Building Up Moms

Encouragement and Support for Christian Stay-at-Home Mothers

Who Am I?

Hi there! My name is Serene and I am the owner of this blog. Together with my husband, Henson, with whom I have been married to for the past 22 years, we have 7 living children and 4 glory babies.

Singaporean-Christian-Chinese-Homeschooling-Ministry Family

We are true blue Singaporeans, born and bred here. We are also a Christian ministry family. Henson is the founder of Archippus Awakening, a new and fresh ministry dedicated to the awakening of saints that they may know and fulfil their God-given Kingdom assignments.

To find out more, check out the Archippus Awakening website as well as his personal blog, One Day At A Time.

We are have been homeschooling formally since September 2004. We started off using a mix of the Bob Jones University Press curriculum and the local MOE syllabus. Since July 2006, we have been using Student of the Word for Bible and have switched to using the local MOE syllabus for the PSLE examinable subjects. When the children hit the secondary school years, we use Abeka Academy’s Accredited Homeschool Programme.

Read :
Why do we homeschool?
After Grade 12, then what? Homeschooling the Secondary School Years and Beyond

I am a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM)

We have 2 boys and 5 girls and they are aged 19 down to 8. I have been a SAHM since my firstborn was 8 months old. Before that, I worked part-time after he was born in 1998. And then I realised that juggling motherhood and a career, and concentrating on neither was not ideal at all. Prior to that, I was a Features Writer with a now defunct local women’s magazine, and then dabbled in public relations and advertising.

Motherhood is a high calling indeed and may I invite you to join me on this challenging, sometimes lonely but always rewarding calling? If you are not sure where to go after reading this page, click START HERE for a sampling of posts I write about.

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