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Hi, I'm Yiling, and I'm a Minimalist Mum

Parenthood is hard, and made harder in Singapore's fast-paced and highly stressful environment. There is a huge amount of information out there for new parents who have just found out they are expecting, and also for new parents who are caring for their first baby. Most sources try to lead new parents into thinking that they need to buy buY BUY a whole lot of new things, or to engage in a whole lot of "enriching" activities they don’t know anything about.

I am a mum of 3 kids and have tried and tested many lifestyles, products and methods. I have found that having good information sources and support networks saved me from going crazy or depressed. I hence would like to pay it forward and help other parents. The good news I'd especially like to share is: You don’t need to buy a lot of things or do a lot do in order to rock this parenting gig.

I say I'm a Minimalist Mum as you will find that practicality and logic guide all my decisions and choices, as does saving money and minimizing clutter. I believe in trying my best to give my family the best quality of life possible while ensuring sustainability and safeguarding our future. I fiercely guard family time and believe the kids and us thrive best when we have a good balance of stimulating activities and idle time they figure how to fill constructively on their own. I hope you find that what I share cuts through the noise and countless, often contradicting, advice you have heard, solicited or unsolicited.

I’m definitely not perfect, and every woman, child and family is different. What I share on this blog are just my personal views and I have no intention of judging, or worse, bashing, anyone else! We all do our best and different things work best for our families. I’m happy to hear your views and am always to open to learning better ways to do motherhood. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or comment openly for more to learn!