Writer, mama of two, dark chocolate- and tea-addict.
Hi, I’m Vivian. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
The beginning of The Stuff Childhoods are Made of
For the longest time I’d wanted to write a blog on our family activities just so I could curate memories of my children’s growing years. But as a busy working mum, I never got the chance. That was, until I decided to take a career break to spend more time with my kids.
I studied in Australia for a couple of years and travelled extensively when I was a journalist. But to me, nothing beats growing up and living in Singapore. I’ve watched the strides my home country made - from the first MRT stations in 1987 (yes, I’m that old) to the first integrated resorts in 2010 to Jewel Changi Airport in 2019 - and I relish how our little city state has transformed. Particularly over the past decade, Singapore has never felt more exciting, especially for families with young children, like mine.
I could blog about all the family-friendly places and events in Singapore, but I wanted something more personalised and meaningful. So instead of writing about a gamut of attractions, I decided it would mean much more to write reviews from our family's experience and perspective, alongside tried-and-tested tips for parents with young children.
I hope over here you’ll find some useful family outing info and discover more fun activities to do with your kids in Singapore.
I also hope you find as much joy reading this blog as I have writing it.
More about Vivian Teo
After working as a financial journalist and editor for 14 years, Vivian Teo decided to go freelance to spend more time with her kids and write about things close to her heart. This led to her first middle-grade novel - My BFF Is an Alien - which is published by Singapore's largest independent publisher, Epigram Books. When not working on her next book, she writes about parenting, education, finance, and women-centric issues for various media. Her work has appeared in CNA and CNA Lifestyle.
During her downtime, the mother-of-two can be found at libraries or bookstores - her happy places - scouring for the next book to read or re-watching Friends on Netflix. She has a serious weakness for dark chocolate and salt-and-vinegar chips, and cannot live without her daily cuppa tea.