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Mom’s World
A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

After Dot turned one, she starts to exercise her independence more as she grows. When she does not get things her way, she will whine and cry. Sometimes she will just swing her hands and knock off what is before her. Many times, I found myself fuming within when Dot made a mess, refused to...
Nature speaks

Nature speaks

It seems like of late little plant by the sidewalk and the orange sky are speaking to me. Let me explain. One late morning, I just got off the bus with Dot and was on our way to my mom’s place. As I walked, this little plant by the sidewalk just seems to speak to...
How to keep Dot warm on a cold, rainy day

How to keep Dot warm on a cold, rainy day

On one cold, rainy afternoon, Dot did not have any long pants at grandma’s place. Thinking how to keep her little legs warm – why not wear mommy’s t-shirt over her clothes!
My bite-sized childhood memories

My bite-sized childhood memories

Childhood, so pure and innocent, passes by so fast – such beautiful memories ought to be captured cos’ they are so precious! I was flipping through my old childhood photo albums and they brought back beautiful childhood memories. I told Dot that I used to be a baby and toddler just like her. Pointing at...
Merry Christmas and A Happy New year

Merry Christmas and A Happy New year

Every time during Christmas, “We are the Reason” by Avalon always comes to my mind – a beautiful song that never fails to touch my heart. Still love this song. As little children we would dream of Christmas morning Of all the gifts and toys we knew we’d find But we never realized a baby...
Still a Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011 finalist :)

Still a Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011 finalist :)

We were away over the weekend to attend Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011 at Marriott Putrajaya. We took a 4-hour (one way) coach to and fro Singapore and Putrajaya with one only stop in between. Dot was relatively good on the coach – not much crying and fussing. It made the journey easy for...
Prune+Nurture is selected as NAPBAS 2011 finalist

Prune+Nurture is selected as NAPBAS 2011 finalist

Today I received a surprise email informing me that I am selected as a finalist for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 for the Best Parenting Blog. I still could not believe that my new blog of less than one year is being shortlisted for this award. There are actually many good bloggers around who...
My struggle and joy with breastfeeding

My struggle and joy with breastfeeding

Being pregnant to being a mom was totally different experience. The prelude to Dot’s arrival was a bliss, where everyone gave me all the attention, care and love. Only after the arrival of Dot did I really have the real taste of what it was really like being a mom. The initial three months were...
Is that a bird, butterfly or spaceship in the sky?

Is that a bird, butterfly or spaceship in the sky?

It’s a kite. Recently, we went for kite-flying with J, my brother and Dot. It has been so long since we last flew a kite. Anyway, I didn’t fly the kite that day. I was watching and observing Dot at play on the field. A child learns to know the world through the senses. She...
Being a mom takes on a new perspective

Being a mom takes on a new perspective

The transition from a pregnant mom-to-be to a real mom is tough. The learning curve was very sharp and there was no way I could just throw the towel and call it quits. The early months, especially the first month of breastfeeding, was very challenging and draining due to lack of experience, knowledge and rest....
That she may be that good seed

That she may be that good seed

I am reading Matthew 1 on the genealogy of Jesus Christ and this passage set me thinking and praying for our family that by God’s grace, out of our family lineage will rise up godly and influential men and women. This set me praying for Dot that she will grow up to be a godly...