Personal Musings

31 Days of Large Homeschooling Family

If I Can, You Can, Too!

So, lately I have heard the same thing over and over while reading up on blogging and health: If I can do it, you can too! Er…Nope. Yes, please do share your take on how something worked for you, but please do not think it is THE solution for the whole world. Because there is no one product or procedure that works for everyone. Read more…

31 Days of Large Homeschooling Family

Dishing Out Advice When You Have a Large Family

There are lots of people out in the Internet world dishing out advice on anything and everything. And I know that people expect that someone with more children than them to be wiser than them. But that is not necessarily true. I have two pieces of advice for you. Especially as you walk through the teen years with your children. Read more … Read more…

Who determines what is beautiful?

Covered in the Straits Times recently was a syndicated newspaper article from NY Times about the number of Venezuelan women who undergo plastic surgery to change the way they look in order to look beautiful. And then closely following that was a syndicated AFP report on the increasing numbers of teen girls and women having genital cosmetic surgery […] Read more…

The High Price of University Education in Singapore

According to the article, “How to fund your child’s education”, in today’s Sunday Times (12 August 2012), we would need S$36,000 for a 4-year, non-medical degree now and S$55,218 in 20 years’ time. And if the child cannot make it into any of our local universities or wants to do a course unavailable locally, a 4-year, non-medical US […] Read more…

Playing God again

So by now, everyone would have read the article in Friday’s Straits Times, entitled, “Freezing eggs could reverse falling birth rate”. There are so many things that are wrong with this idea that I don’t even know where to begin! Yes, on the surface, this makes sense. But the Bible warns us TWICE that : […] Read more…

Did we waste our education when we decided to stay home with our children?

Have we wasted our education?

Has the government and our parents wasted their money on those of us who have chosen to raise our children ourselves rather than farm them out? Are women better employed at the workplace than at home nurturing and loving their children? Read more…

Election Fever

The elections are over and the ruling party, PAP,* has been returned to power although it has lost 1 GRC* and 1 SMC*. It has been an interesting 9 days of campaigning in Singapore where many people voted for the first time in their lives. I am one of them 🙂 What’s interesting to me […] Read more…

Of Chinese mothers, $20K preschool fees and overnight queues

Recent provocative articles about parents striving to help their children get a head start in life have been published by the newspapers. There was Amy Chua’s Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior which appeared on WSJ.com, and before that an article about parents queueing up to get onto the waitlist of a reputedly top-notch preschool. And even further back there […] Read more…

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