Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 2)

Hey glad you’re back in this special Mother's Day stay home mom tribute! Last week, my guest writer Sarah left us with a cliff-hanger – the outcome of the first formal intervention her eldest boy had. Today, we continue from there with the rest of her testimony. (Also available in this podcast episode) "How long … Continue reading Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 2)

“I apologise for being a jerk.” Making amends after three decades

Since I started on my stay home parenting journey, my social circle had shrunk and I find myself often wondering about the fluidity and fragility of friendship. How some friends stay put in your life while others leave, returning once in a blue moon or not at all. And then there are those from your … Continue reading “I apologise for being a jerk.” Making amends after three decades

My Monday Metrical Musings #77

Speedo Deleto! I don't get it I just don't get itAll the ugly folds On your worn-out SpeedoDoesn't it feel uncomfortable? Next to your wrinkled sandpaper skinSnow-white when seen under glaring sunbeamsHave you perchance not heard of surfboard shorts Or in your case maybeTry faded overalls?! Just cos the pool's a placeTo rest and relaxDoesn't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #77

Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 1)

Today, I have the honour to introduce a new guest to my blog. Her name is Sarah Lee-Wong Mayfern, and she's both a great educator and a wonderful fellow stay home mom. (Click here and here for previous guests' posts on my blog) Like me, Sarah is a stay home parent. She has three kids, … Continue reading Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 1)

How to stay true to my own writing “voice”

Since starting my blog in April 2019, I finally had my own go-to public platform to publish my own writings my own way. Initially the feeling of control was great, and I loved the feeling of getting my say out into cyberspace and to whoever cared to read. Along the way, I was surprised and … Continue reading How to stay true to my own writing “voice”

My Monday Metrical Musings #76

Why do I write? Why do I writeThese inane diatribes?Do I think it makes me appear cerebral?Other-worldly? Multi-capable?I must be deranged! Crazy! Insane!No one reads my musingsNo one gives it any time I wish I could put a stopNo longer these meaningless words to dropOut of the ether like JupiterSee I've gone off again like … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #76

Are fathers more “next-of-kin”, “next-of-skin” or “‘neath-the-skin”?

I remember as a kid, when school enrolment or administration moments come around, we would have to fill up among other things details of a next-of-kin in case of emergencies. For that, I would typically put down my father's name. This went on for pretty much all of my academic life as I progressed from … Continue reading Are fathers more “next-of-kin”, “next-of-skin” or “‘neath-the-skin”?

Two years on, and Covid is still agitating the introvert in me!

Last Wednesday I wrote about how most of my fellow countrymen are staying masked outdoors even though Covid regulations here have been relaxed recently. I lamented that it seemed such a shame, as many faces including my (cough) forever handsome 25-year-old one, have stayed hidden for two long years. [For those new here, you'll need … Continue reading Two years on, and Covid is still agitating the introvert in me!

How one fellow stay home dad emancipated me!

A recent incident reminded me that only a fellow stay home dad can truly understand another. One minute a fellow stay home dad and I were catching up over a cuppa to share our respective journeys minding our kids at home. The next minute I was bawling right there in front of my bewildered friend! … Continue reading How one fellow stay home dad emancipated me!