly finishing your kids’ leftover pizza? Finding it impossible to hop back onto that treadmill or pick up that abandoned dumbbell? Fear not you aren’t alone! Becoming a parent is an amazing and rewarding transition in life but it can come with some unforeseen consequences. Those sleepless... Read More...

Top 10 things to look out for when searching for a ChildCare Centre

Top 10 things to look out for when searching for a ChildCare Centre

You’ve had the debate with your partner. You’ve weighed the pros and cons and agonized over making the right choice. You’ve waffled over applications and whether or not the kids will be alright. Now you’ve made the decision: you’re going back to work. Maybe you’re a new mom and this is the first time leaving your baby. Maybe you’re a parent who’s manned... Read More...

Top 10 Nutritious and Kids-friendly food!!

Top 10 Nutritious and Kids-friendly food!!

Being a parent is tough, especially if you have kids in the age group of 2 -12 years. Food is just one of your worries amongst a heap of other things. To top it, thinking about healthier food choices and nutritional balance feels like a time consuming activity for a working parent. However, for growing kids, proper nutrition is of utmost importance. It sets them on the... Read More...

Childcare leave eligibility/entitlement in Singapore

Childcare leave eligibility/entitlement in Singapore

Eligibility:

Your child is a Singapore Citizen. Your child is below 7 years old. You have worked for your employer or you are self-employed for at least 3 continuous months.

If you fulfilled all the 3 criteria, you are eligible for  6 days of Government-Paid Childcare Leave under the Child Development Co-Savings Act.

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If you are a Singaporean born in the 80’s, probably you have experienced these before!

If you are a Singaporean born in the 80’s, probably you have experienced these before!

Back in the days when we were still young and innocent, we often take what our parents/grandparents said for REAL. We often comply with the tasks assigned (or at least I did) thinking that the negative consequences were too much for our little hearts to bear. Here are my top 5 experiences:

“You better behave yourself, or the police will come and catch you!” Oh... Read More...
Premature babies ‘more likely to end up in lower-paid jobs’ – UK’s research on 15,000 British Adults

Premature babies ‘more likely to end up in lower-paid jobs’ – UK’s research on 15,000 British Adults

Study of 15,000 British adults finds those born preterm are more likely to suffer long-term financial as well as health consequences. Premature babies are more likely to be less intelligent, do worse at school and end up in lower-paid jobs than those born at full term, new research shows.

An analysis of the circumstances of more than 15,000 British adults also found that those born prematurely... Read More...

What a Singaporean slacker mum learnt from the Tiger Mum (Amy Chua)

What a Singaporean slacker mum learnt from the Tiger Mum (Amy Chua)

Author of Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, Amy Chua (Featured Image), dishes advise on how to handle your child’s learning curve – and that also includes potty training.

By most accounts, I’m a pretty relaxed mother. A friend termed me “the most bo chap (don’t care) mother in the nicest possible way”. My idea of extracurricular... Read More...

Child care costs slam younger parents? Demand outstrips supply as prices rise faster than inflation

Child care costs slam younger parents? Demand outstrips supply as prices rise faster than inflation

WASHINGTON – It’s not the cost of diapers or even future college tuition that’s rattling Amber Sparks. “We basically had to remake our entire budget around day care,” said Sparks, 37, whose 3-month old daughter began attending child care this month when Sparks returned to work for a labor union in Washington. “We’ll eat out a lot less,... Read More...

Govt doing more to provide affordable, quality childcare islandwide: DPM Tharman

Govt doing more to provide affordable, quality childcare islandwide: DPM Tharman

Although three more childcare centres may be in the works at Taman Jurong offering residents 370 more childcare places and 50 more infantcare places, the Government is not limiting its efforts to just infrastructure, says Mr Tharman.

SINGAPORE: Taman Jurong will meet the increased demand for more... Read More...

1,000 new child care places for Punggol, Sengkang by mid-2016

1,000 new child care places for Punggol, Sengkang by mid-2016

The two large centres are part of the Government’s efforts to cater to the growing demand for quality and affordable child care in these young estates.

SINGAPORE: Come mid-2016, there will be 1,000 more child care places for residents of Punggol and Sengkang, said the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in a media release... Read More...

Boost for childhood educators

Boost for childhood educators

If you train them better and longer, they will come. And stay, hopefully, for the long run. That is what some polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) offering early childhood education courses are hoping for, as they roll out new measures to retain and better equip young talent in the sector.

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