Monthly archives: April, 2014

Jan & Elly Half-Term Review

It’s time for another enrichment review! I feel these are always so valuable as it gives personal feedback on how the lessons are and what the child’s progress is. We are now at the half-term mark for Nadine’s Phonics Intermediate classes at Jan & Elly. And here’s a progress report! Perhaps another parent would go,…




I Am Climbing Mount Kinabalu!!

This is a serious post. I’m putting it into words, into a post. I’m embarking on a Fit Fab goal that will shock everyone who knows me. I’ve decided it’s finally time to pen it down, cos there’s really no turning back now. It all started with 4 girls in Jan 2013. We got together…




Giveaway-Pampers Hampers for your baby’s Uninterrupted Sleep

It’s GIVEAWAY time! In the last 2-3 months, I went for a few baby showers. It looks like there’s a Baby Boom this season! And we hear that the government is putting together a special Jubilee Gift for babies next year! So here at Mum’s the Word, we decided to join in this happy gift…




Thinkersbox Review–Personalised Cognitive Training

I’ve signed my kids up for various programmes and classes. Some of these classes are mediocre, covering only very basic concepts, while some are very successful in honing the children’s abilities and skills. How does one assess and measure the effectiveness of such classes? How do we know if the time and money put in…




Confessions of a Piano Learner

I learnt to play the piano when I was 3 year old. I remember that was good ol Yamaha school, then I also learnt the Sukuzi method, which greatly helped my aural skills. Mum was convinced that the only music instrument that one should have formal training in is Piano. (not organ, not violin, not…




Bespoke Jewellery–What An Experience at Adeline’s Loft

I love necklaces… especially when there are really nice ones going for less than $20 at various large chains. And for something a little more special, you can get trendy ones from shopbop . Then I hear of creative ones who can make their own jewellery! (Now, this is really a wow for me. I’ve…




15 April in the Tay Family

Today is Tax Day in Singapore, United States and Philippines. It’s also the founding date of McDonald’s Family Restaurant. Sadly, various disasters happened on this date: The Hillsborough human crush in the FA Cup Semi-finals, The start of Tiananmen massacre, and the bombing at Boston Marathon. All these events on 15 April. For our family,…




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