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Where did 2017 go? I can’t be­lieve it’s al­ready Novem­ber.

I like this part of the year, when the weather is cooler, my kids can let loose and I don’t have to wake up at 5.30am to rush them to school!

Our School Hol­i­day Is­sue (from page 46) has all you need for fun fam­ily bond­ing, from the best ac­tiv­i­ties and events to In­sta-friendly new ho­tels for week­end stay­ca­tions and the coolest new theme parks and rides for your next hol­i­day. Down­load our dig­i­tal edi­tion for more videos and pho­tos.

If you just had a baby, you’ll want to read our ar­ti­cle, “So this is Moth­er­hood?” (page 34), where Sin­ga­pore women share their strug­gles.

“I cried ev­ery day be­cause I felt very help­less and use­less. I felt that I could not do any­thing for my ba­bies,” one mummy shares.

Take heart; you’re not alone. We’ve all been there in one way or an­other.

Com­ing from a so­ci­ety that prizes achieve­ment, I felt like a fail­ure as a new mother when­ever I couldn’t meet my in­flated ex­pec­ta­tions.

Now that my kids are older – and they’ve turned out just fine – I won­der why I was so hard on my­self for so long. What a waste of time and en­ergy!

So, be kind to your­self. Your chil­dren love you un­con­di­tion­ally, and that’s all that mat­ters. If you screw up, cry if you need to, for­give your­self, and move on. #hugs

Stephanie Yeo Ed­i­tor

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