A couple of weeks ago 21st Century Family flew Scoot from Singapore to Australia (into Sydney and out of Gold Coast) on an epic adventure (more of that to come). It’s the first time I’d flown on Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, and I was somewhat nervous about doing a long haul flight on a budget airline with my two children, one of which is a high-spirited two year old. Here’s some lessons I learned that I thought worth sharing. [click to continue…]

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 45

by admin on March 20, 2014

The hungry caterpillar, 45th anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only is today the first day of spring (if you live in the UK that is), it is the 45th anniversary of what must be one of the world’s most famous kids’ books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I wanted to acknowledge it on this blog as it has to be my all time favourite kids’ book. I just love it. I have no idea how many hundreds (or possibly thousands) of times I have read this book, first to my younger brothers, then to my eldest daughter and now to my second. I still don’t get tired of the story. Is there anyone who hasn’t read this book to their kids?

I’d like to thank the author Eric Carle for sharing his wonderful book with the world.

According to a national survey commissioned by The World of Eric Carle, the overall top ten foods families would choose for The Very Hungry Caterpillar to eat 45 years on would be [click to continue…]

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The tale of the tooth fairy and the big, bad mother

March 6, 2014

  The once was a very sweet little girl who lost a tooth. Her tooth had been very wiggly for a while and she was desperate for it come out so the tooth fairy could pay her a visit, and leave her some treasure. For days and days she had been trying to wiggle it out.

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Review: Lonely Planet World Search Books for kids

March 4, 2014

It’s World Book Day on Friday. At Tanglin Trust School, children are being encouraged to dress up as characters from their favourite books – all for a good cause – to raise money for Book Aid International. Miss C wants to go as Little Red Riding Hood (if I can only find a hoaded cloak). [...]

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Break the holiday boredom with Camp Asia this Easter

February 13, 2014

This post is written in association with Camp Asia           The thought of school holidays can fill parents with fear as you wonder how on earth you’re going to keep your kids busy for weeks on end – and keep yourself from going mad. If you’re a working parent it is [...]

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HotelClub Best Singapore Family Blogs of 2013 winner

February 4, 2014

              Singapore is home to a large community of family bloggers, some of whom were recently recognised in HotelClub’s Best Singapore Blog Awards (no begging for votes required). I’m absolutely thrilled that 21st Century Mummy is featured on the winning list of Best Singapore Family Blogs of 2013. It’s always [...]

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The first Britmums Carnival of 2014

January 14, 2014

Roll up, roll up, the Britmums Carnival is in town. After months of patiently waiting, it’s finally MY turn to host the Britmums carnival and it’s the first one of 2014.

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10 things every expat should do while living in Singapore

January 11, 2014

There are certain things that should feature on every expat’s list of things to do while they live in Singapore, things that are unique to this fascinating island, things to try, to visit and to experience. Here’s my top 10: 

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Calling all entries for the Britmums carnival

January 3, 2014

  Happy New Year to you all from Singapore! 21st Century Mummy is very excited to be hosting the Britmums Carnival for the very first time AND it’s the first one of 2014. The theme is New Year. It can be anything from how you celebrated/didn’t celebrate NYE (or how you coped with your kids [...]

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Expat Blog Awards 2013 entry: 10 things that should be on every Singapore expat’s bucket list

December 18, 2013

  I’ve just entered the Expat Blog Awards 2013 Top list writing contest on Expatsblog.com. Last year I was absolutely delighted to be awarded the bronze award in last year’s Expat Blog Awards, this year I’d love to do even better, but I need your votes! My entry is on the things that should feature on [...]

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