MY PRIMARY ONE KID’S DAILY SCHEDULE + BRAND’... 12 October 2018 in Events, Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, School

    Hunter’s now ten months into starting Primary One. I’d watched friends’ children start Primary School one by one, and seen how the whole family had to shift their routine. It’s particularly a big deal in Singapore, IMHO, because the education system is really...

MUMMY, WHAT’S A NERD? 1 October 2018 in Hunter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, School

“Mummy?”, Hunter suddenly asked me one evening as we were winding down for bedtime. “What’s a nerd?” Something about his voice made me stop. He often asks me what various words mean, but something seemed different.  “A word to describe someone that’s really smart.” I said. “Why?”...

HAPPY MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2018 25 September 2018 in Chinese New Year, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, Living in... Singapore, School

Carter’s preschool celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival today. One day late, which is completely weird, but oh well.. He spent hours working on his DIY lantern and decorating it, so he was really proud to bring it to school this morning. I personally thought his outfit was supercute, but...

THINGS MY KIDS SAY: Carter and starting Primary school... 27 August 2018 in Carter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, School, Things my kids say...

Carter starts Primary One next year. He’s been pretty exposed to the whole ‘starting formal school’ process, as he’s watched Hunter go through it this year. He hasn’t ever mentioned anything, but I’ve noticed their brotherly dynamics change – ever so subtly, probably something...

POTTERY MADE WITH LOVE 11 August 2018 in Carter, HUNTER, CARTER & CHLOE, School

Carter did a pottery lesson in school the other day, and when I asked him what he made, he shrugged and said “Something for you”.  When I pressed him, he gave a bit more information, “It’s in your favourite shape. And your favourite colour”. Grinning,...