Some of our favorite holidays had already gone by. But since it's already August in the next couple of days, we will all be soon occupied by the Christmas season. Of all the holidays, it’s that time of the year again when shopping is something we do so often. We, most often than not, also bring our kids with us. This video that went viral in 2013 is a reminder that we need to keep a watchful eye as there might
We are half-way through the year, and we are very pleased that there are still more and more mums who, amidst their uber busy schedules, manage to share their stories with us hoping to inspire everyone. This month, we would like to introduce another woman whose story really epitomizes what motherhood is all about. Meet Mummy Melody Lim, our newest addition to MummySG's Supermom league:
"My name is Melody Lim and my friends/associates know me as Mel. I'm a proud mother to 2 beautiful girls, aged 8 and 4.5 years old. Prior to getting pregnant, I was working in one of the 4 biggest accountancy firms. Like all graduates, the aim was to climb up the corporate ladder as high as one could but with the birth of my first
"Is It safe to have a hair rebonding treatment while breastfeeding?" This is one of the most common questions mothers ask not only in our community, but almost in all forums. The problem is when we would get opposing ideas about it. Some would say, it is okay, while there are some mums who would say, it's better not to have that treatment than to be sorry.
As a mum who just gave birth, and a breastfeeding one at that, although we would want to be back to our old, very chic-looking self again, there are things we would like to consider first before
“Pigs trotters in vinegar” did not sound divine to me. It smelled even less divine boiling away in the kitchen and making the house smell sour... but the taste was amazing!
So what’s with the confinement diet besides being a month long feast of delicious food and Chinese traditions?
For starters, the Chinese traditionally believes that confinement helps to restore the mother and recuperate her after the baby’s delivery where her body has lost much blood.
The confinement diet is thus not just some meaningless tradition of dos and dont’t eats, but is tailored to aid in boosting the mummy’s nutrition level and to help with breast milk production. Special dishes are served because of the vitamins and nutrients they have.
As an expectant mum, you must have heard things about pregnancy massage. it can give you and the baby in your womb a lot of benefits that you can reap during or after your pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage provides relaxation by relieving stress on joints. It eases neck and back pain, helps you to keep good posture and relaxes and provides flexibility to birthing muscles.Pregnancy massage aids the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which keeps blood flowing to both the mother and the baby. It stimulates different glands in the body, which help to stabilize hormone levels, and relieves nervous tension throughout the body. And the nurturing touch during pregnancy massage promotes relaxation and provides
Let's talk about vinegar: Vinegar is an item you should definitely keep around the house for its utter versatility. As the uses of vinegar go beyond the kitchen, vinegar can also be a great and smart addition to your beauty regimen. This article shows 7 beauty tips and tricks that will help you stay beautiful without spending a fortune and giving solutions to your beauty problems with a product you already have in your kitchen:
1. Age Spots: Vinegar mixed with onion juice may help reduce the appearance of age spots. Mix equal parts onion juice and vinegar,
Father's Day is heading towards us real quick. On June 15, as much as Daddy may want to keep the celebration "plain" or unflashy, we would still want to make the man of our lives feel really special. Because, come on, he deserves it, right? But the big question is: HOW?
The key to determine the gift that will fit is to know Daddy's personality or hobby as this could be your gateway to decide what you could give him. Here are 8 ways to surprise Daddy:
1. If Daddy is a sports fanatic, you can give him a jersey of his favorite team. Er, tomorrow, it's game 4 of NBA finals, so be sure to know which team he's on and decide whether to give him a Heat or Spurs shirt! Also, if he loves soccer, hello?!? A World Cup jersey should be on top of your list! That's a surefire way to make him feel adored.
2. Daddy is a big traveler? It's time to give him a travel kit where he can always place his fave razor. Everything in one
Mothers-in-law play an important role when it comes to the success of our married life. When you chose to love your husband, you've also made your decision of accepting your in-laws.
I am fortunate enough to be one of those who are blessed with a smooth relationship with my mother-in-law. However, that is not always the case for everybody. When my husband and I talked about this, we figured we could actually do something to help you save yourself from having a melodramatic relationship with your in-laws (most importantly with your mother-in-law).
Here are 5 specific things that you have to avoid saying:
1. “I make your son’s favorite dish.” Although it is true that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, I recommend you do not rub it in your mother-in-law’s face. She’s excited to cook for her son during your weekend visits and it would definitely brighten up her day if she sees how much her cooking is appreciated. Give her that. Let’s just say it will help if you accept the fact that your husband loves both your cooking and his mom’s.
Can we really teach kindness? It's not going to be as simple as teaching your kids the ABCs or how to count from 1 to 10, but yes we can; and it is every parent's responsibility to raise a loving, considerate, and kind child.
According to Dr. David Schonfeld (Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital), "The desire to help is innate. At first, children like to help others because it helps them get what they want. Next, they do s o because they get praise. Finally, they begin to anticipate the needs of others, and it becomes intrinsically rewarding to do nice things for people in
I think my baby's skin looks a little yellow. Is this normal?
About 60 percent of full-term babies have a yellowish cast to their skin – called jaundice – during their first week or two of life. In fact, virtually all newborn babies have some jaundice, but it's not always noticeable.For most babies, this is a temporary, harmless condition that goes away on its own or with mild treatment. But in rare cases, it's very serious, so it's important to keep an eye on it.