Category Archives: Singapore

“How do you and your kids enjoy life in Singapore?”

I’ve recently been emailing with a potential expat. I had a number of Singaporean expats respond to my emails, answer questions, and generally be a great resource for our move. Some of them are now irl friends (or were and … Continue reading

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US vs Singapore Public Schools—Grading

One of the things I struggle with as a foreign parent is understanding the grading system in Singapore. On one hand, I find the grading system incredibly forgiving. Everything over a 85 is an A? 70-85 is a B? 50-70 … Continue reading

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Balloon Festival at Marina Square

It was only by virtue of the girls having gymnastics camp today that we were at Marina Square to see the balloon festival. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, this is ongoing through Sunday, March 20, 2016. … Continue reading

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Clinton St Baking & Co. (Review)

Clinton St Baking & Co, a New York favorite, has opened here in New York. Offering American Breakfast food all day (and a limited non-breakfast menu after 11:30 am) this restaurant fills a niche that is sorely lacking in options … Continue reading

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I’m certain you guys are as tired of reading my health updates as I am of writing them. But I was in the hospital, so let’s do a quick update. Last year when I had the same series of injections … Continue reading

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Back in the hospital

**This was written in advance. Comment approval and reply will be delayed*** Due to the joys of the American medical system, my herniated disc compressed the sciatic nerve for around five months to the point where it was so irritated … Continue reading

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Sassy Mama Singapore

Although Expat Bostonians has been quietly languishing, I have done a lot of writing over at Sassy Mama Singapore this year. Here are the articles I’ve written in the second half of the year. This was my fifth piece in … Continue reading

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Theater Review: Treasure Island (SRT The Little Company)

If you enjoyed the behind the scenes sneak peek of Treasure Island in my last post, you might be wondering what we thought of the actual production. Treasure Island is not an easy work to adapt for the children’s stage, … Continue reading

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Halloween 2015

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and always has been. So I was thrilled to learn that there is trick or treating in Singapore. While there are some condos and neighborhoods that do trick or treating, the motherlode is in Woodlands. … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek–SRT The Little Company presents Treasure Island!

Last week Elanor, Rhiannon and I (along with some other lovely parent bloggers) were fortunate enough to be invited to a behind the scenes sneak peek at the upcoming production of SRT The Little Company’s production of Treasure Island. We … Continue reading

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