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Tips and tricks on raising children

Dealing With Separation Anxiety

January marks the beginning of a new school year for Malaysia. For parents whose children are going to school for the first time, separation anxiety can be cause for major concern.  Not all children happily skip to class after parents drop them off; a good number  of children would cry, cling to their parents, and/or … Continue reading »

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Nearing The Home Stretch

A new semester is about to begin. After all the blood, sweat and tears of four grueling semesters of part-time graduate school, I am left with two core subjects, one elective, and my final project (a thesis that will take up two whole semesters). The finish line actually feels very close at hand now. Fancy … Continue reading »

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Medela Free Style: The Ultimate Breast Pump For The Working & Traveling Mum

I’ve always been a breastfeeding advocate, knowing fully well the superiority of mother’s milk over infant formula. Thus, in anticipation of my return to work before Peanut was born, one of the things I knew I needed to invest in was a breast pump. After a lot of online research and asking around, it didn’t … Continue reading »

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Baby Language – 5 Words That Babies Use

I found this link through a friend in FaceBook and was just blown away. I’ve always thought the twins made up their own word ‘meh’ for milk; apparently, they were saying the universal word ‘neh’ in babies’ language. The 5 ‘words’ that babies 0-3 months old use: neh = hungry owh = sleepy/tired heh = … Continue reading »

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A New Ritual

I’m not sure exactly how or when it started, but the twins have somehow established a new farewell ritual with me. Whether it’s when I drop them off at school or when I leave the house to go somewhere, they’d go up to me, hug me, and whisper one at a time “Mahal na mahal … Continue reading »

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