Hello! Welcome to our playground!
It’s really nice to have you visit us here.
About This Space
My crazy dream for this blog is that this will be a thriving community where fun-loving parents and kid-lovers can come together to share ideas on how to have fun, creative and joyful moments with children.
I hope that you will find great stuff here to add to your own basket of ideas to explore with your children. Much of what I share here comes from my own experience with my two boys as well as from my classrooms.
Have you got a play activity or resource or tips to share? We’ll love to hear about your playful ideas too!
You can share your play ideas with our readers by emailing to me, Play Chief email@example.com
About Sarah, the (mad) Play-at-Home-Mom
I am the zany, zesty pint-sized ‘chilli padi’ woman-wife-turned-mother-but-still-A-person-after motherhood person.
I started this blog for two reasons:
1. Because I lost the password to my last self-hosted blog (you can find the WordPress.com version here The Mess Angel)
2. Because I love to play and I want my children to have a playful childhood. I feel that playfulness of childhood is at risk of being endangered through neglect. I really believe that play is a vital need of every child, parent and family. Here is where I hope this blog can help give you fresh and fast ideas on how to keep playing with your children.
In my previous lifes…
Once upon a time, I dreamed that I would be Asia’s Christiane Amanpou. I thought I would change the world through journalism. Then, I changed my mind and decided that the more active and effective way of making the world a better place would be through education. Catch ‘em young, as they say.
And then after being told that I needed to stop being so fun-loving, and realising that I really wasn’t a system/ bureaucrat material, I left public service teaching and went on to teach English, drama and storytelling as an independent educator. I also had fun developing curriculum, writing/editing of academic teaching guides and texts.
How A Work Addict Weaned Off Work To Stay Home
It was always my intention to stop work and be a stay-home mom to my children ever since I can remember. But I’ll be honest with you and say, it has been one steep learning curve since I stopped work! I am a work addict and a disaster with all things domestic, I admit. How else can one explain why I chose to work on writing projects right after I gave birth to my first. On hindsight I know that that stupidity sprung out of my fear of losing marketplace relevance.
Four years on, you would think I have found the secret to leading a sanelife as stay-home mom to two little boys. I hate to disappoint you but I am still searching! I am happy but still not often sane. If you know the shortcut there, tell me!
Being a SAHM can often seem to have more bad-mad than sane-good days. Bad-mad mainly because of the imploding domestic mess given my lack of affinity and finesse with all things domestic! But the good, great and can’t-get-enough of moments are a-plenty too! And for me, these moments are more often than not those where I get to simply enjoy and luxuriate in the moments of being with my two little boys- listening to their silly stories, watching their goofy faces, seeing their eyes widen and fill with wonder at something I’ve taken for granted. Best of the best are times when our whole family is together enjoying a solid giggly time.
Fun. Laughter. Joy. Love. Hugs.
Schedule these in daily.
That’s it. I think I may have stumbled upon another secret to how I can lead a sane-r, happier life being mom.
NOT just a
I could be better for my kids…
A Play-at-Home Mom.
I have many times been guilty of choosing the dishes or mopping over playing with my children. Then at the end of the day as I lie in bed, with the house still less than decent, I feel bad for not being with them when they asked me to.
how long more will they stay so cute and little and beg me to be with them 24/7?
So these days, I remind myself that I must remember to have fun and enjoy being with my kids! Every day!
The Joy of Play in My Life
There is really nothing better I like to do than to spend my days just having fun with my two boys.
I cannot begin to describe how happy I feel just watching them smile or hearing them giggle…and giggle…
And before this turns into yet another sappy-happy mummy-puppy piece…
One last word from me to you…
Let’s play hard and play often with our children!
Let’s follow the giggles!
P.S. Copyright of all images and content on this site belong to Sarah Wong/ Sarah Lee-Wong, unless otherwise stated. Do contact me first should you wish to reproduce any of the content and images. And if I did somehow missed out the proper accreditation for an image or content that belongs to you, do let me know and I’ll amend as needed! Happy playing!