Saturday, March 17, 2018



Unbelievable as it sounds, we are already halfway through this pregnancy. It is no understatement when others tell me, each pregnancy is different from another. With Humblet, the second trimester was a disciplined time of gaining weight, exercising and preparing the home for her arrival. Little Bashful, who has been hiding his or her gender up till now, has been a rather pleasant pregnancy thus far. Some morning sickness during the first trimester, but that’s all behind us now. Here is the full baby bumps account at week twenty –

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


     Now that we are in the fourth month of this second pregnancy, we have been more ready to tell others about it. The fact is, this baby bump is getting harder to hide, and so people have guessed even without us telling them.

The most common question asked - how is this pregnancy different from the first?

Well. To be honest, Humblet was a very challenging and special pregnancy. An insane amount of cramps leading up to an operation in the first trimester caused us no shortage of stress and fear. But this post is really about the second pregnancy, you can read more about the first one here.

In light of the above, I have been telling friends that this pregnancy has been a normal one. Normal in such a way I am very grateful.

Read the full story below -

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Just this week on the train, a schoolmate tapped me excitedly on the shoulder. In the course of our conversation, we inevitably shared what we are currently doing and that's when she found out I was a mum. Out of the blue, she folded her arms with a frown of concern on her face and said, "Amy, you mustn't give up on your looks just because you are a mum, I really think you ought to wear make-up when you leave the house".

At that moment, I was so stunned I barely managed a smile in response. Here are my thoughts now -

Thursday, December 7, 2017


If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you would know that our little trio went on a very impromptu beach holiday to Desaru this November past. Since it was last minute, we did not have much prepared. But we did bring along our trusty old film camera. If you would like the see the rest of the photos -

Sunday, November 19, 2017


photo credit: neil reynolds

Let’s face it, who doesn’t love the convenience of dropping our kids at their grands for that rare Date Night? But when we come to pick them up and they are literally bouncing off the walls, with chocolate stains on their overalls, evidence of their sugar-high crimes, we might not be all that grateful. 

With the year-end school holidays coming into full swing, we foresee lots of family time. In light of this, I thought it might be useful to write some of the lessons I’m learning about handling both my kid and her grandparents. I must tell you though, that some of these remain completely idealistic, but we are trying nonetheless.

Friday, October 13, 2017

In Collaboration: The Photoshoot

In August, Humblet and I had the privilege of collaborating with K-sisters and Mulberry Marymount for our first sponsored Mother-Daughter photoshoot. As part of their #supportmums project, they were targeting mums who had little time to spend with their kids due to work commitments and the like. The #supportmum crew, spearheaded by Jung-min and Audrey, decided to give Humblet and I a whole day of fun, plus a full scale makeover, including beautiful dresses! The sweetest mums themselves, they only had encouraging words for me and even planned a birthday surprise for little Humblet.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


On a single bus ride in the rush hour crowd one morning, I learnt how it is hard for people to wait. Myself included as I refresh my Facebook feed again, tap on the bus app and fiddle with my shades in impatience. A young mum scolding her toddler at the bus stop for waking up late and eating breakfast so slowly. A young man in a hoodie shaking his leg while checking his watch every minute or so. And as if time could not go any slower, the bus App showed a two-minute delay! Unbelievable.

The initial title of this post was No, I'm Not (Yet) Pregnant