Welcome to my guest post series, and especially to the second and final part of this parenting post by my fellow stay-at-home dad and pal Josiah Ng. (His bio can be found at the end of this post) (If you are keen to be a guest writer on my blog, please check out my guidelines by … Continue reading Guest Post: What One Stay-Home Dad Learnt From His Son’s School Meltdowns (Part 2/2)
Welcome to my guest post series! (If you are keen to be a guest writer on my blog, please check out my guidelines by scrolling to the bottom of my About page) This year, I was blessed to connect with other stay-at-home dads thanks to a new community of fathers I connected with. One of them is my … Continue reading Guest Post: What One Stay-Home Dad Learnt From His Son’s School Meltdowns (Part 1/2)
Dear J, my Precious Son Guess what? I never thought it'd happen, but I learned recently that I was in fact a bona fide "Tiger Mom" Dad! Okay okay, I hear you. What's that you're asking? Well, in a nutshell, this term was made popular globally by a 'nutty' professor called Amy Chua. She's this … Continue reading Fathering “softer” #2 — No More “Tiger Mom” Dad!
Hey, welcome back to my occasional guest post series! (If you are keen to be a guest writer on my blog, please check out my guidelines by scrolling to the bottom of my About page) This year has been a bumper year for me as I was blessed with opportunities to connect with more stay-at-home … Continue reading Guest Post: There’s a “catch” to catching up! One dad’s warning
Dear Mr. Xavier Yap First and foremost, may I call you Xavier? I know it's presumptuous of me to ask since you don't know me. And, up until January 22, 2022, when news about you first broke nationwide, the rest of Singapore and I didn't know you either. This week, however, we found out more … Continue reading Letter To A Special Needs Dad — On Faith. Hope. And Love.
Regular readers here know that one of my blog's four cornerstone content areas -- the one that prompted me to start blogging four years ago -- is Autism. Over the years, I've spent many posts expounding on what life is like as a parent of a child with autism. I've even created a few "mini-series" … Continue reading Daily Living With Autism #12 — How Can Transitions Be Better Managed?
An Unexamined Leaf Ever looked at a leafReally looked at it?Its blood veins of greenCrisscrossing seamsOf chlorophyll that pulsatesEver so quietly. Imperceptibly.Giving foodGiving life. We forget, don't we?The steadfast treeStanding still beside Silent streamsA monument of meaning A TestimonyThat enlightenment comesOnly to those who examine. Wasn't it the great SocratesWho insisted and implored?Admonishing us to … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #142
Hey there! Thanks for sticking with me and reading Part 2 of my reflections on penning 500 blog posts. Cos guess what? Here we are. This is it. Blog post Numero Quinientos. Cinquecento. Fünfhundert. Femhundra. 五百. Woo-hoo! Last week, I began reflecting on how far I came when I realized this would be my 500th … Continue reading This is it — My 500th blog post!
Self-doubt You read what I wrote Yet you only saw What was for you a sick experiment recall Of a devilish bloke Out to weigh his pals down. Had you been someone else I’ll not mind so much But we’ve been friends 20 years now Yet you saw not my pain Just what you thought … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #140
Two weeks ago, I posted about a group of dads I met. The group meets every month to talk about parenting stuff. Many of us are stay-at-home dads (referred to as SAHDs, pun fully and unfortunately intended). That status offers us unique perspectives of fathering many career-minded fathers who spend little time at home can't … Continue reading SAHDs Are NOT Secondary Caregivers!