Building Up Moms

Our Homeschool Schedule

Our Homeschool Schedule (6 weeks on, 1 week off)

Since I was only homeschooling the P2 boy (I don’t consider the pre-school years formal homeschooling), the school workload for him was tiny. So, I decided to do school for 4 weeks and take 1 week off all year round instead. Christmas and Chinese New Year would have a 2-week break. And we would take off on each of our birthdays and Public Holidays. Read more…

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog!

Chinese New Year – Then & Now

How we celebrated Chinese New Year as children influences how we celebrate and view it as adults. Certain traditions associated with it fill us with joy and anticipation, while others fill us with dread. Our childhood experiences affect our decision to carry on or ditch those traditions in our own families. Read more…

Parenting Teens requires us to pray without ceasing

Parenting Teens – Pray Without Ceasing

The teen years is an unpredictable season. One moment you think you have it nailed and the next you feel like an absolute failure.
And because what “works” today may not the next, I don’t think it is responsible of me to share it as if it is even a solution. It could very well have been a fluke shot. So how now? Read more …. Read more…

Can Music Be A Viable Career in Singapore?

Can Music/Dance/Art Be a Viable Career in Singapore?

How many people have been able to successfully make a sustainable and viable career in the performance and visual arts scene in Singapore? Viable meaning able to support a basic nuclear family comfortably. Are we too practical a lot? Or too unimaginative a lot? Or is it only for the young and single people?  Read more…

Do we still need a Titus 2 woman in our life?

Do We Still Need a Titus 2 Woman?

We are living in the 21st Century. Do we still need a Titus 2 Woman in our lives? In this day where any information can easily be had in one click, it may seem that there is no longer a need for a Titus 2 Woman in our lives. But I beg to differ. Sure we can get information easily now. But there is nothing like a **real-life** person you can share life with. Read more…

Preparing for the New Year

Preparing for the New Year

Everyone hopes that the new year will be better than the last. But few of us actually prepare for it to be so. We tend to just let the year happen and then gape in surprise when that year comes to a close. So here are some concrete steps we could all take to live a more intentional life. Because, as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says, “a goal without a plan is just a wish.” Read more…

2017 Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale Deals

Time Sensitive: Black Friday | Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big sale days in the US. So, if you have been eyeing anything but baulking at the price, this is the time to hit the stores and even stock up on essentials. Retailers usually offer great discounts or free shipping or extra bonuses. If you have been looking for […] Read more…

Choosing to praise God In Spite Of Myself

Book Review: In Spite of Myself by Katie Hornor

God always uses our pain and trials not just to mould us but to help us help others. So, out of Katie Horner’s pain came her book, In Spite of Myself, a 4-week Bible Study to guide us on how to intentionally chose praise in all situations. She used the pain she walked through and the lessons she faced to share how we all can see God in everything we go through.  Read more…

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