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)
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
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
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)
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”
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
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”?
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!
Flying by the seat of my pants You ask and I answerOh how I answer!I wonder whenever it happensHow on earth am I able to wanderFrom one topic then to anotherFrom one end of the moon to the otherAs I break into rhyme sometimes along the wayI'm struck by the rhythm I'm able to convey … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #75
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!