Singapore is the best place to be a mother in Asia, an annual worldwide report found. The report by children's aid agency Save the Children also named Singapore as the safest place in Asia for children to be born in.
The State of the World's Mothers report compared the status of mothers and their children between 176 countries. It found that Singapore is ranked the 15th-best place in the world to be a mother, based on the mother's health, education and economic status, and the
If you or someone else in your house suffers from allergies, you'll want to get the house as allergen-free as possible. Whether you are allergic to dust, pets, mold, pollen or all of the above, it can be hard to know where to begin.
These 18 ways to combat allergens and create a cleaner, healthier home will get you started.
1. Stick to a regular cleaning schedule. Keeping dust and pet dander at bay is a continual process, and it's especially important to stay on top of cleaning when allergies are a concern. Be sure to wipe surfaces with a damp rag rather than dry dusting, which often just brushes dust back into the air.
2. Start a no-shoes policy and beef up doormats. Keep dust, pollen and more
My husband and I are the same age. Born a mere 23 days apart.
But, if you ask Jude, our math savant son, Andy is 32. I am 30. So, fine, I lied about my age to my 6-year-old son who could give all of the care about the number. But, I cared and got weird about it.
I'm that woman. Turning 30 was really hard for me. It's not even so much about getting old, though these eye bags can die in a fire, but rather, the irrational anxiety I have about mortality and time.
Mentally, I'm not aging gracefully. I'm aging like Bruce Vilanch waking up each morning to a new group of Facebook birthday reminders. In other words... super obnoxiously and probably with facial hair.
Husband: "So you're going to be, what... 31 this year then?"
We worry about our children being bullied — but what if your daughter was the one doing the intimidating?
The bullying stories in the news this past year made us think we might not know as much about our kids as we think. But how do you know when it's your child doing the bullying? We asked Beverley Cathcart-Ross of The Parenting Network to school us.
What are the telltale signs parents should look for?
Beverley: Bullying is actually a reflex we all have, so it's not a shock that it comes out in all of us at certain times in our lives. Girls are more inclined to engage in relationships and use
Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for babies and young children. Aside from being nutritionally complete, it is also easily digested and well-tolerated. Children fed breast milk are therefore less likely to experience symptoms of feeding intolerance, compared to those given formula milk.
Marketing research conducted among mothers, including those in Singapore, found that 2 out of 3 children on formula milk experience common feeding problems such as spit-up, gas, fussiness, colic, constipation and eczema. In general, some babies and young children find it difficult to tolerate formula milk because their digestive system is still growing and maturing. (Source:* Abbott global tolerance survey 12/08, n=5000 / Base: all respondents (including Singapore respondents)
Zooming in on common feeding tolerance issues
Spit-up, or regurgitation, is an effortless (involuntary) return of stomach contents into the mouth. Spit-up
One reasons moms can feel overwhelmed is well, because they are. They have so much to do, and a limited time to do it in. One way to overcome some of this overwhelmed feeling is to create some daily habits for taking care of your home and family. There may be different habits that you decide you need for your family, but these below will get you thinking. 10 daily habits for moms
1. Wake up early. I know this one stinks, but it is the best way to get a jump on your day. Otherwise, the day seems to be in control rather than you controlling the day.
2. Waking up early starts with going to bed earlier. I know that
Most first-time mothers wait until after 6 weeks postpartum to resume vaginal sex following childbirth and women who have an operative vaginal birth, caesarean section, perineal tear or episiotomy appear to wait longer, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The study, conducted by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia, used data from the Maternal Health Study, a large prospective pregnancy cohort in which data were collected from self-administered questionnaires in early pregnancy and at 3, 6 and 12 months postpartum. The study used a sample of 1507 first-time mother to investigate the timing of resumption of vaginal sex
As April starts the second quarter of this year, it only means that there's the newest addition to MummySG's league of supermoms who will proudly wear her status like a badge of honor. Meet Samantha Bek, another woman who takes on the selfless and unconditional responsibility to nurture the physical and emotional well-being of her kids and a woman who successfully manages, not only her household, but also her business amid the chaos of juggling her various tasks. Yes, she must really have some tricks up her sleeve. Well, she is a Supermom, after all!
Samantha is called Sam by her close friends, and Teacher Samantha by everyone else, especially, at work. She has two children, a daughter at 5, and a 9-month old baby boy. Her love
Arguments between Mom and Dad can alter the stress responses of children, new research finds, possibly resulting in kids who lag behind their peers in problem solving.
The study, released on March 18, 2013, in the journal Child Development, followed second- and third-graders for three years, asking them about their parents' fights and measuring changes in the kids' ability to deal with stress over time.
"We're trying to understand how environmental stress can shape the development of children's stress response systems," study researcher J. Benjamin Hinnant of the Catholic University of America, told LiveScience.
"In turn," Hinnant added, "we want to understand how development of these stress-response systems is related
A normal Sunday afternoon in the park with my wife and our young daughter. Out of the corner of my eye another little girl is swinging from the monkey bars. She’s almost two metres off the ground and is visibly distressed.
My first instinct is to rush to her aid, but I stay planted to the ground as I look around anxiously to see if one of her parents is going to help her. If she falls, she’s going to hurt herself, possibly break a limb. But still I dont’t step in to help. Fortunately, a female friend stepped in to save the day.