Want to raise kids who know what it means to care for others? Don’t we all! Here’s how we can encourage kids to make a difference.
In today’s world, many of us – especially parents in an international setting like Singapore – have become far more conscious of life beyond our own backyards, and actively look for ways to help people in need, or to support causes we’re passionate about. We try to volunteer, donate, and educate ourselves on the serious issues facing many communities around the world. We want to make a difference, but what better way to create a lasting impact than to teach our kids how to be compassionate, to fight for what’s right, and to serve others? Here we take a look at how UWCSEA does this with its student-led service program, and how we as parents can build kind and empathetic young people at home. MORE
Pony riding and Harry Potter, Paw Patrol and lightsaber making: we’ve got 12 fun things lined up that the whole family will love…
Looking for exciting things to do with the family in Singapore this weekend? We’ve got a cracker of a list for you! From tractor riding to pet adoption, a free watercolour workshop to crafty fun with clay, there really is something for everyone! Still scrabbling around for fun stuff to wear the kids out with? Head on over to our fabulous new sister site, HoneyKidsGo for more fun-fuelled activities!
Whether you’re a traditional all beef patty and sesame seed bun kinda burger fan or a more adventurous pulled pork on charcoal bun burger connoisseur, we’ve got the list of go-to restaurants in Singapore that welcome kids!
Have a hankering for a devilishly good burger? You know, the type of craving that a trip to a great Singapore family-friendly restaurant just won’t fix? The kind of hunger that demands a dedicated burger menu? Eat healthy the rest of the week and squeeze in a workout, because it’s time to indulge in some of the finest examples of American fast food cuisine to be had island-wide. We’re talking proper, top-notch patties – from beef and chicken, to pulled pork, tempura fish and portobello mushroom nestled inside soft buns alongside delish toppings. Bonus points for chunky fries. Not all burger joints are created equal, and we need only bother with restos that welcome kiddos with open arms, no? We’re yet to meet a burger we don’t like, and if you stick to our tried and tested list of knockout burger joints, you won’t either…
Games, prizes, a puppet show and more. Grab the kids and hit this party!
We need no excuse for a party, but when there’s also a chance to have a sneak peek at one of Singapore’s great family clubs, the only appropriate thing to do is don the party hats! Serangoon Gardens Country Club is throwing an ‘Under the Sea’ bash for families, and everyone’s invited! MORE
Looking for some boredom busting ideas for the upcoming autumn 2016 school holidays? We’ve got you covered with seven picks for seven days of fun!
School holidays for the local schools start on Monday 5 September, with kids re-packing their bags and returning to the classroom on Monday 12 September, so if you are not one of the lucky ducks jetting away on a family-friendly vacation, and are looking for some cool indoor activities or breezy outdoor fun, we have your seven days covered! Don’t forget to also check out our fabulous new kids’ activity site, HoneyKidsGo, where you will find tons of ways to keep those small people busy and the memory banks filled.
After eight years of condo living, Tracy Tristram has moved into a house. Here are the pros and cons you need to know if you are in a condo versus house dilemma of your own...
Whether you are new to Singapore and wondering where to move after your spell in a serviced apartment has ended, or if you have been here for years and are pondering your next housing move, many of us have wondered whether we would be happier in a condo or a landed house. Deciding on which family-friendly neighbourhood in Singapore is best can be tricky enough, but what kind of home would suit you and your family better?
Tracy Tristram has just swapped eight years of cosy condo life for a big move to a big house and shares her list of pros and cons on both styles of living…
We've found the fun camps, courses and workshops to keep your kids busy at during the upcoming autumn school holidays...
Didn’t the kids just go back to school? Well come 2 September, local school is officially out for term break – time to get planning on a week’s worth of entertainment! And international school parents, you’ll be getting ready for a couple of weeks of school holidays in October too. Plan now, people! Whether your child’s a budding soccer star, a wannabe coding genius or a creative writer in the making, our kid-tested, mum-approved guide to cool courses, classes and camps is here to the rescue. From acting workshops to cooking classes, and learning how to create with clay, your child’s September or October school holiday is set to be action-packed! Want even more ideas? Check out our fantastic new sister site, HoneyKidsGo, where you will find tons of activities to browse and book all with just one click!
Whether you want to make sense of the babble or you’re just keen to keep your child’s development on track, there are ways to help them along with their communication skills.
We can probably all agree that baby babble is cute but it has its drawbacks. Unexplained tantrums in the supermarket aisle, 3am meltdowns, and mashed potato missiles would all be a little easier to manage if there were just some words strung together into a few of those helpful things known as sentences. We can’t claim to have the secrets to solving all – or perhaps any – of your current infant/toddler/young child communication dilemmas, but we do have a few insights and tips to help you with the longer term journey of building skillful young communicators. We might even have a handy little workshop for you to check out.
We’ve never heard of such a simple and affordable way to organise our lives while not quite letting go.
You’ve tried KonMari but everything in your home brings you joy, and no one can convince you otherwise (we see that 1980s melon baller). You’ve tried hiring a storage container but the monthly fee is more than the rent on your condo. And, you’ve tried pretending you’re a gypsy who’s collected a treasure trove of worldly possessions on her travels, all of which have a captivating backstory. The truth is, you have a lot of stuff because you like to have a lot of stuff. But the stuff’s gotten out of control, and it needs to be put away while still being within reach. Impossible? Not so, with this seriously revolutionary new self-storage provider. Here’s how smarter storage in 2016 works… MORE