It’s been a while. I know. I’m sorry. I’ve just been trying to stay afloat. That’s all. There are no exciting updates, no news, no trips anywhere, nothing. Nada. Zilch. It’s just been that overwhelming feeling recently of not keeping on top of life. You know how it is? The fridge gets refilled, but the laundry gets forgotten about. You know? One step forwards, two steps back. And I know what you’re also thinking, “girl doesn’t have a (proper) job”. I KNOW. Honestly, and this will make no sense to anyone but myself possibly, but I swear I was more…

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Because there’s rain, and then there’s Singapore rain… Please note this post is not sponsored by ANY of the products or brands listed below.   1. Softplay Why: Kids + softplay (adults + coffee) = easiest few hours entertainment. Just. Remember. Socks. Where: Various locations across the island. We can personally recommend the following: GoGo Bambini Explorer Kid (cheapest we’ve found) The Polliwogs Amazonia (they sell wine) Cost: Varies depending on location / age of child / day of the week. Check each website for more information, but in general expect to pay somewhere around $20 per child (plus extra if…

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  The Power Of A Photo If you’re a follower of my Instagram, you’ll know how much I love a pretty photo. But, scroll down my feed, and you’ll notice two little faces appearing ninety nine percent of the time. The other one percent being instaquotes. I’m a sucker for ’em, what can I say? But it’s SUPER rare for me to actually appear in any photo’s with my kids, and ever rarer for those pictures to have all three of us in them. And – I think – all but one are arm stretch selfies anyway. At some point…

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I can’t quite believe it myself, but my firstborn will turn six years old in a couple of days time. He’s so excited. Six is a big deal, you know. Six is the minimum age requirement for all the toys I’m reluctant to let him have right now. A skateboard mainly (which he’s still not getting). And being six puts him firmly into the kid zone and out of the last grasps of toddlerdom. We are, officially, a third of the way to adulthood. And we couldn’t feel any more differently about this. Finn, for his part, is obviously pretty…

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In the excitement and build up of our first tropical Christmas I COMPLETELY forgot to post this interview with Amy Bell – all round wonder woman – and Singapore based Aussie expat. In fact, in the time since we first met in November (last year now!), I’ve since become a Brand Ambassador for her brilliant business The Meat Club and she’s become a Mum of two! What a difference a couple of months makes. So without further ado, I’m delighted to welcome Amy to The Expat Mama…   Amy! Where are you from, where are you now and what’s the…

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