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#nlb #freeourlibrary #singapore #parenting #family #freedomtolove #nodiscrimination #lgbt A mama’s take on NLB’s ban: Many of you would have read about NLB’s recent move to ban two books ((1) And Tango Makes Three, (2) The White Swan Express) off its shelves, following a complaint from a member of the public that these two books are […]
Fare thee well, Mr Lee Kuan Yew
#respect #elderstatesman #LKY #sg50
“If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.” – Beryl Markham
As Mr Lee hovers precariously in the gap between life and death, I find myself, one amongst many Singaporeans, desperately wishing for him to live, to make a full, complete recovery and be well. Death forces one to grapple with the idea of “no more”, as Ray would say. It is eternal, and brutal in its finality.
SG50 Announcement (fab prizes up for grabs!) and My Amazing Talker (14mo)
#SG50 #fantasticprizes #upforgrabs #amazingtalker #smartbaby #considermeamazed #14mo
SG5o SG50 SG50… simisai also SG50? LOL… yeah I know that feeling, but when you LOVE this nation, and are an excellent opportunist, how not to jump on the bandwagon and celebrate SG50??? S0 here I am, proud to announce that Jashuat will be part of SG50 with some exciting contests (none of those facebook popularity voting contests, this I promise you. I HATE THOSE!) and even more fantastic prizes lined up! So do LIKE my facebook page to regularly check in on the exciting lineup of activities for this year!
Parenting Bugbear: Why I hate advice
As a first time mom, there are already many other mothers with established track records and years of experience behind them, ready to guide me in my virgin foray and journey into motherhood. Look at our own moms and our mom-in-laws and you would have the prime example of two very seasoned mothers, ready to teach you how to navigate this strange and amazing world, little things like how to care and bathe that little newborn clothed in that soft, fragile body, that seems as if it would break if you held him with just a tad more strength than necessary.
Though it is great to have support and advice, truth be told, it irks me when I am told repeatedly in many small and disguised ways that my way of parenting is wrong. I believe that there is no wrong for most parenting methods, unless it results in harm unto the kids (abuse etc). Is drinking formula milk wrong compared to breastfeeding? Is attending to a baby’s cries wrong? You think it will lead to a bratty, dependent baby, but if your husband or your mother was crying, wouldn’t you try ways to soothe them too?