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It is so important to have support especially for a first time mommy. I am glad I am part of a couple of chat groups with similar aged babies. Sometimes we talk cock sing song, but most of the time it has been a helpful source of information and assurance for normalcy.  

Apart from this real life group of mommies, I enjoy reading mommy blogs too. Yes I really do, but only the ones that focus on sharing their perspectives as a mother, and related topics.  I don't particularly like product endorsements, even though they claim to be non-biased.  I do like being made aware of the products and then counter-checking their reviews on if possible.

Fortunately, I found a few SG mommy blogs that made my bookmark, and recently, I came across an Australian one that I would recommend.  It has been a while since I had come across such a honest, refreshing blog. she reminds me somewhat of a Western Xiaxue, painfully honest, with bits of vulgarity. But the spirit of the blog is focused on motherhood and her thoughts.  I may not agree with some of her opinions, but I do share a lot of her views.  The way she transcripts them into words, I like very much.  Check it out if that interests you too :)


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