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The net worth of a SAHM

  “So you are now staying home to look after your kid?” “Yup.” “Are you planning to go back to work?”   What do you mean am I “planning to go back to work”? I’m working now, ain’t I? 24 hours standby a day, 7 days a week.   No rest, No public holidays, No “damn, can I change an alarm clock?” The daily reminder of a totally dependent, hungry/whiny child starts at 630 am every day.   If I’m the one looking after someone else’s kid in say, a childcare centre or as a nanny, I can earn up … Continue reading The net worth of a SAHM

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Smiling through Tears

“So young start school already ah? You bear to do it?” I’ve been hearing this from various aunties in my neighborhood ever since I started Oliver in playgroup this month at 1.5 years old.   My answer to this is a resolute “Yes.” However, for congeniality’s sake, I usually explain to the concerned party that it’s only for half day, he can make new friends and I can do my work. Win-win situation.   At what age is it appropriate to send a child to school? I think it really depends on the individual.   For me, to keep my … Continue reading Smiling through Tears

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Weaning… How? When? What?

How do I know when to start Weaning? Most babies should start taking a mixed diet by about 6 months cos they need more iron. Relatively later after 26 weeks may make babies less receptive to new tastes, flavours and textures. Any earlier than 17 weeks, baby’s digestive system is not mature yet. You might wanna consider introducing first foods when your LO: 1. does not seem satisfied after his usual milk feeds and you have tried feeding more often OR reduced milk intake (dislikes milk) 2. can sit up 3. lost his “tongue-thrust” reflex (does not automatically pushes things out … Continue reading Weaning… How? When? What?