Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cook once, eat twice

Nope, I’m not talking about eating leftovers, but rather cooking once, but intending it to be for two meals. I’ve done this several times now, and it’s been a huge time-saver. The hubby’s on reservist, so it’s just the kids and I having dinners at home these two weeks. While I would have simply packed food from the coffeeshop in the past when hubby travelled or went on reservist, we’ve been having most meals at home even while he was away last week. Cooking is slowly but surely becoming second nature to me! Continue reading


Tips Jar

I’ve taken over laundry duties from my husband and am loving our new washing machine that can wash and dry. More on that another time. But one little pesky thing about doing laundry for a school-going boy who does not use a wallet (because he forgets to bring it more often than he remembers), is the change that is in the bermudas pocket when he returns from school. Continue reading

My daily routine

Someone asked me the other day if it was traumatic to make the move from working full-time to being a housewife.

I thought about it and realised the transition was far from traumatic for me. While I left my job only last month, my move to stay at home was a gradual one as I had already been working from home for the last two years, only going to office once a week even though I did go out for interviews on some days. So I have already adjusted to being at home for long stretches in the day without feeling cooped up. In fact, I relish the several hours of solitude before the kids come home from school each day. Continue reading

How to “make” a minion cake

minion cake with minion toy

When Jason asked for a Minion cake for his recent birthday, I checked out the usual cake shops and online bakeries and came away determined that I would create one for less than what they were charging for a beautiful, fondant, 3-D Minion.

Unfortunately, I’m no Martha Stewart even though I love her creations. I have limited experience baking, even less experience feeding some 30 people home-made cake, and absolutely no experience with fondant. Continue reading

SAHM, two weeks on

So, life as a SAHM (stay-at-home-mum) has been no less exciting than life as a FTWM (full-time-working-mum). It’s been exactly two weeks since I stopped work, and we’ve had an A&E visit, an asthma attack, some interesting freelance work offers, not to mention gotten some things done around the home: Continue reading

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