Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night

Christmas Eve. ...more

Little Pockets Of Surprises With Fruity-Stuffed Chicken Breast Fillet

This is a totally new dish in the sense that I’ve never cooked nor eaten it before. Strangely, it’s a dish that isn’t very popular in Singapore, at least as far as I know of....more

It's Not Just the Kids Fighting: How to End that Family Feud this Christmas

The holiday season is a time for family and fun, feasting and festivities.But what if you're in a situation where things aren't all that friendly?Getting together with relatives can be incredibly stressful when there's a history of conflict.  So often we say we want to 'make up', but our words and actions indicate otherwise.You know how it goes - All 'nicey nice' to people's faces and then more bickering and complaining behind closed doors....more

The Good Elves

Anticipation is high, waiting for the arrival of Christmas. You can feel it in our house, it is tangible and somewhat overwhelming.My daughters are so excited for Santa, it’s all they talk about. Ava works hard at being good every day. I can really see her efforts. Mia struggles to stay on the nice list. She is impatient by nature, so seeing wrapped gifts under the tree is driving her crazy. She wants to open JUST ONE.Time to change focus. So today, my daughters learned lessons in social responsibility.  ...more

The Christmas Miracle

I was nine years old when my mother died. She was my source of inspiration, strength, irrefutable joy, and a love that was so deep I felt it when she looked at me. She made life feel livable. Ours was a special kind of bond, and I still feel her around me. Christmas was her favorite holiday. She put love into every decoration, every Christmas tree ornament, and every cookie she baked....more

Gluten Free Christmas Dessert Ideas

Tired of being the only one in the room that has to pass up sweets because it may contain wheat...or eggs...or peanuts?During this holiday season you are more likely to be tempted by all the dessert options presented to you. Lucky for you, this is the year when paleo diets are the new trend, and when more bloggers are sharing mouth-watering gluten free recipes for all to try....more

Deck the Halls with Lots of Memories

I can’t believe that once again it’s time to break out the Christmas ornaments and decorate the tree....more

I Don't Do Santa, I Barely Do Christmas

When I was little, I gave my mom a long list of things that I wanted for Christmas.  It went something like "I want Santa to get me a Rainbow Brite doll, and Twink, and Teddy Ruxpin, and Grubby, and a Cabbage Patch Kid and a bike, and a car, and some books, and some paint and..." My mom looked me dead in the eyes and said "There ain't no damn Santa Claus, I'm Santa Claus and we'll see what you get!"  I don't think I was sad, I just felt naive and slightly confused but mostly I wondered if that meant that I couldn't get everything I wanted.  My mom was very matter-of-fact abou...more

Why I'm Giving My Daughter Presence This Christmas

 “Mommy, put your phone down. Pway with me.”Those were the words that made me reassess who I am to my daughter....more

Quiz: Which Christmas Movie Mom Are You?

At this joyous time of year, many things are top of mind in terms of importance: Family, giving, and kindness to name a few. If you're a mom, you probably have a few other things on your mind like keeping Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer on a repetitive loop, referee-ing fights over whose turn it is to do the advent calendar, and trying to volunteer to bring paper plates instead of tiny finger sandwiches to your child's preschool class party....more
Home Alone. Told my kids Santa wasn't real.more