Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?
I was born and bred in sunny Singapore.
What language(s) do you speak?
I speak English, Chinese and a little Cantonese
When did you first become a mother?
In July 2010
Are you a stay-at-home mom or do you work?
I used to be a stay-at-home mom for a while when my girl was young but now I’m working full-time.
Why do you blog/write?
Because I enjoy documenting my little girl’s growth and wanna share things I learned about breastfeeding, weaning, child development that I have learned over the course of my journey.
How would you say that you are different from other mothers?
I suppose I’m not any different from other mothers. I’m just as protective, just as crazy about my kid, just as frustrated as any other regular mother! I guess we all have the same maternal instincts =)
What do you view as the challenges of raising a child in today’s world?
Definitely cost! Especially in Singapore, which has the fastest rising inflation in the world!
And also the pressure to push my child academically from a young age of 6 months old! I only started school at 5 years old and I have a masters degree! People in Singapore really want their kids to do well in school and start them on all sorts of enrichment lessons when they’re young. I mean, I’m totally not against letting your child go to school and learn (I’ll be sending her to school soon too) but sometimes some parents can go way overboard! Some of them will even compare schools, programs, etc and make you feel like you’re short-changing your child if you don’t send your child for the best programs. But I really don’t want to not let my child enjoy her childhood. That’s one of my other challenges raising children in academically-competitive Singapore.
How did you find World Moms Blog?
I was invited to join and hope to be a great contributor. Thanks for having me!
This is an original, first time post for our new writer and mum of one in Singapore, MadPsychMum. Welcome to the World!

Madpsychmum (Singapore)

Madeline lives in Singapore, a tiny cosmopolitan island in Southeast Asia. She is a mother to a beautiful and intelligent little girl born in July 2010. Madeline used to be a stay-at-home mother while she was completing her graduate studies in psychology at a local university. On completion of her studies, she has now joined the workforce and is working in the Ministry of Education (Singapore). Madeline is passionate about children and education and hopes to make a difference in the lives of children living in Singapore. Also an avid traveller and hardcore advocate of breastfeeding, she regularly documents her overseas trips and nursing room reviews with incredible detail on her blog, MadPsychMum @ University of Motherhood.

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