Family

Family

Will I ever be a mum?

As Singaporeans, we know the drill by the time we’re in our teenage years. Get married young, enjoy your first few years as a couple, work hard at your jobs and have children when you’re...

Family

A thank-you card is nice. But that’s not why I mother

For one Sunday every year, instead of being the one to have to wake up early to dish out cereal and toast for breakfast, I get served breakfast instead. Last year, I was treated to heart-shaped...

Family

My mother, the ground beneath my feet

My mother is the ground I step on. I take her for granted. I throw tantrums. I get angry. I slam the door. I scream. Sometimes I fail to apologise for the things I’ve done wrong. It’s not...

Family

What a mother would give up for you

When I graduated from medical school in 2007, the plan at that time was to become a general practitioner. But then I became pregnant with our first child, Josiah – and I struggled with whether I...

Family

Read this if you have a naggy mom

My mom is so whiny. She’s a housewife but she complains about having to do housework. She complains that she is worse off than a maid, because at least they get paid for their domestic work....

Family

I’ll never be a mum … or so I thought

This year will be my last Mother’s Day as a non-mother. My first child has been growing within me for almost 9 months now. As the big day draws near, the anticipation and excitement to finally meet...

How-tos & Handles

The 4 stages of forgiveness

The Lord gently said to me one day, “There are still many areas in your heart that hold unforgiveness. You need to forgive deeply in order to soar.” Later, He showed me the map to deep...

Relationships

Why I run from the people who love me

I’m a runner. I run from problems. I’ve come to realise that I instinctively put up my walls as defences. I distance myself and turn away from hard times. It’s so easy to run when things are...

Real Life, Real People

The depressed husband, autistic child – and the woman who kept her family together

My husband and I really enjoyed life with each other. We did things together, we shared openly about everything. He would help me to clarify my thinking. He was my confidante. He was also my support...