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You’ve Got To Be Kidding. Yup. Exactly.

A good friend thought of me when her office was preparing a book to feature personal stories about the realities of parenthood, complete with its joys and challenges. The book’s commissioned by the National Population and Talent Division, in partnership with BooksActually and DDB Group Singapore. It was launched in March by Minister Grace Fu, who […] Read more…

“I love you right up to the moon… and back”

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/i-love-you-right-up-to-the-moon-and-back/ Dear Matthew, As we lay in bed tonight, the way we do every night, with me feeling equally blessed to be mother to you and Emma, and also increasingly vexed with you continuing to roll about – and getting up and down – instead of going to sleep, you did something to turn the odds […] Read more…

A Choice of Mummies?

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/475/ 4am today: Matt wakes up sobbing brokenly, with big, fat tears rolling down his cheeks as he heaves and cries. It took me a while to make sense of what he was saying and it was either, “I don’t want other mummy!!!” or “I want other mummy!!!” He was trying to wriggle free of […] Read more…

Sharing Secrets, Revealing Truths.

This is my son. He is 26 months old. He has recently grown into what I call, a “full-blown running and talking toddler” because now he rattles on and surprises me everyday with quips of his own (he is cheeky by nature), a proper understanding of real words (like when he says “I want both” when asked to […] Read more…

Our Song

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/our-song/   25 months after Matthew’s birth, and I’ve finally found “our song”. It just happened one morning last week while on the way to school. Class95 played it, it was one of my favourites, and I heard the lyrics loud and clear with the ears of my heart. It is a love song, yes, […] Read more…

11 months to Christmas

“In the blink of an eye and the beat of a heart…” we are almost through with the first month of 2014. For me, I’ve settled quite comfortably into a new daily routine. For one who’s always loved school, but hated waking up for it, I am now wide awake when my alarm rings at […] Read more…

Goodbye Baby, Hello Toddler

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/goodbye-baby-hello-toddler/ To be honest, these days, I’m not quite sure how to be Matthew’s momma. All the emotions, ideas and instincts that had come so unexpectedly naturally with Matthew’s entrance into my life seem to have become tangled into a great big mess of uncertainty, confusion and a little bit of depression too, now that […] Read more…

We Will Never Let You Go

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/we-will-never-let-you-go/ It is this look on Matthew’s face that chokes me up. He got distracted by the teachers, and then realised he’s lost us. Although I make it a point not to just disappear but always tell him when I’m leaving, I doubt I made myself clear because any clearer would mean too much alert […] Read more…

On Your 2nd Birthday

http://matthewsmomma.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/on-your-2nd-birthday/ Dear Son, Happy 2nd Birthday. You are two years old now, and that’s almost unbelievable to me sometimes. So much has been accomplished this year for all of us, and among the many changes and milestones we’ve reached as a family, you’ve scored your fair share of victories well on your own. I look […] Read more…

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