Things to do with Baby (0-12 months) in Kitchener-Waterloo

Before delivering Baby Y, I seriously thought maternity leave was going to be one long vacation where I get to lounge in my pajamas for an entire year. One grown-up taking care of one tiny human, how difficult can it be? While the pajamas part turned out to be true, I had totally underestimated how …

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Lessons Learned From Exclusively Formula-feeding to Breastfeeding

I cringe every time someone asks me, innocently, "are you breastfeeding?" Like many others, I had no idea that breastfeeding is such a contentious topic until I became a new mom. Somehow, lots of people who aren't the mother & baby insist on pressing their opinions about an issue that is really none of their …

Baby Products That Saved My Sanity (Newborn – 3 months)

The baby products industry is like the wedding industry - almost everything has a higher than average markup just because. However, the baby products industry is also arguably one of the most innovative market with new trendy products being released each year, since brands know that many parents have a TAKE ALL MY MONEY mindset when it …

Goodbye TableforMaple

Dear TableforMaple, I know you've been lonely here. For the past three years, I've only written here a grand total of seven times. I'm sorry that I've neglected you but I have good reasons excuses. Starting my career as a tax professional which included a three-year tax course that has way too much homework on …

Yellowknife Trip

My parents had a crazy idea. They wanted to go to Yellowknife in January. January in Canada, as in winter. I guess it is sort of like when Canadians can't wait to flock to somewhere warm like Mexico or Cuba for their winter getaway, my tropical Singaporean parents wanted to experience a cold frozen getaway. My siblings …